Middle School students write for newspaper

On November 15, 2011 the middle school journalism had one of their meetings after school. Journalism is every Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30. Seventh grade math teacher Keith Stefanek and eight grade English teacher Vidula Plante are in charge of the journalism club. The newspaper is called “The Sting” and comes out twice a year.   

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Eighth grade foreign language classes perform skits

Students in the eighth grade foreign language classes took part in group projects. Eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris- Ann Vosseler had students write ads for the products they were to sell. It is a fun way to help the students learn new Spanish vocabulary and use the advertisement techniques they learned in English class with English teacher Vidula Plante. Some students filmed their skit at the school so they could play the video for the class. Students could also act out their skit in front of the class if they did not want to film it and put it on YouTube or on a disc. After working a long time on the skits, the other classmates enjoyed watching them.

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VIDEO: Highlights from the Winter Band & Chorus concert

On December 15th, The MERHS Band, Percussion Ensemble, Chorus, and Sound Waves performed their winter concert. The National Art Honor Society had their induction ceremony as well.

CHORUS

Light the Candles of Freedom…………………………………….J.. Wilde

Noel/ Pachelbel’s Canon…………Trad. English Carol, Arr., M. Clawson.  Ian Gillis, violin

Edelweiss…………………………………..R.Rogers and O. Hammerstein

Jingle Bells………………………………………………………………………..J. Pierpont

SOUNDWAVES

True Colors………………………………………B. Steinberg and T. Kelly

The Turtle Dove………………………   English folk song, Arr., M. Price

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For…………………………………….U2

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…………………..E.Pola and G. Wyle

National Art Honor Society Induction Ceremony

 

BAND

The Star Spangled Banner………………………………Francis Scott Key,  Arr., John Kinyon

Wildfire………………………………………………………Jerry Williams  Concert March

Christmas Pops Medley……………………………….Arr., John Tatgenhorst

Merry Bells of Christmas (Ukranian Carol)……………..Arr., Andrew Balent

Percussion Ensemble features:

Holiday for Drums……………………………………..Elliot A. DelBorgo

Viva Percussion………………………………………William J. Schinstine

 

Christmas Carol March………………………………..Arr., Nicholas Forte

Feliz Navidad………………………………………………..Jose Feliciano

 

Chorus    Donna O’Neill, Director 

Deborah Boling, Accompanist

Laurel Barrie

Louisa Behnke

Evanthia Boling

Julia Breau

Ellen Burgess

Anya Ciarametaro

Leanne Ciccone*

Devin Congdon

Sofia Del Valle

Lindsey Duff*

Katerina Eichenberger

Dylan Estes

Lila Etter

Tucker Evans*

Allie Freed

Kathryn Furber

Olivia Frontiero

Courtney Geidt

Julia Geswell

Ian Gillis*

Ryan Grady

Jackson Haskell

Alexis Hemeon

Arianna Jackson

Nikolas Janowicz

Devin Kelley

Vanessa Kelley*

Morgan Kennedy

Aidan Lyons

Molly McCoy

Christiane Noriega

Joseph O’Neill

Hannah Parker

Savannah Repucci

Alexandra Rice

Lisa Shotwell

Emmett Snyder

Louisa Spofford

Molly Trumble

Alexandra Valenti*

Kristana Valenti

Elizabeth White

Caroline Wood

 

Soundwaves   Donna O’Neill, Director

Laurel Barrie

Ellen Burgess

Leanne Ciccone

Devin Congdon

Katerina Eichenberger

Dylan Estes

Tucker Evans

Allie Freed

Kathryn Furber

Ian Gillis

Devin Kelley

Morgan Kennedy

Savannah Repucci

Emmett Snyder

Caroline Wood

*/** 2011-2012 Northeast Senior Districts Music Festival

Congratulations to the following students for being accepted to this year’s NE Senior  Districts Music Festival!  Representing Manchester-Essex in the Festival Chorus will be Leanne Ciccone, Tucker Evans, Lindsey Duff, Vanessa Kelley, Ian Gillis and Alexandra Valenti. Representing Manchester-Essex in the Festival Jazz Band will be Sam White. Tucker Evans and Sam White were both given recommendations and will be auditioning for All-State at the end of January.

Band   Joseph Sokol,
Director

Flute

Molly Carlson

Riley McCarthy

Kurt Statz-Geary

Caroline Wood

Samantha Woodman

Oboe

Samantha Taylor

Clarinet

Benjamin Bichet

Emily Callahan

Alura Carbrey

Meghan Conway

Peter Cottingham

Madeline Dahlin

Liam Dingle

Eric Fossa

Devin Kelley

Alexander Lehar

Julie MacLeod

Molly McCoy

Julia Paccone

Andres Ramirez

Sarah Sergeant

Leah Thompson

Kelsey Trumble

Anna Tyler

Bass Clarinet

Ian Martin

Alto Saxomphone

Connor Booth

Alden Burnham

Jason Conrad

Jonathan Decker

Tyler Duda

Elizabeth Dulski

Rachel Gallagher

Coleman Hoff

Tatum Hosman

Gabriel Lambert

Liam Logue

Taylor Meek

Peter Morton

Erik Rajunas

Eliza Rohner

Amanda Ryan

Brittany Smith

Emmett Snyder

Natasha Statz- Geary

Alex Taliaferro

Alex Walder

Tenor Saxophone

Josh Brewster

Ellen Burgess

Chris Dente

Jacob Martz

Lucas Martz

Baritone Saxophone

Sean Halloran

Chris Wright

Trumpet

Steven Ascolillo

Joshua Christopher

Allyson Conway

Andrew Creighton

Ramsey King

Ely Koufman

Dylan McClure

Loyd Waites

Eric Wright

Trombone

Leanne Ciccone

Christian Dumont

Jeffery Durkin

Percussion

Devin Congdon

Dylan Crawford*

Noah Gilbert*

Nikolas Janowicz

Erik Keefe*

Brianna Malik*

Alex Shepard

Alex Thompson

Sebastian Wooding*

 Bass Keyboard

Calvin Lamothe

Bells

Alexis Hemeon

Joseph O’Neil

Savannah Repucci

Bass Guitar

Samuel White**

*Percussion Ensemble

 

Thank You Principal James Lee, Vice-Principal Paul Murphy, Facilities Manager Joseph Lucido Head Custodian Andy McCulvrey, faculty, and staff for their help and support.

We wish to offer our sincere appreciation to the parents and families of tonight’s performers.  Your support of music in our
schools makes such valuable experiences  possible for these students. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a happy healthy New Year.
Donna O’Neill and Joe Sokol

 

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Students meet for the first National Art Honors Society meeting of the year

Students who have participated in specific art classes were selected by high school art teacher Caroline Epp to become a part of the National Art Honors Society. The society meets regularly and participates in a number of activities to promote art throughout the community. Members are required to complete a minimum of seven to ten art related community serves hours. On Wednesday, December 7th and Thursday, December 8th, 2011 the first meetings were held at seven AM in one of the schools art rooms. There will be a short induction ceremony during the chorus and band winter concert, December 15, 2011 to introduce the new members.

 

Returning Active Members
Alex Clarke
Melissa Moore
Samantha Nieberle
Anna Tyler
Anya Ciarametaro
Aryanna Tiberii
Ben Shopper
Chloe Gothie
Dana Filias
Kathelyn Carr
Kaitlin Cochand
Kirsten Coale
Megan Azadian
Megan Jones
Olivia Mastindino
Sarah Sargeant
Shauna Rice
Sophie Mastindenio
James Kamins
Marisa Lewiecki
Amanda Ryan
 
New Inductees
Diana Grimes
Peter Cottingham
Hope Summit Kincaid
Riley McCarthy
Kelsey Trumble
Julia Paccoone
Emily Arntsen
Lindsey Duff
Paige Wood
Mia Rodier
Isadora Decker-Lucke
Tiffany Vander Laan
Julia MacLeod
Ashley Deschenes
Calvin Lamothe
Zack Trembowicz
Haleigh Hunt
David Hipsman
Dominique Noriega
Perry Burnham
Nicole D’Ambrosio
Keith Blagden
Sarah Lewiecki
Ella Rodier
Sophie Neligan
Paige Zaval

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Sophomore History Class holds Constitutional Convention

Last Tuesday, sophomore US history classes recreated one of the most influential historic gatherings in American History.

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DECA Organizes the Annual Winter Semi Formal

The winter semi formal is an annual fundraiser for DECA.  Every year students get together to attend the winter wonderland themed dance.  The DJ of the night was DJ BJ, a local student from Salem State.  

 

 

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High school library hosts annual book fair

The annual book fair took place in the MERHS library from December 5th through December 9th. The Book Shop Of Beverly Farms displayed a great selection of books for the entire school population.  Students and staff could view the display and purchase books from 7:30am to 3:00pm.

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Manchester Essex high school’s annual Veterans Day ceremony

Each year students gather together to honor the Veterans with an assembly. Each student takes a break from their classroom work to come together in the auditorium to hear others speak, sing, and play instruments in order to honor the Veterans. High school as well as middle school students sat and listened as a number of speeches were mad and songs were played. The assembly featured the high school band and chorus, as well as the high school a cappella group, The Soundwaves.

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Soccer teams celebrate seasons with annual banquet

The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams gathered in the cafeteria to enjoy ice cream from Captain Dusty’s before splitting up to celebrate their respective seasons with their coaches and parents.

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