ASR Seminar for high school students

On Wednesday February 15, 2012, Lab experts from Boston University Medical School, came to Manchester Essex Regional High School to teach some students about Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.  The talk consisted of explanations of what stem cells are, how they can be used by modern medicine, and how the fields of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine affect our daily lives.

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High school and middle school celebrates Valentine’s Day

On February 14, 2012 the whole school celebrated Valentine’s Day. Art classes decorated the halls and the Global issues class headed by teacher James Wallimann sold carnations. The fundraiser raised money for water for Haiti. The project is called H2O for Life. Also, Art teacher Marion Powers’ classes made valentines to give to the elderly. 

 

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Marketing class creates models of stores

The junior marketing class took what they learned over the year and put it to the test. Marketing Teacher Dean Martino had both classes create dioramas of stores that applied visual merchandising aspects to draw customers in.

 

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Style: In the Halls

Students show off their unique and fashionable styles. No one trend dominates the school, as students dress to express their personalities.

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National Art Honor Society makes Valentine’s Day cards for the elderly

National Art Honor Society holds their second meeting this year. National Honor Society students use their art skills to make various Valentine’s Day cards for the elderly.

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AP Physics builds trebuchets to explore energy concepts

Using thousand-year old technology in a modern-day classroom, Kyle Linehan’s AP Physics class assembled miniature wooden trebuchets as part of a unit on energy. Despite the fact that they were invented so long ago, trebuchets demonstrate several important physics topics working together (kinematics, energy, and momentum). Students used the wooden devices along with knowledge from class to calculate the distance that a piece of clay would travel after being launched.

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Anatomy class dissects sheep brains

Sheep brains were provided to the anatomy class for a dissecting lab. MERHS anatomy students have learned about the structures of the brain within the past couple of weeks; dissecting a brain gives an inside look on the different structures of the brain.

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Essex Elementary puts on Beauty and the Beast

The fourth and fifth graders of Essex Elementary take on Beauty and the Best as their school play. They are practicing for one last time before the final performance. The final performances are on Friday February 9th and Thursday February 10th.

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Track Team Breaks Records

The Manchester Essex varsity track team traveled to Andover High School to compete last week. Both Varsity and JV teams have improved their records since last year. Over February break, qualifying team members will travel to the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston to compete against the best runners in Division four.

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Swim team competes in Cape Ann League Championship

The varsity swim and dive team was one of seven teams who competed in the league championship on Sunday, February 5. Many swimmers had personal bests for the season. The Cape Ann League Championship, CALS for short, is an opportunity for all teams to compete in one meet.

 

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