Yary Livan visits the high school ceramics class

Yary Livan is here visiting Manchester Essex for 2 weeks. He is from Lowell, but originally from Cambodia. He came to the U.S.in 2001 after surviving the Khymer Rouge, which was a violent political group in Cambodia. Livan’s life was spared because of his ceramic talent and how he knew how to create ceramic roof tiles for houses in Cambodia. Livan is funded by the Spalding Trust Grant.

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Local schools come for Dramafest prepping

On March 1, 2012 Rockport High School and Swampscott High School came to set up and rehearse for their performances at Dramafest. They also got a tour of the school and unloaded their equipment

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Robotics team presents robot to ASR, Industrial Design classes

Four days before their build deadline, the MERHS robotics team, Robots-by-the-C, presented their basketball-playing robot to physics teacher Kyle Linehan’s Industrial Design class and science teacher Maria Burgess’s ASR class. Both classes learned about the several systems that the machine is comprised of and watched the robot score a few hoops. They even got to witness a repair being performed after a small mechanical problem.

 

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School nutrition impresses outsiders

Manchester Essex Schools have made it a priority to include nutritious foods in their daily menu at lunch. School nutrition director, Sheila Parisien has made a great effort in promoting these healthy choices. A story on Manchester Essex’s successful nutrition is to be posted online at Traytalks.org, a website for communities with healthy school meals, soon.

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Green Team scholars meet to discuss the benefits of buying local produce

The Manchester Essex Green Team met in room B217 where senior Simon McIntosh led the class through discussing and activities about the pros of buying from local food markets and the cons of buying from a chain grocery store.

 

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