Middle School hosts their annual winter concert

The middle school winter concert was held on January 17.  The whole middle school participated in the festivities by was helping hand out programs or playing in the concert.  

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Sixths Graders Awaken Their Inner Poet

English teacher Joanne Maino’s sixth grade English class dives into the beauty of poetry. The students all have memorized poems and are now reciting them aloud to each other.

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2013 Boston Globe Art Award Winners

Fourteen high school works and three middle school students won awards in the 2013 Boston Globe Scholastic Art contest. Students earned Honorable Mentions, Silver Keys, and Gold Keys. Those works that received gold keys will move up to a competition at the national level.

Two Senior Photography Portfolio gold keys were awarded to Willy DeConto and Tiffany Vander Laan. These portfolios consisted of 8 images and a written artist statement.

Please scroll down below the gallery  for a list of this years winners.

 

 

 

Arntsen Emily Gold Key Photography Waltz Of The Flowers Art
Cochand Jenny Silver Key Photography Cricket Art
Crossen Liam Honorable Mention Photography Perception Art
DeConto Willy Gold Key Photography Last Of Its Kind 1 Art Portfolio
Fackre Campbell Honorable Mention Photography Complete Art
Filias Dana Honorable Mention Digital Art Could Be Here Art
Finnerty Kelly Silver Key Photography Scar Art
Lewiecki Sarah Honorable Mention Painting Twin Art
Lewiecki Sarah Gold Key Mixed Media Make Up Artist Art
Lewiecki Sarah Silver Key Mixed Media Words for Malala Art
Macleod Julie Silver Key Design Malala Art
Moore Emily Silver Key Photography Decrepit Art
Paccone Julia Honorable Mention Mixed Media Punch Buggie, No Punch Back Art
Paccone Julia Gold Key Fashion Organic Glamour Art
Tognazzi Jacob Honorable Mention Mixed Media Disorganization Art
Vander Laan Tiffany Gold Key Photography Seul Art Portfolio
Palmer Maya Honorable Mention Design Augmentum Art
Potter Julia Gold Key Mixed Media Malala Speaks Art
Spofford Fritz Honorable Mention Mixed Media Pieces Of Malala Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Style In the halls: What’s your Style?

Fashion is in full swing this winter season at Manchester Essex Regional High School! Students around the school have been showing off their unique style and fun fashion choices.

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Varian Wind Speaks at Manchester Essex

The company Varian, who partnered with Gloucester Engineer toured and spoke to Manchester Essex Regional High School students about their construction of three wind turbines in Gloucester. The turbines provide power for businesses and help boost the local economy.

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Chemistry class presents second quarter projects

 

For the 2nd quarter project, members of Mr. Grays’ Chemistry class made powerpoints on specific elements. These were due on January 9th, with students presenting their elements over several of the following classes.

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Brousseau shows audience pictures of his composting facility and lays out the general process. The food the school composts goes to farms similar to these, gets disposed into the ground where worms and other insects decompose the material by using oxygen which produces a nutrient- rich fertilizer that then gets sold to farms to produce more vegetables. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Brousseau shows audience pictures of his composting facility and lays out the general process. The food the school composts goes to farms similar to these, gets disposed into the ground where worms and other insects decompose the material by using oxygen which produces a nutrient- rich fertilizer that then gets sold to farms to produce more vegetables. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Bill Vachon informs the team of the possible problems that can occur with wind turbines, although they’re safe and efficient for the most part. The easiest way to avoid wind turbine problems is to properly implant the machine at least 1000 feet away from civilization to avoid “Turbine Syndrome” which is caused by audible turbines. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Bill Vachon informs the team of the possible problems that can occur with wind turbines, although they’re safe and efficient for the most part. The easiest way to avoid wind turbine problems is to properly implant the machine at least 1000 feet away from civilization to avoid “Turbine Syndrome” which is caused by audible turbines. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Green Team listens as Bill Vachon gives presentation on wind turbines. Turbines can have a blade tip speed up to 170 mph and can generate enough electricity to fill hundreds of homes depending on size. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Green Team listens as Bill Vachon gives presentation on wind turbines. Turbines can have a blade tip speed up to 170 mph and can generate enough electricity to fill hundreds of homes depending on size. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Expert on wind turbines Bill Vachon explains the importance of wind turbine usage in attempt to increase the amount of turbines in the US. Currently in the United States, there are 52,000 megawatts installed through wind turbines, which is enough to power 13 million homes. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Expert on wind turbines Bill Vachon explains the importance of wind turbine usage in attempt to increase the amount of turbines in the US. Currently in the United States, there are 52,000 megawatts installed through wind turbines, which is enough to power 13 million homes. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Green team director Eric Magers reviews basic chemical elements with the team before Andrew Brousseau presents. Magers tries to continually encourage the team as well as the community to be as eco-friendly as possible with proper disposal of waste and compost in the dining hall. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Green team director Eric Magers reviews basic chemical elements with the team before Andrew Brousseau presents. Magers tries to continually encourage the team as well as the community to be as eco-friendly as possible with proper disposal of waste and compost in the dining hall. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Former Manchester- Essex graduate Andrew Brousseau presents to the team about different necessary chemical elements in regards to organic waste. Brousseau informs the class about aluminum recycling and shows Google Maps images of an aluminum recycling facility in Florida. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Former Manchester- Essex graduate Andrew Brousseau presents to the team about different necessary chemical elements in regards to organic waste. Brousseau informs the class about aluminum recycling and shows Google Maps images of an aluminum recycling facility in Florida. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The other teams quickly catch on to the efficient method of kicking the tarp to launch their animal. As one person kicks the tarp, the other 7-8 students hold onto it tightly to ensure that it won’t fall while someone kicks it. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The other teams quickly catch on to the efficient method of kicking the tarp to launch their animal. As one person kicks the tarp, the other 7-8 students hold onto it tightly to ensure that it won’t fall while someone kicks it. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee reaches up to catch a fish that had flown into the air. Each team has a few minutes to practice their techniques before competing against the other two teams. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee reaches up to catch a fish that had flown into the air. Each team has a few minutes to practice their techniques before competing against the other two teams. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
While her team holds the tarp, seventh grader Suzy Morton uses the tactic of kicking the tarp while the fish is on the edge to try and put her team in the lead. To follow the requirements, Morton will have to grab hold of the tarp right before she kicks the tarp. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
While her team holds the tarp, seventh grader Suzy Morton uses the tactic of kicking the tarp while the fish is on the edge to try and put her team in the lead. To follow the requirements, Morton will have to grab hold of the tarp right before she kicks the tarp. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students try to place the animal in the position that would give them the best chance of catching it once it is in the air. One rule for this challenge is that the animal must be launched at least above the students’ heads. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students try to place the animal in the position that would give them the best chance of catching it once it is in the air. One rule for this challenge is that the animal must be launched at least above the students’ heads. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

The second of two challenges the students were faced with was to not only launch the fish in the air, but to also catch it with the tarp as many times as they can. The team members must work together to move in the direction of the animal, and to position themselves underneath it to catch it. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The second of two challenges the students were faced with was to not only launch the fish in the air, but to also catch it with the tarp as many times as they can. The team members must work together to move in the direction of the animal, and to position themselves underneath it to catch it. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Junior varsity girls basketball defeats Ipswich

 

On Friday, January 4th, the girl’s basketball teams took on Ipswich at their home court. The junior varsity won the game by 20 points, however the varsity lost by 14.

 

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Middle school holds food drive

Students of the Manchester Essex Middle School collect foods such as canned goods to donate to charity. The organization receiving the food is Beverly Bootstraps.

 

 

 

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“Blue” finds a home in biology class

Biology teacher Maria Burgess is known around the school for having class pets. The class has had a tarantula, lizards and even a bunny previously. The newest addition to the “family of pets” is Blue, a Giant Rabbit Burgess bought over the winter break.

 

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