MERMHS library grows digital


MERSD Library Teacher Mrs. Sue Krause recently invited two executives from Gale Cengage Learning, a world leader in e-research and educational publishing, to train the Middle and High School faculty in our new eBook reference collection.  Mrs. Krause recently purchased the Gale High School eBook Core Collection to enhance our library’s already existing eBook collection.  This collection puts in place a robust, foundational collection of digital reference and non-fiction to support areas across the curriculum and support the Common Core Standards.  Specific benefits for our students and faculty include:

·     The Gale Virtual Reference Library  (GVRL)- a collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

·     The eBooks are available 24/7 with no checkout required on the MERHS Library website on-line database page   (Password = hornets).

·     Users are able to search the MERHS library GVRL holding from any Internet-connected device.

·     The eBook Core Collection along with titles selected by Mrs. Krause are digitally reproduced from trusted, authoritative works from Gale and other publishing partners.

“This is a wonderful addition to our library collection and it meets our students where they live – online,”  Mrs. Krause explained.  “I think the faculty members who received training on the new eBook collection were able to see quickly how the collection will enhance their curriculum and research projects.  Feedback was very positive!”

Mrs. Krause first introduced eBooks to the MERHS Library collection several years ago and has been growing the collection as available resources have become available that meet MERSD curriculum standards.



Students investigate motion with marbles

On Monday September 23, the honors physics class conducted their first lab. Students calculated the velocity of two different marbles (steel and plastic) as they rolled down a ramp. In general, students perform labs every few weeks.


Varsity boys soccer defeats Ipswich at home

On September 17, the varsity boys’ soccer team
defeated Ipswich 3-1 at home in their 3rd game of the season.


Boys Varsity Soccer defeated by Rockport

On Friday, September 12th, the Manchester Essex Boys Varsity Soccer team played Rockport at their home turf, Hyland Field.  This being their second night game at home, many fans showed up to support the team.  In the end, the Hornets lost 1-2 in a tough battle.



Chemistry students conduct water density lab

In the first lab of the year, students in science teacher Keith Gray’s chemistry class were asked to find the density of water and five given metals. Students recorded data regarding the density, volume, and mass of several items.




Cross Country hosts first meet of the season

On September 3, 2013, the cross country team
started off their season with a win for the boys and the girls. They ran
against Amesbury at the Hornet’s home course at Gordon College.



School cafeteria grows own produce

When the new middle/high school building was constructed,
the Edible Schoolyard was built out in front of the dining hall in 2009. The
Edible Schoolyard serves as a vegetable patch for the cafeteria kitchen to use
as well as a community garden. The school’s Green Team works hard to maintain
the garden year round as do some of the students, faculty and staff, and
members of the community.


Students Paint Landscapes Outside

Students in Marion Powers art class take advantage of the gorgeous weather. Students painted the landscape outside.


Varsity Field Hockey Defeats Amesbury

Manchester Essex’s varsity field hockey team won 7-1 on Saturday, September 7th against Amesbury High School. The teams played on Hyland Field at the high school.


High school votes in class officers

The high school separated by class to elect their new student officers and talk about earning money for the year. The funds that are raised by each class will go towards their prom.