Senior Class Christmas Fundraiser

Senior class officer, Billy Burnham leads seniors in decorating gingerbread cookies during C block. At the end of the day these cookies were sold for $1.50 each and the money made benefited the senior class.

 

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Gallery: ME students win Scholastic Art Awards

Manchester Essex students won SMFA Boston Scholastic Art Awards in a wide variety of media, including two seniors, Liz Warren and Julia Paccone, that won awards for their portfolios.

 

Middle School Work

Nina Williams 8 Skeleton Drawing Art Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional Middle School
Nina Williams 8 Skeleton Drawing Art Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional Middle School

 

Nina Williams 8 We Are Malala Design Art Gold Key Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional Middle School
Nina Williams 8 We Are Malala Design Art Gold Key Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional Middle School
Courtney Doane 8 Guggenheim And Buildings Of Old Drawing Art Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional Middle School
Courtney Doane 8 Guggenheim And Buildings Of Old Drawing Art Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional Middle School
Madison Palmer 8 Gymnopedies No. 1 Drawing Art Silver Key Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional Middle School
Madison Palmer 8 Gymnopedies No. 1 Drawing Art Silver Key Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional Middle School
Randall Doane 8 Darkness Drawing Art Gold Key Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional Middle School
Randall Doane 8 Darkness Drawing Art Gold Key Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional Middle School

 

 

High School Winning Work

A video by Keith Blagden (to be inserted soon into this post)
Keith Blagden 12 Wacky Lab Shananigans Film & Animation Art Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School

 

 

Hannah Thorne 11 Malala Mixed Media Art Silver Key Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Hannah Thorne 11 Malala Mixed Media Art Silver Key Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Hannah Thorne 11 Thought Process Fashion Art Gold Key Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Hannah Thorne 11 Thought Process Fashion Art Gold Key Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Olivia Painter 11 Obverse Photography Art Gold Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Olivia Painter 11 Obverse Photography Art Gold Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Julia Paccone 12 Senior Portfolio Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Cole Neugebauer 12 Family Ceramics & Glass Art Honorable Mention Tamera Burns Tamera Burns Manchester Essex Regional High School
Cole Neugebauer 12 Family Ceramics & Glass Art Honorable Mention Tamera Burns Tamera Burns Manchester Essex Regional High School
Emily Moore 11 Bond Photography Art Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Emily Moore 11 Bond Photography Art Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Taylor Meek 12 Nocturnal Architecture Photography Art Honorable Mention Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Taylor Meek 12 Nocturnal Architecture Photography Art Honorable Mention Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Elizabeth Warren 12 Photography Art Senior Portfolio Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Mina Hostage 12 Tiger In A Box Mixed Media Art Silver Key Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Mina Hostage 12 Tiger In A Box Mixed Media Art Silver Key Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Wolf Hahn 9 End Of Day Photography Art Gold Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Wolf Hahn 9 End Of Day Photography Art Gold Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Phebe Biggar 11 Denouement Photography Art Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School
Phebe Biggar 11 Denouement Photography Art Silver Key Caroline Epp Manchester Essex Regional High School

Abby Bahlmann 9 Malala Design Art Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School
Abby Bahlmann 9 Malala Design Art Honorable Mention Marion Powers Manchester Essex Regional High School

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Music students recognized for outstanding achievement

Manchester-Essex High School students Lindsey Duff and Tucker Evans were accepted to All-States in Chorus. Following the Massachusetts Music Educators Association’s All-State Music Festival auditions on Saturday January, 25th, Senior Lindsey Duff and Junior Tucker Evans were accepted to the All-State Festival Chorus as a soprano and bass, respectively. This is Tucker’s third year in a row for making All-States and Lindsey’s second year. Both Lindsey and tucker are members of the MERHS Chorus and the SoundWaves. They worked very hard, were well-prepared for their All-State audition and are both very talented singers and overall musicians. They will be staying at the Seaport Hotel in Boston from March 20-22, will rehearse at the World Trade Center and will be representing Manchester-Essex in the All-State Festival Concert at Boston Symphony Hall on March 22, 2014. The Al-State Chorus is an exceptional ensemble comprised of 200-250 of our finest young musicians in MA. If anyone is interested in ticket information please contact Donna O’Neill at oneilld@mersd.org

Nine Manchester-Essex Regional Middle/High School students selected to participate in the 2014 Massachusetts Northeastern District Junior Music Festival. Students from more than 95 public and private schools auditioned on January 18th. This prestigious music event is offered by the MMEA (Massachusetts Music Educators Association) as an enrichment opportunity providing a musical experience to talented young musicians. Students are selected to perform in the District Festival Concert Band, Orchestra, Girls Chorus or Boys Chorus. They rehearse with a guest conductor and then perform in the Festival Concert held at the Lowell Auditorium on March 15th.
Representing Manchester-Essex in the Northeast District Girls Chorus will be 8th graders; Charlotte Hoff, Julia Nieberle, Taylor Reader and 7th grader; Victoria Potter
Representing Manchester-Essex in the District Boys Chorus will be 9th graders: Robert Carter, Axel Fougere, Kevin Hiselman, Shane McCleod and 7th grader; Jake D’Ambrosio

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Changes made to HS graduation requirements

High School Principal Patricia Puglisi set out the following letter to the parents of high school students about the changes to graduation requirements:

 

January 27, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians of MERHS Students:

As we have entered the course selection process for the 2014-2015 school year.  I wanted to update you and remind you of changes to the MERHS graduation requirements.  Please note the following:

 

  • For the Class of 2017 and beyond, two years of the same foreign language will be a graduation requirement (10 credits).  (students with special or unusual circumstances may have this requirement waived by the principal)

 

  • For the Class of 2017 and beyond, a fourth year of math will be a graduation requirement. (5 credits)

 

Due to state regulations, MERHS is obligated to have a four year physical education requirement. Beginning during the 2014 – 2015 school year, all high school students must participate in physical education each year of high school.  Students in the class of 2015 are exempt from this requirement.

 

Freshman and Sophomore Requirements

Students in grades 9 and 10 are required to successfully complete a semester course in physical education and health each school year.  Students must enroll in a course each school year, the requirement cannot be fulfilled in later school years.

 

Junior and Senior Requirements (not required for the class of 2015)

Juniors and seniors have a variety of options by which they may complete the physical education requirement.  This requirement can be fulfilled outside of the school day.

To fulfill the requirement for physical education for junior and senior years, all students must select one of the following options each year:

 

  • Elect to take a physical education elective at MERHS.
  • Play on an inter-scholastic team at MERHS for at least one season.  The Athletic/PE Department and school counselor must be notified in advance if pursuing this option.  Documentation reflecting full completion of the sports season must be provided to the Guidance Office by the student (MERHS will provide form).
  • Participate in an after-school intramural weight training and conditioning program at the MERHS weight room.  The hours will depend on the schedule of the weight room.  The MERHS weight room supervisor will verify participation and attendance.  The time commitment must be a minimum of 40 total hours.  The Athletic/PE Department and counselor must be notified in advance if a student is pursuing this option.   At the conclusion of the 40 hour requirement, the student must provide the Guidance Office with written documentation of completion (MERHS will provide form).
  • Participate in a fitness/exercise program at a fitness/exercise facility.  This may include weight training, general fitness, dance, yoga, skating, gymnastics, karate, judo, or other approved activities.  The time commitment must be a minimum of 40 total hours.  The school counselor must be notified in advance if pursuing this option.  The student must provide written documentation signed by an approved instructor of completion of required hours. (MERHS will provide form).

 

Next school year, all students in the Class of 2016 will be required to have physical education listed on his/her schedule.  Assuming most students will elect to fulfill this requirement outside of the regular school by playing a sport or participating in an activity listed above, the course will be listed in “H Block,” outside of the regular school day.  Students choosing to fulfill this requirement during the school day will be scheduled in an Independent Study for Physical Education with a Physical Education Teacher.

 

Please note the other changes to next year’s Program of Studies:

 

  • Added Guidelines for Post-Secondary Planning
    • This section includes updated requirements for entrance to Massachusetts’ State Colleges and Universities.

 

The following updates have been made to specific department’s course offerings:

 

  • Visual Arts

 

  • Added honors level weighting to higher level arts courses to reflect the rigor of the arts program while providing greater opportunities for students in the arts to show a stronger elective choice on final transcripts.

 

  • Social Studies

 

  • Removed CP/H US History and Government – this course did not run during the 2013-2014 school year due to lack of enrollment.

 

  • Added Sociology as a semester elective course – Sociology combines analysis, empathy, and inquiry to build on theory and frame a deeper understanding of social constructs, perceptions, and realities.

 

  • Added Facing History and Ourselves as a semester elective course – In order to promote greater awareness of the societal issues students will face in today’s world, this course will examine bias, racism, and prejudice in a historical context. Through the study of intolerance, genocide, and the Holocaust, students will be able to make the fundamental correlation between history and the moral and ethical choices they are forced to make on a daily basis in their own lives

 

  • Mathematics

 

  • Maintained AP Statistics in Program of Studies as a priority to be scheduled during the 2014-2015 school year.

 

 

  • Science and Technology

 

  • Maintained inclusion of Industrial Design, Robotics and CADD as priorities to be scheduled during the 2014-2015 school year.

 

(Please note that all course offerings are subject to enrollment criteria and staffing ability)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or the Guidance Office.

 

Very truly yours,

 

Patricia Puglisi

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Ongoing Event: NHS offers tutoring to ms/hs students

The National Honor Society members are offering tutoring to middle school and high school students.

If you are interested, please follow the directions below:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AAFA928A5FA7-national

1    Find the date on which you would like to be tutored.

2    Select the box next to the subject (they are labeled appropriately).

3    Click submit.

4    You will receive a reminder email the day before you signed up for your tutoring session.

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ME joins with HW for gymnastics team

This year the co-op between HW and ME has continued. The team, also known as the Generals has been working vigorously the entire season and has an average amount of 126.4 all around. The six  ME students on the team are: Lindsey Duff(14), Evanthia Bowling(14), Madeline Dahlin(14), Courtney MacDougall(15), Lizzie Ranger(15)  & Lucy Williamson(15).  On Wednesday January 22, The Generals won their first meet this season against the Gloucester-Ipswich Tigerfish.

The team is coached by Alexandra Terenzoni  and Lisa Fowler.

Photos courtesy of Courtney MacDougall

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Completed Event: 2/7 – SoundWaves perform at Shore Country Day School

The  SoundWaves, along with St. John’s Prep, Pingree and Medford HS, will be performing with the Tufts University Beezelbubs for an A cappella Concert at the Shore Country Day School in Beverly on Friday, February 7th.

 

The event is now sold out,  yet if there were any parents or teachers from our schools that wanted a ticket and he would try to do his best to accommodate.

 

For ticket information visit  http://shoreschool.tix.com  or contact 978-927-1700.

If you are very interested in a ticket(s) you can also let SoundWaves director Donna O’Neill know and she will contact the director of the event.

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Sixth graders hold in-class poem recital

English teachers Joanne Maino and Melissa Ulrich had each of their sixth grade students choose a poem and recite it in front of the class. The goal was for each student to memorize the poem and be able to present it and look at the poem as few times as possible.

 

Sixth grader Lorenzo Venegas-Villa recites his poem to the class from memory glancing at it as few times as possible. The poems had to be at least three stanzas or 12 lines long. Credit: Hannah White and Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Lorenzo Venegas-Villa recites his poem to the class from memory glancing at it as few times as possible. The poems had to be at least three stanzas or 12 lines long. Credit: Hannah White and Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students were not only graded on their performance, but also their behavior during other presentations. They were recommended to choose a poem that is unfamiliar to them to challenge themselves, or they could write and recite their own poem to the class. Credit: Hannah White and Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students were not only graded on their performance, but also their behavior during other presentations. They were recommended to choose a poem that is unfamiliar to them to challenge themselves, or they could write and recite their own poem to the class. Credit: Hannah White and Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Elisa Gallo discusses four interesting details about the poem she chose. These include two types of figurative language, what type of poem it is, and an interesting fact about the poet. Credit: Hannah White and Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Elisa Gallo discusses four interesting details about the poem she chose. These include two types of figurative language, what type of poem it is, and an interesting fact about the poet. Credit: Hannah White and Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
During each presentation, the class listens intently with copies of the poem that were handed out to them. Students were required to complete this assignment in order to help practice their public speaking skills and to learn about poetry. Credit: Hannah White and Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
During each presentation, the class listens intently with copies of the poem that were handed out to them. Students were required to complete this assignment in order to help practice their public speaking skills and to learn about poetry. Credit: Hannah White and Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth graders follow along while each student presents their poem. Each poem was expected to take two to three minutes to read. Credit: Hannah White and Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth graders follow along while each student presents their poem. Each poem was expected to take two to three minutes to read. Credit: Hannah White and Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

English teacher Joanne Maino snaps along with the rest of the class instead of clapping after each poem was recited. After students were finished, they handed in a copy of the poem and were graded based off of a rubric. Credit: Hannah White and Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
English teacher Joanne Maino snaps along with the rest of the class instead of clapping after each poem was recited. After students were finished, they handed in a copy of the poem and were graded based off of a rubric. Credit: Hannah White and Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Student sounds of the season

Friends, family, and teachers gathered to watch the annual winter middle school concert, which includes a seventh and eighth grade chorus, as well as a separate sixth grade chorus. After the choruses, the band performed some musical selections.

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