Class of 2016 Hosts Student Talent Show

In order to fund the class of 2016, the Talent Show was hosted for the middle and high school. The Student Government came up with the idea with the help of the sophomore class adviser Thomas Durfee.

Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Cassandra Gonser and Lydia Parker set up the concession stand before the talent show begins. The proceeds from the tickets and the concession stand helped fund the class of 2016. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Cassandra Gonser and Lydia Parker set up the concession stand before the talent show begins. The proceeds from the tickets and the concession stand helped fund the class of 2016. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Oscar Heanue and Charlie Davis host the Talent Show as the Masters of Ceremonies (MC’s). Their role was to introduce the contestants before each act.  Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Oscar Heanue and Charlie Davis host the Talent Show as the Masters of Ceremonies (MC’s). Their role was to introduce the contestants before each act. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Alex Valenti plays the guitar and sings Latch by Sam Smith. Valenti won first place in the Talent Show for her performance. She is currently working on recording her own original music for a CD. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Alex Valenti plays the guitar and sings Latch by Sam Smith. Valenti won first place in the Talent Show for her performance. She is currently working on recording her own original music for a CD. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Paul Albani performs his own guitar composition accompanied by senior Nick Janowicz. Janowicz stepped in as the drummer unexpectedly when the original drummer could not make it. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Paul Albani performs his own guitar composition accompanied by senior Nick Janowicz. Janowicz stepped in as the drummer unexpectedly when the original drummer could not make it. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Louis Mesella performs Summer Time by George Gershwin on the piano. Mesella has been playing piano in the school band since seventh grade.  Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Louis Mesella performs Summer Time by George Gershwin on the piano. Mesella has been playing piano in the school band since seventh grade.
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Sixth grader Madeline Coco plays the ukulele and sings Always by Panic! At The Disco. The class of 2016 raised $930 from the profits made in the Talent Show. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Madeline Coco plays the ukulele and sings Always by Panic! At The Disco. The class of 2016 raised $930 from the profits made in the Talent Show. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Jenna Cirella performs Someone Like You by Adele. The class of 2016 gave $100 as a prize for the first place winners of the middle and high school, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Jenna Cirella performs Someone Like You by Adele. The class of 2016 gave $100 as a prize for the first place winners of the middle and high school, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Annabelle Lorde-Patey plays her guitar and sings Thirteen by Big Star. Lorde-Patey began recording demos of her own original music as well as covers of different songs. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Annabelle Lorde-Patey plays her guitar and sings Thirteen by Big Star. Lorde-Patey began recording demos of her own original music as well as covers of different songs. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth graders Claire Gendron and Sophia Pomeroy sing along and dance to the Chicken Song. Gendron and Pomeroy choreographed their own dance routine and coordinated their outfits to resemble chickens. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth graders Claire Gendron and Sophia Pomeroy sing along and dance to the Chicken Song. Gendron and Pomeroy choreographed their own dance routine and coordinated their outfits to resemble chickens. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Melissa Schuh performs Say Something by Great Big World accompanied by sophomore Sara Rhuda. Schuh and Rhuda both participate in the Soundwaves a Capella group. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Melissa Schuh performs Say Something by Great Big World accompanied by sophomore Sara Rhuda. Schuh and Rhuda both participate in the Soundwaves a Capella group. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Sophia del Valle and sophomore Chelsea Rose sing their own original mash up of Dark Horse by Katie Perry and Toxic by Britney Spears. They were accompanied by Senior Nick Janowicz on the drums and received second place for the high school in the Talent Show. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Sophia del Valle and sophomore Chelsea Rose sing their own original mash up of Dark Horse by Katie Perry and Toxic by Britney Spears. They were accompanied by Senior Nick Janowicz on the drums and received second place for the high school in the Talent Show. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Rhuda performs a scene from the play Phantom of the Opera accompanied by her cast mate from the production of Les Miserables at the Never Land Theatre. They acted out and sang Point of No Return. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Rhuda performs a scene from the play Phantom of the Opera accompanied by her cast mate from the production of Les Miserables at the Never Land Theatre. They acted out and sang Point of No Return. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Eighth grader Sophia Collins sings When I Look At You by Miley Cyrus. Collins received third place for the middle school in the Talent Show as well as a prize of $25. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Eighth grader Sophia Collins sings When I Look At You by Miley Cyrus. Collins received third place for the middle school in the Talent Show as well as a prize of $25. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jarrod Young performs Lamentations of the Heart by Phillip Wesley on the piano. This was the first time that Young had ever performed in front of a live audience. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jarrod Young performs Lamentations of the Heart by Phillip Wesley on the piano. This was the first time that Young had ever performed in front of a live audience. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Eighth grader Alexi Woodward sings her original song Here and Now on the piano. Woodward won first place in the middle school for this performance. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Eighth grader Alexi Woodward sings her original song Here and Now on the piano. Woodward won first place in the middle school for this performance. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Bridgett Kiernan performs Landfill by Daughter on the guitar. Kiernan taught herself to play the guitar when she was in sixth grade. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Bridgett Kiernan performs Landfill by Daughter on the guitar. Kiernan taught herself to play the guitar when she was in sixth grade. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
While the judges decide the winners, the a Capella group the Soundwaves performs three songs. Soundwaves perform at many various school and community events. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
While the judges decide the winners, the a Capella group the Soundwaves performs three songs. Soundwaves perform at many various school and community events. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

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Sophomore English class travels to the cemetery to read poetry

Allison Krause and Connie Bergh who co-teach college prep sophomore English took students to the cemetery to read poetry. As the weather became nice the teachers wanted to enjoy it while learning at the same time.

The class walked out of the school and over to the cemetery on Arbella Street. Many of the students were excited to go outside and enjoy the warm weather. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class walked out of the school and over to the cemetery on Arbella Street. Many of the students were excited to go outside and enjoy the warm weather. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class surrouned of the sunken graves found in the cemetery. Krause discusses the meaning of the poem to the students. The students came to the conclusion that part of the grave must have been dug out so the name on the stone was visible. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class surrouned of the sunken graves found in the cemetery. Krause discusses the meaning of the poem to the students. The students came to the conclusion that part of the grave must have been dug out so the name on the stone was visible. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Alex Beckman, Brad Graves, Jake Rich, and Chris Milne all read the poem before the class had a discussion. The class has been reading multiple poems by Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman for the poetry unit. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Alex Beckman, Brad Graves, Jake Rich, and Chris Milne all read the poem before the class had a discussion. The class has been reading multiple poems by Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman for the poetry unit. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The majority of the girls of the English class all sat together and read “Because I could not stop for Death”, by Emily Dickinson. The mood of the poem in matched the mood of the graveyard; both dark and gloomy. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The majority of the girls of the English class all sat together and read “Because I could not stop for Death”, by Emily Dickinson. The mood of the poem in matched the mood of the graveyard; both dark and gloomy. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jack Carlson spent time sitting at different graves and reading the names on the grave. Carlson found and studied many graves dedicated to veterans. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jack Carlson spent time sitting at different graves and reading the names on the grave. Carlson found and studied many graves dedicated to veterans. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Krause and Bergh, along with sophomores Jake Ostrovitz and Alex Beckman, study a grave. The students and teachers talked about the different engravings about the person that passed. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Krause and Bergh, along with sophomores Jake Ostrovitz and Alex Beckman, study a grave. The students and teachers talked about the different engravings about the person that passed. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Damian Palmer, Will Kannengeiser, and Briant Bradley examine a grave located at the cemetery. Palmer, Kannengeiser, and Bradley walked around to look at multiple graves in search for sunken gravestones that the teachers wanted students to find. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Damian Palmer, Will Kannengeiser, and Briant Bradley examine a grave located at the cemetery. Palmer, Kannengeiser, and Bradley walked around to look at multiple graves in search for sunken gravestones that the teachers wanted students to find. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Students problem solve with team work in P.E. class

On Thursday May 1st, physical education teacher Tom Durfee’s seventh grade class continued their problem solving unit. They incorporated elements of trust into physical challenges they needed to solve.

Some of the girls in the class fill out their self-evaluation rubric. They were instructed to do this quickly but accurately before beginning their warm up. Credit: Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Some of the girls in the class fill out their self-evaluation rubric. They were instructed to do this quickly but accurately before beginning their warm up. Credit: Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After using Fackre as support, Abby Lantz jumps over the rope. Though this was a good plan, it resulted in her letting go of her groups hand and caused them to start over again. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After using Fackre as support, Abby Lantz jumps over the rope. Though this was a good plan, it resulted in her letting go of her groups hand and caused them to start over again. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Before beginning their problem solving activity, Durfee had his students fill out grading rubrics for their past unit, baseball. The students were required to grade themselves on how well they thought they did on a scale from 1-4. Credit: Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Before beginning their problem solving activity, Durfee had his students fill out grading rubrics for their past unit, baseball. The students were required to grade themselves on how well they thought they did on a scale from 1-4. Credit: Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After completing their warm up, Durfee explained what the activity that they would be doing this class would look like. Each activity that they do during this unit develops trust between students and their peers and helps them work as a team. Credit: Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After completing their warm up, Durfee explained what the activity that they would be doing this class would look like. Each activity that they do during this unit develops trust between students and their peers and helps them work as a team. Credit: Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The goal of this activity was to figure out a way to all the member of the group over the rope, without touching it, while holding hands. The consequence of letting go of each other’s hand or touching the rope was starting over completely. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The goal of this activity was to figure out a way to all the member of the group over the rope, without touching it, while holding hands. The consequence of letting go of each other’s hand or touching the rope was starting over completely. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Annika Dahlin prepares to perform the task that her group decided on. Will Davis and Casey Fackre volunteer to act as a stepping stool for the other students getting over the rope. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Annika Dahlin prepares to perform the task that her group decided on. Will Davis and Casey Fackre volunteer to act as a stepping stool for the other students getting over the rope. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After the students finished filling out their sheets, they began their daily stretches. This is the warm up routine the class will be using throughout the whole unit. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After the students finished filling out their sheets, they began their daily stretches. This is the warm up routine the class will be using throughout the whole unit. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee demonstrates proper safety stance that they would need to use during this activity. This specific stance is one they use in multiple activities. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee demonstrates proper safety stance that they would need to use during this activity. This specific stance is one they use in multiple activities. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Before starting the activity Durfee splits the students up into three groups. Each group went to a separate section divided by poles. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Before starting the activity Durfee splits the students up into three groups. Each group went to a separate section divided by poles. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Seventh grade class creates anti-bullying art work

Tamera Burns’ seventh grade art class created comic strips that were inspired by bullying awareness. The drawing could be inspired by real life experiences or a fictitious situation. Work created by the students will be used to promote bullying awareness that occurs both inside and outside of school.

Students gather their materials and begin to work on their projects. Each student’s comic strip was required to use perspective, a splash page, conflict, and resolution. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Students gather their materials and begin to work on their projects. Each student’s comic strip was required to use perspective, a splash page, conflict, and resolution. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Art teacher Tamera Burns and student Emily Andrews observe an exemplar comic strip that was displayed in the classroom. Burns advised Andrews to use distance to her advantage in order to give the work better perspective. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Art teacher Tamera Burns and student Emily Andrews observe an exemplar comic strip that was displayed in the classroom. Burns advised Andrews to use distance to her advantage in order to give the work better perspective. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Seventh grader Rebecca Shan traces over her drawing using a Sharpie marker. All comic strips were required to be first drawn in pencil and later be traced and colored in using Sharpies. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Seventh grader Rebecca Shan traces over her drawing using a Sharpie marker. All comic strips were required to be first drawn in pencil and later be traced and colored in using Sharpies. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Students Adam Roy and Natalie Koopman consult one another on how they could improve their drawings. Roy advised Koopman to make characters in her comic drawn with more clear and concise lines. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Students Adam Roy and Natalie Koopman consult one another on how they could improve their drawings. Roy advised Koopman to make characters in her comic drawn with more clear and concise lines. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Seventh grader Emma Dizio adds black shading to a square in her comic strip. Dizio’s work incorporated the social media aspect of bullying that comes with a world being centered around technology. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Seventh grader Emma Dizio adds black shading to a square in her comic strip. Dizio’s work incorporated the social media aspect of bullying that comes with a world being centered around technology. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Art teacher Tamera Burns uses a paper slicer to trim off the edges of finished pieces. Burns commented, “Bullying is something that nearly everyone goes through; this project is something that these students can relate to, especially because they are in Middle School.” Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Art teacher Tamera Burns uses a paper slicer to trim off the edges of finished pieces. Burns commented, “Bullying is something that nearly everyone goes through; this project is something that these students can relate to, especially because they are in Middle School.” Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
A table of students discusses the project while working on their comic strips. In addition to using pencils and Sharpies, students also used stencils to give their work clearer lines and provide perspective. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
A table of students discusses the project while working on their comic strips. In addition to using pencils and Sharpies, students also used stencils to give their work clearer lines and provide perspective. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
This finished piece was displayed for the class to be used as an example. While some students chose to portray a real-life situation, others chose to create one using fictional characters. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
This finished piece was displayed for the class to be used as an example. While some students chose to portray a real-life situation, others chose to create one using fictional characters. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

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Boys track continues undefeated season

On Tuesday April 29th the Manchester Essex Gloucester joint track  team faced Swampscott. The girls’ team suffered a defeat but the boys’ team came out with a victory.  After this meet the boys’ team is undefeated with a record of 5-0 and the girls’ team is 2-3.

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Athletes sit together and set up before the start of the meet. This was the fifth meet of the outdoor track season. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Gloucester junior stretches out Gloucester freshman before her race. This is the third year of the co-op for outdoor track between Gloucester and Manchester Essex. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Gloucester sophomore runs the two-mile while keeping the lead above a Swampscott competitor. During the two-mile race both boys and girls run together. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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ME senior Fiona Davis asks Gloucester coach Cary Brancaleone about the ongoing results of the meet. Gloucester has four coaches for the different events in track and field. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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ME sophomore Nathan Evans runs the mile event. This past Saturday Evans won the mile in Northeast conference Freshman Sophomore meet. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Gloucester teammates stretch on the hurdles before their event. There are two races which include the hurdles, the 100 meters and the 400 meters. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Gloucester junior stretches out Junior Everest Crawford before his race. Students run laps and preform static and dynamic activities before they compete. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Officials talk about the order of the events before the meet begins. At every high school meet at least two officials are present to run the competition. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Gloucester track boys cool down after their races to make sure their muscles don’t tighten. This is the first track season on the new outdoor Gloucester track. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Gloucester sophomore jumps over the high jump bar. This season was the first time Gloucester had an outdoor home meet in five years. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Authors speak to middle school students

On April 29th, authors John Rocco and Jay Primiano spoke to middle school students about their new book titled, “Swim that Rock”.

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Authors Rocco and Primiano were dressed in fishing gear throughout the presentation. The book that they were presenting about is Primiano’s first novel that he has authored. Photo courtesy of: Caroline Hunt Epp for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Authors Rocco and Primiano show pictures from real-life fishing experiences to the audience. Rocco is a writer, author, and illustrator who has illustrated Rick Riordan’s books as well as his own. Photo courtesy of: Caroline Hunt Epp for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Authors speak to the audience about the pictures projected on the screen. Primiano and Rocco have been best friends since the 1980s, but “Swim that Rock,” is the first book they have written together. Photo courtesy of: Caroline Hunt Epp for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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A picture of Narragansett Bay is projected for the audience to see. The authors made their presentation engaging by making many elements in the book come to life by using maps, props, and pictures. Photo courtesy of: Caroline Hunt Epp for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Librarian Sue Krause watches with the middle school students as the authors speak about their lives and their book. The students have the opportunity to hear many different authors in person because of Krause who gets them to visit this school. Photo courtesy of: Caroline Hunt Epp for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Authors Rocco and Primiano use props during their presentation to keep the audience engaged. The authors used different extras such as fishing crates and buckets. Photo courtesy of: Caroline Hunt Epp for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Students work on Compost Project

Recently, the Green Team started a new project that involves composting. They ordered compost which is now mulch. This mulch will be put on the high school campus and the edible garden. Using compost in a garden enhances the growth of the plants.

Manchester-Essex’s Green Team is in the middle of processing the Curbside Composting. The Green Team is selling compost to people and the compost is from Black Earth Compost Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Manchester-Essex’s Green Team is in the middle of processing the Curbside Composting. The Green Team is selling compost to people and the compost is from Black Earth Compost Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Eden Silag-Stearns works on the compost project by planning a raffle sale. The goal is to sell the tickets and make money off of them to buy compost and other green tools to improve the schools environment. Whoever won the raffle got half the money made. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Eden Silag-Stearns works on the compost project by planning a raffle sale. The goal is to sell the tickets and make money off of them to buy compost and other green tools to improve the schools environment. Whoever won the raffle got half the money made. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Several of the compost bags are piled up behind the school for members of the green team to sell.  The green team sells the compost to anyone who wants to buy it. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Several of the compost bags are piled up behind the school for members of the green team to sell. The green team sells the compost to anyone who wants to buy it. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Teddy Economo holds up a bag of Black Earth Compost. The Green Team and local company, Black Earth Compost are working together to help out not only the community but the environment in general. The compost will be put into the edible garden. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Teddy Economo holds up a bag of Black Earth Compost. The Green Team and local company, Black Earth Compost are working together to help out not only the community but the environment in general. The compost will be put into the edible garden. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dark green bins are placed behind the school on the loading dock. These are used for sorting the trash and compost disposed during lunch time. The compost in the bins eventually turn into dirt and is used to put into the school garden to nourish the plants growth. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dark green bins are placed behind the school on the loading dock. These are used for sorting the trash and compost disposed during lunch time. The compost in the bins eventually turn into dirt and is used to put into the school garden to nourish the plants growth. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Eden Silag-Stearns gathers information about compost. Silag Stearns learns about composting and which compost is better to use. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Eden Silag-Stearns gathers information about compost. Silag Stearns learns about composting and which compost is better to use. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Hamilton-Wenham defeats Hornets in a close game

The girls varsity lacrosse team was defeated by Hamilton Wenham in a very close game. The girls were neck and neck up until the last 8 seconds in which the Generals scored a victorious goal.

Goalie Annie Deconto awaits a shot from the opposing team. Deconto fortunately blocked the incoming throw maintaining their score of 5-3 in the first half. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Goalie Katie Furber awaits a shot from the opposing team. Deconto fortunately blocked the incoming throw maintaining their score of 5-3 in the first half. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Evelyn Lantz, catches the ball and runs it down to other offensive players in hope of scoring a goal. Lantz is one of the five starting freshmen on the varsity team. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Evelyn Lantz, catches the ball and runs it down to other offensive players in hope of scoring a goal. Lantz is one of the five starting freshmen on the varsity team. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Bridgett Kiernan assists Annie Deconto in defending the goal while Hamilton Wenham attempts to shoot. The goal was blocked by Deconto, depriving the Generals another point. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Bridgett Kiernan assists Furber in defending the goal while Hamilton Wenham attempts to shoot. The goal was blocked by Deconto, depriving the Generals another point. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Team members of the Hornets varsity girls team huddle during half time while coach Sarah Holch gives a pep talk to the players. The second half ended in a very close defeat. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Team members of the Hornets varsity girls team huddle during half time while coach Sarah Holch gives a pep talk to the players. The second half ended in a very close defeat. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Jenny Beardsley defends a Hamilton-Wenham player, and tries to retrieve the ball from the head of the opponents lacrosse stick. Beardsley has been playing lacrosse since second grade and also starts on varsity. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Jenny Beardsley defends a Hamilton-Wenham player, and tries to retrieve the ball from the head of the opponents lacrosse stick. Beardsley has been playing lacrosse since second grade and also starts on varsity. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Hornets defensive players Beardsley and junior  Lauren Coogan wait to defend the goal if Hamilton Wenham receives the ball during the draw. The varsity lacrosse team 7 and 3, which is a good start to the season. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Hornets defensive players Beardsley and junior Lauren Coogan wait to defend the goal if Hamilton Wenham receives the ball during the draw. The varsity lacrosse team 7 and 3, which is a good start to the season. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The offensive line made up of Lantz, Cochand, and freshman Liddy Deconto await the draw. The players rush to where the ball is and play out the point.  Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The offensive line made up of Lantz, Cochand, and freshman Liddy Deconto await the draw. The players rush to where the ball is and play out the point.
Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Meek and a player from Hamilton Wenham perform a draw to have an even chance of either team receiving the ball. The ball was caught by meek and then was run down to the opposing goal. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Meek and a player from Hamilton Wenham perform a draw to have an even chance of either team receiving the ball. The ball was caught by meek and then was run down to the opposing goal. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jenny Cochand scores one of the three goals she made during the game. Cochand was later congratulated by teammates and fans. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jenny Cochand scores one of the three goals she made during the game. Cochand was later congratulated by teammates and fans. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Taylor Meek prepares for a free position in which she has the chance to score a goal. Meek received two chances at this shot, making one of them to increase their score by one point. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Taylor Meek prepares for a free position in which she has the chance to score a goal. Meek received two chances at this shot, making one of them to increase their score by one point. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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