The Middle School has just opened a Manchester-Essex Apparel Store, and orders may be placed at anytime – and shipped directly to your home.
The online store may be accessed at: WWW.LIVINGTHETEAM.COM/ME_STORE
A portion of the proceeds of the sale will go to the middle school PTO, Parents of Manchester-Essex Middle School (PMEMS).
MERHS DECA minions are out and about with this year’s DECA Raffle Calendar.
DECA will draw one winner for each of the 31 days in October who wins everything listed on that date.
T. G. I. F. Fridays are of special interest with one of them coming in at $449.00
Sales break down in to three levels:
$10.00 = two entries
$15.00 = five entries
$20.00 = ten entries
The total value of prizes is about $3000.00 including a scenic flight for two over Cape Ann, 40% of an original painting (the artist has paintings selling at over $2000.00), oil changes, dinner, massages, yoga, Dunkin Donuts, LL Bean, antiques stores and there are many others.
Your names stays in the raffle for all 31 days and you can win more than once.
|Parents follow their children’s schedules to go over the syllabi of each class with teachers. Parent Night is an annual event held each September, and is a way for parents to meet teachers.|
MERMHS Guidance & College Counseling Office
Calendar Highlights and Important Updates (PSATs, Social Media, College Planning, College Reps, College Fairs)
October 1 – 10
We highly recommend that juniors planning on applying to four-year colleges/universities take the PSAT at MERHS on Saturday, October 18. Also, sophomores who successfully completed Geometry and are currently enrolled in Algebra II and/or English 10 Honors are strongly encouraged to take the PSAT. The test is administered only once per year, on the national test date determined by The College Board..
Registration forms may be downloaded from the Guidance & College Counseling Web Page or picked up in the Guidance & College Counseling (GCC) office. Registration forms will also be sent home with sophomores and juniors. A check in the amount of $26, payable to Manchester Essex Regional School District (MERSD), is required to ensure registration. Forms and registration payments may be delivered to the GCC office before and after school, and during lunch periods.
A late fee of $10 will be added to registrations received after October 10 and before October 14. We are unable to accept late PSAT registrations after Tuesday, October 14.
As always, please contact the GCC office if you have particular questions and/or
(Note: Grade 9 students should not take the PSAT this year. The College Board will be launching a redesigned SAT in the spring of 2016.)
Social Media Update
The Guidance & College Counseling Office is now on Twitter!
Follow us @MEGuidance for updates on college admission rep visits, quick tips, good reads, and timely announcements related to postsecondary planning.
College Planning Programs
September 23 (Tuesday).
The GCC team will offer a workshop for parents/guardians on the overall college application process from 6 – 7pm in the MERHS Auditorium. This session is designed mainly for families of current juniors and seniors, but all are welcomed.
College Planning Programs (continued)
October 1 (Wednesday).
The Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department is hosting a “Seminar on College Funding Resources” at their recreation center at 16 Union Street in Hamilton – it is free and open to the public. You may click here to register. The session is scheduled from 7 – 9pm.
College & University Representatives Visiting MERHS
We have a full and roster of college/university admission representatives visiting MERHS this fall – please view the complete listing in Naviance (in the colleges section), or click on the general calendar via the Guidance & College Counseling (GCC) web page. To ensure clear communication for everyone involved, students are asked to follow three important steps for meeting with a representative:
- Sign up in advance via Naviance.
- Pick up a green “college rep visit” slip from the GCC office.
- Bring the green “college rep visit” slip to the teacher(s) of the course(s) you will miss at least two days in advance and have a brief conversation about your plans.
Upcoming College Fairs
October 2 (Thursday)
Berkshire Community College, 9 – 11am.
New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC).
Paterson Field House, Pittsfield, MA
October 5 (Sunday)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2 – 4pm
New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC).
Sports & Recreation Center, Worcester, MA
October 9 (Thursday)
Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, 6:30 – 8:30pm.
This is a large, local fair with over 130 representatives from colleges/universities, business schools, nursing schools, vocational/technical programs, banking institutions, and the US Armed Forces.
On September 11th, various clubs set up tables in the dining hall to share information about their organizations. Students take part in signing up for the many available clubs and activities the school community provides. Club meetings will be happening continuously throughout the year.
ON FRIDAYS, WEAR YOUR HORNETS GEAR:
SPORTS TEAMS, BAND, CHORUS, SOUNDWAVES,
STUDENT COUNCIL, CLASS SHIRTS, JOURNALISM,
DRAMA, DEBATE, DECA, GARDNER PROJECT, MEMO,
GREEN TEAM, ROBOTICS, GSA, INTERACT, NAHS,
YEARBOOK, NHS, SCIENCE LEAGUE, MATH TEAM, ETC.
OR JUST WEAR GREEN CLOTHES!
On Monday, September 22, Manchester-Essex Regional Middle and High Schools will participate in the Rachel’s Challenge program. This nationally-renowned organization works with elementary, middle and high schools across the country to promote their anti-bullying mission: Building a chain of kindness.
Middle School students will have an all-school assembly at 8am; High School students will have an all-school assembly at 9:30am.
In the afternoon, student leaders will work with the organization to be trained in sustaining a chain of kindness. Ultimately,
there will be a follow up H Block on Wednesday, 9/24 to continue our work in this area.
Please note: there is a parent/guardian workshop planned for Monday, 9/22 at 7:00pm in the
MERMHS Auditorium. It is free of charge and open to the public.
A huge thank you goes out to Spaulding Education Fund and our PTO, Parents of Manchester- Essex Middle School for their funding of this important program. Without their support, we would not have been able to bring this program to MERMHS
Students in science teacher Erica Everett’s CP biology class dissected owl pellets to find bits of skeletons from the owl’s prey. Mice, voles, and bird skeletons were extracted in bits and pieces. The students will reconstruct the skeletons. They will also use this lab to learn about food webs and transfer of energy in ecosystems.
Photos courtesy of Erica Everett
The senior class of 2015 held class elections in the auditorium. Senior year is especially important; it’s the last year for the class to raise money that goes towards their prom and activities during senior week. The final results are Presidents Andy Creighton, Meghan Conway and Devon Musgrave-Johnson, co-Vice Presidents Lauren Coogan and Jackson Haskell, and Treasurer Olivia Lantz.