Annual awards ceremony held for high school winter sports

On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the annual winter sports awards ceremony was held that night. This is a night to recognize those whose coaches believed tried their hardest during the 2014-2015 winter sports season.

 

Athletics director Kelly Pocaro gives a brief speech congratulating every student who participated in winter sports during the 2014-2015 season. Winter sports that were acknowledged at the ceremony include boys and girls basketball, indoor track, ski racing, and swimming in diving. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Athletics director Kelly Pocaro gives a brief speech congratulating every student who participated in winter sports during the 2014-2015 season. Winter sports that were acknowledged at the ceremony include boys and girls basketball, indoor track, ski racing, and swimming in diving. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Boys’ basketball coach Brian Shields speaks to his team about how proud he is of their dedication and hard work. Boys varsity basketball finished the season with a satisfying record of 12-8.Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Boys’ basketball coach Brian Shields speaks to his team about how proud he is of their dedication and hard work. Boys varsity basketball finished the season with a satisfying record of 12-8.Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dubois gives a speech about her team’s season and how happy she is with them before giving out awards. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dubois gives a speech about her team’s season and how happy she is with them before giving out awards. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Boys’ basketball coach Stephen Driscoll gives his speech after other coach Shields finished his. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Boys’ basketball coach Stephen Driscoll gives his speech after other coach Shields finished his. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coach Dawson prepares to hand out awards to those that he felt deserved them the most. This year Senior Olivia Lantz received the award for “Athlete of the Year. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coach Dawson prepares to hand out awards to those that he felt deserved them the most. This year Senior Olivia Lantz received the award for “Athlete of the Year. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Swimming coach and high teacher Shannon Alger and assistant coach Tiffany Hovland hand out awards to the most deserving on the team. Nathaniel Rautio received the “Unsung Hero” award. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Swimming coach and high teacher Shannon Alger and assistant coach Tiffany Hovland hand out awards to the most deserving on the team. Nathaniel Rautio received the “Unsung Hero” award. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coaches Peter & Tim Wonson talk about the team’s achievements and how happy they were throughout the season with their team. Varsity Alpine Ski racing captain and senior William Kiley won the award for “Athlete of the Year” for his team. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coaches Peter & Tim Wonson talk about the team’s achievements and how happy they were throughout the season with their team. Varsity Alpine Ski racing captain and senior William Kiley won the award for “Athlete of the Year” for his team. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coaches Mark Dawson, Nelso Desilvestre, Kara Brown, and Stephen Whittey of the indoor track team give their speeches to their team and their parents. Boys’ indoor track completed the season with an impressive record of 6-3. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coaches Mark Dawson, Nelso Desilvestre, Kara Brown, and Stephen Whittey of the indoor track team give their speeches to their team and their parents. Boys’ indoor track completed the season with an impressive record of 6-3. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Girls’ basketball coach and high school teacher Lauren Dubois speaks in front of her team and their parents. Girl’s varsity basketball finished the season with an overall record of 13- 8. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Girls’ basketball coach and high school teacher Lauren Dubois speaks in front of her team and their parents. Girl’s varsity basketball finished the season with an overall record of 13- 8. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Varsity team captains of the basketball team Will Burgess and Winston Feuerbach speak to their fellow teammates and future varsity players. Burgess and Feuerbach wanted to give the younger members of the team some advice on how to play their best and work as a team to have the best season possible next year.  Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Varsity team captains of the basketball team Will Burgess and Winston Feuerbach speak to their fellow teammates and future varsity players. Burgess and Feuerbach wanted to give the younger members of the team some advice on how to play their best and work as a team to have the best season possible next year. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Eighth graders get a taste of South American culture with Ecuadorian breakfast

Doris-Ann Vosseler hosts an Ecuadorian breakfast for her eighth grade Spanish class ever year during International Week. This event gives her students an opportunity to practice the skills they have learned while experiencing the culture of South America through its delicious breakfast foods.

Eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler welcomes her students to this year’s Ecuadorian breakfast, which she hosts for all her Spanish classes. For her French class, she hosts a Parisian breakfast. Credit: Benjamin Willems for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler welcomes her students to this year’s Ecuadorian breakfast, which she hosts for all her Spanish classes. For her French class, she hosts a Parisian breakfast. Credit: Benjamin Willems for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sweet rolls (el pan dulce), all types of fruits (las frutas), and fruit juices (los jugos de fruta) are all lined up on a table in the eighth grade foreign language classroom, waiting to be eaten. Eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler chose Ecuador because it is the focus of chapters eight and nine of her class’s textbook, ¡Ven Comigo! “In chapter eight,” she said, “the students study a lot about different foods, meals, and restaurant etiquette in Ecuador.” Credit: Benjamin Willems for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sweet rolls (el pan dulce), all types of fruits (las frutas), and fruit juices (los jugos de fruta) are all lined up on a table in the eighth grade foreign language classroom, waiting to be eaten. Eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler chose Ecuador because it is the focus of chapters eight and nine of her class’s textbook, ¡Ven Comigo! “In chapter eight,” she said, “the students study a lot about different foods, meals, and restaurant etiquette in Ecuador.” Credit: Benjamin Willems for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
A group of students from the eighth grade Spanish class try to decide which of the many delicious foods they will eat this morning. Unlike in past years, eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler asked students to bring in food for the Ecuadorian breakfast. During the first few years of the event, she would stay up late to bake all the sweet rolls and cut up all the fruit, and bring in all the food, juice, and paper products to school early in the morning. “After five years,” she said, “I realized this was too exhausting for me!” Credit: Benjamin Willems for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
A group of students from the eighth grade Spanish class try to decide which of the many delicious foods they will eat this morning. Unlike in past years, eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler asked students to bring in food for the Ecuadorian breakfast. During the first few years of the event, she would stay up late to bake all the sweet rolls and cut up all the fruit, and bring in all the food, juice, and paper products to school early in the morning. “After five years,” she said, “I realized this was too exhausting for me!” Credit: Benjamin Willems for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Five girls from the eighth grade Spanish class enjoy their delicious South American meal. According to eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler, having students bring in food items this year proved itself to be a change for the better. “When the students brought in the food and paper products, the students seemed even more excited and involved in the breakfast,” she said “They really took ownership of it!  Instead of me preparing a breakfast for them, they prepared a breakfast for themselves and their peers.  It was much better for everyone!” Credit: Benjamin Willems for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Five girls from the eighth grade Spanish class enjoy their delicious South American meal. According to eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler, having students bring in food items this year proved itself to be a change for the better. “When the students brought in the food and paper products, the students seemed even more excited and involved in the breakfast,” she said “They really took ownership of it! Instead of me preparing a breakfast for them, they prepared a breakfast for themselves and their peers. It was much better for everyone!” Credit: Benjamin Willems for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Two tables of boys from the eighth grade Spanish class practice certain expressions and customs during the breakfast. This conversation counts for a quiz grade. The vocabulary comes from chapter 8 of ¡Ven Comigo!, which centers on food. Students also learn how to order food at a restaurant in Spanish-speaking countries. According to eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler, one interesting custom is that patrons call over a waiter or waitress by making the sound “¡Pffft!” or “Tch, Tch” while snapping their fingers. “This might sound rude for us,” she said, “but it is a very appropriate custom in Spanish-speaking countries.” Credit: Benjamin Willems for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Two tables of boys from the eighth grade Spanish class practice certain expressions and customs during the breakfast. This conversation counts for a quiz grade. The vocabulary comes from chapter 8 of ¡Ven Comigo!, which centers on food. Students also learn how to order food at a restaurant in Spanish-speaking countries. According to eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler, one interesting custom is that patrons call over a waiter or waitress by making the sound “¡Pffft!” or “Tch, Tch” while snapping their fingers. “This might sound rude for us,” she said, “but it is a very appropriate custom in Spanish-speaking countries.” Credit: Benjamin Willems for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The whole eighth grade Spanish class enjoys the Ecuadorian breakfast they prepared together, having their graded conversations as they eat. When asked why she hosts the breakfast, eighth-grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler said, “The more senses students use as they practice a foreign language, the more they will remember the experience and the language itself. This is always a very happy experience for students, and the positive emotions help them to retain in their long term memory the language and cultural elements they learn about.” Credit: Benjamin Willems for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The whole eighth grade Spanish class enjoys the Ecuadorian breakfast they prepared together, having their graded conversations as they eat. When asked why she hosts the breakfast, eighth-grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler said, “The more senses students use as they practice a foreign language, the more they will remember the experience and the language itself. This is always a very happy experience for students, and the positive emotions help them to retain in their long term memory the language and cultural elements they learn about.” Credit: Benjamin Willems for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

After they are done with their conversations, the eighth grade Spanish class enjoys a PowerPoint of Ecuadorian landscapes and sites accompanied by Ecuadorian music while they finish their breakfast. Eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler’s favorite thing about the breakfast is that the students get a small taste of another culture, enjoying a meal that is slightly different than the typical breakfast in the United States. “In this more relaxed atmosphere, the students speak in Spanish and experience a little bit of the Ecuadorian culture,” she said. “I like this activity because the students are very involved and retain a positive impression of Spanish class and learning another language.” Credit: Benjamin Willems for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After they are done with their conversations, the eighth grade Spanish class enjoys a PowerPoint of Ecuadorian landscapes and sites accompanied by Ecuadorian music while they finish their breakfast. Eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler’s favorite thing about the breakfast is that the students get a small taste of another culture, enjoying a meal that is slightly different than the typical breakfast in the United States. “In this more relaxed atmosphere, the students speak in Spanish and experience a little bit of the Ecuadorian culture,” she said. “I like this activity because the students are very involved and retain a positive impression of Spanish class and learning another language.” Credit: Benjamin Willems for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Humans Of Manchester Essex: Week 2

Inspired by the photo project Humans Of New York by Brandon Stanton comes a new photo series captured by senior Courtney MacDougall. Humans Of Manchester Essex takes a deeper look at the lives of Manchester Essex’s students.

"I really like basketball."
“I really like basketball.”
"When I got my wisdom teeth out they screwed up the operation and they cut the wrong nerves...so now I can only move half of my tongue."
“When I got my wisdom teeth out they screwed up the operation and they cut the wrong nerves…so now I can only move half of my tongue.”
"I want to study international relations."
“I want to study international relations.”
"What type of music do you listen to?"  "Progressive rock."
“What type of music do you listen to?”
“Progressive rock.”
"Were excited for the softball team to bond."
“Were excited for the softball team to bond.”
"What are your plans for next year?"  "I plan to go to college.I am not sure which ones yet, but my top three are Fitchburg, Bridgewater & Plymouth State."
“What are your plans for next year?”
“I plan to go to college.I am not sure which ones yet, but my top three are Fitchburg, Bridgewater & Plymouth State.”
"What is your favorite sport?"  "I would say football because you know the coaching is so great here and I just love the program. It's just the type of thing where you wake up in the morning and your like 'I know there's practice today, but I really wanna do it.'"
“What is your favorite sport?”
“I would say football because you know the coaching is so great here and I just love the program. It’s just the type of thing where you wake up in the morning and your like ‘I know there’s practice today, but I really wanna do it.'”
"How long have you guys been friends?"  "Almost 10 years."
“How long have you guys been friends?”
“Almost 10 years.”
"Joining journalism has really helped me come out of my shell."
“Joining journalism has really helped me come out of my shell.”
"I like romantic comedies."
“I like romantic comedies.”
"What is your favorite song?"  "Don't Take The Girl."
“What is your favorite song?”
“Don’t Take The Girl.”

"What is your favorite part about art?"  "The creativity of it and the fact that you can literally draw whatever you want."
“What is your favorite part about art?”
“The creativity of it and the fact that you can literally draw whatever you want.”

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NAHS Meets to Create Newest Project

Art teacher Marion Powers holds the monthly National Art Honor Society meeting. This month’s project was to create colorful and floral greeting cards with happy messages to give to the elderly in celebration of the arrival of spring. They also drew flowers on a large piece of poster paper to cut out and hang around the school.

Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students gather materials and talk with each other for inspiration before creating their posters. Many kids in NAHS say this was one of the most fun and festive projects to date. Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students gather materials and talk with each other for inspiration before creating their cards and flowers. Many kids in NAHS say this was one of the most fun and festive projects to date. Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Carly Sheriff and Devon Musgrave-Johnson begin their poster together. In total, over 4 posters were created and ultimately displayed for students to look at and celebrate the excitement of spring. Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Carly Sheriff and Devon Musgrave-Johnson begin their creations together. In total, over 4 posters were created and ultimately displayed for students to look at and celebrate the excitement of spring. Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Devon Musgrave-Johnson chooses which pastels to use on her poster. Students were given a choice using oil pastels, colored pencils, or markers but most wanted to use oil pastels. Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Devon Musgrave-Johnson chooses which pastels to use on her flower. Students were given a choice using oil pastels, colored pencils, or markers but most wanted to use oil pastels. Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Katie Glidden signs up for community service. In order to be in NAHS, each member must complete 4 additional hours of community service on top of the original amount needed to graduate. Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Katie Glidden signs up for community service. In order to be in NAHS, each member must complete 4 additional hours of community service on top of the original amount needed to graduate. Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Annabelle Lord-Patey talked about the kind of floral designs she planned to draw. Each table in the room created a different and unique poster. Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Annabelle Lord-Patey talked about the kind of floral designs she planned to draw. Each table in the room created a many different and unique cards. Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students settle into the meeting before it began. NAHS has done other projects such as making positive and vibrant cards for the elderly. Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students settle into the meeting before it began. NAHS have made cards for the elderly multiple times now. Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
- Powers explains the purpose of the project as she hands out materials. Students explain that NAHS is one of their favorite extracurricular activities. Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Powers explains the purpose of the project as she hands out materials. Students explain that NAHS is one of their favorite extracurricular activities. Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Moth Lab Explains Evolution

Tuesday march 24th students in Biology teacher Erica Everett’s B block class worked together on a lab on evolution and natural selection. Students filled out a chart afterward on how peppered moths work with Darwin’s Theory on Evolution.

Students work together in pairs on the peppered moth lab, about Charles Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection. Sophomores Cole Bourbon and Evan Williams review  their papers for instructions, and then perform the lab. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students work together in pairs on the peppered moth lab, about Charles Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection. Sophomores Cole Bourbon and Evan Williams review their papers for instructions, and then perform the lab. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Biology teacher Erica Everett explains to students the objective of the lab. Students were given a piece of  “dark bark” and a piece of “light bark.” Students had to blend both light and dark moths onto the given piece of paper, and decide which ones were easiest to see. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Biology teacher Erica Everett explains to students the objective of the lab. Students were given a piece of “dark bark” and a piece of “light bark.” Students had to blend both light and dark moths onto the given piece of paper, and decide which ones were easiest to see. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Co- Teacher Elizabeth Eichenburger prepares the bins with the materials students need. Each bin contains a dark piece of paper (dark bark) , with dark cut outs (moths), and a light piece of paper (light bark) with light cut outs  (moths). Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Co- Teacher Elizabeth Eichenburger prepares the bins with the materials students need. Each bin contains a dark piece of paper (dark bark) , with dark cut outs (moths), and a light piece of paper (light bark) with light cut outs (moths). Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students also filled out a packet of surveys during their lab. Sophomores Jacob Callahan and Liam Martin work together on answering the fill in the blank sentences, on what they have learned in their lab. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students also filled out a packet of surveys during their lab. Sophomores Jacob Callahan and Liam Martin work together on answering the fill in the blank sentences, on what they have learned in their lab. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Everett writes a chart on Darwin’s Theory, and students filled in the blank spaces on the bottom. The chart consisted of Genetic Variation, over production, the struggle for existence, different reproductive success, and the definition of evolution. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Everett writes a chart on Darwin’s Theory, and students filled in the blank spaces on the bottom. The chart consisted of Genetic Variation, over production, the struggle for existence, different reproductive success, and the definition of evolution. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
On the worksheet students filled in blank spaces with the correct answers. Students drew a food chain of grass to moths and then to birds. Birds eat moths and moths eat grass. The worksheets were about the industrial revolution and how it rapidly changed the evolution of light moths to dark moths. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
On the worksheet students filled in blank spaces with the correct answers. Students drew a food chain of grass to moths and then to birds. Birds eat moths and moths eat grass. The worksheets were about the industrial revolution and how it rapidly changed the evolution of light moths to dark moths. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The chart on natural selection given as a rubric to students. Students created their own and filled in facts that they learned during this lab. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The chart on natural selection given as a rubric to students. Students created their own and filled in facts that they learned during this lab. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Martin fills out the back page of the worksheet, with facts on the trends he saw with the surviving moths. The chart  had the original number of moths for the light  on dark wood, and the dark on dark wood. Students over time had to decide which color moth had a better chance of surving on a specific color bark. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Martin fills out the back page of the worksheet, with facts on the trends he saw with the surviving moths. The chart had the original number of moths for the light on dark wood, and the dark on dark wood. Students over time had to decide which color moth had a better chance of surving on a specific color bark. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Light moths on dark bark were much more visible than the dark moths on the dark bark. Students used a pair of forceps to pick off the more visible moths in only a quick amount of time. The forceps were considered to be birds, because birds prey on moths.  Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Light moths on dark bark were much more visible than the dark moths on the dark bark. Students used a pair of forceps to pick off the more visible moths in only a quick amount of time. The forceps were considered to be birds, because birds prey on moths. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Co- Teacher Ann Landry speaks to students about the directions of the project. Confirmed by Everett, students were asked to fill out the questions with as much detail as they could put into their answers. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Co- Teacher Ann Landry speaks to students about the directions of the project. Confirmed by Everett, students were asked to fill out the questions with as much detail as they could put into their answers. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sophomore Emily Dahlen uses forceps to pick and choose which moths to take off of her page of bark. The lighter moths are a lot more visible than the darker ones seen on the page. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Emily Dahlen uses forceps to pick and choose which moths to take off of her page of bark. The lighter moths are a lot more visible than the darker ones seen on the page. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Health Class Creates Nutrition Projects

On Friday, March 20th, 2015, Health teacher Eric Magers’ freshmen and sophomore class continued their work on their food and nutrition projects. Students worked either alone or in pairs in order to create a slide show that they would present to the class.

Magers encouraged the students to discuss the negative and positive aspects of their topic. A slide explains the negative effects of eating poorly. These effects include delayed growth, long term weight gain, loss of energy, and can even lead to eventual death. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Magers encouraged the students to discuss the negative and positive aspects of their topic. A slide explains the negative effects of eating poorly. These effects include delayed growth, long term weight gain, loss of energy, and can even lead to eventual death. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Sally Pulver goes through her finished Power Point slide show before presenting it to the class the next day. The overarching topic was food, but each student chose a different health related aspect to focus on. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Sally Pulver goes through her finished Power Point slide show before presenting it to the class the next day. The overarching topic was food, but each student chose a different health related aspect to focus on. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Kassandra Xhalia and Taylor Reader do some extra research to gain more information on their topic. Students were allowed to use the internet or other sources to research their topic. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Kassandra Xhalia and Taylor Reader do some extra research to gain more information on their topic. Students were allowed to use the internet or other sources to research their topic. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Freshmen Mitch Paccone, Andrew Milne, and Jackson Rice work on their individual projects. Students were given the option to work alone or in pairs.  Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Mitch Paccone, Andrew Milne, and Jackson Rice work on their individual projects. Students were given the option to work alone or in pairs. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Freshmen and Sophomores Play Advisory Games

Wednesday March 18th high school students had a turbo advisory day. Students were instructed to color on a piece of paper specifically to resemble a word chosen on the page. After students finished their drawings junior and seniors were sent to the gym and freshmen and sophomores were sent to the cafeteria for games and competitions.

 

Students of the freshmen class won the army crawl by a landslide. Freshmen Samantha Booma beats her peers in her final lap back from the race. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students of the freshmen class won the army crawl by a landslide. Freshmen Samantha Booma beats her peers in her final lap back from the race. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In the final seconds of the completion, Heislemen finished with a win. Sophomore students cheered and congratulated their peer for helping get a victory.
In the final seconds of the completion, Heislemen finished with a win. Sophomore students cheered and congratulated their peer for helping get a victory.
Sophomore Noah Smith pushes to the end of this difficult round. This was the most stenous activity the students were assigned. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Noah Smith pushes to the end of this difficult round. This was the most stenous activity the students were assigned. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Focusing on keeping a strong core to stay in the game sophmores Kevin Heislemen and Dante Lombardi keep their heads up and straight backs. Heislemen eventually was in the last two remaining, and he won for his grade. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Focusing on keeping a strong core to stay in the game sophmores Kevin Heislemen and Dante Lombardi keep their heads up and straight backs. Heislemen eventually was in the last two remaining, and he won for his grade. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students assumed the competition would be quick although the sophmores won with a lucky five minute plank. Students had to keep a flat and straight body or else they would be disqualified. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students assumed the competition would be quick although the sophmores won with a lucky five minute plank. Students had to keep a flat and straight body or else they would be disqualified. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The competition of the “longest” students. Students had to hold a plank position for as long as they could without falling. Those who fell were disqualified. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The competition of the “longest” students. Students had to hold a plank position for as long as they could without falling. Those who fell were disqualified. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The competitions kick off with instructions from advisory teachers. History teacher Jen Coleman informs the freshmen and sophomores the rules of each game they will be playing and participating in. Credit: Cole Bourbon  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The competitions kick off with instructions from advisory teachers. History teacher Jen Coleman informs the freshmen and sophomores the rules of each game they will be playing and participating in. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students created the number shouted out with their bodies in their advisory groups. Each time a grade would successfully complete a number, a point would be added to their grade’s score. Credit:  Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students created the number shouted out with their bodies in their advisory groups. Each time a grade would successfully complete a number, a point would be added to their grade’s score. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students created the number shouted out with their bodies in their advisory groups. Each time a grade would successfully complete a number, a point would be added to their grade’s score. Sophomores beat the freshmen overall. Credit: Cole Bourbon  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students created the number shouted out with their bodies in their advisory groups. Each time a grade would successfully complete a number, a point would be added to their grade’s score. Sophomores beat the freshmen overall. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students had to choose a word from the text on the page that is not a concrete noun. They must illustrate the word on the page and cannot highlight, circle, or underline the word.  Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students had to choose a word from the text on the page that is not a concrete noun. They must illustrate the word on the page and cannot highlight, circle, or underline the word. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Melanie Carter draws another light bulb surrounding her word of choice. Every high school student made a piece of artwork for a whole school project. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Melanie Carter draws another light bulb surrounding her word of choice. Every high school student made a piece of artwork for a whole school project. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Will Heslop drew a light bulb around a word he was focusing on. Students were able to choose any noun on the page as long as it was related to their drawing.  Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Will Heslop drew a light bulb around a word he was focusing on. Students were able to choose any noun on the page as long as it was related to their drawing. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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The two groups broke off into two groups on both sides of the cafeteria. Freshmen were in the back and sophomores were in the front. Credit: Jenny Beardsley  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The two groups broke off into two groups on both sides of the cafeteria. Freshmen were in the back and sophomores were in the front. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore students pile together to create the number eight. James Reeves, Michael Gali, Brandon Falk, Drew Tomas, Tommy Tofuri, and Will Heslop work together to put their number together.  Credit: Cole Bourbon  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore students pile together to create the number eight. James Reeves, Michael Gali, Brandon Falk, Drew Tomas, Tommy Tofuri, and Will Heslop work together to put their number together. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Advisory Students Participate in School Wide Art Project

Shannon. Alger’s 9th grade advisory class participated in a school wide art project. The school’s task was to find words on a page of a book to then create a visual to go with their words

Pages created by Juliette Kelley, Nina Prince, and Shannon Adam’s final product is shown. All three students corresponded their visuals with their selecting word. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Pages created by Juliette Kelley, Nina Prince, and Shannon Adam’s final product is shown. All three students corresponded their visuals with their selecting word. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Connor Coale, Sam Stubbs, and Nina Prince display their artwork. Students said  they enjoyed this activity, and many said they would do it again. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Connor Coale, Sam Stubbs, and Nina Prince display their artwork. Students said they enjoyed this activity, and many said they would do it again. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Joey Cirone holds up his visual for the word ‘fox’. Cirone preferred to go for the more simplistic view for his picture. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Joey Cirone holds up his visual for the word ‘fox’. Cirone preferred to go for the more simplistic view for his picture. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Juliette Kelley finishes her page by adding more colors. Kelley’s  word was ‘discover’ and vibrant colors were used to show this word. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Juliette Kelley finishes her page by adding more colors. Kelley’s word was ‘discover’ and vibrant colors were used to show this word. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Nina Prince draws the word chew with interesting colors. Prince’s page expressed her artistic ability through her ideas as well as the quality of her visual. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Nina Prince draws the word chew with interesting colors. Prince’s page expressed her artistic ability through her ideas as well as the quality of her visual. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In this advisory, Connor Coale carefully plans his design. Many students matched their selected color to go with the concept of the page’s word. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In this advisory, Connor Coale carefully plans his design. Many students matched their selected color to go with the concept of the page’s word. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Sam Stubbs begins to draw around his word. Students were told to find abstract nouns or verbs and adjectives for their selected word. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Sam Stubbs begins to draw around his word. Students were told to find abstract nouns or verbs and adjectives for their selected word. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman grader Nina Prince collects utensils to begin drawing on her page. Nina eventually found and drew the word ‘chew’ on her page.  Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman grader Nina Prince collects utensils to begin drawing on her page. Nina eventually found and drew the word ‘chew’ on her page.
Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Freshman Juliette Kelley and Nina Prince contemplate which word to choose out of their assigned page. Students decided on the words, “discover” and “chew”. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Juliette Kelley and Nina Prince contemplate which word to choose out of their assigned page. Students decided on the words, “discover” and “chew”. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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AP Psychology Class Presents Development Projects

History and AP Psychology teacher Jessica Tran assigns her students to create a presentation on their psychological development as they grew up. The students applied the terms and theories they had learned in class to past events in their lives and presented their findings to the class.

Senior Marissa Tiberii presents her scrap book containing photos of her growing up psychologically and physically. This psychology project not only tests the students on their understanding of psychological theories of development, but also allows everyone in the class to learn about how their peers matured. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Marissa Tiberii presents her scrap book containing photos of her growing up psychologically and physically. This psychology project not only tests the students on their understanding of psychological theories of development, but also allows everyone in the class to learn about how their peers matured. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Hannah Thorne shows her fellow seniors, Alex Rice and Leo Gallo, her artistic book of psychological development. The students were able to choose a form of presentation such as slideshows, scrapbooks, or posters. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Hannah Thorne shows her fellow seniors, Alex Rice and Leo Gallo, her artistic book of psychological development. The students were able to choose a form of presentation such as slideshows, scrapbooks, or posters. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Julia Whitten proudly displays her mini photo album she created titled, “I always look slightly annoyed in photographs”. The photo album contained pictures from her childhood along with funny stories that showed her developing over the years psychologically and physically. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Julia Whitten proudly displays her mini photo album she created titled, “I always look slightly annoyed in photographs”. The photo album contained pictures from her childhood along with funny stories that showed her developing over the years psychologically and physically. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Whitten shows herself napping in the car as a child while connecting it to Piaget’s preoperational stage of development. Throughout the class a large amount of students chose pictures from their past to represent the different stages of development. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Whitten shows herself napping in the car as a child while connecting it to Piaget’s preoperational stage of development. Throughout the class a large amount of students chose pictures from their past to represent the different stages of development. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Sam Koufman offers explanations for the childhood pictures he has chosen for his project. Students were asked to epitomize the psychological ideas of development, moral reasoning, and psychosocial stages in a creative manner of their choosing. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Sam Koufman offers explanations for the childhood pictures he has chosen for his project. Students were asked to epitomize the psychological ideas of development, moral reasoning, and psychosocial stages in a creative manner of their choosing. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Koufman proudly displays his project titled “Sam Through the Ages.” To present to their fellow classmates, students sat at tables of four and carried on a round table discussion regarding their findings on their own development. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Koufman proudly displays his project titled “Sam Through the Ages.” To present to their fellow classmates, students sat at tables of four and carried on a round table discussion regarding their findings on their own development. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Students lay their projects out for public viewing. Senior Hayley Malloy chose to create and illustrate a story about a character named AJ in order to best explain the psychological theories of Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Erik Erikson.  Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students lay their projects out for public viewing. Senior Hayley Malloy chose to create and illustrate a story about a character named AJ in order to best explain the psychological theories of Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Erik Erikson. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Freshmen and Sophomores Play Advisory Games

Wednesday March 18th high school students had a turbo advisory day. Students were instructed to color on a piece of paper specifically to resemble a word chosen on the page. After students finished their drawings junior and seniors were sent to the gym and freshmen and sophomores were sent to the cafeteria for games and competitions.

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