Middle School Students Observe Shakespeare’s Hamlet

This performance done by Shakespeare & Company is a well-known play that is preformed yearly around this time. Shakespeare & Company is located in Lenox, Massachusetts and every year thousands of students participate in these performances.  Middle school students were invited to the auditorium to watch Hamlet to then discuss their thoughts on the play.

Shakespeare & Co. has their costume rack backstage ready so the cast can quickly change. Throughout the play cast members made quick changes to get ready for the next scene. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Shakespeare & Co. has their costume rack backstage ready so the cast can quickly change. Throughout the play cast members made quick changes to get ready for the next scene. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wife of Hamlet steps out on stage expressing her worry for her husband. Students said this played with their emotions and increased the suspense in the play.  Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wife of Hamlet steps out on stage expressing her worry for her husband. Students said this played with their emotions and increased the suspense in the play. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
All of the middle school students sit quietly in the auditorium seats watching the play. Shakespeare & Company usually preforms for most underclassmen or elementary students but also can preform for any age. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
All of the middle school students sit quietly in the auditorium seats watching the play. Shakespeare & Company usually preforms for most underclassmen or elementary students but also can preform for any age. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Shakespeare & Co. displays their set from Hamlet. This Company is well known for their set design and reviewers say their elaborate set design and music creates a well-rounded performance. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Shakespeare & Co. displays their set from Hamlet. This Company is well known for their set design and reviewers say their elaborate set design and music creates a well-rounded performance. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Middle school students enter the cafeteria during F block to view the play. Many 6th 7th and 8th grade students said they enjoyed the suspense and plot of Hamlet. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Middle school students enter the cafeteria during F block to view the play. Many 6th 7th and 8th grade students said they enjoyed the suspense and plot of Hamlet. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In scene four of the play Hamlet, characters Prince Hamlet and Horatio are having a fight with swords. Shakespeare and company has been around for over 10 years. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In scene four of the play Hamlet, characters Prince Hamlet and Horatio are having a fight with swords. Shakespeare and company has been around for over 10 years. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The creature in the play came out of a mysterious door and scared many in the audience. The character had a voice auditor therefore greatening the dramatic effect. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The creature in the play came out of a mysterious door and scared many in the audience. The character had a voice auditor therefore greatening the dramatic effect. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Hamlet enters the stage sharing a dialogue with the strange creature. During this scene the audience was taken by surprise by the volume of the characters voices. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Hamlet enters the stage sharing a dialogue with the strange creature. During this scene the audience was taken by surprise by the volume of the characters voices. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Keith Gray’s Class Builds Bridges

On the 10th Freshman students began to build bridges in Keith Gray’s physics class. The class was given various materials to construct a strong and supportive bridge. The main task was to create enough structure so that it holds a 2-kilometer object on top of it.

Freshman CJ O’Neil and Cosmo Pallazola apply finishing touches to one side of their bridge. O’Neil and Pallazola chose to divide and conquer with this project, splitting up the jobs. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman CJ O’Neil and Cosmo Pallazola apply finishing touches to one side of their bridge. O’Neil and Pallazola chose to divide and conquer with this project, splitting up the jobs. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Keith Gray’s supplies are given to the class before beginning the activity. Freshman had a hard time rationing their glue sticks, which resolved in a weaker bridge. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Keith Gray’s supplies are given to the class before beginning the activity. Freshman had a hard time rationing their glue sticks, which resolved in a weaker bridge. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Summer Burroughs begins to build her bridge after carefully planning out every aspect of her design. In many students opinion, the wooden sticks were a good material to use in order to increase the amount of support for the bridge. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Summer Burroughs begins to build her bridge after carefully planning out every aspect of her design. In many students opinion, the wooden sticks were a good material to use in order to increase the amount of support for the bridge. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Grace Dolan measures the length that her bridge will be. Students did a good job planning their designs according to the requirements. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Grace Dolan measures the length that her bridge will be. Students did a good job planning their designs according to the requirements. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
 Students Christian Blank and Liam Folk begin to put their bridge together. Various trials were done in this lab to make the best bridge possible. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students Christian Blank and Liam Folk begin to put their bridge together. Various trials were done in this lab to make the best bridge possible. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
 Freshman Summer Burroughs and Katie Donnelly plan out their design. Burroughs and Donnelly thought carefully about parts of the bridge they would need to make stronger to hold the 2-kilogram object. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Summer Burroughs and Katie Donnelly plan out their design. Burroughs and Donnelly thought carefully about parts of the bridge they would need to make stronger to hold the 2-kilogram object. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Physics teacher Keith Gray explains the task for the class by drawing a visual for students to look at. The required length of the bridge needed to be 20 cm long to fully complete this assignment. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Physics teacher Keith Gray explains the task for the class by drawing a visual for students to look at. The required length of the bridge needed to be 20 cm long to fully complete this assignment. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Elizabeth Hull and Kara Welch piece together parts of their bridge. Both students said the activity was fun but frustrating at certain points. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Elizabeth Hull and Kara Welch piece together parts of their bridge. Both students said the activity was fun but frustrating at certain points. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Gray’s freshman class prepares for the first trials of their bridges. Students say the hardest part of this lab was trying to create the bridge to the requirement to hold a 2-kilometer object. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Gray’s freshman class prepares for the first trials of their bridges. Students say the hardest part of this lab was trying to create the bridge to the requirement to hold a 2-kilometer object. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Sticky Note Compliments Mysteriously Appear

Senior Courtney MacDougall creates sticky notes that say various compliments on student’s lockers and in the bathrooms. The goal was to brighten student’s day’s one sticky note at a time.

Group of compliments placed near the auditorium bathroom. MacDougall deliberately placed sticky notes near the mirror for self-confidence while looking in the mirror. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Group of compliments placed near the auditorium bathroom. MacDougall deliberately placed sticky notes near the mirror for self-confidence while looking in the mirror. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Four 7th grade students came to school with inspiring quotes on their lockers. Many students ended up taking there sticky notes home and showing then to their families. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Four 7th grade students came to school with inspiring quotes on their lockers. Many students ended up taking there sticky notes home and showing then to their families. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
“A simple hello can go a long way” is displayed on a student’s locker. This quote was popular throughout all sticky notes. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
“A simple hello can go a long way” is displayed on a student’s locker. This quote was popular throughout all sticky notes. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Clara Tuttle admires the sticky notes on the 7th grade floor. Tuttle says she thinks this was one of the more creative and heartfelt ways to brighten someone’s day. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Clara Tuttle admires the sticky notes on the 7th grade floor. Tuttle says she thinks this was one of the more creative and heartfelt ways to brighten someone’s day. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
“You are precious” sticky note was placed on a student’s locker. Many students who found notes on their locker said it was a great surprise to come to school to. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
“You are precious” sticky note was placed on a student’s locker. Many students who found notes on their locker said it was a great surprise to come to school to. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sticky note found on 7th graders locker. MacDougal says her intention of this project was to show that one simple action can go a long way in someone’s life. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sticky note found on 7th graders locker. MacDougal says her intention of this project was to show that one simple action can go a long way in someone’s life. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sticky notes displayed on first floor bathroom. Many students said they were surprised as well as excited for their first time seeing the notes. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sticky notes displayed on first floor bathroom. Many students said they were surprised as well as excited for their first time seeing the notes. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Various sticky notes stuck on every locker in the 7th grade wing. Courtney MacDougal says it took 4 hours to complete this task. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Various sticky notes stuck on every locker in the 7th grade wing. Courtney MacDougal says it took 4 hours to complete this task. Credit: Caroline Francoeur 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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8th Grade gym class learns yoga

Physical education teacher Kathleen Pizzello taught her 8th grade class how to do various yoga poses. This is Pizzello’s first year teaching at Manchester Essex

0053: PE teacher Kathleen Pizzello explains the schedule for the gym class. As asked, the students grab yoga mats and set them up on the gym floor. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0053: PE teacher Kathleen Pizzello explains the schedule for the gym class. As asked, the students grab yoga mats and set them up on the gym floor. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0062: Students Nico, Seamus , and Colton Tosi go to the storage room to get their materials needed for yoga. The boys lined up in the storage room to quickly pick out their mat. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0062: Students Nico, Seamus , and Colton Tosi go to the storage room to get their materials needed for yoga. The boys lined up in the storage room to quickly pick out their mat. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0064: Girls Lily Pulver, Drew Charlton, Annie Martin, and Anna Bonaccorso place their mats on the floor. The girls followed directions and lined their mats up behind the boys. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia
0064: Girls Lily Pulver, Drew Charlton, Annie Martin, and Anna Bonaccorso place their mats on the floor. The girls followed directions and lined their mats up behind the boys. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia
0069- 8th grade boys intently listen to Pizzelo talk about how to begin the very first yoga pose. Students began stretching and then moved to more difficult positions. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0069- 8th grade boys intently listen to Pizzelo talk about how to begin the very first yoga pose. Students began stretching and then moved to more difficult positions. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0072: Girls start off balancing there energy by breathing relaxing, and this physical exercise to calm down. Students did many activities like this to find their inner Zen. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0072: Girls start off balancing there energy by breathing relaxing, and this physical exercise to calm down. Students did many activities like this to find their inner Zen. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0077: 8th grade girls complete their workout with the final stretch. Students said, “this was the most relaxing part of the day”. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0077: 8th grade girls complete their workout with the final stretch. Students said, “this was the most relaxing part of the day”. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0079: Student Colton Tosi takes a break after a difficult yoga pose. Even though it was troubling for some, boys said that they enjoyed this experience. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0079: Student Colton Tosi takes a break after a difficult yoga pose. Even though it was troubling for some, boys said that they enjoyed this experience. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0086: Boys master the chewabra pose. Many had trouble balancing but eventually found stability. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0086: Boys master the chewabra pose. Many had trouble balancing but eventually found stability. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

8580: Girls cool down with a meditation routine. The students were taught to slowly breathe in and out to help find their inner peace. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
8580: Girls cool down with a meditation routine. The students were taught to slowly breathe in and out to help find their inner peace. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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