Cardmaking club creates Mothers’ Day cards

The card making club meets every few weeks to make cards for events. The club is run by eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler […]

The card making club meets every few weeks to make cards for events. The club is run by eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler. There are many available resources to make cards with during the club. This after school activity takes place five times a year.

Middle school activities involve a mixture of all middle school students and the teachers which causes teachers and students to become more familiar with each other. Teachers start activities depending on their personal preference and skills. 

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French students practice skills by creating storybooks

French teacher Julia Gross assigned her class to write storybooks in French. After each student was finished, he or she presented his or her story to the class. Students then gave feedback on how the story could be improved.

French teacher Julia Gross assigned her class to write storybooks in French. After each student was finished, he or she presented his or her story to the class. Students then gave feedback on how the story could be improved.

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MEMO on MEMO

MEMO, or Manchester Essex Multimedia Online, is an honors class offered by the high school for students to take and learn about photo and video journalism […]

MEMO, or Manchester Essex Multimedia Online, is an honors class offered by the high school for students to take and learn about photo and video journalism. This is the first year that Manchester Essex has offered a photojournalism class and is also the first year there is a multimedia website for the school.

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In new verb tense, French students present on atypical sports

French teacher Julia Gross is teaching her French class a new verb tense by having each student look up an obscure sport and explain it to the class in that tense. Gross has been trying new ways to get her student involved and make class as productive and as fun as possible, and this is one of them […]

French teacher Julia Gross is teaching her French class a new verb tense by having each student look up an obscure sport and explain it to the class in that tense. Gross has been trying new ways to get her student involved and make class as productive and as fun as possible, and this is one of them. “The verb tense changes when talking about sports,” she said, which is why it is so helpful for students to explain their sports in the new verb tense.

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Hornets’ softball faces off against North Andover

The high school girls’ softball team went up against North Andover on May 6. This season has been different from the last due to the new home field, as well as new captains Corey Bradley, Rebecca Lynch, and Patty Wright […]

The high school girls’ softball team went up against North Andover on May 6. This season has been different from the last due to the new home field, as well as new captains Corey Bradley, Rebecca Lynch, and Patty Wright. Sweeney Park’s little league baseball field used to serve as the varsity softball field, but a change was necessary;  although the team was comfortable with its old field, opponents often complained because of the grass and raised pitching mound, which is unlike a softball field with a flat, dirt mound. The team was very excited to hear of the new playing grounds and is happy with the results. They have had a couple home games and the next is scheduled for May 16 against Triton High School. They lost against north Andover 11-5.

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The Sound Waves raise money for the Class of 2012 during concert

The Sound Waves, the high school a capella group, held their own concert to benefit the Class of 2012 on Thursday, April 28 in the high school auditorium […]

The Sound Waves, the high school a capella group, held their own concert to benefit the Class of 2012 on Thursday, April 28 in the high school auditorium.  Under the direction of Donna O’Neil, the group performed a set list of 11 songs consisting of “Sign, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours,” “Yesterday,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “Lullabye,” “Bad Romance” (arranged by senior Connor Hoff), “No Rain,” “In My Life,” “Loch Lomond,” “That Lonesome Road,” “Fix You,” and “Africa.”  Members of the group consist of sophomore Laurel Barrie; juniors Caroline Wood, Savannah Repucci, Katerina Eichenberger, Leanne Ciccone, Morgan Kennedy, Allie Freed, Ellen Burgess, Emmett Snyder, and Ian Gillis; seniors Nick Bouwer, Piper Browne, Connor Hoff, and Tatiana Lyne.

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Girls’ tennis team defeats Lynnfield 3-2

This spring, with many newcomers, the girls’ tennis team is much larger and exciting, consisting of varsity and junior varsity players of all ages. The team practiced for two weeks before its first game against its longtime rival, Lynnfield. After beating Lynnfield 3-2, the team played against Pentucket and won 5-0 […]

This spring, with many newcomers, the girls’ tennis team is much larger and exciting, consisting of varsity and junior varsity players of all ages. The team practiced for two weeks before its first game against its longtime rival, Lynnfield. After beating Lynnfield 3-2, the team played against Pentucket and won 5-0.

During all home matches the junior varsity walks from the high school to the tennis courts on Brook Street behind the elementary school. The varsity team plays at the Manchester Athletic Club on three indoor tennis courts. Although the varsity and junior varsity is separated at all home matches, the team is always together at weekly practices and mostly together for away games.

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New volleyball club starts practices in gym

The volleyball club had their first meeting and practice on Tuesday, April 26 in the high school gym. The team members are juniors Maddie McNamee, Nabila Muhmud, Lindsay Rose, Jelisa O’Hara, Bharti Parris, and sophomore Ellie Mortillaro […]

The volleyball club had their first meeting and practice on Tuesday, April 26 in the high school gym. The team members are juniors Maddie McNamee, Nabila Muhmud, Lindsay Rose, Jelisa O’Hara, Bharti Parris, and sophomore Ellie Mortillaro. The volleyball instructor is math teacher Sarah DeLuca. The club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and is always open to new members.

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Chorus, band concert draws crowd

The high school band, chorus, and The Soundwaves performed at their annual Spring Concert on April 14. This was the last concert for the seniors participating in the music program, so they received special recognition from their classmates and teachers during the concert […]

The high school band, chorus, and The Soundwaves performed at their annual Spring Concert on April 14. This was the last concert for the seniors participating in the music program, so they received special recognition from their classmates and teachers during the concert. The chorus performed first, singing “Down to the River to Pray,” “There Will Be Rest,” and “Let the River Run.” They were followed by The Soundwaves, who performed “No Rain,” “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel),” and “Africa.” After a brief break meant for setup, the band performed, beginning their show with “Oh Canada,” followed by “The Star Spangled Banner.”

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6th grade art first to be displayed in art show

Art from each grade, starting with 6th, will be presented throughout the high school for parents and family to come and enjoy. Caroline Epp, who teaches art, photography, and printmaking, uses her own time to tack and staple all of the children’s best works of art to display boards […]

Art from each grade, starting with 6th, will be presented throughout the high school for parents and family to come and enjoy.  Caroline Epp, who teaches art, photography, and printmaking, uses her own time to tack and staple all of the children’s best works of art to display boards. Below is the schedule for the variety of art shows in the next few weeks:

4/11 – 4/15         6th grade

4/25 – 4/29         7th grade

5/2 – 5/6              8th grade

5/9 – 5/13            Photography

5/16 – 5/20         Ceramics, Printmaking, & Graphic design

5/23 – 5/27         Art foundations, Drawing, Painting, Portfolio, & AP Art

5/31 – 6/10         Senior advanced student showcase

In previous years the art shows were one big, combined show located in the gym of the old school. This was possible because the art department had a large amount of standing cardboard used to display art on both sides. Unfortunately, the cardboard was damaged on its way over to the new school. Soon after this dilemma occurred, there was a large donation of cardboard; Last year the it was used to display all of the art in one single show. Once again, the cardboard became unusable, so the National Art Honor Society created beautiful new tack boards to display the art. Epp says that in the future, she would like to return to how the art shows were put on in the past.

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