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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MERHS Students Present Trip to Europe for International Week

On Thursday, March 12th, sisters and current students at Manchester Essex Jillian and Katie Furber presented their experiences from their trip to Europe for International Week. They visited France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany Italy, and Spain.

 Sophomore Jillian Furber describes the harsh climate of the Jungfrau region of the French Alps. Temperatures can reach far below zero at the summit of the mountain. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jillian Furber describes the harsh climate of the Jungfrau region of the French Alps. Temperatures can reach far below zero at the summit of the mountain. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The long highways that go on for miles over looking beautiful scenery. Germany’s top export is oil, a crucial factor in the economy of Germany. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The long highways that go on for miles over looking beautiful scenery. Germany’s top export is oil, a crucial factor in the economy of Germany. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jillian Furber shares some of her personal experiences during their trip. One part of the trip that she shared was her amazement with how it could be a ninety-degree day at sea level and below zero on the mountains, but in the same town. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jillian Furber shares some of her personal experiences during their trip. One part of the trip that she shared was her amazement with how it could be a ninety-degree day at sea level and below zero on the mountains, but in the same town. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
All levels of foreign language classes, both Spanish and French, spend their period watching the presentation that is prepared for them.  Some students, teachers, and other members of the community presented their experience of spending time in a foreign country. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
All levels of foreign language classes, both Spanish and French, spend their period watching the presentation that is prepared for them. Some students, teachers, and other members of the community presented their experience of spending time in a foreign country. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
All levels of foreign language classes, both Spanish and French, spend their period watching the presentation that is prepared for them.  Some students, teachers, and other members of the community presented their experience of spending time in a foreign country. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
All levels of foreign language classes, both Spanish and French, spend their period watching the presentation that is prepared for them. Some students, teachers, and other members of the community presented their experience of spending time in a foreign country. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Members of a sophomore Spanish III class take notes on the presentation. All classes, including middle school, are instructed to take at least ten notes on the presentation in their target language. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Members of a sophomore Spanish III class take notes on the presentation. All classes, including middle school, are instructed to take at least ten notes on the presentation in their target language. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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6th Graders Give Book Talks

On Friday February 27th, Rebecca Figueroa’s sixth grade English class gave book talks. Each student gave a review of the book they had been reading nightly. Presenting in front of the class helps the students get some practice with public speaking and literary analysis.

Sixth grader Will Rodier presents his book The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. This book is a young adult mystery novel recommended for ages 8-12. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Will Rodier presents his book The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. This book is a young adult mystery novel recommended for ages 8-12. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Hattie Wilson raises her hand to ask her classmate a question about their presentation during the dedicated question time. Students are encouraged to ask relevant questions and make comments they have about other students’ book talks. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Hattie Wilson raises her hand to ask her classmate a question about their presentation during the dedicated question time. Students are encouraged to ask relevant questions and make comments they have about other students’ book talks. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
English teacher Rebecca Figueroa explains to her sixth grade students what it looks and sounds like to be a good audience. Sixth graders are taught these manners and skills within different assignments. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
English teacher Rebecca Figueroa explains to her sixth grade students what it looks and sounds like to be a good audience. Sixth graders are taught these manners and skills within different assignments. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth graders are assigned to read at least thirty minutes each night of a book of their choosing. Once they have finished the book, they present the book with a short summary, their rating out of ten, and who they would recommend it to.  Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth graders are assigned to read at least thirty minutes each night of a book of their choosing. Once they have finished the book, they present the book with a short summary, their rating out of ten, and who they would recommend it to. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sixth grader Sean Phelan discusses Maze Runner by James Dashner. Students were encouraged to provide a visual display of something that relates to their book. Though most students chose to show the cover of the book, others, like Phelan, chose to provide a symbol that had to do with the story. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Sean Phelan discusses Maze Runner by James Dashner. Students were encouraged to provide a visual display of something that relates to their book. Though most students chose to show the cover of the book, others, like Phelan, chose to provide a symbol that had to do with the story. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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