Advisory strengthens bonds with group activities

On Wednesday, May 6th, high school advisory groups take advantage of the warm weather by spending their 30 minute period outside. Students play football, Frisbee, and other engaging activities to help increase group bonding. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Sophomore Noah Smith tosses the Frisbee to fellow classmates. High school advisory’s take place more than 10 times each year. Usually students work with advisors about academic and social issues. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Noah Smith tosses the Frisbee to fellow classmates. High school advisory’s take place more than 10 times each year. Usually students work with advisors about academic and social issues. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Junior Cassandra Gonser plays football with the rest of her advisory class. Other students enjoy the warm weather and soak up the sunshine. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Cassandra Gonser plays football with the rest of her advisory class. Other students enjoy the warm weather and soak up the sunshine. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Freshman girls gather in social circle during the high school advisory. Other students participated in throwing Frisbees and footballs. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman girls gather in social circle during the high school advisory. Other students participated in throwing Frisbees and footballs. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Sophomore boys prepare to play Apples to Apples on the football field.Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore boys prepare to play Apples to Apples on the football field.Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Senior Class Officers discuss plans for graduation

Class advisors Mary Lumsden and Eric Magers met with senior class presidents Meghan Conway, Andy Creighton, and Devon Musgrave-Johnson to discuss upcoming plans for graduation, prom, and senior week. They are joined by class secretary Jackson Haskell, vice president Lauren Coogan, treasurer Olivia Lantz, and board member Hayley Malloy.

Senior Meghan Conway explains how they are going to have a yard sale to raise money for their class and discusses possible ways to advertise the event. The yard sale will take place on May 2nd and will be held at the high school. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Meghan Conway explains how they are going to have a yard sale to raise money for their class and discusses possible ways to advertise the event. The yard sale will take place on May 2nd and will be held at the high school. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Class advisor Eric Magers informs the officers about obtaining buses for senior week and graduation. During these meetings, the advisors and class officers work together to schedule buses and events. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Class advisor Eric Magers informs the officers about obtaining buses for senior week and graduation. During these meetings, the advisors and class officers work together to schedule buses and events. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Conway types out an email to one of the venues the class will travel to on their senior week. Senior week typically takes place on the last week of school before graduation and is started by prom. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Conway types out an email to one of the venues the class will travel to on their senior week. Senior week typically takes place on the last week of school before graduation and is started by prom. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Devon Musgrave-Johnson voices the concern of choosing a class song for the senior class and planning baccalaureate. A large amount of planning goes into graduation and baccalaureate and it can sometimes prove to be difficult to adhere to all the student’s requests. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Devon Musgrave-Johnson voices the concern of choosing a class song for the senior class and planning baccalaureate. A large amount of planning goes into graduation and baccalaureate and it can sometimes prove to be difficult to adhere to all the student’s requests. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Andy Creighton and Meghan Conway come up with possible class songs as fellow senior Olivia Lantz listens to some of the options. Typically the graduation song is upbeat while the song for baccalaureate is slow. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Andy Creighton and Meghan Conway come up with possible class songs as fellow senior Olivia Lantz listens to some of the options. Typically the graduation song is upbeat while the song for baccalaureate is slow. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Lantz, and board member Hayley Malloy.

 

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Juniors and seniors face off in a series of games

After meeting with their advisory groups, the junior and senior classes met in the gymnasium to compete against the other in a variety of games and events, such as a crab walking race and a staring contest. For every event each class had to find and select the two most qualified members of their class to participate in the event.

Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Andrew Widtfeldt and Lucas Martz anticipate their thumb wrestling competition against juniors Bennett Strayton and Liam Crossen. Both Widtfeldt and Martz won earning the seniors another definitive victory. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Andrew Widtfeldt and Lucas Martz anticipate their thumb wrestling competition against juniors Bennett Strayton and Liam Crossen. Both Widtfeldt and Martz won earning the seniors another definitive victory. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Breanna Arnold and Alexandra Rice face off against juniors John Haynie and Zachary Even in a competition of who can recite the alphabet the fastest. This was quite the challenge as it isn’t difficult to skip letters in the haste to finish the alphabet. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Breanna Arnold and Alexandra Rice face off against juniors John Haynie and Zachary Even in a competition of who can recite the alphabet the fastest. This was quite the challenge as it isn’t difficult to skip letters in the haste to finish the alphabet. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Math teacher Dan Lundergan explains the rules of the competition to the Senior class before the games began. Lundergan, as well as high school principal Patricia Puglisi, watched and judged each game. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Math teacher Dan Lundergan explains the rules of the competition to the Senior class before the games began. Lundergan, as well as high school principal Patricia Puglisi, watched and judged each game. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Campbell Fackre and John Carter prepare to face off against juniors Henry Rohner and Anthony Lange in a crab walking race. In a few moments after the start of the race, Fackre took the victory for the seniors. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Campbell Fackre and John Carter prepare to face off against juniors Henry Rohner and Anthony Lange in a crab walking race. In a few moments after the start of the race, Fackre took the victory for the seniors. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Lundergan, Puglisi, and English teacher Daniel Koughan watch senior Samantha Woodman and junior Charlie Davis’s eyes carefully to check for any blinking in this staring competition. After two long battles of eye contact, the juniors had won both. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Lundergan, Puglisi, and English teacher Daniel Koughan watch senior Samantha Woodman and junior Charlie Davis’s eyes carefully to check for any blinking in this staring competition. After two long battles of eye contact, the juniors had won both. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
For a final competition, each senior and junior were assigned a number and had to line up in the correct order of a number that the teacher shouted out. The seniors won each round of this battle of quick reactions and strong teamwork. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
For a final competition, each senior and junior were assigned a number and had to line up in the correct order of a number that the teacher shouted out. The seniors won each round of this battle of quick reactions and strong teamwork. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Red Cross hosts blood drive

On March 11th, the student council hosted the Red Cross blood drive. The drive was held in the gymnasium and had many students donate blood. 24 units of blood were collected in total.

Juniors Jack Haynie and Nathan Evans wait patiently for their turn to donate blood. Students must be 16 years or older to donate to the Red Cross. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Juniors Jack Haynie and Nathan Evans wait patiently for their turn to donate blood. Students must be 16 years or older to donate to the Red Cross. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After donating blood, students sat down in the hang out area. They were given drinks and snacks to keep their blood sugar up. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After donating blood, students sat down in the hang out area. They were given drinks and snacks to keep their blood sugar up. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Robert Carter was one of the first underclassmen of the day to donate blood.  Every two seconds someone in the US needs blood. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Robert Carter was one of the first underclassmen of the day to donate blood. Every two seconds someone in the US needs blood. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Members of the student council volunteered throughout the day. Some worked the front desk, while others made sure everyone was properly rested before returning back to class. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Members of the student council volunteered throughout the day. Some worked the front desk, while others made sure everyone was properly rested before returning back to class. Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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MS class attends South Africa Presentation

International week continues as students listen while school guidance counselor, Gillian Polk, talks about her experience in South Africa. This was only 1 of the many different presentations that took place throughout the week.

Polk begins her presentation in front of a 7th grade class. She spent her time there with a South African family for over 4 months. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Polk begins her presentation in front of a 7th grade class. She spent her time there with a South African family for over 4 months. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Polk talks about her parents when they brought her to South Africa. She told the class about how afraid she was when her parents left her. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Polk talks about her parents when they brought her to South Africa. She told the class about how afraid she was when her parents left her. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students listen intently to the presentation. South Africa has a population of about 52 million people. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students listen intently to the presentation. South Africa has a population of about 52 million people. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
This slide depicted the colorful streets of South Africa. Polk said this neighborhood was known for being exceedingly bright and lively. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
This slide depicted the colorful streets of South Africa. Polk said this neighborhood was known for being exceedingly bright and lively. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students watching presentations during International Week had to take notes as the week progressed. Each class watched 4 presentations total. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students watching presentations during International Week had to take notes as the week progressed. Each class watched 4 presentations total. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
This student watches Polk as she tells about some of her experiences. South Africa has the 26th largest population of a country in the world. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
This student watches Polk as she tells about some of her experiences. South Africa has the 26th largest population of a country in the world. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
One of Polk’s topics was photos of her trip to the Soccer City Stadium. That stadium was built to house the World Cup in 2010. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
One of Polk’s topics was photos of her trip to the Soccer City Stadium. That stadium was built to house the World Cup in 2010. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Listening students finish writing their notes as Polk wraps up her presentation. All middle school presentations took place in their grade’s respective Spanish/French rooms. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Listening students finish writing their notes as Polk wraps up her presentation. All middle school presentations took place in their grade’s respective Spanish/French rooms. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Chemistry Class Compares the Ratios of Moles of Iron to Copper

On Tuesday December 16 and Wednesday December 17, chemistry students completed a lab finding the mole measurements of iron and copper sulfate. The lab taught the students how to accurately measure substances in order to receive the best results.

Juniors Hannah White and Alexei Goldsmith-Solomon set up the apparatus for the experiment.  The experiment consisted of reacting copper sulfate crystals and iron filings in water. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Juniors Hannah White and Alexei Goldsmith-Solomon set up the apparatus for the experiment. The experiment consisted of reacting copper sulfate crystals and iron filings in water. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Molly Lynch stirred the heated substance during the lab. It is important to continuously stir and to make sure that the substance does not boil in order to find the best results in this experiment. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Molly Lynch stirred the heated substance during the lab. It is important to continuously stir and to make sure that the substance does not boil in order to find the best results in this experiment. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The students in the lab had to stir the copper sulfate and iron mixture while it was heating for ten minutes with a Bunsen burner. During this time, the reaction made the substance turn red and the water turn green. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The students in the lab had to stir the copper sulfate and iron mixture while it was heating for ten minutes with a Bunsen burner. During this time, the reaction made the substance turn red and the water turn green. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After letting the copper sulfate dry overnight, the students weighed its mass on a balance. Chemistry labs usually take only one day but the class completed this lab in two days. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After letting the copper sulfate dry overnight, the students weighed its mass on a balance. Chemistry labs usually take only one day but the class completed this lab in two days. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

After finding all of the data, the students in the class completed all of the calculations in their lab packets. Junior Caisi Calandra asked Chemistry teacher Keith Gray a question about how to find the ratio of moles of iron to the ratio of moles of copper.   Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After finding all of the data, the students in the class completed all of the calculations in their lab packets. Junior Caisi Calandra asked Chemistry teacher Keith Gray a question about how to find the ratio of moles of iron to the ratio of moles of copper. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Art Class Creates Still-Life Drawings

For the past few weeks, art teacher Marion Powers’ art classes have been learning to draw a still-life. Powers created this in order to let her students learn to draw a small portion of the immensely colorful artwork.xgillian_0174

Last week art teacher Marion Powers put up a still-life in her room and she wants to add more to it. Powers explained that when she decided to create it, she focused on the colors, textures, and the forms of the objects. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Last week art teacher Marion Powers put up a still-life in her room and she wants to add more to it. Powers explained that when she decided to create it, she focused on the colors, textures, and the forms of the objects. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Caisi Calandra worked on her drawing of the white portion of the still-life. The class focused on the values of the still-life while drawing and chose one color to draw so not to become confused between colors.  Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Caisi Calandra worked on her drawing of the white portion of the still-life. The class focused on the values of the still-life while drawing and chose one color to draw so not to become confused between colors. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Jared Zaval and Coleman Komishane worked on their observational drawings. The students sit together in groups and are able to collaborate with each other on their artwork. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Jared Zaval and Coleman Komishane worked on their observational drawings. The students sit together in groups and are able to collaborate with each other on their artwork. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
A few of the students in Powers’ art class, including freshman Nell Mckeon, have already completed their drawings. Throughout the process, the students focused mainly on value in the drawing, which is the lightness or darkness of the piece. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
A few of the students in Powers’ art class, including freshman Nell Mckeon, have already completed their drawings. Throughout the process, the students focused mainly on value in the drawing, which is the lightness or darkness of the piece. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Kayley Wright and Madonna McGuire both worked diligently on their artwork throughout the class time. The art class learned observational drawing through this project, which is learning not only just to draw but also to see and the best way to learn this is with a still-life. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Kayley Wright and Madonna McGuire both worked diligently on their artwork throughout the class time. The art class learned observational drawing through this project, which is learning not only just to draw but also to see and the best way to learn this is with a still-life. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Randall Doane has already finished her drawing of the red portion of the still-life. The drawings have an interesting angle because they are above on shelves and the students drew them from the perspective of looking up. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Randall Doane has already finished her drawing of the red portion of the still-life. The drawings have an interesting angle because they are above on shelves and the students drew them from the perspective of looking up. Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Gillian Guerin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENT: Book Donations needed

Got any used or new books lying around collecting dust? The class of 2016 will be more than happy to take them off your hands for our used book sale. All types of books are welcome such as: thrillers, mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, non-fiction, comic books/graphic novels, and more.

Donation boxes will be located outside of the Middle and High School offices from November 3rd to the 21st. On Saturday November 22nd there will be a book sale at the Manchester Community Center from 10 am to 2 pm.

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