As an introduction to their unit on primates, students tried to accomplish fine motor tasks with fake claws attached to their fingers. One of the characteristics that all primates, including humans, have is having nails instead of claws, as well as sensitive tactile tissue at the ends of their digits. This allows primates to manipulate objects precisely.
Some of the tasks were to pick up dimes off a flat surface, tie knots in a string, thread a needle, and write a sentence with a short pencil. The students struggled with the tasks and were able to compared the experience to their usual “non-clawed” hands. Students were timed during the tasks with Devon Musgrave-Johnson as the winner of the “Claw Olympics”.
The students then learned about the rest of the characteristics, such as binocular stereoscopic vision and large brain to body size ratios. They then each picked groupings of primates to research for a class presentation.
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
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.
The objectives in ceramics class are different every day because 2 levels are taught at once. Different things have to be done to complete the ceramics process. All students work at their own pace and use different tools to finish their pieces.
On March 31st, about a week before they are to play their first match, the girls’ tennis team practiced diligently in order to have a successful overall season. The team, which will be featuring many new and young players, lost four of their varsity teammates last year to graduation, while two other varsity players will not be returning.
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.
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.
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.