ACT, SAT tests key differences, similarities

 

With more and more colleges accepting the ACT as well as the SAT, it can be difficult to decide which test will capitalize on a student’s strengths. Both tests are costly to take and difficult to prepare for, therefore it is important to know which test is a better fit in order to maximize the outcomes.

The ACT or American College Test contains four sections; Math, Science, Reading and an optional writing section.

The Princeton Review explains that the three required sections are made up of multiple choice questions while the science as well as the reading sections tests purely comprehension.

The SAT or Scholastic Aptitude Test has four sections; Critical Reading, Mathematics, English, and a required writing section.

According to the Kaplan Test Prep, the Critical Reading contains questions regarding comprehension and sentence completion. The English part of the test also has a sub section for vocabulary.

In principal, the ACT tests what people learn in school while the SAT tests reasoning and verbal abilities. While the ACT test is more straightforward and concrete, the SAT is more abstract and broad.

The ACT is taken in four separate sections while the SAT is comprised of ten sections that switch off between Mathematics, Critical Reading and English.

College Board explains that while the ACT is scored by the number of correct answers, making it worthwhile to guess, the SAT penalizes test takers for wrong answers, allowing students to skip questions with no harm or benefit.

Another key difference between the two tests is their approach to the math sections. Both tests include arithmetic, geometry, algebra and algebra two. The ACT, however, also includes trigonometry. This doesn’t make the ACT math inherently more difficult, just more comprehensive.

Aside from the differences in the math section, the tests also vary in their reporting of scores. The SAT is scored by section on a scale of 200-800. Adding up the point value of each section gives students a total score out of 2400. Essays are scored from 0-12 and influence the total score.

The ACT is scored by section as well. Each section is scored from 1-36 and section scores, except for the writing score are averaged to create a composite score also out of 36. The essay is also scored from 0-12 and does not affect the composite score.

According to the Princeton Review, admissions officers are more interested in a student’s composite ACT score but more heavily weigh individual section scores when looking at a student’s SAT score.

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Students Perform at Winter Concert

On December 18th, members of the High School Chorus, Band, and Sound Waves performed at the annual Winter Concert. Students sang and played pieces they have been practicing throughout the year.

The High School Chorus, directed by Donna O’Neil, sang first at the Winter Concert. They were accompanied by pianist Betsey Vicksell. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The High School Chorus, directed by Donna O’Neil, sang first at the Winter Concert. They were accompanied by pianist Betsey Vicksell. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The 31 member chorus performed from a selection of 4 songs. They sang Ose Shalom, Candlelight Carol, Carol of the Bells, and Dashing Through the Snow. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The 31 member chorus performed from a selection of 4 songs. They sang Ose Shalom, Candlelight Carol, Carol of the Bells, and Dashing Through the Snow. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The a cappella group SoundWaves performed five songs for the audience. They began with No Rain by Blind Melon, followed by That Lonesome Road by James Taylor. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The a cappella group SoundWaves performed five songs for the audience. They began with No Rain by Blind Melon, followed by That Lonesome Road by James Taylor. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The SoundWaves performed upbeat holiday music including The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. The group consists of sixteen members from all grades. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The SoundWaves performed upbeat holiday music including The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. The group consists of sixteen members from all grades. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Two members of the SoundWaves, Sara Rhuda and Tucker Evans, have been accepted to this year’s Northeast Senior Districts Music Festival. Both members also received recommendations to audition in January at the All-State Music Festival. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Two members of the SoundWaves, Sara Rhuda and Tucker Evans, have been accepted to this year’s Northeast Senior Districts Music Festival. Both members also received recommendations to audition in January at the All-State Music Festival. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Joshua Ward sings his solo in the SoundWaves performance Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire. The song is by Mel Torme and Bob Wells. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Joshua Ward sings his solo in the SoundWaves performance Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire. The song is by Mel Torme and Bob Wells. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Band Director Joseph Sokol introduces the High School Band for his final Winter Concert. He will be retiring at the end of the year. He started the night off conducting The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Band Director Joseph Sokol introduces the High School Band for his final Winter Concert. He will be retiring at the end of the year. He started the night off conducting The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The band performs their second song Christmas Carol March by Nicholas Forte. Students have been practicing these songs since the beginning of November. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The band performs their second song Christmas Carol March by Nicholas Forte. Students have been practicing these songs since the beginning of November. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Junior Molly Lynch plays along to Theme From New York, New York arranged by John Edmondson. Lynch is one of the 5 members who play the Alto Saxophone I. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Molly Lynch plays along to Theme From New York, New York arranged by John Edmondson. Lynch is one of the 5 members who play the Alto Saxophone I. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Students Perform for Seniors at holiday Luncheon

On Saturday, December 14th, the High School Band, Chorus, and Sound Waves performed for nearly 70 local senior citizens. The annual Senior Citizen Holiday Luncheon was coordinated by MERHS in conjunction with the Council of Aging from Manchester and Essex. Members of Student Council served butternut squash soup and a turkey dinner to the seniors accompanied by apple cider. The Band performed various songs including the Christmas Carol March and Sounds of the Season. Meanwhile, the Sound Waves sang Frosty the Snowman and Jingle Bells while the senior citizens ate their meals.

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Students Glaze Clay Plates

7th grade students near completion with their first ceramic project of the year. They made clay plates with mythological sea creatures serving as the focal point of the design in art teacher Tamera Burns’ class.

Burns helps students decide on the two colors they want for their clay plates. She tells students to dip the plates in the buckets quickly, submerging only half of the plate. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Burns helps students decide on the two colors they want for their clay plates. She tells students to dip the plates in the buckets quickly, submerging only half of the plate. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The students designed their clay pieces after mythological sea creatures. Two plates dry on the table after being dip-dyed.  The class has been collectively working on this assignment for a couple months. Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The students designed their clay pieces after mythological sea creatures. Two plates dry on the table after being dip-glazed. The class has been collectively working on this assignment for a couple months. Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The 7th graders had the option of choosing a maximum of two colors to die their clay pieces. Popular color choices included opal and mottled blue. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The 7th graders had the option of choosing a maximum of two colors to glaze their clay pieces. Popular color choices included opal and mottled blue. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Prior to the dip-dying stage for the clay, Burns presented the class with a power point presentation about water mythology. This inspired the students on how they should design their sea creatures. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Prior to the glazing stage for the clay, Burns presented the class with a power point presentation about water mythology. This inspired the students on how they should design their sea creatures. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Art teacher Tamera Burns helps 7th grade students dye their clay plates. This was the students first time handling clay and completing their first assignment. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Art teacher Tamera Burns helps 7th grade students glaze their clay plates. This was the students first time handling clay and completing their first assignment. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Faculty Competes in Volleyball Tournament

On November 13th, the faculty and staff for the Manchester-Essex School District came together to compete in several volleyball matches. This is the second year that this team bonding activity has been held.

 

Art teacher Tamera Burns volleys the ball to team Holly’s Got It. The team, Holly’s Got It, was announced to have best team name at the end of the night since they had actual t-shirts made for the event. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Art teacher Tamera Burns volleys the ball to team Holly’s Got It. The team, Holly’s Got It, was announced to have best team name at the end of the night since they had actual t-shirts made for the event. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Teams warm up before the tournament begins by volleying the ball over the net. Over fifty staff members signed up to compete in this event. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Team, That’s What She Set, stretches before the volleyball matches begin. Many teams wanted to achieve victory at the 2nd annual volleyball match after being defeated last year. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Green Team Director Eric Magers slams the ball across the net to Team 2. At the end of the night, no team was crowned the winner because nobody was keeping score. This way, each team had their own bragging rights. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Green Team Director Eric Magers slams the ball across the net to Team 2. At the end of the night, no team was crowned the winner because nobody was keeping score. This way, each team had their own bragging rights. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The team who won the best name, Holly’s Got It, came together in a group to discuss a game plan. Teams had such a fun time at the volleyball tournament that curriculum director Scott Morrison plans on creating a floor hockey tournament as well. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The team who won the best name, Holly’s Got It, came together in a group to discuss a game plan. Teams had such a fun time at the volleyball tournament that curriculum director Scott Morrison plans on creating a floor hockey tournament as well. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Scott Morrison organized the volleyball event for the faculty. He reads off the list of seven teams competing against one another for the night. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Scott Morrison organized the volleyball event for the faculty. He reads off the list of seven teams competing against one another for the night. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Memorial school head custodian Mike Mullarkey talks with Eric Magers before the beginning of the first match. Mullarkey’s team pulled through with best team spirit at the end of the night for their comical use for their arms, legs, and feet when returning volleys. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Memorial school head custodian Mike Mullarkey talks with Eric Magers before the beginning of the first match. Mullarkey’s team pulled through with best team spirit at the end of the night for their comical use for their arms, legs, and feet when returning volleys. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After the hour and a half long tournament, all teams left a winner. Morrison plans on directing more faculty associated events in the future after this successful 2014 volleyball match. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After the hour and a half long tournament, all teams left a winner. Morrison plans on directing more faculty associated events in the future after this successful 2014 volleyball match. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Teams warm up before the tournament begins by volleying the ball over the net. Over fifty staff members signed up to compete in this event. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Students Learn to Shoot Bows and Arrows

Over the course of two days, Tom Durfee taught his 6th and 7th grade PE students to shoot bows and arrows. The students quickly mastered the many techniques of archery.

 

Five targets were set up in the gym for students to shoot on in class. It was only during the second day of practice that the 8th grade students were allowed to aim and shoot on the targets from the half court line. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Five targets were set up in the gym for students to shoot on in class. It was only during the second day of practice that the 8th grade students were allowed to aim and shoot on the targets from the half court line. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The first day of practice, Durfee had students use a white rope to learn the proper shooting stance in archery. Durfee wanted the students to be well prepared before holding a bow and arrow for safety. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The first day of practice, Durfee had students use a white rope to learn the proper shooting stance in archery. Durfee wanted the students to be well prepared before holding a bow and arrow for safety. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
For the second half of the first lesson, Durfee tells students the importance of relaxing your shoulders while holding a bow. He highlights that before you shoot, you should keep your shoulders slightly bent for better aim. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
For the second half of the first lesson, Durfee tells students the importance of relaxing your shoulders while holding a bow. He highlights that before you shoot, you should keep your shoulders slightly bent for better aim. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee gives 8th grade student Julia Kaper helpful tips for hitting the target. He explains that to have an effective shot, shooters arms must be parallel to the ground. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee gives 8th grade student Julia Kaper helpful tips for hitting the target. He explains that to have an effective shot, shooters arms must be parallel to the ground. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
On the second day of the PE bow and arrow unit, students were able to use the set of bows to shoot on one of the five targets. Durfee observes each student individually, reminding them of the techniques they had learned in the previous class. One of the tips he tells students is to keep your bow hand opposite of the draw hand. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
On the second day of the PE bow and arrow unit, students were able to use the set of bows to shoot on one of the five targets. Durfee observes each student individually, reminding them of the techniques they had learned in the previous class. One of the tips he tells students is to keep your bow hand opposite of the draw hand. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee shows sixth grader Lydia Shaw how to use a bow and arrow. Shaw then shoots and tries to hit the bulls eye. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee shows sixth grader Lydia Shaw how to use a bow and arrow. Shaw then shoots and tries to hit the bulls eye. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The students would wait until Durfee gave the okay to get their arrows. Durfee showed the students the safe way to take the arrow out of the target. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The students would wait until Durfee gave the okay to get their arrows. Durfee showed the students the safe way to take the arrow out of the target. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
A sixth grader places all six arrows into her arrow bucket. The students had to carry the arrows with the point down  so, they would not hurt themselves. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
A sixth grader places all six arrows into her arrow bucket. The students had to carry the arrows with the point down so, they would not hurt themselves. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee shows the sixth graders how to take the arrows out of the target. The students had to wait until Durfee blew the whistle for the okay to get the arrows. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee shows the sixth graders how to take the arrows out of the target. The students had to wait until Durfee blew the whistle for the okay to get the arrows. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

The students had a choice to choose from many different colored bows. When the students finished shooting  six arrows they would then hang their bow. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The students had a choice to choose from many different colored bows. When the students finished shooting six arrows they would then hang their bow. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Global Issues Class Informs Students about Malaria

On Wednesday November 5th, Global Issues teacher James Wallimann and some of his students provided a presentation to educate the high school on this year’s topic of Malaria. Each year in the students in Global Issues choose a worldwide dilemma to provide a donation to. The money for the donation will come from a series of fundraisers and events run by the class over the course of the year.

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At the beginning of the presentation, senior Steven Ascolillo asked a volunteer in the audience to start a stopwatch to see how long the presentation would take. Once the PowerPoint was finished, the final time was translated into how many people had died from malaria because a person dies every minute from malaria. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Senior Marissa Tiberii shows a map of how high the risk of malaria is throughout the world. The highest concentration of malaria is located in the dark red areas like Africa and South east Asia, while the risk is much lower in the gray areas like the United States and Russia. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Outside of the auditorium, there is a bulletin board of the upcoming events the global issues class is hosting to raise money to give to the Malaria No More fund. Malaria No More has a subgroup called Power of One in which one dollar is equal to one treatment that saves one life. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Ascolillo shares some of the treatments and prevention actions people in places like Africa can take for a small amount of money. For people suffering from malaria in these places, there is medication offered but so many people cannot afford the trip to the doctors. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Along with treatment, there are many inexpensive routes to take in preventing malaria. The most popular is the mosquito net which can help prevent malaria for up to five years and can protect from mosquito bites while sleeping. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Several history classes intently listen to junior Chelsea Rose as she explains the actions other people from around the world have taken. Private companies have donated money to the cause of malaria along with many student bodies around the globe. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

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SHTA Club Runs Third Meeting

The Students for the Humane Treatment of Animals Club met after school on Monday November 3rd to briefly discuss future meetings and volunteer service opportunities for members. The club put together several newspaper drive boxes.

 

   Leader of Students for the Humane Treatment of Animals Club, junior Erin Carlson, held her third meeting with club members on Monday, November 3rd. The group began one of their first projects to aid shelters in the Cape Ann area. Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Leader of Students for the Humane Treatment of Animals Club, junior Erin Carlson, held her third meeting with club members on Monday, November 3rd. The group began one of their first projects to aid shelters in the Cape Ann area. Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Juniors Courtney Feuerbach and Sara Stanton tape together cardboard boxes to serve as bins for the organized newspaper drive that the club will be giving to shelters.  Newspaper will be collected in these bins and then shredded. Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Juniors Courtney Feuerbach and Sara Stanton tape together cardboard boxes to serve as bins for the organized newspaper drive that the club will be giving to shelters. Newspaper will be collected in these bins and then shredded. Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students of all grades take part in the SHTA club, and have an admiration towards making kind gestures to help animals in need. The next scheduled club for the meeting has been announced to be the 17th of November. Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students of all grades take part in the SHTA club, and have an admiration towards making kind gestures to help animals in need. The next scheduled club for the meeting has been announced to be the 17th of November. Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Using limited supplies, group members had markers and vibrant, colored paper to decorate the boxes. At the end of the 45 minutes meeting, ten boxes were made for the shelters. Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Using limited supplies, group members had markers and vibrant, colored paper to decorate the boxes. At the end of the 45 minutes meeting, ten boxes were made for the shelters. Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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AP Government Runs Mock Election

During the last week of October and heading into November, the AP Government class, led by history Jen Coleman, has been encouraging students to take part in a school-run mock election. Posters and signs have been hung on the walls of all floors informing the students about the candidates. The mock election took place throughout the day on November 3rd. The election results in our school Charlie Baker won for governor, Seth Moulton for US representative, and the bottle bill tied.

Junior Mara Franklin takes part in organizing students for the voting process of the mock election. She records the names of high school students who want to fill out a ballot.  Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Mara Franklin takes part in organizing students for the voting process of the mock election. She records the names of high school students who want to fill out a ballot. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Half-sheet ballots are given to students of all classes in the high school who signed up to vote. Junior Olivia Tyler takes a few minutes between lunches to complete the form. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Half-sheet ballots are given to students of all classes in the high school who signed up to vote. Junior Olivia Tyler takes a few minutes between lunches to complete the form. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
During third lunch, junior students Kelly Finnerty and Charlotte Freed listen to the AP Government students regarding the mock election. The elections ran prior to the first bell of the school day and during all three lunches. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
During third lunch, junior students Kelly Finnerty and Charlotte Freed listen to the AP Government students regarding the mock election. The elections ran prior to the first bell of the school day and during all three lunches. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The AP government students, acting as election officials, help sophomore voter Robert Carter at the check in located in Jennifer Coleman’s classroom. All high school students were encouraged to vote and the officials kept a census of how many students voted from each class came to vote. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The AP government students, acting as election officials, help sophomore voter Robert Carter at the check in located in Jennifer Coleman’s classroom. All high school students were encouraged to vote and the officials kept a census of how many students voted from each class came to vote. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
On the first floor hallway and outside of AP government teacher Jennifer Coleman’s room, were signs directing voters to the election room. Once the voters arrived at the classroom, they were assisted by the AP students who gave them the details for voting. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
On the first floor hallway and outside of AP government teacher Jennifer Coleman’s room, were signs directing voters to the election room. Once the voters arrived at the classroom, they were assisted by the AP students who gave them the details for voting. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After receiving the ballot, students could pick from a series of voting booths placed around the room. At their booth, voters had the option to decide between Charlie Baker or Martha Coakley for governor and Seth Moulton or Richard Tisei for congress. They also got to choose to vote in favor of the bottle bill or against it. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After receiving the ballot, students could pick from a series of voting booths placed around the room. At their booth, voters had the option to decide between Charlie Baker or Martha Coakley for governor and Seth Moulton or Richard Tisei for congress. They also got to choose to vote in favor of the bottle bill or against it. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior election official Troy Ciarametaro watches over the ballot boxes as sophomore Amber Pare places her votes in the box. Ciarametaro was in charge of the ballot box and handing out voting stickers to all the voters to show the appreciation for all that voted. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior election official Troy Ciarametaro watches over the ballot boxes as sophomore Amber Pare places her votes in the box. Ciarametaro was in charge of the ballot box and handing out voting stickers to all the voters to show the appreciation for all that voted. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

In the week leading up to the election, students involved in the mock election put up posters and pictures to get support for their candidate as well as spread the pros and cons of the bottle bill. A yes vote on the bottle bill will increase the money received when recycling a bottle but it will also drive up the bottle price the same amount.  Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In the week leading up to the election, students involved in the mock election put up posters and pictures to get support for their candidate as well as spread the pros and cons of the bottle bill. A yes vote on the bottle bill will increase the money received when recycling a bottle but it will also drive up the bottle price the same amount. Credit: Kara Hersey for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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UPCOMING EVENT: Rachel’s Challenge comes to MERMHS Sept 22

 

On Monday, September 22, Manchester-Essex Regional Middle and High Schools will participate in the Rachel’s Challenge program. This nationally-renowned organization works with elementary, middle and high schools across the country to promote their anti-bullying mission: Building a chain of kindness.

Middle School students will have an all-school assembly at 8am; High School students will have an all-school assembly at 9:30am.

In the afternoon, student leaders will work with the organization to be trained in sustaining a chain of kindness. Ultimately,
there will be a follow up H Block on Wednesday, 9/24 to continue our work in this area.

 

Please note: there is a parent/guardian workshop planned for Monday, 9/22 at 7:00pm in the
MERMHS Auditorium. It is free of charge and open to the public.
A huge thank you goes out to Spaulding Education Fund and our PTO, Parents of Manchester- Essex Middle School for their funding of this important program. Without their support, we would not have been able to bring this program to MERMHS

 

 

 

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