Middle School Students Observe Shakespeare’s Hamlet

This performance done by Shakespeare & Company is a well-known play that is preformed yearly around this time. Shakespeare & Company is located in Lenox, Massachusetts and every year thousands of students participate in these performances.  Middle school students were invited to the auditorium to watch Hamlet to then discuss their thoughts on the play.

Shakespeare & Co. has their costume rack backstage ready so the cast can quickly change. Throughout the play cast members made quick changes to get ready for the next scene. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Shakespeare & Co. has their costume rack backstage ready so the cast can quickly change. Throughout the play cast members made quick changes to get ready for the next scene. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wife of Hamlet steps out on stage expressing her worry for her husband. Students said this played with their emotions and increased the suspense in the play.  Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wife of Hamlet steps out on stage expressing her worry for her husband. Students said this played with their emotions and increased the suspense in the play. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
All of the middle school students sit quietly in the auditorium seats watching the play. Shakespeare & Company usually preforms for most underclassmen or elementary students but also can preform for any age. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
All of the middle school students sit quietly in the auditorium seats watching the play. Shakespeare & Company usually preforms for most underclassmen or elementary students but also can preform for any age. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Shakespeare & Co. displays their set from Hamlet. This Company is well known for their set design and reviewers say their elaborate set design and music creates a well-rounded performance. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Shakespeare & Co. displays their set from Hamlet. This Company is well known for their set design and reviewers say their elaborate set design and music creates a well-rounded performance. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Middle school students enter the cafeteria during F block to view the play. Many 6th 7th and 8th grade students said they enjoyed the suspense and plot of Hamlet. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Middle school students enter the cafeteria during F block to view the play. Many 6th 7th and 8th grade students said they enjoyed the suspense and plot of Hamlet. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In scene four of the play Hamlet, characters Prince Hamlet and Horatio are having a fight with swords. Shakespeare and company has been around for over 10 years. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In scene four of the play Hamlet, characters Prince Hamlet and Horatio are having a fight with swords. Shakespeare and company has been around for over 10 years. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The creature in the play came out of a mysterious door and scared many in the audience. The character had a voice auditor therefore greatening the dramatic effect. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The creature in the play came out of a mysterious door and scared many in the audience. The character had a voice auditor therefore greatening the dramatic effect. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Hamlet enters the stage sharing a dialogue with the strange creature. During this scene the audience was taken by surprise by the volume of the characters voices. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Hamlet enters the stage sharing a dialogue with the strange creature. During this scene the audience was taken by surprise by the volume of the characters voices. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Bertucci’s Night raises money for Global Issues

The Global Issues class hosted a dinner at Bertucci’s Restaurant, in Beverly. It was a fundraiser for Malaria eradication. 15% of what was spent on dinner was donated to “Malaria No More”.

Sophomore Jack Colpoy’s and Wolf Hahn sit next to each other for dinner. To prevent Malaria, Malaria No More gathers money to buy nets. The nets go to children’s homes and hospitals for prevention of the disease. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jack Colpoy’s and Wolf Hahn sit next to each other for dinner. To prevent Malaria, Malaria No More gathers money to buy nets. The nets go to children’s homes and hospitals for prevention of the disease. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Wolf Hahn and Jack Garvey are enjoying their pizza! Malaria No More diagnosis children with this disease and treats it. The treatment costs 1 dollar and treats a child in 1 to 3 days.  Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Wolf Hahn and Jack Garvey are enjoying their pizza! Malaria No More diagnosis children with this disease and treats it. The treatment costs 1 dollar and treats a child in 1 to 3 days. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Right before the food came out; the boys passed plates around the table to get ready for pizza. Malaria is in the top 3 killers of children worldwide! Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Right before the food came out; the boys passed plates around the table to get ready for pizza. Malaria is in the top 3 killers of children worldwide! Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Most of the baseball team attended this fundraiser. The boys gathered around their table and waited patiently for their food to be served. The total cost of their meal was 375 dollars. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Most of the baseball team attended this fundraiser. The boys gathered around their table and waited patiently for their food to be served. The total cost of their meal was 375 dollars. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Robbie Sarmanian, Cosmo Pallazola, Mitch Paccone, with their 8th grade friend Ryan Garlitz got a ton of pizza’s. This was to support the “Malaria No More”. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Robbie Sarmanian, Cosmo Pallazola, Mitch Paccone, with their 8th grade friend Ryan Garlitz got a ton of pizza’s. This was to support the “Malaria No More”. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

Seniors Brett Williams and Teddy Economo were sitting on the benches waiting for the rest of their team to be finished. For most of the night they were welcoming students from Manchester Essex into the restaurant. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Brett Williams and Teddy Economo were sitting on the benches waiting for the rest of their team to be finished. For most of the night they were welcoming students from Manchester Essex into the restaurant. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Eighth grader Ryan Garlitz went to dinner with his 9th grade friends. Scientists and organizations are currently in the process of creating a vaccine for Malaria to help stop it! Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Eighth grader Ryan Garlitz went to dinner with his 9th grade friends. Scientists and organizations are currently in the process of creating a vaccine for Malaria to help stop it! Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Every 60 seconds a child dies from Malaria. Junior Isabella Repucci looks at the Bertucci’s menu to see what she wants to buy as a contribution to this fundraiser. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Every 60 seconds a child dies from Malaria. Junior Isabella Repucci looks at the Bertucci’s menu to see what she wants to buy as a contribution to this fundraiser. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Ceramics class differentiates projects

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.

Junior Paige Lafferty is making a pot and smoothening out the sides of it. This process is to attach the base and sides of the pot, as well as smoothening it. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Paige Lafferty is making a pot and smoothening out the sides of it. This process is to attach the base and sides of the pot, as well as smoothening it. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Cassandra Gonser is using a fettling knife to cut into her block she is making. This tool is not the easiest tool to use to cut through clay, the exacto knife is. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Cassandra Gonser is using a fettling knife to cut into her block she is making. This tool is not the easiest tool to use to cut through clay, the exacto knife is. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students used slabs to create a box. They stick it under a roller to then create an even piece of clay. When putting together the sides of the box, the artist needs to score and, use magic water, and that will form a corner. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students used slabs to create a box. They stick it under a roller to then create an even piece of clay. When putting together the sides of the box, the artist needs to score and, use magic water, and that will form a corner. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Ethan Andersen is doing a critique. All students do this every Friday to give other classmates some critical advice on their artwork. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Ethan Andersen is doing a critique. All students do this every Friday to give other classmates some critical advice on their artwork. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In ceramics some sculptures can either have texture, or be simple. This box is simple, but its minimalism is aesthetically pleasing. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In ceramics some sculptures can either have texture, or be simple. This box is simple, but its minimalism is aesthetically pleasing. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Caisi Calandra is using a rib to smoothen the base of her clay. The tool mainly removes any bumps that your clay could have. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Caisi Calandra is using a rib to smoothen the base of her clay. The tool mainly removes any bumps that your clay could have. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Madelyn Mulry is working on her piece. In ceramics, when clay is leather hard, tools are used to shave the bottom to smoothen your piece and make a foot. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Madelyn Mulry is working on her piece. In ceramics, when clay is leather hard, tools are used to shave the bottom to smoothen your piece and make a foot. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Mariah Litka has her work critiqued. When the class critiques they make judgments on artwork as well. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Mariah Litka has her work critiqued. When the class critiques they make judgments on artwork as well. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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8th Grade gym class learns yoga

Physical education teacher Kathleen Pizzello taught her 8th grade class how to do various yoga poses. This is Pizzello’s first year teaching at Manchester Essex

0053: PE teacher Kathleen Pizzello explains the schedule for the gym class. As asked, the students grab yoga mats and set them up on the gym floor. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0053: PE teacher Kathleen Pizzello explains the schedule for the gym class. As asked, the students grab yoga mats and set them up on the gym floor. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0062: Students Nico, Seamus , and Colton Tosi go to the storage room to get their materials needed for yoga. The boys lined up in the storage room to quickly pick out their mat. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0062: Students Nico, Seamus , and Colton Tosi go to the storage room to get their materials needed for yoga. The boys lined up in the storage room to quickly pick out their mat. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0064: Girls Lily Pulver, Drew Charlton, Annie Martin, and Anna Bonaccorso place their mats on the floor. The girls followed directions and lined their mats up behind the boys. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia
0064: Girls Lily Pulver, Drew Charlton, Annie Martin, and Anna Bonaccorso place their mats on the floor. The girls followed directions and lined their mats up behind the boys. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia
0069- 8th grade boys intently listen to Pizzelo talk about how to begin the very first yoga pose. Students began stretching and then moved to more difficult positions. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0069- 8th grade boys intently listen to Pizzelo talk about how to begin the very first yoga pose. Students began stretching and then moved to more difficult positions. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0072: Girls start off balancing there energy by breathing relaxing, and this physical exercise to calm down. Students did many activities like this to find their inner Zen. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0072: Girls start off balancing there energy by breathing relaxing, and this physical exercise to calm down. Students did many activities like this to find their inner Zen. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0077: 8th grade girls complete their workout with the final stretch. Students said, “this was the most relaxing part of the day”. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0077: 8th grade girls complete their workout with the final stretch. Students said, “this was the most relaxing part of the day”. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0079: Student Colton Tosi takes a break after a difficult yoga pose. Even though it was troubling for some, boys said that they enjoyed this experience. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0079: Student Colton Tosi takes a break after a difficult yoga pose. Even though it was troubling for some, boys said that they enjoyed this experience. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0086: Boys master the chewabra pose. Many had trouble balancing but eventually found stability. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0086: Boys master the chewabra pose. Many had trouble balancing but eventually found stability. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

8580: Girls cool down with a meditation routine. The students were taught to slowly breathe in and out to help find their inner peace. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
8580: Girls cool down with a meditation routine. The students were taught to slowly breathe in and out to help find their inner peace. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Girls Basketball Beats Brighton in First Round of Playoffs

Tuesday February, 24 Manchester Essex girls’ basketball defeated Brighton in the first round of playoffs. Coach Lauren Dubois helped bring these girls to victory. The final score of the game with a great win from the Hornets was 67-19. The girls moved on to the next round against Bishop Fenwick but lost 47-52 in a very close game.

Each team has to stand together before the game begins to cheer on the other team as Athletic Director Kelly Porcaro calls out the starters. Hornets stand linking arms pumping each other up before their big game. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Each team has to stand together before the game begins to cheer on the other team as Athletic Director Kelly Porcaro calls out the starters. Hornets stand linking arms pumping each other up before their big game. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The game begins with the group huddle. The girls cheer before the game begins. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The game begins with the group huddle. The girls cheer before the game begins. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior guard Fraley Morton throws the ball inbounds after being scored on by Brighton. Morton is one of the lead scorers on the team. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior guard Fraley Morton throws the ball inbounds after being scored on by Brighton. Morton is one of the lead scorers on the team. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wrestling for the ball, senior Eliza Logue and junior Sabrina Pallazola try to gain possession of the ball after it being set loose on the ground. Brighton players also fight for it. Manchester Essex  got the ball. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wrestling for the ball, senior Eliza Logue and junior Sabrina Pallazola try to gain possession of the ball after it being set loose on the ground. Brighton players also fight for it. Manchester Essex got the ball. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
During warm up, Manchester Essex Hornets practice drills and plays before the game. Defensive players practice their blocking and the offensive players practice their shots under pressure. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
During warm up, Manchester Essex Hornets practice drills and plays before the game. Defensive players practice their blocking and the offensive players practice their shots under pressure. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Fans pile into the gymnasium wearing the Hornet’s colors, green and white. Senior Aisling Batchelder wears white from head to toe as does junior Bella Mastendino. White paint covered fans faces as they represented the hornets during their ‘white out’ game. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Fans pile into the gymnasium wearing the Hornet’s colors, green and white. Senior Aisling Batchelder wears white from head to toe as does junior Bella Mastendino. White paint covered fans faces as they represented the hornets during their ‘white out’ game. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior starters Sabrina Pallazola and Kara Hersey practice dribbling drills. Pallazola is the center forward for the Hornets; Hersey is another forward for the team. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior starters Sabrina Pallazola and Kara Hersey practice dribbling drills. Pallazola is the center forward for the Hornets; Hersey is another forward for the team. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
 Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Pallazola with the tip off, the Hornets prepare themselves for a tough battle against Brghiton Public High School. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Pallazola with the tip off, the Hornets prepare themselves for a tough battle against Brghiton Public High School. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Brighton wins the tip off but soon after Manchester Essex receives the ball because it was thrown out of bounds. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Brighton wins the tip off but soon after Manchester Essex receives the ball because it was thrown out of bounds. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Sydney Christopher shoots and scores a three pointer against a defender. Christopher is one of the leading scorers in the Cape Ann League.  Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Sydney Christopher shoots and scores a three pointer against a defender. Christopher is one of the leading scorers in the Cape Ann League.
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Senior Phebe Biggar carries the ball down the court. Biggar then scores on a lay-up.  Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Phebe Biggar carries the ball down the court. Biggar then scores on a lay-up. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
 Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Biggar and Hersey double team a Brighton player. Holding their arms in the air the players try to distract the offensive player by yelling and trying to knock the ball out of her hands without illegal touching. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Biggar and Hersey double team a Brighton player. Holding their arms in the air the players try to distract the offensive player by yelling and trying to knock the ball out of her hands without illegal touching. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coach Lauren Dubois speaks to players from the side of the court.  Dubois has been coaching for many years at Manchester Essex and has brought the girls basketball team to victory several times. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coach Lauren Dubois speaks to players from the side of the court. Dubois has been coaching for many years at Manchester Essex and has brought the girls basketball team to victory several times. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
 Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
 Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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During free throws, the crowd puts their hands in the air and shakes their fingers sending luck to the shooter. Spirit fingers are a tradition in basketball. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
During free throws, the crowd puts their hands in the air and shakes their fingers sending luck to the shooter. Spirit fingers are a tradition in basketball. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The fans cheer on the players and travel to all their away games. There was not a large turnout of fans, but their cheering for the girls made it as if the whole gymnasium was full. There is a lot of support to both the girls and boys teams at Manchester Essex. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The fans cheer on the players and travel to all their away games. There was not a large turnout of fans, but their cheering for the girls made it as if the whole gymnasium was full. There is a lot of support to both the girls and boys teams at Manchester Essex. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
 Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Ainsley McLaughlin passes the ball to junior  Molly Lynch who then carries the ball for an assist. The assist was shot by sophomore Courtney Holley Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Ainsley McLaughlin passes the ball to junior Molly Lynch who then carries the ball for an assist. The assist was shot by sophomore Courtney Holley Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

enior fans Aisling Batchelder and Emily Moore support the senior players on the team by holding up blown up faces of Biggar, Morton, and Logue.  Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
enior fans Aisling Batchelder and Emily Moore support the senior players on the team by holding up blown up faces of Biggar, Morton, and Logue.
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