Former Boston mayor gives Memorial Day speech to MS/HS

Both the middle and high school gathered together on Friday, May 27, before the three day weekend including Memorial Day. The assembly was in the gym and included performances from the high school band, chorus, and Sound Waves. The Memorial Day address was a special appearance from the former mayor of Boston, Ray Flynn.

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7th Grade uses microscopes to explore plant cells

Science teacher Paul Pennoyer’s seventh grade class is currently studying cell structure. The students used microscopes to examine plant cells and inch-worms up close. The microscopes allowed the students to see the chlorophyll in the plant cells and experience first hand what they have been studying in their text books.  

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Cardmaking club creates Mothers’ Day cards

The card making club meets every few weeks to make cards for events. The club is run by eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler […]

The card making club meets every few weeks to make cards for events. The club is run by eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler. There are many available resources to make cards with during the club. This after school activity takes place five times a year.

Middle school activities involve a mixture of all middle school students and the teachers which causes teachers and students to become more familiar with each other. Teachers start activities depending on their personal preference and skills. 

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VIDEO: Manchester Essex Varsity Sailing team

The Manchester Essex Varsity Sailing team has had a strong season so far.  The team practices every day, except for Sunday, from three to seven which helps in their success.  The team is ferried to the boating dock where they rig up and head out into outer Manchester Harbor for practice. Thesailing teamuses the summer sailing 420 boats that belong to the Manchester Sailing Association. The MSA lets the sailing team borrow the boats for the spring season.

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VIDEO: Class of 2014 visits Middleton Jail

Each year the freshmen visit the Essex County Correctional Facility to learn about the consequences of bad decisions. In the past, seniors would visit the jail, but the school administration decided that it would be more beneficial for students to go at a younger age.

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Multitude of speakers present during International Week

A few weeks ago, the foreign language department put together International Week, where several different speakers came to present to students about different countries and their experiences in these interesting nations. During their foreign language classes, students were able to listen to these presenters in the auditorium or in classrooms.

A few weeks ago, the foreign language department put together International Week, where several different speakers came to present to students about different countries and their experiences in these interesting nations. During their foreign language classes, students were able to listen to these presenters in the auditorium or in classrooms.

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Robotics team builds robot for FIRST competition

The Manchester Essex Regional High School robotics team, FIRST Team 2084 RobotsByTheC, is building a robot to compete in the FIRST robotics competition, an international competition between schools across the world as far ranging as Brazil and Israel […]

                The Manchester Essex Regional High School robotics team, FIRST Team 2084 RobotsByTheC, is building a robot to compete in the FIRST robotics competition, an international competition between schools across the world as far ranging as Brazil and Israel. FIRST, founded in 1989, is an organization founded Dean Kamen (the guy that invented the Segway) to inspire young people to join the fields of science and engineering. RobotsByTheC has spent every day of the past six weeks going though the design process to build a robot.

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English students actively participate in studying ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

English teacher Elizabeth Edgerton instructs her freshmen students how they will play the roles of four different soldiers from the book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.

English teacher Elizabeth Edgerton instructs her freshmen students how they will play the roles of four different soldiers from the book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. The students posted paper helmets on the bulletin board, or in this case the World War I trench, to represent their military company. To advance their company to the next trench or section of the board, the students must pass quizzes on chapters they read from their All Quiet on the Western Front books.

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Honors physics students participate in pulley lab

Students in the lab worked in groups to find the mechanical advantage of the pulleys that they assembled. Students in the lab had to measure the distance of the pulley rope pulled in order to solve certain problems in the lab.

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Green Team hosts ‘Zero Waste Challenge Day’

The Green Team held a Zero Waste Challenge Day on Feb. 17. Students were given resusable bags to put their trash into during the day. The goal of the challenge was to throw away as little as possible and try to recycle more waste.

The Green Team held a Zero Waste Challenge Day on Feb. 17. Students were given resusable bags to put their trash into during the day. The goal of the challenge was to throw away as little as possible and try to recycle more waste.

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