GALLERY: Seniors dress up for Halloween

This Halloween, Manchester Essex Regional High School students dressed up in festive costumes for the school day.  An annual tradition, the Class of 2014 dressed in a variety of different costumes.

 

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Middle and High School Principal Candidates visit MERSD

Six principal candidates visited Manchester Essex Middle and High School on February 27th, 28th and March 1st. Each candidate met with  administration, teachers, and also a  few students during lunch to get a feel of the environment at the school.

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Gallery: Spirit Week – Tuesday Twins

Fall Spirit Week started with a twins themed day.

 

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VIDEO: Highlights from the Winter Band & Chorus concert

On December 15th, The MERHS Band, Percussion Ensemble, Chorus, and Sound Waves performed their winter concert. The National Art Honor Society had their induction ceremony as well.

CHORUS

Light the Candles of Freedom…………………………………….J.. Wilde

Noel/ Pachelbel’s Canon…………Trad. English Carol, Arr., M. Clawson.  Ian Gillis, violin

Edelweiss…………………………………..R.Rogers and O. Hammerstein

Jingle Bells………………………………………………………………………..J. Pierpont

SOUNDWAVES

True Colors………………………………………B. Steinberg and T. Kelly

The Turtle Dove………………………   English folk song, Arr., M. Price

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For…………………………………….U2

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…………………..E.Pola and G. Wyle

National Art Honor Society Induction Ceremony

 

BAND

The Star Spangled Banner………………………………Francis Scott Key,  Arr., John Kinyon

Wildfire………………………………………………………Jerry Williams  Concert March

Christmas Pops Medley……………………………….Arr., John Tatgenhorst

Merry Bells of Christmas (Ukranian Carol)……………..Arr., Andrew Balent

Percussion Ensemble features:

Holiday for Drums……………………………………..Elliot A. DelBorgo

Viva Percussion………………………………………William J. Schinstine

 

Christmas Carol March………………………………..Arr., Nicholas Forte

Feliz Navidad………………………………………………..Jose Feliciano

 

Chorus    Donna O’Neill, Director 

Deborah Boling, Accompanist

Laurel Barrie

Louisa Behnke

Evanthia Boling

Julia Breau

Ellen Burgess

Anya Ciarametaro

Leanne Ciccone*

Devin Congdon

Sofia Del Valle

Lindsey Duff*

Katerina Eichenberger

Dylan Estes

Lila Etter

Tucker Evans*

Allie Freed

Kathryn Furber

Olivia Frontiero

Courtney Geidt

Julia Geswell

Ian Gillis*

Ryan Grady

Jackson Haskell

Alexis Hemeon

Arianna Jackson

Nikolas Janowicz

Devin Kelley

Vanessa Kelley*

Morgan Kennedy

Aidan Lyons

Molly McCoy

Christiane Noriega

Joseph O’Neill

Hannah Parker

Savannah Repucci

Alexandra Rice

Lisa Shotwell

Emmett Snyder

Louisa Spofford

Molly Trumble

Alexandra Valenti*

Kristana Valenti

Elizabeth White

Caroline Wood

 

Soundwaves   Donna O’Neill, Director

Laurel Barrie

Ellen Burgess

Leanne Ciccone

Devin Congdon

Katerina Eichenberger

Dylan Estes

Tucker Evans

Allie Freed

Kathryn Furber

Ian Gillis

Devin Kelley

Morgan Kennedy

Savannah Repucci

Emmett Snyder

Caroline Wood

*/** 2011-2012 Northeast Senior Districts Music Festival

Congratulations to the following students for being accepted to this year’s NE Senior  Districts Music Festival!  Representing Manchester-Essex in the Festival Chorus will be Leanne Ciccone, Tucker Evans, Lindsey Duff, Vanessa Kelley, Ian Gillis and Alexandra Valenti. Representing Manchester-Essex in the Festival Jazz Band will be Sam White. Tucker Evans and Sam White were both given recommendations and will be auditioning for All-State at the end of January.

Band   Joseph Sokol,
Director

Flute

Molly Carlson

Riley McCarthy

Kurt Statz-Geary

Caroline Wood

Samantha Woodman

Oboe

Samantha Taylor

Clarinet

Benjamin Bichet

Emily Callahan

Alura Carbrey

Meghan Conway

Peter Cottingham

Madeline Dahlin

Liam Dingle

Eric Fossa

Devin Kelley

Alexander Lehar

Julie MacLeod

Molly McCoy

Julia Paccone

Andres Ramirez

Sarah Sergeant

Leah Thompson

Kelsey Trumble

Anna Tyler

Bass Clarinet

Ian Martin

Alto Saxomphone

Connor Booth

Alden Burnham

Jason Conrad

Jonathan Decker

Tyler Duda

Elizabeth Dulski

Rachel Gallagher

Coleman Hoff

Tatum Hosman

Gabriel Lambert

Liam Logue

Taylor Meek

Peter Morton

Erik Rajunas

Eliza Rohner

Amanda Ryan

Brittany Smith

Emmett Snyder

Natasha Statz- Geary

Alex Taliaferro

Alex Walder

Tenor Saxophone

Josh Brewster

Ellen Burgess

Chris Dente

Jacob Martz

Lucas Martz

Baritone Saxophone

Sean Halloran

Chris Wright

Trumpet

Steven Ascolillo

Joshua Christopher

Allyson Conway

Andrew Creighton

Ramsey King

Ely Koufman

Dylan McClure

Loyd Waites

Eric Wright

Trombone

Leanne Ciccone

Christian Dumont

Jeffery Durkin

Percussion

Devin Congdon

Dylan Crawford*

Noah Gilbert*

Nikolas Janowicz

Erik Keefe*

Brianna Malik*

Alex Shepard

Alex Thompson

Sebastian Wooding*

 Bass Keyboard

Calvin Lamothe

Bells

Alexis Hemeon

Joseph O’Neil

Savannah Repucci

Bass Guitar

Samuel White**

*Percussion Ensemble

 

Thank You Principal James Lee, Vice-Principal Paul Murphy, Facilities Manager Joseph Lucido Head Custodian Andy McCulvrey, faculty, and staff for their help and support.

We wish to offer our sincere appreciation to the parents and families of tonight’s performers.  Your support of music in our
schools makes such valuable experiences  possible for these students. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a happy healthy New Year.
Donna O’Neill and Joe Sokol

 

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Holocaust survivor speaks to middle school

Edgar Krasa, a 91 year old man who survived the Holocaust in Czechoslovakia, spoke to the middle school about his experiences.

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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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Spirit Week Gallery: Tuesday Twins!

Spring Spirit Week continued with students dressing as twins.

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Rachel Jones wins Gold Key for Senior Photography Porfolio

Senior Rachel Jones submitted 8 images and a written artist statement to the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards this year, and ended up winning a Gold Key for her images. They will go next to the National Level for consideration for further awards.

The questions that she was required to answer for her artist statement were:

  1. Why did you select the work you submitted for your Art/Photography Portfolio?
  2. How do you hope people will react when they look at your work?
  3. What role does art play in your life?

Her response was the following:

“My inspiration for my portfolio came from the photo of the little girl looking through barn doors. After taking this photo I thought of how I could incorporate the idea of “looking through things.” This is important to me because as a teenager, I am constantly discovering new things about myself by trying new things and essentially looking through new doors and new opportunities. The message I am trying to portray is that teenagers, high school students especially, are always discovering themselves and that trying new things and stepping out of your own skin is what can help you discover who you are. I hope that this message comes across in my photos through the use of shallow depth of field to show a foggy background through an in focus object.

This foggy background represents what teenagers are hesitant to try, but is essentially what they want to discover about themselves. The clear, in focus, part of the photos represent what they know and what is comfortable, but they need and want to push through this wall to discover themselves. I hope that when teenagers see this portfolio it inspires them to break through whatever wall is in front of them and try the one thing they have wanted to do, but have never had the courage to do so. I hope this will help them discover themselves because they are the future. The world is full of people, but if those people don’t know who they are, then who does?

My work has also inspired me to try new things. I have always been a skier, but have always wanted to try to snowboard but I was afraid of failure. I recently tried it for the first time and although it can never replace skiing, I have no regrets of trying. It opened a new door to discover a little more about myself that I didn’t know existed. This is one of the roles that art plays in my life; it helps me discover who I am and inspires me to try new things.”

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