Varsity Girls basketball takes on Hamilton Wenham

On Wednesday January, 11th 2012 the Manchester Essex girls’ basketball team faced the Hamilton Wenham team. The game was well fought on both sides and aggressive. Although Manchester Essex played hard, they ended in defeat.

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Chillax Club builds gingerbread houses

The Chillax club, run by Cathy Hunt, had a holiday party on Tuesday December 20th. They ordered pizza and had a variety of drinks available to the members. The students in the club decorated gingerbread houses together and then they were given to two members. Previously, the Chillax Club sold Down River ice cream to raise money so they could purchase the food for the holiday party. Everyone is welcome to attend the Chillax Club meetings held once a month.

 

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Eighth grade foreign language classes perform skits

Students in the eighth grade foreign language classes took part in group projects. Eighth grade foreign language teacher Doris- Ann Vosseler had students write ads for the products they were to sell. It is a fun way to help the students learn new Spanish vocabulary and use the advertisement techniques they learned in English class with English teacher Vidula Plante. Some students filmed their skit at the school so they could play the video for the class. Students could also act out their skit in front of the class if they did not want to film it and put it on YouTube or on a disc. After working a long time on the skits, the other classmates enjoyed watching them.

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AP Physics class uses Newton’s Second Law to figure out a mystery mass

The C block AP Physics class, taught by Kyle Linehan, used special Vernier tracks and cars to measure the force of the cars slamming into the end of the track.  Using this and Newton’s second law (Force = Mass X Acceleration), they can determine the mass of a mystery object.

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Middle school class launches bottle rockets

On Monday November 21, 2011 the seventh grade engineering class went to the Memorial School field to launch bottle rockets. The students had spent weeks building and preparing the rockets to be launched and were excited to finally see them fly.

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Middle School dresses up for Spirit Days

Last week, the middle school had their own spirit days week.  The students were encouraged to wear red, white, and blue clothing on Wednesday the 9th to honor their veterans day assembly, and multi-colored clothing on Thurday the 10th for Mix It Up day in the dining hall, where students are encouraged to sit with new people and make new friends.

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Hornets take tough loss against Cape Ann League powerhouse Ipswich

On Friday November 4, 2011, the Manchester Essex Varsity Football team had their Senior Night against a Cape Ann League powerhouse, the Ipswich Tigers. The Hornets couldn’t find their groove until late in the game, which lead to a 39-20 loss against the Tigers.

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Ceramics I students make relief tiles

The ceramics I students are currently working on relief tiles.  Bas Relief is a ceramics technique where you make an image pop out of a tile three dimensionally.  To achieve this, students start building up from the point of lowest relief, slowly adding more clay until it’s finished. After that, students paint the tile with underglaze.

 

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Modifications made to the dining hall and garden

The Manchester Essex dining hall has had many new improvements throughout the year. Improvements are for the health of the students and to encourage them to make healthy choices in their diets. New healthy choices include a new organic and healthy vending machine as well as a salad bar. There is also an organic garden outside supplying the school with fresh vegetables.

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Spirit Week – Thursday Movie Gallery

Thursday, the seniors dressed as characters from Men in Black, the juniors were Star Wars, the sophomore’s were Breakfast Club, and the freshmen dressed in costumes from Harry Potter.

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