Senior Trip Gallery

The senior class celebrated the end of their high school careers with a whitewater rafting trip to The Forks in Maine and a visit to Six Flags New England as well.

The Six Flags trip fell on the same day as the devestating tornados in western Massachusetts, however the seniors were able to make it back to Manchester and Essex before the bad weather hit the area.

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Chorus, band concert draws crowd

The high school band, chorus, and The Soundwaves performed at their annual Spring Concert on April 14. This was the last concert for the seniors participating in the music program, so they received special recognition from their classmates and teachers during the concert […]

The high school band, chorus, and The Soundwaves performed at their annual Spring Concert on April 14. This was the last concert for the seniors participating in the music program, so they received special recognition from their classmates and teachers during the concert. The chorus performed first, singing “Down to the River to Pray,” “There Will Be Rest,” and “Let the River Run.” They were followed by The Soundwaves, who performed “No Rain,” “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel),” and “Africa.” After a brief break meant for setup, the band performed, beginning their show with “Oh Canada,” followed by “The Star Spangled Banner.”

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Spirit Week Gallery: Thursday Subcultures

On Thursday, students dressed up in high school sub cultures. Seniors were jocks and cheerleaders, juniors were preps, sophomores were nerds, freshmen were artsy kids.

On Thursday, students dressed up in high school sub cultures. Seniors were jocks and cheerleaders, juniors were preps, sophomores were nerds, freshmen were artsy kids.

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Spirit Week Gallery: Wednesday Decades

On Wednesday, students dressed in different decades according to their grade. Seniors were ’80s, juniors were ’90s, sophomores were ’50s, and freshmen were ’70s.

On Wednesday, students dressed in different decades according to their grade. Seniors were ’80s, juniors were ’90s, sophomores were ’50s, and freshmen were ’70s.

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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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Drama Fest a success for Manchester Essex

On March 3th, 2011, Manchester-Essex hosted Dramafest in the auditorium. The competing plays consisted of “The Giver” from Salem, “White Blood” from Melrose, “The Complete History of America (Abridged)” from Manchester-Essex, “Shadowbox” from Wellesley, “Property Rights” from Gloucester, “American Land” from Malden, “Woman and Wallace” from Lynnfield, and “The Love of the Nightingale” from Peabody.

Manchester-Essex continued on to the next round.

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Boys basketball finishes out the season

The boys’ Hornets basketball team defeated the Matignon Warriors on Feb. 5 by a crushing 45 points, with a final score of 93-48. Junior Chris Bishop led the team with 32 points, a career high for him. By the end of the first half, the Hornets led 52-25. After this win, they faced St. Mary’s Spartans on Feb. 8 at the North Semifinals held at Salem High School. At halftime, the Hornets were fourteen points behind the Spartans (27-41). They managed to get within two points, (41-43), but in the end they lost the game 64-75.

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Memorial Elementary hosts “Seussapalooza”

To honor Dr. Seuss’s birthday and to participate in Read Across America Day, the Manchester Memorial Elementary School held a “Seussapalooza” all day. The entire faculty dressed in Cat in the Hat hats or other outfits inspired by Dr. Seuss’s many books. Students were encouraged to join, too, with many of them also wearing hats and the color red […]

                To honor Dr. Seuss’s birthday and to participate in Read Across America Day, the Manchester Memorial Elementary School held a “Seussapalooza” all day. The entire faculty dressed in Cat in the Hat hats or other outfits inspired by Dr. Seuss’s many books. Students were encouraged to join, too, with many of them also wearing hats and the color red. The school held various events in spirit of the day; for example, teachers greeted students in the morning dressed as Dr. Seuss characters, the cafeteria served lunches such as Green Eggs and Ham, and a “Reading Rocker” was out in the lobby all day, where someone occupied it all day as they read Dr. Seuss books. Students also read throughout the day, often reading Dr. Seuss, and participated in classroom activities for Read Across America Day.

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Climate Project presentation part of Environmental Week

Ileana Jones, former physics and middle school science instructor at Winsor School in Boston, MA and a member of Al Gore’s Climate Project, spoke to students and teachers about practical solution for climate change in the world. […]

Ileana Jones, former physics and middle school science instructor at Winsor School in Boston, MA and a member of Al Gore’s Climate Project, spoke to students and teachers about practical solution for climate change in the world. Jones was the head of the science department at her school for many years and when she retired, she wanted to continue her work. Training with various environmental groups, she quickly learned how to present the future issue of global warming. Jones saw Al Gores’ slideshows and movies explained further in order to get a better grasp on how to teach others about climate change. Today, she educates schools and groups about how to reduce global warming with a few simple steps. 

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ME hosts meeting of the Cape Ann High School Library Teachers

Manchester Essex middle/high library teacher Sue Krause hosted the first meeting of the Cape Ann High School Library Teachers.  Christine Burke from Rockport High School  and Mary Saunders from Gloucester High School joined her. The group plans to meet on a regular basis to discuss how their library programs support student learning and information literacy skills.

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