Former Boston College basketball star leads clinic for girls grades 3 – 12

Sarah Behn, who runs the Sarah Behn basketball camp, came to the Manchester-Essex High School to help girls from grades 3 to 12 with their basketball skills on Sunday Jan. 16. With Sarah and her three counselors, the girls split into four groups, by age, to practice and perfect the basic basketball skills necessary on the court. Throughout the duration of the clinic, skills in agility, ball handling, shooting, and conditioning were all strained for the players. At the end of the clinic Behn reviewed with the girls of what they learned, and then as a final gesture gave out some prizes to those lucky winners before the boys clinic started right after.

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Young adult author hosts workshop for middle school students

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Memorial school staff wears shirts in memory of teacher’s son

Gabriel Pacione, the son of Sharon Pacione, a teacher at Manchester Elementary school, passed away in late 2008. Gabe was a well known student and athlete at the Hamilton-Wenham High School.

Photos by Kaitlin McDonagh and Maggie Cellucci

Gabriel Pacione, the son of  Sharon Pacione, a teacher at Manchester Elementary school, passed away in late 2008. Gabe was a well known student and athlete at the Hamilton-Wenham High School.

A fundraising event, Gabe’s Run, is held on the day after Thanksgiving to raise money for the Gabriel Pacione Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Fund is awarded to two accomplished students at the Hamilton-Wenham High School.  This event is now a tradition in honor of Gabe and aspiring athletes like him.

In memory and support of their colleague and her son, the entire staff at the Manchester Memorial School wore brightly colored shirts, as Gabe was known for loving bold colors.

More information on the Fund can be found at http://www.gabesrun.org/

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Sixth graders adopt and sign their Bill of Rights

Sixth graders created posters to illustrate their Bill of Rights. Last year’s class initially drafted the code of conduct in Social Studies teacher Amy Desmond’s class, and was voted upon and adopted by this years sixth graders.

Photos by Maggie Cellucci

Sixth graders created posters to illustrate their Bill of Rights. Last year’s class initially drafted the code of conduct in Social Studies teacher Amy Desmond’s class, and was voted upon and adopted by this years sixth graders. The Bill of Rights mimics the United States Bill of Rights with a preamble and  eight articles.  Each student placed a hand print on the posters serving as his or her signature of agreement. Next year’s sixth graders will also have the option of amending the bill and will come up with their own way to embrace the meaning behind it.

Additionally, the students created additional illustrations of each article in their art classes.  Art teacher Caroline Epp taught them the software program Adobe Illustrator, which the students used to draw scenes to visually represent the meaning behind the articles.

Grade 6 – Bill of Rights

We the students of the sixth grade class hereby establish a better school community. One in which each student can share his/her voice while knowing that his/her peers will be kind, forgiving and nonjudgmental  and will respect the Articles herein. Together, we promise to create an environment in which all students feel that they are able to obtain friendships, feel safe, and feel respected.

Article I: We will use language that is positive and school appropriate.

Article II: We promise to help fellow students in need.

Article III: We will make every effort to make everyone feel included by welcoming people into discussions and offering people a chance to join a group.

Article IV: Students have the right to have personal space. We will keep our hands to ourselves and use our best manners in the halls, at our lockers, and in our classrooms.

Article V: We recognize that every student’s voice is important and should be heard. We will talk one at a time in class or meeting discussions and wait our turn to have the floor.

Article VI: We recognize that our teachers are here to help us. We will seek them out when we feel like we need help with a problem.

Article VII: We will respect and obey all school and class rules and understand that is the role of our teachers and principal is to watch over us and to enforce these rules.

Article VIII: School should be a fun and safe place to learn.

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DECA prepares with a ‘mini’ mock competition at the high school

Photos by Maggie Cellucci

10/26/10

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Spirit Week Gallery – Thursday Holidays

Photos by Maggie Cellucci, Jackie Rose, Nicole D’Ambrosio, and Caroline Epp. Additional photos courtesy of Chloe Gothie.

On Thursday of Spirit Week, each class dressed as a different holiday.

Photos by Maggie Cellucci, Jackie Rose, Nicole D’Ambrosio, and Caroline Epp.  Additional photos courtesy of Chloe Gothie.

On Thursday of Spirit Week, each class dressed as a different holiday.

Seniors: Halloween
Juniors: Winter holidays
Sophomores: Valentine’s Day
Freshmen: Fourth of July

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Spirit Week Gallery – Tuesday Twins

Spirit Week at Manchester Essex Regional High School continued on Tuesday with Twin Day.

Photos by Kaitlin McDonagh, Maggie Cellucci, and Caroline Epp. Additional photos courtesy of Ellie Mortillaro.

Spirit Week at Manchester Essex Regional High School continued on Tuesday with Twin Day.

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Kindergarten computer classes create virtual jack-o-lanterns

Kindergarteners learn how to access the server and the basics of computing while carving virtual pumpkins

Photos by Kaitlin McDonagh and Maggie Cellucci

On Wednesday Oct. 20, the kindergarten class did its first project on the computers in the Manchester Memorial Elementary School computer lab.  This was the first time the kids learned how to access the server and learning the basics of the computer.  Before going off to the individual computers, integration specialist Jenna Seymour demonstrated to the class how to turn on the computer and access the applications. At the computers, the kids were making virtual pumpkins, in the spirit of the upcoming holiday. After crafting or decorating their pumpkins, the students were able to go to artistic applications such as KidPix in their free time.

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