7th grade art class creates accordion books

Tamera Burns’ 7th grade art class created accordion books. Students were assigned several mini projects that would be placed in the books later. Assignments ranged from sewing to perspective drawing.

Students start the class off after gathering their materials. Due to different paces among the class, students were working on different assignments. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Students start the class off after gathering their materials. Due to different paces among the class, students were working on different assignments. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Accordion booklets are displayed as seventh graders continue working. Students decorated the cover with paint according to their liking. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Accordion booklets are displayed as seventh graders continue working. Students decorated the cover with paint according to their liking. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Seventh grader Rebecca Shan glues on some of the final pieces to her sewing project. Teacher Tamera Burns said she chose to make the project consist of smaller assignments because it was easier for students to focus on shorter projects towards the end of the year. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Seventh grader Rebecca Shan glues on some of the final pieces to her sewing project. Teacher Tamera Burns said she chose to make the project consist of smaller assignments because it was easier for students to focus on shorter projects towards the end of the year. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

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Seventh grader Adam Roy sews sting onto his collage to add lines and color. Students cut out pieces of paper and made a collage out of them by gluing them to construction paper. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Seventh grader Adam Roy sews sting onto his collage to add lines and color. Students cut out pieces of paper and made a collage out of them by gluing them to construction paper. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Assignments will be placed on the inner flaps of this accordion book once student work is complete. Books will be sent home at the end of the year. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Assignments will be placed on the inner flaps of this accordion book once student work is complete. Books will be sent home at the end of the year. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

Seventh grader Meredith Wolf finishes up the day with cleaning out her water colors and washing her hands. Students will have about a week and a half more to finish up any assignments they want in their booklet. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Seventh grader Meredith Wolf finishes up the day with cleaning out her water colors and washing her hands. Students will have about a week and a half more to finish up any assignments they want in their booklet. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

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French class plays game to prepare for test

Foreign language teacher Erin Forunato’s freshman French class competed in a game that reviewed chapter material. Students were broken into groups, and took turns rolling dice to answer specific questions that corresponded with questions on a game board.

Students gather in teams as teacher Erin Fortunato explains how the game is played. Teams agreed on a magnet to represent them on the game board, which was projected on the class whiteboard. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Students gather in teams as teacher Erin Fortunato explains how the game is played. Teams agreed on a magnet to represent them on the game board, which was projected on the class whiteboard. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Fortunato explains what categories can be landed on in the game. There were five symbols on the board that corresponded to categories in the game: translations, the imperfect tense, culture, vocabulary, and context situations. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Fortunato explains what categories can be landed on in the game. There were five symbols on the board that corresponded to categories in the game: translations, the imperfect tense, culture, vocabulary, and context situations. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
To determine who gets to roll the dice first, freshmen Annabelle Haskell and Lily Moore play rock paper scissors. Team members were required to take turns rolling the dice and answering questions that were asked. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
To determine who gets to roll the dice first, freshmen Annabelle Haskell and Lily Moore play rock paper scissors. Team members were required to take turns rolling the dice and answering questions that were asked. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Freshman David LaForge rolls the die for his team. The number on the die when it was rolled determined how many spaces each team could move; if an answer was incorrect, the team would move back to their original spot. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Freshman David LaForge rolls the die for his team. The number on the die when it was rolled determined how many spaces each team could move; if an answer was incorrect, the team would move back to their original spot. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
A team collaborates on possible answers while freshman Julia Przesiek writes down their ideas. Whenever a student answered a question, he or she was not allowed to look at the written answer on the whiteboard. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
A team collaborates on possible answers while freshman Julia Przesiek writes down their ideas. Whenever a student answered a question, he or she was not allowed to look at the written answer on the whiteboard. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

Freshman Nellie Boling finishes up the game as she writes her final answer for a question about the imperfect tense. No teams were able to finish the entire game, which resulted in a five-way tie, so teacher Erin Fortunato decided to give them all candy on the test day. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Freshman Nellie Boling finishes up the game as she writes her final answer for a question about the imperfect tense. No teams were able to finish the entire game, which resulted in a five-way tie, so teacher Erin Fortunato decided to give them all candy on the test day. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

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Freshmen French students perform conversations

Students in Erin Fortunato’s French class prepared and performed conversations after learning the imperfect tense. Students were assigned partners a few days prior to the conversation and were given time in class to prepare.

Students meet up with their partners before the conversations began. Teacher Erin Forunato allotted time before the presentations for pairs to prepare. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Students meet up with their partners before the conversations began. Teacher Erin Forunato allotted time before the presentations for pairs to prepare. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Students Lillian  Shraft and Maddie Conway practice their conversation while adding emotion and gestures. Because the class is made up of two levels, the Honors class was expected to perform a day earlier than the CP class. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Students Lillian Shraft and Maddie Conway practice their conversation while adding emotion and gestures. Because the class is made up of two levels, the Honors class was expected to perform a day earlier than the CP class. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Teacher Erin Fortunato assists students by giving them pointers on their conversations. Partners were required to use the imperfect tense to talk about their childhood. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Teacher Erin Fortunato assists students by giving them pointers on their conversations. Partners were required to use the imperfect tense to talk about their childhood. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Freshmen Becka Hillie-Tawater, Nellie Boling, and Geran Sadler review their conversation. Students were required to ask their partner a total of five questions about his/her childhood. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Freshmen Becka Hillie-Tawater, Nellie Boling, and Geran Sadler review their conversation. Students were required to ask their partner a total of five questions about his/her childhood. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Partners Julia Przesiek and David LaForge present their conversation about their childhood. The imperfect tense is used to describe how something or someone used to be, have, or do. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Partners Julia Przesiek and David LaForge present their conversation about their childhood. The imperfect tense is used to describe how something or someone used to be, have, or do. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

The next pair, Fritz Spofford and Liddy DeConto, stand in front of the room to perform their conversation. Some criteria that students were graded on included the comfort and fluency of the conversation. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
The next pair, Fritz Spofford and Liddy DeConto, stand in front of the room to perform their conversation. Some criteria that students were graded on included the comfort and fluency of the conversation. Credit: Amber Paré and Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

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Green Team helps the environment with everyday activities

Every day the Green Team students do multiple different assignments and tasks to help improve the schools environment. Some of their tasks can range from cleaning, putting up signs, to planning out raffle sales for raising money.

Freshman Eden Silag-Stearns begins her day by going onto cataloguechoice.com. This website is used for removing the schools subscription to magazines. By deleting it, this gets rid of unwanted magazines coming to the school. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Eden Silag-Stearns begins her day by going onto cataloguechoice.com. This website is used for removing the schools subscription to magazines. By deleting it, this gets rid of unwanted magazines coming to the school. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Teddy Economo demonstrates how he puts together the trash-on-your-back backpack. The backpack is made up of a large used bag and duct tape. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Teddy Economo demonstrates how he puts together the trash-on-your-back backpack. The backpack is made up of a large used bag and duct tape. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Teddy Economo put on the trash-on-your-back bag. The goal of this is to collect all the trash that you have gone through for five days and put it in the bag. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Teddy Economo put on the trash-on-your-back bag. The goal of this is to collect all the trash that you have gone through for five days and put it in the bag. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The next thing that Economo does in Green Team is clean up. Some of his daily tasks are folding towels, sweeping and organizing things lying around.  Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The next thing that Economo does in Green Team is clean up. Some of his daily tasks are folding towels, sweeping and organizing things lying around.
Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Back in the Green Team room, teacher Eric Magers gives sophomore Ben Schlegel an assignment to stick on the squares onto the little boards. Schlegel then went around the building putting them up in the halls. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Back in the Green Team room, teacher Eric Magers gives sophomore Ben Schlegel an assignment to stick on the squares onto the little boards. Schlegel then went around the building putting them up in the halls. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Once a month, Magers has his students fill out the MBC. The MBC stands for the monthly behavior check. Students write down one or two things that they want to do that will help the environment or to be greener for that month. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Once a month, Magers has his students fill out the MBC. The MBC stands for the monthly behavior check. Students write down one or two things that they want to do that will help the environment or to be greener for that month. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Students work on Compost Project

Recently, the Green Team started a new project that involves composting. They ordered compost which is now mulch. This mulch will be put on the high school campus and the edible garden. Using compost in a garden enhances the growth of the plants.

Manchester-Essex’s Green Team is in the middle of processing the Curbside Composting. The Green Team is selling compost to people and the compost is from Black Earth Compost Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Manchester-Essex’s Green Team is in the middle of processing the Curbside Composting. The Green Team is selling compost to people and the compost is from Black Earth Compost Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Eden Silag-Stearns works on the compost project by planning a raffle sale. The goal is to sell the tickets and make money off of them to buy compost and other green tools to improve the schools environment. Whoever won the raffle got half the money made. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Eden Silag-Stearns works on the compost project by planning a raffle sale. The goal is to sell the tickets and make money off of them to buy compost and other green tools to improve the schools environment. Whoever won the raffle got half the money made. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Several of the compost bags are piled up behind the school for members of the green team to sell.  The green team sells the compost to anyone who wants to buy it. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Several of the compost bags are piled up behind the school for members of the green team to sell. The green team sells the compost to anyone who wants to buy it. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Teddy Economo holds up a bag of Black Earth Compost. The Green Team and local company, Black Earth Compost are working together to help out not only the community but the environment in general. The compost will be put into the edible garden. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Teddy Economo holds up a bag of Black Earth Compost. The Green Team and local company, Black Earth Compost are working together to help out not only the community but the environment in general. The compost will be put into the edible garden. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dark green bins are placed behind the school on the loading dock. These are used for sorting the trash and compost disposed during lunch time. The compost in the bins eventually turn into dirt and is used to put into the school garden to nourish the plants growth. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dark green bins are placed behind the school on the loading dock. These are used for sorting the trash and compost disposed during lunch time. The compost in the bins eventually turn into dirt and is used to put into the school garden to nourish the plants growth. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Freshmen Eden Silag-Stearns gathers information about compost. Silag Stearns learns about composting and which compost is better to use. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Eden Silag-Stearns gathers information about compost. Silag Stearns learns about composting and which compost is better to use. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Freshmen Advisory groups build communities

High School advisory groups meet about once a month to discuss topics ranging from character to how to deal with stress. The goal of the freshman advisory meetings on Wednesday April 16th was to build a sense of community within the groups through participating in fun activities. Groups did things such as playing games or creating sculptures, and some even enjoyed snacks during the meeting.

 

Advisor Maria Burgess pours some Hawaiian Punch for freshman Bridget Kiernan. Burgess and her co-advisor, Margret Driscoll, brought in Hawaiian Punch, cookies, and brownies for the group to enjoy. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Advisor Maria Burgess pours some Hawaiian Punch for freshman Bridget Kiernan. Burgess and her co-advisor, Margret Driscoll, brought in Hawaiian Punch, cookies, and brownies for the group to enjoy. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Advisor Margret Driscoll watches as students Marco Kaper, Jack Colpoys, and Kevin Hiselman play a card game. Driscoll commented during the meeting, “This is such a great idea. We should do things like this more often. It’s a great way to relieve stress.” Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Advisor Margret Driscoll watches as students Marco Kaper, Jack Colpoys, and Kevin Hiselman play a card game. Driscoll commented during the meeting, “This is such a great idea. We should do things like this more often. It’s a great way to relieve stress.” Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Freshmen Becka Hillie-Tawater and Courtney Holley enjoy a game of cards while eating their snack. Students got into groups and selected one of several games brought in by Driscoll and Burgess that ranged from Millionaire to Bananagrams. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Becka Hillie-Tawater and Courtney Holley enjoy a game of cards while eating their snack. Students got into groups and selected one of several games brought in by Driscoll and Burgess that ranged from Millionaire to Bananagrams. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students play a card game known as Magic. Advisees were encouraged to branch outside of their typical group of friends and try something new during the meeting in order to build the group’s sense of community. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students play a card game known as Magic. Advisees were encouraged to branch outside of their typical group of friends and try something new during the meeting in order to build the group’s sense of community. Credit: Amber Paré for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Emily Parker began building her stick figure by taping together her paper art straws with painters tape. Parker’s goal was to create a flower. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Emily Parker began building her stick figure by taping together her paper art straws with painters tape. Parker’s goal was to create a flower. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Jake Brugger finished off his design by taping the triangle to the rest of the design. Brugger decided to make a lacrosse stick to add to the final sculpture. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Jake Brugger finished off his design by taping the triangle to the rest of the design. Brugger decided to make a lacrosse stick to add to the final sculpture. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The abstract sculpture was finally put together and completed. Everyone created a different design. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The abstract sculpture was finally put together and completed. Everyone created a different design. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Students listen to what Carlson as he explains the rules of the games they were about to play. The objective for this advisory is for everyone to communicate with each other and for everyone to have a fun time. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students listen to what Carlson as he explains the rules of the games they were about to play. The objective for this advisory is for everyone to communicate with each other and for everyone to have a fun time. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Annabelle Lord-Patey raises her hand with the answer to the riddle in Brian Carlson’s advisory class. Carlson’s advisory sat together trying to figure out each riddle Carlson said. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Annabelle Lord-Patey raises her hand with the answer to the riddle in Brian Carlson’s advisory class. Carlson’s advisory sat together trying to figure out each riddle Carlson said. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students laugh and have a good time while listening to the riddles and trying to figure them out. Carlson’s advisory also plays many other games. For example board games, card games, and draw. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students laugh and have a good time while listening to the riddles and trying to figure them out. Carlson’s advisory also plays many other games. For example board games, card games, and draw. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

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