Members of Keith Gray’s chemistry class presented power points on specific elements in the periodic table. Each student chose their own element to write a research paper on and present a five minuet power point about. Students had roughly two to three weeks to prepare for the project. The requirements were to have a minimum of seventeen slides and take no longer than five minutes to present them.
On Thursday, December 22nd members of the Interact club held a bake sale to help raise money. Interact is a club based around completing community service hours and raising money for good causes. Interact does a number of different fundraisers to help multiple different programs, this time they held a bake sale. The bake sale, raised a small amount of money that will go to different charities and programs to help people in need.
Principal James Lee and Assistant Principal Paul Murphy talked to all the high school students. Each class was spoken to in regards to the inappropriate dancing that has been occurring at recent dances. Dancing has become out of hand and students were informed of the new rules. There will no longer be a dance called “grinding” at any of the school dances. If a student chooses to break this rule, they will be removed from the dance and their parents will be contacted.
On Thursday, December 1st The Manchester Essex Regional high school’s a cappella group, The Soundwaves preformed at the Manchester Historical Society for the HEART holiday concert. The concert was hosted by members of HEART a foundation to support the gay, lesbian community.
Students who have participated in specific art classes were selected by high school art teacher Caroline Epp to become a part of the National Art Honors Society. The society meets regularly and participates in a number of activities to promote art throughout the community. Members are required to complete a minimum of seven to ten art related community serves hours. On Wednesday, December 7th and Thursday, December 8th, 2011 the first meetings were held at seven AM in one of the schools art rooms. There will be a short induction ceremony during the chorus and band winter concert, December 15, 2011 to introduce the new members.
Returning Active Members Alex Clarke
New Inductees Diana Grimes
Hope Summit Kincaid
Tiffany Vander Laan
Each year students gather together to honor the Veterans with an assembly. Each student takes a break from their classroom work to come together in the auditorium to hear others speak, sing, and play instruments in order to honor the Veterans. High school as well as middle school students sat and listened as a number of speeches were mad and songs were played. The assembly featured the high school band and chorus, as well as the high school a cappella group, The Soundwaves.
Each year student council holds a week long raffle for students and staff of the school. This year the raffle was held on October 24th and ran the entire week. The council gets together a number of donated items and sells tickets to raffle them off. The items included multiple student parking spots, a Keurig coffee maker, gift certificates and much more. The ticket prices varied depending on the item and were either one or five dollars.
Every Thursday middle school’s Spanish teacher Doris-Ann Vosseler runs a card making class for all middle school students interested..The club runs from 2:15 to 3:15 has been around for a number of years. Vosseler has extensive experience in the art of card making. The cards vary depending on the season, at this particular class students created Halloween themed cards.
The pep rally last Friday was full of many surprises and fun activities, including a teacher flash mob, three legged race, a balloon blowing game, and stacking candy on peers’ heads. The flash mob in particular had a very enthusiastic response from both students and other staff. Both staff and students also enjoyed watching the many games played and the overall ecstatic atmosphere and school spirit. They also gave a big congratulation to all the fall sports teams for a great season.