Former Boston mayor gives Memorial Day speech to MS/HS

Both the middle and high school gathered together on Friday, May 27, before the three day weekend including Memorial Day. The assembly was in the gym and included performances from the high school band, chorus, and Sound Waves. The Memorial Day address was a special appearance from the former mayor of Boston, Ray Flynn.

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In new verb tense, French students present on atypical sports

French teacher Julia Gross is teaching her French class a new verb tense by having each student look up an obscure sport and explain it to the class in that tense. Gross has been trying new ways to get her student involved and make class as productive and as fun as possible, and this is one of them […]

French teacher Julia Gross is teaching her French class a new verb tense by having each student look up an obscure sport and explain it to the class in that tense. Gross has been trying new ways to get her student involved and make class as productive and as fun as possible, and this is one of them. “The verb tense changes when talking about sports,” she said, which is why it is so helpful for students to explain their sports in the new verb tense.

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VIDEO: Manchester Essex Varsity Sailing team

The Manchester Essex Varsity Sailing team has had a strong season so far.  The team practices every day, except for Sunday, from three to seven which helps in their success.  The team is ferried to the boating dock where they rig up and head out into outer Manchester Harbor for practice. Thesailing teamuses the summer sailing 420 boats that belong to the Manchester Sailing Association. The MSA lets the sailing team borrow the boats for the spring season.

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Multitude of speakers present during International Week

A few weeks ago, the foreign language department put together International Week, where several different speakers came to present to students about different countries and their experiences in these interesting nations. During their foreign language classes, students were able to listen to these presenters in the auditorium or in classrooms.

A few weeks ago, the foreign language department put together International Week, where several different speakers came to present to students about different countries and their experiences in these interesting nations. During their foreign language classes, students were able to listen to these presenters in the auditorium or in classrooms.

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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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English students actively participate in studying ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

English teacher Elizabeth Edgerton instructs her freshmen students how they will play the roles of four different soldiers from the book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.

English teacher Elizabeth Edgerton instructs her freshmen students how they will play the roles of four different soldiers from the book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. The students posted paper helmets on the bulletin board, or in this case the World War I trench, to represent their military company. To advance their company to the next trench or section of the board, the students must pass quizzes on chapters they read from their All Quiet on the Western Front books.

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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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Manchester and Essex battered by multiple storms

The Manchester Essex Regional School district has lost five days of instruction to snow this year. With storms hitting the area almost every week since the new year, both communities are feeling overwhelmed by the weather.

The last round of storms were on Wednesday February 2 and Thursday February 3.  Students were released half an hour early on Wednesday and school was cancelled on Thursday.

During last week’s twin storms, MEMO photojournalists documented the impact on both towns.

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