Seniors gather for annual class breakfast

Before leaving for break, seniors gathered at the school for their annual class breakfast.  The students enjoyed a variety of breakfast foods including pancakes, sausage, eggs, and cinnamon rolls.

Performing at the breakfast was 24 Strings featuring spanish teacher Robert Billsbury. After breakfast the seniors joined the rest of the high school in the auditorium for the Holiday concert where the band, chorus, and Sound Waves performed.

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Sound Waves sing with HEART

The MERHS a cappella group, Sound Waves, performed on December 2, 2010 at the Manchester Historical Society. The performance was part of an annual holiday event for the HEART foundation.

HEART was founded in 2005 by Lyn Kimball and a group of concerned parents of gay and lesbian children. HEART is an acronym for Honor, Equality, Acceptance, Respect, and Tolerance.  

Based out of Cape Ann, HEART organizes two annual events. One is the holiday event and the other is an awareness event to rally support for the group.

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Green Team sponsored chemistry lab brews up organic glue

Students participated in an afterschool organic chemistry lab with students from Gordon College to learn about Biomimicry and how to create environmentally friendly glue.

Photos by Nicole D’Ambrosio and Will Glidden

Students participated in an afterschool organic chemistry lab to learn about Biomimicry and how to create environmentally friendly glue. Chloe Gothie, the green team events coordinator, helped to organize the event and brought in two students from Gordon College, Ben Stewart and Laura Goudreau. The college students lead an experiment with both middle and high school students about green alternatives.

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Scary seniors raise money with haunted house

Seniors at Manchester Essex Regional High School organized their annual Haunted House this year at Centennial Grove in Essex.

Seniors at Manchester Essex Regional High School organized their annual Haunted House this year at Centennial Grove in Essex. 

Seniors were split up into five groups, creating five main themes: an insane asylum, the “Haunted Dollhouse, “Cannibal Campers,” a bloody surgery room, and a shed full of “murderers” with chainsaws.

Money raised at this event went towards the senior class to fund events such as the senior trip and class dues.  In total, the “Haunted Hilltop” raised approximately $1,200.

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Middle School honors veterans

The Veterans’ Day assembly for the middle school took place in the auditorium on Wednesday, November 10.

Photos by Will Glidden

The  Veterans’ Day assembly for the middle school took place today at 8:00 a.m in the auditorium. Middle School principal Beth Raucci spoke about the meaning of Veterans’ day.  Next, Tucker Evens recognized veterans sitting in the audience. The middle school band played “The Liberty Eagle March” and “Abide by Me.” Alex Beckmann provided the final thoughts with his speech about his grandfather’s service in the armed forces during the Second World War.

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Hornets face rivals in last game of season

Photos by Rachel Jones and Will Glidden

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Kindergarten explores pumpkin life cycle

Librarian Samantha Silag provides a multisensory experience for kindergarteners at Memorial Elementary.

Photos by Erik Keefe and Will Glidden

For the day, kindergarten teacher Wendy Manninen’s class went to the library to learn about pumpkins for Halloween. The librarian Samantha Silag held one class period to read a book on the lifecycle of a pumpkin, discover the inside of a real pumpkin, and then finally make their own out of paper and other class materials. At the end of the day the students got to go home with their new pumpkins and also got to take with them the fun facts they learned that day.

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