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  • 【浦中纪事】美国Masconomet High School师生到浦东中学访学纪实(一)

    Posted by Peter Delani on 4/23/2018 1:00:00 PM

    【浦中纪事】美国Masconomet High School师生到浦东中学访学纪实(一)

    4月14日下午一点,载着美国MasconometHigh School马斯克诺麦中学15位学生和2位老师的车辆驶进浦东中学,和他们结对的15个浦东中学学生家庭已早早在学校等待。虽然未见过面,但是提前孩子们通过邮件进行了联系,凭着感觉,并呼唤着自己伙伴的名字,很快都各自找到了自己的结对伙伴,马斯克诺麦中学15位学生为时一周的浦东中学学生学习和生活体验正式开启了。

    https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/fwBAJent9U3VmET3ObyPBA

    https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/2HGJ16TJi8gRVk4rIxSw4g

    4月15日上午九点,美国马斯克诺麦中学师生来到浦东中学食堂,中西文化融合的第一步是饮食文化,学校安排美国学生自己动手做饺子和馄饨。美国学生学得非常认真,在几位浦中师生的指导下,一只只有模有样的饺子和馄饨呈现在自己面前,随后又进入了自己的嘴中。午餐后,大家乘坐地铁去了中华艺术宫和世博源,学校提前为学生们购买了上海的交通卡,让美国学生体会上海的公共交通。

    4月16、17日,正值浦东中学的学生期中考试,所以美国的师生们自行组织旅行,下午4点返回学校时,他们的中国伙伴已经等在校门口,中美学生一起回家。

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  • Masco's Helen Rahman is Poetry Outloud State Finalist

    Posted by Peter Delani on 4/21/2018

    http://boxford.wickedlocal.com/news/20180417/masconomet-senior-is-poetry-out-loud-state-finalist

    As printed in the Salem News:

    Helen Rahman, a senior at Masconomet Regional High School, was first runner-up at the 13th Annual Massachusetts Poetry Out Loud state finals held in Boston at the Old South Meeting House.

    Helen Rahman, a senior at Masconomet Regional High School, was first runner-up at the 13th Annual Massachusetts Poetry Out Loud state finals held recently in Boston at the Old South Meeting House.

    The Poetry Out Loud competition consists of high school students, on both a local and national scale, who recite poetry, practice the spoken word, and celebrate its art. These students gain skills and confidence through their poetic journeys.

    Rahman, who was participating for a second year, said she was surprised by the challenge she faced this season.

    “What surprised me this year was that it was so much better. The people were so much better, and the competition felt higher,” she said. “It was more intense than I expected this year.”

    She said the competition is full of amazing and talented people, and she’s lucky to be part of it.

    “These are just normal students who become masters of poetry on stage; It’s really cool,” she said.

    Born in Japan and raised in Bangladesh, Rahman learned English by writing poetry as a young girl.

    “My poetry is very confessional,” she said. “I like to travel a lot, and my poetry deals with a lot of [universal ideas]. ... I like to find some kind of conclusion or moral that I can focus on in my poems.”

    Although she eventually lost some connection with her poetry, she was inspired once again when Shannon Murphy, her English teacher and Poetry Out Loud school coordinator, had the class read Allen Ginsberg’s “America.” She and other students had to respond to the poem in the form of poetry.

    “I really loved that piece; It’s actually one of my favorites. That’s what got me started again,” Rahman said. “I give so much credit to my English teacher, Ms. Murphy.”

    Influenced by her father, who used to recite poetry when he was younger and still writes as a hobby, Rahman plans to continue working with the spoken word. She said she wishes Poetry Out Loud could be offered in college, but nonetheless she wants “to do more spoken word, and get involved in whatever community there is.”

    Rahman’s best friend, Anum, was listed among those who have inspired her over the years.

    “We share a lot of writing with each other, and she’s helped me grow as a writer,” she said.According to Rahman, persistence and practice is key to preparing and reciting poetry. She said that a lot of the time, she spends hours practicing in her bedroom. It takes effort and hard work, but the end results are worth it, she said.

    “You have to show people your work, and show it to the right people, in order to get the right kind of criticism,” she added. “The best thing someone can do is practice.”

    Samantha Shepherd is a student at Salem State University.

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  • MASCO Students Climb the GREAT WALL!

    Posted by Peter Delani on 4/11/2018 6:00:00 AM

    Great Wall

    Foreign Language Teachers Nancy Mirra and Ai Li along with their MASCONOMET Chinese Language students climbed the Great Wall on Tuesday, April 10th.  The MASCO group is in China on a two week trip.

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  • Masco Students Participate in Student Government Day

    Posted by Peter Delani on 4/6/2018 9:00:00 AM

     Gov

      April 6, 2018

     

    Masconomet Students Participate in 71st Annual Student Government Day Students visit State House to debate legislation, engage with legislative process

     

    BOSTON – Masconomet Regional High School students Jack Hynick and Michael DeCarlen-Bumiller recently participated in the Student Government Day program held at the Massachusetts State House.  The students were selected to represent their high school to participate in the annual event.

     

    The program enables students from across the Commonwealth to serve in the roles of elected or appointed officials, and to participate in the legislative process.  Students have the opportunity to learn, first-hand, about state government and are able to voice their positions on important issues during simulated committee hearings and legislative sessions of the House of Representatives and the Senate.  The Student Government Day program also provides students with the opportunity to exchange views with their peers on statewide issues.

     

    This year, students debated two pieces of legislation that are currently under review by the Legislature.  One bill would raise the age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 21, align e-cigarettes with the Commonwealth’s smoke free workplace law, and prohibit the sale of tobacco in healthcare facilities such as pharmacies.  The second piece of legislation would direct the Massachusetts Legislature to call on the United States Congress to abolish the Electoral College via Constitutional amendment thereby allowing for the direct election of the President and Vice President by popular vote.

     

    As part of Student Government Day, the students are assigned roles in either the legislative, executive, or judicial branch to familiarize themselves with the various functions associated with the offices.  The students were also addressed by elected and appointed officials including Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Harriette Chandler, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, the Commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jeffrey Riley, and Associate Justice William Meade of the Court of Appeals.

     

    Student Government Day was established by statute in 1947 to encourage youth to "observe the processes of government."  Each year, high schools across the Commonwealth are invited to send two students in either their junior or senior year to participate.  This event is sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in collaboration with numerous partners including the Legislature and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute. 

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  • Masco Students Qualify for the National Chemistry Olympiad

    Posted by Peter Delani on 4/2/2018 10:00:00 AM

    This past Saturday, five Masconomet students, Jay Theriault, James Gallagher, Alexandre Jean, Brianna Kelley, and Haolan Zhan took the Ashdown Exam in Chemistry, with Jay, James, and Alex scoring in the top 26 and qualifying for the National Chemistry Olympiad on April 21st. Congratulations to all of the students, Ms. Lund their Chemistry Teacher and the Science Department.  Great job!!

    Ashdown

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  • 3 Masco Winter Coaches Named Salem News Coach of The Year

    Posted by Peter Delani on 4/2/2018 9:00:00 AM

    Gymnastics Swimming Basketball

    Congratulations to three of Masco’s winter coaches for being named as the Salem News Coach of the Year!

    • Ben Hanchett – Swimming
    • Bryan Duplissie – Boys’ Basketball
    • Chelsea O’Hara – Gymnastics

    Great Job!!!

    Masco

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  • Masco Students Attended The International Museum of World War 2

    Posted by Peter Delani on 3/29/2018 2:35:00 PM

    WW2

     

    Twenty-two students from The Stories of World War 2 Class attended The International Museum of World War 2 on Wednesday March 28. The museum contains a collection of more than 7,500 original artifacts and documents from the end of World War 1 to the end of World War 2. The artifacts are from the private collection of Mr. Kenneth W. Rendell and range from original documents to personal possessions of prominent figures of the era. The collection also contains uniforms,, weapons and military technology as well as many wartime ephemera.  Students were tasked with completing thematic pathways that required them to analyze categories such as: propaganda and nationalism, weapons and soldiers and different nations-different experiences context examples.

     

    “The scope and quality of the artifacts held in this collection blew me away. It is truly a hidden gem of a museum right in our own backyard and an outstanding resource for our students” - Ryan Quinn, History Teacher

     

    “I was impressed with the students’ interest in the story behind the artifacts. I think they were connected to the time period in a very meaningful way that can’t be captured in the classroom.” - Jim Maciak, History Teacher

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  • High School Principal Public Forum Live Stream

    Posted by Masconomet on 3/22/2018

    Finalists visited Masconomet on Thursday, March 22nd to meet with staff, students, parents and community at large. The Public Forum took place from 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM in the High School Library. Parents, staff, students, and the public at large were encouraged to attend the Forum and offer input into the screening process.

    A recording of the forum can be viewed at the following link.

    https://www.masconomet.org/hsprincipalsforum

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  • ART STUDENTS RECOGNIZED

    Posted by Peter Delani on 3/20/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Art Awards

    Allia Langill (Excellence in Ceramic Sculpture) and Jenna Sutherland (Excellence in Drawing) from the 2018 Endicott College High School Art Competition (exhibition continues through March 28th)

     

    Grace Elwood received a National Silver Award for her self portrait, "Artist at Work" from the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

     

    Masconomet artwork exhibited at the 6th Congressional District Art Show sponsored by Montserrat College of Art in Beverly and Kaylee Warren, 1st Place Winner for her self portrait "Drama Queen". Additionally, but not shown, Gia Antonellis received an Honorable Mention for her monorprint "Vanishing".

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  • Student Council Hosts Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner

    Posted by Peter Delani on 3/19/2018 11:00:00 AM

    Congratulations to the High School Student Council for another successful St. Patrick’s dinner with over 80 senior citizens from the Tri-Town attending. The work was a collaboration of the high school, middle school and elementary students who participated in serving and engaging the community through food, free raffle baskets and great stories and conversation across the generations.

    St Pattys Day 2018

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  • Learning Is Life

    The Masconomet High School community believes that learning enables us all to achieve ambitious personal goals, develop fine minds, and build strong character.  Therefore, we foster the acquisition of attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary for life-long learners to think critically in order to participate in a global society. 

    Upon graduation, students will have demonstrated that they have embraced this mission by meeting the academic, social and civic expectations.

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