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  • Masco Teachers Present Essex County History Project at NERC Conference

    Posted by Peter Delani on 3/19/2019 7:00:00 AM

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    Masconomet High School Teachers Pete Magner, Kim Marini, and Ellen Sheehy presented on the Essex County History Project at the 49th Annual Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies at Framingham State. Their presentation was amazing and well received! Congratulations!!! 

    Workshop Description:

    The Masconomet Social Studies Department has implemented a semester long project to coincide with the study of American History. The objective of the project is to encourage students to research history "in their own backyards" and place local historical sites in context of the social, economic, and political development of Essex County, and, by extension, the United States. Using Essex County Heritage Commission and Essex National Heritage Area as a starting point, students are expected to choose an historical site located in Essex County to visit, research, and write about, with the culminating product involving the creation of a brief documentary film about the site. The focus of the project may vary by student. Some may be interested in a major event related to the site. Others may want to explore the architecture and styles that developed during the time period. Students also may want to tell the story of the family who lived in an historic house and how those people played a role in the region. The workshop will be led to two teachers who have developed and implemented the project in their classes. They will discuss how the project has evolved over the years and offer suggestions for teachers to develop similar projects in their districts.

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  • Masco Students win Scholastic Art & Writing National Awards

    Posted by Peter Delani on 3/19/2019 6:00:00 AM

    The Scholastic Art & Writing National Awards were recently determined and the Masconomet art department is proud to announce that three high school students won National awards this year:

     

    • Ebuka Udom, Gold Key Award for his scratchboard drawing, "Bedtime Prayer"
    • Daria Adamczyk, Silver Key Award for her diptych painting, "Alteration"
    • Rheanna Murray, Silver Key Award for her scratchboard drawing, "Shhhhh"

     

    A ceremony will be held at Carnegie Hall in New York City for Gold Key winners on June, 6th.

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  • Masco Student Council Hosts St. Patrick's Day Dinner for Tri Town Senior Citizens

    Posted by Peter Delani on 3/15/2019 11:00:00 AM

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    On Thursday, March 14th seniors of the Tri-Town Community gathered to celebrate the annual Student Council St. Patrick’s Day dinner. There were over 90 seniors representing Topsfield, Boxford and Middleton along with members of the various student councils in the elementary schools as well as the middle and high school. Both the students and seniors had a great time enjoying conversation, great food and handing out the free gift baskets to a number of seniors in the community.

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  • MASCO STUDENTS WIN PSA CONTEST

    Posted by Peter Delani on 3/13/2019 6:00:00 AM

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    For the second year in a row, seniors Leigh Appelstein, Katelin Kim and Sophie Weaver took home the grand prize at the MA Dept. of Fire Services’ annual YouTube Burn Awareness PSA contest. They came in first place out of over 50 submissions, and were awarded $200 and a Nikon camera.

    The contest is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (MPIUA) and the Massachusetts Association of Safety and Fire Educators (MaSAFE) to promote burn safety, teach students the dangerous, life-long consequences of misusing fire, and to counter incorrect and incomplete information about fire and burns on the Internet.

    The awards ceremony was held at Shriners Hospital in Boston where the girls were presented with their award by State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Saugus Fire Chief Michael C. Newbury of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts, along with contest co-sponsors Ron Meehan from the Mass. Property Insurance Underwriting Association (MPIUA) and Capt. Rick Tustin, president of the Mass. Association of Safety and Fire Educators (MaSAFE).

     

    The winning video can be viewed by clicking HERE. Attached is a photo of the girls at the ceremony.

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  • DECA State Conference

    Posted by Peter Delani on 3/12/2019 4:00:00 PM

    On March 7th  – 9th, 64 Masconomet DECA students competed at the DECA State Conference in Boston.  13 DECA students placed in the top 10 of their event.  6 DECA students placed in the top 5 in their event and have qualified to represent Masco and the State of Massachusetts at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida on April 26th – May 1st.  The ICDC qualifiers are: Jessica Bermudez, Sydney Brooke, Matt Gillespie, Nick Walker, Dannielle Tremblay and Michael Baker.  Congrats to all of our winners and a a huge thank you to Mr. Duplissie, Mr. Verry and Mrs. Richard for all their efforts this year preparing our kids for this competition.  

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  • Masco Buddies Talent Show

    Posted by Peter Delani on 3/5/2019 12:30:00 PM

    Our first Masco Buddies Talent Show was on Friday after school. Member of the Masco Buddies Club had fun performing acts like card tricks and dancing, to our grand finale featuring The Rock Band, a very talented group of both regular education students and students with disabilities. With keyboard, electric guitar, drums, and vocals the group had the entire room clapping and rocking out to songs such as "Dynamite" and "I Love Rock 'n' Roll." Masco Buddies is a schoolwide club that fosters friendships between regular education students and students with intellectual disabilities. The club meets each month for whole group activities, and smaller friend groups gather throughout the month for activities of their own choosing.

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  • STATE CHAMPS!

    Posted by Peter Delani on 3/3/2019 3:00:00 PM

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    The Masconomet Gymnastics team won the first State Championship in school history this past weekend. They dominated the field with a 148.975 which was two points higher than any of their opponents. Standouts Gracy Mowers and Katelyn Aylwin led the team in the AA while Sarah Aylwin, Emma Quirk, Alexa Budrow, Cat Dinanno, Nicole Bonacorso, Kyra Flak, Charlotte Lossee, and Dannielle Tremblay had key performances for the Chieftains. Congratulations to Coach Alicia Gomes and the entire squad!

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  • Marion and Katie Need Your Votes

    Posted by Peter Delani on 3/1/2019 11:55:00 AM

    Sophomores Katie Bernard and Marion Duval submitted a video for the Biogen Foundation’s Spark Video Contest, entitled “Counting on Biotech for a Cure” focusing on the role biotechnology plays in the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes. The Biogen Foundation has selected their video for the public voting round. This is a high stakes competition and your vote matters. Please join me in congratulating Marion and Katie for their hard work bringing recognition to Type 1 Diabetes and its treatment.

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    You can vote every day in March for Katie and Marion’s video, “Counting on

    Biotech for a Cure” (MA high school category) here: https://spark.biogenfoundation.com/ 

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  • Masco Art Students Shine at 2019 Scholastic Art Awards

    Posted by Peter Delani on 2/27/2019 11:00:00 AM

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    Masconomet Regional High School achieved excellent results at the Massachusetts 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. This a testament to the hard work and talent of our students along with that of every member of the art department faculty. The high school received a total of 65 visual awards (16 Gold Key, 17 Silver Key, and 32 Honorable Mentions)—the second highest total in the state! All Gold Key artwork is then judged on a national level with other Gold Key work from across the country later in the spring. This prestigious competition, which began in 1923, is the nation's longest running program for visual art and writing for teens in grades 7-12. In Massachusetts alone there were more than 15,000 pieces of work submitted for review. There will be an awards ceremony at Tufts University for Gold and Silver Key winners on March 16, 2018 and an exhibit of Gold Key work will be on view at Tufts as well from March 16th through March 25th.

     

    Below is a sampling of some Gold Key winning artwork:

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  • Student Council Hosts Can Drive to Support Top Cupboard

    Posted by Peter Delani on 2/25/2019 7:00:00 AM

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    Congratulations & thank you to the Masconomet Student Council for their outstanding efforts putting together the Can Drive.  This year, the Student Council set a goal of 2000 cans (double that of last year) to donate to Top Cupboard, a local food bank in Topsfield. Thanks to the students and the community, Student Council was able to collect over 2600 cans for those in need.

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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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