Friday, October 14, 2016




Principal's Update

Friday, October 14- Halloween Dance at SHS 6:30-9:30- all students should be in school appropriate costumes. No masks, no weapons or props, no face paint that makes a student unrecognizable. No outside beverages may be brought into the dance. No bags are allowed to be brought onto the premises or into the dance. Students will not be able to access their lockers. Please pick up all students promptly at 9:30 outside of SHS.

Progress Reports - Progress reports will be available on ASPEN this afternoon

MCAS/PARCC scores- Spring 2016 test scores were mailed home last Friday, please notify the main office if you have not received them.

Saturday, October 15 - PSAT's for Sophomores and Juniors here at SHS, please arrive between 7:30 and 7:45, more information can be found under the Guidance Update below.

Monday,  October 17 - Student IDs and lanyards will be distributed to all students with the expectation that students wear and display the IDs while in school (with the exception of PE and any class where safety concerns arise).

Student volunteers needed - The Big Blue Crew (a youth volunteer group) is looking for students to help out at the Harvest Festival, which is being hosted by For the Love of Swampscott, on October 30th. The volunteers would work in the haunted house, and at the crafts and games tables. This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours. Please see Mr. Murphy in the main office for more information.


 


Athletics's Update


Golf

This week the Big Blue Golf team went 2-0 and 2-0 in the NEC South beating Wintrop at Tedesco on Tuesday by a score of 53.5-18.5 and Thursday Salem at Salem Municipal 38.5-33.5.  In Tuesday's match against Wintrop everyone beat their opponent. #1 Andrew Dove 6-3, #2 Jake Goldman 6-3, #3 Adam Dishman 7-2, #4 Mike Johnson 6-3, #5 Ryan Graciale 7.5-1.5, #6 David Peterson 6-3, #7 Max Pegnato 9-0, and #8 Steve Santanello 6-3.  Salem put up a good fight but down the stretch our golfers prevailed.  #1 Andrew Dove5-4, #2 Jake Goldman 5-4, #3 Adam Dishman 4.5-4.5, #4 Mike Johnson 5-4, #5 Ryan Graciale 5.5-3.5, #7 Max Pegnato 5-4, and #8 Steve Santanello 4.5-4.5.

This brings our record to 9-5 and 8-1 in the NEC South.

Our final 2 matches are next week. We play Danvers at Tedesco on Oct. 19 and Saugus at Cedar Glen on Oct. 20.

Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer beat Beverly 3- 0 on Thursday- Sam Agresti had 2 goals and Haley Bernhardt had 1

Girls Soccer beat Lynn English 4 to 0 on Tuesday- record is 8-0-1

Boys Soccer
After a long weekend we hosted Lynn English. After holding possession for the first 15 minutes but unable to capitalize on scoring chances, Dan Johnson was able to score and give us the 1-0 lead. For Dan this was his 6th goal in the year. Shortly after mike Coffey was able to make it 2-0 before half. Coffey was able to first time finish a cross from max Carbone. Coffeys goal was a great momentum shift for us going into half time. In the second half we had numerous opportunities and goal scoring chances but were denied by great goalie saves from the English keeper. Max Carbone was dribbling in the box when an English defender pulled him down and we were awarded a penalty shot. Carbone stepped up and scored the PK to give us a commanding 3-0 lead. This is the way the game finished improving our record to 8-2-1. We host Lynn classical on Friday afternoon

Football
Salem 32 Big Blue 13
Swampscott touchdowns were scored by Sean Lahrizi and Isaiah Bascon


Volleyball
 Swampscott "Big Blue" Volleyball played a match Friday October 7th against Lynn Classical At Lynn Classical.
Swampscott won the match 3-2.
Swampscott started out slow losing the first two sets 19-25 and 21-25.
In the 3rd set Swampscott was able to regroup and win it with a score of 25-22, then plowed through the 4th set with a score of 25-4 forcing a fifth deciding set which they won 15-12.
Senior Middle Blocker Taylor McBurney recorded 4 serving Aces, 9 kills and 2 blocks.
Sophomore Middle Block Alexa Winter was also powerful at the net with 9 kills and 4 blocks.
Senior Outside Hitter Leanne Nisbet had 2 Aces and also 9 kills,
Senior Serving specialist Maisie Vasquez added 8 serving Aces and
Freshmen Setter Cassidy Ryan contributed to the win with 4 Aces, 2 kills and a season high 31 Assists.
It was a great win for the Team!

We then went to Hamilton- Wenham on October 10th where we lost the match 0-3.
The set scores were 12-25, 13-25, and 20-25.
Unfortunately We were not able to get an consistent and effect offense going to keep pressure on a strong Hamilton Wenham team.
Senior Outside hitter Leanne Nisbet had 5 kills and 1 serving Ace, Freshmen Setter Cassidy Ryan had 4 kills and 1 Ace. A rather quiet night for stats.
This puts our record at 6-6

Field Hockey
@ Manchester Essex
lost 4-0
Jillian Flander had 5 saves, Sara Ryan had a defensive save. 

Vs. Peabody
Won 1-0
Michaela Freddo scored off a corner in the last 5 minutes of the game.

Guidance Update



October 14th

GRADES 10 and 11

PSATs are tomorrow 10/15 at SHS. Students should arrive between 730 and 745. Room proctors will begin the test at 8AM. Students should not be late and can be turned away at the door if they are tardy.


Please bring #2 PENCILS only and a calculator.

The actual test time is 3hrs and 30 minutes. This time does NOT include the preliminary section where students will bubble in biographical and school specific information. Students will likely be done between 1230 and 1pm. Please plan transportation accordingly. Students can bring their cell phones into the building, but they will be turned off once they enter the testing classroom.

SENIORS:
The Early Action and Early Decision deadlines are rapidly approaching. At this point, you should have already met with your counselor and requested transcripts and teacher recommendations through Naviance.

Once your portion of the application is complete, SUBMIT it!!! As we have discussed on numerous occasions, you can and should send your portion of the application independent of the counselor’s portion (transcript, rec letter, and supplemental forms) and teacher recommendations. Additionally, as we have also discussed, your official SAT or ACT scores must also arrive by the early deadlines. If there will be additional scores sent after the deadline, you should report on the Common App.

If you haven’t yet shared your college essay(s) with your counselor, please plan on doing that!!!!!! Combined, we have read thousands of essays and know what the really good ones look like. We want to help you be the most competitive applicant you can possibly be.




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