Friday, October 28, 2016

Principal's Update -

Friday October 28th

Congratulations to the SHS Drama Club and Mr. Pearse on an incredible presentation of METAMORPHOSES last evening. If you missed last night's show no need to worry there is another show this evening at 7PM in the auditorium.

Congratulations to our Science team for their good showing at the North Shore Science meet. They are off to a good start this year, placing among the top 10 out of 20 schools in their first meet (7th, only .5 point behind 5th and 6th place finishers who tied).
Good Luck to the football team as they enter the playoff round this evening at 7 PM at Triton High School.  

Tuesday November 1
Managing Risks and Building Resilience- Parent Forum:Last Spring students in grades 6-11 participated in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  This tool is given to middle and high school students throughout the nation to look at the trends of high risk behaviors in our youth.  On Tuesday, November 1, 2016,  at 6 p.m., the Swampscott Schools Mental Health Task Force will be hosting a forum to discuss the outcomes of the survey given here last Spring.  What are our students telling us? What can the community do together to help prevent some of these issues?  This evening will be an opportunity for parents and community members to learn more about the challenges our youth are facing and how we can work together to help.  Please join us at Swampscott High School on November 1 at 6 p.m.  Parents of all Swampscott students are welcome. Your input can make a difference!  

Pancake Social  -The Swampscott METCO PCO is hosting a Pancake Social on Tuesday, November 1st at 7:00 pm at the Swampscott High School. This is a great opportunity to network between Boston and Swampscott families and learn more about the METCO program. Are you interested in becoming a host family to a METCO student? If so, attending this event is a great opportunity to learn more about becoming a host family and what it entails.

Please register using the link so we know how many pancakes to make!  
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Tuesday November 8 -  Online sign up for parent conferences begins at 6PM - more info to follow

Tuesday November 15 - Parent Conferences  - A special Big Blue Blog will go out on November 8 with details of how to sign up for individual teacher conferences for November 15. Teachers are always available for email or phone conversations if you cannot make this date.  

Athletic Updates

Girls Soccer

Swampscott beat Saugus 2-0 on Thursday- Jaymie Caponigro and Michaela Agresti had goals
Swampscott beat Wakefield on Saturday 4-0- Haley Bernhardt had 2 goals. Jaymie and Michaela had a goal. Swampscott beat Withrop 6-2-  Haley Bernhardt had 2 goals. Michaela and Jaymie had 1. Maggie Digrande and Kendra Fitzgerald had one.  
 Our record is 13-1-1


Big Blue varsity football lost to Winthrop 20-6 and will take on Triton at Triton Friday night for the first round of the Playoffs.

JV Football wins 3rd Straight Against Vikings
A good overall team effort resulted in a win at Blocksidge Field. The offense opened fast, with several Troy Levine throws to Russ Hopkins.  Levine hit Arturo Vasquez for a 60 yard TD to open the scoring. Brenden Laundry’s PAT attempt was blocked.
Defensively the Big Blue were sparked by a Nick Reiser forced fumble and Graham Inzanna recovery. A great surge by the defensive line later resulted in a Winthrop safety to bring the score to 8-0.
Late in the half Reiser’s 25 yard run behind Arturo Vasquez downfield block got the Blue to the 14 yard line. Two plays later Reiser ran it in to give the team a 14-0 half time lead.
In the second half Inzanna hit Hopkins on a 10 yard TD pass, followed by a Resiser 2 point play bringing the score to 22-0.
Winthrop scored on the last play of the game to result in a final score of 22-7.
The win evened the JV’s record at 3-3.


Our 2016 Golf season came to an end on Monday falling a little short of the state qualifying score of 310. We finished tied for 5th and shot a 329 as a team which is a big improvement from last season. Andrew Dove shot a team low of 79 and just missed qualifying for the state tournament by 2 shots. Overall, I am proud of the way our team fought back to win our last 10 matches to go 11-5 and finish 1st in the NEC South with a record of  9-1. Most importantly we are proud of how our student athletes represented Swampscott with their sportsmanship and manners on and off the course. The team is very excited to make a mark in Big Blue golf history and place our year up on the Big Blue NEC Golf banner!
On Wednesday our very own Adam Dishman and Andrew Dove became Co-Champs of the NEC Championship with a combined score of 165. Very proud and happy of these 2 guys. I want to thank them for your leadership this year and leaving a positive mark in Big Blue history. Way to finish your HS golf career! 

Field Hockey

@ Saugus won 1-0 with a goal scored by Sydney Faulkner off a scramble in front of the net.


On Monday Swampscott played aa away match against the Ipswich "Tigers". Swampscott lost the match 3-0.
The set scores were 25-18, 25-21 and 25-22.
Senior Outside Hitter Leanne Nisbet had 5 serving Aces and 6 kills.
Senior Middle Taylor McBurney had 3 Aces and 3 kills.
Freshmen Setter Cassidy Ryan had 1 Ace, 5 kills and 8 defensive digs.
And Junior Outside Hitter Claudia Mazariegos had 1 Ace and 4 Kills.
That put our record at 7-9.

The following night on Tuesday we played a Conference match at Home against the Salem "Witches". Swampscott won that match 3-0.
The set scores were 25-23, 25-18 and 26-24.
Senior Outside Hitter Leanne Nisbet had 7 serving Aces along with 3 kills at the net and Junior Outside Hitter Claudia Mazariegos also had 7 Aces and added 1 kill.
This put our Record at 8-9.
We have our final Match of the regular season Monday October 31 against our Rivals the Marblehead "Magicians" and will be trying to even our record.

Boys Soccer

Swampscott 10, Winthrop 2
On Monday, the Big Blue cruised to a decisive win over the Vikings. Jack Herlihy scored four goals and notched an assist, and Max Carbone (1 assist) and Dan Johnson each had hat tricks.

Swampscott 4, Salem 1
Max Carbone led the way for the Big Blue with two goals in the win. Spencer Perkins and Dan Johnson also found the back of the net for Swampscott (12-3-1). Salem capitalized on an early Swampscott mistake to take a 1-0 lead.


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