Friday, October 7, 2016

Principal's Update

 

Friday October 7th  - I look forward to this evening for a little Friday Night Lights at Blocksidge Field when the Swampscott High Big Blue take on the Witches of Salem High. We have had lights donated by people/organizations in both communities and this game will raise money for cancer awareness.  Aside from some great football, at the game pink commemorative t-shirts will be on sale for $10.00, and  fans will have the opportunity to buy a football shaped card to write in honor of someone and put on the Wall of Hope which will be displayed at the HS.  Shirts will also be on sale at the high school during lunch on Wednesday , Thursday and Friday (for HS students and staff) as well as after school - 2:30pm to 3:15pm (for HS students, staff and the community) on those days.  All money raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society.  Thank you all so much for your help and support for this great cause and lets make Blocksidge Field a sea of pinkGO BLUE!

For security purposes this evening the Swampscott Police have asked that no bags or backpacks be brought into the game. Also no beverages purchased outside of Blocksidge Field will be allowed into the game this evening.

Monday October 10 - No School in Observance of Columbus Day

Wednesday October 12 - No school in observance of Yom Kippur

Thursday October 13 - Picture re-take day for grades 9, 10, & 11 Order forms are available in the main office.

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.
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Athletics Update:


Girls Soccer beat Revere 5 to 0. Micala Agesti had 2 goals, Maggie Digrande, Ellie Wright and Kendra Fitzgerald had 1 each.

Saturday the girls beat Wakefield 3 to 1. Maggie Digrande had 2 goals and Sydney Clark had 1. The team is 6-0-1.


Volleyball

Swampscott Volleyball ended their 5 game losing streak Friday September 30th with a win at Home against Ipswich High. Swampscott took the match in 3 straight. Sets with scores of 25-10, 27-25, and 25-14. Freshmen setter Cassidy Ryan had 8 serving Aces, while Senior Middle blocker Taylor McBurney contributed with 3 Aces and 6 kills at the net and Senior outside hitter Leanne Nisbet add 4 kills.

Swampscott Volleyball carried their moment thru to their next match on October 5th at Lynn English where they defeated Lynn English in 3 straight sets with scores of 25-7,
25-15, and 25-16. It was a good match for the team where all the players were got an opportunity to play and were involved in contributing to the win.
Freshmen setter again strong at serving had 11 Aces, senior middle blocker Taylor McBurney had 8 serving Aces and 4 kills at the net, senior Outside hitter Leanne Nisbet had 4 Aces and 4 kills while new to the sport Junior Outside Hitter Anna Cilley got 1 Ace and 2 kills at the net.
Our record now is 5-5 holding on the 2nd place in our division.
We face off today against Lynn Classical at Lynn Classical where we will try to extend our winning streak.

Boys Soccer

9/26
We traveled to Marblehead and played under the lights against our rivals. After a slow start we are able to gain possession and create opportunities but unable to finish. It wasn't until the 55' that Max Carbone was able to break the deadlock and give us the 1-0 lead. Jack Dennehy played a free kick to max who was able to get onto the ball and finish. Many chances later, and great defensive plays by both teams the game finished 1-0 and a huge win for us.

9/28 we traveled to Peabody for another game under the lights. We went into halftime with a 2-1 lead. Goals were scored by Mike Coffey on an assist from Max Carbone. Dan Johnson scored two mins before half on a volley finish off the cross from Mike Coffey. We were able to hold onto and extend our lead in the second and hold onto the win. We finished the game with second half goals from spencer Perkins, Mike Coffey and Jack Herlihy. Final score was 5-2 and the win brought our record to 7-1.

9/30
We hosted revere at upper Jackson for A battle of NEC heavy weights. After an evenly matched first half the score remained tied 0-0 at halftime. Both teams created multiple opportunities until the 70' when revere was able to break down the defense and take a 1-0 lead. Over the last 10' we had multiple chances including a hit crossbar from Max Carbone, but were unable to tie the score. The game finished a 1-0 loss and brought our record to 7-2

10/6
We traveled to Beverly and after a prolonged bus ride we took the field against another one of the leagues powerhouses. After a tough, physical and back and forth first half, the game was tied 0-0 at half. The big blue came out on fire in the second half and in the first 10 minutes had great scoring opportunities from Dan Johnson, Mike Coffey and Jack Dennehy. Sophomore Kevin Coffey had 6 big saves to keep us in the game including a breakaway to help us finish the game with a 0-0 tie. This brings our record to 7-2-1 on the year.

Field Hockey

Gloucester lost 2-1
Sydney Cresta scored assisted by Olivia Fillenworth. Jillian Flanders had 5 saves in net

Revere 6-0
Sydney Cresta had 2, Michaela Freddo, Caroline Kinne, Hannah Amato, Olivia Fillenworth all had goals.  No shots on net

Record: 3-1-6

Golf

Swampscott 44, Saugus 28: The Big Blue (now 7-5) and (6-1) in league play as Adam Dishman (5.5-3.5), Mike Johnson (5-4), Ryan Graciale (5-4), David Peterson (6.5-2.5), Max Pegnato (6-3) and Owen Madigan (7.5-1.5) all won their matches. 

Cross Country
Boys ran very well vs Marblehead yesterday and had some great over all times but lost 17-45. This was a very challenging course but kids grinded out some great personal best times.

Top 7 runners for the boys in order
Oliver Daniels-Koch 4th over all
Evan Lippman 8th
Chris Figueiredo 10
Darian Wulf 11
Devin Denham 13
Will Fraser 17
Will Fuller 18

Girls ran well with some Personal Best times to date this season
Vern Rizzo 9
Clara Harrington 14
Leonie Flacke 12
Gigi Dishman 19
Sarah Thompsn 27
Ella Daniels-Koch 28
Ocean Crawley-Sweeney 29

Football
Big Blue started out the game with a bomb Frary to Lahrizzi for 81 yards. Glad to see the Saugus 4:00pm afternoon game didn't lull them to sleep. Then the Big Blue got another touchdown to open the second half Frary to Lahrizzi for 80 yards. 14-0 Then we had Captain Aj Venuti with a 36 yard screen pass for another Big Blue touchdown. Saugus then picked off a pass from Frary and went 76 yards for a Touchdown. Final score in Saugus 21-6. 

Frary to Lahrizi 76 yard td reception Lahrizi missed pat
6-0 3rd Swampscott
 Frary to Lahrizi 80 yard td reception
 Lahrizi 2pt coversion
14-0 Swampscott
 Frary to Venutti 36 yard reception.
 Lahrizi pat 21-0 4th
Saugus 76 yard td interception conversion failed. 
21-6 


Guidance Updates


The FAFSA is now open and available. www.fafsa.ed.gov
Not confident about how to complete the application? Attend a local FAFSA day where gracious volunteers walk you through the process.
Salem Academy is hosting one of these events on 11/6 from 10-1pm. Note: 10 AM is busy so head in later in the event timeframe.www.fafsaday.org

Special Halloween Treat:
Salem State University is offering free applications to anyone applying before 10/31. That’s spooky!

                                      
College Fair at Ipswich High School
October 13th 6-8pm
Location: The lower gym
List of schools attending below:

Bates College
Becker College
Brandeis University
Bridgewater State
Bryant University
Champlain College
Clark University
Colby Sawyer College
College of the Atlantic
Curry College
Dickinson College
Elon University
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Flagler College
Framingham State
Franklin Pierce University
Gordon College
Green Mountain College
Hamilton College
Hobart & William Smith
Hofstra University
Iona College
Johnson State College
Keene State College
LaSalle University
Lasell College
Lesley University
Lyndon State
MCPHS
University of Maine
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Ida College
New England College
University of New England
University of New Haven
Newbury College
North Shore Community College
Northern Essex Community College
Pine Manor College
Plymouth State University
Regis College
University of Rhode Island
Rivier College
Roger Williams University
Sacred Heart University
Salem State University
Salve Regina University
Skidmore College
Smith College
Southern Maine CC
University of Southern Maine
Spa Tech
Springfield College
St Lawrence University
St. Anselm College
Stonehill College
State University of New York, Geneseo
University of Connecticut
Union College
U.S. Army
U.S. Coast Guard
Unity College
University of New Hampshire
University of Vermont
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Westfield State University
Wheaton College






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