Friday, February 17, 2017

Have a wonderful February Break!

Principal's Update

Congratulations to Merideth Charney who has been named a National Merit Finalist for this year

Congratulations to the boys hockey team who are NEC South Champions

Reminder that next week is winter break school will resume on Monday February 27th - also there is limited staffing in the office during the week. Please call ahead if you need to speak to someone in the office.

Thursday, March 9, at 7:00 PM, please join us for the film IF ONLY. See below.

Activities Updates

French Club: French Club members have been continuing our tradition of service and giving to charities and NGOs around the Francophone world. We've held several fundraisers this year, including a movie night, Marie Antoinette Cupcake Day, and our popular Bûche de Noël Christmas cake contest. So far we've raised over $300 and have made a $150 donation to Partners in Health for hurricane relief in Haiti. This month we'll be making another sizable donation to the Barka Foundation to support their important work with clean water access in Burkina Faso. #makingadifference #aiderlesautres #j'aimelafrancophonie

The Innovators Club is a FUN way to meet new friends! Diverse students come together to support high school activities by attending after-school events such a musicals, sporting events, and fund raisers.
Have fun working on a variety of creative activities such as drama, movie making, poetry slam, and inventing. Meet us EVERY WEDNESDAY at 1:00 for lunch in Room C123.

There will be a Blueprint meeting the week after break. Listen for announcements for the day!

SHS Drama Club is preparing its METG Drama Festival entry METAMORPHOSES to be performed Saturday March 4th at 3 p.m. sharp in the theater at North Reading High School. Drama Club is also rehearsing for its annual spring musical, SMILE, which will take place Thursday-Saturday April 6, 7, & 8 at 7 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium. Congratulations to Senior Nate Ryan who has earned a place in the Massachusetts Senior All State Chorus. The All State Festival will be held at Symphony Hall in Boston Saturday March 11th at 1 p.m. SHS Chorus and North Shore Voices will perform at the 16th annual Together in Harmony concert in conjunction with the choral groups from Salem and Marblehead High Schools. The performance is at 2 p.m. Sunday March 19th and benefits chorus scholarships for all three schools.

SHS TV PROGRAM:  Check out the first episode of HEATED, an opinion segment produced by Meredith Lutter and Chris Figueiredo. Go to the SHS-TV YouTube channel to view Heated and other videos created by students in the Media Arts classes. Subscribe to our channel to get notified of our weekly releases, every Thursday night at 8PM!
Heated -
SHS-TV Channel -

Driver’s Education
Our 4th class of the 2016-2017 school year will be on: February 27th.
This is our 6-week* course, that runs from 7am to 8am in B129.
The parent night for this class will be February 28th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in B129.

Our 5th class of the 2016-2017 school year will be another Weekends-Only course!
This class will take place on 3/25, 3/26, 4/1, 4/2, and 4/8
The class runs from 8:30am to 3:30pm, with 2 - 15 minute breaks and 30 minutes for lunch

Email Mr. Bennett @ to sign up or with any questions. Students must be 15 and 9 months in order to start the class on those dates.

Sports Updates

Boys Indoor Track

The Big Blue's season came to end this past Wednesday night with a 49-37 loss to Revere. Some notable performances for Swampscott included:
-Joe Varghese (HJ) - 5’10”
-Anthony Moschella (50 yd dash) - 6.1
-Thomas McDevitt (1000m) - 2:57.4
Finishing the NEC at 5-2, select athletes will be moving onto the D4 State Championships on 2/16.

The Big Blue were represented well at Thursday’s Division 4 MIAA State Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center. Below were some notable performances:
-Isaiah Bascon (HJ) - 6’0” (4th place)
-Thomas McDevitt (1000m) - 2:51.53 (13th place)
-Dave Quill (Shot Put) - 40’10” (14th Place)
-4x400 - 3:47.14 (Jack Dennehy, Matt Stephan, Devin Denham and Kyle Linehan)

Boys Ski team finished up the season with a make-up race on Tuesday afternoon!
In the final match-up they went down in a close battle with Manchester/ Essex.
Swampscott (22) vs. Manchester/Essex (33)
Top Finishes:
Liam O'brien- 5th Place
Great first season for the Boys ski team!

The Girls Ski team had a wonderful time at the Interscholastic Race on Wednesday evening!
Top SL finishes:
Sophie Marston- 18th place
Madeline O'brien- 21st place
Girls GS Results:
Madeline O'brien- 18th place
Sophie Marston- 24th place
Combined Top Finishes:
Sophie Marston- 20th place
Madeline O'brien- 22nd place
Boys Indoor Track and Field

Girls Track
DIV State Meet
High Jump -Michelle Connor DIV Champion 5'4" (Moves on to All States Sunday 26th Reggie Lewis) (New Balance Indoor Nationals on March 9th)
Shot Put
Maisie Vasquez - 10th pl 33'1.5"
Taylor McBurney - 17th - 31'1.5"
Kendall Rhodes 29th 10.1
4 x 200M 29th 1:56.08
Catie Cullinane
Skye Bascon
Ally Hartmann
Ashley Marston

Girls Basketball
Swampscott 41, Marblehead 31: huge win at Marblehead as we battled for 2nd place in the NEC south. Tough defense and smart offense was the name of the game. Nikki Rosa and Olivia Matela led the way with 12 points each.
Two games remain at Saugus (2/21) and Lynn English (2/22). Our record is 9-9.

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