Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring: the busiest season at SHS

We have a very busy 8 weeks ahead of us until the end of the year. AP exams, MCAS, final exams, senior week, the junior prom (TONIGHT!), the senior prom, the senior banquet, graduation, course selection for next much is happening! Please stay in the loop by checking out our websites and reading the blog.

Please do not forget to check out the Guidance Blog. They have included so much important information.

Check out this link to view the Senior Calendar for the Class of 2017

Math MCAS for Sophomores (grade 10) will happen May 16-17. All students in grade 10 should report to SHS by 7:50 AM. Students in grades 9, 11, and 12 should report to SHS at 10:25. We have seen many tardy students on the late start days. This should not be happening when we start school 2.5 hours later than normal. Please arrive on time.

Activities & Events at SHS

Swampscott Public Library's 13th Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest, award recipients

Honorable Mention:
Olivia Kiely ("Tyler")
Cenna Khatib ("Dear Sasha")
Lori Kholomyansky ("Homebound")

Third Place:
Megan Mentuck ("The World")

Second Place:
Olivia Reiser ("A Beautiful Mess")

First Place:
Olivia Barton ("A Portrait of the Coffee Drinkers")

Rising Star Award:
Jewel Soares ("To Spark A Flame")

STEM Family Night &
SHS Science Fair Award Winning Projects

Winning projects this year were:
1st Place:  
Cam Lau and Joe Varghese  with "Candy Chromatography"

2nd Place tie:
Kyle Lenihan and Harry Katz with "Microbacterial Effectiveness in Consuming Oil"
Mia Guthrie with "Determining Which Over-the-Counter Painkiller Dissolves the Quickest"

3rd Place:
Sam Agresti  and Grace DiGrande with "Determination of water hardness from Calcium Chloride and Magnesium Chloride solutions using the addition of soap"

These students have the opportunity to polish up their projects to enter in the MA Science and Engineering Fair next year.  

GSA - Will be participating in Day Of Silence in school and the national No H8 campaign in Boston on May 26.

  SHS Spanish Exchange:     Image may contain: 7 people, people standing and outdoor
 SHS Welcomed students From Spain Spanish families welcoming our students
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      Breakfast at the Instituto Alpajes SHS Students in Aranjuez

This past September SHS hosted 18 Spanish students and 2 teachers from Aranjuez, Spain, welcoming them into our families, our school and our lives.  Over April break, 12 SHS students along with Mrs. Baralt and Mrs. Perez, went to Spain, where they were graciously welcomed by students from the Instituto Alpajes in Aranjuez.  They were formally welcomed by the state’s Secretary of Education at an elaborate breakfast, carried out by the culinary department in the school.  SHS students stayed with families, being immersed in the culture and language.   They attended classes, school events and were accompanied by the principal, teachers and students on excursions to Madrid, Toledo and Segovia.  They also traveled to Granada, and Sevilla.  What a great opportunity for our students!
Sports Update

Boys lacrosse has experienced a slow start to the season. 3 of the first 4 scheduled games have been postponed. We did play Marblehead last Saturday. Things started out well and after 1 quarter we were down 4-3, however we took far too many penalties beginning in the second period and Marblehead took advantage the rest of the way. Final 15-5 Headers.

The girl's varsity tennis team had a tough loss to a very strong Marblehead team last week Monday and the match against Beverly was rained out on Wednesday. The girls tennis team won two matches this week. We defeated Salem and Lynn English with a 5 - 0 score in both matches. The match of the week was won by our #1 singles player Anna Cilley in a tough three set match against Lynn English. Her scores were 6-1, 1-6. 6-4.

The Big Blue baseball team won 2 out of 3 this week to bring their overall record to 4-1. The team fell to Lynn Classical 7-2 at home on Monday, but bounced back with wins over Malden and Gloucester. Louis Olivieri led the way at Malden. The senior captain was on base 5 times and threw out a runner from behind the dish. Junior shortstop Spencer Perkins was 3-3 against Malden and was spectacular defensively all week. Senior captain David Peterson was lights out pitching at Gloucester on Thursday, while Olivieri and Sean Lahrizi led the way offensively. Last week we had a 3-1 win on Monday over Marblehead, and a 5-4 win over Beverly on Wednesday. Luke Marshall had a complete game 2 hitter in the home opener against our rivals. Freshmen Nick Reiser got the win on the road over Beverly.

Softball finished the week 1-1, losing the opener to Marblehead 2-1 and bouncing back with a 13-1 victory over Beverly. Hannah Leahy led the offense going 4-4 at the plate with 2 doubles and a home run. Sydney Cresta and Sarah Ryan chipped in with a couple of hits a piece.

Girls Lacrosse is off to a strong 3-0 start. First to fall from the Big Blue was North Reading 11-6 lead by Captain Ellie Wright who netted 5 goals, freshman Emerson Laundry opened her varsity career with a hat trick and Captain Claire Powell in net registering 9 saves. Salem fell next 8-4 when the SHS GLAX iced the game after taking a 5 goal lead in part thanks to a hat trick from Captain Maggie DiGrande. The team showed its balance versus Revere by dominating possession, passing well and spreading the work load. In the 14-6 victory, goals were scored by 9 different players. The team first attitude is going to take this program far!

Boys Track
Swampscott (99) vs Winthrop (37)
Joe Varghese: 1st Place - 400H (64.0), 110H (17.3) & High Jump (5'8")
Dymond Clarke: 1st place - 200m (23.1) & Triple Jump (38'6.5")
Devin Denham: 1st place - 400m (55.7)
Mac Midland: 1st place - Discus (122'2")
Dominic Codispoti: 1st place - Javelin (131'2")
Zack Palmer: 1st place - Long Jump (19'1")

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