Principal Robert Murphy updates you with the latest news and upcoming events happening at Swampscott High School.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Mid May Update
Congratulations to Meredith Charney, William Cronin, Marina Dreeben, Nicole LeBlanc, Andrew McLaughlin, Ella Parker, Rebecca price, Shama Varghese, and Charlotte Westhoven for being recognized as top scholars by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce.
Congratulations to the SHS dance team for a successful spring performance this week. A special congratulations to seniors Alexandra Berube, Emily Legere, Mia LoGiudice, and Izzy Stairman on their final performance. Best wishes ladies on the next steps in your life journey.
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 should bring a calculator and 2 pencils (#2!) to the test each day. It is important that students get a good night sleep the night before and eat a light healthy breakfast. Bring a snack and a water to the exam as it is approximately 2 hours.
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.
Swampscott’s Girls Lacrosse is still on a roll. Led by the 22nd ranked defense statewide, the Big Blue is on track for its best season ever. Saturday the girls dominated Stoneham 15-7. A slow start at Tewksbury on Monday cleared up in the second half ending in a 10-5 victory. Goalie Abby Brum helped the Blue shut out Medford in the first half of Tuesday’s contest. The 14-5 Medford victory marks the team’s fourth consecutive win putting them at 7-1 to date. Friday the team will host #13 ranked Marblehead for what should be the biggest challenge of the season.
On Thursday May 4th the Swampscott Girls Track and Field Team beat Saugus 79-57 to remain undefeated at 5-0. The following were our top performers and scores. Maisie Vasquez 35'10" in the Shot Put, Maisie Vasquez 87'2" in the Discus, Rebecca Price 106'5" in the Javelin, Ella Parker 1:13 in the 400MLH and 2:39 in the 800M, Veronica Rizzo 14:20 in the 2Mile, Caroline Kinne 6:08 in the mile and 4 x 100M team of Catie Cullinane, Skye Bascon, Alex Gladstone and Ally Hartmann 53.1
On Saturday May 6th the Swampscott Girls Track and Field team placed first in the Freshman / Sophomore Meet in Revere beating all 16 North East Conference Teams. The following were Swampscott's top performers Haley Bernhardt 4th place in the HJ 4'8" 3rd in the 400M 67.9, Ally Hartmann 400MLH 4th place 1:22.4, Isabel Denham 3rd place LJ 14'2.5", Meredith Zimmer 3rd place 100MH 18.5 and 3rd in javelin 76'6", Alex Papazoglou 1st place javelin 81'4", Catie Cullinane 2nd 100M 13.8, Skye Bascon 4th 200M 28.5, Marley Schmidt 6th 800M 2:48.4, Clara Harrington 6th 2Mile 13:50, 5th place 4x400M Haley Bernhardt,Isabel Denham, Gigi Dishman and Simone Nardizzi, 1st Place 4 x 100M Catie Cullinane, Skye Bascon, Olivia Matela and Ally Hartmann, 4th place 4 x 800M Clara Harrington, Leonie Flacke, Haley LaKind and Caroline Kinne - Our total points scored was 78
Also on Saturday May 6th Ella Parker, Mackenize Creighton, Rebecca Price and Maisie Vasquez all competed in the Weston Twilight Meet at Regis College.
Mackenzie Creighton finished 11th in discus 87'9" and 18th shot put 27'9" . Maisie Vasquez finished in 4th place in the shot put 33'2" - Rebecca Price placed 4th in the Javelin and her personal best throw of 107'3" - Ella Parker finished 12th in High Jump with 4'10" just missing 5'1"
On Wednesday May 10th The girls will run against Lynn English at Home which will be Senior Day with hopes of continuing to remain undefeated.
Boy's Tennis was awesome this week. Two solid wins, 1st, at home, vs. Winthrop, no easy walkover, the guys battled through to the end. 1st Doubles, Owen Madigan-Fried and Steve Santanello, are becoming a force in the conference. They finished quickly, setting a winning tone, 6-3, 6-2. Will Talebian, at 2nd Singles, did the same. Then the going slowed. 1st Singles began smoothly with a 6-3 1st set win, but then Sam began to cramp. 3rd Singles was a close loss 5-7; 3-6. 2nd Doubles knew they were in for a tough match. Back and forth, they finally lost the 1st set 5-7 and the overall match outcome was in jepoardy. Sam, meantime, was overtaken by cramps and lost his match 4-6; 5-7 in 3 sets. We were 2-2 in individual matches when Dan Johnson and Justin Ratner emerged from the 1st set loss, pulled the weight of the Team outcome onto their shoulders and found a way to win the next 2, 6-4; 7-5. Overall match victory to Swampscott, 3-2!
We also traveled to Tufts University South Courts to meet Somerville. Our first match there, given the new Conference alignments, and Somerville was an unknown for us, since not much information re: their standings is available. I managed to find a link to their won-lost record where we discovered that they might be stronger than we thought. Turned out their record was 4 - 4, and that they had recently beaten Beverly, no easy task itself. We were concerned. Owen had been injured earlier in the week, and could not play. Steve moved to 3rd Singles and we adjusted the doubles pairs as best we could. Their 1st Singles is very strong. Sam did well, but could not overcome. 3-6; 2-6, and we quickly down. From there, though, the outcome began to brighten. Ben Ringler and Robbie Jensen stepped into 2nd Doubles, and their strong performance brought us back even, 6-2; 6-3. Dan and Justin had to move up to 1st Doubles, and their match began as an uncertain battle, but they took the first set to a tiebreak, and in the tiebreak, found their "mo", rolling thru to a 7-0 win, taking the 1st set, 7-6, and then cruising to a 6-2, 2nd set win. Steve was in another battle, having dropped the 1st set 4-6, but he was adjusting from Doubles to Singles, and taking the measure of his opponent. Once zeroed in, his mental toughness brought him from the potential loss to the win, 4-6; 6-3; 6-4. 3-2, overall to Swampscott, left us with the last individual match. Will, had to wait to play because there are only 4 available courts. He moved quickly thru the 1st set, 6-1; but had to battle thru the 2nd, finally winning it, 7-5. Excellent Team contribution by all. A commendable week of competition showing the developing strength and maturity of the guys. Now on to the Individual State Tournament this weekend at Methuen.