MERHS News 6/9/2023

The Final Edition of 2022-2023 School Year

Upcoming Events

  • 6/6-6/7 Grade 9 STE MCAS

  • 6/15 Last Day of School - Schedule Below

  • 8/17 & 8/18 Post-Secondary Bootcamp

  • 8/22 New Student Orientation

2023 - 2024 Student Schedules

The following is to provide an update of student schedules for the 2023-2024 school year. The master schedule is built, and schedules are complete. We need, however, to hold on distribution of student schedules until a district budget is adopted. Once the budget concerns are resolved, and required state reporting is complete for the 2022-2023 school year, the 2024 schedule will be committed and schedules will be available in Aspen. We estimate this will occur in late July or early August.

Understanding students may need to meet with their High School Counselor to adjust schedules, Counselors will be available for office hours in August prior to the start of school. As is typical, drop/add will be allowed for students during the first three weeks of school.

Seniors with a specific concern about their schedule due to the post-secondary planning, may reach out to their High School Counselor prior to the release of schedules.

Please watch for more information from Principal Jule Sgroi and the Guidance Office during the summer months about the availability of Counselors.

Last Week of School Schedule

The last week of school will include culminating activities, projects and tests. The following schedule will accommodate these opportunities for students to display their learning.

Monday June 12

8:00-9:35 C block (95 min)

9:40-10:25 U block (45 min)

10:30-12:05 D block (95min)

12:10-1:10 E block (30 min class & 30 min lunch)

1:15-1:43 F block (28 min)

1:47-2:15 G block (28 min)

Tuesday June 13

8:00-9:35 E block (95 min)

9:40-10:25 U block (45 min)

10:30-12:05 F block (95min)

12:10-1:10 G block(30 min class & 30 min lunch)

1:15-1:43 A block (28 min)

1:47-2:15 B block (28 min)

Wednesday June 14

Grade 9 10:00-11:15 Math/Science Presentations

8:00-9:35 G block (95 min)

9:40-10:05 C block (25 min)

10:10-10:35 D block (25min)

10:40-11:05 E block (25 min)

11:10-11:30 F block (25 min)

Thursday, June 15

MAKE UP DAY 8:00 - 11:00am

MERHS French Literary Magazine

MERHS Students Go to the Zoo

As a culminating experience Statistics and Algebra 2 students had a fun-filled field trip to the Stone Zoo. Students collected data by observing zoo animals and zoo goers. This data is being analyzed in final projects this week.
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The Final Edition of MERHS News

As my tenure as principal of this remarkable high school ends, I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude. It has been an incredible journey, and I am filled with both joy and nostalgia as I reflect upon the past 10 years of serving the amazing communities of Essex and Manchester.

First and foremost, I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to our students. You are the heartbeat of our school, and witnessing your growth, resilience, and achievements has been nothing short of inspiring. It has been an honor to be a part of your journey. Your passion, curiosity, and commitment to excellence have shaped the spirit of this school and will forever be remembered.

To the families, thank you for entrusting MERHS with the education and well-being of your children. Your support, involvement, and partnership have been instrumental in creating a nurturing and empowering environment for our students to thrive. It is through our shared commitment that we have fostered a strong and vibrant school community.

To the incredible staff members who have dedicated themselves to shaping the minds and futures of our students, I am in awe of your dedication, professionalism, and tireless efforts. Day in and day out, you have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to educational excellence, creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment that has become the cornerstone of our school's identity. Your passion for teaching and your genuine care for our students have undoubtedly left an indelible mark on their lives.

I leave MERHS with a heart full of gratitude for the countless memories we have shared together. From the exhilarating victories on the sports field, to the unforgettable performances on the stage, to the joyous celebrations of graduation, and so much more, each moment has enriched us and reminded us of the true spirit of our community.

Ms. Sgroi will carry the torch forward. I extend my warmest wishes and support to her. She is inheriting a community that is filled with remarkable individuals, and I have no doubt that together, you will continue to build upon this already great school community.

I want to express my deepest gratitude for the privilege of serving as your principal. It has been an honor to be a part of this incredible community, and I will cherish the memories and relationships I have formed here.

Patricia Puglisi