Thursday, May 23, 2013
The bidding starts at 7. Hundreds of items including a Family YMCA membership, SAT tutoring, Red Sox tickets, a fire truck ride, a personally dedicated seat in the SHS Theater, and the list goes on and on and on ... .
2013 Swampscott High School TV Auction Item Information Guide Monday, May 20th to Thursday, May 23rd 7 to 10 pm each night Comcast Channel 15 (in Swampscott) Verizon Channel 40 (in Swampscott, Lynn and Nahant) Call 781-941-0007 if you have any questions LAST BUT NOT LEAST - THE AUCTION CLOSES TONIGHT WITH MANY OF OUR BEST ITEMS! Use this guide to win bargains and support the students - bid by phone as you watch the auction. New: Log on to swampscotttv.com to follow current high bids before and during the auction. You can also ask questions about items. Computer wiz Noah Conti will reply almost immediately from his station in the phone room. Thursday 7:00-7:30 400: AUTOMOBILE OIL CHANGE and SAFETY CHECK ($50) □ donated…
Swampscott High's principal since 2010, Layne Millington, talks about his early departure.
Principal Layne Millington’s early departure from Swampscott High will give him more time with his family and time to transition to his new position in Marblehead. The time off will be a mini-sabbatical, of sorts, the principal said in an interview Wednesday. He will get to spend more time with injured and sick members of his family. His 11-year-old son is in a cast, having suffered a broken leg. His mom, a resident at Brooksby Village in Peabody, is sick. The principal’s last day at the school will be May 28, but he will be at the Class of 2013's graduation ceremony June 2. The principal said his focus, through June 2, will be on the graduating seniors, preparing for and seeing through their ceremonies. These include the class awards …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The principal's last day at the school is scheduled for May 28.
Principal Layne Millington will leave Swampscott High about a month before the school year ends. His last day at the school will be May 31, though he will preside at graduation ceremonies June 2. Assistant SHS Principal Frank Kowalski will be acting principal from June 3 to June 28, after which the newly hired lead school administrator, Edward Rozmiarek, will take the helm. Principal Millington sought the early departure from Swampscott and will take unused vacation and personal days as well as leave without pay, said Superintendent Lynne Celli. The superintendent said the high school principal came to her with the request to leave early. "We worked it out," she said. The superintendent said she has full confidence in the administrative …
In these short video clips we ask high school seniors for their pre-graduation thoughts and their post graduation plans.
Congratulations to senior Tyler Short. Tyler is headed to the New England Institute of Art in the fall where he will continue his study of film. Welcome to Senior Segues. Here we visit briefly with Swampscott High 12th graders. They still have a couple big months left in their public schools days but are on the cusp of graduating and preparing to transition to what's next in their lives. Many will be packing for colleges, some of them out of state. Some will head into the military. Others may go right into the work force. Some may even spend time traveling. These are short clips in which seniors say what they plan to do next year: what they will miss about Swampscott High: and what they are looking forward to? Let us know if you would …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Here we chat with the School Committee's new chairman, Rick Kraft, posing three questions that look forward to his leadership role on the panel.
Rick Kraft was selected by the School Committee for the chairmanship, a position formerly held by Larry Beaupre, who did not seek re-election. Questions for Chairman Kraft: What will your priorities be? What do you think your leadership style will be, more of a take charge chairman or more of a laid back chairman? I am more of a facilitator and mediator than one who imposes my will on others. In most cases, drawing on multiple perspectives produces a better result than relying on any one person’s viewpoint. I build consensus and look for common ground to bring people together. I lead by empowering others and providing direction, not mandating how they must accomplish their goal. I want people to take action because they understand it…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The four honors physics students conducted experiments over April vacation, coming back in May to complete the studies.
Four Swampscott High honors physics students spent three days at MIT learning about laser light and acoustic wave generation in thin films. Two of those days were during April vacation. A third day was rescheduled due to the bombing incident, so the students finished their experiments on May 12, said Swampscott High science teacher Jill Sewell, who provided the information for this article. Jill is in charge of the high school/university connection at MIT and works there every summer on experiments for high school students to encourage them to pursue the science and engineering field in the future. In their recent MIT studies, Swampscott juniors Alexa Beatrice, Andrew James, Noah Gopen and Kenny Li deposited different amounts of copper …
See the list of college acceptances as of April 25.
Thursday, May 16
Here are colleges to which Swampscott High students — the Class of 2013 has 201 students — have been accepted as of April 25. Thank you, Swampscott Guidance Department, for sending us this requested information. Swampscott High School Class of 2013 College Acceptances (as of 4/25/13): Adelphi University The University of Alabama Allegheny College American International College American University American University (College of Arts & Sciences) American University (School of Business) The American University of Paris Anna Maria College Assumption College Auburn University Babson College Baker College of Flint Bard College Bay State College Becker College Bentley University Binghamton University (School of Management) Boston College …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Here is one of five things to know about Swampscott today: Swampscott High junior Dan Woolhiser created the winning logo for 400 men and women on Board 130 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials.
Wednesday, May 15
1) Newsbit of the Day: Board 130 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) conducted a logo contest in partnership with the fine arts department at Swampscott High School. Board 130 is comprised of more than 400 men and women who officiate youth, high school and collegiate basketball throughout the region. There was a need to develop a logo for marketing, advertisement and potential merchandising purposes. Teacher Anita Balliro coordinated student participation at Swampscott High. “The assignment was not an easy one for the group, as it contained many moving parts," she said. Approximately 30 submissions were received by the Board 130 Executive Committee. The winning design, created by junior Dan Woolhiser, …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Here's a list of who made honor roll in the third quarter at the middle school.
GRADE 5 QUARTER 3 High Honors Charlotte Andrews, Maria Artiles, Erik Bazarov, Alyssa Beitz, Kendall Burke, Lila Caplan, Ariana Casella, Olivia Chavez, Georgia Cilley, Maggie Conner, Andrew Cronin, Evan DiPietro, Ashley Engstrom, Gefen Finn, Kyle Fitzgerald, Mia Freddo, Jamie Gaber, Maanik George, Caleigh Hopkins, Margaret Krawtiz, Nora Laplante, Morgan Lenihan, Anna Levenberg, Mackenna Lord, Tyler Marshall, Sophia Marston, Olivia Matela, Tyler McCoy, Jane Michigan, Jack Miller, Daniela Moreno-King, George Morris IV, Hester Murphy, Amanda Murrizi, Lucy Naughton, Madeline O’Brien, Duncan Page, Alexa Papazoglou, Matthew Pasersky, Isabella Perault, Aidan Pulaski, Grace Rapisarda, Justin Ratner, Daniel Rosen, Anabella Seligson, Charlotte …
Monday, May 13, 2013
After last month's Boston Marathon bombing, school officials aren't taking any chances.
North Shore colleges and high schools will increase security for graduation ceremonies due to the Boston Marathon bombing, the Salem News is reporting. Many schools, like Salem State University and Gordon College, will have bag searches and increased number of security personnel. On April 15, two bombs were detonated at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 170 others. Since then, security has been a concern at large events around Boston. "There will be a lot of eyes around. We will all be aware and watching what will be going on around us," Joanne Waldner, assistant to the president at Endicott College, told the Salem News. Read the complete story here.