Thursday, February 28, 2013
The high school sent 27 students to the national event held last weekend at the Boston Sheraton.
Swampscott High Senior Bridget Genoversa-Wong read lots — including political philosopher John Locke and the Federalist Papers — to prepare for Harvard Model Congress Boston. SHS Junior Coleman Pinkerton wrote lots — three position papers — to prepare for the government simulation program run by Harvard students. In the end, Bridget, Coleman and Sam Crimmins's preparation helped them come away with awards and rich experiences at the highly competitive event held last week from Thursday through Sunday at the Boston Sheraton. Twenty-seven Swampscott High students were among the more than 1,400 students at the congress, said James Morrison, social studies content leader and faculty advisor for the Political Action Club at Swampscott High. …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Poetry was in the air at Swampscott High School on Wednesday at the Poetry Out Loud competition.
Saturday, February 16
Senior Jackie Thomsen won the Swampscott High School Poetry Out Loud Competition on Wednesday, Feb. 13th, and will represent SHS for the second time in the state competition. She will compete on Sunday, March 3rd at the Cape Cod Cultural Center in S. Yarmouth at 1 pm. Jackie will recite "Hysteria" by Dionisio D. Martinzez and "The Statesman" by Ambrose Bierce. Wednesday evening was a strong demonstration of poetic poise, articulation, dramatization and talent among the 13 students. Olivia Forman was runner-up and Anna Hunt came in third place. The English Department is proud of the students for their celebration of the arts. We will especially miss our seniors who have participated over the past four years: Elana Feldman, Lillie …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Big Blue cheerleading team is back rooting for Big Blue Basketball and demonstrating their cheering skills.
The Big Blue basketball cheerleaders were back in action Friday for the home opener against Winthrop. Last year's cheerleaders were state champs and went to the nationals in Florida taking home a second place finish.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Forget the dry meat, remember the day.
My Thanksgiving turkey was dry this year, but that’s not what anyone will remember about the day. It started when I woke up feeling emotional. Thanksgiving was going to be another “last time” for my football playing children and the teammates they have traveled with, some since kindergarten. Win or lose, it was to be the last Thanksgiving game, the last football game in a 13-year school journey. This one was a highlight. Football has helped them focus, mature into young men, teammates and members of a community. But, emotion aside, there was still a game to play and a turkey to cook without me there to frequently baste. I bought a bird big enough put in before the game. I wanted the cook time to exceed the game time. I abandoned Grandma …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Abrom Roberts was the Big Blue junior varsity coach last season.
The new high school basketball coach played point guard, believes in tight defense and wants his players to be of good character. "Basketball is not the be all and end all," said coach Abrom Roberts. Education and how the young ladies carry themselves will help them as they move forward with their lives as adults, he said. As far as basketball goes, Roberts wants to stress fundamentals. He and his palyers will hold clinics for the younger kids in town to teach them fundamental basketball skills including ball handling and passing. He coached the Big Blue junior varsity team last year under varsity coach Jack Hughes, who retired in the spring. Hughes, who was a teacher in Beverly, brought Roberts aboard after getting to know him in …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
On Wednesday night the School Committee recognized National Merit Scholarship commended students and teachers who achieved professional status as well as the educator of the year.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
School officials applauded students and teachers at Wednesday's School Committee meeting. Those recognized were Educator of the Year Judith Flynn, teachers who attained professional status and students commended in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. The Swampscott High School commended students were Zachary Fidler, Aristana Scourtas, Elana Feldman, Philip Cherner, Jaqueline Thomson, Zachary Blonder and Patrick Burkett. Teachers Joanne Wheeler, Jaclyn Belson, Emily Barnum, Heidi Legere, Joanna Maguire, Rachel Eisenberg, and Karen Clements were recognized for attaining professional status.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Here are photos by Lisa Eaton from Swampscott's 2-0 victory over Winthrop on Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Here are photos by Lisa Eaton from Swampscott High's 2-0 victory over Winthrop on Tuesday. The goals were reportedly scored by Killian Simpson.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Sam Crimmins and Meg Wynne, the student representatives to the School Committee, think the celebration is a worthwhile tradition that can be made safer.
Student representatives to the School Committee say they think the senior welcome tunnel should continue with safety being the prime consideration. Questions about safety arose last week after some students hung from windows of cars during the motorcade to the school. The senior welcome tunnel is a traditional first-day celebration. Seniors meet for breakfast at a parent's house. They then parade in a line of cars to the high school. It's a loud procession. The upperclassmen honk horns, sound noisemakers and let the world know about their new status. The celebration continues at the high school. Seniors form a single line and yell with great intensity as students from the other high school grades, teachers and administrators walk by them…
The Swampscott High Class of 2012 graduate just completed basic training at Parris Island, S.C.
Zach Kalapinski marched in his second graduation in three months last Friday when he graduated from the Marine Corps recruit training at Parris Island, S.C. His first graduation was back in June with fellow Class of 2012 members at Swampscott High, where he was captain of the football team and a member of the lacrosse team. Zach's mom, Jodi, his girlfriend and five others traveled to South Carolina last weekend to see him and tour the island boot camp and go to the graduation ceremony. Jodi said it was very emotional seeing her son. "He was the same yet different," she said. It seemed like he took all of his good qualities and magnified them during his time away. Zach prepared for boot camp throughout his senior year by running and …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Here is a list of the colleges to which Swampscott High students were accepted.
There were 180 graduates in the Swampscott High School Class of 2012. Some have joined the workforce, some have joined the military and many have gone off to college. Some may be taking a year off to do public service or to travel. We will post information about the graduates, whatever they are doing, as it is made available to us. Here is a list of the colleges that the students were accepted to. It looks like Swampscott kids at least had interest in going to school in locations throughout the country. Thank you to SHS Guidance for sending us this requested information. Sign up for Swampscott Patch’s daily newsletter, “like” us on Facebook and “follow” us on Twitter to get news, blogs, announcements and events. Want to share your …