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High School Highlights – The Witches of SHS

High School Highlights

by Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman

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SHS Theater – Thoroughly Modern Millie Opens Tomorrow Night

Salem Students Take Stage Salem High Presents Thoroughly Modern Millie by Madison Borden       Theater is a place for self expression and each year students are able to bring this concept to life on stage.  For the past three months, Salem High students have been in the process of creating a piece of theatrical art, one that takes the audience back to New York during the 1920s. The cast of over 40 actors and actresses have been hard at work practicing for opening night. Although the first day of the show has been long-awaited, there is a lot of ...

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Spirit Week Brings Out Competition And Teamwork

Friendly Competition Takes Over Salem High 9-12 Grade Students Battle For Bragging Rights by Madison Borden         Throughout the year, Salem High is able to set a foundation for students to showcase their skills and abilities to their peers, staff, and faculty.  One of the most artistic and competitive competition to take the school by storm is that of spirit week.  Spirit week usually happens around the holiday season and is a way for the grade levels to work as a team in order to reveal who embraces the school’s unique qualities the most. Although the week ...

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Creating A Positive Community Through ROTC

Salem High’s ROTC Program Inspires Students To Better The World Around Them by Madison Borden Salem High School offers many fantastic clubs and activities for students to take part in, one of which is the ROTC program. ROTC, the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, is very well-known throughout the school, with participants ranging from grades 9-12. The group contains around one hundred cadets spread out between 5-6 classes. I wanted to gain a better understanding of what this program was about, so I ventured down to talk with the instructors as well as the cadets. First Sergeant (1SG) David Grinstead was ...

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Leaders And Mentors Provide Freshman Support

Salem High Ignites Change Salem High Students Help Freshman Transition Into High School by Madison Borden For many former middle schoolers, high school can be a complicated and frightening transition. But this year, Salem High is taking a positive approach to welcoming freshmen into the school.  In partnership with the Ignitions program, five teachers and over ninety mentors, a mixture of juniors and seniors, welcomed new students at Freshman Orientation. In preparation for the event, the mentors and advisors took two days out of their summer in order to meet, plan, and organize Freshman Orientation. Within the two days, the ...

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A LEAP Forward For Our Teens

New Space And New Opportunities Salem Teens Create Success Outside of the Classroom by Madison Borden   As of September 19th, 2016, LEAP for Education, an organization dedicated to helping youth discover their potential, opened up a new Teen Center for Salem students.  This space is designed to give students extended after school help as well as provide teens with the opportunity to meet new people and become active participants in their community. I visited the Teen Center and sat down with Taylor MacDonald, who is the programs coordinator.  After spending some time exploring the beautifully crafted space, equipped with ...

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Summer Jobs Are Still A Part Of Student Life

Flying Saucers In A Pizza Kitchen A Learning Experience By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman         For many Salem High students summer is not necessarily a season of lazy days and idyllic nights, but one of putting in long hours at summer jobs.  Students often work as many hours as one would find at a typical full time job, so to compensate for the more minimal hours they are forced to take during the school year. Graduated senior Maise Shepard works as a dishwasher at Flying Saucer Pizza, where she was worked for the previous two years.  Though she is ...

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Forest River Pool A Salem Summer Tradition

The City And The Salem Y Are Keeping Us Cool In The Heat By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman   One of the most heralded events of any Salem resident’s summer is the opening of the Forest River Pool. Nestled inside Forest River Park, the pool consists of a small pool and a big pool. The two are attached by a gate, and are designed to suit swimmers of varying ability levels. The small pool is at most 3 feet deep, while the big pool ranges from 5 feet to 9 feet. Originally a salt water pool, Forest River is now chlorinated and ...

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Finals Week Features Stress And Changes

Students Struggle And Adapt For Success By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman   One would think that the last week of the school year would be a one of the most fun and relaxing weeks for students. In actuality this is finals week, a week jam packed with stressful tests. These exams constitute a large portion of students grades for most classes, in some cases even upwards of twenty percent. This means that students feel extreme pressure to do well on this one exam, or risk dropping their grade by as many as two letters. Students employ various techniques to make it through ...

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SHS Science Expo – It’s Only Rocket Science

With Seniors Gone The Next SHS Generation Takes The Lead By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman   With the departure of the senior students, Salem High’s focus turns to the remaining scholars. This past Tuesday students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade debuted the product of their efforts in their science classes, at the annual Science Expo. Students in all classes, from college prep Biology to advanced placement Chemistry, must complete and present a project. These projects have been in the making for several weeks, and are a large component of students fourth quarter grade. The Science Expo takes over all three cafeterias ...

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Salem Graduates Prepare For Their Futures

Destined  For Maryland, Boston College, UConn, Syracuse, UNH, Bentley, And Villanova  By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman Graduation ushers in a unique time in the lives of senior students—the time in which they are constantly asked what they are doing with the rest of their lives. At this point in the year most have developed a concrete answer to this question, which they repeat several times a day to the curious adults and peers in their lives. There are doubtless many community members who are wondering what these bright Salem High graduates are doing with the rest of their lives, so this week ...

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