Monday, October 24, 2016

October Issue of the MERHS Independent!

The October issue of the MERHS Independent is available now in MERHS website. This is a packed issue!  It includes information about the schedule change, student perspective on the shift in food service, bios on new staff, a piece on the new English electives, and more! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Upcoming Events!

K-8 Parent Teacher Conference – By Appointment

  • Afternoon (Early Release) Wednesday, October 6th
  • All Day Tuesday, November 8th

Parent/Guardian Informational Meetings

  • 10/26/16   HS Guidance Program on Scholarships 1.0 – Location TBA @ 7:10am
  • 10/13/16   Grade 12 Guidance Parent Coffee - Guidance Office @ 7:10am
  • 10/13/16   Grade 8 Washington, D.C. Information Night – MERMS @ 7:00pm

School Committee Meetings

  • 10/18/16 Essex Elementary School Spotlight - EES Cafeteria @ 7:00pm
  • 11/1/16    MERSD Assessment Review   - MERMHS Library @ 7:00pm
  • 12/14/16 Tentative Budget Hearing - MERHS Auditorium @ 7:00pm


  • 10/14/16   Essex Elementary PTO “Hoe Down” - EES @ 5:00pm
  • 11/3/16     Memorial PTO Spaghetti Supper – Memorial CafĂ© @ 5:00pm
  • 11/13/16   A Night of Stars - MERHS Auditorium @ 3:00pm

Monday, October 3, 2016

MERHS National Merit Commended Students!

Congratulations to the MERHS students recognized as Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Corp .  These students have been identified as scoring in the top 50,000 students of the 1.6 million that sat for the PSAT last fall.

Will Heslop, Jillian Furber, Maura McCormick, Ananya Dwividi, 
Genevieve Duff, Helena Franklin, Fritz Spofford

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mark Your Calendars for Spaulding's Night of Stars 2016!

Mark your calendars for Spaulding Education Fund’s 8th Annual NIGHT OF STARS TALENT SHOW to be held on Sunday, November 13 at 3:00pm in the Manchester Essex Regional Middle-High School Auditorium.  
As the only local community wide event of its kind, it features the best and brightest talent from throughout Manchester Essex playing music, singing, dancing, performing comedy, awing the audience with magic and much, much more all in an effort to help make their great schools even better!
Kindergarteners through High School seniors from Manchester and Essex are invited to audition as well as parents, teachers, and all talented members of the Manchester and Essex community!  Adults can perform with their children or alone. The organization is also auditioning for the Master of Ceremonies, which is open to one or more High School age students.  
There are two audition dates from which to choose:  
Tuesday, October 18 from 4:30-7:00pm  or Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 -11:00am    
To register for an audition visit:

The “Night of Stars Talent Show” is Spaulding Education Fund's largest fundraising initiative of the year, raising the vital funds needed to support their mission of  advancing educational excellence in the Manchester Essex regional schools.  

Monday, September 26, 2016

Help with Oversight of Children at Evening Sporting Events!

MERHS loves spirit at Friday evening football games. Games are a wonderful place for the community to come together. We would like to remind parents that there is not specific supervision of children during the game. We request that parents attend evening games with their children (Elemenary and MS Age). 

We want to make sure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable evening. Go Hornets! 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Manchester Master Plan Visioning Open House

Manchester Master Plan Visioning Open House
Monday, September 26th from 6-9 PM
Manchester Essex Regional High School  Cafeteria.

Please join us for this important event in the Master Planning process.  The Master Plan Committee and facilitators from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council will be sharing the results of the community visioning survey (nearly 500 responses to date) and other outreach events, and will be asking residents, land owners, business owners and managers, and others for their ideas about the FUTURE of MANCHESTER!!

We want you to share your ideas AND hear and see what others are sharing.

Please join us ANYTIME between 6 and 9 PM and stay for a few minutes or a few hours.  Light refreshments and childcare will be provided.

If you have not yet taken the survey click this link: 

Thanks so much for doing your part to guide Manchester's future! 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Japanese Educators Visit MERSD to Learn about Inclusive Special Education Practices

On Tuesday, September 20, a delegation of researchers and educators from Japan will spend the day at Manchester-Essex Regional School District observing classes and talking with teachers and administrators about inclusive educational practices.  The visiting group is led by Dr. Wakuta Manabu, professor and researcher at Osaka University.  Dr. Manabu is joined by Mr. Kazuki Tani, researcher and educator at Tamagawa University, Ms. Yuki Osuka, researcher and educator, and special education teachers Mr. Satoshi Aoyama, Mr. Takayuki Ono, and Ms. Midori Sakane.

The visiting educators and researchers will also visit Landmark School, which recommended MERSD as an ideal public school district to observe for special education programming and inclusive practices.  During the visit, the delegation will observe the District’s program for students with dyslexia, social and emotional learning program, and elementary inclusion classes.