Monday, October 16, 2017

Social Media & Cyberbullying – What Parents Need to Know!

Social Media & Cyberbullying – What Parents Need to Know!
Dr. Elizabeth Englander, October 19, 2017 @ 7:00pm – MERMHS Auditorium

Dr. Englander is a professor of Psychology and Founder and Director of The MA Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) at Bridgewater State University, a Center which delivers anti-violence and anti-bullying programs, resources, and research for the state of MA. She was named Most Valuable Educator of 2013 by the Boston Red Sox because of her work in technological aggression and how it interacts with peer abusiveness in general.

As a school district, the Manchester-Essex Regional School District is proud to work with The MA Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) through student, faculty , and parent trainings on social awareness and anti-bullying. In addition, MERSD participates in Second Steps, YALE's RULER Social Emotional Training, and MARC's student workshops focusing on anti-bullying curriculum development programs. For more information please visit Dr. DeRoche's Curriculum Highlights page. 


Building Committee Community Meeting #2

On November 1, 2017, the Memorial School Building Committee, our Owner’s Project Manager Dore & Whittier, and our Designer JCJ will be hosting a second  community meetings to provide a progress report and continue the discussion about the Memorial School Building Feasibility Study. 

Two sessions are planned for that day and residents from both Manchester and Essex are strongly encouraged to come learn more about the need for a renovated/rebuilt Memorial School; the Massachusetts School Building Authority and its processes; site selection; and project timeline.  Tours of the building will be available at both sessions.









For More Information on the MSBA & Feasibility Study process please visit www.mersd.org - Quick Link – Memorial Building Project

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Spaulding Education Fund’s NIGHT OF STARS!

Mark your calendars for Spaulding Education Fund’s 9th Annual NIGHT OF STARS TALENT SHOW to be held on Sunday, November 12 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 17 from 4:00-7:00pm or Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 -11:00am

To register for an audition visit: spauldingeducationfund.org.


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.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

MERSD 2017-2018 Parent Education Series!

Check out the 2017-2018 Parent Education Series!




How Am I Different?

Please Join Us!

How Am I Different?
Conversations that Encourage and Empower
Children with Disabilities


A Parent Workshop

Thursday, October 26
6-7:30pm
Manchester-Essex Regional Middle High School Library
Presenter:  Kathleen Pennoyer, Ph.D.


Dr. Pennoyer is a clinical psychologist who has spent over 20 years counseling and evaluating children with disabilities in schools, clinical settings, and private practice. She is currently the School Adjustment Counselor for Manchester-Essex Regional Middle School.

To register for this workshop, call or email the Student Services Office at 978-525-6060 or readr@mersd.org.


Please See Our Parent Education Series Site for Additional Workshops!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Memorial School Building Committee – Community Meeting 10/4

On October 4, 2017, the Memorial School Building Committee, our Owner’s Project Manager Dore & Whittier, and our Designer JCJ will be hosting two community meetings to discuss the Memorial School Building Feasibility Study. Two sessions are planned for that day and residents from both Manchester and Essex are invited to come learn more about the need for a renovated/rebuilt Memorial School; the Massachusetts School Building Authority and its processes; a timeline; and where you can learn about and follow the project as it progresses. Tours of the building will be available at both sessions.








For More Information on the MSBA & Feasibility Study process please visit www.mersd.org - Quick Link – Memorial Building Project

2017-2018 Athletics Review!

Athletics Review

To be assured that we are providing the best possible program for our student athletes, MERHS will undergo an athletic review this fall.  Nancy O’Neil, retired athletic director from Lincoln-Sudbury, will oversee the review to assure that there is no bias. The review will include a focus on MERHS Athletics’ vision and philosophy, the relationship and role of athletics to other areas of the school, programming, organization and communication, resources, and the future direction of the program.  The review will include online surveys and focus group meetings.  The survey will be available within the next two weeks.  There will be a focus group conversation with Nancy for parents on 9/25.  There will be a group for students on 9/28.

Focus Group Dates
9/25 Parents 6pm
9/27 Faculty and Staff 2:20
9/28   Students at 2:20 and Coaches at 4pm

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