Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Here's how North Shore public high schools compare on graduation rates.
Recent data on nationwide high school graduation rates has placed Massachusetts outside the top 10 states in the nation with an average of 83 percent of students graduating. The preliminary data was based on four-year cohort groups and released by the U.S. Department of Education on Monday. Final numbers will be released in the coming months. Salem High finds itself just below that state average with an 81.7 percent rate of graduation, which is still an improvement over recent years. When compared to other nearby public high schools, Salem is doing better than Lynn English or Lynn Classical, but trails Beverly and Danvers High. Here's how North Shore high schools compare:
Monday, November 26, 2012
Here are some shots of the Salem High School band marching in the Beverly Holiday Parade.
Salem High School's marching band participated in the 65th Annual Beverly Holiday Parade on Sunday. Here are some photos from their performance. Have a photo of the band you'd like to share with your neighbors? Feel free to post them here, just click the add photos and videos button above.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Dunston leads Salem seniors in their final Thanksgiving game.
Quarterback Christian Dunston led the Salem Witch's onto the field at Hurd Stadium in Beverly yesterday for the 114th Thanksgiving Day game between Salem and the Beverly Panthers. Beverly jumped out quickly and dominated for much of the game with a big name offense led by Senior Brendan Flaherty. The undefeated Panthers put four touchdowns on the board before Salem's Christian Dunston managed to connect in the end zone with Ben Sattiewhite with 4:45 left in the game. The Witch's defense then recovered a Beverly fumble with 3:45 remaining on the clock. Dunston and Sattiewhite converted that opportunity into another Salem score bringing Salem to within two touchdowns at 28-14. The resilient Salem team continued its efforts until time ran out…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Fire official calls investigation 'aggressive.'
Fire officials said they are "aggressively investigating" three fires that started in three separate women's bathrooms at Salem High School Monday afternoon, and they're asking the public for help. The Fire Department's investigation is in cooperation with the Salem Police and school officials, according to Salem Fire Capt. Al Dionne. There were no injuries in the bathroom fires that were first reported at 1:14 p.m., according to Salem Police reports. Deputy Chief Gerry Giunta of the Salem Fie Department said the person who first discovered a fire ran to the principal's office, and an alarm was pulled. "The school was evacuated very quickly and efficiently," Giunta explained. Giunta said the fires in the first and second floor bathrooms …
Monday, June 11, 2012
The incident occurred at approximately 1 p.m.
Three fires that started in bathrooms at Salem High School Monday afternoon are being investigated, according to scanner reports. The fires occurred at approximately 1 p.m. and were in trash barrels in the women's bathrooms on the first, second and third floors. The high school was evacuated, according to reports. By 1:15 p.m. reports indicate the Salem Fire Department was ventilating the area. Police and fire investigators were called to the scene.
From local bloggers to international news outlets, teacher David McCullough's speech has gone viral.
Wellesley High School’s graduation was anything but out of the ordinary, that is until one teacher told students they were not special. On Tuesday, The Swellesley Report posted the speech by WHS English teacher David McCullough in which he tells students that despite years of coddling, they’re in fact “not special.” The post on Swellesley Report has been picked up by several major media outlets including Boston.com, Huffington Post, Yahoo! and other sites, according to Swellesley. The Swellesey Report even created a new post dedicated to the viral-ness of his original post. So what do you think? Did McCullough's speech cross the line or was it spot on? How would the address go over in Salem? Tell us what you think.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Led by a group of dedicated seniors, Salem High School's a cappella group reaches National Finals two years running.
As seniors graduate this evening, we wanted to highlight Salem High School's a cappella group, a close-knit family of students that has hit it big in recent years. Congratulations to the graduating Witch Pitch? seniors and the rest of the Class of 2012. Who needs instruments to make music? Salem High School’s Witch Pitch? a cappella group is one of the country’s preeminent high school a cappella troupes, offering students a unique performing experience since its inception three years ago. Witch Pitch? won first place for the Northeast region in the International Championship of High School A Cappella in both 2011 and 2012. Each year they went on to compete in the national competition at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
School will allow only one failing grade for students to participate in athletics and other programs.
Salem High School will allow students to have only one failing grade to qualify to participate in sports like hockey and baseball and the same for the Spanish or chess club. Principal David Angeramo presented the new rules to the School Committee Monday night. The committee unanimously approved them. Under the new rules, which were developed by a committee of teachers, coaches, administrators and students, a student is disqualified from playing sports or participating in extracurricular activities if there is a failing grade or incomplete grade on the quarterly report card. The student would be required to attend study halls. The current policy is to disqualify students who have two failing or incomplete grades on their report cards. …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Check out our shots from the photo-op before prom at the Waterfront Hotel, and be sure to add your own photos.
Seniors, guests, family and friends gathered on Salem Common Friday evening before the senior prom at the Waterfront Hotel. We weren't able to catch up with everyone, so be sure to add your own photos to our gallery.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
SHS athletic director named father of the year.
The American Diabetes Association in partnership the the National Father's Day Council have announced Salem High School Athletic Director Scott Connolly as the Massachusetts Father of the Year. The Father of the Year awards dinner began nationally in 1999 with the Boston event first being held in 2006. Connolly was chosen because he has worked to promote the importance of physical education as a core component of children's education in his position as a coach and athletic director over the last 15 years. As a youth, Connolly had a friend who lived with diabetes who still participated in athletics in order to stay healthy. He also deals daily with student-athletes in Salem who choose to compete for health. According to Connolly, "about 5…