LYNN — Lynn English juniors Jake DeFillipo and Ariana Severance don’t mean to sound cocky, but they were very confident when they sat for the MCAS tests last spring. As it turns out, they had good reason to feel good about the high-stakes exam.
DeFillipo earned a perfect score in English Language Arts while Severance was perfect on the math MCAS, earning the praise of their principal and guidance counselors.
“These two students are examples of hard work paying off,” English Principal Thomas Strangie said. “It also shows that the teachers at English are doing everything they can to provide the opportunity for every student to be successful.”
DeFillipo said even though he “wasn’t nervous going in,” he took advantage of the extra time allotted to complete the essay on the MCAS, staying until almost everyone else had already left. “I put a lot of time into the test,” he said.
Lynn English High School Principal Thomas Strangie is proud to announce that Danielle White, left, and Joseph Calnan, right, have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Both White and Calnan will receive a letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) for their Achievement. A spokesman for the NMSC notes that those who achieve Commended Student status have done so by demonstrating outstanding potential for academic success, and they represent a valuable national resource. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary Sat/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test.
Welcome to the start of a new school year and a year of A+ School Rewards. Starting October 3, 2014, through March 19, 2015, Lynn English High School will have the opportunity to earn cash through the Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program.
All you have to do is:
Log on to www.stopandshop.com/aplus to register online using your Stop & Shop Card or click below to fill out an application and have you child drop it off at the guidance office.
LEHS AP Environmental Science and AP Biology students visited the Northeastern Marine Science Center to study the biodiversity of Rocky Beach in Nahant. Students partipated in a lecture on the intertidal zone and were treated to a slide presentation by a Northeastern researcher studying a type of bacterial infection that is destroying coral reefs.
Students collected data to bring back to their classrooms to calculate the animal species biodiversity of the beach. Students will analyze their data to determine the environmental health of the beach.
Click on the link for a photo gallery of their visit: Northeastern Marine Science Visit
MCAS PREP CLASSES
WHERE: Lynn English Guidance Office
October 4th, 1th, 18th, 25th
WHY: Fall Retest
November 5th, 6th, & 7th(ELA)
November 12th & 13th (Math)
ELA only: 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-noon
MATH only: 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-noon
BOTH: 8:30 a.m.-noon