Friday, November 9, 2018

Come “Into the Woods” this weekend

Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School presents “Into The Woods”.  Join the talented cast for opening night in the Ferrini Dramatics Center as the curtains open for this charming production tonight at 7pm.  

Weekend Performances:
Friday, 11/9, 7pm
Saturday, 11/10, 2pm
Saturday, 11/10, 7pm

Tickets are $15 adults and $10 for students/seniors and available at the door.  Online ticket sales will continue through Saturday afternoon at:

Good Skill to all the cast and crew, especially to the cow, proudly funded in part by HW FOTA.  

Poster artwork by: Cadyn Sawyer, HW FOTA’s 2018 Montserrat College of Art Summer Program sponsorship recipient.  Nice work Cadyn! 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Miles River Middle School Cape Ann Museum Exhibit November, 2018

The following Miles Rive Middle School students have artwork on display at the Cape Ann Museum for the month of November, 2018. 

Grade 6:

Backpack paintings:

Madeline Ciaramitaro
Abram Labell
Andrew Sorrenti
Maren Webster
Annie Page
David Drummond

Relief Prints:

Madeline Ciaramitaro
Bizzy Ireland
Quintin Appel
Dylan Mason
Tessa Hunt
Luke Free
Spencer Wallace
Joseph Lussier

Grade 7:

Bird Masks:

Angelina Meimeteas
Lidua Idoko
Ava Maher
Ava Vatour
Lauren Li
Calvin Guay
Gaby Campbell

Grade 8:


Jason Kenny (container)
Allie Tripp “ 
Andrea Kohler “ 
Sophie Packard “ 
Mariana Kaulback (tray)
Maya Granese “ 

Repurposed Bowls:

Katarina Makoganov
Samantha Videtta
Liam Heney

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Miles River Middle School One Acts Update

On April 28th Miles River Middle School participated in the One act Festival and performed a piece written by the cast and crew titled, "A Song for the Birds".  We are so thrilled to share with you our results from this year's METG Middle School Drama Festival!

Ian Castracane received an All-Star Company award recognizing his Foley-style live sound design
Leo Kagan and Margo Tsouvalas both received All-Star Company awards recognizing their excellence in performance
Brigitte Worstell, Chloe Gern, Ava Cote, and Libby Collins all received All-Star Company awards recognizing their costume designs for the production, AND
Olivia Soolman was honored with the coveted Stage Manager's award, which is only given to one school on the merit of displaying professionalism, organization, planning, and poise at both the tech rehearsal and on the festival day.

Our students are so thrilled with the outcome!  

-Chrissy deLima
Marcie Sidlowski

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 2018

The Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School Visual Arts and English Departments are proud to announce that our students have received three gold keys, two silver keys and five honorable mentions in the 2018 Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Established in 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the United States.  Gold Key works will automatically advance to national judging and will be considered for national awards. National Medalists will be announced on March 13, 2018.

Visual Arts: Annabel Howley was awarded two gold keys and an honorable mention. Nora Sullivan-Horner received a gold key. Thomas Lattanzi, Cadyn Sawyer and Helen Peppler were awarded honorable mentions.     

English: Raquel Souza was awarded a gold key for a critical essay.  Luce Brandt was awarded a silver key for a personal essay/memoir. Notably, Nora Sullivan-Horner was also awarded a silver key for a personal essay/memoir in addition to her win in visual arts. 

Gold Key by Annabel Howley

True Blithe
Gold Key by Annabel Howley
Sandy Dunes
Honorable Mention by Annabel Howley

What Remains
Gold Key by Nora Sullivan-Horner

Fine Wines
Honorable Mention by Thomas Lattanzi

Open for Business
Honorable Mention by Thomas Lattanzi 
Sara Spins
Honorable Mention by Helen Peppler

Friday, January 26, 2018

Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District Faculty and Staff Group Show

January 29-February 9, 2018

Hamilton, MA - The Visual Arts Department is pleased to announce the opening of the faculty and staff art show on Monday, January 29, 2018.  The exhibition at 775 Bay Road, is located in the Visual Arts Wing of the high school and comprises the work of 18 artists and craftsmen.  There is a variety of work from woodcarvings to paintings.  The show includes artwork from Katie Simko, Elizabeth Hortie, Wendy Kenny, Courtney Cooney, Constance MacLeod, Beth Blanchard, Sheila Boss-Concannon, Paula Lopes, Kirsten Losee, Chrissy de Lima, Bill Melville, Jenn Sauriol, Betsy Stowell, MaryBeth Ting, Elaine Rogal, Eric Tracy, Matt Jones and Heather Maes. 

The gallery is officially open during the school hours of 7:30am-3:30pm but feel free to stop by after school.  For more information on the HWRSD group show, please contact Kirsten Losee, Fine Arts Curriculum Coordinator, at (978) 468-0418 or

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Grade 6 Shape Prints

Students in Mrs. Concannon's 6th grade art class worked on shape prints.  

Students created thumbnail sketches for possible designs repeating one shape.   The chosen design is drawn on the printing plate with grey areas to prepare for carving.  Next, the printing plate is carefully carved.  

A finished print has proper ink coverage, is neat and signed with edition number and title and name.  

Here are some photos of students in action! 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Miles River Middle School Winter Concert

December 19th, 7:00pm, Ferrini Dramatics Center
The Fine Arts Department of Miles River Middle School will present the annual Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ferrini Dramatics Center. The Winter Concert is free and open to all members of the community. Performances will include a variety of music from both the middle school band and chorus. Please join us for a lively evening of music led by Director of Bands, Erik Fecke and Director of Choirs, Katie Simko. The student performers have been preparing for the concert since September and are eager to share their music with you!