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Mar 08, 2019

New weather station at Swampscott High to be named for education foundation president

The Joe Tribendis Weather and Climate Center will feature a weather station on the roof of SHS that will serve as a valuable resource for not only students, but also the community at large. The weather station will collect data in real time, providing a database and forecasting function that can be used by students in weather and climate class, or even the athletic director in trying to determine whether an outdoor contest should be postponed.

The platform that will be used is WeatherSTEM, which will also give teachers the tools to incorporate weather data into lesson plans and align them with relevant educational standards, including Common Core. “We appreciate the district partnering with us on this exciting project that will benefit students and serve as a fitting tribute to Joe Tribendis,” said SEF president David Ritchie. “Joe worked tirelessly for the students in Swampscott and was a forward-thinking leader in our community.”

Brandy Wilbur, STEM coordinator at Swampscott High, said the weather station, which will include computer hardware, software, a live camera and data-collection ability – will be installed this spring. “Students will use the local high-quality climate data to understand and predict weather patterns, to study climate impact on the biodiversity of our local wildlife and to compare Swampscott’s climate data to other regions around the world,” Wilbur said. “We are grateful to the SEF for providing this resource for our students and teachers,” said Superintendent of Schools Pamela Angelakis. “We are also pleased that this initiative will honor the memory of Mr. Tribendis.”

Apr 09, 2015

Tides Night Fundraiser!

Want a night off from cooking this week? Visit Tides in Nahant Thursday between 6-9 pm. Thursday, April 9th from 6-9 pm, Tides on Nahant Beach will donate 10% of all sales (restaurant, bar & take out) to Swampscott Education Foundation. No coupon or flyer required!

Mar 23, 2015


The Swampscott School District is excited to announce a novel fundraiser program called “LIGHT UP SWAMPSCOTT!”: a joint effort between the School District and local businesses to raise funds and purchase a new high powered digital projector for the High School auditorium. Sponsors include the Swampscott Education Foundation, UNO Pizzeria & Grill, Eastern Bank, CCS Presentation Systems New England, and Salem Five Credit Union. (Use Link, Learn More).

Mar 01, 2015

2nd Annual SHS Science Fair

Congratulations to all of the students that participated in the 2015 Swampscott High School Science Fair. A belated thank you to all of the dedicated students, judges, and members of the High School STEM department who worked so hard to make this year’s Science and Engineering Fair a great success. Fifty-six students representing 44 projects from Pre-AP Chemistry and STEM Biology presented projects. This year’s winners will move on to the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair Region IV at Somerville High School on March 14th.

Congratulations to the winners!

  • 1st Place: Joe Turcotte, Project: Ending Diabetes

  • 2nd Place: Owen Pearce, Project: The Effects on a Ball's Bounce Caused by Different Air Pressures

  • 3rd Place: Gabby LaRiviere, Project: Vitamin C in Juices

  • 4th Place: Andrew McLaughlin, Project: The Effect of pH on seed germination rates

  • 5th Place: Marine Dreeben, Project: Behavior of Water droplets on a vertical surface that has been treated with different with different substances

  • Alternates: Dan Muller, Project: The Heat of Hand Warmers; Karol Wabno and Jeff Montes, Project: Finding viscosities between wet and dry lubricants; and Arthur Kautz, Project: An Inexpensive Teleoperated Glovebox

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