13th Annual Holten-Richmond Middle School Spelling Bee

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Holten-Richmond Middle School Spelling Bee

The Danvers Educational Enrichment Partnership (DEEP) is proud to sponsor the 13th Annual Holten-Richmond Middle School Spelling Bee. It will be held in the Danvers High School Auditorium on Wednesday, February 9, at 6:00pm.

Students from grades 6, 7 and 8 will compete for the opportunity to represent Danvers at the regional competition in Lynn.

The winner of the Lynn competition will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

Thanks to the following local businesses for their support:

Congratulations to all of the participants!






Danvers Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting

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Danvers Holiday Festival
& Tree Lighting


Saturday, December 4

❆ 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Join us in Danvers Square to celebrate the season!


Participating businesses and organizations include:

  • Danvers High School DECA: Cradles to Crayons fundraiser
  • Danvers High School Falcons Nest School Store
  • Sun Tae Kwon Do Academy: Goody bags and coupons
  • Danvers Fresh Marketplace: Free apple
  • Pub 49: Raffles, candy and promotional magnets
  • DanversCARES Youth Leaders: Arts and crafts
  • Domino’s Pizza: Free cinnamon twist samples
  • Engel & Völkers by the Sea: Letters to Santa and Gingerbread House raffles
  • Northern Star Dental: Giveaways
  • New Brothers Restaurant & Deli: Free samples
  • Western Cycle
  • Refine Dance Studio: Performance
  • Danvers High School Skywave: A cappella performance
  • Danvers High School Saxophone Quintet: Performance
  • Rockland Trust (10 Elm Street): Pictures with Santa
  • Brookline Bank: Hot chocolate
  • Essex Agricultural & Technical School: Gingerbread cookies
  • Anna and Elsa from Frozen
  • DJ Woody
  • Danvers High School Marching Band: Guides Santa to the lighting of the holiday tree at 5:00

Proudly presented by:





The Danvers Holiday Festival is supported in part by a grant from the Danvers Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.




It’s the 22nd DEEP Wine and Food Tasting

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Our biggest fundraiser of the year returns in the fall!


22nd DEEP Wine & Food Tasting


Stay tuned for event info and sponsorship opportunities!

Support DEEP Through the Currans Cares Program

Posted by on Apr 15, 2021 in General | 0 comments

Celebrate Mom with Flowers, and
Support DEEP at the Same Time!

Mother’s Day is May 9th! Make the day extra special by sending a plant or flower arrangement from Currans Flowers.
Place your order (for delivery or in-store pickup) online at, and they’ll make a donation to DEEP through their CURRANS CARES program.

Simply check the CURRANS CARES box at the top of the Your Payment Information page and select D.E.E.P. Danvers Educational Enrichment Partnership from the drop-down menu that appears below your billing information.

Currans Cares was designed as a way to continuously give something back to our community all year long. The Currans Cares program encourages customers to take advantage of this service when sending flowers across town or even around the world online.


12th Annual Holten-Richmond Middle School Spelling Bee

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in General | 0 comments

And the winner is…

8th grader Muhammed Cham was the winner of this year’s virtual Holten-Richmond Middle School Spelling Bee on January 26th. He survived 11 rounds and spelled authority for the win. Fellow 8th grader KC Jimenez was the runner up. Muhammed must now take a written test to qualify for the Lynn Daily Item Regional Bee on February 12 and the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

HRMS Language Arts teacher Jessica Bouchard was the MC for the evening, indicating to spellers whether or not the word to be spelled had a homonym and, if so, giving the definition of the word to be spelled. She also responded to speller requests for a definition, sentence, part of speech or language of origin. Judging duties were ably handled by Assistant Superintendent Mary Wermers, HRMS Curriculum Director Ellyn Feerick, Principal Adam Federico, Assistant Principal Julie Sgroi, and teachers John Hodsdon and Ruth Sidhly.

Congratulations to this year’s participants:
Grade 6
Amelie Bertelli
Lucia Bertelli
Tyler Brown
Conner Cassidy
Gina Duval
Lydia Hawes
Thies Lomas
Kevin Marasigan
Yasmine Rhaddaoui
Chase Richmond
Delia Smith
Evan Teixeira
Dylan Weeks
Alexis Wise
Grade 7
Gia Campo
Autumn Coughlin
David LaClair
Luca Tirella


Grade 8
Maxwell Alpert
Muhammed Cham*
Kirsten Jimenez*

* Participated all 3 years


Thanks to the Danvers House of Pizza and Cherry Farm Creamery for their annual support of this great event, and to Danvers Community Access Television for airing the bee live!


Virtual Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting

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Virtual Downtown
Holiday Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 12

5:00 pm

DCAT will air the program on:

   Comcast Channel 99

   Verizon Channel 36

Because we are unable to gather as a community this holiday season, DEEP, DanversCARES, DCAT and East Boston Savings Bank are bringing the magic and celebration to you!

The program will include musical performances from Danvers High School, story time with Library Director Alex Lent and Holiday Cheer recipes  from DanversCARES.

Thanks to East Boston Savings Bank for inviting our guest of  honor, Santa, to light the tree!

Proudly sponsored by:


Tree Lighting Holiday Ornament Sale

Add your own personal touch to this year’s tree by purchasing a wooden ornament that will hang on the tree in Danvers Square throughout the holiday season. Decorated by Danvers students, the ornaments will be personalized with the name of the purchaser or family for only $20.

100% of the proceeds will go towards supporting DEEP and its mission to enrich the education provided to our students by the Danvers Public Schools. Your purchase also includes an annual membership to DEEP.

To purchase your ornament online, click here.

Ornament orders must be received by Tuesday, December 8.

2020 Keys to Success

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Keys to Success Program Sponsored by Michaud Mitsubishi

The Keys to Success Program recognizes student improvement and kindness at Danvers High School. Student reward/contract cards are earned for Academic Improvement, Attendance Improvement, Service, Citizenship, and more. To learn more about the program visit:
This year’s Key Off will be held on Thursday, May 21st. 50 Danvers High School students will be awarded keys. Stay tuned for more info.
Thanks to Kevin and Jill Michaud for their continued sponsorship of this great event!

11th Annual Holten-Richmond Middle School Spelling Bee

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11th Annual Holten-Richmond Middle School Spelling Bee

Congratulations to 8th grader Jennaya Lopez! She survived 19 rounds, spelled “reductive” and “conspirator”, and won the 11th Annual Holten-Richmond Middle School Spelling Bee.

Congrats to runner-up Kelly Huynh and all the spellers who qualified for this year’s bee!

Jennaya will now take a written spelling test to compete for the opportunity to participate in the Regional Spelling Bee at Lynn Memorial Auditorium in March

The winner of the regional bee in Lynn advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC!


Thanks to George Koutsos of CrossCountry Mortgage for providing the t-shirts…





…and the Danvers House of Pizza for providing the pizza for our spellers!






2019 Danvers Holiday Festival

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in General | 0 comments

DEEP is proud to partner with DanversCARES to present the…

2019 Danvers Holiday Festival

Saturday, December 7, 2019

2:00 to 5:00pm in Danvers Square

An afternoon of family fun with refreshments and activities provided by downtown businesses.

The Holiday Festival ends with a visit from Santa and the lighting of the tree in Danvers Square at 5:00!

Thanks to the following local businesses and organizations for their support of this year’s event: 

  • Danvers Fresh Marketplace
  • Danvers Historical Society
  • DanversCARES
  • DCAT
  • DHS DECA Falcon’s Nest
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • East Boston Savings Bank
  • Fantastic Sams
  • Glitterati Prom & Pageant Superstore
  • JD Jewelers
  • Kaffmandu
  • Maple Street Congregational Church
  • New Brothers Restaurant & Deli
  • Northern Star Dental Group
  • Revival Fashion Consignment
  • Rocco’s Pizza House
  • Ross Mortgage
  • Salvo’s Panini Pizzeria
  • Supreme Roast Beef
  • The Best Nails Lounge & Spa
  • Western Cycle
  • And more!