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Principals' News & Notes 1/11/2018
Principals' News & Notes 1/11/2018
Kevin Caruso
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Good afternoon,

 There are only 5 school days left until we reach the end of the second marking quarter at Maynard High School.  This also marks the end of our first semester.

 Our first semester exams will be held next week starting on Tuesday January 15th and will end on Friday January 18th.  The second quarter and semester also close on January 18th, and we hope to have student grades available for viewing approximately one week after that.  As this is New England in the winter, these dates are subject to some change in the event of school cancellations due to snow.

 Of note:  Maynard High School will be having an early release day on Friday January 18th with student dismissal at 10:55am.  Breakfast will be served that day, but there will be no lunch service.

 As always, please remember that student attendance is the single most important predictor of student success.  Make it your New Year’s resolution to have your student in school, on time, and ready to go each and every school day in 2019.

And now the next edition of Maynard High News!

On This Week's Episode:

Max discusses the government shutdown, Nate reviews playoff football, and Josh and Kyle update us on MHS basketball and hockey.  A special segment from chorus and great photos to view as well. Enjoy, and please tell us if you would like anything announced on the news.

 

Shout out to Ms. Adams for the wonderful intro :)

 

🎥🎬📷🎬 MHN4 🎬📷🎥📽

 

Below are additional  items from our community that you may find of interest:

 Thanks largely to the efforts of our World Languages Lead Teacher Jennifer Adams, we at Maynard High School are very fortunate to have created a foreign exchange program with our sister school in Tomares, Spain.  Please click on the link below to see some of the great images related to this wonderful program featuring both Maynard students and students from Tomares.

https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=xg2WzXJMs56nB6Qk&u=/watch%3Fv%3DftQ-5GzrZGM%26feature%3Dem-share_video_user

Jennifer’s Spain Trip

 

A Message from Mr. Zimmerman on Behalf of the Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 is starting a parent contact list! If you are a parent of a member of the Class of 2022 and would like to be notified of events and activities organized by the, please fill out the survey at the following link!  Thank you for all you do to support the class!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOtE6_WpPcX79j73K6fk89WRLnEOvyUCBGxBw-NJzEGwlWNw/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

An Important Health Notice from Our School Nurse

According to the Center for Disease Control's website, they report that Massachusetts is experiencing regional influenza activity. The good news is that there is still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already. Flu vaccine is available across the state at multiple locations, including health care provider offices, pharmacies, workplace vaccination clinics, and flu vaccine clinics sponsored by local boards of health.   

 

To learn more Flu Facts please review the following:

The Flu: A Guide for Parents:

(Cllick on the following link/Fact Sheet pertaining to influenza)

For school attendance guidelines, click on the Maynard Public School's Health Services link below:

https://www.maynard.k12.ma.us/health-services--102

 

Please notify the school absentee line and/or your school nurse if your child is sick with a fever, pneumonia, strep throat, conjunctivitis, unusual rash or illness. Providing detailed information about your child’s absence allows for the school nurse to track and trend illness in the school and begin interventions should a pattern of illness develop.  

 

In order to be proactive, the nurses will be putting up hand washing and cough etiquette posters around the schools.

 

In the lower grades, we are encouraging teachers to have their students watch a hand-washing video.

 

School Council

The Maynard High School School Council is an advisory panel made up of parents, teachers, students, community members and administrators as a body that reviews school policies in all areas.  The council is a state mandated body designed to gain information regarding the school and district and lend advice to school principals. The elected and appointed members serve two year terms.   Due to laws governing confidentiality, concerns about individual students are not under the purview of the student council nor are individual personnel matters. Such concerns should be directed to the school administration directly.

The public is invited to attend and observe meetings.  Meetings are held in the high school Media Center from 2:30-4:00pm.  The remaining dates for this school year’s meetings are: 1/17, 2/14, 3/21, 4/25, 5/16 & 6/13.

 

The Maynard Music Association

Pops Night  is scheduled for Friday February 1st.  Stay tuned for student service point opportunities, food and beverage donations, and adult help.  

 

Music Banquet: Planning is underway for our annual banquet honoring our graduating band and chorus students.  This year's banquet is scheduled for the evening of May 27th at the Maynard Elks. We are seeking assistance from parents in grades 9-11 to assist us with the following jobs...Banquet Coordinator, Award Preparer, Video Creator, Food Organizer, and Decorator.  Please email MMA with interest (maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com)

 

Enrichment:  Planning is underway for enrichment days at both Fowler and the high school.  Possible enrichment opportunities include a Day with Pros and the Tufts Beelzebubs Aappella Group.

 

Good Luck to our music students performing at Senior Districts  this month and those auditioning for All-states. Good luck to your 7th & 8th grade music students heading to Junior Districts on February 2nd!

 

Artists & Designers:  Call for Submissions!

Maynard’s Sesquicentennial Steering Committee seeks a logo design for our town’s 150th birthday. The logo will be used before and during the yearlong celebration on published materials, online advertising, and memorabilia like t-shirts and buttons. The winning design will be highly visible in town for the next two years.

 

This contest is open to any student in Grades 9-12 who is a Maynard resident. The winning artist will receive, at a minimum: recognition at multiple events, the right to place the logo in our time capsule, and the first t-shirt off the production line.

 

  • All logo designs must include the name “Maynard” and the number “150” in some way.

  • The logo may include, or be inspired by, the celebration’s slogan: “Maynard: 150 Years of Community and Culture.”

  • The winning design may be in color, but it must be reproducible in black and white.

  • The logo will be used on items from buttons to banners, so the winning design will scale well to different sizes.

  • Logo must should be submitted on a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper.

 

All submissions should received by January 31, 2019 and can be submitted to Mr. Caragianes.

 

From Food Services

Director of Food Services Heather Shastany has asked that we send the following message along:

Hello Maynard High School! Thank you for a tremendous and welcoming start to the new school year. We are asking all parents and students to review their food service account balances. Negative accounts will be unable to charge snacks, beverages or ice creams. Thanks!

That’s the news for the first week of school in 2019.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Chuck Caragianes

Principal for Leadership & Instruction                     

Kevin Caruso

Principal for Leadership Operations/Athletic Director