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Principals' News & Notes 10.11.19
Principals' News & Notes 10.11.19
Kevin Caruso
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Good afternoon everyone, 

We have reached the first long weekend of the school year with the arrival of the Columbus Day holiday.  The end of the first marking quarter is now in sight in just 3 weeks on November 1st.

Of special note, it has come to our attention that some of our teachers’ email is being filtered to Spam when sent home.  This seems to happen with the greatest frequency when teacher email is sent utilizing our Tyler software platform. Please check the Spam folder on your PC, or other devices, and make sure you haven’t missed anything from MHS or MHS staff members.

 As Maynard High School continues to seek educational partners to expand opportunities for our students we are pleased to report about two exciting developments.

The first involves MHS teachers Jennifer Adams and Jean LaBelle who are currently at workshops and trainings in Panama, at no cost to the district,  looking at potential partnering and travel opportunities for our students through a Global Citizenship initiative being advanced by EF Educational Tours.  We are looking forward to hearing from Jen & Jean about new global opportunities for our students when they return next Tuesday.

The second occurred just yesterday as Interim Superintendent Rickson, Assistant Superintendent Gaudet, Town Administrator Greg Johnson, along with members of his staff, joined us at Maynard High School as we were visited by representatives from the Beijing Royal School, the largest private high school in mainland China.  The Beijing Royal School is looking to open a satellite campus in the old Stratus Company building on Powdermill Road where high school students from China can study in the United States. Opportunities for Maynard High School students to take selected classes in subjects such as Mandarin were discussed as well as opportunities for the students from China to take selected classes at MHS.  These very preliminary discussions were thoughtful and well received by both parties and open the door for further thought and planning moving forward.

Our student-athletes in grades 7-12 continue to compete and work hard every day. The varsity teams will make their end-of-season push in the next few weeks to make the playoffs. The golf team will play in their league match on Tuesday at Shaker Hills and will  have a chance to qualify for the district tournament. Good luck to all our golf athletes. Stay tuned-in for the playoff news.

Lastly, students were emailed to see if they would like to participate in the student focus group for the new superintendent search. Email me Mr. Caruso if your child is interested. This will happen next Thursday during last period.  

 

 

 

Below are some additional items and events you may find of interest:

Get Your Gear!

If you are interested in buying some Maynard spirit gear, shop online at this link: https://maynardboosters.itemorder.com/sale. Proceeds benefit the Athletic Booster Club.

 The Massachusetts State Public College Fair and MEFA Financial Aid Seminar

Will be held on Wednesday October 16th 6:00-8:00pm at the Nashoba Regional High School.

The MEFA Financial Aid seminar will be held from 6-7:00pm in the Auditorium--ideal for parents & current seniors.

From 7:15-8:00 Current juniors & parents will want to attend the Early College Planning seminar also in the auditorium.

The Massachusetts State Public College Fair will be held simultaneously throughout the evening.

 

Upcoming Visits to Maynard High School by College Representatives

UMass Amherst 10/16/19 12:15 PM Stonehill College 10/18/19 10:00 AM Suffolk University 10/18/19 11:00 AM University of New Hampshire 10/22/19 10:00 AM Brandeis University 10/22/19 11:00 AM Springfield College 10/23/19 1:00 PM University of New England 10/28/19 9:30 AM Western New England University 10/28/19 11:30 AM Bryant University 11/6/19 12:30 PM University of Maine 11/7/19 10:15 AM Framingham State University 11/8/19 12:30 PM Westfield State University 11/13/19 8:00 AM Universal Technical Institute 11/13/19 10:00 AM

 An Important Message from the United States Selective Service Related to Scholarships

Donald M. Benton, the Director of the United States Selective Service system, recently sent a letter to Maynard High School regarding the legal requirements related to Selective Service registration.  At this time of year when students are applying to colleges and seeking many forms of financial aid, the information is particularly relevant.

Every young man in the United States is required by law to register with the Selective Service system within 30 days of their 18th birthday.  Young men may pre-register starting at age 17 years 3 months. Failure to register automatically disqualifies young men from receiving federally funded college loans and grants until registration is complete.  Failure to register by age 26 permanently excludes young men from any Federally funded training program, Federal employment, and many state and local government positions.  By law any immigrant, documented or undocumented, who fails to register will have an automatic 5 year delay in processing any citizenship application.

 More information and the ability to register can be found at https://www.SSS.gov

From the Class of 2022

Howdy Tigers!  The Class of 2022 is hosting a costume swap fundraiser!  We are looking for community donations of new and gently used Halloween costumes that we will clean, organize and put on sale the week before Halloween.  If you have some gently used or new Halloween costume accessories or full costumes, please send them to the school to be donated at one of our drop boxes!  Thank you so much in advance! 

 

Sincerely,

The Class of 2022

 

 

Maynard Music Association (MMA) Updates:

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 6th at 7 pm in the Fowler library. Please consider representing your child's class at this meeting.  All are welcome!  

Tri-M National Honor Society: Congratulations to our students who will be inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society.  Induction date to be posted soon!

Casino Game Night fundraiser meetings are being held every MONDAY night at 7 pm at 13 Sherman Street. Music parents/guardians are encouraged to attend. 

Vouchers are on sale now for Casino Game Night Music Fundraiser on Saturday, November 2nd at 6:30 pm at the Elks.  Vouchers are $40 each or 2/$70 ($45 at the door) Purchase yours early, as we often sell out. Vouchers include $3000 worth of gaming chips for two hours of games, plus, appetizers, and desserts. Prizes are awarded & auction items will be a part of the evening.

Auction items: 

  • Incentivations: 7 Night, 2 bedroom condo stay

  • King's Bowling Party for Six

  • Red Sox Autographed Baseball

  • Kitchen to Table: At Home Holiday Meal Delivery

  • "Only in Maynard" - Music parents class basket donation

Silent Auction Items: 

  • Modern Brush Lettering Class for Five

  • HBO Game of Thrones Collector's Basket

  • Elks Club Function Rental 

  • Maynard Rod & Gun Club Function Rental

  • BSO Night Out

  • Katie's Konfections Hand-crafted Desserts

Reserved Tables: Reserve a table for 10 with the purchase of 10 vouchers in advance. 

Complimentary babysitting in your home for Casino Game Night can be provided by MHS band/chorus members on a first come first serve basis with the purchase of a voucher to the event. 

Volunteers are needed to set-up and to help at the event: www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944a9a82fa4fd0-casino3

For vouchers flyer, reserved tables, complimentary babysitting information, ways to help via the Sign-up Genius: 

  • email Bonnie: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  

  • website a maynardmusic.org 

  • FB: Maynard Music Association

For more information about Casino Night please visit us at: www.maynardmusic.org. 

 

Youth in Philanthropy

Priority deadline to apply is November 15; rolling admissions follow.

The Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program is an experiential leadership development program designed to empower and educate local youth to become our community’s next generation of philanthropists – those who give their time, talent, and treasure for the common good. As participants of YIP, students learn about needs in our community, visit local nonprofits, and grant up to $10,000 to nonprofits benefiting youth.

This free, 17-week program is for high school students who live or learn in MetroWest. YIP will meet on Tuesday evenings, from 7:00 to 8:30pm, at Grange Hall in Sudbury. The program begins on January 14 and runs through May 26. (Full Schedule) For more information about YIP and to apply, visit yipmetrowest.org.

If you have items you’d like to include in our weekly News & Notes please send them in to Kevin Caruso at kcaruso@maynard.k12.ma.us or Chuck Caragianes at ccaragianes@maynard.k12.ma.us at Maynard High School.

 

Have a great long weekend,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Kevin Caruso

Principal of Leadership & Operations