Good afternoon, Late this morning a rumor came to our attention regarding the possibility of a student bringing a weapon to school. The Maynard Police were notified immediately and officers were dispatched. At the same time the student was located by school administrators checked and interviewed. No weapon was located and after a thorough investigation by Maynard Police and school administrators the rumor was determined to be completely unfounded. The safety of the students and community members are always the highest priority at Maynard High School and we will always investigate any matter of concern fully. Sincerely, Chuck Caragianes & Kevin Caruso
Maynard Public Schools is currently looking for volunteers to be on the Director of Techonology Search Committee. Please click on the link for more information. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PRkcaiIEDz5SUnPanOAsRpYneLjHSikV/view?usp=sharing
The MHS Student-Family Handbooks are uploaded at the link below. They are also translated into Spanish and Portuguese. https://www.maynard.k12.ma.us/o/maynard-high-school/documents. See you soon!
Final reminder: Freshman BBQ-Tuesday, 8/20, 6pm at the high school!
One week from now we will have our annual Freshman BBQ. Parents and students welcome!
The 19-20 schedules are active!
Thanks to Mrs. Gargas, here is a link to some pictures of the 2019 graduation celebration. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1v1qf67zT1V2H8QShl6G2klRI7ox2zcWV?usp=sharing
The Clinton High Community is currently grieving the loss of freshman Rafael Perez. Rafael passed away earlier this week following a swimming accident in South Meadow Pond. Here is the go fund me page. Proceeds will go to funeral costs. https://www.gofundme.com/rafael-perez
Good afternoon, It has been a very busy day here at Maynard High School. Our students and staff executed a flawless emergency evacuation drill as we continue to take steps to ensure student safety through practice and rehearsal. This afternoon our students engaged in a variety of community service activities as part of their last advisory session of the year. Our National Honor Society students under the guidance of faculty advisors Emily Dowd and Sandi LeBlanc were instrumental in coordinating this entire activity. Throughout both the drill and the community service activities our students once again demonstrated their maturity and positive civic engagement. Last weekend our students put on an absolutely first rate production of the musical Godspell. Hats off to the student actors, tech crews, and band members who helped bring this show about not to mention the many adult volunteers who supported the production. Well done and many thanks to all! When students arrive next Monday morning June will have arrived and the end of the 2018-2019 school year will be but 2 weeks away. Excitement is building as our seniors have reached their last day class day and now are one week from graduation itself. The following list of senior related items will be of note for many: Senior Trips and Activities: Monday, June 3 - Harbor Cruise dinner and dance. The bus leaves MHS at 5:00PM Rehearsals, Awards and Graduation: Monday June 3 and Thursday June 6 - Graduation Rehearsals at 10:00AM June 5 - Senior Awards Night 7PM in the gym - Seniors should arrive to the cafeteria no later than 6:30 June 6 - Senior Graduate Walkthrough. 12:00pm. The traditional Senior Walk Through of the Green Meadow and Fowler Schools in Caps and Gowns. June 7 - Graduation at 6:30PM - Seniors should arrive to the cafeteria no later than 5:30 Underclassmen Events Over the final 2 weeks of school our underclassmen also have several key events coming up quickly. They are: June 4-5 - Science MCAS test for freshmen June 10 - Underclassmen Awards 9:45am June 10-13 - Underclassmen final exams. Click the link here for the final exam schedule. Clearly, this remains a critical time of year for students to be in school, on time, every day. Maynard Athletics: Good luck to Tommy Smith in the Javelin and Lucas Koskinen in the discus as they compete in the State Track & Field Championships tomorrow. Making the States is a tremendous achievement and we know Tommy and Lucas will represent MHS with distinction. Congratulations to the varsity baseball team and the boys representing Maynard in the Bromfield lacrosse co-op for qualifying for the MIAA tournament. Stay tuned for more information about seedings and playoff matchups. The Spring Sports Ceremony is June 4th at 6:45pm in the high school auditorium. Be sure to check the scheduling website to follow your favorite spring team. https://www.mwlma.org/public/genie/382/school/38/ Also, don’t forget about our boys representing Maynard in the Bromfield lacrosse program. https://www.mwlma.org/public/genie/382/school/16/ And now an encore edition of our student produced MHN 4 News! In This Week's Episode: We highlight the Spain trip (for real this time). Playoff sports, high school sports, a few school features, and the 2020 election. Some students are missing from this episode, as they are working on a special project, coming out soon. Enjoy and share! MHN4 And a Special Student Produced Maynard High School Infomercial ! Below is the link our students made advertising the Dogs2Vets event coming up soon! I hope that you share the link with as many people as you can (email, social media, etc.), so that we can get as big a crowd to the event as possible. Thank you again for considering Maynard students to help publicize this event. Enjoy! Dogs2Vets Promotion Attachments area Preview YouTube video Dogs2Vets Commercial Dogs2Vets Commercial Below are additional items from our community that you may find of interest: SEPAC Ice Cream Social Save the date! The Maynard SEPAC Ice Cream Social will be here before you know it! Come join us on Tuesday, June 4th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Fowler School Cafeteria. We’ll have lots of crafts, activities, and fun for the whole family! (Plus ice cream!) This event is free and open to the whole family for students receiving special education services in Maynard. Please contact Karen Heath with any questions or to RSVP email@example.com or 978-394-6183. Buy a Brick and Help the MEF Help Our Students Honor your MHS student or pay tribute to an influential teacher or community member by having their name and/or a message engraved on a brick that is placed in the MHS walkway. Having a custom brick placed in the MHS walkway is the perfect way to honor your child, a teacher, or a community member who has made a difference in your family's education. To order your brick or for more information, please visit www.maynardeducation.org/buy-a-brick or contact Joe Cioni at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.838.4262. 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 final meeting for this school year is on 6/13. Maynard Basketball Summer Camp Maynard's Varsity Head Coach Paul Howes will be running his Top 100 Basketball camp from June 17th- June 20th. See the brochure link for registration information-https://5il.co/7a82 The Maynard Music Association MMA News: Our June MMA Meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday June 12th. We will be meeting in the Fowler library at 7:30, after the 4th and 5th grade concert. This is a joint meeting for all Fowler and HS parents. We will be discussing upcoming needs, the calendar for next fall, and voting for officers for the 2019/20 school year. Grade level parent representatives are needed. Please consider joining us. White Maynard Music Polo Shirts: All polos should be laundered and returned to the band room by next Wed, June 5th. Seniors who do not return their shirts will receive a bill for $20. Casino Night planning is underway. Our first meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday June 10th at the home of Casino Night Chair, Bonnie Wilson (13 Sherman Street). All parents/guardians with music students in grades 4-12 are welcome to attend. A Message from Mike Horesh on a Chemistry Instruction Summer Opportunity I'm writing you as a science teacher of 15 years (currently at Lexington High School) to let you know that I am offering two, one-week chemistry prep classes at Nashoba Valley Technical High School this summer. The classes each run from 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday, for two sessions in August (week of the 5th and week of the 19th), and are specifically designed to prepare rising high school chemistry students for their academic year chemistry class. The program, through which the classes are being offered, is called Nashoba Valley Academic Prep (www.nvacademicprep.com) I have been teaching this chemistry prep class in Lexington, Waltham and Wellesley, several times per summer for six years now and have gotten truly fantasticfeedback, every year, without exception. By the end of the week of each class, we will have familiarized kids, at considerable depth, with roughly 25-30% of the curriculum that they will be starting in the fall, providing them with a binder full of reference material, resources and activities, as well as a level of confidence and familiarity with the material that kids are, otherwise, generally intimidated by. Here are a few other notes about the class: -This is purely a preparational class with a hands-on, laboratory-based approach, making this a safe, manageable, academic environment for every kid. -The classes at NVAP are priced considerably less than the exact same class offered in other towns where I teach it. -Each of the classes will be capped at 16 students. On a personal note, as a resident of Bolton, with kids in our school system, I am really excited to be able to (finally) offer the class to our area, rather than offering it exclusively to towns closer to Boston. If you know of students and/or families that might be interested in enrolling in either of the two sessions that I am offering, please feel free to share this email with them, or direct them to the website shared above. Thank you for your time, and if you have any questions, by all means, please reach out to me. Youth in Philanthropy Sudbury Priority Deadline to Apply: June 7, 2019 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 Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 8:30pm, at Grange Hall in Sudbury. The program begins on September 4 and runs through January 30. For more information about YIP and to apply, visit yipmetrowest.org. Have a great first weekend of June, Chuck Caragianes Principal for Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Kevin Caruso Principal for Leadership Operations/Athletic Director
Congrats to Jean LaBelle and Paul Orzech for being recognized at the Maynard Annual Town Meeting for receiving the Town of Maynard Performance Recognition Program Citation for Outstanding Performance. They earned this award for their outstanding work on senior project which has grown to be a state-wide recognized program! They are truly great educators!
Congratulations to Mr. Ogden's communications class for participating in the 2019 Fire Safety Video Competition. Special thanks to fire Chief Stowers for visiting the classes and presenting the certificates. Here is a link to the PSA page! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu6h195Cy4E
Senior Project is now on Instagram! Follow us at: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvzQzrjhkkZ/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1xp45arl6exim and receive updates about upcoming projects!
Good afternoon, As you likely know, all students attending public schools in Massachusetts must pass an English, Math and Science MCAS exam at the high school level in order to receive a high school diploma. The English Language Arts (ELA) MCAS test will be held Tuesday and Wednesday of this week (March 26th & 27th) for all 10th grade students as part of these state mandated requirements. It is very important that all students be in and on time for school during testing days to help facilitate the administration of these critical exams for themselves and for their classmates. This year the MCAS exams are being given in an electronic format. All students need to be sure to have their Chromebooks and chargers with them on both testing days along with something to write with in order to take the tests. Please help us have a successful two days of testing by having your student to school, on-time, with their Chromebook and charger tomorrow and Wednesday. A good night’s sleep with a nutritious breakfast would also help your student do his or her best on these important exams over the next two days. To help on this front Maynard High will have breakfast available free of charge for students taking their MCAS exams tomorrow and Wednesday as well. Thank you for your help and support. Best regards, Chuck Caragianes Principal of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Maynard High School
Maynard High School will be forming a facilities committee. Please email Mr. Caruso if you would like to join, email@example.com
Maynard vs, Milford football is now at 11/21 @ 4pm.
Congrats to Maynard's top cross country runners, Aurora Estabrook, Grace Charron, and Liz Freeman for the girls and Joseph McDonald and Daniel Friedman for the boys. A great season for all the runners!
Teacher Conferences: Grades for the first quarter of the year have closed as of Friday November 2nd. Our teaching staff is now grading final student work and are in the process of preparing 1st Quarter grades and inputting them into our new data system, Tyler. Quarter grades will be available for viewing by students and parents on Tyler by 5:00pm on Friday November 9th. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on the evening of Wednesday November 14th from 6:30-8:00 pm and the afternoon of Thursday November 15th from 2:15-3:35 pm. To sign up for a Parent-Teacher conference please follow these guidelines: Please limit your request to three teachers. Should you feel that additional meetings are needed, those meetings can be arranged through your student’s guidance counselor. Each meeting on the 14th and 15th is 10 minutes long. Please give your name, your student’s name, and the 1, 2 or 3 teachers you would like to meet with along with the name of their classes in your response. In your response let us know if you would prefer the evening of November 14th or the afternoon of November 15th. Email your requests to Maynard High School secretary Pam Carter at: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday November 12th at Midnight. Requests will be responded to in the order they are received.
The Class of 2020 is selling wreaths, kissing balls and decorative baskets for the upcoming holiday season. Members of the class of 2020 will be going around to each of the buildings during the next three weeks. If they miss you and you would like one please email me. The Class of 2020 is also donating $1 from the sale of each item to the Beacon Santa Telethon. If you have any questions please email me. Ms. Murphy
Check out the great news about Maynard's go green initiatives and Rep. Hogan's cameo with the MHS Green Committee! http://stow.wickedlocal.com/news/20181022/maynard-receives-125k-mass-doer-grant-for-its-next-step-as-green-community
Congrats to L. Pepin, M. Cormier, P. O'Neil, and E. Olsen's "Rules of the Road" video which was selected as the grand prize winner in the junior/senior category for MassDOT's Safe Streets Smart Trips video contest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li3uNtrtJVA&feature=youtu.be
This is the last week to buy a raffle ticket for the yard cleanup to support the Larry Vanaria Science Scholarship. Tickets are $10.00 and Peer Leaders is selling them.
A huge thank you to the DPW/facilities crew for working hard to get the bleachers rep-opened for tomorrow’s big championship game and veterans’ appreciation night. We are all Tigers on 10/19!
River Cleanup with some Peer Leaders, Green Committee members and Mrs. Lerner!
Thanks to all those who made day 1 at the high school a success, especially all the STUDENTS!
Excited for the WAVM/SPORTS/MUSIC BBQ On 8/28 @ 6pm @ the HS!
Excited about the freshman BBQ tonight at 6pm!