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Mr. Charles Caragianes, M.Ed.
ccaragianes@maynard.k12.ma.us
(978) 897-8891

Final Exams Week is Here!

posted Jun 15, 2018, 10:33 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


Our graduation ceremonies went off beautifully last Friday night and more than 90 of our former students have officially joined the ranks of our Maynard High School Alumni.  Congratulations to all and may they each enjoy enormous success in the future.


Meanwhile, our underclassmen in grades 9, 10 & 11 are in the true home stretch of the 2018-2019 school year.  They have had an excellent day with an awards ceremony this morning and are taking their first exams to end the year this afternoon.


There are just 4 school days left this academic year.  As has been the case for many years, there will be early dismissals at 10:55am during final exam and assessment week from Monday June 18th through the last day of school on Thursday June 21st.  This is a critical week ahead. Though the academic year is nearly 98% complete, it is important that your student continues to get to school on time, buckle down and study hard each day, and do everything possible to end the academic year well.  This will result in enhanced grades, a sense of real accomplishment, set them up to start next year on the right foot, and give them the feeling of having earned their summer break.


Summer reading is posted on the school website along with other work required or suggested for the summer.  Students taking AP classes should have received their student contracts and summer work expectations already.


Maynard High School is open through the summer with the office open for general business from 8:00am  to 3:00pm. To help ensure that your trip to MHS is fruitful, please call ahead if possible before coming in as sometimes the staff member you need may be at a meeting in another building or could be taking a vacation day during the summer.



Now thanks to Mr. Ogden’s Classes a New Installments of the Maynard High News!

On This Week's Episode:


Diego and Drew lead the charge while reviewing Mr. Paterno's top 5 songs of all time for Playlist of the Week!  Aisha recalls the student walkout, Meghan showcases Spring's top athletes, photos, fashion, NBA, and more!


Enjoy!


📽🎥📷🎬  MHN  🎬📷🎥📽

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Preview YouTube video MHN #24

MHN #24


Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


An Important Message From Our School Nurse Regarding Medications

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are nearing the end of the school year and students who have medicine in the Health Office will need to have any leftover medications picked up by a parent or another designated adult. Department of Public Health (DPH) regulations do not permit us to send home medication with children.

Therefore, we ask that you let your School Nurse know what you would like to do with your child’s leftover medication before the last week of school:

(a) hold on to leftover medication for you to pick up at the school, or

(b) have us dispose of leftover medication.

Medication that has not been picked up by June 28, 2018 (one week beyond the close of school) will be presumed to be unwanted, and consequently will be destroyed in accordance with DPH and Maynard Public School’s Medication Administration guidelines.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Mary Ferranti, BSN, RN, NCSN

Lead Nurse for Maynard Public Schools

978-897-9374


The Spring Update From The Maynard Music Association


Summer Music Camp for Grades 5-12:  Tricia Gately's summer music program, Assabet Valley Summer Music (AVSM) is back. Click the link for more information:  Summer Music Camp 2018


Casino Night 2018: Mark your calendars for our biggest music fundraiser supporting grades 4-12. Casino Night 2018 is set for November 3rd at the Elks. Parent volunteers are needed. Contact Bonnie Wilson if interested in supporting this event:  oatiewilson@yahoo.com


2018-19 Open MMA Positions:  MMA is seeking candidates for the following positions. Please attend our next MMA meeting on May 2 and email interest to

maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  

  • High School Treasurer

  • High School Co-Chairperson


Jazz Jams: Please consider joining Trish Gately every Sunday night from 5-7 at the Pleasant Cafe for Jazz Jam, an impromptu gathering of local musicians of all ages.  

--

Renee Lilley: Chair Fowler

Bill Freeman: Treasurer Fowler

Marc Cryan:  Secretary Fowler


Bonnie Wilson: Chair MHS

Stephanie Gavin: Treasurer MHS

Annemarie Caloggero: Secretary MHS


Kurt Severance:  Webmaster


www.maynardmusic.org


Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


Take care and have a wonderful weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

Graduation Day!

posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:57 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


It is Graduation Day at Maynard High School.  The distinguished members of the class of 2018 are preparing to receive their diplomas this evening in ceremonies that will be beginning at 6:30pm.  I hope you have an opportunity to join us.


This past Wednesday our Seniors participated in our annual Senior Awards Night where scores of awards were given for outstanding achievement in academics, community service, sports and the arts.  In addition, more than 70 locally based scholarships were awarded lending tens of thousands of dollars of support to our deserving, graduating seniors. Many thanks go out to all who participated and were so generous with their donations of time, money and emotional support.


On another note, Senior Samantha Dahill was recently awarded the High School Hobey Baker Award for ice hockey.


The High School Hobey Baker award is awarded to the Senior athlete who displays coachability, strength of character, integrity, commitment, community leadership and outstanding sportsmanship.  The bar is set quite high for each characteristic to the extent that the award is not given out in every year, as in some years the criteria are not met.


Samantha’s achievements on and off the ice are consistently outstanding and she is to be saluted for this wonderful acknowledgement of her leadership and character.


There are just 9 school days left this academic year.  As has been the case for many years, there will be early dismissals at 10:55am during final exam and assessment week from Monday June 18th through the last day of school on Thursday June 21st.  These are a critical two weeks ahead. Though the academic year is 95% complete, it is important that your student continues to get to school on time, buckle down and study hard each class and each day, and do everything possible to end the academic year well.  This will result in enhanced grades, a sense of real accomplishment, set them up to start next year on the right foot, and give them the feeling of having earned their summer break.



Now thanks to Mr. Ogden’s Classes a New Installments of the Maynard High News!

In This Week's Episode:

New co-hosts Diego and Drew take over the anchor roles.  Meghan has some impressive track feats. Jose talks about the World Cup.  Jordan and Emma talk women's fashion & more!

Thank you for your support, and let us know if you have any end of the year announcements for our final episodes.

Enjoy!


📽🎥📷🎬  MHN  🎬📷🎥📽

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Preview YouTube video MHN #23 (Season #3)

MHN #23 (Season #3)

Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

Maynard High School PTO

Please join us at the next meeting of the Maynard High School PTO next Wednesday June 13th at 7:00pm in the Media Center at Maynard High School.  This is an opportunity to meet our new PTO Leaders, get to know the PTO and stay active in your teen’s education.


Maynard School Committee Meeting Date Change

The next meeting of the Maynard School Committee has been changed from Thursday June 7, 2018 to Thursday June 14, 2018.


An Important Message From Our School Nurse Regarding Medications

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are nearing the end of the school year and students who have medicine in the Health Office will need to have any leftover medications picked up by a parent or another designated adult. Department of Public Health (DPH) regulations do not permit us to send home medication with children.

Therefore, we ask that you let your School Nurse know what you would like to do with your child’s leftover medication before the last week of school:

(a) hold on to leftover medication for you to pick up at the school, or

(b) have us dispose of leftover medication.

Medication that has not been picked up by June 28, 2018 (one week beyond the close of school) will be presumed to be unwanted, and consequently will be destroyed in accordance with DPH and Maynard Public School’s Medication Administration guidelines.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Mary Ferranti, BSN, RN, NCSN

Lead Nurse for Maynard Public Schools

978-897-9374


The Spring Update From The Maynard Music Association


Summer Music Camp for Grades 5-12:  Tricia Gately's summer music program, Assabet Valley Summer Music (AVSM) is back. Click the link for more information:  Summer Music Camp 2018


Casino Night 2018: Mark your calendars for our biggest music fundraiser supporting grades 4-12. Casino Night 2018 is set for November 3rd at the Elks. Parent volunteers are needed. Contact Bonnie Wilson if interested in supporting this event:  oatiewilson@yahoo.com


2018-19 Open MMA Positions:  MMA is seeking candidates for the following positions. Please attend our next MMA meeting on May 2 and email interest to

maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  

  • High School Treasurer

  • High School Co-Chairperson


Jazz Jams: Please consider joining Trish Gately every Sunday night from 5-7 at the Pleasant Cafe for Jazz Jam, an impromptu gathering of local musicians of all ages.  

--

Renee Lilley: Chair Fowler

Bill Freeman: Treasurer Fowler

Marc Cryan:  Secretary Fowler


Bonnie Wilson: Chair MHS

Stephanie Gavin: Treasurer MHS

Annemarie Caloggero: Secretary MHS


Kurt Severance:  Webmaster


www.maynardmusic.org


Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


Take care and have a wonderful weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

Thank You To Laurie Edgar and the Students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School

posted Jun 1, 2018, 9:52 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


This past Wednesday morning we were extremely fortunate to host former Maynard High School teacher, and current Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher, Laurie Edgar and three of her students from Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida to our school.


A thoughtful presentation and discussion with our dozens of our own MHS student leaders was held for approximately 90 minutes in the auditorium and issues related to school safety including mental health supports, school hardening and safety procedures, and the state of gun laws around the nation were all addressed at length and at a level of thoughtful discourse that was exemplary and inspiring to all in attendance including Superintendent Gerardi and Assistant Superintendent Gaudette.


The Douglas students along with Mrs. Edgar were a model of what civic discourse and civic activism should look like within a well functioning democracy.  


It is impossible for me to thank Mrs. Edgar and her three students enough for their visit and MHS teacher Jean LaBelle for facilitating the event and being instrumental in making it happen.


The calendar now says June and the end of the year is but 3 weeks away.  The end of the year is actually a quite robust academic portion of the year and student attendance and attentiveness to their school work is essential right through the last school day on June 21st.


Freshmen will be taking their Science MCAS tests on June 6th and 7th.  Passing the Science MCAS Test is a statewide graduation requirement. All freshmen students should be to school on time after a good night’s sleep and healthy breakfast to help ensure a successful result.


Our seniors have completed their academic year and their teachers are now completing the grading process for the year for our soon to be graduates.

 

Senior Awards Night will be held Wednesday June 6th at 7:00pm in our gymnasium, and our Graduation ceremonies will be held Friday evening June 8th at 6:30pm at Alumni Field (weather permitting).  In the event of inclement weather, or a forecast of inclement weather, Graduation ceremonies will be held on the same date and time in the high school gymnasium.

 

In closing this section of News & Notes this week I’d like to share the following email from Doug Barth this week and would like to share it with you as yet another example of the great work and projects our students take on:

 

Charles:

I’m the Board president of the MetroWest Free Medical Program, based in Sudbury.  In the past year, we’ve been so fortunate to have been embraced by your National Honor Society (notably Nora McCarthy), who have provided us a wonderful stream of volunteers, who help us set-up the weekly clinic.

And just yesterday we were contacted by Olivia Palmer, who informed us that at a “Battle of the Bands” event $300 was raised to support our clinic.

Please accept our gratitude, and I hope you find a way to acknowledge this tremendous group of students.

Best regards,

Doug Barth

105 Hudson Road

Sudbury, MA 01776

MetroWest Free Medical Program

 

Now thanks to Mr. Ogden’s Classes TWO ENCORE Installments of the Maynard High News!

In This Week's First Encore Episode:

 

Many in our senior class say goodbye to their audience, as they are finishing up the school year.  The return of student favorite from last year, Simple Cooking makes a comeback. Kobe has an all new video game review, and much much more!

Give us a view, and please share the link with people in the community.  If you have anything that we can feature, please let us know.

Enjoy!


MHN

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Preview YouTube video MHN #21 (Senior Goodbyes)

MHN #21 (Senior Goodbye In This Week’s Second Encore Episode:

The seniors produced and directed this final episode, where they say farewell to their peers, pass their segments on to the next generation, and say their final goodbyes.


An emotional ending, as the seniors of MHN Season 3 are finished with their roles on the newscast.


But don't worry, we still have episodes to come, as the juniors take over and finish season 3 strong.  Let us know if you have any announcements you would like to see on the news!


Enjoy!


📽🎥📷  MHN  📷🎥📽

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Preview YouTube video MHN #22 (Senior's Final Episode)

MHN #22 (Senior's Final Episode)


Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

Friends of Tiger Football Corn Hole Tournament Fundraiser

Friends of Tiger Football is running a Corn Hole Tournament (3p-7p) and Black and Orange Night (7p-11p) on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Maynard Rod & Gun Club. The $100 team fee covers unlimited lunch, double elimination tournament, prizes for the top 3 teams, and entry fee for Black and Orange Night.

Black and Orange Night includes raffles, cash bar, and live music by Loose Connection (Kenny Patrikis and his band). The entry fee is only $10.00 for some great music and raffles.


If you would like to put a team in the double elimination tournament please email Tim Lawton at tplawt41@verizon.net


Help support the Friends of Tiger Football as we try to raise $17,000 to replace our aging fleet of uniforms for the upcoming season!!!


The SEPAC Ice Cream Social

The Maynard SEPAC invites Maynard special education students, parents and siblings to our annual Spring Ice Cream Social onTuesday, June 5th 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 at sepacoutreach@ maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-394-6183.


Maynard School Committee Meeting Date Change

The next meeting of the Maynard School Committee has been changed from Thursday June 7, 2018 to Thursday June 14, 2018.


The Spring Update From The Maynard Music Association

Summer Music Camp for Grades 5-12:  Tricia Gately's summer music program, Assabet Valley Summer Music (AVSM) is back. Click the link for more information:  Summer Music Camp 2018


Casino Night 2018: Mark your calendars for our biggest music fundraiser supporting grades 4-12. Casino Night 2018 is set for November 3rd at the Elks. Parent volunteers are needed. Contact Bonnie Wilson if interested in supporting this event:  oatiewilson@yahoo.com


2018-19 Open MMA Positions:  MMA is seeking candidates for the following positions. Please attend our next MMA meeting on May 2 and email interest to

maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  

  • High School Treasurer

  • High School Co-Chairperson


Jazz Jams: Please consider joining Trish Gately every Sunday night from 5-7 at the Pleasant Cafe for Jazz Jam, an impromptu gathering of local musicians of all ages.  

--

Renee Lilley: Chair Fowler

Bill Freeman: Treasurer Fowler

Marc Cryan:  Secretary Fowler


Bonnie Wilson: Chair MHS

Stephanie Gavin: Treasurer MHS

Annemarie Caloggero: Secretary MHS


Kurt Severance:  Webmaster


www.maynardmusic.org


Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association




Take care and have a wonderful first weekend in June,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

A time to Pause and Reflect

posted May 25, 2018, 11:30 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


The whirlwind that is the 4th marking quarter at Maynard High School continues with our Sophomores completing their Mathematics MCAS tests this week and our Freshmen gearing up for their Science MCAS tests on June 6th and 7th.


This past week has also featured the second top notch concert of the spring with Mrs. Blanchard and Ms. Gately leading outstanding vocal and instrumental performances for a large and appreciative crowd on Wednesday evening.  Look for our Marching Band to be in full stride for the Memorial Day Parade on Monday.


Just last night our High School Quiz Show team of Riley Hines, Noah DeCastro, Sarah Synan, Catherine Sherman and Owen Sullivan-Dale competed in a WGBH TV Extra Credit event in Plainville, Massachusetts held at the An Unlikely Story bookstore & cafe.  This great event was hosted by author Jeff Kinney and our team finished an impressive second just a razor thin margin out of first place.  Many thanks go to Mr. Luther and Ms. Makovoz for their guidance and support of this terrific school club and the trip to western Massachusetts.  Congratulations to all!


Meanwhile, congratulations also go out to Junior Christy Teska. Christy won the Pole Vault competition at the State Qualifying Meet while setting a meet record at 10' 4".  She will be competing in the State Meet next week.


To say our seniors are in the home stretch would be an incredible understatement.  They began their final exam period this past Wednesday May 23rd and their last class day is this coming Wednesday May 30th.  Senior Awards Night will be held Wednesday June 6th at 7:00pm in our gymnasium, and our Graduation ceremonies will be held Friday evening June 8th at 6:30pm at Alumni Field (weather permitting).  In the event of inclement weather, or a forecast of inclement weather, Graduation ceremonies will be held on the same date and time in the high school gymnasium.

 

As a quick reminder, the Maynard Public Schools will be closed this coming Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

 

Now thanks to Mr. Ogden’s Classes TWO New Installments of the Maynard High News!

In This Week's First Great Episode:

 

Many in our senior class say goodbye to their audience, as they are finishing up the school year.  The return of student favorite from last year, Simple Cooking makes a comeback. Kobe has an all new video game review, and much much more!

Give us a view, and please share the link with people in the community.  If you have anything that we can feature, please let us know.

Enjoy!


MHN

Attachments area

Preview YouTube video MHN #21 (Senior Goodbyes)

MHN #21 (Senior Goodbye In This Week’s Second Great Episode:

The seniors produced and directed this final episode, where they say farewell to their peers, pass their segments on to the next generation, and say their final goodbyes.


An emotional ending, as the seniors of MHN Season 3 are finished with their roles on the newscast.


But don't worry, we still have episodes to come, as the juniors take over and finish season 3 strong.  Let us know if you have any announcements you would like to see on the news!


Enjoy!


📽🎥📷  MHN  📷🎥📽

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Preview YouTube video MHN #22 (Senior's Final Episode)

MHN #22 (Senior's Final Episode)


Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

Elections for Next Year's Student Government Positions are Next Week

Student council elections will be held June 1st . These positions include Student Council President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Director. All candidates must make a speech on May 31st. Speeches must be submitted and approved by Ms. LaBelle on May 30th. Speeches will be during the last period class. Students of any grade level can run for student council officer positions.


Students can also apply for an at-large position on the council. These positions are advisory, non-voting and you do not make a speech. Students interested in these positions may pick up a signature sheet from Ms. LaBelle and will also need a letter of recommendation from a staff member.


Maynard High  School Has Been Chosen to Appear on Channel 5 News, Once again!

The segment was created by our two MHN anchors Jordan Cedeno and Emma Rubio, with Dauntea Ruggiero operating the camera, and Keller Kirlin performing the editing.  The fun segment will air this Tuesday 5/29 at 5:10am and 6:10am on Channel 5's Eye Opener; the number 1 rated morning-news-program in New England.  The Eye Opener morning newscast reaches hundreds of thousands of viewers in the Boston/New England area, and it will be great to see Maynard showcased to such a large audience.  In case you missed it, here is last year's EyeOpener submission.


Set you alarm clocks to wake up after the 3 day weekend, and tune in to support Maynard, its students, and its high school!


Enjoy the long weekend! 👍

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Preview YouTube video Wake Up Call from Maynard High School



The SEPAC Ice Cream Social

The Maynard SEPAC invites Maynard special education students, parents and siblings to our annual Spring Ice Cream Social onTuesday, June 5th 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 at sepacoutreach@ maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-394-6183.


The Spring Update From The Maynard Music Association

MMA Banquet:  This year's senior banquet is set for Monday, May 28th at 5:00 at the Maynard Elks. Graduating seniors are free. Tickets for adults are $15, and students are $5.00 per person and will be available at the MHS May 16th concert, but pre-ordering is encouraged with the order form on our website (www.maynardmusic.org).  Order forms are also available on our website.  Tickets will not be available at the door on the day of the banquet.  


Volunteers Needed:  Parents of students in grades 9-11 are needed to help set up the Elks for the MMA banquet, serve food, and clean up after the event.  Please email MMA if you are available to help: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


Summer Music Camp for Grades 5-12:  Tricia Gately's summer music program, Assabet Valley Summer Music (AVSM) is back. Click the link for more information:  Summer Music Camp 2018


Casino Night 2018: Mark your calendars for our biggest music fundraiser supporting grades 4-12. Casino Night 2018 is set for November 3rd at the Elks. Parent volunteers are needed. Contact Bonnie Wilson if interested in supporting this event:  oatiewilson@yahoo.com


2018-19 Open MMA Positions:  MMA is seeking candidates for the following positions. Please attend our next MMA meeting on May 2 and email interest to

maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  

  • High School Treasurer

  • High School Co-Chairperson


Jazz Jams: Please consider joining Trish Gately every Sunday night from 5-7 at the Pleasant Cafe for Jazz Jam, an impromptu gathering of local musicians of all ages.  


Upcoming Dates:

  • May 28th Memorial Day Parade

  • May 28th  MMA Banquet - Maynard Elks

  • June 8th  Graduation

--

Renee Lilley: Chair Fowler

Bill Freeman: Treasurer Fowler

Marc Cryan:  Secretary Fowler


Bonnie Wilson: Chair MHS

Stephanie Gavin: Treasurer MHS

Annemarie Caloggero: Secretary MHS


Kurt Severance:  Webmaster


www.maynardmusic.org


Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


The Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to the summer season in New England and it also is a time of remembrance and reflection for those who are no longer with us, and for those who have sacrificed for us in more ways than can be counted.  I hope you a chance to enjoy both aspects of this long weekend.


Take care and have a wonderful and meaningful Memorial Day weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

It Will Be a Busy Final Month!

posted May 18, 2018, 7:40 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


Academics and the Arts have been front and center this past week at Maynard High School.


Academically, Senior Project Showcase took place this past Monday night with scores of Seniors presenting and scores of parents friends and community members attending.  AP Exams occurred throughout the past two week with well over 100 students taking these challenging assessments.


Musically, I was happy to be in attendance for a wonderful Spring Concert held Wednesday night with a well over 400 people attending, helping or performing.  Additionally, starting today our Band and Choral groups will be competing in the Great East music festival. Based on their performances at our own Spring Concert earlier this week, they are sure to represent Maynard High School and the entire Maynard Community with distinction and garner well earned accolades at this prestigious gathering of musical talent from across the region.


The calendar is winding down inexorably toward the end of the 2017-2018 school year.  Our Seniors begin their final exam period next Wednesday May 23rd and their last class day is Wednesday May 30th.  Senior Awards Night will be held Wednesday June 6th at 7:00pm in our gymnasium, and our Graduation ceremonies will be held Friday evening June 8th at 6:30pm at Alumni Field (weather permitting).  In the event of inclement weather, or a forecast of inclement weather, Graduation ceremonies will be held on the same date and time in the high school gymnasium.

 

On another note, we have constructed the schedule for the 2018-2019 school year taking into account our students’ course selections.  We continue to refine individual student schedules and make minor adjustments. Student schedules will be distributed no later than June 1st some three weeks before the end of the school year.   That will leave ample time should any adjustments or corrections be needed on any individual student’s schedule prior to the end of the school year.

 

Now thanks to Mr. Ogden’s Classes, an Encore Installment of the Maynard High News!

In This Week's Episode:

Jordan and Emma discuss prom, Dan talks about the Koreas, Pam talks to her fans, Sam and Meghan have baseball & softball updates, Market Madness has a PRIZE,  a dog themed photo of the week, and more!

 

Enjoy!

 

📽🎥📷🎬 MHN 🎬📷🎥📽

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Preview YouTube video MHN #20

Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


Support Your Seniors!

Graduation of the class of 2018 is right around the corner, and we can help you celebrate this important milestone with the third annual graduation fundraiser! This year you can purchase not only balloons but customized yard signs as well.

There are 3 options available:

Black Package  $40: offers the yard sign with the name of the senior as well as the college they are planning to attend along with 3 graduation balloons!

Orange package $30:  offers a yard sign with just the name of the senior as well as 1 balloon.

 

Balloons only $5 per balloon:  offers a fabulous orange Mylar balloon in the shape of a star with the “Class of 2018” written on them for only $5.

 

Want to add more balloons to any order? No problem! Each additional balloon is only $4.

 

We will place the balloons and yard signs on the house of the designated senior on June 7th! Place your order by emailing odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us orbmakovoz@maynard.k12.ma.us . All orders must be submitted and paid in full via a check payable to MHS Class of 2018 or cash brought to the main office by May 16th.

 

MHS Interact Club

Maynard High School will be starting a new club next year!  The Interact Club is an international organization that does service work and attempts to increase international relationships.  It is sponsored by a local Rotary Club and the direction the club goes depends on the interest of the members. A main goal of the Interact Club is to further international understanding and goodwill.  This is a great club for students who are interested in earning community service hours and/or learning about international connections or travel. Students who are interested should see Mrs. Adams or Mr. Ogden.   The first informational meeting will be May 21 after school in Mrs. Adams’ room (Rm. B224).


The SEPAC Ice Cream Social

The Maynard SEPAC invites Maynard special education students, parents and siblings to our annual Spring Ice Cream Social onTuesday, June 5th 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 at sepacoutreach@ maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-394-6183.


The Spring Update From The Maynard Music Association

MMA Banquet:  This year's senior banquet is set for Monday, May 28th at 5:00 at the Maynard Elks. Graduating seniors are free. Tickets for adults are $15, and students are $5.00 per person and will be available at the MHS May 16th concert, but pre-ordering is encouraged with the order form on our website (www.maynardmusic.org).  Order forms are also available on our website.  Tickets will not be available at the door on the day of the banquet.  


Volunteers Needed:  Parents of students in grades 9-11 are needed to help set up the Elks for the MMA banquet, serve food, and clean up after the event.  Please email MMA if you are available to help: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


Summer Music Camp for Grades 5-12:  Tricia Gately's summer music program, Assabet Valley Summer Music (AVSM) is back. Click the link for more information:  Summer Music Camp 2018


Casino Night 2018: Mark your calendars for our biggest music fundraiser supporting grades 4-12. Casino Night 2018 is set for November 3rd at the Elks. Parent volunteers are needed. Contact Bonnie Wilson if interested in supporting this event:  oatiewilson@yahoo.com


2018-19 Open MMA Positions:  MMA is seeking candidates for the following positions. Please attend our next MMA meeting on May 2 and email interest to

maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  

  • High School Treasurer

  • High School Co-Chairperson

Jazz Jams: Please consider joining Trish Gately every Sunday night from 5-7 at the Pleasant Cafe for Jazz Jam, an impromptu gathering of local musicians of all ages.  


School Committee:  Attending school committee meetings is a great way to advocate for our music program.  Next meeting: May 24th.


Upcoming Dates:

  • May 18th high school Great East Festival

  • Mary 23rd  Solo and Ensemble Night  - 7 pm MHS

  • May 28th Memorial Day Parade

  • May 28th  MMA Banquet - Maynard Elks

  • June 8th  Graduation

--

Renee Lilley: Chair Fowler

Bill Freeman: Treasurer Fowler

Marc Cryan:  Secretary Fowler


Bonnie Wilson: Chair MHS

Stephanie Gavin: Treasurer MHS

Annemarie Caloggero: Secretary MHS


Kurt Severance:  Webmaster


www.maynardmusic.org


Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


Take care and have a great weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

Maynard is Leading the Nation!

posted May 11, 2018, 12:31 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


We experienced an exceptional day today as a school community.


Approximately 80 students from our Senior Project classes and 7 more students from Mr. Mollica’s Engineering class presented their work to dozens of volunteers from the community representing numerous professions, businesses and trades.  A shout out to Mr. Mollica is very much in order for his work leading up to today.


A huge thank you goes out to two of our outstanding teachers, Jean LaBelle and Paul Orzech, who coordinate our stellar and growing Senior Project program.  To say they go above and beyond the call of duty regarding Senior Project is a vast understatement.


We were joined by a delegation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Elementary and Secondary Education who were here to observe our students in action and to acknowledge our role as a partner school district the state’s Leading the Nation campaign.


The Maynard Education Foundation generously underwrote a wonderful luncheon for all of our participants to start the afternoon’s activities and the community members of our Senior Project Advisory Committee were also in attendance.


Today’s events demonstrate the high quality education our students are receiving thanks to a caring, dedicated and professional staff, a sound curriculum, and a tremendously supportive community.  Well done Seniors! Well done Maynard!


I’d also like to report that our Prom went off without a hitch last Friday night May 4th with 161 students enjoying a wonderful night at the Westford Regency.  Fun was truly had by all. Our students’ deportment and behavior was specifically commented on by hotel management who went out of their way to let us know that our students were the most mature and best mannered high school group they had ever encountered.  That is a wonderful testament to our students, their families, and the Maynard Community they represent.

 

On another note, we have constructed the schedule for the 2018-2019 school year taking into account our students’ course selections.  We continue to refine individual student schedules and make minor adjustments. Student schedules will be distributed no later than June 1st some three weeks before the end of the school year.   That will leave ample time should any adjustments or corrections be needed on any individual student’s schedule prior to the end of the school year.

 

Now thanks to Mr. Ogden’s Classes the Latest Installment of the Maynard High News!

In This Week's Episode:

Jordan and Emma discuss prom, Dan talks about the Koreas, Pam talks to her fans, Sam and Meghan have baseball & softball updates, Market Madness has a PRIZE,  a dog themed photo of the week, and more!

 

Enjoy!

 

📽🎥📷🎬 MHN 🎬📷🎥📽

Attachments area

Preview YouTube video MHN #20

Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


Support Your Seniors!

Graduation of the class of 2018 is right around the corner, and we can help you celebrate this important milestone with the third annual graduation fundraiser! This year you can purchase not only balloons but customized yard signs as well.

There are 3 options available:

Black Package  $40: offers the yard sign with the name of the senior as well as the college they are planning to attend along with 3 graduation balloons!

Orange package $30:  offers a yard sign with just the name of the senior as well as 1 balloon.

 

Balloons only $5 per balloon:  offers a fabulous orange Mylar balloon in the shape of a star with the “Class of 2018” written on them for only $5.

 

Want to add more balloons to any order? No problem! Each additional balloon is only $4.

 

We will place the balloons and yard signs on the house of the designated senior on June 7th! Place your order by emailing odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us orbmakovoz@maynard.k12.ma.us . All orders must be submitted and paid in full via a check payable to MHS Class of 2018 or cash brought to the main office by May 16th.

 

MHS Interact Club

Maynard High School will be starting a new club next year!  The Interact Club is an international organization that does service work and attempts to increase international relationships.  It is sponsored by a local Rotary Club and the direction the club goes depends on the interest of the members. A main goal of the Interact Club is to further international understanding and goodwill.  This is a great club for students who are interested in earning community service hours and/or learning about international connections or travel. Students who are interested should see Mrs. Adams or Mr. Ogden.   The first informational meeting will be May 21 after school in Mrs. Adams’ room (Rm. B224).


The Spring Update From The Maynard Music Association

Attention Seniors:  Scholarship applications are available on the homepage of our website:  maynardmusic.org.  All scholarships need to be postmarked no later than May 1st to be considered.  There are a number of scholarships available this year. Please encourage your child to apply.


MMA Banquet:  This year's senior banquet is set for Monday, May 28th at 5:00 at the Maynard Elks. Graduating seniors are free. Tickets for adults are $15, and students are $5.00 per person and will be available at the MHS May 16th concert, but pre-ordering is encouraged with the order form on our website (www.maynardmusic.org).  Order forms are also available on our website.  Tickets will not be available at the door on the day of the banquet.  


Volunteers Needed:  Parents of students in grades 9-11 are needed to help set up the Elks for the MMA banquet, serve food, and clean up after the event.  Please email MMA if you are available to help: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


Summer Music Camp for Grades 5-12:  Tricia Gately's summer music program, Assabet Valley Summer Music (AVSM) is back. Click the link for more information:  Summer Music Camp 2018


Casino Night 2018: Mark your calendars for our biggest music fundraiser supporting grades 4-12. Casino Night 2018 is set for November 3rd at the Elks. Parent volunteers are needed. Contact Bonnie Wilson if interested in supporting this event:  oatiewilson@yahoo.com


2018-19 Open MMA Positions:  MMA is seeking candidates for the following positions. Please attend our next MMA meeting on May 2 and email interest to

maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  

  • High School Treasurer

  • High School Co-Chairperson

Jazz Jams: Please consider joining Trish Gately every Sunday night from 5-7 at the Pleasant Cafe for Jazz Jam, an impromptu gathering of local musicians of all ages.  


School Committee:  Attending school committee meetings is a great way to advocate for our music program.  Next meeting April 26th, May 10th and May 24th.


Upcoming Dates:

  • May 2nd: MMA monthly meeting 8:00 Fowler library

  • May 5th Spring Art Walk - Downtown!

  • May 16th high school concert 7 pm at MHS

  • May 18th high school Great East Festival

  • Mary 23rd  Solo and Ensemble Night  - 7 pm MHS

  • May 28th Memorial Day Parade

  • May 28th  MMA Banquet - Maynard Elks

  • June 8th  Graduation

--

Renee Lilley: Chair Fowler

Bill Freeman: Treasurer Fowler

Marc Cryan:  Secretary Fowler


Bonnie Wilson: Chair MHS

Stephanie Gavin: Treasurer MHS

Annemarie Caloggero: Secretary MHS


Kurt Severance:  Webmaster


www.maynardmusic.org


Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


Take care and have a great weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

Prom is Upon Us Culminating a Great Week At MHS

posted May 4, 2018, 10:28 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


It has been an exceptionally busy week at Maynard High School.


We had a safety drill on Monday followed by our annual “Mock Accident” on Wednesday where juniors and seniors receive information about the dangers of impaired driving which is of particular concern during prom season.


Today, Friday May 4th, the 8th grade students from the Fowler School, our soon to be freshmen and class of 2022, joined us at Maynard High School today for “Up Day” as part of our transition program for students as they move from the Fowler on to high school.  Tours were conducted by current Maynard High School students and time was given to the 8th graders to peruse informational tables regarding extracurricular activities. A panel session closed the day’s activities as the rising freshmen had an opportunity to ask questions on a host of topics to current MHS students.  It was a productive morning and I am looking forward to working with this engaging group of future MHS students.


After dismissal this morning, we had our annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the high school PTO.  Many thanks go out to our PTO for providing such an incredibly generous, sumptuous and scrumptious meal to the entire building staff.  I would especially like to thank MaryEllen McCarthy for her participation over the last 13 years as the driving force behind our PTO. MaryEllen is stepping down after this year and she will be sorely, sorely missed.  Once again, many thanks to the entire PTO for today’s luncheon and an especially heartfelt thank you to MaryEllen McCarthy for her service to the students and staff of Maynard High School.


The days ahead will also be quite busy.  Our Prom is tonight at the Westford Regency with students gathering at 6:00 and our promenade slated to begin at 6:30pm.  This is always an incredible event with our students showing the elegance and maturity of the fine young adults they are. By next Monday many of the same students will swap their gowns and tuxedos for their thinking caps as AP Exams begin.  The end of the school year on June 21st is coming up quickly.

 

On another note, we have constructed the schedule for the 2018-2019 school year taking into account our students’ course selections.  We continue to refine individual student schedules and make minor adjustments. Student schedules will be distributed no later than June 1st some three weeks before the end of the school year.   That will leave ample time should any adjustments or corrections be needed on any individual student’s schedule prior to the end of the school year.

 

Now thanks to Mr. Ogden’s Classes the Latest Installment of the Maynard High News!

In This Week's Episode:

Jordan and Emma discuss prom, Dan talks about the Koreas, Pam talks to her fans, Sam and Meghan have baseball & softball updates, Market Madness has a PRIZE,  a dog themed photo of the week, and more!

 

Enjoy!

 

📽🎥📷🎬 MHN 🎬📷🎥📽

Attachments area

Preview YouTube video MHN #20

Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

2018-2019 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on May 7, 2018. Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at the Fowler School from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Registration forms will be available on our website to download and all school offices starting on May 4. No forms will be accepted before May 7.  There is no fee increase this year. $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 each student thereafter.

Note:  If you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.  Any questions, please call Colleen Moore at 978-897-2222.


NHS Hosts a Battle of the Bands

Maynard High School’s National Honor Society officers will be holding a Battle of the Bands event to raise money for the Sudbury Free Medical Clinic. The event will be held at Erikson’s Ice Cream on May 10th from 5-8pm. Bands from MHS as well as other towns across Massachusetts and NH will be participating. There is no cost for the event however they will be accepting donations.


Maynard High School Needs You!

A message from our Senior Project Teachers Jean LaBelle & Paul Orzech:


Dear Community Partners,

Please join Maynard High School Senior Project students as they present their findings and projects at the annual Spring Presentation event. The event includes a luncheon for teachers and community partners and concludes with panel presentations that you will help judge.

Each student presentation will summarize the student's experience in the program—their research, internship and project, as well as their assessment of how well they met the school competencies requirements.  You will be assigned to a panel that will include a Maynard High School teacher. Panelists will ask the seniors questions about their projects and placements. Panelists will provide feedback to the students about the strengths and areas for improvement in their presentations.  It promises to be a rewarding experience for you and for the students!

Thanks to the Maynard Education Foundation for approval of an administrator grant, this year the luncheon will include a brief presentation by Dr. Gerardi called Massachusetts and Maynard Leading the Nation: celebrating the 25th anniversary of education reform.

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018


Luncheon: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM


Panel Presentations: 12:30 PM-2:15 PM


Place: Maynard High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754


To reserve your spot at the luncheon and to serve on the panels, please email your name and contact phone number to:

seniorproject@maynard.k12.ma.us


Support Your Seniors!

Graduation of the class of 2018 is right around the corner, and we can help you celebrate this important milestone with the third annual graduation fundraiser! This year you can purchase not only balloons but customized yard signs as well.

There are 3 options available:

Black Package  $40: offers the yard sign with the name of the senior as well as the college they are planning to attend along with 3 graduation balloons!

Orange package $30:  offers a yard sign with just the name of the senior as well as 1 balloon.

 

Balloons only $5 per balloon:  offers a fabulous orange Mylar balloon in the shape of a star with the “Class of 2018” written on them for only $5.

 

Want to add more balloons to any order? No problem! Each additional balloon is only $4.

 

We will place the balloons and yard signs on the house of the designated senior on June 7th! Place your order by emailing odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us orbmakovoz@maynard.k12.ma.us . All orders must be submitted and paid in full via a check payable to MHS Class of 2018 or cash brought to the main office by May 16th.

 

A Note From the Athletic Director

It is with sadness that I inform you that Middle School sports have been cut from the budget.


As you may know during the past few years, the district has undergone a series of cuts that have led to reductions of staff across the district, reduction of programming and an increase in class sizes.


During these years, the school committee ask me to consider a range of options based on financial data. These options included: cutting the most expensive High School sports programs, reducing contests to league play only and cutting middle school sports.  Although, I made it clear I do not recommend cutting anything from athletics, I was asked to make a decision so I chose to put Middle School sports on the table because in my opinion it has the least impact. The reason I identified middle school sports was that our youth groups do a great job at providing opportunities for kids and the majority of 8th graders play sports at the HS.


As a result, the following will be the offerings for athletics:  


Fall

Soccer- 8-12(Youth services 7th graders)

Football 9-12(Youth services 7th/8th graders)

Field Hockey (7-12) No youth

Golf-7-12( Low numbers no youth)

Cross Country(7-12) No youth


Winter

Basketball(8-12)Youth services 7th graders


Spring

Baseball(8-12) Youth services 7th graders

Softball(8-12) Youth services 7th graders

Track(7-12) No youth



The Spring Update From The Maynard Music Association

Attention Seniors:  Scholarship applications are available on the homepage of our website:  maynardmusic.org.  All scholarships need to be postmarked no later than May 1st to be considered.  There are a number of scholarships available this year. Please encourage your child to apply.


MMA Banquet:  This year's senior banquet is set for Monday, May 28th at 5:00 at the Maynard Elks. Graduating seniors are free. Tickets for adults are $15, and students are $5.00 per person and will be available at the MHS May 16th concert, but pre-ordering is encouraged with the order form on our website (www.maynardmusic.org).  Order forms are also available on our website.  Tickets will not be available at the door on the day of the banquet.  


Volunteers Needed:  Parents of students in grades 9-11 are needed to help set up the Elks for the MMA banquet, serve food, and clean up after the event.  Please email MMA if you are available to help: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


Summer Music Camp for Grades 5-12:  Tricia Gately's summer music program, Assabet Valley Summer Music (AVSM) is back. Click the link for more information:  Summer Music Camp 2018


Casino Night 2018: Mark your calendars for our biggest music fundraiser supporting grades 4-12. Casino Night 2018 is set for November 3rd at the Elks. Parent volunteers are needed. Contact Bonnie Wilson if interested in supporting this event:  oatiewilson@yahoo.com


2018-19 Open MMA Positions:  MMA is seeking candidates for the following positions. Please attend our next MMA meeting on May 2 and email interest to

maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  

  • High School Treasurer

  • High School Co-Chairperson

Jazz Jams: Please consider joining Trish Gately every Sunday night from 5-7 at the Pleasant Cafe for Jazz Jam, an impromptu gathering of local musicians of all ages.  


School Committee:  Attending school committee meetings is a great way to advocate for our music program.  Next meeting April 26th, May 10th and May 24th.


Upcoming Dates:

  • May 2nd: MMA monthly meeting 8:00 Fowler library

  • May 5th Spring Art Walk - Downtown!

  • May 16th high school concert 7 pm at MHS

  • May 18th high school Great East Festival

  • Mary 23rd  Solo and Ensemble Night  - 7 pm MHS

  • May 28th Memorial Day Parade

  • May 28th  MMA Banquet - Maynard Elks

  • June 8th  Graduation

--

Renee Lilley: Chair Fowler

Bill Freeman: Treasurer Fowler

Marc Cryan:  Secretary Fowler


Bonnie Wilson: Chair MHS

Stephanie Gavin: Treasurer MHS

Annemarie Caloggero: Secretary MHS


Kurt Severance:  Webmaster


www.maynardmusic.org


Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


Take care and have a great weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

Hats Off to Mrs. Lerner!

posted Apr 27, 2018, 10:10 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

 

I’d like to begin this week by sending a shout out along to Chemistry teacher Rochelle Lerner who also is also our faculty Advisor for our Green Committee student organization.

 

Rochelle was part of the planning committee that organized Maynard’s first ever Earth Day Celebration and she along with about 20 student volunteers turned out to help with town clean-ups.  Later in the day this hearty group then volunteered for food sales to the many hungry revelers who turned out This week’s Beacon-Villager has a wonderful story about the event that you may want to have a look at.

 

Additionally, Mrs. Lerner has been working with The Society of Women Engineers of Southern New Hampshire to establish a scholarship fund to benefit a Maynard High School graduating senior who is a young woman headed into an engineering or STEM related field.  Mrs. Lerner was the keynote speaker at the groups fundraising event at the Maynard Elks where her comments were incredibly well received by more than 225 people. More than $20,000 was raised for future scholarships at this tremendous event.

 

Should you see Rochelle in your travels be sure to let her know you appreciate her efforts on behalf of the students at Maynard High School and the greater Maynard community.

 

This coming Wednesday May 2nd we will be doing our annual “Mock Accident” in coordination with the Maynard Fire and Police Departments further supported by several local agencies and businesses.  This activity helps to clearly demonstrate the dangers and consequences of impaired driving and is done just prior to our prom each year. Juniors and seniors, along with any other students attending the prom, will participate in this event.  Our goal, as always, is to keep students informed about safety, safe choices and their own role in creating a safe environment for themselves and their community.

 

On another note, at this time we are constructing the schedule for the 2018-2019 school year taking into account our students’ course selections.  We anticipate this process will be complete at the beginning of May with student schedules distributed well before the end of the school year. That will leave ample time should any adjustments or corrections be needed on any individual student’s schedule prior to the end of the school year.

 

Now thanks to Mr. Ogden’s Classes the Latest Installment of the Maynard High News!

On This Week's Episode:


A special CELEBRITY opening to this year's 20th episode of the news!  

Students changed up their roles, and took over each other's usual segments, for hilarious results.  A new segment, Market Madness, offers a CASH PRIZE to viewers!  Special announcements from the cafeteria, jazz, Pam's event BEING HELD TODAY and more!

 

📽🎥📷🎬 MHN 🎬📷🎥📽

Attachments area

Preview YouTube video MHN #20 (The Mashup Edition)

MHN #20 (The Mashup Edition)

Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


From Our PTO

Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon, sponsored by the PTO, will be held on May 4th at 11:00am.  Please be on the lookout for an email with a sign up sheet just after vacation. The PTO will be looking for some folks to help anytime between 10:00-12:00pm.  Come for set up, clean up or stay for the whole event. We will also be looking for side dishes, salads, beverages and desserts. Sandwiches will be purchased by the PTO.  This is always a great event and much appreciated by the staff.


Glow to Grow Concussion Awareness Walk-A-Thon

Senior student Garvey Cummings has focused her Senior Project work on concussion awareness.  She has been instrumental in bringing about a walk-a-thon to benefit this incredibly important and worthwhile work.  The following message is brought to you with thanks to Garvey:


Glow to Grow Concussion Awareness is a glow in the dark themed walk-a-thon to raise money concussion awareness for athletic departments, parents and students in Maynard and the surrounding towns.  Participants will not only walk to raise money for their high schools, but will receive information on the importance of concussion prevention.


Please note that the location has been moved indoors due to the weather forecast of rain for this evening.


So join in with Garvey and others by coming out and walking to raise money for concussion awareness on Friday, April 27th 7-10pm in the Maynard High School Gymnasium! It is a "glow-in-the dark” themed walk-a-thon where the money raised will go back to high school concussion technology and protocol. It only costs $10 to walk! If you want to register or just learn more about the event please visit https://glowtogrowconcussionawareness.squarespace.com.


As Garvey puts it, “My hope is to have athletes and community members walk to Light up the race for concussion awareness.”


Health Fair Focused on Women’s Health and Alternative Medicine

From 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Friday April 27, 2018 Maynard High School is hosting a Health Fair Focused on Women’s Health and Alternative Medicine.  For more information please contact Ms. LaBelle, Lucy Thraen or Pamela Laurent at 978-897-8891.  Members of the public are welcome to attend this dynamic event with many vendors eager to share information with you.


1st Annual Mattress Fundraiser!!

On Sunday April 29, 2018, Maynard HS Girls Track is pleased to host a one of a kind fundraising event.  Did you realize 1 in 10 people buy a new mattress every year?  This is the time to buy and save up to 50% off retail, all while supporting our Girls Track program.  There will be 20+ sets on display and a team of experts on hand to answer any questions you may have.  


When:     Sunday, April 29, 2018

Where:    In the Maynard High School Gym

Time:       10am - 4pm


Stop in and take a look!  Layaway and delivery are available to make it easy on you.  We appreciate your support of our fundraiser and hope you spread the word to neighbors, family and friends.


Class of 2021 Fundraiser

The class of 2021 is doing a May calendar raffle. For just $10.00 a calendar you have the chance to win an awesome prize everyday for the month of May! All proceeds from the calendar go towards our senior year expenses. See any member of the class of 2021 to purchase your calendar.

 

RESCHEDULED SEPAC MEETING!

On Tuesday, May 1, the Maynard SEPAC hosts an Update on Special Education in Maynard from Carol Gahan, the Director of Student Services for Maynard Public Schools. She will discuss the current status of Maynard special education from the perspective of her first two years in the district. This is also an opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of the special education process. Come join us at Fowler Library at 7 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have questions, or to RSVP, please contact Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or at 978-394-6183.


2018-2019 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on May 7, 2018. Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at the Fowler School from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Registration forms will be available on our website to download and all school offices starting on May 4. No forms will be accepted before May 7.  There is no fee increase this year. $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 each student thereafter.

Note:  If you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.  Any questions, please call Colleen Moore at 978-897-2222.


NHS Hosts a Battle of the Bands

Maynard High School’s National Honor Society officers will be holding a Battle of the Bands event to raise money for the Sudbury Free Medical Clinic. The event will be held at Erikson’s Ice Cream on May 10th from 5-8pm. Bands from MHS as well as other towns across Massachusetts and NH will be participating. There is no cost for the event however they will be accepting donations.


Maynard High School Needs You!

A message from our Senior Project Teachers Jean LaBelle & Paul Orzech:


Dear Community Partners,

Please join Maynard High School Senior Project students as they present their findings and projects at the annual Spring Presentation event. The event includes a luncheon for teachers and community partners and concludes with panel presentations that you will help judge.

Each student presentation will summarize the student's experience in the program—their research, internship and project, as well as their assessment of how well they met the school competencies requirements.  You will be assigned to a panel that will include a Maynard High School teacher. Panelists will ask the seniors questions about their projects and placements. Panelists will provide feedback to the students about the strengths and areas for improvement in their presentations.  It promises to be a rewarding experience for you and for the students!

Thanks to the Maynard Education Foundation for approval of an administrator grant, this year the luncheon will include a brief presentation by Dr. Gerardi called Massachusetts and Maynard Leading the Nation: celebrating the 25th anniversary of education reform.

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018


Luncheon: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM


Panel Presentations: 12:30 PM-2:15 PM


Place: Maynard High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754


To reserve your spot at the luncheon and to serve on the panels, please email your name and contact phone number to:

seniorproject@maynard.k12.ma.us


Support Your Seniors!

Graduation of the class of 2018 is right around the corner, and we can help you celebrate this important milestone with the third annual graduation fundraiser! This year you can purchase not only balloons but customized yard signs as well.

There are 3 options available:

Black Package  $40: offers the yard sign with the name of the senior as well as the college they are planning to attend along with 3 graduation balloons!

Orange package $30:  offers a yard sign with just the name of the senior as well as 1 balloon.

 

Balloons only $5 per balloon:  offers a fabulous orange Mylar balloon in the shape of a star with the “Class of 2018” written on them for only $5.

 

Want to add more balloons to any order? No problem! Each additional balloon is only $4.

 

We will place the balloons and yard signs on the house of the designated senior on June 7th! Place your order by emailing odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us orbmakovoz@maynard.k12.ma.us . All orders must be submitted and paid in full via a check payable to MHS Class of 2018 or cash brought to the main office by May 16th.



The Spring Update From The Maynard Music Association

Attention Seniors:  Scholarship applications are available on the home page of our website:  maynardmusic.org.  All scholarships need to be post marked no later than May 1st to be considered.  There are a number of scholarships available this year. Please encourage your child to apply.


MMA Banquet:  This year's senior banquet is set for Monday, May 28th at 5:00 at the Maynard Elks. Graduating seniors are free. Tickets for adults are $15, and students are $5.00 per person and will be available at the MHS May 16th concert, but pre-ordering is encouraged with the order form on our website (www.maynardmusic.org).  Order forms are also available on our website.  Tickets will not be available at the door on the day of the banquet.  


Volunteers Needed:  Parents of students in grades 9-11 are needed to help set up the Elks for the MMA banquet, serve food, and clean up after the event.  Please email MMA if you are available to help: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


Summer Music Camp for Grades 5-12:  Tricia Gately's summer music program, Assabet Valley Summer Music (AVSM) is back. Click the link for more information:  Summer Music Camp 2018


Casino Night 2018: Mark your calendars for our biggest music fundraiser supporting grades 4-12. Casino Night 2018 is set for November 3rd at the Elks. Parent volunteers are needed. Contact Bonnie Wilson if interested in supporting this event:  oatiewilson@yahoo.com


2018-19 Open MMA Positions:  MMA is seeking candidates for the following positions. Please attend our next MMA meeting on May 2 and email interest to

maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  

  • High School Treasurer

  • High School Co-Chairperson

Jazz Jams: Please consider joining Trish Gately every Sunday night from 5-7 at the Pleasant Cafe for Jazz Jam, an impromptu gathering of local musicians of all ages.  


School Committee:  Attending school committee meetings is a great way to advocate for our music program.  Next meeting April 26th, May 10th and May 24th.


Upcoming Dates:

  • May 2nd: MMA monthly meeting 8:00 Fowler library

  • May 5th Spring Art Walk - Downtown!

  • May 16th high school concert 7 pm at MHS

  • May 18th high school Great East Festival

  • Mary 23rd  Solo and Ensemble Night  - 7 pm MHS

  • May 28th Memorial Day Parade

  • May 28th  MMA Banquet - Maynard Elks

  • June 8th  Graduation

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Renee Lilley: Chair Fowler

Bill Freeman: Treasurer Fowler

Marc Cryan:  Secretary Fowler


Bonnie Wilson: Chair MHS

Stephanie Gavin: Treasurer MHS

Annemarie Caloggero: Secretary MHS


Kurt Severance:  Webmaster


www.maynardmusic.org


Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


Take care and have a great weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

Enjoy Your Spring Vacation!

posted Apr 13, 2018, 10:25 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

 

The spring school vacation week is here with no classes next week.  The school will reopen for classes on Monday April 23rd at 7:00am with breakfast service.

 

Three quarters of the school year has now been completed and the end of the school year will be coming up quickly.  Our Prom is on Friday May 4th and our graduation ceremony little more than a month after that on the evening of Friday June 8th.  The final quarter of the year always seems to fly by.

 

At this time we are constructing the schedule for the 2018-2019 school year taking into account our students’ course selections.  We anticipate this process will be complete at the beginning of May with student schedules distributed well before the end of the school year.  That will leave ample time should any adjustments or corrections be needed on any individual student’s schedule prior to the end of the school year.

 

It’s always a pleasure to share great student news with the community and that is the case here once again with thanks to Mr. Ogden for the following:

To be nominated for a New England Student Emmy Award is a tremendous honor, with literally thousands of student submissions every year bidding for top spots.

Last year Maynard had 1 nomination, as  Tyler Cedeno and Jaden Meyer received a nomination in the Best Entertainment Category for: Hype City

 

This year, Maynard had 3 nominations and 1 grand prize winner!

  • Maeve McCarthy, whose video also recently won Best in State and will be representing MA in the Elk's National Anti Drug Competition, was nominated for Best PSA for her heartfelt and warm: Anti-Drug PSA. The national results will be announced this summer, and we will be rooting for her.

  • Also, Joel Stenhouse, Kyle Lindfors, Betania Pimental, and Dylan Silva were nominated for Best PSA, for their creative and funny money-saving message that takes us back to the olden times of 2003: Time is Money.

  • Justin Wilkins, Pat O'Neil, Madelyn Candella, and Mike Boyle were also nominated for Best PSA: for a Safe Driving PSA.  

  • Finally, Max Bakalos, featuring Ben Hudak, took first place in the Best Animation Category: for Dream Drawing.  This 100 hour production, showcasing a struggling artist, demonstrates a brilliant use of stop motion, audio design, lighting, directing, and more!  It will now represent New England against the West, MidWest, and South, for Best in the Nation.

  •  

Congratulations to the students who were nominated.  Hard work, creativity, and collaboration can truly pay off.

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Preview YouTube video Hype City 3

Hype City 3

Preview YouTube video Anti Drug PSA (WINNER) Maeve M.

Anti Drug PSA (WINNER) Maeve M.

Preview YouTube video Joel, Kyle, Dylan, Betania, SAVERS (Time is Money)

Joel, Kyle, Dylan, Betania, SAVERS (Time is Money)

Preview YouTube video Dream Drawing (Emmy Award Winning Film by Max Bakalos)

Dream Drawing (Emmy Award Winning Film by Max Bakalos)

And now, thanks to Mr. Ogden’s Classes, the Latest Installment of the Maynard High News!

In This Episode:  An MHN First: As we have two teacher submitted and teacher created videos in the news.  Thank you to Ms. Adams, and Ms. Cairns for their contributions to the news.

Also, announcements about Red Sox Opening Day, Earth Day, internships, versatile musicians, the March for Our Lives, Pam's college, a Brazi Spring, and Fashion Mania!

Please watch and share us with everybody you know.  The students deserve it.

Enjoy!


🎬📷🎥📽  MHN  📽🎥📷🎬

Attachments area

Preview YouTube video MHN #18

MHN #18 MHN #18.mov

 

Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


From Our PTO

Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon, sponsored by the PTO, will be held on May 4th at 11:00am.  Please be on the lookout for an email with a sign up sheet just after vacation. The PTO will be looking for some folks to help anytime between 10:00-12:00pm.  Come for set up, clean up or stay for the whole event. We will also be looking for side dishes, salads, beverages and desserts. Sandwiches will be purchased by the PTO.  This is always a great event and much appreciated by the staff.


First Annual Maynard Earth Day

The First Annual Maynard Earth Day will be held on Sunday April 22nd from 1:00-3:00pm at the Mill Pond Parking Lot on Main Street.  Music will be provided by the Mill Town Rounders and Max and Dante Naylor.  There will also be an art show and sale by adults and students. There will also be creative collaborations with Maynard Rocks to create Earth Day themed rocks, Assabet Food Coop with decoration of reusable shopping bags, Face Painting, Earth Float and Puppet-on-stick craft tables and Yoga by Alchemy Yoga.


A Queen Bee Ceremony will be hosted by The Maynard Honeybee Meadow at ArtSpace from 10 to 11:00am.


There will be a Street Cleanup from 11am to 1:00pm


A  River Dedication will be held from 2:30-3:15pm.


The Mission of Maynard Earth Day is to re-establish and commemorate the connection of Maynard Community members of all ages to their environment by engaging in mindful, educational celebration to promote gratitude and respect for their natural surroundings, and to inspire individual and collective environmental action.


A Clothing Drive to Benefit The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Senior Student Madison Berry is coordinating a clothing drive through April 25th including home pick-up, in cooperation with Savers as part of her Senior Project work in Mrs. LaBelle’s class.  All proceeds will benefit The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.


To read more about Madison’s Senior Project work and to arrange for a donation please click the following link:  https://sites.google.com/view/fundriveforhivfunding/home


Glow to Grow Concussion Awareness Walk-A-Thon

Senior student Garvey Cummings has focused her Senior Project work on concussion awareness.  She has been instrumental in bringing about a walk-a-thon to benefit this incredibly important and worthwhile work. The following message is brought to you with thanks to Garvey:


Glow to Grow Concussion Awareness is a glow in the dark themed walk-a-thon to raise money concussion awareness for athletic departments, parents and students in Maynard and the surrounding towns.  Participants will not only walk to raise money for their high schools, but will receive information on the importance of concussion prevention.


So join in with Garvey and others by coming out and walking to raise money for concussion awareness on Friday, April 27th 7-10pm at Alumni Field on the campus of Maynard High! It is a "glow-in-the dark” themed walk-a-thon where the money raised will go back to high school concussion technology and protocol. It only costs $10 to walk! If you want to register or just learn more about the event please visit https://glowtogrowconcussionawareness.squarespace.com.


As Garvey puts it, “My hope is to have athletes and community members walk to Light up the race for concussion awareness.”


Health Fair Focused on Women’s Health and Alternative Medicine

From 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Friday April 27, 2018 Maynard High School is hosting a Health Fair Focused on Women’s Health and Alternative Medicine.  For more information please contact Ms. LaBelle, Lucy Thraen or Pamela Laurent at 978-897-8891.  Members of the public are welcome to attend this dynamic event with many vendors eager to share information with you.


1st Annual Mattress Fundraiser!!

On Sunday April 29, 2018, Maynard HS Girls Track is pleased to host a one of a kind fundraising event.  Did you realize 1 in 10 people buy a new mattress every year?  This is the time to buy and save up to 50% off retail, all while supporting our Girls Track program.  There will be 20+ sets on display and a team of experts on hand to answer any questions you may have.  


When:     Sunday, April 29, 2018

Where:    In the Maynard High School Gym

Time:       10am - 4pm


Stop in and take a look!  Layaway and delivery are available to make it easy on you.  We appreciate your support of our fundraiser and hope you spread the word to neighbors, family and friends.


2018-2019 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on May 7, 2018. Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at the Fowler School from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Registration forms will be available on our website to download and all school offices starting on May 4. No forms will be accepted before May 7.  There is no fee increase this year. $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 each student thereafter.

Note:  If you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.  Any questions, please call Colleen Moore at 978-897-2222.


NHS Hosts a Battle of the Bands

Maynard High School’s National Honor Society officers will be holding a Battle of the Bands event to raise money for the Sudbury Free Medical Clinic. The event will be held at Erikson’s Ice Cream on May 10th from 5-8pm. Bands from MHS as well as other towns across Massachusetts and NH will be participating. There is no cost for the event however they will be accepting donations.


Maynard High School Needs You!

A message from our Senior Project Teachers Jean LaBelle & Paul Orzech:


Dear Community Partners,

Please join Maynard High School Senior Project students as they present their findings and projects at the annual Spring Presentation event. The event includes a luncheon for teachers and community partners and concludes with panel presentations that you will help judge.

Each student presentation will summarize the student's experience in the program—their research, internship and project, as well as their assessment of how well they met the school competencies requirements.  You will be assigned to a panel that will include a Maynard High School teacher. Panelists will ask the seniors questions about their projects and placements. Panelists will provide feedback to the students about the strengths and areas for improvement in their presentations.  It promises to be a rewarding experience for you and for the students!

Thanks to the Maynard Education Foundation for approval of an administrator grant, this year the luncheon will include a brief presentation by Dr. Gerardi called Massachusetts and Maynard Leading the Nation: celebrating the 25th anniversary of education reform.

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018


Luncheon: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM


Panel Presentations: 12:30 PM-2:15 PM


Place: Maynard High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754


To reserve your spot at the luncheon and to serve on the panels, please email your name and contact phone number to:

seniorproject@maynard.k12.ma.us


A Wonderful New Scholarship Brought to MHS by The Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers of Southern New Hampshire has elected to establish a scholarship fund to benefit a Maynard High School graduating senior who is a young woman headed into an engineering or STEM related field.


The first annual Laura Schuler Cossette Scholarship Fundraiser will be held on Saturday April 21st at 6:00pm at the Maynard Elks at 34 Powdermill Road.  The scholarship has been established to honor the memory of 1980 Maynard High School graduate Laura Schuler Cossette. Admission is $25.00. There will be food, an auction, Cash Bar, and music provided by the Groove Street Band.


Please join us for this spring soiree with proceeds to benefit a worthy MHS graduate and in memory of a distinguished Maynard High School alumna.

 

The Spring Update From The Maynard Music Association


2018-2019 Open Positions in MMA: MMA is seeking candidates for the following positions for the 2018/19 year. Please email interest to

maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com and attend our next meeting on April 4th.

  • High School Treasurer

  • High School Co-Chairperson


Music Banquet Volunteers needed: Each year we plan a music banquet celebrating our MHS band and chorus graduates and underclassmen.  Parent volunteers from grades 9-11 are needed to plan this event. If interested, email MMA: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com (subject banquet volunteer) or attend our meeting on April 4th to talk banquet planning!


Graduating Seniors:  Stay tuned for scholarship applications mailed to your homes.  This year we will offer 7 scholarships to distribute ranging from $500-$1000.


Jazz Jams: Please consider joining Trish Gately every Sunday night from 5-7 at the Pleasant Cafe for Jazz Jam, an impromptu gathering of local musicians of all ages.


Summer Music Camp for 5-12: Tricia Gately's summer music program, Assabet Valley Summer Music (AVSM) is back. Click the link for more information:  Summer Music Camp 2018


Casino Night 2018: Mark your calendars for our biggest music fundraiser supporting grades 4-12. Casino Night 2018 is set for November 3rd at the Elks. Parent volunteers are needed. Contact Bonnie Wilson if interested in supporting this event:  oatiewilson@yahoo.com


Upcoming Dates:

  • May 5th Spring Art Walk - Downtown!

  • May 16th high school concert 7 pm at MHS

  • May 18th high school Great East Festival

  • Mary 23rd  Solo and Ensemble Night  - 7 pm MHS

  • May 28th Memorial Day Parade

  • May 28th  MMA Banquet - Maynard Elks

  • June 8th  Graduation

Website: Our website has a new look.  Please check it out: maynardmusic.org


Next MMA Meeting:  April 4th 6:30 Fowler, 7:30 joint, 8:00 high school.

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Renee Lilley: Chair Fowler

Bill Freeman: Treasurer Fowler

Marc Cryan:  Secretary Fowler


Bonnie Wilson: Chair MHS

Stephanie Gavin: Treasurer MHS

Annemarie Caloggero: Secretary MHS


Kurt Severance:  Webmaster


www.maynardmusic.org


Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


Take care and have a wonderful spring vacation week,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

A Myriad of Great Events Coming Up Quickly

posted Apr 6, 2018, 10:52 AM by Chuck Caragianes   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 11:00 AM ]

Good afternoon,

It is hard to believe that the end of the third marking quarter is upon us with the last day of this term now being next Wednesday April 11th.  This date has shifted twice due to the unusually high number of snow days brought about by the weather this year, especially in the month of March (As I prepare to send this, it is snowing yet again.).  As the calendar stands right now, barring any further cancellations, the last day of the school year, and the last day of the 4th and final marking quarter, will be Thursday June 21st for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors.  Seniors last class day will be May 30th and graduation is Friday evening June 8th.

Our students continue to lead the way in a number of areas of importance through their work in their Senior Project class.  On April 12, senior Kyle Morgan will host a government forum for students as part of his Senior Project. There will be representatives from local, state, and national elected offices to talk about how government works on all levels of our democracy.

On a different note, safety remains a priority at Maynard High School.  Over the remainder of the school year we anticipate doing several more drills in coordination with first responders including our police and fire departments as well as with regional K-9 units.  In fact, a K-9 unit was in the building just yesterday as part of this training. These drills will follow ALICE protocols that stress techniques that go beyond locking down the building and classrooms including room barricading and fortification and methods of emergency evacuation.  We strive to take steps to maintain building security so that we never have to use this training in a true emergency, but we also continue to recognize that such training is necessary.

And now, thanks to Mr. Ogden’s Classes, the Latest Installment of the Maynard High News!

One of the funnest newscasts of the year!  With April Fool's Day as inspiration, the students have put together their favorite bloopers from this year's show.  See what happens behind the scenes: the fun times, and things not always going so smoothly, or as planned.


📽🎥📷🎬 MHN 🎬📷🎥📽

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Preview YouTube video MHN Bloopers 2018

MHN Bloopers 2018


Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

College Planning Night

Next Monday, April 9th is College Planning Night. This is a very beneficial event for sophomores and juniors and their parents. Admissions representatives will be here for a panel to discuss what they look for in candidates and more about this admissions process. There will be reps from Northeastern, Wentworth, Framingham State, Assumption, Middlesex, UMass Lowell, and more. College Planning Night begins at 6:00 pm in the MHS auditorium. We hope to see you there!


Prom is Approaching Quickly!

Our prom will be held on May 4th at the Westford Regency. Tickets are $60 each and will be sold April 2 to April 13 during lunches. Students must be up to date with class dues ($30/year) in order to purchase prom tickets.  Checks should be written to "Maynard High School.” Students and their parents or guardians can contact Ms. Maida or Mr. Pileeki with questions.

Glow to Grow Concussion Awareness Walk-A-Thon

Senior student Garvey Cummings has focused her Senior Project work on concussion awareness.  She has been instrumental in bringing about a walk-a-thon to benefit this incredibly important and worthwhile work. The following message is brought to you with thanks to Garvey:

Glow to Grow Concussion Awareness is a glow in the dark themed walk-a-thon to raise money concussion awareness for athletic departments, parents and students in Maynard and the surrounding towns.  Participants will not only walk to raise money for their high schools, but will receive information on the importance of concussion prevention.

So join in with Garvey and others by coming out and walking to raise money for concussion awareness on Friday, April 27th 7-10pm at Alumni Field on the campus of Maynard High! It is a "glow-in-the dark” themed walk-a-thon where the money raised will go back to high school concussion technology and protocol. It only costs $10 to walk! If you want to register or just learn more about the event please visit https://glowtogrowconcussionawareness.squarespace.com.

As Garvey puts it, “My hope is to have athletes and community members walk to Light up the race for concussion awareness.”

A Clothing Drive to Benefit The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Senior Student Madison Berry is coordinating a clothing drive through April 25th including home pick-up, in cooperation with Savers as part of her Senior Project work in Mrs. LaBelle’s class.  All proceeds will benefit The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

To read more about Madison’s Senior Project work and to arrange for a donation please click the following link:  https://sites.google.com/view/fundriveforhivfunding/home

An Important Message From Our PTO

The following message from the Maynard High School Parent Teachers Organization is of considerable importance.  As has been seen around the country, volunteers are needed to periodically step up to keep valuable public and school initiatives like our PTO alive and well.  In far too many places this has not been happening. Let's show that Maynard is different in the best possible way by your joining us at our next meeting where you can see what our PTO does, and to then consider taking on a role as part of a team that makes valuable contributions to your children's high school.


Thanks for reading the message below, and I hope to see you on April 11th!

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The next PTO meeting will be held on April 11th at 7:00pm in the media center.  We will be planning the Staff Luncheon to be held on May 4th at 11:15 at the high school and the Senior Class Luncheon to be held in early June.  Chuck Caragaines will be available at the start of the meeting for Q & A.

The PTO is in DESPERATE need for someone to take over leadership next year.  All the officers are parents of seniors.  We have money in the bank. We make our money from the book recycling bin and by a donation from Life Touch school portraits.  There is very little that needs to be done but someone’s name has to be on the bank account. If no one steps up we will have to turn our funds over to another non-profit and close the account.

Our main priorities have been

1. Staff Luncheon,

2. Senior Class luncheon

3. Working, on occasion, with the other PTOs to sponsor educational speakers or events

4. Communication with the administration

Please consider how valuable these events are to our high school community.  Thirteen years ago when the PTO was started at the high school none of these things existed.  Please don’t let these wonderful events die off.

With thanks and hopes to see you on April 11th,

Your PTO Leadership Team.

First Annual Maynard Earth Day

The First Annual Maynard Earth Day will be held on Sunday April 22nd from 1:00-3:00pm at the Mill Pond Parking Lot on Main Street.  Music will be provided by the Mill Town Rounders and Max and Dante Naylor. There will also be an art show and sale by adults and students.  There will also be creative collaborations with Maynard Rocks to create Earth Day themed rocks, Assabet Food Coop with decoration of reusable shopping bags, Face Painting, Earth Float and Puppet-on-stick craft tables and Yoga by Alchemy Yoga.

A Queen Bee Ceremony will be hosted by The Maynard Honeybee Meadow at ArtSpace from 10 to 11:00am.

There will be a Street Cleanup from 11am to 1:00pm

A  River Dedication will be held from 2:30-3:15pm.

The Mission of Maynard Earth Day is to re-establish and commemorate the connection of Maynard Community members of all ages to their environment by engaging in mindful, educational celebration to promote gratitude and respect for their natural surroundings, and to inspire individual and collective environmental action.

Health Fair Focused on Women’s Health and Alternative Medicine

From 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Friday April 27, 2018 Maynard High School is hosting a Health Fair Focused on Women’s Health and Alternative Medicine.  For more information please contact Ms. LaBelle, Lucy Thraen or Pamela Laurent at 978-897-8891.  Members of the public are welcome to attend this dynamic event with many vendors eager to share information with you.

Maynard High School Needs You!

A message from our Senior Project Teachers Jean LaBelle & Paul Orzech:

Dear Community Partners,

Please join Maynard High School Senior Project students as they present their findings and projects at the annual Spring Presentation event. The event includes a luncheon for teachers and community partners and concludes with panel presentations that you will help judge.

Each student presentation will summarize the student's experience in the program—their research, internship and project, as well as their assessment of how well they met the school competencies requirements.  You will be assigned to a panel that will include a Maynard High School teacher. Panelists will ask the seniors questions about their projects and placements. Panelists will provide feedback to the students about the strengths and areas for improvement in their presentations.  It promises to be a rewarding experience for you and for the students!

Thanks to the Maynard Education Foundation for approval of an administrator grant, this year the luncheon will include a brief presentation by Dr. Gerardi called Massachusetts and Maynard Leading the Nation: celebrating the 25th anniversary of education reform.

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Luncheon: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Panel Presentations: 12:30 PM-2:15 PM

Place: Maynard High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754

To reserve your spot at the luncheon and to serve on the panels, please email your name and contact phone number to:

seniorproject@maynard.k12.ma.us

A Wonderful New Scholarship Brought to MHS by The Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers of Southern New Hampshire has elected to establish a scholarship fund to benefit a Maynard High School graduating senior who is a young woman headed into an engineering or STEM related field.

The first annual Laura Schuler Cossette Scholarship Fundraiser will be held on Saturday April 21st at 6:00pm at the Maynard Elks at 34 Powdermill Road.  The scholarship has been established to honor the memory of 1980 Maynard High School graduate Laura Schuler Cossette. Admission is $25.00. There will be food, an auction, Cash Bar, and music provided by the Groove Street Band.

Please join us for this spring soiree with proceeds to benefit a worthy MHS graduate and in memory of a distinguished Maynard High School alumna.

2018-2019 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on May 7, 2018. Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at the Fowler School from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Registration forms will be available on our website to download and all school offices starting on May 4. No forms will be accepted before May 7.  There is no fee increase this year. $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 each student thereafter.

Note:  If you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.  Any questions, please call Colleen Moore at 978-897-2222.

The Spring Update From The Maynard Music Association

2018-2019 Open Positions in MMA: MMA is seeking candidates for the following positions for the 2018/19 year. Please email interest to

maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com and attend our next meeting on April 4th.

  • High School Treasurer

  • High School Co-Chairperson

Music Banquet Volunteers needed: Each year we plan a music banquet celebrating our MHS band and chorus graduates and underclassmen.  Parent volunteers from grades 9-11 are needed to plan this event. If interested, email MMA: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com (subject banquet volunteer) or attend our meeting on April 4th to talk banquet planning!

Graduating Seniors:  Stay tuned for scholarship applications mailed to your homes.  This year we will offer 7 scholarships to distribute ranging from $500-$1000.

Jazz Jams: Please consider joining Trish Gately every Sunday night from 5-7 at the Pleasant Cafe for Jazz Jam, an impromptu gathering of local musicians of all ages.

Summer Music Camp for 5-12: Tricia Gately's summer music program, Assabet Valley Summer Music (AVSM) is back. Click the link for more information:  Summer Music Camp 2018

Casino Night 2018: Mark your calendars for our biggest music fundraiser supporting grades 4-12. Casino Night 2018 is set for November 3rd at the Elks. Parent volunteers are needed. Contact Bonnie Wilson if interested in supporting this event:  oatiewilson@yahoo.com

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 5th Spring Art Walk - Downtown!

  • May 16th high school concert 7 pm at MHS

  • May 18th high school Great East Festival

  • Mary 23rd  Solo and Ensemble Night  - 7 pm MHS

  • May 28th Memorial Day Parade

  • May 28th  MMA Banquet - Maynard Elks

  • June 8th  Graduation

Website: Our website has a new look.  Please check it out: maynardmusic.org

Next MMA Meeting:  April 4th 6:30 Fowler, 7:30 joint, 8:00 high school.

--

Renee Lilley: Chair Fowler

Bill Freeman: Treasurer Fowler

Marc Cryan:  Secretary Fowler


Bonnie Wilson: Chair MHS

Stephanie Gavin: Treasurer MHS

Annemarie Caloggero: Secretary MHS

Kurt Severance:  Webmaster

www.maynardmusic.org

Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


Take care and have a great weekend (snow or no snow),

Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

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