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Mr. Charles Caragianes, M.Ed.
ccaragianes@maynard.k12.ma.us
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The WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon Raises More Than $38,000!

posted Dec 15, 2017, 10:51 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good morning,


A huge shout out goes to all of the students, staff and volunteers who made this year’s Beacon Santa Telethon such a rousing success with over $38,000 raised to benefit children and families across the greater Maynard area.  The telethon is one of our signature events at Maynard High School and is a true testament to our entire school community.


Our student musicians were also showed themselves to be in great form this past Wednesday as hundreds upon hundreds of people joined  us for our annual Winter Concert.  A huge shout out goes to Mrs. Blanchard and all of our student performers for a wonderful winter’s evening.


Next up are our Jazz and Wind Ensembles performing next Wednesday night December 20th starting at 7:00pm under the direction of Patricia Gately.  Usher in the winter solstice a day early by joining us for this fantastic showcase on the second longest night of the year.


Another Maynard High celebration will be held tonight, Friday December 15th, when the basketball program opens up with a Girls & Boys varsity double header vs. Littleton at Maynard High School. Girls tip-off is at 5:30pm and boys tip-off at 7:30pm.  At 7:00pm there will be a special ring ceremony for the 2017 Boys State Championship Team.


Once again, it’s been another great week at MHS with our students leading the way!


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

On This Week's Episode: A special short film intro, new Hype City, Brazzi Time, Photo of the Week, Student Spotlight & More!

We hope you are enjoying all of these student productions, and we encourage you to send us announcements and videos of what you are doing throughout the school and the community.  

Enjoy!


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Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


Winter Vacation Reminder

At 2:05pm next Friday, December 22nd Maynard High School will close for academic classes for the winter vacation.  The winter vacation for students will extend from that time until 7:00am on Tuesday January 2, 2018 when school reopens with breakfast being served in the cafeteria.


From Our Health Services

Flu season is just about upon us.  Below you will find links to "The Flu: A Guide for Parents" thanks to our school nurse Mary Ferranti.  The links are in English, Spanish and Portuguese and are also available on the Health Services page for the Maynard Public Schools.


http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/cdc/flu/the-flu-guide-for-parents.pdf


http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/cdc/flu/the-flu-guide-for-parents-spanish.pdf


http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/cdc/flu/the-flu-guide-for-parents-portuguese.pdf


From Our Food Service

Starting Monday 12/11 the food service department will no longer offer products with peanuts in it. The only product we had offered with any peanut in it was the Teddie's peanut butter we had used for sandwiches. Sun Butter will be offered as a substitute upon request.

 

Boost Our Boosters!

Maynard Sports Boosters offer many terrific items through their school store link, the proceeds of which benefit our students.  With the colder weather coming, and holidays around the corner, check out their offerings of clothing and more at the following link:  https://maynardboosters.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true


From the Organizers of Maynard Earth Day 2018

Maynard’s history is intertwined with the local natural resources which have sustained the economic growth since early Native American days.


The Town has made environmental sustainability a priority, receiving its first Green Community designation.


How can we celebrate our history, natural resources, and vision for a sustainable future?


Join us for a brainstorm session!


Tuesday, December 19th, 4-5-30pm

ArtSpace Gallery and Studios, 63 Summer Street, Maynard



That’s the news for the week.


Have a great weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

Achievement in Abundance

posted Dec 8, 2017, 8:02 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good morning,


This has been a phenomenal week at Maynard High School and it all culminates with an incredible weekend ahead.


The annual WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon starts tonight at 8:00pm on and runs continuously for 40 hours through noon on Sunday afternoon December 10th.  Our student leaders and student staff at WAVM have helped raise in excess of a million dollars over the years to help families in need of assistance in the greater Maynard area.  

Tune in…

Donate...

Bid…

And help make the 2017 Telethon a huge success benefitting friends and neighbors from across our community!


In other news, Maynard High School is one of only 447 districts from across the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll.  To be included on the 8th Annual Honor Roll, Maynard High School had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that Maynard High School and the entire district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.


And more good news comes in thanks to our Senior Project team led for many years by Mrs. LaBelle and Mr. Orzech who have recently been joined by Ms. Makovoz.  The following brief summary will give you a sense of the great work completed by our students just two days ago:


The senior class participated in a mock interview exercise this past Wednesday, December 6th. The goal of this activity is to help graduating seniors practice presenting themselves in a professional manner. All members of the senior class had to write a resume, dress professionally, and meet with an adult professional from the community who interviewed them for 15 minutes. The adult volunteers represent a variety of business and career sectors.


After the interview, the adults shared feedback and advice with the seniors on how to improve their skills and maximize their opportunities in interviews. The volunteers pictured here from left to right are Brian Hudak, Fiona Nauseda, Mary Brannelly, Sandra Hinds, Chief Anthony Stowers, Jerry Culbert, Michelle Hudak, Noel McDonagh, Marc DeCastro, Melissa Levine-Piro, Sarah Finnerty, Jacquie Rodgers, Karen Aroian, Superintendent Robert Gerardi, and Tim Hess. Not present in the picture: Dennis Pierce, Jim McCann, Jennifer Gaudet, and Paula Copley. Thank you to our volunteers!


We couldn’t offer this great opportunity for our students if not for the wonderful collaboration our program has with the community. The steering committee of the Senior Project program (Paula Copley, Jerry Culbert, Jacquie Rodgers, Michelle Hudak,  Owen Leach, Paul Orzech, and Jean LaBelle-Pierce) was instrumental in organizing the event, and the Maynard Education Foundation provided many volunteers and support!


In the spring, seniors will present on the experience they’ve had in Senior Project this year. This will include an internship they have served in as well as a project they have developed. At that time, we will be looking for additional community volunteers.


Many thanks go out to our students, staff and community members who help make this tremendous event possible.  Well done everyone!


Wednesday was an incredibly busy, productive and celebratory day, and night, at Maynard High School.


Not only did our Mock Interviews go incredibly well, but that evening more than 300 people gathered in our auditorium, including our fall athletes, coaches, staff members, families and friends, to acknowledge the achievements of nearly 180 student athletes from grades 7-12 who participated in fall athletics.  Of the approximately 150 Maynard High School students who participated more than 50% were acknowledged by name for making the Honor Roll at the High Honors, Honors, or Honorable mention level.  What a great testament to our dedicated student-athletes.


And some final notes about our students giving back to the community.


Our girls Field Hockey Team, coached and led by Mrs. Sullivan and Miss Sullivan, recently received special recognition from the MIAA for their community service work and projects over the course of the fall season.  High School sports are about life lessons.  The lessons about camaraderie and giving that the young women on our field hockey team have experienced are what they will remember and draw upon long after individual game scores fade into the past.


Thanks also go out to everyone who helped out with our recent blood drive held this past Tuesday at MHS in our gym.  Mrs. Lerner helped facilitate the drive that was ultimately led by student volunteers here at Maynard High.  It was a little hectic at times, but we were able to generate 26 pints of donated blood.


As I mentioned at the top of this week’s notes, what an amazing week at Maynard High School.  Academic recognition, academic achievement, real world experiences and dedicated community service were all in evidence at MHS and speak volumes about our students, staff and the greater Maynard community.


Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


Winter Concert

Next Wednesday December 13th please join our Band and Chorus for our annual Winter Concert right here at Maynard High School in our auditorium starting at 7:00pm.  You’re sure to have a great evening of entertainment and fun for the entire family.


From Our Food Service

Starting Monday 12/11 the food service department will no longer offer products with peanuts in it. The only product we had offered with any peanut in it was the Teddie's peanut butter we had used for sandwiches. Sun Butter will be offered as a substitute upon request.

 

Boost Our Boosters!

Maynard Sports Boosters offer many terrific items through their school store link, the proceeds of which benefit our students.  With the colder weather coming, and holidays around the corner, check out their offerings of clothing and more at the following link:  https://maynardboosters.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true


That’s the news for the week.


Have a great weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

The Winter Season Roars IN...A Tiger's Roar!

posted Dec 1, 2017, 9:09 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good morning,


December has arrived and winter is just about here.


The fall sports season closed with our Tigers football team defeating Marion on Thanksgiving morning at Alumni Field.  Congratulations are in order for all of our fall athletes in all sports for yet another great season which started with practices way back in late August and has just wrapped up.    Come help celebrate our students’ success by joining us at the Fall Sports Awards Ceremony which will be coming up quickly on Wednesday night December 6th at 7:00pm here at Maynard High.


Winter sports are now underway with practices and team selections well along and our first games of the season just two weeks away.  Students should contact our Athletic Director Mr. Caruso should they have any questions about winter sports offerings.


In some great news regarding our music program and student musicians, Lucas Pepin has made Senior Districts with an All State Recommendation for his recent performance at Senior District auditions.  Initially it appeared Lucas hadn’t made it to this level, but an addition error in his scoring was discovered allowing him to rightfully join Joel Stenhouse, Charlie Neuhauser, Alice Hathaway, Hazelyn Aroian and Pat O'Neil for Senior Districts (and beyond).


Mark your calendars and set aside some time--the annual WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon is just about here with the kickoff coming one week from today at 8:00pm on Friday night December 8th and extending continuously for 40 hours through noon on Sunday afternoon December 10th.  Our student leaders and student staff at WAVM have helped raise in excess of a million dollars over the years to help families in need of assistance in the greater Maynard area.  

Tune in…

Donate...

Bid…

And help make the 2017 Telethon a huge success benefitting friends and neighbors from across our community!


Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

 

News From the Maynard SEPAC

Coming next week! The SEPAC Winter Social is happening on Tuesday, December 5 from 6:30 – 8 pm at the Green Meadow cafeteria. All families of children receiving special education services from the Maynard Schools are invited (siblings are welcome too!). We’ll have cookie decorating, crafts, music, and a goodie bag for each child. This free event is so much fun every year, and we look forward to seeing you there! (Please RSVP to Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or at 978-394-6183.)

 

Boost Our Boosters!

Maynard Sports Boosters offer many terrific items through their school store link, the proceeds of which benefit our students.  With the colder weather coming, and holidays around the corner, check out their offerings of clothing and more at the following link:  https://maynardboosters.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true


That’s the news for the week.


Have a great weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

Happy Thanksgiving!

posted Nov 21, 2017, 6:50 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good morning,


Greetings for a Happy Thanksgiving this coming Thursday.  I hope each of you has a restful, peaceful and joyous holiday celebration along with your friends and family.


As a reminder, Thanksgiving break begins at the close of school today, November 21st, and continues until Monday November 27th when the building will reopen at 7:00 am.  There is no school on Wednesday the 22nd or Friday the 24th.


I’m pleased to report that our Homecoming Dance last Friday night, Powderpuff Football Tournament and Celebratory Bonfire last night all went off incredibly well.  There are too many people to thank individually but a huge thank you goes out to scores of people including our Boosters for opening the snack shack last night, our many volunteer staff chaperones at every event, our class advisors, many parents, and our students themselves.  We have a great school community at Maynard High School..


Today our annual spirit week activities will culminate with a celebration in our gymnasium in the afternoon just prior to student dismissal.  This is always a rousing celebration and I am looking forward to it with great anticipation.


Finally, on Thursday morning at 10:00 am our Tigers will take the field here at home against Marian in our traditional Thanksgiving Day game.  I hope to see you there.


The Thanksgiving Day football game also signals the end of the fall sports season here at Maynard High School.  Winter sports practices will begin on Monday November 27th when we return to school.  Any student interested in playing a winter sport should see Mr. Caruso, our Athletic Director, right away.


Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

 

Support the Maynard Education Foundation…

When you Dine at Not Your Average Joe's any Tuesday in November!  Only 1 Tuesday left!

Come enjoy a great meal and help raise funds for the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton any Tuesday during the month of November.

 

Present a certificate (available at www.maynardeducation.org) or simply mention that you are a MEF supporter to your server when you dine in or order take-out, and Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase to MEF. (Excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)

 

As an added bonus, learn how you can enter to win a gift certificate to NYAJs on the MEF website!

 

Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program that fund new learning opportunities within the Maynard Public Schools.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

Wake Up and Smell the Pine Needles!

Don't you just love the smell of pine needles in your home during the holidays?

 

Purchase a wreath to support the class of 2018! The wreath is 22 inches and has a red bow. It is only $15! 1$ will from each wreath go to support the Telethon!

 

We will deliver the wreaths locally or you can pick them up from the High School on Friday December 1st!

 

Do not want to deal with the needles but want to support a great cause? But a virtual wreath!

 

Orders must be in and paid in full by November 28th! You can pay in cash or with a check payable to the Class of 2018.

 

With any questions, email odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us or bmakovoz@maynard.k12.ma.us

 

Thank you!

 

News From the Maynard SEPAC

Save the date! On Tuesday, December 5 from 6:30 – 8 pm at the Green Meadow cafeteria, the Maynard SEPAC will host our annual SEPAC Winter Social! All families of children receiving special education services from the Maynard Schools are invited (siblings are welcome too!). Come join this annual tradition where the kids can enjoy cookie decorating, crafts, and music—and each child receives a goodie bag as well. This free event is great fun every year, and we look forward to seeing you there! (Please RSVP to Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or at 978-394-6183.

 

Boost Our Boosters!

Maynard Sports Boosters offer many terrific items through their school store link, the proceeds of which benefit our students.  With the colder weather coming, and holidays around the corner, check out their offerings of clothing and more at the following link:  https://maynardboosters.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true


That’s the news for this shortened school week.


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

An Important Message Regarding "Vaping"

posted Nov 20, 2017, 3:10 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


School districts and principals across Massachusetts are dealing with a rapidly increasing use of E-Cigarettes, also called vaping pens, by students.  These devices are not legal to possess under the age of 18 and, in many communities, under the age of 21.


This practice, more commonly known as Vaping or Juuling (pronounced liked the the word jeweling and derived from the name of a major manufacturer of vaping pens),  has emerged at Maynard High School as well.


Below, I’ll begin with a description of what vaping is and some facts that have emerged around vaping use, discuss what consequences students can expect if caught vaping on campus or in possession of vaping material, and steps being developed to address vaping educationally and preventatively.


E-cigarettes, or vaping pens and devices, work by using electrical energy to heat a liquid in a cartridge or chamber until a mist is formed which can then be inhaled by a user.  These liquids generally contain varying amounts of nicotine (the purchaser can buy varying concentrations of nicotine from manufacturers) and flavoring agents such as cherry flavor or bubblegum flavor are frequently added.


The devices themselves vary in size from the size of a small pen to various larger canisters.  They are often disguised by the manufactures to look like pens, thumb drives, or even cans of soda.  They cost $20 for basic models and can be priced well beyond $100.


Unlike conventional cigarettes, vaping pens and devices do not leave a long lasting smell in the air, or sulphur smell from matches or burning.  If anything, a faint fruity smell is left briefly that can be reminiscent of candy, light perfume or light cologne.  Given this, it is possible to hold these very small items in a manner that is difficult to detect and to exhale the mist down into a sleeve or neckline of a shirt so that it condenses quickly and no “smoke” is observable.


These devices are far from harmless.  Nicotine concentrations can be purchased at levels so high that a single vaping cartridge (or pod), that can be completely consumed relatively quickly, may contain the equivalent nicotine to 20-30 cigarettes.  At these concentrations nicotine is a potent stimulant and is highly habit forming.  Indeed, nicotine is often described as addictive in much medical literature.  A new vaping related injury called “popcorn” lung is now being seen by doctors who are seeing blistering and destruction of lung tissue by vape users.


Additionally, some vaping devices contain internal tanks of varying sizes which can be refilled by the user from larger stored supplies.  These devices can then be used to load a variety of illegal and narcotic substances which are then put into the mist and inhaled.


Given the dangers and illegality associated with vaping, consequences for possession or use of vaping materials are significant at MHS.


At Maynard High School vaping devices are currently addressed in the Student/Parent Handbook under smoking policies.  If a student is found using vaping materials, in possession of vaping materials, or selling vaping materials to another student those materials will be confiscated and held by the school.  A student may face a range of consequences up to and including suspension.


Students in the presence of other students actively vaping are likewise subject to the same penalties.  To give a concrete example, if a coach walked into a locker room and one student was vaping in a circle of 4 students closely grouped together all 4 students are subject to discipline.


Additionally, vaping use or possession is a violation of the MIAA and Maynard High School’s Chemical Health Policy meaning students are subject to the loss of playing time in sports and the right to attend club meetings or activities for a period of time.


A student who is a member of the National Honor Society may receive disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the organization for vaping use.


Unfortunately, students have been found with vaping materials at Maynard High, have been caught actually vaping at Maynard High, and have been found in the presence of others using vaping materials at Maynard High School.  Many of the consequences given above have been enforced as appropriate.  Fortunately, the number of these incidents have been few in number thus far, but the current trend is deeply concerning both here in Maynard and across the state.


The goal, however, cannot be to simply issue school based consequences for vaping use by students.  The true goal is to help students be informed about the realities of the harm vaping does, to help ensure that students make the best possible choices about their physical and emotional health, to prevent vaping materials from being on the campus, and to help students understand the full range of the ramifications of vaping use.


To that end many schools, and Maynard High School are developing units for insertion into the curriculum on the harms of vaping.  We are also looking at class meeting times to go over this issue and smaller classroom size opportunities to speak with students.


Parents, family members and peers also have a huge role to play in stopping the spread of this terrible health risk.  There ought to be no condoning of vaping by high school aged students.  There is simply no rational explanation for endorsing vaping use in any environment, let alone a school environment.  Parents should be discussing this issue with their children at home and peers need help their friends steer clear of these devices and the trouble they bring.


Student health and safety are the first concern of the Maynard Public Schools and Maynard High School.  Stopping the use of vaping materials at Maynard High School is essential to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all.


Thank you for reading, please proactively discuss this topic with your children, and feel free to contact me should you have any questions.


Sincerely yours,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School

Thanksgiving Approaches

posted Nov 17, 2017, 11:54 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


I’d like to begin with a brief reminder that the Thanksgiving break begins next week at the close of school on Tuesday November 21st and continues until Monday November 27th when the building will reopen at 7:00 am.  I hope each of you has a restful, peaceful and joyous holiday celebration along with your friends and family.


This past week we held our Parent-Teacher conferences on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday night and I’d like to thank the scores of parents who visited with our teachers.  As a reminder, should you wish to meet with your students teachers at any time please contact your student’s guidance counselor to set up an appointment.


We have a busy week ahead even before the Thanksgiving holiday begins.  Tonight, Friday November 17th, we have our Homecoming Dance from 7:00-10:00 pm here at the high school.  On Monday afternoon and evening our annual Powderpuff Football Tournament will be played at Alumni Field followed by our 7th annual school Bonfire.  On Tuesday, our annual spirit week activities will culminate with a celebration in our gymnasium in the afternoon just prior to student dismissal.  Finally, on Thursday morning at 10:00 am our Tigers will take the field here at home against Marian in our traditional Thanksgiving Day game.


That’s a lot of activity and a lot of fun compressed into just a few days!


The Thanksgiving Day football game also signals the end of the fall sports season here at Maynard High School.  Winter sports practices will begin on Monday November 27th when we return to school.  Any student interested in playing a winter sport should see Mr. Caruso, our Athletic Director, right away.


In other great news, two weeks ago the Maynard Music Association hosted its annual Casino Night at the Maynard Elks Club and I’m pleased to report that an all time record of $15,486 was raised to support the music programs at the Fowler School and Maynard High School.  MMA President Bonnie Wilson sends along her deep thanks and gratitude to all who participated and donated.  This wonderful evening benefits hundreds of students in the Maynard Public Schools and is a testament to the entire community.


Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


THE 7th MAYNARD HALL OF FAME BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY

The Maynard High School Athletic Hall of Fame (MHSAHF) Board is excited to announce its 7th Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony  scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6 PM to 11:00 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard.  The past six events have been a huge success and have sold out!

We are proud to announce the 7th set of inductees to the Maynard High School Hall of Fame: Brianna Freeman Azier (2001), Christopher Cavazza (1989), Steve Curcio (1989), Douglas Cush (1969), Joe Kalinowski (1976), Echo Freeman Louissaint (2001), James Luker (1957), Barry McNulty (1980), Bob Oksa (1973), Leigh Romanowski (1959) and James Stewart (1997).

It is always a great evening of celebration and a great opportunity to see friends and classmates of Maynard High School.  The festivities will include a cocktail hour (with cash bar) followed by a buffet dinner from6:30 PM to 8 PM, followed by the induction ceremony and ending with a social.

This banquet is open to all!  Tickets are available for $40/ea until November 10th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing mjtbrannelly@comcast.net  or edmully@msn.com . The board members of MHSAHF also have tickets for sale.  Feel free to contact Jennifer Adams, Mary Brannelly, Ted Donnelly, Liz Fairweather,  Terry Lamoureux, Bill Mullin, Ed Mullin or  Herb Symes. Tables of 10 may also be reserved.  Whether you are young or older, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the great achievements of Maynard’s past student athletes!  View our website athttp://mhsahof.wixsite.com/athletes to see the list of past years' inductees.

If you know an athlete who you feel deserves to be inducted into the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame at a future Induction Ceremony,  please go to the website and complete a nomination form  Additionally, donations are always greatly appreciated and may be forwarded to the MHSAHF, PO Box 56, Maynard, MA 01754.  The Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization under Section 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) and donations are tax deductible.

 

Help Fill Open Table!

The Lamoreaux Hesbach family, in cooperation with the Maynard Running Club, Serendipity Cafe, and Girl Scout Troop #66250, is sponsoring a “Fill the Truck” fun run and food drive to benefit Open Table.  We’ll be gathering on Saturday November 18 at about 8am at Serendipity Cafe to do a fun run (with 5k and 10 k options) around Maynard and to fill the bed of our Ford Ranger with nonperishable donations.  We’d love to invite any or all of the Maynard Schools community to participate, whether by running, jogging, walking, or biking along with the running club or socializing with us afterwards.  All ages are welcome.  Contact me at amiehesbach@gmail.com for further details.

 

Thanks.

Amie

 

Support the Maynard Education Foundation…

When you Dine at Not Your Average Joe's any Tuesday in November!

Come enjoy a great meal and help raise funds for the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton any Tuesday during the month of November.

 

Present a certificate (available at www.maynardeducation.org) or simply mention that you are a MEF supporter to your server when you dine in or order take-out, and Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase to MEF. (Excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)

 

As an added bonus, learn how you can enter to win a gift certificate to NYAJs on the MEF website!

 

Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program that fund new learning opportunities within the Maynard Public Schools.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

Wake Up and Smell the Pine Needles!

Don't you just love the smell of pine needles in your home during the holidays?

 

Purchase a wreath to support the class of 2018! The wreath is 22 inches and has a red bow. It is only $15! 1$ will from each wreath go to support the Telethon!

 

We will deliver the wreaths locally or you can pick them up from the High School on Friday December 1st!

 

Do not want to deal with the needles but want to support a great cause? But a virtual wreath!

 

Orders must be in and paid in full by November 28th! You can pay in cash or with a check payable to the Class of 2018.

 

With any questions, email odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us or bmakovoz@maynard.k12.ma.us

 

Thank you!

 

 

News From the Maynard SEPAC

Save the date! On Tuesday, December 5 from 6:30 – 8 pm at the Green Meadow cafeteria, the Maynard SEPAC will host our annual SEPAC Winter Social! All families of children receiving special education services from the Maynard Schools are invited (siblings are welcome too!). Come join this annual tradition where the kids can enjoy cookie decorating, crafts, and music—and each child receives a goodie bag as well. This free event is great fun every year, and we look forward to seeing you there! (Please RSVP to Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or at 978-394-6183.

 

Boost Our Boosters!

Maynard Sports Boosters offer many terrific items through their school store link, the proceeds of which benefit our students.  With the colder weather coming, and holidays around the corner, check out their offerings of clothing and more at the following link:  https://maynardboosters.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true



That’s the news for this week and have a wonderful weekend,

Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

Thank You to Our Veterans

posted Nov 10, 2017, 10:25 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


As we close this week at Maynard High School for Veteran’s Day weekend it is a time for reflection and thanks.  Reflection on the sacrifices and loss of those who have served our nation over the past nearly two and a half centuries and thanks for those who continue to serve in all branches of our armed forces today to allow us to live out our lives in freedom.  As a reminder, there is no school for students this coming Monday.


This week our students have been receiving CPR & AED life saving training.  By the end of today, between last year’s pilot program and this week’s trainings, virtually every student at Maynard High School will have completed this critical work.  Approximately 50 of our students have voluntarily decided to take the training one step further and will be taking the official certification tests to receive their CPR & AED card later this afternoon.  I want to thank Bob Schriever and his team from the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association for their work with our students this week.  It is greatly appreciated and tremendously worthwhile.


Grades for the first quarter of the year have closed and are now available for viewing on iPass.  Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday November 15th from 2:15-3:30 pm and the evening of Thursday November 16th from 6:30-8:00 pm.  


To sign up for a Parent-Teacher conference please follow these guidelines:


  1. Please limit your request to three teachers.  Should you feel that additional meetings are needed, those meetings can be arranged through your student’s guidance counselor.  Each meeting on the 15th and 16th is 10 minutes long.


  1. Please give your name, your student’s name, and the 1, 2 or 3 teachers you would like to meet with along with the name of their classes in your response.


  1. In your response let us know if you would prefer the afternoon of the November 15th or the evening of November 16th.


  1. Email your requests to Maynard High School secretary Pam Carter at:  pcarter@maynard.k12.ma.us


  1. Your request will be responded to in the order they are received.


From the Studios of WAVM & Mr. Ogden’s Class

On This Episode:


An update from Jazz Band, Brazi Time, Sports, Photo of the Week, Fashion Mania and an all new Pam's Corner.  The students are getting better and better each week!


Check us out, and share us with your friends and family!  If you have something you would like us to share, please let us know.


🎥🎬     MHN     📽📷



Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


A Message from Whitsons, Our Food Service Provider

As school food service provider your opinions are very important to us and can help us determine how we can improve our services. With this in mind we have put together a quick school nutrition survey with the hope of receiving feedback from parents, students and faculty. The link provided below will take you to the survey and QR Code flyers will be set up in each cafeteria as well.


https://snap.insight-surveys.com/s.asp?k=149425170231


The survey will remain up until 11/15. Whitsons does not manage the data collection or manage results for customized surveys.


THE 7th MAYNARD HALL OF FAME BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY

The Maynard High School Athletic Hall of Fame (MHSAHF) Board is excited to announce its 7th Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony  scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6 PM to 11:00 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard.  The past six events have been a huge success and have sold out!

We are proud to announce the 7th set of inductees to the Maynard High School Hall of Fame: Brianna Freeman Azier (2001), Christopher Cavazza (1989), Steve Curcio (1989), Douglas Cush (1969), Joe Kalinowski (1976), Echo Freeman Louissaint (2001), James Luker (1957), Barry McNulty (1980), Bob Oksa (1973), Leigh Romanowski (1959) and James Stewart (1997).

It is always a great evening of celebration and a great opportunity to see friends and classmates of Maynard High School.  The festivities will include a cocktail hour (with cash bar) followed by a buffet dinner from6:30 PM to 8 PM, followed by the induction ceremony and ending with a social.

This banquet is open to all!  Tickets are available for $40/ea until November 10th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing mjtbrannelly@comcast.net  or edmully@msn.com . The board members of MHSAHF also have tickets for sale.  Feel free to contact Jennifer Adams, Mary Brannelly, Ted Donnelly, Liz Fairweather,  Terry Lamoureux, Bill Mullin, Ed Mullin or  Herb Symes. Tables of 10 may also be reserved.  Whether you are young or older, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the great achievements of Maynard’s past student athletes!  View our website athttp://mhsahof.wixsite.com/athletes to see the list of past years' inductees.

If you know an athlete who you feel deserves to be inducted into the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame at a future Induction Ceremony,  please go to the website and complete a nomination form  Additionally, donations are always greatly appreciated and may be forwarded to the MHSAHF, PO Box 56, Maynard, MA 01754.  The Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization under Section 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) and donations are tax deductible.

 

Help Fill Open Table!

The Lamoreaux Hesbach family, in cooperation with the Maynard Running Club, Serendipity Cafe, and Girl Scout Troop #66250, is sponsoring a “Fill the Truck” fun run and food drive to benefit Open Table.  We’ll be gathering on Saturday November 18 at about 8am at Serendipity Cafe to do a fun run (with 5k and 10 k options) around Maynard and to fill the bed of our Ford Ranger with nonperishable donations.  We’d love to invite any or all of the Maynard Schools community to participate, whether by running, jogging, walking, or biking along with the running club or socializing with us afterwards.  All ages are welcome.  Contact me at amiehesbach@gmail.com for further details.

 

Thanks.

Amie

 

Support the Maynard Education Foundation…

When you Dine at Not Your Average Joe's any Tuesday in November!

Come enjoy a great meal and help raise funds for the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton any Tuesday during the month of November.

 

Present a certificate (available at www.maynardeducation.org) or simply mention that you are a MEF supporter to your server when you dine in or order take-out, and Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase to MEF. (Excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)

 

As an added bonus, learn how you can enter to win a gift certificate to NYAJs on the MEF website!

 

Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program that fund new learning opportunities within the Maynard Public Schools.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

Start Your Holiday Shopping Early and Help Support Programs at Maynard High School

Maynard High School in conjunction with Barnes and Noble Framingham will be hosting an all day Book Fair on Sunday, November 12th.  10% of all sales will go towards Maynard High School to support the International Student Travel Fund.  There will also be a Wish List table of requested books for the library and classrooms.   Stop by and visit us and you will receive a voucher to present at the register.

If you are unable to join us, you may shop online from November 10th to the 14th  at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/bookfairs and enter our bookfair id # 12238432 when you checkout.  Teachers may still use their discount!

If you have any questions, please email Rita Murphy at rmurphy@maynard.k12.ma.us or Jen Adams at jadams@maynard.k12.ma.us

 

 

Boost Our Boosters!

Maynard Sports Boosters offer many terrific items through their school store link, the proceeds of which benefit our students.  With the colder weather coming, and holidays around the corner, check out their offerings of clothing and more at the following link:  https://maynardboosters.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true



That’s the news for the week,

Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School



The First Quarter Draws to a Close as we Welcome Our New NHS Members!

posted Nov 3, 2017, 12:05 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


First, news that will be on everyone’s mind given the time of year.


The end of the first marking quarter of the year has arrived as of today, Friday November 3rd.  Teachers will be preparing and entering final grades over the next few days and then the data entries will be cross checked.  We anticipate releasing grades to parents no later than Friday November 10th.


Save the Dates!  Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday November 15th from 2:15-3:30 pm and the evening of Thursday November 16th from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Details about how to sign up for Parent-Teacher conferences will be sent out by next Wednesday afternoon at the latest in an email dedicated to that topic alone.


And now some great new about our students and upcoming activities at MHS.


Our National Honor Society induction ceremony was held this past Wednesday night as 20 students joined 18 of their peers as NHS members.  It was a lovely ceremony to celebrate the tremendous achievements of these young women and men in the areas of academics, character, service and leadership.  Though many people realize students in National Honor Society are outstanding students academically, it is less well known that they must demonstrate an equal or greater level of achievement in all three of the additional areas I mentioned and do so without any averaging of the categories.


Many thanks go to our faculty advisors Sandi LeBlanc and Emily Dowd for their efforts working with the students and arranging for the ceremony and to our Keynote Speaker Erin Bradley, herself a Maynard High School graduate, National Honor Society Member and former MHS teacher, for her insightful and uplifting talk.


Next week 9th, 11th & 12th grade students will be receiving training in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation  and on AED (Automated External Defibrillators).  Thanks go out to Robert Schriever of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association and his team for facilitating this training.  Our current 10th graders received this training last year and it was effective and well received.  Our goal is to have a fully trained community by the end of next week with future trainings happening to start each year for incoming 9th graders and any newly enrolled students.  These life saving techniques are of enormous value, and all of our students will be empowered to make a real difference should an emergency situation arise.


A Message from Whitsons, Our Food Service Provider

As school food service provider your opinions are very important to us and can help us determine how we can improve our services. With this in mind we have put together a quick school nutrition survey with the hope of receiving feedback from parents, students and faculty. The link provided below will take you to the survey and QR Code flyers will be set up in each cafeteria as well.


https://snap.insight-surveys.com/s.asp?k=149425170231


The survey will remain up until 11/15. Whitsons does not manage the data collection or manage results for customized surveys.


Notice of Roadway Construction

Beginning on Monday, October 30th the Great Road (Rt. 117) will be undergoing roadway construction between Summer Hill Road to Sherman Street.  This construction is planned for completion in approximately one week.

The east entrance of Tiger Drive is not in the construction zone and will remain open throughout the roadway construction on the Great Road (Rt.117).  The west entrance of Tiger Drive and the Crowe Park entrance will experience some shut downs and detours.  Police details will be at the construction areas to help with traffic.


News From the Studios of WAVM & Mr. Ogden’s Class

Fantastic news!  This year students in Mr. Ogden's television and radio broadcast classes made this (Click on) unboxing video, to show appreciation for a new Mac computer that has been added to the WAVM classroom.  The video, which stars Charlie Fitzsimmons and Joel Stenhouse, was edited by Justin Wilkins, with Max Bakalos working camera and lights.


Executives at Apple saw the video online and were so impressed they decided to donate over $5,000.00 worth of professional television production apps to all of the students at Maynard High School.  The apps donated were Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion, Compressor, and Mainstage.


Thank you to Apple, and well done to the four young men who made the video.  With this valuable and generous donation, we can all hope to see students from MHS on the big screen someday.


Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS TO SUPPORT MHS STUDENTS

The Maynard High School Spanish classes are collecting:

 

CLOTHES, SHOES, LINENS, SMALL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, TOYS

 

Please bring your gently used items to:

 

Maynard High School

Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 from 9-2 pm

No furniture, books or electronics, please.  This fundraiser will support the Maynard- Spain Student Exchange trip. Students from Spain visited Maynard in September, and Maynard students will visit Spain for February break, 2018. The funds raised will provide cultural experiences while the students are visiting.


From the Maynard Music Association

Casino Game Night Music Fundraiser: Mark your calendars - Saturday, November 4th from 6:30-11 pm at the Maynard Elks!


Our thanks to the music community and our Maynard community for supporting our annual Casino Game Night Fundraiser. Over 50 volunteers from Fowler School and Maynard High School have come together to create this very special event! With your help, we are able to support the 4-12 music programs with scholarships, trip cost reduction, instrument repair and cleaning and instrument purchase. We are able to bring performance opportunities to our students and support their concerts. Again, our thanks for your ongoing support!



Sign-up Genius is activated for volunteer help:

     1. Help at the event with jobs that keep the night running smoothly

     http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944a9a82fa4fd0-casino


      2. Volunteer to make appetizers and desserts for the event

      http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944a9a82fa4fd0-food


Get Vouchers to the event:  We are almost sold out! Thank you for supporting Music in our schools :) Please email  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com   to check on availability.

  • $40 each or 2/$70 or $45 day of the event.


  • $3000 in gaming chips per voucher. NO additional chips are sold at the event.

  • Appetizers and desserts are provided. Auction Items, silent auction items, exciting pre-game prizes and prize baskets are featured.

Volunteer to help? Contact Bonnie  - maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com



--

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


From Our Maynard SEPAC
On Tuesday, November 7, the Maynard SEPAC hosts our next event: All Maynard families are invited to come hear Carol Gahan, the Director of Student Services for Maynard Public Schools, as she presents the annual Update on Special Education in Maynard. Come learn about current issues and initiatives related to special education in the schools, and bring comments and questions! We look forward to seeing you on Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fowler Library. If you have questions, or to RSVP, please contact Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or at 978-394-6183.


THE 7th MAYNARD HALL OF FAME BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY

The Maynard High School Athletic Hall of Fame (MHSAHF) Board is excited to announce its 7th Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony  scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6 PM to 11:00 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard.  The past six events have been a huge success and have sold out!

We are proud to announce the 7th set of inductees to the Maynard High School Hall of Fame: Brianna Freeman Azier (2001), Christopher Cavazza (1989), Steve Curcio (1989), Douglas Cush (1969), Joe Kalinowski (1976), Echo Freeman Louissaint (2001), James Luker (1957), Barry McNulty (1980), Bob Oksa (1973), Leigh Romanowski (1959) and James Stewart (1997).

It is always a great evening of celebration and a great opportunity to see friends and classmates of Maynard High School.  The festivities will include a cocktail hour (with cash bar) followed by a buffet dinner from6:30 PM to 8 PM, followed by the induction ceremony and ending with a social.

This banquet is open to all!  Tickets are available for $40/ea until November 10th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing mjtbrannelly@comcast.net  or edmully@msn.com . The board members of MHSAHF also have tickets for sale.  Feel free to contact Jennifer Adams, Mary Brannelly, Ted Donnelly, Liz Fairweather,  Terry Lamoureux, Bill Mullin, Ed Mullin or  Herb Symes. Tables of 10 may also be reserved.  Whether you are young or older, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the great achievements of Maynard’s past student athletes!  View our website athttp://mhsahof.wixsite.com/athletes to see the list of past years' inductees.

If you know an athlete who you feel deserves to be inducted into the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame at a future Induction Ceremony,  please go to the website and complete a nomination form  Additionally, donations are always greatly appreciated and may be forwarded to the MHSAHF, PO Box 56, Maynard, MA 01754.  The Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization under Section 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) and donations are tax deductible.

 

 

Girls Basketball Clinic

Basketball season is almost here and we are pleased to announce there be a Skills Clinic for all Girls in grades 1-12! Maynard Varsity Coach Kristyn Howes will be running this Clinic!

 

Parents, while the girls are playing please join us at the Pleasant Cafe for Dinner! 10% of all food purchases will benefit a basketball program in Maynard! Just say your with us! =]

 

When: Thursday, November 9th

Where: Maynard High School

Fee: NO COST TO ATTEND!

 

Times:

Grades 1-5: 6:00-7:00 pm

Grades 6-12: 7:00-8:30 pm

 

P.S Feel free to spread the word and bring friends with you to this "Parents Night Out"!

 

Help Fill Open Table!

The Lamoreaux Hesbach family, in cooperation with the Maynard Running Club, Serendipity Cafe, and Girl Scout Troop #66250, is sponsoring a “Fill the Truck” fun run and food drive to benefit Open Table.  We’ll be gathering on Saturday November 18 at about 8am at Serendipity Cafe to do a fun run (with 5k and 10 k options) around Maynard and to fill the bed of our Ford Ranger with nonperishable donations.  We’d love to invite any or all of the Maynard Schools community to participate, whether by running, jogging, walking, or biking along with the running club or socializing with us afterwards.  All ages are welcome.  Contact me at amiehesbach@gmail.com for further details.

 

Thanks.

Amie

 

Support the Maynard Education Foundation…

When you Dine at Not Your Average Joe's any Tuesday in November!

Come enjoy a great meal and help raise funds for the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton any Tuesday during the month of November.

 

Present a certificate (available at www.maynardeducation.org) or simply mention that you are a MEF supporter to your server when you dine in or order take-out, and Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase to MEF. (Excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)

 

As an added bonus, learn how you can enter to win a gift certificate to NYAJs on the MEF website!

 

Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program that fund new learning opportunities within the Maynard Public Schools.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

Boost Our Boosters!

Maynard Sports Boosters offer many terrific items through their school store link, the proceeds of which benefit our students.  With the colder weather coming, and holidays around the corner, check out their offerings of clothing and more at the following link:  https://maynardboosters.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true



That’s the jam packed news for the week and see you at Casino Night,

Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School


Kudos to the Students of MHS!

posted Oct 27, 2017, 10:14 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


Maynard High School students involved with our environmental club, the Green Committee, took part in a panel discussion in downtown Maynard recently after the screening of the new film An Inconvenient Sequel:  Truth to Power.  Our group of students were able to discuss the history and growth of the organization and are at the forefront of environmental efforts in Maynard.  A heartfelt letter of appreciation has been received on behalf of the event organizers directed to the students of The Green Committee and many thanks go out to the group’s faculty advisor Rochelle Lerner for her efforts locating opportunities for our students to shine.


Another noteworthy accomplishment by our students occurred this week. The second place video in this year's MIAA New England Patriot's Sports Video Competition was written, directed, produced, edited by students in Mr. Ogden’s class and stars Madelyn Bottasso, Aaron Jacob, & Eva Charbonneau!


The video was second in all of New England and our students will be honorary guests at this year's Sportsmanship Summit at Gillette Stadium.


Just click on their names to see the video!


Of particular note:  the end of the first marking quarter of the year is now coming up quickly in just 1 week on Friday November 3rd.  Please help make sure that your student is on top of all of his or her classes with a strong finish to the quarter featuring excellent attendance and quality completion of all assignments.


Notice of Roadway Construction

Beginning on Monday, October 30th the Great Road (Rt. 117) will be undergoing roadway construction between Summer Hill Road to Sherman Street.  This construction is planned for completion in approximately one week.

The east entrance of Tiger Drive is not in the construction zone and will remain open throughout the roadway construction on the Great Road (Rt.117).  The west entrance of Tiger Drive and the Crowe Park entrance will experience some shut downs and detours.  Police details will be at the construction areas to help with traffic.


News From the Studios of WAVM & Mr. Ogden’s Class

The students have for you: NEW Hype City, MHS Sports, Brazi Time, Fashion Mania, Fun Facts, an all new segment What's For Lunch, Announcements, & More!!!


If you see these students around town please let them know what a wonderful job they are  doing and how much you enjoy their show.  This really means a lot to everybody involved.  


📷📽🎬🎥


Enjoy!


MHN


Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


Clean your closets for a good cause!

We are collecting Clothing, Jeans, Linens, Small Furniture to raise money for the Maynard High School students' trip to Spain in February 2018. We are accepting lightly worn clothing, shoes, linens, and small furniture items to be donated to Savers. Donation boxes are at Green Meadow School and at Maynard High School.  On November 4th, volunteers will be in front of the high school collecting items from 9am to 2pm. Please bring bagged items to the High School! Students who bring a pair of jeans to Señora Adams classroom at the high school, will be entered into a raffle to earn a pair of tickets to the Fine Arts Movie Theater.


From the Maynard Music Association

Casino Game Night Music Fundraiser: Mark your calendars -Just a week to go! Saturday, November 4th from 6:30-11 pm at the Maynard Elks


Needed NOW: volunteer dealers at the event (parents, teachers, community are welcome to have a quick training on dealing! This is a whole lot of fun!!

contact: Lynda thayers4@verizon.net


Sign-up Genius is activated for volunteer help:

     1. Help at the event with jobs that keep the night running smoothly

     http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944a9a82fa4fd0-casino


      2. Volunteer to make appetizers and desserts for the event

      http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944a9a82fa4fd0-food


Get Vouchers to the event:  

        http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/CN-17-Voucher-      form.P.pdf

OR maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  OR Maynard Music Association FB page for the Casino Game Night event.


$40 each or 2/$70 or $45 day of the event.

$3000 in gaming chips per voucher. NO additional chips are sold at the event. Appetizers and desserts are provided. Auction Items, silent auction items, exciting pre-game prizes and prize baskets are featured.


Complimentary babysitting

by the MHS band/chorus students -email us maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


Casino Game Night Fundraiser Meetings: all other Mondays

The final planning meeting is 10/30 at 7 pm at 13 Sherman St. We need more volunteers! Please join us!! All music parents in 4-12 are welcome.


Volunteer to help? Contact Bonnie  - maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


--

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


From Our Maynard SEPAC
On Tuesday, November 7, the Maynard SEPAC hosts our next event: All Maynard families are invited to come hear Carol Gahan, the Director of Student Services for Maynard Public Schools, as she presents the annual Update on Special Education in Maynard. Come learn about current issues and initiatives related to special education in the schools, and bring comments and questions! We look forward to seeing you on Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fowler Library. If you have questions, or to RSVP, please contact Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or at 978-394-6183.


THE 7th MAYNARD HALL OF FAME BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY

The Maynard High School Athletic Hall of Fame (MHSAHF) Board is excited to announce its 7th Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony  scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6 PM to 11:00 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard.  The past six events have been a huge success and have sold out!

We are proud to announce the 7th set of inductees to the Maynard High School Hall of Fame: Brianna Freeman Azier (2001), Christopher Cavazza (1989), Steve Curcio (1989), Douglas Cush (1969), Joe Kalinowski (1976), Echo Freeman Louissaint (2001), James Luker (1957), Barry McNulty (1980), Bob Oksa (1973), Leigh Romanowski (1959) and James Stewart (1997).

It is always a great evening of celebration and a great opportunity to see friends and classmates of Maynard High School.  The festivities will include a cocktail hour (with cash bar) followed by a buffet dinner from6:30 PM to 8 PM, followed by the induction ceremony and ending with a social.

This banquet is open to all!  Tickets are available for $40/ea until November 10th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing mjtbrannelly@comcast.net  or edmully@msn.com . The board members of MHSAHF also have tickets for sale.  Feel free to contact Jennifer Adams, Mary Brannelly, Ted Donnelly, Liz Fairweather,  Terry Lamoureux, Bill Mullin, Ed Mullin or  Herb Symes. Tables of 10 may also be reserved.  Whether you are young or older, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the great achievements of Maynard’s past student athletes!  View our website athttp://mhsahof.wixsite.com/athletes to see the list of past years' inductees.

If you know an athlete who you feel deserves to be inducted into the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame at a future Induction Ceremony,  please go to the website and complete a nomination form  Additionally, donations are always greatly appreciated and may be forwarded to the MHSAHF, PO Box 56, Maynard, MA 01754.  The Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization under Section 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) and donations are tax deductible.

 

Boost Our Boosters!

Maynard Sports Boosters offer many terrific items through their school store link, the proceeds of which benefit our students.  With the colder weather coming, and holidays around the corner, check out their offerings of clothing and more at the following link:  https://maynardboosters.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true



That’s the news for the week and have a wonderful weekend,

Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School


Our Students Respond to Those in Need

posted Oct 20, 2017, 9:27 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


Our students have been quite active fundraising and raising awareness for hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico as well for the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.  The spontaneous response by our student body to these disasters and tragedies is a testament to their compassion and self awareness as people and is to be commended.


The end of the first marking quarter of the year is now coming up quickly in just 2 weeks on Friday November 3rd.  Please help make sure that your student is on top of all of his or her classes with a strong finish to the quarter featuring excellent attendance and quality completion of all assignments.


On another front, our Maynard Sports Boosters offer many terrific items through their school store link, the proceeds of which benefit our students.  With the colder weather coming, and holidays around the corner, check out their offerings of clothing and more at the following link:  https://maynardboosters.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true


Notice of Roadway Construction

Beginning on Monday, October 23rd the Great Road (Rt. 117) will be undergoing roadway construction between Summer Hill Road to Sherman Street.  This construction is planned for completion in approximately one week.

The east entrance of Tiger Drive is not in the construction zone and will remain open throughout the roadway construction on the Great Road (Rt.117).  The west entrance of Tiger Drive and the Crowe Park entrance will experience some shut downs and detours.  Police details will be at the construction areas to help with traffic.


News From the Studios of WAVM & Mr. Ogden’s Class

The latest episode is here!  After some initial hardships with the engineering of the file, Justin came through and we have a new episode up and running for all to see!  New segment premieres, new Pam's corner, sports, announcement, photos, & more!


We always want to feature to the community everything that you are doing, so if you have any announcements please let us know.


Congratulations to all the students behind the scenes for MHN.  With so much attention given to those we see on screen, we often forget all of the students behind the scenes: editing, lighting, directing, working the camera, writing, and more.  Well done to them!


ENJOY!


MHN




Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


Fund raiser for MHS Spanish Exchange at El Huipil

MHS students just enjoyed the first part of an amazing exchange with students from Tomares, Spain who visited us earlier this month.  Now the students are working towards paying for the second part of the exchange, when we visit them.

El Huipil, an authentic Mexican restaurant right in downtown Maynard, has generously agreed to donate 10% of food sales every Monday night for the month of October towards MHS’s student trip to Spain.  This includes eat in and take out orders (but not drinks).  So, leave the cooking to El Huipil on Monday nights and enjoy their food either in your home or with friends at the restaurant.  Thank you for your support.

Where:  El Huipil Restaurant in Maynard

When:  Each Monday in October

What:  10% of your dinner order will be donated to the MHS trip to Spain


From the Maynard Music Association

Dates to Know:  Please view our website for up-to-date calendar information.

October 23rd:  Auditions for Little Mermaid begin


Concert Program Kudo forms (due 10/20): Write a message to your student!!

Forms are found on the website (maynardmusic.org), in your curriculum night packets and with your student's band teachers!

Thank you for supporting music!

Casino Game Night Music Fundraiser: Mark your calendars -2 WEEKS to GO

Saturday, November 4th from 6:30-11 pm at the Maynard Elks


Look for Sign-up Genius emails next week to help us with the following:

1. Help at the event with jobs that keep the night running smoothly

2. Volunteer to make appetizers and desserts for the event


Get Vouchers to the event:  

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/CN-17-Voucher-form.P.pdf

OR maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  

$40 each or 2/$70 or $45 day of the event.

$3000 in gaming chips per voucher. NO additional chips are sold at the event. Appetizers and desserts are provided. Auction Items, silent auction items, exciting pre-game prizes and prize baskets are featured.


Complimentary babysitting by the MHS band/chorus students maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


Casino Game Night Fundraiser Meetings: all other Mondays

We will be meeting at 13 Sherman St. on all of the remaining MONDAYS of this month: 23rd, 30th

All music parents in 4-12 are welcome to join us.


Needed NOW: volunteer dealers at the event (parents, teachers, community are welcome to have a quick training on dealing! This is a whole lot of fun!!

contact: Lynda thayers4@verizon.net


Volunteer to help? Contact Bonnie  - maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com



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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


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THE 7th MAYNARD HALL OF FAME BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY

The Maynard High School Athletic Hall of Fame (MHSAHF) Board is excited to announce its 7th Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony  scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6 PM to 11:00 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard.  The past six events have been a huge success and have sold out!

We are proud to announce the 7th set of inductees to the Maynard High School Hall of Fame: Brianna Freeman Azier (2001), Christopher Cavazza (1989), Steve Curcio (1989), Douglas Cush (1969), Joe Kalinowski (1976), Echo Freeman Louissaint (2001), James Luker (1957), Barry McNulty (1980), Bob Oksa (1973), Leigh Romanowski (1959) and James Stewart (1997).

It is always a great evening of celebration and a great opportunity to see friends and classmates of Maynard High School.  The festivities will include a cocktail hour (with cash bar) followed by a buffet dinner from6:30 PM to 8 PM, followed by the induction ceremony and ending with a social.

This banquet is open to all!  Tickets are available for $40/ea until November 10th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing mjtbrannelly@comcast.net  or edmully@msn.com . The board members of MHSAHF also have tickets for sale.  Feel free to contact Jennifer Adams, Mary Brannelly, Ted Donnelly, Liz Fairweather,  Terry Lamoureux, Bill Mullin, Ed Mullin or  Herb Symes. Tables of 10 may also be reserved.  Whether you are young or older, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the great achievements of Maynard’s past student athletes!  View our website athttp://mhsahof.wixsite.com/athletes to see the list of past years' inductees.

If you know an athlete who you feel deserves to be inducted into the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame at a future Induction Ceremony,  please go to the website and complete a nomination form  Additionally, donations are always greatly appreciated and may be forwarded to the MHSAHF, PO Box 56, Maynard, MA 01754.  The Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization under Section 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) and donations are tax deductible.



That’s the news for the week and have a wonderful weekend,

Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

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