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Mr. Charles Caragianes, M.Ed.
ccaragianes@maynard.k12.ma.us
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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  📽🎥📷🎬

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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.

--

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!

*********************

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

The Community Flocks to Maynard High School

posted Mar 30, 2018, 11:19 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

 

There was much to celebrate this past week at Maynard High School.  Literally thousands of people passed through our doors over the past week after school hours once again demonstrating how vital a hub Maynard High School is to our entire community.

 

Our production of The Little Mermaid, under the direction of Cindy Blanchard, wrapped up its run to the raves of all who were fortunate enough to attend as all 5 performances were completely sold out.  As I watched the show I felt an immense sense of pride in our students and all of the adults and businesses in our community who supported this amazing show.

 

Tuesday night well over 100 people gathered to celebrate our just completed winter sports season with a tremendous Awards Night sponsored by our Sports Boosters organization.  Individual and team accolades abounded in support and recognition of our championship teams.

 

On Wednesday evening our foreign language classes and students put on our annual International Dinner with food prepared by students and shared with the community.  Hundreds of people attended with dozens and dozens of students participating. As always it was a community building event par excellence.

 

Later Wednesday evening the film Screenagers was shown to over 200 community members on the topic of navigating how our children are growing up in the constantly plugged in, digital age.  If you were unable to view the film Wednesday evening I urge you to do so as it is available through services such as Netflix.

 

Thursday night at the school committee meeting Teacher John Ogden presented 4 videos created by students in his classes related to the District’s “Leading the Nation” campaign.  The students themselves then discussed the production of their videos with school committee members and did so with poise and humor while demonstrating a deep understanding of their own learning and grasp of the material.   It was most impressive and an absolute showcase of how our students are so special and why Maynard High School is such a vibrant educational institution.

 

Congratulations also go out to Axum Semakula and Violet Cobb who have been selected to represent Maynard High School at this year's Boys State and Girls State sessions. The program runs from June 16 to June 22 at Stonehill College and engages young people in government and leadership activities. Thanks to our local chapter of the American Legion for providing the funding for our students to attend this valuable program.


On a quite 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.  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!

On this St. Patrick's Day Episode (sorry the snow set us back a bit):


Ella has a special announcement about foreign language speakers in Maynard, Jordan and Emma talk about the Spain trip and Leading the Nation, Ms. LaBelle's class makes George Washington documentaries, Sam and Meghan have Playoff Basketball, new photos, national news, the International Dinner, and more!


The students are working very hard to make these episodes, so please watch, share, and support the program.


Enjoy!


📽🎥📷🎬 MHN 🎬📷🎥📽

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Preview YouTube video MHN 16 (St. Patrick's Day Edition)

 

 

Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


The 3rd Annual Jazz Cafe!

Mark your calendars for our 3rd annual Jazz Cafe on Friday, March 30th! Please join us for an evening of live jazz music performed by the Fowler Stage Band and the MHS Jazz Band.Sets will include small student ensembles and a large combined band featuring over 70 talented student musicians from grades 5-12. Special guest, Blueprint Jazz Club.


Tickets: see maynardmusic.org for additional information and an advance order form (also attached)


$5 at the door

OR order ahead for will call individual tickets by Friday, 3/23

OR to reserve a Jazz Table for 8 ($35) or for 6 ($25) by Friday, 3/23


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.


From Our Maynard SEPAC

On Tuesday, April 3, 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.


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!


*********************


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.


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

Jazz Cafe 2018: Featuring Fowler Stage Band & MHS Jazz Band as well as Blueprint Jazz Club on Friday, March 30th from 6-8 pm in the Fowler auditorium.  Purchase tickets at the door or in advance by emailing MMA: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com.  Food and beverage donations graciously accepted.  Click the link to sign up to volunteer your time or baked goods! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944a9a82fa4fd0-jazz


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


Spring is beginning to emerge as March comes to an end.  For many people Easter, Palm Sunday and Passover help mark this season of the year through the sharing of cultural traditions, religious observances, and secular celebrations.


Whatever your own traditions may or may not hold, take care and have a great spring weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

A Special Message from the Maynard High School PTO

posted Mar 27, 2018, 7:08 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good morning,

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 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.

Chuck Caragianes
Principal of Maynard High School
*****************************************************
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.

A Week of Success and Fun!

posted Mar 26, 2018, 4:59 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

 

Our winter sports season wrapped up this past weekend with our Boy’s Basketball Team as State Runner Up in Division 4.  This was Maynard High School’s unprecedented 3rd consecutive appearance in the State Final in Springfield marking an incredible run of achievement and success at the highest level.  Congratulations go out to Coach Howes, Assistant Coaches Pileeki and Stewart, and the entire team for another top notch season.

 

Maynard High School students are also achieving magical results in our theater.  The Little Mermaid continues its acclaimed run this weekend with its 3 final performances.  Tickets are selling quickly for this Disney favorite--don’t be shut out! Further details about the show and purchasing tickets can be found below.

 

This past Monday a group of 11 students, our Guidance Counselors Ms. MacLean, Mrs. Thomen-Brown, and Ms. MacPhee, Assistant Principal Caruso and myself all visited the 8th grade students at the Fowler School to answer questions and give presentations about moving up to Maynard High School as Freshmen members of the class of 2022.  Additional informational and welcoming activities are planned for the spring and summer as we look forward to being joined at MHS in late August by this tremendous group of students.

 

And now, thanks to Mr. Ogden’s Classes, Great News Regarding Video Production!

Two videos, representing 5 junior and senior students on behalf of the advanced communications class, took top honors in a state sponsored video PSA competition.  For their creative efforts, both themselves and their classmates have been invited as guests of honor to the State House, where student videos will be shared and discussed.  Also, the Massachusetts Department of Education will be sharing their videos via social media in the near future.

 

If you would like to see the two videos that received mention, click below:

 

Molly M. & Siobhan P.

 

Jaden M., Tommy S., Liam C.

 

Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


The Little Mermaid Maynard High School Musical is Here!

Disney's smash hit The Little Mermaid has arrived and is being put on by the students of Maynard High School.  Tickets are now on sale and available at our ticket booth and online. Please see details below on how to purchase your tickets.  This is already a best selling show with multiple sellouts. Be sure to get your tickets before they are all gone.


Ticket booth Hours: (tickets will be sold outside of the MHS auditorium)

● Friday, March 23rd MHS 5-7 PM

● Saturday, March 24th MHS 5-7 PM

● Sunday, March 25th MHS 12-2PM


To purchase tickets online go to​ www.mhstheater.org


Remaining Show Dates:

March 23rd, at 7

March 24th, at 7

March 25th, at 2


This show will be truly magical--please plan on joining in the fun!


The Next Maynard Town Administrator

Join members of the Town Administrator Search Committee as they host a Community Forum at the Library on March 27, 2018 at 7:00pm.


Come share your thoughts and ideas as to what you feel is important in determining the ideal candidate for Maynard’s next Town Administrator.


MHS's Annual International Dinner

MHS's annual International Dinner will be held in the MHS cafeteria from 5-6:00 pm on March 28.  Students have been planning menus to serve authentic food from Spain, Greece, Italy, Indonesia, Poland, Ecuador, China, France, and 8 other countries!  Tickets are only $5 per person to sample foods and drinks from up to 12 different countries. They can be purchased from any upper level Spanish or French student.  Please email Jen Adams (jadams@maynard.k12.ma.us) if you have trouble getting tickets.


Screenagers

All families are invited for the viewing of Screenagers next Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 in the MHS Auditorium. Sponsored by the Green Meadow, Fowler, and MHS PTOs, SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, is a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.

Please rsvp at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screenagers-tickets-43907671026 for this free event.


The 3rd Annual Jazz Cafe!

Mark your calendars for our 3rd annual Jazz Cafe on Friday, March 30th! Please join us for an evening of live jazz music performed by the Fowler Stage Band and the MHS Jazz Band.Sets will include small student ensembles and a large combined band featuring over 70 talented student musicians from grades 5-12. Special guest, Blueprint Jazz Club.


Tickets: see maynardmusic.org for additional information and an advance order form (also attached)


$5 at the door

OR order ahead for will call individual tickets by Friday, 3/23

OR to reserve a Jazz Table for 8 ($35) or for 6 ($25) by Friday, 3/23


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

Senior Student Madison Berry is coordinating a clothing drive, including home pick-up, in coopoeration 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


AP Testing

Students enrolled in AP Classes will be taking their AP Tests in just a few weeks.  The fees for the various tests are now due for each student test and the tests themselves will be ordered next week.  Please contact AP Coordinator Lisa MacLean if you have any questions about registration or fees.


Spring Sports News

Spring sports started this past Monday March 19th.  It is still not too late for students to join a team.  Spring offerings include: Boys and Girls Track (7th-12), Baseball, Softball, Co-op Lacrosse with Bromfield.   Contact Mr. Caruso for details.


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 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

Jazz Cafe 2018: Featuring Fowler Stage Band & MHS Jazz Band as well as Blueprint Jazz Club on Friday, March 30th from 6-8 pm in the Fowler auditorium.  Purchase tickets at the door or in advance by emailing MMA: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com.  Food and beverage donations graciously accepted.  Click the link to sign up to volunteer your time or baked goods! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944a9a82fa4fd0-jazz


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


Though spring arrived this past Tuesday at 12:15pm, snow continued to fly this week, fortunately without necessitating any school cancellations.  Snow or no snow though, there’s always a lot going on at Maynard High!


Take care and have a great weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

Great Student Successes and An Event Filled Week Ahead

posted Mar 16, 2018, 8:37 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

Despite weather related school cancellations it has been another great week of news at Maynard High School.

 

Since my last installment of News & Notes both our Girls & Boys Basketball teams captured the Central Massachusetts Sectional Title in State Tournament play thus reaching the “Final Four” in Division 4.

 

Our Girls Basketball team upset the 1, 2 & 3 seeds in Central Massachusetts on the road to the first ever sectional title in school history.  What a truly remarkable achievement! Congratulations go out to Head Coach Kristyn Howes and her staff along with all of the players who have worked so hard and selflessly this historic season.

 

Meanwhile, our Boys Basketball Team captured its 3rd consecutive Central Massachusetts Sectional Title.  Congratulations go out to Coach Paul Howes and his staff along with the dedicated roster of players who continue a tremendous tradition.

 

Both teams played in the State Semifinals in Springfield this past Monday night with our girls team suffering a narrow 2 point defeat while our boys team cruised to an impressive victory.  With this win the boys team will be moving on to an incredible 3rd straight State Final game.

 

With this in mind, please join us in Springfield tomorrow morning at 11:00am at Springfield College for the Boys Division 4 State Championship Game against Pope John.   By coming on out you’ll be able to watch our Tigers continue their state title defense as they seek a second consecutive state crown.

 

In other exciting news student Jennie Miller scored an outright first place award at the Salem Film Festival for her video submission “This is Beauty.”  This festival is open to adults and students alike with submissions from around the region. To win the top prize at such a broadly competitive event is a glittering achievement indeed.

 

And finally, it is time for The Little Mermaid to open at 7:00pm tomorrow, Saturday March 17th.  Our students and a dedicated team of adult supporters have been working diligently to create a magical production.  Tickets are selling quickly for this Disney favorite--don’t be shut out! Further details about the show and purchasing tickets can be found below.

 

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

A jam-packed episode with all of your favorite segments and student hosts!  

 

We also have special announcements regarding The Little Mermaid play, the Field Hockey Team, Earth Day, and the MA Burn Awareness PSA winners!  

 

As always, if there is anything you would like to see on the news, please just let us know and we will do our best to get it on the air for the whole community to see.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


For Rising 9th Graders:  The Class of 2022

The 8th grade team is working closely with high school staff to prepare students for the transition to high school.  Due to all of the recent snow and the scheduling conflicts that created, the process will now begin on March 19th when the counselors from Maynard High School will come to Fowler to  speak with students about course selection and policies. A date for Up-Day is being selected for May/June. On that day students will have the chance to tour the high school, have questions answered and hear about clubs/activities that are available. Additional activities are being discussed and planned that will help students make a smooth transition to Maynard High School.


The Little Mermaid Maynard High School Musical is Coming!

Disney's smash hit The Little Mermaid will be put on by the students of Maynard High School with opening night tomorrow, Saturday March 17th.  Tickets are now on sale and available at our ticket booth and online. Please see details below on how to purchase your tickets.  This is sure to be a best selling show with sellouts galore.


Ticket booth Hours: (tickets will be sold outside of the MHS auditorium)

● Friday, March 16th MHS 5-7 PM

● Saturday,March 17th MHS 5-7 PM

● Sunday, March 18th MHS 12-2PM

● Monday, March 19th MHS 5-7 PM

● Wednesday, March 21st MHS 5-7 PM

● Friday, March 23rd MHS 5-7 PM

● Saturday, March 24th MHS 5-7 PM

● Sunday, March 25th MHS 12-2PM


To purchase tickets online go to​ www.mhstheater.org


Show Dates:

March 17th, at 7

March 18th, at 2

March 23rd, at 7

March 24th, at 7

March 25th, at 2


This show will be truly magical--please plan on joining in the fun!


AP Testing

Students enrolled in AP Classes will be taking their AP Tests in just a few weeks.  The fees for the various tests are now due for each student test and the tests themselves will be ordered next week.  Please contact AP Coordinator Lisa MacLean if you have any questions about registration or fees.


Spring Sports News

Spring sports start March 19th. Have your student listen to the announcements for sign-up meetings. Initial eligibility requirements are: paid activity fee, updated physical and online registration. Contact Mr. Caruso for details.


Spring offerings: Boys and Girls Track(7th-12), Baseball, Softball, Co-op Lacrosse with Bromfield


An Introduction From Our New Track Coach

Spring has arrived, when the track and field team starts to practice! My name is Brian Beaulieu and I will be the new head coach for the boy’s track and field team, and it is precisely team and personal growth that we will be focusing on this year. I will take my years of track and running knowledge and infuse it into a fun team environment where we focus on self-improvement while at the same time cheering on others success. This team will be for new or experienced athletes with the requirement that you seriously work each day to improve your own performance. Everyone is welcome, and I hope many of you are here on day one.


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.


Enough:  National School Walkout Day

Excerpted from Superintendent Gerardi’s Blog with Additional comments from Mr. Caragianes in italics

 

The March 14th activities were postponed due to the recent school cancellations related to the heavy snowfall.  Students anticipate moving ahead with activities this coming week.

 

The Maynard public Schools Administration and Teachers Association have already had meetings on how we can support our students interest in recognizing the 17 lives that were lost during the Parkland Florida tragedy.

The administration is working closely with other school districts as well as the Maynard Police and Fire Departments to support this event with safety in mind.  It is the consensus that this is a student event on a school campus and there will only be students and staff in attendance.

We have supported the Student Government as they plan what they believe would be a thoughtful event.  They have planned a 17 minute walk in silence out of classes for a respectful memoriam to the students who lost their live in Parkland Florida.  The walk will culminate in the school with an opportunity for students who would like to express their views in a respectful and constructive manner to write Congresswomen, Congressmen, and other elected officials their opinion on school safety.  The Maynard students are so thoughtful that they want to be inclusive of all opinions and not stand on one political side of a difficult topic.

 

Additionally, Maynard High School students have been invited to write directly to students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.  A former Maynard High School teacher who moved to Florida several years ago is currently a teacher at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and was actually in the building when the shooting occurred.  She has reached out to Maynard High School and our students will be given the opportunity, should they choose, to respond to her students.

We believe that this student led event will be an opportunity for our students to learn about peaceful civic engagement in a meaningful way.

Our student government has been mature, and of sound and sober judgement as they have discussed the events of Parkland and how they hope to respond.  The administration and staff of Maynard High School will be supportive of our students, are working with the Maynard Police and Fire Departments to maintain a safe environment, and will work to ensure that this event is a respectful and meaningful experience for all students who choose to participate.

 

News From The Maynard Music Association

Looking ahead, we need Fowler parents to be readers for the MHS Music scholarships, we need MHS music parents to help plan the music banquet, and we need you to mark your calendars for our annual Jazz Cafe (Fowler Stage Band and MHS Jazz Band event) held on Friday, March 30th at 7 pm. Details will be posted in March.


Most of all, we need YOU! Thanks in advance for learning more about what support for music education looks like in Maynard by attending our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month Fowler School library - 6:30 Fowler, 7:15 Fowler/MHS, 8-9 MHS planning.


Next up: The Calendar


March:

  • MHS Scholarship Committee - Fowler parents needed

  • MHS Music Banquet Committee -MHS parents 9-11 needed

  • 3/30 Jazz Cafe (Fowler Stage Band & MHS Jazz Band


April:

  • 4/28Junior Districts Festival for Fowler band and choral students

  • MHS Scholarship Committee meets

  • MHS Senior Scholarships due from Seniors

  • MHS Music Banquet Committee meets


May:

  • 5/16 Spring Concerts for MHS

  • 5/23 MHS Ensembles

  • TBD MHS Great East Festival,

  • 5/28 MHS Memorial Day Parade AND MHS Music Banquet

  • 5/30 Fowler Bands & Stage Band

June:

  • 6/1 Fowler Band to Great East Festival

  • 6/6 4th Grade concert

  • 6/8 MHS Graduation


Questions?? -

maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

www.maynardmusic.org

FB: Maynard Music Association


--

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


Snow or no snow, there’s always a lot going on at Maynard High!


Take care and have a great weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

Success Upon Success!

posted Mar 2, 2018, 12:58 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


It’s been a week of really great news at Maynard High School.


Academically, we received word from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that nearly half  of our Juniors, 47 of 101, are eligible for the Koplik or Adams State Scholarships based on their MCAS scores.


The Koplik scholarship goes to any student who scores as advanced in either English or Math and at least proficient in the other category.


The Adams Scholarships will go to students who qualify under the Koplik standard and are in the top 25% of all test takers in their class overall.  Many of our juniors scored advanced in both categories.


This is a remarkable achievement for the class of 2019 and the students and staff are to be commended for achieving so remarkable a result.


Socially, 18 of our students recently wrapped up a phenomenal exchange program to Spain hosted by the families of the Spanish students that joined us in Maynard this past fall.  Spanish teacher Jen Adams, who led the organization and execution of this incredibly rich program sent me the following description of the program:


At the beginning of the school year, Maynard High School welcomed a group of 16 students from Tomares, España.  Over February break we completed the second half of this exchange as 18 MHS students traveled to Tomares to stay with host families.  Maynard students reunited with their exchange partners and made new friends.  They attended classes, made presentations in their school about Maynard, Massachusetts, and New England, walked the Caminito del Rey (a walkway along steep walls of a gorge), visited the amazing Alhambra, entered the beautiful Gran Mezquita de Córdoba, biked and walked around Sevilla, toured museums and historical buildings in Sevilla, made life-long friends, and used LOTS of Spanish.  Staff at Itaca (MHS’s sister school in Tomares) remarked on the willingness to try new things, positive attitudes, and good behavior of the Maynard students.  They worked together to solve problems, helped each other navigate international travel, learned about a different culture in the most authentic way possible, and represented Maynard Public Schools in a way that should make us all proud.  The MHS students were joined by Jen Adams and Mary Finnegan.  The high school and central office administration have approved this exchange between Maynard and Tomares happening annually, as it is such a beneficial educational experience.

 

It would be impossible to thank everyone who helped to contribute to this amazing student opportunity on both sides of the Atlantic, but a special thank does go out to Jen Adams for her tireless efforts and energy bringing about this program.

 

Meanwhile, Maddie Bottosso and Emma Jacques have won the 2017-2018 Burn Awareness video PSA competition of Massachusetts, for their video discussing the concerns of burn safety. For their efforts they are invited to an award ceremony in Boston, where they will be guests of honor, and will be provided breakfast, lunch, a cash prize of up to $200, a video camera, and plaque.

 

This is a great honor, and a another great contribution to the state of Massachusetts by Maynard students.

 

If you see them, make sure to say congratulations.

 

Their video is below:

 

Preview YouTube video Maddie, Emma (Anti Burn PSA)

Maddie, Emma (Anti Burn PSAMHN Episode #13 (Olympic, Valentines, Lunar New Year Edition)

 

On the sports front, our girls basketball team won a thrilling 49-48 opening round State Tournament victory as Alyssa Ehrenfried sank the winning free throw with no time remaining on the clock.  The Tigers will play again this Saturday at 7:00pm at Greater Lowell Technical.  The Boys team has now won both of its tournament games and will be playing a sectional semi-final at WPI this Monday night at 6:00pm.

 

What a week!  Accomplishment in academics, education through world travel, award winning videographers, and success in sports.  Our Tigers are roaring!

Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

Course Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year

Our current freshmen, sophomores and juniors have begun the course selection process for the next school year.  Our Program of Studies (Course Catalog) has been updated and is now available.  Parents are urged to discuss this process with their students.  The course selection portal will remain open to students on iPass until next Thursday March 8th leaving ample time for family thought and discussion.

 

Annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey given in coordination with Emerson Hospital and area districts will be given to all students in grades 6, and 8-12 on Tuesday March 6, 2018.  Maynard schools have been involved in this project since 2000 and have collected valuable data around student behaviors and perceptions that have driven curriculum and policies community wide.  The survey will take approximately 40 minutes and will be completely anonymous.  If you have any questions around this process, please contact your building principal no later than Thursday, March 1.  Thank you for your support of the Maynard Schools and its initiatives.


An Event Co-sponsored by the Maynard SEPAC

Come be informed! A workshop on Basic Rights in Special Education: Monday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m., at the Ephraim Curtis Middle School Library 22 Pratts Mill Road, Sudbury (enter through the front of the school). A presenter from the Federation for Children with Special Needs will conduct the workshop, designed to provide families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and Massachusetts Special Education Law. The workshop is designed to help parents learn to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions, and monitor their child’s progress in school. Federation workshops are free and open to the public. Hosted by the Sudbury SEPAC. Contact Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-394-6183 with questions.


For Rising 9th Graders:  The Class of 2022

The 8th grade team is working closely with high school staff to prepare students for the transition to high school.  The process will begin on March 9th when the counselors from Maynard High School will come to Fowler to  speak with students about course selection and policies. A date for Up-Day is being selected for May/June.  On that day students will have the chance to tour the high school, have questions answered and hear about clubs/activities that are available. Additional activities are being discussed and planned that will help students make a smooth transition to Maynard High School.


Enough:  National School Walkout Day

Excerpted from Superintendent Gerardi’s Blog with Additional comments from Mr. Caragianes in italics

 

The Maynard public Schools Administration and Teachers Association have already had meetings on how we can support our students interest in recognizing the 17 lives that were lost during the Parkland Florida tragedy.

The administration is working closely with other school districts as well as the Maynard Police and Fire Departments to support this event with safety in mind.  It is the consensus that this is a student event on a school campus and there will only be students and staff in attendance.

We have supported the Student Government as they plan what they believe would be a thoughtful event.  They have planned a 17 minute walk in silence out of classes for a respectful memoriam to the students who lost their live in Parkland Florida.  The walk will culminate in the school with an opportunity for students who would like to express their views in a respectful and constructive manner to write Congresswomen, Congressmen, and other elected officials their opinion on school safety.  The Maynard students are so thoughtful that they want to be inclusive of all opinions and not stand on one political side of a difficult topic.

 

Additionally, Maynard High School students have been invited to write directly to students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.  A former Maynard High School teacher who moved to Florida several years ago is currently a teacher at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and was actually in the building when the shooting occurred.  She has reached out to Maynard High School and our students will be given the opportunity, should they choose, to respond to her students.

We believe that this student led event will be an opportunity for our students to learn about peaceful civic engagement in a meaningful way.

Our student government has been mature, and of sound and sober judgement as they have discussed the events of Parkland and how they hope to respond.  The administration and staff of Maynard High School will be supportive of our students, are working with the Maynard Police and Fire Departments to maintain a safe environment, and will work to ensure that this event is a respectful and meaningful experience for all students who choose to participate.


The Little Mermaid Maynard High School Musical is Coming!

Disney's smash hit The Little Mermaid will be put on by the students of Maynard High School with opening night less than 3 weeks away.  Tickets are now on sale and available at our ticket booth and online.  Please see details below on how to purchase your tickets.  This is sure to be a best selling show with sellouts galore.


Ticket booth Hours: (tickets will be sold outside of the MHS auditorium)

Friday March 2nd:  5:00-7:00pm

Monday March 5th: 5:00-7:00pm

Wednesday March 7th:   5:00-7:00pm

Friday March 9th: 5:00-7:00pm


To purchase tickets online go to​ www.mhstheater.org


Show Dates:

March 17th, at 7

March 18th, at 2

March 23rd, at 7

March 24th, at 7

March 25th, at 2


This show will be truly magical--please plan on joining in the fun!


Spring Sports News

Spring sports start March 19th. Have your student listen to the announcements for sign-up meetings. Initial eligibility requirements are: paid activity fee, updated physical and online registration. Contact Mr. Caruso for details.


Spring offerings: Boys and Girls Track(7th-12), Baseball, Softball, Co-op Lacrosse with Bromfield


An Introduction From Our New Track Coach

Spring has arrived, when the track and field team starts to practice! My name is Brian Beaulieu and I will be the new head coach for the boy’s track and field team, and it is precisely team and personal growth that we will be focusing on this year. I will take my years of track and running knowledge and infuse it into a fun team environment where we focus on self-improvement while at the same time cheering on others success. This team will be for new or experienced athletes with the requirement that you seriously work each day to improve your own performance. Everyone is welcome, and I hope many of you are here on day one.

Bromfield /Ayer Shirley /Maynard /Parker Boys Varsity and JV Lacrosse Information Session

A Co-Op Lacrosse informational session will be held Wednesday March 7th at 4PM at Bromfield High School.  Parents welcome and encouraged to attend.  Coaches Patrick Fredericksen  (Varsity coach) and Jim Cantrill (JV coach) will be on hand and will review expectations/schedules/sign-ups.  A Question & Answer Session will be held.

News From The Maynard Music Association

We hope to see Fowler and MHS music parents at our March 7th meeting held in the Fowler School library - 6:30 Fowler, 7:15 Fowler/MHS, 8-9 MHS planning. There's much to plan for this spring & for 2018-2019!


Looking ahead, we need Fowler parents to be readers for the MHS Music scholarships, we need MHS music parents to help plan the music banquet, and we need you to mark your calendars for our annual Jazz Cafe (Fowler Stage Band and MHS Jazz Band event) held on Friday, March 30th at 7 pm. Details will be posted in March.


Most of all, we need YOU! Thanks in advance for learning more about what support for music education looks like in Maynard by attending our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month Fowler School library - 6:30 Fowler, 7:15 Fowler/MHS, 8-9 MHS planning.


Next up: The Calendar


March:

  • MHS Scholarship Committee - Fowler parents needed

  • MHS Music Banquet Committee -MHS parents 9-11 needed

  • 3/30 Jazz Cafe (Fowler Stage Band & MHS Jazz Band


April:

  • 4/28Junior Districts Festival for Fowler band and choral students

  • MHS Scholarship Committee meets

  • MHS Senior Scholarships due from Seniors

  • MHS Music Banquet Committee meets


May:

  • 5/16 Spring Concerts for MHS

  • 5/23 MHS Ensembles

  • TBD MHS Great East Festival,

  • 5/28 MHS Memorial Day Parade AND MHS Music Banquet


  • 5/30 Fowler Bands & Stage Band

June:

  • 6/1 Fowler Band to Great East Festival

  • 6/6 4th Grade concert

  • 6/8 MHS Graduation


Questions?? -

maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

www.maynardmusic.org

FB: Maynard Music Association


--

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


That’s a lot of news!

Take care and have a great weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

It's Tournament Time!

posted Feb 23, 2018, 8:12 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good morning,


I hope everyone has been enjoying the February vacation week and that our students are recharged and ready for the return to school.  Our doors will reopen for students at 7:00am on Monday February 26th for breakfast with classes beginning promptly at 7:45am.  We are now in the midst of our third marking quarter which runs until the close of school on Friday April 6th.  (Please note that the close of the third quarter has been pushed back 3 days from the original date of April 3rd to account for the 3 snow days we’ve had and to balance out the number of school days in the third and fourth grading quarters.)


Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will also be engaging in the course selection process for their next school year beginning in this coming week.  It seems incredible, but the 2018-2019 school year is already on the horizon.


In some sports news, both our girls and boys basketball teams have enjoyed tremendous success over the vacation week and all season long.


Our Girls team won the Togo Tournament over the break with Senior Garvey Cummings winning an All Tournament Award and Freshman Hailey Malozzi winning the tournament MVP Award.  The girls finished the regular season with an outstanding 16-4 record and are now awaiting seeding and State Tournament play.


Meanwhile, our Boys team is defending its Clark Tournament crown and has reached the finals of that prestigious tournament for the third consecutive year.  The finals are tomorrow night at the Kneller Gymnasium at Clark University in Worcester with tip-off set for 6:00pm.  I hope to see you there.  The Boys team is currently 18-3 with the Clark Final representing the close of the regular season.  The Boys are also awaiting seeding and will also be engaged in State Tournament play where they seek to defend as reigning Division 4 State Champions.


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

Announcements from the National Honor Society, sports, Pam's Corner, Hype City and more!


MHN

Preview YouTube video MHN Episode #13 (Olympic, Valentines, Lunar New Year Edition)

MHN Episode #13 (Olympic, Valentines, Lunar New Year Edition)



Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


Annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey given in coordination with Emerson Hospital and area districts will be given to all students in grades 6, and 8-12 on Tuesday March 6, 2018.  Maynard schools have been involved in this project since 2000 and have collected valuable data around student behaviors and perceptions that have driven curriculum and policies community wide.  The survey will take approximately 40 minutes and will be completely anonymous.  If you have any questions around this process, please contact your building principal no later than Thursday, March 1.  Thank you for your support of the Maynard Schools and its initiatives.


Influenza Update (from the Health Services Department)

This flu season is proving to be unusually long and virulent.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Weekly Influenza Update for

January 26, 2018, influenza-like illness (ILI *) activity is increasing, consistent with other parts of the United States.

*ILI is defined as a fever above 100.0 in addition to either cough or sore throat.

To keep influenza-like activity from spreading in the school community it is important to keep your sick child at home when he or she has symptoms of the flu. Please use the link below to access a form to determine whether your child should attend school and when they can return:

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2016/07/xb/flu-symptom-check-list.pdf


Lastly, please remember to call your school’s absentee line everyday that you keep your child home. Try to be as specific with his or her illness as possible, i.e. “home sick with fever of ___ and cough” or “home with an ear infection”, “strep infection”, “pneumonia” or “home for a fever-free day”. This will help the school nurses identify clusters of illness and prompt preventative measures.

For more information about flu prevention, please review these previously shared documents:

THE FLU: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS:

Please click on the following link/Fact Sheet pertaining to influenza.

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


National Honor Society Food Drive

Our NHS President, Olivia Palmer, wants you to know that you can help with a food drive that the NHS will be holding for the month of February. Their goal is to have a successful food drive that involves the entire community and helps bring awareness to the needs of the Maynard Food Pantry. They will be collecting the following items:


-Hearty Soups (like Progresso, Campbell's, etc) typically 18-19 oz cans

-Jello and instant pudding mixes

-canned beef stew, chili

-Chef Boyardee items (ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, etc.)


Please help our NHS students with this critically needed drive to benefit many within our community.


The Little Mermaid Maynard High School Musical is Coming!

SHOW DATES AND TIMES:

● Saturday, March 17th 7PM * OPENING NIGHT

● Sunday, March 18th 2PM

● Friday, March 23rd 7PM

● Saturday, March 24th 7PM

● Sunday, March 25th 2PM * FINAL SHOW


TICKET SALES HOURS NEXT WEEK:

Advanced Ticket Sales to Families of Cast and Crew:

● Saturday, February 24th MHS Ticket Booth Hours 10AM-12PM


Online Ticket Sales open Friday, February 16th at 12:00 AM www.mktix.com/mhsm (Closed at 6pm the night prior to next date’s show)

General ticket sales begin online 2/16/2018 at Midnight and Saturday February 24th February 19th -23rd

Ticket Booth will be closed for winter break.


News From The Maynard Music Association

We hope to see Fowler and MHS music parents at our March 7th meeting held in the Fowler School library - 6:30 Fowler, 7:15 Fowler/MHS, 8-9 MHS planning. There's much to plan for this spring & for 2018-2019!


Looking ahead, we need Fowler parents to be readers for the MHS Music scholarships, we need MHS music parents to help plan the music banquet, and we need you to mark your calendars for our annual Jazz Cafe (Fowler Stage Band and MHS Jazz Band event) held on Friday, March 30th at 7 pm. Details will be posted in March.


Most of all, we need YOU! Thanks in advance for learning more about what support for music education looks like in Maynard by attending our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month Fowler School library - 6:30 Fowler, 7:15 Fowler/MHS, 8-9 MHS planning.


Next up: The Calendar


March:

  • MHS Scholarship Committee - Fowler parents needed


  • MHS Music Banquet Committee -MHS parents 9-11 needed

  • 3/1-3 MHS All-State Conference

  • 3/30 Jazz Cafe (Fowler Stage Band & MHS Jazz Band


April:

  • 4/28Junior Districts Festival for Fowler band and choral students

  • MHS Scholarship Committee meets

  • MHS Senior Scholarships due from Seniors

  • MHS Music Banquet Committee meets


May:

  • 5/16 Spring Concerts for MHS

  • 5/23 MHS Ensembles

  • TBD MHS Great East Festival,

  • 5/28 MHS Memorial Day Parade AND MHS Music Banquet


  • 5/30 Fowler Bands & Stage Band

June:

  • 6/1 Fowler Band to Great East Festival

  • 6/6 4th Grade concert

  • 6/8 MHS Graduation


Questions?? -

maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

www.maynardmusic.org

FB: Maynard Music Association


--

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 High School Students are Leading the Way

posted Feb 11, 2018, 10:37 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


Students at Maynard High School are once again working to contribute to the strength and well being of the greater Maynard community.


To this end, the Maynard High School National Honor Society is organizing a food drive to support Maynard’s Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is an organization that benefits are families in the Maynard and surrounding communities. During the month of February, any person attending a Maynard home basketball game that brings in a donation will receive $1 off the entry fee for games.   Further details are below.


The most needed donations are:  hearty soups (ie. Progresso/ Campbell's),  jello, instant pudding  and canned beef stew and chili.


On another topic, cellphones are a conundrum within the school setting.  The vast majority of students have one in their possession at this point in time, parents want the security of knowing they can communicate with their children, and yet they are easily abused and can be major distractions within school for some students.

 

A few things to bear in mind regarding cell phones:  Please do not be texting, calling or otherwise communicating with your student via cellphone during the school day.  If there is an emergency, contact the main office and we will locate your student and provide them a private and safe environment to take the call.  Also, if your child contacts you via phone refrain from joining the conversation or responding.  If they are sick, they should go to the school nurse who will contact you, for example.  They should not be attempting to negotiate a dismissal from school with you directly.

 

And just a bit more regarding cell phones. The Assistant Dean in charge of Health Services at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Paulette Renault-Caragianes (full disclosure--my wife), sent along the following communication to me and several other area educators two days ago:

 

“I just heard a story on the radio about how to manage the addictive nature of smartphones.  The suggestion in this story was to go from full color to grayscale to avoid the siren song of full color.  Knowing how our students struggle with being so attached to their phones, I thought I’d pass it onto you…as well as for anyone who like me wishes I wasn’t so attached to mine!

I went to find out how to do it and I also found literature indicating that it can be an adaptation for folks who are color blind as well.”

 

Here are the instructions for an IPhone

https://lifehacker.com/change-your-screen-to-grayscale-to-combat-phone-addicti-1795821843

And for Androids:

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/enable-hidden-grayscale-mode-your-pixel-nexus-no-root-needed-0178857/


Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


Influenza Update (from the Health Services Department)

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Weekly Influenza Update for

January 26, 2018, influenza-like illness (ILI *) activity is increasing, consistent with other parts of the United States.

*ILI is defined as a fever above 100.0 in addition to either cough or sore throat.

To keep influenza-like activity from spreading in the school community it is important to keep your sick child at home when he or she has symptoms of the flu. Please use the link below to access a form to determine whether your child should attend school and when they can return:

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2016/07/xb/flu-symptom-check-list.pdf


Lastly, please remember to call your school’s absentee line everyday that you keep your child home. Try to be as specific with his or her illness as possible, i.e. “home sick with fever of ___ and cough” or “home with an ear infection”, “strep infection”, “pneumonia” or “home for a fever-free day”. This will help the school nurses identify clusters of illness and prompt preventative measures.

For more information about flu prevention, please review these previously shared documents:

THE FLU: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS:

Please click on the following link/Fact Sheet pertaining to influenza.

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


National Honor Society Food Drive

Our NHS President, Olivia Palmer, wants you to know that you can help with a food drive that the NHS will be holding for the month of February. Their goal is to have a successful food drive that involves the entire community and helps bring awareness to the needs of the Maynard Food Pantry. They will be collecting the following items:


-Hearty Soups (like Progresso, Campbell's, etc) typically 18-19 oz cans

-Jello and instant pudding mixes

-canned beef stew, chili

-Chef Boyardee items (ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, etc.)


Please help our NHS students with this critically needed drive to benefit many within our community.


A Unique Casting Call for Students:

As part of the Leading the Nation celebration, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education is working with several vocational technical high schools to produce television and radio spots. The student producers are looking for other students to be in the pieces, and the producers are holding a casting call on Saturday, February 17 at Nashoba Valley Technical High School in Westford. Please share this opportunity with students who might be interested.


The Little Mermaid Maynard High School Musical is Coming!

SHOW DATES AND TIMES:

● Saturday, March 17th 7PM * OPENING NIGHT

● Sunday, March 18th 2PM

● Friday, March 23rd 7PM

● Saturday, March 24th 7PM

● Sunday, March 25th 2PM * FINAL SHOW


TICKET SALES HOURS NEXT WEEK:

Advanced Ticket Sales to Families of Cast and Crew:

● Wednesday , February 14th MHS Ticket Booth Hours 5-7PM

● Thursday , February 15th MHS Ticket Booth Hours 5-7PM

● Friday, February 16th MHS Ticket Booth Hours 5-7PM

● Saturday, February 24th MHS Ticket Booth Hours 10AM-12PM


Online Ticket Sales open Friday, February 16th at 12:00 AM www.mktix.com/mhsm (Closed at 6pm the night prior to next date’s show)

General ticket sales begin online 2/16/2018 at Midnight and Saturday February 24th February 19th -23rd

Ticket Booth will be closed for winter break.


News From The Maynard Music Association

We hope to see Fowler and MHS music parents at our March 7th meeting held in the Fowler School library - 6:30 Fowler, 7:15 Fowler/MHS, 8-9 MHS planning. There's much to plan for this spring & for 2018-2019!


Looking ahead, we need Fowler parents to be readers for the MHS Music scholarships, we need MHS music parents to help plan the music banquet, and we need you to mark your calendars for our annual Jazz Cafe (Fowler Stage Band and MHS Jazz Band event) held on Friday, March 30th at 7 pm. Details will be posted in March.


Most of all, we need YOU! Thanks in advance for learning more about what support for music education looks like in Maynard by attending our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month Fowler School library - 6:30 Fowler, 7:15 Fowler/MHS, 8-9 MHS planning.


Next up: The Calendar


March:

  • MHS Scholarship Committee - Fowler parents needed


  • MHS Music Banquet Committee -MHS parents 9-11 needed

  • 3/1-3 MHS All-State Conference

  • 3/30 Jazz Cafe (Fowler Stage Band & MHS Jazz Band


April:

  • 4/28Junior Districts Festival for Fowler band and choral students

  • MHS Scholarship Committee meets

  • MHS Senior Scholarships due from Seniors

  • MHS Music Banquet Committee meets


May:

  • 5/16 Spring Concerts for MHS

  • 5/23 MHS Ensembles

  • TBD MHS Great East Festival,

  • 5/28 MHS Memorial Day Parade AND MHS Music Banquet


  • 5/30 Fowler Bands & Stage Band

June:

  • 6/1 Fowler Band to Great East Festival

  • 6/6 4th Grade concert

  • 6/8 MHS Graduation


Questions?? -

maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

www.maynardmusic.org

FB: Maynard Music Association


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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


Have a great weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School


Student Successes & A Nod to the Superbowl Bound Patriots

posted Feb 2, 2018, 12:24 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


Once again I am pleased to let you know about student successes here at Maynard High School.


Two MHS seniors, Nicholas DeCastro and Katie Wilkins, have been nominated by the United States Department of Education to apply for the prestigious Presidential Scholars Program based on a combination of outstanding scholarship and worthwhile contributions to the community.  Only 160 graduating seniors were even nominated for this honor state-wide.  To have two students from Maynard High School invited to apply is a testament to Nick and Katie as individuals and is further evidence that MHS provides the education and opportunities that allows our students to excel.


As we enter February, course selection time for next year is just about upon us.  Stay tuned for further news and timelines in the very near future.


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


The Patriots are in the Superbowl, and the students of MHN wanted to commemorate this special occasion!


A jam-packed episode with student awards, announcements from Jazz Band & the cafeteria, and footballcentric segments from all your MHN favorites.  

Enjoy, subscribe, and let all the students know how much your enjoy seeing them on screen.


📽📷🏈MHN SUPERBOWL EDITION🏈📷📽


As always, let us know if you have any announcements you would like featured on the news.

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Preview YouTube video MHN (SUPERBOWL EDITION!) Season 3, Episode #12

MHN (SUPERBOWL EDITION!) Season 3, Episode #12






Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


News From Our Maynard SEPAC

What Do You Need to Know about Special Education?  The Maynard SEPAC invites you to our next meeting on Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. in the Fowler Library.  Do you have questions about what services might be available for your child? Questions about how the evaluation process or the IEP process works? With the school year well underway, this is sometimes the moment when parents are discovering issues and realizing questions. Come bring those questions for a conversation with SEPAC parents who can help explain the process. To RSVP or for questions, please contact Karen Heath atsepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or at (978-394-6183).


National Honor Society Food Drive

Our NHS President, Olivia Palmer, wants you to know that you can help with a food drive that the NHS will be holding for the month of February. Their goal is to have a successful food drive that involves the entire community and helps bring awareness to the needs of the Maynard Food Pantry. They will be collecting the following items:


-Hearty Soups (like Progresso, Campbell's, etc) typically 18-19 oz cans

-Jello and instant pudding mixes

-canned beef stew, chili

-Chef Boyardee items (ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, etc.)


Please help our NHS students with this critically needed drive to benefit many within our community.


The Maynard Public Schools Want you!

The Maynard Public Schools district is launching a Communication Task Force.  The group will meet at Fowler School from 6:00-7:00 on the Second Thursday of each month.  Our first meeting will be February 8. If you are interested in participating:   Please register here.   


Influenza Update (from the Health Services Department)

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Weekly Influenza Update for

January 26, 2018, influenza-like illness (ILI *) activity is increasing, consistent with other parts of the United States.

*ILI is defined as a fever above 100.0 in addition to either cough or sore throat.

To keep influenza-like activity from spreading in the school community it is important to keep your sick child at home when he or she has symptoms of the flu. Please use the link below to access a form to determine whether your child should attend school and when they can return:

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2016/07/xb/flu-symptom-check-list.pdf


Lastly, please remember to call your school’s absentee line everyday that you keep your child home. Try to be as specific with his or her illness as possible, i.e. “home sick with fever of ___ and cough” or “home with an ear infection”, “strep infection”, “pneumonia” or “home for a fever-free day”. This will help the school nurses identify clusters of illness and prompt preventative measures.

For more information about flu prevention, please review these previously shared documents:

THE FLU: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS:

Please click on the following link/Fact Sheet pertaining to influenza.

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


Patriots garb was certainly much in evidence at Maynard High School today and I suspect that many of you will be gathered together to watch the Superbowl this Sunday evening along with family and friends.  I expect to see more than a few tired eyes on Monday morning.


Whatever your interest level in the game, have a great weekend and Go Patriots!


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

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