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Mr. Charles Caragianes, M.Ed.
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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


--

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.

Attachments area

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

Celebrating Student Success as the Second Semester Begins

posted Jan 26, 2018, 9:24 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


The 3rd marking quarter, and second semester, have now begun.  Every student begins the new semester with perfect grades and attendance!


Please help us keep every student on track by making sure they are getting to school on time, that they are missing the absolute fewest days possible, and that they are making a real commitment to their academics and future.  


I’m very pleased to be able to send along the following note I received from Mrs. Blanchard regarding the achievements of some of our music students.


From Mrs. Blanchard:

I wanted to pass along some wonderful news from the  MHS music department!

We had 5 students score so highly in their Sr. District auditions in November, that they were chosen to audition for All-States.


There is no differentiation in music for size of school etc. So our musicians go head to head against students from all over the state, from AB, Newton North, Boston Latin, you name it.

All of our students scored extremely highly (one missed it by one point, a freshmen got the highest score of all, but the competition must have been very stiff as she didn't make it).


Two MHS students were accepted, which means they are among 30 or so best singers on their voice parts in all of Massachusetts! They will be performing in Symphony Hall in Boston in March.


If you see them, please congratulate Joel Stenhouse and Charlie Neuhauser on this outstanding accomplishment!



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


(A repeat episode)


From Mr. Ogden:


The students had their backs up against the clock, as they had a little under 3 hours to collaborate, plan, shoot, and edit this newscast for their midterm project grades.

As a result, we have a variety of wonderful student interactions, some entertaining and funny segments, and recent news and updates.

Also, a hilarious Fun Facts ending (I guess Emma's study tip wasn't very popular with the others).

Enjoy!


📽📷🎥🎬 MHN 🎬🎥📷📽





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).


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.   



Our Health Services Want You To Know

Flu season is upon us and this year’s outbreak has been particularly virulent nationwide.  Below you will find links to "The Flu: A Guide for Parents" thanks to our school nurse Mary Ferranti.  The links are in English, Spanish and Portuguese and are also available on the Health Services page for the Maynard Public Schools.


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


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


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


That’s the news for this week.


Have a fantastic weekend and take care,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School


The Second Quarter is Closing

posted Jan 19, 2018, 8:03 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


Well, winter did indeed strike again this week with a snow related school cancellation this past Wednesday.


As a result the first semester exam period will be extended through this coming Monday January 22nd.  January 22nd also will be the final day of the 2nd marking quarter and first semester.  Just about half of the 2017-2018 school year is now complete.


The third marking quarter, and second semester, will begin on Tuesday January 23rd.


Student course selections for the 2018-2019 school year will begin at the start of February.


The school year is moving along quickly!


This week our school Mock Trial team swung into action against Westford Academy and has two more trials coming up.  Mock Trial is a dynamic, state-wide competition where students act as attorneys and witnesses on realistic cases prepared by the Massachusetts Bar Association.  Schools then compete as prosecutors or defendendents in actual courtrooms frequently presided over by actual Massachusetts State judges.  The Massachusetts State Champion then goes on to compete at the national level.


If your student is interested in any field related to criminal justice they will want to speak to Mrs. LaBelle about becoming a member of the Mock Trial Team in the future.


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


(A repeat episode)

From Mr. Ogden:

The tenth episode of the year is the best episode thus far!


We are truly proud of our broadcast journalism class, as this is the first episode of the school year where every student in the class contributed in some way.  


There's so much to see and enjoy in this episode--from sports, to news, to entertainment, and a tribute to the girls soccer team--we know there will be something to inform and entertain both yourself and those around you.  


Share this with anybody you can; those views mean a lot to the students.


The tenth episode of season 3:

Enjoy 📽📷🎥🎬 MHN 🎬🎥📷📽




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).


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.   



Our Health Services Want You To Know

Flu season is upon us and this year’s outbreak has been particularly virulent nationwide.  Below you will find links to "The Flu: A Guide for Parents" thanks to our school nurse Mary Ferranti.  The links are in English, Spanish and Portuguese and are also available on the Health Services page for the Maynard Public Schools.


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


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


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


That’s the news for this week.


Have a fantastic weekend and take care,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School


Nearly Halfway Through the 2017-2018 School Year

posted Jan 12, 2018, 8:48 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


I’d like to begin with some important logistical news for next week, January 15-19.


Monday January 15th school is closed to celebrate Martin Luther King Day.


When students return on Tuesday January 16th we will be beginning our end of quarter, and end of first semester, exam week.  It is very important that students be in on time and ready to work each and every day of the week and are getting all assignments currently due at the end of the quarter submitted on time.


Friday January 19th is an early release day for high school students.  Friday the 19th is also scheduled to be the last day of the second marking quarter and close the first semester.


Special Note:  Despite today’s wonderfully warm weather for January, there is always the possibility of snow and school cancellations.  In the event of a school cancellation next week, there could be some adjustment to the exam schedule and close of the quarter to allow for an orderly and logical end of the semester.  Any such modifications would be communicated to you via email.


And now it’s time to acknowledge some tremendous student achievements and awards that have recently been bestowed upon our students.


This past Tuesday, at a fantastic luncheon held at Assumption College, Seniors Garvey Cummings and Joel Stenhouse were recognized by the Worcester County Superintendents’ Association for their sustained excellence in academics, extracurricular activities and community service along with 70 other students from more than 50 area high schools.  Superintendent Gerardi and I had the great honor of accompanying Garvey and Joel to this event and could not have been more proud of them as scholars and citizens.


Congratulations also go out to Maeve McCarthy for winning this year's Anti-Drug Video PSA, presented by the Maynard Elks.  Maeve's video, which takes an in-depth and heartfelt approach to the drug epidemic that has affected so many, was voted top submission of 2017.  


For her efforts she will be awarded a cash prize, and her video will move on to the state level, where she will compete for top submission in Massachusetts.


Best of luck to Maeve as she moves on to the next level.  You can see her winning submission here.


To see a list of other students' submissions, you can view them here, in the PSA playlist section.


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


From Mr. Ogden:

The tenth episode of the year is the best episode thus far!


We are truly proud of our broadcast journalism class, as this is the first episode of the school year where every student in the class contributed in some way.  


There's so much to see and enjoy in this episode--from sports, to news, to entertainment, and a tribute to the girls soccer team--we know there will be something to inform and entertain both yourself and those around you.  


Share this with anybody you can; those views mean a lot to the students.


The tenth episode of season 3:

Enjoy 📽📷🎥🎬 MHN 🎬🎥📷📽




Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


From Our Health Services

Flu season is upon us and this year’s outbreak has been particularly virulent nationwide.  Below you will find links to "The Flu: A Guide for Parents" thanks to our school nurse Mary Ferranti.  The links are in English, Spanish and Portuguese and are also available on the Health Services page for the Maynard Public Schools.


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


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


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


From Our Food Service

The food service department is no longer offering products with peanuts in them. The only product that had been offered with any peanut in it was the Teddie's peanut butter used for sandwiches. Sun Butter will now be offered as a substitute.


That’s the news for this week.


Have a fantastic weekend and take care,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

Have a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Safe and Healthy New Year!

posted Dec 22, 2017, 11:59 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


It was a fine week for Caroling at Maynard High School.


Mr. Mehigan brought his 3rd Grade students from the Green Meadow School to Maynard High School this past Wednesday and they entertained approximately 150 high school students in our cafeteria before visiting about a dozen classrooms.  Let me tell you, they do a spirited version of Jingle Bell Rock!  Thank Mr. Mehigan, and thank you to his students.  I’m already looking forward to next year.


And today our high school choral group took to the streets of Maynard for our annual round of Caroling in and around downtown Maynard.  This amazing group of students under the direction of Mrs. Blanchard always help to make the season bright for our entire community.


These events coupled with our highly successful Wind Ensemble & Jazz Band concert this past Wednesday night demonstrates the musical talents and gifts of the children of Maynard across our schools.


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

Happy Holidays from Everyone here at MHN!  A Special Holiday Episode, with all your favorite Segments taking a Holiday approach!


Enjoy the break everybody!


📽🎬🎥📷  MHN  📽🎬🎥📷




Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


Winter Vacation Reminder

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


From Our Health Services

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


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


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


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


From Our Food Service

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


A Closing Message for 2017

It is hard to believe, sometimes, how fast a year can go by.  Here we are officially a day into winter and for many of us the holidays are upon us and the New Year is less than 10 days away.


As we enter our winter vacation I wish you peace and joy in the New Year and a wonderful holiday season whatever your faith or secular traditions may be.  I hope to see you all in 2018.


Have a safe and healthy winter vacation and I know I’ll see many of you early in 2018.


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

The WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon Raises More Than $38,000!

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

Good morning,


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

Enjoy!


📽🎬🎥MHN🎥🎬📽



Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


Winter Vacation Reminder

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


From Our Health Services

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


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


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


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


From Our Food Service

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

 

Boost Our Boosters!

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


From the Organizers of Maynard Earth Day 2018

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


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


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


Join us for a brainstorm session!


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

ArtSpace Gallery and Studios, 63 Summer Street, Maynard



That’s the news for the week.


Have a great weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

Achievement in Abundance

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

Good morning,


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


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

Tune in…

Donate...

Bid…

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:


Winter Concert

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


From Our Food Service

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

 

Boost Our Boosters!

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


That’s the news for the week.


Have a great weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

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

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

Good morning,


December has arrived and winter is just about here.


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


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


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


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

Tune in…

Donate...

Bid…

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


Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

 

News From the Maynard SEPAC

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

 

Boost Our Boosters!

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


That’s the news for the week.


Have a great weekend,


Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School

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