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posted Dec 23, 2014, 6:51 AM by Paul Orzech

Good morning—

With student dismissal today at 10:55am our first winter vacation is upon us.  Our students will be off until they return on January 5th in the new year.

Return Day

Today was “Return Day” at Maynard High School with recent MHS graduates returning to share their real world experiences of life after high school with our upper classmen.  With Our seniors less than 6 months from graduation and our juniors now actively considering their own college and post-secondary futures this is always a most timely and useful meeting.

Central Office Relocation Update

The central office relocation from the Coolidge School to Fowler will be conducted during the vacation week from December 24th throughJanuary5th.  Any business that needs to be conducted with the central office can be done at the Coolidge School before December 24th and at the Fowler school after January 6th.


The district does not want there to be any confusion as you may have seen the new sidewalk and central office sign from Coolidge being moved to the Fowler School.  Other facility and security preparations have been completed on time.  Superintendent Gerardi and the entire central office staff are excited to begin conducting business from Fowler in the New Year.

A Brief Year End Message

The first four months of the 2014-2015 school year have featured solid academic work by our students with dozens of students achieving the High Honor Roll, Honor Roll and Honorable Mention during the first quarter.  Our students’ many achievements were highlighted at our National Honor Society Induction Ceremony with over 20 new members entering.

All of our Clubs and Organizations, as well as Fall and Winter Sports, are up and running with tremendous energy giving our students an opportunity to increase their social circle and social skills while pursuing safe, school based activities of personal interest.  At the high school level there is ample research to support that involvement in extracurricular activities enhance a student’s experience of school and results in higher academic achievement for involved students as a group when compared to non-involved students as a group.  If you have a student at MHS who is not currently involved with our Clubs, Organization or Sports it’s never too late to begin.

As this calendar year draws to a close I have much to be thankful for.  I am thankful to be at Maynard High School as the Principal and to work in a school system and broader community that cares so much about the achievement and well being of its children. I am thankful for the support of my staff, students and their families.  I am thankful for the love and support of my own family at home.

I hope this message finds you well and that you too have much to be thankful for.  I wish you peace and happiness heading into the New Year.

Take care—

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School