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A Great Week at MHS--Thanks to Our Students!

posted Apr 8, 2016, 12:36 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon—

First, a reminder.  The April School vacation is almost upon us with MHS closed for classes from the close of school at 2:05pm on Friday April 15th until we return at 7:00am on Monday April 25th.  Sports practices and games will be occurring along with some additional extracurricular activities.  Your students should check with their coaches or advisors for schedules.

The 3rd marking quarter of the year ended today.  Grades are being inputted into iPass, will be verified and then report cards will be released.  This process takes about a week.

Meanwhile, it has been a great week at Maynard High School.  Check out this Week’s Beacon Villager for a wonderful cover story about our sophomores students and custodial staff working together.  Many thanks to Class Advisor Olga Doktorov for her efforts bringing this about.

We had a slow start this past Monday morning with our blood drive as the snow created some late arrivals but we rallied before lunch.  Volunteering students were polite and helpful throughout the day.  When all was said and done the American Red Cross collected 36 pints of blood which is a new school record.  Several students and teachers gave double reds.  This means that we provided a sufficient amount of blood to save 108 lives. The Red Cross coordinator remarked that at larger schools they may only collect 20 pints of blood.  A big thank you goes out to everyone who made this happen especially our Peer Leaders, Staff member Rochelle Lerner who advises our Peer Leaders and Trish DeMars who worked around not being able to use the gym or the outdoors on an icy morning.

We make a difference.

There was a major dance competition from April 1st to 3rd at South Hadley High School  over the past weekend and several Maynard High Students were involved.

Team members included:  Georgia Lawton,Sofia Adams, Sofia Lappas, Garvey Cummings, Maddie Berry, Olivia Palmer, Jay Stout, Megan Tucker, Michaela Barbagalo, Molly Gavin & Lily Elwell.

Awards Winners from Maynard High abounded including::

Georgia Lawton - 1st place in 13-15 age group

Garvey Cummings- 2nd place in 16-24 age group

Sofia Lappas- 2nd place in 13-15 age group

Jay Stout- 3rd place in 13-15 age group

Garvery Cumming and Jay Stout- 1st place 13-15 duos/trios

Michaela, Olivia, Sofia Lappas and Garvey came in first for their group performance age group 16-18.

Congratulations go out to the entire group!

Also, thanks goes out to our PTO for funding three grants at MHS to two of our science teachers, Nancy Griffin and  Valerie Cairns, and to Jen Adams our SAGA staff adviser.  Please come on over to MHS for our next PTO meeting (more below).

Many Activities and Events are Upcoming and Information Follows:

Senior Projects

Miranda DeBruyn, a senior at Maynard High School, is doing a fundraiser this spring for her senior project. She will be selling bracelets for Buddy Dog, a local non-kill animal shelter, for $5 dollars at lunch and can be reached anywhere around the school. She can also be reached at her personal email for those outside of the school. Cash is preferred Miranda is also doing a blanket drive for the shelter. A box will be left in the main office. Miranda says, “Thank you so much in advance for everyone's donations.”                                                  

Prom is Fast Approaching!

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan invites the public to “2016 prom prep” and a discussion about healthy dating relationships.

Prom prep will be held on April 9th from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Empire Beauty School at 347 Pleasant Street in Malden.  Call 781-397-7400 for more details.


Due to school vacation the next PTO meeting will be held next Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 pm in the media center.  Please join us to discuss the teacher appreciation luncheon coming up on May 6th.


Bus registration for the 2016-2017 school year will begin on May 9, 2016.  Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at 3-R Tiger Drive.  Registration Forms will be available on our website and all school offices starting on May 6.  No forms will be accepted before May 9.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 for the 2nd or more.

Note:  If you have a student entering 7th grade  at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful weekend—

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School