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A time to Pause and Reflect

posted May 25, 2018, 11:30 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

The whirlwind that is the 4th marking quarter at Maynard High School continues with our Sophomores completing their Mathematics MCAS tests this week and our Freshmen gearing up for their Science MCAS tests on June 6th and 7th.

This past week has also featured the second top notch concert of the spring with Mrs. Blanchard and Ms. Gately leading outstanding vocal and instrumental performances for a large and appreciative crowd on Wednesday evening.  Look for our Marching Band to be in full stride for the Memorial Day Parade on Monday.

Just last night our High School Quiz Show team of Riley Hines, Noah DeCastro, Sarah Synan, Catherine Sherman and Owen Sullivan-Dale competed in a WGBH TV Extra Credit event in Plainville, Massachusetts held at the An Unlikely Story bookstore & cafe.  This great event was hosted by author Jeff Kinney and our team finished an impressive second just a razor thin margin out of first place.  Many thanks go to Mr. Luther and Ms. Makovoz for their guidance and support of this terrific school club and the trip to western Massachusetts.  Congratulations to all!

Meanwhile, congratulations also go out to Junior Christy Teska. Christy won the Pole Vault competition at the State Qualifying Meet while setting a meet record at 10' 4".  She will be competing in the State Meet next week.

To say our seniors are in the home stretch would be an incredible understatement.  They began their final exam period this past Wednesday May 23rd and their last class day is this coming Wednesday May 30th.  Senior Awards Night will be held Wednesday June 6th at 7:00pm in our gymnasium, and our Graduation ceremonies will be held Friday evening June 8th at 6:30pm at Alumni Field (weather permitting).  In the event of inclement weather, or a forecast of inclement weather, Graduation ceremonies will be held on the same date and time in the high school gymnasium.


As a quick reminder, the Maynard Public Schools will be closed this coming Monday in observance of Memorial Day.


Now thanks to Mr. Ogden’s Classes TWO New Installments of the Maynard High News!

In This Week's First Great Episode:


Many in our senior class say goodbye to their audience, as they are finishing up the school year.  The return of student favorite from last year, Simple Cooking makes a comeback. Kobe has an all new video game review, and much much more!

Give us a view, and please share the link with people in the community.  If you have anything that we can feature, please let us know.



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Preview YouTube video MHN #21 (Senior Goodbyes)

MHN #21 (Senior Goodbye In This Week’s Second Great Episode:

The seniors produced and directed this final episode, where they say farewell to their peers, pass their segments on to the next generation, and say their final goodbyes.

An emotional ending, as the seniors of MHN Season 3 are finished with their roles on the newscast.

But don't worry, we still have episodes to come, as the juniors take over and finish season 3 strong.  Let us know if you have any announcements you would like to see on the news!


📽🎥📷  MHN  📷🎥📽

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Preview YouTube video MHN #22 (Senior's Final Episode)

MHN #22 (Senior's Final Episode)

Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

Elections for Next Year's Student Government Positions are Next Week

Student council elections will be held June 1st . These positions include Student Council President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Director. All candidates must make a speech on May 31st. Speeches must be submitted and approved by Ms. LaBelle on May 30th. Speeches will be during the last period class. Students of any grade level can run for student council officer positions.

Students can also apply for an at-large position on the council. These positions are advisory, non-voting and you do not make a speech. Students interested in these positions may pick up a signature sheet from Ms. LaBelle and will also need a letter of recommendation from a staff member.

Maynard High  School Has Been Chosen to Appear on Channel 5 News, Once again!

The segment was created by our two MHN anchors Jordan Cedeno and Emma Rubio, with Dauntea Ruggiero operating the camera, and Keller Kirlin performing the editing.  The fun segment will air this Tuesday 5/29 at 5:10am and 6:10am on Channel 5's Eye Opener; the number 1 rated morning-news-program in New England.  The Eye Opener morning newscast reaches hundreds of thousands of viewers in the Boston/New England area, and it will be great to see Maynard showcased to such a large audience.  In case you missed it, here is last year's EyeOpener submission.

Set you alarm clocks to wake up after the 3 day weekend, and tune in to support Maynard, its students, and its high school!

Enjoy the long weekend! 👍

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Preview YouTube video Wake Up Call from Maynard High School

The SEPAC Ice Cream Social

The Maynard SEPAC invites Maynard special education students, parents and siblings to our annual Spring Ice Cream Social onTuesday, June 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Fowler School Cafeteria. We’ll have lots of crafts, activities, and fun for the whole family! (Plus ice cream!) This event is free and open to the whole family for students receiving special education services in Maynard. Please contact Karen Heath with any questions or to RSVP at sepacoutreach@ or 978-394-6183.

The Spring Update From The Maynard Music Association

MMA Banquet:  This year's senior banquet is set for Monday, May 28th at 5:00 at the Maynard Elks. Graduating seniors are free. Tickets for adults are $15, and students are $5.00 per person and will be available at the MHS May 16th concert, but pre-ordering is encouraged with the order form on our website (  Order forms are also available on our website.  Tickets will not be available at the door on the day of the banquet.  

Volunteers Needed:  Parents of students in grades 9-11 are needed to help set up the Elks for the MMA banquet, serve food, and clean up after the event.  Please email MMA if you are available to help:

Summer Music Camp for Grades 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:

2018-19 Open MMA Positions:  MMA is seeking candidates for the following positions. Please attend our next MMA meeting on May 2 and email interest to  

  • High School Treasurer

  • High School Co-Chairperson

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.  

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 28th Memorial Day Parade

  • May 28th  MMA Banquet - Maynard Elks

  • June 8th  Graduation


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

Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association

The Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to the summer season in New England and it also is a time of remembrance and reflection for those who are no longer with us, and for those who have sacrificed for us in more ways than can be counted.  I hope you a chance to enjoy both aspects of this long weekend.

Take care and have a wonderful and meaningful Memorial Day weekend,

Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School