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Catch a Trout, Take a Survey, and Come to School Every Day!

posted Apr 22, 2016, 10:01 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon—

With school vacation week here, it has been relatively quiet at Maynard High School this week.

Coming out of this last significant break of the 2015-2016 school year it is important that our students finish the academic year well during the 4th and final marking quarter.  Maintenance of excellent attendance, including on time arrival, is critical to student success.  If your student comes home and says something like, “Tomorrow is skip day.” or “Everyone’s taking tomorrow off.” don’t buy it and don’t play into it.  We’ll all be working hard right until the end of the school year exactly two months from now on June 22nd.

The Maynard Public Schools and Maynard High School is participating in an important survey to support a national study related to support for students’ social, emotional and behavioral well being.  If you have a few minutes please complete the survey.  A description from the researchers and the needed link follow:

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are working on a national research project about social, emotional, and behavioral practices used in schools.  One important piece to the project involves understanding how educators and families think about school practices to support students. MAYNARD HIGH was randomly selected from school districts across the country, and your district has agreed to participation. We invite you to participate in this survey.  

The survey includes questions about perceptions regarding the purpose and value of social, emotional, and behavioral screening; the usability of a particular approach to identifying and supporting the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students; and your demographics. Total time should take approximately 10-15 minutes, and you will not be contacted further.

Follow this link to the Survey:

Your collaboration in this important project is appreciated. You will not be paid for being in this study; however, if you participate in the survey you may choose to enter into a raffle for one of sixteen $50 Amazon gift cards once the project is completed. If you have any questions or concerns about the project in general, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Sandra Chafouleas, Project Director, at the University of Connecticut.

The University of New Hampshire Survey Center is managing survey administration for this project. For questions about the survey form or problems with the link, please contact Tracy Keirns, at the University of New Hampshire (603.862.1060 or

Thank you very much for your assistance.

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.”

Haley Fritz also has an exciting senior project she has been working on.  Haley has arranged for a forum on the “The Changing State of Media in American Politics” on Thursday April 28th from 7:00-8:30pm in the MHS auditorium.  The forum will include a panel discussion featuring Pulitzer Prize winning Globe Spotlight reporter Joan Vennochi,  Massachusetts State Senator Jamie Eldridge, Northeastern University Professor Dan Kennedy,  Mass VOTE Executive Cheryl Crawford & Raskey-Baerlein Public Affairs representative Will Rasky. Admission is free, but tickets are required.  Tickets are available by contacting Paul Orzech in the Media Center at Maynard High School or by contacting Haley at

Maynard Rod and Gun Club Children’s Trout Derby

The Maynard Rod and Gun Club will host its annual Children’s Trout Derby on Saturday April 30 and Sunday MAy 1 from 7:00am-4:00pm.  Entry fees are:  children under 7:  free, children 8-12:  $7.00, children 13-18 and adults:  $10.00.  Re-entry is allowed.  Great prizes each day.  Breakfast and lunch available.  Bait and tackle available.  Free fly fishing clinic Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm.  Call the club at 978-897-9873 or Kirk Teska at (781) 890-5678 for further details.

An open house will also be held.  The Maynard Rod and Gun Club, Inc., Old Mill Road, Maynard, Massachusetts.  Overnight camping available.


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