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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).


📽📷🎥🎬 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 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.

That’s the news for this week.

Have a fantastic weekend and take care,

Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School