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Come See Grease and then on To Springfield!

posted Mar 18, 2016, 9:19 AM by Chuck Caragianes

It is shaping up to be another huge weekend at Maynard High School and for our students.

Three great productions of the school musical Grease will be going off on Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.  This is a must see event and just a few tickets remain. (Details can be found below.)

Meanwhile, our Boy’s Basketball team will be playing in the State Title game on Saturday afternoon at 2:15pm at Springfield College.  Maynard has not won a state title in any sport since 1971 nor reached a state final in any sport in 23 years.  The team’s accomplishments are already at a once a generation level.  Please join us in Springfield to root our Tigers on!  Student fan busses will be leaving Maynard High at noon.  Sign ups for the busses have been handled here at the school on a first come first serve basis.

This morning featured our annual March Madness Competition sponsored and organized with skill and aplomb by our Student Government members, followed by a send off for the basketball team as they headed to Springfield.  Classes resumed with a real sense of positive energy in the building.

Many Activities and Events are Upcoming and Information Follows:

MHS Presents Grease:

Come see GREASE, the popular rock ‘n’ roll musical, performed on March 18, 19 and 20 at Maynard High School. You’ll hear your favorite doo wop songs from the original Broadway musical and hit movie, like “Summer Nights” and “Greased Lightning”, and see thrilling dance numbers like “Born to Hand Jive” and “We Go Together.”

Show times are at 7pm for Friday and Saturday performances, and at 2 pm on Sunday.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/students and are available at both the Maynard High School ticket booth and For more information, please visit:

The Ticket Booth will be open before all shows.

Senior Projects

Samantha Cutler has been researching the increasing rates of stress and anxiety on elementary students.  As part of her Senior Project, she is working with the Green Meadow Elementary School to replace the chairs in a first grade classroom with yoga balls.  During the intermissions of the performances of Grease on March 18, 19, and 20, she will be raffling a Bose Soundlink Color speaker, a pair of Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones, and a $50 gift card to the Nashoba Valley Ski Area.  Her goal is to raise $500 in order to buy twenty four yoga balls.  If you would like to contribute to her project, be sure to visit her table during intermission!

Shannon Smith has been researching the newest developments in cancer treatments known as cancer immunotherapy. As part of her Senior Project she is interning at Emerson Hospital as well as hosting a walk-a-thon to help raise money for cancer immunotherapy as way to make a direct impact on the cancer community. The walk will be held on Thursday. April 7th, 2016 at the Maynard High School track from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For more information about this project and to make donations prior to the event, visit Shannon's website <>.

Building Bridgesat Northeastern University

About the Building Bridges Program:

  • Bi-annual event to provide high school students with the opportunity to explore Northeastern University’s College of Engineering

  • Full day of interactive engineering activities to help students understand the various engineering disciplines, led by COE faculty and students from all of the engineering departments

  • Introduction to research programs and initiatives at Northeastern

  • Overview of potential career paths and higher education options

  • Networking opportunities to meet and talk with current University students and faculty members

  • Interactive lunch session with industrial engineering challenges

Additional Information:

  • Breakfast and lunch included with registration

  • Group visits and school trips welcome – contact for special arrangements

Registration is now open! Please register at  Registration closes on Friday, April 8, 2016.

Building Bridges will take place on Friday, April 15, 2016. If you would like more information regarding the program, email Claire Duggan.

An Evening with Fernando Reimers

This is an invitation to all members of the Carlisle, Concord, Concord-Carlisle, Lincoln, Lincoln-Sudbury, Maynard, and Sudbury School and Town Communities to an event at Maynard High School titled, An Evening with Fernando Reimers.

Fernando Reimers is the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education.  He has recently written the book "Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century."  This book compares the educational systems of six countries including Chile, China, India, Mexico, Singapore and the United States of America.

Time:             7:00 PM  Presentation

                       8:30 PM  Book Signing                                                        

Date:               March 30, 2016

Place:              Maynard High School Performing Arts Center

Fee:                 None*

* Books can be purchased online at the following link:

Please RSVP at :

Using Mindfulness to Relieve Stress and Create Ease in Daily Life

Please join the Maynard SEPAC on Tuesday, April 5th @ 7pm in the Fowler School Library.

Mindfulness is such a big “buzz” word these days.

Have you ever wondered what it’s all about?

Why and how it can be so helpful when dealing with stressful situations?

Everyone can benefit from learning about and implementing a mindfulness practice!

Come join us for this adults-only presentation and learn how and why to incorporate stillness and meditation into your life.

Laura Grundstrom, YogaKids Certified Teacher, RYT200 and

Kyra Marino, RYT200, Owner of Revolution Community Yoga in Acton, MA

will offer practical ways to include this in your daily routines. We'll also talk about child-friendly ways to present these concepts so that you can go home and practice mindfulness with your children.

It takes 21 days to create a new habit so begin with us and see how mindfulness can benefit you and your family on a daily basis! Please RSVP to Jen Scott at or 978-897-2735 to attend.

Free and open to the public.

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.

Reminders:   Parking, Student Drop-Off and Student Pick-Up.

As a reminder our student parking lot is the lot closest to Tiger Drive on the auditorium side of the building, our visitor parking is directly in front of the main entrance and our Faculty & Staff Parking Lot is by the Gymnasium.  When these lots are used as designated there is ample room in each area, even under snowy conditions, and traffic flow in the morning and afternoon is excellent.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up by both drivers and school busses occurs in the circular drive directly in front of the main entrance.

Vans and approved cars for students with physical needs use the handicapped designated spots in front of the gymnasium entrance and these spots should never be used or blocked, even briefly, by other vehicles.

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful weekend—

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School

Go Tigers!