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Enjoy a Lovely 3 Day, Fall Weekend!

posted Oct 6, 2017, 12:46 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

We have arrived at the Columbus Day three day weekend and more than half of the first marking period is now complete.  The last day of the first quarter is now less than a month away and falls on Friday November 3rd.  I hope you and your student have an opportunity to relax and recharge this long weekend, perhaps enjoy some fall foliage or apple picking, and that your son or daughter returns on Tuesday ready to finish up the first quarter well.

All of our sports teams remain in action with busy weeks ahead right through Thanksgiving and I hope you have a chance to take in a game or games to support our student athletes.

News From the Studios of WAVM & Mr. Ogden’s Class

A Replay of Last Week’s edition:

Students are learning and applying so many aspects of television production, as can be seen in this most recent issue.  As you watch, please take note of and decipher all the aspects that go into each episode, including: script writing, segment producing, graphic design, directing, camera and audio work, interviews, research, editing, collaboration, and more.  

We have a strong group this season, so please continue to show your support by sharing and viewing these newscasts.



Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:




We are the Maynard Special Education Parent Advisory Council, and our first event of the school year is the Parent Pizza Party on Thursday, October 12 at 7 pm in the Fowler School Library. If you've been curious about what the SEPAC does, want to learn more about the Special Education Program in Maynard, or just want to meet some other awesome families, come join us for pizza! We are also eager to hear from people interested in getting involved in working with SEPAC (planning social events for our kids and families, being a resource for other parents, etc.) Please RSVP for October 12 to Karen Heath at or at 978-394-6183. Free and open to the public.

Fund raiser for MHS Spanish Exchange at El Huipil

MHS students just enjoyed the first part of an amazing exchange with students from Tomares, Spain who visited us earlier this month.  Now the students are working towards paying for the second part of the exchange, when we visit them.

El Huipil, an authentic Mexican restaurant right in downtown Maynard, has generously agreed to donate 10% of food sales every Monday night for the month of October towards MHS’s student trip to Spain.  This includes eat in and take out orders (but not drinks).  So, leave the cooking to El Huipil on Monday nights and enjoy their food either in your home or with friends at the restaurant.  Thank you for your support.

Where:  El Huipil Restaurant in Maynard

When:  Each Monday in October

What:  10% of your dinner order will be donated to the MHS trip to Spain

From the Maynard Music Association

Dates to Know:  Please view our website for up-to-date calendar information.

October 6th:  Pep band

October 7th:  Jazz/Wind Ensemble to perform at Maynard Fest

October 13th:  Pep band

October 23rd:  Auditions for Little Mermaid begin

Music Sweatshirt order forms  (due this week) and

Concert Program Kudo forms (due 10/20)

These are found on the website (, in your curriculum night packets and with your student's band teachers!

Thank you for supporting music!

Casino Game Night Class Baskets: Donations Due Friday (extended)

Grade Level donations to the class baskets are due by the end of the week. Thanks to all who dropped off donations at the curriculum nights, handed a donation to a coordinator, or who have mailed into the MHS/MMA mailbox at 1 Tiger Drive.

Here are your coordinators!!

6th: Allison Clements -

7th: John Cafarella -

8th: Justine St. John or Stephanie Gavin

9th: Christine Boutin -

10th  - Justine St. John

11th  - Carrie Longo

12th Danielle Ullrich -

*no 5th grade volunteer

Casino Game Night Music Fundraiser: Mark your calendars Saturday, November 4th from 6:30-11 pm at the Maynard Elks

See voucher information below

Ask via about complimentary babysitting by the MHS band/chorus students.

Casino Game Night Fundraiser Meetings: all other Mondays

We will be meeting at 13 Sherman St. on all of the remaining MONDAYS of this month: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

All music parents in 4-12 are welcome to join us.

Needed NOW: volunteer dealers at the event (parents, teachers, community are welcome to have a quick training on dealing! This is a whole lot of fun!!

contact: Lynda

Casino Game Night Voucher Sales have begun: Come play!

Please see our website or our FB page or our FB event page for the order form! $40 each or 2/$70 or $45 day of the event.

$3000 in gaming chips per voucher. NO additional chips are sold at the event. Appetizers and desserts are provided. Auction Items, silent auction items, exciting pre-game prizes and prize baskets are featured.


The Maynard High School Athletic Hall of Fame (MHSAHF) Board is excited to announce its 7th Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony  scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6 PM to 11:00 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard.  The past six events have been a huge success and have sold out!

We are proud to announce the 7th set of inductees to the Maynard High School Hall of Fame: Brianna Freeman Azier (2001), Christopher Cavazza (1989), Steve Curcio (1989), Douglas Cush (1969), Joe Kalinowski (1976), Echo Freeman Louissaint (2001), James Luker (1957), Barry McNulty (1980), Bob Oksa (1973), Leigh Romanowski (1959) and James Stewart (1997).

It is always a great evening of celebration and a great opportunity to see friends and classmates of Maynard High School.  The festivities will include a cocktail hour (with cash bar) followed by a buffet dinner from6:30 PM to 8 PM, followed by the induction ceremony and ending with a social.

This banquet is open to all!  Tickets are available for $40/ea until November 10th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing  or . The board members of MHSAHF also have tickets for sale.  Feel free to contact Jennifer Adams, Mary Brannelly, Ted Donnelly, Liz Fairweather,  Terry Lamoureux, Bill Mullin, Ed Mullin or  Herb Symes. Tables of 10 may also be reserved.  Whether you are young or older, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the great achievements of Maynard’s past student athletes!  View our website at to see the list of past years' inductees.

If you know an athlete who you feel deserves to be inducted into the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame at a future Induction Ceremony,  please go to the website and complete a nomination form  Additionally, donations are always greatly appreciated and may be forwarded to the MHSAHF, PO Box 56, Maynard, MA 01754.  The Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization under Section 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) and donations are tax deductible.

That’s the news for the week and have a wonderful long, fall weekend,

Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School