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Great Student Successes and An Event Filled Week Ahead

posted Mar 16, 2018, 8:37 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

Despite weather related school cancellations it has been another great week of news at Maynard High School.


Since my last installment of News & Notes both our Girls & Boys Basketball teams captured the Central Massachusetts Sectional Title in State Tournament play thus reaching the “Final Four” in Division 4.


Our Girls Basketball team upset the 1, 2 & 3 seeds in Central Massachusetts on the road to the first ever sectional title in school history.  What a truly remarkable achievement! Congratulations go out to Head Coach Kristyn Howes and her staff along with all of the players who have worked so hard and selflessly this historic season.


Meanwhile, our Boys Basketball Team captured its 3rd consecutive Central Massachusetts Sectional Title.  Congratulations go out to Coach Paul Howes and his staff along with the dedicated roster of players who continue a tremendous tradition.


Both teams played in the State Semifinals in Springfield this past Monday night with our girls team suffering a narrow 2 point defeat while our boys team cruised to an impressive victory.  With this win the boys team will be moving on to an incredible 3rd straight State Final game.


With this in mind, please join us in Springfield tomorrow morning at 11:00am at Springfield College for the Boys Division 4 State Championship Game against Pope John.   By coming on out you’ll be able to watch our Tigers continue their state title defense as they seek a second consecutive state crown.


In other exciting news student Jennie Miller scored an outright first place award at the Salem Film Festival for her video submission “This is Beauty.”  This festival is open to adults and students alike with submissions from around the region. To win the top prize at such a broadly competitive event is a glittering achievement indeed.


And finally, it is time for The Little Mermaid to open at 7:00pm tomorrow, Saturday March 17th.  Our students and a dedicated team of adult supporters have been working diligently to create a magical production.  Tickets are selling quickly for this Disney favorite--don’t be shut out! Further details about the show and purchasing tickets can be found below.


And now, thanks to Mr. Ogden’s Classes, the Latest Installment of the Maynard High News!

A jam-packed episode with all of your favorite segments and student hosts!  


We also have special announcements regarding The Little Mermaid play, the Field Hockey Team, Earth Day, and the MA Burn Awareness PSA winners!  


As always, if there is anything you would like to see on the news, please just let us know and we will do our best to get it on the air for the whole community to see.




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Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

For Rising 9th Graders:  The Class of 2022

The 8th grade team is working closely with high school staff to prepare students for the transition to high school.  Due to all of the recent snow and the scheduling conflicts that created, the process will now begin on March 19th when the counselors from Maynard High School will come to Fowler to  speak with students about course selection and policies. A date for Up-Day is being selected for May/June. On that day students will have the chance to tour the high school, have questions answered and hear about clubs/activities that are available. Additional activities are being discussed and planned that will help students make a smooth transition to Maynard High School.

The Little Mermaid Maynard High School Musical is Coming!

Disney's smash hit The Little Mermaid will be put on by the students of Maynard High School with opening night tomorrow, Saturday March 17th.  Tickets are now on sale and available at our ticket booth and online. Please see details below on how to purchase your tickets.  This is sure to be a best selling show with sellouts galore.

Ticket booth Hours: (tickets will be sold outside of the MHS auditorium)

● Friday, March 16th MHS 5-7 PM

● Saturday,March 17th MHS 5-7 PM

● Sunday, March 18th MHS 12-2PM

● Monday, March 19th MHS 5-7 PM

● Wednesday, March 21st MHS 5-7 PM

● Friday, March 23rd MHS 5-7 PM

● Saturday, March 24th MHS 5-7 PM

● Sunday, March 25th MHS 12-2PM

To purchase tickets online go to​

Show Dates:

March 17th, at 7

March 18th, at 2

March 23rd, at 7

March 24th, at 7

March 25th, at 2

This show will be truly magical--please plan on joining in the fun!

AP Testing

Students enrolled in AP Classes will be taking their AP Tests in just a few weeks.  The fees for the various tests are now due for each student test and the tests themselves will be ordered next week.  Please contact AP Coordinator Lisa MacLean if you have any questions about registration or fees.

Spring Sports News

Spring sports start March 19th. Have your student listen to the announcements for sign-up meetings. Initial eligibility requirements are: paid activity fee, updated physical and online registration. Contact Mr. Caruso for details.

Spring offerings: Boys and Girls Track(7th-12), Baseball, Softball, Co-op Lacrosse with Bromfield

An Introduction From Our New Track Coach

Spring has arrived, when the track and field team starts to practice! My name is Brian Beaulieu and I will be the new head coach for the boy’s track and field team, and it is precisely team and personal growth that we will be focusing on this year. I will take my years of track and running knowledge and infuse it into a fun team environment where we focus on self-improvement while at the same time cheering on others success. This team will be for new or experienced athletes with the requirement that you seriously work each day to improve your own performance. Everyone is welcome, and I hope many of you are here on day one.

A Wonderful New Scholarship Brought to MHS by The Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers of Southern New Hampshire has elected to establish a scholarship fund to benefit a Maynard High School graduating senior who is a young woman headed into an engineering or STEM related field.

The first annual Laura Schuler Cossette Scholarship Fundraiser will be held on Saturday April 21st at 6:00pm at the Maynard Elks at 34 Powdermill Road.  The scholarship has been established to honor the memory of 1980 Maynard High School graduate Laura Schuler Cossette. Admission is $25.00. There will be food, an auction, Cash Bar, and music provided by the Groove Street Band.

Please join us for this spring soiree with proceeds to benefit a worthy MHS graduate and in memory of a distinguished Maynard High School alumna.

Enough:  National School Walkout Day

Excerpted from Superintendent Gerardi’s Blog with Additional comments from Mr. Caragianes in italics


The March 14th activities were postponed due to the recent school cancellations related to the heavy snowfall.  Students anticipate moving ahead with activities this coming week.


The Maynard public Schools Administration and Teachers Association have already had meetings on how we can support our students interest in recognizing the 17 lives that were lost during the Parkland Florida tragedy.

The administration is working closely with other school districts as well as the Maynard Police and Fire Departments to support this event with safety in mind.  It is the consensus that this is a student event on a school campus and there will only be students and staff in attendance.

We have supported the Student Government as they plan what they believe would be a thoughtful event.  They have planned a 17 minute walk in silence out of classes for a respectful memoriam to the students who lost their live in Parkland Florida.  The walk will culminate in the school with an opportunity for students who would like to express their views in a respectful and constructive manner to write Congresswomen, Congressmen, and other elected officials their opinion on school safety.  The Maynard students are so thoughtful that they want to be inclusive of all opinions and not stand on one political side of a difficult topic.


Additionally, Maynard High School students have been invited to write directly to students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.  A former Maynard High School teacher who moved to Florida several years ago is currently a teacher at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and was actually in the building when the shooting occurred.  She has reached out to Maynard High School and our students will be given the opportunity, should they choose, to respond to her students.

We believe that this student led event will be an opportunity for our students to learn about peaceful civic engagement in a meaningful way.

Our student government has been mature, and of sound and sober judgement as they have discussed the events of Parkland and how they hope to respond.  The administration and staff of Maynard High School will be supportive of our students, are working with the Maynard Police and Fire Departments to maintain a safe environment, and will work to ensure that this event is a respectful and meaningful experience for all students who choose to participate.


News From The Maynard Music Association

Looking ahead, we need Fowler parents to be readers for the MHS Music scholarships, we need MHS music parents to help plan the music banquet, and we need you to mark your calendars for our annual Jazz Cafe (Fowler Stage Band and MHS Jazz Band event) held on Friday, March 30th at 7 pm. Details will be posted in March.

Most of all, we need YOU! Thanks in advance for learning more about what support for music education looks like in Maynard by attending our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month Fowler School library - 6:30 Fowler, 7:15 Fowler/MHS, 8-9 MHS planning.

Next up: The Calendar


  • MHS Scholarship Committee - Fowler parents needed

  • MHS Music Banquet Committee -MHS parents 9-11 needed

  • 3/30 Jazz Cafe (Fowler Stage Band & MHS Jazz Band


  • 4/28Junior Districts Festival for Fowler band and choral students

  • MHS Scholarship Committee meets

  • MHS Senior Scholarships due from Seniors

  • MHS Music Banquet Committee meets


  • 5/16 Spring Concerts for MHS

  • 5/23 MHS Ensembles

  • TBD MHS Great East Festival,

  • 5/28 MHS Memorial Day Parade AND MHS Music Banquet

  • 5/30 Fowler Bands & Stage Band


  • 6/1 Fowler Band to Great East Festival

  • 6/6 4th Grade concert

  • 6/8 MHS Graduation

Questions?? -

FB: Maynard Music Association


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

Snow or no snow, there’s always a lot going on at Maynard High!

Take care and have a great weekend,

Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School