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Happy New Year!

posted Sep 1, 2016, 12:12 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--

We have just completed the first week of the 2016-2017 school year in great style and we are off and running.

Our guidance counselors have been hard at work resolving any scheduling issues that can, unfortunately, arise for some students.  This year the total number of students requiring scheduling adjustments was quite small  (Though for those students and families involved it is always a bit unsettling until everything is set).  I spoke with the guidance staff at about noon today and at this time virtually every student has been squared away.  This is a huge difference from my first year at MHS in August of 2011 when lines could be seen in front of the guidance area all day long for a full week.  Thank you to Ms. MacLean, Ms. MacPhee & Ms. Muise for all of their hard work helping to get the school year off to a great start.

Now that our students have met their teachers, found their lockers, and gotten used to to how their schedules work we will be pausing for four days during the Labor Day break.  There is no school from Friday September 2nd through Monday September 5th.  We will reopen on Tuesday September 6th at 7:00am.  Starting Tuesday the rhythm of the school year will really be established and we will be looking for outstanding student attendance including, timeliness in the morning, to help establish the flow that is essential to learning.

Clubs and activities will be starting up soon and are open to all of our students.  Fall sports are underway, but it’s not too late to begin if a student signs up soon.

What follows are some announcements and dates you may find of use:

Maynard Music Association News

The MMA (Maynard Music Association) would like to welcome everyone to our first monthly meeting next Wednesday night in the Fowler library.  MMA Fowler will meet from 7:00- 7:30, joint business from 7:30-8:15, High School 8:15-9:00.  All are welcome.

Thanks to Maynard High School music student, Patrick O'Neil, MMA has a new website (  Please check it out for the latest news and information.

All 8th grade band students are encouraged to purchase band jackets for outside performances.  Please see our website for details and order forms.

Plans for our annual Casino Night are well underway.  Our next planning meeting will be held on Thursday evening, September 15th at 7:00 at Bonnie Wilson's house (13 Sherman Street).  All are welcome.

A Message From Football Coach Ogilvie

If there are any interested 9-12 grade students interested in playing football, please contact Coach Ogilvie or Coach Pileeki. Coach Ogilvie arrives at 315 to the school

Be a Proud Tiger Booster!

Dear parents and guardians! Happy beginning of the school year! It means that the football season is about to start as well! You can show your support to our Tigers by placing a shout out in the football programs. You can address it to a specific player or to the whole team in general. It is only $5! Your orders must be submitted and paid via cash or check by Wednesday, 9/7. Please email Olga Doktorov with any questions.

Shout Out

Congratulations are in order for varsity basketball coach, Paul Howes for being named Central Massachusetts Division Four Coach of the Year.  This is the 3rd time Coach Howes has won this prestigious honor.  Well done and well earned!

That’s the news for this shortened week.

I hope you all have a restful and enjoyable long weekend--

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School