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It's Tournament Time!

posted Feb 23, 2018, 8:12 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good morning,

I hope everyone has been enjoying the February vacation week and that our students are recharged and ready for the return to school.  Our doors will reopen for students at 7:00am on Monday February 26th for breakfast with classes beginning promptly at 7:45am.  We are now in the midst of our third marking quarter which runs until the close of school on Friday April 6th.  (Please note that the close of the third quarter has been pushed back 3 days from the original date of April 3rd to account for the 3 snow days we’ve had and to balance out the number of school days in the third and fourth grading quarters.)

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will also be engaging in the course selection process for their next school year beginning in this coming week.  It seems incredible, but the 2018-2019 school year is already on the horizon.

In some sports news, both our girls and boys basketball teams have enjoyed tremendous success over the vacation week and all season long.

Our Girls team won the Togo Tournament over the break with Senior Garvey Cummings winning an All Tournament Award and Freshman Hailey Malozzi winning the tournament MVP Award.  The girls finished the regular season with an outstanding 16-4 record and are now awaiting seeding and State Tournament play.

Meanwhile, our Boys team is defending its Clark Tournament crown and has reached the finals of that prestigious tournament for the third consecutive year.  The finals are tomorrow night at the Kneller Gymnasium at Clark University in Worcester with tip-off set for 6:00pm.  I hope to see you there.  The Boys team is currently 18-3 with the Clark Final representing the close of the regular season.  The Boys are also awaiting seeding and will also be engaged in State Tournament play where they seek to defend as reigning Division 4 State Champions.

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

Announcements from the National Honor Society, sports, Pam's Corner, Hype City and more!


Preview YouTube video MHN Episode #13 (Olympic, Valentines, Lunar New Year Edition)

MHN Episode #13 (Olympic, Valentines, Lunar New Year Edition)

Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

Annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey given in coordination with Emerson Hospital and area districts will be given to all students in grades 6, and 8-12 on Tuesday March 6, 2018.  Maynard schools have been involved in this project since 2000 and have collected valuable data around student behaviors and perceptions that have driven curriculum and policies community wide.  The survey will take approximately 40 minutes and will be completely anonymous.  If you have any questions around this process, please contact your building principal no later than Thursday, March 1.  Thank you for your support of the Maynard Schools and its initiatives.

Influenza Update (from the Health Services Department)

This flu season is proving to be unusually long and virulent.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Weekly Influenza Update for

January 26, 2018, influenza-like illness (ILI *) activity is increasing, consistent with other parts of the United States.

*ILI is defined as a fever above 100.0 in addition to either cough or sore throat.

To keep influenza-like activity from spreading in the school community it is important to keep your sick child at home when he or she has symptoms of the flu. Please use the link below to access a form to determine whether your child should attend school and when they can return:

Lastly, please remember to call your school’s absentee line everyday that you keep your child home. Try to be as specific with his or her illness as possible, i.e. “home sick with fever of ___ and cough” or “home with an ear infection”, “strep infection”, “pneumonia” or “home for a fever-free day”. This will help the school nurses identify clusters of illness and prompt preventative measures.

For more information about flu prevention, please review these previously shared documents:


Please click on the following link/Fact Sheet pertaining to influenza.

National Honor Society Food Drive

Our NHS President, Olivia Palmer, wants you to know that you can help with a food drive that the NHS will be holding for the month of February. Their goal is to have a successful food drive that involves the entire community and helps bring awareness to the needs of the Maynard Food Pantry. They will be collecting the following items:

-Hearty Soups (like Progresso, Campbell's, etc) typically 18-19 oz cans

-Jello and instant pudding mixes

-canned beef stew, chili

-Chef Boyardee items (ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, etc.)

Please help our NHS students with this critically needed drive to benefit many within our community.

The Little Mermaid Maynard High School Musical is Coming!


● Saturday, March 17th 7PM * OPENING NIGHT

● Sunday, March 18th 2PM

● Friday, March 23rd 7PM

● Saturday, March 24th 7PM

● Sunday, March 25th 2PM * FINAL SHOW


Advanced Ticket Sales to Families of Cast and Crew:

● Saturday, February 24th MHS Ticket Booth Hours 10AM-12PM

Online Ticket Sales open Friday, February 16th at 12:00 AM (Closed at 6pm the night prior to next date’s show)

General ticket sales begin online 2/16/2018 at Midnight and Saturday February 24th February 19th -23rd

Ticket Booth will be closed for winter break.

News From The Maynard Music Association

We hope to see Fowler and MHS music parents at our March 7th meeting held in the Fowler School library - 6:30 Fowler, 7:15 Fowler/MHS, 8-9 MHS planning. There's much to plan for this spring & for 2018-2019!

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

  • 3/1-3 MHS All-State Conference

  • 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

Take care and have a great weekend,

Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School