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Maynard High School Weathers the Storm(s) and Keeps Going Strong

posted Feb 13, 2015, 10:19 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon—

As another blizzard comes rolling toward us for this weekend, we have come to the winter vacation.  The lit Maynard High School sign at the top of Tiger Drive may not be updated, or remembered, until May or June at this rate.

Bye Bye Birdie!

Tickets are going on sale for "Bye Bye Birdie"!!!  You won't want to miss this fun '50's show, which will leave you tapping your toes and singing the songs

Tickets go on sale this Tuesday and Wednesday for families of the cast and crew only and Thursday and Friday to the general public.  Ticket booth hours are 2-4  and 6-8pm  and starting Thursday will also be available online at  


Don't miss this great show!

Principal’s Coffee

The principal’s coffee that was originally slated for this past Monday, and snowed out, has been rescheduled to Tuesday March 3rd at 7:00pm in the High School Media Center.  Superintendent Gerardi will be joining us to discuss matters of interest at Maynard High School and across the district.  Please join us!

Student Course Selection & 2nd Quarter Grades

Students in grades 8-11 are currently in the process of making their course selections for next year and are doing so electronically through IPASS.  The selection portal will remain open through Sunday February 22nd and on Monday February 23rd our guidance counselors and support staff will begin the process of finalizing selections and creating the master schedule for next year.

2nd Quarter grades are available through IPASS at this time.  Should you have any questions around grading please contact your student’s guidance counselor.

Pop’s Night

Once again the student-musicians at the Fowler Middle School and Maynard High School came together to put on a fantastic evening of entertainment for the entire Maynard community.  Cindy Blanchard and Bill Brisson are to be commended for their work with our students and the MMA (Maynard Music Association) brought essential support and volunteers to the evening to help allow for a simply wonderful evening.  Thank you!

Tiger Sports

It may seem incredible to say, but the winter sports season is rapidly coming to a close!  Our boys and girls basketball programs have once again allowed dozens of MHS students to participate in sports through the winter and our students involved with numerous co-op programs have flourished as well.  The boys basketball team is headed into the Clark Tournament and State Tournament Play and a shout out goes to our wrestlers Jake Kennedy and top ranked Ronan Ball as they head to post season work on the mat.

Anti-Domestic Violence Activities

On Tuesday, March 10th the Domestic Violence Roundtable will present the new documentary film Reject at 7:00 pm in the Lincoln-Sudbury High School Auditorium.  (Admission is free.) Reject offers a powerful look at the cost of social rejection at a young age and a timely analysis of real life educational techniques to nurture positive social development from pre-school age up. The film highlights some of the devastating consequences for victims of chronic, repeated rejection over time.  Not only is rejection hurtful, but it has the potential for erupting as violence. A study of the backgrounds of school shooters found that the majority were victims of ostracism.

This film is a great opportunity for parents, educators, and students interested in social development and education, to think together and look ahead. Please visit to view the trailer for the film.  The Roundtable would love nothing more than to fill the very large space they have reserved!

That’s it for now.

Take care and have a safe, warm and wonderful February vacation—

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School