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Memorial Day Musings

posted May 23, 2013, 3:45 PM by Chuck Caragianes
With Memorial Day upon us it is a time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next.  For many of us there will be quiet contemplative moments mixed in with the joy of "Kicking -Off" the summer season.

A Few Reminders and Thank Yous

Key dates and events are filling the school calendar.  Along with many sports teams in action this weekend for Maynard High School the following events are up in the next 10 days:

Monday evening May 27th the Maynard Music Association is holding its annual dinner at the Maynard Elks at 5:00pm.  Contact the MMA for details.  A big thank you also goes out to the MMA for funding two additional scholarships for our graduating seniors this year.

Tuesday May 28th our Seniors will have their annual day trip, with Lunch at Fire & Ice in Boston to be followed by a trip to see Blue Man Group.  It will be a fantastic afternoon of entertainment and fun.

Wednesday May 29th our Seniors will have their first graduation practice with an evening Harbor Cruise that night.  Buses leave at 4:15pm and return at 11:00pm.

Thursday May 30th Senior Awards night begins promptly at 7:00pm in the MHS gym.  Please join our seniors as we recognize their many and varied accomplishments.

Friday May 31st is our final graduation rehearsal to immediately be followed by a PTO Luncheon hosted especially for our soon to be graduates.  Thank yous go out to our fabulous PTO!!

Saturday June 1st is our graduation ceremony to be held at Alumni Field, weather permitting, or at the Fowler School in the event of inclement weather.  We will begin at 5:00pm.

A reminder also goes out to our freshmen and their parents that the Science MCAS test will be given on Tuesday June 4th & Wednesday June 5th.  Students need to be punctual, and any absences must be appropriately documented to allow for make-ups to be given.  This is by state regulation.

Maynard High School Photobook

Check out our homepage and you will find a new link to the Maynard High School Photobook.  With demolition of the current building nearly upon us MHS Senior Vivian Dao took on the challenge of documenting the building for posterity before it is gone for good.  Vivian coordinated the entire project with technical assistance from MHS teachers John Flynn and Paul Orzech and engaged dozens of students in this venture.  A photo and essay contest with prizes generously donated from Erickson's Ice Cream and an anonymous donor made this project all the more enjoyable.  Thank you Erickson's and thank you Vivian Dao!

Construction Update & Packing Up MHS

Construction remains on time and on budget for the new MHS.  You will notice large earth moving activities underway, new fence lines being formed, and the construction trailers used to coordinate activities moved to a new location on the grounds very shortly.  All this is being done as major grading of the site around the building is now starting.

Meanwhile orange packing crates are now cropping up by the hundreds around the old MHS as we pack and prepare to move.  As of this writing it is only 29 days until the old MHS is shut down for educational activities forever.

The High School Temporary Home--A Reminder

From June 24th to August 2nd all high school administrative functions will be housed at the Green Meadow School as construction continues on the new MHS.  It is anticipated that administrative functions will transfer to the new MHS building on Monday August 5th.  Please bear with us as we bring the construction project home to completion.

More news to follow next week.

Take care and have a safe, enjoyable, restful and thoughtful Memorial Day Weekend.

Chuck Caragianes


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