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October Means Halloween & PSATs

posted Oct 3, 2014, 12:45 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good Afternoon—

I sent out an additional email message earlier this afternoon regarding an electronic App known as Yik Yak.  I would urge you to read that message if you haven’t already.

It has been a busy week at Maynard High School in many positive ways.  This past Wednesday we had our annual Back to School Night attended by nearly 200 adults.  Our Peer Leaders and National Honor Society students held a highly successful bake sale and also acted as guides and assistants throughout the building.  Many thanks to all who attended, and all who assisted.

We are now halfway through the first marking quarter and the school has settled into a sound pattern of academic work.  Extracurricular activities are up and running and our fall sports are all in high gear.

It is Flu season and our school nurse Pat Trahman has asked me to send along the following link:

No Excuses for Skipping Your Flu Vaccine

Flu can be a serious business if it enters a school.  Please consider your options carefully.


The PSATs are being offered on Saturday October 18th and sign-ups are underway through guidance right now.  The test is free for Juniors as has been the case in the past, and the fee is $22.00 for any other interested student.  Participants must report to check in by 7:30am and the test will be complete by 11:00am.  If you have any questions contact the guidance department.

Maynard Music Association News

Vouchers are now available for the annual Casino Night sponsored by the Maynard Music Association. Casino Night will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Maynard Elks from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Vouchers are $40 apiece, $35 for two or more, and $45 the day of the event. The price includes $3000 in gaming chips for the night! Last year’s event was sold out! This year’s live auction portion will include Red Sox memorabilia, prints from local artists and a beautiful handmade Maynard-themed afhgan! The Maynard Music Association supports band and chorus programs at Maynard High School and Fowler Middle School. The proceeds from this fundraiser contribute to scholarships, instrument purchases and repair, choral music and offset other miscellaneous music-related expenses. Vouchers can be purchased through the Fowler main office or by contacting Bonnie Wilson at 978-897-7045. 

October Means Halloween

We are four weeks away from Halloween and a question arises every year:  Can costumes be worn?  At the high school level we have allowed Halloween costumes to be worn within the following guidelines:  No masks may be worn, no costumes that are disruptive due to great size, flashing lights, sounds, graphic make-up or are inappropriate in message may be worn.  If a student or parent has any questions about a costume it is always a good idea to ask an administrator on a day prior to Halloween as to suitability of a costume.

Thank you for reading and take care—

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School