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Our Students Respond to Those in Need

posted Oct 20, 2017, 9:27 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

Our students have been quite active fundraising and raising awareness for hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico as well for the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.  The spontaneous response by our student body to these disasters and tragedies is a testament to their compassion and self awareness as people and is to be commended.

The end of the first marking quarter of the year is now coming up quickly in just 2 weeks on Friday November 3rd.  Please help make sure that your student is on top of all of his or her classes with a strong finish to the quarter featuring excellent attendance and quality completion of all assignments.

On another front, our Maynard Sports Boosters offer many terrific items through their school store link, the proceeds of which benefit our students.  With the colder weather coming, and holidays around the corner, check out their offerings of clothing and more at the following link:

Notice of Roadway Construction

Beginning on Monday, October 23rd the Great Road (Rt. 117) will be undergoing roadway construction between Summer Hill Road to Sherman Street.  This construction is planned for completion in approximately one week.

The east entrance of Tiger Drive is not in the construction zone and will remain open throughout the roadway construction on the Great Road (Rt.117).  The west entrance of Tiger Drive and the Crowe Park entrance will experience some shut downs and detours.  Police details will be at the construction areas to help with traffic.

News From the Studios of WAVM & Mr. Ogden’s Class

The latest episode is here!  After some initial hardships with the engineering of the file, Justin came through and we have a new episode up and running for all to see!  New segment premieres, new Pam's corner, sports, announcement, photos, & more!

We always want to feature to the community everything that you are doing, so if you have any announcements please let us know.

Congratulations to all the students behind the scenes for MHN.  With so much attention given to those we see on screen, we often forget all of the students behind the scenes: editing, lighting, directing, working the camera, writing, and more.  Well done to them!



Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

Fund raiser for MHS Spanish Exchange at El Huipil

MHS students just enjoyed the first part of an amazing exchange with students from Tomares, Spain who visited us earlier this month.  Now the students are working towards paying for the second part of the exchange, when we visit them.

El Huipil, an authentic Mexican restaurant right in downtown Maynard, has generously agreed to donate 10% of food sales every Monday night for the month of October towards MHS’s student trip to Spain.  This includes eat in and take out orders (but not drinks).  So, leave the cooking to El Huipil on Monday nights and enjoy their food either in your home or with friends at the restaurant.  Thank you for your support.

Where:  El Huipil Restaurant in Maynard

When:  Each Monday in October

What:  10% of your dinner order will be donated to the MHS trip to Spain

From the Maynard Music Association

Dates to Know:  Please view our website for up-to-date calendar information.

October 23rd:  Auditions for Little Mermaid begin

Concert Program Kudo forms (due 10/20): Write a message to your student!!

Forms are found on the website (, in your curriculum night packets and with your student's band teachers!

Thank you for supporting music!

Casino Game Night Music Fundraiser: Mark your calendars -2 WEEKS to GO

Saturday, November 4th from 6:30-11 pm at the Maynard Elks

Look for Sign-up Genius emails next week to help us with the following:

1. Help at the event with jobs that keep the night running smoothly

2. Volunteer to make appetizers and desserts for the event

Get Vouchers to the event:


$40 each or 2/$70 or $45 day of the event.

$3000 in gaming chips per voucher. NO additional chips are sold at the event. Appetizers and desserts are provided. Auction Items, silent auction items, exciting pre-game prizes and prize baskets are featured.

Complimentary babysitting by the MHS band/chorus students

Casino Game Night Fundraiser Meetings: all other Mondays

We will be meeting at 13 Sherman St. on all of the remaining MONDAYS of this month: 23rd, 30th

All music parents in 4-12 are welcome to join us.

Needed NOW: volunteer dealers at the event (parents, teachers, community are welcome to have a quick training on dealing! This is a whole lot of fun!!

contact: Lynda

Volunteer to help? Contact Bonnie  -


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


The Maynard High School Athletic Hall of Fame (MHSAHF) Board is excited to announce its 7th Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony  scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6 PM to 11:00 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard.  The past six events have been a huge success and have sold out!

We are proud to announce the 7th set of inductees to the Maynard High School Hall of Fame: Brianna Freeman Azier (2001), Christopher Cavazza (1989), Steve Curcio (1989), Douglas Cush (1969), Joe Kalinowski (1976), Echo Freeman Louissaint (2001), James Luker (1957), Barry McNulty (1980), Bob Oksa (1973), Leigh Romanowski (1959) and James Stewart (1997).

It is always a great evening of celebration and a great opportunity to see friends and classmates of Maynard High School.  The festivities will include a cocktail hour (with cash bar) followed by a buffet dinner from6:30 PM to 8 PM, followed by the induction ceremony and ending with a social.

This banquet is open to all!  Tickets are available for $40/ea until November 10th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing  or . The board members of MHSAHF also have tickets for sale.  Feel free to contact Jennifer Adams, Mary Brannelly, Ted Donnelly, Liz Fairweather,  Terry Lamoureux, Bill Mullin, Ed Mullin or  Herb Symes. Tables of 10 may also be reserved.  Whether you are young or older, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the great achievements of Maynard’s past student athletes!  View our website at to see the list of past years' inductees.

If you know an athlete who you feel deserves to be inducted into the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame at a future Induction Ceremony,  please go to the website and complete a nomination form  Additionally, donations are always greatly appreciated and may be forwarded to the MHSAHF, PO Box 56, Maynard, MA 01754.  The Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization under Section 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) and donations are tax deductible.

That’s the news for the week and have a wonderful weekend,

Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School