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Another Busy But Good Week at Maynard High

posted Oct 12, 2012, 1:26 PM by Chuck Caragianes   [ updated Oct 12, 2012, 1:41 PM ]
With the month of September now behind us, our staff members began nominating our first group of "Students of the Month" and dozen of student names were put forward accompanied by terrific and compelling comments.  After a serious discussion of all these worthy nominees, the following students were selected (our Tiger Times News Magazine contains pictures and comments as well):

Freshmen--Izzy Proia & Matthew Schomacher

Sophomores--Megan Aukstikalnis & Joe Brooks

Juniors--Julia Chisolm & Sebastian Lara

Seniors--Ashley Lees & Clayton Lyons

You can see photos of these students and some of the teacher comments that were submitted in one of our display cases near the auditorium.

While on the subject of excellence by our students, National Honor Society applications from Juniors are now under consideration.

A student is nominated to the National Honor Society by maintaining an average of 89 in all course work.  Students were notified of their nominations this past September 11th.  At that point those students that qualified were given applications to complete that were due no later than September 28th without exception and without further revisions allowed.  Applicants were to provide verifiable information to support the 4 Pillars of National Honor Society including Academics, Service, Character, and Leadership.  A student must provide information to support all 4 of these pillars at a very high level of achievement.  A relative weakness in any single area will be disqualifying no matter how strong the merits in the remaining 3 areas.  As juniors, should any candidate not be admitted this year, the opportunity exists to strengthen an area in need of improvement and to then gain admission as a senior.  A selection committee is currently carefully reviewing all qualifying applicants and will be making final decisions shortly.

In the realm of athletics this past Friday October 5th our football team saw team captain Sean Peterson pass the 1,000 yard rushing mark as the team and community as a whole rose up as one to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Cancer Research.  Coach Ogilvie's note below says it all:

On Friday, October 5th, The Maynard-Bromfield Football team dedicated their game to Breast Cancer Awareness.  The field was decorated in pink with donations from Friends of Tiger Football, parents and the Paper Store.  Head Coach Harold Ogilvie would like to thank his players and coaches for wearing pink with pride.  Thank you to the players who sold bracelets at school and to the students who purchased them and came out on Friday to support the team and this important cause.  To the fans that placed their donations into the donation boxes or purchased a trinket at the game.  Thank you to the MHS cheerleaders and Coach Katie LeSage for coming together and making a generous donation.  Thank you to the Maynard Booster Club for their ongoing support and for donating their half of the 50/50 raffle.  Thank you to the Junior Class (2014) and their advisors, Shannon Gallant and Rochelle Lerner for donating the money collected for the “pink” game programs that were made with care for this important game.   Special thanks to Kevin Caruso and the Maynard Athletic Department for donating a portion of the gate money as well as supporting the event at Alumni Field.   The community coming together for just a few hours on a Friday night in support of their Tigers allowed Friends of Tiger Football to present a check to the American Cancer Society for $1000.00.

Thank you coach Ogilvie, the Tigers Football Team, our Boosters Club, the Cheerleaders, our Junior Class, the athletic department and our entire Maynard community.

As a reminder, PSATs are upon us and all Sophomores and Juniors will be taking this test free of charge this coming Wednesday October 17th starting at 8:00am sharp.  Please contact the guidance department should you have any questions.

Incredibly, the holiday season is approaching.  A very popular event designed to free up some precious parent and guardian time is back to allow for the extra errands and shopping this time of year brings.  Here are the details brought to you by Ms. Muise:

Back by popular demand, the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016 will be hosting holiday babysitting at the high school on November 23rd and 24th and December 1st and 8th from 9-1pm.  Cost is $15 per child.  Drop your kids off for some fun while you get some shopping done!

We'll help you get some errands taken care of, and you'll be helping out our students here at the high school!

And finally, our once a decade New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation visit begins with a very full program this Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  Please feel free to join us for a student driven presentation from 1:00pm to 2:00pm right through to a reception from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.  All are welcome.

Have a great coming week!

Chuck Caragianes