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Spring Forward!

posted Mar 6, 2015, 9:18 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon—


We have now had 10 consecutive days of school as scheduled—it is great to be back in a regular school rhythm without the interruption of snow days.

As an FYI, there was a medical emergency at Maynard High late this morning that lasted for approximately 15 minutes from about 10:45am to 11:00am.  An individual was safely transported by emergency personnel.  The hallways were cleared during that time to all but First Responders following our normal protocol for a medical event.  Students and staff were superb throughout and a thank you goes out to the Maynard EMTs, Firefighters and Police who responded.

Academic Scheduling for 2015-2016

As incredible as it may seem, we are I the process of moving on toward the 2015-2016 school year.  We are already weeks into the process of creating a schedule for students and staff for next year.  This time consuming process will take several more weeks to complete as we look for the best possible mix of course offerings at all grades and levels and the optimal placement of each class in the school day all within the constraints of available teaching staff and budget.  The time spent on schedule revisions and adjustments is worth it, however, as the goal is to give each student the best possible schedule for their individual needs.

Sports Night

Sports Night for Winter Sports will be held on March 11th at 6:45pm.  Please note, this event will be held at the Fowler School Auditorium.

Speaking of sports, congratulations go out to Wrestling State Champion Ronan Ball for winning the All-State championship. Only a Junior at MHS, Ronan will wrestle in the New England Wrestling Tournament this weekend in North Andover as he attempts to become an incredibly rare All New England champion.

Also, a major shout out goes to Junior Jake Kennedy took 7th at the All-State Wrestling Championship!  This is a huge achievement brought about by hard work and dedication.

The future certainly looks bright for Ronan and Jake!

Bye Bye Birdie is about to come to Maynard High School!! 

Maynard High School is proud to present “Bye Bye Birdie”, the popular ‘50s musical, next month. “Bye Bye Birdie” is the story of Albert, a songwriter and manager of Conrad Birdie, a famous rock star, who makes girls and women of any age swoon! Kim, a teen girl from Sweet Apple, OH, is chosen to be the lucky recipient of Conrad’s last, much-publicized kiss before he heads off to war.  Chaos ensues! Kim’s boyfriend is upset, her girlfriends are hysterical and Albert’s long-suffering fiancée Rose is at war with his overbearing mother!

The talented cast and crew consist of over 50 students from MHS and the Fowler School.  The students have poured hours of their time and effort into rehearsals in order to present this fabulous musical for the enjoyment of the Maynard community and are excited about their contribution to the performing arts in our town.

Performances will be as follows: Saturday, March 14 at 7:00PM; Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 PM; Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, March  22 at 2:00 PM. Tickets prices are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available online at and at scheduled times at the Maynard High School Box Office.  Next week’s scheduled hours are:  Mon Mar 9th   2:00-4:00pm, Wed Mar 11th  6:00-8:00pm, Thu Mar 12th   6:00-8:00pm, Fri Mar 13th  2:00-4:00pm, Sat Mar 14th  5:00-7:00pm (2 hours prior to Opening Night show) & Sun Mar 15th  12:00-2:00pm (2 hours prior to Matinee).

Also, many thanks go out to those who attended our fundraiser at Johnny Rockets Thursday night.  It was a boost to our program and a great time was had by all.

Maynard High Students are Getting Ready for a Musical Journey to Washington DC

This spring our band and chorus students will be travelling to our nation’s capitol for a week of competition, learning and fun.

To make sure every student is outfitted appropriately we are asking that every band uniform, tux, dress or regalia be turned in by students who will not be using them.  We suspect many odds and ends are probably in closets across Maynard as items are forgotten or inadvertently held.

You can turn in any band related item to the Main Office at Maynard High School.  (If you’d like to make a contribution to help with Washing and Dry Cleaning the uniforms that would be appreciated as well.  It takes $10.00 to dry clean one tux, for example.)  Please help us spread the word to past students so that we have the finest clothing array possible for our students.

As an additional note and clarification—if you have a currently enrolled band or chorus student who is not going on the DC trip, please have them return their uniforms, gowns, all tux parts, any parts from past years that linger with a $10 dry cleaning fee on FRIDAY 3/6 or MONDAY3/9 at band class in an effort to clean and then attire students who presently lack a uniform for the upcoming trip.

Coffee with the Principal (3rd Times the Charm)

After two snow outs, it is time for coffee with the principal.  Please join with Superintendent Gerardi and myself at a Coffee with the Principal evening on Thursday night March 19th from 7:00-8:00pm in the Maynard High Media Center.  Recent school developments will be shared including our experiences with the PARCC Test, and our results running a foreign exchange program for the first time this year.   An open discussion and question and answer session will be part of the evening’s program.

Maynard’s Got Talent!

Yes it does!

The 2nd Annual "Maynard's Got Talent" hosted by the Class of 2017 is coming up quickly.  Come see our amazing student performers as they vie for prizes in this fun filled evening of acts of all kinds.

The Particulars:

Friday, March 27th at 7pm in the MHS Auditorium

$3 Students and seniors

$5 Non-students

Each ticket purchase includes a raffle ticket to win one of the many prizes set aside for audience members.

*There will be a Bake sale at intermission and extra raffle tickets will be available for purchase*

Come one, come all!

As you can see and read, there is never a dull moment at Maynard High School and great things are happening every day.

Take care—

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School