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Student Successes & A Nod to the Superbowl Bound Patriots

posted Feb 2, 2018, 12:24 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

Once again I am pleased to let you know about student successes here at Maynard High School.

Two MHS seniors, Nicholas DeCastro and Katie Wilkins, have been nominated by the United States Department of Education to apply for the prestigious Presidential Scholars Program based on a combination of outstanding scholarship and worthwhile contributions to the community.  Only 160 graduating seniors were even nominated for this honor state-wide.  To have two students from Maynard High School invited to apply is a testament to Nick and Katie as individuals and is further evidence that MHS provides the education and opportunities that allows our students to excel.

As we enter February, course selection time for next year is just about upon us.  Stay tuned for further news and timelines in the very near future.

And now, thanks to Mr. Ogden’s Classes, the Latest Installment of the Maynard High News!

The Patriots are in the Superbowl, and the students of MHN wanted to commemorate this special occasion!

A jam-packed episode with student awards, announcements from Jazz Band & the cafeteria, and footballcentric segments from all your MHN favorites.  

Enjoy, subscribe, and let all the students know how much your enjoy seeing them on screen.


As always, let us know if you have any announcements you would like featured on the news.

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Preview YouTube video MHN (SUPERBOWL EDITION!) Season 3, Episode #12

MHN (SUPERBOWL EDITION!) Season 3, Episode #12

Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

News From Our Maynard SEPAC

What Do You Need to Know about Special Education?  The Maynard SEPAC invites you to our next meeting on Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. in the Fowler Library.  Do you have questions about what services might be available for your child? Questions about how the evaluation process or the IEP process works? With the school year well underway, this is sometimes the moment when parents are discovering issues and realizing questions. Come bring those questions for a conversation with SEPAC parents who can help explain the process. To RSVP or for questions, please contact Karen Heath or at (978-394-6183).

National Honor Society Food Drive

Our NHS President, Olivia Palmer, wants you to know that you can help with a food drive that the NHS will be holding for the month of February. Their goal is to have a successful food drive that involves the entire community and helps bring awareness to the needs of the Maynard Food Pantry. They will be collecting the following items:

-Hearty Soups (like Progresso, Campbell's, etc) typically 18-19 oz cans

-Jello and instant pudding mixes

-canned beef stew, chili

-Chef Boyardee items (ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, etc.)

Please help our NHS students with this critically needed drive to benefit many within our community.

The Maynard Public Schools Want you!

The Maynard Public Schools district is launching a Communication Task Force.  The group will meet at Fowler School from 6:00-7:00 on the Second Thursday of each month.  Our first meeting will be February 8. If you are interested in participating:   Please register here.   

Influenza Update (from the Health Services Department)

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Weekly Influenza Update for

January 26, 2018, influenza-like illness (ILI *) activity is increasing, consistent with other parts of the United States.

*ILI is defined as a fever above 100.0 in addition to either cough or sore throat.

To keep influenza-like activity from spreading in the school community it is important to keep your sick child at home when he or she has symptoms of the flu. Please use the link below to access a form to determine whether your child should attend school and when they can return:

Lastly, please remember to call your school’s absentee line everyday that you keep your child home. Try to be as specific with his or her illness as possible, i.e. “home sick with fever of ___ and cough” or “home with an ear infection”, “strep infection”, “pneumonia” or “home for a fever-free day”. This will help the school nurses identify clusters of illness and prompt preventative measures.

For more information about flu prevention, please review these previously shared documents:


Please click on the following link/Fact Sheet pertaining to influenza.

Patriots garb was certainly much in evidence at Maynard High School today and I suspect that many of you will be gathered together to watch the Superbowl this Sunday evening along with family and friends.  I expect to see more than a few tired eyes on Monday morning.

Whatever your interest level in the game, have a great weekend and Go Patriots!

Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School