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Thank You to Our Veterans

posted Nov 10, 2017, 10:25 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

As we close this week at Maynard High School for Veteran’s Day weekend it is a time for reflection and thanks.  Reflection on the sacrifices and loss of those who have served our nation over the past nearly two and a half centuries and thanks for those who continue to serve in all branches of our armed forces today to allow us to live out our lives in freedom.  As a reminder, there is no school for students this coming Monday.

This week our students have been receiving CPR & AED life saving training.  By the end of today, between last year’s pilot program and this week’s trainings, virtually every student at Maynard High School will have completed this critical work.  Approximately 50 of our students have voluntarily decided to take the training one step further and will be taking the official certification tests to receive their CPR & AED card later this afternoon.  I want to thank Bob Schriever and his team from the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association for their work with our students this week.  It is greatly appreciated and tremendously worthwhile.

Grades for the first quarter of the year have closed and are now available for viewing on iPass.  Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday November 15th from 2:15-3:30 pm and the evening of Thursday November 16th from 6:30-8:00 pm.  

To sign up for a Parent-Teacher conference please follow these guidelines:

  1. Please limit your request to three teachers.  Should you feel that additional meetings are needed, those meetings can be arranged through your student’s guidance counselor.  Each meeting on the 15th and 16th is 10 minutes long.

  1. Please give your name, your student’s name, and the 1, 2 or 3 teachers you would like to meet with along with the name of their classes in your response.

  1. In your response let us know if you would prefer the afternoon of the November 15th or the evening of November 16th.

  1. Email your requests to Maynard High School secretary Pam Carter at:

  1. Your request will be responded to in the order they are received.

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Below are some additional items of note and upcoming events:

A Message from Whitsons, Our Food Service Provider

As school food service provider your opinions are very important to us and can help us determine how we can improve our services. With this in mind we have put together a quick school nutrition survey with the hope of receiving feedback from parents, students and faculty. The link provided below will take you to the survey and QR Code flyers will be set up in each cafeteria as well.

The survey will remain up until 11/15. Whitsons does not manage the data collection or manage results for customized surveys.


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.


Help Fill Open Table!

The Lamoreaux Hesbach family, in cooperation with the Maynard Running Club, Serendipity Cafe, and Girl Scout Troop #66250, is sponsoring a “Fill the Truck” fun run and food drive to benefit Open Table.  We’ll be gathering on Saturday November 18 at about 8am at Serendipity Cafe to do a fun run (with 5k and 10 k options) around Maynard and to fill the bed of our Ford Ranger with nonperishable donations.  We’d love to invite any or all of the Maynard Schools community to participate, whether by running, jogging, walking, or biking along with the running club or socializing with us afterwards.  All ages are welcome.  Contact me at for further details.





Support the Maynard Education Foundation…

When you Dine at Not Your Average Joe's any Tuesday in November!

Come enjoy a great meal and help raise funds for the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton any Tuesday during the month of November.


Present a certificate (available at or simply mention that you are a MEF supporter to your server when you dine in or order take-out, and Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase to MEF. (Excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)


As an added bonus, learn how you can enter to win a gift certificate to NYAJs on the MEF website!


Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program that fund new learning opportunities within the Maynard Public Schools.


Thank you for your support!


Start Your Holiday Shopping Early and Help Support Programs at Maynard High School

Maynard High School in conjunction with Barnes and Noble Framingham will be hosting an all day Book Fair on Sunday, November 12th.  10% of all sales will go towards Maynard High School to support the International Student Travel Fund.  There will also be a Wish List table of requested books for the library and classrooms.   Stop by and visit us and you will receive a voucher to present at the register.

If you are unable to join us, you may shop online from November 10th to the 14th  at and enter our bookfair id # 12238432 when you checkout.  Teachers may still use their discount!

If you have any questions, please email Rita Murphy at or Jen Adams at



Boost Our Boosters!

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:

That’s the news for the week,

Chuck Caragianes, M.Ed.

Principal of Maynard High School