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This Week at MHS: 12/12/2011

posted Dec 13, 2011, 5:42 AM by Paul Orzech

As advertised last week was a VERY busy week here at Maynard High School!

MONDAY: Some of our Best Buddies students helped out at the SEPAC Holiday Social. Taylor and Jackie Whitney, Tina Quintal, and CJ Jones helped out with crafts and cookie decorating much to the delight of the parents and students! Great job!

WEDNESDAY: Thanks to the generosity of our booster club all of our fall athletes were recognized at the Fall Sports banquet. Following enjoying some outstanding desserts, our athletes received some well-deserved kudos for their superb fall season. We thank the Boosters Club and all the parents for their participation in this great event.

THURSDAY: We had the pleasure of welcoming 7th and 8th grade parents for an information night about the high school. Mr. Vanaria, Ms. Steigerwald, and Ms. LaBelle described the exciting curriculum offered by the high school staff. Ms. MacLean and Ms. Muise reviewed the guidance supports and curriculum offerings for freshmen. The parents viewed a video on the vision for the new high school developed by Ms. Dowd and our Creative Technologies classes. Here is the link for that video:

FRIDAY - SUNDAY: Friday at 8:00 the students and staff of WAVM kicked off the 29th annual WAVM telethon. Dr. Chesson, Dr. Gerardi, Dr. Kohlman, school committee vice-chair, Mr. Mike Sullivan, town manager,  and other local officials and telethon chairs helped start the weekend off strong. This year's telethon raised an impressive $32, 129! Congratulations to all the students, staff, and volunteers of WAVM.



BASKETBALL SEASON BEGINS: MHS Boys Basketball will play its first game tonight at home. The Girls home opener will be next Monday. GET YOUR SUPERFAN TEE-SHIRT NOW! Contact Ms. LaBelle at

WINTER CONCERT: The MHS Music Department will present their annual winter concert at 7:00 in the MHS auditorium. Everything from Greensleeves to Kaye West will be on the program - hope to see you there. Also the Maynard Music Association will be selling boxwood trees during the concert.

BABYSITTING: Back by popular demand the freshmen class will be providing parents with Babysitting Services on Saturday, December 17th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The cost is $15.00 per child. Children should bring a bag lunch. All children must be toilet trained (NO DIAPERS PLEASE).


BEST BUDDIES: Best Buddies will be hosting a moving in the auditorium from 6:;00 - 8:30.

FIELD TRIP: Mr. Grandin will be taking his Astronomy class to the MOS on Monday. Mr. Flynn will be taking some of his art students to a local art museum on Tuesday.

FREE (!) GIFT WRAPPING SERVICES: As a way to provide a service to the local community the National Honor Society will be providing FREE (yes, free) gift wrapping services to the Maynard Community from 3:00 - 8:00 in the High School Cafeteria on Wednesday, December 21st.


That Mr. Caragianes and Dr. Chesson recently received a grant from MEF to attend the ASCD National Conference in Philadelphia in March?

That Mrs. Lerner has organized a dessert sharing event during the lunches on December 22nd? Any parents who would like to donate brownies, cakes, pies, cupcakes, or cookies should email Mrs. Lerner at

That we have a new interim guidance counselor Mr. Brian Doherty who is in while Mrs. Schuster is out on maternity leave?

That each freshmen has had a one-on-one meeting with his/her guidance counselor?