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This Week at MHS: 1/30/2012

posted Jan 30, 2012, 10:02 AM by Paul Orzech
*** It is with sadness that we report that Mr. Caragianes' mother passed away after a brief illness last week. The funeral will be:
Thursday 2/2 at 11:00am at the Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church at 14 Magazine Street in Cambridge.

*** Reminder that school council will meet on Wednesday February 1st at 7:00 pm in the library. We will review student achievement and attendance data from Semester 1, the course selection/scheduling process for the 2012 - 2013 school year, school goals for the 2012 - 2013 school year, the budget process for the 2012 - 2013 school year,  and the new educator evaluation process for Massachusetts.

*** Reminder to seniors that a scholarship application assistance session is coming up - see your guidance counselor for more details.
*** Reminder that we will be having our first early release day of February on Friday. Teachers will continue to work on the self-study reports necessary for NEASC accreditation.
DID YOU KNOW???????????????
** Mr. Kieran Bagge, from Brandeis University, is student teaching in two Modern World classes under the supervision of Mr. Waldron
** Mrs. Danielle Bearden recently received a grant from the Maynard Educational Foundation which allowed the high school to purchase 20 TI N-Spires, a new hand-held device that allows students to explore Geometry concepts using technology. Our new math textbooks for Geometry include activities with the N-Spires in each chapter. Our thanks to MEF for this support!
**  Our senior project students recently presented their first term research projects and their plans for their internships for the spring. Under the direction of Mrs. LaBelle, Mr. Orzech, and Mr. Grandin the students created presentations using Prezzi, a new Web 2.0 tool, for presentations. Each week we will be sharing one of the senior project students and information about his/her internships.  This week's senior project superstar is Allison Bosse. Allison will be interning at the Melanoma Foundation of New England trying to raise awareness of high school students as to the dangers of tanning beds. Allison's research on the impact of just one tanning bed session on the likelihood of a teenager developing melanoma was sobering. Need more information on this senior project? See the high school website.
See more senior project superstars each week! For more information on senior projects at MHS email Mrs. LaBelle at jlabelle@maynard.k12.ma.us
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