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This Week at MHS: 4/23/2012

posted Apr 24, 2012, 4:53 AM by Paul Orzech

Somehow the rain made it easier to come back to school today, at least for teachers, but it does still feel like spring fever has hit the high school!

** Parents, friends, relatives, and community members are cordially invited to attend our Senior Project Presentation night. As the completion of a senior project is now one of the three options for the Senior Capstone graduation requirement, it would be a valuable experience for parents of students in the class of 2014 to attend the presentations which will be held at 7:00 pm in the high school library.

** Congratulations to the base ball team with a great current record of 5 - 0!

** There will be a school council meeting at 6:00pm in the high school library. All interested parents are welcome to attend. Items on the agenda will include the new graduation requirements, the IPAD pilot currently under consideration by the school committee, the new freshmen mentoring program, and the 2012 - 2013 school improvement plan.

*** There will be two special presentations the week of the prom. On Wednesday May 9th there will be a "mock drunk driving incident" demonstration at 12:15 at Alumnae Field for juniors and seniors. On Friday May 11th there will be a short presentation in the high school auditorium at 10:00 by a special guest speaker regarding the personal impact of drunk driving incidents by an offender. Parents are welcome to attend either or both of these presentations.

*** Reminder that AP exams will be held May 7th thru May 17th.

*** Course selection sheets were distributed during 7th block today. Questions regarding course selections should be directed to Mrs. MacLean, Ms. Muise, or Mrs. Schuster.

Did you know....

That Amy Sczerzen, Maynard High School graduate class of 2011, was one of three student photographers chosen to photograph the Boston Bruins during their home play-off games this year!

That the following students submitted portfolios and were accepted to Art All-State at the Worcester Art Museum. 
Vivian Dao
Taylor Kapsimalis

Launched in 1987 Art All-State brings together some of the most talented juniors from across the state for an intensive two-day art experience. The students, competitively selected, collaborate with artist/mentors to create group installations inspired by the Museum's collections. Through gallery and studio experiences AAS challenges and inspires these participants to think creatively about themselves and the role that art can play in life after high school. Eight studio groups are each lead by two professional artists, who help facilitate the students in the creative process. The artists, who come from a variety of different art disciplines, also act as mentors for the student participants.

...That the freshmen class WON the annual academic quiz show held the Friday before April vacation - besting all of the other three classes in the school!

Have a great week!