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This Week at MHS: 2/7/2012

posted Feb 8, 2012, 5:57 AM by Paul Orzech   [ updated Feb 8, 2012, 5:57 AM ]
Mrs. Bearden will be offering Math MCAS prep course after school for
any student interested in getting more review for the Math MCAS.  It
will be held every Wednesday starting February 8 from 2:15-3:15.  This
program is designed to strengthen and further develop math skills such
as Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics that are often addressed on the
MCAS, as well as teach different test taking strategies. Students should see Mrs. Bearden for more info.

Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small, and often
very sick. 1 in every 8 infants is born premature and the highest
percentage of infant fatalities is due to premature birth. My name is
Zoë Berkley-Cramer, I’m a senior at Maynard High School, and this
cause is really important to me. As part of my Senior Project, I have
spent my semester researching nurture and bonding in the NICU
(Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and I have seen how important
organizations like March of Dimes are to the health and survival of

On March 8th, the Bruins are playing a Bruins for Babies game, an
event to raise awareness and funds for the March of Dimes. I will be
raffling off 2 tickets to the game!

For a chance to win your way in to the sold out Bruins game, please
purchase raffle tickets on one of the following dates:

MHS STUDENTS AND PARENTS:  I will be selling tickets during lunch at
Maynard High School from February 6th-9th and 13th-16th.

FOWLER STUDENTS AND PARENTS: I will be selling tickets during lunch at
Fowler Middle School on February 10th and 17th.

ADDITIONAL TICKET SALES: I will also be selling raffle tickets
Monday-Friday (February 6th-10th and 13th-17th) at Maynard High School
from 2:00-3:00.

For additional information about my project please visit:

For additional information about the March of Dimes please visit:

Early Release Day
On Friday, February 10th we will be releasing at 11:00. Teachers will spend the remainder of the day completing the reports necessary for NEASC (our accreditation organization). Beginning in March teachers and administration at the high school will begin receiving training on the new educator evaluation system which has been regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. More information about this will be forthcoming in the upcoming months.

School Improvement Council
The school improvement council met for the second time this year last week. We reviewed student pass/fail rates for the first half of the year and proposed budget information for next school year. The group discussed the impact that the current direction from town hall regarding budget would have on the high school. Parents who wish to weigh in on this issue should contact the appropriate officials.

Did you know...
Recent acceptance letters have been received from Marist College (scholarship), SUNY Binghamton, Wheelock College, Stonehill College, University of Wisconsin, Plymouth State, Keene State, and Westfield State University.

Of particular note, recently one of our students was accepted at Goucher College in Maryland. Goucher received 3800 applications for just over 450 slots! Congratulations to all our seniors who have received acceptance letters this year!

Our Mock Trial Team continues to improve! Despite it being only their second trial they narrowly missed winning the competition against a much more seasoned opponent. Today is their last match-up. Great job!

Our boys basketball team has won 6 games in a row! They had a great game last Friday night, due in part to the outstanding support in the stands.

Next Wednesday there will be a scholarship application session in the library. Students should see their guidance counselors for more information.
Did you know that you can establish a scholarship to honor someone special to you? Scholarships can be put in place for as little as one year and $100.00. Contact Renee Muise at for more information. A great gift to honor a retirement, anniversary, etc.

Have a good week!