January is not only a cold winter month, but a busy month as well.
First, a hearty congratulations to Boy's Basketball coach Paul Howes on his 200 career victory with Maynard High School.
The measure of any high school athletic program or individual team is not measured in wins and losses, but rather in the dedication, teamwork, coaching and character building that athletics brings to the student participants. In coach Howes we have an individual who honors the meaning of high school athletics while simultaneously producing a highly competitive team. That is a feat to be strongly commended. Thank you Coach Howes and Go Tigers!
On the academic front our first semester is rapidly winding down as our students take their exams this week. Grades will be closing on Friday January 25th, and the new semester will be starting on Monday January 28th. As a reminder, Wednesday the 23rd, Thursday the 24th, and Friday the 25th are all early release days with students being dismissed at 11:00am. Our transportation companies for all students have been notified and buses will be coming at the earlier time at the end of the day.
Our arts program continues a robust month as students rehearse for our spring production of the play "Anne of Green Gables" and the Band and Chorus continue to get ready for the Disney Trip.
On a related note, from Mary Gately: The Super Bowl sub fundraiser is fast approaching. This year where all trips need to be paid prior to the fundraiser, instead of money off per sub sold we will be doing service hours. For every five subs sold you will receive one service hour. You need a seperate order form per household not per sub. So if one house orders 10 subs they must all be on the same order form. If you have 5 subs at 5 different address' you will need 5 different order forms.
Feel free to print out as many order forms as you need. All order forms must be turned into school by January 23rd so we can order the correct amount of supplies. You can also earn service hours by assembling subs and delivering subs. We will deliver subs to Maynard and surrounding towns like, Stow, Acton, Sudbury etc... Sub assembly is lots of fun. Sub assembly and delivery all happen the day of Super Bowl Sunday on February 3rd prior to kickoff.
Any questions please email Mary Gately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also in the realm of the arts, A big thank you goes out to Bruce Lucier for working with our own John Flynn and his Digital Photography class to help mount a photographic exhibition at Bruce's Marquee Photoworks studio at 63 Main Street. I can personally attest that the student's photographic work, associated written work, and the mounting of the exhibit itself, also done by students, was all of exceptional quality. Everyone associated with this event should rightly take pride in a job truly well done.
11th ANNUAL TASTE OF MAYNARD
The Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) is excited to sponsor its 11th Annual Taste of Maynard on Sunday, March 3, 2013, 4 PM to 7 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powdermill Road, Maynard. Restaurants will be serving appetizer, entree and dessert delicacies from 4-6 PM; entertainment will continue until 7 PM.
Every year, this is a “not to be missed” event, with the general public being encouraged to come and enjoy exceptional samples of food specialties from local food establishments in the Maynard, Acton, Stow, Concord, Hudson and Marlboro area. There will be a cash bar, entertainment by the local sensation "Shoot the Cat" and raffle/silent auction prizes. Tickets are available in advance for $30/adult, $5/child 5 and under, $10 ages 6-12 by calling Jim McCann (978) 897.3148, Trish Signet (978) 835.7379, Mary Brannelly (978) 764.5279 or at Middlesex Savings Bank, 17 Nason Street, Maynard or by visiting any of the three Maynard public school offices. Tickets may also be purchased by going to MEF’s website www.maynardeducation.org. Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis at the door for $35/each.
The Maynard Education Foundation’s mission is to financially support innovation in teaching for Maynard educators. Our goal is to create funds that will allow MEF to provide annual grants to teaching professionals. As we begin our 12th year, we have raised over $200,000 and have awarded grants totaling in excess of $140,000 to Maynard educators. These grants have been utilized for Innovation and Discovery endeavors that benefit Maynard children in the classroom. We specifically look for grants that will not only benefit the immediate children within a specific class but will become self-sustaining and benefit a much broader audience for years to come. It is crucial that our students be supported to increase their competitive advantage so they are prepared for the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Purchase tickets now to this food extravaganza. Each year, it becomes more successful. You’ll have an opportunity to taste wonderful food selections from many local food establishments, visit with old and new friends and support the Maynard Education Foundation! Visit our website at www.maynardeducation.org.
Opportunities for 21st century learning around Social and Cross Cultural Skills
I am pleased to report that Purnima Vadhera,
the Maynard High School Assistant Principal, has been working with several organizations
to create a menu of international experience options for our students at Maynard High School including touring trips,
trips with a focus (e.g. studying literature, history, etc.), traditional
exchange programs, as well as conference/summit opportunities for
high school students. These include:
Design for Change:
Design for Change is an organization that fosters service learning. Students are encouraged to attend the spring summit in March with key note speaker Kiran Sethi to obtain additional information in regards to service learning opportunities.
Global Student Leader Summit on Environmental Sustainability:
This will be held in 2013 with Key note speakers Al Gore and Oscar Arias in Costa Rica and in 2014 on the New Global Economy in Shaghai, with key note speaker Jon Huntsman. The students learn first hand from experts on global issues in regards to environmental sustainability and what each of them can do (Scholarships available).
The Triangle Coalition:
There is a series of programs in Washington for high school students to promote innovative thinking and problem solving in regards to global issues.
The World Affairs Council:
They believe that education is the U.S.’s top security issue, and offers programs in support of educational initiatives, including:
Please contact Assistant Principal, Purnima Vadhera at email@example.com for additional information on any of the above programs.
The Venue: We are based in a hotel near Kew Gardens
For Parents: The students often travel to London together, are met at the airport, and are supervised 24/7, so, for parents who might be anxious, it is a safe environment. We are in daily contact with home through e-mail and phone if needed. Regular e-mails are sent with updates of our activities.
Dates: Saturday, July 6-20, 2013
ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM: See website for fees and other details, please see the following website: www.londonculturalconnections.net or contact Assistant Principal Mrs. Vadhera at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details or Ms. Ros Thomas-Clark 617-512-0052 email@example.com.
Maynard High School is Seeking Host Families
High School has forged a partnership
with Educatius International to bring students from possibly 23 different
countries to Maynard
High School. Unlike
traditional foreign exchange programs that are usually two weeks in duration,
this program allows the students to go to Maynard High School
for a full year. The benefits of foreign exchange programs are many. Often times host families report the sharing
of culture and values to be a major benefit.
Also, lifelong friendships that lead to international travel is another
potential exciting benefit.
That's it for now!
Take care & stay warm--
Chuck Caragianes, Principal