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MHS Students Making a Difference

posted Sep 23, 2016, 11:34 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon from Maynard High School--


Saturday September 17th was a good day for Maynard High as 26 students led by Mrs. Lerner and two Maynard parents came out for the annual OARS river cleanup.  Everyone  worked hard to pull about a ton of debris out of the river including 2 tires, a bike, skateboards, toys, glass bottles and much more. After the cleanup Congresswoman Nikki Tsongas and State Representative Kate Hogan came by for pictures and to commend all of the participants.  Pictures of the group are currently on Kate Hogan’s Facebook page and will be in the Beacon.


Our new video production class led by Mr. Ogden has begun a weekly News Bulletin that will be coming your way.  You can see the broadcast that went out to our students at the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJlhbFUW60g

This should be a great new way to get information about the goings on at Maynard High School.


On the sports front our student-athletes are all doing well both in the classroom and on the field.  Just yesterday Maynard’s brand-new varsity Cross Country team, consisting of grades 7-12, posted a strong showing at its second meet, a triple-header between Murdock High School, Clinton High School, and Maynard. The Maynard girls’ varsity team won first place, led by an outstanding showing by its 7th grade girls! Placing in the meet were:

1st Grace Charron (grade 7) 24:17

3rd Aurora Estabrook (gr 7) 24:32

5th Liz Freeman (gr 7) 26:52

6th Claudia Severance (gr 7) 28:08

The Maynard Girls’ Varsity’s record is now 2-0.

Maynard Boys’ Varsity placed second in the meet, led by sophomore Adam Berry in 4th (20:20) and freshman J.W. Ringuette in 7th (20:49). A fantastic showing by our young team against larger schools with years of training behind them. Way to go, Maynard Tigers!


As you can see, our students continue to do great things at MHS in every way.


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


Picture Day(s)

Student and staff photos will be done at the high school over the coming weeks.  Clubs and groups will have their pictures done on Tuesday October 4th and individual pictures will be taken on Wednesday October 26th.  Say, “Cheese!”


Get ready for Halloween with the class of 2018!

The class of 2018 is hosting Halloween Costume Sale at Maynard High School Gym on Sunday September 25th from 10:00am to 3:00pm! Costumes start at $5! There will also be a bake sale the same day!


Please email odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us with any questions!"


Maynard SEPAC Parent Pizza Party

Do you have a child receiving Special Education services in the Maynard School District? You're invited to the Parent Social Pizza Party in the Fowler School library. The parent social begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4th. If you've been curious about what the SEPAC does, or want to learn more about the Special Education program in Maynard, come and join us for some delicious pizza!


Please RSVP to KarenHeath4@gmail.com or call 978-394-6183. Free and open to the public.



CALL TO PARENTS OF STUDENT ATHLETES

WAVM and MHS are trying to increase our viewership of all high school sports.  If you are a parent or loved-one that enjoys taking video of high school sports (particularly fall sports: Field Hockey, Girls and Boys Soccer, Cross Country) please contact jogden@maynards.k12.ma.us and we can work together to provide viewership for anybody who may want to watch a match they missed, or even to study some film.  Thank you for your assistance.


News from Our Food Service

This coming Monday September 26th our students are invited to a Maynard High School BBQ featuring an entree of Arroz Con Pollo which is a Latin Inspired Chicken made with rice, onions, garlic and tomatoes accompanied by oven baked plantains.  As always a beverage, vegetable choice and fruit selection are included.


Additionally, our food service has sent out a letter to all families regarding their pricing and charge policies.  If you did not receive you letter, or have any questions, please contact our food services director.


Maynard Public Schools 2nd Annual Book Discussion

“Smart is not something you are, but something you become.”~Carol Dweck

On October 27th from 7:30-9:00pm please join the Maynard School Committee, Maynard Public Schools Faculty and Staff and community members at the Fowler School as we discuss our summer reading, Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D..

So we can more effectively plan for the event please RSVP to:   https://goo.gle/yegnls


That’s the news for now and have a great weekend!

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Who's New at MHS and Other News You Can Use

posted Sep 23, 2016, 11:31 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--


This year we have several new staff members or staff members returning to Maynard High School.  We are very fortunate to have such a talented, dedicated and caring group of professionals joining us at Maynard High School this year.  Each person has put together a little something about themselves and I thought you might be interested in getting to know them just a bit.

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In the Math Department

My name is Danielle Bearden. I am coming back from two years maternity leave. I have a three year old son and two year old daughter. I spend most of my free time entertaining them. We like going to Davis Farmland, the zoo, museums, parks, beaches, etc. I started teaching at Maynard high school in 2007 right after graduating from Merrimack College. Recently I received my Master's degree in Math for Education from Umass Lowell. I am looking forward be back at work educating students in the joys of mathematics.


In the Science Department

Farwa Faisal completed her B.Sc in Biopsychology from Tufts University in 2012. After a year of reflection and travelling with her family, she decided that her true interest lay within the classroom and decided to persue education. She graduated from Brandeis University with a M.A.T. in 2014, and has now joined the MHS to help inspire her students to the world of science. Farwa is an avid reader, whether it is the latest in the series of Harry Potter or the most current groundbreaking research in science. She also loves to cook, and believes that it is one of the best ( and most delicious!) ways to learn about different places and cultures. She lives in Waltham with her husband and three young children, and they love to visit new places together and discover the great outdoors.


In the English Learners Department

Maria Afonso-Goddard has been teaching English language learners for over 30 years in Massachusetts.  She has worked as a bilingual, Portuguese and ESL teacher at all grade levels in the public school setting. Maria was born in Portugal and came to U.S.A. when she was six years old. Maria has studied in both Portugal and Brazil. She loves working with English language learners from all over the world and finds her job very rewarding.


In the Physical Education Department

My name is Sara Hazel and I have had many of my current students in the past at the Fowler or Green Meadow schools.  I would add that I am beyond excited to be up at the HS because I really enjoy participating with my students and challenging them to do their best. I am training for my 6th half marathon and enjoy running with kids!


In the World Languages Department

Johnna Little is originally from Lexington and comes to us with 13 years' experience teaching foreign languages in high school and middle school, and with more than 15 years as a professional chef. She studied German and Russian at UMASS Boston and was lucky to have the opportunity to study at universities in both Germany and Russia, and then she chucked it all after graduation and went to live in Italy. Have you been to Italy? Yes? Then you'll understand! Back stateside she got her Masters in Education and started teaching Italian and Spanish. After 10 years, she took a 3 year hiatus in Virginia, which was enough to convince her she was truly a Yankee and she came back in time for the wild winter of 2014, but she smiled while she shoveled: she was home! Johnna lives in Acton, where she cooks (last night was chakhokhbili), sweats through power yoga and hikes with her dog. She is very happy to be a part of Maynard High and is looking forward to meeting everyone!



Our Building Substitute

ANSWER: This new building sub at Maynard High School appeared on Jeopardy! last February.


QUESTION: Who is Shana Macks?


Shana is a 2004 graduate of Simmons College and 2011 graduate of Lesley University, where she earned her Master's in Secondary Education with a focus in History. She comes to Maynard from Boston where she worked at Boston Latin Academy, CollegeBound Dorchester, and the English Language Center. In her spare time, Shana acts in a theater troupe in Arlington and participates as a medieval and Renaissance reenactor with the Society for Creative Anachronism. She is thrilled to join the wonderful students and staff at Maynard High!


In the Guidance Department

Dana MacPhee is excited to be joining Maynard High School as a guidance counselor. She worked in higher education for 5 years and then in Boston as a high school counselor for an additional 5 years before coming to Maynard. In her spare time she loves reading, trying out new recipes (especially baked goods!), and solving puzzles. Her goal in the next five years is to visit all of America's 59 National Parks.


In the TV & Radio Production Department

John Ogden is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  After graduating in 2007 John published his first feature length documentary entitled Fighters: Road to the Golden Gloves, which was broadcast in 2010 on the cable network NESN.  He then worked for three years in both the Lowell and Littleton school systems as a paraprofessional within the special education departments.  Afterwards he moved abroad to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam for two years where he was the lead high school ELA and film teacher at the School of North America.  During this time he traveled to numerous countries within Asia including Laos, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, but his favorite was the pristine and wondrous lands of Myanmar.  After fulfilling his two year contract John taught ELA in Lowell prior to acquiring the television and radio broadcast teaching position at Maynard High School.  John has also been the lead coach of the Lowell Catholic boys soccer team, the Littleton varsity track and field team, the Littleton middle school girls soccer team, and founded the audio visual club at Littleton Middle School.  His most rewarding venture will always be interacting with the wonderful people of Vietnam, the stellar views of Sapa, and the lifelong friendships he made with numerous people around the world.  He looks forward to working closely to increase the viewership of WAVM and teaching his students the numerous roles found within the communications fields.


In the History Department

My Name is Cori Sullivan and I am currently teaching eighth grade history. I am a 2009 Maynard High School graduate and extremely excited to be back in Maynard. I am a undergraduate of St. John's University in Queens, New York and a Masters graduate of American International College is Springfield, Massachusetts. One of my favorite parts of high school was playing field hockey and I hope my passion is shown though my time coaching the junior varsity field hockey team here at Maynard. I consider myself a creative person so I am hoping to be able to share that with my students and allow them to express their knowledge in creative projects thought the year. It is my belief that learning can be fun and that is what I am aiming to project upon the students of Maynard in an attempt to make them life-long learners and productive members of our community.


In the Special Education Department

My name is Sherry Trainque I am excited to introduce myself to you as the new Team Chairperson for the Fowler Middle School (grade 6 and 7), Maynard High School and Community Connections. It is my privilege and honor to join Maynard Public Schools and community.  


Prior to joining Maynard Public Schools, I have gained knowledge and skills from a variety of experiences.  As special education teacher, I taught in a residential program for adolescents, sub-separate program for students with emotional/behavioral needs, and as a resource teacher providing specialized supports as well as co-teaching in the inclusion setting.  For the past 7 years, I have worked as a Team Chairperson/ Special Education Director overseeing the special education programming for students with disabilities from Kindergarten to 22 years old.   


On a personal level,  I have two boys at home that keep me busy during my free time with school work, sports, and video games.   I also enjoy watching the Patriots, getting ready for the holidays and spending time with my family and friends.


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What a great group of people to be joining the Maynard High School community!  I’m confident that this group will add to the richness and vibrancy of our school and to the entire Town of Maynard as well.  They have already been key contributors to the great start of the year we are experiencing and I’m sure the best is yet to come.  Welcome one and all.


Announcements & Upcoming Events:


MMA High School September Meeting Highlights

·        All are invited to the first ever Jazz and Wind Kick Off Event on Saturday September 24th from 8:30-10:00 at Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar in Marlboro featuring music by the MHS Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble and Blueprint Jazz Club.  Fish will be offering 10% off food for all Maynard Music attendants.  This event is sponsored by Trish Gately.

·        Stay tuned for a Fall Showcase featuring an evening of jazz music performed by our jazz and wind ensemble students.

·        Casino Night organizers are looking for a parent to take the role of Babysitting Coordinator.  If interested please email MMA at (maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com)

·        Chaperones are needed to help supervise the Pep Band at the 7pm football games on the following dates:

o   This Friday 9/16

o   September 23rd

o   October 14th

o   October 28th

·        If you are available to chaperone Pep Band, please email MMA at the above address with the date(s) you are available.

·        If you can help fill the following MMA positions, please email the above address:

o   Co-Chair

o   Webmaster –to maintain the 1 MMA site

·        Next meeting is October 4th (not the 5th as originally planned) in the Fowler band room.  Joint Business starts at 7:30, High School business at 8:15


2nd Annual Halloween Costume Fundraiser & Donation

Do you have gently used Halloween costumes that you are ready to part with?

The Class of 2018 will gladly accept your donations of all sizes from 9/9 to 9/23! Please wash costumes before dropping them off in the boxes located in the lobby near the main office of each school. We will host the Halloween Costume Sale on Sunday, 9/25 and will donate all unsold costumes to local charities. Stay tuned for more information about the event!

Please email odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us with any questions.


Back to School Night

This year our annual Back to School Night will be held on Tuesday September 27th from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Maynard High School.  This is a wonderful opportunity to go through your student’s schedule and meet all of  your son’s and daughter’s teachers.


Shortly after 1st quarter report cards are issued another evening will be scheduled for meetings with individual teachers to discuss your child’s progress.  Teacher meetings can also be scheduled at any time by contacting your student’s guidance counselor.


Parent Teachers Organization (PTO)

The Maynard High School PTO will be hosting its first meeting of the year on Wednesday night October 12th from 6:30-8:00pm in the high school Media Center.  Along with myself, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Gerardi and Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Gaudet have graciously agreed to join us and it promises to be an informative and cordial evening.  Please join us!


That’s it for now.


Have a great weekend and take care--

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Cross Country Returns to MHS...Go Tigers!

posted Sep 9, 2016, 9:35 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--

Our second week of school has gone amazingly well with our students off to a terrific start as a group.  Clubs and activities, as well as our fall sports teams, are all swinging into action and student enrollment in school sponsored, extracurricular activities is very high and continues to grow.  It’s never too late for our students to get involved so if your son or daughter is interested in becoming involved in an activity let them know that all they need to do is join.

Today will be incredibly active after school with soccer matches at Alumni Field, Field Hockey facing off on the field immediately behind the high school, and our first MIAA home Cross Country Meet to take place in many years starting and finishing behind the high school.  Come on down and root for the scores of MHS Tiger student-athletes who will be competing.

Announcements & Upcoming Activities

2nd Annual Halloween Costume Fundraiser & Donation

Do you have gently used Halloween costumes that you are ready to part with?

The Class of 2018 will gladly accept your donations of all sizes from 9/9 to 9/23! Please wash costumes before dropping them off in the boxes located in the lobby near the main office of each school. We will host the Halloween Costume Sale on Sunday, 9/25 and will donate all unsold costumes to local charities. Stay tuned for more information about the event!

Please email odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us with any questions.

Back to School Night

This year our annual Back to School Night will be held on Tuesday September 27th from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Maynard High School.  This is a wonderful opportunity to go through your student’s schedule and meet all of  your son’s and daughter’s teachers.


Shortly after 1st quarter report cards are issued another evening will be scheduled for meetings with individual teachers to discuss your child’s progress.  Teacher meetings can also be scheduled at any time by contacting your student’s guidance counselor.

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful weekend even as we pause to reflect this Sunday on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Sincerely--

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Happy New Year!

posted Sep 1, 2016, 12:12 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--


We have just completed the first week of the 2016-2017 school year in great style and we are off and running.


Our guidance counselors have been hard at work resolving any scheduling issues that can, unfortunately, arise for some students.  This year the total number of students requiring scheduling adjustments was quite small  (Though for those students and families involved it is always a bit unsettling until everything is set).  I spoke with the guidance staff at about noon today and at this time virtually every student has been squared away.  This is a huge difference from my first year at MHS in August of 2011 when lines could be seen in front of the guidance area all day long for a full week.  Thank you to Ms. MacLean, Ms. MacPhee & Ms. Muise for all of their hard work helping to get the school year off to a great start.


Now that our students have met their teachers, found their lockers, and gotten used to to how their schedules work we will be pausing for four days during the Labor Day break.  There is no school from Friday September 2nd through Monday September 5th.  We will reopen on Tuesday September 6th at 7:00am.  Starting Tuesday the rhythm of the school year will really be established and we will be looking for outstanding student attendance including, timeliness in the morning, to help establish the flow that is essential to learning.


Clubs and activities will be starting up soon and are open to all of our students.  Fall sports are underway, but it’s not too late to begin if a student signs up soon.


What follows are some announcements and dates you may find of use:


Maynard Music Association News

The MMA (Maynard Music Association) would like to welcome everyone to our first monthly meeting next Wednesday night in the Fowler library.  MMA Fowler will meet from 7:00- 7:30, joint business from 7:30-8:15, High School 8:15-9:00.  All are welcome.


Thanks to Maynard High School music student, Patrick O'Neil, MMA has a new website (maynardmusic.org).  Please check it out for the latest news and information.


All 8th grade band students are encouraged to purchase band jackets for outside performances.  Please see our website for details and order forms.


Plans for our annual Casino Night are well underway.  Our next planning meeting will be held on Thursday evening, September 15th at 7:00 at Bonnie Wilson's house (13 Sherman Street).  All are welcome.



A Message From Football Coach Ogilvie

If there are any interested 9-12 grade students interested in playing football, please contact Coach Ogilvie or Coach Pileeki. Coach Ogilvie arrives at 315 to the school


Be a Proud Tiger Booster!

Dear parents and guardians! Happy beginning of the school year! It means that the football season is about to start as well! You can show your support to our Tigers by placing a shout out in the football programs. You can address it to a specific player or to the whole team in general. It is only $5! Your orders must be submitted and paid via cash or check by Wednesday, 9/7. Please email Olga Doktorov atodoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us with any questions.


Shout Out

Congratulations are in order for varsity basketball coach, Paul Howes for being named Central Massachusetts Division Four Coach of the Year.  This is the 3rd time Coach Howes has won this prestigious honor.  Well done and well earned!


That’s the news for this shortened week.


I hope you all have a restful and enjoyable long weekend--


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School

Welcome Back! The 2016-2017 School Year is Upon Us.

posted Aug 26, 2016, 11:50 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--

Our Tiger Paws have been freshly painted on Tiger Drive celebrating our clubs, sports and students and the press box at Alumni Field has been redecorated (Thank you to the dozens of students who helped make this happen).

Teachers have been decorating and organizing their classrooms and I’ve heard numerous discussions about professional development conferences and classes that faculty members attended in July and August.

Many students are already back at MHS participating in sports, music and other activities.

This past Wednesday over 75% of our incoming 8th graders and scores of parents attended our annual 8th Grade Orientation and Cookout.  Superintendent Gerardi and Assistant Superintendent Gaudet were also on hand as were over one third of our faculty including the entire 8th grade team.  The entire event was only possible due to the participation of nearly 20 students from the Student Government and National Honor Society who acted as tour guides, Question & Answer panelists and facilitators.  Sports information was available thanks to Mr. Caruso and Parent Bonnie Wilson was on hand to give out information related to the Maynard Music Association.  Approximately 200 people participated in all which represents an unprecedented turnout nearly doubling the past attendance for this event.  It was a great evening.

What all this can only mean is that summer break is coming to a close and it is getting to be time to start the 2016-2017 school year.

The first day of school is next Wednesday August 31st.  Students should plan on arriving at MHS at 7:30am and they will report directly to the gymnasium at the time where they will receive their schedules and start their day.  Activities in the gym will begin promptly at 7:45am which is the official start time of the school day.  As I’ve written many times before, if you’re student is arriving at MHS or being dropped off at 7:45am they are late to school.  Instruction begins promptly at 7:45 and being on the sidewalk or just getting to a locker is not the same as being in class where attendance has already been taken and class is already underway.

Next week our staff will be in starting on Monday including our guidance counselors Lisa MacLean, Renee Muise and newly hired Dana MacPhee.

Speaking of new hires we are happy to be welcoming Cori Sullivan as our new 8th grade History teacher, Johnna Little as our new Spanish teacher, Farwa Faisal as our new Science teacher, John Ogden as our new Digital Media and Radio & TV Production teacher (fear not, Mr. Minasian and the after school WAVM club and program are still with us), Maria Afonso-Goddard as our new ELL teacher, Danielle Bearden who is returning to us as a part time Math teacher, Sara Hazel who will be splitting her time between the high school and Fowler as a Physical Education teacher, Shana Macks who will be our regular building substitute teacher, and Sherry Trainque who is our new Special Education Team Chair.  This is a dynamic and highly trained group of professionals who have the safety and education of your children at heart and as their top priorities at MHS.  Welcome one and all!

And now for some upcoming events and information as we start our new school year:

High School Meet & Greet--This Monday we will be having our first ever high school Meet & Greet.  This is a very informal opportunity for you to meet and chat for a moment or two with your student’s teachers.  We will gather in the school cafeteria where some light refreshments of water, juice and cookies will be available.  Our Meet and Greet will run from 1:45pm until  2:15pm.  Back To School Night on Tuesday September 27th is when you’ll have a longer opportunity to hear from your student’s teachers about  classes at MHS.

End of Summer Student Celebration--All students who participated in summer activities related to the high school music program, high school club activities or high school sports teams are invited to an end of summer celebration on Tuesday evening August 30th from 6:15-7:15pm on the back patio of Maynard High School.  This is our 5th year of having our students jointly celebrate their summer activities and accomplishments within the MHS community.  In days gone by each group might or might not have a separate pizza party to end the summer--we’ve found this joint event allows our students to support one another across the extra-curricular activities we offer at MHS and to build a real sense of community spirit.

Back to School Night--On Tuesday night September 27th we will be holding our annual Back to School Night from 6:00-8:00pm at MHS.  This is a chance for you to gather information about parent groups at MHS and to run through your student’s schedule in an abbreviated format allowing you to meet your student’s teachers and learn a bit about each class.

Varsity Cross Country--A message from Mr. Caruso:

I am very excited to announce that Maynard High School will have a Varsity Cross Country program this fall. This sport will be open to boys and girls 7-12. All will participate.

Having a cross country program has been a goal of mine since I became the athletic director, but I wasn't able to do it. This year, Julie Berry, and a group of dedicated parents, were able to raise money to fund the program. A big thanks to Julie and that crew. I am excited for this moment and excited for the future of the program.

And perhaps members of our new Cross Country Team and many others will be interested in the following:

NEW ROUTE, NEW DATE, SAME GREAT CAUSE!

The Boys and Girls Club will be hosting their 19th Annual Road Race on Saturday, October 8th.

*All races will start and end on Mill on Main Parking Lot on Summer Street*


Race options include:

5K Running Race (11:00 AM Start Time)

2 Mile Walking Race (11:00 AM Start Time)

1 Mile Kids Fun Run (10:00 AM Start Time)


Entry Fee:

$35.00 for Registrations made before the day of event.

$25.00 for runners 18 years and younger.

$40.00 for same day Registrations.

$10.00 for Kids race.

Tee-shirts guaranteed for registrations received by September 23rd, 2016

NEW THIS YEAR!

~ Chip Timing!

~ ALL runners of legal age will receive a beer ticket to The Battle Road Brewery!


ALL Proceeds to Benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley.

Mass Bay Dual Enrollment Courses offered at MHS:

Once again we hope to offer Dual Enrollment Courses at MHS.  These are enrollment dependent.

Introduction to Psychology Monday/Wednesday 2:05-3:20 PM

Principles of Management Tuesday/Thursday 7:00-8:15

Classes start September 6

NOTE:  Courses must meet a minimum enrollment of 10 students to run.  All students must take the Accuplacer test prior to enrollment in these courses.

From Our Music Teacher Mrs. Blanchard:

Dear MHS Music Students and Families,

Welcome to the Music Department at Maynard High School!  I'm so looking forward to the upcoming year-we have a lot to look forward to!  After an amazing year, culminating in high gold for the chorus and platinum (near perfect score) for the band in the New England competition, this year will be just as exciting with our upcoming Disney trip in April! This note is to help you know where to navigate to find the resources you'll need through the year.

--for info on the Disney Trip (and we sure are looking forward to having everyone get to perform in Disney and learn at the Disney workshops-what a once in a lifetime experience!)  go to the MHS website. Scroll down until you see a list of links. Click on "2017 Band/Chorus Disney Trip" and you'll find all the forms and info. you need.

--for general music information such as dates/calendar, uniform needs, lesson teachers (contact them quickly/early so you get a good time-they are beyond fabulous-we are SO lucky to have them come to MHS to teach our talented students!!), go to www.maynardmusic.org.

You can also find it via the MHS website, scroll down to the list of links, and you'll see Maynard Music Association.

--for leaders-officers and section leaders-please plan on attending the leadership meeting in the music room on Monday, August 29th, 2:30-3:45.  Please also plan to attend the chorus orientation on Wed. if you're a chorus leader/officer.

--for students new to the HS band (8th grade and anyone new to the district), we will have orientation for you during band the first day

--for students new to the HS choruses (8th grade and anyone new to the district or who is in chorus for the first time this year), we will have orientation from 2:15-2:40 Wednesday, August 31st. (this will make sure all those in soccer can get to your scrimmages in time)

--for all music students, the bbq for music, sports and wavm is Tuesday, August 30th at 6:15 in the front patio. Please come and enjoy seeing your friends, meeting some new ones, and having a great bbq. There will be info available on the MMA (Maynard Music Association) table including calendars for the year, sweatshirt orders, etc.

Hope this is helpful to you all and hope that you enjoy the last weeks of summer. Get out those horns, sing at the top of your lungs, and get ready for a phenomenal year!

Mrs. Blanchard

That’s a lot of information to start the year.

Thanks & take care--

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School

Summer Break Begins

posted Jun 23, 2016, 10:59 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--


The 2015-2016 school year has come to an end.  I’d like to thank the entire community for your support over the past year and am already looking forward to the 2016-2017 school year.


Though it is summer many activities will be occurring at MHS in the coming weeks.  Our main office will be open for business from 9:00am to 2:00pm Monday through Friday and I will be generally available through the summer.


There are upcoming events to be mindful of and updates will also go out over the summer as new information comes in about activities.


Announcements & Upcoming Activities and Events:


Summer Reading and Assignments

Summer reading lists, AP Work and more is available on the Maynard High School Website at:

https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/


Please check out this resource and, more importantly, make sure your student does too!


8th Grade Orientation and Cookout

Incoming 8th graders and their families are invited to our 8th Grade Orientation and Cookout to be held on Wednesday August 24th from 5:30-7:00pm.  Schedules will be handed out and discussed, tours of the building will be done and question and answer sessions for both students and parents and guardians will occur.


I look forward to meeting the incoming class of 2021 that evening!


Lost & Found

Items left in lockers and found in the building over the course of the year have been on display on a lost and found table near the gym at Maynard High School.  The lost and found tables have had  LOST and FOUND  items on display from noon Friday 6/17 and will continue to do so until noon on Friday 6/24.   Please make an effort to come by and claim your lost items.


All unclaimed items will be delivered to a Goodwill box at noon 6/24/2016


International Exchange Program

For almost two decades Maynard High School has had foreign exchange students attending our school to learn more about our culture while studying abroad.  A mutual benefit has been that ultimately they end up sharing their culture with us as well.

We are looking for host families.  Host families would welcome the student into their home and be given a stipend of $700 per month to cover expenses.  The students would need their own room with a bed, dresser, and desk.

Kevin Caruso has been supporting our international students and families in his role as our International Program Leader. If you are interested in learning more about how to become a host family please contact Kevin at (978) 897-8891.


A Special Request for a Host Family

Educatius International is seeking a host family for a female student from Brazil who will be here for the first semester only.  She is sixteen years old and is hoping to live with a Jewish family, however that is not mandatory, and we can make arrangements for her to attend a synagogue with another family.  She is very excited to be coming to Maynard so she can improve her English language skills and live in the “countryside” where there are farms and horse stables.  She is looking forward to experiencing a school that is very different from hers in Brazil.


Educatius reimburses host families $800 per month for their expenses, and because it is considered a reimbursement no taxes are taken out.  Please contact MaryEllen McCarthy at mccarthy.clan@verizon.net for more information.


Honor a Teacher by Participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's Teacher Tribute Program


Are you looking for a unique teacher gift that makes a difference in our schools?  Please consider participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's (MEF) Teacher Tribute Program. Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program for teachers, students, and administrators.


When you make a tax-deductible donation to MEF, we will send your child's teacher(s) a letter letting them know that your family has given a gift in his/her name to the Maynard Education Foundation (the amount of your donation will remain confidential).


To make a donation, please mail a check, along with the Teacher Tribute form (available for download at: http://www.maynardeducation.org) to MEF, PO Box 89, Maynard, MA 01754 or donate online at: http://www.maynardeducation.org.


(Please note that the deadline for receipt of donations is Friday, June 10, 2016. Donations received after that date may be acknowledged in September.)


Facilities Request Forms

Any group wishing to use the school buildings for meetings or activities are required to complete a Facilities Request Form.  Forms are available here at MHS and requests for use during the 2016-2017 school year are now coming in.  Requests from now through July will be processed in early August.


For current 7th -11th grade parents of Band and Chorus Students

Disney 2017 Trip information has been added to the MHS website in the Quick Links section under 2017 Band/Chorus Disney Trip with the link:


https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/2017-band-chorus-disney-trip


Thank you for reading this week’s News & Notes and have a great summer!

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School




Underclassman Awards and The Close of the 2015-2016 School Year

posted Jun 17, 2016, 9:52 AM by Chuck Caragianes   [ updated Jun 17, 2016, 11:42 AM ]

Good afternoon--

Though some rain had us move graduation indoors to our gymnasium the class of 2016 has matriculated and are now alumnae of Maynard High School.  It was a wonderful ceremony full of well earned accolades, good cheer and tears of joy as well.  Graduation day is a testament to the entire Town of Maynard and our close knit school community.


Earlier today our Underclassman Awards Ceremony was held and over 200 individual awards were given out to well deserving students in the areas of academics, effort, leadership, fitness, music, and the arts.  We have an impressive group of students who will make up our new Freshman through Senior classes starting next September.  The future remains bright at Maynard High School.

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Next week there will be exams in grades 9-12 right through Wednesday which is also the last day of school.  There is important academic work left to be done this school year so please be sure your students are here and on time.  (See more details below regarding exact exams and times for the 3 early release days.)


It still remains a busy time of year at MHS even though there are only 3 days to go next week.  There are several detailed announcements this week.  Please take a look at each heading and read those that pertain to you or your child in detail.


Announcements & Upcoming Activities and Events:


Early Release Days for Underclassmen Final Exams

Final exams for underclassmen are now upon us and the end of the school year is coming up fast.  There were three school cancelations due to snow this year and the end of the year calendar has been adjusted to account for these missed days.  Underclassmen Final Exams will begin on Friday June 17th in the afternoon and continue through Wednesday June 22nd.


Friday June 17th will be a full day of school with a single exam in the afternoon.  There will be two exams per day on Monday the 20th, Tuesday the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd.  These last three days of school, June 20-22, will be Early Release Days with students arriving at their normal start time and being dismissed at 10:55am.  8th Grade students will be dismissed at 10:55am June 20-22 as well.


Gym Lockers

All gym lockers need to be emptied by the first exam Friday 6/17/2016.  Be prepared to take all items home with you by then.

All remaining items left in gym lockers will be placed on the lost and found area on the tables in the gym lobby.

The lost and found tables will have  LOST and FOUND  items displayed from noon Friday 6/17 toll noon Friday 6/24   Please make an effort to come by and claim your lost items.

All unclaimed items will be delivered to a Goodwill box at noon 6/24/2016


International Exchange Program

For almost two decades Maynard High School has had foreign exchange students attending our school to learn more about our culture while studying abroad.  A mutual benefit has been that ultimately they end up sharing their culture with us as well.

We are looking for host families.  Host families would welcome the student into their home and be given a stipend of $700 per month to cover expenses.  The students would need their own room with a bed, dresser, and desk.


Kevin Caruso has been supporting our international students and families in his role as our International Program Leader. If you are interested in learning more about how to become a host family please contact Kevin at (978) 897-8891.


A Special Request for a Host Family

Educatius International is seeking a host family for a female student from Brazil who will be here for the first semester only.  She is sixteen years old and is hoping to live with a Jewish family, however that is not mandatory, and we can make arrangements for her to attend a synagogue with another family.  She is very excited to be coming to Maynard so she can improve her English language skills and live in the “countryside” where there are farms and horse stables.  She is looking forward to experiencing a school that is very different from hers in Brazil.

Educatius reimburses host families $800 per month for their expenses, and because it is considered a reimbursement no taxes are taken out.  Please contact MaryEllen McCarthy at mccarthy.clan@verizon.net for more information.


Honor a Teacher by Participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's Teacher Tribute Program


Are you looking for a unique teacher gift that makes a difference in our schools?  Please consider participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's (MEF) Teacher Tribute Program. Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program for teachers, students, and administrators.


When you make a tax-deductible donation to MEF, we will send your child's teacher(s) a letter letting them know that your family has given a gift in his/her name to the Maynard Education Foundation (the amount of your donation will remain confidential).


To make a donation, please mail a check, along with the Teacher Tribute form (available for download at: http://www.maynardeducation.org) to MEF, PO Box 89, Maynard, MA 01754 or donate online at: http://www.maynardeducation.org.


(Please note that the deadline for receipt of donations is Friday, June 10, 2016. Donations received after that date may be acknowledged in September.)


Facilities Request Forms

Any group wishing to use the school buildings for meetings or activities are required to complete a Facilities Request Form.  Forms are available here at MHS and requests for use during the 2016-2017 school year are now coming in.  Requests from now through July will be processed in early August.


For current 7th -11th grade parents of Band and Chorus Students

Disney 2017 Trip information has been added to the MHS website in the Quick Links section: 2017 Band/Chorus Disney Trip --


https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/2017-band-chorus-disney-trip


If you missed the Parent Information Meeting on 4/28, take a moment to go through the Powerpoint presentation at the bottom of the page.  All forms that have been distributed so far are also attached.


In the coming months, we will be adding details on payment deadlines, fundraising initiatives, what to pack, medical forms, and more. Bookmark the page and check it often!


Regards--2017 Disney Trip Committee


Food Services

The following letter from Food Services regarding accounts as the year approaches its end follows:

     MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS


3R Tiger Drive • Maynard, Massachusetts 01754 • 978-897-2222 • www.maynardschools.org

April 25, 2016


Dear Parent or Guardian,


Beginning in May 2016 it is necessary for the Food Service Department to begin to close the books on our year. This involves collecting payment for all outstanding cafeteria charges. Unpaid charges at the end of the year are a financial strain on Maynard Public School’s food service department.


If you are receiving this email, even if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, your child(ren) owe money to their School’s Cafeteria.

You will receive a separate email from our Food Service program which will include the amount owed.  Please be sure to add additional money to cover future lunch purchases.


·  Graduating Seniors must pay any outstanding balance in full by their last day of school, June 3rd; this is a Senior Obligation that must be done before Seniors can receive their cap and gown.


·  All other students must pay their balance in full by the last day of school, June 21st.


·  Any student leaving Maynard Public Schools, who has a positive balance, may send a written request for a refund or for the balance to be transferred to a siblings account.


Starting on Wednesday, May 4th the Food Service Program will be changing their “Meal Charge” policy.  The cafeteria cash registers will be programmed to prevent further charges if a student owes money on their account or if the purchase will cause them to owe money.  Weekly emails have gone out all year alerting families of negative or low balances.  If your student has a negative account balance regardless of free or reduced lunch status, the student will no longer be provided all the lunch options available. Instead they will be provided and charged for the alternative lunch option consisting of: Cheese Sandwich, Vegetable, fruit and milk.  All negative balances must be paid by the end of this school year.  


If your student owes a high balance, we would like the opportunity to work with you to find a solution to this bill which is now due.


Please contact Chris Piercey (978-897-6100, cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us) to arrange a payment agreement, or to discuss how we can help in this matter.


Thank you.


Chris Piercey

Maynard Public Schools Food Services Manager

(978) 897 6100

cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us


Thank you for reading this week’s News & Notes and have a great final weekend of the 2015-2016 school year!


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School

Graduation Weekend!

posted Jun 10, 2016, 1:09 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--


Graduation weekend is here and there is a real sense of excitement at Maynard High School.


Last night our Senior Awards Ceremony was held and a large crowd of parents, grandparents, siblings, other family members, friends and supporters gathered to hear about the extraordinary accomplishments of the class of 2016 and to support our seniors.  This was our largest turnout in quite some time and I’d like to thank all who attended as well as the numerous staff members who helped with the setup and logistics and acted as presenters.  I’d also like to thank the class of 2016 for their near universal attendance and support for one another.


A new tradition has been born.  This morning our seniors gathered in their caps and gowns and walked through the Green Meadow grounds on their way to the high school as the Green Meadow students looked on and cheered.  Then it was on to the Fowler and finally the high school.  Our graduating seniors are tremendous role models for their peers and present a tangible vision of the future to their fellow Maynard Public Schools students.  And everyone involved loved it to boot!


Graduation is Saturday June 11th.  Seniors will be lined up and heading up to Alumni by 3:45pm.  Seniors ought to get to the school around 3:00 to receive their cords and cap and gown set.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00pm.  Should the ceremony be outdoors as hoped, no tickets will be required.


Weather Considerations for Graduation and Admission Tickets.  As I write this,  the weather forecast for tomorrow afternoon is not certain.  Some predictions are for rain to hold off until late at night and others call for rain or thunderstorms at the time of our graduation.  A final decision regarding location will be made by 9:00am on Saturday based on the best available forecast at that time.

Set up and takedown for the event logistically takes hours.  Please understand that if the 9:00am forecast projects a reasonable chance of rain for the hours between 2:00pm and 8:00pm the ceremony will be held indoors.  In the event the ceremony is held indoors it will be in the Maynard High School Gymnasium starting at 4:00pm.  Tickets will be required for seating and each graduate is receiving 7 tickets.  No additional tickets will be handed out.


It remains a busy time of year at MHS and there are several detailed announcements this week.  Please take a look at each heading and read those that pertain to you or your child in detail.


Announcements & Upcoming Activities and Events:


Early Release Days for Underclassmen Final Exams

Final exams for underclassmen are now little over a week away and the end of the school year is coming up fast.  There were three school cancellations due to snow this year and the end of the year calendar has been adjusted to account for these missed days.  Underclassmen Final Exams will begin on Friday June 17th in the afternoon and continue through Wednesday June 22nd.


Friday June 17th will be a full day of school with a single exam in the afternoon.  There will be two exams per day on Monday the 20th, Tuesday the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd.  These last three days of school, June 20-22, will be Early Release Days with students being dismissed at 10:55am.  8th Grade students will be dismissed at 10:55am June 20-22 as well.


Underclassmen Awards Ceremony

Our annual Underclassmen Awards Ceremony will be held next Friday June 17th from 8:45am to 10:45am in the auditorium.  Friday will be a very full day for our students with classes, the awards ceremony and an exam.  It is a day to be extra sure for students to be in on time and ready to go.


Gym Lockers

All gym lockers need to be emptied by the first exam Friday 6/17/2016.  Be prepared to take all items home with you by then.

All remaining items left in gym lockers will be placed on the lost and found area on the tables in the gym lobby.

The lost and found tables will have  LOST and FOUND  items displayed from noon Friday 6/17 toll noon Friday 6/24   Please make an effort to come by and claim your lost items.

All unclaimed items will be delivered to a Goodwill box at noon 6/24/2016


International Exchange Program

For almost two decades Maynard High School has had foreign exchange students attending our school to learn more about our culture while studying abroad.  A mutual benefit has been that ultimately they end up sharing their culture with us as well.

We are looking for host families.  Host families would welcome the student into their home and be given a stipend of $700 per month to cover expenses.  The students would need their own room with a bed, dresser, and desk.

Kevin Caruso has been supporting our international students and families in his role as our International Program Leader. If you are interested in learning more about how to become a host family please contact Kevin at (978) 897-8891.



Honor a Teacher by Participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's Teacher Tribute Program


Are you looking for a unique teacher gift that makes a difference in our schools?  Please consider participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's (MEF) Teacher Tribute Program. Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program for teachers, students, and administrators.


When you make a tax-deductible donation to MEF, we will send your child's teacher(s) a letter letting them know that your family has given a gift in his/her name to the Maynard Education Foundation (the amount of your donation will remain confidential).


To make a donation, please mail a check, along with the Teacher Tribute form (available for download at: http://www.maynardeducation.org) to MEF, PO Box 89, Maynard, MA 01754 or donate online at: http://www.maynardeducation.org.


(Please note that the deadline for receipt of donations is Friday, June 10, 2016. Donations received after that date may be acknowledged in September.)


Facilities Request Forms

Any group wishing to use the school buildings for meetings or activities are required to complete a Facilities Request Form.  Forms are available here at MHS and requests for use during the 2016-2017 school year are now coming in.  Requests from now through July will be processed in early August.


For current 7th -11th grade parents of Band and Chorus Students

Disney 2017 Trip information has been added to the MHS website in the Quick Links section: 2017 Band/Chorus Disney Trip --


https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/2017-band-chorus-disney-trip


If you missed the Parent Information Meeting on 4/28, take a moment to go through the Powerpoint presentation at the bottom of the page.  All forms that have been distributed so far are also attached.


In the coming months, we will be adding details on payment deadlines, fundraising initiatives, what to pack, medical forms, and more. Bookmark the page and check it often!


Regards--2017 Disney Trip Committee


Food Services

The following letter from Food Services regarding accounts as the year approaches its end follows:

  MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

3R Tiger Drive • Maynard, Massachusetts 01754 • 978-897-2222 • www.maynardschools.org

April 25, 2016

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Beginning in May 2016 it is necessary for the Food Service Department to begin to close the books on our year. This involves collecting payment for all outstanding cafeteria charges. Unpaid charges at the end of the year are a financial strain on Maynard Public School’s food service department.

If you are receiving this email, even if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, your child(ren) owe money to their School’s Cafeteria.

You will receive a separate email from our Food Service program which will include the amount owed.  Please be sure to add additional money to cover future lunch purchases.

·  Graduating Seniors must pay any outstanding balance in full by their last day of school, June 3rd; this is a Senior Obligation that must be done before Seniors can receive their cap and gown.

·  All other students must pay their balance in full by the last day of school, June 21st.

·  Any student leaving Maynard Public Schools, who has a positive balance, may send a written request for a refund or for the balance to be transferred to a siblings account.

Starting on Wednesday, May 4th the Food Service Program will be changing their “Meal Charge” policy.  The cafeteria cash registers will be programmed to prevent further charges if a student owes money on their account or if the purchase will cause them to owe money.  Weekly emails have gone out all year alerting families of negative or low balances.  If your student has a negative account balance regardless of free or reduced lunch status, the student will no longer be provided all the lunch options available. Instead they will be provided and charged for the alternative lunch option consisting of: Cheese Sandwich, Vegetable, fruit and milk.  All negative balances must be paid by the end of this school year.  

If your student owes a high balance, we would like the opportunity to work with you to find a solution to this bill which is now due.

Please contact Chris Piercey (978-897-6100, cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us) to arrange a payment agreement, or to discuss how we can help in this matter.

Thank you.

Chris Piercey

Maynard Public Schools Food Services Manager

(978) 897 6100

cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us


Thank you for reading this week’s News & Notes and have a great MHS Graduation weekend!


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Some Additional Student News for 6/3/2016

posted Jun 3, 2016, 9:07 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Hello once again--

Due to an error of omission in this week's News and Notes sent out earlier today, several of our outstanding student athletes were not mentioned for their terrific achievements this spring.

In addition to Christy Teska in Pole Vault Ashley Chiasson qualified in Discuss, Mike Ford qualified in High Jump, and our 4x100 meter sprint team also qualified made up of Mike Ford, Paul Simeone, Dante McPherson and Fergusson Pierre.

Again, my apologies for not including these fine young men and women in my earlier notes and have a great weekend--

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School

Up Day (Welcome class of 2021) and Seniors Last Day (As the Class of 2016 Prepares to Say Goodbye)

posted Jun 3, 2016, 7:46 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--

Our Seniors are taking their last exams today and it is their last academic day at MHS; meanwhile, our 7th graders were experiencing Up Day as they prepare to enter Maynard High in the fall.  Today is one of those days that reminds us all of the cycle of the school year and, perhaps, of life in general, here at Maynard High School.  An exciting day for sure, and a day for reflection as well.


Track athlete Christy Teska soared to new heights this week as she placed 3rd in the State Championships in Pole Vault.  This outstanding performance will allow Christy to advance to the New England Championships as well!

A quick shout out goes to the Girls Softball Team and Coach O’Neal as they won their opening round State Tournament game yesterday 15-0 over Baypath.  They play again this Sunday in a second round game at Blackstone Valley at 2:00pm.

Best wishes also go out to the Boys Baseball Team as they prepare to play Leicester at Leicester starting at 4:00pm.


It remains a busy time of year at MHS and there are several detailed announcements this week.  Please take a look at each heading and read those that pertain to you or your child in detail.


Announcements & Upcoming Activities and Events:


Senior Week and Graduation activities

Senior Obligations are now due.  To participate in the graduation ceremony of June 11th all seniors must make sure they have returned all school owned materials or paid to replace any items that are missing or damaged and paid all fees and balances owed to Maynard High School or the Maynard Public Schools.  Students and their families have been contacted with what they owe.  Students need to be aware that everything from music attire or sports uniforms, to books, to Activity Fees, to cafeteria balances are included.  Last year we started with nearly every senior owing something be it a book or fee with well over 300 items to be taken care of worth over $10,000.00.  By graduation every single item had been accounted for and not even the smallest cafeteria balance remain unpaid.  We hope to replicate that this year for three simple reasons:  First and foremost, we want to see every eligible student actually participate in their graduation ceremony.  Second, we want to conserve valuable school resources for future use and save the taxpayers of Maynard money.  Third, and finally, it’s only fair and right.


Monday, June 6 is Six Flags (for those students who signed up).  Seniors must be at the school and ready to leave by 8:45.  We should return to MHS by 5:30,


Wednesday, June 8 is rehearsal and cap and gowns.  If your student has any outstanding obligations they will not receive a cap and gown.  See guidance if you are unsure.

Wednesday night is the Harbor Cruise from 6:30-10:00 (for those students who have signed up).  Seniors will meet at MHS for pictures and attendance no later than 4:45.  We should return to MHS by 11:00.


Thursday, June 9 is Senior Awards Night from 7-9.  Seniors will meet at MHS at 6:15. This is a semi-formal event so dress appropriately (no jeans!)


Friday, June 10 is the Senior Walk, rehearsal and PTO lunch.  Seniors will meet at MHS at 10:45.  Bring your cap and gown.  We will head to Green Meadow at 11:00 and march up through each school.  Graduation rehearsal will be at noon and the PTO sponsored lunch is at 1:00.   


Saturday, June 11 is graduation.  Seniors will be lined up and heading up to Alumni by 3:45.  Please get to the school around 3:00 to get your cords and cap and gown set.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00pm.


Please see Lisa MacLean or Renee Muise (class advisors) with any questions.     


Early Release Days for Underclassmen Final Exams

Final exams are now less than a month away and the end of the school year is coming up fast.  There were three school cancellations due to snow this year and the end of the year calendar has been adjusted to account for these missed days.  Underclassmen Final Exams will begin on Friday June 17th and continue through Wednesday June 22nd.


Friday June 17th will be a full day of school with a single exam in the afternoon.  There will be two exams per day on Monday the 20th, Tuesday the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd.  These last three days of school, June 20-22, will be Early Release Days with students being dismissed at 10:55am.  8th Grade students will be dismissed at 10:55am June 20-22 as well.


Relay For Life

On June 3-4, nearly 200 Maynard residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Maynard to help save more lives from cancer. The event will take place from 6pm to 9am at Alumni Field.

The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Our Relay For Life is a community gathering where teams and individuals camp out on Alumni Field overnight and take turns walking or running around the track. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event, as well as at the event itself, and the public is welcomed and encouraged to join us until 11pm!

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2015. Last year, 184 registered participants at Relay For Life of Maynard raised over $62,000.

Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding groundbreaking cancer research, supporting education and risk reduction efforts, and providing free information and critical services for people with cancer who need them. Our survivor speaker this year will be a survivor who took advantage of an American Cancer Society program called Look Good Feel Better at Emerson Hospital, a program that helps women deal with the physical effects of cancer.

Take action this year and help make cancer a priority by participating in, donating to, or attending the Relay For Life of Maynard. Visit relayforlife.org/maynardma to learn more about the event, or contact Kayla Hindle at 508.270.4884 or kayla.hindle@cancer.org.


Honor a Teacher by Participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's Teacher Tribute Program


Are you looking for a unique teacher gift that makes a difference in our schools?  Please consider participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's (MEF) Teacher Tribute Program. Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program for teachers, students, and administrators.


When you make a tax-deductible donation to MEF, we will send your child's teacher(s) a letter letting them know that your family has given a gift in his/her name to the Maynard Education Foundation (the amount of your donation will remain confidential).


To make a donation, please mail a check, along with the Teacher Tribute form (available for download at: http://www.maynardeducation.org) to MEF, PO Box 89, Maynard, MA 01754 or donate online at: http://www.maynardeducation.org.


(Please note that the deadline for receipt of donations is Friday, June 10, 2016. Donations received after that date may be acknowledged in September.)


Emerson Hospital Run/Walk for Cancer Prevention

In little over a week Emerson Hospital will host its 16th annual Run~Walk for Cancer at the Thoreau Club Outdoor Center in Concord!!  We hope that you will join your many friends and neighbors in their support of Emerson’s cancer patients at this fun, family friendly event on June 4th.  In addition to the run and walk, activities include swimming, tie dye, bounce house, field games, food, music and more!  Visitwww.emersonhospital.org/5k to register, volunteer or donate today!


SEPAC Ice Cream Social

The Maynard SEPAC Ice Cream Social will be held on Tuesday, June 7th

from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Fowler School cafeteria. All students

receiving Special Education services in Maynard and their families are

invited to attend. This popular event will have lots of crafts,

activities, and fun! This event is free and open to the whole family

of students receiving Special Education services in Maynard. Please

contact Jessica O'Toole with any questions or to RSVP at

sepacsec@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-897-0650.


Facilities Request Forms

Any group wishing to use the school buildings for meetings or activities are required to complete a Facilities Request Form.  Forms are available here at MHS and requests for use during the 2016-2017 school year are now coming in.  Requests from now through July will be processed in early August.


For current 7th -11th grade parents of Band and Chorus Students

Disney 2017 Trip information has been added to the MHS website in the Quick Links section: 2017 Band/Chorus Disney Trip --


https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/maynard-high-school/2017-band-chorus-disney-trip


If you missed the Parent Information Meeting on 4/28, take a moment to go through the Powerpoint presentation at the bottom of the page.  All forms that have been distributed so far are also attached.


In the coming months, we will be adding details on payment deadlines, fundraising initiatives, what to pack, medical forms, and more. Bookmark the page and check it often!


Regards--2017 Disney Trip Committee


Food Services

The following letter from Food Services regarding accounts as the year approaches its end follows:

  MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

3R Tiger Drive • Maynard, Massachusetts 01754 • 978-897-2222 • www.maynardschools.org

April 25, 2016

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Beginning in May 2016 it is necessary for the Food Service Department to begin to close the books on our year. This involves collecting payment for all outstanding cafeteria charges. Unpaid charges at the end of the year are a financial strain on Maynard Public School’s food service department.

If you are receiving this email, even if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, your child(ren) owe money to their School’s Cafeteria.

You will receive a separate email from our Food Service program which will include the amount owed.  Please be sure to add additional money to cover future lunch purchases.

·  Graduating Seniors must pay any outstanding balance in full by their last day of school, June 3rd; this is a Senior Obligation that must be done before Seniors can receive their cap and gown.

·  All other students must pay their balance in full by the last day of school, June 21st.

·  Any student leaving Maynard Public Schools, who has a positive balance, may send a written request for a refund or for the balance to be transferred to a siblings account.

Starting on Wednesday, May 4th the Food Service Program will be changing their “Meal Charge” policy.  The cafeteria cash registers will be programmed to prevent further charges if a student owes money on their account or if the purchase will cause them to owe money.  Weekly emails have gone out all year alerting families of negative or low balances.  If your student has a negative account balance regardless of free or reduced lunch status, the student will no longer be provided all the lunch options available. Instead they will be provided and charged for the alternative lunch option consisting of: Cheese Sandwich, Vegetable, fruit and milk.  All negative balances must be paid by the end of this school year.  

If your student owes a high balance, we would like the opportunity to work with you to find a solution to this bill which is now due.

Please contact Chris Piercey (978-897-6100, cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us) to arrange a payment agreement, or to discuss how we can help in this matter.

Thank you.

Chris Piercey

Maynard Public Schools Food Services Manager

(978) 897 6100

cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us


Thank you for reading this week’s News & Notes and have a wonderful first weekend of June—


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School



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