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Superbowl Saturday!

posted Dec 2, 2016, 6:47 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good morning,


December is upon us and that, of course, means the WAVM/Beacon telethon can’t be far away.  This tremendous, annual, community event will start just one week from today on Friday December 9th and run through Sunday December 11th.  As always, all proceeds raised through the telethon will benefit area families in need.  We broke through the one million dollar barrier in the history of the event  last year and it’s time to start building toward two million!


Of course if you’re looking for a great community event to attend this weekend while you wait for the telethon to roll around on the the 9th, please come out to Worcester State at noon on Saturday December 3rd to watch our undefeated (12-0), Central Massachusetts Champion Maynard Tigers take on Millis for the Division 4a State Title.  Coach Ogilvie and his staff have worked hard and well with our 26 student-athletes this year to reach this remarkable level and are coming off an impressive Thanksgiving victory over Marian/Keefe Tech coming into this final game.  Go Tigers!  Beat Millis!


Winter sports practices have begun.  Though it is late in the sign-up and tryout process a student should see Mr. Caruso if he or she is interested in a winter sport.  Also remeber, it’s also never too late for a student to join a non-sports club or activity as well.


From the Maynard High School Video Studio:  Our Weekly Newscast

The news for week of 12/2 contains some important information regarding the Beacon Telethon from Caitlin, a college football update shot and editing by Ludivico and Morten and featuring brother and sister Alex and Grace, Photo of the Week featuring Dante and submitted by Carolina, an amazing intro by our sportscaster Alex, and an all new segment HYPE CITY directed by Jaden and featuring and written by Tyler.


The students have been working extremely hard up in WAVM.  As always we want and appreciate your feedback and your ideas for future newscasts.  Enjoy.


MHN Episode #8



Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


Assistant Principal Kevin Caruso sent out a note yesterday on the difficulties and challenges we are experiencing with student use of social media as are a great number of schools across the area, state and nation.  Initial feedback from parents, community members and students about this message have been entirely supportive, appreciative and welcoming.  If you did not get a chance to have a look yesterday, I urge you to read it through now:


Dear Parents,


I am writing to you concerning what some students are writing and doing via social media and text messages. In the past two years as assistant principal, the majority of peer conflict cases arise over words said or events referenced over social media. What is perhaps more alarming is the extremely vulgar language, violent references and outright mean things that are written back and forth.


I acknowledge that my perspective is limited as I only see the negative situations brought to me, but I believe it would be worthwhile for all parents to sit down with their children and have a conversation about social media, the appropriate use of social media, or even about the necessity of having social media on every device they come in contact with.  I would imagine many parents and guardians have already done this, but periodically reviewing issues around social media is advisable as is having the initial conversation if you have not already done so.  I would also encourage parents to ask their kids to look at their social media accounts together to ensure nothing negative is happening on their instagram accounts, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts  or group chats (to name a few).


I would further encourage parents to absolutely avoid trying to resolve social media disputes by using the same social media platform being used by your children.  Trying to end a Snapchat dispute by using Snapchat is almost always counterproductive.  Frankly, it usually just adds to the “Kid Drama” which is precisely what the instigators of these disputes are interested in.  There are other channels of communication to other parents and the school if necessary.


Developmentally teens are experimenting with all kinds of modes of expression and can be quite impulsive.  Today’s smartphones are the perfect platforms to turn impulsive thoughts into impulsive actions which is a troubling combination.  Although proper use of devices and digital citizenship are topics we go over regularly in school, to be truly effective it is critical that parents and guardians help with this process by extending this education at home and by remaining vigilant by monitoring your children’s social media use while at home.


Sincerely yours,

Kevin Caruso


News from Maynard SEPAC

After Thanksgiving, December is just around the corner, which means. . . the SEPAC Winter Social is coming soon! Please save the date: Tuesday, December 6, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Green Meadow cafeteria. The free event is open to the whole family of any student receiving special education services. Stay tuned for more details! (To RSVP, contact Rachel Levy at racheldayson@hotmail.com or at 617-458-1294.)


Fall Sports Awards

The Fall awards ceremony is scheduled for December 7th at 6:45 in the Maynard High School auditorium.  The Booster club will have Tiger Sunglasses and Chairs available for sales...these make great holiday presents!  There will also be a sign up sheet for the Basketball concessions.  It is the parent volunteers that make the Boosters successful.  So come and honor the Fall athletes on December 7th.  If you have questions please contact Gail Lucas at gail.lucas1@gmail.com


Musical Notes

Our annual Winter Concert is coming up on Wednesday night December 14th at 7:00pm and our Jazz and Wind Ensembles will follow with a concert of their own on Thursday night December 22nd also at 7:00pm.  Check out both great musical events if you have the chance.


Meanwhile, our madrigal group has been asked to sing at the Providence Bruins vs. Hershey Bears game on Friday night January 27th.  The puck drops at 7:05pm.  You may want to take your sleigh down to Providence and be in the building by 6:45pm or so to support our singers and have an enjoyable evening on a winter’s night.


THE MEF BOARD IS SEEKING A TREASURER

The Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) is an independent, non-profit organization that uses its philanthropic contributions to enhance educational excellence in the Maynard Public Schools by funding ideas and projects which promote and celebrate academic rigor and achievement, excitement about learning, and innovation in instruction.

MEF is seeking a Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer works closely with the MEF President and Clerk to oversee MEF’s annual operations and activities. The Treasurer’s primary responsibility is the financial management of the organization.

The ideal candidate is detail oriented, has experience or an interest in financial management, and is willing to actively participate on a fun and dynamic board!

Please contact MEF at mefgrants@gmail.com or 978.938.4262 to learn more about this exciting opportunity!


Sew What?

Do you have a used sewing machine lurking in your basement or attic? The Sewing Advisory at Maynard High School is looking for donations of sewing machines and sewing notions (thread, needles, etc.) for high school students who are learning to sew. Any donations can be dropped off at the front office of the High School. Thank-you!!


MMA November Update            

Please copy and paste the links below into your browser window to view the minutes from our October Joint Business meeting and High School meeting:

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-Oct-4-2016.pdf

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-Oct-4-2016-final.pdf

Our next meeting is December 7th at 7:00.  All are welcome! Location to be determined.


Chaperones Needed:

Christmas Parade:  December 4th

Winter Concert:  Wednesday December 14th specifically looking for 2 parents to supervise students and 1 parent to coordinate baked goods and beverages.

Please contact MMA if you can chaperone either of these events:  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


Volunteer Opportunity:  MMA is in need of a 10th and/or 11th grade music parent to coordinate this year’s music banquet set for May.  Please email MMA if you can take on this role.


NEW! Maynard High School Food Pantry

The following message comes to us from the Maynard Food Pantry:


Dear parents,

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry have come together to offer a food pantry within the Maynard High School. The goal is to supplement weekend meals for high school students and their families throughout the school year.

After students sign up they may come to the pantry, located in a quieter section of the school, at anytime during the week while school is in session.

Food choices will be in four main categories of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.

Typical food choices are:

●     Hot and Cold Cereal & pancake mix

●     Soups & canned pasta meals

●     mac & cheese

●     Canned tuna

●     canned fruit

●     snack bars

●     personal care items

If you feel this program will benefit your high school student(s) please sign up in one of the following ways.

●      Contact a guidance counselor- Renee Muise  rmuise@maynard.k12.ma.us

        or Dana MacPhee dmacphee@maynard.k12.ma.us

●       Send this signed form via mail to 1 Tiger Dr, Maynard MA 01754 or drop off it off at the main office. One of the counselors will contact your child directly after receiving the signup form.

For further details and questions please contact the guidance counselors or the main office at 891-897-8891.

Thank you

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry

I would like my child to have access to the Maynard High School Food Pantry.

Child’s name _____________________________________________________________

Grade ________________________________ Teacher ____________________________

This new program can only serve to help some of our students and their families around the critical issues of health and nutrition.

****************************************


That’s the news for now--I hope I see you at Worcester State tomorrow at noon--


Go Tigers!  Beat Millis!


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Happy Thanksgiving!

posted Nov 22, 2016, 7:01 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good morning,


As we approach Thanksgiving it is a good time to pause and reflect on the year to date and all we have to be thankful for and we have much to be thankful for at Maynard High School.


Our students have enjoyed Spirit Week activities over the tail end of last week and into this week.  Whether it was Color Day, or Uniform Day or the grand finale hundreds of students have been involved and having a great time.  Ask your student about Spirit Week when you have a moment.


Along with the many fun activities over the last week we also can be quite serious.


The Maynard Public Schools commits itself to ensuring that students leave Maynard High School with valuable life skills.


The high school, led by student Michaela Barbagallo, is undergoing an initiative that provides our students with a life skill that could save lives.  Currently, as her senior project, Michaela is coordinating CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillators) training for the 9th grade class in a relationship with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association and their “Braveheart” program.


Michaela brought awareness of the importance of CPR and AED training by organizing an assembly through the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association. This awareness led to more and more students wanting to become certified in CPR and AED use and culminated last week with nearly 40 MHS students becoming officially certified in CPR and AED use.  Our building is much safer by having so many students certified in these life saving techniques and we all owe a huge thank you to Michaela!


Our sports teams have all excelled this fall, but our football team has gone to another level this year as a State Superbowl Finalist in Division 4a.  Coach Ogilvie and his staff will lead our undefeated 11-0 Tigers into our Thanksgiving game against Marian/Keefe Tech on Wednesday night the 23rdh at Framingham State College at 6:00pm.  Then on Saturday December 3rd, in our first State Title game in football since 1986, our Tigers will engage in a game 30 years in the making as they take on the Millis Mohawks in the Division 4a State Championship at Worcester State University starting at noon.


Congratulations to Coach Ogilvie, his staff, the players and their families and supporters on an unbelievable season that is far from done.  Go Tigers!  Beat Marian/Keefe Tech!  Beat Millis!


As the fall season closes, and as a bit of snow reminded us this past Sunday night into Monday morning, it is time to move on to the winter season.  Winter sports sign-ups have been completed and tryouts and practices will begin the week after Thanksgiving.  It’s not too late to sign up, however.  Please contact Mr. Caruso for details should you have a student who wishes to sign up for winter sports.  It’s also never too late for a student to join a non-sports club or activity as well.


Our student musicians also continue to excel.  Mrs. Blanchard has sent along the following good news:  Thirteen students practiced some very difficult music in hopes of auditioning and making Sr. Districts in music and seven were accepted!  This is a very large number and all received high scores.   Three of the students received such a high score, they will be auditioning in January for All-States.  The students are all singers this year:  Adam Berry, Karima Haddouch, Alyssa Ray, Dante Naylor, Zoe Pepin, Lucas Pepin, and Charlie Neuhauser.  Adam, Karima and Lucas are the ones that will also be auditioning for All-State.  Please give them a high five if you see them :)


Also, the madrigal group has been asked to sing at the Providence Bruins game on Jan. 27th-so that's pretty cool too!


All great news from Mrs. Blanchard and a testament to the hard work and dedication of so many of our students.


It turned out that this past Saturday night was also a great night for our music program in other ways as well.  The Maynard Music Association (MMA), led by President Bonnie Wilson, also staged their annual Casino Night at the Maynard Elks Club.  Hundreds of people attended and thousands of dollars were raised to support the music programs at the Fowler School and Maynard High School.  Scores of volunteers, including many MHS students, prepared food, set up the hall, set up the sound system, acted as dealers, rounded up up simply fabulous raffle and auction items, and acted as baby sitters.  Many thanks to all who contributed.  It was a wonderful evening of fun!


Our Students taking TV & Radio courses with Mr. Ogden have also produced a video News link regarding the many exciting activities at Maynard High School.  The link is below:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfZ6ETQo4rA&feature=youtu.be


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


News from Maynard SEPAC

After Thanksgiving, December is just around the corner, which means. . . the SEPAC Winter Social is coming soon! Please save the date: Tuesday, December 6, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Green Meadow cafeteria. The free event is open to the whole family of any student receiving special education services. Stay tuned for more details! (To RSVP, contact Rachel Levy at racheldayson@hotmail.com or at 617-458-1294.)


Fall Sports Awards

The Fall awards ceremony is scheduled for December 7th at 6:45 in the Maynard High School auditorium.  The Booster club will have Tiger Sunglasses and Chairs available for sales...these make great holiday presents!  There will also be a sign up sheet for the Basketball concessions.  It is the parent volunteers that make the Boosters successful.  So come and honor the Fall athletes on December 7th.  If you have questions please contact Gail Lucas at gail.lucas1@gmail.com


Support Maynard Education Foundation at Not Your Average Joe's Tuesdays in November

Come enjoy a great meal and help raise funds for the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton any Tuesday during the month of November.  And you have two Tuesdays left to do so!  (The 22nd & 29th)


Present a certificate (available at www.maynardeducation.org) or simply mention that you are a MEF supporter to your server when you dine in or order take-out, and Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase to MEF. (Excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)


Thank you for your support!


THE MEF BOARD IS SEEKING A TREASURER

The Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) is an independent, non-profit organization that uses its philanthropic contributions to enhance educational excellence in the Maynard Public Schools by funding ideas and projects which promote and celebrate academic rigor and achievement, excitement about learning, and innovation in instruction.

MEF is seeking a Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer works closely with the MEF President and Clerk to oversee MEF’s annual operations and activities. The Treasurer’s primary responsibility is the financial management of the organization.

The ideal candidate is detail oriented, has experience or an interest in financial management, and is willing to actively participate on a fun and dynamic board!

Please contact MEF at mefgrants@gmail.com or 978.938.4262 to learn more about this exciting opportunity!


Sew What?

Do you have a used sewing machine lurking in your basement or attic? The Sewing Advisory at Maynard High School is looking for donations of sewing machines and sewing notions (thread, needles, etc.) for high school students who are learning to sew. Any donations can be dropped off at the front office of the High School. Thank-you!!


MMA November Update            

Please copy and paste the links below into your browser window to view the minutes from our October Joint Business meeting and High School meeting:

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-Oct-4-2016.pdf

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-Oct-4-2016-final.pdf

Our next meeting is December 7th at 7:00.  All are welcome! Location to be determined.


Chaperones Needed:

Christmas Parade:  December 4th

Winter Concert:  Wednesday December 14th specifically looking for 2 parents to supervise students and 1 parent to coordinate baked goods and beverages.

Please contact MMA if you can chaperone either of these events:  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


Volunteer Opportunity:  MMA is in need of a 10th and/or 11th grade music parent to coordinate this year’s music banquet set for May.  Please email MMA if you can take on this role.


NEW! Maynard High School Food Pantry

The following message comes to us from the Maynard Food Pantry:


Dear parents,

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry have come together to offer a food pantry within the Maynard High School. The goal is to supplement weekend meals for high school students and their families throughout the school year.

After students sign up they may come to the pantry, located in a quieter section of the school, at anytime during the week while school is in session.

Food choices will be in four main categories of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.

Typical food choices are:

●     Hot and Cold Cereal & pancake mix

●     Soups & canned pasta meals

●     mac & cheese

●     Canned tuna

●     canned fruit

●     snack bars

●     personal care items

If you feel this program will benefit your high school student(s) please sign up in one of the following ways.

●      Contact a guidance counselor- Renee Muise  rmuise@maynard.k12.ma.us

        or Dana MacPhee dmacphee@maynard.k12.ma.us

●       Send this signed form via mail to 1 Tiger Dr, Maynard MA 01754 or drop off it off at the main office. One of the counselors will contact your child directly after receiving the signup form.

For further details and questions please contact the guidance counselors or the main office at 891-897-8891.

Thank you

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry

I would like my child to have access to the Maynard High School Food Pantry.

Child’s name _____________________________________________________________

Grade ________________________________ Teacher ____________________________

This new program can only serve to help some of our students and their families around the critical issues of health and nutrition.


****************************************


I have much to be Thankful for as the Principal of Maynard High School.  I have the opportunity to work with a first rate, hard working staff each day, enjoy the support of a professional and collegial central office staff under the leadership of Dr. Gerardi, am blessed to be in a community that values education and civil discourse around the issues of the day as reflected by our School Committee, Town Administrator, Board of Selectmen and many other community leaders and, most of all, continue to have the good fortune to work with wonderful students who are growing into adulthood in a multitude of positive ways.


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and week ahead.


Go Tigers!  Beat Marian/Keefe Tech!  Beat Millis!


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Go Tigers!

posted Nov 18, 2016, 7:44 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good morning,


Over the past two days, on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening, we were happy to have dozens of parents come in to visit with their children’s teachers for Parent Teacher conferences.  Should you wish to meet with a teacher it is not too late.  Simply contact your student’s Guidance Counselor or our main office staff and arrangements can be made.


First quarter report cards are now closed and we will soon end the fall sports season.  We are most definitely moving into the middle of the year and have reached this point coming off a great beginning.  Winter sports sign-ups have been completed and tryouts and practices will begin the week after Thanksgiving.  It’s not too late to sign up, however.  Please contact Mr. Caruso for details should you have a student who wishes to sign up for winter sports.  It’s also never too late for a student to join a non-sports club or activity as well.


Saturday promises to be a busy one for activities related to Maynard High School.  Our football team will be in action in a State Semi-Final versus Turner Falls at Doyle Field in Leominister at 6:00pm and the Maynard Music Association will be hosting its annual Casino Night at the Maynard Elks from 6:30-11:00pm.  Come on out and enjoy them both!


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


Fire & Flag Football

The MHS Senior class is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Powderpuff Football Game on Monday the 21st of November at 6pm. Come out to Alumni Field to see the girls of MHS play some flag football and support the class of 2017. The annual bonfire will be roaring and the snack shack will be open for refreshments!

Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. We hope to see you there!


News from Maynard SEPAC

After Thanksgiving, December is just around the corner, which means. . . the SEPAC Winter Social is coming soon! Please save the date: Tuesday, December 6, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Green Meadow cafeteria. The free event is open to the whole family of any student receiving special education services. Stay tuned for more details! (To RSVP, contact Rachel Levy at racheldayson@hotmail.com or at 617-458-1294.)


Fall Sports Awards

The Fall awards ceremony is scheduled for December 7th at 6:45 in the Maynard High School auditorium.  The Booster club will have Tiger Sunglasses and Chairs available for sales...these make great holiday presents!  There will also be a sign up sheet for the Basketball concessions.  It is the parent volunteers that make the Boosters successful.  So come and honor the Fall athletes on December 7th.  If you have questions please contact Gail Lucas at gail.lucas1@gmail.com


Support Maynard Education Foundation at Not Your Average Joe's Tuesdays in November

Come enjoy a great meal and help raise funds for the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton any Tuesday during the month of November.


Present a certificate (available at www.maynardeducation.org) or simply mention that you are a MEF supporter to your server when you dine in or order take-out, and Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase to MEF. (Excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)


Thank you for your support!


THE MEF BOARD IS SEEKING A TREASURER

The Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) is an independent, non-profit organization that uses its philanthropic contributions to enhance educational excellence in the Maynard Public Schools by funding ideas and projects which promote and celebrate academic rigor and achievement, excitement about learning, and innovation in instruction.

MEF is seeking a Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer works closely with the MEF President and Clerk to oversee MEF’s annual operations and activities. The Treasurer’s primary responsibility is the financial management of the organization.

The ideal candidate is detail oriented, has experience or an interest in financial management, and is willing to actively participate on a fun and dynamic board!

Please contact MEF at mefgrants@gmail.com or 978.938.4262 to learn more about this exciting opportunity!


Sew What?

Do you have a used sewing machine lurking in your basement or attic? The Sewing Advisory at Maynard High School is looking for donations of sewing machines and sewing notions (thread, needles, etc.) for high school students who are learning to sew. Any donations can be dropped off at the front office of the High School. Thank-you!!


MMA November Update            

Please copy and paste the links below into your browser window to view the minutes from our October Joint Business meeting and High School meeting:

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-Oct-4-2016.pdf

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-Oct-4-2016-final.pdf

Our next meeting is December 7th at 7:00.  All are welcome! Location to be determined.


Chaperones Needed:

Senior Districts:  November 19th

Christmas Parade:  December 4th

Winter Concert:  Wednesday December 14th specifically looking for 2 parents to supervise students and 1 parent to coordinate baked goods and beverages.

Please contact MMA if you can chaperone any of these events:  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Our one and only fundraising event is fast approaching.  Casino Night is November 19th at the Maynard Elks.  


Need a babysitter for Casino Night?  Complimentary sitting at your home via our very own band and chorus students.  Contact MMA:  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


Calling all cooks and bakers! We are in need of appetizers, main dishes and desserts for Casino Night.  Email MMA if you can donate:  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


Volunteer Opportunity:  MMA is in need of a 10th and/or 11th grade music parent to coordinate this year’s music banquet set for May.  Please email MMA if you can take on this role.


From the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association

Dear MIAA State Football Semi-Finalist, we are offering digital ticketing for the upcoming weekend football games.  This opportunity will allow game attendees to purchase tickets in advance and save a great deal of time from waiting in ticket purchase lines.  This digital ticket will need the use of a phone or digital device when they arrive at the site.  There is no option to print a paper ticket.  The link for an MIAA Football ticket is: https://gofan.co/MIAA

My best to you and your schools for the upcoming weekend games.  Richard Pearson


NEW! Maynard High School Food Pantry

The following message comes to us from the Maynard Food Pantry:


Dear parents,

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry have come together to offer a food pantry within the Maynard High School. The goal is to supplement weekend meals for high school students and their families throughout the school year.

After students sign up they may come to the pantry, located in a quieter section of the school, at anytime during the week while school is in session.

Food choices will be in four main categories of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.

Typical food choices are:

●     Hot and Cold Cereal & pancake mix

●     Soups & canned pasta meals

●     mac & cheese

●     Canned tuna

●     canned fruit

●     snack bars

●     personal care items

If you feel this program will benefit your high school student(s) please sign up in one of the following ways.

●      Contact a guidance counselor- Renee Muise  rmuise@maynard.k12.ma.us

        or Dana MacPhee dmacphee@maynard.k12.ma.us

●       Send this signed form via mail to 1 Tiger Dr, Maynard MA 01754 or drop off it off at the main office. One of the counselors will contact your child directly after receiving the signup form.

For further details and questions please contact the guidance counselors or the main office at 891-897-8891.

Thank you

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry

I would like my child to have access to the Maynard High School Food Pantry.

Child’s name _____________________________________________________________

Grade ________________________________ Teacher ____________________________

This new program can only serve to help some of our students and their families around the critical issues of health and nutrition.


****************************************


I hope you have found this week’s information both interesting and useful.


Have a great weekend ahead.  Go Tigers!  Beat Turner Falls!

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


A Week of Student Successes

posted Nov 10, 2016, 11:24 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


As we prepare for the Veteran’s Day weekend I’d like to begin this week’s News & Notes with a heartfelt thank you to all who have served our country and are currently in service to our country around the world.


The students at Maynard High School are quite rightfully a source of great pride to the community and here are 24 reasons why:


Last night 23 incredibly hard working, dedicated and caring students were inducted into the Maynard High School chapter of the National Honor Society.  NHS Advisor Renee Muise orchestrated a wonderful induction program in our auditorium as parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, relatives and friend looked on.  Superintendent  Robert Gerardi was on hand to recognize students Siobhan Kells and Rachel Thompson as the recipients of this year’s Superintendent’s Awards.  A hearty congratulations to all 23 new members.  It was a wonderful event.


This afternoon I had the pleasure of watching student-athlete Emily McNulty sign her Letter of Intent to play Field Hockey at Merrimack College.  Emily is the first Field Hockey player in the history of Maynard High School to ever sign such a letter.  Emily’s parents, grandparents and teammates were on hand for the ceremony as were her Coaches Brenda Sullivan and Cori Sullivan as well as Athletic Director Kevin Caruso.  Well done Emily!


Also, many congratulations go out to our League Champion girls and boys soccer teams for their first round playoff victories this week.  Our League Champion football team also won their opening round playoff game and have reached the sectional final for the Central Massachusetts title.  All three teams and their coaches have much to be proud of, not the least of which is how they represent their school and town every day.


Meanwhile, Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday afternoon November 16th from 2:15-3:30pm and Thursday night November 17th from 6:30-8:00pm.


To schedule meetings with your students’ teachers, please these steps and guidelines:  1.  To allow reasonable access to teachers by all parents and guardians, please request no more than three teacher appointments.  Should you feel meeting with more than three of your childrens’ teachers is important, additional individual appointments can be made through a guidance counselor.  2. To make your requests please email our secretary Pam Carter.  Please include your name, your student’s name, the teachers/classes you would like to visit and the preferred day and rough time.  Pam’s email address is pcarter@maynard.k12.ma.us  Pam will send a confirmatory email to you in response giving you precise meeting details.  3.  Requests for appointments extend through Sunday November 13th.  4. Your email requests will be handled in the order they are received.  5.  Please do not phone for appointments unless you experience difficulty with email.


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


News from Maynard SEPAC

There will be no SEPAC meeting in November (due to the conflict with Election Day), but please save the date on your calendars now: The SEPAC Winter Social will be Tuesday, December 6! More information coming soon.


Fall Sports Awards

The Fall awards ceremony is scheduled for December 7th at 6:45 in the Maynard High School auditorium.  The Booster club will have Tiger Sunglasses and Chairs available for sales...these make great holiday presents!  There will also be a sign up sheet for the Basketball concessions.  It is the parent volunteers that make the Boosters successful.  So come and honor the Fall athletes on December 7th.  If you have questions please contact Gail Lucas at gail.lucas1@gmail.com


Support Maynard Education Foundation at Not Your Average Joe's Tuesdays in November

Come enjoy a great meal and help raise funds for the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton any Tuesday during the month of November.


Present a certificate (available at www.maynardeducation.org) or simply mention that you are a MEF supporter to your server when you dine in or order take-out, and Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase to MEF. (Excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)


Thank you for your support!


THE MEF BOARD IS SEEKING A TREASURER

The Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) is an independent, non-profit organization that uses its philanthropic contributions to enhance educational excellence in the Maynard Public Schools by funding ideas and projects which promote and celebrate academic rigor and achievement, excitement about learning, and innovation in instruction.

MEF is seeking a Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer works closely with the MEF President and Clerk to oversee MEF’s annual operations and activities. The Treasurer’s primary responsibility is the financial management of the organization.

The ideal candidate is detail oriented, has experience or an interest in financial management, and is willing to actively participate on a fun and dynamic board!

Please contact MEF at mefgrants@gmail.com or 978.938.4262 to learn more about this exciting opportunity!


Sew What?

Do you have a used sewing machine lurking in your basement or attic? The Sewing Advisory at Maynard High School is looking for donations of sewing machines and sewing notions (thread, needles, etc.) for high school students who are learning to sew. Any donations can be dropped off at the front office of the High School. Thank-you!!


MMA November Update            

Please copy and paste the links below into your browser window to view the minutes from our October Joint Business meeting and High School meeting:

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-Oct-4-2016.pdf

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-Oct-4-2016-final.pdf

Our next meeting is December 7th at 7:00.  All are welcome! Location to be determined.


Chaperones Needed:

Veterans Day Parade: November 11th.

Senior Districts:  November 19th

Christmas Parade:  December 4th

Winter Concert:  Wednesday December 14th specifically looking for 2 parents to supervise students and 1 parent to coordinate baked goods and beverages.

Please contact MMA if you can chaperone any of these events:  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Our one and only fundraising event is fast approaching.  Casino Night is November 19th at the Maynard Elks.  Only 2 more planning meetings left:  11/10, and 11/17 at Bonnie Wilson’s house, 13 Sherman Street, 7:00.  All are welcome!

Email Bonnie Wilson for vouchers:  oatiewilson@yahoo.com


Need a babysitter for Casino Night?  Complimentary sitting at your home via our very own band and chorus students.  Contact MMA:  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


Calling all cooks and bakers! We are in need of appetizers, main dishes and desserts for Casino Night.  Email MMA if you can donate:  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


Volunteer Opportunity:  MMA is in need of a 10th and/or 11th grade music parent to coordinate this year’s music banquet set for May.  Please email MMA if you can take on this role.


NEW! Maynard High School Food Pantry

The following message comes to us from the Maynard Food Pantry:


Dear parents,

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry have come together to offer a food pantry within the Maynard High School. The goal is to supplement weekend meals for high school students and their families throughout the school year.

After students sign up they may come to the pantry, located in a quieter section of the school, at anytime during the week while school is in session.

Food choices will be in four main categories of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.

Typical food choices are:

●     Hot and Cold Cereal & pancake mix

●     Soups & canned pasta meals

●     mac & cheese

●     Canned tuna

●     canned fruit

●     snack bars

●     personal care items

If you feel this program will benefit your high school student(s) please sign up in one of the following ways.

●      Contact a guidance counselor- Renee Muise  rmuise@maynard.k12.ma.us

        or Dana MacPhee dmacphee@maynard.k12.ma.us

●       Send this signed form via mail to 1 Tiger Dr, Maynard MA 01754 or drop off it off at the main office. One of the counselors will contact your child directly after receiving the signup form.

For further details and questions please contact the guidance counselors or the main office at 891-897-8891.

Thank you

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry

I would like my child to have access to the Maynard High School Food Pantry.

Child’s name _____________________________________________________________

Grade ________________________________ Teacher ____________________________

This new program can only serve to help some of our students and their families around the critical issues of health and nutrition.


****************************************


I hope you have found this week’s information both interesting and useful.


Have a great weekend ahead.  Go Tigers!

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


The First Quarter Comes to an End

posted Nov 10, 2016, 11:22 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


This past Friday marked the end of the first quarter of the school year.  Teachers will be finalizing grades over the next two days and they will be available in IPASS in the coming week after final reconciliation and cross checking is complete.  Coupled with the clocks rolling back this past weekend and our fall sports teams beginning their tournament action with a football victory, Go Tigers!,  there is no doubt that Thanksgiving and the winter season are now on the horizon.


Friday, our students met in elective advisory periods for one class period and the enthusiasm of students and staff alike was fantastic.  Take a moment to ask your student about how their advisory group went when they get home today.  I think you’ll find it a great conversation.


On a related note, Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday afternoon November 16th from 2:15-3:30pm and Thursday night November 17th from 6:30-8:00pm.


To schedule meetings with your students’ teachers, please these steps and guidelines:  1.  To allow reasonable access to teachers by all parents and guardians, please request no more than three teacher appointments.  Should you feel meeting with more than three of your childrens’ teachers is important, additional individual appointments can be made through a guidance counselor.  2. To make your requests please email our secretary Pam Carter.  Please include your name, your student’s name, the teachers/classes you would like to visit and the preferred day and rough time.  Pam’s email address is pcarter@maynard.k12.ma.us  Pam will send a confirmatory email to you in response giving you precise meeting details.  3.  Requests for appointments will be taken starting now on November 7th and extend through Sunday November 13th.  4. Your email requests will be handled in the order they are received.  5.  Please do not phone for appointments unless you experience difficulty with email.



A Grant Highlight With Thanks To The MEF:

MHS Teacher Rita Murphy Attends "Education in Ireland" Summer Program


Thanks in part to a grant from MEF, 8th grade teacher Rita Murphy attended a summer program at the National University of Galway that included a review and analysis of the Irish educational system, its origins, development, structure and organization. The program included elementary, secondary curriculum and assessment, adult learning professional development, special education, and career and technical training.

Maynard High School students are benefiting from Ms. Murphy's participation in the program.


Based on her experience Ms. Murphy is currently creating new lessons for her students, including a presentation about world history. In addition, she has shared materials from the University of Galway's Mathematics, Design and Communications Graphics, Spanish and French exit exams with different departments at MHS.


"I am taking various problems from the Mathematics tests and including them in my curriculum as practice problems for the MCAS. I am hoping by incorporating the various level of problems from the Mathematics Exit Exam, our students will be better prepared for MCAS, PSATs and SATs."


The MEF (Maynard Educational Foundation) continues to support our teachers and students most generously and many thanks are extended by the entire high school community.


For more news about MHS a weekly video update on “News from Maynard High School” also is here for your viewing pleasure at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ysgz0f0I_4&feature=youtu.be


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


News from Maynard SEPAC

There will be no SEPAC meeting in November (due to the conflict with Election Day), but please save the date on your calendars now: The SEPAC Winter Social will be Tuesday, December 6! More information coming soon.


Support Maynard Education Foundation at Not Your Average Joe's Tuesdays in November

Come enjoy a great meal and help raise funds for the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton any Tuesday during the month of November.


Present a certificate (available at www.maynardeducation.org) or simply mention that you are a MEF supporter to your server when you dine in or order take-out, and Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase to MEF. (Excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)


Thank you for your support!


THE MEF BOARD IS SEEKING A TREASURER

The Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) is an independent, non-profit organization that uses its philanthropic contributions to enhance educational excellence in the Maynard Public Schools by funding ideas and projects which promote and celebrate academic rigor and achievement, excitement about learning, and innovation in instruction.

MEF is seeking a Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer works closely with the MEF President and Clerk to oversee MEF’s annual operations and activities. The Treasurer’s primary responsibility is the financial management of the organization.

The ideal candidate is detail oriented, has experience or an interest in financial management, and is willing to actively participate on a fun and dynamic board!

Please contact MEF at mefgrants@gmail.com or 978.938.4262 to learn more about this exciting opportunity!


Sew What?

Do you have a used sewing machine lurking in your basement or attic? The Sewing Advisory at Maynard High School is looking for donations of sewing machines and sewing notions (thread, needles, etc.) for high school students who are learning to sew. Any donations can be dropped off at the front office of the High School. Thank-you!!


Fall Musical Showcase featuring the MHS Jazz Band & Wind Ensemble

Join us tonight on Friday November 4th for the Fall Showcase concert featuring the MHS Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble. Selections will include, Eric Whitacre's "October" and the funky rock chart "Cut to the Chase". Concert starts at 6:00pm in the MHS auditorium, all are welcome to attend!


MMA's Casino Night Fundraiser Update

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 19th at the Maynard Elks. Our annual fundraiser is in its 8th year and raises over $10,000 each year toward supporting the music needs for band and chorus at Maynard High and Fowler School.


Volunteers are needed: Volunteers are need on the day of the event for set-up and during the event. Please consider volunteering 1 hour or more of your time to help support this fundraiser.

Contact: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

subject: Volunteer set up/event


Vouchers: Vouchers are on sale NOW $40 each or 2/$70. $45 the day of the event. Get yours early!! Each voucher comes with $3000 in gaming chips to play with for the evening. Additional chips are not sold during the event. Prizes are awarded to the highest totals of the night with over 60 prizes!  Vouchers can be purchased at the Fowler School office or by contacting Bonnie: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

subject: VOUCHERS


Complimentary BABYSITTING?!?: Yes, our MHS band and chorus students will earn service points for offering complimentary babysitting at your home during the Casino Night event!

Contact: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com for details

Subject: CN Babysitting


Volunteer Dealers? Yes, we host a fun-filled event with guest dealers from the staff of Fowler and MHS, music parents, music parent alumni and community donors. If you would like to be a guest dealer for Texas Hold 'em or Black Jack for one hour or two contact below:

Contact Lynda maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Subject: Guest Dealer!


Auction Items: Plan ahead to bid on these fantastic items!

1.      Resort Condo Incentives: A TWO bedroom SEVEN day condo stay chosen from several available options. Orlando just might be one of them Disney goers…value: $2000

2.      Disney Park Hopper passes: Good for one day of park hopping at Disney! This might be great for April’s band Disney trip! Value: $620

3.      Jillian’s Pool Hall of Boston: $200 Pool Party for 20! Consider this a night out with friends or co-workers!

4.      Tom Hesbach Scenic Flight: 60+ minute flight around the Maynard and Boston Area in a Hanscom Air Force flying Club Piper Arrow for up to 3 people. Value: $250

5.      *This just in! A verified auction item from the Boston Red Sox…more soon!!!


NEW! Maynard High School Food Pantry

The following message comes to us from the Maynard Food Pantry:


Dear parents,

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry have come together to offer a food pantry within the Maynard High School. The goal is to supplement weekend meals for high school students and their families throughout the school year.

After students sign up they may come to the pantry, located in a quieter section of the school, at anytime during the week while school is in session.

Food choices will be in four main categories of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.

Typical food choices are:

●     Hot and Cold Cereal & pancake mix

●     Soups & canned pasta meals

●     mac & cheese

●     Canned tuna

●     canned fruit

●     snack bars

●     personal care items

If you feel this program will benefit your high school student(s) please sign up in one of the following ways.

●      Contact a guidance counselor- Renee Muise  rmuise@maynard.k12.ma.us

        or Dana MacPhee dmacphee@maynard.k12.ma.us

●       Send this signed form via mail to 1 Tiger Dr, Maynard MA 01754 or drop off it off at the main office. One of the counselors will contact your child directly after receiving the signup form.

For further details and questions please contact the guidance counselors or the main office at 891-897-8891.

Thank you

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry

I would like my child to have access to the Maynard High School Food Pantry.

Child’s name _____________________________________________________________

Grade ________________________________ Teacher ____________________________

This new program can only serve to help some of our students and their families around the critical issues of health and nutrition.


****************************************


I hope you have found this week’s information both interesting and useful.


Have a great weekend ahead.  Go Tigers!

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Boo! A Real Treat: The End of the First Quarter is here.

posted Oct 28, 2016, 12:14 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


The end of the first marking quarter is one week away on Friday November 4th.  Report cards will be out by the end of the following week.  Have a chat with your student about finishing the quarter well.  Its an important topic and a good first quarter tends to greatly reduce a student’s stress level for the remainder of the year.


On a related note, Save these dates!  Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday afternoon November 16th from 2:15-3:30pm and Thursday night November 17th from 6:30-8:00pm.   Information about the sign-up & appointment process will be out by next Friday November 4th.


Our students continue to make terrific academic progress this year and extracurricular clubs and activities are in full swing.  On the sports fields the fall season is rapidly coming to a close with several of our teams and individuals eligible for post season and playoff competition.


Speaking of sports, several of our students have entered a video competition about sports sponsored by the MIAA and their submissions follow:


OFFICIAL MIAA SPORTS SUBMISSIONS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnd8WKSWaWk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFrXwvIsQyY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ5khcqZfrw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lMqWh4VMyU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu1a9Oq9QB4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmKhqKSCLEQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et0Bbnu7NOQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acC2EW1Xd6A


A weekly video update on News from Maynard High School also is here for your viewing pleasure at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=669tCfOpvuw&feature=youtu.be


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


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 Maynard SEPAC

There will be no SEPAC meeting in November (due to the conflict with Election Day), but please save the date on your calendars now: The SEPAC Winter Social will be Tuesday, December 6! More information coming soon.


Support Maynard Education Foundation at Not Your Average Joe's Tuesdays in November

Come enjoy a great meal and help raise funds for the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) when you dine at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton any Tuesday during the month of November.


Present a certificate (available at www.maynardeducation.org) or simply mention that you are a MEF supporter to your server when you dine in or order take-out, and Not Your Average Joe's will donate 15% of your purchase to MEF. (Excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.)


Thank you for your support!


Home/School Communication

In an effort to improve communication across the district one of our faculty members, Jean LaBelle, is taking the lead on researching communications issues for the district and using the information she gathers to formulate next steps and plans for improvements.


Please click on the link below and help us by taking a survey to help us generate the information we need to be more effective.  We have tried getting this link out by other means through our central office, but thus far response has been very limited.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could take a minute or two to complete the survey to help us serve you better.  Many thanks in advance.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUINVZy8-4XZfC0MhNmyXthlbuvEoLUdwVckTsa6WX4AI3Nw/viewform


Sew What?

Do you have a used sewing machine lurking in your basement or attic? The Sewing Advisory at Maynard High School is looking for donations of sewing machines and sewing notions (thread, needles, etc.) for high school students who are learning to sew. Any donations can be dropped off at the front office of the High School. Thank-you!!


Fall Musical Showcase featuring the MHS Jazz Band & Wind Ensemble

Join us on Friday November 4th for the Fall Showcase concert featuring the MHS Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble. Selections will include, Eric Whitacre's "October" and the funky rock chart "Cut to the Chase". Concert starts at 6:00pm in the MHS auditorium, all are welcome to attend!


MMA's Casino Night Fundraiser Update

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 19th at the Maynard Elks. Our annual fundraiser is in its 8th year and raises over $10,000 each year toward supporting the music needs for band and chorus at Maynard High and Fowler School.


Volunteers are needed: Volunteers are need on the day of the event for set-up and during the event. Please consider volunteering 1 hour or more of your time to help support this fundraiser.

Contact: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

subject: Volunteer set up/event


Vouchers: Vouchers are on sale NOW $40 each or 2/$70. $45 the day of the event. Get yours early!! Each voucher comes with $3000 in gaming chips to play with for the evening. Additional chips are not sold during the event. Prizes are awarded to the highest totals of the night with over 60 prizes!  Vouchers can be purchased at the Fowler School office or by contacting Bonnie: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

subject: VOUCHERS


Complimentary BABYSITTING?!?: Yes, our MHS band and chorus students will earn service points for offering complimentary babysitting at your home during the Casino Night event!

Contact: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com for details

Subject: CN Babysitting


Volunteer Dealers? Yes, we host a fun-filled event with guest dealers from the staff of Fowler and MHS, music parents, music parent alumni and community donors. If you would like to be a guest dealer for Texas Hold 'em or Black Jack for one hour or two contact below:

Contact Lynda maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Subject: Guest Dealer!


Auction Items: Plan ahead to bid on these fantastic items!

1.      Resort Condo Incentives: A TWO bedroom SEVEN day condo stay chosen from several available options. Orlando just might be one of them Disney goers…value: $2000

2.      Disney Park Hopper passes: Good for one day of park hopping at Disney! This might be great for April’s band Disney trip! Value: $620

3.      Jillian’s Pool Hall of Boston: $200 Pool Party for 20! Consider this a night out with friends or co-workers!

4.      Tom Hesbach Scenic Flight: 60+ minute flight around the Maynard and Boston Area in a Hanscom Air Force flying Club Piper Arrow for up to 3 people. Value: $250

5.      *This just in! A verified auction item from the Boston Red Sox…more soon!!!


MMA High School October Update         

Please copy and paste the links below into your browser window to view the minutes from our September Joint Business meeting and High School meeting :  http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-Sept-7-2016-1.pdf

Our next meeting is November 2nd in the Fowler library.  Joint Business at 7:30, High School Business at 8:15.  All are welcome!

Chaperones Needed for the pep game on October 28th and another possible game on November 4th.  In addition, chaperones are needed for the Veterans Day Parade on November 11th.  Please contact MMA if you can chaperone any of these events:  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Our one and only fundraising event is fast approaching.  Casino Night is November 19th at the Maynard Elks.  Upcoming planning meetings for this big event will be held on 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, and 11/17 at Bonnie Wilson’s house, 13 Sherman Street, 7:00.  All are welcome!

Volunteer Opportunity:  MMA is in need of a 10th and/or 11th grade music parent to coordinate this year’s music banquet set for May. Please email MMA if you can take on this role.

In an addendum meeting on October 17th, MMA reviewed a wish list of repairs and purchases provided by Mr. Kozik and Mrs. Blanchard.  MMA voted to repair 2 Olds French horns.

MMA is still seeking a Co-Chair and a webmaster.  If you are interested please email MMA at the above address.


NEW! Maynard High School Food Pantry

The following message comes to us from the Maynard Food Pantry:


Dear parents,

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry have come together to offer a food pantry within the Maynard High School. The goal is to supplement weekend meals for high school students and their families throughout the school year.

After students sign up they may come to the pantry, located in a quieter section of the school, at anytime during the week while school is in session.

Food choices will be in four main categories of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.

Typical food choices are:

●     Hot and Cold Cereal & pancake mix

●     Soups & canned pasta meals

●     mac & cheese

●     Canned tuna

●     canned fruit

●     snack bars

●     personal care items

If you feel this program will benefit your high school student(s) please sign up in one of the following ways.

●      Contact a guidance counselor- Renee Muise  rmuise@maynard.k12.ma.us

        or Dana MacPhee dmacphee@maynard.k12.ma.us

●       Send this signed form via mail to 1 Tiger Dr, Maynard MA 01754 or drop off it off at the main office. One of the counselors will contact your child directly after receiving the signup form.

For further details and questions please contact the guidance counselors or the main office at 891-897-8891.

Thank you

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry

I would like my child to have access to the Maynard High School Food Pantry.

Child’s name _____________________________________________________________

Grade ________________________________ Teacher ____________________________

This new program can only serve to help some of our students and their families around the critical issues of health and nutrition.


****************************************


I hope you have found this week’s information both interesting and useful.


Have a great weekend ahead.

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


A Busy Week Completed & A Busy Week Ahead

posted Oct 20, 2016, 10:44 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


It has been a busy week at Maynard High School with our Freshman class engaged in a wonderful trip to the Boston Tea Party Museum this past Monday and with our Juniors and many Sophomores completing their PSAT exams this past Wednesday.


Please note that the end of the first marking quarter is fast approaching on Friday November 4th with report cards then due out by the end of the following week.  Have a chat with your student about finishing the quarter well.  Its an important topic and a good first quarter tends to greatly reduce a student’s stress level for the remainder of the year.


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


Light the darkness Candlelight Vigil

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

This coming Thursday October 27th please join us in the Maynard High School Auditorium at 6:30pm for a Candlelight Vigil and ceremony commemorating this year’s victims of Domestic Violence.


The Keynote Speaker will be Jennifer Queally the Undersecretary for Law Enforcement speaking on “Lessons Learned As A Prosecutor & Undersecretary.”  Musical interludes including Maynard High School students and the assistance of  the Hanscom Air Force Base Honor Guard will also be part of the ceremony.

Picture Day

Individual student photos will be done at the high school on Wednesday October 26th.  Say, “Cheese!”


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


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.


MMA's Casino Night Fundraiser: Update:


Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 19th at the Maynard Elks. Our annual fundraiser is in its 8th year and raises over $10,000 each year toward supporting the music needs for band and chorus at Maynard High and Fowler School.


Volunteers are needed: Volunteers are need on the day of the event for set up and during the event. Please consider volunteering 1 hour or more of your time to help support this fundraiser.

Contact: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

subject: Volunteer set up/event


Vouchers: Vouchers are on sale NOW $40 each or 2/$70. $45 the day of the event. Get yours early!! Each voucher comes with $3000 in gaming chips to play with for the evening. Additional chips are not sold during the event. Prizes are awarded to the highest totals of the night with over 60 prizes!  Vouchers can be purchased at the Fowler School office or by contacting Bonnie: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

subject: VOUCHERS


Complimentary BABYSITTING?!?: Yes, our MHS band and chorus students will earn service points for offering complimentary babysitting at your home during the Casino Night event!

Contact: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com for details

Subject: CN Babysitting


Volunteer Dealers? Yes, we host a fun-filled event with guest dealers from the staff of Fowler and MHS, music parents, music parent alumni and community donors. If you would like to be a guest dealer for Texas Hold 'em or Black Jack for one hour or two contact below:

Contact Lynda maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Subject: Guest Dealer!


Auction Items: Plan ahead to bid on these fantastic items!

1.      Resort Condo Incentives: A TWO bedroom SEVEN day condo stay chosen from several available options. Orlando just might be one of them Disney goers…value: $2000

2.      Disney Park Hopper passes: Good for one day of park hopping at Disney! This might be great for April’s band Disney trip! Value: $620

3.      Jillian’s Pool Hall of Boston: $200 Pool Party for 20! Consider this a night out with friends or co-workers!

4.      Tom Hesbach Scenic Flight: 60+ minute flight around the Maynard and Boston Area in a Hanscom Air Force flying Club Piper Arrow for up to 3 people. Value: $250

5.      *This just in! A verified auction item from the Boston Red Sox…more soon!!!



NEW! Maynard High School Food Pantry

The following message (which can double as a form) Comes to us from the Maynard Food Pantry:


Dear parents,

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry have come together to offer a food pantry within the Maynard High School. The goal is to supplement weekend meals for high school students and their families throughout the school year.

After students sign up they may come to the pantry, located in a quieter section of the school, at anytime during the week while school is in session.

Food choices will be in four main categories of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.

Typical food choices are:

●     Hot and Cold Cereal & pancake mix

●     Soups & canned pasta meals

●     mac & cheese

●     Canned tuna

●     canned fruit

●     snack bars

●     personal care items

If you feel this program will benefit your high school student(s) please sign up in one of the following ways.

●      Contact a guidance counselor- Renne Muise  rmuise@maynard.k12.ma.us

        or Dana MacPhee dmacphee@maynard.k12.ma.us

●       Send this signed form via mail to 1 Tiger Dr, Maynard MA 01754 or drop off it off at the main office. One of the counselors will contact your child directly after receiving the signup form.

For further details and questions please contact the guidance counselors or the main office at 891-897-8891.

Thank you

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry

I would like my child to have access to the Maynard High School Food Pantry.

Child’s name _____________________________________________________________

Grade ________________________________ Teacher ____________________________

This new program can only serve to help some of our students and their families around the critical issues of health and nutrition.


School/Community Task Force

In an effort to improve collaboration between the school department and the larger community, the school department will annually establish a school/community task force to address critical issues in the Maynard Public School System.  Serving as an advisory branch of the Curriculum Sub Committee, these groups will meet regularly to work on defined projects and provide research and guidance to the Curriculum Committee and School Committee as a whole.  For the 2016-2017 school year we will be launching five such groups.  Those interested should sign up here.  Information about each group is below:


Strategic Initiative

Name

Responsibilities

Meeting Dates

Inclusive Practices that Support all Students

Social Emotional Learning

Explore a variety of Social Emotional curricula and educational strategies to establish an implementation plan for Maynard Public Schools

Aprox Start: December

Superior Academic Experience

Communications Committee

Develop a comprehensive communication plan to improve family & school partnerships.

Aprox Start: December

Superior Academic Experience

STEAM

Begin the development of a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) pathway by investigating STEAM integration PK-12

Aprox Start: January

Superior Academic Experience

Global Competency

Make recommendations to the School Committee about World Language programming PK/K-12

7:00-9:00 PM

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 16

Developing Global Citizens

Career Pathways

Establish a communications pathway that meets Dept of Ed. Chapter 74 Vocational Career and Technical Education requirements that will allow us to seek state approval for the program.

Aprox Start: January




SOS: Get Into the Act School Program

Maynard High School takes the well being of our students very seriously, and to that end we are pleased to be able to offer programming designed to help our students be proactive and aware of the signs and nature of depression and how to be effective partners in suicide prevention.

I would like to thank our School Nurse Pat Trahman for making this program possible.

The following letter explains the program in greater detail and provides information on an "Opt Out" provision should you not wish your student to participate.


***************************************

October 12, 2016

Dear Parent or Guardian,                                                        

The adolescent years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions-difficult for youths, their parents and educators.  It is easy to misread depression as normal adolescent turmoil; however, depression (among the most common mental illnesses) appears to be occurring at a much earlier age.  Depression-which is treatable-is a leading risk factor for suicide.

To proactively address this issue, Maynard High School is offering a depression and suicide awareness training for eighth and eleventh grade students.  This program is supported by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) a highly regarded non-profit organization and has been used by thousands of schools nationwide since 2000. It is the 2nd year that MHS is using this program with our students. We are implementing the program early in the school year so that students may benefit from additional support during this transitional year if needed.

The program addresses youth depression in an age appropriate manner encouraging students to Get Into the ACT by Acknowledging a person’s feelings and Caring enough to Tell an adult about their concern. On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 eighth and eleventh grade students will be presented with this program. Students will watch a DVD, have group discussions and then each student will complete a screening questionnaire. If any student is found to be at high risk, parents/guardians will be contacted, the student will meet with a counselor and follow up recommendations will be made.

If you DO NOT wish your child to participate in the SOS: Get Into the Act School Program, please return the slip below to the school nurse. If we do not hear from you, we will assume that your child has permission to participate in this program.

If you have any further questions and/or would like to view the video in advance please contact:  Pat Trahman at ptrahman@maynard.k12.ma.us  

Sincerely,

Chuck Caragianes, Principal       Pat Trahman, School Nurse

Lisa MacLean, Guidance           Dana MacPhee, Guidance

Renee Muise, Guidance

*********************************************************                                                       

Maynard High School SOS: Get Into the Act Program


My child ______________________________________________ DOES NOT have my permission to participate in the SOS program on Wednesday, October 26, 2016


_________________________________________

              Parent/Guardian Signature


**********************************************


Home/School Communication

In an effort to improve communication across the district one of our faculty members, Jean LaBelle, is taking the lead on researching communications issues for the district and using the information she gathers to formulate next steps and plans for improvements.


Please click on the link below and help us by taking a survey to help us generate the information we need to be more effective.  We have tried getting this link out by other means through our central office, but thus far response has been very limited.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could take a minute or two to complete the survey to help us serve you better.  Many thanks in advance.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUINVZy8-4XZfC0MhNmyXthlbuvEoLUdwVckTsa6WX4AI3Nw/viewform



I hope you have found this week’s information both interesting and useful.


Have a great weekend ahead.

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School



We'd Love to Hear From You: Take Our Survey!

posted Oct 14, 2016, 9:26 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

In an effort to improve communication across the district one of our faculty members, Jean LaBelle, is taking the lead on researching communications issues for the district and using the information she gathers to formulate next steps and plans for improvements.

Please click on the link below and help us by taking a survey to help us generate the information we need to be more effective.  We have tried getting this link out by other means through our central office, but thus far response has been very limited.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could take a minute or two to complete the survey to help us serve you better.  Many thanks in advance.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUINVZy8-4XZfC0MhNmyXthlbuvEoLUdwVckTsa6WX4AI3Nw/viewform


Though in some respects it feels like the school year has just started, it’s time to note that the end of the first marking quarter of the year is approaching.  The term will be ending on Friday November 4th with report cards due out by the end of the following week.  Have a chat with your student about finishing the quarter well.  Its an important topic and a good first quarter tends to greatly reduce a student’s stress level for the remainder of the year.


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


Picture Day

Individual student photos will be done at the high school on Wednesday October 26th.  Say, “Cheese!”


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


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.

MMA's Casino Night Fundraiser: What's New?

Mark your calendars Saturday, November 19th at the Maynard Elks. Our single annual fundraiser is in its 8th year and raises over $10,000 each year toward supporting the music needs for band and chorus at Maynard High and Fowler School.

Want to make a donation? We are still in need of advertisements, gaming table sponsors, and prizes!

Contact: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com with subject: donation!

Class Basket donations are due Friday! Any monetary or theme donations to each music basket are welcome for grades 5-12! Donations can be sent to the main offices marked: MMA/Casino Night Basket grade ___.  8th grade: Decadent Delights, 9th Grade Italian Dinner Night, 10th grade: Dog Lovers, 11th grade: The Fire Pit and 12th grade: the ever popular Lottery Tower!

Vouchers: Vouchers will be for sale beginning October 1st. $40 each or @/$70. $45 the day of the event. Get yours early!! Contact Bonnie:  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Auction Items: Plan ahead to bid on these fantastic items!

Resort Condo Incentives: A TWO bedroom SEVEN day condo stay chosen from several available options. Orlando just might be one of them Disney goers…value: $2000

Disney Park Hopper passes: Good for one day of park hopping at Disney! This might be great for April’s band Disney trip! Value: $620

Jillian’s Pool Hall of Boston: $200 Pool Party for 20! Consider this a night out with friends or co-workers!

Tom Hesbach Scenic Flight: 60+ minute flight around the Maynard and Boston Area in a Hanscom Air Force flying Club Piper Arrow for up to 3 people. Value: $250

*This just in! A verified auction item from the Boston Red Sox…more soon!!


NEW! Maynard High School Food Pantry

The following message (which can double as a form) Comes to us from the Maynard Food Pantry:

Dear parents,

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry have come together to offer a food pantry within the Maynard High School. The goal is to supplement weekend meals for high school students and their families throughout the school year.

After students sign up they may come to the pantry, located in a quieter section of the school, at anytime during the week while school is in session.

Food choices will be in four main categories of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.

Typical food choices are:

●     Hot and Cold Cereal & pancake mix

●     Soups & canned pasta meals

●     mac & cheese

●     Canned tuna

●     canned fruit

●     snack bars

●     personal care items

If you feel this program will benefit your high school student(s) please sign up in one of the following ways.

●      Contact a guidance counselor- Renee Muise  rmuise@maynard.k12.ma.us

           or Dana MacPhee dmacphee@maynard.k12.ma.us

●       Send this signed form via mail to 1 Tiger Dr, Maynard MA 01754 or drop off it off at the main office. One of the counselors will contact your child directly after receiving the signup form.

For further details and questions please contact the guidance counselors or the main office at 891-897-8891.

Thank you

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry

I would like my child to have access to the Maynard High School Food Pantry.


Child’s name _____________________________________________________________


Grade ________________________________ Teacher ____________________________

This new program can only serve to help some of our students and their families around the critical issues of health and nutrition.

School/Community Task Force

In an effort to improve collaboration between the school department and the larger community, the school department will annually establish a school/community task force to address critical issues in the Maynard Public School System.  Serving as an advisory branch of the Curriculum Sub Committee, these groups will meet regularly to work on defined projects and provide research and guidance to the Curriculum Committee and School Committee as a whole.  For the 2016-2017 school year we will be launching five such groups.  Those interested should sign up here.  Information about each group is below:


Strategic Initiative

Name

Responsibilities

Meeting Dates

Inclusive Practices that Support all Students

Social Emotional Learning

Explore a variety of Social Emotional curricula and educational strategies to establish an implementation plan for Maynard Public Schools

Aprox Start: December

Superior Academic Experience

Communications Committee

Develop a comprehensive communication plan to improve family & school partnerships.

Aprox Start: December

Superior Academic Experience

STEAM

Begin the development of a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) pathway by investigating STEAM integration PK-12

Aprox Start: January

Superior Academic Experience

Global Competency

Make recommendations to the School Committee about World Language programming PK/K-12

7:00-9:00 PM

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 16

Developing Global Citizens

Career Pathways

Establish a communications pathway that meets Dept of Ed. Chapter 74 Vocational Career and Technical Education requirements that will allow us to seek state approval for the program.

Aprox Start: January



SOS: Get Into the Act School Program

Maynard High School takes the well being of our students very seriously, and to that end we are pleased to be able to offer programming designed to help our students be proactive and aware of the signs and nature of depression and how to be effective partners in suicide prevention.

I would like to thank our School Nurse Pat Trahman for making this program possible.

The following letter explains the program in greater detail and provides information on an "Opt Out" provision should you not wish your student to participate.


***************************************

October 12, 2016

Dear Parent or Guardian,                                                        

The adolescent years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions-difficult for youths, their parents and educators.  It is easy to misread depression as normal adolescent turmoil; however, depression (among the most common mental illnesses) appears to be occurring at a much earlier age.  Depression-which is treatable-is a leading risk factor for suicide.

To proactively address this issue, Maynard High School is offering a depression and suicide awareness training for eighth and eleventh grade students.  This program is supported by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) a highly regarded non-profit organization and has been used by thousands of schools nationwide since 2000. It is the 2nd year that MHS is using this program with our students. We are implementing the program early in the school year so that students may benefit from additional support during this transitional year if needed.

The program addresses youth depression in an age appropriate manner encouraging students to Get Into the ACT by Acknowledging a person’s feelings and Caring enough to Tell an adult about their concern. On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 eighth and eleventh grade students will be presented with this program. Students will watch a DVD, have group discussions and then each student will complete a screening questionnaire. If any student is found to be at high risk, parents/guardians will be contacted, the student will meet with a counselor and follow up recommendations will be made.

If you DO NOT wish your child to participate in the SOS: Get Into the Act School Program, please return the slip below to the school nurse. If we do not hear from you, we will assume that your child has permission to participate in this program.

If you have any further questions and/or would like to view the video in advance please contact:  Pat Trahman at ptrahman@maynard.k12.ma.us  

Sincerely,

Chuck Caragianes, Principal       Pat Trahman, School Nurse

Lisa MacLean, Guidance           Dana MacPhee, Guidance

Renee Muise, Guidance

*********************************************************                                                       

Maynard High School SOS: Get Into the Act Program


My child ______________________________________________ DOES NOT have my permission to participate in the SOS program on Wednesday, October 26, 2016


_________________________________________

                 Parent/Guardian Signature


I hope you have found this week’s information both interesting and useful.

Have a great fall weekend as our New England foliage and colors are fast becoming magical.

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Advisory Groups are a Huge Success!

posted Oct 7, 2016, 11:18 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


It was a great morning at Maynard High as students and faculty members had one of our monthly Advisory Meetings during 2nd period.  The group of students I was working with along with Mr. Flynn was lead by Technology teacher John Mollica and we began the process of examining our ticket booth near Alumni Field to plan for repairs and upgrades.  The actual work will be completed in future Advisory meetings.


Advisory meetings are an opportunity for students to get to know additional peers, work with faculty in a different sort of environment and to do so around a topic of mutual interest.  Today student selected groups ranged from yoga, to knitting to Renaissance Dance, to construction and many, many more.  You may want to talk to your student to see what they selected and how their session  went.


Our students working with Mr. Ogden continue to put out there own weekly News update regarding Maynard High School and the link to this week’s video broadcast is:   https://youtu.be/P694FA0e5Is   Please check it out!


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:

Picture Day

Individual student photos will be done at the high school on Wednesday October 26th.  Say, “Cheese!”


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!


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


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.


The Maynard Education Foundation is seeking a Treasurer

The Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) is an independent, non-profit organization that uses its philanthropic contributions to enhance educational excellence in the Maynard Public Schools by funding ideas and projects which promote and celebrate academic rigor and achievement, excitement about learning, and innovation in instruction.

MEF is seeking a Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer works closely with the MEF President and Clerk to oversee MEF’s annual operations and activities. The Treasurer’s primary responsibility is the financial management of the organization.

The ideal candidate is detail oriented, has experience or an interest in financial management, and is willing to actively participate on a fun and dynamic board!

Please contact MEF at mefgrants@gmail.com or 978.938.4262 to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

MMA's Casino Night Fundraiser: What's New?

Mark your calendars Saturday, November 19th at the Maynard Elks. Our single annual fundraiser is in its 8th year and raises over $10,000 each year toward supporting the music needs for band and chorus at Maynard High and Fowler School.

Want to make a donation? We are still in need of advertisements, gaming table sponsors, and prizes!

Contact: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com with subject: donation!

Class Basket donations are due Friday! Any monetary or theme donations to each music basket are welcome for grades 5-12! Donations can be sent to the main offices marked: MMA/Casino Night Basket grade ___.  8th grade: Decadent Delights, 9th Grade Italian Dinner Night, 10th grade: Dog Lovers, 11th grade: The Fire Pit and 12th grade: the ever popular Lottery Tower!

Vouchers: Vouchers will be for sale beginning October 1st. $40 each or @/$70. $45 the day of the event. Get yours early!! Contact Bonnie:  maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Auction Items: Plan ahead to bid on these fantastic items!

Resort Condo Incentives: A TWO bedroom SEVEN day condo stay chosen from several available options. Orlando just might be one of them Disney goers…value: $2000

Disney Park Hopper passes: Good for one day of park hopping at Disney! This might be great for April’s band Disney trip! Value: $620

Jillian’s Pool Hall of Boston: $200 Pool Party for 20! Consider this a night out with friends or co-workers!

Tom Hesbach Scenic Flight: 60+ minute flight around the Maynard and Boston Area in a Hanscom Air Force flying Club Piper Arrow for up to 3 people. Value: $250

*This just in! A verified auction item from the Boston Red Sox…more soon!!


NEW! Maynard High School Food Pantry

The following message (which can double as a form) Comes to us from the Maynard Food Pantry:


Dear parents,

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry have come together to offer a food pantry within the Maynard High School. The goal is to supplement weekend meals for high school students and their families throughout the school year.

After students sign up they may come to the pantry, located in a quieter section of the school, at anytime during the week while school is in session.

Food choices will be in four main categories of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.

Typical food choices are:

    Hot and Cold Cereal & pancake mix

    Soups & canned pasta meals

    mac & cheese

    Canned tuna

    canned fruit

    snack bars

    personal care items

If you feel this program will benefit your high school student(s) please sign up in one of the following ways.

     Contact a guidance counselor- Renne Muise  rmuise@maynard.k12.ma.us

        or Dana MacPhee dmacphee@maynard.k12.ma.us

      Send this signed form via mail to 1 Tiger Dr, Maynard MA 01754 or drop off it off at the main office. One of the counselors will contact your child directly after receiving the signup form.

For further details and questions please contact the guidance counselors or the main office at 891-897-8891.

Thank you

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry

I would like my child to have access to the Maynard High School Food Pantry.

Child’s name _____________________________________________________________

Grade ________________________________ Teacher ____________________________

This new program can only serve to help some of our students and their families around the critical issues of health and nutrition.


As you can see, there is always a lot going on at Maynard High School and in the school community.

Have a great weekend--

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


A Great Week Just Past and a Busy October Ahead!

posted Sep 30, 2016, 7:16 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good Morning,


It has been a busy week at Maynard High School highlighted by our annual “Back to School Night” this past Tuesday.  We had a truly remarkable turnout with over 80% of our students having one or more parent or guardian in attendance.  Over 500 people were in our building for the evening's activities and I’d also like to thank the representatives from our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), the Maynard Music Association (MMA), Remembering Maynard’s Own (RMO), Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) and Maynard Educational Foundation (MEF) for their presentations and informational materials.


I’d also like to share a recent thank you note I received  from Nanda Landers from the Women Of Note chorus which recently rented our auditorium space.  It speaks to the dedicated staff and WAVM students we are so proud of who are working hard even on weekends.


Ms. Landers writes:


I wanted to write a note of thanks.


My chorus Women Of Note hosted our annual show for the first time at the Maynard Auditorium last Saturday.  This was the first time in this venue and my first time organizing the show.  Kyle has been very patient with me while I was trying to figure out what we needed and when.


While we were there Tony was on duty, we want to extend an extra thank you to him.

He has gone above and beyond what was expected, helping us move things and being available whenever needed.  During and after the show he checked in to make sure we had everything we needed.


The WAVM crew that assisted us for both for the technical rehearsal and the show itself also were incredibly helpful.   They were efficient, skilled and a pleasure to work with.

The chorus loved singing on the stage. The size of the auditorium was fantastic for the kind of show we put on.  We hope to perhaps make this an annual tradition.


Please extend our gratitude to Tony and the WAVM staff.


The Maynard High School community has much to be proud of within the building, within the town, and within the entire area.


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:

Maynard High School Needs 5 Parents for the School Site Council

The Maynard High School school site council is an advisory group made up of students, parents, teachers and administrators that helps address the needs of the school and helps create plans for school improvement.  The group meets once a month during the school year, generally on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 2:30-4:00pm in the MHS library.  To be a parent member of the school site council you must have a child at Maynard High School.  Terms are 2 years in length or until your student graduates.  Please contact me if you would like to serve or if you have any questions.  My contact information is:  ccaragianes@maynard.k12.ma.us or by phone at 978-897-8891.  Our next meeting is October 11th so please let me know if you are interested right away.

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!


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!”


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!


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


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 The MMA

MMA is meeting next Tuesday evening, October 4th, in the band room at Fowler.  Joint business starts at 7:30, high school business at 8:15.  If your son/daughter is involved in the music program, please consider joining us.

The Maynard Education Foundation is seeking a Treasurer

The Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) is an independent, non-profit organization that uses its philanthropic contributions to enhance educational excellence in the Maynard Public Schools by funding ideas and projects which promote and celebrate academic rigor and achievement, excitement about learning, and innovation in instruction.

MEF is seeking a Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer works closely with the MEF President and Clerk to oversee MEF’s annual operations and activities. The Treasurer’s primary responsibility is the financial management of the organization.

The ideal candidate is detail oriented, has experience or an interest in financial management, and is willing to actively participate on a fun and dynamic board!

Please contact MEF at mefgrants@gmail.com or 978.938.4262 to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

From The Music Department

MHS is proud to announce the addition of Eric Huber as a new member of our after school lesson faculty.  If your student is at MHS or FMS, they can sign up to take lessons from him and he'll be teaching in the HS music room.

We are very lucky indeed! Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Eric’s background:

Eric Huber-Percussion     EHUBERPERC@gmail.com

Eric Huber heads the percussion studio at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has performed with such ensembles as the Boston Pops, Boston Symphony, Boston Ballet, National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Honolulu Symphony. Eric serves as Principal Timpanist of the New Bedford Symphony. His summer engagements have included fellowships at the Spoleto Festival USA, National Repertory Orchestra, AIMS, Aspen Music Festival and National Orchestral Institute. Eric endorses Majestic Percussion.

Eric has collaborated with eminent conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph Eschenbach, and Leonard Slatkin, in addition to distinguished composers including Jennifer Higdon, John Corigliano, Gunther Schuller, and Oliver Knussen. Eric received a bachelor’s degree from Temple University, a master’s degree from Boston University, pursued post-graduate study at the New England Conservatory, and studied with Will Hudgins, Tim Genis, Angela Zator Nelson, Don Liuzzi, Alan Abel, and Anthony Orlando.


MMA's Casino Night Fundraiser: What's New?

Mark your calendars Saturday, November 19th at the Maynard Elks. Our single annual fundraiser is in its 8th year and raises over $10,000 each year toward supporting the music needs for band and chorus at Maynard High and Fowler School.

Want to make a donation? We are still in need of advertisements, gaming table sponsors, and prizes!

Contact: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com with subject: donation!

Class Basket donations are due Friday! Any monetary or theme donations to each music basket are welcome for grades 5-12! Donations can be sent to the main offices marked: MMA/Casino Night Basket grade ___.  8th grade: Decadent Delights, 9th Grade Italian Dinner Night, 10th grade: Dog Lovers, 11th grade: The Fire Pit and 12th grade: the ever popular Lottery Tower!

Vouchers: Vouchers will be for sale beginning October 1st. $40 each or @/$70. $45 the day of the event. Get yours early!! Contact Bonnie: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Auction Items: Plan ahead to bid on these fantastic items!

Resort Condo Incentives: A TWO bedroom SEVEN day condo stay chosen from several available options. Orlando just might be one of them Disney goers…value: $2000

Disney Park Hopper passes: Good for one day of park hopping at Disney! This might be great for April’s band Disney trip! Value: $620

Jillian’s Pool Hall of Boston: $200 Pool Party for 20! Consider this a night out with friends or co-workers!

Tom Hesbach Scenic Flight: 60+ minute flight around the Maynard and Boston Area in a Hanscom Air Force flying Club Piper Arrow for up to 3 people. Value: $250

*This just in! A verified auction item from the Boston Red Sox…more soon!!


As you can see, there is always a lot going on at Maynard High School and in the school community.

Have a great weekend--

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


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