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Enjoy the February Winter Vacation!

posted Feb 17, 2017, 10:42 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

The February winter vacation is here and this is a great chance for students and their families to rest, relax and enjoy a respite from alarm clocks and the hustle and bustle of the normal work and school week.


Winter sports continue through the vacation week with our Boy’s team playing in the Clark Tournament in Worcester.  If you have the opportunity, seeing either our Girl’s or Boy’s teams in action is a great way to spend an evening.  Schedules are available through the school and sports websites.


More MHS news follows thanks to Mr. Ogden and his terrific students:


Video News from Mr. Ogden’s Students

In This Week’s Episode: It’s a really lovely episode of MHN news with students reflecting on their Valentine’s wishes; produced by Nick W. and Hailey.   Jordan C. and Emma R. have announcements about course selections, SAGA contributions, and more; produced by Nicole.  Sam D. has important insight about the school basketball team; produced by Eugene.  Hype City returns, with new host Emma S. talking about the smash hit LaLa Land; camera by Siobhan, Juliano on lights.  Lastly, a new Photo of the Week segment, with photos submitted by Tommy S. and Adin R.  The segment was overseen and edited by Nick R.


As always we want to feature what you are doing in the community.  If you have something that you think is newsworthy, need some help with the editing your piece, or want to make an announcement, please contact WAVM and we will do our best to provide you coverage.  


Keep submitting those photos of the week, and we will do our best to feature them.


Enjoy!


MHN NEWS #15


You may find the following information and description of upcoming events of use and interest in the days ahead:


School Dance Tonight!

The Senior Class will be hosting a dance tonight, February 17th, here at MHS with a ticket price of $7.00.  All ticket sales will be at the door that evening.  You will want to review school policy regarding dances that can be found on page 33 of the Student/Parent Handbook.


Neon Dance

It is time for the Middle School students (grades 6-8) to have a blast at the second annual Neon Dance at the High School Cafeteria! The event will take place on Friday, March 3rd from 6pm -9pm. The tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Refreshments, pizza, and glow sticks will be available for purchase as well. Bring the flyer, and get one free glow stick! Join us and have a great time! Please email odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us with any questions. All proceeds will benefit the class of 2018.


AP Exam News

AP exams are fast approaching and for those students planning on taking them a $93 dollar fee per exam must be submitted right away for ordering purposes.  Students or parents should contact the appropriate guidance counselor should they have any questions.


Winter Vacation

The February winter vacation will begin for MHS students at the close of school today, Friday February 17th, at 2:05pm and extend until school reopens for on Monday February 27th at 7:00am.  Monday February 20th is a Federal and State Holiday, Presidents Day, and all offices will be closed.  Though closed for classes, district and school offices will be open for business from Tuesday the 21st through  Friday the 24th.  Many extracurricular activities will continue through the vacation week.  Check with your student’s advisor or coach should you need to know meeting times.


A Message from a MHS Senior Project Student

Hello MHS Community!

My name is Emma Bendall and for the past few months I have been learning about Alzheimer’s disease and research in senior project. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that leaves its sufferers with no cognitive abilities and without the skills to survive. Alzheimer’s steals a person's recollection of the past and in turn, steals their identity.

After months of seeing just how important our memories are to the people we become, I have chosen to create a website where people can post videos of themselves talking about their favorite memories. I challenge every student and faculty member to think of a fond or prominent  memory to be posted on the site. I will be setting up a “memory booth” at the school in the near future where stories can be filmed, but you are also welcome to film them yourselves and email it to me. If you know a family member or member of the community that would have an interesting story to share, let them know! This project was inspired by Storycorps, a similar program, if you need inspiration here is a link: https://storycorps.org/listen/don-michaels-and-his-daughter-jennifer/

If you have any questions please ask. Thanks!

  • Emma Bendall

Email: memoryseniorproject@gmail.com


MMA January Updates

www.maynardmusic.org

Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


Meeting Minutes:

Minutes from our November and December meetings have been posted on our website: maynardmusic.org.  Please click the links below for quick assess to the minutes or visit our website.


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-Nov-2-2016.pdf


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-Dec-8-2016.pdf


Upcoming Events:  

April 2nd (Sunday)  Jazz Cafe featured by Miss Gately's Jazz and Mr. Kozik's Fowler Stage Band @MHS - Time TBD.


Banquet Volunteers Needed ASAP:   

MMA is in dire need of 8th through 11th grade music parents to plan this year’s music banquet set for late May.  Coordinators for the following areas are needed: Food: dinner/desserts/beverages, Decorations, Senior Video, Coordination of wills/memories. Planning for this event typically begins in January for Memorial Day annual banquet!

Please contact MMA at maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com. Subject: Banquet help


Volunteers for sub-committees:  

Volunteers are needed to work on the following sub-committees:  Enrichment Committee, Survey Committee.

Please contact Bonnie - maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Next MMA meeting:  Wednesday February 1st, Joint Business 7:30, High School Business 8:15 in the Fowler Library.


Bonnie Wilson, Chair HS; Interim Chair, Fowler

Stephanie Gavin, Treasurer Fowler & HS

Annemarie Caloggero, Secretary HS


www.maynardmusic.org

Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


From Superintendent Gerardi Regarding Inclement Weather


Snow Days /Delayed Openings/Early Emergency Dismissals

Inevitably, school cancellations are a reality in New England.  To prepare for the potential of a school cancellation due to inclement weather, I wanted to share the process for students and parents.


School Closing

In the event that school is canceled or delayed due to inclement weather or any other reason, the Maynard Public Schools will provide notice for parents and students via the following:


1. An automated phone call to each home between 6:00-6:30 a.m. or in rare instances, the evening before. This phone call is based on the home phone number provided on the student‘s emergency contacts form filled out at the beginning of the year and the phone numbers in iParent. Parents need to be sure their child‘s school has the correct phone and email contact information.


2. Traditional television and radio Media.  We use only WBZ TV – Channel 4 and Radio 1030AM (WBZ) 44.  They also post this information on their website at:


Web: http://wbztv.com/schoolclosings


3.  New for this year!  I will be tweeting school cancellations on @MaynardSchools


Please do not call the Fire or Police Department for School Information. DO NOT CALL "911".


Delayed Opening

In the event of a delayed opening, school will open two (2) hours after the regular starting time. School will be dismissed at the usual time on delayed opening days. If there is a delayed opening, no breakfast will be served on those days. Occasionally a delayed opening will be later revised to a no school announcement if conditions worsen. Please stay tuned to the TV or radio for a possible cancellation notice after a delayed opening announcement or listen for the town whistle.


That’s the news for this week.


Enjoy the weekend, have a great school vacation week and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School




Learning in a Winter Wonderland

posted Feb 10, 2017, 7:41 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


Yesterday we weathered our first snow day of the year. (That would be both literally and figuratively with pun fully intended.) We have just one more week of classes until our February winter recess.


We are rapidly approaching the time of year when students will be making their course selections for the 2017-2018 school year.  Initially we had hoped this would begin next week but the selection process will be beginning after the February winter vacation as we make some additional adjustments to our course catalog.  More detailed information on this process will be sent along in upcoming editions of News & Notes.


The trend of greatly reduced instances of inappropriate cell phone use by students at Maynard High School continues.  I’d like to thank the parents and guardians of our students for so fully supporting the teachers at MHS through your help at home and for your many kind emails on this subject.  Smartphones are very powerful devices that have great uses socially, for home life, as a communication tool and as an educational platform. Your help at home in aiding your own children’s understanding of the appropriate uses of smartphones, depending on the environment, need for use, and timing of use, is most appreciated.


You may find the following information and description of upcoming events of use and interest in the days ahead:


School Dance February 17th

The Senior Class will be hosting a dance on February 17th here at MHS with a ticket price of $7.00.  All ticket sales will be at the door that evening.  You will want to review school policy regarding dances that can be found on page 33 of the Student/Parent Handbook.


Winter Vacation

The February winter vacation will begin for MHS students at the close of school next Friday February 17th at 2:05pm and extend until school reopens for on Monday February 27th at 7:00am.  Monday February 20th is a Federal and State Holiday, Presidents Day, and all offices will be closed.  Though closed for classes, district and school offices will be open for business from Tuesday the 21st through  Friday the 24th.  Many extracurricular activities will continue through the vacation week.  Check with your student’s advisor or coach should you need to know meeting times.


A Message from a MHS Senior Project Student

Hello MHS Community!

My name is Emma Bendall and for the past few months I have been learning about Alzheimer’s disease and research in senior project. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that leaves its sufferers with no cognitive abilities and without the skills to survive. Alzheimer’s steals a person's recollection of the past and in turn, steals their identity.

After months of seeing just how important our memories are to the people we become, I have chosen to create a website where people can post videos of themselves talking about their favorite memories. I challenge every student and faculty member to think of a fond or prominent  memory to be posted on the site. I will be setting up a “memory booth” at the school in the near future where stories can be filmed, but you are also welcome to film them yourselves and email it to me. If you know a family member or member of the community that would have an interesting story to share, let them know! This project was inspired by Storycorps, a similar program, if you need inspiration here is a link: https://storycorps.org/listen/don-michaels-and-his-daughter-jennifer/

If you have any questions please ask. Thanks!

  • Emma Bendall

Email: memoryseniorproject@gmail.com


MMA January Updates

www.maynardmusic.org

Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


Meeting Minutes:

Minutes from our November and December meetings have been posted on our website: maynardmusic.org.  Please click the links below for quick assess to the minutes or visit our website.


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-Nov-2-2016.pdf


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-Dec-8-2016.pdf


Upcoming Events:  

April 2nd (Sunday)  Jazz Cafe featured by Miss Gately's Jazz and Mr. Kozik's Fowler Stage Band @MHS - Time TBD.


Banquet Volunteers Needed ASAP:   

MMA is in dire need of 8th through 11th grade music parents to plan this year’s music banquet set for late May.  Coordinators for the following areas are needed: Food: dinner/desserts/beverages, Decorations, Senior Video, Coordination of wills/memories. Planning for this event typically begins in January for Memorial Day annual banquet!

Please contact MMA at maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com. Subject: Banquet help


Volunteers for sub-committees:  

Volunteers are needed to work on the following sub-committees:  Enrichment Committee, Survey Committee.

Please contact Bonnie - maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Next MMA meeting:  Wednesday February 1st, Joint Business 7:30, High School Business 8:15 in the Fowler Library.


Bonnie Wilson, Chair HS; Interim Chair, Fowler

Stephanie Gavin, Treasurer Fowler & HS

Annemarie Caloggero, Secretary HS


www.maynardmusic.org

Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


From Superintendent Gerardi Regarding Inclement Weather


Snow Days /Delayed Openings/Early Emergency Dismissals

Inevitably, school cancellations are a reality in New England.  To prepare for the potential of a school cancellation due to inclement weather, I wanted to share the process for students and parents.


School Closing

In the event that school is canceled or delayed due to inclement weather or any other reason, the Maynard Public Schools will provide notice for parents and students via the following:


1. An automated phone call to each home between 6:00-6:30 a.m. or in rare instances, the evening before. This phone call is based on the home phone number provided on the student‘s emergency contacts form filled out at the beginning of the year and the phone numbers in iParent. Parents need to be sure their child‘s school has the correct phone and email contact information.


2. Traditional television and radio Media.  We use only WBZ TV – Channel 4 and Radio 1030AM (WBZ) 44.  They also post this information on their website at:


Web: http://wbztv.com/schoolclosings


3.  New for this year!  I will be tweeting school cancellations on @MaynardSchools


Please do not call the Fire or Police Department for School Information. DO NOT CALL "911".


Delayed Opening

In the event of a delayed opening, school will open two (2) hours after the regular starting time. School will be dismissed at the usual time on delayed opening days. If there is a delayed opening, no breakfast will be served on those days. Occasionally a delayed opening will be later revised to a no school announcement if conditions worsen. Please stay tuned to the TV or radio for a possible cancellation notice after a delayed opening announcement or listen for the town whistle.


That’s the news for this week.


Enjoy the weekend and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School



Course Selection for the 2017-2018 School Year is Approaching

posted Feb 3, 2017, 6:40 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

We are rapidly approaching the time of year when students will be making their course selections for the 2017-2018 school year.  Right now we are planning for students to make their choices from February 13-February 26th.  Guidance counselors will then review all choices student by student to ensure appropriate requests and placements.  Student course requests are a key part of the process involved with constructing the best possible final schedule for the upcoming school year as we aim to maximize the match between course offerings and student requests.  More detailed information on this process will be sent along in next week’s edition of News & Notes.


This past week we have seen a continued trend of greatly reduced instances of inappropriate cell phone use by students at Maynard High School.  This has resulted in greater student concentration and focus in class thanks to the absence of cell phone distraction and abuse.  Your overwhelming support of this policy from home and the endorsement of the importance of the educational process in an undistracted environment has been very welcome and heartening.

As a reminder, students may use their phones up until the start of the day at 7:40, during their lunch period, and as soon as the school day ends at 2:05pm.  At no time does a student have to go more than about 3 hours without the ability to check messages in a non-disruptive way.


Also, as a reminder, please do not text or message your students during the school day for anything less than essential reasons.  If you are leaving instructions for after school pick up, that text will be there at lunch when your student can read it without restriction.  There is no need for instant reply by your child.  Do not take a text from your child saying they don’t feel well and then simply show up at the school to dismiss them.  If your child feels ill we have a school nurse who will always see them and the nurse will contact you if need be.   If there is an emergency at home please contact the school and we will get your child with haste and afford your child the opportunity to contact you immediately in a safe and quiet space.  There is no need for even these transactions to go cell phone to cell phone.  I thank you for your help in all of these areas.


Though I suspect many of you may be watching a certain sporting event this Sunday night, here is some additional information about upcoming activities and events at MHS and in the community for the days and nights before and after Sunday’s big game:


Pop’s Night at the Fowler Tonight!  (See more details under the MMA notes below.)


From SEPAC

The Maynard SEPAC will host a workshop on Basic Rights in Special Education on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 at the Fowler School Library (3 Tiger Drive) from 7 – 9 p.m.  A presenter from the Federation for Children with Special Needs will conduct the workshop, full of essential information about special education laws. The goal of the workshop is to help parents partner with their child’s school in important ways: to decide their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions about, and monitor their child’s progress in school. Come learn, ask questions, and be informed! Federation workshops are free and open to the public. Contact Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-394-6183 with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!


School Dance February 17th

The Senior Class will be hosting a dance on February 17th here at MHS with a ticket price of $7.00.  All ticket sales will be at the door that evening.  You will want to review school policy regarding dances that can be found on page 33 of the Student/Parent Handbook.


A Message from a MHS Senior Project Student

Hello MHS Community!

My name is Emma Bendall and for the past few months I have been learning about Alzheimer’s disease and research in senior project. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that leaves its sufferers with no cognitive abilities and without the skills to survive. Alzheimer’s steals a person's recollection of the past and in turn, steals their identity.

After months of seeing just how important our memories are to the people we become, I have chosen to create a website where people can post videos of themselves talking about their favorite memories. I challenge every student and faculty member to think of a fond or prominent  memory to be posted on the site. I will be setting up a “memory booth” at the school in the near future where stories can be filmed, but you are also welcome to film them yourselves and email it to me. If you know a family member or member of the community that would have an interesting story to share, let them know! This project was inspired by Storycorps, a similar program, if you need inspiration here is a link: https://storycorps.org/listen/don-michaels-and-his-daughter-jennifer/

If you have any questions please ask. Thanks!

  • Emma Bendall

Email: memoryseniorproject@gmail.com


MMA January Updates

www.maynardmusic.org

Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


Meeting Minutes:

Minutes from our November and December meetings have been posted on our website: maynardmusic.org.  Please click the links below for quick assess to the minutes or visit our website.


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-Nov-2-2016.pdf


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-Dec-8-2016.pdf


Upcoming Events:  

February 3rd Pops Night Fowler Auditorium, 7:30:  Volunteers Needed

April 2nd (Sunday)  Jazz Cafe featured by Miss Gately's Jazz and Mr. Kozik's Fowler Stage Band @MHS - Time TBD.


Pops Night on Friday 2/3 @ 7pm @ Fowler Auditorium:

Students have already signed up as performers for this event. We will be asking for student volunteers to help out/earn service points if they have not already via the band room. BUT parent Volunteers are needed to supervise set-up and food table and clean-up at our Annual Pops Night.

Contact Bonnie: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com Subject: Pops night volunteers


Banquet Volunteers Needed ASAP:   

MMA is in dire need of 8th through 11th grade music parents to plan this year’s music banquet set for late May.  Coordinators for the following areas are needed: Food: dinner/desserts/beverages, Decorations, Senior Video, Coordination of wills/memories. Planning for this event typically begins in January for Memorial Day annual banquet!

Please contact MMA at maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com. Subject: Banquet help


Volunteers for sub-committees:  

Volunteers are needed to work on the following sub-committees:  Enrichment Committee, Survey Committee.

Please contact Bonnie - maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Next MMA meeting:  Wednesday February 1st, Joint Business 7:30, High School Business 8:15 in the Fowler Library.


Bonnie Wilson, Chair HS; Interim Chair, Fowler

Stephanie Gavin, Treasurer Fowler & HS

Annemarie Caloggero, Secretary HS


www.maynardmusic.org

Like us on Facebook:  Maynard Music Association


Great News From Mrs. Blanchard in the Music Dept. at MHS


This has been an extraordinarily busy month for musicians at MHS!

The month started with the first rehearsals for Peter and the Starcatcher-this year's MHS play (which will open in March, tickets to go on sale mid February). What a great cast!


Jan. 11, 13 and 14 Sr. Districts took place. We had 7 vocalists make it this year (highest number I can remember in the 20 yrs. I've been here!). Congratulations to Alyssa Ray, Zoe Pepin, Karima Haddouch, Charlie Neuhauser, Adam Berry, Dante Naylor and Lucas Pepin!


Jan. 21st had 3 of the above students scoring high enough at their first round of auditions to be eligible to audition for All-State--beautiful singing by Adam, Karima and Lucas!


Jan. 22nd brought the recital of Dean Murphy, MHS alumn, who is finishing up his masters of music degree in opera from Yale University! Congratulations Dean!


Jan. 28th were the Jr. District auditions and we have 4 8th grade instrumentalists that made the group!  They are Ari Kiirikki, Lilly Weber, Hazelyn Aroian, and Tommy Fallon.  One received a near perfect score and it looks like we'll have 3 of 9 flutes in the band from our little school and one french horn. Out of over 70 schools!!  We've never had more than 1 flute make it at a time as it's exceedingly difficult and competitive.  I can't say enough about these students' work ethics and talent!


On Jan. 27th the madrigals were invited to sing for the Providence Bruins game in Providence, RI and did so to huge raves. There were thousands of spectators there and it was quite wonderful.


Thank you all for your support of these outstanding young people. Musicians at MHS are amazing!


From Superintendent Gerardi Regarding Inclement Weather


Snow Days /Delayed Openings/Early Emergency Dismissals

Inevitably, school cancellations are a reality in New England.  To prepare for the potential of a school cancellation due to inclement weather, I wanted to share the process for students and parents.


School Closing

In the event that school is canceled or delayed due to inclement weather or any other reason, the Maynard Public Schools will provide notice for parents and students via the following:


1. An automated phone call to each home between 6:00-6:30 a.m. or in rare instances, the evening before. This phone call is based on the home phone number provided on the student‘s emergency contacts form filled out at the beginning of the year and the phone numbers in iParent. Parents need to be sure their child‘s school has the correct phone and email contact information.


2. Traditional television and radio Media.  We use only WBZ TV – Channel 4 and Radio 1030AM (WBZ) 44.  They also post this information on their website at:


Web: http://wbztv.com/schoolclosings


3.  New for this year!  I will be tweeting school cancellations on @MaynardSchools


Please do not call the Fire or Police Department for School Information. DO NOT CALL "911".


Delayed Opening

In the event of a delayed opening, school will open two (2) hours after the regular starting time. School will be dismissed at the usual time on delayed opening days. If there is a delayed opening, no breakfast will be served on those days. Occasionally a delayed opening will be later revised to a no school announcement if conditions worsen. Please stay tuned to the TV or radio for a possible cancellation notice after a delayed opening announcement or listen for the town whistle.


That’s the news for this week.


Enjoy the weekend, take care & Go Patriots!

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Thank You for Not Calling. (And Especially for Not Texting!)

posted Jan 27, 2017, 10:13 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

The third quarter, and second semester of the year, is now officially underway at Maynard High School as we enter the second half of the year.  Student grades from the 2nd quarter have been submitted by teachers and are now going through final verification and cross checking.  We continue to anticipate that grades will be available through IPass by the end of the school day on Monday.

Over the course of this week we have seen dramatically reduced instances of inappropriate cell phone use by students at Maynard High School.  This has resulted in greater student concentration and focus in class thanks to the absence of cell phone distraction and abuse.

I want to thank the dozens of parents who have emailed individual teachers as well as myself to support the position we’ve taken.  Pushback by parents and students, claiming that cell phone use at all times is acceptable, has been limited to very isolated individuals.  Your overwhelming support and endorsement of the importance of the educational process in an undistracted environment has been very welcome and heartening.

As a reminder, students may use their phones up until the start of the day at 7:40, during their lunch period, and as soon as the school day ends at 2:05pm.  At no time does a student have to go more than about 3 hours without the ability to check messages in a non-disruptive way.  To be a bit cheeky, society has grown and thrived for millennia without widespread cell phone use.  In the present day, everyone can manage 3 hour chunks of cell phone free time.

Also as a reminder, please do not text or message your students during the school day for anything less than essential reasons.  If you are leaving instructions for after school pick up, that text will be there at lunch when your student can read it without restriction.  There is no need for instant reply by your child.  Do not take a text from your child saying they don’t feel well and then simply show up at the school to dismiss them.  If your child feels ill we have a school nurse who will always see them and the nurse will contact you if need be.   If there is an emergency at home please contact the school and we will get your child with haste and afford your child the opportunity to contact you immediately in a safe and quiet space.  There is no need for even these transactions to go cell phone to cell phone.  I thank you for your help in all of these areas.

Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:

School Dance February 17th

Recently, as many of you know, the National Honor Society dance for homecoming was canceled due to an apparent lack interest based on unprecedentedly low advance ticket sales.


In response the Senior Class has decided to make another go at a hosting a dance, this time on February 17th here at MHS with a ticket price of $7.00.  The Class of 2018 has also decided to have all tickets sold at the door that evening.  You will want to review school policy regarding dances that can be found on page 33 of the Student/Parent Handbook.

If Only

Yesterday, Thursday January 26th, students in grades 7-12 viewed the Wahlberg Foundation Film, "If Only" in the morning here at MHS.  This film, co-sponsored and endorsed by Millenium Health, addressed important questions about prescription drug abuse and opioid addiction.  Following the screening, there was presentation by Jim Wahlberg who wrote, directed and co-produced the film along with Melissa Weiksnar a parent who lost her daughter to opioid abuse.


Our students asked thoughtful, incisive questions and were engaged throughout the presentation.  I urge you to speak with your student about their experience on this critically important issue.


Yesterday evening approximately 50 community members came out to Maynard High School to see “If Only” which was personally introduced by Jim Wahlberg, as well as an exhibit called “Hidden in Plain Sight” where a typical teenagers room is recreated demonstrating the many ways substances can be hidden from parents.  I was privileged to moderate a panel discussion featuring the aforementioned Melissa Weiksnar, Brian Teague who runs a men's recovery program and is himself in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse, Chief Mark Dubois of the Maynard Police, and Dr. Brian O’Connor who specializes in treating pregnant women with opioid abuse issues and whose own son is in recovery from opioid addiction.


Originally scheduled from 7:00-8:30 this dynamic event did not wrap up until after 9:30pm as the question and answer period was extended and the “Hidden in Plain Sight” exhibit drew a large group at the end of the night.


Many thanks go out to the Maynard Police Department for their role in facilitating this evening including Chief Dubois, Alia Toran-Burrell and the several officers who attended, the generous support of the Maynard School Department and Dr. Gerardi, Mark Minasian and the students of WAVM for their technical support, NHS student volunteers for their generous help, and finally Jim Wahlberg for his generosity of time and effort with our students in the morning and adult community members at night.


From SEPAC

Coming Soon! The Maynard SEPAC will host a workshop on Basic Rights in Special Education on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 at the Fowler School Library from 7 – 9 p.m.  A presenter from the Federation for Children with Special Needs will conduct the workshop, full of super-helpful information to help parents partner with their child’s school in important ways: to decide their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions about, and monitor their child’s progress in school. Come learn, ask questions, and be informed about special education laws. Federation workshops are free and open to the public. Contact Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-394-6183 with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!


A Great Community Loss

As many of you know we lost Katherine Lalli, a vibrant and joyous member of the class of 2012, in a tragic accident in late December.


For those of you who are looking for a way to honor the memory of Katherine, the Class of 2012 and Best Buddies are creating a scholarship fund for graduating seniors. The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a degree in early childhood education or special education, both passions of Katherine's.  Katherine was a graduate of the Maynard High School Class of 2012 and earned an Associate's Degree in early childhood education from Middlesex Community College.  She passed away on Christmas Eve morning in an automobile accident.

"Remembered for her compassion and her free spirit, Katherine was very social and had friends everywhere. She had a special gift for connecting with people, young and old, especially those with special needs. She made sure to attend family gatherings, and her father loved working with her in Sudbury, MA, on a program that Katherine developed for autistic children which included music."


Please make checks payable to "Town of Maynard." Include "Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line.

Please mail donations to:

Maynard High School

Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship

1 Tiger Drive

Maynard, MA 01754

Acknowledgment of your gift will be forwarded to Katherine's family.




MMA January Updates

www.maynardmusic.org

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Meeting Minutes:

Minutes from our November and December meetings have been posted on our website: maynardmusic.org.  Please click the links below for quick assess to the minutes or visit our website.


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-Nov-2-2016.pdf


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-Dec-8-2016.pdf


Upcoming Events:  

January 28th Junior Districts Auditions

January 28th Miss Gately's Jazz Band to perform at Serendipity at 7:30 pm

February 3rd Pops Night Fowler Auditorium, 7:30:  Volunteers Needed

April 2nd (Sunday)  Jazz Cafe featured by Miss Gately's Jazz and Mr. Kozik's Fowler Stage Band @MHS - Time TBD.


Pops Night on Friday 2/3 @ 7pm @ Fowler Auditorium:

Students have already signed up as performers for this event. We will be asking for student volunteers to help out/earn service points if they have not already via the band room. BUT parent Volunteers are needed to supervise set-up and food table and clean-up at our Annual Pops Night.

Contact Bonnie: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com Subject: Pops night volunteers


Banquet Volunteers Needed ASAP:   

MMA is in dire need of 8th through 11th grade music parents to plan this years music banquet set for late May.  Coordinators for the following areas are needed: Food: dinner/desserts/beverages, Decorations, Senior Video, Coordination of wills/memories. Planning for this event typically begins in January for Memorial Day annual banquet!

Please contact MMA at maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com. Subject: Banquet help


Volunteers for sub-committees:  

Volunteers are needed to work on the following sub-committees:  Enrichment Committee, Survey Committee. 

Please contact Bonnie - maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Next MMA meeting:  Wednesday February 1st, Joint Business 7:30, High School Business 8:15 in the Fowler Library.


Bonnie Wilson, Chair HS; Interim Chair, Fowler

Stephanie Gavin, Treasurer Fowler & HS

Annemarie Caloggero, Secretary HS


www.maynardmusic.org

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Further Musical Notes

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 this evening and be in the building by 6:45pm or so to support our singers and have an enjoyable winter’s night.


Jazz Band

The MHS Jazz Band will be performing at Serendipity Cafe on January 28th from 7:30-9:30pm. Join us for a night of jazz standards.......swing, bossa-nova, and funk tunes! Free and open to the public.


From Superintendent Gerardi Regarding Inclement Weather


Snow Days /Delayed Openings/Early Emergency Dismissals

Inevitably, school cancellations are a reality in New England.  To prepare for the potential of a school cancellation due to inclement weather, I wanted to share the process for students and parents.


School Closing

In the event that school is canceled or delayed due to inclement weather or any other reason, the Maynard Public Schools will provide notice for parents and students via the following:


1. An automated phone call to each home between 6:00-6:30 a.m. or in rare instances, the evening before. This phone call is based on the home phone number provided on the student‘s emergency contacts form filled out at the beginning of the year and the phone numbers in iParent. Parents need to be sure their child‘s school has the correct phone and email contact information.


2. Traditional television and radio Media.  We use only WBZ TV – Channel 4 and Radio 1030AM (WBZ) 44.  They also post this information on their website at:


Web: http://wbztv.com/schoolclosings


3.  New for this year!  I will be tweeting school cancellations on @MaynardSchools


Please do not call the Fire or Police Department for School Information. DO NOT CALL "911".


Delayed Opening

In the event of a delayed opening, school will open two (2) hours after the regular starting time. School will be dismissed at the usual time on delayed opening days. If there is a delayed opening, no breakfast will be served on those days. Occasionally a delayed opening will be later revised to a no school announcement if conditions worsen. Please stay tuned to the TV or radio for a possible cancellation notice after a delayed opening announcement or listen for the town whistle.


That’s the news for this week.


Enjoy the weekend and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


3rd Quarter is Starting: Put Your Cell Phones Away!

posted Jan 20, 2017, 12:09 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


The second quarter of the school year, and the first semester, closed today.  The third marking quarter of the year will be starting this coming Monday, January 23rd.  Teachers will be completing their grading over the next few days and grades should be open for viewing on IPass by Monday January 30th barring complications from any winter storms.


A significant issues that needs to be addressed at Maynard High School is cell phone use during class time.  There is a stated cell phone policy in the student/parent handbook that some students are increasingly attempting to ignore.  Students are also becoming disrespectful and confrontational with staff members when simply asked to put their phones away.  This is leading to increasing disciplinary issues.  Let me be clear, cell phone use for non-academic purposes in the classroom are disruptive to the student using the phone, to the teacher providing instruction, and to the other students in the class.  I urge you to have a serious conversation with your student about the great importance of simply switching their cell phone off, and using them only when appropriate during the day.


As a reminder, students may use their phones up until the start of the day at 7:40, during their lunch period, and as soon as the school day ends at 2:05pm.  At no time does a student have to go more than about 3 hours without the ability to check messages in a non-disruptive way..


Increasingly, we are seeing cell phone disruption of class time coming from home.  Fortunately, the numbers of this type of disruption is still limited, but it is increasing.  As parents, please do not text or message your students during the school day for anything less than essential reasons.  If you are leaving instructions for after school pick up, that text will be there at lunch when your student can read it without restriction.  There is no need for instant reply by your child.  Do not take a text from your child saying they don’t feel well and then simply show up at the school to dismiss them.  If your child feels ill we have a school nurse who will always see them and the nurse will contact you if need be.   If there is an emergency at home please contact the school and we will get your child.  There is no need for even these transactions to go cell phone to cell phone.  The disruptions of instructional time needs to cease, including from home, and I thank you for your help in all of these areas.


On Monday the 23rd of January, as the 3rd quarter and second semester begin, our faculty members are going to be taking steps to ensure that cell phone abuse stops.  At a minimum, your student needs to switch off and put their phone away in all classroom settings.  Teachers may also set up their own individual classroom rules around cell phone use that may include a dropoff and pickup system at the start and end of class to ensure a classroom environment free of cellphone disruptions.  Please support our staff members as they work to enhance your student’s education.


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


School Dance February 17th

Recently, as many of you know, the National Honor Society dance for homecoming was cancelled for tonight due to an apparent lack interest based on unprecedentedly low advance ticket sales.  Advance sales were incredibly low even before the need to reschedule a basketball game tonight.


In response the Senior Class has decided to make another go at a dance, this time on February 17th here at MHS with a ticket price of $7.00.  Please stay tuned for further details and should your student wish to attend the dance please strongly consider having them buy a ticket in advance.  The funds are used to defray the upfront costs associated with decorating and preparing for the event.


If Only

On January 26 at 7:00pm the Maynard Public Schools will be hosting a screening of the Wahlberg Foundation Film, "If Only" here at MHS.  This film, co-sponsored and endorsed by Millenium Health, addresses important questions about prescription drug abuse and opioid addiction.  Following the screening, there will be a panel presentation by a group of community members directly impacted by the opioid epidemic.


During the school day on January 26th our students will also be viewing “If Only” here at Maynard High School.  7th graders will be walking up from the Fowler School to join our  8th & 9th graders for the presentation and discussion geared to their age group. The film and discussion will run from 8:45 to 9:45am.  Our grade 10, 11 & 12 students will then view the film with a panel follow up geared to their age group.  The film and discussion will run from 9:45 to 10:45am.  Should any parent or guardian wish more information please contact me at Maynard High School.  Any parent or guardian who wishes to have their child opt out of this presentation may do so by contacting your student’s guidance counselor or myself.


From SEPAC

Coming Soon! The Maynard SEPAC will host a workshop on Basic Rights in Special Education on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 at the Fowler School Library from 7 – 9 p.m.  A presenter from the Federation for Children with Special Needs will conduct the workshop, full of super-helpful information to help parents partner with their child’s school in important ways: to decide their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions about, and monitor their child’s progress in school. Come learn, ask questions, and be informed about special education laws. Federation workshops are free and open to the public. Contact Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-394-6183 with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!


A Great Community Loss

As many of you know we lost Katherine Lalli, a vibrant and joyous member of the class of 2012, in a tragic accident in late December.


For those of you who are looking for a way to honor the memory of Katherine, the Class of 2012 and Best Buddies are creating a scholarship fund for graduating seniors. The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a degree in early childhood education or special education, both passions of Katherine's.  Katherine was a graduate of the Maynard High School Class of 2012 and earned an Associate's Degree in early childhood education from Middlesex Community College.  She passed away on Christmas Eve morning in an automobile accident.

"Remembered for her compassion and her free spirit, Katherine was very social and had friends everywhere. She had a special gift for connecting with people, young and old, especially those with special needs. She made sure to attend family gatherings, and her father loved working with her in Sudbury, MA, on a program that Katherine developed for autistic children which included music."


Please make checks payable to "Town of Maynard." Include "Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line.

Please mail donations to:

Maynard High School

Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship

1 Tiger Drive

Maynard, MA 01754

Acknowledgment of your gift will be forwarded to Katherine's family.


Musical Notes

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.


Jazz Band

The MHS Jazz Band will be performing at Serendipity Cafe on January 28th from 7:30-9:30pm. Join us for a night of jazz standards.......swing, bossa-nova, and funk tunes! Free and open to the public.


Thank you to an Olympian!

Michael Marx,  a 5 time Olympian in fencing, and Pan Am games medal winner is working with our students rehearsing for our upcoming play Peter and the Starcatcher, the prequel to Peter Pan.  Michael agreed to an initial “stage fencing” lesson with our students, but enjoyed himself and our students so much he will be returning to voluntarily help our actors further.  Thank you Michael!


From Superintendent Gerardi Regarding Inclement Weather


Snow Days /Delayed Openings/Early Emergency Dismissals

Inevitably, school cancellations are a reality in New England.  To prepare for the potential of a school cancellation due to inclement weather, I wanted to share the process for students and parents.


School Closing

In the event that school is canceled or delayed due to inclement weather or any other reason, the Maynard Public Schools will provide notice for parents and students via the following:


1. An automated phone call to each home between 6:00-6:30 a.m. or in rare instances, the evening before. This phone call is based on the home phone number provided on the student‘s emergency contacts form filled out at the beginning of the year and the phone numbers in iParent. Parents need to be sure their child‘s school has the correct phone and email contact information.


2. Traditional television and radio Media.  We use only WBZ TV – Channel 4 and Radio 1030AM (WBZ) 44.  They also post this information on their website at:


Web: http://wbztv.com/schoolclosings


3.  New for this year!  I will be tweeting school cancellations on @MaynardSchools


Please do not call the Fire or Police Department for School Information. DO NOT CALL "911".


Delayed Opening

In the event of a delayed opening, school will open two (2) hours after the regular starting time. School will be dismissed at the usual time on delayed opening days. If there is a delayed opening, no breakfast will be served on those days. Occasionally a delayed opening will be later revised to a no school announcement if conditions worsen. Please stay tuned to the TV or radio for a possible cancellation notice after a delayed opening announcement or listen for the town whistle.


That’s the news for this week.


Enjoy the weekend and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


A Weekend to Reflect before the Start of First Semester Exams

posted Jan 13, 2017, 10:16 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


It is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this coming Monday January 16th and all Maynard Public Schools will be closed in observance.  Enjoy the three day weekend and take a moment to reflect on the remarkable life, times, and achievements of the Reverend Doctor King.


Exam week for students in grades 9-12 has also arrived.  Exams will be held Tuesday the 17th through Friday January 20th.  Friday the 20th will also be an early release day for all grades at Maynard High School (8-12).  The third quarter of the year will begin on January 23rd.


On January 26 at 7:00pm the Maynard Public Schools will be hosting a screening of the Wahlberg Foundation Film, "If Only" here at MHS.  This film, co-sponsored and endorsed by Millenium Health, addresses important questions about prescription drug abuse and opioid addiction.  Following the screening, there will be a panel presentation by a group of community members directly impacted by the opioid epidemic.


During the school day on January 26th our students will also be viewing “If Only” here at Maynard High School.  7th graders will be walking up from the Fowler School to join our  8th & 9th graders for the presentation and discussion geared to their age group. The film and discussion will run from 8:45 to 9:45am.  Our grade 10, 11 & 12 students will then view the film with a panel follow up geared to their age group.  The film and discussion will run from 9:45 to 10:45am.  Should any parent or guardian wish more information please contact me at Maynard High School.  Any parent or guardian who wishes to have their child opt out of this presentation may do so by contacting your student’s guidance counselor or myself.



WAVM Weekly News

In this week's newscast:  The season 1 finale of MHN News.  Seniors Caitlin, Dante, and Alex sign off on their wonderful addition to the WAVM programming, and a bittersweet ending.  Caitlin discusses midterms, and the ALL NEW WAVM 2, coming soon.  Alex discusses what's happening in high school athletics, and Dante has a photo of the week from senior Mike F.  Tyler has an all new installment of Hype City, produced by Jaden, where he discusses the cult classic movie The Sandlot.  And John H. narrates Maynard's involvement in the MIAA conferences at Gillette Stadium.  


Well done and congratulations to all who helped make the first season of MHN news such a success; there were so many of you.  Caitlin, Dante, and Alex, you have set a high bar for all to follow.  


As always, if you would like to be featured on the MHN newscast, please contact us at WAVM, submit your photos of the week, and we look forward to promoting all the wonderful things that are happening in the Maynard community.


Enjoy.


MHN Episode #13 (Season Finale)



Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


A Great Community Loss

As many of you know we lost Katherine Lalli, a vibrant and joyous member of the class of 2012, in a tragic accident in late December.


For those of you who are looking for a way to honor the memory of Katherine, the Class of 2012 and Best Buddies are creating a scholarship fund for graduating seniors. The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a degree in early childhood education or special education, both passions of Katherine's.  Katherine was a graduate of the Maynard High School Class of 2012 and earned an Associate's Degree in early childhood education from Middlesex Community College.  She passed away on Christmas Eve morning in an automobile accident.

"Remembered for her compassion and her free spirit, Katherine was very social and had friends everywhere. She had a special gift for connecting with people, young and old, especially those with special needs. She made sure to attend family gatherings, and her father loved working with her in Sudbury, MA, on a program that Katherine developed for autistic children which included music."


Please make checks payable to "Town of Maynard." Include "Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line.

Please mail donations to:

Maynard High School

Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship

1 Tiger Drive

Maynard, MA 01754

Acknowledgment of your gift will be forwarded to Katherine's family.


Musical Notes

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.


Jazz Band

The MHS Jazz Band will be performing at Serendipity Cafe on January 28th from 7:30-9:30pm. Join us for a night of jazz standards.......swing, bossa-nova, and funk tunes! Free and open to the public.


Eric Kiley Scores Again

From the desk of Athletic Director Kevin Caruso comes the following list of accolades received by our very own Eric Kiley for his great senior year on the gridiron:


Al Cowles overall Team MVP, Mid Wach D Defensive MVP, Division 4A Defensive MVP, Telegram and Gazette Super Team Member, Suitesports.com 1st Team TE, USA Today Massachusetts 2nd Team Linebacker, Masspreps.com 3rd Team All Massachusetts TE, and

named to the Jospeh Mewhiney All Star game in June.


Wow.  Great job Eric--well earned and well deserved!


Thank you to the Masons!

For the past three years the Charles A. Welch Lodge of Masons, made up of members of the Maynard community, has donated the proceeds of their annual Oktoberfest fundraiser to the the STEM program here in Maynard greatly benefitting our students here at Maynard High School.  This year those proceeds amounted to a $1,400.00 donation and brings their total donations to $3,400.00.  Additionally, several members of the lodge currently working as engineers have volunteered their time to work with our students in a variety of capacities here at MHS within our own engineering program in partnership with Engineering teacher John Mollica.  Many thanks go out to the Masons for the tremendous generosity of personal time and funding.


Cell Phones and Second Semester

As is true in many places in our society, cell phones are a tremendous tool for a variety of uses and can also be a tremendous distraction.  Our students at MHS almost universally have cell phones and they are virtually all smartphones that are data enabled.  At this time a growing number of students are having a great deal of difficulty sorting out when cell phone use is appropriate and as a result are off task, distracted, distracting others and are defiant and rude when asked to stop.


Starting on January 23rd, when the second semester begins, there will be an emphasis here at Maynard High School on appropriate smartphone use.  We are asking parents to help us in this endeavor.  Please do the following with your student:


  • Discuss smartphone use with your student.  There are right times of the day for smartphone use and wrong times of the day.  Use which disrupts your child’s education is the wrong time.  When all is said and done, there is no need for a student to be “plugged in” during the school day.  If there is an emergency call the school and we will get your child for a conversation in a private space.  All other business such as where you’ll pick them up after school, or “Go to your grandparent’s house this afternoon,” or “Stop by the store on the way home” are not emergencies and do not require immediate response.  It  is textual information that will be waiting for them when they are out of school, or at lunch when they can use their phones.  Point this out to your student.  Connecting to peers during class time via social media is just about always a vehicle for “drama.”  It is not useful and not needed.

  • Don’t text your children or engage in social media use with your children while they are at school and expect responses.  That is disruptive to your child’s education, results in situations where whole classes are disruptive if the information causes an emotional response and is frankly unnecessary and in some cases even irresponsible.  Again, if there is an emergency call the school and we will get your child and allow them to use a phone in a private space.

  • If your child is using a cell phone inappropriately in class, without permission from their teacher for an educational purpose, it can be taken by the teacher and held by the administration.  The first offense results in a warning, the phone returned to the student at the end of the day and a call home.  All subsequent offenses require a parent or guardian to pick up the phone.  Talk about this with your student in terms of impacts this would have on you and your family.


Without your support this will be an uphill battle.  We are battling for your child to get a good, uninterrupted and undistracted education.  Thank you in advance for your help and support.


From Superintendent Gerardi Regarding Inclement Weather


Snow Days /Delayed Openings/Early Emergency Dismissals

Inevitably, school cancellations are a reality in New England.  To prepare for the potential of a school cancellation due to inclement weather, I wanted to share the process for students and parents.


School Closing

In the event that school is canceled or delayed due to inclement weather or any other reason, the Maynard Public Schools will provide notice for parents and students via the following:


1. An automated phone call to each home between 6:00-6:30 a.m. or in rare instances, the evening before. This phone call is based on the home phone number provided on the student‘s emergency contacts form filled out at the beginning of the year and the phone numbers in iParent. Parents need to be sure their child‘s school has the correct phone and email contact information.


2. Traditional television and radio Media.  We use only WBZ TV – Channel 4 and Radio 1030AM (WBZ) 44.  They also post this information on their website at:


Web: http://wbztv.com/schoolclosings


3.  New for this year!  I will be tweeting school cancellations on @MaynardSchools


Please do not call the Fire or Police Department for School Information. DO NOT CALL "911".


Delayed Opening

In the event of a delayed opening, school will open two (2) hours after the regular starting time. School will be dismissed at the usual time on delayed opening days. If there is a delayed opening, no breakfast will be served on those days. Occasionally a delayed opening will be later revised to a no school announcement if conditions worsen. Please stay tuned to the TV or radio for a possible cancellation notice after a delayed opening announcement or listen for the town whistle.


That’s the news for this week.


Enjoy the long weekend and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


The Second Quarter is Drawing to a Close & A Great Loss to the Community

posted Jan 9, 2017, 9:32 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


This will be a busy week at Maynard High School, the Maynard Schools generally and in the Town of Maynard.


In school news, the first semester, and first half of the school year, is rapidly drawing to a close.  Next week will be exam week for students in grades 9-12.  Friday January 20th will be an early release day for all grades (8-12).  The third quarter of the year will begin on January 23rd.


In district and town news, on Monday January 9 (tonight) at 7 p.m. there is a Special Town Meeting.  The town will vote on an article to appropriate $245,000 for the construction phase of the Green Meadow playground. This funding will allow the town to:

  • Regrade the entire play area to make sure water drains well and so that slopes are an appropriate grade for accessibility;

  • Put in drainage structures so that the playground is usable year round, despite recent weather;

  • Put in new asphalt pathways that help both with water drainage and accessibility and replace the old, cracked asphalt currently there;

  • Put in rubberized pathways that enable ALL children to access the play equipment.

Construction costs are not cheap, but they are necessary. The warrant article proposed by the Board of Selectmen pulls funding for this work from the Capital Stabilization Fund, NOT from an increase in taxes or from borrowing money. The work accomplished with the funds will provide a solid playground foundation that drains well and allows access to the playground for ALL children.

Please consider attending the Special Town Meeting to be held at Fowler on Monday, January 9 starting at 7 p.m. MHS National Honor Society students will provide free on-site babysitting starting at 6:30 with crafts, stories, and games (children must be toilet trained to participate).  Please attend the town meeting and let your voice be heard on this and other important issues.


WAVM Weekly News

In this week's newscast: Caitlin has an announcement about midterms.  Adam B. has won an anti drug multi-media competition.  Akram has won a prestigious football honor, and coach Ogilvie has won coach of the year!  A new segment, Student Spotlight, highlights the hard work of Trevor M, produced by Nicholas W.  With advisory moving into its second session, Kate, Erin, Erin, and Shae have put a video together to highlight the hard work of Ms. Dowd, Ms. Lerner, Ms. Doktrov, and Ms. Labelle.  John E. has a Bruins update edited by Ludo and Morten.  And finally, our own Tony S. has won Photo of the Week!  Stay tuned for more installments in the future.


As always, if you would like to be featured on the newscast, or submit a photo for Photo of the Week, contact us up at WAVM.  Enjoy!


MHN Ep.12



Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


A Great Community Loss

As many of you know we lost Katherine Lalli, a vibrant and joyous member of the class of 2012, in a tragic accident in late December.


For those of you who are looking for a way to honor the memory of Katherine, the Class of 2012 and Best Buddies are creating a scholarship fund for graduating seniors. The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a degree in early childhood education or special education, both passions of Katherine's.  Katherine was a graduate of the Maynard High School Class of 2012 and earned an Associate's Degree in early childhood education from Middlesex Community College.  She passed away on Christmas Eve morning in an automobile accident.

"Remembered for her compassion and her free spirit, Katherine was very social and had friends everywhere. She had a special gift for connecting with people, young and old, especially those with special needs. She made sure to attend family gatherings, and her father loved working with her in Sudbury, MA, on a program that Katherine developed for autistic children which included music."


Please make checks payable to "Town of Maynard." Include "Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line.

Please mail donations to:

Maynard High School

Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship

1 Tiger Drive

Maynard, MA 01754

Acknowledgment of your gift will be forwarded to Katherine's family.


Musical Notes

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.



From Superintendent Gerardi Regarding Inclement Weather


Snow Days /Delayed Openings/Early Emergency Dismissals

Inevitably, school cancellations are a reality in New England.  To prepare for the potential of a school cancellation due to inclement weather, I wanted to share the process for students and parents.


School Closing

In the event that school is canceled or delayed due to inclement weather or any other reason, the Maynard Public Schools will provide notice for parents and students via the following:


1. An automated phone call to each home between 6:00-6:30 a.m. or in rare instances, the evening before. This phone call is based on the home phone number provided on the student‘s emergency contacts form filled out at the beginning of the year and the phone numbers in iParent. Parents need to be sure their child‘s school has the correct phone and email contact information.


2. Traditional television and radio Media.  We use only WBZ TV – Channel 4 and Radio 1030AM (WBZ) 44.  They also post this information on their website at:


Web: http://wbztv.com/schoolclosings


3.  New for this year!  I will be tweeting school cancellations on @MaynardSchools


Please do not call the Fire or Police Department for School Information. DO NOT CALL "911".


Delayed Opening

In the event of a delayed opening, school will open two (2) hours after the regular starting time. School will be dismissed at the usual time on delayed opening days. If there is a delayed opening, no breakfast will be served on those days. Occasionally a delayed opening will be later revised to a no school announcement if conditions worsen. Please stay tuned to the TV or radio for a possible cancellation notice after a delayed opening announcement or listen for the town whistle.


Take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School



Have a Wonderful Holiday Season and Winter Break. See you in 2017!

posted Dec 23, 2016, 9:29 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


Thursday night featured a wonderful concert at Maynard High School as our Jazz and Wind Ensembles under the direction of Tricia Gately joined with our student run Archipela group to entertain a very large turnout in our auditorium.  Well done everyone!


Both our Boys and Girls Basketball teams have begun their seasons and we have several students Co-Oping in winter sports around the area.  I hope you have an opportunity to check out some of the game action this winter.


Speaking of winter activities, this is a quick reminder that it’s never too late for a student to join a non-sports club or activity.  If a student has curiosity about a club, get involved!  Nearly 80% of MHS students engage in at least one extracurricular activity each year.  It’s a great way to make new friends with similar, healthy interests.


A note on our coming break:

It seems hard to believe that the year is winding down and the first winter break is upon us.  School will close normally today, December 23rd,  at 2:05pm and then remain closed for classes until Tuesday morning January 3rd with our doors opening at 7:00am.  


WAVM Weekly News

Once again Mr. Ogden’s students have produced a terrific school news update.  Check it out for even more information about Maynard High School.


In This Week’s Episode: A festive holiday newscast with announcements from Caitlin, basketball updates from Alex, Dante with a funny photo of the week, a special segment featuring the wind and jazz ensemble, and finally, students and staff reflect on what they are grateful for this holiday season.


For our students and staff, if you would like to have your class or event featured on the school newscast, please get in touch with WAVM.  Also, we are now accepting photos of the week from any and everybody who is interested in showcasing their photography skills.


Have a lovely holiday break from the students at WAVM..  Enjoy the show.


MHN EPISODE #11


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


From Superintendent Gerardi Regarding Inclement Weather


Snow Days /Delayed Openings/Early Emergency Dismissals

Inevitably, school cancellations are a reality in New England.  To prepare for the potential of a school cancellation due to inclement weather, I wanted to share the process for students and parents.


School Closing

In the event that school is canceled or delayed due to inclement weather or any other reason, the Maynard Public Schools will provide notice for parents and students via the following:


1. An automated phone call to each home between 6:00-6:30 a.m. or in rare instances, the evening before. This phone call is based on the home phone number provided on the student‘s emergency contacts form filled out at the beginning of the year and the phone numbers in iParent. Parents need to be sure their child‘s school has the correct phone and email contact information.


2. Traditional television and radio Media.  We use only WBZ TV – Channel 4 and Radio 1030AM (WBZ) 44.  They also post this information on their website at:


Web: http://wbztv.com/schoolclosings


3.  New for this year!  I will be tweeting school cancellations on @MaynardSchools


Please do not call the Fire or Police Department for School Information. DO NOT CALL "911".


Delayed Opening

In the event of a delayed opening, school will open two (2) hours after the regular starting time. School will be dismissed at the usual time on delayed opening days. If there is a delayed opening, no breakfast will be served on those days. Occasionally a delayed opening will be later revised to a no school announcement if conditions worsen. Please stay tuned to the TV or radio for a possible cancellation notice after a delayed opening announcement or listen for the town whistle.


Musical Notes

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!

MMA December Update

1. January Meeting.

Our next meeting is scheduled for 1/4/17 at 7pm (Fowler), 7:30 (Fowler/MHS), MHS (8pm) at the Fowler Library! Please join us in planning for the spring!


2. Fowler MMA Co-chairs & Secretary needed. HS music banquet coordinator needed:

We are in need of a Secretary and two co-chairs for the Fowler to keep up support of music at this level. Please consider giving an hour or so once a month to advocate for the needs of this program if your child is in the band at Fowler!

Please contact Bonnie at maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  to learn more!


We need a handful of music parents from grades 9-11 to coordinate the annual music banquet held on Memorial Day at 5:30 pm. There are big and small jobs to be done but presently we have one volunteer. Many hands make light work and planning should begin in January!

Please contact Bonnie at maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  to learn more!


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.

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

With the winter vacation upon us and the New Year just a little over a week away it is a good time to pause and reflect on things that matter in life.


I hope you all have a peaceful and joyous holiday season and the opportunity to spend time with those dear to you.  When all is said and done, the kindness we do for one another may be the greatest gift we can give no matter the season.


All the best in 2017,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


'Tis The Season...For Music, Basketball & More at MHS!

posted Dec 16, 2016, 6:31 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good morning,


What a tremendous week at Maynard High School.  The WAVM/Beacon telethon wrapped up last Sunday and well over $33,000 has been raised this year to support area families, our winter sports team are up and running, and on Wednesday night our Winter Concert was attended by an absolutely full house  in our auditorium and was very warmly received.  Over the past week there have been several nights with well over 500 people in our building engaged at WAVM, in our music program, involved with club activities or at sports practices.  Maynard High has been rocking for 14 hours a day and more with regularity.


Speaking of activities both day and night at MHS, this is a quick reminder that it’s never too late for a student to join a non-sports club or activity.  If a student has curiosity about a club, get involved!  Nearly 80% of MHS students engage in at least one extracurricular activity each year.  It’s a great way to make new friends with similar, healthy interests.


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


From Superintendent Gerardi Regarding Inclement Weather


Snow Days /Delayed Openings/Early Emergency Dismissals

Inevitably, school cancellations are a reality in New England.  To prepare for the potential of a school cancellation due to inclement weather, I wanted to share the process for students and parents.


School Closing

In the event that school is canceled or delayed due to inclement weather or any other reason, the Maynard Public Schools will provide notice for parents and students via the following:


1. An automated phone call to each home between 6:00-6:30 a.m. or in rare instances, the evening before. This phone call is based on the home phone number provided on the student‘s emergency contacts form filled out at the beginning of the year and the phone numbers in iParent. Parents need to be sure their child‘s school has the correct phone and email contact information.


2. Traditional television and radio Media.  We use only WBZ TV – Channel 4 and Radio 1030AM (WBZ) 44.  They also post this information on their website at:


Web: http://wbztv.com/schoolclosings


3.  New for this year!  I will be tweeting school cancellations on @MaynardSchools


Please do not call the Fire or Police Department for School Information. DO NOT CALL "911".


Delayed Opening

In the event of a delayed opening, school will open two (2) hours after the regular starting time. School will be dismissed at the usual time on delayed opening days. If there is a delayed opening, no breakfast will be served on those days. Occasionally a delayed opening will be later revised to a no school announcement if conditions worsen. Please stay tuned to the TV or radio for a possible cancellation notice after a delayed opening announcement or listen for the town whistle.


Musical Notes

Our Jazz and Wind Ensembles are having their Winter Concert on Thursday night December 22nd also at 7:00pm.  Check this 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!

MMA December Update

1. Casino Night:

This year's Casino Night was a remarkable success! over $13,000 was made to support the music programs of Fowler and MHS. Support from over 50 volunteers including students, parents, administration, MMA parent alum, community and local business volunteers made for a memorable evening at the Elks. Please consider joining us at our monthly meetings to determine how our fundraising dollars will be used over the year!

See www.maynardmusic.org or our facebook page at Maynard Music Association  for photos and info about the event!


2. January Meeting.

Our next meeting is scheduled for 1/4/17 at 7pm (Fowler), 7:30 (Fowler/MHS), MHS (8pm) at the Fowler Library! Please join us in planning for the spring!


3. Fowler MMA Co-chairs & Secretary needed. HS music banquet coordinator needed:

We are in need of a Secretary and two co-chairs for the Fowler to keep up support of music at this level. Please consider giving an hour or so once a month to advocate for the needs of this program if your child is in the band at Fowler!

Please contact Bonnie at maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  to learn more!


We need a handful of music parents from grades 9-11 to coordinate the annual music banquet held on Memorial Day at 5:30 pm. There are big and small jobs to be done but presently we have one volunteer. Many hands make light work and planning should begin in January!

Please contact Bonnie at maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  to learn more!


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--have a great weekend!


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School

Telethon Time!

posted Dec 9, 2016, 10:46 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


The WAVM/Beacon telethon begins this evening and runs through Sunday December 11th.  This tremendous, annual, community event raises thousands of dollars, last year more than $40,000, to support 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!


This past Wednesday night our fall athletes were acknowledged at our Fall Sports Awards Ceremony with over 150 student-athletes from grades 7-12 participating supported by a tremendous group of parents friends and family.  The auditorium was nicely filled indeed.  Mr. Caruso noted the dozens upon dozens of student-athletes who attained High Honor Roll, Honor Roll and Honorable Mention status for the first grading quarter of the year.  Though our teams and athletes were hugely successful in competition this past fall, the academic success and achievement of our students outshines even the enormous successes on the field.


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 remember, 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 a special live shoot from alumni field--since the studio has been closed due to a typhoon, otherwise known as the Beacon Telethon--featuring Caitlin, Alex, and Dante.  Caitlin has updates on after-school programs and more, Alex talks us through the sorrows of a Superbowl loss, and Dante demonstrates a stunning photo of the week, submitted by Dani.  


We hope you all enjoy!  And as always, if you would like to contribute or have ideas for future newscasts, please do not hesitate to let us know.


MHN NEWS EPISODE #9


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


From Superintendent Gerardi Regarding Inclement Weather


Snow Days /Delayed Openings/Early Emergency Dismissals

The forecast for this weekend may include some snow.  Inevitably, school cancellations are a reality in New England.  To prepare for the potential of a school cancellation due to inclement weather, I wanted to share the process on this blog for students and parents.


School Closing

In the event that school is canceled or delayed due to inclement weather or any other reason, the Maynard Public Schools will provide notice for parents and students via the following:


1. An automated phone call to each home between 6:00-6:30 a.m. or in rare instances, the evening before. This phone call is based on the home phone number provided on the student‘s emergency contacts form filled out at the beginning of the year and the phone numbers in iParent. Parents need to be sure their child‘s school has the correct phone and email contact information.


2. Traditional television and radio Media.  We use only WBZ TV – Channel 4 and Radio 1030AM (WBZ) 44.  They also post this information on their website at:


Web: http://wbztv.com/schoolclosings


3.  New for this year!  I will be tweeting school cancellations on @MaynardSchools


Please do not call the Fire or Police Department for School Information. DO NOT CALL "911".


Delayed Opening

In the event of a delayed opening, school will open two (2) hours after the regular starting time. School will be dismissed at the usual time on delayed opening days. If there is a delayed opening, no breakfast will be served on those days. Occasionally a delayed opening will be later revised to a no school announcement if conditions worsen. Please stay tuned to the TV or radio for a possible cancellation notice after a delayed opening announcement or listen for the town whistle.


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!

MMA December Update

1. Casino Night:

This year's Casino Night was a remarkable success! over $13,000 was made to support the music programs of Fowler and MHS. Support from over 50 volunteers including students, parents, administration, MMA parent alum, community and local business volunteers made for a memorable evening at the Elks. Please consider joining us at our monthly meetings to determine how our fundraising dollars will be used over the year!

See www.maynardmusic.org or our facebook page at Maynard Music Association  for photos and info about the event!


2. December Meeting change:

MMA December meeting will be held on Thursday, December 8th from 6-7 pm at 13 Sherman Street. The change is due to the conflict with the sports ceremony on 12/7. We will review Casino Night, discuss needs for all concerts (Fowler and MHS) and our Disney donation.

Our next meeting is back to the regular schedule: 1/4/17 at 7pm (Fowler), 7:30 (Fowler/MHS), MHS (8pm) at the Fowler Library! Please join us in planning for the spring!


3. Kudos:  Deadline is Friday, December 9th!!

Tis the season to purchase a Kudos for your musician that will be printed in the music program insert throughout the concert series beginning with the December concerts through the May concerts.


Writing  KUDOS for the program is a way for parents, guardians or families to celebrate the musical accomplishments of their young musician(s). Examples include personal well-wishes, supportive statements about musical achievements and/or quotations.


This year you will have the following options:

1. one line (30 characters & spaces per line) for $10

2. two lines  - $20


checks are made payable to MMA

Drop off to the MHS office


4. Concert Needs: MHS concert on 12/14.

We are in need of baked goods and small water bottles for the MHS concert on Wednesday, December 14th.

Please contact Christine at cmboutinlaw@gmail.com if you can donate to this event.

If you are able to chaperone in the band room, help with programs or the food table, contact Bonnie at maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


Attire: Information on attire for both Fowler and MHS concerts has been distributed by the music staff!


5. Fowler MMA Co-chairs & Secretary needed. HS music banquet coordinator needed:

We are in need of a Secretary and two co-chairs for the Fowler to keep up support of music at this level. Please consider giving an hour or so once a month to advocate for the needs of this program if your child is in the band at Fowler!

Please contact Bonnie at maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  to learn more!


We need a handful of music parents from grades 9-11 to coordinate the annual music banquet held on Memorial Day at 5:30 pm. There are big and small jobs to be done but presently we have one volunteer. Many hands make light work and planning should begin in January!

Please contact Bonnie at maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com  to learn more!


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--


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School

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