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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

Superbowl Saturday!

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

Good morning,


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


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


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


From the Maynard High School Video Studio:  Our Weekly Newscast

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


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


MHN Episode #8



Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


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


Dear Parents,


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


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


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


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


Sincerely yours,

Kevin Caruso


News from Maynard SEPAC

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


Fall Sports Awards

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


Musical Notes

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


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


THE MEF BOARD IS SEEKING A TREASURER

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

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

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

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


Sew What?

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


MMA November Update            

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

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

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

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


Chaperones Needed:

Christmas Parade:  December 4th

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

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


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


NEW! Maynard High School Food Pantry

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


Dear parents,

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

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

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

Typical food choices are:

●     Hot and Cold Cereal & pancake mix

●     Soups & canned pasta meals

●     mac & cheese

●     Canned tuna

●     canned fruit

●     snack bars

●     personal care items

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry

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

Child’s name _____________________________________________________________

Grade ________________________________ Teacher ____________________________

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

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


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


Go Tigers!  Beat Millis!


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Happy Thanksgiving!

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

Good morning,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


News from Maynard SEPAC

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


Fall Sports Awards

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


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

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


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


Thank you for your support!


THE MEF BOARD IS SEEKING A TREASURER

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

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

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

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


Sew What?

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


MMA November Update            

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

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

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

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


Chaperones Needed:

Christmas Parade:  December 4th

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

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


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


NEW! Maynard High School Food Pantry

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


Dear parents,

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

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

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

Typical food choices are:

●     Hot and Cold Cereal & pancake mix

●     Soups & canned pasta meals

●     mac & cheese

●     Canned tuna

●     canned fruit

●     snack bars

●     personal care items

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry

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

Child’s name _____________________________________________________________

Grade ________________________________ Teacher ____________________________

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


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


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


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and week ahead.


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


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Go Tigers!

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

Good morning,


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


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


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


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


Fire & Flag Football

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

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


News from Maynard SEPAC

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


Fall Sports Awards

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


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

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


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


Thank you for your support!


THE MEF BOARD IS SEEKING A TREASURER

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

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

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

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


Sew What?

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


MMA November Update            

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

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

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

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


Chaperones Needed:

Senior Districts:  November 19th

Christmas Parade:  December 4th

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

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

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


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


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


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


From the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association

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

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


NEW! Maynard High School Food Pantry

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


Dear parents,

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

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

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

Typical food choices are:

●     Hot and Cold Cereal & pancake mix

●     Soups & canned pasta meals

●     mac & cheese

●     Canned tuna

●     canned fruit

●     snack bars

●     personal care items

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry

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

Child’s name _____________________________________________________________

Grade ________________________________ Teacher ____________________________

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


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


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


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

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


A Week of Student Successes

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

Good afternoon,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


News from Maynard SEPAC

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


Fall Sports Awards

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


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

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


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


Thank you for your support!


THE MEF BOARD IS SEEKING A TREASURER

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

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

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

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


Sew What?

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


MMA November Update            

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

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

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

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


Chaperones Needed:

Veterans Day Parade: November 11th.

Senior Districts:  November 19th

Christmas Parade:  December 4th

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

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

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

Email Bonnie Wilson for vouchers:  oatiewilson@yahoo.com


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


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


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


NEW! Maynard High School Food Pantry

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


Dear parents,

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

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

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

Typical food choices are:

●     Hot and Cold Cereal & pancake mix

●     Soups & canned pasta meals

●     mac & cheese

●     Canned tuna

●     canned fruit

●     snack bars

●     personal care items

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry

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

Child’s name _____________________________________________________________

Grade ________________________________ Teacher ____________________________

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


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


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


Have a great weekend ahead.  Go Tigers!

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


The First Quarter Comes to an End

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

Good afternoon,


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


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


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


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



A Grant Highlight With Thanks To The MEF:

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


Some additional information about upcoming activities and information follows:


News from Maynard SEPAC

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


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

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


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


Thank you for your support!


THE MEF BOARD IS SEEKING A TREASURER

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

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

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

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


Sew What?

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


Fall Musical Showcase featuring the MHS Jazz Band & Wind Ensemble

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


MMA's Casino Night Fundraiser Update

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


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

Contact: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

subject: Volunteer set up/event


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

subject: VOUCHERS


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

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

Subject: CN Babysitting


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

Contact Lynda maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

Subject: Guest Dealer!


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

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

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

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

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

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


NEW! Maynard High School Food Pantry

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


Dear parents,

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

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

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

Typical food choices are:

●     Hot and Cold Cereal & pancake mix

●     Soups & canned pasta meals

●     mac & cheese

●     Canned tuna

●     canned fruit

●     snack bars

●     personal care items

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you

The Maynard High School and The Maynard Food Pantry

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

Child’s name _____________________________________________________________

Grade ________________________________ Teacher ____________________________

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


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


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


Have a great weekend ahead.  Go Tigers!

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


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