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The Final Weekend of the 2016-2017 School Year

posted Jun 16, 2017, 10:07 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good morning,

 

This past Saturday was graduation day at Maynard High School with nearly 90 young men and women receiving their diplomas or certificates of completion.  They are no longer students of Maynard High School.  They are now graduates and alumnae of Maynard High School.  The ceremony was held in our gymnasium and was extremely well attended.  The air was filled with excitement and went off tremendously.  Many thanks go out to all who made the event itself possible.  A special thank you goes out to the parents and supporters of our recent graduates for their tireless efforts on behalf of their children.  A further shout out goes to the graduates themselves for all of their hard work, achievement and growth over the course of their high school years.  Well done!

 

Graduation also means the end of the 2016-2017 school year is soon upon us.  The last day of school is this coming Monday June 19th, which is an early dismissal day at 10:55am.  Breakfast will be served, but lunch will not be provided on that day.

 

Underclassmen final exams for grades 9-11 are wrapping up today and Monday June 19th is a make-up day for any students who missed an exam.

 

Summer reading lists and assignments will be on the school website within a couple of days.

 

And now more MHS News from Mr. Ogden’s Radio & Television Production Class

 

The end of the year and the end of the Season 2 crew of MHN News is here.

 

A very special episode; you can't miss this one!  A Senior Project PSA from Mike F., and a united Fun Facts featuring all the students that made this season possible.  

 

Television is a true team effort, and this group of students wonderfully embodied this concept.  

 

A personal thank you to all my students; your surprise segment was touching and means a lot.  You will all be dearly missed.  And a special thank you to all the professionals who offered their support throughout the year and made this Maynard High School newscast possible.

 

We hope you look forward to next school year, as MHN will return, back and better than ever.  There are so many great things going on at WAVM!

 

ENJOY!

 

MHN SEASON #2 FINALE

 

Let us know if you have something you would like to feature on the news to kick off next year..

 

A special thank you goes out to all the students who worked so hard to make this happen.

 

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

 

Savers Fundraiser at the High School for Spanish Exchange program

Time to do some spring cleaning?  We will be collecting gently used clothing, linens, shoes and small household items (no books, electronics or furniture please) on Saturday 6/17 from 9AM - 2PM in front of the high school.  There will also be a collection box in the front lobby of the high school where you can drop off your donations starting June 5th. We have a group of Spanish exchange students visiting Maynard High School this fall for about a week and we would like to be able to show them some of the local sites that make our area so special.  We hope to raise funds to help defray the cost of these activities and to help our students be able to visit the Spanish students in their homes next year as well. Please consider going through your closets and helping us out!  Thank you so much.

 

2017-2018 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on May 1, 2017.  NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline for registration is June 30.  Registration hours on May 1 will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration will take place at the administrative offices at 3-R Tiger Drive.  We are now located near the main office of the Fowler School.  Forms will be available for download on our website starting April 28.  No forms will be accepted until May 1.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the first student; $220 for the second or more students.  Late fee:  $30.00 for registrations after June 30.

Note:  if you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.

 

Maynard Music Association Updates

 

Upcoming Events:

Ongoing:  Jazz Jams @ the Pleasant Cafe every Sunday Night, 4-6

 

Summer Music Camp: Trish Gately is offering her annual Summer Music Camp renamed Assabet Valley Summer Music 2017.  Session 1: July 17th-21st  and session 2: July 24th-28th.  Both sessions will be held at the Fowler Middle School.  Click the link below for more details and an application:  www.maynardmusic.org/summer-music-camp or contact Trish Gately at trishgately@gmail.com.  

 

MMA Meeting Minutes: Please click the link below or visit out website at maynardmusic.org to view the minutes from our April meetings.

 

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-April-5-2017.pdf

 

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-April-5-2017.pdf

Next Meeting: June MMA meeting:  Date and location TBA due to 4th grade concert

 

Summer is here and it is time for students and staff alike to pause and reflect on the year just gone by and to consider what the year ahead will look like.  It is the perfect time to relax and recharge for the coming 2017-2018 school year.

 

 

 

Have a great weekend, safe summer and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Graduation Saturday June 10, 2017 at 4:00pm

posted Jun 9, 2017, 7:50 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good morning,

 

It’s Graduation Time!

 

Graduation is, of course, the natural highlight of every school year at Maynard High School.  Graduation will be held tomorrow, Saturday June 10th, at 4:00pm at Alumni Field weather permitting where seating is unlimited.  In the event of inclement weather or an unfavorable weather forecast, our graduation will be held indoors in our gymnasium where seating is limited to 6 guests per graduate and admission will be allowed for  invitation holders only.

 

Our seniors have enjoyed a wonderful week with their White Water Rafting Trip, Senior Awards Night and Boston harbor Cruise.  Now it’s on to the biggest event of all--graduation itself!

 

Our underclassmen and 8th graders have been quite busy as well.  All MCAS testing for the year has been completed and now it is on to year end assessments and the wrap up of the school year.

 

Underclassmen final exams for grades 9-11 begin next week on Tuesday afternoon.  The final 6 days of school are quite important.  Please help keep your student focused and on track right through the last day of school on June 19th.

 

Meanwhile, spring sports seasons are finishing up at this time along with our clubs and activities.  Our baseball won its first two playoff games advancing further into the tournament than it has in years.  The team lost to undefeated Tahanto 3-0 Thursday night in a well played game that ends a fantastic season.  Congratulations go out to all of our athletes, musicians and club participants for an outstanding year in a wide range of extracurricular activities.

 

Of particular note:  During underclassmen exams there are early release days for grades 8-11 on Wednesday June 14th, Thursday June 15th & Friday June 16th.  Breakfast will be served beginning at 7:00am as is normal, students will be released at 10:55am and lunch will not be served.  Monday June 19th, the final day of the school year, is an early release day for all students in all three buildings in Maynard. Maynard High will again serve breakfast starting at 7:00am, students will be dismissed at 10:55am and lunch will not be served.

 

Once again, please make sure to keep your student on track with rock solid attendance, effort and work completion right until the last day of school on June 19th.

 

And now more MHS News from Mr. Ogden’s Radio & Television Production Class

 

A very special school newscast is coming at you this week!

 

These are the Senior Newscasts, and their final projects.

 

For their finals, only seniors could produce and direct, while I took a backseat role.  Each newscast had to include: anchor roles, sports, music/entertainment, the arts, a student focus segment, graphics, and community video pieces that were provided to every group.

 

This was a true team/class effort, with seniors getting a taste of managerial experience in the television production field.  These newscasts demonstrate scripting and planning, camera work, producing, interviewing, directing, graphic/special effects, composition, studio managing, editing, talent, and more.

 

THE CHALLENGE: The newscast that receives the most positive comments will be crowned the winner.  So make sure to spread the word to write our seniors a nice message that they can see as they pursue the next stages of their lives.

 

Enjoy!

 

Good Morning MHS. SENIORS: Nate, Kendra, Javier, Alana

 

THE Maynard News. SENIORS: Trevor, Nick W., Marianna, Eric R., Morten

 

(The Original) MHN. SENIORS: Eugene, Megan, Emma S.

 

MHS Exclusive. SENIORS: Morten, Alex L., Ludovico

 

Let us know if you have something you would like to feature on the news.

 

Special Thank you to all the students who worked so hard to make this happen.

 

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

 

Savers Fundraiser at the High School for Spanish Exchange program

Time to do some spring cleaning?  We will be collecting gently used clothing, linens, shoes and small household items (no books, electronics or furniture please) on Saturday 6/17 from 9AM - 2PM in front of the high school.  There will also be a collection box in the front lobby of the high school where you can drop off your donations starting June 5th. We have a group of Spanish exchange students visiting Maynard High School this fall for about a week and we would like to be able to show them some of the local sites that make our area so special.  We hope to raise funds to help defray the cost of these activities and to help our students be able to visit the Spanish students in their homes next year as well. Please consider going through your closets and helping us out!  Thank you so much.

 

Interested in having your child participate in an international travel opportunity to Amsterdam and Berlin during the summer of 2018 with a focus on technology ?

As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, it is critical for our students to become more culturally aware, explore new ideas and grow their potential. I believe that when students are able to see technology come to life outside of the classroom, they develop a new and valuable perspective of the world.

I will be hosting an informational meeting on Monday, June 12th at 7 PM at the Maynard High School Library to provide more details about this opportunity and answer any questions you may have. There is limited space on the trip and enrollment will be open at the end of the meeting.

Please send me an email by Friday, June 6th to ensure I can accommodate everyone in our meeting space.

I hope that you and your child will be able to attend the upcoming meeting to learn more about this incredible experience!

Warm regards,

Rita Murphy

rmurphy@maynard.k12.ma.us

 

2017-2018 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on May 1, 2017.  NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline for registration is June 30.  Registration hours on May 1 will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration will take place at the administrative offices at 3-R Tiger Drive.  We are now located near the main office of the Fowler School.  Forms will be available for download on our website starting April 28.  No forms will be accepted until May 1.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the first student; $220 for the second or more students.  Late fee:  $30.00 for registrations after June 30.

Note:  if you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.

 

Maynard Music Association Updates

 

Upcoming Events:

Ongoing:  Jazz Jams @ the Pleasant Cafe every Sunday Night, 4-6

 

Summer Music Camp: Trish Gately is offering her annual Summer Music Camp renamed Assabet Valley Summer Music 2017.  Session 1: July 17th-21st  and session 2: July 24th-28th.  Both sessions will be held at the Fowler Middle School.  Click the link below for more details and an application:  www.maynardmusic.org/summer-music-camp or contact Trish Gately at trishgately@gmail.com.  

 

MMA Meeting Minutes: Please click the link below or visit out website at maynardmusic.org to view the minutes from our April meetings.

 

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-April-5-2017.pdf

 

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-April-5-2017.pdf

Next Meeting: June MMA meeting:  Date and location TBA due to 4th grade concert

 

Have a great MHS Graduation weekend and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Graduation Week is Here!

posted Jun 2, 2017, 12:20 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,

 

End of year events and milestones will be coming fast and furiously over the final 11 days of school this year.  Our seniors have completed their academic work and next week will gather for graduation practices and again for Senior Awards night on Wednesday June 7th at 7:00pm.  Our graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday June 10th at 4:00pm.  Graduation is, of course, the natural highlight of every school year at Maynard High School.  Graduation will be held at Alumni Field weather permitting where seating is unlimited.  In the event of inclement weather, our graduation will be held indoors in our gymnasium where seating is limited to 6 guests per graduate and admission will be allowed for  invitation holders only.

 

Our underclassmen will also be quite busy.  The vast majority of our freshmen are taking their MCAS Science tests on Monday June 5th & Tuesday June 6th.  By state law and regulation, to earn a high school diploma in Massachusetts every student must pass the Science, Math and English Language Arts portions of the MCAS tests.  The tests on Monday and Tuesday represent an opportunity for our freshmen to take care of their first major, state required graduation requirement.  Though always a sound practice, please make particularly sure that you have your freshman student to school on time, after having a good breakfast, and after a good night’s sleep on both Monday and Tuesday.

 

Underclassmen final exams for grades 9-11 will be beginning the week of June 12th ending on Friday June 16th.  The next two plus weeks of school are quite important.  Please help keep your student focused and on track right through the last day of school on June 19th.

 

Meanwhile, spring sports seasons are wrapping up at this time along with our clubs and activities.  Our softball and baseball teams both qualified for the state tournament with our boys winning their opening round game yesterday 3-2 while the girls lost an 11-10 heartbreaker.  6 MHS students played an opening round lacrosse game in the state tournament as part of our co-op with Assabet yesterday falling to Littleton.  5 students have qualified for the state track and field meet which is a major accomplishment for our school and a testament to the dedication of our student-athletes.  Last night we celebrated all of our spring athletes and their many accomplishments in a wonderful ceremony in our auditorium tremendously enhanced by the generous support of our amazing Boosters organization.

 

Of particular note:  During underclassmen exams there are early release days for grades 8-11 on Wednesday June 14th, Thursday June 15th & Friday June 16th.  Breakfast will be served beginning at 7:00am as is normal, students will be released at 10:55am and lunch will not be served.  Monday June 19th, the final day of the school year, is an early release day for all students in all three buildings in Maynard. Maynard High will again serve breakfast starting at 7:00am, students will be dismissed at 10:55am and lunch will not be served.

 

Once again, please make sure to keep your student on track with rock solid attendance, effort and work completion right until the last day of school on June 19th.

 

And now more MHS News from Mr. Ogden’s Radio & Television Production Class

 

A very special school newscast is coming at you this week!

 

These are the Senior Newscasts, and their final projects.

 

For their finals, only seniors could produce and direct, while I took a backseat role.  Each newscast had to include: anchor roles, sports, music/entertainment, the arts, a student focus segment, graphics, and community video pieces that were provided to every group.

 

This was a true team/class effort, with seniors getting a taste of managerial experience in the television production field.  These newscasts demonstrate scripting and planning, camera work, producing, interviewing, directing, graphic/special effects, composition, studio managing, editing, talent, and more.

 

THE CHALLENGE: The newscast that receives the most positive comments will be crowned the winner.  So make sure to spread the word to write our seniors a nice message that they can see as they pursue the next stages of their lives.

 

Enjoy!

 

Good Morning MHS. SENIORS: Nate, Kendra, Javier, Alana

 

THE Maynard News. SENIORS: Trevor, Nick W., Marianna, Eric R., Morten

 

(The Original) MHN. SENIORS: Eugene, Megan, Emma S.

 

MHS Exclusive. SENIORS: Morten, Alex L., Ludovico

 

Let us know if you have something you would like to feature on the news.

 

Special Thank you to all the students who worked so hard to make this happen.

 

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

 

Savers Fundraiser at the High School for Spanish Exchange program

Time to do some spring cleaning?  We will be collecting gently used clothing, linens, shoes and small household items (no books, electronics or furniture please) on Saturday 6/17 from 9AM - 2PM in front of the high school.  There will also be a collection box in the front lobby of the high school where you can drop off your donations starting June 5th. We have a group of Spanish exchange students visiting Maynard High School this fall for about a week and we would like to be able to show them some of the local sites that make our area so special.  We hope to raise funds to help defray the cost of these activities and to help our students be able to visit the Spanish students in their homes next year as well. Please consider going through your closets and helping us out!  Thank you so much.

 

Interested in having your child participate in an international travel opportunity to Amsterdam and Berlin during the summer of 2018 with a focus on technology ?

As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, it is critical for our students to become more culturally aware, explore new ideas and grow their potential. I believe that when students are able to see technology come to life outside of the classroom, they develop a new and valuable perspective of the world.

I will be hosting an informational meeting on Monday, June 12th at 7 PM at the Maynard High School Library to provide more details about this opportunity and answer any questions you may have. There is limited space on the trip and enrollment will be open at the end of the meeting.

Please send me an email by Friday, June 6th to ensure I can accommodate everyone in our meeting space.

I hope that you and your child will be able to attend the upcoming meeting to learn more about this incredible experience!

Warm regards,

Rita Murphy

rmurphy@maynard.k12.ma.us

 

2017-2018 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on May 1, 2017.  NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline for registration is June 30.  Registration hours on May 1 will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration will take place at the administrative offices at 3-R Tiger Drive.  We are now located near the main office of the Fowler School.  Forms will be available for download on our website starting April 28.  No forms will be accepted until May 1.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the first student; $220 for the second or more students.  Late fee:  $30.00 for registrations after June 30.

Note:  if you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.

 

Maynard Music Association Updates

 

Upcoming Events:

Ongoing:  Jazz Jams @ the Pleasant Cafe every Sunday Night, 4-6

 

Summer Music Camp: Trish Gately is offering her annual Summer Music Camp renamed Assabet Valley Summer Music 2017.  Session 1: July 17th-21st  and session 2: July 24th-28th.  Both sessions will be held at the Fowler Middle School.  Click the link below for more details and an application:  www.maynardmusic.org/summer-music-camp or contact Trish Gately at trishgately@gmail.com.  

 

MMA Meeting Minutes: Please click the link below or visit out website at maynardmusic.org to view the minutes from our April meetings.

 

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-April-5-2017.pdf

 

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-April-5-2017.pdf

 

Next Meeting: June MMA meeting:  Date and location TBA due to 4th grade concert

 

The SEPAC Ice Cream Social

The Maynard SEPAC invites Maynard special education students, parents and siblings to our annual Spring Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, June 6th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Fowler School Cafeteria. We’ll have lots of crafts, activities, and fun for the whole family! (Plus ice cream!) This event is free and open to the whole family for students receiving special education services in Maynard. Please contact Karen Heath with any questions or to RSVP at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-394-6183.

 

The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren...

Invites you to attend The 6th Annual Conference for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Community Providers and Supporters.

 

June 7, 2017 from 9:00am -3:00pm

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel

181 Boston Post Road

Marlborough, MA 01752

 

This conference will provide you the opportunity to meet, collaborate, share, and learn from grandparents and other relative caregivers as well as social workers, community service providers, state leaders, and more from across the state.  We look forward to hearing from this year’s Keynote Speaker, local award winning children’s book author Jarrett Krosoczka, who was raised by grandparents.

 

You will have the opportunity to attend workshops on a variety of issues focusing on the children being raised by grandparents and other relative caregivers such as the impact of trauma on children and families, understanding internet safety, accessing educational resources from childhood through young adulthood, how to talk with children about addiction and substance abuse, and more.

 

The conference is free and lunch is included.  Light breakfast pastries will be provided from 9:00am-9:30am.

 

To register or get further information:

Please contact Colleen Pritoni by 6/2/2017 at:  colleen.pritoni@state.ma.us or (617) 748-2454

Please include your name, phone number and email address as well as any food allergies or special accommodations.

 

 

Have a great weekend and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Have a Safe and Joyous Memorial Day Weekend

posted May 26, 2017, 11:09 AM by Chuck Caragianes   [ updated May 26, 2017, 11:28 AM ]

Good afternoon,

 

With the arrival of the Memorial Day weekend, summer is around the corner as is the end of the 2016-2017 school year.  Our seniors will be winding up their academic work next week and then it is on to Senior Awards night on Wednesday June 7th at 7:00pm and Graduation on Saturday June 10th at 4:00pm.

 

This past Wednesday May 24th was a banner date at Maynard High School that serves to highlight the great work that goes on every day at Maynard High School.

 

First, Maynard Fire Chief Anthony Stowers and Captain Sean Kiley stopped by to award student Adam Berry with a State Fire Marshall’s Certificate of Achievement for his work creating a video Public Service Announcement (PSA) regarding the dangers of scalding burns.  Adam’s video came in second in the statewide competition and was done through his work in John Ogden’s TV & Radio class.  Outstanding work Adam!

 

Later that afternoon our senior participants in the Senior Project class, led by teachers Paul Orzech and Jean LaBelle,  put on a showcase of their work in the gym here at Maynard High School.  Dozens of top quality presentations were viewed by scores of students, teachers, parents and community members on topics ranging from areas in the arts, recreation, politics, physical sciences, economics and medicine.

 

As the presentations were wrapping up at 6:00pm, members of the varsity baseball team came through the gym on the way to the locker room having just defeated arch-rival  Littleton 7-6 adding an exclamation point to the afternoon.

 

That night at 7:00pm, our Madrigal Singers, student run Acapella group, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band then rocked the house with a terrific concert featuring traditional, classical and contemporary pieces to wind up an incredible day at MHS.

 

On this past Wednesday well over a hundred students put on displays of work and talent in academics, sports and the arts viewed by well over two hundred adults including parents, staff members and community members.  In all of these varied areas of student endeavor the effort was strong and apparent, coaching and teaching played an essential role, and the results were first rate.  Well done everyone!

 

In other news of note, our freshmen are taking their MCAS Science tests on Monday June 5th & Tuesday June 6th.  By state law and regulation, to earn a high school diploma in Massachusetts every student must pass the Science, Math and English Language Arts portions of the MCAS tests.

 

Underclassmen final exams will be beginning the week of June 12th ending on Friday June 16th.

 

Of particular note:  During underclassmen exams there are early release days on Wednesday June 14th, Thursday June 15th & Friday June 16th.  Breakfast will be served beginning at 7:00am as is normal, students will be released at 10:55am and lunch will not be served.  Monday June 19th, the final day of the school year, is an early release day for all students in all three buildings in Maynard. Maynard High will again serve breakfast starting at 7:00am, students will be dismissed at 10:55am and lunch will not be served.

 

Please make sure to keep your student on track with rock solid attendance, effort and work completion right until the last day of school on June 19th.

 

 And now more MHS News from Mr. Ogden’s Radio & Television Production Class

 

A note from Mr. Ogden:  This was the SENIOR edition, meaning only seniors could produce and direct this week's newscast, while I took a backseat role.  They had to have segments on: art, sports, lead anchors, student involvement, entertainment, and more.  On this particular newscast Megan L., Emma S., and Eugene O steered the ship this time.

 

Enjoy!

 

MHN


Let us know if you have something you would like to feature on the news.

 

Special Thank you to all the students who worked so hard to make this happen.

 

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

 

Support Your Graduating Seniors!

Graduation of the class of 2017 is right around the corner, and we can help you celebrate this important milestone with the second annual graduation fundraiser! This year you can purchase not only balloons but customized yard signs as well.

There are 3 options available:

Black Package  $40: offers the yard sign with the name of the senior as well as the college they are planning to attend along with 3 graduation balloons!

Orange package $30:  offers a yard sign with just the name of the senior as well as 1 balloon.

 

Balloons only $5 per balloon:  offers a fabulous orange Mylar balloon in the shape of a star with the “Class of 2017” written on them for only $5.

 

Want to add more balloons to any order? No problem! Each additional balloon is only $4.

 

We will place the balloons and yard signs on the house of the designated senior on June 9th! Place your order by emailing odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us or bmakovoz@maynard.k12.ma.us . All orders must be submitted and paid in full via a check payable to MHS Class of 2018 or cash brought to the main office by May 12th.

 

Olga Doktorov, M.Ed.

Social Studies Department

 

From Football Coach Ogilvie

The annual football kickoff meeting will be held at Maynard High School on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM. This meeting is mandatory for all players and parents interested in playing for the 2017 Tigers. Please email Coach Ogilvie if you cannot attend the meeting. There is a lot of valuable information which will be given at this meeting as well as fundraising materials.

 

2017-2018 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on May 1, 2017.  NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline for registration is June 30.  Registration hours on May 1 will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration will take place at the administrative offices at 3-R Tiger Drive.  We are now located near the main office of the Fowler School.  Forms will be available for download on our website starting April 28.  No forms will be accepted until May 1.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the first student; $220 for the second or more students.  Late fee:  $30.00 for registrations after June 30.

Note:  if you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.

 

Maynard Music Association Updates & Volunteer needs!

 

MMA Scholarships:  Thank you to all band/chorus seniors who applied by the May 1st deadline!

 

MMA Senior Band/Chorus Banquet:  This year's banquet is set for May 29th at the Maynard Elks at 5pm. Senior students receive complimentary tickets. Adults $15 each and Students grade 8-11 are $5 each. Tickets will be available at the MHS Band/Chorus Night on the 17th as well as Ensemble Night on the 24th. Emailed flyers will also be sent this week for pre-purchase/will-call tickets.

 

Photos for the Banquet:  If you haven't already, all graduating band and chorus students should send a maximum of 10 photos for this years video to Sandra Liu at sliuma95@gmail.com asap.  The deadline has passed.

 

Upcoming Events:

May 29th, Memorial Day Parade

May 29th, MMA Music Award Banquet

Ongoiong:  Jazz Jams @ the Pleasant Cafe every Sunday Night, 4-6

 

Volunteers Needed:

 

1. Memorial Day Parade Chaperones: Volunteers are needed for the Memorial Day parade to meet students in the band room, walk the parade route and distribute water (5/29/17). Wagons are needed to transport water and collect empties along the route

 

2. Music Banquet Volunteers:  Volunteers are needed the day of the banquet to set up, serve food and beverages, and clean up after the event (5/29/17).

 

Please email MMA at maynard.musicassoc@gmail.com if you can volunteer.

 

Summer Music Camp: Trish Gately is offering her annual Summer Music Camp renamed Assabet Valley Summer Music 2017.  Session 1: July 17th-21st  and session 2: July 24th-28th.  Both sessions will be held at the Fowler Middle School.  Click the link below for more details and an application:  www.maynardmusic.org/summer-music-camp or contact Trish Gately at trishgately@gmail.com.  

 

MMA Meeting Minutes: Please click the link below or visit out website at maynardmusic.org to view the minutes from our April meetings.

 

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-April-5-2017.pdf

 

http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-April-5-2017.pdf

 

Next Meeting: June MMA meeting:  Date and location TBA due to 4th grade concert

 

The SEPAC Ice Cream Social

The Maynard SEPAC invites Maynard special education students, parents and siblings to our annual Spring Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, June 6th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Fowler School Cafeteria. We’ll have lots of crafts, activities, and fun for the whole family! (Plus ice cream!) This event is free and open to the whole family for students receiving special education services in Maynard. Please contact Karen Heath with any questions or to RSVP at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-394-6183.

 

The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren...

Invites you to attend The 6th Annual Conference for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Community Providers and Supporters.

 

June 7, 2017 from 9:00am -3:00pm

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel

181 Boston Post Road

Marlborough, MA 01752

 

This conference will provide you the opportunity to meet, collaborate, share, and learn from grandparents and other relative caregivers as well as social workers, community service providers, state leaders, and more from across the state.  We look forward to hearing from this year’s Keynote Speaker, local award winning children’s book author Jarrett Krosoczka, who was raised by grandparents.

 

You will have the opportunity to attend workshops on a variety of issues focusing on the children being raised by grandparents and other relative caregivers such as the impact of trauma on children and families, understanding internet safety, accessing educational resources from childhood through young adulthood, how to talk with children about addiction and substance abuse, and more.

 

The conference is free and lunch is included.  Light breakfast pastries will be provided from 9:00am-9:30am.

 

To register or get further information:

Please contact Colleen Pritoni by 6/2/2017 at:  colleen.pritoni@state.ma.us or (617) 748-2454

Please include your name, phone number and email address as well as any food allergies or special accommodations.

 

Memorial Day weekend fills many roles within our society.  On one hand it marks the traditional start of summer and is filled with trips to lakes and beaches as well as many gatherings and cookouts.  A great time...a fun time.  On the other hand it is also a time to reflect on loved ones no longer with us.  A time of reflection...a time of remembrance.

 

I hope this weekend brings you the best of both and an opportunity to be with people who matter to you the most.

 

Have a great Memorial Day weekend and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School

It's That Senior Time of Year

posted May 19, 2017, 8:03 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


It is Senior Project Presentation Day here at Maynard High School as our seniors showcase their work to the MHS Faculty and many community volunteers and leaders.  The quality of our students’ research, internship experiences and final products are truly amazing and cover an incredibly broad range of topics.  Many thanks go out to Mr. Orzech and Ms. LaBelle for their continued leadership of this remarkable curricular strand at Maynard High School.


Our Seniors also begin their final exams next week as they head for their final day of school on May 31st and graduation on June 10th.  Needless to say, the group is very excited indeed.


This past week has also seen our softball and baseball teams in action, WAVM is in the midst of its always impressive year end activities culminating with their annual banquet this Sunday evening and our Chorus and Band put on an absolutely first rate Spring Concert this past Wednesday night under the direction of Mrs. Blanchard.


In other news, MCAS testing continues with our 8th graders taking their final sections this coming Tuesday and Wednesday and our freshmen taking their Science tests on Monday June 5th & Tuesday June 6th.


Underclassmen final exams will be beginning the week of June 12th ending on Friday June 16th.


Please make sure to keep your student on track with rock solid attendance, effort and work completion right until the last day of school on June 19th.


And now more MHS News from Mr. Ogden’s Radio & Television Production Class


ON THIS WEEK’S EPISODE: MHS visits the Red Sox, Dodgeball is in Effect, Sports Photography, Celtics Updates, & More!!


Special Thank You to all of the students involved in this newscast.  Please stay tuned through the end of the episode to see our all new credits, and those responsible for making this broadcast possible!


As always, we want to feature you on the newscast, so let us know all that you, your classes, and your organizations are doing.  


ENJOY!


MHNews


Let us know if you have something you would like to feature on the news.


Special Thank you to all the students who worked so hard to make this happen.


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


Support Your Seniors!

Graduation of the class of 2017 is right around the corner, and we can help you celebrate this important milestone with the second annual graduation fundraiser! This year you can purchase not only balloons but customized yard signs as well.

There are 3 options available:

Black Package  $40: offers the yard sign with the name of the senior as well as the college they are planning to attend along with 3 graduation balloons!

Orange package $30:  offers a yard sign with just the name of the senior as well as 1 balloon.


Balloons only $5 per balloon:  offers a fabulous orange Mylar balloon in the shape of a star with the “Class of 2017” written on them for only $5.


Want to add more balloons to any order? No problem! Each additional balloon is only $4.


We will place the balloons and yard signs on the house of the designated senior on June 9th! Place your order by emailing odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us or bmakovoz@maynard.k12.ma.us . All orders must be submitted and paid in full via a check payable to MHS Class of 2018 or cash brought to the main office by May 12th.


Olga Doktorov, M.Ed.

Social Studies Department



2017-2018 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on May 1, 2017.  NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline for registration is June 30.  Registration hours on May 1 will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration will take place at the administrative offices at 3-R Tiger Drive.  We are now located near the main office of the Fowler School.  Forms will be available for download on our website starting April 28.  No forms will be accepted until May 1.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the first student; $220 for the second or more students.  Late fee:  $30.00 for registrations after June 30.

Note:  if you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.


Maynard Music Association Updates & Volunteer needs!


MMA Scholarships:  Thank you to all band/chorus seniors who applied by the May 1st deadline!


MMA Senior Band/Chorus Banquet:  This year's banquet is set for May 29th at the Maynard Elks at 5pm. Senior students receive complimentary tickets. Adults $15 each and Students grade 8-11 are $5 each. Tickets will be available at the MHS Band/Chorus Night on the 17th as well as Ensemble Night on the 24th. Emailed flyers will also be sent this week for pre-purchase/will-call tickets.


Photos for the Banquet:  If you haven't already, all graduating band and chorus students should send a maximum of 10 photos for this years video to Sandra Liu at sliuma95@gmail.com asap.  The deadline has passed.


Upcoming Events:

May 17th MHS Band/Chorus Concert

May 24th MHS Solo and Ensemble Night

May 29th, Memorial Day Parade

May 29th, MMA Music Award Banquet

Ongoiong:  Jazz Jams @ the Pleasant Cafe every Sunday Night, 4-6


Volunteers Needed:


1. Concert Food/Water: Food table volunteers (2) and Food/water donations for the 5/17 concert. (5/17/17)

2. Programs and Banquet Tickets:  a volunteer is needed to distribute and collect programs the night of the MHS band and chorus concert and sell tickets for the Senior Music Banquet (5/17/17).


3. Programs and Banquet Tickets: Ticket sellers are also needed the evening of the Solo and Ensemble Night (5/24/17).


4. Memorial Day Parade Chaperones: Volunteers are needed for the Memorial Day parade to meet students in the band room, walk the parade route and distribute water (5/29/17). Wagons are needed to transport water and collect empties along the route


5. Music Banquet Volunteers:  Volunteers are needed the day of the banquet to set up, serve food and beverages, and clean up after the event (5/29/17).


Please email MMA at maynard.musicassoc@gmail.com if you can volunteer.


Summer Music Camp: Trish Gately is offering her annual Summer Music Camp renamed Assabet Valley Summer Music 2017.  Session 1: July 17th-21st  and session 2: July 24th-28th.  Both sessions will be held at the Fowler Middle School.  Click the link below for more details and an application:  www.maynardmusic.org/summer-music-camp or contact Trish Gately at trishgately@gmail.com.  


MMA Meeting Minutes: Please click the link below or visit out website at maynardmusic.org to view the minutes from our April meetings.


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-April-5-2017.pdf


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-April-5-2017.pdf


Next Meeting: June MMA meeting:  Date and location TBA due to 4th grade concert


The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren...

Invites you to attend The 6th Annual Conference for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Community Providers and Supporters.


June 7, 2017 from 9:00am -3:00pm

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel

181 Boston Post Road

Marlborough, MA 01752


This conference will provide you the opportunity to meet, collaborate, share, and learn from grandparents and other relative caregivers as well as social workers, community service providers, state leaders, and more from across the state.  We look forward to hearing from this year’s Keynote Speaker, local award winning children’s book author Jarrett Krosoczka, who was raised by grandparents.


You will have the opportunity to attend workshops on a variety of issues focusing on the children being raised by grandparents and other relative caregivers such as the impact of trauma on children and families, understanding internet safety, accessing educational resources from childhood through young adulthood, how to talk with children about addiction and substance abuse, and more.


The conference is free and lunch is included.  Light breakfast pastries will be provided from 9:00am-9:30am.


To register or get further information:

Please contact Colleen Pritoni by 6/2/2017 at:  colleen.pritoni@state.ma.us or (617) 748-2454

Please include your name, phone number and email address as well as any food allergies or special accommodations.



That’s the news and announcements for this week,


Have a great weekend and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School





Some Congratulations, A Thank you, and Prom. (And that's just some of what's going on!)

posted May 12, 2017, 11:17 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


Let me begin by congratulating Senior Eric Kiley who signed his college letter of intent this morning to play football at Assumption College.  To help celebrate this moment, and the accompanying scholarship, Eric was joined by his father, grandfather and brother Bryan as well as Head Coach Ogilvie and Assistant Coach Pileeki along with his teammates.  Eric’s academic work in the classroom and at home coupled with his work on the field and in the workout room made this moment possible.  Eric is clear proof that hard work matters and pays off in everything you do.


I’d also like to thank PTO President MaryEllen McCarthy and the numerous volunteers and contributors who made today’s Staff Appreciation Luncheon possible.  Approximately 50 teachers and their fellow staff members enjoyed a delicious, dare I say sumptuous, buffet luncheon that is now in its twelfth year as an annual event.  The PTO also made a grant presentation to Radio & TV teacher John Ogden for the purchase of Green Screen backdrops to allow for special effects work with his students.  The entire staff is deeply appreciative for this wonderful gesture each year.


It is Prom night at Maynard High School and more than 200 students and their guests are ready to celebrate with a Roaring Twenties themed event.  This is the largest group of students in many years, perhaps decades, to attend a MHS Prom and it promises to be a wonderful evening.


In preparation for the prom, and with student health and safety in mind, we held our annual Mock Accident yesterday for all upper classmen and all students attending the prom to educate our students about the dangers of substance and alcohol abuse and driving.  I’d like to thank Chief Stowers and Firefighter Mike Cisek for their support along with the many other firefighters and ambulance crew who supported the activity.  Mike began this program as a Senior Project when he was a Maynard High School senior a few years ago and continues to be a great asset and leader with our now ongoing annual event.  Thanks also go out to Chief Dubois and Officer Chris Sweeney as well as many members of the Maynard Police Department for their ongoing volunteer support.  Maynard High School students took on acting and technology support roles through WAVM and DEE Bus also provided a bus and volunteer to support the event.  I’d also like to thank  the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home for their support and volunteerism.


As you can see, dozens of people volunteer their time and equipment each year to bring off this important, safety related event.  A very large thank you and well done goes out to the Maynard community.


This coming week will feature students taking the 10th grade Math portion of the MCAS exam where a passing score is, as you likely know, a graduation requirement in Massachusetts.  The final section of the 8th Grade MCAS will be administered the week after that with senior finals also beginning.


As we are clearly in the home stretch, it is very important for all of our students to close the year well, so please make sure to help keep your student on track with rock solid attendance, effort and work completion right until the last day of school on June 19th.


And now more MHS News from Mr. Ogden’s Radio & Television Production Class


In This Week’s Episode: Sam D. stepped up and edited much of this production when we needed her most, so thank you to her!  A new band segment from Ms. Gately, Brandon G. in the Student Spotlight, and an all new Students Say.  Jordan and Bella (filling in for a missing Emma R.) have many updates for the MHS Community, Tommy and Eugene on sports!


And as always, if you have something you would like to feature on the news, please contact us, and we would love to show everybody what you are doing for community.


Enjoy!


MHN NEWS


Let us know if you have something you would like to feature on the news.


Special Thank you to all the students who worked so hard to make this happen.


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


Support Your Seniors!

Graduation of the class of 2017 is right around the corner, and we can help you celebrate this important milestone with the second annual graduation fundraiser! This year you can purchase not only balloons but customized yard signs as well.

There are 3 options available:

Black Package  $40: offers the yard sign with the name of the senior as well as the college they are planning to attend along with 3 graduation balloons!

Orange package $30:  offers a yard sign with just the name of the senior as well as 1 balloon.


Balloons only $5 per balloon:  offers a fabulous orange Mylar balloon in the shape of a star with the “Class of 2017” written on them for only $5.


Want to add more balloons to any order? No problem! Each additional balloon is only $4.


We will place the balloons and yard signs on the house of the designated senior on June 9th! Place your order by emailing odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us or bmakovoz@maynard.k12.ma.us . All orders must be submitted and paid in full via a check payable to MHS Class of 2018 or cash brought to the main office by May 12th.


Olga Doktorov, M.Ed.

Social Studies Department



2017-2018 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on May 1, 2017.  NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline for registration is June 30.  Registration hours on May 1 will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration will take place at the administrative offices at 3-R Tiger Drive.  We are now located near the main office of the Fowler School.  Forms will be available for download on our website starting April 28.  No forms will be accepted until May 1.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the first student; $220 for the second or more students.  Late fee:  $30.00 for registrations after June 30.

Note:  if you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.


State Required Postural Screening  (Grades 8 & 9)

The high school will initiate the annual state required Postural Screening beginning in April for Grades 8 and 9. The screening will be performed by the school nurse in a 1:1 private area. The purpose of the screening is to detect early signs of possible spinal problems in children, such as scoliosis. It is not a diagnostic service but a program to identify young people who should have further medical evaluation.

If your child has any unusual findings, you will be notified and asked to take the child to a physician as a precaution. The majority of students exhibit no findings. If nothing unusual is found, we will not be contacting you again until the screening next year. Female students are asked to bring a swimsuit top, halter, or sports top to school the day of the screening. This type of clothing permits a more accurate observation of the back. All students will be given advance notice prior to their screening so they can come prepared.

When your child has a routine physical exam, the physician automatically performs postural screening. If your child has had a recent physical exam (dated July 2016 or later), please forward a copy to the Health Services Office as this will complete the requirement of the annual school screening for your child. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school nurse.


Maynard Music Association Updates & Volunteer needs!


MMA Scholarships:  Thank you to all band/chorus seniors who applied by the May 1st deadline!


MMA Senior Band/Chorus Banquet:  This year's banquet is set for May 29th at the Maynard Elks at 5pm. Senior students receive complimentary tickets. Adults $15 each and Students grade 8-11 are $5 each. Tickets will be available at the MHS Band/Chorus Night on the 17th as well as Ensemble Night on the 24th. Emailed flyers will also be sent this week for pre-purchase/will-call tickets.


Photos for the Banquet:  If you haven't already, all graduating band and chorus students should send a maximum of 10 photos for this years video to Sandra Liu at sliuma95@gmail.com asap.  The deadline has passed.


Upcoming Events:

May 17th MHS Band/Chorus Concert

May 24th MHS Solo and Ensemble Night

May 29th, Memorial Day Parade

May 29th, MMA Music Award Banquet

Ongoiong:  Jazz Jams @ the Pleasant Cafe every Sunday Night, 4-6


Volunteers Needed:


1. Concert Food/Water: Food table volunteers (2) and Food/water donations for the 5/17 concert. (5/17/17)

2. Programs and Banquet Tickets:  a volunteer is needed to distribute and collect programs the night of the MHS band and chorus concert and sell tickets for the Senior Music Banquet (5/17/17).


3. Programs and Banquet Tickets: Ticket sellers are also needed the evening of the Solo and Ensemble Night (5/24/17).


4. Memorial Day Parade Chaperones: Volunteers are needed for the Memorial Day parade to meet students in the band room, walk the parade route and distribute water (5/29/17). Wagons are needed to transport water and collect empties along the route


5. Music Banquet Volunteers:  Volunteers are needed the day of the banquet to set up, serve food and beverages, and clean up after the event (5/29/17).


Please email MMA at maynard.musicassoc@gmail.com if you can volunteer.


Summer Music Camp: Trish Gately is offering her annual Summer Music Camp renamed Assabet Valley Summer Music 2017.  Session 1: July 17th-21st  and session 2: July 24th-28th.  Both sessions will be held at the Fowler Middle School.  Click the link below for more details and an application:  www.maynardmusic.org/summer-music-camp or contact Trish Gately at trishgately@gmail.com.  


MMA Meeting Minutes: Please click the link below or visit out website at maynardmusic.org to view the minutes from our April meetings.


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-April-5-2017.pdf


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-April-5-2017.pdf


Next Meeting: June MMA meeting:  Date and location TBA due to 4th grade concert


The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren...

Invites you to attend The 6th Annual Conference for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Community Providers and Supporters.


June 7, 2017 from 9:00am -3:00pm

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel

181 Boston Post Road

Marlborough, MA 01752


This conference will provide you the opportunity to meet, collaborate, share, and learn from grandparents and other relative caregivers as well as social workers, community service providers, state leaders, and more from across the state.  We look forward to hearing from this year’s Keynote Speaker, local award winning children’s book author Jarrett Krosoczka, who was raised by grandparents.


You will have the opportunity to attend workshops on a variety of issues focusing on the children being raised by grandparents and other relative caregivers such as the impact of trauma on children and families, understanding internet safety, accessing educational resources from childhood through young adulthood, how to talk with children about addiction and substance abuse, and more.


The conference is free and lunch is included.  Light breakfast pastries will be provided from 9:00am-9:30am.


To register or get further information:

Please contact Colleen Pritoni by 6/2/2017 at:  colleen.pritoni@state.ma.us or (617) 748-2454

Please include your name, phone number and email address as well as any food allergies or special accommodations.



That’s the news and announcements for this week,


Have a great weekend and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School



It's May and that Means Busy!

posted May 5, 2017, 10:58 AM by Chuck Caragianes   [ updated May 5, 2017, 12:45 PM ]

Good afternoon,


It has been a busy week with 8th grade students taking sections of their MCAS tests and our seniors now squarely in the home stretch.  Our Junior/Senior Prom is now one week away on May 12th and graduation is now in sight on Saturday June 10th.  Meanwhile, MHS sports teams, WAVM, clubs and musicians continue to work hard and do well with many games, activities and concerts all coming up.


This coming week will feature continued work on the next sections of MCAS by our 8th grade students and prom safety activities including our "Mock Accident" for students attending proms.


It is very important for all of our students to close the year well, so please make sure to help keep your student on track with rock solid attendance, effort and work completion right until the last day of school on June 19th.


And now more MHS News from Mr. Ogden’s Radio & Television Production Class


In This Week’s Episode: Sam D. stepped up and edited much of this production when we needed her most, so thank you to her!  A new band segment from Ms. Gately, Brandon G. in the Student Spotlight, and an all new Students Say.  Jordan and Bella (filling in for a missing Emma R.) have many updates for the MHS Community, Tommy and Eugene on sports!


And as always, if you have something you would like to feature on the news, please contact us, and we would love to show everybody what you are doing for community.


Enjoy!


MHN NEWS


Let us know if you have something you would like to feature on the news.


Special Thank you to all the students who worked so hard to make this happen.


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


Support Your Seniors!


Graduation of the class of 2017 is right around the corner, and we can help you celebrate this important milestone with the second annual graduation fundraiser! This year you can purchase not only balloons but customized yard signs as well. 

There are 3 options available:


Black Package  $40: offers the yard sign with the name of the senior as well as the college they are planning to attend along with 3 graduation balloons!


Orange package $30:  offers a yard sign with just the name of the senior as well as 1 balloon. 


Balloons only $5 per balloon offers a fabulous orange Mylar balloon in the shape of a star with the “Class of 2017” written on them for only $5. 


Want to add more balloons to any order? No problem! Each additional balloon is only $4.


We will place the balloons and yard signs on the house of the designated senior on June 9th! Place your order by emailing odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us or bmakovoz@maynard.k12.ma.us . All orders must be submitted and paid in full via a check payable to MHS Class of 2018 or cash brought to the main office by May 12th.


Olga Doktorov, M.Ed.
Social Studies Department 

2017-2018 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on May 1, 2017.  NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline for registration is June 30.  Registration hours on May 1 will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration will take place at the administrative offices at 3-R Tiger Drive.  We are now located near the main office of the Fowler School.  Forms will be available for download on our website starting April 28.  No forms will be accepted until May 1.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the first student; $220 for the second or more students.  Late fee:  $30.00 for registrations after June 30.

Note:  if you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.


Help Our PTO Acknowledge the Great Staff at Maynard High

The PTO will once again be sponsoring the Annual Staff Luncheon on May 12th.  Please click on the link to Sign Up Genius if you are able to donate an item or help with the luncheon.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054fa4a629a7f85-annual1

There is also information on making a financial donation, if you prefer, to help defray costs.  Any questions can be addressed to MaryEllen McCarthy at mccarthy.clan@verizon.net


State Required Postural Screening  (Grades 8 & 9)

The high school will initiate the annual state required Postural Screening beginning in April for Grades 8 and 9. The screening will be performed by the school nurse in a 1:1 private area. The purpose of the screening is to detect early signs of possible spinal problems in children, such as scoliosis. It is not a diagnostic service but a program to identify young people who should have further medical evaluation.

If your child has any unusual findings, you will be notified and asked to take the child to a physician as a precaution. The majority of students exhibit no findings. If nothing unusual is found, we will not be contacting you again until the screening next year. Female students are asked to bring a swimsuit top, halter, or sports top to school the day of the screening. This type of clothing permits a more accurate observation of the back. All students will be given advance notice prior to their screening so they can come prepared.

When your child has a routine physical exam, the physician automatically performs postural screening. If your child has had a recent physical exam (dated July 2016 or later), please forward a copy to the Health Services Office as this will complete the requirement of the annual school screening for your child. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school nurse.


MHS Peer Leaders Help with  Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

The Maynard High School Peer Leaders will be volunteering for a local professor and artist Catriona Baker on her I Am Red campaign. Her artwork varies from canvas to animation to multimedia, and uses Little Red Riding Hood as a metaphor for sexual assault in America. To fully impress the gravity of the frequency and severity of sexual assault, she has been creating 720 hand bound empty books in which survivors are welcome to share their stories. The number 720 represents the number of rapes in America in one day. As each book takes 1-3 hours to make, the Peer Leaders will be assisting in making these books which will be on display along with the artist's other works for her I Am Red presentation later this year. She hopes to raise awareness about sexual assault and start conversations.


Thank you,

-Peer Leaders


News from the Maynard Music Association

Please click the link below or visit out website at maynardmusic.org to view the minutes from our March meetings.


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-March-1-2017.pdf


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-March-1-2017.pdf



MMA Senior Band/Chorus Banquet:  This year's banquet is set for May 29th at the Maynard Elks at 5pm.  Tickets will go on sale soon.  


Photos for the Banquet: All graduating band and chorus students should send a maximum of 10 photos for this years video to Sandra Liu at sliuma95@gmail.com by May 8th.


Upcoming Events:

May 6th Jazz Band Spring Art Walk

May 17th MHS Band/Chorus Concert

May 24th MHS Solo and Ensemble Night


Volunteers Needed:  

1. Programs and Banquet Tickets: to distribute and collect programs the night of the MHS band and chorus concert and sell tickets for the Senior Music Banquet.  Ticket sellers are also needed the evening of the Solo and Ensemble Night.


2. Memorial Day Parade Chaperones: Volunteers are needed for the Memorial Day parade to meet students in the band room, walk the parade route and distribute water.


3. Music Banquet Volunteers: The Banquet Committee is seeking assistance on the day of the banquet to set up, serve food and beverages, and clean up after the event.


Please email MMA at maynard.musicassoc@gmail.com if you can volunteer.


The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren...

Invites you to attend The 6th Annual Conference for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Community Providers and Supporters.


June 7, 2017 from 9:00am -3:00pm

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel

181 Boston Post Road

Marlborough, MA 01752


This conference will provide you the opportunity to meet, collaborate, share, and learn from grandparents and other relative caregivers as well as social workers, community service providers, state leaders, and more from across the state.  We look forward to hearing from this year’s Keynote Speaker, local award winning children’s book author Jarrett Krosoczka, who was raised by grandparents.


You will have the opportunity to attend workshops on a variety of issues focusing on the children being raised by grandparents and other relative caregivers such as the impact of trauma on children and families, understanding internet safety, accessing educational resources from childhood through young adulthood, how to talk with children about addiction and substance abuse, and more.


The conference is free and lunch is included.  Light breakfast pastries will be provided from 9:00am-9:30am.


To register or get further information:

Please contact Colleen Pritoni by 6/2/2017 at:  colleen.pritoni@state.ma.us or (617) 748-2454

Please include your name, phone number and email address as well as any food allergies or special accommodations.



That’s the news and announcements for this week,


Have a great weekend and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Gold Medals & New Records!

posted Apr 28, 2017, 12:16 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


Our high school Band & Chorus returned from DisneyWorld Tuesday evening after a remarkable pair of Gold Medal award winning performances before hundreds of people.  A huge thank you goes out to Cindy Blanchard our talented Musical Director along with the Disney Committee and chaperones who all helped make this once every four year experience so wonderful and memorable for our students.


Another high note (pun fully intended) was reached this week as senior Mike Ford shattered his own school record in the high jump clearing an astonishing 6 feet 6 inches in Maynard High’s latest meet.  In his time at Maynard High School Mike has moved the old school record up from 6’2” to 6’3” to 6’4” and now to 6’6”.  Needless to say Mike has qualified for the state meet later this spring where I am certain he will represent MHS with honor, distinction and grace.


Course selection continues at a brisk pace and end of year activities including our Prom on May 12th and Graduation on June 10th are drawing closer at a striking rate.  Stay tuned as further information regarding these and other activities is released in coming editions of News & Notes.


And now more MHS News from Mr. Ogden’s Radio & Television Production Class


In This Week’s Episode:  An EXCLUSIVE Interview with Sports Illustrated writer & 98.5 regular Greg Bedard.  Behind the scenes of the Beacon Santa Telethon, a message from SAGA, Red Sox, top MHS athletes, Guatemala & more!  A special message to Mr. Paterno at the very end.

ENJOY!


MHN NEWS



Let us know if you have something you would like to feature on the news.


Special Thank you to all the students who worked so hard to make this happen.


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


2017-2018 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on May 1, 2017.  NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline for registration is June 30.  Registration hours on May 1 will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration will take place at the administrative offices at 3-R Tiger Drive.  We are now located near the main office of the Fowler School.  Forms will be available for download on our website starting April 28.  No forms will be accepted until May 1.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the first student; $220 for the second or more students.  Late fee:  $30.00 for registrations after June 30.

Note:  if you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.


Help Our PTO Acknowledge the Great Staff at Maynard High

The PTO will once again be sponsoring the Annual Staff Luncheon on May 12th.  Please click on the link to Sign Up Genius if you are able to donate an item or help with the luncheon.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054fa4a629a7f85-annual1

There is also information on making a financial donation, if you prefer, to help defray costs.  Any questions can be addressed to MaryEllen McCarthy at mccarthy.clan@verizon.net


State Required Postural Screening  (Grades 8 & 9)

The high school will initiate the annual state required Postural Screening beginning in April for Grades 8 and 9. The screening will be performed by the school nurse in a 1:1 private area. The purpose of the screening is to detect early signs of possible spinal problems in children, such as scoliosis. It is not a diagnostic service but a program to identify young people who should have further medical evaluation.

If your child has any unusual findings, you will be notified and asked to take the child to a physician as a precaution. The majority of students exhibit no findings. If nothing unusual is found, we will not be contacting you again until the screening next year. Female students are asked to bring a swimsuit top, halter, or sports top to school the day of the screening. This type of clothing permits a more accurate observation of the back. All students will be given advance notice prior to their screening so they can come prepared.

When your child has a routine physical exam, the physician automatically performs postural screening. If your child has had a recent physical exam (dated July 2016 or later), please forward a copy to the Health Services Office as this will complete the requirement of the annual school screening for your child. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school nurse.


Maynard SEPAC

Coming Soon! The Maynard SEPAC will host a workshop on Basic Rights in Special Education on WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 at Fowler School from 7 – 9 p.m.  (This is a rescheduled event from February—we’re pretty sure we can guarantee no icy roads this time!) A presenter from the Federation for Children with Special Needs will conduct the workshop, full of super-helpful information to help parents partner with their child’s school in important ways: to decide their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions about, and monitor their child’s progress in school. Come learn, ask questions, and be informed about special education laws. Federation workshops are free and open to the public. Contact Karen Heath at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-394-6183 with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!



MHS Peer Leaders Help with  Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

The Maynard High School Peer Leaders will be volunteering for a local professor and artist Catriona Baker on her I Am Red campaign. Her artwork varies from canvas to animation to multimedia, and uses Little Red Riding Hood as a metaphor for sexual assault in America. To fully impress the gravity of the frequency and severity of sexual assault, she has been creating 720 hand bound empty books in which survivors are welcome to share their stories. The number 720 represents the number of rapes in America in one day. As each book takes 1-3 hours to make, the Peer Leaders will be assisting in making these books which will be on display along with the artist's other works for her I Am Red presentation later this year. She hopes to raise awareness about sexual assault and start conversations.


Thank you,

-Peer Leaders


Autism Awareness and Acceptance

Calling all runners for the Autism Acceptance 5K this April 30th at 9am!

Show your support this Autism Acceptance Month by registering for the Autism Acceptance 5K, a charity run/walk which will donate all proceeds to the nonprofit Autistic Self Advocacy Network. The event will be held at 1 Tiger Dr, Maynard, and is a Maynard High School Senior Project generously sponsored by Shaws, Stop & Shop, Sugarsnap, Avidia Bank, and Christmas Motors. Whether you are looking for a leisurely family walk or a competitive race, come out for the Autism Acceptance 5K to show your support of the Autistic community and this Senior Project! To register or donate to the cause, visit www.runsignup.com/race/ma/maynard/autismacceptance5k. If you are interested in sponsoring the event or have any questions please email autismacceptance5k@gmail.com."


News from the Maynard Music Association

Please click the link below or visit out website at maynardmusic.org to view the minutes from our March meetings.


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MMA-High-School-March-1-2017.pdf


http://maynardmusic.org/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joint-MMA-Business-March-1-2017.pdf


MMA Scholarships:  Please be advised that scholarship applications for graduating seniors must be postmarked by May 1st in order to be considered.


Though Maynard High School parents are not eligible to participate in the scholarship committee, additional readers are needed.  If you know of anyone within the community who might be interesting in serving, please let MMA know.  


MMA Senior Band/Chorus Banquet:  This year's banquet is set for May 29th at the Maynard Elks at 5pm.  Tickets will go on sale soon.  


Photos for the Banquet: All graduating band and chorus students should send a maximum of 10 photos for this years video to Sandra Liu at sliuma95@gmail.com by May 8th.


Upcoming Events:

Tuesday,  April 25th - Joint Budget meeting BOS/SC

Thursday, April 27th  - School Committee Meeting

May 3rd: MMA meeting  - 7:30 at Fowler Library for joint business/HS

May 6th Jazz Band Spring Art Walk

May 17th MHS Band/Chorus Concert

May 24th MHS Solo and Ensemble Night


Volunteers Needed:  

1. Programs and Banquet Tickets: to distribute and collect programs the night of the MHS band and chorus concert and sell tickets for the Senior Music Banquet.  Ticket sellers are also needed the evening of the Solo and Ensemble Night.


2. Memorial Day Parade Chaperones: Volunteers are needed for the Memorial Day parade to meet students in the band room, walk the parade route and distribute water.


3. Music Banquet Volunteers: The Banquet Committee is seeking assistance on the day of the banquet to set up, serve food and beverages, and clean up after the event.


Please email MMA at maynard.musicassoc@gmail.com if you can volunteer.



A Message From Emerson Hospital Regarding Aging


“Are you confused about the options available in our community to help you or your family navigate the aging journey?”

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 6:00-7:30pm in Cheney Conference Room at Emerson Hospital, The Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital will be hosting a community education event, Old Age Ain’t for Sissies: Demystifying Elder Care.  A panel discussion, moderated by Janet Benvenuti of Circle of Life Partners, on the continuum of caring for aging seniors including: medical concerns and keeping a senior healthy, programs/services/resources for supporting your loved one at home, and options when your senior can no longer live at home. A light supper will be served. The event is free to the public but seating is limited. Please email the Auxiliary to reserve your seat emersonauxiliary@gmail.com or call Christine Kielar at 978-287-8765. Sponsored by Care One of Concord.


The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren...

Invites you to attend The 6th Annual Conference for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Community Providers and Supporters.


June 7, 2017 from 9:00am -3:00pm

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel

181 Boston Post Road

Marlborough, MA 01752


This conference will provide you the opportunity to meet, collaborate, share, and learn from grandparents and other relative caregivers as well as social workers, community service providers, state leaders, and more from across the state.  We look forward to hearing from this year’s Keynote Speaker, local award winning children’s book author Jarrett Krosoczka, who was raised by grandparents.


You will have the opportunity to attend workshops on a variety of issues focusing on the children being raised by grandparents and other relative caregivers such as the impact of trauma on children and families, understanding internet safety, accessing educational resources from childhood through young adulthood, how to talk with children about addiction and substance abuse, and more.


The conference is free and lunch is included.  Light breakfast pastries will be provided from 9:00am-9:30am.


To register or get further information:

Please contact Colleen Pritoni by 6/2/2017 at:  colleen.pritoni@state.ma.us or (617) 748-2454

Please include your name, phone number and email address as well as any food allergies or special accommodations.



That’s the news and announcements for this week,


Have a great weekend and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Patriots' Day Weekend 2017

posted Apr 14, 2017, 12:20 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


Today marks the last day of school prior to Patriots’ Day and the spring vacation week.  Maynard High School will be closed for classes from 2:05 this afternoon until Monday morning April 24th at 7:00am when the building reopens for student breakfast and then classes at 7:45am.  The 4th quarter of the year is now underway.  Please help ensure that your student finishes the year well by being to school on time, every day, with their work complete.


Last night the Maynard School Committee & State Representative Kate Hogan graciously acknowledged our 2017 State Championship Boys Basketball team and their coaches with wonderful ceremonial basketballs and an invitation to the State House.  I was tremendously honored, pleased and surprised to receive one of the ceremonial basketballs as well.  Many thanks go out to the members of our School Committee, State Representative Hogan and Dr. Gerardi for this unexpected and delightful public shout out.


It is course selection time for the 2017-2018 school year.  Teachers have completed their recommendations for core class placement for all students for the 2017-2018 school year.  Students will be now be beginning their own course selections for the 2017-2018 school year and will be able to do so on iPass including remotely from home.  As a point of information, the full 2017-2018 Program of Studies is available on the Maynard High School website.  The student selection process will run through the end of the day on Monday April 24th.   After that point in time individual discussions with guidance counselors will begin to finalize all selections.  In a sense, the 2017-2018 school year is starting even as the current school year enters the home stretch.


“Personal Awareness Week” was  held this week featuring presentations on a variety of physical health, mental health and social issues.  Students received information on topics including skin cancer and prevention, healthy relationships and dating violence, opiod and substance abuse, Heart Health, financial awareness and planning, HIV prevention, and the nature of community policing to name just some.  We were fortunate to have a mixture of outside experts, community leaders and students participate in these forums and presentations.  As always, a primary concern of Maynard High School and the Maynard Public Schools is student health and wellness as well as personal safety.


And now more MHS News from Mr. Ogden’s Radio & Television Production Class


In This Week’s Episode:  An EXCLUSIVE Interview with Sports Illustrated writer & 98.5 regular Greg Bedard.  Behind the scenes of the Beacon Santa Telethon, a message from SAGA, Red Sox, top MHS athletes, Guatemala & more!  A special message to Mr. Paterno at the very end.

ENJOY!


MHN NEWS



Let us know if you have something you would like to feature on the news.


Special Thank you to all the students who worked so hard to make this happen.


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


State Required Postural Screening  (Grades 8 & 9)

The high school will initiate the annual state required Postural Screening beginning in April for Grades 8 and 9. The screening will be performed by the school nurse in a 1:1 private area. The purpose of the screening is to detect early signs of possible spinal problems in children, such as scoliosis. It is not a diagnostic service but a program to identify young people who should have further medical evaluation.

If your child has any unusual findings, you will be notified and asked to take the child to a physician as a precaution. The majority of students exhibit no findings. If nothing unusual is found, we will not be contacting you again until the screening next year. Female students are asked to bring a swimsuit top, halter, or sports top to school the day of the screening. This type of clothing permits a more accurate observation of the back. All students will be given advance notice prior to their screening so they can come prepared.

When your child has a routine physical exam, the physician automatically performs postural screening. If your child has had a recent physical exam (dated July 2016 or later), please forward a copy to the Health Services Office as this will complete the requirement of the annual school screening for your child. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school nurse.


Maynard’s Got Talent!

Tomorrow night, April 14th at 6:30pm, some of our high school students will be showcasing their talents in the Fowler auditorium. The acts include singing, rapping, guitar playing, karate, and more.


Please come by to support these students and this year's senior class.


Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and there will be baked goods for sale.


We hope to see you there tomorrow night!

Emily Dowd and the Class of 2017


MHS Peer Leaders Help with  Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

The Maynard High School Peer Leaders will be volunteering for a local professor and artist Catriona Baker on her I Am Red campaign. Her artwork varies from canvas to animation to multimedia, and uses Little Red Riding Hood as a metaphor for sexual assault in America. To fully impress the gravity of the frequency and severity of sexual assault, she has been creating 720 hand bound empty books in which survivors are welcome to share their stories. The number 720 represents the number of rapes in America in one day. As each book takes 1-3 hours to make, the Peer Leaders will be assisting in making these books which will be on display along with the artist's other works for her I Am Red presentation later this year. She hopes to raise awareness about sexual assault and start conversations.


Thank you,

-Peer Leaders


Donate Your Old, Unwanted Phones and Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Our Student Green Committee is hosting a phone drive starting today! We are working with an organization called HopeLine, and they collect "no longer used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories that are in any condition from any service provider to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence.” This organization is really great, and it raised roughly 7 million for victims and survivors in 2015 alone. Please think about donating to help out!


If you are interested in donating a phone, follow these steps:


  1. Erase any data from the phone and disconnect the phone’s service with your wireless provider.

  2. Remove any storage cards and SIM cards from the phone. We thoroughly refurbish donated phones.

  3. Place your wireless phone from any service provider along with the battery, charger and any accessories you wish to donate in a plastic bag.

  4. Drop it in the donation bin in our Main Office at Maynard High School!

Thank you From The Green Committee!


Autism Awareness and Acceptance

Calling all runners for the Autism Acceptance 5K this April 30th at 9am!

Show your support this Autism Acceptance Month by registering for the Autism Acceptance 5K, a charity run/walk which will donate all proceeds to the nonprofit Autistic Self Advocacy Network. The event will be held at 1 Tiger Dr, Maynard, and is a Maynard High School Senior Project generously sponsored by Shaws, Stop & Shop, Sugarsnap, Avidia Bank, and Christmas Motors. Whether you are looking for a leisurely family walk or a competitive race, come out for the Autism Acceptance 5K to show your support of the Autistic community and this Senior Project! To register or donate to the cause, visit www.runsignup.com/race/ma/maynard/autismacceptance5k. If you are interested in sponsoring the event or have any questions please email autismacceptance5k@gmail.com."


MMA March Updates

Music Banquet subcommittee: Volunteers are still needed to help the day of the banquet on Memorial Day at 5pm at the Elks. Help with set up, food and general support is needed. Contact Bonnie  - maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com. Thanks to those who have volunteered their time and talent to chair the subcommittees: Lynda Thayer, Stacey Charbonneau, Dan Charbonneau, Maureen DeVos, Stephanie Gavin, Sandra Liu, Annemarie Caloggero & Christine Barilone. Can you join us that day?


Volunteers needed for support of MMA: If you are able to give time once a month to support our musicians, we are in need of parents interested in helping in all areas. Please attend our April meeting (Wednesday, April 5th) to hear what we are planning for the remaining months of the 2016-2017 school year and the needs for the coming year. WE need you!!  Contact: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com


A Message From Emerson Hospital Regarding Aging


“Are you confused about the options available in our community to help you or your family navigate the aging journey?”

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 6:00-7:30pm in Cheney Conference Room at Emerson Hospital, The Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital will be hosting a community education event, Old Age Ain’t for Sissies: Demystifying Elder Care.  A panel discussion, moderated by Janet Benvenuti of Circle of Life Partners, on the continuum of caring for aging seniors including: medical concerns and keeping a senior healthy, programs/services/resources for supporting your loved one at home, and options when your senior can no longer live at home. A light supper will be served. The event is free to the public but seating is limited. Please email the Auxiliary to reserve your seat emersonauxiliary@gmail.com or call Christine Kielar at 978-287-8765. Sponsored by Care One of Concord.


That’s the news for the week,


Enjoy the coming school vacation week and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School







The 3rd Quarter Draws to a Close

posted Apr 7, 2017, 1:04 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon,


The 3rd marking quarter closed today (April 7th).  Staff members will be finalizing grades by next Tuesday the 11th.  At that point grades are cross checked by administrators and guidance counselors for errors prior to release.  I anticipate releasing the grades to all parents by Friday April 14th.


Speaking of April 14th, that also marks the last day of school prior to Patriots’ Day and the spring vacation week which runs from the close of school on the 14th through Monday morning April 24th at 7:00am when the building reopens for classes.


As the 3rd quarter closes teachers will also be making recommendations for core class placement for all students for the 2017-2018 school year as well.  Students will be beginning their course selections late next week as well.  In a sense, the 2017-2018 school year is starting even as the current school year enters the home stretch.


For many years a “Personal Awareness Week” has been held featuring presentations on a variety of physical health, mental health and social issues.  This coming week of April 10th-14th is Personal Awareness Week for 2017 and we will have a range of special activities for students on topics including skin cancer and prevention, healthy relationships and dating violence, opiod and substance abuse and prevention and the nature of community policing to name a few.  As always, a primary concern of Maynard High School and the Maynard Public Schools is student health and wellness as well as personal safety.


And now more MHS News from Mr. Ogden’s Radio & Television Production Class


With April Fools Day just over the horizon, the students of the MHN Newscast wanted to share with you some of the, let’s say, less desirable moments from season 2 of the news.  These are the clips that never made the final cut, and trust me, there’s always a lot of them!


So enjoy this special edition of MHN News, and we hope you get a good laugh from what happens behind the scenes.  


Great work by Nick R. editing this piece.  A grand thank you to all of our anchors who allowed us to show what many others would never want people to see.


As always: We want to feature you and what you are doing for the community on MHN News.  Let us broadcast to our viewers all that you have done for the Town of Maynard.


MHN News BLOOPER REEL


Let us know if you have something you would like to feature on the news.


Special Thank you to all the students who worked so hard to make this happen.


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


2017-2018 Bus Registration

Bus registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on May 1, 2017.  The deadline for registration is June 30.  Registration hours on May 1 will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration will take place at the administrative offices at 3-R Tiger Drive.  We are now located near the main office of the Fowler School. Forms will be available for download on our website starting April 28.  No forms will be accepted until May 1. There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the first student; $220 for the second or more children.  Late fee:  $30.00 for registration after June 30.

Note:  If you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of  2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.

State Required Postural Screening  (Grades 8 & 9)

The high school will initiate the annual state required Postural Screening beginning in April for Grades 8 and 9. The screening will be performed by the school nurse in a 1:1 private area. The purpose of the screening is to detect early signs of possible spinal problems in children, such as scoliosis. It is not a diagnostic service but a program to identify young people who should have further medical evaluation.

If your child has any unusual findings, you will be notified and asked to take the child to a physician as a precaution. The majority of students exhibit no findings. If nothing unusual is found, we will not be contacting you again until the screening next year. Female students are asked to bring a swimsuit top, halter, or sports top to school the day of the screening. This type of clothing permits a more accurate observation of the back. All students will be given advance notice prior to their screening so they can come prepared.

When your child has a routine physical exam, the physician automatically performs postural screening. If your child has had a recent physical exam (dated July 2016 or later), please forward a copy to the Health Services Office as this will complete the requirement of the annual school screening for your child. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school nurse.


The Prom is Coming (With thanks to Ms. Doktorov)

The event of the year is the Roaring Twenties prom which will take place on Friday, 5/12, at the Westin Hotel in Waltham. Tickets will be on sale through Friday April 14th during first and third lunches. The cost of the tickets if $65. Only students with their dues up-to-date will be able to purchase the tickets.

Thinking about how to get to the prom and back? If there is enough interest, we will provide either a coach bus or a school bus. If there are 55 people on the bus, the price is only $6 for the school bus and only $15 for the coach bus. Please indicate your interest at the time of the ticket purchase.   

Unlike girls who purchase their dresses, many boys rent their tuxedos. Mr. G's Tuxedos company has a store in Hudson and is offering us a deal that includes jacket, pants, pleated shirt, vest, and tie for only $99! Certainly, the latest style and certain color options will be more expensive. But it is his price for the basic package. Mr. G’s will be at our school and take measurements, deposits, and orders right here.  He has already been at the school on this past Thursday and will be back on Friday April 14th from 6-7pm.  He will be set up by the theater entrance. To place an order, a deposit of $50 will need t be paid in cash or check. Please note that the orders will need to be picked up from the actual store in Hudson.

Please email Ms. Doktorov at odoktorov@maynard.k12.ma.us with any questions about the prom!


The Maynard Book Festival

The Maynard Book Festival runs Thursday - Saturday, April 6-8, at the Maynard Library, with a bluegrass concert Friday evening, and culminating in a selection of author presentations and StoryCorps interview sessions on Saturday.

One of the author events on Saturday is a panel discussion at 1:30 with three authors who write for young adults. Panelists include Maynard’s own Julie Berry, Tara Sullivan and M.T. Anderson. These authors cover a sweeping range of topics and settings including Arthurian legend, post-Inquisition France, the composer Shostakovich and the siege of Leningrad, a mute girl in Colonial America, an albino boy in Tanzania and child slavery in the African chocolate industry.

All events are free and open to all.

For the full 2017 Maynard Book Festival schedule: http://www.maynardpubliclibrary.org/mbf2017



MHS Peer Leaders Help with  Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

The Maynard High School Peer Leaders will be volunteering for a local professor and artist Catriona Baker on her I Am Red campaign. Her artwork varies from canvas to animation to multimedia, and uses Little Red Riding Hood as a metaphor for sexual assault in America. To fully impress the gravity of the frequency and severity of sexual assault, she has been creating 720 hand bound empty books in which survivors are welcome to share their stories. The number 720 represents the number of rapes in America in one day. As each book takes 1-3 hours to make, the Peer Leaders will be assisting in making these books which will be on display along with the artist's other works for her I Am Red presentation later this year. She hopes to raise awareness about sexual assault and start conversations.


Thank you,

-Peer Leaders


Donate Your Old, Unwanted Phones and Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Our Student Green Committee is hosting a phone drive starting today! We are working with an organization called HopeLine, and they collect "no longer used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories that are in any condition from any service provider to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence.” This organization is really great, and it raised roughly 7 million for victims and survivors in 2015 alone. Please think about donating to help out!


If you are interested in donating a phone, follow these steps:


  1. Erase any data from the phone and disconnect the phone’s service with your wireless provider.

  2. Remove any storage cards and SIM cards from the phone. We thoroughly refurbish donated phones.

  3. Place your wireless phone from any service provider along with the battery, charger and any accessories you wish to donate in a plastic bag.

  4. Drop it in the donation bin in our Main Office at Maynard High School!

Thank you From The Green Committee!


MMA March Updates

Music Banquet subcommittee: Volunteers are still needed to help the day of the banquet on Memorial Day at 5pm at the Elks. Help with set up, food and general support is needed. Contact Bonnie  - maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com. Thanks to those who have volunteered their time and talent to chair the sub-committees: Lynda Thayer, Stacey Charbonneau, Dan Charbonneau, Maureen DeVos, Stephanie Gavin, Sandra Liu, Annemarie Caloggero & Christine Barilone. Can you join us that day?


Volunteers needed for support of MMA: If you are able to give time once a month to support our musicians, we are in need of parents interested in helping in all areas. Please attend our April meeting (Wednesday, April 5th) to hear what we are planning for the remaining months of the 2016-2017 school year and the needs for the coming year. WE need you!!  Contact: maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com

That’s the news for the week,


Enjoy the coming weekend and take care,

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School






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