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Our Students Are Phenomenal!

posted Apr 29, 2016, 12:13 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon--

As we enter the final two months of the school year it is important that our students finish the academic year well during the 4th and final marking quarter.  Maintenance of excellent attendance including on time arrival is critical to student success.  If your student comes home and says something like, “Tomorrow is skip day.” or “Everyone’s taking tomorrow off.” don’t buy it and don’t play into it.  We’ll all be working hard right until the end of the school year on June 22nd.


This past week several of our seniors have helped facilitate meetings and fund raising activities related to the work they have done for their capstone projects as part of our Senior Project classes.  The quality of their work has been outstanding and has ranged from political forums on the workings of the electoral college, to panel discussions on the media and its role in our political discourse as a society to awareness of helper animals for those with a variety of physical and emotional needs.  Take a moment to speak with your children about the senior projects that are ongoing at Maynard High School.  The topics and quality of the work may well amaze you.


Over April vacation a group of students and chaperons visited Cuba and trip leader, Spanish Teacher Jennifer Adams sent the following note along.  I’d like to share it with you:


Dear parents,

I want you to know what amazing kids you have.  It was my pleasure to take them on this trip and to see them try new things, learn new words, interact with new people, have conversations in Spanish (even with each other!), appreciate a different culture, get out on the dance floor, play baseball, be kind and responsible,.....  

It's hard to know how this trip has affected each of them or how their perspective on things may have changed, but I'm hopeful they feel more confident speaking Spanish as a result of using it in another country, have a better understanding of the Cuban culture, history, & economy,  have learned to be a little more flexible when traveling, and can even pack lightly.  I saw kids taking care of each other, translating for each other, playing games with each other (no smart phones was great!), and being respectful of differences.

Mrs. Finnegan, Ms. Rabinovich & I absolutely loved being their chaperones.  We were so proud to have each of these kids on our trip representing Maynard and the US.

We were fortunate to have Mrs. Santillo and Mr. Kuhn on the trip as well.  Each of them added a lot to the trip and were another adult the kids could talk to.  The trip wouldn't have been the same without Mrs. Santillo's art expertise & Mr. Kuhn's laugh, among other qualities!  

We are planning to get together and have invited the group from Belchertown who traveled with us.  The group of students from Chicago has promised to try to skype in  for it, so you'll get to meet some of our new friends.  We tentatively set it for the night of May 20 but after we each check our school calendars I'll be in touch about the official date & time.  

Thank you for helping your kids with this opportunity.  (Kids - thank your parents if you haven't already done so.)  I would honestly take them all on another trip, as soon as I rest up from this one.  

The plan for pictures is to create a Google doc so we can share them all, but here is one of our yesterday morning in Cuba, as we were getting ready to board the bus from our hotel.  When you look at your kids' tired faces today, you can be assured they were this happy when they were in Cuba.  

Gracias a todos mis muy buenos viajeros.

Jen


Upcoming Activities and Events:


Sports

All of our spring sports teams are now well into their competitive schedules and home and away games are happening almost daily.  Please check out our sports schedule at:  http://www.mwlma.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=382&school_id=38


Maynard Rod and Gun Club Children’s Trout Derby

The Maynard Rod and Gun Club will host its annual Children’s Trout Derby on Saturday April 30 and Sunday MAy 1 from 7:00am-4:00pm.  Entry fees are:  children under 7:  free, children 8-12:  $7.00, children 13-18 and adults:  $10.00.  Re-entry is allowed.  Great prizes each day.  Breakfast and lunch available.  Bait and tackle available.  Free fly fishing clinic Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm.  Call the club at 978-897-9873 or Kirk Teska at (781) 890-5678 for further details.

An open house will also be held.  The Maynard Rod and Gun Club, Inc., Old Mill Road, Maynard, Massachusetts.  Overnight camping available.


2016-2017 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2016-2017 school year will begin on May 9, 2016.  Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at 3-R Tiger Drive.  Registration Forms will be available on our website and all school offices starting on May 6.  No forms will be accepted before May 9.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 for the 2nd or more.

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


Food Services

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

  MAYNARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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

April 25, 2016

Dear Parent or Guardian,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

Chris Piercey

Maynard Public Schools Food Services Manager

(978) 897 6100

cpiercey@maynard.k12.ma.us


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


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Catch a Trout, Take a Survey, and Come to School Every Day!

posted Apr 22, 2016, 10:01 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon—


With school vacation week here, it has been relatively quiet at Maynard High School this week.

Coming out of this last significant break of the 2015-2016 school year it is important that our students finish the academic year well during the 4th and final marking quarter.  Maintenance of excellent attendance, including on time arrival, is critical to student success.  If your student comes home and says something like, “Tomorrow is skip day.” or “Everyone’s taking tomorrow off.” don’t buy it and don’t play into it.  We’ll all be working hard right until the end of the school year exactly two months from now on June 22nd.


The Maynard Public Schools and Maynard High School is participating in an important survey to support a national study related to support for students’ social, emotional and behavioral well being.  If you have a few minutes please complete the survey.  A description from the researchers and the needed link follow:


Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are working on a national research project about social, emotional, and behavioral practices used in schools.  One important piece to the project involves understanding how educators and families think about school practices to support students. MAYNARD HIGH was randomly selected from school districts across the country, and your district has agreed to participation. We invite you to participate in this survey.  

The survey includes questions about perceptions regarding the purpose and value of social, emotional, and behavioral screening; the usability of a particular approach to identifying and supporting the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students; and your demographics. Total time should take approximately 10-15 minutes, and you will not be contacted further.

Follow this link to the Survey:

https://unh.az1.qualtrics.com/SE?SID=SV_2lSLffj4hc72gct&RID=MLRP_1TSXqhNin11JDDv


Your collaboration in this important project is appreciated. You will not be paid for being in this study; however, if you participate in the survey you may choose to enter into a raffle for one of sixteen $50 Amazon gift cards once the project is completed. If you have any questions or concerns about the project in general, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Sandra Chafouleas, Project Director, at the University of Connecticut.

The University of New Hampshire Survey Center is managing survey administration for this project. For questions about the survey form or problems with the link, please contact Tracy Keirns, at the University of New Hampshire (603.862.1060 or tracy.keirns@unh.edu).

Thank you very much for your assistance.


Many Activities and Events are Upcoming and Information Follows:


Senior Projects

Miranda DeBruyn, a senior at Maynard High School, is doing a fundraiser this spring for her senior project. She will be selling bracelets for Buddy Dog, a local non-kill animal shelter, for $5 dollars at lunch and can be reached anywhere around the school. She can also be reached at her personal email mgraced@verizon.net for those outside of the school. Cash is preferred Miranda is also doing a blanket drive for the shelter. A box will be left in the main office. Miranda says, “Thank you so much in advance for everyone's donations.”


Haley Fritz also has an exciting senior project she has been working on.  Haley has arranged for a forum on the “The Changing State of Media in American Politics” on Thursday April 28th from 7:00-8:30pm in the MHS auditorium.  The forum will include a panel discussion featuring Pulitzer Prize winning Globe Spotlight reporter Joan Vennochi,  Massachusetts State Senator Jamie Eldridge, Northeastern University Professor Dan Kennedy,  Mass VOTE Executive Cheryl Crawford & Raskey-Baerlein Public Affairs representative Will Rasky. Admission is free, but tickets are required.  Tickets are available by contacting Paul Orzech in the Media Center at Maynard High School or by contacting Haley at halmfritz@gmail.com


Maynard Rod and Gun Club Children’s Trout Derby

The Maynard Rod and Gun Club will host its annual Children’s Trout Derby on Saturday April 30 and Sunday MAy 1 from 7:00am-4:00pm.  Entry fees are:  children under 7:  free, children 8-12:  $7.00, children 13-18 and adults:  $10.00.  Re-entry is allowed.  Great prizes each day.  Breakfast and lunch available.  Bait and tackle available.  Free fly fishing clinic Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm.  Call the club at 978-897-9873 or Kirk Teska at (781) 890-5678 for further details.

An open house will also be held.  The Maynard Rod and Gun Club, Inc., Old Mill Road, Maynard, Massachusetts.  Overnight camping available.


2016-2017 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2016-2017 school year will begin on May 9, 2016.  Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at 3-R Tiger Drive.  Registration Forms will be available on our website and all school offices starting on May 6.  No forms will be accepted before May 9.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 for the 2nd or more.

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


Thank you for reading and have a wonderful weekend—


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Enjoy a safe and relaxing April Vacation!

posted Apr 15, 2016, 12:56 PM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon—

I’d like to take a moment to thank all of the students and staff at Maynard High School for successfully completing our initial student safety training utilizing the ALICE method.  ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.  It is a more comprehensive set of tools for students and staff to use to stay safe in the event of a school emergency than lockdown alone.  Every student at MHS took part in a 55 minute presentation and also participated in a drill regarding building evacuation under emergency conditions.  I’d like to thank the Maynard Police and Fire Departments for their participation and to the entire district safety committee for their work bringing this about.  Further drills will be held in the future on other aspects of ALICE.  Notifications will go out in advance of these events.

In other exciting news, on Tuesday April 12th the popular and bestselling Young Adult author Julie Berry visited the MHS Library to meet with students interested in pursuing creative writing as a career. Speaking with about 50 students, Ms Berry discussed her new book, The Passion of Dolssa (out that day), and provided a very personal and comprehensive writers' workshop for all in attendance. Ms Berry was a Maynard resident for 13 years, until moving to Los Angeles two years ago when her career took off. Her previous book, All The Truth That's In Me, was published in over 13 countries and earned rave reviews from Time Magazine, NPR, and The New York Times. Ms Berry still retains a strong connection with both MHS and entire Maynard community, therefore making this incredible opportunity for our students possible.

Teachers Mrs. Adams and Ms. Rabinovich along with Ms. Finnegan and two other chaperons are leading a trip to Cuba with 15 MHS students.  They were on their way to the airport in the wee hours this morning and ought to be approaching Havana as I write this.  This amazing educational and cultural trip would not have been possible without the support of dozens of members of the school community and unwavering family support.  I look forward to a full report when they return after April vacation!

The April School vacation is upon us with MHS closed for classes from the close of school at 2:05pm today until we return at 7:00am on Monday April 25th.  Sports practices and games will be occurring along with some additional extracurricular activities.  Your students should check with their coaches or advisors for schedules.

Many Activities and Events are Upcoming and Information Follows:

Senior Projects

Miranda DeBruyn, a senior at Maynard High School, is doing a fundraiser this spring for her senior project. She will be selling bracelets for Buddy Dog, a local non-kill animal shelter, for $5 dollars at lunch and can be reached anywhere around the school. She can also be reached at her personal email mgraced@verizon.net for those outside of the school. Cash is preferred Miranda is also doing a blanket drive for the shelter. A box will be left in the main office. Miranda says, “Thank you so much in advance for everyone's donations.”

Haley Fritz also has an exciting senior project she has been working on.  Haley has arranged for a forum on the “The Changing State of Media in American Politics” on Thursday April 28th from 7:00-8:30pm in the MHS auditorium.  The forum will include a panel discussion featuring Pulitzer Prize winning Globe Spotlight reporter Joan Vennochi,  Massachusetts State Senator Jamie Eldridge, Northeastern University Professor Dan Kennedy,  Mass VOTE Executive Cheryl Crawford & Raskey-Baerlein Public Affairs representative Will Rasky. Admission is free, but tickets are required.  Tickets are available by contacting Paul Orzech in the Media Center at Maynard High School or by contacting Haley at halmfritz@gmail.com

2016-2017 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2016-2017 school year will begin on May 9, 2016.  Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at 3-R Tiger Drive.  Registration Forms will be available on our website and all school offices starting on May 6.  No forms will be accepted before May 9.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 for the 2nd or more.

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

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful weekend & school vacation week—

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School

A Special Message About Our Upcoming Student Safety Training

posted Apr 8, 2016, 12:58 PM by Chuck Caragianes   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 1:08 PM ]

Good afternoon--

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts now mandates that all schools have safety measures in place that go beyond a traditional "Lockdown" approach to help ensure student safety in the event of a true and dire emergency.

Next Wednesday April 13th we are planning on introducing the ALICE safety protocols to our students at Maynard High School.

ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate.  It is a way of thinking about school safety that is aligned with the latest information and analysis taken from tragic school intruder and shooting events across the country.

As students reach the 8th grade and beyond at Maynard High School they are capable of taking a much more active role in their own protection in the event of an armed intruder situation.  This includes actively evacuating the building, barricading and fortifying the space they are in to keep intruders out of a space like a classroom and even countering an intruder attack in a worst case scenario.

This coming Wednesday students will be viewing a presentation that reviews what ALICE is, how the ALICE protocols were developed, and why the ALICE protocols work.  Our staff members began their own ALICE training by viewing a similar presentation.  It is similar to the presentation given before the Maynard School Committee earlier this year.

Later in the day evacuation scenarios and drills will be held.

This is the first in a series of student trainings that will be held over the next two school years.

The student training on Wednesday will move Maynard High School ahead in the area of school safety and there is no higher priority than the safety of the students and staff at Maynard High School.

Thank you for reading--
Chuck Caragianes
Principal of Maynard High School

A Great Week at MHS--Thanks to Our Students!

posted Apr 8, 2016, 12:36 PM by Chuck Caragianes






Good afternoon—

First, a reminder.  The April School vacation is almost upon us with MHS closed for classes from the close of school at 2:05pm on Friday April 15th until we return at 7:00am on Monday April 25th.  Sports practices and games will be occurring along with some additional extracurricular activities.  Your students should check with their coaches or advisors for schedules.


The 3rd marking quarter of the year ended today.  Grades are being inputted into iPass, will be verified and then report cards will be released.  This process takes about a week.


Meanwhile, it has been a great week at Maynard High School.  Check out this Week’s Beacon Villager for a wonderful cover story about our sophomores students and custodial staff working together.  Many thanks to Class Advisor Olga Doktorov for her efforts bringing this about.


We had a slow start this past Monday morning with our blood drive as the snow created some late arrivals but we rallied before lunch.  Volunteering students were polite and helpful throughout the day.  When all was said and done the American Red Cross collected 36 pints of blood which is a new school record.  Several students and teachers gave double reds.  This means that we provided a sufficient amount of blood to save 108 lives. The Red Cross coordinator remarked that at larger schools they may only collect 20 pints of blood.  A big thank you goes out to everyone who made this happen especially our Peer Leaders, Staff member Rochelle Lerner who advises our Peer Leaders and Trish DeMars who worked around not being able to use the gym or the outdoors on an icy morning.

We make a difference.


There was a major dance competition from April 1st to 3rd at South Hadley High School  over the past weekend and several Maynard High Students were involved.

Team members included:  Georgia Lawton,Sofia Adams, Sofia Lappas, Garvey Cummings, Maddie Berry, Olivia Palmer, Jay Stout, Megan Tucker, Michaela Barbagalo, Molly Gavin & Lily Elwell.

Awards Winners from Maynard High abounded including::

Georgia Lawton - 1st place in 13-15 age group

Garvey Cummings- 2nd place in 16-24 age group

Sofia Lappas- 2nd place in 13-15 age group

Jay Stout- 3rd place in 13-15 age group

Garvery Cumming and Jay Stout- 1st place 13-15 duos/trios

Michaela, Olivia, Sofia Lappas and Garvey came in first for their group performance age group 16-18.

Congratulations go out to the entire group!


Also, thanks goes out to our PTO for funding three grants at MHS to two of our science teachers, Nancy Griffin and  Valerie Cairns, and to Jen Adams our SAGA staff adviser.  Please come on over to MHS for our next PTO meeting (more below).


Many Activities and Events are Upcoming and Information Follows:


Senior Projects

Miranda DeBruyn, a senior at Maynard High School, is doing a fundraiser this spring for her senior project. She will be selling bracelets for Buddy Dog, a local non-kill animal shelter, for $5 dollars at lunch and can be reached anywhere around the school. She can also be reached at her personal email mgraced@verizon.net for those outside of the school. Cash is preferred Miranda is also doing a blanket drive for the shelter. A box will be left in the main office. Miranda says, “Thank you so much in advance for everyone's donations.”                                                  

Prom is Fast Approaching!

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan invites the public to “2016 prom prep” and a discussion about healthy dating relationships.

Prom prep will be held on April 9th from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Empire Beauty School at 347 Pleasant Street in Malden.  Call 781-397-7400 for more details.


MHS PTO

Due to school vacation the next PTO meeting will be held next Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 pm in the media center.  Please join us to discuss the teacher appreciation luncheon coming up on May 6th.


2016-2017 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2016-2017 school year will begin on May 9, 2016.  Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at 3-R Tiger Drive.  Registration Forms will be available on our website and all school offices starting on May 6.  No forms will be accepted before May 9.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 for the 2nd or more.

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


Thank you for reading and have a wonderful weekend—


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


The 3rd Marking Quarter Ends in Just One Week!

posted Apr 1, 2016, 11:37 AM by Chuck Caragianes






Good afternoon—

Despite a forecast that includes the chance for snow Sunday and Monday, it is indeed spring.  Not only do the Red Sox open their season this coming Monday in Cleveland, but we are now just one week away from the close of the 3rd marking quarter of the year on April 8th.   The April School vacation will follow fast upon that with MHS closed for classes from the close of school at 2:05pm on Friday April 15th until we return at 7:00am on Monday April 25th.


Please remind your student to finish up the quarter with hard work and focus and that a restful week is not far away.


Many Activities and Events are Upcoming and Information Follows:


Jazz Cafe is Tonight!

The high school Jazz Band and Fowler Stage Band will be bringing you an evening of music, entertainment, cafe desserts and fun tonight from 7:00-9:00pm in the MHS cafeteria.  Admission is $5.00 or a $20.00 family max.  This is a great family event sure to be enjoyed by all.


Senior Projects

Shannon Smith has been researching the newest developments in cancer treatments known as cancer immunotherapy. As part of her Senior Project she is interning at Emerson Hospital as well as hosting a walk-a-thon to help raise money for cancer immunotherapy as way to make a direct impact on the cancer community. The walk will be held on Thursday. April 7th, 2016 at the Maynard High School track from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For more information about this project and to make donations prior to the event, visit Shannon's website <http://my.e2rm.com/PersonalPage.aspx?registrationID=3234041&langPref=en-CA>.


Building Bridgesat Northeastern University

About the Building Bridges Program:

  • Bi-annual event to provide high school students with the opportunity to explore Northeastern University’s College of Engineering

  • Full day of interactive engineering activities to help students understand the various engineering disciplines, led by COE faculty and students from all of the engineering departments

  • Introduction to research programs and initiatives at Northeastern

  • Overview of potential career paths and higher education options

  • Networking opportunities to meet and talk with current University students and faculty members

  • Interactive lunch session with industrial engineering challenges

Additional Information:

  • Breakfast and lunch included with registration

  • Group visits and school trips welcome – contact for special arrangements


Registration is now open! Please register at https://commerce.cashnet.com/SFBuildingBridges  Registration closes on Friday, April 8, 2016.

Building Bridges will take place on Friday, April 15, 2016. If you would like more information regarding the program, email Claire Duggan.                                                   


Using Mindfulness to Relieve Stress and Create Ease in Daily Life

Please join the Maynard SEPAC on Tuesday, April 5th @ 7pm in the Fowler School Library.

Mindfulness is such a big “buzz” word these days.

Have you ever wondered what it’s all about?

Why and how it can be so helpful when dealing with stressful situations?

Everyone can benefit from learning about and implementing a mindfulness practice!

Come join us for this adults-only presentation and learn how and why to incorporate stillness and meditation into your life.

Laura Grundstrom, YogaKids Certified Teacher, RYT200 and

Kyra Marino, RYT200, Owner of Revolution Community Yoga in Acton, MA

will offer practical ways to include this in your daily routines. We'll also talk about child-friendly ways to present these concepts so that you can go home and practice mindfulness with your children.

It takes 21 days to create a new habit so begin with us and see how mindfulness can benefit you and your family on a daily basis! Please RSVP to Jen Scott at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-897-2735 to attend.

Free and open to the public.


Prom is Fast Approaching!

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan invites the public to “2016 prom prep” and a discussion about healthy dating relationships.

Prom prep will be held on April 9th from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Empire Beauty School at 347 Pleasant Street in Malden.  Call 781-397-7400 for more details.


2016-2017 BUS REGISTRATION

Bus registration for the 2016-2017 school year will begin on May 9, 2016.  Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at 3-R Tiger Drive.  Registration Forms will be available on our website and all school offices starting on May 6.  No forms will be accepted before May 9.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 for the 2nd or more.

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


Thank you for reading and have a wonderful weekend—


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Come See Grease and then on To Springfield!

posted Mar 18, 2016, 9:19 AM by Chuck Caragianes

It is shaping up to be another huge weekend at Maynard High School and for our students.

Three great productions of the school musical Grease will be going off on Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.  This is a must see event and just a few tickets remain. (Details can be found below.)

Meanwhile, our Boy’s Basketball team will be playing in the State Title game on Saturday afternoon at 2:15pm at Springfield College.  Maynard has not won a state title in any sport since 1971 nor reached a state final in any sport in 23 years.  The team’s accomplishments are already at a once a generation level.  Please join us in Springfield to root our Tigers on!  Student fan busses will be leaving Maynard High at noon.  Sign ups for the busses have been handled here at the school on a first come first serve basis.

This morning featured our annual March Madness Competition sponsored and organized with skill and aplomb by our Student Government members, followed by a send off for the basketball team as they headed to Springfield.  Classes resumed with a real sense of positive energy in the building.

Many Activities and Events are Upcoming and Information Follows:

MHS Presents Grease:

Come see GREASE, the popular rock ‘n’ roll musical, performed on March 18, 19 and 20 at Maynard High School. You’ll hear your favorite doo wop songs from the original Broadway musical and hit movie, like “Summer Nights” and “Greased Lightning”, and see thrilling dance numbers like “Born to Hand Jive” and “We Go Together.”

Show times are at 7pm for Friday and Saturday performances, and at 2 pm on Sunday.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/students and are available at both the Maynard High School ticket booth and MKtix.com. For more information, please visit: MHStheater.org

The Ticket Booth will be open before all shows.

Senior Projects

Samantha Cutler has been researching the increasing rates of stress and anxiety on elementary students.  As part of her Senior Project, she is working with the Green Meadow Elementary School to replace the chairs in a first grade classroom with yoga balls.  During the intermissions of the performances of Grease on March 18, 19, and 20, she will be raffling a Bose Soundlink Color speaker, a pair of Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones, and a $50 gift card to the Nashoba Valley Ski Area.  Her goal is to raise $500 in order to buy twenty four yoga balls.  If you would like to contribute to her project, be sure to visit her table during intermission!

Shannon Smith has been researching the newest developments in cancer treatments known as cancer immunotherapy. As part of her Senior Project she is interning at Emerson Hospital as well as hosting a walk-a-thon to help raise money for cancer immunotherapy as way to make a direct impact on the cancer community. The walk will be held on Thursday. April 7th, 2016 at the Maynard High School track from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For more information about this project and to make donations prior to the event, visit Shannon's website <http://my.e2rm.com/PersonalPage.aspx?registrationID=3234041&langPref=en-CA>.

Building Bridgesat Northeastern University

About the Building Bridges Program:

  • Bi-annual event to provide high school students with the opportunity to explore Northeastern University’s College of Engineering

  • Full day of interactive engineering activities to help students understand the various engineering disciplines, led by COE faculty and students from all of the engineering departments

  • Introduction to research programs and initiatives at Northeastern

  • Overview of potential career paths and higher education options

  • Networking opportunities to meet and talk with current University students and faculty members

  • Interactive lunch session with industrial engineering challenges

Additional Information:

  • Breakfast and lunch included with registration

  • Group visits and school trips welcome – contact for special arrangements

Registration is now open! Please register at https://commerce.cashnet.com/SFBuildingBridges  Registration closes on Friday, April 8, 2016.

Building Bridges will take place on Friday, April 15, 2016. If you would like more information regarding the program, email Claire Duggan.

An Evening with Fernando Reimers

This is an invitation to all members of the Carlisle, Concord, Concord-Carlisle, Lincoln, Lincoln-Sudbury, Maynard, and Sudbury School and Town Communities to an event at Maynard High School titled, An Evening with Fernando Reimers.

Fernando Reimers is the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education.  He has recently written the book "Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century."  This book compares the educational systems of six countries including Chile, China, India, Mexico, Singapore and the United States of America.

Time:             7:00 PM  Presentation

                       8:30 PM  Book Signing                                                        

Date:               March 30, 2016

Place:              Maynard High School Performing Arts Center

Fee:                 None*

* Books can be purchased online at the following link:

http://hepg.org/hep-home/books/teaching-and-learning-for-the-twenty-first-century

Please RSVP at :  https://goo.gl/VBLOR1

Using Mindfulness to Relieve Stress and Create Ease in Daily Life

Please join the Maynard SEPAC on Tuesday, April 5th @ 7pm in the Fowler School Library.

Mindfulness is such a big “buzz” word these days.

Have you ever wondered what it’s all about?

Why and how it can be so helpful when dealing with stressful situations?

Everyone can benefit from learning about and implementing a mindfulness practice!

Come join us for this adults-only presentation and learn how and why to incorporate stillness and meditation into your life.

Laura Grundstrom, YogaKids Certified Teacher, RYT200 and

Kyra Marino, RYT200, Owner of Revolution Community Yoga in Acton, MA

will offer practical ways to include this in your daily routines. We'll also talk about child-friendly ways to present these concepts so that you can go home and practice mindfulness with your children.

It takes 21 days to create a new habit so begin with us and see how mindfulness can benefit you and your family on a daily basis! Please RSVP to Jen Scott at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-897-2735 to attend.

Free and open to the public.

Prom is Fast Approaching!

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan invites the public to “2016 prom prep” and a discussion about healthy dating relationships.

Prom prep will be held on April 9th from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Empire Beauty School at 347 Pleasant Street in Malden.  Call 781-397-7400 for more details.

Reminders:   Parking, Student Drop-Off and Student Pick-Up.

As a reminder our student parking lot is the lot closest to Tiger Drive on the auditorium side of the building, our visitor parking is directly in front of the main entrance and our Faculty & Staff Parking Lot is by the Gymnasium.  When these lots are used as designated there is ample room in each area, even under snowy conditions, and traffic flow in the morning and afternoon is excellent.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up by both drivers and school busses occurs in the circular drive directly in front of the main entrance.

Vans and approved cars for students with physical needs use the handicapped designated spots in front of the gymnasium entrance and these spots should never be used or blocked, even briefly, by other vehicles.

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful weekend—

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School

Go Tigers!

Go Tigers! See the MHS Production of Grease!

posted Mar 11, 2016, 10:06 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon—

It is going to be a busy Saturday March 12th for the students and staff at Maynard High School.  You can kick off your Saturday afternoon by travelling to Fitchburg State for a 4:15pm boys basketball game between number 1 seeded Maynard and number 3 seeded Sutton for the state sectional final.  Our Tigers are looking for a win to advance them to the state division 4 semifinal.  From there head on back to Maynard High School where our school musical Grease will be opening at 7:00pm.  You can truly have a fun and fantastic Maynard High Saturday!


Many Activities and Events are Upcoming and Information Follows:


MHS Presents Grease:

Come see GREASE, the popular rock ‘n’ roll musical, performed on March 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at Maynard High School. You’ll hear your favorite doo wop songs from the original Broadway musical and hit movie, like “Summer Nights” and “Greased Lightning”, and see thrilling dance numbers like “Born to Hand Jive” and “We Go Together.”


Show times are at 7pm for Friday and Saturday performances, and at 2 pm on Sundays.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/students and are available at both the Maynard High School ticket booth and MKtix.com. For more information, please visit: MHStheater.org


Ticket Booth Hours for sales of tickets to Grease:


Fri 3/11   2-4pm & 6-8pm

Sat 3/12 OPENING NIGHT: 5-7PM


Senior Projects


Samantha Cutler has been researching the increasing rates of stress and anxiety on elementary students.  As part of her Senior Project, she is working with the Green Meadow Elementary School to replace the chairs in a first grade classroom with yoga balls.  During the intermissions of the performances of Grease on March 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20, she will be raffling a Bose Soundlink Color speaker, a pair of Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones, and a $50 gift card to the Nashoba Valley Ski Area.  Her goal is to raise $500 in order to buy twenty four yoga balls.  If you would like to contribute to her project, be sure to visit her table during intermission!


Shannon Smith has been researching the newest developments in cancer treatments known as cancer immunotherapy. As part of her Senior Project she is interning at Emerson Hospital as well as hosting a walk-a-thon to help raise money for cancer immunotherapy as way to make a direct impact on the cancer community. The walk will be held on Thursday. April 7th, 2016 at the Maynard High School track from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For more information about this project and to make donations prior to the event, visit Shannon's website <http://my.e2rm.com/PersonalPage.aspx?registrationID=3234041&langPref=en-CA>.


Building Bridgesat Northeastern University

About the Building Bridges Program:

  • Bi-annual event to provide high school students with the opportunity to explore Northeastern University’s College of Engineering

  • Full day of interactive engineering activities to help students understand the various engineering disciplines, led by COE faculty and students from all of the engineering departments

  • Introduction to research programs and initiatives at Northeastern

  • Overview of potential career paths and higher education options

  • Networking opportunities to meet and talk with current University students and faculty members

  • Interactive lunch session with industrial engineering challenges

Additional Information:

  • Breakfast and lunch included with registration

  • Group visits and school trips welcome – contact for special arrangements


Registration is now open! Please register at https://commerce.cashnet.com/SFBuildingBridges  Registration closes on Friday, April 8, 2016.

Building Bridges will take place on Friday, April 15, 2016. If you would like more information regarding the program, email Claire Duggan.


Concord Carlisle High School Parents Association Upcoming Guest Speaker:

Maynard Public Schools, Concord Carlisle Regional Schools and Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School continue to share educational opportunities amongst our progressive communities.

The Concord Carlisle Parents Association is presenting a night with Julie Lythcott-Haims on Wednesday, March 16th at 7:00 pm.  Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of the book "How to Raise and Adult: Break free of the overparenting trap and prepare your kid for success."  The event will be held at the CCHS Auditorium, 500 Walden Street, Concord.


An Evening with Fernando Reimers

This is an invitation to all members of the Carlisle, Concord, Concord-Carlisle, Lincoln, Lincoln-Sudbury, Maynard, and Sudbury School and Town Communities to an event at Maynard High School titled, An Evening with Fernando Reimers.

Fernando Reimers is the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education.  He has recently written the book "Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century."  This book compares the educational systems of six countries including Chile, China, India, Mexico, Singapore and the United States of America.


Time:          7:00 PM  Presentation

                    8:30 PM  Book Signing                                                        

Date:            March 30, 2016

Place:           Maynard High School Performing Arts Center

Fee:              None*


* Books can be purchased online at the following link:

http://hepg.org/hep-home/books/teaching-and-learning-for-the-twenty-first-century


Please RSVP at :  https://goo.gl/VBLOR1

Reminders:   Parking, Student Drop-Off and Student Pick-Up.

As a reminder our student parking lot is the lot closest to Tiger Drive on the auditorium side of the building, our visitor parking is directly in front of the main entrance and our Faculty & Staff Parking Lot is by the Gymnasium.  When these lots are used as designated there is ample room in each area, even under snowy conditions, and traffic flow in the morning and afternoon is excellent.


Drop-Off and Pick-Up by both drivers and school busses occurs in the circular drive directly in front of the main entrance.


Vans and approved cars for students with physical needs use the handicapped designated spots in front of the gymnasium entrance and these spots should never be used or blocked, even briefly, by other vehicles.


Thank you for reading and have a wonderful weekend—


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School

A Challenging Week Handled Well

posted Feb 26, 2016, 10:03 AM by Chuck Caragianes

Good afternoon—

As you know, this past week was punctuated by a bomb threat toward Maynard High School that was received on Tuesday morning at about 7:00am by the Maynard Police.  The response by the staff and students in evacuating the high school grounds to the Fowler School was swift and calm.  It was a positive testament to all concerned.

The threat was analyzed by police in conjunction with myself and other school and district officials and was deemed to be of a low risk level based upon criteria established by state and federal agencies.  The school was swept by police, fire and school personnel and was deemed to be safe.  After I addressed the students and staff at the Fowler school everyone returned to MHS and classes resumed at approximately 8:30am.

I would like to thank Maynard Police Chief Mark Dubois and Maynard Fire Chief Anthony Stowers for being on hand to personally oversee their personnel, the Maynard Police Officers and Firefighters who conducted the building check along with school administrators and custodians, Assistant Principal Kevin Caruso for his actions coordinating student and staff movement to the Fowler, Principal Jeff Mela and his staff for responding immediately to support our emergency evacuation, and Dr. Gerardi and the Central Office staff for coordinating communication with the community.  Again, many thanks and much appreciation to the teachers, staff and students for their outstanding response and conduct throughout the morning.

In other school news, our auditorium has been repaired and is back to full and normal use and it is full speed ahead with the MHS production of  the musical Grease.  Remember, Grease is the word!  (More on that below.)

Also, congratulations are in order to Jake Kennedy for his State Championship in his weight class for wrestling and to Ronan Ball as State Runner-Up in his weight class.  Simply amazing performances were turned in by both young men.

A shout out also goes to our boys basketball team for qualifying for the state tournament while winning the league and for their second place finish in the prestigious Clark Tournament over the February school break.

We are also proud to have several Maynard High hockey players reaching the state tournament as cooperative members of the Assabet Hockey team.

Many Activities and Events are Upcoming and Follow:

Maynard High School's GREASE Community Bulletin Board:

The Maynard High School would like to get photos of Maynard residents, parents, grandparents, friends, etc., as they were in the 1950's for a community bulletin board outside the MHS Theater during the performances of GREASE on March 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20.

If you or someone you know has photos of yourselves from 1950's, MHS would love to display them! You can either scan and email them to Cindy Blanchard, Musical Director, at cblanchard@maynard.k12.ma.us, or contact her to collect, scan, and return them to you. Please include your name and year of the photo.

Shots of downtown Maynard from that time would be great to display, too!

It should be really fun to see what our residents looked like "back in the day." Thank you and glad to have you as part of the show!

Tickets:

Come see GREASE, the popular rock ‘n’ roll musical, performed on March 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20, 2016 at Maynard High School. You’ll hear your favorite doo wop songs from the original Broadway musical and hit movie, like “Summer Nights” and “Greased Lightning”, and see thrilling dance numbers like “Born to Hand Jive” and “We Go Together.”

Show times are at 7pm for Friday and Saturday performances, and at 2 pm on Sundays.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/students and are available at both the Maynard High School ticket booth and MKtix.com. For more information, please visit: MHStheater.org

Next week's Ticket Booth Hours for sales of tickets to Grease:

Mon Feb 29  2-4pm & 6-8pm

Tue  Mar 1   6-8pm

Wed Mar 2   6-8pm

Thu Mar 3    6-8pm

Fri Mar 4      2-4pm & 6-8pm

Sat Mar 5    10am-12noon

To members of the Carlisle, Concord, Lincoln, Maynard, and Sudbury communities:

Please join us at 7pm on Wednesday March 9 at the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Auditorium for a special screening!

The feature-length documentary "Most Likely to Succeed" examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same.

Over a century ago, American education underwent a dramatic transformation as the iconic one-room schoolhouse evolved into an effective system that produced an unmatched workforce tailored for the 20th Century. As the world economy shifts and traditional white-collar jobs begin to disappear, that same system remains intact, producing potentially chronic levels of unemployment among graduates in the 21st Century. The film follows students into the classrooms of High Tech High, an innovative new school in San Diego. There, over the course of a school year, two groups of ninth graders take on ambitious, project-based challenges that promote critical skills rather than rote memorization.

"Most Likely to Succeed" points to a transformation in learning that may hold the key to success for millions of our youth – and our nation – as we grapple with the ramifications of rapid advances in technology, automation and growing levels of income inequality.

The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session.  

Building Bridges:

About the Building Bridges Program:

  • Bi-annual event to provide high school students with the opportunity to explore Northeastern University’s College of Engineering

  • Full day of interactive engineering activities to help students understand the various engineering disciplines, led by COE faculty and students from all of the engineering departments

  • Introduction to research programs and initiatives at Northeastern

  • Overview of potential career paths and higher education options

  • Networking opportunities to meet and talk with current University students and faculty members

  • Interactive lunch session with industrial engineering challenges

Additional Information:

  • Breakfast and lunch included with registration

  • Group visits and school trips welcome – contact for special arrangements

Registration is now open! Please register at https://commerce.cashnet.com/SFBuildingBridges  Registration closes on Friday, April 8, 2016.

Building Bridges will take place on Friday, April 15, 2016. If you would like more information regarding the program, email Claire Duggan.

Executive Functioning, Giving Kids the Social Skills They Need to Succeed:

Executive functioning skills are a set of mental processes that we use to do daily tasks like organize and pay attention, but did you know that these skills are important outside of the classroom too?

Join us Wednesday, March 2nd at 7:00 pmin the Maynard Fowler School Library for "Executive Functioning, Giving Kids the Social Skills They Need to Succeed" presented by Genna Lyons, LMFT, MS, and Educational Consultant at Mass General Hospital's Aspire Program. Learn how executive functioning skills such as self-awareness, self-monitoring,

and emotional self regulation can impact your child's confidence, social functioning, and friendships. Plus learn what you can do as a parent to increase your child's social competence and help them succeed both inside and outside the classroom!

Please RSVP to Jen Scott at sepacoutreach@maynard.k12.ma.usor 978-897-2735 to attend. Free and open to the public.

The Taste:

The Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) is excited to sponsor its 14th Annual The Taste on Sunday, March 6, 2016, 4 PM to 7 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powdermill Road, Maynard. Restaurants will be serving appetizer, entree and dessert delicacies from 4-6 PM; entertainment will continue until 7 PM.

Every year, this is a  “not to be missed” event, with the general public being encouraged to come and enjoy exceptional samples of food specialties from local food establishments in the Maynard, Acton, Stow, Concord, Hudson and Marlboro area. Restaurants including Battle Road Brewery, Blue Coyote Grille, China Ruby, Cookie Lady Treats, El Huipil, Flo's Catering, Halfway Café, Maynard Golf Course, Maynard Village Pizza, Monsoon Indian Bistro, Oscar's Burritos, Reasons to Be Cheerful, River Rock Grill, Roche Bros, Serendipity Café, True West Brewery, Whitson's Culinary Group & Whole Foods will be participating in this event. There will also be a cash bar, entertainment by the local sensation "Transistor Kings" and fabulous raffle/silent auction prizes.  

Tickets are available in advance for $30/adult,  $10 children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and under by calling (978) 938-4262 or at Middlesex Savings Bank, 17 Nason Street, Maynard or by visiting any of the three Maynard public schools.  Tickets may also be purchased by going to MEF’s website www.maynardeducation.org.  Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis at the door for $35/each. 

2nd Quarter Report Cards:

Report cards for the second marking quarter are now available on iPass through the parent portal.  Should you have any questions about a particular grade or entry, please begin by contacting your child’s teacher or guidance counselor.

Reminders:   Parking, Student Drop-Off and Student Pick-Up.

As a reminder our student parking lot is the lot closest to Tiger Drive on the auditorium side of the building, our visitor parking is directly in front of the main entrance and our Faculty & Staff Parking Lot is by the Gymnasium.  When these lots are used as designated there is ample room in each area even under snow conditions and traffic flow in the morning and afternoon is excellent.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up by both drivers and school busses occurs in the circular drive directly in front of the main entrance.

Vans and approved cars for students with physical needs use the handicapped designated spots in front of the gymnasium entrance and these spots should never be used or blocked, even briefly, by other vehicles.

It has been our experience that when the parking lots and drives are all used appropriately and as designed we have very few traffic issues even with more than 500 people arriving at MHS within a roughly 30 minute span.  Please park and use the drives as designed.

Thank you for reading and have a great weekend--

Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


Have a Great February Vacation!

posted Feb 12, 2016, 11:01 AM by Chuck Caragianes

    

Good Afternoon--

The February School Vacation week is upon us and I hope that every member of the Maynard High School community has a restful and rejuvenating week off.  The High School recess begins at the close of school today at 2:05pm and we reopen for classes on Monday February 22nd at 7:00am.

I know this has been posted before, but once again please keep in mind that the link between school attendance and school performance is well established and the habits of being in and on time serve our students well in many of their most important future endeavors.

Instruction begins at 7:45am at MHS.  It is wise for students to be here by 7:30am to unpack for the day, have a bite to eat and say hello to their friends while still being to class on time.  Please help ensure that your student is here and on time each and every school day.

Mr. Tredeau and a group of students studying French, supported by chaperons, are on their way to Quebec City for a wonderful cultural and educational trip.  They left at about 7:30am this morning and are sure to have a great time while honing their language skills and having a real world and practical cultural experience.  What a great way to start the February break.

Some Announcements and Reminders

A Big Thank You Goes Out to the Maynard Masons!

For the third consecutive year the local chapter of the Masons, along with its partner group of Masons in Concord, have generously contributed $1,000 for the purchase of materials to support our science and engineering programs at the middle school and high school levels.

Many thanks go out to the Masons as an organization, and to Dwayne Bell of Maynard in particular, for this generous gift and the behind the scenes work that makes it possible.


2nd Quarter Report Cards

Report cards for the second marking quarter are now available on iPass through the parent portal.  Should you have any questions about a particular grade or entry, please begin by contacting your child’s teacher or guidance counselor.


Student Course Selection

It’s already time to start thinking about the 2016-2017 school year.  Student course selection is now underway at Maynard High School.  You can see course recommendations and the electives your children have selected by using your iParent account or your child’s student iPass account.


MHS Music

January has been a busy and exciting time for the musicians at Maynard High!

6 very talented students auditioned and were chosen as among the best HS instrumentalists and singers in our district (495 to just about Springfield and up to the NH border!). Congratulations to Matt Schomacker-trumpet, Helen Gerondeau-french horn, Grace Wilson-trombone, Emma Bendall-bassoon, Charlie Neuhauser-bass voice, and Sam Jones-tenor voice for being selected. They performed at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on the 16th!


A few of these students scored so highly they were asked to audition for the Massachusetts All-State groups. They all had wonderful auditions, and Sam Jones was accepted-meaning he is one of th 40 best tenors in the state of Massachusetts and will perform at Symphony Hall in Boston in March. Congratulations Sam! This is a tremendous accomplishment.


On January 30th, a group of 7th and 8th graders auditioned for Jr. Districts.

7 Maynard Students auditioned and were accepted into Jr. District music groups!

Matthew Antonio-trumpet, Maeve McCarthy-soprano voice, Patrick O'Neil-french horn and Lilly Webber from the 8th grade, and Alyssa Barilone-trumpet, Henry Bourgeois-trumpet, and Ari Kirrikki-flute from grade 7!  Huge congratulations to these accomplished young musicians and to all who auditioned and also received excellent scores! You're fantastic :).

This Friday night (Feb. 12th) is the rescheduled 18th annual Pops night. It starts at 7pm in the Fowler Auditorium. For those who have never been-it's so much fun! Students from MHS audition and will be performing jazz, pops, rock, and blues music. Admission is $5 and includes refreshments. Come and enjoy a really fun evening out with some very talented HS musicians!

MHS Theatre

The cast of Grease has been working hard all month and tickets will go on sale soon! Be on the lookout for future announcements. The cast and crews of about 90 students will thrill you with their singing and dancing. Show dates are: March 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20! Save the dates!


1,000 and Counting

Congratulations go out to Senior Cal Howes for reaching the 1,000 point milestone in his high school basketball career.  This is a rare feat born of hours of practice, conditioning and accepting coaching that few students achieve.


Reminders:   Parking, Student Drop-Off and Student Pick-Up.

As a reminder our student parking lot is the lot closest to Tiger Drive on the auditorium side of the building, our visitor parking is directly in front of the main entrance and our Faculty & Staff Parking Lot is by the Gymnasium.  When these lots are used as designated there is ample room in each area even under snow conditions and traffic flow in the morning and afternoon is excellent.


Drop-Off and Pick-Up by both drivers and school buses occurs in the circular drive directly in front of the main entrance.


Vans and approved cars for students with physical needs use the handicapped designated spots in front of the gymnasium entrance and these spots should never be used or blocked, even briefly, by other vehicles.


It has been our experience that when the parking lots and drives are all used appropriately and as designed we have very few traffic issues even with more than 500 people arriving at MHS within a roughly 30 minute span.  Please park and use the drives as designed.

Thank you for reading, have a safe February Vacation Week  and take care—


Chuck Caragianes

Principal of Maynard High School


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