June 12, 2017

This will be our final week of school for the 2016-17 school year.  

We wish everyone a great summer!


Final Assessment Days

Students will have their Final Assessment Days on Thursday, June 15 (Blocks A & B) and Friday, June 16 (Blocks C & D).  2016-2017 Updated Calendar


Please communicate with your teachers and Mr. Braun, if you need to make alternative plans for your final assessment days.  Work obligations are not excusable reasons to miss your final assessment, please plan ahead.


Both Final Assessment Days will allow students to present final evidence that they have met the standards for the class.


Both days will be Early Release Days


Students will have two classes each day; Blocks A & B on Thursday and Blocks C & D on Friday.  We will be serving lunch at 11:30 and buses will depart at 11:50.  Students with a Learning or Study Center during any of the blocks do not have to be in school during that block.





All laptops and chargers need to be turned in to your Advisor by the last exam before you depart school for the summer. It is your responsibility to make sure you have been checked off, by your Advisor, for the items shown. You will be charged for any missing items. If your laptop is not working ... see Ms. Swann (ASAP).MLTI2016.jpg


All other school items should also be returned at this time (textbooks, calculators, library books, uniforms, etc.).  All Physical Education lockers need to be emptied by Wednesday, June 14.  Students who rented locks can return them and they’ll have their $5 deposit returned.  Any items remaining in the lockers after June 14 will be donated to Goodwill.


HCTC - final days of the school year

HCTC has announced its final days for students

  • Juniors - Wednesday, June 14


MDIHS Shoe Drive - New or lightly used shoes/sneakers

May 19-June 14th - An NHS-sponsored project

If you have new or lightly used shoes you would like to donate, please use the laces to tie them together, and drop them in the box in the red tile area by the main office of the high school. Make sure that all shoes are in good condition. All shoes will be donated to the Emmaus Homeless Shelter. Shoes are very important; every pair will help someone get back onto their feet. If you would like to donate anything else, please visit the Emmaus website: http://www.emmaushomelessshelter.org.


Would you like to host an AFS student?

MDIHS has a tradition of giving our students a global perspective by hosting exchange students.  The benefits from hosting are too many to name and many faculty have hosted multiple students over the years.  If you think that this might be an experience your are interested in, please read the information below, and if you have any questions, please contact me mcarignan@mdirss.org, or Katelyn Tighe at ktighe@afsusa.org

Do you have an interest in other parts of the world and a willingness to share your life for a few weeks or months? If so, consider hosting an exchange student for 12 weeks, a semester or full school year? Please consider sharing your lives with one of our AFS students planning to join the Dirigo AFS team here in Maine in mid-August.  Doing so could change the life of a young person and provide unforgettable memories for your family. We are actively seeking host families in your area where students have been hosted successfully in the past. These students must have a host family by July 26th in order to arrive in mid-August for the start of school, otherwise they will arrive on September 7th.

MDIHS Building Use Summer ‘17

We are planning for two major construction projects this summer. The exterior walls are being rebuilt, much of the parking areas are being repaved and the gym entrance renovated.  This construction is much needed and will be an upgrade.  It will also come at a cost.  The building will be largely inaccessible for group work and student projects.  For the most part, we should assume that almost all activities will need to be in an alternative location.  There will be a few exceptions, including MDI Advantage. Please contact Matt Haney or Bunky Dow if you have any questions.


Have you found any paperback books with a tape binding?

Please, parents and families: every year we have a lot of books wander away from MDI! Often used for revision after the classwork is done, they are hard to keep track of. If you find a paperback book with a tape binding, open and check to see if it's stamped "MDIHS". If it is, please send it to school with your student! Thank you!


Community Forums regarding Long-Range Planning

After many months of planning and preparation, Dr. Marc Gousse is pleased to report he is ready to begin long-range planning community based forums throughout the AOS 91 district. Any staff and/or community member is welcome to attend any forum in any community. Your participation and feedback is both valued and appreciated. Thank you for your efforts and continued support of our students and schools. Information supporting these events is below:


*About Our School District

*Long Range Planning

*AOS 91 MDIRSS Annual Report to the Community 2015-16


Schedule of community forums:

  • Trenton: Tuesday, 13 June 5:30 p.m. @ Trenton School

  • AOS: Monday, 19 June 5:30 p.m. @ MDIHS

  • Cranberry Isles: TBD

  • Frenchboro: TBD


This information is also posted to the MDIRSS website (long range planning tab) and shared on the MDIHS Facebook Page.



  • Allergy Season

When immune systems are working overtime to combat the effects of allergy season, please do not wear strong fragrance [ie. perfumes, body sprays]  in school.


  • FREE sports physicals

Tuesday, June 13 is the last day for grade 10 athletes to get a FREE sports physical at school which are required for participation next year.


Please contact Holly Cozzi-Burr with additional questions at 288-5011 ext 3305 or at hcozzi-burr@mdirss.org


Advisory Activities this week



Please note: MDI Adult Ed will be closed June through mid-July. The Director will respond to emails as able.


Driver’s Education Classes 2016-17

June 20

HOW TO REGISTER: Students can pick up a registration form outside the Main Office. It can be returned to Jenny in the Main Office with the deposit. Or go to http://mdi.maineadulted.org/ for online information.


WHEN: Driver's Ed classes meet Tuesday and Thursday 3-5:30 pm for 6 weeks. The summer class meets 9-11:30 am.


COST: Deposit is $100; $360 is due at the Orientation for a total of $460.


June Lunch Menus

Click here for the lunch menus


Important Dates

  • June 12: Senior Class Trip

  • June 14: Final HCTC classes for juniors

  • June 15: Final Assessments for Blocks A & B/Early Release Day

  • June 16: Final Assessments for Blocks C & D/Early Release Day

    • Last Day of School for students

  • June 20 Final Reports Cards will be sent home electronically

  • June 21-23 MDI Advantage


2017-2018 School Calendar Approved

2017-2018 MDIHS Calendar


This Week @ MDIHS

MONDAY, 6/12












FRIDAY, 6/16





Sunday, 6/18


For more information you can go to our website at www.mdihs.net, you can friend our school or student Facebook pages, or on our Google+ Community page.  

You can also follow me on Twitter @MDIDeanBraun.