It has been a very busy day here at Maynard High School. Our students and staff executed a flawless emergency evacuation drill as we continue to take steps to ensure student safety through practice and rehearsal. This afternoon our students engaged in a variety of community service activities as part of their last advisory session of the year. Our National Honor Society students under the guidance of faculty advisors Emily Dowd and Sandi LeBlanc were instrumental in coordinating this entire activity. Throughout both the drill and the community service activities our students once again demonstrated their maturity and positive civic engagement.
Last weekend our students put on an absolutely first rate production of the musical Godspell. Hats off to the student actors, tech crews, and band members who helped bring this show about not to mention the many adult volunteers who supported the production. Well done and many thanks to all!
When students arrive next Monday morning June will have arrived and the end of the 2018-2019 school year will be but 2 weeks away. Excitement is building as our seniors have reached their last day class day and now are one week from graduation itself.
The following list of senior related items will be of note for many:
Senior Trips and Activities:
Monday, June 3 - Harbor Cruise dinner and dance. The bus leaves MHS at 5:00PM
Rehearsals, Awards and Graduation:
Monday June 3 and Thursday June 6 - Graduation Rehearsals at 10:00AM
June 5 - Senior Awards Night 7PM in the gym - Seniors should arrive to the cafeteria no later than 6:30
June 6 - Senior Graduate Walkthrough. 12:00pm. The traditional Senior Walk Through of the Green Meadow and Fowler Schools in Caps and Gowns.
June 7 - Graduation at 6:30PM - Seniors should arrive to the cafeteria no later than 5:30
Over the final 2 weeks of school our underclassmen also have several key events coming up quickly. They are:
June 4-5 - Science MCAS test for freshmen
June 10 - Underclassmen Awards 9:45am
June 10-13 - Underclassmen final exams. Click the link here for the final exam schedule.
Clearly, this remains a critical time of year for students to be in school, on time, every day.
Good luck to Tommy Smith in the Javelin and Lucas Koskinen in the discus as they compete in the State Track & Field Championships tomorrow. Making the States is a tremendous achievement and we know Tommy and Lucas will represent MHS with distinction.
Congratulations to the varsity baseball team and the boys representing Maynard in the Bromfield lacrosse co-op for qualifying for the MIAA tournament. Stay tuned for more information about seedings and playoff matchups.
The Spring Sports Ceremony is June 4th at 6:45pm in the high school auditorium.
Be sure to check the scheduling website to follow your favorite spring team. https://www.mwlma.org/public/genie/382/school/38/
Also, don’t forget about our boys representing Maynard in the Bromfield lacrosse program. https://www.mwlma.org/public/genie/382/school/16/
And now an encore edition of our student produced MHN 4 News!
In This Week's Episode:
We highlight the Spain trip (for real this time). Playoff sports, high school sports, a few school features, and the 2020 election.
Some students are missing from this episode, as they are working on a special project, coming out soon.
Enjoy and share!
And a Special Student Produced Maynard High School Infomercial !
Below is the link our students made advertising the Dogs2Vets event coming up soon!
I hope that you share the link with as many people as you can (email, social media, etc.), so that we can get as big a crowd to the event as possible.
Thank you again for considering Maynard students to help publicize this event.
Preview YouTube video Dogs2Vets Commercial
Below are additional items from our community that you may find of interest:
SEPAC Ice Cream Social
Save the date! The Maynard SEPAC Ice Cream Social will be here before you know it! Come join us on Tuesday, June 4th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy a Brick and Help the MEF Help Our Students
Honor your MHS student or pay tribute to an influential teacher or community member by having their name and/or a message engraved on a brick that is placed in the MHS walkway.
Having a custom brick placed in the MHS walkway is the perfect way to honor your child, a teacher, or a community member who has made a difference in your family's education.
To order your brick or for more information, please visit www.maynardeducation.org/buy-a-brick
or contact Joe Cioni at email@example.com
The Maynard High School School Council is an advisory panel made up of parents, teachers, students, community members and administrators as a body that reviews school policies in all areas. The council is a state mandated body designed to gain information regarding the school and district and lend advice to school principals. The elected and appointed members serve two year terms. Due to laws governing confidentiality, concerns about individual students are not under the purview of the student council nor are individual personnel matters. Such concerns should be directed to the school administration directly.
The public is invited to attend and observe meetings. Meetings are held in the high school Media Center from 2:30-4:00pm. The final meeting for this school year is on 6/13.
Maynard Basketball Summer Camp
Maynard's Varsity Head Coach Paul Howes will be running his Top 100 Basketball camp from June 17th- June 20th. See the brochure link for registration information-https://5il.co/7a82
The Maynard Music Association
MMA News: Our June MMA Meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday June 12th. We will be meeting in the Fowler library at 7:30, after the 4th and 5th grade concert. This is a joint meeting for all Fowler and HS parents. We will be discussing upcoming needs, the calendar for next fall, and voting for officers for the 2019/20 school year. Grade level parent representatives are needed. Please consider joining us.
White Maynard Music Polo Shirts: All polos should be laundered and returned to the band room by next Wed, June 5th. Seniors who do not return their shirts will receive a bill for $20.
Casino Night planning is underway. Our first meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday June 10th at the home of Casino Night Chair, Bonnie Wilson (13 Sherman Street). All parents/guardians with music students in grades 4-12 are welcome to attend.
A Message from Mike Horesh on a Chemistry Instruction Summer Opportunity
I'm writing you as a science teacher of 15 years (currently at Lexington High School) to let you know that I am offering two, one-week chemistry prep classes at Nashoba Valley Technical High School this summer. The classes each run from 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday, for two sessions in August (week of the 5th and week of the 19th), and are specifically designed to prepare rising high school chemistry students for their academic year chemistry class. The program, through which the classes are being offered, is called Nashoba Valley Academic Prep (www.nvacademicprep.com
I have been teaching this chemistry prep class in Lexington, Waltham and Wellesley, several times per summer for six years now and have gotten truly fantasticfeedback, every year, without exception. By the end of the week of each class, we will have familiarized kids, at considerable depth, with roughly 25-30% of the curriculum that they will be starting in the fall, providing them with a binder full of reference material, resources and activities, as well as a level of confidence and familiarity with the material that kids are, otherwise, generally intimidated by.
Here are a few other notes about the class:
-This is purely a preparational class with a hands-on, laboratory-based approach, making this a safe, manageable, academic environment for every kid.
-The classes at NVAP are priced considerably less than the exact same class offered in other towns where I teach it.
-Each of the classes will be capped at 16 students.
On a personal note, as a resident of Bolton, with kids in our school system, I am really excited to be able to (finally) offer the class to our area, rather than offering it exclusively to towns closer to Boston. If you know of students and/or families that might be interested in enrolling in either of the two sessions that I am offering, please feel free to share this email with them, or direct them to the website shared above.
Thank you for your time, and if you have any questions, by all means, please reach out to me.
Youth in Philanthropy Sudbury
Priority Deadline to Apply: June 7, 2019
The Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program is an experiential leadership development program designed to empower and educate local youth to become our community’s next generation of philanthropists – those who give their time, talent, and treasure for the common good. As participants of YIP, students learn about needs in our community, visit local nonprofits, and grant up to $10,000 to nonprofits benefiting youth.
This free, 17-week program is for high school students who live or learn in MetroWest. YIP will meet on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 8:30pm, at Grange Hall in Sudbury. The program begins on September 4 and runs through January 30. For more information about YIP and to apply, visit yipmetrowest.org.
Have a great first weekend of June,
Principal for Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Principal for Leadership Operations/Athletic Director