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Welcome to Maranacook Community Middle School!


School Spirit Challenge!

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To donate online, go to https://www.gsfb.org/donate/vfd/523

Please note that there is a box for food donations by the Middle School Office.


Maranacook High School Celebrates 40 years
of Black Bear Pride
Feb. 20, 2016
A day of family fun and activities

40 year Celebration Registration Form

TheRedBarn

 
Help us support the Good Shepherd Food Bank.
Enjoy dinner at The Red Barn, Augusta 
Wed. Feb 24th  4:00 pm-6:00 pm
The Red Barn will donate 50% to our drive

Click Here for more details

 


RSU #38 Budget Schedule

Here is the FY17 RSU 38 budget schedule. Please visit the budget section of our website for up-to-date information http://www.maranacook.org/budget.


Online Payment Center Now Available For Student Activity Payments

logo_smallSTARTING: NOVEMBER 15, 2015  For a small transaction fee, you can now have the convenience of paying student fees through an online account. For more information, please visit http://www.maranacook.org/andropay/


5 Ways to Stop Cyberbullies

Cyberbullying is something most families hope they never have to deal with. But if your kids are texting, sharing photos, and posting comments, it’s important to talk to them about how to deal with online harassment. Learn 5 ways to stop cyberbullies.  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/5-ways-to-stop-cyberbullies-0
 
 For more information on internet safety please visit our Internet Safety page!

PowerSchool Upgrade

Parents & Students--don't forget to make your new account in PowerSchool! With the PowerSchool Upgrade OLD ACCOUNTS WON'T WORK!

We have exciting new changes in PowerSchool! Now parents can create their own usernames and passwords in PowerSchool to access their children's accounts AND have only one account for access to multiple children!   Here are the directions on how to set up your account. Directions for Parent Account Setup  Students can set up their own accounts using these directions.


Please review our school handbook:

MCMS Student Handbook 2016


Co-Curricular Information

*In order to participate in any co-curricular activity, student needs:

1. Co-curricular Contract & Emergency Card
(from the cocurricular handbook - handbooks are in the office)

2. Current physical on file in the MCMS Wellness Center
( physicals are good for 2 years from the date of the physical)

3. $50 Activity Fee payable to MCS Athletics
(please write player's name & activity in the comment section of your check)

4. Proof of accident insurance.
(AIG student accident insurance plans info available in the office if you don't have insurance)

5. Be in good academic standing.


Notice to Parents and Community Members

In an effort to continue to help us all work together for the purpose of guiding our middle school students in being safe, responsible and respectful citizens, starting in January, we are going to be putting up facts and statistics about substance use/abuse on our middle school website. We are hoping that this information will help you open up some good conversations with your students around this issue.

Educate Our Children

There is a growing misunderstanding by youth that substances such as marijuana, using e-cigarettes and vaping are low risk activities.

"Less Harmful" does not mean "Without Harm".   

Marijuana has significant impact on the developing adolescent brain and body as whole that can have long term effects.

  • Brain: Marijuana, particularly in the undeveloped brains of adolescents,       causes problems with learning, memory, problem solving, depth perception and loss of coordination.      
  • Dental: Increased risk of gum disease
  • Lungs: Marijuana smoke often is inhaled longer than cigarette smoke and produces airway injury, acute and chronic bronchitis, lung inflammation, and decreased pulmonary defenses against infection.
  • Heart: Heart rate and blood pressure increases.
  • Reproductive Organs: Males - decrease in testosterone and sperm count. Females - affects menstrual cycles.
  • Withdrawal: May include increased irritability, aggression and anxiety; anorexia, restlessness, insomnia, muscle tremors. Find resources and information here. 

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VICKY’S BOUTIQUE

red shirtVicky’s Boutique began in the middle school many years ago and now looks just like a proper shop, with custom-built clothes racks and a dressing room. We wash and dry all donations. You are welcome to visit any time.

Students have come to depend on Vicky's Boutique and it is visited several times a day. If students love the clothing or shoes they find, they may keep them. Most items are not returned, so we’re always in need of more donations.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

• Long-sleeved and short-sleeved tee shirts
• Sweatshirts
• Jeans, sweatpants, leggings
• Gym shorts, socks, underwear
• Sneakers, boots, sandals, belts
• Winter coats, gloves, hats

You may drop off clothing donations in the middle school front office. We are also grateful for any cash donations to help with the purchase of shoe laces, shoe liners, underwear, etc. Thank you.


Reminder on Dropping off and/or Picking up students:

Parents dropping off or picking up students at Maranacook Community High School or Middle School are reminded that they should not enter the circle in front
of the schools between 7:30 and 8:00 AM and between 2:15 and 3:00 PM so that our buses can load and unload students and proceed with their routes. Thank you.


NELMS Spotlight School Assembly

On Friday, February 13th, MCMS took part in a school-wide assembly to celebrate the renewal of our Spotlight School Status by the New England League of Middle Schools. A guest representative from NELMS addressed the entire population and shared the reasons why we were recognized. Mr. Scarpone emceed the event and students and staff took part in some games that included both toilet paper and shaving cream! Above is the slideshow Mr. Scarpone shared and below is a video that the iTeam put together that showcases the characteristics of a NELMS Spotlight School. Congrats MCMS!

Spotlight School Presentation

Check out our Video!

Homework Help Sessions

1. Need teacher referral.
2. Need parent permission with arrangement for 4:30 pick up.
3. Student signs up in the Media Center by 1 PM on the day of the session .
*Homework Help is available most Tue's & Wed's from 2:30-4:30.
*Parents who need to reach their child during Homework Help Session may do so by calling the Media Center at 685-3128, ext. 1164


BUS PASS PROCEDURE

Students are assigned a bus number at the start of the school year based on their home address. Bus seating is at capacity.
Bus passes (to ride a different bus) are only given out for emergency reasons (such as daycare) and require Parent & Transportation Office permission.

Students are not allowed to call home to make "After School Plans" - students are expected to bring "after school plan" notes to the office in the morning when they arrive at school.

Philosophy & Mission

Philosophy

In order for adolescents to become caring, informed, and involved citizens, they must learn ways to: earn and show respect, develop a sense of belonging, and build a sense of personal self worth. Adolescents must also be able to solve complex problems, use technical and analytical skills, adapt to rapid changes in society, and live respectfully in an increasingly diverse culture.

Mission

The Maranacook Community Middle School will guide students to make responsible decisions and develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding which will transition them to a successful life course.

The Maranacook Community Middle School Program will support this mission by:

* offering challenging, integrated curricula that build on the basic skills needed to succeed in every day life.
* using a variety of teaching and learning approaches that meet the individual learning needs of each student.
* assessing student performance in ways that promote self-reflection and learning.
* providing for maximum flexibility in how learning opportunities are organized.
* creating policies and curricula that foster health, wellness, and safety.
*providing comprehensive guidance and support services for all students.