• 7th Grade ADO Groups Help Out

    Maranacook Community Middle School Advisee Day Out 7th grade activities included groups helping out folks in the community with yard work and stacking wood. Ms. Bonnevie’s Advisee...

  • On Friday, 10/26/18, the 8th graders went to Kennebec Valley Community College to participate in Junior Achievement for the day. Junior Achievement is a national program where...

  • Acadia Team Field trip

    On Wednesday, Acadia Team went on a field trip to the Readfield cemetery to learn more about the town’s history.

  • Bike Club

    Bike Club is a new activity offered to students to work on donated bikes that have been neglected. This club will meet daily, during Activity A, to...

  • Chamber Choir!

    On Friday, 10/5/18 our Chamber Choir sang at the American Choral Directors Association conference in Windham, ME. Our students were fantastic- thank you, Mr. Scarpone!

Welcome to Maranacook Community Middle School!


Winter MS Athletics

Middle School basketball begins on Monday, November 5th.
Middle School Alpine and Nordic skiing begin on Monday, November 26th.
Any student interested in MS Alpine skiing should report to the HS Sunday night, November 18th at 6:00 PM
All physicals need to be up to date within the past two years and on file in the health center before participating.

  Family Code Night: CANCELLED DUE TO STORM- Hoping to reschedule


Please Join Us on Friday, Nov. 16 from 6:30- 8:00pm for:

Family Code Night” is a whole-school, family event at which middle school kids and their parents learn how to code a flying drone – together!  At this special evening of learning and fun, you’ll play in parent-child teams to conquer an obstacle course with a drone. Afterwards, you’ll go home with a special “Code On at Home” guide to continue coding puzzles, learning and fun at home.  No coding experience needed, laptops available if needed (bring one device for each two attendees if you can). This is a great experience to share with your kids!
We’ll start at 6:30 in the MCMS Gym. The program is free, but space is limited, so please sign up today!  You’ll be coding with your kids in no time!

Sign Up Here!

Volunteers Needed!
Parents who want to help out as event Volunteers are welcome. We'll send you an advance prep memo and we'll meet up a few minutes early for orientation. Contact Denise Churchill 685-3128 ext.# 1111 or denise_churchill@maranacook.com.

We hope to see you at Family Code Night!


HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE

If you’re worried about providing food or gifts for your children during the holiday season, please reach out for help. Assistance is available through:

• your town office
• Mt. Vernon food pantry (Mt. Vernon, Readfield, Fayette & Vienna)
• your local church
• Mt. Vernon fire station (Mt. Vernon & Vienna)
• your school nurse

People are willing to help but please don’t wait until the last minute to ask. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season -  the school nurses.


MCMS on 9/17/18, after a rainstorm

New Principal Welcome!

Dear MCMS Families,  

I hope you are all having a great summer!  I am writing to introduce myself as the new principal of Maranacook Community Middle School.

I grew up in New Hampshire, attended college at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, then spent some time working as a YMCA middle school program director in Massachusetts immediately after college. Some of you, with older children, may know me from the high school, where I have served as a school counselor, teacher, dean of students, and most recently, as the assistant principal. I have lived in the Kennebec Valley with my family for the past 11 years.  My children will be attending Wayne Elementary School in the fall.

Middle school is truly a unique time in our children's lives, where they go through the transition of being a “kid” to becoming a young adult. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with these students and all of you to help guide them through this time. The 2018-19 school year is going to be a year full of new learning and experiences for your child and I am excited to watch them grow!

I am looking forward to getting to know your children and being part of the MCMS community. I would love the opportunity to meet you and your family. Please feel free to call (or email) me at anytime.  

Have a wonderful summer,

Kristen Levesque

“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.”


Student Handbook

MCMS Student Handbook 18_19


MCMS Food Bank Update!

MCMS Food Bank

We had a super successful summer at the food bank.  Thanks to a terrific team of volunteers, it was open to the public one morning a week.  We had a number families and adults visit throughout the summer.  All were able to access the pantry and Vicky’s Boutique as needed.  All told, we were able to provide over $1000 worth of food and personal items to these folks, which was fantastic!

Needless to say, we would love to have donations of food, personal items (especially toothbrushes :), and school supplies.  Backpacks are always welcome as well.  These can be left in the donation box outside the middle school office.

The food bank will again be open throughout the school year.  To access it, please call the Wellness Center at the middle school. (207) 685-3128 x1136.  Arrangements will be made for families to either come to the pantry, or have food sent home with students.  Students can also access the food bank through Wellness, and can bring home a backpack full of needed items.  Please remember, our food bank is available to all comers, no questions asked.  Our goal is to do everything we can to support families so that our students have what they need and can come to school ready to learn.

Thanks again to everyone for all of your support!  

Mary Ellen Tracy
MCMS Food Bank Coordinator


Immunization Update

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education have revised the Maine School Immunization Requirements rule to now include meningococcal meningitis disease.

The following changes are effective for the 2018-2019 school year for all students attending public or private school in the State of Maine:

*One dose of meningococcal vaccine MCV4 (serogroups A, C, W, and Y) is required for all students entering 7th grade.

*Two doses of meningococcal vaccine MCV4 are required for students entering 12th grade, with a minimum interval of 8 weeks between dose one and two.  If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.

For further questions, please contact the Maine Immunization Program at (207)287-3746 or (800)867-4775 or by email at ImmunizeME.DHHS@maine.gov


Kajeet Mobile Smart Spots

The MS has 7 Kajeet Mobile Hot Spots that are available to be signed out to students who do not have access to the internet at home.  The Kajeet Hotspots are a great way to get homework done!  They have filters for internet content and shut off at 11 pm and turn back on again at 6 am!  You can sign them out in the Media Center. Learn more about Kajeet at http://www.kajeet.net/kajeet-smartspot.


 Don't miss out on important messages!  Manage your School Messenger Account!

Parents and guardians: Click here for SchoolMessenger video

How do I sign up for SchoolMessenger?

Signing up is easy. You can use the email address that we have on file for you, and follow these three steps:

1. Click the LOG IN Button at https://go.schoolmessenger.com/#/account/login, or Download the SchoolMessenger App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Market.

2. Enter your email address and create a password. An email will be sent to that address with a secure token.

3. After authenticating via your email, return to SchoolMessenger and sign in using your email and password.

It's that easy!


Awareness Around Peanut Allergies

Please be aware that we have several students who are highly allergic to peanuts and tree nuts.  Here's how you can help-- Nut Allergie Letter to Parents.


Co-Curricular Information

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

1. Co-curricular Contract & Emergency Card
(from the co-curricular 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. Proof of accident insurance.
(AIG student accident insurance plans info available in the office if you don't have insurance)

4. Be in good academic standing.


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 anytime.

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.

 

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.