Members of the Maranacook Community Middle School Math Team participated this past weekend at KVCC in the district Math Counts competition. They placed third, earning them a...
On December 14, 2016, the High School/Middle School Mentoring Program went to the Boys/Girls Club in Waterville for a day of activities. The purpose was for our...
On Friday, December 16, the Royal River Team was able to have a video conference with a NASA scientist from the John Glenn Space Center in Ohio. ...
Two MCMS students were able to attend the Maine Robotics Exposition on Saturday, December 3. In addition to watching the 2016 First Lego League Robotics Championships, which...
Maranacook Community High School and Middle School held their annual advisor training at Camp Laurel on 8/29/16. All advisors advisors received the book, GRIT: The Power of...
The Maranacook Advisor program had it’s second annual new advisor training on 8/25/16 at Camp Laurel. The day was filled with helping new advisor learn about the...
As a thank you to retiring principal Cathy Jacobs, the parent association organized this photo of all the students at MCMS. Mrs. Jacobs worked at MCMS from...
Maranacook Community Schools participated in the WGME, Fox 23 School Spirit Challenge this winter and it was an amazing experience! Through donations of food and money from...
Students listened and took part in presentations from law enforcement and health professionals during Healthy Decisions Day. BY JASON PAFUNDISTAFF WRITER READFIELD — Skyeler Webb said she learned...
The advisor program, the foundation of Maranacook Community School, brings together a diverse group of students with a caring adult. Advisors support the social, emotional, and academic...
On Monday, November 23, 2015, GT math students from the district’s elementary schools were the guests of the GT math students at Maranacook Middle School for a...
Moose Island students are learning about global and local extreme weather conditions as part of their Trimester 2 unit “Full Force Nature”. As an anchor to their...
On Friday, November 6th the Acadia Team and its teachers were honored to host a ceremony for 31 people wanting to become United States citizens. The United...
Over 1000 items of food and supplies were collected by MCMS middle school students and donated to the Readfield and Mt. Vernon food banks. The 7th graders...
Naeema O’Rourke, with the help of Ella Trefethen and Ruth Brosey, recently did a presentation at the Senior Cafe on Growing up in Indonesia. Naeema was born...
This picture is of a first day of school Acadia team activity. It is the launching of a solar tube. The metaphor is of the rising of...
It’s time for Spring conferences which feature Advisor-based Student Led Conferences.
Conferencing with advisors provides the time for every student to share their learning. Your child will lead you through some of their work that has been diligently reviewed, evaluated and reflected upon with input from team teachers.
Student-led conferences spotlight the most important person in the process: the student. Please come to this conference prepared to listen, acknowledge his or her effort and growth, and ask questions of your child. If questions remain unanswered after the Advisor-based Student Led Conference, feel free to sign up after the conference to meet with your child’s team/teachers at the available times identified below.
Advisor-based Student Led Conferences will be scheduled through Pick a Time, the online program we used in the fall and will be opening for online appointments on Monday, January 30, 2017, at 8:00 AM. When scheduling this conference, please sign up for a common time when you and your child plan to attend. Please use this link to sign up: https://pickatime.com/mcms.
Be sure to sign up under your child’s ADVISOR. The conference will be 20 minutes long. Your child’s teachers will be available if you have questions after the student-led conference. In order to meet with them, you will need to sign up the day of your child's conference on the sign-up sheet outside the teacher/team door.
● Thursday, March 2 and Thursday, March 9 (new day).
● Parent, Student, and Advisor: 3:00 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. (Sign-Up Online)
● Available time with Classroom Teachers: 3:40 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Sign-Up on Door)
● Parent, Student, and Advisor: 4:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. (Sign-Up Online)
● Parent, Student, and Advisor: 5:40 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. (Sign-Up Online)
● Available time with Classroom Teachers: 6:20 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Sign-Up on Door)
Attention 8th-grade parents! High School guidance counselors, Kim Radley and Sara Chisholm will be available February 9 outside the Wellness Center to answer your high school transition questions. No appointment necessary!
Looking forward to seeing you,
Maranacook Community Middle School Advisors
**If you do not have internet access, please contact Phyllis Cote at 685-3128 to sign up for an Advisor-based Student Led Conference.
The MCMS Parent Teacher Organization is presenting the movie SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age on March 7, 2017 (Snow Date March 9, 2017) at 6:30 at Maranacook Community High School in the PAC. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-school-rsu-38-1323
To learn more about the movie go to screenagersmovie.com.
Please be aware that we have several students who are highly allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Here's how you can help-- MCMS Allergy Letter
For instructions on how to manage your account, see the Parent Instructions for InfoCenter.
Click here to begin: schoolmessenger.com/start
*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. 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.
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 a significant impact on the developing adolescent brain and body as a whole that can have long term effects.
Vicky’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
• 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.