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...
September, 2015 Welcome to Maranacook Middle School: The faculty at MCMS is proud of our school and our students. Over the past 15 years, we have developed...
MCMS iTeam students learn about how to find and “spark” their passions using technology at MLTI Student Conference #mlti15
Congratulations to MCMS Eighth Grade Citizenship Award winners Molly Whittington and Grace Bachelder! http://www.maine.gov/sos/kids/student-programs/8th_citi.html
Maine General has told the middle and high school nurses that flu shot paperwork will be accepted up to and including the day of the Flu Shot Clinic, October 7th. Please turn in all forms as soon as possible and should you need a form, contact your child's school nurse (Vicky Gabrion, Middle School, x1120 and Sandy Hunter, High School, x1033) or you can download the forms here:
Kids and teens love using the messaging app Snapchat because it lets you send texts, pictures, and videos that you program to disappear after a few seconds. But parents should be aware that it's not actually true that Snaps disappear forever. Learn more about Snapchat here at Common Sense Media.
MCMS Royal River Team in Readfield, ME, has launched their fall fundraising season with Close Buy Catalog, a local goods school fundraising catalog featuring products only made in the Northeast.
Funds raised through this fall sale will benefit students at MCMS.
This year’s Close Buy Catalog features over 120 Northeast vendors – showcasing their locally made specialty food, body care, gifts, accessories, toys and stationary, and helping our PTO/PTA raise money for their schools and special projects.
Maine vendors featured in the 2015 Close Buy Catalog include Meg k. Walsh, Anchorpak, Flowfold, Erin Flett, Maine Cap ‘n Stem, Gentle Meadow Goat Farm, Baxter’s Candies, Tempest in a Teapot, Blackbird Soaps, Raye’s Mustard and Grandyoats to name a few.
Anyone can shop! visit www.closebuycatalog.com and choose Maranacook Royal River Team at checkout. 30% of each sale will benefit the MCMS Royal River Team. This year’s sale runs from September 1st through October 4th.
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.
*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.
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.
Make an easy New Years’ resolution this year: talk to your kid about drugs and alcohol. Evidence shows that kids who know their parents don’t approve of using drugs or alcohol are less likely to try them.
At Maranacook Middle School: (MYIHS 2013)
* 44% of students feel like there is a low risk of harm from drinking 1-2 alcoholic drinks daily and
* 28% of students think that regular marijuana use isn’t risky.
There’s a reason why the legal drinking age for alcohol is 21; alcohol and other drugs have a significant effect on a kid’s developing brain. Because of this, risks such as becoming addicted are much greater. Opportunities to talk about this are everywhere: when you see alcohol, drugs, or tobacco in a show, commercial, or movie take the opportunity to talk to your kid about the negative consequences of alcohol or drug use. You are the biggest influence in their lives; they are listening! Help them understand the risks so they can make healthy choices! Check out www.hccame.org/asap for more information about prevention efforts in our community.
FOR THE WELLNESS CENTER
The Wellness Center is looking for donations of snack bars. We have found Nutri Grain bars work well because they contain no tree nuts or peanuts. Your donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
FOR VICKY’S BOUTIQUE
Vicky’s Boutique began in the middle school many years ago and now looks much like a proper shop, with custom-built clothes racks and a dressing room. We wash and dry all donations.
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 new donations.
Here’s what we’re looking for:
Jeans, sweatpants, leggings
Winter coats, gloves, hats
Long-sleeved and short-sleeved tee shirts
Gym shorts, socks, underwear
Sneakers, boots, sandals, belts.
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 front office by 1PM 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. 1158
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.
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.