• MS Advisee Day Out

    On Friday, April 5, 2019, we had our Advisee Day Out! The 6th grade went to the Alfond Center for team building activities, 7th grade did their...

  • Projects in German Class

    Students in German UA were able to choose from a variety of activities on Fun Friday. They could draw a castle (of which we learned, there are...

  • EdCamp 207!

    EdCamp207, March 23, 2019: Amy Tucker, Mackenzie Kelley, and Tess Cote hosted an EdCamp at MCHS on Saturday. EdCamps are free, participant-driven, with educators learning with other educators....

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Students in Hope Lord’s art classes created an “I Have a Dream” bulletin board in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They did a grid drawing...

  • MCMS Takes Part in Hour of Code!

    The Hour of Code has become a worldwide event involving over 15 millions schools during the first week in December. This year, MCMS was able to provide ALL...

Welcome to Maranacook Community Middle School!


Pave the Way! Fundraiser

Have you heard about the ABS Maranacook Area Athletic & Recreation Expansion Project?
Here's a great opportunity to help!  Pave The Way!

Engraved Brick/Paver/Tile Fundraising Program

Support the Maranacook Area Athletic & Recreation Expansion Project through the purchase of an engraved stone of your choice to be placed either in the courtyard floor (red brick or grey paver) or the entrance columns (beige tile).

To Order online go to https://polarengraving.com/maranacookarea

Brochure: ABS Brick Pavers Brochure


 


MCMS Food Bank Update! 2/5/2019

Thanks to the incredible generosity of one of our benefactors the MCMS Food Pantry now has a freezer!  In addition, it is now filled with chicken and hamburger.  We have also received eggs, butter, and milk which are in the refrigerator.
If you or someone you know is in need of a helping hand and would like to access the pantry, please have them call our Wellness Center at 685-3128 x1136. Any time between 7 am and 3 pm, the food pantry can be made available.

Mary Ellen Tracy
MCMS Food Bank Coordinator


New Director of Student Services

Hello, my name is Brant Remington and I am both nervous and excited to be a part of the Maranacook community. I come here by way of Lewiston High School where I was a physical education teacher, and girl’s varsity soccer and lacrosse coach. Previous to Lewiston, I was a middle school math and science teacher for 15 years.  I have had a lot of experiences as a coach in many different sports, at many levels, and with both genders. I have coached boys and girls soccer, Nordic skiing, girls basketball, junior varsity baseball, girls lacrosse, and softball. I have also worked with student council, math team, and drama club.  

I was a coach here at Maranacook from 1998-2002. I was the boys JV soccer coach for two years and varsity for my last three. I also worked 5 years with the Nordic ski team as an assistant coach and trail groomer.

I live in Greene with my wife Tracy of 15 years and our 9-year-old son Brody. In my spare time, I like to ride my ATV and watch a lot of soccer. I grew up in the Bethel area and graduated from Telstar High School and received my teaching degree from the University of Maine at Farmington.

Many athletes and students like to call me “Rem”.
GO BEARS! @MaranacookAD


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 any time.  

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



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!


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 shoelaces, 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.

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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.