• Healthy Decision Day!

    On Friday, January 26th, Maine’s Attorney General, Janet Mills, spent the morning with Staff and Students from Maranacook Community Middle School with her good friend and motivational speaker, Skip...

  • Math Team Places 3rd!

    MCMS placed third at Saturday, January 26, 2018, Math Counts competition and will advance to the state competition on March 3, 2018!  Congratulations!

  • Lions Club Peace Poster Contest

    On January 25th the Manchester Lions Club invited middle school art students who participated in the Peace Poster contest to a recognition ceremony at the club house....

  • Family Hour of Code!

    On Dec 5, 2017, the MCMS iTeam hosted our first Family Code Night for parents and students in grades 3-8 from 6:30-7:30 pm. We celebrated Computer Science...

Welcome to Maranacook Community Middle School!

Time to Schedule a Student-led Conference! 

Click here to read the Letter from Principal Rick Hogan

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, February 8 and Thursday, March 1.

  • Parent, Student, and Advisor: 3:00 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. (Sign-Up Online)
  • Available time with Classroom Teachers: 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. (Sign-Up on Team Door)
  • Parent, Student, and Advisor: 5:20 p.m. to 6:35 p.m. (Sign-Up Online)
  • Available time with Classroom Teachers: 6:35 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Sign-Up on Team Door)

Pick-a-Time Scheduler opens January 22, 2018 at 8:00am

**If you do not have internet access, please contact Phyllis Cote at 685-3128 to sign up for an Advisor-based Student Led Conference.


MCMS Arts Night


Parents of students participating in the show, please click on the following link for information regarding prop and costume lists, ways to help and up-to-date schedule information. https://sites.google.com/a/maranacook.com/mcms-spring-play/

Please see the attached poster regarding purchasing tickets for the Middle School Play: "Cafe Murder", March 9th and 10th.  Two showings are available and the performances promise to be something to "die" for!

 


Calendar Change

Updated 17-18 Calendar Please note, April 13th is now a half day for HS/MS.


Students with School ID Get in Free to Basketball Games!

Dear Parents and Families,

Through the generous donations of parents and Awesome Bears that will cover the cost of RSU #38 student admissions to 2017-2018 HS basketball games, students presenting their RSU #38 student identification cards will be admitted to all home HS basketball games without cost. Students will be getting identification cards from school.  Students must present these cards in order to attend the games without charge.  Should the cards be lost or misplaced, students or parents may contact staff in the school office to request replacements.

Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.
Superintendent


Celebrate Computer Science!

On Dec 5, 2017, the MCMS iTeam hosted our first Family Code Night for parents and students in grades 3-8 from 6:30-7:30 pm. We elebrated Computer Science Education Week by learning to code with parents with their kids! It was a great evening of fun and learning!


GRAND OPENING of the MCMS Food Pantry

Thanks to the efforts of our custodial staff and the Sebago Team, our food pantry is ready to open!

Beginning Monday, October 23, 2017, families will be able to access the new food pantry at the middle school.

To access the pantry, please contact the Middle School Wellness Center to set up a time during the hours of 7 am - 3 pm, Monday - Friday.

If a family cannot get to the pantry during these times, students can also bring food home.  To do so, please contact the Wellness Center and a backpack will be filled with food for the student to take home at the end of the day.

Donations of items will be gladly accepted throughout the year.  Many thanks to everyone who brought in backpacks!


Kajeet Mobile Smart Spots

The MS had 5 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!


Bus Routes for 2017-18

http://www.maranacook.org/bus-routes/


Reminder: Maine School Immunization Change

Effective for the 2017-2018 school year, all students entering seventh (7th) grade will need proof of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster immunization before starting school in August.

If you are unable to get an appointment for your child before the start of school, don’t panic! Just call me with the date of your child’s appointment and he/she will be all set to start school. If you have any other questions or concerns, please call and leave a voicemail at 685-3128 x1120. I will check my messages twice a week. Thank you!

Vicky Gabrion, school nurse


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-- MCMS Allergy Letter


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!

Please review our school handbook:

MCMS Student Handbook 2017-18


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.

 

Upcoming Events

 

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.