• MCMS World Language Teachers at FLAME!

    Synopsis of the Middle School Foreign Language teachers’ participation in our annual FLAME conference, Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9 Jorgeanne, Emma and Anne all attended...

  • 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....

Welcome to Maranacook Community Middle School!


5th Grade Transition Information

Dear 5th Grade Parents and Students,

We are starting transition activities! Please see visit our 5th Grade Transition Page for the latest information!

5th Grade Transition Events 2018

Tue, April 10:    5th grade Transition Fair for parents & 5th grade students 6-7 PM in the MCMS Gym

Fri, April 13:    5th grade Parent Survey due back to MCMS Office

Tue, May 22:    5th graders from MES & MtVES visit their MCMS Team 8:00-12:30
5th graders arrive at MCMS on their regular AM bus - return to elementary school @ 12:30 after eating lunch at MCMS

Fri, May 25:    5th graders from RES & WES visit their MCMS Team 8:00-12:30
5th graders arrive at MCMS on their regular AM bus - return to elementary school @ 12:30 after eating lunch at MCMS

Tue, June 19:    5th grade step up day 12:30-2:30
5th graders arrive at MCMS after eating lunch at their elementary school, spend the afternoon with their MCMS Advisee group & return home from MCMS on their regular PM bus

Tue, June 19:    5th grade Parent/Student/MCMS Advisor Ice Cream Social 6:00-7:00 in the MCMS Cafeteria


Calendar Change

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


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/


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


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.