There were about 75 staff members at Camp Laurel who spent the day learning about resiliency, substance use, Adverse Childhood Experiences, team building activities and planning for...
iTeam students and 2 students from Moose Island team (who presented) attended the 14th annual MLTI Student Conference on May 25, 2017. There was an emphasis this...
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...
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 7am - 3pm, 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 befilled with food for the student to take home at theend of theday.
Donations of items will be gladly accepted throughout the year. Many thanks to everyone who brought in backpacks!
Maranacook Community Middle School Parent/Teacher Fall Conferences are on Thursday, October 19 and Thursday, Oct 26 from 3:00-7:00PM. Please sign up for an appointment with your child’s team and any Unified Arts or specialists you may want to meet with. The online scheduler will be open on Monday, October 2 at 8:00am. At that time you can use this link to schedule your conferences: https://www.pickatime.com/mcms
We look forward to seeing you.
Our school fundraiser is scheduled for November 17th & 18th at Margaritas of Augusta, from 11:30 to close, both days. Margarita’s generously donates 20% of food and beverage sales to area organizations. Last year, MCMS was able to earn over $1450 from the restaurant. In addition, the PTO coordinated a Gift Card Tree raffle, which brought in an additional $800. It was an easy way to earn money for each team, and a fun way to bring the whole school together!!!
WAYS FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS & TEACHERS TO HELP:
We will be sending reminders as the event draws near. Gift card donations can be sent to the team teacher any time, and are greatly appreciated!
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.
Signing up is easy. You can use the email address that we have on file for you, and follow these three steps:
It's that easy!
Middle School athletics begin Tuesday, Sept. 5th. A signed contract will need to be signed before participating. Insurance information needs to be provided in the contract and a current physical within the past two years needs to be on file in the health center before practicing.
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
With the end of the school year quickly upon us, we know that you are making plans for your child's summer vacations and activities. However, the break from school activities often causes students to experience a lag in learning upon returning to school in the fall. Research shows students easily lose a couple of months' worth of math skills during the long summer break. In an effort to lessen this effect, we are hoping your child will take part in this year’s MCMS Summer Math Challenge. We have included 13 fun math challenges and games which will:
• retain math skills learned during the school year
• strengthen children's problem solving and critical thinking skills
• enrich children's interest in math
• boost children's confidence in math
In the fall, students who complete 8 out of 13 activities will be invited to participate in the Math Challenge Celebration Ice Cream Party (similar to the summer reading celebrations we’ve done in the past). As students complete tasks- they should check them off at the bottom of this letter-and bring the completed portions of the packet back to MCMS in the fall.
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
*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.