• Student Technology Conference!

    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...

  • Math Team Places 3rd in Math Counts Competition!

    Members of the Maranacook Community Middle School Math Team participated this past weekend at KVCC in the district Math Counts competition.  They placed third, earning them a...

  • HS/MS Mentoring Outing!

    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...

  • NASA Video Conference!

    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. ...

  • Maine Robotics Exposition

    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...

  • Advisor Training!

    Maranacook Community High School and Middle School held their annual advisor training at Camp Laurel on 8/29/16. All advisors advisors received the book, GRIT: The Power of...

  • New Advisor Training!

    The Maranacook Advisor program had it’s second annual new advisor training on 8/25/16 at Camp Laurel. The day was filled with helping new advisor learn about the...

  • Thank You Cathy Jacobs!

    As a thank you to retiring principal Cathy Jacobs, the parent association organized this photo of all the students at MCMS.  Mrs. Jacobs worked at MCMS from...

  • School Spirit Challenge!

    Maranacook Community Schools participated in the WGME, Fox 23 School Spirit Challenge this winter and it was an amazing experience!  Through donations of food and money from...

  • Healthy Decisions Day at MCMS

    Students listened and took part in presentations from law enforcement and health professionals during Healthy Decisions Day. BY JASON PAFUNDISTAFF WRITER READFIELD — Skyeler Webb said she learned...

  • Maranacook Advisor/Advisee Program!

    The advisor program, the foundation of Maranacook Community School, brings together a diverse group of students with a caring adult. Advisors support the social, emotional, and academic...

  • MS GT Students Host Math Museum!

    On Monday, November 23, 2015, GT math students from the district’s elementary schools were the guests of the GT math students at Maranacook Middle School for a...

  • Weather at Your School

    Moose Island students are learning about global and local extreme weather conditions as part of their Trimester 2 unit “Full Force Nature”.  As an anchor to their...

  • Acadia Team Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

    On Friday, November 6th the Acadia Team and its teachers were honored to host a ceremony for 31 people wanting to become United States citizens.  The United...

  • Students at MCMS Make a Difference!

    Over 1000 items of food and supplies were collected by MCMS middle school students and donated to the Readfield and Mt. Vernon food banks.  The 7th graders...

  • Students present at Senior Cafe!

    Naeema O’Rourke, with the help of Ella Trefethen and Ruth Brosey, recently did a presentation at the Senior Cafe on Growing up in Indonesia. Naeema was born...

  • Solar Tube!

    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...

Welcome to Maranacook Community Middle School! 


MS Athletics

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.


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


Summer Math Challenge!

Dear Parent, 

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.

MCMS Summer Math Challenge 2017


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 


Don't miss out on important messages!  Manage your School Messenger Account!

For instructions on how to manage your account, see the Parent Instructions for InfoCenter.

Click here to begin:  schoolmessenger.com/start


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 2016-17


Co-Curricular Information

*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.


Notice to Parents and Community Members

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.

  • Brain: Marijuana, particularly in the undeveloped brains of adolescents,       causes problems with learning, memory, problem-solving, depth perception and loss of coordination.      
  • Dental: Increased risk of gum disease
  • Lungs: Marijuana smoke often is inhaled longer than cigarette smoke and produces airway injury, acute and chronic bronchitis, lung inflammation, and decreased pulmonary defenses against infection.
  • Heart: Heart rate and blood pressure increases.
  • Reproductive Organs: Males - decrease in testosterone and sperm count. Females - affects menstrual cycles.
  • Withdrawal: May include increased irritability, aggression, and anxiety; anorexia, restlessness, insomnia, muscle tremors. Find resources and information here. 

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 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
• 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.


NELMS Spotlight School Assembly

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

Check out our Video!

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Homework Help Sessions

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


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.