On May 24th six iTeam members and two chaperones joined 1100+ students and teachers from around the state for the 15th annual MLTI Student Technology Conference at...
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...
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...
MCMS placed third at Saturday, January 26, 2018, Math Counts competition and will advance to the state competition on March 3, 2018! Congratulations!
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 anytime.
Have a wonderful summer,
“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.”
We are excited to let you know that the MCMS Food Bank will be open this summer on Thursday mornings from 9-12pm, starting July 5 and ending August 23. Volunteers will be staffing the pantry, which is located near the music room in the middle school. If you would like to access the food bank, please enter the middle school through the lower parking lot entrance.
Please spread the word! Our food bank is open to all families in our school communities, no questions asked. Many families experience times of struggle and we want to help ensure that our students have the food they need to be successful in school.
I also wanted to give you an update on the great progress we have made this year with our new food pantry:
The Sebago team has done a wonderful job all year maintaining the space and doing inventories for shopping lists.
Our amazing 7th grade students and families, in their recent Walk-a-thon, raised over $3000. The students had a great day and were super excited to raise funds for our new food bank. Thanks to these efforts, we were able to get the electrical work done to install a refrigerator. This will allow us to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to many families this summer.
During the school year, access to the pantry is from 7am - 3pm, Monday through Friday, by appointment. If you need to access the pantry, please contact our Wellness Center to set up a time to come in. (685 - 3128 x1136.) If a family cannot get to the pantry during these times, students can also bring food home in backpacks. To do so, please contact the Wellness Center and food will be packed for the student to take home at the end of the day.
Thank you again for your support of our students and our community.
Mary Ellen Tracy
MCMS Food Bank Coordinator
We have the opportunity to provide a continuous supply of chilled, filtered water to our children at MCMS. We can replace one of the old water fountains at the school with a water bottle filling station! The school received a grant for $250, the MCMS PTO has made a donation and a parent, Ben Straton has generously donated his time to install the station. The grant expires by the end of the school year. That's less then 3 weeks away! We still need approximately $500 to fully fund this project.
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
Updated 17-18 Calendar Please note, April 13th is now a half day for HS/MS.
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!
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:
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!
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 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.
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 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
• 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.
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.