On Wednesday, Acadia Team went on a field trip to the Readfield cemetery to learn more about the town’s history.
Bike Club is a new activity offered to students to work on donated bikes that have been neglected. This club will meet daily, during Activity A, to...
On Friday, 10/5/18 our Chamber Choir sang at the American Choral Directors Association conference in Windham, ME. Our students were fantastic- thank you, Mr. Scarpone!
MCMS and MCHS student representatives, Shylah Woodford and Emily Lucas attended a statewide student leadership conference, run by GEAR UP, on October 13, 2018 and October 14,...
On Tuesday, 9/18/18, the middle school held an Academic Pep Rally where students were thanked for their hard work so far this year. Our students have come...
All MCMS Families!
Please Join Us on Friday, Nov. 16 from 6:30- 8:00pm for:
“Family Code Night” is a whole-school, family event at which middle school kids and their parents learn how to code a flying drone – together! At this special evening of learning and fun, you’ll play in parent-child teams to conquer an obstacle course with a drone. Afterwards, you’ll go home with a special “Code On at Home” guide to continue coding puzzles, learning and fun at home. No coding experience needed, laptops available if needed (bring one device for each two attendees if you can). This is a great experience to share with your kids!
We’ll start at 6:30 in the MCMS Gym. The program is free, but space is limited, so please sign up today! You’ll be coding with your kids in no time!
Parents who want to help out as event Volunteers are welcome. We'll send you an advance prep memo and we'll meet up a few minutes early for orientation. Contact Denise Churchill 685-3128 ext.# 1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you at Family Code Night!
During the upcoming holiday season, the school nurses will work closely with local food pantries, fire stations, churches, town halls, and community members to provide new clothing and toys to children who might otherwise not receive any presents for the holidays.
Recently, the school nurses sent a letter and wish list home with each student. If you need some support this holiday season, please complete and return the wish list by Friday, November 2nd. The earlier we receive your request, the more likely we will be able to assist you. If you need additional wish lists, please contact your school nurse.
In order to coordinate this program, the nurses may share your child’s name with a key person at one of the organizations listed above, but community members are given no identifying information.
If you would like to provide gifts for a child, please contact your school nurse. We thank you for your support.
The School Nurses
( Jada Clark, Anya Davidson, Vicky Gabrion, and Angela Palmer)
MS Parent/Teacher Conferences are on October 18th and October 25th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Please sign up for an appointment with your child's team and any Unified Arts teachers you may want to meet with. Acadia Team parents should see the separate instructions for sign ups sent out by team teachers.
The online scheduler will be open on October 1st at 8:00 AM. At that time you can use this link to schedule your conferences: https://pickatime.com/mcms We look forward to seeing you!
MaineGeneral will be holding a free flu clinic in the middle school gym on Tuesday, October 9th. The clinic is open to middle school, high school, and homeschooled students - only those students who have permission slips on file will receive the vaccine. There are no make-up dates. Permission slips will be available at the clinic check-in table.
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.”
MCMS Food Bank
We had a super successful summer at the food bank. Thanks to a terrific team of volunteers, it was open to the public one morning a week. We had a number families and adults visit throughout the summer. All were able to access the pantry and Vicky’s Boutique as needed. All told, we were able to provide over $1000 worth of food and personal items to these folks, which was fantastic!
Needless to say, we would love to have donations of food, personal items (especially toothbrushes :), and school supplies. Backpacks are always welcome as well. These can be left in the donation box outside the middle school office.
The food bank will again be open throughout the school year. To access it, please call the Wellness Center at the middle school. (207) 685-3128 x1136. Arrangements will be made for families to either come to the pantry, or have food sent home with students. Students can also access the food bank through Wellness, and can bring home a backpack full of needed items. Please remember, our food bank is available to all comers, no questions asked. Our goal is to do everything we can to support families so that our students have what they need and can come to school ready to learn.
Thanks again to everyone for all of your support!
Mary Ellen Tracy
MCMS Food Bank Coordinator
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
The MS has 7 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-- Nut Allergie Letter to Parents.
*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.