• Thomas Cup Challenge 2018

    Friday evening through Saturday morning for 15 hours Maranacook Students competed in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math competition at Thomas College. A team of 5;...

  • Student Leadership Conference

    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,...

  • Suicide Prevention Awareness

    Members of the Student Health Advisory are promoting Suicide Prevention Awareness by handing out information, yellow ribbons and talking to peers about why they love to live!

  • New Advisor Training!

    The Maranacook 6-12 Advisor program has its 4th annual new advisor training on August 23, 2018. The training started on the Maranacook campus, with tours of both...

  • Girls Tennis Regional Champions!

    Congratulations to the Maranacook Girls Tennis Team!  Girls’ Class C Regional Champions and winners of the good sportsmanship award.  On to states on Saturday!

  • Boys BaseBall Wins KVACs

    The Maranacook Community High School Baseball defeated Brewer High School on Saturday, June 2nd to win the 2018 KVACs! Congratulations!

  • Girls Track Wins State Championship!

    Congratulations to Maranacook Community High School’s Girls Track and Field Team for winning the Class C State Championship on Saturday, June 2nd! First time since 1993!

  • Top Ten Scholars – Class of 2018

    Maranacook Community High School Top Ten Scholars – Class of 2018 Emma Hatt, of Mount Vernon, daughter of Greg and Deborah Hatt, is valedictorian. She has been...

Welcome to Maranacook Community High School!

Maranacook Community Holiday

Please join the Maranacook Chamber Singers and Concert Choir on December 13, 2018, at 7 pm at the Hope Baptist Church, 726 Western Ave, Manchester, ME

Baxter Academy and Maranacook
team up
1st PLACE   Thomas Cup Challenge


If you’re worried about providing food or gifts for your children during the holiday season, please reach out for help. Assistance is available through:

• your town office
• Mt. Vernon food pantry (Mt. Vernon, Readfield, Fayette & Vienna)
• your local church
• Mt. Vernon fire station (Mt. Vernon & Vienna)
• your school nurse

People are willing to help but please don’t wait until the last minute to ask. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season -  the school nurses

New Girls BB Coach, Karen Magnusson

Maranacook Community High School would like to welcome Karen Magnusson as our new girls varsity basketball coach.  Karen brings with her many years of coaching. This includes head varsity girls basketball coach at Cony High School for five years, and at Dirigo High School for two years. Karen also assisted with the boys varsity basketball program for two years at Dirigo. She has also coached JV soccer at Maranacook for the past three seasons. Karen is eager to get started and work with the girls on the team.

Update on Black Bear Boutique

The Boutique is open for the year at the high school, and it is loaded with clothes. The community has been very generous, and our students and the committee of volunteers and staff are grateful. In addition to clothing and shoes, we always welcome cash donations. Please see our school nurse, Anya Davidson, with any donations.

We so appreciate your washing and folding clothes so they are fresh and clean for our students. And please limit your donations to teen appropriate items. Students enjoy being up to date on their style so it’s wonderful when you keep that in mind.

At least for this Fall and Winter, we will be limiting our clothing for both girls and boys to the following items: gym shorts, gym shirts and gym shoes, sweatpants and sweatshirts. Winter coats and boots, New Leggings, all sizes. New sport socks, girls socks, and new underwear are always welcome. No need for more sports bras at this time. And finally, no used underwear, please.

Again, thanks for your generous support, and we look forward to a busy year of student use in the Boutique!

Yearbook Staff at Lifetouch Conference

Students are creating and brainstorming ideas for the awe-inspiring 2019 yearbook!


Important Calendar Change

The School Board voted to approve the request to change Graduation Day from June 8 to June 9, 2019.  Here is the revised calendar with that change. 2018-19 School Calendar



Stay tuned for further announcements.

New Assistant Principal, Tina Brackley

Greetings Everyone,

I am extremely excited to be joining Maranacook Community High School as the new assistant principal. It is important to me to become a familiar face in the community.

I moved to Maine 20 years ago this summer to attend UMF and have never left. I have held many roles in K-12 education over the years from classroom teacher, reading specialist, ed tech, coach, athletic director, and assistant principal. All this experiences have led me here to MCHS. 

I have spent the last 8 years working at a high school as a teacher and an administrator. I am committed to building relationship with students and parents. I know that these relationships help high school students to navigate through school and are important. 

I look forwarding to getting to know everyone and the communities that MCHS serves. Please feel free to call me or email me with any questions or if you would like to meet. 

Tina Brackley

Meet Our New Nurse--Anya Davidson

I was born and raised in Maine, in Harpswell and Brunswick. However Readfield is home now for my son and I. I was a competitive long-distance runner in high school and college, but now all the running I do is after my almost two-year-old son.  My endurance and good grades carried me to Brown University, where I was an All-Ivy Student Athlete. A couple of years after graduating with my BA, I moved to Israel. There I lived, studied, and worked for 9 years. I became an RN and immediately focused on working in pediatrics. I worked for several years in pediatrics in Israel and then last year returned to Maine. I came to be closer to my family a couple of months after giving birth to my son. This past year I had the pleasure of working as a school nurse in Readfield and Manchester elementary schools. I am thrilled and honored to be given the opportunity to work at Maranacook High School and be a part of the health center that keeps students healthy and safe every day.

Operation Breaking Stereotypes (OBS)





Operation Breaking Stereotypes (OBS) is a non-profit, service-based organization working that works with schools throughout New England and New York, to help students address ethnic, socio-economic, gender, and racial stereotypes through writing, reading, music, photography, and personal connections. On Friday, April 8, 2016, the Maranacook OBS group went to Lewiston High School to shadow their partners for a full school day and participate in teambuilding and sense of self-activities

Immunization Update

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

How many fruits and vegetables have your kids eaten today?

As part of our efforts towards health and wellness, we encourage you to support your kids in choosing healthy snacks each day. They need healthy snacks to help them grow, develop and be ready to learn. Ask your school’s 5210 Champion for healthy snack ideas, or check the Lets Go! website at www.letsgo.org.

Kajeet Mobile Smart Spots

The HS had 3 Kajeet Mobile Smart 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 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:

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.

Enter your email address and create a password. An email will be sent to that address with a secure token.

After authenticating via your email, return to SchoolMessenger and sign in using your email and password.

It's that easy!

Kennebec Behavioral Health Services

Have you noticed that your child is having difficulties with friends, seems sad or may be struggling with school related anxiety? Do you wish you could help but don’t know how?

Maranacook is fortunate to have two fully licensed clinical social workers available during the school day to provide ongoing counseling services for students having challenges with their mental health. These confidential services are provided by Kennebec Behavioral Health through the School Based Health Center.

If you think that these services may be helpful for your child, please contact Ellen Turgeon, the school nurse at 685-4923 x 1033.

Maranacook Food Pantry at HS needs Backpacks!

Do you have any spare backpacks hanging in a closet somewhere? Are you replacing your child’s backpack for this coming school year, and looking to get rid of the old backpack?

Screen Shot 2016-08-12 at 7.26.06 PMWe need backpacks!

Please consider donating used backpacks to the Maranacook Food Pantry at the high school.

We send home food to middle and high school students in need and the easiest, most secure way to transport food items is in a backpack. If you can donate any, please drop them off at the high school office, or leave them at the school health center.

We appreciate any help you can give us?

Check out our School Newsletters!


Checking HOW Grades

For more information on how to check HOW grades visit http://www.maranacook.org/mcs/how-grades/

Black Bear Boutique & Maranacook Food Pantry

Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 11.11.59 AMWe are working to help students and their families cope with unmet needs for food and clothing throughout the school year. Our aim is to provide good quality, clean used clothing, as well as basic easy-to-prepare food items (canned soups & fruit, breakfast cereals, pasta & tomato sauce), which will provide some comfort and support so that students can concentrate on their academic responsibilities.

Young people concerned with the basic issues of hunger and access to suitable clothing cannot easily address classroom activities and assigned homework. We hope to help ease their distraction a bit through giving them access to our Boutique and Pantry in order to make them comfortable and help free them to learn.

If you do know of a student who could use some help, please encourage that child to contact us. We’ll be glad to help. For clothing or food needs, please contact our school nurse, Ellen Turgeon @ 685-4923 ext. 1033.

Bear Claw

Upcoming Events

Support Scholarships For Maranacook Graduates

There are many ways to make a tax-deductible donation!

Send a Check: Please make out to the Maranacook Community School with "Alumni Scholarship Fund" in the memo line and send to:

Steve DeAngelis
Maranacook High School
2250 Millard Harrison Drive
Readfield, ME 04355

Or GO SHOPPING! Use this link when purchasing through Amazon.com and we will get a percentage of your purchase for directing you to their site. All the money raised goes directly to student scholarships and it only takes you one more click! Click here!

Core Values & Beliefs Statement

The purpose of Maranacook Community High School is to create an environment where every individual can flourish academically and socially. Through respect, knowledge, and responsibility, the school community promotes character building, 21st century skill development, and personal fulfillment.

* Students will be responsible, trustworthy, and honest citizens and be effective, fair, ethical, and skilled collaborators.
* Students will be clear and effective communicators.
* Students will be creative and innovative learners.
* Students will be active, engaged, and motivated learners.
* Students will be rational, explorative, and creative problem solvers.