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    Maranacook Community School to present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

    READFIELD – Maranacook High School will present the musical comedy-drama “Fiddler on the Roof” by Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, at 7 p.m. November 18th...

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    MCS Students attend Resources First Foundation Event

    Kristen Levesque, Dean of Students chaperoned a group of Maranacook High School’s students, interested in politics and the environment, on Tuesday, November 10th to an event with...

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    Sticker Shock!

    Students Participated in “Sticker Shock” at the Readfield Market, to help increase the public’s awareness on providing alcohol to minors. Pictured are Marissa Willette, Natalie Harmon, Rebecca...

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    Health Center Student Advisors Testify

    The Health Center Student Advisors went to the State Captial in March 2015. We testified in front of the legislature to help save the Fund For a...

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    2015 Top Ten Students

    Maranacook Community High School’s top 10 students for the class of 2015 have been announced. In front, from left, are Christine Miller, Sydney Green, Elizabeth D’Angelo (salutatorian),...


Welcome to Maranacook Community High School!

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Rainbow over Maranacook Community High School on October 30, 2015


The annual Academic Awards night will be held on Monday, November 30th at 7:00 pm in the Student Center. Students with a 3.2 gpa or higher for the previous school year are invited to attend. Students will receive a personal invitation in homeroom for the event, which is sponsored by the Maranacook Chapter of the National Honor Society. Our keynote speaker this year is Wendy Brotherlin, a Manchester author of Young Adult fiction.

For questions, please contact Paula Weisberger, NHS Advisor at paula_weisberger@maranacook.org

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Community Breakfast to Benefit Families in Need

imagesStudent Senate is holding a community breakfast here in the high school cafeteria on December 5th from 7 am until 10am. It's $5 a person or $20 for a any size family. All proceeds go to families in need in our community for the holiday season.

Online Payment Center Now Available For Student Activity Payments

logo_smallSTARTING: NOVEMBER 15, 2015  For a small transaction fee, you can now have the convenience of paying student fees through an online account. For a small transaction fee, you can now have the convenience of paying student fees through an online account.

The fee per transaction is:
-$1.00 for an ACH checking account payment; or
-95% when using Mastercard or Discover Card (minimum fee $1.95)
Useful information:
-Student’s Powerschool number needed for transaction entry
-Pay for multiple students, in multiple schools, in one transaction, for one fee
-Drop down menu for school selection
-Drop down menu for Activities/Fees
-Sign up for an account to access history reports
-Make one time payments without an account
-Payments will post to student account the following business day
-Link to payment center on the district website
-Easy to use; works like other online payment centers
-Questions – Contact Brigette Williams at the Superintendent’s Office 685-3336 ext. 5
To get started:
-Go to the RSU #38 website at: maranacook.org
-Click on the “Parent/Student” menu, select “Andropay Student Activities” to connect to the Online Payment Center
-You are now on the Welcome Page of the Online Payment Center
-Click on “Student Activities” in the upper left hand corner
-Choose “One Student” or “Two or More Students”
-Fill in required information and click on “Add to Cart”
-You will be given the option to create an account; log in to an existing account, or to make a “One Time Payment”
-Follow directions on remaining screens through checkout

RSU #38 Community Forum on Proficiency-Based Education
PBE Night

On ThursdayDecember 3 from 6:00-7:30 pm we will be hosting a community forum on proficiency-based education at MCHS.  It includes a free spaghetti dinner. Babysitting will be offered for children through age 10, along with a pizza supper.

Staff will share information about what proficiency-based systems are, their purpose, requirements of the Maine proficiency-based diploma law, and work to date in RSU #38. All attending will be invited to respond during an interactive, workshop session.  The goal is to explore ways we can develop a proficiency-based education system at Maranacook that is a “good fit” for our community and students.  We recognize that whatever we start with will require “tweaks” along the way. The questions and concerns of participants at the first community forum of three planned for this year will provide important guidance for that process.

A spaghetti dinner will be provided.  Babysitting will be offered for children through age 10, along with a pizza supper.

Please RSVP by calling Kim Radley at 685-4923 ext. 1070 or by emailing Kimberly_Radley@maranacook.org


HS Social Studies Teacher, Shane Gower, chosen for the 2016 Understanding Sacrifice Program!

Shane Gower of Maranacook Community High School in Readfield, Maine was selected to participate in the competitive World War II-focused program that travels to southern France and Italy. He is one of 18 middle and high school educators selected by National History Day (NHD) to participate in Understanding Sacrifice, a highly competitive, year-long professional development program sponsored by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC).  For more information, here is the press release. Congratulations Mr. Gower!

Check out our School Newsletters!



Influenza has arrived in Maine

We have just received the official word from the CDC that influenza has arrived in our State.

Symptoms of influenza include:
Fever (usually 102 or greater and lasts 3-4 days)
Muscle aches

The best way to preve nt any illness is good hand washing!  And remember to cover cough and sneezes, stay home when you are sick and get the flu vaccine, if you have not already done so!!

The Black Bear Boutique would respectfully like to put a hold on clothing donations at this time.  We so appreciate the community coming forward so generously but right now we are filled to capacity!  Stay tuned for periodic updates and thanks to all for your continued support.

Sandy Hunter, School Nurse

Please check out our handbook!

MCS Student Handbook 2015--2016 (revised)

 PowerSchool Upgrade

Parents & Students--don't forget to make your new account in PowerSchool! With the PowerSchool Upgrade OLD ACCOUNTS WON'T WORK!

We have exciting new changes in PowerSchool! Now parents can create their own usernames and passwords in PowerSchool to access their children's accounts AND have only one account for access to multiple children!   Here are the directions on how to set up your account. Directions for Parent Account Setup  Students can set up their own accounts using these directions.


Sacrifice for Freedom Class Project

Students in Sacrifice for Freedom class, which focuses on historical research in English and a Foreign Language, are working on a porject to document the lives of people who made sacrifices duing the World War Two Era. One part of the project is a memorial at Maranacook Community High School, dedicated to Lewis Frelan Goddard, a soldier killed in the War.
Check out the article featured in the KJ:
The class has organized a GoFund Me website to try and raise money for the project. If you are interested in contributing here is the link to the project: gofund.me/frelanww2

Checking HOW Grades

Dear Students & Parents,
The HOW Grades are now under the standards grades tab in QuickLookup in PowerSchool. Here's how to check your HOW grades:
Log into PowerSchool.
Next to the "Grades and Attendance" tab you will see "Standards Grades" tab.
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Click on that. Your HOW grades will be listed for each course you are taking.


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, Sandy Hunter, @ 685-4923 ext. 1033, or Cynthia Kuhns in the high school media center, ext. 1076.


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.