• The Telling Room

    On Friday, April 28th, two senior English classes went to Portland for a workshop at the Telling Room, a nonprofit writing center in Portland dedicated to the idea...

  • Reiter, DeAngelis share the spotlight

    Great Article in the Kennebec Journal! http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/05/02/sidelines-reiter-deangelis-share-the-spotlight/ GORHAM — Steve DeAngelis approached the red carpet, and he talked about Ruslan Reiter. A senior on DeAngelis’ Nordic ski team...

  • State National History Day Contest

    Maranacook Community High School had 4 students from Mr. Gower’s class compete in the State National History Day contest on 4/8/2017 at the University of Maine in...

  • Teen Issues 2017

    MCHS had their second Teen Issues day on 4/11/17. Teen Issues occurred in the afternoon, with a kick off presentation by Dr. Mykee Fowlin, who talked with...


    Article from Kennebec Journal on January 28, 2017 by Travis Lazarczyk Maranacook senior comes into own with U.S. Paralympic Nordic ski team Maranacook senior comes into own with U.S. Paralympic...

  • Maranacook Student Chosen to Become Normandy Scholar!

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Madison Taylor of Maranacook Community High School has been accepted into the prestigious Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom® Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute....

  • Into the Woods

    Readfield – Maranacook Community High School presented the musical “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim, on November 16th through November 20th. “Into the Woods” is a musical...

  • Santa’s Workshop!

    Over the past week Alternative Ed. space has transformed into Santa’s Workshop. Students have been seen crafting wooden toys to give to boys and girls in the...

Welcome to Maranacook Community High School!


Understanding Sacrifice



End of Year Schedule

May 29- June 20, 2017


May 29th- deadline for Advisee Day Out Plans to Kristen


June 1- (Tentative) - Schedules are released to students
June 2- Senior Breakfast (7:15-8 am, media center)
June 5- College T-shirt Day. Senate presentations. Yearbook dedication
June 7- senior helper and class of 2021/ class of 2024 advisor training (2:45-4pm)
June 9- Class Night (7 pm)
June 11- Graduation (2 pm)
June 12- Advisee Day Out for grades 9-11
June 13- Class of 2021 Step Up Day- in the afternoon
June 19- Class Day and Half Day of School. Students in Summer Intensive at Thomas College
June 20- Flex Day, day 1 of credit recovery
June 20-28- Credit Recovery


Finals Schedules

Seniors Finals Schedule

 Monday, 6/5/17


Wednesday, 6/7/17

Thursday, 6/8/17


B1 and B2 Finals, last B3 and B4 class. Assembly @ 1:45 PM: Post-secondary shirts, yearbook dedication and senate speeches


Marching Practice (8:15-10:50 AM)

(NOT a late start)

G7 and G8 Finals (PM) 

Marching Practice (8:15-10:50 AM)

B3 and B4 Finals (PM)

Marching Practice (if needed, in morning), 12-2:30pm: Advisee Time/ Class Day


Grades 9-11 Finals Schedule

Thursday, 6/8/17

Friday, 6/9/17

Monday, 6/12/17

Tuesday, 6/13/17

Wednesday, 6/14/17

Thursday, 6/15/17

Friday, 6/16/17

Monday, 6/19/17

Last Day of Black Classes

Last Day of Gold Classes, Class Day Assembly


G5 & G6 Finals  HALF DAY

B1 & B2 Finals



B3 & B4



G7 & G8



Half Day. Mini schedule, all classes. End of the Year Assembly. Summer Intensive Students @ Thomas College

June 5 Schedule:

8-8:05 am: Advisee time
8:09-9:21 am: B1
9:25-10:37 am: B2
10:41-11:06 am: Lunch A/ FT
11:09-11:34 am: Lunch B/ FT
*CATC students will be late to their 3rd period class
11:38-12:40 pm: B3
12:44-1:44 pm: B4
1:44-1:45 pm: Dismissal to gym.
1:45-2:30 pm: Assembly

Thomas College--Pathways Program

Thomas College partners with Maranacook Community High School to provide an innovative and collaborative way to an Associate in Arts degree at Thomas College. The Pathways Program, which began in January 2016, allows junior and senior high school students with a high school GPA of 3.0, a demonstrated capacity for college work and a recommendation of the high school guidance counselor to pursue their Associate’s degree at Thomas while completing the requirements for their high school diploma at Maranacook. To learn more check this out: Pathways-Handout and Pathways Program Handbook 2016

Maranacook’s School Based Health Center is pleased to welcome our new Physician’s Assistant, Ainsley Price.

Ainsley, a Maine native, worked as a pediatric rehabilitation aide and nursing assistant in Boston before pursuing a career as a physician assistant at the University of New England back in her home state. She joined the faculty of MDFMR in August of 2016 and is thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Maranacook Community School Health Center. Her particular areas of professional interest include public health, preventative care and pediatrics.

In her spare time you can almost always find her outdoors (preferably with her dog), hiking, camping, skiing, or simply being active and exploring new places in the state she loves!

We welcome students and staff to stop in the Health Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays to say hello to Ainsley. She is able to see students and address their health needs from 8:30-12:30 on Tuesdays and from 10:30-2:30 on Thursdays

Spring 2017 Update on the Black Bear Clothing Boutique

Great News! Our clothing boutique has become very successful and well utilized. Our students appreciate the clothing, and the stacks on the shelves seem to empty rather quickly. The boutique has caught on!! Our very first comment to community members is thank you for your support and your donations. We could not do it without the generosity of the good people of our towns.

Periodically, we try to give you a sense of the specific needs. We have asked students to tell us what they see as the gaps on the shelves. At this time, we need boys clothing...jeans, solid color tee shirts, sport shirts. For girls, we need more skinny jeans. And we need girls jeans in the following sizes: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 14, 16, 18. We almost always can use sweatshirts, gym shorts, new athletic socks, and new underwear.

Thank you for bringing us teen appropriate clothing that is clean and ready to wear.  We cannot accept used underwear.

We also accept cash donations. We use these donations for specific students' needs, or you can designate that you are donating to the food pantry part of the closet. Donations may be brought to the school nurse, Sandy Hunter. Thank you again for all the community support.

Please check out our handbook!

MCS Student Handbook 2016-2017

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Maranacook Educator's Year Of Research Published On Award Winning Website For Teachers

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Maranacook Community High School teacher Mr. Shane Gower spent the last year researching the life of Private First Class Harvey J. Madore as part of the Understanding Sacrifice program. On Veteran’s Day, Gower’s eulogy for Private First Class Harvey J. Madore and lesson plan, titled Analyzing How Sacrifice is Memorialized, will be published on ABMCeducation.org. The 2016 Understanding Sacrifice program is a partnership between National History Day®, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.  For more information, please read the full press release: Gower Veterans Day 2016

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 Sandy Hunter, 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!


TEEN Drinking....... Know THE FACTS

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, Sandy Hunter, @ 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.