• Top Ten Scholars for Class of 2019!

    (missing from group photo are Luke Bartol and MacKenzie Friese) MARANACOOK COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL Top 10 scholars Grace Despres named valedictorian; Luke Bartol, salutatorian Grace Bachelder has been...

  • EdCamp207!

    EdCamp207, March 23, 2019: Amy Tucker, Mackenzie Kelley, and Tess Cote hosted an EdCamp at MCHS on Saturday. EdCamps are free, participant-driven, with educators learning with other educators....

  • Maranacook Student Performs at Carnegie Hall!

    Maranacook Junior Ashley Cray recently participated in the 2019 Honors Performance Series mixed choir at Carnegie Hall in New York City. After a rigorous audition process, she...

  • Students Testify in Support of School-Based Health Centers

    Dana Reynolds and Katie Ide joined Rebecca Reynolds to testify before the Health and Human Services Committee in support of state funding for School-Based Health Centers. Both...

  • Hunger Slalom Ski Race Raises $2000

    Area skiers/parents raise nearly $2000 for local food banks in Maranacook/Kents Hill Hunger Slalom ski race held March 2nd at the Kents Hill Slope.  This is the 3rd...

  • Boys and Girls Nordic Skiing- Sportsmanship Winners!

    Congratulations to both the Boys Nordic Skiing Team and the Girls Nordic Skiing Team for winning the Sportsmanship Award for 2019!  We are proud of you!

  • Boys Basketball 2019 KVAC Champions

    Maranacook defeated Oceanside 71-60 to win the KVAC Class B boys basketball championship!

  • Girls Alpine 2019 Class B State Champions!

    Girls Alpine Skiing- Team finished tied for 1st in slalom, Dana Reynolds was 10th place. Team won the giant slalom, Katie Ide was third place. 2019 CLASS...

Welcome to Maranacook Community High School!

Some important dates for HS Fall Athletics

Monday, August 5, 6:00 pm
HS Coaches meeting
Wednesday, August 7, 6:00 pm
HS Fall Sports Information Night (middle school gym)
This is earlier than usual because of the constructions and gym floor waxing.
Monday, August 19th
First day for HS fall sports practices
Wednesday, August 28th
First day of school for 9th and 12th.

Thanks, Rich Garini!

Rich Garini ATC, CEAS, has served the athletes of RSU #38 for the past eleven years. During his time here, he has treated injured athletes with skill and humor. His dedication to our athletes and community is unparalleled. We are grateful to him for his work, and he will be missed.
Rich will be passing the baton to Pat Norwood, Maranacook Grad, UMaine alum and fellow Athletic Trainer with Maine General Sports Medicine. Welcome, Pat!
Many thanks, Rich, for all you have done to keep our students healthy and ready to play!

Standards Based Reporting Focus Group

Maranacook Area Schools are looking for the focus group at the high school to consist of Principal, Assistant Principal co-facilitators, Teachers 3-4, Board Member 1, Parents 3-4, Guidance 1-2, Curriculum Director, Technology Director (as needed). The task for this group is to gather information and make recommendations around the recording of standards and grading practices. The group will begin meeting in September 2019 (or earlier, depending on member availability). If you are interested in being a member, please complete this application by 6/7/19: 
Selection for the committee will be through an application process. (Click on the link to access the application.)

ABS Maranacook Area Athletic & Recreation Expansion Projects

Second tier fundraising levels announced!  Be a part of a historic athletic & recreational expansion project and get your name proudly advertised throughout!

Second tier fundraising levels announced!  Be a part of a historic athletic & recreational expansion project and get your name proudly advertised throughout!

Keep up to date by visiting our ABS Website on 2nd Tier Fundraising!

READ ALL ABOUT IT AND LEND YOUR SUPPORT! Maranacook Area Athletic & Recreation Expansion

Learn more: 

Project Plans

ABS Athletic & Recreation Expansion Project Brochure

Congratulations, Maggie Stokes!

A BIG congratulation to Maggie Stokes, who was chosen as a member of the Mid Maine Youth Orchestra for the second year in a row. Maggie will be playing in concerts held at the Messalonskee Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 1st at 7:00 pm and at Mt. Blue HS's Bjorn Auditorium on Sunday, March 3rd at 3:00 pm. Admission is free.

Dual Enrollment Partnership with Thomas College

Great article in the Bangor Daily News highlighting the Dual Enrollment Partnership between Thomas College and Maranacook Community High School!

How one Maine school is cutting $30,000 or more from the cost of college


Congratulations to Shane Gower!

Shane Gower had his lesson plan published by National History Day -  HERSTORY Women in American History.  His lesson on Dorothea Lynde Dix highlights the important contributions she made to help fund the treatment for the mentally ill.  Check it out!

New Director of Student Services

Hello, my name is Brant Remington and I am both nervous and excited to be a part of the Maranacook community. I come here by way of Lewiston High School where I was a physical education teacher, and girl’s varsity soccer and lacrosse coach. Previous to Lewiston, I was a middle school math and science teacher for 15 years.  I have had a lot of experiences as a coach in many different sports, at many levels, and with both genders. I have coached boys and girls soccer, Nordic skiing, girls basketball, junior varsity baseball, girls lacrosse, and softball. I have also worked with student council, math team, and drama club.  

I was a coach here at Maranacook from 1998-2002. I was the boys JV soccer coach for two years and varsity for my last three. I also worked 5 years with the Nordic ski team as an assistant coach and trail groomer.

I live in Greene with my wife Tracy of 15 years and our 9-year-old son Brody. In my spare time, I like to ride my ATV and watch a lot of soccer. I grew up in the Bethel area and graduated from Telstar High School and received my teaching degree from the University of Maine at Farmington.

Many athletes and students like to call me “Rem”.
GO BEARS! @MaranacookAD

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!

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.


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.