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...

  • MCHS Interact

    The high school has brought Interact back to the community! It has been years since the club was active. Interact is a Rotary sponsored club. The Augusta...

  • Maranacook Students Take Flight at UMA

    Article taken from CentralMaine.com http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/11/18/maranacook-students-take-flight-at-uma/ AUGUSTA — Friday was a rough day for the virtual Cessna 172 airplane. While it had numerous safe takeoffs and landings, it...

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    Members of the Student Health Advisory and  Peer Mentor Program took part in a full day Youth Mental Health First Aid Training. Congratulations to Laura Parent, Naomi...

  • GEAR UP Seeds Training

    On Friday night, October 28th through Sunday afternoon on October 30th, Donna Latham (MCMS, 8th grade), Page Copeland (MCHS, 9th grade), and Kristen Levesque (MCHS Asst. Principal),...

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Nordic State Championship Returns!
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Maranacook Student Chosen to Become Normandy Scholar!

National History Day (NHD) is proud to announce that Madison Taylor, a student at Maranacook Community High School and her teacher Mr. Shane Gower have been accepted to the 2017 Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student and Teacher Institute.

Read more! Press Release Gower Taylor

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

Black Bear Boutique Mid-Winter 2016 Update

First of all, Thank You, Thank You! Thank You to all who have generously donated to the Boutique for our Maranacook High School students. Your kindness is much appreciated, and you have given us the opportunity to have an up-to-date, teen appropriate, well-stocked room full of great clothes. Some of the things we appreciate:

-your generosity
-the care with which you prepare the clothing for us; we really appreciate that the clothes are clean, in good repair, and folded.
-that you have responded to our special requests for certain items.

Our inventory is constantly changing. So here are some items we need at this time:

           -Black Leggings (all sizes)
           -PE Shorts (boys and girls)
            -PE shirts…especially larger sizes
            -Boy Sweatshirts…especially L and XL
            -Boys Long-sleeve button down sports shirts...especially S, M, and XL
            -Warm Mittens, Gloves, and Scarves
            -Warm Winter Coats

A New Donation idea: Reusable Water Bottles. Another way to help us Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

We always accept cash donations. We continue to shop for certain items that we offer as new to students.

It is through the caring of our communities that the Black Bear Boutique continues to meet the needs of our young people. Please see Sandy Hunter in the Health Center with your donations of any kind.

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Maranacook Teacher Wins History Teacher Award

Shane Gower was awarded the State History Teacher award by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  Here is the interview they posted on their website: https://www.gilderlehrman.org/community/blog/get-know-state-history-teachers-year-part-i

Each year the Gilder Lehrman Institute recognizes 50 teachers in the United States--one for each state.  Mr. Gower was chosen for the State of Maine.  Congratulations Mr. Gower!

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!


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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 project to document the lives of people who made sacrifices during 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

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.


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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

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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.