Congratulations to the Maranacook Chamber Singers, and director Drew Albert, for winning Gold for their performance in NYC!
On Monday, March 19th, the high school’s Speech and Debate team held a debate extravaganza during Focus Time for all staff and student to enjoy. During the...
Congratulations Maranacook Boys Nordic Ski Team, Class B State Champions for the second year in a row! Plus both the Boys and Girls Nordic T eams received...
Congratulations to the MCHS Alpine Team for receiving the Sportsmanship Award at the State Meet at Presque Isle this year. You can read about their Class B...
The high school celebrated their second Teen Issues day for the 2017-18 school year on February 14, 2018. The theme this year was respect and the day...
On Dec 1st & 2nd Levi Wiles, Ryan Worster, Gabe Jones and Noah Jones competed at Thomas College in the Thomas Cup Challenge in a variety of...
Maranacook Community High School Theatre performed The Addams Family Musical November 15-18th! The show was about the classic Addams Family gang, with their kooky songs, dark humor,...
On November 7th, the high school had their Community Mentor Kick Off. This was a great morning filled with icebreakers, team building activities, and goal setting. The...
Reading Partnerships: Promoting Literacy through Community Mentors
This project has been generously funded with a grant from The Maranacook Education Foundation and now we’re seeking community volunteers to share a favorite book with a student in a senior English class.
How the Project Works
Reading in school is often confined to assigned texts and classroom discussions. This project aims to give students a view of reading beyond what they are asked to do in school. Students will be paired with a community member who has recommended a favorite book, whether it is one that challenged a belief, offered a new perspective, or provided comfort and understanding. Students will read the book and email their partners to share insights and responses to the text, providing an authentic audience for their writing and to show how books and reading continue to impact people beyond school.
The goal of this project is to promote literacy, increase reading stamina, and challenge perceptions around reading by providing students choice in their reading, pairing students with mentors, and providing an authentic audience for writing and discussion.
Interested? Here’s how you can help!
If you have a favorite book that you think would be a valuable read for a high school senior, please complete the Google Form with your contact information and the title you are suggesting.
At the end of the project there will be a reception for all students and volunteers.
Updated 17-18 Calendar Please note, April 13th is now a half day for HS/MS.
The Black Bear Boutique is seeking the following items: clean women’s gym shoes in good condition. Men’s and Women’s P.E. shorts of all sizes. Lightweight spring jackets all sizes.
Our selection of both boy’s and girl’s jeans and khaki pants is large. Check it out!!
Please remember items must be in good condition, clean, and teen suitable. Thanks to all who have donated the many wonderful clothes and other items. Please no more Winter Clothes at this time.
Visit the Class of 2018 to view the list of donators!
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.
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.
Signing up is easy. You can use the email address that we have on file for you, and follow these three steps:
1 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.
2 Enter your email address and create a password. An email will be sent to that address with a secure token.
3 After authenticating via your email, return to SchoolMessenger and sign in using your email and password.
It's that easy!
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.
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?
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!
We 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.
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:
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!
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.