The senior class participated in a mock interview exercise this past Wednesday, December 6th. The goal of this activity is to help graduating seniors practice interviewing in a professional manner. All members of the senior class had to write a resume, dress professionally, and meet with an adult professional from the community who interviewed them for 15 minutes. The adult volunteers represent a variety of business and career sectors. The volunteers included Karen Aroian, Mary Brannelly, Paula Copley Jerry Culbert, Marc DeCastro, Sarah Finnerty, Jennifer Gaudet, Tim Hess, Brian Hudak, Michelle Hudak, Sandra Hinds, Melissa Levine-Piro, Jim McCann, Noel McDonagh, Fiona Nauseda, Jacquie Rodgers, and Chief Anthony Stowers.
After the interview, the adults shared feedback and advice with the seniors on how to improve their skills and maximize their opportunities in interviews. The volunteers pictured above from left to right are Thank you to our volunteers!
We couldn’t offer this great opportunity for our students without the outstanding teacher leadership from Jean Labelle and Paul Orzech as well as the wonderful collaboration our program has with the community. The steering committee of the Senior Project program (Paula Copley, Jerry Culbert, Jacquie Rodgers, Michelle Hudak, Owen Leach, Paul Orzech, and Jean LaBelle-Pierce) was instrumental in organizing the event, and the Maynard Education Foundation provided many volunteers and support!
In the spring, seniors will present on the experience they’ve had in Senior Project this year. This will include an internship they have served in as well as a project they have developed. At that time, we will be looking for additional community volunteers.
Fowler Program Recognition
Congratulations to the Fowler Latin Club on their second place finish in the Classics Day Skit Contest on Thursday!
Important Events and Reminders:
In an effort to streamline the Superintendent’s Notes, I will provide important upcoming events or announcements that have already been posted in previous Superintendent’s Notes in this section.
Milk & Cookies with Santa at the Boys & Girls Club
Plan to join Santa at the Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley, 212 Great Road, Maynard for milk, cookies and pictures with Santa! The afternoon of sweet treats and Christmas cheer will take place on Saturday, December 16th, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM and is being sponsored by Concord Teacakes. Admission is $3/person and pictures with Santa will be $8/ea. Enjoy decorating cookies, arts & crafts, a coffee and hot chocolate bar, games, raffles and more. (Craft and raffle tickets $1/each).
There will also be a Parent's Night Out from 5:30-8:30 PM on Saturday, December 16th for children ages 5 and up for $20/member or $25/non-members ($5 discount for additional siblings). Children will enjoy a pizza dinner, dessert, special holiday craft, games and a holiday movie! Children are encouraged to wear their best holiday pajamas! Parents are asked to pre-register for the Parent Night Out at .
Don't miss your chance to shop, wrap or enjoy a night out!!
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Massachusetts estimates that over 35,000 children living in the Commonwealth are being raised by grandparents, and this number is increasing at a alarming rate. With encouragement and support from the Massachusetts Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a local support group for residents of the communities in northwestern Middlesex County is being formed. Grandparents raising Grandchildren will meet monthly to help each other as they navigate through the challenges and joys they face, and become informed about the resources available to grandparents.
The meetings will be held at the Acton Senior Center (30 Sudbury Road, Acton, MA)
on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:00 am to 12:30pm. For more information please email Joe O’Leary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call