Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Superintendent's Notes

Maynard High School Gets Positive Press in  eSchool News a National Publication

The article can be found at:

In this article Maynard High School teacher, Jean LaBelle, is mentioned as an exemplar of digitally enhanced instruction in the very first paragraph.  Further in the article, the School Committee is recognized for their decision to fund the iPad pilot.  And in addition Maynard High School Teacher Emily Dowd is recognized as an exemplar in her role as the iPad coordinator.  This is the second time in three years that Maynard has received national recognition and it is a testament to all of the great work that happens every day in Maynard Public Schools!

Maynard High School Mock Event on Friday September 27, 2013

Friday September 27, 2013 is a half day of instruction for students.  At approximately noon time there will be safety training and drills for the school staff, police, fire, department of public works, and ambulance services. This drill will be a mock event and we do not want any one in our community to be concerned that it is anything more than training.  The purpose of this training is to test and evaluate our state of emergency readiness.  After the terrible school tragedies that have increased in recent years, we are proactively preparing for these types of events through these activities.

News from The Athletic Director’s Desk

Hi Everyone, 

Homecoming weekend is this weekend!  Come out and support Maynard Athletics as they defend Alumni stadium. On Friday night both soccer programs will face-off against Tahanto. Boys will be at 5:30pm and girls will be at 7:00pm. During the half-time of each game, Maynard Youth Soccer will recognize their players and coaches. On Saturday, in a tough non-league game, the Field Hockey team will face-off against Marlborough at 3:30PM. This game will be played on their regular field behind the high school. Then at 7:00pm, in an important league game the football team will face Narraganset.

Tickets will be sold and will be $7 for general admission for each day. Seniors and non-Maynard students will be $3.  Each ticket will get you into the two games for that particular day. 

Also, girls' and boys' youth basketball is starting up. 

On October 7th, girls will be at the high school and boys will be at Fowler. Please see the Fowler website or contact Wendy at the Boys and Girls Club.<>.

November 25th at 5:00PM will be the Bonfire at the Alumni basketball courts.  Mark it on your calendar and be there! 

Kevin Caruso

The Booster Club Shoebox Fundraiser

Back by popular demand, the Maynard Boosters will be holding their semiannual Shoebox Fundraiser!  If you still have gently used shoes that need a new home, please consider donating to our cause.   Sorry, but we cannot acceptski boots, heavy winter boots, roller skates/blades, ice skates, flip-flops/crocs, bedroom slippers or single shoes. Please visit for more info.

Collections start at the HS during homecoming activities.  There will be bins in place at Alumni at the snack shack.  After Sept 30, donations may be brought to the HS, Fowler and GM lobbies.

Thank you for your support!!

The Maynard Booster Club


The Maynard High School Athletic Hall of Fame (MHSAHF) Board is excited to announce its 5th Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, November 23, 2013, 6 PM to 11:30 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard.  The past four events have been a huge success and have sold out!

At this special event, a formal induction ceremony will take place for the fifth set of inductees to the Maynard High School Hall of Fame: Steve Aulenback,  Charles D'Agata, David Duggan, Cathy Kulevich, John Lent, the Mancini Family - Black & Orange Award (Maynard Bus Service),  Peter Mariani, Sean Morgan,  Paul Shaw, Lynne Dakis Sorg, Donald Torppa and the 1970 Football Team.

It is always a great evening of celebration and a great opportunity to see friends and classmates of Maynard High School.  The festivities will include a cocktail hour (with cash bar) followed by a buffet dinner from 6:30 PM to 8 PM, followed by the induction ceremony and ending with a social.

This banquet is open to all!  Tickets are available for $35/ea until November 15th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing  or .  The board members of MHSAHF also have tickets for sale.  Feel free to contact Jennifer Adams, Mary Brannelly, Ted Donnelly, Liz Fairweather,  Terry Lamoureux, Bill Mullin, Ed Mullin or  Herb Symes. Tables of 10 may also be reserved.  Whether you are young or older, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the great achievements of Maynard’s past student athletes!  View our website at to see the list of past years' inductees.

If you know an athlete who you feel deserves to be inducted into the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame at a future Induction Ceremony, please go to the website and complete a nomination form.  Additionally, donations are always greatly appreciated and may be forwarded to the MHSAHF, PO Box 56, Maynard, MA 01754.  The Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3) and donations are tax deductible.

Maynard Music Association at Fowler September 2013 Update

Please go to the website at to see the latest happenings with band
and chorus!

Website updates this week include:
Sweatshirt order forms – get yours today – the deadline is next week!
Kudos forms for the Music Programs – Congratulate your musician with a KUDO!
• Volunteer opportunities
• Practice Schedules-when to bring your instrument – UPDATED!
• Grades 6/7 Full band pieces for students to listen to & practice with
• MMA meeting schedules – October meeting dates
• 4th Grade Instrument Night
• Private Lesson Teachers
• Casino Night Volunteer opportunities
• Casino Night Grade Level Baskets (Needs) grades 5-7 – Due by Friday
• Casino Night Details and Voucher information – October 1st!
• Photos and more!!!
LIKE” US ON FACEBOOK via the link from the web page!
We need your email addresses! We are creating a bank of emails of band and chorus parent/student by graduation year. If your child or children are in band or chorus (4th graders who will be joining as well) please shoot us an email with an update even if you think we already have it at: or

Important Events and Reminders:                                                                                                        

In an effort to streamline these notes, I will remind the Superintendent’s Notes readers of important upcoming events with a reference to the blog where more information can be found.

MAYNARD Council on Aging Announcement 
The Council on Aging Monthly Business Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 12, at 10:00 AM in the Town Hall, 195 Main Street, Room 201..  This is an Open Meeting.
The Maynard Board of Health Senior Flu Vaccination Clinic will be provided on Tuesday, October 15 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the COA Drop-In Center, in the Fellowship Hall of the Union Congregational Church on Main Street.
Seniors’ Ice Cream Social:  On Tuesday morning, October 22, an Ice Cream Social will be held at the COA Drop-In Center.  Please call Joan Meakin at 978-897-2687 for information about the time and to reserve a place at the Social.
NOTE:  The November Council on Aging meeting will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013, Town Hall, Room 201, 10 AM
Trips to WalMart and Solomon Pond Mall will resume soon.  For further information contact David Hull, COA Dispatcher, at 978-897-1032. 
Thank you.
Marcia Curren, Director                                                                                                                    Maynard Council on Aging
More Details can be found on the September 19th blog

An Invitation from the Maynard Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)
SEPAC invites you to attend an Update on Special Education in Maynard, presented by Jill Greene, Director of Special Education in Maynard. The presentation will take place on October 7, 2013 at The Fowler School Library, 3 Tiger Drive, Maynard, from 7:00 to 8:45 pm.
This event is free and open to the public and we encourage both parents and educators to attend. Please RSVP to Jennifer O’Leary at or 978-897-2705.
More Details can be found on the September 19th blog

Maynard Downtown Spruce-up on Sunday, September 29, 2013
If you are part of a non-profit or community group that would like to become involved, please email or visit us on Facebook,

More Details can be found on the September 12th blog.

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