Friday, March 20, 2015

Superintendent's Notes

Maynard's Got Talent at MHS

The 2nd Annual "Maynard's Got Talent" hosted by the Class of 2017 is coming up quickly.  Come see our amazing student performers as they vie for prizes in this fun filled evening of acts of all kinds.

The Particulars:
Friday, March 27th at 7pm in the MHS Auditorium
$3 Students and seniors
$5 Non-students
Each ticket purchase includes a raffle ticket to win one of the many prizes set aside for audience members.
*There will be a Bake sale at intermission and extra raffle tickets will be available for purchase*
Come one, come all!

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.

Boys and Girls Club Sign Ups

NERF LASER BATTLE: You children won’t want to miss this great event!!  Join the folks from Guard Up! As they transform the Boys and Girls Club into an amazing arena utilizing inflatable obstacles for a Nerf Laser Battle!  This program is a mix of storytelling and imaginative play with Nerf and laser blasters along with lessons in teamwork and creative problem solving all while fighting off the zombie hordes!  Participants will fight monsters and solve puzzles while honing their social skills and developing confidence and leadership qualities through games that require strategy and teamwork.  Why pick up a video game when you can experience the action unplugged? DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MONDAY MARCH 16!!!!
Boys and Girls Club Gym: Saturday March 21, 11:00AM – 1:00 PM.  FEE: $30
All participants must have a completed waiver filled out before participation found online: www.guardup.com/event 

A message from Kevin Caruso, Maynard Athletic Director
Hi Everyone,
Despite all the snow we had, the winter regular season schedule was relatively unharmed and is now complete.  Here are some highlights.

The boys varsity basketball team finished their regular season 16-3. For the second year in a row, they went undefeated in their league and won the league championship. They qualified for both the Clark Tournament and the MIAA Basketball Tournament. They went  1-1 in the Clark Tournament, beating a good Douglas team and lost to Sutton, the two-time defending Clark Champion.  They earned a 4th seed in the MIAA tournament and played Douglas on Tuesday night. They had a rough start, but didn't quit and came back to make it a game! 

This year the boys program was lucky to have a JV and freshman team. Both teams were young and improved a lot over the course of the season. The JV team was  15-4, only losing to Nashoba, Hopedale and Littleton. The freshman team which played all 9th grade teams, but consisted of mostly 8th graders,  finished 6-8 after starting 0-4.

The middle school boys team was very competitive and worked hard every day. Even though this young group only won 2 games, they never got discouraged and always had a positive attitude on and off the court. This is a great group of kids with tons of potential and should be a great season next winter. The future looks bright for the Maynard Basketball Program. 

The girls varsity basketball team finished 6-14. Needless to say, they had a challenging year, but in the end, I think it was a great learning experience for all who were involved. The team was led by senior captain, Anabelle Dentino, and junior captain, Shannon Smith. The expectation is that the underclassman will work hard in the off-season to improve their game. Basketball is definitely a sport that needs constant practice in order to improve. The JV team worked hard and will also be expected to work on their skills in the off-season.

The girls middle school team won four games, but only lost their games by 8 points or less. They remained competitive all season and were dedicated to constant improvement.
We also had a few student-athletes compete in hockey for Assabet and Wrestling for Nashoba. A summary for those performances will come out with the awards news when I get the information from their coaches.

Jake Kennedy took 3 in the state tournament and Ronan Ball took 2nd place at the State tournament.  Jake Kennedy took 7th and Ronan Ball won the All-State tournament  Friday at Salem High School.  Ronan also won outstanding wrestler in MA and will wrestle in the New England's Friday night in North Andover.

Important Dates:

Monday, March 30th: 7th/8th grade baseball/softball starts 

Camp Invention is coming to Maynard!

The Camp Invention program is a weeklong, nationally-acclaimed summer science and creativity day experience for elementary school children. This is a unique opportunity to help cultivate the ideas critical to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
by encouraging exploration and curiosity through exciting, hands-on activities.  Helping to instill the understanding that science is everywhere, this inquiry-based approach fosters “whole systems” thinkers.  This summer at Camp Invention, children will learn how to think like inventors, problem-solve, collaborate and create – all while having tons of FUN!

Where: Fowler School
When:  July 27-31 from 8:30AM to 3:00PM
Director:  Sharon Drozen
Register:  Visit www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332
Sponsored by: EXCEL Programs, Maynard Public Schools


Take a look at Camp Invention in action at youtube.com/campinvention

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