Monday, August 15, 2016

Superintendent's Notes

Special Town Meeting

The Town of Maynard will be holding a special Town Meeting on Wednesday October 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Fowler Auditorium at 3 Tiger Drive.  For more information please go to the Town Web site at:

Cross Country Fundraiser

The Cross Country fundraising was a success.  As a result we will have a Cross Country team. This sport will be open to boys and girls 7-12. All will participate. 
A special thank you needs to go out Julie Berry and a group of parents who worked on and participated in the Cross Country fundraiser.

A Note from the MHS Director of Music

Dear MHS Music Students and Families,

Welcome to the Music Department at Maynard High School!  I'm so looking forward to the upcoming year-we have a lot to look forward to!  After an amazing year, culminating in high gold for the chorus and platinum (near perfect score) for the band in the New England competition, this year will be just as exciting with our upcoming Disney trip in April! This note is to help you know where to navigate to find the resources you'll need through the year. 

--for info on the Disney Trip (and we sure are looking forward to having everyone get to perform in Disney and learn at the Disney workshops-what a once in a lifetime experience!)  go to the MHS website. Scroll down until you see a list of links. Click on "2017 Band/Chorus Disney Trip" and you'll find all the forms and info. you need.

--for general music information such as dates/calendar, uniform needs, lesson teachers (contact them quickly/early so you get a good time-they are beyond fabulous-we are SO lucky to have them come to MHS to teach our talented students!!), go to
You can also find it via the MHS website, scroll down to the list of links, and you'll see Maynard Music Association.

--for leaders-officers and section leaders-please plan on attending the leadership meeting in the music room on Monday, August 29th, 2:30-3:45.  Please also plan to attend the chorus orientation on Wed. if you're a chorus leader/officer.

--for students new to the HS band (8th grade and anyone new to the district), we will have orientation for you during band the first day

--for students new to the HS choruses (8th grade and anyone new to the district or who is in chorus for the first time this year), we will have orientation from 2:15-2:40 Wednesday, August 31st. (this will make sure all those in soccer can get to your scrimmages in time)

--for all music students, the bbq for music, sports and wavm is Tuesday, August 30th at 6:15 in the front patio. Please come and enjoy seeing your friends, meeting some new ones, and having a great bbq. There will be info available on the MMA (Maynard Music Association) table including calendars for the year, sweatshirt orders, etc.

Hope this is helpful to you all and hope that you enjoy the last weeks of summer. Get out those horns, sing at the top of your lungs, and get ready for a phenomenal year!
Mrs. Blanchard
Director of Music, MHS

2016 Summer Countdown

I am so excited about the upcoming 2016-2017 school year that I am counting the days until August 31st when our staff and students will be starting the school year together!  I believe there are 15 more calendar days between now and then. :)

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.

Maynard Public Schools Dual Enrollment Program 

On August 24 at 9:00 AM, Maynard High School will host a free Accuplacer exam for all students in the Class of 2017 and 2018 who are interested in dual enrollment courses at MassBay or Lasell College.  Students interested in taking this assessment should register here by August 19.  

Anticipated Dual Enrollment Offerings (Contingent upon enrollment)
Fall offerings through MassBay-  (Hosted at MHS)
Introduction to Psychology
Principles of Management

Spring offerings through Lasell College- (Hybrid/online)
Biology OR English Composition (depending on interest)

If you are interested in taking one of these courses, please register for the FREE Accuplacer exam on August 24.  REGISTER HERE

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