Friday, September 22, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Anti Bullying Forum

The Maynard Public Schools will be holding an Anti Bullying Forum on Tuesday October 3, 2017.  This event will be held in the Fowler Assembly Hall from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

The Maynard Public Schools Policy Subcommittee is in the process of reviewing the current School Committee Policy #18 Bullying Prevention and Intervention, Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan, and the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Reporting Form. 

We plan on using a World Cafe Method for facilitating dialogue with large groups.  We will have break out groups at round tables brainstorming their thoughts on these documents and reporting to the committee recommendations for improvement.

We would like to plan on refreshments so it would be helpful if we could have everyone use the following link to pre-register:


DON’T MISS THE 7th MAYNARD HALL OF FAME
 BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY

The Maynard High School Athletic Hall of Fame (MHSAHF) Board is excited to announce its 7th Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony  scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6 PM to 11:00 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard.  The past six events have been a huge success and have sold out!

We are proud to announce the 7th set of inductees to the Maynard High School Hall of Fame: Brianna Freeman Azier (2001), Christopher Cavazza (1989), Steve Curcio (1989), Douglas Cush (1969), Joe Kalinowski (1976), Echo Freeman Louissaint (2001), James Luker (1957), Barry McNulty (1980), Bob Oksa (1973), Leigh Romanowski (1959) and James Stewart (1997).

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 $40/ea until November 10th (or until sold out) by calling (978) 764-5279, (978) 897.7894 or by emailing mjtbrannelly@comcast.net  or edmully@msn.com .  

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 http://mhsahof.wixsite.com/athletes 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.
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Maynard Farmers' Market Apple Pie Contest is September 23

On September 23, an American classic, the Apple Pie contest, returns to the Maynard Farmers’ Market. To participate, bakers must make a pie using apples from a local orchard and deliver it to the Market, along with the recipe, between 8:30- 9:00 am on 9/23. The contest is limited to 20 bakers so pre-registration is encouraged.

In exchange for a donation, those who enjoy tasting more than baking may sample pies starting at 10:30am and vote for the audience favorite. Proceeds from his year’s contest will benefit Open Table.  

Also on 9/23, Pony Shack Cider and The Compulsive Baker make their last appearance of the season and join vendors Applefield FarmBalance Rock FarmBrigham Farm Stand & Greenhouse Cookie Lady Treats & Giacomo's Gourmet Granola LLC . Artisan is Beth of Pink Pigeon Creations. The Maynard Family Network will be at the Kids' Tent with story time and activities for the kids. The Maynard Historical Society is at the Community Tent. Only 2 Markets left; don't miss it! 

The Market runs Saturdays until 9/30 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., rain or shine, in the Mill Pond parking lot on Main Street in Maynard (near intersection with Sudbury Street). For the latest schedule updates, visit www.facebook.com/MaynardFarmersMarket

Maynard Carnival

The Maynard Police Relief Assn. and Maynard Fire Relief Assn. are sponsoring the Maynard Carnival on September 22nd through September 24th in the Sudbury Street Lot.  There will be rides, games, and Food.  The times on each day are:

Friday - from 6:00 to 11:30 pm
Saturday - from 2:00 to11:30 pm
Sunday - from 2:00 to 7:00 pm

Specials include:

Friday - Wear black and/or Orange (Maynard Colors) and get 2 free ride tickets with a minimum purchase of a 20 ticket sheet
Saturday - Fireworks on Saturday night
Sunday - Pay-One-Price from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm  

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 Summer Read

Maynard Public Schools is proud to announce our annual summer read.  Teachers, administrators and School Committee members hope you will join them in reading Lost at School By Ross Greene, PhD. 

Based on the premise that all kids do well if they can, Dr. Greene proposes a collaborative approach to solving behavioral challenges and helping students .  As he states, "if we handle kids with power and control, that's what we get back.  What happens if collaborate with them --as partners-- instead?"  


The Maynard Public Schools will be donating several copies of this book to the Maynard Library to provide community access to the book this summer.  The School Committee will host a community discussion on October 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM.   Please join us in reading Lost at School! 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Anti Bullying Forum

The Maynard Public Schools will be holding an Anti Bullying Forum on Tuesday October 3, 2017.  This event will be held in the Fowler Assembly Hall from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

The Maynard Public Schools Policy Subcommittee is in the process of reviewing the current School Committee Policy #18 Bullying Prevention and Intervention, Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan, and the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Reporting Form. 

We plan on using a World Cafe Method for facilitating dialogue with large groups.  We will have break out groups at round tables brainstorming their thoughts on these documents and reporting to the committee recommendations for improvement.

Grade 3 Invitation to the Fowler School's Back to School Curriculum Night

Grade 3 parents & guardians are invited to attend Fowler School's Back to School Curriculum Night on September 19 as a preview for next year.  From 6:00-6:45 the Fowler staff and students will showcase curriculum and programs unique to Fowler School.  Come and see the outstanding experiences afforded to our Fowler students!

Fowler parents will attend grade level meetings with teachers following the curriculum showcase

Fowler School Library Book Fair

The Fowler School Library Book Fair will be September 18-22, 2017The fair will be open during the Fowler Curriculum Night - Tuesday September 19 5:30-7:30.

The more you read, the more you know.  Please promote literacy and support the Fowler Library fund raiser!  All students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair during the school day throughout the week of September 18.  Please check with your student, student's classroom teacher or homeroom teacher for details on the fair.

Chromebook Concerns in Other Districts

There was a recent news story about the East Bridgewater Schools recalling over 1,000 chromebooks because they were smoking while being used.  The models involved were Lenova N21 and Lenova N22. 

I would like to assure our families that we have not experienced similar problems with our 1:1 laptop program in grades 8-12.  We do not use that brand of chromebook.  Our chromebooks have been Dell or Acer brands.  We are not aware of any other districts having problems with the brands that we use and we have not experienced any similar malfunctions to date.  We will act swiftly if we find similar issues in the future.

Fundraiser to benefit the Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship Fund

Save the Date for "Music Together in Katherine's Memory", Sunday, September 17th, Battle Road Brewery, 5 Mill and Main, Maynard, 5 - 10 PM. From 5-6 PM, Pat and Vic Lalli,  from "Music Together of Assabet Valley", will entertain the younger audience.  From 6 - 10 PM, various musicians who have played with the Lalli's will entertain the older audience.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Katherine Lalli passed away on Christmas Eve morning in an automobile accident in Lancaster.  Not only was she educated through the Maynard school system but her family has always been very much involved in the Maynard community, especially her parents, who provide programs through Music Together of Assabet Valley, enjoyed by children in the Maynard, Acton, Concord, Sudbury communities and beyond. 

The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a degree in early childhood education or special education, both passions of Katherine's.  Katherine was a graduate of the Maynard High School Class of 2012 and earned an Associate's Degree in early childhood education from Middlesex Community College.  

If you would like to make a donation in Katherine's memory at this time, please make your check payable to "Town of Maynard." Include "Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line. Please mail donations to: Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754, attn Cheryl Kane, Treasurer. Acknowledgement of your gift will be forwarded to Katherine's family.

Maynard Music Association  Updates

All other monthly meetings will take place on the first Monday of every month in the Fowler library.  Please check out our website for a complete list of meeting dates: maynardmusic.org.  

Can't make our September meeting?  Be sure to stop by the MMA table at your back to school night on Tuesday, September 19th. Learn more about supporting band and chorus in our schools, pick up an info packet about MMA meeting dates, MMA sweatshirts, concert programs and donate to your child's class basket for our music fundraiser!!

MHS Volunteers Needed for Pep Game on September 22nd:  
We are in need of 4 volunteers. Reply to this email address if you can volunteer.

MMA officers met over the summer in prep for the year ahead.  To view the minutes visit our website under the tab "Joint".

Casino Night: November 4th, 6:30 @ the Elks - Update:

FAQs
Planning for the 9th annual Casino Game Night music fundraiser is underway! 
All band/chorus parents in grades 4-12 are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun.

·   Casino Game Night is our sole fundraiser each year. 
·   We raise money to support the needs of the band and chorus students of Fowler School and Maynard High School. (501c3 charitable organization)
·   Our event takes place this year on Saturday, November 4th at the Maynard Elks Club at 6:30 pm
·   go to www.maynardmusic.org  or Maynard Music Association on FB for info
·   Please attend planning meetings! Fun folks, food provided - EVERY MONDAY @ 7pm  location: 13 Sherman St!

NEW INFO: Grade-level theme basket donations

·    Grade level theme baskets 5-12 are being coordinated. 
·    Letters from your coordinator will be sent this week with theme info!
·    Coordinator for 5th still needed.
·    Donations of $10 toward your grade’s basket are requested. 
·    Bring donation to Back to School Nights (9/19 Fowler, 9/28 MHS) or drop off at the main offices.

Thanks to: Danielle Ullrich (12), Stephanie Gavin (11), Justine St. John (10), Christine Boutin (9), Stephanie/Justine/Bonnie (8), John Cafarella (7) and Allison Clements (6) for coordinating baskets
Contact Bonnie Wilson if you can help: Maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com.  

WAVM Luau

The friends of WAVM are hosting a mother son event on Friday, September 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Maynard high school gym for boys in grades K-6. Parents and students, grab your Hawaiian shirt and play some Mother vs. Son games! Snacks and photographs available. Tickets are available at the door. Feel free to email Kathy Gargas at kmk9@aol.com or Sharon Ray at sray916@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

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 Summer Read

Maynard Public Schools is proud to announce our annual summer read.  Teachers, administrators and School Committee members hope you will join them in reading Lost at School By Ross Greene, PhD. 

Based on the premise that all kids do well if they can, Dr. Greene proposes a collaborative approach to solving behavioral challenges and helping students .  As he states, "if we handle kids with power and control, that's what we get back.  What happens if collaborate with them --as partners-- instead?"  

The Maynard Public Schools will be donating several copies of this book to the Maynard Library to provide community access to the book this summer.  The School Committee will host a community discussion on October 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM.   Please join us in reading Lost at School! 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

Fowler School Library Book Fair

The Fowler School Library Book Fair will be September 18-22, 2017The fair will be open during the Fowler Curriculum Night - Tuesday September 19 5:30-7:30.

The more you read, the more you know.  Please promote literacy and support the Fowler Library fund raiser.  All students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair during the school day throughout the week of September 18.  Please check with your student, student's classroom teacher or homeroom teacher for details on the fair.

Fundraiser to benefit the Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship Fund

Save the Date for "Music Together in Katherine's Memory", Sunday, September 17th, Battle Road Brewery, 5 Mill and Main, Maynard, 5 - 10 PM. From 5-6 PM, Pat and Vic Lalli,  from "Music Together of Assabet Valley", will entertain the younger audience.  From 6 - 10 PM, various musicians who have played with the Lalli's will entertain the older audience.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Katherine Lalli passed away on Christmas Eve morning in an automobile accident in Lancaster.  Not only was she educated through the Maynard school system but her family has always been very much involved in the Maynard community, especially her parents, who provide programs through Music Together of Assabet Valley, enjoyed by children in the Maynard, Acton, Concord, Sudbury communities and beyond. 

The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a degree in early childhood education or special education, both passions of Katherine's.  Katherine was a graduate of the Maynard High School Class of 2012 and earned an Associate's Degree in early childhood education from Middlesex Community College.  

If you would like to make a donation in Katherine's memory at this time, please make your check payable to "Town of Maynard." Include "Katherine K. Lalli Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line. Please mail donations to: Maynard Town Building, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754, attn Cheryl Kane, Treasurer. Acknowledgement of your gift will be forwarded to Katherine's family.

Maynard Music Association  Updates

Please consider joining us for our first MMA meeting of the year: Tuesday, September 12th.  Fowler business @ 6:30, Joint business @ 7:30, high school business @ 8:00 in the Fowler band room.  All other monthly meetings will take place on the first Monday of every month in the Fowler library.  Please check out our website for a complete list of meeting dates: maynardmusic.org.  

Can't make our September meeting?  Be sure to stop by the MMA table at your back to school night on Tuesday, September 19th. Learn more about supporting band and chorus in our schools, pick up an info packet about MMA meeting dates, MMA sweatshirts, concert programs and donate to your child's class basket for our music fundraiser!!

MHS Volunteers Needed for Pep Game on September 8th and September 22nd:  
We are in need of 4 volunteers. Reply to this email address if you can volunteer.

Casino Night: November 4th, 6:30 @ the Elks:  
Planning is well underway.  Please consider joining us every Monday night starting September 11th at 7 pm at 13 Sherman Street.  Assistance is needed in the following areas:
·    Basket making for prizes
·    Soliciting advertisements for our program
·    Soliciting table sponsors 
·    Cooking/baking for the event
·    Setting up and assisting during the event
·    Dealers
·    Gathering prizes
·    Immediate Need: Class basket coordinators for grades 5 and 11.
Contact Bonnie Wilson if you can help: Maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com.  

MMA officers met over the summer in prep for the year ahead.  To view the minutes visit our website under the tab "Joint".

WAVM Luau

The friends of WAVM are hosting a mother son event on Friday, September 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Maynard high school gym for boys in grades K-6. Parents and students, grab your Hawaiian shirt and play some Mother vs. Son games! Snacks and photographs available. Tickets are available at the door. Feel free to email Kathy Gargas at kmk9@aol.com or Sharon Ray at sray916@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

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 Summer Read

Maynard Public Schools is proud to announce our annual summer read.  Teachers, administrators and School Committee members hope you will join them in reading Lost at School By Ross Greene, PhD. 

Based on the premise that all kids do well if they can, Dr. Greene proposes a collaborative approach to solving behavioral challenges and helping students .  As he states, "if we handle kids with power and control, that's what we get back.  What happens if collaborate with them --as partners-- instead?"  


The Maynard Public Schools will be donating several copies of this book to the Maynard Library to provide community access to the book this summer.  The School Committee will host a community discussion on October 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM.   Please join us in reading Lost at School! 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Superintendent's Notes


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year in Maynard.  I am excited about the upcoming year.  The  physical improvements to our campus can be seen in the renovations to the Green Meadow Playground.  A major programs initiative is our expansion of Computer Science at the Maynard High School a year sooner than we had planned.  But I am most excited by our outstanding veteran and new staff. 
As we have been hiring positions that are difficult to fill, I have been making courtesy calls to my colleagues in other districts.  They have shared that they are also in the process of filling the more difficult positions to staff.  There have been some discussions at the School Committee level about some very specific staffing that I would like to take the time to share with you in this blog.

New Green Meadow and Fowler Administrative Staffing

I would like to thank the screening committee for their help in filing the new administrative position.  The candidates that I met for the final round of interviews were highly qualified.  While I was impressed with all of the finalists, one stood out as the best fit for Green Meadow. 

I am pleased to introduce you to Mary Beth Shea.  She is an experienced administrator having been a principal and assistant principal in previous districts.  Her prior knowledge and skills around social emotional learning and her experience with PBIS make her exceptionally qualified to be the Green Meadow principal of leadership and operations. 

The new model of administrative staffing at Green Meadow and the Fowler School will include:

·         A 1.0 Fowler building principal for leadership and operations - Sharon Seyller
·         A 1.0 Green Meadow building principal for leadership and operations - Mary Beth Shea
·         A .5 Fowler/.5 Green Meadow building principal for curriculum, instruction, and assessment - Donna Dankner

I want to thank the School Committee and the school community for trusting and approving our new model of leadership at Green Meadow.  I truly believe that this leadership model will move our school district forward academically and social emotionally at a much faster and more efficient rate!

New Nurses for Green Meadow and Fowler

There were some concerns raised that we would have day to day substitute nurses for the upcoming year.  I am pleased to announce that the two new nurses we have hired are highly qualified, full time nurses for the 2017-2018 school year.   

Kathleen Souleotis will be the nurse at the Green Meadow School.  She is a registered nurse with over 20 experience years working in the community with children and families. She has 2 children and enjoys biking, skiing and gardening.  Her hope is to bring humor, compassion, and a high level of care to the students at Green Meadow School.  As a nearby resident of Chelmsford, She is excited to work with students and families in Maynard.

Karen Allway will be the nurse at the Fowler School.  She has a background in business and nursing.  She worked in acute care for 10 years prior to her experience in school nursing.  She has twins in college and enjoys exercise, karate, and loves animals.  She is a a strong advocate for the health and welfare of children so they can achieve academic success.

I am so glad that we have such talented veteran and new nurses in Maynard as health, wellness, and safety are priorities in the Maynard Public Schools.

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 Summer Read

Maynard Public Schools is proud to announce our annual summer read.  Teachers, administrators and School Committee members hope you will join them in reading Lost at School By Ross Greene, PhD. 

Based on the premise that all kids do well if they can, Dr. Greene proposes a collaborative approach to solving behavioral challenges and helping students .  As he states, "if we handle kids with power and control, that's what we get back.  What happens if collaborate with them --as partners-- instead?"  

The Maynard Public Schools will be donating several copies of this book to the Maynard Library to provide community access to the book this summer.  The School Committee will host a community discussion on October 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM.   Please join us in reading Lost at School! 



Monday, July 31, 2017

Superintendent's Notes

School Committee Meeting Discussion on Administrative Staffing

At the July 27, 2017 School Committee meeting, the administrative staffing of the Green Meadow and Fowler Schools was discussed.

During the Budget preparations for FY18 the .5 Green Meadow assistant principal position was eliminated and the thought at that time was that the Fowler 1.0 assistant principal position could be divided as a .5 Fowler/.5 Green Meadow administrator.  There was much concern that the primary role of the assistant principal was discipline which is time sensitive and would be difficult to address if the assistant principal where in one school every other day or in one school in the mornings and the other in the afternoons.  Because of those concerns we were clear to not call that position an assistant principal position because even though having an assistant principal split between each building might be the simple solution, it might not be the most efficient.  

In an effort to restructure the responsibilities of building administrators in a way to make them more efficient and get the necessary administrative task accomplished, we have developed a different staffing model that was approved by the School Committee on July 27, 2017.  The document that the school committee used for the community discussion will be posted on the Maynard website home page so that you can read about the different responsibilities for each position.

This model will include a 1.0 Fowler building principal for leadership and operations, a 1.0 Green Meadow building principal for leadership and operations, and a .5 Fowler/.5 Green Meadow building principal for curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  This model would dissect the operation and instructional aspects of the building principal position in an effort to be more efficient.  The principal for leadership and operations will conduct the timely and urgent responsibilities like student discipline, safety emergencies, and daily coverages and concerns.  The principal for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment will conduct the responsibilities that can be scheduled like evaluation observations, teacher leader meetings, and state assessment coordination.  The community in attendance commented that this new model might also support our district’s desire for continual academic improvement.

I am pleased to announce that Principal Dankner met with Jennifer Gaudet and I on Friday after the School Committee approval of this model on Thursday night.  She requested consideration for the .5 Fowler/.5 Green Meadow building principal for curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  I have already approved this transfer.  I am excited that our most veteran principal who has demonstrated curricular leadership during her tenure in Maynard, has taught at the upper elementary levels, and been a curriculum leader in another district before coming to Maynard will be taking on the challenge of this important new position.  The district will be posting the position of Green Meadow principal of leadership and operation and will try do our best to fill this position before the start of the school year.

We will be funding this model with the same administrative salaries we had planned for FY18 during this difficult budget year.  I will caution our school community that even though necessity is the mother of invention, the fact remains the Maynard Public Schools have reduced administrative staff consistently over the six years that I have been superintendent.  As I learned in my business management classes, “You never let a financial crisis go to waste to get leaner and more productive”.  However, there is a tipping point where services diminish.  I am concerned that we may be reaching that tipping point this upcoming school year.  We will all have to be patient with administrative and secretarial responses due to the reduced staff in these two very important staffing areas of a school system.  I remain optimistic that our outstanding administrative and secretarial staff will be doing their best to support our school community.

Maynard Public Schools Summer Read

Maynard Public Schools is proud to announce our annual summer read.  Teachers, administrators and School Committee members hope you will join them in reading Lost at School By Ross Greene, PhD. 

Based on the premise that all kids do well if they can, Dr. Greene proposes a collaborative approach to solving behavioral challenges and helping students .  As he states, "if we handle kids with power and control, that's what we get back.  What happens if collaborate with them --as partners-- instead?"  

The Maynard Public Schools will be donating several copies of this book to the Maynard Library to provide community access to the book this summer.  The School Committee will host a community discussion on October 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM.   Please join us in reading Lost at School! 

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.

Honor a teacher through the Maynard Education Foundation Teacher Tribute Program

Are you looking for a unique teacher gift that makes a difference in our schools?  Please consider participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's (MEF) Teacher Tribute Program. Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program for teachers, students, and administrators.

When you make a tax-deductible donation to MEF, we will send your child's teacher(s) a letter letting them know that your family has given a gift in his/her name to the Maynard Education Foundation (the amount of your donation will remain confidential).


To make a donation, please mail a check, along with the Teacher Tribute form (available for download at: 
http://www. maynardeducation.org) to MEF, PO Box 89, Maynard, MA 01754 or donate online at: http://www. maynardeducation.org

(Please note that the deadline for receipt of donations is Monday, June 12, 2017. Donations received after that date may be acknowledged in September.)

Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship

Mathew Cox, 23, of Maynard, passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2017. Mat was educated through the Maynard school system and graduated in 2011.   He worked as a chef at the Blue Coyote Grille in Maynard for several years and most recently at Battle Road Brewery in Maynard. He had a passion for cooking and loved his work. Every day was an adventure for Mathew. He lived life passionately and was always looking forward to life's next challenge.

For those of you who are looking for a way to honor the memory of Mathew D. Cox, a scholarship fund has been created for graduating Maynard seniors.  The scholarship will benefit students who are pursuing a career in the culinary or hospitality field.


Please make checks payable to "Town of Maynard". Include "Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line.  Please mail donations to : Maynard High School, Mathew D. Cox Memorial Scholarship, 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754.