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Weekly Announcements 10/30/15

posted Oct 30, 2015, 12:54 PM by Massabesic highschool   [ updated Oct 30, 2015, 12:56 PM ]

MHS NEWS - October 30, 2015

Upcoming Dates

10-31-15 Girls Cross Country State Championships @ Twinbrooks in Cumberland @ 11am

11-3-15  Empower Parent Review Meeting - East Building Training Center @ 6pm

11-4-15  Massabesic Athletic Boosters @ 6:30pm in Library

11-5-15  SRTC Career & College Fair 9:00-11:00am

11-5-15  Project Graduation Meeting @ 6pm in the Library

11-6-15  Captains Club Volleyball Tournament

11-6-15  MHS Band/Choral Students, Maine All-State Ensemble @ Auditions

11-8-15  Senior Pictures for Yearbook due

11-9-15  NHS Induction @7pm

11-10-15 Parent/Teacher Conferences 2:00 - 6:15pm

11-10-15 Meet the Coaches Night @ 6:30pm in the gym

11-13-15 Picture Retakes (AM)

Updates for all MHS Parents/Guardians:

Winter Weather information about procedures for school closure due to unsafe weather conditions are distributed each year.  The practice of RSU#57 will be to keep our schools in session and on schedule unless conditions warrant otherwise.  Click HERE to learn where cancellation announcements will be broadcast.

RSU #57 Empower Parent Review Meeting will be held this coming Tuesday, November 3rd from 6-7pm.  Scott Bacon from Empower (the RSU 57 Learning Management Program) will be online to share the proposed updates to the parent page in Empower. Parents attending will see a demonstration of the "new look" and will be encouraged to use the parent page for a couple of weeks to provide feedback to us on the ease of use and understanding of the content.  Your feedback is necessary for our regular communication of your child's progress. We hope you attend and appreciate your feedback.  Please call Lisa Dearborn at 247-3221 x2209 if you have any questions. Thank you!

Students that are staying after school with a teacher for additional help and take the late bus, are not to leave campus and then return to take the late bus.  Because of the safety concerns leaving presents, leaving campus is an automatic 2 days ISAS.

The Student Tech Help Desk would like to announce its release of its technology blog.  You can access the blog using this link: http://rsu57techdesk.blogspot.com/ Please check out their first post.

Do you have ideas for topics you would like to see us blog about?  If so email us using this address: techhelpdesk@rsu57.org.  The help desk is open to help staff and students and is located in the new Help Desk room in the library.  If they can't solve your problem right away they will find the answer. These students will help with websites, learning about Google and much more. Special thanks to all students manning our new Help Desk!

Picture Re-Takes for Students will be in the morning on Friday, November 13th in MHS Library.

Please Remember Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 10th from 2:00-6:15pm. Conferences are a great opportunity for increasing communication in support of student success.  The new on-line signup system appears to be working well with comments we have heard about the system as follows:

“I love the new sign up system!  I just used it...without a hitch! Great job!”

Wow, that was easy!  So much better than the back-and-forth that used to happen!  A great improvement to the paper system.”

If you know of someone who doesn’t have access to email or the internet, please them know to call our Guidance Office to arrange a time. Thanks!

Project Graduation is looking for volunteers, to give a few hours of time and /or to make small food donations to support one of their biggest fundraisers, the Annual Scrapbooking Event.  We are looking for a few adults and students to help the day of the event, Saturday, Nov. 14th.  Students can earn community service volunteer hours as well.  Food donations will need to be delivered on Friday, Nov. 13th.  Please contact Cindy Paradis via email at cindyparadis65@gmail.com, cell phone 423-2452 or signup via http://vols/pt/uNiYwU.   Scrapbooking spots are still open for the day, cost is $50 and includes food.  Event runs from 8am-8pm.  Next meeting is on November 5th.

Yearbook Senior pictures are due by November 8th. Please send pictures to yearbook1@rsu57.org. Yearbook order forms, senior Baby Ads, and other yearbook information can also be found on our website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu57.org/massabesic-yearbook/.

Guidance Info

College visits this coming week at MHS:

11-3-15 @ 9am - Southern Maine Community College

11-9-15 @ 9am - Keene State College

REMINDER!!! THAT THE SRTC 11TH AND 12TH GRADE Field Trip is this coming Thursday, November 5th.  This is a very unique opportunity to attend an Employment, Military and College Fair. A great way to make contacts for possible part-time and full-time employment this summer or upon graduation. Most colleges in our region will be attending along with representatives from all military branches.  A field trip form, list of attendees and questions to ask are attached.

Guidance would love your input!  Please email stevenurbach@rsu57.org with suggestions for any topics you would like to have for upcoming Parent Evenings. Examples include "Strategies for interacting with our Teens About Social Media, PSAT, SAT Score Report Interpretation, "Helping our Teens Deal with Peer Influence."  Keep your eyes open for the list of dates coming out soon!

Seniors:  Are you planning to retake the SAT or ACT?  The sign up deadline for the December 5th SAT test is Thursday, November 5, 2015.  Students sign up for the SAT by logging into their Collegeboard accounts at www.collegeboard.org.

The sign up deadline for the December 12th ACT test is Friday, November 6, 2015.  Students sign up for the ACT at www.actstudent.org.

Student Spotlight

Special thanks go to our NJROTC cadets for their hard work in the service project last weekend at Camp Laughing Loon.  Lots of positive feedback was received on the great group of kids we have here at MHS!

Congratulations to MHS Senior, Justin Leach, for his successful trombone audition for the All-State Jazz Festival.  Justin finished 5th in the state, and is in the top jazz, big band for the festival!

MHS Department Highlights

Technology Education

The 21st Century Survival Skills Class has completed several research and public speaking activities as they work through their communication segment. They are currently working on how to bridge communication gaps.  

The Technology Life Skills class has been learning measurement along with the use of various hand tools and fasteners.  They are currently putting these skills to good use making wall shelves, as it’s never too early to craft presents for Christmas!

The Introduction to Industrial Technology classes have busy learning the basics of drafting and have drafted a set of plans for production of an item in the woods lab. With proper and safe use of the equipment they are producing an item. In the graphics lab our students have produced audio commercials and are in the design and production of memo pads.  

Our Photography students are finishing up their “Composition” slide shows and are burning them to disc.  Students are gathering up old photographs for their “My Life” slideshow project and are learning how to use scanners to make digital copies of their photographs.

MHS Music Sucess

Many students within the music department have been working hard over the last several weeks preparing for their District and All-State Auditions. During the district auditions students are asked to prepare a selected piece of music on their musical instrument or with their voice and perform it in front of a judge. Students are also asked to perform scales and do sight reading.  Top scores from around the district are then chosen to perform in the Southern Maine District Festival in January. This year we were fortunate to have over 40 students dedicate their efforts to this task. We are proud to announce that 20 students have been chosen to take part in this year’s Festival.  


Aaron Brown 2nd chair bassoon

Aiden Galbraith 3rd chair trombone

Michael Gimenez 1st chair percussion

Aaron Leach 5th chair flute

Justin Leach 2nd chair trombone (jazz band)

Xavier Lundrigan 4th chair tuba

Elizabeth Nadeau 3rd chair clarinet

Lydia Wasina 13thchair clarinet


Alto - MadisonRichards, Sheibon Claire Tizon

Basses - Devin Adams, Jared Walberg

Sopranos - Hannah Jordan, Rebecca Malloy, Madison Martin, Sarah Syzmzack

Tenors - Isaiah Binimou, Andrew Cotton, Noah Darling, and Jared Vigue

Special Thanks go to Aaron Brown, Josh Chadbourne, Michael Gimenez, Aaron Leach, Justin Leach and Lauren Stapleton for volunteering their time twice a week at Waterboro Elementary School. Because of these students, we are able to run an after school music program working with fifth graders who

wish to learn how to play an instrument. We have super kids!

WEP - Work Experience Program has a new brochure.  Please take a look at the attached brochure!

Athletic Updates

Congratulations to the Girls Cross Country Team who once again made MHS proud at the Regional Meet at Twinbrooks last weekend.   The girls team placed third and now move on to the State Championship Meet this Saturday also at Twinbrooks in Cumberland. Top finishers for the girls included Emily Wasina-7th-, Kylie Johnson-9th, Maquila Dimastrantonio-17th, Roshelle Morrison-24th, Brianna Drew- 26th, Emily Cyr-29th, Hallie Benton-38th.   Way to go Ladies!

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Open Gym has begun for all students starting at 2:15pm.  All students must change and be participating to remain in the gym.  Open gym will end at 4pm and will run Monday through Thursday until November 10th.

The Captains Club is sponsoring a Volleyball Tournament on Friday November 6th and Monday the 9th after school in the gym.  Teams of six will be competing for bragging rights, T‐shirts  and the Captains Cup inaugural trophy.  Teams of teachers or students are welcome to participate.   Cost for Team entry is $10.00.   Proceeds will go to the Captains Council and be used to support MHS student attendance at the New England Leadership Conference. Sign up your team with Mr Scully in the Activities Office.

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