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Weekly Announcement 12/4/15

posted Dec 4, 2015, 5:44 PM by Massabesic highschool   [ updated Dec 4, 2015, 5:48 PM ]

MHS NEWS - December 4th, 2015

Upcoming Dates

12-5   Waterboro Elementary School Holiday Fair - 9-2pm at MHS

12-7 to 12-11  Student Help Desk Programming Competition

12-15   University of Maine, Orono - Senior Application Review Day at MHS

12-17   MHS Chorus Concert - 7pm

12-22   MHS Band Concert - 7pm

Updates for all MHS Parents/Guardians:

For those students who ordered class rings, they will be delivered before school on Tuesday, December 8th.  Please see the main office for your ring.  Thanks!

Our first Red Cross Blood Drive of the school year was held on this past Tuesday. As a school we collected 50 units of blood! Thanks goes to MHS Students and Staff for their participation in this lifesaving activity.

Parents/Guardians/Grandparents - If you are interested in volunteering in the MHS Library, even just once in awhile, please contact our Librarian, Lorna Stiefvater at lornastiefvater@rsu57.org or come and visit!  There are always different projects going on that we could use assistance with!  Thanks!

Our Music Department is holding a bed sheet Fundraiser.  That’s right...bed sheets!!  Who doesn’t want new bed sheets at a great low price while supporting our Music Department at the same time.  Order now through December 9th.  All sheets, all sizes, $40. 12 great colors!  See attachment for more information. Thanks!

The Waterboro Selectman voted unanimously to support our recycling plan for MHS and will be supplying a dumpster at MHS. Special thanks goes to Aaron and Elizabeth Brown (and mom), Olivia Gerry, Perry Howard (and mom) and Alexis Pittsfield for attending the meeting to show support. The selectmen were impressed to see the student support and we are excited to start our recycling efforts! Way to go Recycling Club!

The Student Tech Desk is hosting a programming competition from Dec 7 - 11.  Anyone can do it and the prize for winning is a iTunes gift card!  All that you have to do is select one of the tutorials listed on the homepage (make sure you select one that is in your age group) and follow it step-by-step to get an amazing product.  These tutorials are very simple and easy, so just about anyone can do it within an hour. Once you make a game you could either come to the student help desk office located in the MHS Library and show us your code or send a screenshot of your game via email. If you choose to send a screen shot via email make sure you put your full name somewhere in your email with the subject name "Hour of code". Once we have all the submissions in we will put the participants names in a hat and whoever gets picked wins!   This link will get you started!  https://code.org/learn

The York District Public Health Council & their partners want to invite the community to attend one of the Community Forums that will be held as part of the Community Health Needs Assessment Process.  There are three forums in the coming months that will focus on the health needs of those who live in York County.  This is your chance to add your voice on a local level!!!  Please contact Michelle Mason @ mmason@yorkhospital.com or 207-351-2669 for more information.

Class of 2016

MHS Seniors and Families - SALT is a free, nonprofit-backed educational program that helps every student who wants a college degree get it in a financially responsible way. SALT’s neutral advice, practical information, and interactive lessons help students gain money knowledge for college and beyond, keeping them on the path to success.  See link to the site and introductory video below..


Class of 2018

The Poinsettia Fundraiser has been extended and orders are due by Monday, December 7th. For more information email Mrs. Pellegrino at hattiepellegrino@rsu57.org. Choices are Red, White or Pink.  4 ½ “ for $8 or 6” for $12 and will be delivered on Friday, December 11th.

Club News

The Fall Performance of "Agatha Christie Never Took Trig" has been postponed until January 8th & 9th at 6pm.  Auditions for the 2016 One Act Competition will be held on Tuesday, December 15th at 2pm.  Students interested in auditioning for an acting role or being in tech must attend this day from 2 to 4pm.

Guidance Info

Are you interested in applying to UMaine Orono??? Massabesic High School will be hosting a Senior Application Review Day on Tuesday, December 15 for the University of Maine, Orono. This is a great opportunity to meet with admissions counselors, and complete your application process right here at our school. Your application fees will be waived if your documents are submitted in advance. Please sign up in Guidance for your meeting time and to pick up application materials. Slots are going quickly!

Thinking about using a loan to help pay for college?  Use the following calculator to determine the amount to borrow!  Researching options available to pay for college take’s time. Just as researching colleges to find the best fit was important, it's important to select the best borrowing option based on your future plans and income. It is a good idea to calculate your anticipated earnings compared to your expected total student loan indebtedness. Use FAME's Salary/Student Loan Debt Calculator to estimate how much student loan debt might be affordable based on your circumstances.

Materials from Financial Aid Information Night

MHS Guidance hosted a Financial Aid Information night this past Wednesday. Resources from the presentation can be found at http://bit.ly/1HHPt5Z. Additional information can be found at the Financial Authority of Maine (FAME) website.   

Student Spotlight

Our Marine Bio students were amazing on their field trip before Thanksgiving and represented MHS with distinction! They were very attentive, respectful and had a great time learning all about invertebrates at UNE while also trying to identify some on the beach.  Super job!

MHS Chamber Singers performed at the Lions Club for their annual Holiday luncheon this past Wednesday, sharing several wonderful sounds!  Don’t miss their concert coming up on December 17th at 7pm!

Mariah Arral maintained a 4.0 in her first year at UNH! Way to go!

Jolena Lampron, a 2014 MHS Graduate who is currently a sophomore at UNE has been selected to play Lacrosse for Team USA this summer in the UK. Way to go Jolena!

MHS Department Highlights

Special Education Department

Our Life Skills classroom recently went to the Alfred Food Shelter to help package Thanksgiving meals for  families in our community.  Our students had a great time sorting food and placing them into boxes.  Students will also be participating in a lot of festive activities for the holidays such as making and selling candles, offering gift wrapping services for staff who need some extra help and organizing for their annual holiday party for parents/guardians and staff that the students work with.  

Other students took a trip to Shawnee Peak with students from the middle school.  Students cleaned up the mountain before the season by raking, filed paperwork, cleaned rooms, and painted a shed among other things.  They will be getting ski passes for their help.  MHS students were very helpful and respectful making “Mustang Nation” proud!  Great job!

MATH Department News

Students are finishing the last few units in part A of each of their math courses. The Concentrated Math 2 classes are working on parallel lines and angles and will be building and decorating gingerbread house villages with particular geometry parameters to demonstrate their knowledge with real examples.  Algebra 1 classes have completed a unit of study on solving multi-step equations and are heading into a unit on the basics of functions.  Geometry students are deep in their study of formal proofs and Algebra 2 is using technology to solve quadratic equations after learning the vocabulary and key features of parabolas.  

Athletic Announcements

Friday 12/4

           Ice Hockey at Mt Ararat 5:15pm Bowdoin College

           Swimming vs Bonney Eagle @ St. Josephs College 6:30pm

Saturday 12/5

           Boys Basketball @ Biddeford.   First Team 10am JV 11:30am V 1pm

           Wrestling @ Westbrook Invitational 9am

Monday 12/7

           Ice Hockey @ Lake Region (Bridgton Academy) 6:10pm

Tuesday 12/8

           Girls Basketball vs. Catherine McAuley  JV 5:30pm / V 7pm

           Boys Basketball @ Marshwood   FT 4pm / JV 5:30pm / V 7pm

Wednesday 12/9

           Wrestling @ Kennebunk 4pm

           Ice Hockey @ Thornton Academy 8pm

Thursday 12/10

           Boys  Basketball vs Bonny Eagle FT 4pm / JV 5:30pm / V 7pm

Friday 12/11

           Girls Basketball @ Thornton Academy  5:30pm JV / 7pm V

           Swimming @ Thornton Academy (Biddeford YMCA)  6:30pm

Thanks for reviewing the above information!