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Weekly Announcements 11/13/15

posted Nov 13, 2015, 10:44 AM by Massabesic highschool

MHS NEWS - November 13th, 2015

Upcoming Dates

11-14-15  Project Graduation Scrapbooking Event, 8am-8pm, MHS Cafe

11-14-15  Girls Cross Country New England Championships @ Thetford Academy

11-18-15  School Board Meeting @ 7pm, East Building

11-24-15  Progress Reports distributed

12-02-15  Financial Aid Presentation @ 6pm, MHS Auditorium

Updates for all MHS Parents/Guardians:

The MHS Zero Waste Club is working hard to get our school-wide recycling program up and going. They will be presenting to the Waterboro Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, November 24th for needed support.  Super job!

MHS is starting an Outing Club!  Our club will offer opportunities for students to explore the outdoors through hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, etc.  For more information please contact Ms. Sirianni or Mr. Perks.

Community Service Opportunities

MHS Students are needed to volunteer at the Waterboro Elementary PTO Annual Holiday Fair on

Saturday, December 5th from 9:00am -2:00pm.  MHS students have been a great help in years past and you are needed again this year!  Please sign up to help online at http://vols.pt/bnueYu.

Class of 2016

Senior class dues need to be paid as soon as possible. Dues are $75 and checks can be made out to the MHS Class of 2016 and turned into Mrs. Blair or Mrs. Stephenson.  If you want to start a payment plan, for say $10.00/month, we can do that also, so please work with us.  Thanks very much!

Guidance Info

Special thanks to SRTC for hosting the SRTC Fair.   Our students were able to network with a great variety of presenters.

Does your Senior Student need help with their Common Application?  In an effort to help students finalize their applications, our counselors are offering "drop-in help" for seniors during advisory starting next week on Tuesday, November 17th in Room 29. This will be a time for seniors to come in and work on their applications with counselors available to assist. Please encourage your son/daughter to come during this time for help in working on their Common App or to address any other college application questions they may have. Thanks!

Are you interested in applying to UMaine Orono??? Massabesic High School is happy to announce that we 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 your application requirements ASAP.  Thanks.

Financial Aid Presentation

Where:  Massabesic High School Auditorium

Date:  Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Time:  6:00 - 7:30 PM

Presenter:  Ms. Jessica Whittier from the Finance Authority of Maine

Hosted by the Massabesic High School Guidance Department

This presentation is designed to help high school seniors and their families to prepare and complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) after January 1, 2016.  Underclassmen students and their families are also welcome to attend.

Student Spotlight

We are excited to share that Lauren Coburn-Grono submitted a grant application to Teens to Trails for help in funding the Massabesic High School Outing Club and the $400 award was granted!  Way to go Lauren!!!

This past monday night the following MHS students were inducted into MHS Chapter of the National Honor Society:  Richard Cote III, Alyssa Crowell, Maquila Dimastrantonio, Makayla Garcia, John Shirk, Abigail Staples, Mikaela Callahan, Grady Connolly, Emma Desrochers, Alyssa Duley, Katherine Dupuis, Riley Gaetjens, Gabrielle Guillemette, Morgan Houk, Sarah Howe, Casey Johnston, Emily Kelley, Joanna LaFrance, Sophia LaFrance, Anna Lane, Gabrielle Langlois, Elizabeth Lord, Hannah Merrill, Ethan Nugent, Molly O’Brien, Michelle Radley, Aspen Reinauer, Josie Ring, Caleb Roy, Leah Ryan, Hope Saucier, Elizabeth Schepis, Thyme Whitten, Colby Williams.  Congratulations.

Senior Theresa Long, a member of the MHS Field Hockey team was selected to receive the Steph Lunt 12th Player Award for the State of Maine. This award is given to a senior non-starter that exhibits the qualities of Leadership on and off the field, a sense of humor, a passion for the sport, total dedication to the team, and an enthusiastic, positive attitude. Well-done Theresa!  This is the first time a Massabesic player has ever been the recipient.  

Congratulations goes to Abigail Staples who earned All State field hockey honors for the second year in a row!  Great job Abigail!

A BIG THANK YOU to our NJROTC Cadets for their assistance with Parent/Teacher conferences!  Numerous Cadets were on hand for 4 hours to make sure Parents/Guardians knew where to go!  Our Cadets support of MHS is very much appreciated! Thank you!

MHS Department Highlights

Wellness News

Wellness classes are playing Badminton,  a student and teacher favorite along with continuing their study of mental health.  The present unit includes learning on anxiety disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, including the physical, mental, social, and emotional effects of those disorders.      


Our Advanced Anatomy and Physiology classes along with the SUCCESS students took a field trip to Body World in Portland last week. It was a once in a lifetime experience for students to see actual human bodies that had been donated to science, including examples of organs in various stages of disease. This is a traveling exhibit so it was available for a limited time. This trip was made possible in part by a donation of a community member that wanted students to see this wonderful exhibit.

Our Science Workshop class will be going to LINE Elementary School to visit 4th graders to teach them about waves. This is a chance for high school students to become the experts in their subjects and give younger kids someone to look up to. Everyone involved always has a great time.

Athletic Announcements

The Following Girls Cross Country Runners will be competing for the New England Championships on Saturday at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vermont!  Emily Wasina, Maquilla Dimastrantonio, Roshelle Morrison, Brianna Drew, Emily Cyr, Hallie Benton, Alexis Ducharme, Madison Bantz, Hope Saucier.  

Way to go ladies!!!

Massabesic Field Hockey Banquet “Award Winners” (from left to right)

JV Coaches Award:  Grace Tutt, First Team Most Improved Player: Hope Card, JV Most Improved Player: Abigail Darling, Varsity Most Valuable Defensive Player: Abigail Staples, Varsity CO-Most Improved Players: Josie Ring and Morgan Pike, Varsity Unsung hero Award: Emma Desrochers, Varsity Most Valuable Offensive Player: Margaret Redman.


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