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MCV 4 Immunization Change Letter

posted Apr 24, 2018, 7:08 AM by Massabesic highschool   [ updated Apr 27, 2018, 10:57 AM ]

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District Incidents

posted Feb 16, 2018, 11:44 AM by Massabesic highschool

Proficiency Meeting

posted Nov 8, 2017, 5:40 AM by Massabesic highschool

Next Monday, November 13, 2017, you are invited to the East Training Center at 5:30 p.m. to hear about some current thinking regarding proficiency scoring, conversion scales, and for you to provide feedback for us to bring to the Curriculum Committee. We all want decisions to be made soon while ensuring that people feel heard. We also will be meeting with a group of students to gather their feedback as well.

Curriculum Committee Update

posted Oct 4, 2017, 11:33 AM by Massabesic highschool   [ updated Oct 4, 2017, 11:34 AM ]

Good afternoon Parents/Guardians and Students,

The Curriculum Committee met Monday evening to discuss recent parental concerns regarding Advance Placement, S.R.T.C., Dual Enrollment, and transfer students grades. The Curriculum Committee decided to adopt a conversion scale at that time. Next Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the East Building, we will be presenting a conversion chart that we believe will reflect all types of student learning while staying true to our proficiency scoring, the UMaine Latin System, and our Latin Honor System. This will allow all scores and grades to calculate into the GPA. I will continue to update you with future decisions.


Jim Hand

Principal Memo for Class of 2019

posted May 2, 2017, 5:47 AM by Massabesic highschool

17/18 Room Changes

posted Apr 28, 2017, 12:15 PM by Massabesic highschool

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

I am excited to inform you of some positive changes we will be making in the upcoming school year.  Over the past several years we have noticed an increase in the number of incidents involving students during transition time, more specifically, the transition between buildings.  A majority of these behavioral incidents have involved freshmen.

In an effort to reduce transition between buildings, we will be moving Freshmen Teams to the West building for the 2017-2018 school year and creating Sophomore Teams who will also be house in the West as well.  This will mean Juniors and Seniors will attend English, Math, and Social Studies in the East Building.  Given that there are a significant amount of Juniors and Seniors that have late Arrival and Early Dismissal, that attend SRTC, or take college classes, we believe this will reduce the number of students during these transition times.

This change will not interfere with the normal, day to day operation of the school.  Students and staff will continue to park in their designated areas.  The entire East Building will continue to have their lunch at the same time.  Our efforts are to improve upon the overall educational experience for all of our students.

False Alarm

posted Nov 9, 2016, 10:44 AM by Massabesic highschool

Dear Parents & Guardians! Today our security system called for a lockdown. This was a false lockdown. We are looking into the cause of this false lockdown. Please know that the staff and students reacted as they should have. They all did a great job and rest assured everyone is safe and back to work!
~Mr. James Hand

Passing of an MHS Staff Member

posted Nov 8, 2016, 7:19 AM by Massabesic highschool   [ updated Nov 8, 2016, 7:20 AM ]

We are saddened to say that we learned yesterday that Ms. Lavallee, a Science teacher at MHS, passed away unexpectedly in her home.  Details are unavailable at this time.  This was her fourth year here at the high school and she will be deeply missed.  Today the class schedule will go on as usual.  There will be a support room available for students in the auditorium to meet with Social Workers and Guidance Counselors.  We are saddened to share this news.


posted Sep 22, 2016, 8:52 AM by Massabesic highschool

Dear Parents,

I am writing to inform you that starting today, teachers will tag students when they need to see them during advisory or after school. You and your child will both receive an email when this happens so that you are aware of what is going on. 


Jim Hand

Class of 2020 Graduation Requirements

posted Sep 20, 2016, 9:47 AM by Massabesic highschool

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