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2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR INFORMATION

BOYS KVAC SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: THURSDAY 10/23
 vs. CAMDEN HILLS @ MORSE HS AT 6:00PM
Adults $6.00 - Students $4.00


Parent Teacher Conferences Oct 23 & 28, 2014



Picture Day date has changed to Nov 4th.



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Maranacook Community High School is registered on State Farm's "Celebrate the Drive" website to participate in a campaign to promote driver safety among our young drivers by emphazing such messages as "Two eyes on the road and two hands on the wheel" ("2N2"). By participating we enter a competition and a chance to win up to $125,000 for school programs. There are prizes for small schools and large schools across the country. Last year in Maine, Lewiston High School won one of the prizes so we have a real chance to tap into the over 3 million dollar pool of prize money. Several of our young drivers have been involved in crashes due to distractions caused by texting. This provides us with an opportunity to broaden awarenss about driver safety and perhaps gain some funding to support some of our awareness programs.


The competition involves community members (anyone over 14) making a committment to driver safety by visiting the "Celebrate My Drive" website to take a short quiz and vote for Maranacook Community School. Everyone may vote once a day between October 15 and 24th which is National Teen Driver Safety Week.

Make your vote at :

 “Celebrate My Drive is all about keeping teens safe on the road. It’s important for the entire community to rally around our new drivers and support them by making our  own safe driving commitments

About Celebrate My Drive:
Celebrate My Drive® is a different approach to a leading public health risk. Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, and a teen’s first year on the road is the most dangerous. Using research as a guide, State Farm is approaching teen driver safety, a winnable public health battle, by engaging teens while they learn to drive in a supportive and positive way. It’s a community celebration of safe driving habits emphasizing the benefits of safe choices as teens celebrate the freedom that comes with getting a drivers’ license. Learn more about the initiative at www.celebratemydrive.com.
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A Message from the Health Center:

Please be advised that our school is experiencing a number of common viruses at this time. Our absentee rate has been steady, however we would like to remind everyone of the importance of frequent hand washing. Additionally, students should remember to cough into their elbow, and stay at home if they are sick.


COME CELEBRATE READFIELD’S NEWEST WALKING TRAIL

Come join the dedication of Readfield’s newest trail on Saturday, October 25th from 9:00 – 10:30.  The new trail begins at the RSU #38 Superintendent’s Office on Millard Harrison Drive and connects the path to Maranacook Community School with the trails on the Readfield Fairgrounds and the town’s sidewalk.  It creates many new walking loop trail opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.  The trails have a crushed gravel surface making them suitable for walking in all weather conditions.

The dedication will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting at the Superintendent’s Office followed by guided walks on the new trails led by members of the Readfield Trails Committee.  Participants can either choose to walk the Maranacook Loop (approximately 1.4 miles) or a combination of the Maranacook Loop and the Church Road Loops (approximately 1.8 miles).  

Refreshments will be served at the Superintendent’s Office after the walks.  Dedication will happen rain or shine.


Read About the High School NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) Report





STATE REPORT CARD
Good News-We earned a B on our annual 2014 state report card.  We should be proud of the work that has been done. With that said, we know that we need to continually work to be better.   Currently, according to the report card, Maranacook is ranked 25th out of 122 high schools in the state. We can be extremely proud of that. I know it's due to our tremendous students, hardworking staff and dedicated community.   

On the state report card, our 4 year graduation rate is shown as 80.6%. We recently ended an association with the Phoenix House. Many of the youth that went to the Phoenix House were not successful in returning to a high school after their stay there, and that skewed our graduation data; however, for the 2010-11 school year, which is the graduating class this year, we have only 3 students who might not graduate on time from MCHS.  This would leave us with a 97% graduation rate.  One of the things we do very well here at MCHS is keeping students invested in school and seeing them through to graduation.  This is primarily accomplished through our extensive advisory system.  

Looking at the report, there is much to be encouraged by, but one area we need to focus greater attention on is our reading scores across all disciplines.  We are currently developing a common curriculum for English classes by grade level.  This will help teachers to develop common assessments which will, in turn, aid students in approaching proficiency.   Another way we will be working to increase our reading scores is through our RTI (Response to Intervention) program. This will be imbedded in our new schedule and will allow teachers direct intervention time to work with students who need extra support.    

If you have any questions about the state report card feel free to email, call or come see me.  Thank you for your support, in making Maranacook a caring school community dedicated to excellence.
Dwayne Conway, Principal, Maranacook High School.  (207)685-4923 ext. 1022.
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NEW! Check out the great new website created by  MCS graduate, Emma Gyorgy! Click here..



Bus Pass Procedure:  All of our busses are full to capacity. If a student would like to take a different bus to a friend's house they need to receive approval from the Transportation Department - Blenny Butterfield at 685-3621.
If a student would like to be dropped off at a different location on the bus they currently ride, please send a note to school and that will be approved.  Thank you for your cooperation.


MARANACOOK FOOD PANTRY
The new Maranacook Community High School Food Pantry would appreciate your help!  We have recently established a small pantry (to be housed with the Black Bear Boutique) and seek donations of food items or cash in order to help our students.  Cash is most helpful so we can shop for what we find our students can use most easily, but we are grateful for boxes or cans of mac and cheese or other pasta, canned fruit, or other items that would require minimal preparation.  We have already received wonderful support from area businesses, and would like to thank Augusta Fuel Company, J&S Oil, Mulligan's, and Saunders Manufacturing.  We are also grateful for contributions of cash and food from private citizens, including parents of current students, and families of alumni.  Your continued involvement in our school is inspiring.
For further information, or to donate, please contact Cynthia Kuhns (Ed Tech in the high school Media Center) at 685-4923 ext. 1076, or Sandy Hunter in the Health Center, ext. 1033.  As always, thank you so much for helping our school and our community.


NEW! IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ATTENDANCE!!! A reminder to all parents and family members that whenever a student is going to be late to school or absent from school, a parent/guardian should call the school to let us know their child will be tardy or absent that day. To report an absence or tardy, call 685-4923, press 1 for the high school and press 8 for the attendance line. Starting on Monday, 9/9/13, we will be generating phone calls to parents/guardians using School Messenger whenever a student is tardy to homeroom unexcused or absent from school unexcused. These phone calls will be generated at 9:30 am daily for all students who are tardy or absent from school without a phone call or note from home. We will be using the phone number in Powerschool to make these calls. Please call Steve DeAngelis or Patricia Stanton if you have any questions about this new program.

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CORE VALUES AND BELIEFS STATEMENT
The purpose of Maranacook Community High School is to create an environment where every individual can flourish academically and socially. Through respect, knowledge, and responsibility, the school community promotes character building, 21st century skill development, and personal fulfillment.

* Students will be responsible, trustworthy, and honest citizens and be effective, fair, ethical, and skilled collaborators.
* Students will be clear and effective communicators.
* Students will be creative and innovative learners.
* Students will be active, engaged, and motivated learners.
* Students will be rational, explorative, and creative problem solvers.


SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MARANACOOK GRADUATES
There are many ways to make a tax-deductible donation!
Donate Online: You can use your PayPal account or a credit card
Send a Check: Please make out to the Maranacook Education Foundation, with "Alumni Scholarship Fund" in the memo line and send to:
Steve DeAngelis
Maranacook High School
2250 Millard Harrison Drive
Readfield, ME 04355

Or GO SHOPPING! Use this link when purchasing through Amazon.com and we will get a percentage of your purchase for directing you to their site. All the money raised goes directly to student scholarships and it only takes you one more click!
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Last Modified: Oct 22, 2014
 



Maranacook Community High School
2250 Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield, ME 04355-3573
Phone: 207.685.4923 | Fax: 207.685.9597
Dwayne Conway, Principal
Email: dwayne_conway@maranacook.org
©2014 Maranacook Community School, RSU38, Readfield, Maine