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       WELCOME TO MARANACOOK COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL - RSU#38 - HOME OF THE BLACK BEARS       

2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR INFORMATION


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For MCHS JUNIORS:
Due to the expected weather tomorrow, Dec. 3, 2014,
we are postponing the Boston Area College Tour until this spring.
We plan to do it in early April, when (hopefully) the snow is gone. A date will be announced shortly.

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Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 6.15.34 PM.pngAdult education student Brittany Thomas recently received her high school diploma from RSU 38 Superintendent Donna Wolfrom. Brittany worked diligently for over two years studying and completing the testing requirements (while also holding down three jobs!) before finally achieving this fantastic accomplishment! Brittany has decided to continue with her formal education and has enrolled in the college transitions program where she is currently taking her first college class! Brittany plans to enroll at the University of Maine in Augusta in the Fall of 2015.

If you are interested in learning more about our high school diploma and college transitions programs at RSU #38 Maranacook, please join us at Maranacook high school from 6-7:00 on November 17th for a quick informational session on how you can start today to jump start your education!
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                                                   High School Academic Awards Ceremony

                                                The Academic Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, December 15th at 7:00 pm in the Student Center.  The National Honor Society
                                                will be honoring all current sophomores, juniors and seniors who had a 3.2 gpa for each semester LAST school year.  
                                                        Students received a personalized invitation from their advisors in homeroom.
Please contact Paula Weisberger at paula_weisberger@maranacook.org for further information.  Congrats to our scholars!
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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.

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Community Breakfast Reshceduled!!!
Saturday, Dec 13th
7am- 10am
$5.00 per person/ $20.00 for Family
All proceeds go to assist a community member or family in need!
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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!
Click here!

Last Modified: Dec 08, 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