Masco Memo #32

April 10, 2022

School Mission Statement

The Masconomet High School community believes that learning enables us all to achieve ambitious personal goals, develop fine minds, and build strong character. Therefore, we foster the acquisition of attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary for life-long learners to think critically in order to participate in a global society.

Headlines and Highlights (TL;DR bullets)

  • Mark Your Calendar
  • Mindfulness Minute
  • Scholastic Writing Awards
  • Band Performance
  • June Semester Exam Schedule and Conflicts
  • AP Exam reminder
  • Day of Silence
  • Model UN
  • Tree-Plenish
  • Tri-Town Council
  • PAC Updates
  • Sights and Sounds of Learning
  • Athletics

Mark Your Calendar

  • April 11, Senior Internships begin
  • April 12, Choral Concert 7 PM
  • April 15, Early Dismissal 10:30 AM
  • April 18 - 22, April Recess
  • April 25, Classes Resume
  • May 4, College Athletic Recognition 2:30 PM

Early Dismissal Friday

There is an early dismissal on Friday, April 15, 2022. The April recess will begin on Friday at 10:30 AM. Students will attend the first three blocks of the day, follow this link to the schedule.

Mindfulness Minute

Listen to your favorite song as if it is the first time you have ever heard it. What did you hear? What was different? What was the same? (Be Mindful, card deck)

Scholastic Writing Awards

I want to congratulate Malia Robinson (Class of 2023) for earning five honorable mentions and a Silver Key in the writing category (poetry submission) of the Scholastic Writing and Art Awards.

Band Performance

The band concert was held last week to the pleasure of those who attended. Below is a picture of our Senior Performers and a video from the performance! Hopefully all of you will continue to follow your passions in whatever experiences you have beyond Masco! (photo credit: Ms. Voner)


Don't forget the Choral Concert will be held on Tuesday, April 12th at 7:00 PM.

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June Semester Exam Schedule and Conflicts

The final exam schedule is now posted. With the final exam published, it has come to my attention that there may be family obligations in conflict with the published exam schedule. Any request to move an exam or take an exam late, needs to come through my office using this google form. No Semester exam will be administered prior to June 17, 2022, the official start of the exam period. However, I am willing to work with you if there is a conflict that can be resolved within the final exam schedule (June 17 - June 23). If we are unable to find a time during the exam period we can work to find a mutually agreeable time to complete the exam during the summer. The first two summer make-up dates will be Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28 at 9:00 AM. Please know, any student who does not complete their exam before June 23, 2022 will likely have an incomplete until school resumes in August. I realize that some absences are unplanned, and if you miss an exam on a given day, you would work with your teacher directly to reschedule the exam in a make-up window OR plan to complete the exam over the summer.

AP Exam Reminder

This a reminder that AP exams will run from May 2, 2022 - May 13, 2022. Here is a schedule of the exams we will be administering here at school. Specific classroom locations will be forthcoming from Ms. Delafano in the College Counseling office.

Masco Day of Silence

The Day of Silence is a national, student-led day of action where people take a vow of silence all day long as a symbolic representation of the silencing of LGBTQ+ folks and their allies. Masco will recognize the Day of Silence on Wednesday, April 13. Participating students will have stickers identifying them and you should reach out to teachers to ensure the Day of Silence will not impact planned assessments.

Model UN

It was another successful weekend for the Masco MUN team! Masco delegates traveled to Concord Academy on Saturday, April 2nd to debate and collaborate with students from across New England. Topics included vaccine allocation, reproductive rights, NASA’s Artemis mission, and the death of Julius Caesar. Meghan Burr was recognized by conference chairs for her outstanding efforts in the historic crisis committee on the 2000 U.S. election. Attached are some photo highlights from the day. You can see the full album on our Masco MUN page or by following this link.


Next up is Westwood MUNC on April 30th. Registered delegates will meet briefly (15 min or so) after school on Tuesday April 5th in room 2280 to discuss country/committee assignments for that conference. Please let me know if you cannot attend.

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Tree-Plenish Marketing

Who needs a marketing firm when you have a Junior running a Geography course for Tri-Town elementary students. Anish Desphande (Class of 2023) along with his students volunteered to help with the Tree-Plenish tree planting event this weekend by making posters and creating an educational video. Be sure to check it out and I promise you will learn a lot about why the Tree-plenish event is important to our planet.

Tri-Town Council

Tri-Town Council has lots to offer youth, community and parents and caregivers. Reminder to families of seniors -- your senior is invited to the All Night Grad Party! Info and registration link HERE. Sign up early!


Click HERE to stay up to date on all TTC happenings or in the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nTysTlig9svRznNlvMbJogNTeNqlZTYzMghX0IXV7DE/edit?usp=sharing

Masconomet PAC Fundraiser

Parent Activities Committee (PAC) is currently hosting a Texas Roadhouse gift card fundraiser.

Please consider supporting PAC by purchasing a gift card today! PAC will receive 10% of all sales which go directly to teachers to enhance and add fun to their curriculum! Gift cards will be distributed by PAC after the fundraiser ends on April 24th. Thank you for supporting PAC!

To purchase your gift card or scan a QR code, go to this link.

PAC Reminder: Senior Signs

The deadline for ordering graduation signs is May 15th, but there is no better time than the present to get your signs ordered. The cost is 25.00 per sign click this link to order.
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Sights and Sounds of Learning

Masco Morning Update

Check out all the news in this episode by checking out The Morning Update here.


Don't forget to read our school newspaper, The Chieftain Chronicle, as well.

Ekphrastic Writing

Ms. Delmonico's Global Literature students’ ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by photographs). The link shows carefully selected excerpts from longer student drafts that are meant to humanize the refugee experience. Shown is a sample of 30 out of the 70+ student works. Please note, the chosen photos can elicit a number of different emotions as you will see by the writing and want you to be aware.

Athletics

The week ahead in athletics is listed below. Be sure to check for up-to-date schedule changes on our website. The website will also bring you to links for fields that are not located at the respective high school.
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