Masco Memo #42

June 19, 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
  • Juneteenth
  • Chieftain Chronicle, Final edition of the year
  • Book Awards
  • Small Town Hero Award
  • Tennis, State Champs!
  • Connecting Classrooms
  • Final Exam Prep
  • Final Exam attendance and dismissals
  • Yearbook
  • Relay for Life
  • Powerschool Portal Closing
  • Tri-Town University
  • Tri-Town Council

Mark Your Calendar

  • June 20, No School
  • June 23, Final exams end
  • June 23, Last day of school, 10:30 AM dismissal
  • June 27, Powerschool Portal Re-Opens @Noon (THIS IS A CHANGE)
  • June 27, Summer Exam periods 9 AM and 11 AM
  • June 28, Summer Exam periods 9 AM and 11 AM

    Happy Summer!

Mindfulness Minute

With a week of exams ahead of you, don't forget the stretch the Dr. Willard taught us. Put your hands behind your head and lean back while sitting in your chair. This allows you to pause and breathe more deeply. A few deep breaths can help you center yourself before you take the exam OR more importantly during the exam if you begin to feel anxious.

No School Monday -Juneteenth

This is a reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth. Click here to learn more.

Chieftain Chronicle, Final School Year Edition

Our last edition of The Chieftain Chronicle for this year is now online.

Book Awards

The Masconomet School Counseling Department is pleased to announce the 2022 Masconomet Regional High School College Book Award winners. The nominees for these awards are outstanding juniors who embody academic excellence and engagement within their community.

Each year colleges and universities around the country recognize deserving students who have demonstrated academic achievement, strong leadership, sound character, and exceptional service to their school and community. Please join us in congratulating this year’s recipients.


  • Bowdoin College Book Award – Evan Zeltsar

  • Brandeis Book Award – Kylie Dumont

  • Bryn Mawr College Book Award – Avery Allen

  • Chatham University Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Book Award – Emaline King

  • Clarkson University Achievement Award – Jacob Shirley

  • Clarkson University Leadership Award – Michael Berrigan

  • Dartmouth Club of Greater Boston Book Award – Malia Robinson

  • Elmira College Key Award – Victoria Costa & Pearce Deal

  • Harvard Club Book Award – Logan Keune

  • High Point University Award – Allison Bellardino & Amber Goudreau

  • Lasell University Book Award – Sara Tocci

  • Masconomet Scholars Award – Ethan Quach

  • Rensselaer Medal Award – James Gomatos

  • Rochester Institute Computing Medal Award – Christian Emig & Shreya Subbu

  • Rochester Institute Innovative & Creativity Award – Paige Panagos & Daniel Voner

  • Smith College Book Award – Ava Beringer

  • St. Anselm College Book Award – Julia Penafiel

  • St. Lawrence University Book Award – Brooke Amyouny

  • St. Michael's College Book Award – Elsa Mersha & Sarah Toomey

  • St. Thomas University Book Award – Piper Morris

  • Suffolk University Book Award – Brendan Bazzazi

  • The Russell Sage College Book Award – Brooke Silvano & Drew Bartram

  • Trinity Club of Hartford Book Award – Eleanor Posanka

  • Tulane University Book Award – Haofeng Liu

  • Williams Book Award – Fiona Bolzan

  • Yale Club of Boston Book Award – Michael Tran

Small Town Hero Awards

On Thursday evening, the Masconomet Student Council with support from the Masconomet Regional District School Committee honored local citizens who make a difference in the tri-town community. Ms. Michelle Siden, one of our very own, was recognized for her dedication to ensuring the continued publication of the school newspaper the, Chieftain Chronicle. Further, she was recognized for her work with students as they discover the world of Media Communications in all its forms. Congratulations to Ms. Siden and all the other award winners. You make a difference in the lives of others.
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Girls Tennis, State Champs!

Our Girls tennis team captured the Division 2, State Championship title on Saturday at MIT. The match was tied 2-2 with the first doubles match outcome deciding the fate of both teams. Shaylee Moreno and Maya Klink lost the first set, 5-7, and although at first being behind in the second set, battled to a 6-4 second set victory. The state title came down to the third set of tennis and although Maya and Shaylee fell behind 1-4, they showed poise, grit, and determination and pulled off the win 7-5. Congratulations to the players, coaches, spectators, and families who supported this team throughout the year!
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Connecting Classrooms

This year, French IV students were paired with a class from French-speaking Agadez, Niger through the Connecting Classrooms project. This virtual exchange program enabled students to practice their French by sharing videos about various cultural and historical topics. The experience was an interactive way to learn about a different part of the Francophone world, and a fun opportunity to teach others about American culture.

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Dismissals and Conflict Exam Summer Exam Period

Thank you to everyone who sent a long a dismissal note for students on Friday. We will continue the same practice with the exception of Thursday, when we have an early dismissal at 10:30. Students will be able to leave after their last exam without a note.

Conflict Exams: I strongly encourage students to complete any missing exam as soon as possible. I am aware that arrangements have been made for some students. Thank you! However, if your student has already completed the final-exam conflict form and has not arranged a make-up time in advance, please fill out this form if your student is available to make up the exams at the dates and times listed below. Again, if you have already made arrangements with a teacher or department chair, you need NOT complete the form.

    1. Monday, June 27 at 9 AM

    2. Monday, June 27 at 11:00 AM

    3. Tuesday, June 28 at 9 AM

    4. Tuesday, June 28 at 11:00 AM

Any student not available to take the missing exam on Monday, June 27th or Tuesday, June 28th will need to arrange a time after July, 5th.

  • The cafeteria and Java will be open for full lunch, drinks, and snacks, continuously from 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM on Tuesday 6/21, and Wednesday 6/22. Bus pick-up and drop-off times remain unchanged with the exception of Thursday, 6/23 when we have a 10:30 AM dismissal.

Grade Portal re-opens Monday, June 27

The Powerschool portal closed on June 15th at 3:00 PM as teachers prepare to post final grades for the year. The grade portal will re-open on Monday, June 27th at Noon. This is a change from the original date reported last week. This provides teachers time to complete their final grading. The original date did not account for the snow days.


Mr. Yutkins and the yearbook staff announced at Senior Awards that the yearbooks will be available in mid-July. Stay Tuned!

Relay for Life

The Relay For Life event was held last Friday June 10th, at Masconomet. Shout out to our Masconomet students who worked tirelessly to support the event. The group exceeded their goal by $6000 raising $49,239.75 to support the American Cancer Society.

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Tri-Town Council Updates

TTC offers some resources for keeping your grad and teens safe through this celebratory season along with opportunities for youth to earn some summer community service hours.

More info HERE and in link below.