Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Russ Booth

November 13, 2022

Good evening MHS families,

As we head into the second quarter of the school year, we are planning to hold class meetings tomorrow morning with our students. As I have said in past newsletters, we are working hard to create a respectful and supportive environment where all students come to school and enjoy their experiences. Tomorrow we will continue to focus on respect and the various ways respect translates to our school day. Students will be reminded of the expectations we have for all students in the building and asked to think about what type of school environment they want to help create for future students. As we move forward, students will be asked for ideas that would help support the continued growth and development of a positive culture within our school. MHS is a great place to be day in and day out, and I look forward to hearing from more students and staff about the great things we currently do and ideas that can make it better.

Please be sure to read below for some important information and enjoy your week!

First Quarter Report Cards

The first quarter ended on Thursday, November 10th. This is a reminder that the Aspen/X2 portal will be unavailable to students and parents between 2pm on November 10th and 2pm on November 17th as teachers enter their grades.

The afternoon of November 17th you will receive an email that report cards are available on your child's Aspen/X2 account through Friday, December 2, 2022. Please be sure to download your copy of the report card by December 2nd. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's grades please contact the appropriate teacher directly.

In the event that there are any problems with issuing report cards on November 17th you will receive an official email from MHS with information.

Covid-19 Test Distribution

MHS students will have the option of picking up two (2) covid-19 test kits on either November 21st or 22nd. Students who would like to pick up tests can get them after school in the main office on either day.

MHS Seal of Biliteracy

MHS is proud to announce that we will participate in the Seal of Biliteracy this year. This program is offered t any student who demonstrates proficiency in English and any other language. Please take a look at the letter attached for further information. This letter will also be sent in a separate email to all families this week. Seal of Biliteracy Letter

Dresses, Dresses, Dresses!

Homecoming was a huge success! So what do you do with those dresses now?

Did You know that we have a boutique here at MHS?

Why buy one when you can get one for free?

Please consider donating to the MHS Boutique.

Accepting NOW: Gently Used Dry Cleaned

Homecoming dresses and Prom Dresses

Shoes and jewelry are also accepted

Please bring them to Natalie Johnson, room 144, or email

Graduation Update

We are working with LiveNation and the Xfinity Center again this year to host our graduation ceremony. While we have not been able to confirm a date at this time, we have requested a block of dates for consideration. At this time MHS has requested a date from Wednesday 5/31 to Tuesday 6/6. While there is no confirmed date, I hope this information is helpful.

AFL-CIO Scholarship Opportunity Class of 2023

The Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship Program is in its 65th year. Through the scholarship program, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO is honored to continue a long tradition of helping students continue their education as they work toward creating bright futures.

The Massachusetts AFL-CIO scholarship program awardees receive between $500 and $16,000 towards their education. Over 40 unions, central labor councils, area businesses and charitable trusts from across Massachusetts participate in awarding scholarships that total nearly half a million dollars. Unions in Massachusetts have given close to $10 million in scholarships since 2000. About 1,500 students take the exam annually to compete for a scholarship. Students with a union affiliation are eligible for both the Massachusetts AFL-CIO awards and those awards listed under their specific local union/central labor council. Massachusetts students that do not have union affiliation are eligible for the Massachusetts AFL-CIO scholarships only.

2022-2023 Scholarships

  • The scholarship application is available online at All applications must be submitted online; you do not register for the exam at MHS.

  • Scholarship Applications are due Friday, December 16, 2022; late applications will not be accepted.

  • The study guide is available online and is updated annually with new information. They have updated their website to make it more interactive for students to review material. The study guide can be found at Scholarship Study Guide

  • This year's Labor History Exam will be given electronically in school on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 first thing in the morning. More information to follow.

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About Us

Russ Booth - Principal

Abigail Barlas - Assistant Principal, Student Support Services

Matthew McGuire - Assistant Principal, Grades 10 & 12

Ellen Noto - Assistant Principal, Grades 9 & 11

Timothy Tichacek - Assistant Director, Special Education

Tim Selmon - Athletic Director