Masco Memo #28

March 13, 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
  • National Merit Finalist
  • DECA State Conference
  • Teen Mental Health First Aid
  • Dr. Christopher Willard, all-school speaker
  • Grease, the musical reminder
  • Class of 2025, Sweatshirt orders
  • Tri-Town Council
  • Athletics: Swim and Dive

Mark Your Calendar


  • March 14, Teen Mental Health First Aid Student Info-Session @5:30
  • March 15, Dr. Chris Willard, All-school Speaker
  • March 17, 18, Grease the Musical @7:00 PM
  • March 19, Grease the Musical @ Noon
  • March 22 and 23, ELA MCAS (Grade 10)

National Merit Finalist

Congratulations to Chengzhang Jiang who has advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program by demonstrating through distinguished performance high potential for future academic accomplishments. (Photo: Ms. Cochran, Chenzhang Jiang, Dr. C.)
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DECA State Conference

On March 10th – 12th, 74 Masconomet DECA students attended the 63rd DECA State Conference in Boston. 6 DECA students placed in the top 10 of their competitive business event.
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The team of Eoin O’Brien/Simon Berents and Alexa Tommasi place in the top 6 in their business category and now have the opportunity to represent Masco and the State of Massachusetts at the International DECA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in April.
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Teen Mental Health First Aid

Ms. Jenn Ayers in conjunction with the TTC has been working on enhancing the Health Curriculum by introducing and emphasizing Teen Mental Health First Aid. This emphasis on Teen Mental Health First Aid will allow students to add strategies to their personal Mental Health toolbox. An important aspect of this work is to provide an info session for any parent, caregiver, and student who would like to learn more about this program.


Please join us for an Informational Session to Learn More:


March 14th from 5:30 - 6:00 pm: Youth Info-session for students

Sessions will both be virtual via Zoom with an opportunity for Q&A at the end:

https://salemstate.zoom.us/j/4478304577pwd=OVpaZXVua1pkR1FUSnV3V2loL1Zsdz09


Meeting ID: 447 830 4577/Passcode: 380715 and this will take place.


More information can be found on this program by following this link.

Dr. Christopher Willard - All School Speaker

I am excited to announce that Dr. Christopher Willard will be speaking to our students on Tuesday, March 15th at 9 AM. He will be addressing the role mindfulness can play to alleviate stress and contribute to better overall mental health. The invitation to Dr. Willard was extended following the introduction of a mindfulness space in the library by the student council. The goal is to develop a better sense of what mindfulness is and the role it can play in our wellbeing toolbox.

Grease

The musical will take place on March 17 and March 18 at 7:00 PM. A matinee (the final production) will be performed on March 19 at Noon. We hope everyone will join us for the first high school in-person theatrical production since March 2020. Tickets can be purchased at the DOOR!

Class of 2025

Sweatshirts are being sold to show your Class of 2025 pride. The sale ends on 3/25/2022 and flyers with more information are scattered throughout the building!
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Masco Mid-Morning Update

Starting this week, the Mid-morning update is making its way to our classrooms twice per week! 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.

Tri-Town Council

Here is a link to the upcoming TTC events. TTC is delighted to sponsor the All-Nite Graduation Celebration following the ceremony on Friday, June 3, 2022.TTC has been offering this fun-filled, safe evening for 50+ years, and sadly we've missed the last two. This event can not happen without many, many volunteers, and every year the community has answered the call. As you can imagine, the logistics of providing different venues, transportation, food, entertainment, chaperones, and medical personnel for the majority of the graduating senior class is no small feat. But it is an endeavor we happily take on, in collaboration with Masconomet, to celebrate this amazing and resilient Class of 2022.

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Click to register for the Teen Mental Health Focus Group

Athletics

Masco Swim and Dive

Meghan Burr was chosen as NEC female diver of the year. Paige Panagos was chosen as NEC female swimmer of the year. Meghan Burr (diving) and Paige Panagos (100 fly) were selected for the NEC Girls All-Conference team. Daniel Voner (200 Free) and Colin Panagos (coaches selection) were selected for the NEC Boys All-Conference team. Willa Paglierani (diver) was selected as an NEC All-Star along with J.P. Zeeh (swimmer).


The captains selected for next year are Meghan Burr (diver), Colin Panagos (swimmer), Paige Panagos (swimmer), and Daniel Voner(swimmer). All four captains participated and scored highly at both the D1 Sectionals and D1 State Competitions during the February break.

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