Masco Memo #25
February 20, 2022 (Vacation Edition)
School Mission Statement
Headlines and Highlights (TL;DR bullets)
- Mark Your Calendar
- Health Notifications
- All-School Speaker
- Jazz Concert
- Morning update
- Tri-Town Council
- Sights and Sounds of Learning
Mark Your Calendar
- March 2, SATs Juniors Only (Registration is required and was completed in January.)
- March 4, Freshman/Sophomore Semi-Formal
- March 7, Delayed Opening 10 AM start
- March 11-12, Grease the Musical
- March 15, Dr. Chris Willard, All-school Speaker
As you may have read in Dr. Harvey's Superintendent's blog, we will be mask-optional when we return from break on Monday, February 28th. However, it is important to remember that due to Federal regulations, students must continue to wear masks on the bus as they make their way to and from school.
Dr. Christopher Willard
At the Jazz Concert, the Masco Percussion Ensemble performed a piece they had been working on with Adrian Sabogal, a Columbian percussionist, as part of a collaboration project through the Teach To Learn organization. TTL is a non-profit started by Derek Beckvold (Masco 05). If you are interested the short attached youTube video explains the project and shows some clips of our students working with Adrian over zoom. https://youtu.be/z7FBLlTt53s
I was too busy enjoying the show and didn't snap any photos! I am including the program cover below created by Natalie Kalman '22 in the Graphic Design Class.
Sights and Sounds of Learning
Restriction Digests and More!
MIAA Sportsmanship Language
Athletic events are always among the most popular activities for the participants and spectators, and these games provide learning experiences. Integrity, fairness, and respect are the principles of good sportsmanship, and these are lifetime values taught through athletics. With them, the spirit of competition thrives, fueled by honest rivalry, courteous relations, and graceful acceptance of the results.
As a member of our school, your sportsmanship goals should be structured around:
- Realizing that athletics are part of the educational experience, and the benefits of involvement go beyond the final score of a game.
- Participating in positive cheers that encourage our athletes; and discouraging any cheers that would redirect that focus—including those that taunt and intimidate opponents, their fans, and officials.
- Learning and understanding the rules of the game, and respecting the officials who administer them.
- Respecting opponents as fellow students and acknowledging their efforts.
- Developing a sense of dignity under all circumstances.
You are the spokesperson for your school when you attend an athletic event or any co-curricular event. Your actions are viewed by family and friends, opposing fans, the local community, and the media. Your display of good sportsmanship will demonstrate the most positive things about you and your school, and hopefully, remind us that sports are meant to be fun.