Masco Memo #35

May 1, 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
  • PAC Chats with Dr. C (Class of 2024)
  • Masco Gear, Last time to purchase
  • Poetry Out Loud
  • French Contest Winners
  • DECA Nationals
  • Graduation Updates
  • Morning Update
  • June Semester Exam Schedule and Conflicts
  • Tri-Town Council
  • Athletics

Mark Your Calendar

  • May 2, AP Exams Begin
  • May 4, College Athletic Recognition 2:30 PM
  • May 9, Delayed Opening 10 AM start
  • May 12, Pops Recital
  • May 13, AP Exams End
  • May 13, Junior Prom
  • May 17 and May 18, MCAS Grade 10 Math

Mindfulness Minute

You aren't being selfish by taking care of yourself. Just think, for the body to work, the heart has to pump blood to itself first before sending it to the rest of the organs in the body. What is something you can do today to take care of yourself? (Selfcare, Be Mindful, Card Deck)

Class of 2024, PAC Chats with Dr. C!

An email was sent out to all students in the Class of 2024, inviting them to sign up with PAC Chats with Dr. C! Thanks to the generous donation of the Masco PAC,I will be starting "PAC Chats with Dr.C." during lunch. This is just for members of the sophomore class! Pizza will be provided, but if pizza isn't your thing, bring your own lunch or grab one from the cafeteria. I am curious to know, how things are going? What has been difficult? In general, what is on your mind?


To those of you who have signed up, thanks, for everyone else here’s the link:
Sign Up Here


MASCO GEAR

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Click here to place your orders.

Poetry Out Loud!

Ava Beringer will face off against 16 other contestants in the National Semifinals Round of Poetry Out Loud this Sunday, May 1. Contestants recorded their recitations in one take, and the videos will stream via a one-time-only webcast that can be viewed at noon at this website:https://www.arts.gov/initiatives/poetry-out-loud. We will learn during the broadcast whether Ava will be one of the three contestants from the region who will advance to the National Finals on June 5. Tune in for the excitement, and tell Ava to break a leg!

Small Town Hero is back! -- Student Council Update

Can you think of anyone in the Tri-Town who has positively impacted you or anyone you may know? You have the opportunity to take five minutes of your time to vote for this person or group/organization as a “Small Town Hero.” Your vote can be for anyone or any group in the Tri-Town community who has exhibited kindness and leadership. We all have someone who we admire for their hard work and compassion, don't hesitate to vote by Wednesday, May 4th at 11:59 PM using this link.


Chess Tournament

The Masco Chess Club is organizing a two-day tournament open to all Masco students. It will be hosted at the library on May 12th and May 16th after school, and students of all skill levels are welcome to join. Please use this form sign up.

French Contest Winners

The World Language Department is proud to announce that several 11th grade French students won top honors in a national media contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Hundreds of students from across the country participated in the contest. Participants had to write, film, and produce an original video in French on the theme “Come Discover the Francophone World.” All students were awarded a certificate and a cash prize.
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DECA Nationals

April 22-27, Masco DECA members, Eoin O’Brien, Simon Berents, Maggie Sturgis, John Carozza, Zach Richard and Alexa Tommasi, competed and represented Masconomet and the State of Massachusetts at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA. Students competed and networked with 17,000 top-performing High School Business DECA students from all 50 US States, China, Guam, Puerto Rico and Spain. DECA ICDC wraps up a very successful DECA season for Masco.

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Graduation Updates

The following information was sent out to Class of 2022 Families last week.


Baccalaureate will take place in the Auditorium on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 PM. Due to limited seating, we are restricting attendance to the graduate and two additional guests. We ask that students arrive in neat attire appropriate for an evening event.


The Senior Awards Ceremony will take place under the tent on Thursday, June 2, at 10:00 AM. The ceremony is open to the graduate and two additional guests. Standing room seating for additional guests is available under the tent. Graduates will wear their gown for the Senior Awards Ceremony.


The Graduation Ceremony will take place under the tent on Friday, June 3, at 6:00 PM. Graduating seniors will be provided five tickets to the ceremony that guarantee ticketed attendees a seat under the tent. However, the tent does provide the opportunity for standing room attendance for any additional guests. The tickets will be available to your graduate during graduation practice and students will wear their cap and gown to the big night. If you have someone in your family with limited mobility who requires preferential seating, you can reach out to Ms. Cathie Daly by email, cdaly@masconomet.org, or phone 978-887-2323 X11002.

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.

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.

Tri-Town Council Updates

Join TTC either via Zoom or in person for this Thursday's ALL ABOUT HUMANITY - exploring why looking at anti-racism through the lens of equity is critical.


Two new opportunities for high school youth to participate and volunteer - In person youth mental health focus group on May 20th after school. Is your teen looking for community service hours? Become a Camp Invention Leadership Intern and earn up to 40 community service hours! AND...seniors STILL have time to sign up for the All Night Grad Party!


More info and links in TTC announcements for the week of 5/2 HERE and in link below

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tc6e4EsqjkSqLwL4WHbkZBc5pFQCltoOQLnwtI_ZTCc/edit?usp=sharing

Athletics

College Athletics Recognition

We look forward to celebrating out student athletes who will continue to follow their passions beyond Masco. Our ceremony will take place on May, 4, at 2:30 PM in the High School Library.


Lily Conway: Colby College Field Hockey

Cecily Paglierani: Roger Williams Field Hockey

Ava Tello: Northeastern University Field Hockey

Chris O'Grady: St. Anselm University Golf

Matthew Golini: Colby-Sawyer College Baseball

Ainsley Gruener Mount Holyoke College Field Hockey

Athletic Schedules

Be sure to check out our website for a link to our schedule. Click on the Masco Logo to find the most up-to-date information.
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COVID Test Kits

COVID test kits went home on Wednesday. We did our best to try and get test kits out to students currently out on internship. If your student is currently out of the building for an internship or did not receive their test kit, you can arrange to pick up your test kit in the High School Main Office. Please call to arrange a time. If you would like us to send it home with a younger sibling, feel free to have your student contact the Main Office.