Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Russ Booth

September 2, 2022

Good afternoon MHS families,

Yesterday we welcomed our staff back to the building and began to set the stage for the upcoming school year. There was an energy and enthusiasm in the building that was refreshing, having gone through a few challenging years due to the pandemic.

Looking forward, we are excited to welcome students back on Tuesday! Each fall is an exciting time in education as it represents a new opportunity for growth and development. I am looking forward to a great year, and I am excited to finally welcome students back and get to know them in my first year.

There are some important updates and reminders below, so please be sure to take the time to look them over.

I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend, and I look forward to working with families and community members throughout the school year!

Opening Day and Voting

Our first day of school, Tuesday, September 6th is an election day, meaning there will be voters on campus all day. Due to the presence of voters on campus, we will have limited parking on campus for senior students. Seniors are reminded that parking is first come first serve during the first week of school and students who do not get a spot on campus will be directed to Memorial Park.

First Day of School Schedule

The first two days of school we will follow a modified schedule to allow for an extended homeroom period. Students should report directly to their homeroom on September 6th and they will receive their schedules for the year. The student homeroom information can be found on the blue emergency form that was mailed home. It should be located at the top left of the page.

Please use this link to see the bell schedule for the first two days.

Lockers and Backpacks

We will once again utilize an "opt-in" system for lockers this year. Students will receive a google form on the first day of school (9/6) where they can request a locker for the year. The locker request form will need to be filled out by Friday, September 9th. Students that do not want a locker do not need to fill out the form.

Backpacks will again be allowed for students to use in the halls and classes this year.

Assistant Principal Update

For those that might not be aware, Mr. Jim Schliefke has accepted the job to be the new Assistant Principal at QMS. I am happy for Mr. Schliefke yet at the same time disappointed because he has been a great asset to MHS and to me personally since I started here as Principal.

We are currently in the process of hiring a new Assistant Principal, and when I am able to share more information I will be sure to do so.

School Council

This year we have three (3) open seats for our MHS school council. If you are interested in running for one of the open seats, please use the link to fill out the google form to provide your name and email address and I will be in touch with next steps.

School Council Interest Form

Attention Class of 2023 Parents

The School Counseling staff will conduct its annual Senior Parent Night on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30pm in the MHS Auditorium. This presentation will cover all topics related to the college application process. We will begin with a brief overview in the auditorium of the process and then run three different sessions covering Naviance, The Common App and online applications, and Financial Aid/Scholarships and special circumstances for applications. We hope that you can join us!

Save the date for Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30 in the MHS Auditorium.

Chromebook Update

Students are asked to bring their Chromebooks to school each day and be sure they are charged the night before. It is recommended that students log into their Chromebooks prior to attending school on Tuesday to allow for any software updates to be completed.

Picture Day

Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14th. All students, including seniors, will have their photos taken. The photos will be used for school ID for all students, and underclass photos will also be used for the yearbook.

Seniors: all seniors will take a photo on picture day only for the purpose of creating a student ID. The senior yearbook photo will be the senior portrait that is submitted by the senior and their family.

Massachusetts Extends Free School Meals for ALL Students through the 2022-2023 School Year

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About Us

Russ Booth - Principal

Abigail Barlas - Assistant Principal, Student Support Services

Matthew McGuire - Assistant Principal, Grades 10 & 12

Timothy Tichacek - Assistant Director, Special Education

Tim Selmon - Athletic Director