Masco Memo #26
February 27, 2022
School Mission Statement
Headlines and Highlights (TL;DR bullets)
- Mark Your Calendar
- Mask Optional
- At-Home Test Distribution
- All-School Speaker
- Morning Update
- Tri-Town Council
- Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
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 10, Program of Studies Parent Program (virtual) @ 6:00 PM
- March 10, 11, Grease the Musical @7:00 PM
- March 12, Grease the Musical @1:00 PM
- March 15, Dr. Chris Willard, All-school Speaker
COVID-19 at Home Testing
Dr. Christopher Willard
Scholastic Art and Writing Regional Awards
The Scholastic Art & Writing Regional Awards were recently announced and Masconomet High School received the third-largest number of awards of all public and private schools in Massachusetts. Our students received a total of 48 awards (14 Gold Keys, 12 Silver Keys, and 22 Honorable Mentions). All Massachusetts Gold Key Awards advance to the National Competition and results will be announced towards the end of March. Additionally, there will be an online exhibition of all Massachusetts Gold and Silver Key work available for viewing towards the middle of March. Congratulations to all of the talented and hard-working art students and their art teachers as well! Below are a few examples of 2022 Gold Key Award-winning artwork.
Top row: Megan Brady, grade 9, “Fusion”, Olivia Vaz, grade 12, “Tradition”, Scott Hubbard, grade 11, “Chicago Bandsaw Box”
Bottom row: Jonathan MacQuarrie, grade 11, “Balloon Explosion”, Paige Panagos, grade 11, “A Stich in Time”
Sports in a Minute
The girls' gymnastics team earned the North Sectionals title for the third year in a row! Congratulations to the coaches and members of the team.
Three of our winter teams have qualified for the MIAA Tournament and will have first-round play this week.
Boys' Basketball, @ Wakefield, Tuesday, 6:30 PM
Girls' Basketball, Home (v. Marblehead), Tuesday, 6:30 PM
Boys' Hockey, Home (Haverhill Valley Forum, v Hopkinton), Thursday, 6:05 PM
I look forward to sharing more end-of-season accomplishments in the weeks ahead.
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.