Masco Memo # 6

October 2, 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 (TLDR bullets)

  • Mark your Calendar
  • Family - Teacher conferences
  • Wednesday, October 12
  • Morning Update
  • School Council
  • Masco Gear
  • Student Activities Fair
  • Sights and Sounds of Learning
  • Media Center Hours
  • Counseling Corner
  • PAC Corner
  • TriTown Council
  • Athletic Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

  • October 10, No School
  • October 11, Family - Teacher conferences
  • October 12, Assembly (Grade 9); PSAT (Grades 10 and 11); Post-secondary planning (Grade 12)
  • October 13, 14, and 15 Musical, Chicago
  • October 17, Financial Aid Night presented by MEFA, 6:30 Auditorium
  • October 27, Halloween Dance

Family - Teacher Conferences

Our Family - Teacher conferences will take place on October 11, 2022 from 2:30 - 6:30 PM. In some cases, teachers have already begun to initiate contact with families if they think a meeting would be helpful. On Monday, a link will be sent home through Blackboard that will allow you to schedule an appointment with a teacher. I strongly encourage your student to attend this meeting as well. We do have a few faculty members who are unable to attend this evening, and they will be in touch with you directly to arrange another time. This brings me to my last point, you should never hesitate to reach out to a teacher at any time if you have concerns about your student. The best plans are made in the moment, and although we set this night aside, this doesn't preclude a meeting outside this evening.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Grade 9: We will be holding an in-school field trip for Grade 9 students that includes a presentation by Mr. Patrick Cogan. Mr. Cogan is a Lynn native, who outside of his professional career trains and competes in marathons and triathlons. He speaks to audiences, primarily young people, about pushing oneself and overcoming adversity. Mr. Cogan has Friedreich's Ataxia, a neuromuscular disease that effects mobility and use of his legs, and speaks directly to his story as he lives a meaningful life. We will be sharing the full schedule with students prior to the event.

Grade 10 and 11: All grade 10 and 11 students will be taking the PSATs. There is no registration necessary for these exams and students may be dismissed when the exams period is done.

Grade 12: Seniors are encouraged to use this day to plan for post-secondary opportunities. This could include, visiting schools, exploring technical and career options, and/or a job shadow. Students can use this day to complete their community service hours by spending the day in service. Any senior who wishes for a quiet place to work on post-secondary planning with some access to teachers, will spend the day in the library. There are no classes for seniors held on this day. We do hope to offer a few other options throughout the day, so stay tuned.

Yearbook 2023

Please stay tuned for details regarding the Class of 2023 yearbook. The Yearbook page is now live so be sure to check it out regularly. If you have questions regarding the yearbook, email the yearbook team at
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Please check out the latest episode of The Morning Update. There are lots of opportunities to get involved out there, and students need can learn more by watching. We are making a concerted effort to ensure the Morning Update is shown on Fridays during M-block but if you missed it, you still have a chance to view the episode.

School Council

If you are interested in participating in our MRHS School Council, please submit this form as the first step in expressing your interest by Friday, October 7, 2022. The goal is to have three community members serve for a 1-year term. The meetings will last 1-hour and take place bi-monthly on the third Thursday of each month from 3-4 PM at the high school. We will spend our time together reflecting on our school improvement plan, handbook, and budget discussions later in the school year.

Get Your Masco Pride On! -- DUE BY OCTOBER 4th!

Support the “Masco Variety School Store Revival” by purchasing from the link below! Show your school spirit and support our store, which we hope to have open this school year! We thank you in advance! Follow this link to place your order.

Interested in seeing a certain item? Email: to be sure we can order it next time!

Follow this link to place your order.

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Student Activities Fair

The annual Activities Fair was held last week, followed by Peer leading time that addressed student goal setting.

Interested in clubs for this year, check out the Activities SlideShow on the Peer Leading Website. Stay tuned for a few news clubs to join the ranks!

Sights and Sounds of Learning

This week I was able to spend a few minutes in Mr. Parianos' Comprehensive Health class where students were learning how to purify water as part of the disease and injury prevention unit. Students were filtering collected "pond" water to potable water. Next year, Mr. Parianos would like to expand the activity to include microscopy and organism assessment. The best part of learning is building connections. Mr. Parianos is a new Wellness teacher this year, and also earned his EMT certification over the summer. We are happy he is here!
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Media Center/Library Update Hours

Due to some temporary staffing issues we have adjusted the Media Center hours a bit. These decisions were made by monitoring current student attendance trends as a result of the new schedule.

Mon: 7:15 AM - 2:30 PM

Tue: 7:15 AM - 3:45 PM

Wed: 7:15 AM - 2:30 PM

Thu: 7:15 AM - 3:45 PM

Fri: 7:15 AM - 2:45 PM

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Counseling Corner

AP Students: Check your email for important AP exam registration information.

Class of 2023:

  • Students: Make your senior meeting appointments with your counselors
  • If you have a November 1st deadline: request your transcripts in Naviance by October 5th (and remember to turn in your purple form)!
  • The School Counseling Department is hosting a Financial Aid Night presented by MEFA on Monday, October 17th at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium

Follow Twitter and Instagram: @MascoCounseling

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We are looking for parent volunteers for the following positions:

  • Clerk/Secretary

Class representatives for:

  • 8th Grade
  • Class of 2023
  • Class of 2024

If you are interested, please send an email to

Stay in touch with Masco PAC-

Please join our Facebook page, Masconomet PAC, to keep up to date with all our future events and meetings. If you are not on Facebook, please send us an email and we can update you on future events and meeting dates via email or check out our website:

TriTown Council

A lot is happening with Tri-Town Council! Please see parent/caregiver and youth programming opportunities HERE and in link below.

Don't forget the Data Dive too!

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I am excited to include our athletic schedule as part of my weekly memo again. This is up-to-date as of the publication of this memo but any schedule changes are updated on our athletics website.
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