Masco Memo #36
May 8, 2022
School Mission Statement
Headlines and Highlights (TL;DR bullets)
- Mark Your Calendar
- Mindfulness Minute
- Honor Roll
- Teacher Appreciation
- PAC Chats with Dr. C (Class of 2024)
- Prom Reminders
- Model UN
- Art and Fashion
- PBS Newshour
- MASCO Gear, last chance for purchases!
- Morning Update
- June Semester Exam Schedule and Conflicts
- Tri-Town Council
- Athletics: Student Athlete Celebration, MIAA Power Rankings, and Schedule
Mark Your Calendar
- 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
- May 18, Jazz Concert
- May 24, Credit for Life Fair
- May 26, Senior Internship Fair
Delayed Opening Reminder
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Celebrations
Class of 2024, PAC Chats with Dr. C!
To those of you who have signed up, thanks. For everyone else here’s the link:
Sign Up Here
Junior Prom Reminders
Per school rules, you cannot arrive at prom after 7:00pm. If there are extenuating circumstances that will cause you to be late, you must notify Ms. Dinardo or Ms. Finnegan prior to the day of prom.
Art and Fashion
This project was part of the Fashion Design II - Independent Study class. Students were asked to make a garment by manipulating and repurposing old sports equipment. Faculty and staff donated the equipment and students worked to translate it into high fashion apparel.
The two students who worked on the garments were:
Black top made from soccer balls: Natalie Kalman (senior)
Woven Poncho top made from a volley ball net: Julia Graves (junior)
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Selection!
We are excited to announce that Alexa D'Amato was selected to attend the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs this summer. We are excited for Alexa and congratulate her on this amazing accomplishment. The official press release is below.
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) has selected 27 up-and-coming storytellers from across the country for its annual summer academy, which will take place at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in Phoenix from June 23-29 after two years of virtual bootcamps.
In its eighth year, the signature, award-winning academy is a highly-selective, intensive video journalism fellowship for high schoolers. All travel and accommodation costs are covered by the PBS NewsHour.
During the immersive fellowship, fellows will be coached and mentored by SRL youth media producers and work in teams to produce original video news reports. Fellows will learn from industry professionals and meet correspondents, producers and journalists from Arizona PBS, PBS NewsHour West and other local news organizations.
“The unique educational experience connects students to media professionals and teaches vital video journalism, production and communication skills,” says Leah Clapman, SRL founder and executive director of education for the PBS NewsHour.
Beyond video production, fellows engage in conversations about the future of journalism, public media and the most important issues of their generation—an integral part of SRL’s mission. The week will culminate in a showcase, where the cohort will present their work.
June Semester Exam Schedule and Conflicts
Tri-Town Council Updates
Lots of opportunities for youth to engage! Participate in TTC's 2nd Youth Mental Health Focus group and earn a gift card while sharing your thoughts about youth mental health. Earn 40 community service hours this summer by being a CAMP INVENTION Leadership Intern!
Parents and Caregivers - this week we offer resources for helping your teen celebrate prom safely along with an opportunity to chaperone the first part of the ALL NIGHT GRAD PARTY at MASCO. More info HERE or in link below:
May Senior Celebration
We celebrated our student athletes who will continue to pursue their athletic passions beyond Masco. We enjoy bringing family and friends together to celebrate the accomplishments of our students.
L-R: Danny Gangi (Endicott College football), Matthew Golini (Colby-Sawyer baseball), Cecily Paglierani (Roger Williams field hockey), Lily Conway (Colby College field hockey), Chris O'Grady (St. Anselm College golf), Ave Tello (Northeastern University field hockey), Ainsley Gruener (Mt. Holyoke field hockey) not pictured: Drew Howard (WPI football)
A few highlights:
Boys Lacrosse #21
Girls Lacrosse #9
Girls Tennis #19