Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Russ Booth

January 6, 2023

Good evening MHS families,

It was great to be back at school this week, and the short week was a good way to start back up. Our math team hosted five areas schools yesterday for a Math Meet, with MHS winning the meet and having the top-scoring competitor, senior Amelia Allen! Athletics also has a busy weekend with several competitions going on as well.

This past week a small group of our teachers and support staff was trained on the use of our digital hall pass system that we will be implementing at the start of the 2nd semester. The staff members that were trained will be utilizing the digital passes in their classrooms with their students. We are still developing an FAQ for parents that are interested, but I would like to emphasize the following points.

  • The digital pass system will not deny students access to the restrooms or other supports they need access to during the course of the day.
  • The digital pass system does not track where a student is at any moment in the building. It is like a paper pass that states where the student is going.

Once we use the system and develop the FAQ we will share a document with parents.

Again, it was great to have students and staff back this week and I hope you all have a great weekend.

SCOIR Post Secondary Planning Platform

MHS is pleased to announce that we are introducing a new system called Scoir (pronounced score) to help you and your student navigate the post secondary planning process. The Class of 2023 will be the last class to use Naviance.

On Monday, December 12th MHS students in grades 9-11 will be given access to Scoir to set up their account. Students can decide to invite their parents/guardians to their account. As a parent or guardian, you would be able to view their profiles, interest inventory results, see their college list, conduct your own college searches, and suggest colleges for your student to consider. Scoir also provides parents with financial tools so that you can get a better sense of the cost of attendance at various colleges during the selection process.

We are excited to be able to provide Scoir to our students and families, and we feel confident that you will find it helpful and easy to use.

Yearbook On Sale Now

Yearbooks are on Sale NOW!
Go to (our school number is 5468) to order your book online. Yearbooks will only be available to order until January 20th. There may not be any books available in June so order now. Any extra books that may become available to be sold in June are $90 so order now to save!

Ads: Celebrate your senior! Advertise your business! Buy an ad in this year's book. Go to to order.

The yearbook staff is collecting senior flashbacks! Flashbacks are photos of groups of students at school events from kindergarten to 11th grade! Email your photos to

Various Vaping Resources

In an effort to combat the ongoing challenge of vaping within our school (and others), please take a look at and utilize the various resources provided below to learn more about vaping in order to start/continue the conversation with your child. Making progress in this area is a group effort, and we want to provide support for families at home with these resources.

General Info:

What parents need to know

Quick Facts about vaping

Vaping and the impact of Covid

Vaping can't harm teens?

Information on Quitting:

How to quit

This is quitting

Nicotine withdrawal and how to cope

MHS Seal of Biliteracy

MHS is proud to announce that we will participate in the Seal of Biliteracy this year. This program is offered to any student who demonstrates proficiency in English and any other language. Please take a look at the letter attached for further information and reach out to Mrs. Carolina BiBiase, World Language Department Chair with any questions.

Seal of Biliteracy Letter

Prom Update

We recently received a call from Gillette Stadium regarding their updated event schedule. They informed us that our original prom date of May 6th has been bumped for event purposes, and we want to communicate the new date as quickly as possible in order for everyone to plan accordingly moving forward.

We have rescheduled the prom for juniors and seniors to Friday, May 26th 2023 from 6-10pm.

Class of 2026 Fundraiser

Please support the Class of 2026 on Tuesday January 10th from 4-8pm with their first fundraiser, at Chipotle! Mention the fundraiser at the register or use the code F2KTZBR with online checkout. We appreciate your support and have a burritoful day!
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Inclement Weather Information

Link to District policy and procedure for inclement weather

About Us

Russ Booth - Principal

Abigail Barlas - Assistant Principal, Student Support Services

Matthew McGuire - Assistant Principal, Grades 10 & 12

Ellen Noto - Assistant Principal, Grades 9 & 11

Timothy Tichacek - Assistant Director, Special Education

Tim Selmon - Athletic Director