Masco Memo #41

June 12, 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 (TL;DR bullets)

  • Mark Your Calendar
  • Mindfulness Minute
  • Final Exam Prep
  • Final Exam attendance and dismissals
  • June Semester Exam Schedule and Conflicts
  • Locker Clean out
  • Powerschool Portal Closing
  • Civics Projects
  • Fall Musical
  • Small Town Hero
  • Morning Update and Chieftain
  • COVID at-home test kits
  • Tri-Town Council
  • Athletics

Mark Your Calendar

  • June 13, Fall Musical Tryouts
  • June 13, Girls Tennis 4 PM; Girls Lacrosse 5 PM, Home
  • June 15, Locker Clean Out
  • June 15, Powerschool Grade portal closing 3 PM
  • June 16, Small Town Here awards, 6 PM
  • June 17, Final exams begin
  • June 20, No School Juneteenth observed
  • June 23, Final exams end
  • June 23, Last day of school, 10:30 AM dismissal
  • June 24, Powerschool Portal Re-Opens 4: PM
  • Happy Summer!

Mindfulness Minute

Think of someone in the building who showed you kindness this year. Write them a note of gratitude and deliver it to them.

Final Exam Preparation

Use this task list organizer to ensure you have all the steps you need to prepare for exams.


Previous Documents Shared:


Follow this link to 10 Steps to Prepare for Final exams. This document shares a few ideas for getting organized.


Just in case you are interested, here is the chart that was shared a few weeks ago. You can start by filling in the "What" so you can then start to plan for the "How." You should include ALL of the assessments, projects, etc as a means to organize yourself. I want to thank my former colleagues for access to these helpful materials.

Final Exam Attendance and Dismissal

We recognize that the exam schedule has periods of time when students may not have a scheduled exam and may want to be dismissed. However, we are not an open campus and our dismissal policy will remain the same, any dismissal requires a written note. Because we are anticipating an increase in student dismissals during this time, we would prefer a hand-written note from a parent/guardian that can be presented to the appropriate school office at dismissal time. We encourage students to remain at school and get the necessary help they need to end the year well. Supervised study spaces will be available when students are not actively engaged in the exam period.

Final Exam Conflict Exams

The final exam schedule is now posted. With the final exam published, it has come to my attention that there may be family obligations in conflict with the published exam schedule. Any request to move an exam or take an exam late, needs to come through my office using this google form. No Semester exam will be administered prior to June 17, 2022, the official start of the exam period. However, I am willing to work with you if there is a conflict that can be resolved within the final exam schedule (June 17 - June 23). If we are unable to find a time during the exam period we can work to find a mutually agreeable time to complete the exam during the summer. The first two summer make-up dates will be Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28 at 9:00 AM. Please know, any student who does not complete their exam before June 23, 2022 will likely have an incomplete until school resumes in August.


Students who have filled out the form have received an email from me (or will in the next few days) indicating possible solutions and next steps to remedy the conflicts. Teachers will receive an update with students who have completed the Conflict-exam process and students need to work with teachers to accommodate the conflict.

Grade Portal

The Powerschool portal will be closing on June 15th at 3:00 PM as teachers prepare to post final grades for the year. Students should check the portal before Wednesday to make sure all of their work is completed. Within the final exam schedule there are WIN (what I need) blocks and make-up periods that are there for students to use as an opportunity to finish well.

Locker Cleanout

The end-of-the-year locker clean out is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th. Students will have an opportunity to clean out their lockers and we ask students to bring an additional school-bag or duffel bag to complete this process.

Civics Projects Presentations

On Tuesday, June 7th, the entire Sophomore class participated in presenting their Civics projects. Over the course of a month, students learned how to identify the root cause of a problem of their choosing. The process included individual topics, small group topics, and then finally a class wide topic that the class chose to continue to research and identify a policy change. Through civic engagement and collaboration, the entire class learned how to create a plan of action. Students then presented the action plan to the other sophomore history classes on Tuesday. The final steps of the project will be to receive feedback from their fellow classmates, write a reflection about the process, and create a class portfolio of their work.
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Fall Musical!

The Masconomet Regional High School Theater Company is happy to announce our Fall Musical! Auditions for Chicago will be held on Monday, June 13th- Friday, June 17th. See below for details!


Monday, June 13th from 3-6pm in the Organ Room

-- Dance audition learn vocal audition

*Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move in.


Tuesday, June 14th from 6-9pm in the Organ Room

-- Vocal audition

*The callback list will be emailed that night. Callback materials will be included in this email.


Wednesday, June 15th from 6-9pm in the Organ Room

-- Callbacks


Thursday, June 16th from 6-9pm in the Organ Room

-- Possible callbacks #2


Friday, June 17th 3-4pm in the Organ Room

-- Cast List Posted-- Mandatory meeting for all to get scripts and schedule


The show dates are Thursday, October 13th, Friday, October 14th, and Saturday, October 15th. If you have any questions, feel free to email Mr. Pereira ( High School Drama Director) at bpereira@masconomet.org or follow us on instagram for the most up-to-date information!

@masconomettheatre

Small Town Hero Awards

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Morning Update and the Chieftain Chronicle

Please check out our school newspaper, The Chieftain Chronicle, each week for news, editorials, reviews and more! New articles are posted every Friday. You can get more news and updates in this episode of the The Morning Update.

Covid Test Kits

COVID at-home test kits were distributed on Friday. If you did not receive your test kit, please stop by the Main Office to pick it up. This is likely the last COVID at- home test distribution for the school year.

Tri-Town Council Updates

What a night celebrating our seniors at the ALL NIGHT GRAD Party! Thank you to all who helped make it happen!


TTC offers some resources for keeping your grad and teens safe through this celebratory season along with opportunities for youth to earn some summer community service hours.


More info HERE and in link below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DA8tj55mee2m0IoOm72amfkKFf-c9alDHbC39cNeuwM/edit?usp=sharing

Athletics

Athletic Schedule

Please check out the Athletics Webpage with up-to-date Tournament play game schedules.


At the time of this publication, Girls Tennis is scheduled to play at home against Westwood on Monday, June 13 at 4 PM. This match has been moved to accommodate a venue change if the weather does not cooperate. Please check the website for weather-related changes.


The Girls Lacrosse Team will take on Scituate High School on Monday, June 13, at 5 PM in the Bunker stadium. Tickets for Lacrosse need to be pre-purchased online.