Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Russ Booth

November 20, 2022

Good afternoon MHS families,

As we head into Thanksgiving, I want to take the opportunity to say thank you to the families of MHS for the great start to our school year. MHS has had a lot of success this fall and much to be proud of, and there are more to read this week. Much of our success is due to our great staff and students. I am grateful to the staff for working to establish relationships with our students in order to support them over the course of the year. I am also grateful to the students who have continually met the expectations we have set at MHS this year.

We had class meetings this past week where we reminded all students of the expectations surrounding RSVC (Respected, Supported, Valued, Celebrated/Cared for). We will continue to remind students of the expectations and support all students in meeting these expectations. As a way to support our goals at school, please don't hesitate to discuss these expectations at home as well. Part of what we are working toward is translating the expectations of RSVC to life after MHS, and any conversation we have with students will reinforce the message.

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving with friends and family and enjoy a restful break.

Clubs and Activities Update

This past week we learned that our MHS Quiz Show team has qualified once again for the WGBH Quiz Show tournament! Not only did the team qualify for the tournament, but of the 65 schools that participated in the qualifying rounds, MHS had the highest score of all 65 teams!

This past Saturday our Student Services Corp (SSC) volunteered time in Foxboro at the Turkey Brigade. Students helped to pack over 2,000 Thanksgiving food baskets for local families. Please see a few pictures below from the event.

There are many clubs and activities available to all students at MHS, and we are always willing to add others based on student interest. We recently added a "Trailblazers Club" which will focus on hiking. There will be an informational sign-up meeting on Monday 11/21 after school in room 121.

Parent Conferences

Parent Conferences are scheduled for December 7th and 8th and will be in person this year.

Conferences will be available from 12:30-2:30pm on the 7th, and 12:30-2:30pm + 6:30-8:30pm on the 8th

Teachers will send an email on Monday afternoon (11/21) to all parents with a link to sign up for a conference time. If you are unable to sign up for a time or have a conflict, please contact the teacher directly in order to try and set up a time for a meeting or a call in the future.

First Quarter Report Cards

On the afternoon of November 17th you should have received an email that report cards are available on your child's Aspen/X2 account through Friday, December 2, 2022. Please be sure to download your copy of the report card by December 2nd. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's grades please contact the appropriate teacher directly.

Covid-19 Test Distribution

MHS students will have the option of picking up two (2) covid-19 test kits on either November 21st or 22nd. Students who would like to pick up tests can get them after school in the cafeteria on either day. Please note the change in the pick-up location of the cafeteria as it is different from prior communication.

MHS Seal of Biliteracy

MHS is proud to announce that we will participate in the Seal of Biliteracy this year. This program is offered t any student who demonstrates proficiency in English and any other language. Please take a look at the letter attached for further information. This letter will also be sent in a separate email to all families this week. Seal of Biliteracy Letter

Dresses, Dresses, Dresses!

Homecoming was a huge success! So what do you do with those dresses now?

Did You know that we have a boutique here at MHS?

Why buy one when you can get one for free?

Please consider donating to the MHS Boutique.

Accepting NOW: Gently Used Dry Cleaned

Homecoming dresses and Prom Dresses

Shoes and jewelry are also accepted

Please bring them to Natalie Johnson, room 144, or email

AFL-CIO Scholarship Opportunity Class of 2023

The Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship Program is in its 65th year. Through the scholarship program, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO is honored to continue a long tradition of helping students continue their education as they work toward creating bright futures.

The Massachusetts AFL-CIO scholarship program awardees receive between $500 and $16,000 towards their education. Over 40 unions, central labor councils, area businesses and charitable trusts from across Massachusetts participate in awarding scholarships that total nearly half a million dollars. Unions in Massachusetts have given close to $10 million in scholarships since 2000. About 1,500 students take the exam annually to compete for a scholarship. Students with a union affiliation are eligible for both the Massachusetts AFL-CIO awards and those awards listed under their specific local union/central labor council. Massachusetts students that do not have union affiliation are eligible for the Massachusetts AFL-CIO scholarships only.

2022-2023 Scholarships

  • The scholarship application is available online at All applications must be submitted online; you do not register for the exam at MHS.

  • Scholarship Applications are due Friday, December 16, 2022; late applications will not be accepted.

  • The study guide is available online and is updated annually with new information. They have updated their website to make it more interactive for students to review material. The study guide can be found at Scholarship Study Guide

  • This year's Labor History Exam will be given electronically in school on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 first thing in the morning. More information to follow.

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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