From the Desk of Russ Booth
September 24, 2022
Good morning MHS families,
There are many things that need to get done each week in a school, but one thing I try to do is get around to classrooms as much as possible. This past week I was invited to see some of the work that Ms. Kenny's ELA classes were working on. In class, students are reading Lord of the Flies, and they were working on models of the island to help them visualize where essential parts of the book take place as they continue to read. Please see a couple of pictures posted below. I am grateful to Ms. Kenny for not only inviting me in but for the work she puts into her classes each day.
I have been fortunate to have traveled through many classes at MHS and I will continue to do so, but I have certainly noticed that our staff puts in a great effort for our students each day. Staff is working to connect and build relationships with their students in order to best support them throughout the year. We will continue to look for ways in which we can improve at MHS, but our students are in good hands with our staff.
As always, there are several pieces of information below for students and families to be aware of in the upcoming weeks so take a look, and enjoy the remainder of your weekend.
Early Release Reminder
Freshmen Class of 2026 Signs of Suicide (SOS) Curriculum
The School Counseling staff will continue the implementation of the Signs of Suicide curriculum through 9th grade English classes this week and will conclude on Friday, October 7th.
A letter was mailed home in August to parents/guardians about the initiative and provided families an opportunity to opt out if they have concerns. The presentation includes an overview of the the connection between mental health issues, depression and suicide, a video presentation, discussion and the screening. Students will be introduced to the ACT acronym (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) and know that the staff are also familiar with the program and available to help.
This is an important part of our curriculum and helps to provide students with a common language and avenues for support for themselves or to help a friend in need.
Safety Drill Update
There will be a parent information night this week regarding school safety. Please see below for more details.
Boston Magazine Top Schools
For a link to the article, click here.
Parent Conferences Update
The 2023 Yearbook is now on sale! Order now and save! Books are on sale for $65 until Halloween, October 31. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com (school number 5468)
Senior portraits and blurbs are due by October 31st. Please go to the yearbook tab on the MHS website for more information and links for submitting.
We have several old yearbooks available for sale! If you're interested contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaders in Youth Mental Health Series: Parent Options
Please use the link above to access information on future webinars.
Use the link provided to access the flier for picture ordering information
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