Masco Memo #31

April 3, 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
  • June Semester Exam Schedule
  • COVID Test Distribution
  • PAC Updates
  • Junior Prom reminders
  • Environmental Club
  • Model UN
  • MMPA: Document Shredding
  • Tri-Town Council
  • Sights and Sounds of Learning
  • Athletics

Mark Your Calendar

  • April 4, Delayed Opening 10 AM
  • April 7, Band Concert 7 PM
  • April 11, Senior Internships begin
  • April 12, Choral Concert 7 PM
  • April 15, Early Dismissal 10:30 AM
  • April 18 - 22, April Recess
  • April 25, Classes Resume

REMINDER: DELAYED opening Monday

School will begin at 10 AM on Monday. Please head out to the bus stop approximately 2.5 hours later than a normal day. Follow this link to see the schedule of classes for the day.

Mindfulness Minute

When you wake up in the morning, set an Intention for the day . For example, “Today I will be patient with others." Throughout the day, check in with yourself as you become more aware of your intention. (https://www.mindful.org/take-a-mindful-moment-5-simple-practices-for-daily-life/)

June Semester Exam Schedule

Many families have been asking for the final exam schedule and I am happy to share the schedule today. Final exams will begin on Friday June 17th and conclude on Thursday June 23rd. Due to the observance of June 19th, there is no school on Monday, June 20, 2022.

COVID-19 At Home Tests

Thank you to families who have signed up for the At-home Testing Program. COVID-19 at-home self-test kits were sent home on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. If you are interested in participating, there is still time to sign-up.


If you test positive for COVID-19, we ask that you contact the Health Office to report the absence.

Masconomet PAC Fundraiser

Parent Activities Committee (PAC) is currently hosting a Texas Roadhouse gift card fundraiser.

Please consider supporting PAC by purchasing a gift card today! PAC will receive 10% of all sales which go directly to teachers to enhance and add fun to their curriculum! Gift cards will be distributed by PAC after the fundraiser ends on April 24th. Thank you for supporting PAC!

To purchase your gift card or scan a QR code, go to this link.

PAC PIZZA BASH - Class of 2022

Seniors will begin their internships on 4/11/2022 and to celebrate the last "official" day of classes together, the PAC is providing a Pizza Bash to the graduates. Seniors will eat during second lunch on Monday in the Small Cafe. Check your email for more details. On behalf of our seniors, I want to thank the PAC for their generous donation.

PAC Reminder: Senior Signs

The deadline for ordering graduation signs is May 15th, but there is no better time than the present to get your signs ordered. The cost is 25.00 per sign click this link to order.
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Junior Prom Information

Junior prom ticket sales are ending on Friday, April 8, 2022. The Cost is $75. Checks can be made out to “Masco Class of 2023” and can be purchased during lunch or in Ms. Finnegan’s room any time during the day. Follow this link to a helpful Prom Q&A.

Environmental Club

Check out the latest Environmental newsletter. Learn about living a more sustainable life and information regarding the Tree-Plenish planting taking place on April 9th from 10 AM - 12 PM.

Model UN

Members of the Model UN team participated in the Clark University Model UN Conference on Saturday March 26th in Worcester. Five Masco delegates were recognized for their outstanding efforts in their respective committees. They are pictured below.

    • Ollie Waweru, honorable mention
    • Tess Thattacherry, verbal commendation
    • Lily Fishman, honorable mention
    • Fiona Bolzan, honorable mention
    • Henry Liu, verbal commendation
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Masco Music

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Student Council Welcome Tri-Town Seniors

The student council worked with Dr. Harvey and the School Committee to bring back the Tri-Town Council Senior Citizen Luncheon. Those in attendance enjoyed performances by Concert Band, Percussion Band, Ladies Chorale, Concert Chorale, and the Saxophone Quartet. The student council leaders prepared gift baskets that were raffled off as attendance prizes. A special thanks to Mr. Joseph Ciampa, Mr. William Hodges, Dr. Harvey, Ms. Jacqueline Bolduc, Mr. Walter O'Keefe, and Mr. Ben Hanchett for playing key roles in organizing the event.

Tri-Town Council

The TTC is excited to bring Susan Reynolds to the Tritown. Susan Reynolds is an excellent facilitator who has spent 2 decades in the field of digital wellbeing and academic technology. This presentation will focus on the benefits of living in the digital world and strategies to counter the harms of social media and digital platforms. Additionally, Susan will talk about leadership and advocacy opportunities to support youth in creating a healthier, safer digital world. All are welcome.

Mindfulness in the Age of Digital Distraction
April 7th
7 - 8:30PM via Zoom


Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Sights and Sounds of Learning

Literary Inspired Costume Walk

Students in Ms. Rebecca Delmonico's AP Literature class were challenged to dress like a character in one of the literary works they studied this year. Students were also sharing their personal reflections on lessons learned at Masconomet that weren't necessarily part of the curriculum. I was moved by the writing and their willingness to be vulnerable with each other.
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Who says Trigonometry isn't important?

Using the string method and trigonometry to determine the point of origin of medium velocity blood spatter.
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Masco Morning Update

Check out all the news in this episode by checking out The Morning Update here.


Don't forget to read our school newspaper, The Chieftain Chronicle, as well.

Athletics

The week ahead in athletics is listed below. Be sure to check for up-to-date schedule changes on our website, with some rain in the forecast this week there could be some re-scheduling needed. The website will also bring you to links for fields that are not located at the respective high school. As we start the spring season, I wish all athletes good luck!
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Athletic Academic Eligibility Reminder

A friendly reminder to all athletes regarding academic eligibility for the fall. Per the MIAA Handbook (page 55), "To be eligible for the fall marking period, students are required to have passed and received full credits for the previous academic year the equivalent of four traditional year-long major English courses." This means that any student who wants to participate in Fall athletics must have successfully passed four-academic subjects during the 2021-2022 school year. The MIAA academic eligibility standards are designed to ensure that a student is fully enrolled in school and actively engaged in academic life on a consistent basis throughout the school year. Questions regarding eligibility can be directed to Mr. Daileanes.