The Royals Report

January 5, 2023

Happy New Year!

Mascoma Valley Regional High School Core Values Belief Statement

Mascoma Valley Regional High School strives to be a community of lifelong learners who demonstrate engagement and perseverance in academic and personal endeavors. Through a collaborative effort, the school community is responsible for fostering a safe and respectful environment that promotes a strong work ethic, intellectual curiosity, integrity, and movement toward academic excellence.

Academic Excellence~ Lifelong Learner ~ Integrity ~ Work Ethic ~ Respect

Community Partner - Friends of Mascoma

Did you know we have a food pantry at MVRHS? Each week Friends of Mascoma restocks the shelves to provide snacks for students during the day, along with staples for students in need to take home. Indian River School and MVRHS utilize the food pantry daily. Friends of Mascoma also offers a number of programs such as mini-grants, scholarships, and Friends Feeding Friends. Please consider donating to FOM or volunteering. This is a great community organization and we are thankful for all the support they provide our school community.

ALL Together

Over the past couple of years we have been fortunate to develop a connection with ALL Together. ALL Together is a community resource for prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery of substance misuse and suicide. They envision an Upper Valley region that sustains healthy, safe and resilient youth, families and communities.

Look for an upcoming community wellness event. For questions and resources, please contact ALL Together

Artist in Residence

In December, Mascoma High School welcomed muralist Spenser Macleod from Portland, Maine for four days of design and artmaking. Spenser spoke with art classes and gave an engaging visual presentation on his artistic process and aspects of being a professional working artist. Spenser had just returned from a live painting demonstration in NYC and brought many of his large celebrated paintings with him to show students. He then helped students plan and design three murals that will be permanently installed at the school. Students learned about various large scale painting processes, including spray painting. While planning and sketching ideas students shared what was meaningful about each of the towns that make up the Mascoma district; many of these elements will be incorporated into the murals. Spenser will return in January 2023 to continue working with art students and to complete and install the murals.

MVRHS to All New England Music Festival

Congratulations to MVRHS band students Lidia Josephson and Elena Trempe and chorus students Gillian Lenihan and Sedona Guaraldi for being chosen to participate in the All New England Music Festivals. Student musicians from all over New England came together at PSU for the events in December.

On January 21, MVRHS will host the Lakes Region Music Festival. The Lakes Region Music Festival is comprised of twelve high schools in the Lakes Region District of New Hampshire. Every January, over 250 students gather to create a district Concert Band, Concert Choir and Jazz Ensemble. The Chorus Concert begins at 4:00 p.m. and the Band Concert begins at 4:45 p.m. It will be be a great day of music!

Boys Soccer Banner Presentation

On January 13 at 6:10 p.m., the Boys Soccer DIII Runner-Up banner will be raised in the MRVHS gymnasium. We are proud of the accomplishments of this team. If you are unable to attend the presentation in person it will be live streamed on our district YouTube Channel. Congratulation to the boys!

Principal's Message

The first quarter was very buys at MVRHS. As we near the end of quarter two, staff and students have hit their stride. Students are participating in band, chorus, art club, basketball, wrestling, indoor track, spirit squad, National Honor Society, science club, Student Council, Interact Club class offices, math team, robotics, book club, or FBLA. Many students also volunteer at Indian River School and with community organizations such as FOM and Listen. All students had an opportunity to check out clubs in the fall during the school day. This was a great opportunity for students to find clubs of interest and connect to the school community beyond the classroom. Research suggests that participation in extracurricular activities may increase students' sense of engagement or attachment to their school, and thereby decrease the likelihood of school failure and dropping out. We are so fortunate to have as many clubs and athletic teams at MVRHS. WE are the ROYALS!

Upcoming Events

  • January 5-Light Up The Night Concert 7:00 p.m.
  • January 10-MVRSD School Board Meeting 6:00 p.m.
  • January 11-Public Hearing on MVRSD FY24 Budget 6:00 p.m.
  • January 13-Boys Soccer Runner-Up Banner Presentation 6:10 p.m.
  • January 13-Early Release
  • January 16-No School-MLK Day
  • January 21-Lakes Region Music Festival
  • January 24-MVRSD School Board Meeting 6:00 p.m.
  • January 26-Q2 Grades Close
  • February 4-Deliberative Session 9:00 a.m.

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