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MMHS Laptop Take Home 17-18

posted Aug 16, 2017, 6:52 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Aug 16, 2017, 6:54 AM ]

Students at Madawaska Middle/High School who wish to take their laptop home at night need to have the following form filled out and signed by their parent or guardian.  One stipulation to the take home policy is that all bills must be paid. This is not required if students will not be taking them home.  Students will need to bring payment ($35 for a single student or $50 for families with 2 or more students).  Students at MMHS are very fortunate to have these learning tools at their disposal, so special care needs to be taken.  Students wishing to take their laptops home on the first day of school should bring their payment to the main office.  Families paying by check should make it out to "Madawaska Middle/High School."   

Madawaska School Dept. Bus Runs

posted Aug 7, 2017, 9:55 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Aug 28, 2017, 5:09 AM ]

The Madawaska Middle/High School has released the bus runs for the first few weeks of school when only grades 7-12 are in session.  These are temporary runs while the elementary students are still on vacation.  

UPDATE- Permanent bus run schedule is attached.  The new schedule starts Thursday, August 31st which is the first day at Madawaska Elementary School.

School Calendars Released

posted Jun 1, 2017, 6:21 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 6:23 AM ]

The calendars for Madawaska Middle/High School and Madawaska Elementary School have been released.  These calendars show student days, vacation days, workshop days, conference days, early release days, and late start days for the upcoming school year.  It also contains notes for the start of the ranking periods.  Download the full color high resolution PDF copies below.

May 2017 MMHS Newsletter

posted May 24, 2017, 5:48 AM by Vincent Vanier

may newsletter

MMHS Principal Wayne Anderson has produced the latest installment of the parent newsletter for your reading pleasure.  Find out about developments in Mrs. Welch's Art classes, the new 2017-18 school calendar, important dates, tech talk, Channel 16 WOWL access, and more!

Dollars & Sense Fair

posted May 23, 2017, 11:55 AM by Vincent Vanier

Acadia FCU sponsored a Dollars and Sense Fair at UMFK on May 24th.  Fifth and 6th grade students traveled to stations to learn how to use, save and work with money.  They did this all while having a whole lot of fun.  Photos of the event can be found here.

MELMAC College Tour

posted May 17, 2017, 7:04 AM by Vincent Vanier

TourMMHS Guidance Counselor April Leclair wrote a MELMAC grant that enabled us to send Juniors on a college tour across Maine. Students visited the University of Maine and Husson College yesterday. Today they are taking a look at Southern Maine Community College and Thomas College.  This is an excellent opportunity for some students to tour these campuses and get a feel for what the colleges are like.

3D Printers in School

posted May 5, 2017, 10:15 AM by Vincent Vanier

ginas project
The Perloff Family Foundation recently released a Google Slideshow demonstrating how 3D printers are being used in schools across the state.  Our own Gina Jandreau at Madawaska Elementary School had her Mother's Day Keychains as part of the promotional material.  Nice to see all the wonderful projects that students are able to generate.  These projects combine math and science skills with other topics like history and art to make wonderful learning experiences.  You can see the project at https://goo.gl/kB7beF 

Financial Aid Night for Juniors

posted May 5, 2017, 8:08 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated May 5, 2017, 8:20 AM ]

Do you have questions about financial aid? Join us to learn how to maximize your financial aid and learn about the process at a Financial Aid Presentation at the Madawaska Middle/High School.  See the attached document or read below:

Who should attend?
Juniors, seniors and their families who want more information on: 
  • How to pay for college
  • How & when to apply for financial aid
  • How to know if a college is affordable 
  • What can I be doing now 
When & Where? 
St. John Valley Tech Center 
431- US 1 
Frenchville, ME 04745
May 10 at 6:00 PM
Madawaska Middle/High School
135 – 7th Avenue
Madawaska, ME 04756
May 11 at 6:00 PM

Why is this important? 
Students will soon be taking tours on college campuses and looking at their options. This session will help students and families learn how to research college costs, search for scholarships, and learn about saving options and how to find scholarships & grants that could help reduce their future borrowing. This is a great time for students to find out what the next step in the process will be.

Who will be there?
A College Access Counselor from the Finance Authority of Maine will be talking with students & families to help them navigate the process of paying for college. We look forward to seeing you!

NHS Students Volunteer for Ruff Duty

posted May 1, 2017, 10:41 AM by Vincent Vanier

dogsittersMadawaska National Honor Society Students take their community service seriously.  Proof of that recently came in the form of some volunteer work for Cover Corner Kennels in St. Agatha, owned by Pierre and Donna Dubay.  School vacation weeks usually increase activity at kennels, so Madawaska NHS student Raleigh Toussaint organized a volunteer event to help out with the dog sitting.  Raleigh explained, "I had so much fun. This is what I imagine heaven looks like-- dogs everywhere!" Sam Boucher and Ben Hebert both thought that listening to the dogs bark all day was pretty "ruff," but the smiles on their faces seem to indicate they enjoyed the activity.  Hannah Nadeau also had a good time.  "There is nothing better than spending the morning with a bunch of sweet pups" according to Hannah.  Chelsea Pelletier also helped out by spending some of her time with the dogs as well.  Nice job, NHS students!     

Tri-District Engagement Meetings

posted Apr 27, 2017, 10:42 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 10:47 AM ]

Tri-District Strategic Planning Committee to Host Public Engagement Meetings
 in Fort Kent, Madawaska, St. Agatha, and Eagle Lake

Since early September, 2016 the Tri-District Strategic Planning Steering Committee, under the coordination of Scott Voisine, Strategic Planning Consultant, has been developing a collaborative, ten-year strategic plan for MSAD #27, MSAD #33, and the Madawaska School Department. The planning process was approved by all three school boards and a final plan is due this summer.

Throughout the planning process, hundreds of community stakeholders were interviewed and engaged in feedback sessions using an appreciative inquiry process. In addition, the steering committee examined a significant amount of educational, demographic, and fiscal information. The responses collected from that appreciative inquiry process and information collected from the research reviewed were analyzed and are reflected in a draft plan that will be unveiled at the public engagement meetings.

“What the public will see at these meetings are the primary components of the strategic plan in their most polished draft form,” states consultant Scott Voisine. “The public will see this plan does not support a status quo approach to the future of education in the upper St. John Valley. It is bold, but it is also realistically responsive to what the area will be facing in the next decade and beyond.”

There will be four public meetings. All are invited. Voisine and members of the steering committee will be on hand to answer questions and to hear feedback from the community before finishing their work on the final plan. The dates, times and locations are listed below. If you cannot attend the meeting in your immediate area, feel free to attend any of the other sessions.

Tuesday, May 9, 6:30-8:00 pm, Madawaska Middle High School
Monday, May 15, 6:30-8:00 pm, Wisdom Middle High School Gymnasium
Monday, May 22, 6:30-8:00 pm, Fort Kent Community High School VRMS Gymnasium
Tuesday, May 23, 6:30– 8:00 pm, Eagle Lake Elementary School Cafeteria

For more information, please contact Scott Voisine at voisine@maine.edu or call 834-8644.

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