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US News & World Report Ranks MMHS 14th in Maine

posted by Vincent Vanier   [ updated ]

The US News & World Report has released their 2017 rankings of US High Schools.  Madawaska Middle/High School achieved a record high ranking of 14th in Maine.  The rankings are based on student test scores and how well the schools prepare students for post-secondary schooling.  This is the second time MMHS has been highly ranked in this report.  To find out more about the rankings, please visit the following link:  

Young Artists at UMFK

posted Apr 6, 2017, 7:48 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 7:51 AM ]

8th Annual "Young Artist Exhibition" at UMFK Blake Library Gallery

Jessica Osgood

Jessica Osgood - Self portrait charcoal on paper

The University of Maine at Fort Kent, the Blake Library Gallery and Thérèse L. Provenzano, UMFK Adjunct Visual Art Instructor, will host its eighth annual “Young Artist Exhibition” featuring the talented young artists from the St. John Valley public schools. The exhibit will be on display through Friday, April 14th.

The schools participating in this year’s exhibition are Madawaska Middle High School, Community High School of Fort Kent, and Valley Rivers Middle School.  The young artists represented in the exhibition from Madawaska Middle High School are Megan Roy, Christopher Thibodeau, Brianne Thibeault, Dakota Cyr, Kayla Martin, Kevin Ayotte, Jessica Osgood, Felicia St. Pierre, Matthew Cyr, Delaney Deschaine, Gabriella Cyr, Sarah Gendreau, Genesis Bourgoin, and Marion Cyr. Lisa Welch is their art teacher.

megan royMegan Roy - Charcoal on paper self portrait

The students represented in the “Young Artist Exhibition” will make a class trip to see their work hanging in the Blake Library gallery. Each student will receive a certificate of participation signed by Thérèse L. Provenzano and UMFK President Dr. John N. Short.

The exhibition can be viewed during library hours. For further information, please contact Gallery Curator, Sofia Birden, at (207) 834-7527.

Career Week Activities

posted Mar 31, 2017, 10:40 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 10:40 AM ]

staffAs a celebration of Career Week at MMHS, the students, faculty, and staff did a variety of activities as a culmination of the week's events.  Faculty and staff wore tee shirts from their alma mater's today, representing a wide variety of schools.  Students also competed in a fun door decorating competition using careers as the theme.  It was a very good week to reflect on careers and training opportunities.   

Career Week

posted Mar 27, 2017, 5:26 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 5:45 AM ]

Career WeekToday we begin our Career Week.  Each day we will present you with career/college information and occupational outlooks.  Please check out the Guidance Office door for our featured career cluster of the day.   Today’s Featured Career clusters are Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Careers, Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Careers, and Architecture and Construction Careers. 


Did you know there are over 12,000 careers to choose for your future?  From Electrician to Cardiology.  A bit overwhelming isn’t it.  Have you considering taking interest inventories to help identify what career is best for you?  Try My Next Move, ASVAB, ACT Profile, or Education Planner to name a few.  For more information, stop by the Guidance Office.  

MMHS Book Fair

posted Feb 28, 2017, 11:43 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 11:48 AM ]

book fair
The Scholastic Book Fair fundraiser for the MMHS Library will be held on March 13 - March 17, 2017 to help support the library operations.  This is the major fundraising event for our school library.  Proceeds from the sales go to support new materials for our library.  The times are as follows:

 Monday   Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 13 14 15 16 17
10:00 - 3:00
10:00 - 3:00
10:00 - 3:00

10:00 - 3:00
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

You can preview some of the available titles or volunteer for the event at this link:

French Exchange

posted Feb 14, 2017, 5:28 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 5:29 AM ]

Students from Juvénat St-Romuald are visiting Madawaska and Wisdom High School middle school students in a long existing exchange program at MMHS. Wisdom middle school students are in their second year of this exchange program with French teacher Connie Cloutier, sister to 
Madawaska's French teacher Debbie Nadeau, director of the exchange. 

Students from Juvénat are visiting their Madawaska pen pals and have enjoyed spending time in our classes, doing activities, eating Acadian meals, and spending time with local families as they practice their English speaking skills. In May, students from Madawaska and Wisdom High Schools will visit St-Romuald and spend time in their pen pal's communities and homes, practicing French, as part of the exchange.

Geography Bee

posted Feb 6, 2017, 5:52 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Feb 6, 2017, 5:58 AM ]

National Geography Bee Finalists

Front row (L-R)  Mason Ayotte, Ben Caron, Cole McCraith, Dylan Hebert, Aiden Albert
Back row (L-R) Emmanuel Morin, Jordyn Clavette, Ian Beaulieu, Evan Lagasse, and Karissa Hebert

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Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works. Students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging competition. With a top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship—plus other prizes—the contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools are participating in the 2017 National Geographic Bee. There are three levels of competition: school, state, and national. To compete for advancement from the school to the state level, the winning student at each school must take the online qualifying test. As many as 100 of the highest-scoring students in a state or territory advance to the state competition. The state Bee champion advances to the national championship in Washington, D.C. 
This year our winning student was sixth-grader Cole McCraith.  As a result, Cole will take a state-wide qualifying exam to see if he will now qualify for the state geography bee final to be held in March. 
Top Three Finishers 

Jordan Clavette (2nd), Cole McCraith (1st), and Kerissa Hebert (3rd)
Photos by Gina Jandreau
Bee Master
Mrs. Connie Mollison Vanier organized the school level National Geography Bee competition again this year.

Spelling Bee

posted Jan 27, 2017, 11:01 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jan 27, 2017, 11:02 AM ]

FinalistsThe Madawaska School Department had their annual Spelling Bee on January 26th.  In a marathon battle that took 30 rounds to complete, eighth grader Justin Pelletier outlasted Robbie Lausier by spelling the words "potentialities" and then "gesticulations" for the win.  Justin is the reigning Aroostook County champion who came in 3rd in the state wide competition last year.  Both Justin and Robbie will be representing our schools in the regional competition. 

The picture shows (L-R) runner-up Robbie Lausier, first place winner Justin Pelletier, and third place finisher Taylor Pelletier.

Spelling Bee CompetitorsParticipants in the spelling bee were:  Front row (L-R) Cadence Hebert, Emily Gendreau, Taylor Pelletier, Casadee Pelletier-Dugal, and Hunter Schiesser.  Second row Brooke Cyr, Robbie Lausier, Cole McCraith, Justin Pelletier, and Peyton Cyr.  Back row teacher Connie Vanier, teacher Bonny Tingley, judge Jan Lee, beemaster Matt Rossignol, judge Vince Vanier, and teacher Louise Albert.  Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in the event.

New Online Bill Payment

posted Jan 25, 2017, 10:23 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jan 25, 2017, 10:26 AM ]

msb logo
The Madawaska School Department has teamed up with MySchoolBucks to bring online bill payment services to the school district.  Now parents can pay their lunch bills through an online web portal.  In addition to making online payments using credit cards or other methods, parents can also check the balance on the student account or see the transaction history.  This is only optional for parents who wish to have the convenience of this service.  In addition to school lunch bills, other items may be added in the future.  To learn more about this service, go to  You are also welcome to visit our Food Services page by clicking this link.  Food Services  We look forward to continuing to provide parents the convenience of these online services.  If you have questions or would like information on this service, please contact your child's school.  Information will be going home shortly.

Pride in DC

posted Jan 19, 2017, 8:12 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 8:33 AM ]

Pride of Madawaska on the steps of the US Capitol building
On Wednesday the Pride of Madawaska was able to get a little bit of practice in before seeing some of the sites.  In addition to visiting the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, they walked the mall area and did some touring before meeting with US Representative Bruce Poliquin as well as US Senators Angus King and Susan Collins.

We are very fortunate to have these fine students representing us today in the inaugural ceremonies in our nations capitol.  We're also very appreciative to all of the community members and businesses that have made this once in a lifetime opportunity possible for these students.

See more photos here:
 Pride of Madawaska with US Representative
from Maine Bruce Poliquin
Pride of Madawaska with US Senators
Susan Collins and Angus King

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