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MMHS 2017 School Calendar Released

posted Jun 1, 2017, 6:10 AM by Vincent Vanier

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The MMHS 2017-2018 School Calendar has been released.  The first student day is on Thursday, August 17th.  This calendar shows the O W L S 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 copy below.

MMHS Principal's Newsletter- May 2017

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

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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!

MELMAC Grant College Tour

posted May 17, 2017, 7:04 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated May 17, 2017, 7:05 AM ]

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.

Financial Aid Night

posted May 5, 2017, 8:08 AM by Vincent Vanier

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   [ updated May 1, 2017, 10:42 AM ]

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, 10:46 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.

US News & World Report Ranks MMHS 14th in Maine

posted Apr 25, 2017, 12:36 PM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Apr 25, 2017, 12:38 PM ]

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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.  

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