Principal's Blog

  • Masco Hosts North Shore Science League

    Posted by Peter Delani on 4/10/2019 11:00:00 AM

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    The Masconomet Science Team hosted the last North Shore Science League of the year yesterday. The meet was packed with activity and excitement. Not only did students compete in the three league events: Carbon Chemistry, Corals and Sail Car build they also competed in a Science Potpourri social event which focused on having students from four different schools collaborate. It was a tense meet with very little differential between the top five schools but I can proudly say that at the end of the meet the Masconomet Science team finished fifth for the year in a very competitive league. They were presented with acrylic trophy for their hard work. Congratulations to Masconomet’s Science Team for another great year!

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  • Masco Seniors Return Home to Elementary Schools

    Posted by Peter Delani on 4/9/2019 11:40:00 AM

    MASCO SENIORS GO TO COLE SCHOOL(click on the link to see more pics and video) Masco Seniors returned "home" to their elementary schools today, Tuesday, April 9, 2018 to a Hero's Welcome!   In advance of departing for their Senior Internships, Masconomet Seniors went back to all six Tri Town elementary schools in Boxford, Middleton and Topsfield to say thank you to their elementary school teachers.  Reports from Seniors and the elemetary school staffs all agreed that is was truly a Special Day!

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  • Grand Prize Winners!

    Posted by Peter Delani on 4/9/2019 11:35:00 AM

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  • 6th Congressional District Art Show Awards

    Posted by Peter Delani on 4/4/2019 3:00:00 PM

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    Erica Ding was awarded the Second Prize Award for her drypoint engraving "Dark vs. Light" at the 25th Annual 6th Congressional District Art Show on March 23rd. Pictured below along with Erica are Congressman Seth Moulton and the president of Monserrat College of Art, Kurt Sternberg.

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  • Early Childhood Class Hosts Little Ones

    Posted by Peter Delani on 4/2/2019 6:00:00 AM

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    The Early Childhood class recently hosted a wonderful day of administering and teaching a Daycare program, for the staff’s children at Masconomet. This day is a part of a culminating project for our seniors and juniors. For the Early Childhood student’s, it allows them to have a hands-on experience to apply their knowledge about child development. The ability to experience teaching a child allows our student’s further insight into the behaviors of the child as well as how to problem solve. It also allows our student’s to be assessed in an environment that many of them excel in.

     This year the student’s implemented a sensory walk, chose music that helps control or change the classroom environment, and researched classroom design. The Early Childhood class will now use this experience and observations as a platform for further inquiry of elementary into adolescent hood.

     We thank everyone who participated and allowed this experience to happen.  Kim Marini

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  • Mira Plante named Top French Orator

    Posted by Peter Delani on 4/1/2019 12:00:00 PM

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    Congratulations to junior Mira Plante for her performance at Le Concours oratoire, a French speech contest hosted by the local chapter of Le Club Richelieu. Mira competed against other local students by writing and performing a speech entirely in French. This year's topic was, “Choose a Francophone writer from the 20th century that you admire and tell us why.” Mira delivered an articulate and introspective speech about how French poet Anne-Marie Albiach has influenced her life. She won a cash prize and the honor of being named one of the area’s top French orators!

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  • Environmental Club Presents PLASTIC OCEANS

    Posted by Peter Delani on 4/1/2019 6:00:00 AM

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    On March 28th the Environmental Club hosted their yearly movie screening for the Masconomet community. More than 250 people (including staff and students in both the middle and high schools) came out to see A Plastic Ocean. This 2016 documentary film follows a team of international scientists on adventures in more than 20 locations as they explore and expose the causes and consequences of plastic pollution. Though the event was free to attendees, the club raised over $300.00 through donations and from the sale of snacks, stickers, and stainless steel straws; this money has been donated to the Surfrider Foundation, whose mission is to protect our oceans and beaches from pollution.

     

    The Environmental Club would like to thank the staff, students, and community for their continued support of the club’s events and initiatives. This spring they will be helping to run Earth Day events in Middleton and Topsfield; launching a campaign against the use of plastic straws, which includes the sale of stainless steel straws; continuing their sale of club stickers; promoting textile recycling using the bins on school property; and working to bring composting to the school cafeteria. Stay tuned for more information on each of these exciting developments!

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  • Masco Hosts Annual International Dinner

    Posted by Peter Delani on 3/22/2019 7:00:00 AM

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    Thank you to everyone who came to the International Dinner, donated a raffle prize, or bought raffle tickets! You helped make our event a huge success! The list of prize winners is below. If you won, we will deliver your prize to you or you can pick it up at the Foreign Language Office. Thanks again for your support!  

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    Winner

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    A Pair of Oakley Sunglasses ($185 Value) and a Free Adjustment

    Ann Hogan

    102

     

    Two Unfinished Shaker Endtables

    Marcia Kilgallen

    201

     

    30 Minute Golf Lesson with PGA Professional Brian O'Hearn at Dilisio Golf Range in Salem

    Abby Ruggles

    202

    $75

    Blue Fin Restaurant Gift Certificate

    Suzanne Olia

    203

    $50

    En Fuego Restaurant Gift Card (Ipswich/Beverly)

    Marina Brosed

    204

    $50

    Legal Seafoods Gift Card

    Joanne Bartley

    205

    $150

    Gift Card for a Balayage or Foil + Cut by Lisa Design

    Lisa Shomsai 978 886 1479

    301

     

    All Things French Basket

    Ann Hogan

    302

     

    Spa Basket

    Lindsay C

    303

     

    Toys and Treats for Dogs

    Aidan Jenkus

    304

     

    Masco Gear

    Chloe Grande/Victoria Fitzgerald/Charlie McIlvae

    305

     

    Francie's Boutique Gift Basket

    Tessa Billings

    306

     

    International Foods Basket

    Bella Flinn

    307

     

    Gardening Basket

    Hayden Ovanes

    308

     

    Hair Accessories Basket

    Leah Guiliano

    401

    $25

    Amazon Gift Card

    Powline Jenkins

    402

    $25

    Gift Card to The Four 66 Restaurant

    Joan 978-880-8007

    403

    $25

    to Pure Hockey & sports cap

    Jack Donovan

    404

     

    Chinese Gift Basket

    Kenneth Pyburn

    405

    $25

    Sol Bean Cafe Gift Card

    Sophie McNally

    501

     

    UNH sweatshirt (size M)

    Alexa Budrow

    502

     

    Dr. Flaherty's Parking Space for One Week

    Steph Reineke

    503

     

    Handmade Leather Wallet

    Mae Mihailidis

    504

     

    Handmade Jewelry

    Mrs. Miller-Charette

    505

     

    Mr. Delani's Parking Space from 3/25 - April Vacation

    Julia Miller

    506

     

    Artic Zone - Titan Deep Freeze Portable Cooler with BlueTooth Speaker

    Carrrie Murphy

    507

     

    Spotless Regimen for Teens or Young Adults

    Victoria Goldstein

    508

     

    Ticket for One Free Round of Golf at Golf Country

    Abby Brady

    509

     

    A Senior Portrait Shoot from WEPS Photo

    Mae Mihhailidis

    510

     

    Two Free Flights of Beer at Essex County Brewing Company (must be 21+ to win)

    Che Welwell

    601

     

    Beijing Opera Gift Box

    Carolyn Tanner

    602

     

    Beijing Opera Gift Box

    Caroline Troake

    603

     

    Traditional Japanese Doll

    Will Mitchell

    801

     

    Gift Certificate to Boxford Animal Hospital for one free physical exam for your pet

    Luke Chadwick

    802

     

    Two Handmade Framed Cross Stitch Wall Hangings

    Abby Brady

    803

     

    Pair of LuLaRoe Leggings and a Gift Card

    Powline Jenkins

    804

     

    Winter Photo Print on Canvas by Local Photographer Michelle Welch

    Vanessa Basame

    805

     

    UNH T-shirt (size M), Bag, and Travel Mug

    Laura Greeley

    806

     

    Mini Facial, Multi-Function Eye Cream & SPF 25 Lip Shield

    Georgia Ferrigno

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    Autographed Photograph of PGA Golfer Keegan Bradley

    Chris Fiore

     

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  • Coach of the Year!

    Posted by Peter Delani on 3/21/2019 11:45:00 AM

    Congratulations to our gymnastics coach, Alicia Gomes, who was named Boston Globe Coach of The Year!

    Pictured, with the team, after winning the state championship a few weeks ago:

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    “The bond this team has is what makes it special. Every gymnast is vital to the success of this team,” said Coach Gomes. “Even those gymnasts that didn’t compete in Sectionals and States played a huge role in our success. As a team we create an environment in which every gymnast can thrive and do their personal best.”

     

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  • Masco Teachers Present Essex County History Project at NERC Conference

    Posted by Peter Delani on 3/19/2019 7:00:00 AM

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    Masconomet High School Teachers Pete Magner, Kim Marini, and Ellen Sheehy presented on the Essex County History Project at the 49th Annual Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies at Framingham State. Their presentation was amazing and well received! Congratulations!!! 

    Workshop Description:

    The Masconomet Social Studies Department has implemented a semester long project to coincide with the study of American History. The objective of the project is to encourage students to research history "in their own backyards" and place local historical sites in context of the social, economic, and political development of Essex County, and, by extension, the United States. Using Essex County Heritage Commission and Essex National Heritage Area as a starting point, students are expected to choose an historical site located in Essex County to visit, research, and write about, with the culminating product involving the creation of a brief documentary film about the site. The focus of the project may vary by student. Some may be interested in a major event related to the site. Others may want to explore the architecture and styles that developed during the time period. Students also may want to tell the story of the family who lived in an historic house and how those people played a role in the region. The workshop will be led to two teachers who have developed and implemented the project in their classes. They will discuss how the project has evolved over the years and offer suggestions for teachers to develop similar projects in their districts.

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Our Mission

  • Learning Is Life

    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. 

    Upon graduation, students will have demonstrated that they have embraced this mission by meeting the academic, social and civic expectations.

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