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  • Peer Leaders Receive Anti Bias Training from Anti Defamation League (ADL)

    Posted by Peter Delani on 11/8/2019 1:00:00 PM

    The Peer Leaders underwent Anti Bias Training by the Anti Defamation League (ADL) on Thursday, November 7th.  The ADL training was day 1 of a 3 day training program for our Peer Leaders who will take what they've learned and embed it into our Year Long Freshman Orientation Program.  Additionally the Masconomet High School staff will have a Professional Development Day in December where the ADL will return to conduct Anti Bias Training for Masco personnel.

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  • Masco Alum Molly Haynes Featured on Today Show

    Posted by Peter Delani on 11/8/2019 10:00:00 AM

    Masconomet Art Alum, Molly Haynes appeared on the TODAY SHOW with Venus Williams.  After graduating from MASCO Molly attended Rhode Island School of Design and then started her own textile company MOLLY HAYNES LLC.  Check out the video link below.

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    https://www.today.com/video/watch-venus-williams-and-sheinelle-jones-pull-off-a-job-swap-73040965534

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  • Masco Pep Band Kicks Off - Masco Pride Friday!

    Posted by Peter Delani on 11/8/2019 7:00:00 AM

    The Masconomet Pep Band, under the direction of Mr. Walter O'Keefe, kicked off MASCO PRIDE FRIDAY for faculty and students today, Friday, November 8th.

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  • Masco Environmental Club Cleans Up the Ipswich River

    Posted by Peter Delani on 11/5/2019 12:00:00 PM

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    (Left to right) Gianna Castellarin, Charlotte Losee, Uma Bhuju, Catherine Malatesta, Katie Bernard, Karleigh Odiet, and Marion Duval of the Masconomet Environmental Club collect trash at landings along the Ipswich River Water Trail as part of the Fall Riverwide Clean Up.

    The Ipswich River Watershed Association reported that Masconomet Environmental Club Members participated in the  Saturday, October 26th Fall Riverwide Clean Up. Volunteers collected bags filled with trash that would otherwise have washed into the river and its tributaries. Instead of sinking into the river bottom, the plastic waste collected during the clean up will be used to create Ecobricks for a sustainability project by House Factory.

    Ecobricks, like those that will be made from the plastic waste collected during the Fall Riverwide Clean Up.

     

     

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  • Masco Student Representatives for DASH

    Posted by Peter Delani on 11/5/2019 11:00:00 AM

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    DASH (Disability Awareness Starts Here) is a program that educates young elementary students about disabilities. Masconomet has had high school students visit the three Tri-town elementary schools in the past three years to present their disability and to take questions from students in each elementary school in the district. This past year, Jonathan Caulfied participated as a speaker with a vision disability. We
    have a new student added for this November, to represent invisible disabilities; a specific learning,
    language-based learning disability. 

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    One of the parent coordinators, Gretchen Fishman, writes
    “Thank you all for your effort in coordinating this opportunity. As always, it is greatly
    appreciated. I think anyone who has listened to the last 2 years of our previous Masco
    speakers will agree that it is such a positive experience for the younger kids to listen to a
    student who has walked in their shoes (and, as a Mom, I have yet to keep dry eyes as I've
    listened to the words of wisdom offered by the students)."

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  • Art & The Environment: 3D Models of Endangered Birds

    Posted by Peter Delani on 11/1/2019 1:30:00 PM

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    For the past few weeks, the classes of Art Studio I and Art Explorations have been diving into an interdisciplinary study of endangered and threatened species of birds from across the globe. We were inspired by the work of contemporary artist Christopher Patch, who recently had an installation of 43 life-sized paper-maché birds on display at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. Patch is an avid bird watcher and based his sculptures upon his field observations. Students researched endangered bird species and used high quality photographs to begin building their models. Patch’s sculptures are highly detailed and decorated with collaged paper that reflect specific species; our students were inspired by his craftsmanship to begin visually describing their birds in a similar fashion. Our hope is that when these birds go on display in large flocks that it will draw attention to the fact that there are fewer and fewer birds of these species out in the world today and it can start a conversation about WHY there are fewer of these birds, the major impact that it has on the environment, and what we can be doing about it right now.

    https://christopherpatch.com/migration click link to visit the online gallery for Patch’s exhibition.

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  • Cast of GODSPELL Entertains Staff & Students

    Posted by Peter Delani on 11/1/2019 8:00:00 AM

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    The MASCONOMET HS Cast of GODSPELL entertained students and staff as they arrived at school Friday morning, November 1st.  The cast will be performing GODSPELL Thursday, November 7th through Saturday, November 11th.

     

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  • Masco Students and Staff Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House in Charlestown

    Posted by Peter Delani on 10/25/2019 9:00:00 AM

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    Masconomet students Uma Bhuju, Natasha Poritzky, Caroline Richards, Grace Bernheart, Madelyn Puglisi, and Elizabeth Raynard and English Teachers Jen Beekley and Laura Deorocki volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Charlestown on Wednesday Night, October 23rd.  The students and teachers created Halloween/Fall themed arts and crafts with children at the House.  Their efforts are part of Masco's year long relationship with the RMH/Charlestown answering the question: What can a community do?  The group was the first of 10 that will be visiting the RMH/Charlestown providing meals and bringing cheer to the families.  

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  • WBOP Entertains Students & Staff Arriving to School

    Posted by Peter Delani on 10/25/2019 8:00:00 AM

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    The MASCO WBOP QUARTET led by Senior Cam Pagnani on the Trumbone, Junior Matt Walsh on the Bass, Freshman Jonah Backstrom on the Drums, and Music Director Randy O'Keefe on the Trumphet entertained Masconomet High School students and staff as they came to school this morning with a dazzling array of musical sets.....Great Job WBOP!!!!

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  • Masco Freshmen & Peer Leaders Raise over $25K for Ronald McDonald House!

    Posted by Peter Delani on 10/21/2019 9:00:00 AM

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    This past Friday, October 18th, the Class of 2023 and the Peer Leaders participated in our annual Freshman Walk, a 6-mile charity walk through the Tri-Town. This year, we challenged the students of Masconomet to “think beyond” themselves and we began a community partnership with the Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor. The RMH Boston Harbor alleviates the financial burden of housing accommodations by providing private, one-bedroom apartments at no cost to families who are traveling to Boston, from all over the world, seeking critical medical care for their child. The Class of 2023 and the Peer Leaders worked hard throughout the end of September and beginning of October holding local bake sales, going door to door, asking families and friends, and local business to support their fundraising efforts which benefited the RMH. Because of the hard work from our students and the Masconomet community, we raised a total of $25,624.41 to date. Money is expected to fund around 6 months of accommodations at the RMH! We are so proud of all that our students accomplished, and seeing them rally together to achieve this goal is just a small piece of what makes our community at Masco so special.

    Special recognition to our top three Freshman earners: Henry Liu ($1,056), Sophia Huang ($369), Connor Thompson ($285).

    Also to the Topsfield Bake Shop for their generous donation of Whoopie Pies from the Whoopie Wagon, to Topsfield House of Pizza for making 83 pizza for us, and to everyone who raised money or contributed to our cause, THANK YOU, we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you!

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  • 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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