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    Each month, we will post some highlights from our recent meetings to keep you aware of MSC topics, information, and resources for deeper learning. 

    As wisely expressed by our Superintendent, Dr. Mike Harvey, “It is important to visualize what we aim to do, as well as how we do it, and why.” We intend to continuously connect our actions with the district vision.

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  • 04.07.2020 Meeting Summary

    Posted by MSC on 4/8/2020

    “We are appreciative of the teachers’ patience and willingness to navigate us through this new system of learning.”

    —Masconomet student Shawn Callahan

    Virtual Band

    Enjoy these videos of Masco Band students on Youtube!

    Virtual Band April 1: https://youtu.be/yqYpQRyM2fU 

    Virtual Band April 7: https://youtu.be/yC5eRyIv3GI

     

    Meeting highlights: 

     

    • APRIL VACATION and END OF YEAR DATE
      • The SC voted unanimously to set the last day of school for June 16th, with remote teaching  continuing during the dates of April 21-24. (Note: April 20 is Patriots Day, a state holiday that must be observed).
      • Key factors that led to this vote:
        • Guidance from DESE allows districts the option to continue remote learning over April vacation. This decision impacts the date for the last day of school in June. 
        • Students - From the perspective of Student Services, continuity would be beneficial to all students, and disrupting our new remote learning schedule could result in setbacks and increase unnecessary stress during this challenging time. 
        • Teachers - A survey of Masconomet teachers showed that 97% want to teach through April vacation and end school on June 16 - this was with a majority of teachers participating in the survey.  
        • Parents - All emails/messages the SC has received from parents expressed support of continuing with remote learning over April vacation.  
        • Ultimately, the SC sought to make the decision that is best for our students, given the current environment and information we know for certain (as opposed to based on unknowns or possibilities).

     

     

    • There were 27 people at this Zoom Teleconference meeting, with a Public Comment period following the updates. Further notes on discussion can be found in the Summary Notes* from the 04/07/2020 meeting.  *These are not meeting minutes and not intended to be a transcription of the meeting.

     

    District Highlights:

     

    • Remote classes began Monday April 6 as scheduled. 
    • Teachers and principals are actively communicating directly with students regarding class schedules and related details.  
    • Our local Newspaper asked Dr. Harvey about remote learning at Masco - view story here!
    • Legal/Privacy Notification for Remote Learning was emailed to district families
    • Health Services Update was sent to families as well
    • Email updates sent from the superintendent’s office are posted on the Masconomet Website and the Masco App for community access. 
    • Please note that Principals have also sent email communications to their HS and MS communities in addition to the district-wide emails. Visit the principals blogs, newsletter, or news feed on the Masco App to see all their updates, including links to watch last week’s assemblies, inspiring words, and fun feature-posts of great things going on (remotely) at Masco! HS Page link here and MS Page link here.

     

    Community resources:

     

     



    NEXT SC Meeting: 4/15/2020 at 7pm via Zoom TeleConference - Meeting agendas, minutes, documents, and videos are posted on-line at: https://www.masconomet.org/domain/41 

     

    If you have questions, please contact our committee chair, Tasha Cooper, at tcooper@masconomet.org


     

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  • 04.05.2020 A NOTE OF GRATITUDE

    Posted by MSC on 4/5/2020

    PPE

    Amidst the challenges we face due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are many ways that our entire community has been showing active solidarityWe would like to take a moment to highlight some of the swift and early action taken by our Masconomet staff and community to support physical health and essential services.

     

    One example of this is all the students and families who are staying home - this coordinated effort of so many is unprecedented in our lifetimes, and speaks volumes about our collective character.  Thank you all.  

     

    Many in our community do not have the option to stay home, those working on the frontlines of this crisis or providing essential services so that the rest of us can remain safe at home.  We share our deepest gratitude for you all.  

     

    We also want to thank Masconomet staff for activating numerous services to ensure our families have what they need during this time.  The most essential example of this is the meal pick-up program, which was activated within days of school closure, and is available daily for anyone who needs it. 

     

    Another example we want to recognize is that of our Health Services Department at Masco, collecting and donating PPE supplies and other health-related services.  Below is a summary* of what they have been doing since March 13th:

     

    The Health Services Department has collected PPE supplies from our offices and other departments (especially health, art and science) to donate to our first responders and other local health care providers.  The IT department had some N95 masks that were donated directly to Ana Jacques Hospital. From the science department, surgical masks, gloves and other PPE supplies, including a number of goggles, were donated to the first responders of the three towns. Remaining supplies including purell and sanitizing wipes were made available to our local MEMA (MA Emergency Management Agency) for staging and distribution as needed.   Several nurses have personally donated supplies to North Shore Fabric Masks for Health Professionals to help address the shortage of masks in this manner.   

     

    In addition to donating much needed supplies, all staff in our Health Services Department have been busy donating time and energy in a variety of ways during this crisis.  All nurses have offered professional assistance to the local boards of health, and most are members of their local Medical Reserve Corps or MRC.  Members of MRC  are individuals with medical training or ordinary citizens who render community aid during times of crisis - several of the nurses have begun fielding calls from a local COVID helpline.  On behalf of our entire extended community, we thank you for your dedication to health and medical care!

     

    UPDATED 04/06 - A comprehensive and compassionate Health Services Department Update for parents was posted by email as well as to the Covid19 Info Link on Masco Website.  Click the Update link to view it in full, and to see how the nurses are connecting with students and parents during online learning!

     

    We are physically apart, but we are in this together, and as evidenced above: TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG.  

     

    *This information in this summary was shared by our Health Services Director Karen Trevenan. 

    As always, if you have questions, please contact our committee chair, Tasha Cooper, at tcooper@masconomet.org

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  • 04.01.2020 Meeting Summary

    Posted by MSC on 4/2/2020

    remote learning

     

    Chair Tasha Cooper expressed the School Committee’s gratitude to our entire “Masco team” for working hard together over the past week to come up with what appears to be a great plan for remote learning, given the latest guidance from the Commissioner of Ed.  The Digital Learning and Technology Integration Specialists have offered endless energy to train and support everyone in preparing for and adapting to the remote learning plan. The teachers and department heads are to be commended for their hard work always, but especially for the dexterity and enthusiasm they showed during remote meetings and tech-trainings this week, and as they enter this unchartered territory.  

     

    Superintendent Mike Harvey shared an update on events since the last SC meeting.

    Attached is the report he shared on the timeline of events between March 25-April 1.

    (For reference here also is his previous report on the timeline of events between March 13-March25).

     

    Email updates sent from the superintendent’s office are now posted on the Masconomet Website for community access.  Please note that Principals have also sent email communications to their HS and MS communities in addition to the district-wide emails.  

     

    There were 42 people at this Zoom Teleconference meeting, with a Public Comment period following the updates. Further notes on discussion can be found in the Summary Notes* from the 04/10/2020 meeting.  *These are not meeting minutes and not intended to be a transcription of the meeting.

    Community resources:

     

     

     

    NEXT SC Meeting: TBD - week of 4/7/2020 via Zoom TeleConference -

    Meeting agendas, minutes, documents, and videos are posted on-line at: https://www.masconomet.org/domain/41
     
    If you have questions, please contact our committee chair, Tasha Cooper, at tcooper@masconomet.org
     
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  • 03.25.2020 Meeting Summary Covid-19 Review

    Posted by MSC on 3/25/2020

    ~There is no playbook for this~

     

    The 3/25/2020 School Committee took place remotely via Zoom, using the adapted guidelines for Open Meeting Law relative to the restrictions on gathering due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  

     

    There were 75 people on the Zoom meeting, and the School Committee appreciates the participation of all who took part.

     

    The recording of this meeting is available here, and a "glossary of terms" related to this meeting is available here. There was an extensive update that included a day-by-day account of events and actions taken from March 11 through March 25.  This was followed by discussion in which audience participants were encouraged to bring all their questions forward after school committee members had had a turn to speak.  This proved to be a very informative exchange.  The best way to access the information is to watch the recording, but these meeting notes also include the superintendent's "summary of events" update.

     

    In addition to the update, the School Committee approved the following letter to be shared with our community:


    Dear friends,

     

    We are facing an unprecedented situation together, and our School Committee cares deeply about how our community can help our students continue to thrive.  We understand that this situation is putting a lot of stress on all involved, and see our role as one of support - for our administration, for our staff, for our students and their families. This involves a great deal of patience, trust, listening, and flexibility.  For the moment, we would like to share the following messages with our community.

     

    COMMUNITY

    We are grateful to parents, families and our community for the support, patience, and grace that has emerged during these unprecedented times. We commend you on finding the bright side and employing creativity amidst everything you are handling. 

    socail distance

    We appreciate everyone adhering to the“stay at home” advisory from the state, along with the healthy social distances of six feet between people. This measure is essential to our success. From the CDC“Discourage children and teens from gathering in other public places while school is dismissed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community.”  Please continue to keep your families home in our collective effort to slow the spread, protect each other from harm, and minimize the long-term negative impact on our societal systems. 

     

    LEARNING and SUPPORT

    We thank our school leaders and staff for being deliberate and thoughtful as they reinvent how they will facilitate care, education and learning in our community during this uncertain time. The SC expects this to progress in the coming days and weeks, as the wellbeing of our students is always our highest priority. 

     

    Our patience with this process is not to be misunderstood as indifference. We are confident that our district remains intensely dedicated to our student community, and we anticipate that the remote support to all families of our student population will reflect this dedication as the relevant adjustments unfold in due time (at federal, state, local, and district levels). We have heard from concerned parents and understand their position; there is some reassurance in knowing that serious efforts to address these concerns are taking place daily. Of one thing we are certain: we share the same goal when it comes to providing all our students with what they ultimately need. 

     

    In order to best support students through this history-making experience, it seems appropriate to embrace opportunities to experiment with new kinds of learning. We encourage our administration to empower faculty to presently reimagine how they engage with and what they can offer their students as they charter new territory. Should the DESE Commissioner adjust guidance now that we know the shut down will extend beyond April 7th, the School Committee expects to see the results of purposeful cooperation between the Masconomet Leadership Team and Masconomet Teachers Association in establishing an online learning platform; one that can be used long term if needed, can deliver rich content and guidance for all students, will maintain student engagement, and will allow for the connection that serves teachers and students alike. 

     

    CRISIS RESPONSE

    Thanks to our dedicated Crisis Management Team for handling this turbulent situation with a steady and proficient approach for the safety of our students and staff. It is reassuring to know that this team has been hard at work during the rapid evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on our district . We extend our support to our superintendent and leadership team as they continue to collaborate with the region’s leaders to coordinate the response where possible.

     

    Shout out to those staff who quickly put into motion access to meal pick-up starting last week, and those currently working to offer first responders in the TriTown (through the town administrators) a supply of medical safety equipment from Masco’s inventory, such as masks, gloves, and capes.  

     

    COMMUNICATIONS

    Please continue to use official sources for information updates, and direct any concerns to appropriate parties.  

     

    For information sources, we recommend the following: 

    masco

    Masconomet’s FAQ COVID-19 document is an active resource being updated directly by our school staff as questions about the school, closure, learning and concerns arise. This includes a link to Online Enrichment Resources curated by Department Heads. 

    Masconomet’s Health Services web page also lists official resources.

    TTC

    www.tritowncouncil.org/mental-health offers several resources for families, and they update their TTC facebook and email listserv with ideas to create a “new normal” through this time. 

    We would like to highlight Project Safety Net, a 24/7 telephone support service where students can talk with a local counselor at any time, day or night: (978)771-4619.

    SEPAC

    The Tritown SEPAC is keeping up their facebook page with resources, tips, and news for families as well:  https://www.facebook.com/tritownsepac/

     

    Thank you also for being mindful when using social media. As you know, courtesy, kindness and consideration help to elevate the quality of life in our community. Each one of us plays a role in that responsibility, and we are grateful for those who keep this in mind. Our youth are looking to our example as they learn about resiliency, resourcefulness, and patience in a time of crisis. 

     

    We ask that families read through the FAQ document and check it for updates regularly before contacting the administration with any specific questions.  

     

    We are all in this together.  With patience, creativity, good intentions and hard work, we hope to come out of this stronger than we started.

     

    Healthiest Wishes,

    Masconomet School Committee

     

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  • 03.11.2020 Meeting Summary

    Posted by MSC on 3/12/2020

    School Committee Highlights:

     

    • Coronavirus Update - 

    Dr. Harvey made a statement and will communicate with the community as things develop.  Masconomet has convened an Infectious Disease Task Force that will provide updates on the school’s Pandemic Illness Response Plan. More notes on this are contained in the full summary notes.  

     

    • Budget Adoption - 

    The FY21 Budget was adopted by the School Committee by unanimous vote on 3/11/2020.  For FY21, Level Service plus an Investment in Critical Priorities translates into a spending increase in Total Operating Expenses of $1,635,097 or 4.7% versus the FY20 Budget. Member Towns’ Total combined assessment of $29,669,841 for the FY21 General Fund budget (includes both operating and debt) increased $547,792 or 1.9% versus the FY20 Budget.  The amounts apportioned to each Town are presented on the slide titled "Assessments by Town" in the attached presentation

     

    • Many thanks to SEPAC Grants for Books, Technical Equipment SEL Summer Program Fees, and Gifts for DECA from Granite Telecommunications and North Shore Networkers

     

    • CONGRATULATIONS to our gymnastics team for winning state championships!

     

    Click here to read the full Summary Notes* from the 03/11/2020 meeting *These are not meeting minutes and not intended to be a transcription of the meeting.

     

    In the news:  

    • Masconomet Gymnastics - will be featured on Channel 5 News High Five segment on Thursday, March 12!  This team, having won back to back state championships in 2019 and 2020, is also featured in this local news story   

     

    NEXT SC Meeting: March 25, 2020 at 7pm in HS Presentation Room.  

    Meeting agendas, minutes, documents, and videos are posted on-line at: https://www.masconomet.org/domain/41 

    If you have questions, please contact our committee chair, Tasha Cooper, at tcooper@masconomet.org



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  • 03.04.2020 Meeting Summary

    Posted by MSC on 3/12/2020

    “In the span of 200 feet, the impact of Masconomet on these students was impressive to see. The kids were fantastic… a lot of positive energy.”

    — MS Principal Jim Dillon’s observation of MS jazz concert, girls basketball, and 8th grade dance on evening of Feb. 13

    student-faculty basketball game

    Photo from the Middle School Students v. Faculty Basketball Game 

     

    School Committee Highlights:

    • Public Hearing on School Choice
      • School Choice Recommendation was shared 
      • Community members asked questions and shared their views
      • SC discussed at length, and voted 6-5 to limit Masco’s FY21 participation in School Choice to grades 8 and 9, at the discretion of the administration, with a maximum of 30 students overall, based on enrollment numbers for those grades. School Choice is a Mass. Ed. Reform program that is voted on annually by the SC following a public hearing on the topic.  
    • Middle School Principal Report  - 
      • Mr. Dillon highlighted, among other things: the 8th Grade dance where 180 students participated, the Environmental Excel that raised $700 for Australia fire relief, Project 351 collaboration with student council to collect items for Cradles to Crayons, and the annual student v. faculty basketball game that generated a lot of enthusiasm and school spirit.
      • Mr. Dillon also shared that course registration has begun with the drama/stagecraft elective now offered in grade 7 and the new 21st Century Skills electives now offered in grade 8, that Masco will be part of a pilot for new DESE civics assessment, and that the google expeditions technology, donated by MEF, has been well used in Creative Media and History classes
      • Visit the MS Principal’s Blog for photos and stories, and view full report for list of upcoming events

     

    • CONGRATULATIONS to our gymnastics team for winning the state competition!

     

    Click these links to read the full Summary Notes* from the 03/02/2020 and 03/04/2020 meetings *These are not meeting minutes and not intended to be a transcription of the meeting.

     

    Community programs:

    • Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Workshops for Youth - March 21 for Middle School and March 28 for High School, 2:00-3:30pm; Hosted by TriTown Council; Details here 
    • Open Gym Night - Sat March 21 from 7-9 pm at Masco; More info here

     

    NEXT SC Meeting: March 11, 2020 at 7pm in HS Presentation Room.  

    Meeting agendas, minutes, documents, and videos are posted on-line at: https://www.masconomet.org/domain/41 

    If you have questions, please contact our committee chair, Tasha Cooper, at tcooper@masconomet.org

     

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  • 02.26.2020 Meeting Summary

    Posted by MSC on 2/28/2020

    Good luck to all our teams and athletes competing in state competitions this month! 

     

    Winter Playoffs 2020

     

    NOTICE: 

    Public Hearing on School Choice and 

    Public Hearing on the FY21 Budget Recommendation 

    Both on Wed. March 4 at 7pm

    Click here for information about these

     

    School Committee Highlights:

    • High School Principal Report - Peter Delani
      • The high school received a total of 60 visual awards at the Mass. 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition—the second highest total of all public and private high schools in the state! Congrats to those students! 
      • Masco basketball players are helping to promote literacy by reading and celebrating “Read Across America” at Steward School on March 4
      • Find more updates and pictures in the full report here and in the principal’s blog 
      • Meagan Hildebrand, English Department Head, presented on goal #2 of the school improvement plan:  “Developing the Social and Emotional Resilience of ALL Students” with highlights including:
        • Peer Leaders, trained with the Anti-Defamation League, led discussions with Freshman classes about implicit and explicit bias, stereotypes, prejudice, racism and other “-isms” 
        • Sophomore classes began writing with pen pals in Lawrence last year, and this year some of those students created a STEM club for girls at the Hennessey School in Lawrence
        • This year, Sophomore classes are pen pals with students in Kyrgyzstan. 
        • Masco graduates continue to stay in contact with their English teachers, sharing their gratitude for the relationships, learning, and tools they continue to carry with them beyond their time as Masco students.  
        • View the presentation for more, including pictures - Link here 

    Click here to read the full Summary Notes* from the 02/26/2020 meeting.  *These are not meeting minutes and not intended to be a transcription of the meeting.

     

    Community programs:

     

    NEXT SC Meeting: March 2 , 2020 at 7pm in Central Office Conference Room.  

    Meeting agendas, minutes, documents, and videos are posted on-line at: https://www.masconomet.org/domain/41 

    If you have questions, please contact our committee chair, Tasha Cooper, at tcooper@masconomet.org

     

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  • 02.05.2020 Meeting Summary

    Posted by MSC on 2/7/2020

    “We understand that Masco is a community center for the Tri Towns, and as such, continued community involvement is key in keeping and improving upon the quality school district that all of us have come to expect, that our children deserve, and know that ultimately we grow stronger as a community due to this partnership.”

    — Annual Report of the Masconomet Regional School District, Introduction

    A Midsummer Night's Dream flier

    School Committee Highlights:

    • The second draft of the Masconomet FY21 Budget Recommendation was presented by Superintendent Mike Harvey, Assistant Superintendent Jeff Sands, and Assistant Superintendent Patti Bullard
    • Middle School Principal Report - Jim Dillon highlighted many examples of experiential and deep learning in classes, clubs and extracurricular activities, including:
      • Ryan King spoke to 8th grade science classes about his use of sonar in deep ocean diving for shipwrecks, connecting this to ocean mapping and plate tectonics
      • 7th graders attended a seminar on social media (linked here) by Susan Reynolds, cofounder of LookUp; Link here to learn about the LookUp Challenge
      • Environmental Club gave a convincing presentation to Student Council, gaining permission to raise money for Australian wildfires
      • STEM club received awards in a “future cities” competition on solving the issue of clean water 
      • In Health class, students are emailing back and forth with two Peace Corps volunteers in Gambia and Zambia 
      • Portfolio projects done in the 8Red team will soon be done by all 8th grade teams
    • School Committee Annual Report was approved and will be included in towns' annual reports.  
    • Congratulations to HS students Jessica Ding, Cam Pagnani, Eliza Reimold, Emma Spofford, and  Matthew Walsh, who were selected to perform at Symphony Hall in Boston during the Convention of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association.
    • Many thanks to MEF for funding a field trip to the MFA for senior French class students.

     

    Click here to read the full Summary Notes* from the 02/05/2020 meeting.  *These are not meeting minutes and not intended to be a transcription of the meeting.

     

    Community programs:

    • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - High School performance of this Shakespearean play this weekend,  February 7 - 8 at 7:00 pm and February 9 at 2:00 pm in Masconomet Auditorium; Tickets $10, sold at door; News article here!
    • JAZZ CONCERT February 13 at 7:00 pm, Masco Auditorium; Jazz 1 (HS),  Jazz 2.0 (MS), Tri Town Rock Band, Jazz Choir (HS) 
    • BUILDING GREAT HOMEWORK ROUTINES, Wednesday, 2/12 at 7pm in Masco MS Library, presentation by Kat Marsh, M.Ed. of Commonwealth Learning Center for her presentation on building great homework routines; Hosted by the Tri-Town SEPAC; RSVP is requested but not required

     

    NEXT SC Meeting: February 26, 2020 at 7pm in HS Presentation Room.  

    Meeting agendas, minutes, documents, and videos are posted on-line at: https://www.masconomet.org/domain/41 

    If you have questions, please contact our committee chair, Tasha Cooper, at tcooper@masconomet.org

     

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  • 01.22.2020 Meeting Summary

    Posted by MSC on 1/24/2020

     “The overarching goal of this budget is to meet the needs of the district while being mindful of the impact on member towns.” 

    —Jeff Sands, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations  

     

    Arduinos project

    Image: Honors Engineering Students collaborate to build and program interactive Arduinos in their project “Nightmare Before Midterms” (Arduinos equipment was gifted by MEF)

     

    School Committee Highlights:

    • Budget Season is underway:
      • The first draft of the Masconomet FY21 Budget Recommendation was presented to the School Committee by Superintendent Mike Harvey and Assistant Superintendent Jeff Sands.  
      • The attached FY21 Budget Power Point Presentation provided an overview of recommendations for Level Service PLUS an Investment in Critical Priorities. 
      • Details of the FY21 Budget Book will be reviewed in detail by major expense categories over the coming weeks; This budget calendar is available here, and all public meetings are posted here with locations and times. 
      • Note that there are two public hearings on March 4 and March 11 for community feedback on the proposed budget.    
    • High School Report:
      • Congratulations to our first place poet Maggie Chiffer who will go on to represent Masco at the Poetry Out Loud state competition in Boston
      • Graphic Design students are working with Tri-Town Council to visually represent data collected in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey
      • Masconomet mathletes tied for second place in a division one cluster of the Massachusetts Mathematics League
      • More H.S. Highlights can be found in the HS Principal’s Blog and High School Principals Report 
    • The 2020-2021 school calendar was approved with one change to the proposed calendar. View the final calendar here
    • Many thanks to MEF for four grants totalling $16,950 in support of DECA, Psychology Club, Spanish Class Trip, and MS ChromeBook Carts.  Thanks also to WBMT for a donation of $1,343 from a WBMT Masco graduate (class of 1984)

    Click here to read the full Summary Notes* from the 01/22/2020 meeting.  *These are not meeting minutes and not intended to be a transcription of the meeting.

     

    Community programs:

    • MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL SEARCH - Meet the Finalists - Mr. Conant on Tues. Jan.28th & Dr. McManus on Tues. Feb 4th; both at 6:30 pm in Middle School Library.  Read about the two finalists here. Site visits will conclude with this Open Forum for each Finalist to meet with parents and interested members of the community. Participants in these sessions will be asked to provide written feedback on the candidates.
    • OPEN GYM at Masco Field House - Sat., Jan. 25th 7-9 pm. Middle School and High School students: Pick-up basketball, floor hockey, volleyball, bean bag toss, cantab, board games and more. Bring a water bottle and Masco ID. Supervised by Masco Phys Ed staff and TTC Volunteers. Other Open Gym Nights: 2/1, 2/29, 3/7, 3/28. Preregister here.
    • COMMUNITY CONVERSATION “Are the Children Well?” - Wed., Jan. 29th, 7-9 pm. All Middle School, HIgh School youth, parents, caregivers and any caring adults are invited to this forum to discuss the results of the 2018 YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Survey) administered to Masco students. Preregister here.
    • PARENTAL RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES - Wed. Jan. 29th, 7-9 pm. Presentation on the Special Education Process, Parental Rights, and IEP’s/504 Plans; Sponsored by TriTown SEPAC. Details here.
    • UNDERSTANDING TEEN DEPRESSION - Wed., Feb. 4th, 7-9pm. Free workshop for  parents and caring adults featuring a clinical presentation followed by Q&A.  Learn to recognize signs of depression and how to get teens the care they need to get well. Sponsored by the Tri-Town Council. Preregister here

     

    NEXT SC Meeting: February 5, 2020 at 7pm in HS Presentation Room.  

    Meeting agendas, minutes, documents, and videos are posted on-line at: https://www.masconomet.org/domain/41 

     If you have questions, please contact our committee chair, Tasha Cooper, at tcooper@masconomet.org

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  • 01.08.2020 Meeting Summary

    Posted by MSC on 1/10/2020

    “Habits of good character” are a cornerstone of Masconomet Middle School; These are:  integrity, compassion, empathy, generosity, kindness, caring, honesty, responsibility, self discipline, perseverance, courage, appreciation, and loyalty.”

     

    Junior.Class.Pizza.Flier

     

    School Committee Highlights:

     

    • Middle School Report:
      • Mr. Dillon expressed pride in the positive energy and creativity among the middle school staff; 
      • Many thanks to MEF for their support of the schools - Mr.Dillon summed up MEF with this: “fantastic work, huge asset, great people.”
      • There are plans to introduce a new elective option for “exploratories,” which run opposite Gym, and would include three trimesters with (1) coding, (2)intro to public speaking, and (3) media communication.
      • More M.S. Highlights can be found in the Principal’s Blog and Middle School Principal's Report

     

     

    Click here to read the full Summary Notes* from the 01/08/2020 meeting.  *These are not meeting minutes and not intended to be a transcription of the meeting.

     

    Community programs:

     

    • We invite you to participate in this brief survey for the Middle School Principal Search.
    • Flatbread’s Georgetown fundraiser for Junior Class, Jan 14 from 5-9pm
    • TriTown Council program:  Screen Time: A Healthy Balance - Presented by Cory Mashburn, M.Ed. - Jan 15, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the Topsfield Town Library meeting room. TTC has several more events coming up in January - full info and registration here

     

    NEXT SC Meeting: January 22, 2020 at 7pm in HS Presentation Room.  

    Meeting agendas, minutes, documents, and videos are posted on-line at: https://www.masconomet.org/domain/41 

     

     If you have questions, please contact our committee chair, Tasha Cooper, at tcooper@masconomet.org

     

    Image: Junior-class flier for January 14th fundraiser at Georgetown Flatbread

     

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