Principal's Blog

  • Ready To Get Started

    Posted by Mary Jo Carabatsos on 7/8/2021 1:55:00 PM

    I am honored and privileged to be the next Principal of Masconomet Regional High School. During the final weeks of the school year, I was able to meet with a number of school community members to get a better feel for the school. The meetings have provided a solid foundation for my work ahead. As I begin to know the community better, I welcome you to reach out if you would like an opportunity to meet with me in the coming weeks.

     

    Later this month, I will introduce my MRHS Newsletter that will provide an overview of the week ahead with headlines, highlights, and information.

     

    As I begin my work this summer, I am focusing on getting to know the school community better and ensuring that Masconomet Regional High School continues to foster a sense of belonging for all students. 

     

    Best,

    Mary Jo Carabatsos Ph.D.

    Principal

     

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  • Class of 2021 Graduation and Awards

    Posted by Peter Delani on 6/4/2021 3:00:00 PM

     

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    Click below to view or print:

    CLASS OF 2021 GRADUATION PROGRAM

    CLASS OF 2021 AWARDS CEREMONY PROGRAM (Thursday, June 3rd)

     

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  • SENIOR WEEK ACTIVITIES

    Posted by Peter Delani on 6/1/2021 8:32:00 AM

    SENIORS WEEK

     

    Class of 2021  - Senior Week Activities

    We are happy to inform you that due to new state Covid-guidelines that will go into effect on Friday, May 29, 20201 we are able to open up our Senior Week Activities.  I have been meeting with Ms. DiNardo the Assistant Principal for Juniors/Seniors, Mr. Massicotte the Senior Class Advisor, Student Representatives and other key personnel to make this a meaningful celebration for the Class of 2021.   The week is filled with opportunities for the Senior Class to gather together and celebrate individual and collective accomplishments.  Please note the following: 

    Parent/Family Ticket Information

    • Senior Awards on 6/3:
      • Invited Guests: Parents/Guardians of Seniors are welcome to join us at the Senior Awards event.  To help facilitate parking issues we ask that parents/guardians carpool where possible.  
      • Parking will be available for all Seniors in the Student Parking Lot adjacent to the Field Hockey Field.
    • Graduation on 6/4:
      • Each graduate will receive 6 Tickets for Parents/Guardians & family members.
      • Please note that graduates do NOT need to travel in the same vehicle as their parents/guardians as the state’s new guidelines will be in effect post 5/29/21

    SENIOR WEEK (May 31st  - June 4th)

    • Monday, May 31st (Memorial Day) No School
    • Tuesday, 6/1 : Last day of Senior Workshops.  
      • Senior car parade June 1st - 5pm Senior Car Parade Info
        • Seniors arrive at Fairgrounds at 4pm
        • Encouraged to decorate cars - prizes will be awarded!
        • Start time: 5pm from Topsfield Fairgrounds to South Main Street through Center of Topsfield, left at Congregational Church on Washington Street and follow to Masconomet High School
        • Follow class of 2021 on Instagram
    • Wednesday, 6/2:  CLASS of 2021 Graduation Rehearsal Day & Senior Luncheon.  
      •  Rehearsal: 8:00am - 12:00noon. 
        • Field House & Football
          • Note:  Seniors will receive their Caps & Gowns & Graduation Tickets. 
      • Class of 2021 Luncheon
        • Outdoors under the tent
        • Parking Notes:Seniors will park in the Student Parking Lot adjacent to the Field Hockey Fields.  No parking permits are needed.
    • Thursday 6/3 CLASS of 2021 Breakfast & Senior Awards Ceremony/Appreciation:
      • Class of 2021 Breakfast: 9:00am 
        • Field House
      • Senior Awards Ceremony: 10am to 12:00 noon
        • Football Field
      • Senior Class Appreciation: Whoopie Pies following the Ceremony
      • Class of 2021 Luncheon
        • Outdoors under the tent
      • Parking Notes:
        • Seniors will park in the Student Parking Lot adjacent to the Field Hockey Fields.  No parking permits are needed. 
        • Parents/Guardians: Please arrive around 9:30am.  There will be Masco Security and Police Details directing traffic.
    • Friday 6/4 CLASS of 2021 Graduation.  6:00pm - 8:30pm
      • Seniors should report to the Field House at 5pm.  
      • They will proceed out to the Football Field at approximately 5:50pm, beginning the graduation ceremony at 6pm.  Graduation will be livestreamed for family members and friends not in attendance.  Additionally, please note:
      • Each student will have their name read in alphabetical order and will  proceed up  to the stage to receive their diploma case.  The students actual diplomas will be mailed home the following week.
      • Parking Notes:
        • Seniors will park in the Student Parking Lot adjacent to the Field Hockey Fields.  No parking permits are needed.
        • We will begin seating Guests at 5:30pm.  There will be Masco Security and Police Details directing traffic.

    Following week:

     A dedicated parent group has organized both a Red Sox game and a Senior Celebration.  For more information on the celebration, please go to the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdC5OEnHESTdRp6hbi9AEY33UXzgagYR8jA-_K29I1ZmOCstQ/viewform

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  • Senior Workshop Speakers - Day 10 of 10

    Posted by Peter Delani on 6/1/2021 8:30:00 AM

    Tuesday June 1st

    9:00-11:00

    ERICA CASSIDY
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    Company: URI Assistant Director of Career Services

    Topic: Using Career Services in College

     

    11:00

    GREG WEST
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    Topic: Moments

    Retired from Masconomet in June 2020, having taught Health Education and EMT classes since He is currently teaching EMT and photography classes at North Shore Community College and runs a photography business from his home. 

     

    12:30

    TONI GANGI/GEENA GANGI / JAKE KLINGENSMITH - All MASCO Alumni
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    1:30

    RYAN HEWITT
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    Company: Merrimack Valley Chiropractic

    Topic: Living a Healthy Lifestyle

    Ryan is very passionate about helping people reclaim their health so they can live the lives that they were designed to live.

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  • Class of 2021 Celebrated in Middleton Magazine

    Posted by Peter Delani on 5/28/2021 1:00:00 PM

    The Class of 2021 was celebrated in Middleton Magazine's May/Summer edition.  https://middletonmagazine-cnhi.newsmemory.com/

    2021

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  • Memorial Day 2021

    Posted by Peter Delani on 5/28/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Student Council Asks "What Does Memorial Day Mean To You?"

    in their MEMORIAL DAY VIDEO.

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  • Senior Workshop Speakers - Day 9 of 10

    Posted by Peter Delani on 5/28/2021 6:30:00 AM

    FRIDAY, MAY 28TH

    8:00--ZOE MATHEWS - MASCO ALUMNA
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    WGBH News/Boston Public Radio
    Zoe will discuss 'a day in the life' of a producer, which entails a lot of fast-paced research, directing the show, and writing web content. She will also talk about the work that goes into podcast production. Zoe has also worked as a print reporter for The Eagle-Tribune, so can discuss the basics of community journalism: building sources, hitting deadlines, and of course, writing for print.

     

    9:00--JENNA CARERI - MACO ALUMA
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    Jenna is a former French magazine writer and current U.S. content designer. Anything and everything you see on a website is what she creates. Foreign language helped her get jobs abroad and in the U.S., and she will explain how it can do that for you, too.

     

    10:00--BRIAN MURPHY - MASCO ALUM
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    CMLB Network
    Brian is an Emmy Award Winning producer with extensive background in documentary filmmaking. He is skilled in storytelling, editing, and project management.

    11:00--MARIA IBANEZ-FISCHER
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    Clark's--Latin America Territory & Marketing Mgr.

    Marketing

    12:30--KEVIN DILLON - MASCO ‘12
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    MLB/NHL Networks
    Kevin writes research packets for network hosts to use to help drive the discussions on their shows (among other responsibilities). Before this, he did the same job at the NFL Network, and was a journalist for four years at MassLive covering the Patriots and other Boston area sports teams (as well as some high school sports). Kevin will speak a little about his path to getting where he is now, how to find a good story, and what it's like to ask a question at a Bill Belichick press conference

    1:30--BROOKE MARCHEWKA - MASCO ‘11
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    Xperitas
    Topic: The Personal and Professional Benefits of Learning a Second Language 
    Brooke will share about her experience serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay and her current role at Xperitas where she uses her Spanish skills to build cultural immersion programs with community-based organizations in Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru.



     

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  • Senior Workshop Speakers - Day 8 of 10

    Posted by Peter Delani on 5/26/2021 6:15:00 AM

    8:00-LENNY MIRRA

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    State Legislator

    Representative Lenny Mirra is the State Representative for the Second Essex District, which includes Boxford: Precincts 2, 3; Georgetown; Groveland; Haverhill: Ward 4: Precinct 3, Ward 7: Precinct 3; Merrimac; Newbury; West Newbury. He currently serves as a member of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business, the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy, and the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.  Before being elected as State Representative in 2012, Rep. Mirra worked in the construction industry for 30 years. He is a member of the Boston College class of ’86 and the Woburn High School class of ’82. 

     

    TRAM NGUYEN 

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    Massachusetts House of Representatives

    Topic: Serving Our Community as State Representative

    Tram Nguyen is the State Representative for the 18th Essex District, which includes parts of Andover, Boxford, North Andover, and Tewksbury. She is a first generation Vietnamese-American immigrant and was the first person in her family to graduate from college and law school. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. From the start of her legal career until she took office, Nguyen worked at Greater Boston Legal Services as a legal aid attorney and advocated for domestic violence survivors, workers, seniors, veterans, and children. She also engaged in legislative advocacy and worked with statewide coalitions, lawmakers, and lawmaking bodies to push for laws that address issues of racial and economic justice and protect the rights of the most vulnerable populations. Nguyen was first elected into office in November 2018 and is the first Vietnamese American woman in elected office in the Commonwealth, the first Vietnamese American elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the first Asian American on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, and the first Asian American woman to serve as vice chair of a committee.

     

    MICHAEL DILLON - MASCO ‘13

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    Company: New York Rangers

    Topic:Sports Analytics 

    Michael Dillon is a Masconomet High School graduate who attended Boston College.  Following graduation from BC Michael has gone on to work for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and the NHL’s New York Rangers in the field of Sports Analytics.

     

    9:00--ALEX CONSTAN

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    Company: Ikena Oncology

    Alex Constan has over 20 years of experience in toxicology and drug development in both large pharma and small biotech companies. He is currently a Senior Vice President leading the toxicology and drug metabolism activities to discover and develop new cancer drugs at Ikena Oncology in Boston. Most recently, Alex was Vice President of Nonclinical Safety at Decibel Therapeutics, where he was responsible for the safety evaluation of small molecule and gene therapy programs targeting hearing loss disorders. Prior to that, Alex was head of the Toxicology and DMPK functions at Infinity Pharmaceuticals, overseeing oncology programs from early discovery through FDA approval. In addition, Alex worked as a toxicologist in large pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer and Sanofi/Aventis. Alex received a B.S. from Michigan State University in Natural Science, earned a M.S. at Colorado State University in Environmental Health, his Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology at Colorado State University, and trained as a pos-tdoctoral fellow at the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology (CIIT) in Research Triangle Park, NC. He also serves as a member on the Board of Health for the town of Boxford, MA.

     

    STEVE HEINZE

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    Principal Consultant

    Company: Integrated Athletic Solutions

    Under the direction of long-time school administrator Steve Heintz, IAS ensures that Athletic Directors and school leadership partner with an experienced resource to create the proper governing vision for the school’s athletic program. We acknowledge that school leaders have the most intimate understanding of the school’s individual culture, so the process is designed to most effectively align with and reflect the existing school community. Based on years of creating mission, vision, strategy and realistic action plans, Integrated Athletic Solutions assists school athletic programs to develop the necessary strategies to become excellent in each area of operation.

     

    10:00--SCOTT CONLEY

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    Law Enforcement Officer / Special Operations Soldier

    Scott Conley is a former special operations operator who served as a United States Army Ranger assigned to the 1st Battalion/75th Ranger Regiment in Savannah, Georgia.  Over the past twenty-seven years Scott has been a member of the law enforcement community as a member of the Chelsea Police Department's Special Investigations Unit (Gang Unit).  As a member of the Chelsea Police Department, Scott was additionally assigned to the department's Critical Response Team, S.W,A.T  receiving specialized training in tactical and urban operations.  Scott additionally has been assigned as a task force officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Violent Gang Task Force operating out of the Boston Field Office in Chelsea, Massachusetts.  Scott has specialized training and experience investigating transnational gangs that operate between the United States and Central America.  Scott has travelled on numerous occasions to Central America, most notably El Salvador, as a consultant for the United States Department of State.  In 2017 Scott was asked to testify in front of the United States Congress, Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, as a subject matter expert on border insecurity and the rise of transnational gangs in the United States.  Scott holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Criminology. 

     

    BEN CROCKETT - MASCO ‘98

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    Company: Boston Red Sox-Sr. Vice President Baseball Operations

    Topic: Professional Sports Management
    Ben is the Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox. He is a 1998 Masconomet High School Graduate.  He went on to play baseball collegiately at Harvard University.  During his time at Harvard he was name Ivy League Freshman of the Year, Ivy League Player of the Year, Cape Cod Pitcher of the Year and was drafted after his Junior year by the Red Sox in the 10th round of the MLB Draft, and then by the Colorado Rockies in the 3rd Round after his Senior year.  Ben is a member of the Harvard Athletics Hall of Fame.  Ben signed with the Rockies and spent six years in the minor leagues reaching AAA level.  Following his playing career he joined the Red Sox front office in Player Development and has been a part of 3 World Championships (2007, 2013, 2018).

    11:00--ALIA QATARNEH

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    Company: Harvard University/Amgen

    Alia seeks opportunities to make sustainable and impactful changes to science and science education. Her passion for equity and interdisciplinary learning and teaching has led her  to explore laboratory research, curriculum design, community outreach, and online educational platform development. She holds a Master's  degree in biotechnology and is an Ed.M. candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Alia Qatarneh is a first generation Arab-Italian-American from East Boston, Massachusetts.

    JUSTIN BOEPPLE - MASCO ‘99

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    Company: SeaWorld Orlando: Senior 1 Animal Trainer

    Justin is a Masconomet alum (’99) and the brother of Masco 8th grade history teacher Andrew "Mr." Boepple! He has been working in the zoological field for the past 17 years. After graduating from the University of Miami, he worked in South Africa’s Kruger National Park specializing in conservation education before transitioning to the marine science field as an animal trainer at Boston’s New England Aquarium and SeaWorld Orlando. Throughout his career he has built relationships with a variety of species including penguins, seals, sea lions, fur seals, walruses, otters, and pilot whales. He has spent the last eight years caring for SeaWorld Orlando’s collection of killer whales (orcas). His talk will take you poolside with the whales with a focus on killer whale natural history and a strong emphasis on positive behavior modification techniques utilized for preventative healthcare, research, enrichment and public display.

    11:15-- GLEN THORNBOROUGH

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    Chief Revenue Officer

    Company: TD GARDEN

    Glen is responsible for the creation, direction and management of all TD Garden and Boston Bruins sales processes and strategies and he directly oversees corporate partnerships, TD Garden Premium Club ticket sales and service, and general ticketing operations. He joined the Bruins and Garden following seven years with ReebokCCM where he served most recently as Vice President of Global Marketing and was responsible for increasing global sales, consumer perception, trade relations and brand health. He holds a BA in Public Communication from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and an Executive MBA from Saint Joseph's University.

    12:30--Jamie Belsito

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    Policy Director, Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance
    Topic:  Advocacy:  "One Voice Can Make a Difference"
    Jamie Belsito has been fighting for progressive policies on issues from women’s rights to increased educational opportunities to immigration reform and has been a consistent voice for the underrepresented her entire career. She has been a leader for Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District who works to ensure that families and communities are prioritized.

    1:00--Meka White-Morris - MASCO ‘00

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    Chief Revenue Officer

    Company: Tappit

    Meka White is a 2000 Masconomet High School Graduate.  After graduating from Masconomet she went on to run track at Kansas University, which is the alma mater of her father Jo Jo White who played for the Boston Celtics and is in the NBA Hall of Fame.  Following graduation Meka spent time in the sports entertainment industry before becoming the Chief Revenue Officer with Tappit.

     

    1:30--Kathleen Pritchett-Corning

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    Company:Harvard University

    Topic: Animal-related careers; veterinary medicine and beyond

    Kathleen has more than 20 years' experience in laboratory animal science and medicine, with a focus on animal-based husbandry research. Dr. Pritchett-Corning received her BS and DVM from Washington State University, and she completed her post-doctoral training in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Washington.




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  • National Gymnastics Competition

    Posted by Peter Delani on 5/24/2021 9:00:00 AM

    This weekend four Masconomet Seniors; Sarah Aylwin, Charlotte Losee, Gracy Mowers and Alexa Budrow represented team Massachusetts in the high school senior national meet. The team came in second. 

    Individually, Gracy Mowers won the all-around competition on day one with a 38.775. During event finals on day two, Gracy won vault- 9.65 and floor- 9.8. She was second on bars- 9.425 and third on beam 9.5. Sarah Aylwin also made the top 10 in the country placing 8th on vault with a 9.225.

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  • Senior Workshop Speakers - Day 7 of 10

    Posted by Peter Delani on 5/21/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Friday May 21st

    8:00--MARY ANN CLANCY 

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    Credit For Life - activity will run throughout the day

    This is a real life simulation where you will have an opportunity to choose a profession, work on a budget and interact with financial planners and credit counselors.  They will help you choose the budget that fits your specific profession, salary and lifestyle and live within your means.

     

    9:00--MEGAN FOSTER (Masco Alumna)

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    Artist

    Self Employed Printmaker and Art Instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Megan earned her BFA from RISD and her MFA from Columbia University. Her work has been included in exhibitions at various galleries in NYC and other venues. She was also master printer at the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies and is co-founder of Moonlight Editions. Megan will show her work and will speak about her journey as a Masconomet Alumna to her career as a visual artist and professor at RISD.

     

    10:00--Mary Anne Clancy (Credit for Life continued)

     

    11:00--MICHAEL HENDRIX

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    Company: IDEO (Brand Strategy and Graphic Design)

    Michael Hendrix is a graphic designer and entrepreneur. He is a partner and the 

    Global Director of IDEO based in Cambridge where he practices brand strategy, creative direction and graphic design. His twenty-five-year career has made him a sought after speaker delivering keynotes at WIRED, SXSW Interactive, and SXSW Music. He is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music and a regular guest lecturer at Harvard, MassArt and RISD.

     

    BRUCE GOLDBERG

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    New York City Based Fashion Designer

    Bruce will speak about his journey from high school to college and eventually to a career in the fashion industry. He will cover the companies he has designed for, show examples of his work and offer advice and insight to anyone interested in working in a fashion related career.

     

    12:30--Mary Ann Clancy (Credit for Life)

     

    1:30--GLEN GOLLRAD

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    Company: Dore + Whittier, Architecture 

    Glen will discuss architecture—how his interests in high school were in the visual arts and the art of making, which led to architecture. He'll discuss the sometimes circuitous but relevant  educational and professional journey it took to go from designing small interior projects in NYC, to state of the art public schools in Massachusetts. He has 25-plus years of experience as an Architect/Designer/Project Manager. He has designed institutional, commercial, mixed-use, and residential projects that focus on energy efficiency and sustainable design with a stylistic nod to a contemporary, crisp, and contextual aesthetic.




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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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