MHS: Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day: The “Little Seedlings Project” – By MHS Teacher Beth Prelgovisk

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On Global Youth Service Day, April 11th, twenty students from the Messalonskee High School Greenhouse Garden Club went to the Atwood Elementary School to help end childhood hunger. They constructed six raised garden beds outdoors and then visited primary classrooms to start vegetable seeds to put into the raised beds as the weather gets warmer.  This is called the Little Seedling Project. Funding for this project is a result of a Sodexo youth led grant written by Kristy Prelgovisk along with money from the Maine Commission for Community Service. Materials were purchased at Home Depot along with a Walmart donation and some of the seeds were donated by Johnny’s Selected Seeds. “Everyone who helped out with the project was working hard and having fun and you can’t ask for anything better than that.” Prelgovisk said. Planting Information was sent home with the elementary students in hopes that they will create their own backyard garden this summer.

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MHS’s April Students of the Month

Messalonskee High School is pleased to announce our March Students of the Month:  Annie Swenson (sophomore), Ethan Pullen (freshmen), Taylor Crawford (senior), and Cody Stevens (junior).

SOM April 2014

These students were chosen for their academic improvement/excellence and their contribution to the Messalonskee school community. The students were nominated by MHS faculty members and chosen by the school’s Culture Committee and Leadership Team. The students’ pictures will be on display. In addition, they will receive preferential parking at the school as well as a variety of items donated by local businesses that support Messalonskee’s goal of honoring excellence in the school. Congratulations to these deserving students!

Full Article: http://www.rsu18.org/feed.php?num=0&news_id=306&feed_id=41

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Ripple Dipple 2014! (Tonight)

We hope to see you tonight as Messalonskee High School is hosting the annual Ripple Dipple talent show in the Performing Arts Center.  Please join us at 7:00 what is sure to be another wonderful show!

Ripple DipplePhoto from: Ripple Dipple 2013

Mr. Hickey’s Article on tonight’s show:  http://www.rsu18.org/feed.php?num=0&news_id=308&feed_id=41

 

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Messalonskee’s Team 2648 Heads to New England Championships!

Best of luck to FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2648 as they compete this weekend in the New England District Championship at Boston University this weekend!

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They finished another impressive season ranked 16 out of the 164 teams who competed in New England this year.
They are also bidding for two prestigious awards: District Chairman’s Award and Engineering Inspiration Award.
Winning either of these awards will give the team an automatic bid to the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis later this month!
If you would like to watch them compete live, check out www.nefirst.org to see the webcast! Both awards will be announced Saturday evening.
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Starting on Thursday, Infinite Loop will be competing in the Qualification Rounds, which will happen Thursday afternoon, all dayFriday, and Saturday morning. Once the Qualification Rounds are over, the team will take part in the alliance selection, followed by the Elimination Rounds on Saturday afternoon.
Tune in for an exciting weekend of very competitive robotics! And cheer on Infinite Loop!
Update 4-10-14 on the first day from Miss Luce: 
We arrived at the arena around 8am, and we had our robot running very quickly. Our practice matches looked pretty good, but the shifter that controls our punch stopped working several times, which was very frustrating.
The good news is that we are very good at fixing it.
The bad news is that we are out of parts to fix it with!
Fortunately, we have so many good friends competing with us that we have a plan to get us through!
We had three matches today.
Our robot looked very smooth in all three matches, but when the punch doesn’t work, we can’t control the ball in the same way.
We believe we have it fixed for at least a few matches now, and we are hopeful that we can continue to fix it with the supplies that are coming from other teams.
We have a VERY long day tomorrow (Friday), not only with a lot matches, but also with our very important Chairman’s Presentation at 11:20am. Think of our amazing presentation team at that time and send them good vibes!
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Messalonskee Robotics Shines… Again!

Team 2648, Messalonskee Robotics, came in as defending champs of the Pine Tree Regional tournament and again had a strong showing – winning the coveted Industrial Design Award!

After this event Team 2648 has moved into 16th place in New England and is in good position to earn another trip to nationals with a strong showing at the regional event.

Check out the news promo of the event:

Robotics in News

Info about the event can be found at: http://www.robotsinme.org/first-robotics-competition.html

Next up for Team 2648: New England Championships in Massachusetts, April 10-12

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March Students of the Month

Messalonskee High School is pleased to announce our March Students of the Month:  Shayla McAlpline (Junior), Marissa Getchell (Senior), Gerren Welch (Sophomore) and Ben Bard (Freshman).

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These students were chosen for their academic improvement/excellence and their contribution to the Messalonskee school community. The students were nominated by MHS faculty members and chosen by the school’s Culture Committee and Leadership Team. The students’ pictures will be on display. In addition, they will receive preferential parking at the school as well as a variety of items donated by local businesses that support Messalonskee’s goal of honoring excellence in the school. Congratulations to these deserving students!

Full Article: http://www.rsu18.org/feed.php?num=6&news_id=298&feed_id=41

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MMTC Skills Championships: Press Release

Once again Messalonskee Students were among our MMTC competitors to exhibit their talents at the State Skills Championships this past Thursday and Friday.  Four MMTC Students, including Jacob Archer and Zachary Simpson will be heading to Kansas City, MO for the National Skills Championships in June.  Julie Steiner, Nicholas Labun and Holly Wentworth also medaled in the event which included hundreds of students from technical schools across the state.

State Skills Championship

Congratulations to everyone who took the initiative to step up and compete – we are tremendously proud of you!

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