The Sound of Music opens this weekend at MHS!

This weekend the Messalonskee Drama crew will be putting on the classic musical, The Sound of Music, in the MHS Performing arts center.

Below 3 members of the cast, Emily, Payton and Gerren talked about this weekend’s show and gave a sneak peek performance!


Show Times:

Friday, 11/20: 7:00PM show

Saturday, 11/21, 7:00PM show

Sunday, 11/22, 2:00PM show

Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for senior citizens and students and all proceeds go to support the Messalonskee drama program.

Some photos from behind the scenes including the Orchestra’s opening practice session below:

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Messalonskee All-Sports Boosters Craft Fair: 11/21

The annual Messalonskee All-Sports Boosters (now Grades 6-12) craft fair will be held this coming Saturday, from 9:00 – 5:00 at Messalonskee High School.  This year’s craft fair features numerous local craftspeople and students who will be selling their wares and food items throughout the day.  Proceeds from this event go to support the boosters and our student-athletes in grades 6-12.

Messalonskee Craft Fair

For more information on the 6-12 Messalonskee All-Sports Boosters group check out their website or email them directly at or 


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MHS Athletes and Alumni in the News!

Once again we have Messalonskee Students making news for their tremendous accomplishments in our school and in this case, on the athletic field.  Riley Field and Emily Hogan have signed their letters of intent to play field hockey at the next level, at the University of Maine and American University respectively.

The Morning Sentinel article on the signing can be found at:

MHS Students Shine

Both young women were integral parts of Messalonskee’s amazing Field Hockey team this season that again fell just short of advancing to the State Championship game this fall.

Also in the news is the storybook 2nd round NCAA Playoff matchup between MHS Alum Katie and Kristy Bernatchez, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Graduating from MHS in 2012 and 2013 respectively, both young women played a big part in building and furthering the success of the Messalonskee Field Hockey program and both were leaders not only on the athletic field but also in the classroom at MHS.  The Morning sentinel did a wonderful article on the siblings and their amazing accomplishments leading up to this special matchup at UNC this Saturday (See below)

Bernatchez Sisters Meet in NCAA D1 Playoffs

Not to be out-done by his big Sisters, senior Jack Bernatchez was featured by the Portland Press Herald as a contender for the coveted James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy, one of the highest honors in Maine Football.

Jack Bernatchez

Photo Credit: Portland Press Herald


So many amazing things happening at MHS in performances, on stage, in concert, through volunteerism, on the athletic fields, and in the classroom.  Please do share the great stories about our Messalonskee students and alumni and help us celebrate their many tremendous accomplishments!

(to share information on stories reach out to Mrs. McCarthy at




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Upcoming Events:

At our last Parent-advisory meeting we were given guidance on how best to communicate upcoming events and encourage parent-engagement in our school.  This post is one of the first of what will be a regular monthly posts including reminders of upcoming events and opportunities for parents, students, and our community to take part in the great things happening at Messalonskee.

Upcoming Events:

11/9 – MHS All-Sports Boosters meeting (6:00, MHS Library)  Note: This is now a 6-12 all-sports boosters!!!

11/10 – MHS Parent-Advisory meeting (See attached Agenda, we will be discussing the move from a 4 period block schedule to a 5 period block schedule and getting feedback on when to transition – 2016-17, or 2018-19)

November Parent Advisory Agenda

11/11 – NO SCHOOL in observance of Veterans Day

11/12 – Winter Sports Informational Night (6:00, MHS PAC; all winter athletes & their families should attend)

11/13 – Report Cards sent home with students (in advisory)

11/16 – Winter Sports Tryouts/Practices begin

11/18 – District Board Policy Committee meeting (5:00, RSU18 central office)

11/19 – District Facilities Committee meeting (5:00, Belgrade Central School)

11/20 – MHS Drama Production: “The Sound of Music” (7:00, MHS Performing Arts Center)

11/21 – All-Sports Boosters Craft Fair (9:00AM – 5:00PM, MHS Cafeteria & Gymnasium),  MHS Drama Production: “The Sound of Music” (7:00, MHS Performing Arts Center)

11/22 – MHS Drama “The Sound of Music” (2:00, MHS Performing Arts Center)

11/25 – 11/27 – No School, Thanksgiving Break

11/26 – Thanksgiving Activities at MHS (contact Mike Perkins to help out!)

12/1 – MHS Junior/Senior Financial Aid Night (6:00, Thomas College, RSVP to MHS Guidance:

We encourage you to get out and attend as many events as possible.

We thank you for your support and welcome your feedback!


Jon Moody

Messalonskee High School Principal


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Messalonskee Chorus Raising Money for Carnegie

The Messalonskee Chorus was once again selected to perform at Carnegie Hall.  Students and staff will be raising money travel and perform in the spring and were recently featured by WABI TV5.

MHS is Carnegie Bound!

If you are interested in supporting our singers do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Rhein at

If you’d like to see these amazing young men and women in concert come out to our Holiday concert on Sunday, December 13th at 3PM, in the MHS Performing Arts Center.





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September Students of the Month!

I have found that as Principal it is my students who most frequently keep me on track with the little things that matter the most.  From the annual food drive (look for a post in the near future), to new student clubs like our Civil Rights Team, to events to support specific students in need, it is the students at MHS that often champion the cause and bring forth a post on the blog.  Most recently I was informed that I failed to do a post on our Amazing September Students of the Month!  (in my defense, it occurred amidst the euphoria of Homecoming Pep-Rally, but as the student said “that’s no excuse Mr. M”)

SOM 9-2015

So:  Congratulations to our September Students of the Month!  Junior Kurtis Cook, Sophomore Delsin Kelein, Senior Sydni Collier, and Freshmen Emily Larsen were honored with their families during our Sept. 28th pep-rally

A complete article on the September SOM assembly can be found at:  Look for articles on MHS at the home page every week by Mr. Hickey (MHS ELA teacher).




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MHS Student Artists Shine: Exploring Ms. DeWan’s Blog

At any given moment the quality of work you might find going on in classrooms throughout Messalonskee High School is amazing.  Ms. DeWan’s class is far from an exception; check out the work of this gifted teacher and her students captured on her most recent blog post below.

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For a complete list of the class offerings at MHS check out the digital program of studies at:


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