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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Messalonskee Homecoming 2015

Messalonskee’s Homecoming begins on Monday, 9/28 with our parade and bonfire (6:00PM start) and culminates with the Football game (7:00PM, 10/2) and Homecoming Dance (8:00PM, 10/3).

Messalonskee Eagles Picture

Few weeks encompass the term “School Pride” more than Homecoming and the last few years have been an amazing sight to see.  You may see some fun and interesting pictures and videos looking back through the blog, including our first human-chain in 2012.  This is certainly a fun week that begins for the students on Monday with their daily dress count (we dress up each day by class) in the morning, and a school-wide Pep-Rally at the end of the day.  I wanted to highlight the student events below:

Class Competitions


Our All-Sports Boosters, comprised of 27 members from all our sports programs including reps from Messalonskee Middle School, have taken a very active and supportive role with our Messalonskee Athletics program.  I urge you to take 2-3 opportunities to sign-up to volunteer to help them in the shack or one of their upcoming events.  Information on sign-ups can be found at:  and it is incredibly easy to sign-up to help!

The events for the week are:


JV Football game vs. Brunswick 3;30
Parade at 6:00 (ALUMNI – this is your chance!  We welcome MHS Alum to wear their red, white & blue and march along in the parade!)
Bonfire after the parade by the football field.
The Messalonskee All Sports Boosters will have the concession open starting at 5:00 by the football field.  If your athlete needs to eat in between practice & the parade they should be able to get something at the booth.
Boys Soccer vs. Oxford Hills Varsity 3:30 / 5:00 JV
Field Hockey vs. Bangor  Varsity 4:00 / JV 5:30
Girls Soccer vs. Mt. Ararat   Varsity 3:30 / JV 5:00
Varsity Football vs. Nokomis  7:00
Clubs & classes will have booths set up for selling items.
Homecoming Dance  MHS Gym  8:00 – 11:00
This is often the largest attended dance of the year with over 300 students attending.  Tickets will be on sale starting on Tuesday during lunches.  If your student has not turned in their  Emergency form, or has anything outstanding, like library fines, they will not be able to buy a ticket.  Tickets ARE NOT sold at the door!  Friday afternoon is the last time a ticket to the dance can be purchased.

We hope to see you out at Homecoming at all of our events!

Information on Hallway Decorations etc. (all family members are welcome to take part)

Parent team Decoration Locations:  The Boys & Girls soccer teams will use the rotunda area at the front entrance (right in front of the PAC)
 The 4 classes, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, are coming in to decorate their hallways on Friday evening (9/25) & Saturday during the day.  (Please bring whatever supplies you need with you & be sure to use washable window paint for any wall painting)

Thank you for your support – GO EAGLES!

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MHS School Picture Information (5/25)

Friday, September 25th is School Picture Day at MHS.

Picture Day

This year the company we are working with, Lifetouch, has a digital interface to allow online ordering and pricing information.

We will be sending out a message from the school today including digital ordering information and our school code.  Ordering information can be picked up at school on the day of pictures (Sept. 25th) or you can access information online before or after pictures (see below)

Lifetouch Info

Messalonskee High School
Picture Day: Friday, September 25
Picture Day ID: (email 5/21)

For more information  visit: and type in the school ID Above.

If you have any questions or need information do not hesitate to call our office at 465-7381.


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From the Principal’s Pen: October 2015

Jon Moody:

As always, Mrs. McGee hits the nail on the head when it comes to being “present” in the lives of our children. From technology to how we parent, there are pressures on us as parents to pull-back from our teenage children. I would argue that there is no more important time for us to be an active part of their lives as when our high school students approach adulthood.

Enjoy Mrs. McGee’s post and consider, like I did, how you can be more “present”.

Originally posted on Atwood Principal's Blog:

From the Principal’s Pen

October 2015

Submitted by: Jennifer McGee, Principal of the Atwood Primary School

Over twenty years ago, when my children were babies, in the deepest part of the Maine winter, I was dying to get out of the house and socialize with my friends! I remember one frigid morning, I was still in my bathrobe, my children were engrossed in a cartoon on television, and so I decided it would be the perfect time to make a phone call and catch up with one of my friends. Now, remember, when I was young, my phone was attached to the wall by a cord.

And so it began. The second I got on the phone, my oldest, then a toddler, started to tug on me. He started to whine and act out. I was right in the middle of the juiciest part of my conversation, so I tried…

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MAINELY SPIRIT – Home Robotics Competition & Craft Fair

Come check out our world-renowned Messalonskee High School Robotics team this Saturday as they open the season at HOME!

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Team 2648, Infinite Loop is hosting a robotics event right here at our High School! The event starts at 8:30 A.M. and admission is free! There will be food and drinks available throughout the day as well as a variety of craft fair items in the cafeteria and hallways.  This always exciting event lasts until 5 P.M. ~ Swing in to see the action!

The Robot

Follow Team 2648 on twitter @Team2648!





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MHS Athletics for the Week (9/14/15)



JV Football at Cony  4:00   Dism. 2:10  Bus: 2:25

JV Golf home to Skowhegan at Pine Ridge  3:30   Bus: 2:45   No Dismissal


Tuesday 9/15

Boys Soccer home to Camden Hills  V 3:30 / JV 5:00  No Dismissal

Girls Soccer at Camden Hills  V 3:30 / JV 5:00   Dism. 1:00   Bus: 1:15

Field Hockey home to Brunswick  V 4:00 / JV 5:30  No Dismissal


Wednesday 9/16

Varsity Golf home to Camden Hills at Belgrade Golf  3:30   Dism. 2:20


Thursday 9/17

Field Hockey at Edward Little  V 4:00 / JV 5:30  Dism. 1:45  Bus: 2:00

JV Golf home to Waterville at Pine Ridge  3:30   Bus: 2:45   No Dismissal


Friday 9/18

Varsity Football at Hampden  7:00   Bus: 4:15   No Dismissal

Boys Soccer home to Cony  V 3:30 / JV 5:00  No Dismissal

Girls Soccer at Cony  V 3:30 / JV 5:00   Dism. 2:00  Bus:2:15

Cross Country at Leavitt  G 4:00 / B 4:30   Dism 1:30  Bus: 1:45


Saturday 9/19

Home Robotics Competition & Craft Fair  9:00 – 4:00 (MHS Gym)

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September 2015: From the Principal’s Pen

Jon Moody:

Although this post by Principal McGee was K-2 specific, it is amazing how applicable it is to parents of kids at any age. I have found that it may even become more important to be involved in our kids lives as they get older. Great post Mrs. McGee!

Originally posted on Atwood Principal's Blog:

From the Principal’s Pen

September 2015

Submitted by: Jennifer McGee, Principal of the Atwood Primary School

Hello! I am Jenny McGee, and if you are a new parent to the Atwood Primary School, I am your child’s principal. Each month you will receive a “Principal’s Pen” from me, and in them, I attempt to share some tidbit I hope you will find valuable. This month, the first month of school, I want to talk about time!

One of my very favorite books is called The Last Lecture. The Last Lecture is a powerful little book written by a professor from Carnegie Melon named Randy Pausch. Randy Pausch was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, and he wrote this book for his students, hence the name: The Last Lecture. The quote I frequently reference from this book is this one:   “Are you spending your time on the right things? Because…

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