2015-16 Registration Process is OPEN!

Students at Messalonskee High School and Middle School (8th grade) are beginning the course registration process this week!

8th Grade Registration 2/24/2015 to 3/5/2015

9-11th Grade Registration 2/26/2015 to 3/6/2015

We have made several improvements on the process from the past, including the addition of a digital program of studies website, restructured registration forms, the inclusion of curriculum night, and extra time added in for students, parents, and staff to connect on learning experiences for next year.

Digital Program of Studies Website:  It’s just that, a site that houses all of the learning experiences (Courses & Seminars) offered at Messalonskee High School.  This site includes descriptions and information you would normally find, as well as links to learning experience templates that include the expected standards a course or seminar will cover, and the prerequisite learning (standards/courses) a student would need to have met to sign up.

Registration Forms:  This is what it sounds like – we’ve attempted to include all options, but be more clear about what makes sense for students – including a teacher-sign-off to support what a student signs up for.

Curriculum Night:  We have moved our MHS Curriculum Night to March 2nd, from 6-7:30 in the MHS Gymnasium.  This is an opportunity for ALL teachers and content areas to be out and available to talk to parents and students about the options that exist for courses and seminars.  Incoming Freshmen (8th graders) and their parents will be asked to meet in the PAC that night from 6:00 – 6:30 before being released to the GYM to talk to teachers etc.

Process:  Student registration forms are due back in next Friday, 3/6.  At that point we will be reviewing what students have signed up for, making decisions on what courses & seminars will run, and which will not (for lack of student interest).  From here we will be asking students to take a second look at their choices and make new selections based on what is then available.  This approach should allow us to better honor the requests of our students for next year.  Our goal is to get schedules out to students prior to the end of the year!

2015-16 SCHEDULING / REGISTRATION TIMELINE

2/24 – Registration forms to students & Parents (8th grade).  Registration window opens.
2/25 – Registration forms to students & Parents (9th-11th)

3/2 – Curriculum Night (6:00 – 7:30, MHS GYM, 8th grade parents/students starting in PAC for brief presentation)
3/6 - Registration information due back in (guidance enters information into powerschool)
3/30 – 2nd Registration form completed in extended Home Room (pared down choices)
4/13 – Scheduling Begins
Spring – Schedules out to staff prior to the end of the year
Spring – Schedules out to students prior to the end of the year

 

Again – the Digital program of studies can provide lots of detailed information on our MHS offerings in each content area: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu18.org/mhs-course-offerings/

Look for updates to this post in the near future!

If you have questions, please contact us at 207-465-4989 directly!

 

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FYI: MHS, MMS, WES Lockdown 2/23/2015

The following message was sent late this morning to students and parents at Messalonskee Middle School, High School, and Williams Elementary in Oakland.

Messalonskee High School went into a lockdown at approximately 10:57 after being warned by workers on the roof of a sound that resembled a gunshot from the woods. The school was immediately put into a lockdown while the School Resource Officer and local Police searched the premises.  Messalonskee Middle School and Williams Elementary School went into a “shelter in Place” lockdown (i.e. lock out).  State Police, Fairfield Police, and Oakland PD responded, searched the area, and ultimately determined that there was no threat.  Students were removed from lockdown at 11:10 and the school was taken out of “shelter in place” at 11:30.  Local PD will be maintaining a presence in the area for the remainder of the day.  

Should you have any questions about the incident please contact your child’s school.  

Although we hate to have disruptions to our school day, today is a reminder to us of how important it is to have safety protocols in place just in case.  You should know that the thorough execution of our safety plan on the part of students and staff, as well as the tremendous response from local and state police, is a strong indication of the work the RSU18 district has done in this area.

Respectfully,

Jon Moody

Principal

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MELMAC Thomas College Junior Night: Choosing a College that is RIGHT FOR YOU!

2012 Junior/Senior Post-Secondary Planning Night

Messalonskee’s MELMAC Committee is again hosting our second annual Junior Dinner Night at Thomas College.  Please join us for a free dinner at Thomas College and enjoy a presentation on How To Choose a College That’s Right For You, an overview of the College Application Process,  and Financial Aid.

Time:  February 26th at 6:00pm

Location:  Thomas College

Anyone interested in attending this free information night should call our guidance office at: 207-465-4989 or email Darcy York at dyork@rsu18.org.

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MHS PLAYOFF UPDATE

MHS Eagle Picture

GAMES FOR THE WEEK & Vacation

Fri. 2/13     Girls Basketball vs Lawrence @ Augusta Civic Center  4:30pm

Sat.2/14      Boys Basketball vs Oxford Hills @ ACC  4:00pm

Mon. 2/16   State Indoor Track Meet at USM  10:00am

Tues. 2/17    State Swim Meet-Boys @ Bowdoin 10:00am

Wed. 2/18    State Swim Meet-Girls @ Bowdoin 10:00am

Fri.2/20      KVAC Hockey Championship @ Colisee(Lewiston) 5:00pm

Note: Mrs. Fisher is selling student and adult advanced tickets to some events – contact her at bfisher@rsu18.org for details.

Good luck to all of our teams competing!

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All-Sports Boosters Looking for Middle School Parent Members

This fall the former boosters group disbanded and the new Messalonskee All-Sports Boosters wrote bylaws, received 501c3 status, and became official.  The group is holding their third meeting tonight and is working to better the lives of our student athletes K-12 for years to come.

Unlike the past, this boosters chose to be an inclusive 6-12 organization that focuses their efforts on short and long term goals including such lofty facilities projects as a new multi-purpose turf field and track.  The bylaws for the organization explain that this new boosters is comprised of representatives from every sports team (Girls and Boys) at MHS as well as six parent representatives from the Middle School (1 representing a girls and a boys teams from each season, for a total of six parent reps from MMS)

If you are parent of a student-athlete in grades 6-8 please consider putting your name forward to be part of the boosters.  Interested candidates should email both the Boosters President:  Rich McCarthy at Richard.mccarthy@maine.gov and AD Tommy Hill at thill@rsu18.org.  We hope you will consider putting your name forward to be a part of our All-Sports Boosters!

See below for details about eligibility and the role and responsibilities of team representative.

Eligibility

Must have a child or ward on the official roster of the sport he/she is representing.  (note: 1 male and 1 female rep for each MS Sports season, alternates are encouraged and may vote in the absence of the voting member).  Should the athlete be removed from or quit the team, the alternate team representative will become the team representative.

Role

The role of the team representative is to serve as liaison for the All Sports Boosters with the coaching staff and parents of team regarding support and business of the All Sports Boosters. Representatives shall uphold the by-laws of the Messalonskee All Sports Boosters and adhere to the policies of the Messalonskee Public Schools.

Responsibilities

  • Attend monthly meetings (11 per year)
  • Responsible for conducting (via attendance and voting privileges) the daily business and operations of the All Sports Boosters
  • Active participation in one or more of the All Sports Boosters sub-committees

Should the team representative have to step down the alternate will become the team representative.

Again, if you are parent of a student-athlete in grades 6-8 please consider putting your name forward to be part of the boosters.  Interested candidates should email both the Boosters President:  Rich McCarthy at  Richard.mccarthy@maine.gov and AD Tommy Hill at thill@rsu18.org.  We hope you will consider putting your name forward to be a part of our All-Sports Boosters!

The next Boosters meeting will be held today, February 9th, at 6:00 in the MHS Library.  Meetings are always open to any and all parents and we would love to have you in attendance.  (Note: Boosters meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00).

10-27-14-Adopted MHS ASB Bylaws.

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Messalonskee’s February Students of the Month

Our biggest group of students yet!

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The February Student of the Month assembly saw the awarding of not four, but six Students of the month!  Freshmen – Anya Fegel, Sophomore – Sarah VanDerKarr, and Senior Katherine Myers joined Juniors Ashley, Bradley and Haley Carver on stage for the award.

As always, students were joined by their families on stage as the names were announced.

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Students Shine at MMTC Skills Championship

Students from Messalonskee, Lawrence, Winslow and Waterville showed off their talents at the MMTC Skills championship yesterday afternoon.  See the press release from MMTC and note that many of our students did extremely well this year!

MMTC PRESS RELEASE

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