Holocaust Remembrance Project


YomHashoah-postcard-16-front-1024x736A few months ago, district music teacher, Pam Rhein, had the idea of honoring great music that expresses the wide range of emotion and historical background of the Holocaust.  Unbeknownst to her, a Holocaust survivor on the board of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine had been touting the need to get more young people involved in the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony. This request coincided perfectly with Mrs. Rhein’s visit to the center and the project took off from there.

Mrs. Rhein applied for and received an Oak Grove-Coburn grant, which allowed the RSU 18 choral program to collaborate with a renowned recording engineer, John Baker, whose work has been nominated for several Grammy awards. Along with Mr. Forster and several of his Music Production students, the choral students took part in a first class recording experience.

The two day recording event on April 27th and April…

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MHS’s March Students of the Month!

On March 31st Kelsey Dillon, Alden Balboni, and Gabby Languet were honored as our March Students of the Month!

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A faculty committee chose the students from pool of students submitted for the award by staff at MHS. As is always the case, this group of students were presented the award at a whole-school assembly in honor of their efforts in and out of classes at MHS.

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This Friday we will be having our April SOM Assembly to honor another group of students including the missing freshmen student from the month of March.

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Burton and Thibert Simmers of the YEAR!

The Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal Swimmers of the year were named last week and it was no surprise to those of us from Messalonskee that Kenzie and Ben were again recognized!

These tremendous athletes were members of an amazing swim team that excelled in and out of the pool all year.  Having had the chance to attend the senior meet this year (which included some very strong swimmers from Lawrence and Waterville as well: Photo below) I was able to see their school pride in action.

Messalonskee Swim and all of us at MHS will miss having our Seniors Ann, Ayden, Ben, Griffin, Katelyn, Katie, Kyle, Emily, Liz, Madison, and Sally!

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Local Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaching!

The local scholarship deadline is fast approaching.

If you are a Senior who is considering college…


Deadline: April 15th.

2012 Junior/Senior Post-Secondary Planning Night

We have made daily and weekly announcements and have posted information online since just prior to Thanksgiving.  In addition we post all scholarship information on the guidance website.

We are in hopes that you will complete the application and get it back to guidance as soon as possible!!!

For more information please give us a call in guidance!  207-465-4989



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The FAFSA Deadline has been moved and therefore MHS is leveraging our MELMAC grant to provide another working informational night for our students and their parents.  This night is important for our Juniors and even our Seniors.  We’ve sent notes home to all of our Juniors and Seniors over the past two weeks but wanted to post additional information below:

Please join us Wednesday, March 30th at Messalonskee High School, PAC at 6pm for Financial Aid Night.  We will be discussing how to apply for FAFSA, types of financial aid and comparing award packages.  If you have not already done so, please have access to social security numbers and email in order to set up your FSA ID which is required for applying for FAFSA.

Thank you,

MHS Guidance & MELMAC Team

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Shine On Cass

Great post by the RSU18 blog. Thank you for highlighting the wonderful work being done by our students in memory of Cassidy.


Shine on Cass LogoShine On Cass has become a familiar phrase throughout Central Maine, seen on everything from t-shirts to bumper stickers—but even more so, the expression has become a call to action.   

In the fall of 2014, the RSU 18 community was shaken to its core by a tragic hayride accident that cost the life of a bright and aspiring young woman.  Cassidy Charette, just 17 years old and top of her class at Messalonskee High School,  was a dedicated student and athlete and a lifelong supporter of her community.  In the wake of that tragedy, her friends and family have funneled their grief into a series of events and programs that not only serve to keep Cassidy’s memory alive, but serve and strengthen our community as a whole.

Last year Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine’s first Bowl for Cassidy’s Sake raised a record-breaking $50,000 for a new Messonlonskee school-based…

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MHS Photo Club continues their Professional quality work!

The MHS Photo Club is one of many different options students have to learn and grow outside the classroom as well as an opportunity to find their niche’ at Messalonskee.

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Color is just one of the things which people actually see differently—perceptions also shift as people observe the same objects, yet see them differently. To that end, photography is one way of learning to see—and to play with light and form, color and texture, and more—reframing even the ordinary in new ways. Messalonskee High School’s Photo Club has been working on creating photos for a couple of displays.  The first display, on the windows lining the hallway outside the Library, is a variety of photos of animals and pets. The second exhibit, which is on display in downtown Oakland at the Camden National Bank on Main Street—and in the attached slideshow—is primarily a blend of the students’ best nature photos.

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The MHS Photo Club posing with some of their work! (Missing: Morgan Veilleux and Alyssa Bennett.)

Upcoming plans include a field trip on Spring Fling Day in May, out to the alpaca farm in Sidney. New members are always welcome! Questions, contact Photo Club Advisor, Kiri Guyaz at MHS Library.

By Kiri Guyaz, Advisor

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