We at Messalonskee couldn’t be more proud of our student body and the way they have embraced the motto to “Be the change”. They have risen time and again to show us that by including them in the decisions of their school, by honoring their voice while still setting a high bar for them to reach – they nearly always “Shine”.
Although graduation is traditionally a time for celebration of the accomplishments of the graduates, the class of 2016 chose to pay it back to their younger peers in RSU18 by Marching through the halls of two of our elementary schools and our Middle School. After a long 3 hour marching practice our MHS Graduates took time out of their pre-celebration days to enjoy and give back…
The scene was amazing. Next year we are in hopes of having our graduates march through the Bean and Belgrade schools as well!
Congratulations to the families, friends, and faculty who have helped usher these young men and women reach their graduation! And of course, congratulations to our graduates from the class of 2016. You will be missed!!!
Link to Centralmaine.com’s graduation story.
Messalonskee is pleased to announce our May Student of the Month award winners!
Steven, Ryan, Cameron, and Taylor epitomize the amazing diverse qualities that we have come to see in the SOM recipients over the past three years. Each has contributed to our school and local community and set an example of the positive impact MHS students can have!
As always they were joined on stage with their families who helped celebrate their accomplishments.
Each month a committee of MHS teachers (the “Culture Club”) come together to sort through nominations and select a student of the month. Students who are selected are chosen for their contribution to the school, their academic performance and growth, and their citizenship. The SOM assemblies, as they are called, are a highlight of the month for us and a chance to recognize not only that Month’s students but also the contributions made by many in our Messalonskee school community.
On April 29th we were pleased to honor another wonderful group of students at our monthly SOM assembly in the PAC. This Month the group was larger than normal, as one of the awardees from March was out sick and was recognized with the April students.
Markiana, Alexis, Zach, Patrick and Brandon were honored as their efforts at MHS have come to Epitomize how students can broadly impact their school in so many different ways. In addition to the pin, certificate, shirt and extreme honor of the award, the Senior SOM will be given the closest parking spot at Messalonskee for the duration of the following month (May).
In addition to our student awards, we was pleased to honor Dr. Andy Cook, Messalonskee volunteer and RSU18 school board member, who was awarded the Governor’s service pin and certificate for over 300 hours of community service tutoring students at MHS. Dr. Cook’s efforts have been a great example for all of us (students and adults alike), of how adults can give back to their community’s schools by volunteering.
On March 31st Kelsey Dillon, Alden Balboni, and Gabby Languet were honored as our March Students of the Month!
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.
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.