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Welcome to Maranacook Middle School
“A Caring School Community Dedicated to Excellence”
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Notice to Parents and Community Members

In an effort to continue to help us all work together for the purpose of guiding our middle school students in being safe, responsible and respectful citizens, starting in January, we are going to be putting up facts and statistics about substance use/abuse on our middle school website. We are hoping that this information will help you open up some good conversations with your students around this issue.

Make an easy New Years’ resolution this year: talk to your kid about drugs and alcohol. Evidence shows that kids who know their parents don’t approve of using drugs or alcohol are less likely to try them.

At Maranacook Middle School: (MYIHS 2013)

 *   44% of students feel like there is a low risk of harm from drinking 1-2 alcoholic drinks daily and
 *   28% of students think that regular marijuana use isn’t risky.

There’s a reason why the legal drinking age for alcohol is 21; alcohol and other drugs have a significant effect on a kid’s developing brain. Because of this, risks such as becoming addicted are much greater. Opportunities to talk about this are everywhere: when you see alcohol, drugs, or tobacco in a show, commercial, or movie take the opportunity to talk to your kid about the negative consequences of alcohol or drug use. You are the biggest influence in their lives; they are listening! Help them understand the risks so they can make healthy choices! Check out www.hccame.org/asap<http://www.hccame.org/asap> for more information about prevention efforts in our community.








Please read the following request!






Acadia Team Journalism Unit





BUS PASS PROCEDURE

Students are assigned a bus number at the start of the school year based on their home address. Bus seating is at capacity.
Bus passes (to ride a different bus) are only given out for emergency reasons (such as daycare) and require Parent & Transportation Office permission.






Homework Help Sessions

1. Need teacher referral.
2. Need parent permission with arrangement for 4:30 pick up.
3. Student signs up in the front office by 1PM on the day of the session .
*Homework Help is available most Tue's & Wed's from 2:30-4:30.
*Parents who need to reach their child during Homework Help Session
may do so by calling the Media Center at 685-3128, ext. 1158





Co-Curricular Information

*In order to participate in any co-curricular activity, student needs:

1. Co-curricular Contract & Emergency Card
(from the cocurricular handbook - handbooks are in the office)

2. Current physical on file in the MCMS Wellness Center
( physicals are good for 2 years from the date of the physical)

3. $50 Activity Fee payable to MCS Athletics
(please write player's name & activity in the comment section of your check)

4. Proof of accident insurance.
(AIG student accident insurance plans info available in the office if you don't have insurance)

5. Be in good academic standing.










Homeless Liaison
It is the responsibility of RSU #38 to notify the citizens/parents of the district on an annual basis that educational services are available to students classified as homeless.
If you need further information to determine the rights available to homeless students in our district, please contact Donna Foster at 685-3336, ext. #2 or your building principal.





DONATIONS NEEDED

FOR THE WELLNESS CENTER
The Wellness Center is looking for donations of snack bars.  We have found Nutri Grain bars work well because they contain no tree nuts or peanuts.  Your donation is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

FOR VICKY’S BOUTIQUE
Vicky’s Boutique began in the middle school many years ago and now looks much like a proper shop, with custom-built clothes racks and a dressing room. We wash and dry all donations.
Students have come to depend on Vicky's Boutique and it is visited several times a day.  If students love the clothing or shoes they find, they may keep them.
Most items are not returned, so we’re always in need of new donations.

                                                Here’s what we’re looking for:
                                                Jeans, sweatpants, leggings
                                                Winter coats, gloves, hats
                                                Long-sleeved and short-sleeved tee shirts
                                                Gym shorts, socks, underwear
                                                Sneakers, boots, sandals, belts.
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Reminder on Dropping off and/or Picking up students:
Parents dropping off or picking up students at Maranacook Community High School or Middle School are reminded that they should not enter the circle in front
of the schools between 7:30 and 8:00 AM and between 2:15 and 3:00 PM so that our buses can load and unload students and proceed with their routes.   Thank you.
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Last Modified: Jan 29, 2015
 



Maranacook Community Middle School
2100 Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield, ME 04355
Voice: 207.685.3128 Fax: 207.685.9876
Cathy Jacobs, Principal Email: cathy_jacobs@maranacook.org
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