Masconomet High School Students Recognized in 2023 Scholastic Art Awards
Art Department Head Stacy Mannheim is proud to report that the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Regional Awards were recently announced and Masconomet High School received the second largest number of awards of all public high school art programs in the state. Our students received a total of 52 awards (12 Gold Keys, 21 Silver Keys, and 19 Honorable Mentions). Congratulations to all of the talented and hard-working award winners, participants, and their art teachers as well!
This year there were 7,363 entries from students grades 7 through 12 from across Massachusetts. There will be an in-person exhibit and awards ceremony for Gold and Silver Key recipients on March 18th on the Tufts University campus. More information to come. Additionally, all Massachusetts Gold Key awards advance to the National Competition and results will be announced towards the end of March.
Some Gold Key artwork from left to right: Paige Panagos, “Submerged”, Jessica Villarreal-Reyes, “Wave Platter”, and Megan Brady, “Imprints”
Masconomet Middle School Students Recognized in 2023 Scholastic Art Awards
Art Department Head is proud to announce that Masconomet Middle School once again achieved excellent results in the 2023 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! Masconomet Middle School students had a total of 24 awards (4 Gold Keys, 9 Silver Keys, 11 Honorable Mentions), which is more than any other public middle school program in the state! Congratulations to the award winners, all the students who participated in this competition, and our art faculty, Ms. Amsler and Mrs. Malinowski.
This year there were 7,363 entries from students grades 7 through 12 from across Massachusetts. There will be an in-person exhibit and awards ceremony for Gold and Silver Key recipients on March 18th on the Tufts University campus. More information to come. Gold Key winning work is currently being reviewed on a national level and results will be announced in late March.
Gold Key work clockwise from top right: Bella Denis, “Scorpion”, Kiera Macauley, “Broken Stained Glass”, Caleb Aitchison, “Blue Dragon Eye” and Ada Eisenberg, “Radial Rhythms”
MHS Students at Boston Model UN Conference
After a two-year hiatus from overnight conferences, the Masconomet High School Model United Nations team put their skills to the test at BosMUN, a premier three-day simulation of the United Nations organized by the Boston University International Affairs Association. Thirteen Masco students, led by Head Delegates Henry Liu, Tess Thattacherry, and Meghan Burr, enthusiastically joined thousands of other high school students from around the world in Parliamentary style debate and collaboration, with the goal of resolving some of the world’s most challenging issues. Thanks to club advisors Ms. Greeley and Mr. Magner for their work in supporting our students. For photos from the conference, please go to: https://sites.google.com/site/masconometmodelun/photos
Response to Rise in Hoax School Threats
We’ve been monitoring the rise in “Swatting” incidents targeting local public schools in MA and across the country over the past few days. In these swatting incidents, a caller contacts the local police department alleging there is a threat on school property, prompting a response from the emergency responders and the school to be placed in lockdown. After investigation, it these calls have been determined to be a hoax and there is no danger to the school community. This week several of our neighboring schools have been targeted, including Haverhill, Amesbury, and Ipswich High Schools. The caller in each incident provided the same information.
We take every threat seriously. We have been in contact with the Boxford Police Department to develop a plan if Masconomet is targeted with one of these calls. If a call is received by the police department, the School Resource Officer and the school will be contacted and out of the abundance of caution, the school will be placed in lockdown. Emergency personnel will be deployed to the school. In the event the threat is cleared as a hoax, the school lockdown will be lifted, and school will resume. At that time, a message will also be sent to the school community providing information about the occurrence.
Out of an abundance of caution, we have also arranged for an additional uniformed officer to patrol the exterior of our campus through the end of the school day Friday, February 17th.
Upcoming School Committee Budget Meetings
|-February 27, Budget Subcommittee Meeting with Department Heads, 5:00 PM|
-March 1, School Committee Budget Public Hearing and Regular Meeting, 7:00 PM
-March 6, School Committee Budget Deliberation, 7:00 PM (If Necessary)
-March 8, School Committee Budget Deliberation, 7:00 PM
-March 15, School Committee Budget Vote, 7:00 PM
Upcoming School Events:
|High School||Middle School|
|February 16, HS Jazz Band Concert, 7 PMFebruary 18-26, Winter Break||February 13-17, Middle School Spirit WeekFebruary 18-26, Winter BreakMarch 14, Trimester 2 Ends|
For a full listing of School Events, please see the Masconomet Website.