Superintendent’s Report to the School Committee, March 8, 2023

Gymnastics Wins Fourth Consecutive State Championship

Congratulations to our Gymnastics Team on winning their fourth consecutive MIAA Championship last Saturday, March 4th, at Algonquin Regional High School.  The team came back from a full point deficit to win in the final rotation over NEC rival Danvers High School.  The final score for the state meet was 148.6 Masconomet to 148.15 Danvers.  Congratulations to Coach Alicia Gomes Miffitt on building a fantastic program and to the members of this year’s team for continuing a great tradition. 

Theater Team Advances in Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Festival

On Sunday March 5th, Masconomet’s Theater Team presented the play Women and Wallace in the Preliminary Round of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) Festival at North Reading High School.  The Team placed in the top four of eight teams in their bracket, which qualified them to advance to the Semi-Final Round on March 18th at St. John’s Prep.  This is the first time in over 30 years that Masconomet has had a team enter the METG competition.  Congratulations to Drama Teacher Brian Pereira and the entire cast and crew and “break a leg” in the next round.

The Theater Team will be performing Women and Wallace at Masconomet on Friday, March 10th at 7 pm in the auditorium.  Women and Wallace is a 40-minute play which centers around the character Wallace Kirkman, who endures a very tragic event at a young age which effects their relationship with women throughout their life. There is no charge to attend this performance. Because of the mature themes portrayed in the show, it is not recommended for young audience members. Specifically, this show contains mature themes of trauma (suicidal ideation, resiliency). 

Graphic Novel Author Visits Masconomet Middle School

Graphic novelist Nathan Hale will be visiting with Masconomet Middle School students on March 10. He will hold one assembly for each grade with a book signing in between the presentations. Hale is the author of the award-winning Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, a series of stories from American history presented in graphic novel form.  For more information about this popular young adult author, please check out his website.

Dr. Henry Turner Speaks to Middle and High School Students on March 13th

Dr. Henry Turner the co-author of Change the Narrative: How to Foster an Anti-Racist Culture in Your School will be speaking with our Middle and High School students on the morning of Monday, March 13th. Dr. Turner is the Principal of Newton North High School and met with our school leadership team this summer to help us with our work in creating a more inclusive community.

High School Principal Search Process

On Monday, March 6th, I accepted Dr. Carabatsos’ resignation from the position of Masconomet High School Principal.  She will be leaving her position at the conclusion of the school year in June.  I want to thank Dr. Carabatsos for her service to the entire Masconomet community over the past two years and wish her the best as she continues her career.

I’ve developed a timeline to conduct a search for the next principal of Masconomet.  The position will be advertised beginning on Monday, March 13th with applications due by April 7th.  I anticipate making an offer to a preferred candidate during the week of May 8th.  I will contact the community with dates for community input into the search process, such as public interviews of candidates, when they are confirmed.

Upcoming School Events:

High School

  • March 23– HS Spring Band Concert
  • March 24– Senior Prom
  • March 28– HS spring Choral Concert
  • April 4– Quarter 3 Ends

Middle School

  • March 14– Trimester 2 Ends
  • April 4– Grade 7 ELA MCAS Session 1
  • April 6– Grade 7 ELA MCAS Session 2

Published by mascosuper

Superintendent of the Masconomet Regional School District

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