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Principal’s Pen: January 6-10

Happy New Year:

Students are busy preparing for their final exams which will begin next week. I have attached a copy of the final exam schedule for you to review, Final Exam Schedule 2020-Sem. 1 . Any student who drives may leave at 11:00 on both Thursday and Friday. Students must remain in their exam until the end of the testing period as we will not be calling into classrooms to dismiss students.

Second semester will begin on January 22nd. There will be no school on January 20th as it is Martin Luther King Day and there is also no school on January 21st as it is a teacher workshop day.

Congratulations to Jacob Perry for being selected as a member of the WCSH6 Varsity Club. Each week Channel 6 recognizes a student athlete for their contributions both on the playing field as well as in the classroom. Jacob is a three sport athlete who plays soccer, basketball and baseball. He was recently accepted to Thomas College where he will study business.

I would also like to congratulate Mackenzie Mayo who has been selected as Messalonskee’s Maine Principals’ Association award recipient. Each year every high school principal selects a student from their school who has distinguished themselves in the classroom, on the playing field, and as a leader in the school. Mackenzie has exhibited these qualities throughout her four years at MHS through her participation on the volleyball and basketball teams, as a member of the math team, student council, National Honor Society and several other clubs/organizations at school. She is also a strong academic student who has recently been accepted to Seton Hall, UMO and Temple. She is still undecided as to where she will attend college but her focus will be on marketing.

In a previous Principal’s Pen I mentioned that we were exploring the possibility of moving to a different schedule for the 2020-2021 school year. Moving forward we will continue with the schedule that we have for the upcoming school year. A continuing dialogue will take place over the next several months to see if there is a need to change the schedule that has been in place over the past 4 years or to make any changes for the 2021-2022 school year. As always, I will keep you apprised of our discussions as well as decisions.

Enjoy the week

Paula

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