AP Psychology just finished their Senses Debate where they had to defend why their sense was the most important. Each presentation had to describe their sense, how the sense travels to the brain, and an experiment to show the sense in action. The sense experiment captured in these pictures was the sense of touch where students with limited information had to guess what they were touching. Some pictures are better than others, but thought I would pass them along all the same! #gomustangs
Marine Biology kiddos had a blast learning about the many career options in the field of Marine Science at the DMR in Boothbay Harbor. They measured, weighed and examined sea urchins, learned about whale entanglement/Right whale conservation, scallop and lobster research and regulations, observed the facilities wet lab, met with a Marine Patrol officer, discussed bio toxins and water quality surrounding the shellfish industry, and collected their own phytoplankton samples to bring back and share with the rest of the class! Overall, an extremely informative, engaging and wonderful field trip!
Game time for MHS Field Hockey vs Biddeford of 7pm is confirmed. The game will be held at Sanford High School. Admission is $10 for Adults and $5 for students.
The Massabesic Field Hockey Team defeated Gorham Saturday 3-2 and has advanced to the Regional Final vs Biddeford. The game will be held Wednesday at Sanford High School. The time is to be determined.
MHS music students recently participated in the District 1 Honor Band Auditions. We had 27 students participate from both Band and Choir and 17 were accepted! Accepted students in Choir: Katelyn Dearborn, Sydney Desimone, Amie Giles, Nethaneal Green, Riley Greenleaf, Aiden Harris, Alysssa Huff, Isabella Laine, Benjamin Levesque, Emma Masse, Mia Skowronski, Brittany Tibbetts, Kayleen Turner. Accepted Students in Band: Zach Bandle, Candace Lee, Anna Masse, Delia Harms.
Our last update still reports that the bus cannot get through Foss Rd in Limerick in the area of #391. Students will need to meet Bus 1371 at either Patterson Rd or Route 5 this morning. The bus will not be able to travel through. We will update later as we know more.
Massabesic High School will be hosting Parent/Teacher conferences from 2:15 - 6:00pm on Thursday, November 7th. We are using PTCFast.com to make signups as convenient as possible this year. Please enter the following web address into your browser window to make an appointment: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Massabesic_High_School If you do not have internet access , please contact us via phone at (207) 247-3141 ext. 2268. We are looking forward to your joining us for this informative session about your son or daughter! Thank you! MHS Guidance
MHS is excited to welcome Jill Herrick as a new social studies teacher! Mrs. Herrick previously worked at the Maine Girls' Academy, previously Catherine McAuley High School. She holds degrees in History, Theology, and Secondary Education! Mrs. Herrick became an educator because seeing teachers who loved what they did inspired her. She loves spending time with her family and reading historical non-fiction. A couple of fun facts about Mrs. Herrick is that she is double-jointed and she can sing like Louis Armstrong. Thanks for joining our team!
MHS is excited to welcome Dennis Nadeau as a new science teacher! Mr. Nadeau taught two years at Somersworth High School in NH. He has a B.S. in Biology from the University of New England. Mr. Nadeau chose to be an educator because he is a people person and he wants to be able to interact and laugh with people everyday while also making a difference. As for hobbies, he coaches middle school wrestling and listening to podcasts. Some fun facts are that Mr. Nadeau had a mullet until 5th grade and he can hold his breath for over 19 seconds. Thanks for joining our team! #gomustangs
Hattie graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Art Education and a second degree in Studio Art, with an interest and many credit hours invested in biology. She’s a printmaker, painter, and ceramicist, and she is largely inspired by the natural sciences. The art room was always a safe and fun place to be while she was in school, and she hopes she can provide that for her students. She loves running, the ocean, and making things! She likes leaving her comfort zone and doing things that scare her, like skydiving and teaching high school... her next adventure is stand up comedy!
MHS is excited to welcome Licia Byther as a new social worker in our day treatment ACES Program! Mrs. Byther has always had a passion for working with children and families and she’s excited to be doing so in the public school setting. She received her undergraduate degree from Wheelock College in Boston, MA and her Master's degree from The University of New England. Mrs. Byther has spent the last 8 years working intensively with children and families in a non-profit treatment setting. She enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with her family. Thanks for joining our team! #gomustangs
MHS is excited to welcome Andrew French as a new guidance counselor! Mr. French has a Masters in Education in School Counseling from UMASS Boston, MS in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, and a BA in English from the University of Vermont. In his spare time, Mr. French enjoys playing golf, softball, racquetball, and ping-pong. He is a big foodie and he started to write a sci-fi thriller novel a couple of years ago, which he intends on finishing one day. Mr. French is also a fan of the Celtics, Patriots, and the Red Sox. Mr. French got into education because he wanted to do something more meaningful. He did not have a great counseling experience in high school and because of this he wants to be the high school counselor he never had! Thanks for joining our team!
MHS is excited to welcome Daniel Laciano as a new instrumental teacher! Prior to Massabesic HS, he taught in the public schools of Ohio as a high school and middle school band director. He took some time off from teaching to explore other interests, but eventually realized teaching was where he was meant to be. Mr. Laciano received a Bachelor of Music in Education from Miami University (Ohio) on a trumpet performance scholarship. He went into education because he wanted to be connected to music and he needed a job. It turns out that teaching ended up being the best choice he could have made. No other job has given Mr. Laciano the joy he gets from watching students grow and succeed. Hobbies include: Woodworking, Cooking, Gardening, Foraging, Hiking, Playing trumpet and throwing ball to his dog. Fun fact: He lived without indoor plumbing for 3 years...on purpose, while homesteading.
MHS is excited to welcome Ian Villmore as a new English teacher! Before starting at MHS Mr. Villmore taught English and History at the Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. He has a BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College and a Masters of Education from Lesley University. Mr. Villmore went into education to help students understand the power of stories and the power that comes from telling their own. He wanted to help them use words to empower themselves. When he’s not teaching Mr. Villmore enjoys baseball, chess, reading, and hiking. A few fun facts are that his favorite book is “All Quiet on the Western Front” and that he’d rather watch curling than basketball. Thanks for joining our team!
Mrs. Swetz and Mr. Merrifield class at Coastal Clean-up Day. The class worked at both Ferry Beach State Park and Camp Ellis fishing village. Many pounds of trash were recovered and the team will be studying the different effects of the trash on the eco -system. They will also be preparing a presentation that will be given to the fifth grade upon completion. Students are able to earn various credits through these alternative lessons.
Open House – Sept 11th 5:15 - 6:15 PM!
Jim Hand, about 3 hours ago @principalbiddhs and I have a friendly wager for Friday night’s football game. If the Mustangs win Mr. Sirois hast to wear Mustang gear to school on Monday. If the Tigers win I have to wear Tiger Pride gear. Go Mustangs! Let’s see Mr. Sirois in our gear! @mhsfootball18
NOW HIRING!!! RSU #57 is now using Frontline: Recruiting and Hiring to process employment applications for all RSU #57 employment opportunities. Frontline: Recruiting and Hiring can be found by clicking on the "Employment" link in the menu at the top of the district website.
Today's Field Hockey scrimmage at MHS vs Scarborough has been cancelled. The Mustangs open their season at home this Wednesday vs Bonny Eagle. 4pm V / 5:30pm JV
Please see this important message from Superintendent Malone. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/454748/pertussis_ltr_0819__1_.pdf
Check out the MHS Athletic Boosters Web Store selling various items celebrating the 50th anniversary of MHS! All proceeds support MHS Athletes. https://www.rsdgraphicsonline.com/massabesic-boosters-50th-anniversar-1
We’re thrilled to announce Regional School Unit 57’s new app! It’s everything RSU 57, in your pocket. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqyIglWE1oA&t=27s With the new app, you can access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, and even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/3278HxW or iPhone: https://apple.co/2NqwkOu.
Important School Bus Route Information. https://www.rsu57.org/article/123846?org=rsu-57 … View image on Twitter
Fall Sports Registration! RevTrak has re-opened for Fall Sports registrations. All students must be registered and cleared through the school nurse and the athletic office to be eligible to participate. Practices begin on August 19th.