Spring...A Busy Time of Year at MHS...

March 24, 2017

So what is going on at Messalonskee High School?

That is a question that brings a long involved answer at almost any point in the school year. And that speaks volumes about the ever-active Messalonskee community, a place where students have a wide assortment of activities and events to choose from on almost a daily basis.

Messalonskee Principal Paula Callan said such a climate in large part reflects the energy and diversity of a gifted student body.

“It is phenomenal the amount of talent we have at our school,” Mrs. Callan said, “and to have so many students involved in a variety of activities shows you that they are not just athletes, not just musicians, not just actors. They are students with a variety of talents and interests.”

In the past week, the school calendar featured the following events and activities:

· Monday - Author Maria Padian in the library discussing her books, most notably Out of Nowhere.

· Tuesday - Band-O-Rama concert, a musical extravaganza that culminated in a joint number by the Messalonskee High School and Middle School bands.

· Tuesday – MDA fundraiser basketball game between the Unified Basketball Team and the faculty.

· Wednesday – Portraits of New Mainers Art Reception in the library

· Friday – Music in the Library (students performing in front of students)

And those are just events that took place listed on the Messalonskee website. During the same week, the high school learned about freshman Ben Hellen’s second place finish at the Oakland Lions Club Speak Out competition as well as the triumph of students Aaron Young, Noah Greene, and Brandon Veilleux in a recent Air Rifle competition.

Messalonskee also has no shortage of events in the weeks ahead. Next week alone offers a chorus concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center, the Junior Class College Tours in Boston on Friday, and the annual Junior Auction and Dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the high school cafeteria.

Other events on the horizon are the SAT on April 5, the science augmentation test on April 11, and Ripple Dipple on April 13.

“This is a busy time of the year,” Mrs. Callan said. “Spring always is. It is a fun time of the year.”