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MV Newsletter 9-11-09


									                      Medomak Valley High School
                                 Panther Pride Newsletter
                                                 September 11, 2009
Harold E.Wilson, Principal                                     Ann M.Hassett, Director of Instruction
Andrew J. Cavanaugh, Assi’t Principal                             Matthew J.Lash, Athletic Director

 Uu        Upcoming Events                              From the Princ ipal’s Desk
Friday, Sept. 11:                                                I am happy to report that we are off to a fantastic
Boys Home Soccer game w/Oak Hills, girls away,          start of a new school year. During the summer months
Varsity: 3:30, JV: 5:15                                 there were many needed improvements made to
Cross-Country Meet at Belfast, girls 4:00, boys 4:30    Medomak Valley. These included 30 new windows, 41
Monday, Sept. 14:
                                                        heater ventilators, a new tile floor in the library, new
Girls Home Soccer game w/Leavitt, boys away             roofs on the math and science wings, a renovated boys’
Varsity: 3:30  JV: 5:15                                 restroom, the addition of a staff restroom, and probably
                                                        one of the most exciting improvements was the opening
Tuesday, Sept. 15:                                      of the former glass corridor to student traffic during the
Golf Meet w/Mt. View 3:30
                                                        day. Thank you to MSAD #40 citizens for the
Wednesday, Sept. 16:                                    improvements. I cannot state how much we appreciate all
Girls Varsity Home Soccer game w/Rockland 3:30, boys    the work that was done.
away, JV: 5:00 Varsity: 6:30                                     Another exciting plan at Medomak Valley is the
                                                        State of Maine laptop initiative. Today the workers were
Thursday, Sept. 17:
Golf Meet w/Rockland 3:30
                                                        in the building to begin upgrading our infrastructure to
                                                        accommodate the addition of the 600 laptops that our
Friday, Sept. 18:                                       students will have. The goal is for all our students to have
School Pictures, remember your $ and prepay envelope    a laptop, and we will meet that goal. On September 10,
Cross-Country Meet at Belfast, girls 4:00, boys 4:30    2009 there will be a mandatory meeting for students and
Saturday, Sept. 19:
                                                        their parents held at Medomak Valley. It is a State
Girls Soccer Home Game w/LA, JV: 9:00, Var: 1:00        requirement to attend this meeting before any laptops can
Boys Soccer Home Game w/LA JV: 3:00, Var: 11:00         be issued. This is truly a unique opportunity to provide
See Homecomng schedule in newsletter                    our students the tools needed to compete in the world
                                                                 The annual Medomak Valley Homecoming will
                                                        be held on September 18th and 19th. This year’s
          School Picture Day                            homecoming promises to be the best one yet. The All
                                                        Sports Boosters, working with Mr. Matt Lash, have
              Friday, Sept. 18
                                                        planned a fun filled homecoming. Please come and
      All students and staff need to be
                                                        support our school and contact the office for a listing of
      Photographed for school records.
                                                                 I will conclude with a few words that I shared
                                                        with our students at the opening assemblies and at the
Visit the Medomak Valley High School website at         Freshmen Cookout. I encouraged the students to work                      hard each and every day, have fun, and do something nice
Please submit news items to be published in the MVHS
newsletter via e-mail to or
                                                        for someone. If our students follow those three simple
deliver news items to the MVHS main office by           suggestions, they will be well on their way to an exciting
Wednesday morning for Thursday publication.             and profitable high school experience.
 Project Graduation Auction                         2009 Medomak Valley
 Saturday, October 3
 Doors open at 4 pm for preview & food
                                                    Homecoming Schedule
 Auction starts at 6pm                              Spirit Week, Sept. 15th – 18th
 Mark your calendar and come support the Class      Students, dress up to show your school spirit!
 of 2010                                            • Tuesday: Retro Day
                                                    • Wednesday: Hollywood Day
 Seniors:                                           • Thursday: College Day
 Pies and Cakes needed for the October 3            • Friday: Blue/Gold Day
 Auction                                            Consider running for King or Queen!
 Please contact Cathrina Skov at 832-5106.          Friday, September 18th
                                                    • Homecoming officially kicks off with the
                                                    Homecoming Pep Rally, 4th period
                                                    • Cross-Country Meet vs. Lincoln Academy,
                                                    Rockland, Camden Hills, Erskine,
                                                    Belfast, Lawrence, and Fox Islands. Girls 4:00 p.m.,
Upc omi ng Sche dul ed Coll eg e Vi sits 2009 -10   Boys 4:30 p.m.
                                                    • Tail Gating Party, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 15th @11:30 Green Mountain       Alumni are encouraged to attend…tailgate with your
                                                    former classmates!
Tuesday, September 22nd @9:30 UMPI                  Saturday, September 19th
                                                    • Coffee, Donuts, and Muffins, 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday, September 23rd @8:45 UMF                 • JV Girls Soccer vs. Lincoln Academy, 9:00 a.m.
                                                    • Athletic Equipment Sale, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13th @ 9:00 Husson                 Get your former MVHS uniforms and supplies!
                                                    • Air Brushing Tattoos, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 15th @8:00 USM                    • JV Boys vs. Lincoln Academy, 3:00 p.m.
                                                    • Chicken BBQ sponsored by the MVHS All-Sports
Thursday, October 22nd @1:00 UNE
                                                    Boosters, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
                                                    Cost: $8; student athletes will receive a discount
                                                    Slices of pie will be sold by the Class of 2010
Monday, November 2nd @ 10:00 Bowdoin                • Recognition of the 1989 Girls Cross-Country State
                                                    Championship Team
Thursday, November 12th @1:15 NESCOM                before Varsity Girls Game, approx. 12:30 p.m.
                                                    • Varsity Girls vs Lincoln Academy, 1:00 p.m.
                                                    • Varsity Boys vs. Lincoln Academy, 11:00 a.m.
                                                    • Bonfire, 6:00 p.m.
                                                    • Class Competition: The class that brings the most
                                                    wood for the bonfire will win
                                                    $50 for their class!
                                                    • Homecoming Dance, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
                                                    • This dance is for current students only. Voting for
                                                    King and Queen will take
                                                    place at the dance.
                                                    Sunday, September 20th
                                                    • 1st Annual MVHS Golf Classic, Rockland Golf
                                                    Course, 1:00 p.m.
                                                    Community members, Alumni and current students
                                                    are invited to attend.
                                                    $75/person; $300/foursome; call 542-4127, for more
                                                    Homecoming is sponsored by the Medomak Valley
                                                    All-Sports Boosters

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