Todays Game of the Day is the Southern Maine Regional Semi Final Girls lacrosse game vs Gorham from 6-8-19. This was a great game! Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gug8OBKQkEg
Today's Game of the Day is MHS Boys Lacrosse vs Sanford from 2019. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBnOLWhmuMk
Activities / Athletics Update- At this time there is nothing new to report in terms of the spring sports season at MHS and MMS. For now the statement from the MPA of a 4/27 return stands and I will keep everyone updated if that changes. Stay tuned for updates!
In addition to the two open meal sites at Line Elementary and Massabesic Middle School, we will be implementing a free meal delivery service via specific bus routes starting on Monday, March 23rd. These bus routes have been set up to bring food to the areas in our communities with the highest need. In order to keep the meals as safe as possible and to allow time for staff to safely prepare the meals, we will be doing two deliveries per day. One delivery in the morning for breakfast and one delivery in the afternoon for lunch. The bus routes will run Monday through Friday. Please visit the RSU 57 website or app to access the route map and approximate delivery times. Students will have the option to receive breakfast and lunch each day and on Fridays they will receive two additional meals for the weekend. Our focus is to get meals closer to the students in our district that desperately need them. If your student is in need of meals and you cannot access the daily bus routes or the open meal sites please call 207-247-3221 x2257 and we will do our very best to assist you. The meals available through our two meal sites as well as our specific area bus routes are available to all children 18 and under, free of charge. We want to be able to offer all children in our district the nutrition they need during this closure. In order to continue doing so, we do ask that only families that are in high need receive these meals. We will continue this service as long as our food supply and staffing needs can meet the demand.
Spectrum Signup: Spectrum is now offering free/low cost Internet service for 60 days to qualified homes. Any household that currently qualifies for free or reduced lunch and is a first time subscriber to Spectrum can complete an application at http://bit.ly/57spectrumsignup.
In an effort to support the children and families in our community, the RSU 57 School Nutrition Department will be offering free meals to all children ages 18 and under starting on Monday, March 16th through the duration of the school closure. Meals will be pre-packaged, grab n' go and will be available at the following locations: Line Elementary School - 818 Water Street, West Newfield, ME 04095 Massabesic Middle School - 134 Old Alfred Road, East Waterboro, ME 04030 Hours of pickup will be Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 9:00am and 11:00am - 1:00pm. Please note: This is open to ALL children, ages 18 and under from any community. To help eliminate unnecessary travel for families, children have the option to receive breakfast and lunch for each day and can take up to 3 days' worth of meals per pickup. Pickup will occur at the front doors of each location. Please remain in your car upon arrival. Staff will be present to assist you. Please know that our department is following strict sanitation guidelines to ensure the safety of our community. **If you or your family cannot access either site during the pickup hours, please contact Cathy at the School Nutrition Office at (207) 247-3221, ext. 2257. We will update this information as needed. Thank you.
Internet Access Opportunity: Please see the news story linked below from News 13 about access to free wifi through Spectrum for families with school-age children. We will pass updates as we receive them. http://bit.ly/news13spectrum
Ski Bus trip to Gunstock cancelled for 3/13/2020
Please check the News section of the website for a link to a survey to help us prepare for a possible closing due to a COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a reminder that Wednesday, March 11th, is an early release day. MHS and MMS will be dismissed at 11:45am and elementary schools will be dismissed at 1:00pm.
Matt Pooler and Noah Hernandez had strong showings for Massabesic at the Wrestling New England Championships last weekend in Methuen, Mass. Matt wrestled very well and Noah placed 5th in the region! Congratulations to both Noah and Matt on a terrific performance and season!
This is a reminder that Wednesday, March 11th, is an early release day. MHS and MMS will be dismissed at 11:45am and elementary schools will be dismissed at 1:00pm.
Online Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now working.
Online Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year, that was scheduled to begin today, will be delayed. We are experiencing technical issues that we hope to resolve soon.
Congratulations to Maia Alling on being named to the Maine All State Swim team in the 50 yard Freestyle. Maia will attend the Maine Interscholastic Swim League Swimming and Diving Awards Banquet, Sunday March 8 at the Augusta Civic Center. Congratulations Maia!
MHS Female Wrestlers Felicia Raymond and Moriah Jacobsen to compete today in the Girls State Championship today at Windham high School. Wrestling begins at 9:30am. Good luck ladies!
ATTENTION!!!! SUBSTITUTE JOB OPPORTUNITIES! RSU#57 Substitute Teacher Interviews/ Orientation will be held on Tuesday, February 25th 9:00-10:00AM at our Central Office. For more information or to RSVP, call Jen at 247-3221 ext. 2201.
REVTRAK Spring Sports registrations are open. All students playing a spring sport are required to register and complete IMPACT testing before they will be allowed to practice. Softball and Baseball practices begin 3-23. All other sports programs begin Monday 3-30!
SPRING SPORTS INFORMATION NIGHT! MHS Spring Sports Information Night is Monday February 24th at 6pm. MHS Spring Athletes / Parent / Guardians expected to attend. All players and parents will meet coaches, review policy and discuss the season. Attendance is expected.
Tomorrow's Regional Quarter Final Girls Basketball game versus Sanford is on as scheduled. If school is closed due to the impending snowfall we will still play the game if the storm has ended and roads are clear. Stay tuned for updates, but for now it is Game On!
Three amazing MHS students are featured in this short video made by Maine AgriAbility! https://youtu.be/af1gs4DBFnw So proud of these young people for representing Mustang Nation in such a positive way!
Today's Boys South Southwestern Swim Championship has been moved to Monday at Cape Elizabeth. Warmup will begin at 4pm. Today's JV and FT Boys Basketball Games at Gorham are cancelled. They will not be made up.
Due to inclement weather the RSU 57 building are closed today. There are no practices, games or events today, home or away. Stay safe and have a great weekend!
BOOM Ice Hockey scheduled for tonight vs Scarborough has been postponed to Monday. 8pm USM. There are no practices or events tonight at MHS or MMS due to the weather and school cancellation.
Game time change for JV and First Team Boys at Bonny Eagle tomorrow. JV will play at 4pm. First Team will play at 5:30pm. JV Varsity swingers will ride from BE after their game to Gorham for the Varsity Boys game. The bus will return to BE to bring the FT Players to MHS
The Massabesic Boys and Girls basketball games scheduled for Thursday at Gorham have been moved to tomorrow due to the impending inclement weather! Jv Girls 4pm, Varsity Girls 5:30pm, Varsity Boys 7pm
MHS will be hosting the Class A Wrestling Regionals on February 8th. Wrestling begins at 9:30am. This is an MPA Sanctioned event. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
Congratulations to the MHS Girls Swimmers who defeated Westbrook last night 94-76. The boys swam well but fell 54 - 20. Great job MHS Swim!
Today's RSU 57 Athletics and Activities including all games and practices are cancelled. Tonight's Boys and Girls Varsity basketball games vs South Portland will be held tomorrow. 5:30pm Girls / 7pm Boys. The JV Girls game is cancelled. JV / First Team Boys Friday is moved to Saturday. 10am FT / 11:30 JV.
There will be no JV Girls Basketball game this morning. Todays girls basketball game will be Varsity only at 11:30am vs Falmouth.
Tomorrows MHS Indoor Track and Field meet has been moved from 4:30pm to 3:30pm. The bus leaves MHS at 2pm
Here is the direct link to the PreK lottery form! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ne_HRLDW_C0Ax7BgqKY7ciZ1gS0oG-EJ71ZrqTTc_ZU
Bus 1472 (Limerick) is running approximately 15 minutes behind. Other buses are assisting with pickups.
New date for MHS vs Bonny Eagle Wrestling postponed on 12/30. The new date is Thursday 1/23 @ Bonny Eagle. 5pm Weigh in. 6pm Start
All practices at MHS Monday are cancelled.
MHS wrestling at Bonny Eagle scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed. MHS swim practice tomorrow at 3pm tomorrow is cancelled.
MHS Hosts the Mustang Wrestling Duals today beginning at 9am. Fryeburg, Milford Mass, Scarborough, Biddeford / TA, Sanford, York, Bonny Eagle, Deering an Kennebunk will compete for the Mustangs Duals Championship. Good luck to all!
Today’s Swim Meet results. MHS Girls 118 Bonny Eagle 49. Bonny Eagle Boys 63 MHS 19. Great job by all the swimmers today!
MHS Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball will take on Noble tonight at MHS. Girls 5:30pm with boys to follow at 7pm. Go Mustangs!
Tonight's girls basketball game home vs Cheverus will be Varsity only at 6pm.
Congratulations to the MHS Wrestlers who defeated York tonight 45-30 and Windham 48-26. Great job Mustangs!
All afternoon activities for Massabesic High School and Massabesic Middle School are cancelled for today. The Boys and Girls basketball games vs Sanford will be played tomorrow. Boys 4 / 5:30 / 7pm. Girls varsity only 6pm.
The Massabesic Wrestlers traveled to Kennebunk yesterday. The Mustangs fell to Noble 52-30 but rallied to defeat Kennebunk 42-38. The Wrestlers travel to Windham next Wednesday to take on the Eagles at 6pm.
Bus 1673 running approximately 15 mins late due to mechanical issues. Use the MyStop App to track the bus.
Due to today's school closure activities have been changed. There is no MHS Wrestling, Cheering or Indoor Track practice. There is no MHS JV or First Team boys or girls basketball practice. MHS Boys Varsity Basketball will practice at MMS from 3-5pm MHS Girls Varsity Basketball will practice at MMS from 5-7pm The swim / hockey bus to Biddeford will leave today at 3:15pm from MHS East. There is no access to MHS as of this time for any reason. We will keep you posted via the RSU 57 App and Website on updates for tomorrow.
Wrestling practice at MHS today is cancelled.
Friday 11-22 Due to today's unexpected shortened day practices at MHS may be affected. Stay tuned for updates. Swim and Ice Hockey will go as scheduled. Busses leave at 3:15pm. All other practices are to be determined at this point.
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.