May 4, 2018

2017-18: Week 36

A Solon Salute to Barb Austin-Hutchins and the Prom Committee for hosting a wonderful evening on Saturday night. There is a lot of work that goes into planning, organizing and decorating for prom. You did a great job and we salute you! 

A Solon Salute to all of our Food Service Team. They work very hard each day to serve our healthy lunches. May 4th was School Lunch Hero Day. Check out this Ted Talk to learn more. Be sure to thank our team when you see them!

A Solon Salute this week to Logan Graves who completed his independent study learning AutoCAD 2D (a two-dimensional computer-aided design program). Logan presented his learning and drawings on Thursday, explaining his processes, challenges, and the increasing complexity of his work over time. Precision, Persistence, Problem Solving, and Communication LEs were clearly evident from Logan’s exhibition. Great work, Logan! We salute you and look forward to the unfolding of your AutoCAD 3D experience.

A Solon Salute to Ms. Chabot, Lily Fournier, Amelia Wrigley, Isabelle Boutin, Eleanor Braun, Danny Bruce and Truman Lee Solomon who traveled to Science Day hosted by the Dartmouth College graduate science program last Saturday. They experienced interactive neuroscience stations, used bacteria to instantly freeze water, and chatted with graduate students about their research. What a great opportunity! 

A Solon Salute to Grace Carlomagno and Liam Mears for their participation as members of the social justice band SoundCheck, featured on VPR Friday, April 27th. Listen up to SoundCheck's "new generation of protest songs," and listen here for the VPR clip. We salute you, Grace and Liam! SoundCheck on VPR 4/27/2018

A Solon Salute to Matias Masi and Rory Hynes for their recent work making pizza sauce from MHS grown ingredients for the MHS pizza kiln. 

A Solon Salute this week to Grace Carlomagno for having her composition selected for performance, for the second year! Opus 33 was held on Monday, April 30th at Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College in Colchester. Professional composer mentors review student works, vote on “best for live performance,” then guide each student in score preparation. Please take a look and listen to “Another Day” here. Come dici che la musica e vita, Grace! Saluto di Solone! (From Ms. DiLena)


  • May 8th: AP Spanish Exam
  • May 9th: AP English Exam
  • May 11th: AP U.S. History Exam
  • May 10th-12th: All State Music Festival
  • Soap Sale: Applied Chemistry students will be selling their class made soap in the lobby in early May. Orders will also be available at

Full Spring Outlook 2018 (Full Letter and Links)
May 14th: AP Biology Exam
May 15th: AP Calculus Exam
May 15th: AP Computer Science Exam
May 16th: End of Marking Period 7
May 17th: AP Statistics Exam
SBACs: Math: 5/17, 5/18, 5/21, 5/22
(Grade 9 only)
May 18th: Racial Justice Alliance—Movie Night
May 22nd: Spring Concert
May 23rd: Annual Art Show
May 24th: Student Led-Conferences for grades, 9, 10, & 12
May 24th: NGSS Science Assessment for grade 11
May 28th: Memorial Day

June 1st: Music of Color-School Dance
June 2nd: SATs (Saturday morning)
June 7th: Masque Talent Show

June 8th: Awards Assembly
June 9th: Livelihood Music Festival hosted by Club Action (pending)
June 15th: End of Marking Period 8
June 15th: Graduation
June 18th-21st: Semester 2, Summative Re-Take Week
June 22nd: Step-Up Day for Class of 2022 & Final Day