Principal’s Welcome 2016-2017


August 2016

Welcome to Machias Memorial High School! It is my hope that you and your student take full advantage of the opportunities offered by our school. If you do so your experience here will be engaging, valuable, and fun!

Machias Memorial High School offers many academic opportunities such as early college classes, Career & Technical Education classes, Advanced Placement (AP) classes, honors level classes, internships, apprenticeships, and online classes.

The school also offers opportunities to become involved in other activities such as Close-Up Washington, Band and Chorus, Jobs for Maine Graduates, Student Government, Math Team, Anime Club, Outing Club, Video Club, Skills USA, DECA, and athletics that can enhance your educational experience.

I would like to make you aware of two academic supports available to all students. The first is Bulldog Block. Bulldog Block is a daily block of time in the schedule where all teachers are available to meet with students.

The second is JMG Essentials. JMG Essentials is a required freshmen class that has the goal of teaching students how to be successful academically, socially, and civically. Students will learn about topics such as organization, study skills, time management, information research skills, how to handle and stand up to a bully or cyberbully, and digital citizenship just to name a few. The school feels that these two supports will give students a solid foundation to excel in high school regardless of their current academic, social, or civic competencies.

The school will continue to emphasize good attendance, bullying and harassment prevention, and school safety. I will continue to assess the campus for safety concerns, address them, and work with local and state law enforcement organizations to keep illegal substances out of our school.

We encourage students to enjoy their high school years. Learning is important, but encourage them to join a club, sports team, or make a new friend. Encourage them to be involved in their school and community to make it a better place for all. Encourage them to take pride in themselves and what they accomplish while at Machias Memorial High School. If I can ever help you with anything please come see me. I am committed to helping your child succeed as a student and person.


Mr. Brian Leavitt
Principal, Machias Memorial High School Director, Coastal Washington CIT

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