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MAST Academy provides a marine setting and a nurturing environment for studies leading to academic success, career preparation, an appreciation of the sea, and environmental awareness. Stakeholders work together to instill a commitment to life-long learning and to advance and improve a challenging curriculum integrated with sciences and technology.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Out to Sea - The 2008-2009 School Year Begins!

After being delayed by Tropical Storm Fay, our 2008-2009 voyage got underway this past Wednesday.  Our first three days went very smoothly.  It was absolutely great having the ship full of students embarking on the next leg of their learning journey at MAST Academy.  There was much that we did this first week and students were very busy collecting new books and materials for this year's classes.  The MAST crew eased us out into the broad ocean of knowledge quickly and effectively began students' learning experiences right from the start.  Congratulations to all!  All ahead full!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

TS Fay - Delayed in Port!

Tropical Storm Fay caused a delay in our setting sail for the 2008-2009 voyage.  It was a blustery event for MAST Academy but we have gotten through without any major damage.  Our ship has weathered the storm and passed inspection!  We are awaiting the go ahead to sail into a new dawn.  As we make plans to open school, please pay careful attention to local news sources and make sure that safety comes first as we begin to return to our normal routines.  I hope to see you all aboard tomorrow.  We sail forth on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 8 AM SHARP!

Monday, August 11, 2008

All Ahead Full!

What an amazing summer we have had at MAST. The Summer Anchor program was terrific and the Class of 2012 is ready to start their new year with energy and excitement. It is hard for me to believe that we ahve just about finished another summer. Time flies by!
Tomorrow the Class of 2009 begins their activities. They will get their crown and their parking stops ready to represent their time as seniors at MAST. The new leadership team has been in touch and is getting things rolling. GO MAKOS!! Seniors, what will you make your time out to be?
The latest Jib Sheet has been mailed out to teachers and parents. It is a great piece that highlights new direction and focus for the coming year. This voyage is full of promise and I feel much anticipation for what the future holds. I believe we can make our ship tighter and faster yet!
I hope that you have each had a restful summer and are ready to begin the next leg of your trek at MAST. I cannot wait to see our staff and teachers beginning with the two opt days on Tuesday, August 12th and then for our opening day on Monday, August 18th. Enjoy the waning days of vacation and prepare to sail on!

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