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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Captain's Log - September 12, 2009

The MAST 09-10 journey continues. It was another great, and very quick, week. Three weeks have passed and we are just about at full tilt. Last week we had out first Makos Athletic Booster Club meeting, first EESAC meeting, the swimming team kicked off competition, and the lady makos volleyball team moved up to 3-2! Way to go ladies!

Yesterday, Friday, all ninth through eleventh graders completed the district baseline benchmark assessments and the seniors had an orientation session for Naviance. The orientation session went well with all seniors able to log in and change their passwords for Naviance Family Connections,, and explore briefly the various aspects of the site. In collaboration with the MAST PTSA, Naviance has been purchased and set up for MAST Academy students to help in the college admissions process. There is a lot more information pending and each class will have a similar orientation in the near future. As an additional note, parents will be given their passwords at Back to School Night.

Speaking of ... Back to School Night is right around the corner! This year MAST will have back to school night on Tuesday, September 22, 2009. More information and scheduling details are forthcoming! Please be on the lookout for a flyer that will be sent home with students as well as being posted on line! Hope to see every MAST family there!

This week promises to be packed! Tuesday night, 9/15, is our junior/senior parent college meeting hosted by the MAST PTSA. Our first senior parent college night was a great success! These meetings are definitely not to be missed! Moving on to Wednesday, we have picture day for underclassmen. Seniors need to make sure they have gone to Foxmar for senior picture arrangements. Thursday is our first early release day of the year. Students will be dismissed at 1:15pm! And, just to keep up the clip, college visits for the week include M.I.T. and Emory. Please don't forget that Duke University will be at MAST for a district-wide recruitment event on Monday, September 21st at 7pm (see flyer in earlier post). Girls' volleyball has contests at Curly on Tuesday and the swim team has regular practice. Please come out and support our student-athletes every chance you get! USCG JROTC parents, don't miss our first meeting of the year on Tuesday, 9/15, at 6pm.

The ship is full of activity as you can see from this past week's highlights and plans for the next. Please remember to mark your books for the upcoming events! It's all ahead full with nothing but beautiful blue seas in sight!

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