Students of the Week Honored
Kindergarten Students of the Week
All Class Reunion
NHS Helps Halloween Trick or Treating
Senior Class Fundraisers
Open House Dates Scheduled
Mystic Valley has scheduled its annual series of Open House dates during which parents of prospective students can visit the school. This year the Open House dates are: Friday, Nov. 7th 8:30 AM; Thursday, Nov. 13th 7:00 PM; Wed., Nov. 19th 8:30 AM, Mon., Nov. 24th at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, December 9th at 8:30 AM. The Open House events will be held at our 576 Eastern Avenue campus.
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Mystic Valley Clothing Available for Purchase
Mystic Valley’s Booster Club has set up a link for Mystic Valley clothing, where part of the proceeds go to the Booster Club, which helps support the school’s extracurricular activities. Parents should realize that not all the items on the website can be worn in school – they are labeled to identify which can be worn as part of the school’s uniform. The link is: http://universalscreeningstudio.com/ixxocart/catalog/MVCS_High_School-57-1.html
Mystic Valley Musicians Audition for Music Festival
Builder's Club Food Drive
Here is a list of PTO events planned for this year.
Dec 10th, 2014 Roller World Event
Jan 20, 2015 Meeting @7pm
Feb 18, 205 Skating Rink Event
Mar 10, 2015 SkyZone Event
Mar 17, 2015 Meeting @7pm
May 6, 2015 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
May 19, 2015 Meeting @7pm – Elections
June - Kindergarten Icecream Social – Eastern Ave Gym - Date TBD
June 16, 2015 Meeting @7pm
It is impossible to do all of this without help from all of you. Please volunteer and show your support.
Mystic Valley Football Falls in Championship Game
The Eagles got on the board with 3:37 left in the third when quarterback Devin Pierce saw Jeremiah Timothee behind the Cathedral defense and hit him with a perfect pass and Timothee raced to the end zone for a 63 yard TD. Pierce ran in the PAT and the score was 21-8 at the end of the third quarter.
Early in the fourth quarter the Eagles defense had Cathedral pinned deep in their own end forcing them to punt from their own end zone. When the punter took the snap Mystic Valley’s Wolfgang Wentzell broke through the line and blocked the punt. James LoChirco pounced on the ball and the Eagles had the ball on the one yard line. A moment later LoChirco took a handoff and dove into the end zone for a touchdown. Pierce threw to Guerrier for the PAT and the score was now 21-16 and the Eagles had all of the momentum squarely on their side.
Cathedral would not back down that easy however and on the ensuing kickoff they returned the ball all the way to the end zone for a touchdown followed by a PAT run that made the score 29-16 with 7:17 left. The Eagles kept battling the rest of the way but couldn’t get another score and Cathedral went on to win.
After the game coach Craig Turner was disappointed in the result of the game but very proud of his players and the season: “I'm very proud of this group. They accomplished things that no one but the people in our locker would have believed to be possible at the start of the year. We talked all week about not being satisfied with just getting there so this one obviously stings a little. Cathedral is a seasoned experienced team that has been here multiple times. We start two 9th graders along with five sophomores and countless juniors so I believe this experience gained sets us up for hopefully an even deeper run next season. We're really going to miss our senior group and their tremendous leadership. What they brought to this program far exceeds the things we see on the field. They taught our younger guys the importance of off season work and about showing up every day and working hard. The tone that they set every day will be missed. We still have a week and a half left as a team and we're going to spend that time together, having fun and focusing on trying to honor our seniors with a Thanksgiving Day win.”
Mystic Valley Football Tops Dorchester Will Play for Championship
Pierce marched the Eagles up the field expertly using passes to Robbie Cummings and passes to and runs by Jayden Jean. The Eagles made several big third and long plays as they marched downfield with ever growing urgency as time ticked away. The Eagles reached pay dirt when Pierce ran a quarterback keeper and raced to the corner of the field diving for the end zone pylon just ahead of the Dorchester defender tying the game. Pierce’s number was called again on the conversion and he took the ball hard into the middle of the line and just made it over the goal line to give the Eagles the lead.
Mystic Valley QB Devin Pierce leading the winning drive
Dorchester tried to mount a last minute drive of their own but had difficulty throwing long passes in the very windy conditions. The game effectively ended when on fourth and four Mystic Valley’s defense rose up and dropped Dorchester’s quarterback for a loss. All that was left was to run out the clock and celebrate the first MIAA Semi-final win in the history of Mystic Valley athletics.
After the game Head Coach was very happy with his team’s performance citing the outstanding play of Robbie Cummings, Trevor Bonaccorsi, Sydney Guerrier and Jethro Charles on defense. “They were spectacular!” He went on to say that this was: “A great win for our program and the school community. Quitting is just not in these kids’ DNA. There was ample opportunity for them to chalk it up as not being their day and to pack it in and be proud of their season but they really refused to go away. I can't tell you how privileged I feel to coach a group like this. To stop a big physical team like Dorchester on 4th and inches and then drive the field for a last minute score to win just shows the type of poise and resolve the kids have, I couldn't be happier for them. They deserve all the credit in the world.”
The Eagles play for the Regional Championship Friday night against Cathedral. Time and place TBD.
Girls' Soccer and Volleyball Lose In Semi -Final Round
Housing Families Gift Drive
Pierce Leads Mystic Valley to First Ever Playoff Win
Request To Attend Forms for our enrollment lottery are available by clicking this link. This form is for new families who are seeking enrollment for their child(ren). Existing families with children who currently attend the school will receive a Sibling Request To Attend Form via email from the Business office.
Please note that our Enrollment Policy is in the process of being updated as a result of new recently enacted guidelines from the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. We expect to have our updated Enrollment Policy available on our web site by December 1st. Check back after that date to get more information about the enrollment process.
Our Lottery will be held on Thursday evening, January 8th at 7:00 PM at 576 Eastern Avenue in Malden. Deadline to submit Request To Attend Forms for that lottery is Friday, January 2, 2015. Any Request To Attend Form received after that date will not be processed for the January 8th lottery.
Mystic Valley’s Craig Turner Coach of the Week
Key Club Update
Mystic Valley’s Sarah Terrazano Named National Merit Commended Student
Mystic Valley Charter School senior Sarah Terrazano was recently named a Commended Student in the2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Sarah is from Wakefield where she lives with her parents Judith and Stephen and her brother Jason. She is very active at Mystic Valley serving as a member of many different clubs most noteworthy of which being that she is the President of the National Honor Society and the editor of the Literary Magazine.
Mystic Valley Assistant Director for grades 9-12, Alex Dan, was very pleased to hear the news and commented: “It is a great pleasure for me to congratulate Sarah and her family on such a wonderful accomplishment. Her designation as a commended student is a sign that she has the potential for great academic success even beyond the walls of Mystic Valley.”
A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Mystic Valley Assistant Director, Alex Dan to this scholastically talented senior.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”
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