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MHS iPad Distribution Information - 2019-2020

posted Aug 9, 2019, 7:37 AM by Richard Barden   [ updated Aug 9, 2019, 8:15 AM ]

We are pleased to announce that student iPads will be available for pickup before the first day of school. Please see the following schedule for iPad distribution:

  • (Incoming Grade 9 students only) Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - MHS Cafeteria (after our Grade 9 Open House)

  • (All Grades) Friday, August 16, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. - Media Center

  • (All Grades) Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. - Media Center

  • (All Grades) Friday, August 23, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. - Media Center

Accommodations will be made during the first week of school, Wednesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 29, for students who are unable to pick up their iPads on the dates listed above. Students and families are encouraged to review the Methuen Public Schools Internet/Network Acceptable Use Policy. If there are questions regarding iPad distribution, please contact the Main Office at (978) 722-6040. 

Open House for Incoming Grade 9 Students and Families - Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.

posted Aug 2, 2019, 10:11 AM by Richard Barden

An open house for incoming Grade 9 students and families will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Arthur Nicholson III Auditorium. The evening will begin with a presentation from Methuen High School administration highlighting necessary information for each student’s academic, social, and emotional success. Following the presentation, students will be invited to pick up their iPads in the cafeteria. Students and families are also welcome to walk throughout the building to view the many learning spaces MHS students enjoy on a daily basis. We look forward to welcoming our Methuen High School Class of 2023!

Paving Project and Parking at MHS

posted Jul 12, 2019, 12:15 PM by Richard Barden   [ updated Jul 26, 2019, 12:33 PM ]

On Monday, July 15, 2019, paving will begin in the MHS faculty and student parking lot on Ranger Road. As a result, all faculty, staff, students, families, and guests must park in the Nicholson Stadium parking lot and take the walking path to MHS. This change in parking at MHS is in effect until the paving is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

UPDATE - Thursday, July 25, 2019: The Methuen High School paving project has now concluded and you can access the high school from both Pleasant View Street and Jackson Street. Please park in the South House parking lot as the student parking lot will remain closed to allow crews to continue working in that area. 

Congratulations, Fourth Term Honor Roll Students!

posted Jun 18, 2019, 6:30 AM by Richard Barden   [ updated Jul 3, 2019, 9:16 AM ]

Please join us in celebrating our dedicated students who have achieved honor roll status in the fourth marking term. Honor roll recipients, we are proud of your outstanding performance and look forward to your continued academic success. Congratulations, and keep up the great work!   

HONOR ROLL (page 40 of the MHS Handbook)
The Honor Roll at Methuen High School is determined by the following point system:

        A = five (5) points
        B = four (4) points
        Highest Honors: 35 points
        High Honors: 33-34 points
        Honors: 31-32 points
The Honor Roll considers all grades equitably regardless of course level. 
*Students earning D’s and F’s will not be eligible, regardless of point value.

***If a student was inadvertently omitted, please report that to us by clicking here so we can update these lists.

Last Day of School - Wednesday, June 12, 2019

posted Jun 12, 2019, 4:09 AM by Richard Barden

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, is the official last day of school. All final exams must be completed and student iPads must be turned in for the summer. 

To each and every member of the Methuen High School community, thank you for your support throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Please enjoy a safe, healthy, and restful summer, and I look forward to working with you again next year.

Weekly Message - Friday, June 7, 2019

posted Jun 7, 2019, 5:58 AM by Richard Barden   [ updated Jun 7, 2019, 6:35 AM ]

For updates, events, and announcements, please take a moment to view our MHS Weekly Message.


Para actualizaciones, eventos y anuncios, por favor tómese un tiempo y vea nuestros mensajes semanales de MHS. (Escuela Secundaria de Methuen)

Class of 2019 Graduation Practice & Cookout Rescheduled to Friday, June 7, 2019

posted Jun 5, 2019, 8:48 AM by Richard Barden

Due to the forecast of rain, the Class of 2019 graduation practice and cookout, which were scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2019 have been rescheduled. Please see the changes outlined below.

  • Graduation Practice  - Friday, June 7, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.

  • Senior Class Cookout - Friday, June 7, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.

The weather looks favorable for the One Hundred Forty-Eighth Commencement of Methuen High School, which will be held at Nicholson Stadium on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. We are hopeful that the forecast remains pleasant so we can all enjoy a wonderful evening. In preparation for this special event, commencement information has been shared and is posted on the MHS website. Please view this detailed information before joining us as we celebrate our outstanding Class of 2019.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Symmes, Ms. O'Sullivan, or Ms. Thomas.  

Senior Class Co-Advisor Mr. Symmes -
Senior Class Co-Advisor Ms. O'Sullivan -
Associate Principal Ms. Thomas -

End of the Year Report Cards Posted in Infinite Campus - Wednesday, June 12, 2019

posted Jun 5, 2019, 4:51 AM by Richard Barden

End of the year report cards will be posted for students and parents/guardians in Infinite Campus on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The report card can be found in the portal by selecting the Reports option from the menu on the left side of the screen (see image below). All families are encouraged to review and discuss the attendance summary and grades displayed on the report card. Please contact your student’s teacher(s), guidance counselor, or associate principal with questions or concerns.

For assistance with your Infinite Campus account, contact our main office at (978) 722-6040.

Weekly Message - Friday, May 31, 2019

posted May 31, 2019, 1:24 PM by Richard Barden

For updates, events, and announcements, please take a moment to view our MHS Weekly Message.


Para actualizaciones, eventos y anuncios, por favor tómese un tiempo y vea nuestros mensajes semanales de MHS. (Escuela Secundaria de Methuen)

Grade 9 MCAS STE (Biology) - Tuesday, June 4, 2019, and Wednesday, June 5, 2019

posted May 30, 2019, 11:58 AM by Richard Barden

In June, Grade 9 students will be administered the paper-based MCAS Biology Test. This paper-based science test will count along with your child’s MCAS English Language Arts and Mathematics scores to determine eligibility for the Competency Determination graduation requirement and for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and the Stanley Z. Koplik Award. Next year, the MCAS Biology Test will be a next-generation, computer-based test similar to the Grade 10 ELA and Mathematics tests.

On Thursday, May 30, Grade 9 students attended an assembly to receive information about testing procedures and preparation for the upcoming MCAS Biology Test. Students were reminded to get eight hours of sleep each night and to have a healthy breakfast each morning. On testing days, students must arrive to school before 7:05 a.m. and report to the assigned testing room immediately. Also, the use of cell phones during testing for any purpose is prohibited. Scores will be invalidated if cell phones are used. All families are encouraged to take a few moments to discuss these topics with students. Most importantly, we wish Grade 9 students the best throughout testing as they show what they know.

June 2019 Grade 9 MCAS Biology Test Dates:

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