Principal's Message
Fall 2016 Principal's Newsletter


Greetings Maine-Endwell Families,


The year has been flying by! It is hard to believe we are already heading into spring although it may not feel like it. For the high school, these next few months are a whirlwind of events and academics. Please utilize our calendar on the website to stay up to date on these important upcoming events.


New Student Parking & Bussing: 

We are happy to announce that by working with Northminster Presbyterian Church, we are able to provide a significantly larger amount of parking for students. Safety of our students is our primary concern, while using this parking lot we want to make sure that all students remember to:

  • Drive slowly and safely in the parking area.

  • Leave and enter only through the North entrance, avoiding the loop near the church as it is close to the intersection and has a limited sight path for drivers.

  • Not leave any garbage or debris in that parking area.

  • Not loiter in the parking area.

This is trial agreement with the church, so we encourage of all our students be on their best behavior while utilizing this area so that we may continue this opportunity for our students for years to come.

-Thank you Northminster Church!


*Please remember that only 11th and 12th grade students with parking passes are allowed to park on school grounds. In the spring, as more students drive on a regular basis, parking may become challenging. This does not excuse students from the expectation of being to class on time or parking only in designated areas. Please encourage students to arrive to school with ample time to find a parking spot before classes begin. Student parking spots are located in front of the aquatics wing entrance, and the separate lot adjacent to the District office entrance.


*For Student safety in the morning, please only drop off students in the back of the building or in the aquatics area. No cars are allowed in the main drive from 7:15 to 7:45.


Academic Reminders:

The end of the 3rd Quarter is April 7th.  In May, our standardized exams begin with our Advanced Placement tests being administered from May 1st through May 12th. A detailed exam schedule can be found on the College Board website and will be available on our website soon.


Student Activities:

Our athletic teams are now into the spring sports season after again having an extremely successful winter season and have barely missed a beat. I would like to congratulate the amazing efforts of our student athletes. Thank you for continuing to support our athletic programs. These programs teach our student/athletes valuable life skills such as ethics, mental fortitude, and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Please make sure you come see our award winning music programs in action at our Prism concert on April 10th at 7:30 and our Spring Concert on Monday, May 22nd. We are so proud to be named one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” by the NAMM foundation. We are also very saddened but happy for Mr. Linaberry as these will be his last concerts prior to his retirement at the end of the year. Maine-Endwell will miss this wonderful educator who has an inspirational role model for children and adults!


I hope you also make it a point to see our Spring Musical “Les Miserables” on the weekend of April 1st & 2nd. If you have not seen these performances in the past, you are truly missing out. The creativity and student talent that goes into the development of these shows is remarkable. The seats fill up quick, so make sure you get here early or pre-purchase your tickets for this great show!


On behalf of our staff, I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe spring break. Hopefully you will be able to take time to relax and enjoy your families and friends. Thank you again for all your support and everything you do for Maine-Endwell High School.



Thomas Burkhardt, Principal




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