Announcements - Secondary

May

Applications for executive officer positions for Middle School STUCO are open! Here are some important due dates and procedures we will be taking this year.

Please complete the application FORM by Thursday, May 26, 12:59 pm with all the requirements.

May 30, 2022 - Students will all go to their Warrior Time groups, where they will join a zoom and watch candidate speeches performed live (through zoom). Candidates will take turns delivering their speeches in the same room with a camera set up and streaming to the zoom meeting. The speech should take no more than 3 minutes when reading it out. After the speeches, students will fill out the electronic voting form (one day). 

Voters will be from current 5th graders, 6th graders, and 7th graders. 8th graders won't vote! 

May 31, 2022 - Election results will be released through email and our Instagram page (@colegiomaya_secondary).

When applying, make sure to submit all the needed files and have completed the asked requirements. This includes the evidence of the teacher recommendations, the speech (written document), and the requirements for the positions you would like to apply for. These are the requirements.

Remember, this is YOUR chance to be in a position that will allow you to represent and act as a liaison with the High School community. For those running, be creative with your virtual campaign. If you send us any media (poster, video, etc), we can help advertise your campaign.  

If you have any questions, please contact ahaeussler@cm.edu.gt or amayorga@cm.edu.gt 

Here is to a great, vibrant 2022-23!

Read More about MS STUCO Executive Elections

Each year, faculty submit nominations and then vote for the Middle School and High School Overall Awards. In the Middle School, students can receive the Most Enthusiastic, Outstanding, and Principal's Awards. In the High School, we have the Principal's Award. 8th grade students who win an award are celebrated at the 8th grade Moving Up Ceremony, and if a 12th grade student wins the Principal's Award, it is announced at Graduation.

To be nominated for one of these awards is a great accomplishment. Congratulations to Alexa B., Cami T., Chae Eun H., Eva J., Hannah L., Isabella D., Martha H., Mateo P., Maxine I., Ujin L., A.J. R., Lucia T., Seo Jin S., Sikha J., Costas P., Solstice B., Ariadna R., David C., Eduard R., Zach H., Sebastian L., Woo Hyun C., Eun Hye J., Seung Min B., Jose Miguel E., Maxwell P., Nina L., Rodrigo M., and Rafa D. on being nominated!

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HS Student Council Elections - Date extension!

Applications for executive officer positions for High School STUCO have been extended! Here are some important due dates and procedures we will be taking this year.

 

Timeline:

May 2, 2022 - HS Executive Officer Application Form

May 17, 2022 - Applications are due.

May 19, 2022 - Students will all go to their Warrior Time groups, where they will join a zoom and watch candidate speeches performed live (through zoom). Candidates will take turns delivering their speeches in the same room with a camera set up and streaming to the zoom meeting. After the speeches, students will fill out the electronic voting form (one day). 

May 20, 2022 - Election results will be released through email and our Instagram page (@colegiomaya_secondary).

When applying, make sure to submit all the needed files and have completed the asked requirements. This includes the evidence of the teacher recommendations, the speech (written document), and the requirements for the positions you would like to apply. The speech should take no more than 3 minutes when reading it out. 

 

Remember, this is YOUR chance to be in a position that will allow you to represent and act as a liaison with the High School community. For those running, be creative with your virtual campaign. If you send us any media (poster, video, etc), we can help advertise your campaign. 

If you have any questions, please contact ahaeussler@cm.edu.gt or amayorga@cm.edu.gt. Here is to a great, vibrant 2022-23!

 

Read More about HS Student Council Elections - Date extension!

Coming this Thursday, May 12, at 6:15 PM, we will have a meeting with parents and students who are interested in joining and supporting a cheer team next school year. We will have a presentation, discuss the team and practice structure, and talk about uniforms. All are welcome! 

Read More about Cheerleading 2022-23
HS Student Council Elections

Applications for executive officer positions for High School STUCO have opened! Here are some important due dates and procedures we will be taking this year.

Timeline:

 

May 2, 2022 - HS Executive Officer Application Form

May 13, 2022 - Applications are due.

May 16, 2022 - Students will all go to the PAFA, where candidates will present their speeches live. After the speech, students will fill out the electronic voting form (one day). 

May 19, 2022 - Election results will be released through email and our Instagram page (@colegiomaya_secondary).

 

When applying, make sure to submit all the needed files and have completed the asked requirements. This includes the evidence of the teacher recommendations, the speech (written document), and the requirements for the positions you would like to apply. The speech should take no more than 3 minutes when reading it out. 

Remember, this is YOUR chance to be in a position that will allow you to represent and act as a liaison with the High School community. For those running, be creative with your virtual campaign. If you send us any media (poster, video, etc), we can help advertise your campaign. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact ahaeussler@cm.edu.gt or amayorga@cm.edu.gt 

 

Here is to a great, vibrant 2022-23!

Read More about HS Student Council Elections

April

Congratulations to all our AASCA Middle School Science Fair participants. They spent the day on Friday last week engaged in sessions related to their project's focus. 

Recognitions were awarded to the following grade 6 teams:

Innovation - Nets in Action (Madeline, Lucia, Celia) 
Feasibility - Nets in Action (Madeline, Lucia, Celia) & The Oil Eater Bagasse Filter (Alexa, Cami, Ozan)

Read More about AASCA Science Fair Teams - Recognitions

Congratulations to all our Middle School Science Fair participants. There were many interesting projects that were well presented. We have many incredible problem-solvers in grades 6, 7, and 8. The following student groups were selected to represent Colegio Maya at the 2022 AASCA Science & Engineering Fair: 

Grade 6 Selected Teams are:

Nets In Action (Madeline B., Celia R., Lucia T.)

Oil Eater Bagasse Filter (Alexa B., Ozan B., & Camille T.)

 

Grade 7 Selected Teams are:

Deforestation Caused by Mining (Harry P., Ernesto R., Rafaela S., Juan M.)

Solution to Pollution from Fenix Mine (Nicolas A., Juan O., Jace B., Elijah H.)


Grade 8 Selected Teams are:

Producing Energy in Playgrounds (Solstice B., Costas P., Hannah L. & Doyun K.)

Power Electricity Stove (Maxine I., Martha H., Chae Eun H. & Saanvi M.)

Read More about AASCA Science Fair Teams

We are hosting a Middle School basketball 3-on-3 tournament similar to what the HS students did a few weeks ago. All MS students are welcome to join by completing this form. Students can join as a team, or if they do not have a team (free agent) we will find you one to play on. Teams can be 3-5 players. Students must sign up by the end of this week!

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Cheer Squad

Are you interested in getting fit and having fun? Do you want to boost spirit here at Colegio Maya and bring your enthusiasm? The return of the Cheer Squad is happening, and we're looking for team members. If there is enough interest, practices will be held after school.

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March

Cheer Squad

Are you interested in getting fit and having fun? Do you want to boost spirit here at Colegio Maya and bring your enthusiasm? The return of the Cheer Squad is happening, and we're looking for team members. If there is enough interest, practices will be held after school.

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NHS has added a new tab to our website: monthly updates. At the end of every month, updates will be posted focusing on what our members have been up to and what we have been working on! Here is how you can access these new and exciting updates:


1. Type in the link to our website on your browser: nhs.cm.edu.gt.
2. Once you are on our homepage, hover your cursor over the most recent month and click on it. 
3. Read through our updates!

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Women's History Month

During March we celebrate Women's History Month. Women's History Month is a time to reflect on the courage of women in past generations and to celebrate how their efforts and bravery afforded women the opportunities and freedoms they have today. Stop by our book display and if you have a chance take an inspirational quote from our "Giving Trees". You can also write and leave your own inspirational quote for somebody else!

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February

Ping Pong Tournament (DELAY):

We would like to inform all secondary students that the ping pong tournament has been pushed back one week, meaning it will be taking place from March 7th - March 11th. We've chosen to do this to avoid an overlap with the seniors' 3 point contest and to maximize participants in both competitions. Here is the form to sign up. Please contact jmestrada@cm.edu.gt if you've already signed up but will no longer be able to participate due to the date change. 

Read More about Ping Pong Tournament (DELAY):

For new students and those absent on picture day, there is a make-up time on Tuesday, March 1, at 9:00. Ms. Vives has already contacted students to let them know. The photos are taken at the MPR in the gym. 
 

Read More about Make-up Pictures
DEIR Club Bakesale

The D.E.I.R Club is excited to host a bake sale on March 8, 2022. This coincides with International Women’s Day, which aligns with the D.E.I.R Club’s goal to initiate and push Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect within our school. 


There will be a sheet in case you do not bring money on the day of the bake sale - please make sure to pay the money back. The proceeds will be going to future D.E.I.R Initiatives including a Children’s book in the making seeking to introduce these ideas to the young minds at Colegio Maya. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to email: Travis B. - tbluemling@cm.edu.gt


In addition to this, we would like to use this email as an opportunity to allow for students to reach out to any of us should they feel discriminated against or alienated within our school so we can address these topics - anonymously - and bring change in our school community.
 

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3-Point Contest

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to sign up for our 3-point shooting contest in the gym. The contest will be organized the week of February 28 to March 4. Please sign up on this form. The entrance fee is 50Q as a fundraiser to support the grade 12 service project, and winners will receive a prize at the end.
 

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This week, we are uniting to support one another and call out bullying in all its forms. Pink Shirt Day will be recognized at Colegio Maya on Tuesday, February 22, and everyone is encouraged to come to school that day wearing pink. In solidarity, we will show our support to make everyone feel included and supported and to identify the ongoing need to address bullying in our schools.

Join us in participating by wearing something pink! If you don't have anything pink, HS STUCO will be selling pink sweatshirts Tuesday before school! 

Read More about Pink Shirt Day - Join us!
Sports Tournament

HS STUCO will be hosting a ping pong tournament during lunch on the week of February 28th - March 4th. This is purely a spirit-building activity and will not require an entry fee, however, the winner will get a $25 Amazon gift card. Please use this form to sign up. Towards the end of this week, we will send all participants their playing schedule.

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Ayudando Huellitas Bakesale

Our super amazing 10th graders are launching their Service Project Ayudando Huellitas, rescuing dogs from the street and finding them a home, and in the meantime providing much-needed cleaning supplies, food, and medicines! They have planned a Bake Sale for High School and Middle School on Monday, Feb. 14th (Valentines Day!!) during lunch with lots of yummy treats for YOU or someone you love!

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We will start the After School Activities and Athletics on Monday, February 7. Students cannot participate without a signed permission slip turned in. Secondary on-campus activities will be on Mondays and Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 PM. Rehearsals for the Musical will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Read More about After School Activities (ASA)

Are you interested in helping students less fortunate than yourself? Perhaps you’ve heard about Safe Passage/Camino Seguro and the amazing work they do educating families that make their living recycling items found in the garbage dump in Zone 3/7. If interested in this service opportunity and making a difference in the lives of these kids, come meet the director of the organization (Trae Holland) on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 12:05 on the Secondary Lawn. Bring your lunch, your questions and your creative spirit. Let’s get this project off the ground!

Read More about Camino Seguro / Safe Passage
Visiting Author

It is with great pleasure we will have Marc Tyler Nobleman award-winning author of books for all ages, including one that changed history and inspired an unprecedented documentary. He is our Zoom visiting author for this school year.  He will be with us on Tuesday, February 15 and 17  (A-Day) and will be available for 2 workshops one for MS and another for HS.

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Black History Month

Did you know the month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, who both played a significant role in African American history? Let's honor Black History Month with great reads from amazing African American authors. Our secondary library has a diverse selection of literature available for learning more about Black History.

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January

Greetings from HS STUCO! This Wednesday, February 2nd, we will be having our first intramural activity of the semester! We will be playing Fishbowl! Check your email account for more information.

Read More about HS Intramurals
Black History Month

Did you know the month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, who both played a significant role in African American history? Let's honor Black History Month with great reads from amazing African American authors. Our secondary library has a diverse selection of literature available for learning more about Black History.

Read More about Black History Month

Congratulations to the Maya MUN team members who participated in the AMERIMUNC IX Conference at American University this weekend. Special recognition to Seung Min B., voted Best Delegate, and Juan Fran V., voted Honorable Mention and winner of the Diplomacy Award.

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AASCA Debate

Congratulations to our AASCA Debate teams! They debated against several other teams in the region on important issues and topics. The Junior Varsity team won 1st place, and one of the JV team members, Roslyn H., was voted best speaker of the tournament. Congratulations to our Varsity team as well, who competed hard and helped to support our Junior Varsity students.

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