Art Shows: The Mahar Art Department participates in several art exhibitions and competitions throughout the school year. They are the Petersham Festival for Young Artists, Artspace Annual Teen Exhibit, NIE (Newspapers in Education) through the Gardner News, and the Annual MWCC Exhibition of High School Art. There are also two major exhibits during the school year that coincide with other school functions. These exhibits are during Open House in the fall and the Spring Art Show in May which occurs with the Music department’s Spring Concert. The work that is chosen for these exhibitions and competitions is primarily created by students enrolled in the art classes. Any student within the school is encouraged to submit his/her work for consideration of entry into any and all of the events.
Concerts: The R.C.Mahar music program presents a winter and a spring concert, at which all of the Middle and High School Instrumental and vocal ensembles perform. The MS Band and Chorus typically perform first, followed by the HS Band, Chorus, and Jazz Band. Last December the program ended with a “Grand Finale” of holiday songs performed by all of our students. Decorations and holiday props have been provided by the R.C.Mahar Art Dept.
Drama: This year, the Theatre Department will be doing Willy Wonka Jr. We are very excited to have returning students from last year as well as many new faces. Our performance dates are April 8th @ 7:pm April 9th @ 7:pm and April 10th @2:pm. Tickets are $7.00 general admission and are available at the door.
Envirothon: The Envirothon Team that represents R. C. Mahar Regional School prepares to compete in the Massachusetts Envirothon which is held each May. The location of this event changes from year to year. The participants are tested in the following areas: forestry, wildlife, water and soils. The Ecostation Exams are “team tests” in which the Envirothon team will have thirty minutes to answer a variety of questions related to that topic. At the completion of that ecostation, they will proceed to the next scheduled station. A fifth station is for the presentation of the “current issue”. The team prepares this presentation during the school year to address the topic of that years’ current issue. The team must also answer questions during this station from their panel of judges. At the end of the competition, scores are tabulated and the winning team is invited to compete at the International Envirothon.