The new Mashpee public schools retail shop and outreach center at Mashpee Commons, #WeAreMashpee, had its flag flying outside and was buzzing inside on opening day, Saturday, April 7.
Jazz performed by music teacher Andrew Troyanos on guitar and 10th grader David McKelbey on bass guitar entertained visitors part of the morning.
One long wall of the shop featured students’ artwork in a variety of media, arranged by Mashpee Middle/High School senior Raijean McFarlane.
The opposite wall offered “spirit wear” items for sale, such as Falcons-themed shirts, hats, scarves, mugs, and T-shirts.
A large computer screen at one end of the room was used for Mashpee Middle/High School student Celia Krefter to present her “Mashpee Humanitarian Mapathon” senior project.
At the other end of the room, senior Robert Nasuti used a smaller computer to give three-dimensional virtual reality tours created in the high school tech department.
Mashpee student Olyn Jacobson, 13, one of the “techsperts,” helped interim dean of students for grades 10 to 12 Timothy M. Rumberger with a new feature on his cell phone that he did not know how to use.
“It’s good to have a presence in the Commons,” Mr. Rumberger said. “It gives us a chance to show off the great things happening in the Mashpee public schools and the wonderful students we have.”
#WeAreMashpee is intended as a place to showcase Mashpee schools’ programs and opportunities, highlight the accomplishments of students and staff and offer school-related and school-created items for sale to Mashpee residents and visitors, Mashpee Superintendent of Schools Patricia M. DeBoer said in an earlier interview.
Saturday afternoon students, families and school administrators visiting #WeAreMashpee were treated to songs from the recent school production of “The Little Mermaid.”
Ninth grader Anna Josselyn in costume as Ariel and 8th grader William Henley in costume as Sebastian wowed the crowd with their polished performances.
#WeAreMashpee is at 12 Central Square in Mashpee Commons, between Cupcake Charlie’s and Washashore Bakery.