Hartford-Sumner Elementary grade 6 students and their teachers recently had a celebration at Pomodoro’s Restaurant. The celebration was to recognize their seven years at HSES and to wish them well as they prepare to matriculate to Buckfield Junior-Senior High School.
Science teacher, Anthony Mazza, has a very “green” approach to teaching science. Students have a greenhouse in which they plant and maintain a wide variety of flora. The greenhouse is a working lab that has its own water system and plant nutrition system. This spring students created raised beds for vegetable production.
Dirigo High School hosted a senior banquet as part of their graduation week activities. Local organizations donated tens of thousands of dollars for student scholarships.
Project Story Boost is a literacy project designed to have community members read one-on-one with young readers. This project has been ongoing since last autumn. Rumford Elementary students had a celebration this week with their Project Story Boost community readers.
About 40 RSU 10 students from several schools attended Cool2Career Program at Husson University in Bangor. Students participated in work sessions to learn about animation, audio engineering, book publication, photography, and other technology related career and occupational opportunities. Students and teachers came away from the day-long program inspired to use technology creatively in their schoolwork and personal lives.
Meroby Elementary School hosted a very successful Grandparent’s Day. Over 180 Grandparent’s visited the school. Grandparent’s loved the special poems, concert, and special projects. This project is designed to build stronger bonds between local schools, students, and their families.
The Genocide Education Project is a non-profit organization that assists educators in teaching about human rights and genocide, particularly the Armenian Genocide of World War I. Students at Buckfield Junior-Senior High School engaged in an extensive research project to learn about the Armenian Genocide and shared their scholastic research with the student body.
Fourteen students from Hartford-Sumner Elementary School and Buckfield Junior High School participated in the National History Day event at the University of Maine in Orono earlier this spring. Seven of these students were recognized for their achievements at the state level and five of them have the honor of representing Maine at the National Competition in College Park, Maryland in June.