Winter PE highlights

While this week’s promise of 70-degree weather is, for many of us, a welcome reprieve from a long winter of inactivity and cabin fever, RSU 18’s physical education departments really made the snow work for them.  “It was a great snow season,” said elementary PE teacher Scott Colby who took his 3rd through 5th-grade classes…

Atwood Principal latest MPA honoree in RSU 18

For the third time in less than two years, the Maine Principal’s Association has given one of its top honors to an RSU 18 administrator. Atwood Principal Jennifer McGee was named the MPA 2017 Principal of the year this Tuesday, in a surprise assembly at Atwood Primary.  Mrs. McGee was praised, among other things, for…

Congratulations, MHS Math Team!

  The MHS Math Team took 3rd place in division A and 5th place overall at the state meet yesterday! Ethan Pullan and Vann Guarnieri tied as the top-scoring seniors in the state.  MHS Math also ranks seventh in the state for the regular season! Other facts and statistics can be found at http://maml.net/StateMeet2017.pdf. Congratulations to coaches Stacy…

Music on the Move

  by Kevin Rhein, Choral Director For many, the end of the academic year is a time for “winding down.”  Not so for the musicians in the bands and choruses at Messalonskee Middle School and MHS. In May, the high school groups will be traveling to Massachusetts to perform for adjudicators. There, they will learn…

Gaining perspective

The MHS Library has brought several presentations to the school community during the last month, all designed to provide information and opportunities for dialogue on the topic of Maine immigrants.   The library is currently hosting an exhibit of 26 photographs of recent immigrants to Maine.  The photos, taken by photographer Jan Pieter van Voorst…

China’s hidden art

   China Middle School mural project   China Middle School, on the outskirts of RSU 18, is a rather unassuming building that houses one of the best-kept secrets in the district.   Upon entering the school, you are greeted with a Banskyesque depiction of Einstein, turn left and you see a Magritte, further down the…

Empty Bowls Dinner a success

The Empty Bowls dinner raised nearly $2000 this year! A $1000 donation from the  Messalonskee Players brought the total to $2941 to be distributed to local food banks.  Thank you to all the students, staff, and community members who helped make the Empty Bowls Dinner a success.