Each year since 2015, RSU 18 has applied for the True Value Foundation “Painting a Brighter Future” Grant and received 40 gallons of paint to enhance classrooms and walls. Schools work with volunteers to paint their school walls and classrooms. Students(Messalonskee High School, Erskine Academy, JMG, elementary, middle), administrators, teachers, parents, families, custodians have worked hard to brighten their schools. RSU 18 schools that have received and painted their school buildings are Messalonskee Middle School, Messalonskee High School, China Middle School, China Primary School and Belgrade Central School. Our newest school addition to the grant is Williams Elementary School which was awarded 30 gallons of paint. Campbell’s Agway True Value Store in Winslow under the management of Jon Smith nominated WES for the True Value Foundation grant. It is through the support of the True Value Foundation and Campbell’s Agway True Value in Winslow and Farmingdale that our schools have been able to paint their schools. We look forward to applying for the funding next year for Atwood Primary School and the James H. Bean School.
written by Claire Heffernan