Every Student, Every School, Every Day

RSU 18 has 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school.   We serve over 3000 students in 8 different schools and 5 different towns.  The staff working to meet the needs of those students includes 1 dean of students, 3 assistant principals, 8 principals, 221 teachers, 9 school counselors, and numerous support staff.…

Differentiated Movement

The Williams Elementary School Gym was transformed last week when veteran Physical Education Teacher Scott Colby set up his “Lord of the Rings” gymnastics course.   Between mini lessons on core strength and coaching sessions on headstands, handstands, and rolls, students were free to explore the course at their own pace and challenge their skill…

Community connection

It’s 6 pm on a weeknight, and the school parking lot still has several cars in it.  The gym lights glare and the squeak of tennis shoes can be heard from the pottery class where several adults are learning to throw pots, and from the library where a town committee sits to discuss the evening’s…

This week in RSU 18…

Graduation week is here!  Monday, June 5 3:00pm Track Invitational @ Cony 3:00pm MMS Grade 7 Baseball @ Lawrence 5:30pm MMS Boys LAX @ Topsham bus 4:00pm 6:00pm MHS/MMS All Sports Boosters Meeting 6:00pm MMS Celebration of Excellence 6:00pm MMS Refreshments After Ceremony 6:00pm James Bean 2017 Pre K Parent Meeting, Room 300 Tuesday, June 6 6:00pm Parent Night for new…

Commissioner of Education visits CPS

Maine State Commissioner of Education, Robert Hasson visited China Primary School this past Tuesday accompanied by Lee Anne Larsen, the Maine Department of Education specialist overseeing the K3 Literacy MoMEntum project.  China Primary is one of the pilot schools in this program which focuses on using strategic iPod technology to improve literacy in our youngest…

New Principal for WES

Congratulations to Williams Elementary School’s new principal, Melanie Smith! “We are happy for Ms. Harris-Smedberg as she moves into her new position,” Assistant- Superintendent Carl Gartley said in a recent note to staff, “but this left us with big shoes to fill at WES.  How fortunate for RSU 18 to have such talented leaders in…