Education

  • RSU 24 receives federal bus funding

    SULLIVAN — Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) is among two public school bus fleets in Maine to receive federal funding to buy newer school buses that emit less pollution. RSU 24 received $40,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) toward the cost of replacing two school buses. “We feel very fortunate to have

  • MDI tuition increase affects Trenton, Lamoine, Hancock

    BAR HARBOR — The amount of money Mount Desert Island High School is paid to educate students from non-MDI towns is going up, which is good news for district taxpayers. The state has approved an increase in the tuition rate. So, the amount off-island towns pay for each tuition student at MDI High School is

  • Student notes

    Danielle Cyr of Ellsworth graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and received the award of Master of Science (M.Sc.) Human Rights and International Politics with Merit. Cyr is currently employed and living in Washington, D.C. Brianna Elizabeth Reardon of Ellsworth was named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2016 semester at the University

  • Brooksville students publish book of stories

    Brooksville students publish book of stories

    BROOKSVILLE — There aren’t many books about Brooksville on the shelves, and even fewer written by people who are still in grade school. But “Ten Treasures of Brooksville” — a book of interviews with Brooksville residents written by seventh- and eighth-graders at Brooksville Elementary School — fulfills both those criteria. “When I arrived in Brooksville

  • Public schools eyed as potential buyers for huge blueberry crop

    Public schools eyed as potential buyers for huge blueberry crop

    ELLSWORTH — Maine wild blueberry growers have freezers filled with what is believed to be the second largest crop on record, and the Maine Wild Blueberry Commission is looking for buyers, among them public schools. Although official numbers are not yet in, David Yarborough, wild blueberry specialist for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, said

  • High schoolers assist Schoodic researchers

    High schoolers assist Schoodic researchers

    WINTER HARBOR — Students from Sumner Memorial High School’s Pathways program are taking their science lessons from trees and seaweed while helping researchers from Schoodic Institute. With help from the Davis Family Foundation and Maine Timberlands Charitable Trust grants, a research and education partnership between Schoodic and Pathways has students working in the field with

  • No specific cause found for RSU 25 illness outbreak

    No specific cause found for RSU 25 illness outbreak

    BUCKSPORT — State health officials could find no specific cause for an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea that caused a large number of student and faculty absences in Regional School Unit 25 last month. RSU 25 Superintendent Jim Boothby said the outbreak was “a viral situation.” “One of the things about schools, especially elementary kids,

  • Hancock Grammar School honor roll

    Hancock Grammar School honor roll

    The following students were named to the Hancock Grammar School honor roll for the first trimester: Grade 5 Honors: Hailey Alley; Jacob Beal; Bryce Bishop; Katie Burton; Hunter Jones; Jacob McLaughlin; Sydney Merchant; Jessalyn Parks; Dylan Piper; Ian Remillard; Kamdyn Sargent; Ava VanDorn. Grade 6 High honors: Dade Hawkins; Eamon MacDonald. Honors: Ethan Chase; Aidan

  • Blue Hill Consolidated School honor roll

    Blue Hill Consolidated School honor roll

    The following students were named to the honor roll at Blue Hill Consolidated School for the first trimester: Seventh Grade High honors: Alex Amado; Renee Amado; Molly Jennings; Abbie Keenan; Colby Lacasse; Jaden Lewis; Megynn Lord; Clark Morrison; River Muise; Tucker Norwood; Abigail Parker; Teague Smallidge; Sol Tyler; Augie vanDuijn. Honors: Essie Fitzpatrick; Alex Hadlock;