Education

  • New assistant principal, AD hired at Ellsworth K-8 school

    New assistant principal, AD hired at Ellsworth K-8 school

    ELLSWORTH — A veteran educator and administrator has joined the staff of Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School as its assistant principal and athletic director. Erica Gabbianelli was hired for the job following a 5-0 vote by the Ellsworth School Board at its Aug. 8 meeting. Gabbianelli succeeds Tim McCluskey, who became the school’s pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade principal

  • Boost in state school funds will benefit taxpayers most

    Boost in state school funds will benefit taxpayers most

    ELLSWORTH — The state budget approved by lawmakers last month means more money for Maine schools, though taxpayers and not students will be the primary beneficiaries of the funding boost in local communities. The budget that received final approval in Augusta in early July had $162 million more in it for education over the next

  • New principal named at Deer Isle-Stonington High School

    DEER ISLE — Bucksport High School Assistant Principal Ed Hatch has taken the reins at Deer Isle-Stonington High School. Hatch replaces former principal Todd West, who left to take a post as principal of Bucksport Middle School. Hatch also will serve as athletic director at the high school. The Orland resident has had a karate

  • Student notes

    Justin Burgess of Orland was named to the dean’s list at Maine Maritime Academy for the spring 2017 semester. Burgess is majoring in marine engineering technology. Emily Cambridge, a 2013 graduate of Ellsworth High School, recently graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, Mass. Cambridge graduated cum laude with a degree in early childhood education. She

  • RSU 24 approves revised dress code

    RSU 24 approves revised dress code

    SULLIVAN — After years of controversy and discussion, students in Regional School Unit 24 will see a different dress code in the coming school year. Members of the RSU 24 Board of Directors voted Tuesday night to strike a key portion of language from its student dress code. The vote was passed unanimously with the

  • HOME kicks off annual school supply drive

    HOME kicks off annual school supply drive

    ORLAND — Now that August is nearly here, many parents across the country are starting to buy back-to-school supplies for their children. The news is bad enough for school-weary kids, but it’s even worse for parents who can’t afford new backpacks, notebooks, calculators and other supplies. In August 2014, Julie Ream was one of those

  • New principal hired for Brooklin School

    BROOKLIN — The Brooklin School Board has hired a new principal for the 2017-18 school year. Educator Jil Blake will replace Principal Halina Nawrot, who is retiring. Blake sent a letter to parents stating that she is currently enrolled in a program to get her doctorate in education. “I have taught in rural and urban

  • Panel at Seacoast Mission discusses education in rural communities

    Panel at Seacoast Mission discusses education in rural communities

    BAR HARBOR — “When you ask people what they need to succeed,” Cherie Galyean of the Maine Community Foundation told a group gathered at the Maine Seacoast Mission’s headquarters last week, “you listen. And you believe them.” She was part of a panel discussion about how education can contribute to revitalization of rural communities. Also

  • Student notes

    The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester at the University of Maine in Orono: Jacob Neal, Aurora; Isabel Bohrer, Caroline Bromberg, Molly Brown, Abbie Burton, Christopher Butler, Mary Chamberlin, Jennifer Clemens, Aaron Krevans, Gabrielle Link, Molly Moon, Michaela Murray, Sierra Tapley, Mckenzie Young, Bar Harbor; Samuel Elliott,

  • Student notes

    Husson University has announced its spring 2017 president’s list. Students who earn president’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of between 3.80 to 4.0 during the period. The following area students were named to the president’s list: Emily Butler, Bar Harbor; Abigail