Education

  • Submissions sought for Arrive Alive creative contest

    PORTLAND — Submissions for the 2017 Arrive Alive creative contest, open to all Maine graduating high school seniors, are due Friday, May 12, and may be submitted online, via mail or in person. Seniors may enter by submitting a creative project that sends a message to their peers about the dangers of drinking and driving

  • Deer Isle-Stonington takes aim at school costs

    Deer Isle-Stonington takes aim at school costs

    DEER ISLE — Consolidating the island’s dwindling student body from two buildings to one is one of the ideas the island’s superintendent has advanced to cut education costs. Union 76 Superintendent Christian Elkington said a facilities study would be needed to determine the cost of adding space to Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School (DISES) to make

  • HCTC holds skills camp

    HCTC holds skills camp

    ELLSWORTH — About 70 middle school students (grades 5 through 8) from around the county attended the annual Middle School Skills Camp at Hancock County Technical Center on Saturday morning. There, they got to take part in two sessions out of nine offered, ranging from culinary arts to marine service technology, in order to learn

  • Marine tech course draws student, industry interest

    Marine tech course draws student, industry interest

    BAR HARBOR — “I really want a maritime career; I’ve been thinking about it since the eighth grade,” Will Renault, a junior at Mount Desert Island High School, said of his reason for signing up for the school’s new marine service technology course. Bri Sumner, also a junior, said she has family members who work

  • “Every 15 Minutes” program comes to Deer Isle-Stonington

    “Every 15 Minutes” program comes to Deer Isle-Stonington gallery

    DEER ISLE — There are some things in life you want your children to experience firsthand. The consequences of drinking and driving or texting while driving are not one of them. To that end, Deer Isle-Stonington High School, with leadership from Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane and Deputy Luke Gross, enacted a two-day alcohol-prevention program

  • Dow hired as Sedgwick principal

    Dow hired as Sedgwick principal

    SEDGWICK — Deer Isle-Stonington Assistant Principal John Dow has been named the new principal of Sedgwick Elementary School. Dow will replace longtime educator Don Buckingham, who is retiring at the end of the year. “For me, for a first principal job it seems like a fantastic opportunity,” said Dow. Dow will start July 1. However,

  • Free books given with goal of boosting reading in Bucksport

    Free books given with goal of boosting reading in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Hundreds of schoolchildren passed through BookStacks on Monday, grabbed one book each and left without paying for them. Owner Andy Lacher wasn’t upset, however — instead, he was thrilled. The Bucksport Middle School students were all picking out free books at the independent book store on Main Street thanks to a grant from