Education

  • Enrollment up at EHS, down slightly at EEMS

    Enrollment up at EHS, down slightly at EEMS

    ELLSWORTH — Enrollment is “healthy” at Ellsworth schools, said Superintendent Dan Higgins at a School Board meeting on Tuesday evening. “We’re looking at a total increase of 42 students,” at Ellsworth High School compared to April of last year, said Higgins, who said his numbers, current as of Tuesday afternoon, put enrollment at 504 students,

  • UMaine, UMM announce special ed collaboration

    UMaine, UMM announce special ed collaboration

    MACHIAS — Starting this fall, undergraduate students majoring in education at the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias will be able to count certain 400-level courses toward a master’s degree in special education. The collaboration is part of a new 4+1 program that will allow UMaine and UMM students to earn both

  • Schoodic Institute appoints new education specialist

    Schoodic Institute appoints new education specialist

    WINTER HARBOR — Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park has appointed Sarah Hooper of Brooklin as education specialist. In this role, she will support the development, coordination, and implementation of educational programs for all ages, including Acadia National Park’s Schoodic Education Adventure, Earthwatch Institute citizen science programs and community shellfish investigations with local students. Hooper

  • First day of school

    First day of school

    Ellsworth School Department Tuesday, Sept. 3, pre-kindergarten to freshmen Wednesday, Sep. 4, EHS sophomores, juniors and seniors   Regional School Unit 24 Thursday, Aug. 29, Kindergarten-ninth grade Friday, Aug. 30, grades 10-12   Regional School Unit 25 Tuesday, Sept. 3, students up to grade 9 Wednesday, Sept. 4, grades 10-19   Mount Desert Island Regional

  • UMaine leaders optimistic about future of Machias campus

    UMaine leaders optimistic about future of Machias campus

    MACHIAS — The University of Maine at Machias is a work in progress, its leaders say. In March 2016, amid declining enrollment and increasing financial pressures, University of Maine officials decided to form a “primary partnership” between UMM and the larger University of Maine system. In short, the two institutions would merge resources such as

  • Teens learn to grow their own food

    HARRINGTON — Last month at Narraguagus Junior/Senior High School, seven teens, assisted by teachers and community volunteers, were hard at work building a new garden on a corner of the campus. The effort was part of Teen Ag week. The six-day program was a collaborative effort between Healthy Acadia and Narraguagus’s Future Farmers of America

  • Ellsworth High School honor roll

    The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Ellsworth High School: Grade 12 Highest honors: Dawson Bishoff, Kaylee Bosse, Emily R. Brown, Elliana Clarke, Atticus Deeny, James Doty, Olivia Dyer, Carter Frank, Lydia Gatcomb, Keegan Grey, Sidney Hamilton, Emma Henry, Kaitlin McCullough, Emma McKechnie, Miriam Nelson, Aaron Palmer, Samuel Pelletier, Maria

  • Consultant delivers report on Sedgwick school issues

    SEDGWICK — Three principals in as many years at the Sedgwick Elementary School after the departure of longtime principal Don Buckingham has prompted the hiring of a consultant to help resolve a number of problems. “The transition from a principal that was at Sedgwick Elementary for 29 years has been difficult for parents and staff,”

  • Rural schools struggle to recruit staff

    Rural schools struggle to recruit staff

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series examining the impact of teacher shortages in local schools.   SULLIVAN — It’s summer. While families are enjoying vacations and warm weather, school district administrators are filling teaching positions — or trying to. “It’s a teacher’s market,” said Janet Jordan, human resources manager for Regional

  • University of Maine vice president to step down

    University of Maine vice president to step down

    MACHIAS — Andrew Egan, vice president for academic affairs and head of campus at the University of Maine at Machias (UMM), has announced his intention to step down, effective Aug. 15. Egan joined UMM, a regional campus of the University of Maine, on Aug. 13, 2018. Daniel Qualls, associate professor of education, will serve as