Education

  • 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

  • Deer Isle-Stonington High School honor roll

    Deer Isle-Stonington High School honor roll

    The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Deer Isle-Stonington High School:   Honors with highest distinction Grade 9: Anwen Hudson, Henry Penfold, Taylor Staples. Grade 10: Rylee Eaton, Ariel Larrabee, McHenna Martin, Kaylee Morey. Grade 11: Eliza Borntraeger, Trevor Cochrane, Marissa Judkins, Brienna Limeburner, Ella Marshall, Benjamin Penfold. Grade 12:

  • Ellsworth Adult Education  holds graduation ceremony

    Ellsworth Adult Education holds graduation ceremony

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth High School auditorium was full last Monday evening with friends, family members and burbling babies celebrating Ellsworth Adult Education’s 2019 graduating class. The ceremony recognized those receiving high school diplomas, college transitions and certified nursing assistant certificates, as well as six students who were inducted into the National Adult Education Honor

  • Door-to-door fundraising  planned to repair DI-S High

    Door-to-door fundraising planned to repair DI-S High

    DEER ISLE — The committee tasked with raising $1.3 million for high school renovations plans to send out an appeal letter and recruit volunteers to knock on doors. The Community School District 13 Board (Deer Isle-Stonington) on June 4 approved a capital campaign to raise funds to make needed renovations and repairs to the Deer

  • RSU 24 Adult Ed grads celebrate milestone

    RSU 24 Adult Ed grads celebrate milestone

    SULLIVAN — Nicole Veilleux smiled as she took a phone call from her mother before graduation ceremonies June 12. The Ellsworth resident was pleased to learn her mother was on her way to Sumner Memorial High School to see her take another step toward her career goal of becoming a nurse. From October 2018 through