Education

  • Slow start to DI-S school fundraising campaign

    Slow start to DI-S school fundraising campaign

    DEER ISLE — A committee seeking to raise $1.3 million for renovations to the Deer Isle-Stonington High School and elementary school has raised less than half a percent of that goal halfway through the campaign. As of Oct. 1, the committee had raised $34,253.01.  The campaign was launched in May. The Community School District 13

  • Rural kids offered shot at free tuition

    Rural kids offered shot at free tuition

    HARRINGTON — High school students enrolled in a recently implemented college prep program have a good chance of earning a full ride to college. The Maine Seacoast Mission recently announced the establishment of the Davis Maine Scholarship, a full, four-year scholarship for rural, first-generation college students from Washington and eastern Hancock counties. The scholarship is

  • Ellsworth, DI-S elementary schools selected for kindergarten initiative

    Ellsworth, DI-S elementary schools selected for kindergarten initiative

    ELLSWORTH — It’s never too early to start thinking about college. Ellsworth Elementary School has been selected as a new County Champion School for the Invest in ME Kindergarten program. Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School was selected last year and will continue this year, expanding on last year’s initiatives. The Alfond Scholarship Foundation and the Finance

  • Columbine victim’s story is a call for kindness

    Columbine victim’s story is a call for kindness

    ELLSWORTH — Several days before she was shot and killed on the lawn outside of Columbine High School 20 years ago, 17-year-old Rachel Joy Scott wrote a disturbing and prescient entry in her journal. “I’m dying,” Scott, a devout Christian, wrote. “Quickly my soul leaves, slowly my body withers. It isn’t suicide. I consider it

  • 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