Education

  • Bucksport grads told to “draw your own map”

    Bucksport grads told to “draw your own map”

    BUCKSPORT — Short but inspirational was the common theme among the messages delivered by the Bucksport High School Class of 2018’s honor parts speakers at Friday’s commencement ceremony in the Ralph Jewett Auditorium. Principal Josh Tripp addressed the class about “drawing your own map.” Tripp was inspired for this particular talk by a quote from

  • Humor takes center stage at GSA graduation

    Humor takes center stage at GSA graduation

    BLUE HILL — Humor graced the stage at the George Stevens Academy Class of 2018’s commencement held on the school’s lawn Sunday afternoon. GSA graduated 72 students. First Honor Essayist Yian “Albert” Zhang set the tone for the 90-minute ceremony by describing his younger self’s goals to be an astronaut and then a dictator. “I was

  • MDI High graduates 117

    MDI High graduates 117

    BAR HARBOR— Parents, grandparents and siblings crowded into the Mount Desert Island High School gym Sunday afternoon to applaud as 117 members of the Class of 2018 received their diplomas. It was the school’s 50th commencement ceremony. This year’s commencement speaker was Max Mason, a member of the MDI High Class of 2013 who earned

  • New principal hired in Sedgwick

    SEDGWICK — The incoming principal of Sedgwick Elementary School is an experienced educator who founded her own school, which became one of the first charter schools in North Carolina. The Sedgwick School Board hired Andrea Faurot last month to replace outgoing Principal John Dow, who plans to teach again. Faurot starts July 1 and will

  • RSU 24 voters back $16.6 million budget

    RSU 24 voters back $16.6 million budget

    SULLIVAN — The proposed Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) budget for the 2018-2019 school year gained initial approval at a district budget meeting May 30. An audience of about 30 people gathered in the gym at Sumner Memorial High School and passed all of the budget articles (the spending plan has a bottom line

  • Deer Isle-Stonington $6.6M school budget approved

    Deer Isle-Stonington $6.6M school budget approved

    DEER ISLE — Deer Isle-Stonington residents Monday approved an education budget for the FY 2018-19 school year totaling $6,690,467. The meeting, attended by about 60 island residents and school staff members, was held at the Deer Isle-Stonington High School gymnasium. The spending total is an increase of 3.72 percent over the current budget, according to

  • Mom of two is top of the class at Bucksport Adult Ed graduation

    Mom of two is top of the class at Bucksport Adult Ed graduation

    BUCKSPORT — More than 20 students were honored at the RSU 25 Adult and Community Education graduation Sunday. Among the graduates is wife and mother of two Lavern Stokes of Hancock. Stokes graduated from the two-year clinical medical assistant certification program. Jenny Bamford-Perkins, who teaches the medical assistant program, helped RSU Adult Education Director Kathy

  • Student notes

    Maine Maritime Academy recently announced its dean’s list for the second semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. Students named to the dean’s list earned a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale. The following area students were named to the list: Teagan Candage, Bar Harbor; Shelby O’Neil, Bar Harbor; Kamen McLean,

  • RSU 25 voters approve $15M education budget

    RSU 25 voters approve $15M education budget

    BUCKSPORT — Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) voters took less than an hour Wednesday to approve a $15,156,407 million education budget for FY 2018-19, which starts July 1. RSU 25 is comprised of the towns of Bucksport, Orland, Prospect and Verona Island. About 32 residents and selectmen from those towns attended the meeting, which