Education

  • Plan for new high school taking shape

    STEUBEN — A small group of parents and students gathered at the Ella Lewis School Monday night to discuss the scope and offerings of RSU 24’s new high school. It was the final meeting of its kind, following more than a month of discussions held in all the RSU 24 schools. The discussions were geared

  • RSU 24 votes to build new high school on current site

    RSU 24 votes to build new high school on current site

    SULLIVAN — The Regional School Unit 24 Board voted Tuesday night to approve the existing site of Sumner Memorial High School as the location of a new high school building to be constructed in 2020. Board members provided comments from architects, who said the current 65-year-old high school building is well past its 40-year lifespan.

  • Ellsworth students honored

    Ellsworth students honored

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School held an assembly Dec. 20 to honor several students. Mariah Young was named Student of the Month for October and Renee Ouellette was named Student of the Month for November. In the Visual and Performing Arts Department, Kiersten Cox was named Student of the Month for October and Richard Mathews

  • DARE graduates told they can be a “powerful force”

    DARE graduates told they can be a “powerful force”

    ELLSWORTH — Fifth-grade students at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School got diplomas when they graduated from the DARE program last week, as well as a sobering message about substance abuse and positive guidance about facing life’s challenges. State Sen. Brian Langley (R-Hancock County), owner of the Union River Lobster Pot and a veteran educator, was the guest

  • School Union 93 considers county-wide transportation co-op

    PENOBSCOT — At a meeting at the Penobscot Community School earlier this month, members of the School Union 93 Joint School Committee considered the idea of developing a Hancock County Transportation Co-op for the 2020-2021 school year. “At some point in the future, wouldn’t it be great to have some kind of shared transportation system?”

  • Miles Lane School to compete in statewide winter games

    Miles Lane School to compete in statewide winter games

    BUCKSPORT — The 2018 Winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Feb. 9, 2018. But before then, a very different winter competition will take place much closer to home. Across Maine, 4,000 students and 220 teachers will participate in the first-ever WinterKids Winter Games, a month-long competition where students win points by going outside,

  • Rotary Club offering scholarships

    ELLSWORTH — The Rotary Club of Ellsworth is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. Applicants must be from Ellsworth High School and apply through the guidance office. Applications must be completed and returned to the guidance office by March 1, 2018. Multiple academic scholarships are available that are evaluated based on academics, need

  • Student software competition starts Jan. 15

    Student software competition starts Jan. 15

    BLUE HILL — Beginning in January, high school-age students on the Blue Hill Peninsula will be eligible to compete for the $5,000 Pioneer Prize to be awarded for the most compelling software project. This local initiative is designed to foster career opportunities for local youth. The competition opens on Jan. 15, 2018, with project submissions