Education

  • GSA names graduation honor parts

    GSA names graduation honor parts

    BLUE HILL — George Stevens Academy will hold commencement exercises for the Class of 2019 on Sunday, June 9, at 1 p.m. on the school’s front lawn. The valedictorian is Hattie Alexandra Sargent Slayton, daughter of Bob Slayton of Blue Hill and Ann Sargent of Steuben. Slayton participated in soccer, basketball, indoor track, sailing, tennis,

  • Capital campaign for DI-S high school repairs launches

    Capital campaign for DI-S high school repairs launches

    DEER ISLE — A $1.3-million capital campaign will be launched to fund needed high school building repairs, School Board member and Treasurer Skip Greenlaw announced in a press release. The Community School District 13 School Board voted April 24 to approve the campaign, Greenlaw said. The funds raised will “offset the cost of capital improvements

  • Draft of city school budget up 7.91 percent

    Draft of city school budget up 7.91 percent

    ELLSWORTH — Spending is up 7.91 percent in a preliminary draft of the Ellsworth School Department budget for 2019-2020, according to numbers provided by City Hall. The overall figure, which includes adult education and state funding, is $23.06 million. “To support a budget at this level, citizens would be asked to contribute $12,122,095 to support

  • Peninsula School principal to retire at end of school year

    Peninsula School principal to retire at end of school year

    GOULDSBORO — Peninsula School Principal Sally Leighton has often had the pleasure of hearing three affirming words. “You were right.” Over the course of her 45-year career as an educator, Leighton has had to explain to students why rules exist, telling them they will understand when they’re grown and have their own children. Sure enough,

  • Education bill targets Maine’s “blunder of all blunders”

    Education bill targets Maine’s “blunder of all blunders”

    By Susan Cover Pine Tree Watch AUGUSTA — Calling the implementation of proficiency-based education in Maine “the blunder of all blunders,” Rep. Justin Fecteau (R-Augusta) outlined his vision for how high school diplomas should be issued moving forward at a hearing on April 15. In 2012, Maine lawmakers passed a bill to require all high

  • EHS students visit cathedral day before fire

    EHS students visit cathedral day before fire

    ELLSWORTH — A group of Ellsworth High School students visited the Cathedral of Notre Dame a day before its iconic spire collapsed in flames. “I am so sad for Paris,” said teacher Carrie Richards Kutny, one of the group’s leaders. Kutny said in a Facebook message that the cathedral was the first site students visited