Education

  • Sedgwick Elementary School principal to resign in June

    Sedgwick Elementary School principal to resign in June

    SEDGWICK — Sedgwick Elementary School Principal John Dow has tendered his resignation effective June 30. Dow said his heart belongs in a classroom, not the principal’s office. “I have found that I personally make the most difference in children’s lives from the classroom,” said Dow, who was a teaching principal at Sedgwick. He taught social

  • Area schools to make up for missed snow days

    Area schools to make up for missed snow days

    BUCKSPORT — The Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) School Board isn’t going to let a surplus of snow days interfere with senior graduation on June 8. The district had built four snow days into the school calendar. However, as of March 14, the district had six days off due to snow. By law, schools

  • Ellsworth principal Jim Newett to retire

    Ellsworth principal Jim Newett to retire

    ELLSWORTH — Jim Newett, principal of the Ellsworth Middle School for the past 29 years, said Tuesday he would retire June 30. Newett, 60, has been an Ellsworth educator for more than 37 years. He is the longest-serving administrator in the city school system. He began teaching in January 1981 and became principal during the

  • City residents, officials meet to talk school safety

    City residents, officials meet to talk school safety

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth residents weighed in on the issue of school safety on Monday evening, several weeks after an Ellsworth High School student was arrested for allegedly making threatening statements in an online gaming forum. The Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School cafeteria was packed with concerned parents and local residents. A panel of school and law enforcement

  • Blue Hill Consolidated chess team takes second at state tournament

    Blue Hill Consolidated chess team takes second at state tournament

    BLUE HILL — On Saturday, March 10, the Blue Hill Consolidated School Chess Team attended the Maine State Scholastic Chess Team Championship Tournament in Orono, the largest chess tournament in the state. In the Junior High School Division, Blue Hill placed second behind Orono Middle School. The team is headed by teacher Vicki Davis and

  • Student notes

    Isaac Webb of Blue Hill earned the distinction of faculty honors for fall 2017 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester. Katie Ferrill of Amherst, Haleigh Smith of Bar Harbor, Jasmine McDonald of Brooksville, Megan Greenlaw of Bucksport,

  • Internships prepare Ellsworth students for careers in the sciences

    Internships prepare Ellsworth students for careers in the sciences

    ELLSWORTH — Sam Horne and Dylan Taplin recognize that scientific research can be tedious at times, carefully pipetting for hours, gingerly moving samples from one place to another. But the Ellsworth High School seniors say that’s part of the excitement. “You’re nervous. You don’t want to make a mistake,” Taplin says. Taplin spent this past

  • RSU 24 Board approves report, potential purchases

    RSU 24 Board approves report, potential purchases

    SULLIVAN — Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) Board members approved a 170-page educational specifications report during their regular meeting on Tuesday that outlines community input on a new high school, as well as a vision for the potential building put together by the district’s architect. That report was being driven to Augusta on Wednesday

  • Students to protest gun violence

    Students to protest gun violence

    ELLSWORTH — Peaceful protest can make a powerful statement, but it’s not a free pass to walk out of class. School walkouts are planned nationwide March 14, the one-month anniversary of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The Enough: National School Walkout is spearheaded by Youth Empower, an