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  • Elementary Students Participate in RSU #71 Chess Tournament On February 7, 35-RSU71 Elementary School students from CASS, Ames, and Nickerson participated in the first annual RSU#71 Chess Tournament at CASS. Students played between 8-10 games ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 12:17 PM by Betty Lu Davis
  • Congratulations to the Indoor Track Teams Congratulations to the Indoor Track Teams at the KVAC Championships on Saturday. Boys placed 1st & Girls finished 2nd! The team had many great performances great job to all!Our Individual ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 10:55 AM by Betty Lu Davis
  • Winter Carnival wraps up Ames games WinterKidsWinter Carnival wraps up Ames gamesState winners to be announced Feb. 11By Fran Gonzalez | Feb 06, 20191Photo by: Fran GonzalezStudents race against each other ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2019, 11:30 AM by Betty Lu Davis
  • Belfast boys basketball team helps fan battle cancer Community outreachBelfast boys basketball team helps fan battle cancerLion supporter, BAHS graduate Rich Hopkins receives monetary gift to help with cost of health careBy Zack Miller | Feb ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2019, 10:11 AM by Betty Lu Davis
  • Congratulations to the 2019 Ocean Sciences Bowl Team and Coaches Dave Thomas and Beth Mick 2019 Belfast Area High School Ocean Sciences Bowl Team Congratulations to the 2019 Ocean Sciences Bowl Team and Coaches Dave Thomas and Beth Mick!  On February 2, the team competed ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2019, 4:52 AM by Betty Lu Davis
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Superintendent's Corner


Greetings from Mrs. McLean - November 2018



Paul Tough’s book entitled Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why (2016) was given out to every staff and school board member in RSU # 71 in order to articulate a main theme in our school district this year. Perhaps it shouldn’t need to be said; yet it does: our mission as educators and leaders is to help all children succeed. RSU # 71 Parents and Community Members are welcome to join district staff in the book study already underway at the central office from 5:30 - 6:30 pm on the following dates: December 13, 2018; January 10, 2019; and March 14, 2019.


Please call the central office (338-1960) or email me (mamclean@rsu71.org) if you would like to join us for pizza, salad and conversation. If you’d like to borrow a copy of the book or need free babysitting on any of those dates in order to attend, please let that be known.  If you can’t join us for these meetings, but would like to know how you could become involved in helping our school district in other ways, please let that be known, too!

The purposes of the book study is to sensitize our school communities to the hidden challenges and obstacles that a great many of our children (and thus their teachers) face. How can we as a school system realize the dream of enabling every child to become invested and successful in school and, later, in life? And what might ordinary citizens, ones invested in helping the precious resource that is our children, do to help?



Warm wishes for joy and inspiration this holiday season!


Mary Alice McLean