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posted Apr 9, 2019, 4:56 AM by Dave Fournier

Waldo County Dental Care is now providing dental care for children who:

*Have not seen a dentist in 12 months

*Live in Waldo County

*Qualify for MaineCare

A Dental Hygienist will provide dental cleanings, x-rays, screenings, fluoride treatments, sealants, temporary fillings, oral health instructions and referrals for further care by a dentist.

Contact:  Waldo County Dental Care 207-505-4910

125 Northport Avenue, Suite 107, Belfast, Maine 04915

Waldo County General Hospital  MaineHealth


CASS hosts March Maple Madness Community Meal

posted Apr 3, 2019, 7:50 AM by Betty Lu Davis

CASS hosts March Maple Madness community meal

Dinner features farm-to-school veggies
By Fran Gonzalez | Apr 01, 2019
Photo by: Fran GonzalezAbout 200 people fill the Capt. Albert Stevens School cafeteria March 27 for the March Maple Madness community meal, which highlighted farm-to-school vegetables and celebrated community.

BELFAST — Students and volunteers at Capt. Albert Stevens School prepared a meal March 27, intertwining locally grown food with an ongoing commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Malia Demers, FoodCorps AmeriCorps partner at CASS said, "our school is making a big effort to do more farm-to-school education and expand our garden program."

The meal, which was open to the community, also was a chance for parents and friends to view student artwork in the library associated with the school's composting and recycling efforts.

There were journals from Lisa Brita's first-graders about scientific observations from their weekly outdoor literacy class.

One display highlighted the school's efforts in reducing waste in their lunchroom. According to third-grade teacher Bill Meier, "Zero Waste Lunches" compare what the students have leftover with the goal to leave less waste each time.

Demers said students and staff are starting to daydream about the school's garden and have started looking through seed catalogs. In a few weeks, she said, once the weather warms up, the students will start to work outside, adding compost and preparing the beds for planting.

"We've had so many wonderful volunteers," she said, "so many people have come out of the woodwork to help."

Also, many community partners stepped up and donated produce for this event, dubbed March Maple Madness, she said.

The meal consisted of either plain, beet, carrot or gluten-free pancakes with maple syrup or honey, raspberry or strawberry sauce, yogurt and a Maine root veggie hash.

The "Maine Root Veggie Hash" included carrots from Bahner Farm in Belmont, potatoes from Bondeson Farm in New Sweden, beets from Dig Deep Farm in China, onions from 6 Acre Farm in Unity, celeriac from Peacemeal Farm in Dixmont, garlic and squash from the CASS school garden, maple syrup from Troy Howard Middle School, Frontier Sugarworks and CASS, and wildflower honey from Jonathon Lehr in Readfield.

Jennifer Solebello, left, with her daughter, third-grade student Sophia Solebello. Grandfather Paul Doucette said the meal was "very good." (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Musicians add a bluegrass soundtrack to the festivities March 27, at the CASS March Maple Madness community meal. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Louise Richter, center, said she enjoyed her meal very much with grandaughter Ellie Deredin and grandson Ryan Deredin, March 27, at the CASS community meal. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
RSU 71 Nutrition Director Perley Martin, left, and volunteer Jon Thurston cook up pancakes in the kitchen March 27, at the CASS community meal. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
(Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
(Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)

2019-2020 Budget Information

posted Mar 20, 2019, 7:45 AM by RSU71 Webmaster   [ updated Mar 20, 2019, 7:51 AM ]

The 2019-2020 RSU 71 budgeting process is underway.  You can view the currently proposed budget and the video of our first budget workshop here.   This information is always accessible on our Budget Information page located under Board in the menu bar above.

Technology used at Waldo County Emergency Dispatch Center

posted Mar 6, 2019, 6:59 AM by RSU71 Webmaster   [ updated Mar 6, 2019, 6:59 AM ]

Check out this great video on the applications of technology employed at the Waldo County Emergency Dispatch Center.  This video was made by Ms. Lawliss' math class and featured on the MMSA's website!  A special thanks to our SRO Rick Smith for his support in this special project.  You can watch the video here

Paying for Post Secondary Education

posted Mar 6, 2019, 6:37 AM by RSU71 Webmaster   [ updated Apr 24, 2019, 8:28 AM ]

Post Secondary education can be expensive.  Watch this interview with the BAHS School Counselors, Mr. Davis and Ms. Ballard, on Financial Aid, Scholarships, and the Worthington Foundation Scholarship.  Watch here

RSU 71 in the News

posted Mar 4, 2019, 5:55 AM by RSU71 Webmaster   [ updated Mar 4, 2019, 8:52 AM ]

Watch stories about three schools in RSU 71 that have been recently highlighted by WABI TV5 News.  The Captain Albert Stevens Elementary BRRRR program, renovation updates at Belfast Area High School, and AMES Elementary footage in a, "How cold is too cold for recess?" study.


BAHS Renovation Updates:

How Cold is Too Cold for Recess?


posted Mar 4, 2019, 5:41 AM by RSU71 Webmaster   [ updated Mar 4, 2019, 5:49 AM ]

 Ames Elementary finished 2nd in the state in Winter Kids and won $3,000!!!.  Big help and thanks to our PE Leaders from Belfast Area High School.  Here are a few pics from the day.

37 THMS students have art in the Waterfall Arts ‘Young Artists Gallery Take Over’ art show!

posted Feb 27, 2019, 9:36 AM by Betty Lu Davis   [ updated Mar 6, 2019, 6:53 AM by RSU71 Webmaster ]

37 THMS students have art in the Waterfall Arts ‘Young Artists Gallery Take Over’ art show!

The show runs from March 1-29th @ Waterfall Arts

Opening reception Friday, March 1, 5-7pm.

Elementary Students Participate in RSU #71 Chess Tournament

posted Feb 11, 2019, 12:17 PM by Betty Lu Davis

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 over a 2-hour period. Everyone had lots of fun and learned a lot in preparation for the Maine State Chess Tournament in Bangor on March 2.

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Congratulations to the Indoor Track Teams

posted Feb 11, 2019, 10:54 AM by Betty Lu Davis   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 10:55 AM ]

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 KVAC Champions:
4x800 Meter Relay Mallory Tibbetts, Lindsay Bruns, Summer Deans & Hannah Sanderson.
55m & 200m: Junne Robertson-McIntire
Triple Jump: Lillie Mitchell.

Pole Vault: Lia Frazee
Jack Hansen won the Long Jump, Pole Vault, 55 meter Hurdles and was named Most Outstanding Performer!

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