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RSU #71 Food Service Program Receives Mini Grant

posted Dec 11, 2018, 11:36 AM by Betty Lu Davis

Due to the hard work and dedication this past summer,  RSU #71 Summer Food Service Program saw the biggest increase in meals served from Summer 2017 to Summer 2018 in Waldo County. 
Full Plates Full Potential, a statewide nonprofit working to end child hunger by supporting federal nutrition programs like SFSP, recognized the RSU #71 Summer Food Service Program with a $500.00 mini grant to help support efforts next summer. 

East Belfast Annual GBAM Food Cupboard Drive

posted Dec 11, 2018, 11:30 AM by Betty Lu Davis

Fifth-grade Santas at the East Belfast Elementary School, along with teacher Erin Ireland and the rest of the school kicked off their annual Belfast Food Cupboard Drive on Friday, November 30.

Members of the fifth grade class were deputized as "Food Cupboard Santas", and will be doing their best to help bring food and sustenance to the hungry, hope to the hopeless, and joy to everyone they meet.

In the coming weeks the students will learn more about hunger in our area and will help bring relief for some of the 14.4 percent of Maine families who don't get enough to eat.

They will be collecting non-perishable food items and money donations, as well as holding a Holiday Bazaar on Monday, December 17, at which students will have a chance to purchase small holiday items for their families. Proceeds from the bazaar and all their collections will go to the food cupboard. For more information about how you can help or donate please call the school office at 338-4420.

RSU #71 Moves Toward Zero Waste

posted Dec 11, 2018, 11:15 AM by Betty Lu Davis

A student group known as BRRR (Belfast Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) has been an integral part in helping the district move toward zero waste. 
Like many school districts around the state, the kitchen in RSU #71 have made great strides to reduce organic and solid waste. One goal of the district is to source as much food as they can locally, and make most meals from scratch. Local, homemade meals reduce the need for plastic packaging, and sourcing food locally reduces the carbon emissions for each meal. Not only that, the district composts, recycles, uses metal silverware, reusable trays and had eliminated plastic straws. 
Kudos to BRRR, and RSU #71 School Nutrition Department. 

Thank You To Our Volunteers

posted Dec 11, 2018, 10:52 AM by Betty Lu Davis

RSU #71 has 761 active volunteers who help in various ways throughout the district. We value every one who volunteers and appreciate the time you give to help our students. 

US Navy Veteran and Local Octogenarian Earns High School Diploma

posted Dec 11, 2018, 10:47 AM by Betty Lu Davis

A United States Navy Veteran and local octogenarian earned his high school diploma through the RSU #71 Adult Education Program. 

BAHS 1st Quarter Honor Roll Announced: Congratulations!!

posted Nov 15, 2018, 7:00 AM by RSU71 Webmaster   [ updated Nov 15, 2018, 7:07 AM ]

Grade 9


Gracie Coombs, Josephine Cowles, Grace Hall, Taylor Lemon, Jonah Lovejoy, Ada Potter, Anna Schortz, Reagan Seekins, Madison Shorey, Paris Wetherington.


Emily Abbott, Zahraa Al-Matrouk, Sofia Barnard, Adria Barrows, Eric Blake, Julia Brassbridge, Madeline Coates, Sarah Cournoyer, Johnathan Cunningham, Ronin Deschamps, Alexia Hopkins, Zepherin Leppanen, Hailey Libby, Nina Miller, Maggie Morse, Summer Pilley, Nicholas Ritchie, Matthew Shelton, Kristin Staples.


Haley Black, Natalie Curry, Kyle Domenichelli, Jordan Drinkwater, Allaura Dunham, Westley Dyer, Elias Howard, Emily Martell, Michaela Newton, Nina Sprague, Chloe Staples, Helena Staples, Elizabeth Stoltz, Harley Wellman, Delaney Westover, Grant Wilmore.


Grade 10


Alice Andrews, Ashley Blais, Ethan Hall, Emily Hills, Julia Kelly, Caitlin Maddocks, Lillie Mitchell, Sadie Wheeler, Emily Woods.


Hezekiah Agbuya, Ella Ardizoni. Jason Bartlett, Isabel Baughman, Brooklynn Boyle, Sawyer Carson, Anjelika Cheskin, Ruby Day, Summer Deans, Kiara Doolan, Adrian Doyne-Ditmas, Kaitlyn Duffelmeyer, Alice Dyer, Sophia Fay, Steven Friel, Sarah Fuller, Lindsey Goughnour, Lincoln Graf, Jasmin Harvey, Shelby Hooper, Christopher Kelley, Nicholas Kelley, Jordan Kulbe, Audrey Lagerbom, Matthew LeBlanc, Madison Limeburner, Hailee Lindelof, Hannah Littlefield, Hannah Marsden, Madisyn Morse, Nola Noble, Deziray Paige, Hope Richards, Daniel Snider, Madison Stevens, Finnigan Tarbox, Olivia Smith, Ethan Suderley, Kelsey Talgo, Samuel Veevaert, Tanner Veilleux, Sarah Woods.


Taytem Condon, Orianna Cort, Madison Farris, Jaim French, Liana Gobin, Eamon Goscinski, Ali Greene, Hailey Hall, Athena Harriman, Harley Howard, Willoe Kirkpatrick, Grace Littlefield, Ryleigh McFadden, Ruth-Anne Pease, Thuan Pham, Nathaniel Porter, Zachary Riley, Liliane Robbins, Michael Robbins, Thomas Walker.


Grade 11


Hannah Banks, Alicia Berube, Vincent Bonarrigo, Anna Coleman, Lindsey Cross, Harmony Dawson, Grace Fitzjurls, Fletcher Marriner, Andrew McBride, Kayla Payson, Emma Richards, Katherine Ritchie, Sydney Sanders, Clarisse Stradtman.


Jenna Brassbridge, Dillon Chapman, Elijah Silveira Charbonnier, Dakota Cooper, Brandon Cournoyer, Autumn Daley, Sydney Densmore, Kseniia Evdokimova, Kayci Faulkingham, Daniel Groening, Jack Hansen, Aaliyah Hopkins, Savanna Howie, Orion McHenry, Gary Moline, Sydni Moores, Benjamin Morsey,  Joseph Potter, Eleanor Prespolis, Brooke Richards, Junne Robertson-Mcintire, Nathaniel Sjogren, Kerrigan Smith, Timothy Smith, LeAnn Wiseman, Jie Ning Zhu.


Dylan Abbott, Dyllan Clark, Patrick Conlon, Mercedes Curtis, Caiden Emerson, Chloe Harvey, Halie Jerome, Eli Jolliffe, Tyler Kirkpatrick, Klairha Larrabee, Olivia Matthews, Dakota Payson, Mary Robbins, Kierstian Tarbox.


Grade 12


Jadynn Buchanan, Thea Cannon, Gia Davila, Ayla Fitzjurls, Annica Kelley, Isobel Kelly, Max Lewis, Quinnten Silveira Charbonnier, Nathanial Nelson, Donald Patten, Drew Robson, Samuel Spectre.


Colby Alley, Cassie Armstrong, Mackenzie Banks, Riley Bonin, Kyle Brown, Olivia Bubar, Cassidy Clark, Maya Cunningham, Julia Daniello, Samuel Davis, Grady Doolan, Miralys Duperry, Ryan Fitzjurls, Amy Gaiero, Haylei Gamble, Caleb Hall-Arnett, Lucas Hamlin, Tyler Herrick, Cassidy Jackson, Cali Joseph, Kyra Kilby, Madison Larrabee, Talia Larue, Aiyana Martin, Madison Martz, Brendan Moline, Tara O’Donovan, Angela Ploysangngam, Audrey Richdale, Heather Riling, Isabella Robishaw, Logan Stevens, Karagen Stone, Mackenzie Thomas, Rowan Walsh, Zachary Wood.


Jared Anderson, Brianna Armstrong, Lauren Blood, Anthime Brunette, David Crabiel, Alex Hanger, Shera Hilt, Cameron Johnson, Shannon Johnson, Justine Larrabee, Logan McHaney, Harrison Merchant, Isabelle Peters, Brian Rollerson, Hannah Sanderson, Julianne Smith, Wyatt Staples, Damien Tripp.

Tri-Town Schools "Great Candy Challenge" and VFW Post 3108 Teacher of the Year

posted Nov 14, 2018, 9:19 AM by Dave Fournier

Tri-Town Schools have taken on "The Great Candy Challenge" and collected 375 pounds of candy for our troops over seas. 

Sarah Nelson also received The VFW Post 3108 "Teacher of the Year" award. 

Elizabeth Mick receives "2018 ABE Teacher Recognition Award" from Harvard University

posted Oct 25, 2018, 5:59 AM by Dave Fournier

Elizabeth Mick received a "2018 ABE Teacher Recognition Award" from Harvard University for her work exposing students to an annual science lab at Harvard University. She has hosted a trip to the Bigelow Lab in Boothbay and Harvard University in Boston, MA for 15+ years with about 20 students and many have commented that it was a highlight of their BAHS school experiences.  It was noted by Harvard that "our students, colleagues, and department heads truly appreciate the effort and enthusiasm you exhibit in order to run the ABE Program in your classroom. "
She was one of 10 educators selected out of several hundred to receive the award and is traveling to Boston to receive recognition on Friday, October 26th.

Congratulations Ms. Mick!

Parent Learning & Support Workshop

posted Sep 20, 2018, 4:39 AM by Betty Lu Davis

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Parent Learning & Support

Location: Crisis and Counseling, 120 Tillson Ave, Rockland

Workshops are free to all parents and caregivers of children with emotional and behavioral health needs! Unable to attend in person? Join us remotely from your computer or mobile device with Go ToMeeting™. Contact your Regional Parent Support Coordinator for more information. Note you must pre-register to utilize Go ToMeeting™.


Thursday, October 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Autism and Strategies” Presented by Jessica King, Information Specialist, Autism Society of Maine

Participants will gain a basic understanding of autism along with some general strategies to use while interacting with individuals on the spectrum. These strategies relate to sensory, communication, behavioral and social deficits that often interfere with an individual’s ability to process information.


Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Sesame Street’s Little Children BIG Challenges: Incarceration” Facilitated by Misty Day, Regional Parent Support Coordinator

One in 28 children in the United States has a parent in state or federal prison. Chances are you or someone you know is dealing with some big challenges. If you or a loved one is returning home to parenting after being incarcerated, or if you are a parent facing incarceration, this training video may help your children with understanding incarceration. Free kit giveaway includes: Sesame Street DVD, Guide for Parents and Caregivers, and a Children’s Storybook.


Thursday, December 20, 2018, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Family Activity: Creating a Cookie Jar Mix” Facilitated by Misty Day, Regional Parent Support Coordinator

Whip up a special gift from the kitchen to show family and friends you truly care! Join us for an evening of fun and create a cookie jar mix to enjoy with family or use as a homemade gift for that special someone. Personalize your jar by adding your own creative touch.  G.E.A.R. will provide the supplies and feel free to bring a Quart wide mouth canning jar or decorative items from home. Note: You must pre-register for this workshop, space is limited. 


Facilitated by parents for parents. Are you worried about your child’s emotional well-being? Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs. Free services available to parents and caregivers include information and support by phone; monthly support groups; education, health, and legal training; and social opportunities. We are parents helping each other. We offer unconditional support: no blame, no shame, and no judgment! We want you to know that you are not ALONE!


To register, please contact:

Misty Day, Regional Parent Support Coordinator

Hancock, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln & Washington Counties; Ph: 1.800.264.9224 or 485.4253

Email: mday@crisisandcounseling.org or www.gearparentnetwork.org

Elementary and Secondary Education Application Information

posted Jun 8, 2017, 11:49 AM by Betty Lu Davis   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 4:15 AM by RSU71 Webmaster ]

Date: June 8, 2018

To:  RSU #71 Parents and Community Members

Referencing:  Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Application

Federal funding is allotted to school districts throughout Maine through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Application.  Our district completes the application process, requesting funding for supplemental teaching services and Family Engagement opportunities (Title l) and professional development opportunities for staff and administrators (Title ll).  Funding for these projects is based on evidence of student needs using district and school data.

You are invited to attend the July 9th RSU #71 School Board Meeting at the Troy Howard Middle School at 5:30.  You will be provided with information about the projects identified in the RSU #71 ESEA application and  have the opportunity to share feedback on the use of federal funds in our district. The information shared will also be posted on the Title l webpage at www.rsu71.org under the Departments heading.  

If you are unable to attend and would like to share feedback, please feel free to contact me through e-mail. (lmiller@rsu71.org) or call at 338-1960.  

Laura Miller

Laura S. Miller

RSU #71  Curriculum Coordinator

ESEA Coordinator

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