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RSU #34 Board Thanks Board Member Donna Conary for her dedicated service to RSU #34 staff, students and community.

RSU #34 Board Thanks Board Member Donna Conary for her dedicated service to RSU #34 staff, students and community.

On Wednesday evening, long time Board Member Donna Conary of Old Town made the motion to adjourn the meeting for the last time after 20+ years of dedicated service to the...

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you...

Winter Storm Cancellations Notice

Winter Storm Cancellations Notice

TO: Regional School Unit #34 Families SUBJECT: WINTER WEATHER AND SCHOOL Regional School Unit No. 34 maintains a policy of keeping school in...

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David Walker

David Walker

6 days ago

NO SCHOOL IN RSU#34 SCHOOLS TUESDAY DECEMBER 3, 2019

David Walker

David Walker

6 days ago

RSU#34 SCHOOLS CLOSED TUESDAY DECEMBER 3, 2019.

Dr. Jon Doty

Dr. Jon Doty

18 days ago

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David Walker

David Walker

20 days ago

ALL RSU#34 AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES CANCELED TODAY MONDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2019

Dr. Jon Doty

Dr. Jon Doty

21 days ago

Our future-thinking group looking at elementary schooling continues its work on Monday - we'll be reviewing community survey results and discussing next steps in our exploration. Please email Jon.Doty@rsu34.org if you're interested in joining us! From early October: Regional School Unit #34 (Alton, Bradley, and Old Town) seeks community stakeholders to join an ad hoc advisory committee that will engage in future-thinking conversation about elementary programming across Alton Elementary School, Viola Rand School, and Old Town Elementary School. Those interested in participating can email or call Dr. Jon Doty, RSU #34 Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, at jon.doty@rsu34.org or 827-3932. This fall teachers welcomed the biggest kindergarten class RSU #34 has ever seen, and the RSU was also able to pilot full-day Pre-K at one location. “We’re proud to have kids thriving in three elementary schools,” says Doty. “Our children are engaged, supported, and learning; we’re thankful for wonderful educators and a very supportive community!” The advisory committee will take a “big picture” look at elementary schooling, and if the group sees opportunities worth pursuing, will make recommendations to the School Board. The group will discuss strengths of current approaches, wish-list opportunities for students such as learning world languages and all-day Pre-K, long-term facilities and transportation needs, partnership opportunities, a possible alternative structure to Title I interventions, and whether one or more schools should explore “niche” opportunities such as a nature immersion school or a public Montessori school. Each meeting will be open to the public and will include a public comment period; the RSU seeks to have a core group of advisory committee members that attends every meeting. “We have fantastic things going on for children,” says Doty, “and know that they and our communities are best served in the long-run by occasionally re-examining our practices rather than resting on our laurels.”

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