It's not every day you get to spend snack time watching a Maine astronaut make history! Mrs. Gasaway's first graders asked #askNASA what happens if an astronaut drops a bolt during a spacewalk, and how they sleep on the space station.
almost 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
First graders watching spacewalk
OTHS alum in the news! RSU #34 hosts the Eastern Maine Reading Recovery Site, with teacher leader Dr. Sharon Greaney. By hosting the site and serving as fiscal agent, our team of educators greatly benefits day-to-day from Dr. Greaney's expertise and support!
almost 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
Be on the lookout for an Economic Status Form that we are sending home with all students in the RSU 34 school District. There will be contests held at each school for students that return their forms!! Please return all forms no later than October 10th. This form will provide information needed by the Maine Department of Education to RSU 34 ‘s eligibility status for State Economically Disadvantaged funds available under the Essential Programs & Services Funding Act (State Funding for Schools). Data in this form IS NOT for school lunch purposes, only to determine economic disadvantaged status.
about 3 years ago, Angela Porter
One of our local treasures, and frequent host for our field trips, is having a Fall Fest this weekend! Families can check out what Hirundo Wildlife Refuge has to offer at:
about 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
Hirundo Fall Fest
RSU #34 hosted a regional Teaching & Leading Academy yesterday, with 140+ educators learning more about topics ranging from social-emotional learning to technology practices to assessment strategies. Thanks to Education Commissioner Pender Makin for keynoting our event!
about 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
PREP Teaching and Leading 2019
RSU #34 accepts funding through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. As part of ESEA, RSU #34 is required to provide reasonable opportunity for public comment on the consolidated application and consider such comment prior to the submission of the application. RSU #34 solicited feedback while the program budgets were developed in parallel with the overall RSU budget this winter and spring, and is accepting final public comment on the ESEA application through July 19th, 2019. To read the application, ask questions, and provide comment about the application's goals and priorities please contact Dr. Doty (
about 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
The Superintendent's Office will be closed the week of July 1st. We will reopen Monday July 8th at 7:30 am. We hope everyone has a Wonderful and Safe Fourth of July!!
over 3 years ago, Angela Porter
With the students off to their summer adventures, preparation for the next school begins in earnest! Educators from all of our schools are engaged in workshops, curriculum planning, assessment revisions, and more!
over 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
Fundations Workshop 20190619
Residents of Alton, Bradley, and Old Town - please vote today! This is an important step in the budget approval process for our schools and students. To find out voting hours and locations please contact 394-2601 (Alton), 827-7725 (Bradley), or 827-3965 (Old Town). Thanks!
over 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
2nd Grade Service Learning Planting
Live Feed link for 2019 OTHS Commencement! view image
over 3 years ago, Jef Hamlin
Kid Power! Viola Rand School kindergartners helped install a new climbing net on their playground this morning.
over 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
VRS Playground
Class of 2019! Tonight we celebrate 13 years of hard work by kids, educators, families, and community. Last night OTHS announced more than $1.2 MILLION in scholarships earned by the students. Many thanks to the contributors!
over 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
Class of 2019
Congratulations to the OTHS students who shared their collaborative research at the GLOBE Science Symposium! Jacob, Zak, Amanda, and Brad joined students from the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, answering questions from peers and professionals about their research. The students are mentored in this research by Mr. Lindsey, Mr. Murphy, and Ms. Crabtree. On her first-ever trip to Boston, Amanda brought home an award for her poster and presentation…what will she do on her second trip?
over 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
Amanda and Brad
Jacob and Zak
The Crew
Congratulations to our Adult Education graduates, Class of 2019!
over 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
Adult Ed Graduation 2019
Here's a link to the digital version of our May Community Connections newspaper: Many thanks to those who contributed! A reminder that our annual public budget meeting is Wednesday 5/29, 7 PM at Old Town High School. Your vote matters!
over 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
May 2019 CC Cover
Mrs. Bailey's 6th graders became worm farmers today! Future squiggly generations will help out in the school and community gardens, and provide the start-up worms for some elementary habitats. The students were excited to set up the habitat and name their wriggly friends!
over 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
Worm Habitat 6th Grade
Congratulations to the RSU #34 Music Department! Our hard-working team was honored with the Dale F. Huff Outstanding Music Department award at this weekend's Maine Music Educators Conference. Check your school's website for upcoming concerts, and BRAVO!
over 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
RSU34 Music Department
Our students love learning to be citizens! Here 2nd grader Chloe and Kindergartner Lucas respectfully raise the flag to start the day at Viola Rand School.
over 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
Flag Raising
Leonard Middle School sent three 7th graders to the "Big Gig Junior" at the Bangor Arts Exchange...all three - and Mrs. Tuttle - returned with awards! Congratulations to Jenelle, Bri, and Big Gig Jr. winner Zoe, inventor of "The Sharp Shovel."
over 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
LMS 7th Graders at Big Gig Junior
Zoe First Place at Big Gig Junior
Volunteers and community partners are a great part of our services to students in RSU #34! Last week at the UMaine Leadership Awards Mrs. Gifford, kindergartner Lucas, and Dr. Doty honored the volunteers from the BOKS (Building Our Kids' Success) program piloted at VRS!
over 3 years ago, Dr. Jon Doty
BOKS Volunteers at UM Leadership Awards