OTHS alum in the news! https://umaine.edu/edhd/2019/07/30/reading-recovery-young-learners-benefit-from-umaine-center/ 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!
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.
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: https://www.hirundomaine.org/naturemade
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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!!
Live Feed link for 2019 OTHS Commencement! https://livestream.com/accounts/7600464/events/8700007 view image
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?
Here's a link to the digital version of our May Community Connections newspaper: https://5il.co/7uoo 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!
NO SCHOOL TODAY MONDAY APRIL 8TH IN RSU 34
While the track of the impending storm is not completely clear, it is clear we will deal with snow or a snow/rain mix tomorrow morning. We will be using the new notification system linked with Apptegy our website provider for the first time. The RSU #34 app can be downloaded in the Google Play Store or the iTunes store. We had hoped to have the opportunity to use the new system with some low impact notifications for testing but it appears we will not have that opportunity. Please monitor our website (www.rsu34.org) and WABI TV as a sure way to know the status of schools opening on Monday. Please share this information within your social media network.
Congratulations to the Old Town High School Jazz Ensemble for winning the Class B 2019 UNH Clark Terry Jazz Festival this past weekend! Jazz Ensembles from all over New England competed at the University of New Hampshire. All five soloists in the OTHS Jazz Ensemble received “Outstanding Musicianship Awards” *Mercedes Creighton on piano *Annabelle Muscatell on alto sax *Levi Trefts on trombone *Adam Regan on bari sax *Demetrius Porter on upright bass The OTHS Jazz Ensemble has won the UNH Festival four times. 2001, 2004, 2017 and 2019. Great job kids. Now on to States this Friday and Saturday at South Portland High School!
The Leonard Middle Chorus in Old Town, Maine, is using music as a way to support cancer patients, survivors, and caretakers. These are just a few of the many talented young musicians who have been hard at work preparing to spend a day at a recording studio in early March. While there, the LMS Chorus will record four songs, all of which fit their chosen theme of “Songs for the Journey”. These beautiful songs, each with a message of unity/support/strength, will be available for purchase on a flash drive for $12. All proceeds from sales will be donated to EMMC’s Champion the Cure to support local cancer research. Those interested may purchase a drive for themselves, or have the option to purchase one as a gift to a cancer patient at the LaFayette Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine. If you would like to purchase a drive for yourself, or one to be sent to LaFayette, please contact the group’s teacher, Shianne Priest, at Shianne.Priest@rsu34.org. Thank you!
LMS is looking for an Anticipated Long Term Substitute Special Education Teacher for the 2019-20 School year. For more information check out the employment applications and vacancies tab
RSU 34 is looking for a Speech Language Pathologist starting April 15th. For more information check out the employment applications and vacancies tab
Here’s the digital version of our newest edition of Community Connections! https://5il.co/6jw2 Much thanks to all who contributed photos and articles.