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Woolwich Central School auction to benefit the 8th Grade class trip to Washington, D.C.! Sat. 3/26

Woolwich Central School auction to benefit the 8th Grade class trip to Washington, D.C.!  Sat. 3/26

 

WOOLWICH CENTRAL SCHOOL WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE 8th GRADE CLASS TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C. THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 26 FROM 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. SILENT & LIVE AUCTION...LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF ITEMS. COLLECTIBLES, ARTWORK, POTTERY, ANTIQUES, CAMP RENTALS, SPORTS EVENTS, NEW IPOD, GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR HOTEL STAYS, RESTAURANTS, TAX PREPARATION, AUTOMOTIVE, SERVICES OF ALL KINDS, AND MUCH MORE!!!  SEE http://www.woolwich.rsu1.org/ for a complete listing of items. (Some photos of items as well.) Location: 39 Andrews Road, Bath, at the old Huse School. For More Information call - 443-9739.  Free refreshments... and childcare too!

Annual Maine History Day Competition to Commence in Augusta

250 students will compete for the opportunity to travel to the
National Competition in Maryland

AUGUSTA – On Wednesday, March 23 the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) will host 250 students from across the state as they take part in Maine History Day, an annual educational competition for all Maine students in grades 6 through 12.  An award ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm in Jewett Hall at UMA.

Maine History Day is part of a nationwide program involving all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Maine State winners may take part in the national competition at the University of Maryland in June.

Jim Mayer returns to Maine to spread Anti-Bullying message

Uncle Jim, better known to adults as Jim Mayer of Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band, returns to Maine to help spread his anti-bullying message through song and fun activities.  He calls these rallies IM4U.  The rallies build awareness and educate children the following principles:

* Empowerment through RESPONSIBILITY
* Empowerment through OBSERVATION
* Empowerment through CHOICE
* Empowerment through KNOWLEDGE

He will take kids through the steps of dealing with bullies, which he calls the three R’s: recognize, refuse, and report. “Each of us is empowered today if we only behave like a baby trying to walk,” he explains. “When we fall, we get up.

Bowdoin's New Curling Team Wins National Championship

Bowdoin's New Curling Team Wins National Championship

Bowdoin's curling team, which came together only months ago, clinched the national title for its division Sunday, March 13, at the 2011 National College Curling Championships in Chicago.

http://www.bowdoin.edu/news/archives/1bowdoincampus/008296.shtml

Local Youth Host Community Outreach Movie Screening

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- On February 15, students from Brunswick and Mt. Ararat High School's Youth Advocacy Program (YAP), together with Mid Coast Hospital’s Communities Against Substance Abuse (CASA), will host a FREE community screening of thefilm April’s Heart at the Frontier Café, Cinema & Gallery.  The YAP students invite adults, parents, and students to explore why everyone in our community has a stake in keeping kids safe.

April's Heart tears the mask off of young people so we can see inside -- a story that gives us an intimate look at the challenges, hopes and dreams of American teenagers. April’s Heart is a film created and produced by Sanford High School in collaboration with Project AWARE.

Maine Students Score Better Than in Most States on National Science Test

Maine students outperformed students in most other states on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the only test of student achievement that allows comparison of student performance across states.

Maine tied for the fifth highest science score in grade 4 and tied for eighth highest in grade 8. By some measures, such as percent of student proficiency, Maine ranks even higher on the test, which was administered in 2009 and is being reported today.

Statewide at the fourth grade, 42 percent of students in Maine scored at the “proficient” level or above. In the eighth grade, 35 percent of students scored at or above the “proficient” level.

Maine’s lower-income students are doing well compared to in other states and the nation as a whole. In Maine, 29 percent of students eligible for free or reduced lunch in the 4th grade scored at or above the “proficient” level compared to 16 percent nationally.

Maine Catholic Principal Wins Prestigious Award

Maine Catholic Principal Wins Prestigious Award

Andree “Muffy” Benoit Tostevin, principal of St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick, has been chosen to receive the 2011 Distinguished Principal Award from the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) for New England. Tostevin, who has served 6 years at the school and 33 years as a principal in Maine and New Hampshire, was chosen from among more than 300 Catholic school principals in New England.

The superintendent of schools in each arch/diocese is invited to nominate one principal annually to receive the award.  A committee from the NCEA chooses from the nominees based on outstanding leadership, contributions to the curriculum and learning environment, commitment to excellence, and community involvement.  

Tostevin, affectionately known as Mrs. T, is one of 12 Catholic principals from across the nation chosen for this award and will be honored at the NCEA convention this April in New Orleans.