Mad Science in Edgecomb-
FIRE & ICE:
Edgecomb students were treated to a fun & engaging science program on the topic of fire & ice. This program was performed by Mad Science of Maine, and was brought to us by an anonymous donor. The children (and adults) were thoroughly engaged, and we are grateful for the opportunity to bring such a fun and educational program to our school!
Mad Science of Maine has many programs, including summer camps. For more information... http://maine.madscience.org/
Edgecomb Eddy At Seaperch Challenge
Maine Studies Museum Exhibit: Southport Library
Computer Programming at BRHS
Computer graphic programming is participating in a challenge from Meridian Stories to create historically accurate communities. Here part of the Middle Ages Anglo Saxon team works to develop a seaside community. One other team is working on the Italian town of Manarola, and a third is building Damariscove Island.
BRHS at MELMAC Conference
MELMAC team representatives Molly Thibault and Alexis Welch met the commissioner of the Maine Department of Education, Bill Beardsley, at the MELMAC University three day conference held at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. Boothbay Region High School is a recent MELMAC grant recipient which will provide funding for college/career planning and access. The MELMAC Foundation has dedicated more than $12.4 million to creating and enhancing college access programs in Maine. The "Connect Aspirations to a Plan" grant helps schools promote more opportunities for their graduates to successfully enroll in, and complete, their post-secondary studies.
Southport Students Serving Food to our Firemen
The Southport School would like to thank the Southport Firemen for supporting our students for their 6th grade class trip. Each year our students and parents provide our local firemen with a home cooked meal. Students and parents help prepare and serve the meal.
This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to provide a service to our firemen as well as meet these amazing volunteers in our community. The Southport Firemen generously support the students 6th grade class trip. We also would like to thank the students who participated in the special fundraiser. A special thank you goes to Amy Hillstrom for organizing and cooking for this event.
Students: Azalea, Harry, Teal, Journey, Rafael, Corey and Finn.
Georgetown Math Club
Calling all Georgetown students in grades 4-6! Do you enjoy solving math equations, testing your logic, and solving puzzles? Then come to Math Club, where it's hip to B2. You are invited to join us for math activities from 3:00-3:45 on Thursdays, March 10 - April 14. Please have your parents sign the permission slip in your folder.
Miss Guethle & Mrs. Martin
2015/2016 NCLB Report Cards
NCLB Report Cards
The federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires all states, school districts, and schools to provide annual report cards to parents and communities that include Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) data disaggregated into subgroups, attendance and graduation rates, status of NCLB Accountability, and information on “highly qualified” teachers. This report card also displays statewide academic achievement results in grades four and eight on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading and mathematics assessments, as well as the participation rates for students with disabilities and limited English proficiency on the exam. Maine’s NCLB Report Cards contain the following information:
MEA Data 2014-2015: Assessment data for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics are provided for Grades 3-8 and high school, as well as for science for grades 5, 8, and high school. Data is disaggregated to explain performance by subgroups. The MEA data is from the tests given in the spring of 2015.
NCLB Accountability: Accountability information is provided for how well districts and schools are progressing toward all students being proficient in English Language Arts/ Literacy and Mathematics. This system has been established to comply with the accountability provisions approved in Maine’s NCLB Accountability Waiver. New school-level performance targets will be established for the 2016-2017 school year.
Qualifications of Teachers: Information about the qualifications of teachers is provided for three areas: 1) the professional qualifications of teachers; 2) the percentage of teachers with emergency or conditional certificates; and 3) the percentage of classes not taught by teachers who are highly qualified in core academic areas such as mathematics, science, social studies, etc. This data is intended to help you understand the preparation of the teachers who are working with your child.
If you have questions, please call Shawn Carlson, AOS 98 NCLB Director, at 633-2874 or [email protected]
Please find attached the 2015/16 NCLB report cards for schools in AOS 98
BRHS MELMAC Grant
Members of the BRHS MELMAC team celebrate with the "Connect Aspirations to a Plan" grant from the MELMAC education foundation. BRHS will receive $18,000 over the next two years for college/career programming.
Thank you from Edgecomb Eddy
We extend a warm Edgecomb Eddy thank you to Janet Blevins of Knight Equestrian Books in Edgecomb. Our library now has a substantial collection of horse books. Ms. Blevins has donated horse books for early readers and nonfiction fans alike. These will surely satisfy equestrian fans for years to come.