AOS 98 Strategic Plan
Please find below two documents. The first is a letter from the Superintendent to all parents. The second is an initial draft of the Mission and Beliefs for the AOS 98 strategic plan.
Mission and Beliefs for AOS 98 draft-2-mission-and-goals.pdf
Boothbay Region Walks
BRHS is proud to announce the launch of a new website promoting walking in the Boothbay Region. Check out the site at: https://sites.google.com/a/csd3-brhs.org/boothbay-walks/
Edgecomb 6th graders in Boston
On May 22nd, eight 6th graders from the Edgecomb Eddy School, Ms. Mulligan, Miss Higgins and Mr. Ames took the train to Boston for a day of fun and education. The train was a big hit, as reported by most of the students; they especially loved going to the cafe car and being able to walk around. While in Boston they took in an iMax movie, the Omni Theater, the Boston Planetarium, and had a little time to explore outside. Thank you to the chaperones, especially Mr. Ames (Kaleb’s dad).
Biomes at Southport School
Seen here are Mrs. Reed's science classes, at Southport, collecting materials for biodomes. They have two beach domes and five forest domes. The purpose of the design unit is to go through the process of ideas- creating and adjusting for optimal design. These biomes will be maintained and the changes will be documented until June when they are shared with the school community .
Georgetown Archery News
Students from the GCS Archery team competed on Saturday at BMS. Overall our team did very well and many scored in the top ten out of 60 competitors. Thank you to Mr. Goodrich and Mrs. Barabe for helping out with the competition.
A for Edgecomb Eddy
Members of Edgecomb Eddy School’s teaching staff pause for a moment to celebrate the school’s recent acknowledgement of being one of only 12 school in Maine named a High Performance Reward School.
Missing from photo are Mrs. MacCready and Ms. McIvor.
AOS 98 Parent and Community Survey
May 13, 2015
Dear Parents and Community Members;
AOS 98 has begun the work to update our district’s Strategic Plan. This plan, once completed, will provide us with a framework to better meet our students’ needs and to ensure that we are providing our students with a high quality academic program. The completed plan will serve as a compass and will help to provide direction for our organization and individual schools over the next few years.
Data from several sources will be used to help us develop a draft Strategic Plan. The draft of this plan will be brought to our school boards and staff in the fall. The administrative team will incorporate research from a research-based study, The Nine Characteristics of High Performing Schools, and will be gathering information from our students, staff, parents and community members about our schools via an online survey.
This is where we need your help. Your thoughts, your voice and your opinions are invaluable pieces of data that will help us develop a complete vision of our plan.
The link to the survey can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AOS98Community
Please take a few minutes to fill out this online survey. The survey will be available beginning May 15th and will close May 29th. Individual survey results will remain anonymous.
If you have any questions, please contact me at your convenience at 633-2874. I will be happy to discuss the process and expectations as we look forward to developing a vision for our schools for the upcoming years.
Eileen King, Superintendent of Schools
Robotics at Georgetown
SIXTH GRADE NEWS
On Saturday, May 9th, our 6th grade students participated in the Maine State Robotics Track Meet in Oakland, Maine. This program focuses on building, designing, and testing robots of LEGO or VEX IQ variety based on principles of physics, engineering and science. This is an annual robotics competition for middle level age students. It is with pleasure that we announce that one of our entries into the “Fastest Robot” competition (a drag racer style event) placed 3rd out of 30 teams, earning a gold standard. These students used the engineering design process over six weeks to provide a prototype that traveled 18 feet in 3.0 seconds. Congratulations to our junior engineers Brook Kulis, Grady Suhr, and Henry Pinkham for their hard work and dedication to this project, and helping to showcase STEM endeavors at Georgetown Central School.
Edgecomb Students learn about jobs in the community
The K/1 classroom continued to learn about jobs in the community, when local lobsterman Ryan Casey visited the classroom. Students learned how to tell the diference between a male and female lobster and why lobsters need to be a certain size to keep them. Each student had a chance to band the claws of a live lobster and also held a live crab. Did you know a lobster trap has diferent rooms in it? Ask your child to tell you what they are. Ryan ended his talk by allowing each child to try on his oil pants - the uniform for all lobstermen.
On Monday April 27th Michael Gafney from Seawicks Candle visited the classroom and taught us how to make candles. Each student learned to label and put the wick in their candle. Because the wax is too hot for students to handle, Mr. Gafney poured a candle for each student. All students agreed making hand-poured candles is fun, but lots of work!
What a great experience our class had learning about the great jobs people in our community have! Thank you again to everyone who visited Edgecomb Eddy.
Author Visits Southport School
It was an exciting and surprising Thursday Morning here on Southport!
Student’s were surprised with a visit from the author of Small as an Elephant, Jennifer Richard Jacobson. Jennifer was gracious enough to volunteer her time and stop by to chat with our class. The students, who were expecting only to participate in a Skype interview with Jennifer, were completely shocked with her appearance. Since the students were expecting the Skype interview, they all had questions prepared for Jennifer.