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Welcome to Maranacook Area Schools - RSU #38
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"A caring school community dedicated to excellence."
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 NEW!  Superintendent’s Update - July 21, 2014

This summer has been a busy time in RSU #38. We welcome our new elementary principal of Manchester and Mount Vernon schools, Janet Delmar. Janet has been sitting in with us as we interview new staff, and she has been working with members of our Administrative Team as we plan for the upcoming school year.

As we plan for the 2014-2015 school year we are constantly reviewing the numbers of studentsin classes around the district. It is important that all new students to RSU #38 be registered assoon as possible, as our growing numbers impact class sizes and teaching loads. New high school students can register at Maranacook Community High School throughout the summer by contacting Kelly Thompson in the high school office. Parents of younger students should call the school where their students will attend and leave a message. Principals and administrative assistants will be checking phone messages throughout the summer.  PreK-8 office staff will resume full time work in the school offices on August 18th.

A focus for the FY15 school year will be the adoption of the state mandated proficiency based education system. Nancy Harriman, RSU #38 Curriculum Coordinator, and Sarah Caban and Barbara Bourgoine, math and literacy coaches are facilitating groups of teachers as they work to develop curriculum that addresses standards in all content areas for each grade level. This summer thirty RSU #38 teachers are attending trainings for the implementation of MasteryConnect, a system that will help teachers track student progress toward meeting the standards. This system will also provide parents with information about their student’s progress toward meeting standards.

By law, students graduating in FY18 (this year’s freshmen) will be required to demonstrate mastery of Maine’s standards in order to graduate. However, Maine’s Department of Educationhas offered districts the opportunity to apply for extensions in order to complete the worknecessary for this change in diploma requirements. RSU #38 will be applying for an extension inorder to develop a quality system, and we have committed to continuing in earnest with ourwork toward this end.

The Administrative Team in RSU #38 is looking forward to a very exciting FY15 school year.  Many teachers are working on curriculum planning this summer and even more are involved inprofessional development in order to improve instructional strategies. RSU #38 staff andadministrators continue to demonstrate their commitment towards providing “a caring schoolcommunity dedicated to excellence.”

Sincerely,

Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.Superintendent of Schools




Visit the budget information page for details on the budget.
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Read About the High School NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) Report
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“Common Core” State Education Standards-
Click on the link below to view the community presentation

(Please click on the slide to advance to the next screen and continue the presentation.)

This Common Core presentation was presented to the community on January 30, 2013 at Maranacook Community School by Sarah Caban and Barbara Bourgoine. Many requested to have it posted since they were not able to make the presentation.

For more information regarding the Common Core, visit the following websites:



Common Core in Maine



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Maranacook Area Schools
RSU #38
45 Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield, ME 04355-3583
Phone: 207.685.3336 | Fax: 207.685.4703
Dr. Donna Wolfrom, Superintendent
Email: donna_wolfrom@maranacook.org
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