The Piscataquis Community Elementary School students will be demonstrating their skills as classes, groups, and individuals using their voices, instruments and movement on two separate nights during the holiday season. Grades kindergarten through three will perform on Monday, December 5th from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Piscataquis Community Secondary School Gymnasium on Campus Drive in Guilford. Grades four through six will be raising their voices and instruments on Wednesday, December 7th from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Piscataquis Community Elementary Gymnasium. The selections will include many popular holiday classics, as well as performances on recorders by the fourth graders, fifth grade beginner band, and sixth grade band. Students take great pride in their accomplishments and enjoy the support of parents and friends.
Attendance is free at these concerts, but the public is invited to bring a donation for the school’s giving tree. Every year students bring non-perishable food items which make their way from the giving tree to the local food cupboards.
Students at the Piscataquis Community Elementary School perform for the community during the holiday season.
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will be hosting free Essentials of College Planning Workshops for adults 19 and over at the following times and locations: Nokomis Regional High located at 266 Williams Road in Newport on Tuesday, December 6th at 5 PM; and Penquis Higher Education Center located at 50 Mayo Street in Dover-Foxcroft on Thursday, December 15th at 1 PM.
MEOC is funded entirely by the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps qualified adults make the transition towards a college education. MEOC, which is housed at the University of Maine, provides assistance to adults living in Maine and helps them go to whichever college or university they choose. The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a free interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 to 3 hours. Pre-registration is required to attend. To register or for more information, contact 1-800-281-3703 or visit the website at All workshops are subject to change.
All MEOC services are free and include GED/SAT preparation, college planning, referrals/advocacy, career advising, financial aid advising, college financial aid advising, college admissions process, and application fee waivers for qualified adults. MEOC successfully place 1,073 Maine adults in different colleges last year.
Piscataquis Community Secondary School’s principal, John Keane, has announced the First Quarter Honor Roll for the 2016-2017 school year.
GRADE 7: Grace Buehne, Sadie Davis, Taylor Folsom, Ruth Griffith, Hailee Hartford, Elizabeth Kendall and Jessie Mayberry.
GRADE 8: Colby Chadwick, Louise Gerickont, MacKenzie LaBlanc, Meagan Lemieux, Anna Morin and Sarah Richards.
FRESHMAN: Madelynn Crosby, Caroline Goggin, Megan McLaughlin and Macee Pearl.
JUNIORS: Lena Downes, Matthew Griffith, Lexi Harris, Alexandra Huff, Bailey Lemieux, Erin Speed and Cali Turner.
SENIORS: Elisabeth Adams, Hannah Bagley, Miriah Chapman, Makayla Cole, Danika Hill, Morgan Hutchins, Erin Weeks and Bailey Woodard.
GRADE 7: Sierra Bailey, Rayna Barnard, Jacob Beckwith, Nathan Bock, Samuel Bridges, Matthew Burdin, Hailey Bush, Matthew Chadbourne, Hailey Cipullo, Kaitlyn Cookson, Kaitlyn Cupero, Dean Demmer, Hannah Dow, Zoey Dow-Cookson, Ariana Fanjoy, Hayden Ferris, Martina Hill, Nathaniel Hutchins, Sydney Hutchins, Eric Jacobs, MacKenzie Kain, Courtney Kane, James Keenan, Alexander Lyon, Aiden Miller, Qianna Nadeau, Aliyah Ouellette, Courtney Quimby, Harley Richardson and Cassidy Rohdin.
GRADE 8: Kyle Bagley, Caitlin Barker, Cassie Chambers, Joel Champlin, Connor Chase, Fischer Cobb, Christian Easler, Donevin Fillmore, Kobe Gilbert, Kyle Gillespie, Elizabeth Gray, Joseph Keenan, Justin Lonergan, Arwen Morse, Jacob Nadeau, Willow Sandy and Theodore Taylor.
FRESHMEN: David Armstrong, Caleb Bailey, Megan Beckwith, Vincent Brown, Melissa Burdin, Gwenyth Burgess, Caitlyn Drinkwater, Ariona Gerry, Wayne Haley, Shanoah Hill, Emily Hinrichs, Sean Kimball, Taylor Marson, Quentin Polley, Parker Richardson, Preston Ricker, Olivia Riitano, Morgan Smith and Mya Young.
SOPHOMORES: Hope Adkins, Sara Almirante, Rachel Beckwith, Ethan Chadwick, Eben Cooley, Matthew Goggin, Alivia Hunt, Nicholas Hutchins, AnnaLee Knowles, Brooke Kujawski, Rosa Labbe, Lilli McCormack, Zoe Morse, Alison Quimby, Caleb Rolfe, Zachary Wilson and Logan Wood.
JUNIORS: Adam Bagley, Bryce Gilbert, Heather Goulette, David Hession, Makayla McKenzie, Terri Anne Perigo, Abri Roberts, Logan Tripp and Amaya White.
SENIORS: Spencer Adkins, Elizabeth Bagley, Marisa Beane, Roseanne Boyington, Nicholas Easler, Cassandra Erving, Tyler Febus, Tyler Goulette, Garrett Kimball, Jewel Lamb, Sydney Marden, Brian Moulton, Allan Murdoch, Cassandra Richardson, Taylor Sinclair, Danielle Weeks, Erin Weeks, and Bailey Woodard.