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SCHOOL NEWS
ATHENS COMMUNITY SCHOOL
The Athens Community School softball team recently received a donation from the Athens American Legion Post #192 and the Ladies Auxiliary. Cheryl Seamans, longtime coach of the team, received a phone call from the president of the Auxiliary, Linda Doiron, saying she had heard that the girls needed new uniforms and they would like to make a donation. Cheryl said, "You could have knocked me over with a feather!" The team is composed of fifth through eighth graders and plays on the Roy Towle Field behind the Somerset Academy which is the Legion's headquarters. Robert Doiron, president of the Legion got on board with a donation of $665 for the uniforms and the Auxiliary donated $250 more for new bats, helmets and a catcher's mitt. The captains of the team, Kira Braley and Kaitlyn Pomelow, presented the two presidents with a card and wore their uniforms. The organizations support many different causes with funds they earn from raffles and weekly Bingo at the Academy. Captains of the Athens Community School softball team present the American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary presidents with a card from left to right: Kira Braley, Robert Doiron, Linda Doiron, and Kaitlyn Pomelow.
DEXTER REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Dexter Regional High School would like to recognize the following students have been selected by the faculty and staff as "Students of the Month" for the month of March, 2017. Pictured from left to right: Grade 9 - Jacob Cardelli, grade 10 - Ashley Crawford, grade 11 - Mathison Deering and grade 12 - Myeongah (Jane) Yoon.
KIDSVILLE PRE-SCHOOL
The Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL) has announced the Support Staff Award was given to Becky Casey, Library Assistant at Foxcroft Academy. This award is presented to a library support staff member who has made a significant contribution to the school library program. In her nomination papers, it was noted that Becky is always willing to give an extra hand to the students at Foxcroft Academy. Becky Case (2nd from left), Tina Taggart, MASL President (2nd from right) and Joyce Lucas, MASL Past President (far right).
NEWPORT/PLYMOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The Newport/Plymouth Elementary School held the Annual Family Literacy Night on Thursday, April 6th. Students, family members, community members, and teachers came together to celebrate E.B. White’s book, “Charlotte’s Web”, with literacy activities. Some of the activities included character trait maps, web of kindness, Charlotte’s Web Jeopardy, creating scenes from the book by building a diorama, puppets and teader’s theater, and word games. Joanne Elwell, from the Newport Cultural Center (NCC), joined in the fun helping students sign-up for a library cards and passed out information on activities happening at the NCC. It was an evening of fun and excitement as the learning community came together around one book, that was read with all the children from pre-k through grade 4. Jhonen Munson recreating a scene from Charlotte’s Web with puppets during Family Literacy Night.
COLLEGE NEWS
WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY
Wittenberg University regularly recognizes students who maintain high educational standards. Samantha Leibfarth of Dixmont maintained a 3.5 or higher grade point average for the 2016 fall semester and earned a place on the Dean's List. In order to obtain Dean’s List Honors the basic requirement is a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher for at least 12 semester hours. A Lutheran-affiliated liberal arts college in Southwest Ohio, Wittenberg. In addition to offering course work in the humanities, arts and sciences, Wittenberg also offers distinct academic programming in non-traditional areas in most liberal arts colleges, including business and teacher education certification. For more information about Wittenberg University visit www.wittenbeg.edu.
SIMMONS COLLEGE
The following local residents were named to the 2016 fall semester Dean’s List at Simmons College in Boston. Alexis Lynne Lamarre of Detroit and Abigail Leigh Bowman of Saint Albans. To qualify for Dean’s list status, undergraduate students must obtain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on 12 or more credit hours of work in classes using the letter grade system. Simmons College is located in Boston, Massachusetts and is the preeminent authority on women’s leadership. Founded in 1899, Simmons is the only undergraduate women’s college in Boston, and maintains a history of visionary thinking and a focus on social responsibility. For more information visit www.simmons.edu.
SCHOOL REGISTRATIONS
MANSON PARK SCHOOL
The Manson Park Pre-School Program is currently taking applications for the 2017 - 2018 school year. If your child was born between Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 and Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 he/she is eligible for the free program open to all families of MSAD #53. If you are interested in this program, contact the Superintendent’s Office at 487-5107 between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM to request and application. To complete the application you will need to bring a copy of your child’s Vital Record of Live Birth and proof of immunization including the varicella vaccination. The screening will be held at the Manson Park School on Monday, May 15th.
HARTLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
The Hartland Christian School will be opening a kindergarten in August of 2017 and is currently holding an open enrollment. Choosing a kindergarten is one of the most important decisions that parents will make regarding their child’s education. The right program will start your child on the journey to academic success. The Hartland Christian School offers: Strong Christian values, a caring learning environment, and a dedicated focus on academics. For more information contact the school at 938-4250.
ST. ALBANS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL
St. Albans Consolidated School, part of RSU #19, is now holding kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year on Thursday, April 13th.A child must be 5 years of age on or before Thursday, October 15th, 2012 in order to start school. Scheduling is available by calling the St. Albans Consolidated School at 938-4581. As a part of the screening process, children will be involved in activities which include: general readiness, vision, hearing, motor coordination and speech/language development. Documents required at reinstation are as follows: Legal copy of a birth certificate, obtained from a Town Office of the town you lived in when child was born or the town/city of the hospital they were born in; Immunization records of the child; Proof of residency, a document with your name and current address on it: Driver’s license, tax or utility bill, rental lease, etc; and custody papers if parents have been through the legal system for custody. The parent registering the child must have primary residency of the child.
MSAD #46
Pre-k and kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held by appointment only at Ridge View Community School in Dexter on the following dates: Pre-K Registration: Friday, April 14th child does not need to be present; Kindergarten Registration: Monday, May 1st child must be present; Contact 924-6000 option #1 for an appointment. Child must be registered by a parent or legal guardian. The documents required at registration are a follows: Legal copy of birth certificate which may be obtained from the town office of the town/city you lived in when the child was born or at the town office of the town/city of the hospital the child was born in. A hospital birth certificate is no longer acceptable; Child’s Immunization Records; Proof of Residency – A current document with your name and current address on it, i.e. driver’s license, tax bill, rental lease, utility bill, etc; Custody Papers – A copy is needed if parents have been through the legal system for custody. The parent registering must have primary residency of the child. The date of birth deadlines are as follows: Pre-k: child must be 4 years of age on or before Sunday, October 15, 2017; Kindergarten: child must be 5 years of age on or before Sunday, October 15, 2017.
CENTRAL COMMUNITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Central Community Elementary School (CCES), part of RSU #64, is now beginning to plan for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration. Indicate your intent to register a student using the CCES kindergarten and pre-k registration form found on the District website at www.rsu64schools.org or by calling CCES at 207-285-0325 extention 20044. An informational meeting for parents will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd from 5 to 7 PM. Registration paperwork will be filled out and collected during this time. Children who will be 4 years of age on or before Thursday, October 15th, 2017 will be eligible to enroll in the pre-k program. Children who will be 5 on or before Thursday, October 15th, 2017 will be eligible to enroll in kindergarten. A birth certificate, a record of physical exam dated within 6 months prior to entry into pre-k or kindergarten and a medical provider’s record of immunization will be required.
NEWPORT/PLYMOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Kindergarten registration for residents of Newport and Plymouth for the 2017-2018 school year will be held at the Newport Elementary School on Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Children must be five years of age on or before Sunday, October 15th. Screening activities for your child will include general readiness, vision, motor skills, letter recognition and speech and language development. Contact the Newport Elementary School at 368-4470 to schedule an appointment. A copy of your child’s immunization record, state certified birth certificate (not the hospital version), and two proofs of residency are required. There will be no regular kindergarten or pre-k classes on those two days.
NEWPORT/PLYMOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Kindergarten registration for residents of Newport and Plymouth for the 2017-2018 school year will be held at the Newport Elementary School on Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Children must be five years of age on or before Sunday, October 15th. Screening activities for your child will include general readiness, vision, motor skills, letter recognition and speech and language development. Contact the Newport Elementary School at 368-4470 to schedule an appointment. A copy of your child’s immunization record, state certified birth certificate (not the hospital version), and two proofs of residency are required. There will be no regular kindergarten or pre-k classes on those two days.
CORINNA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Kindergarten registration for residents of Corinna for the 2017-2018 school year will be held at Corinna School on Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th from 8 AM to 2 PM by scheduled appointments. To attend, all students must be 5 years of age on or before Sunday, October 15th. Screening activities include general readiness, vision, hearing, motor skills, and speech/language development. Copies of your child’s immunization record and official state birth certificate (not hospital copy), and 2 proofs of residency (items with your physical address, drivers license, rental agreement, tax bill) are required at the time of registration. If you have not scheduled an appointment, contact Corinna School at 278-4263.
HONOR ROLL
MAINE CENTRAL INSTITUTE

Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield has announed their 3rd Quarter Honor Roll for the 2016-2017 school year.
HIGHEST HONORS
SENIORS: Maria Carvallo, Lanqing Cathy Huang, and Marshall Lawler.
HIGH HONORS
SENIORS: Jung Hyun Jennie Bae, Gabrielle Benedetto, Abigail Bernier, Hayden Boreham, Mikahla Brochu, Joshua Buker, Elijah Bussell, Yuna Cho, Jinfeng Ding, Zachary Erving, Teran Goodridge, Georgy Khvtisavrishvili, Amber King, Alexei Krechko, Zeyang Lester Li, John Linkletter, Chelsea Lydem, Keely Manzo, Clark Morrison, Xuchao Ben Niu, Aidan Peacock, Carter Pearl, Sebastian Peill-Meininghaus, Thuy Thi Phuong Phan, Austin Reynolds, Carter Richmond, Emily Richmond, Brayden Rollins, Jessica Smith, Jie Lyndon Tao, Elizabeth Thibodeau, An Emily Truc Song Van, and Hunter Wintle.
HIGHEST HONORS
JUNIORS: Yuxin Isaac Bai, Meghan Cookson, Clair Gerry, Hyunjin Kim, Abigail Monteyro, Thanh Phat John Nguyen, Anna Simeone, Micaela Simeone, Elspeth Taylor, Devon Varney, Sarah Welch, and Qingyi Connie Zhu.
HIGH HONORS
JUNIORS: Eva Bickford, Wu Victor Cai, Jalen Chen, Xin Frankie Chen, Yu Jack Chen, Samantha Dunton, Olivia Durkee, Qi Priest Feng, Hannah Folan, Pablo Garcia Atienza, Ciera Hamlin, Cassidy Hamm, Quanyin Hank He, Nicholas Howard, Haiyi Hoiyi Huang, Allison Hughes, Jinsu Jang, Benjamin Kennedy, Duy Xuan Duc Alex Le, Paige Lord, April McAlpine, Connor Miholovich, Maxine Piatt, Aaron Schanck, Nikki Stewart, Li Aaron Tian, Sarah Trimarchi, Caroline Vigue, Linda Vrbova, Chen Wendy Wang, Addi Williams, Tian Zhang, and Siqi Veronica Zhu.
HONORS
JUNIORS: Hy Hung Long Pham.
HIGHEST HONORS
SOPHOMORES: Maia Blake, Son Hai Dao, Avery Gosselin, Richard Hallowell, Margaret Hodgins, Xiaohan Richard Hou, Duy Bao Huynh, Elisabeth Parker, Astrud Robichaud, Kyra Rosenberg, Megan Simeone, Angel Torrado Alvarez, Bao Dang Hung Pegasus Tran, Viet Tuan Harry Van, Mykayla Weinstein, and Kendrah Willey.
HIGH HONORS
SOPHOMORES: Hayden Caldwell, Christa Carr, Brianna Cates, Nicholas Clark, Blake Dawes, Destinee Duprey, Jettah Files, Ziyang Henry Huang, Jada Jensen, Sarah Kelly, Josie Libby, Xinyu JoJo Ma, Audrey McCannell, Quynh Trang Jessie Nguyen, Tung Thuong Jim Nguyen, Helen O Brien, Zeyu Jerry Peng, Lorna Pinet, Yangkaiqi Kitty Ren, Evan Shaw, Nan Kevin Shen, Matthew Singh, Fuyu Simon Tian, Deangeliz Urena, and Xun Octavia Zhao.
HIGHEST HONORS
FRESHMEN: Olivia Allen, Tabyr Briggs, Dyllon Dunton, Riley Max, Hannah Peacock, Alexis Tardy, Isaac Tardy, Edith Tierney, Ethan Varney, Yuxin Jennifer Wen, Kylie Woodman, and Alexander Yan.
HIGH HONORS
FRESHMEN: Camden Ardry, Makaila Bailey, Carrie Burr, Vivian Duncombe, Jillian Frost, Taylor Gallway, Elyana Gerrie, Gabriel Howes, Emily Linkletter, Grace Linkletter, Sara Linkletter, Siying Etta Long, Alahna McCarron, Amanda Neas, Erin Nolan, Inna Osetrova, Ava Patterson, Abigeal Shea, Harrison Sites, Ashley Souliere, Eva Walden, Xin Andy Wang, Mallory Whitley, Jarica Wiles, and Xincong Yuri Yu.

ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES ANNOUNCED
RSU #19 would like to announce the following up and coming Adult Education Classes and Workshops scheduled. Cartooning and Illustration - Tuesdays, April 25th to Tuesday, May 23rd from 4 to 5:30 PM. Cost: $45 plus a materials fee of $15 paid directly to the instructor; Arctic Fox Painting - Tuesday, April 25th from 6 to 8 PM. Cost: $15 plus a materials fee of $15 paid directly to the instructor; Photoshop - Wednesdays, April 26th to Wednesday, May 3rd from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Cost: $59; Facebook - Saturday, April 29th from 9 AM to 1 PM. Cost: $22; Research on the Internet - Saturday, April 29th from 1:30 to 4PM. Cost: $15; Zentangle - Tuesday, May 2nd from 6 to 8 PM. Cost: $15; Suicide Awareness - Tuesday, May 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Cost: $15; Intro to Computers - Mondays and Wednesdays, May 8th through May 17th from 6 to 8 PM. Cost: $32; Watercolor Sign Making - Tuesday, May 9th from 6 to 8 PM. Cost: $15 plus a material fee of $10 paid directly to the instructor; Rid Your Home of Toxic Chemicals - Thursday, May 11th from 6 to 8 PM. Cost: $10; Crossbow Safety - Sunday, May 14th from 9 AM to 12 PM. Cost: $10. The classes mentioned will be located at Nokomis Regional High on 266 Williams Road in Newport unless otherwise specified. RSU #19 offers a large variety of online classes at www.ed2go.com/rsu19ae/. For a complete listing of classes and descriptions, visit rsu19.maineadulted or to register by phone contact 368-3290.
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