OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE FOR AREA SCHOOLS

It's that time of year when most schools hold their first open house of the year. An open house is an event when schools open up their doors so parents/guardians can meet with teachers and get a feel of what a typical school day will be like for their child. It’s traditionally held one evening at the beginning of the school year, but some open house’s may be held after the first day of school begins. This is the perfect time to get aquatinted with your child’s teacher, see the classrooms, get a feel for teacher expectations, including academics and behavior. This first initial meeting creates a connection between teachers and parents/guardians that will keep the lines of communication open throughout the year. All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend. For questions or concerns, contact your child’s local school directly or check the school/district website for more detailed information. The following local schools have announced their open house schedules for grades pre-k through 12 for the 2016-17 school year.
MSAD #4: Piscataquis Community Elementary School will be offering an open house for pre-k students on Thursday, August 25th at 2 PM and kindergarten students at 3 PM. Then on Wednesday, August 31st an open house will be held for grades 1 to 6 from 5 to 6:30 PM. PCES is located on 25 Campus Drive in Guilford; Piscataquis Community Secondary School will be holding their open house on Thursday, September 1st at 5 PM. The open house will be held at the school on 9 Campus Drive in Guilford. For more information visit the district’s website at www.sad4.org.
RSU #19: Corinna Elementary will be holding their open house from 5:30 to 6:30 PM for grades k to 4th on Thursday, August 25th. The pre-k open house will take place from 5 to 5:45 PM then again from 6 to 6:30 PM. The event will kick-off with an informational meeting in the gymnasium followed by an opportunity to visit classrooms and tour the school. Corinna Elementary is located at 42 Stetson Road in Corinna; Hartland Consolidated School will be holding an open house on Wednesday August 24th at 5:30 PM. The school is located at 62 Elms Street in Hartland; Newport/Elementary School will be hosting an open house on Thursday, August 25th from 5 to 6 PM. The school is located at 142 Elm Street in Newport; Somerset Valley Middle will be holding their open house on Thursday, August 25th at 6 PM. The meeting will be held at 45 Blake Street in Hartland; St. Albans Consolidated will be offering an open house on Thursday, August 25th from 5 to 7 PM. The meeting will be held at 129 Hartland Road in St. Albans; and Nokomis Regional High will be holding an open house on Wednesday, September 7th from 5 to 6:30 PM. The school is located at 266 Williams Road in Newport. For more information visit the district’s website at www.rsu19.org.
MSAD #46/AOS #94: Ridge View Community School will hold an open house for grades 1 to 4 on Thursday, September 1st from 5 to 6 PM and grades 5 to 8 from 6 to 7 PM. The open house will be located at the school at 175 Fern Road in Dexter; Harmony Elementary School will hold an open house on Monday, September 12th at 6 PM. The event will be held at 18 Main Street in Harmony; Athens Community School will hold an open house on Thursday, September 8th from 6 to 7 PM. Hot dogs, apples, and assorted beverages will be served during the evening. The school is located at 8 Fox Hill Road in Athens; Dexter Regional High School will hold an open house on Wednesday, November 9th from 6 to 8 PM. DRHS is located at 12 Abbott Hill Road in Dexter. Tri-County Techinal Center will be having an open house/career fair on Monday, September 19th from 5 to 7 PM. The event will be held at 14 Abbott Hill Road in Dexter. For more information visit the district’s website at www.aos94.org/Home.
MSAD #53: Manson Park School will be holding their open house for grades pre-k to kindergarten on Thursday, August 25th from 1 to 2 PM. Manson Park School is located at 179 Lancey Street in Pittsfield; Warsaw Middle School will be offering an open house on Thursday, September 15th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the school on 167 School Street in Pittsfield; Vickery School will be holding their open house on Wednesday, August 24th from 5 to 6:30 PM for grades 1 to 4. Vickery School is located at 170 School Street in Pittsfield. For more information visit the district’s website at www.msad53.org/.
RSU #64: Central Community Elementary School (CCES) staff will be hosting an open house for all students and parents on Monday, August 29th from 6 to 7 PM. A school opening will be held on Thursday, August 25th at 2 PM. After the ceremony, the building will be available for tours. This event is open to the public. Then on Saturday, August 27th, the building will be open from 1 to 3 PM for tours. The school is located at 118 Main Street in Corinth. For more information visit the district’s website at www.rsu64schools.org.
RSU #68: SeDoMoCha Middle School will be holding an open house on Thursday, September 8th from 5:30 to 7 PM. The open house will be for grades 1 through 8. SeDoMoCha Middle School is located at 63 Harrison Avenue, Suite A in Dover-Foxcroft. For more information visit the district’s website at www.sedomocha.org.
COLLEGE NEWS
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Ryan Engelhardt of Pittsfield has earned Highest Honors for the spring semester of the 2015-2016 academic year at the University of New Hampshire. Students named to the Dean's List at the University of New Hampshire are students who have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance. Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is 3.5 through 3.64 are awarded honors. The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 13,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students across three campuses. For more information visit www.unh.edu.
CURRY COLLEGE
Curry College would like to announce that the following local students have been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2016 semester: Raven Rusconi of Clinton and Bailey Ayer of Newport. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a 3.30 GPA, have no incompletes, and have no grade lower than a "C" for the semester. Full-time students must carry 12 or more graded credits for the semester. Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on 131 acres in Milton, MA. Curry offers 22 undergraduate majors, as well as graduate degrees in business, education, criminal justice and nursing, with a combined enrollment of over 3,700 students. The largest majors are business management, communication, nursing, criminal justice and education. For more information visit, www.curry.edu.
UMASS LOWELL
Silas Price of Canaan has been recognized for achieving academic distinction at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Price, majoring in sound recording technology, was named to the Dean’s List at UMass Lowell for the spring 2016 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List at UMass Lowell, a student must have completed no fewer than 12 graded credits for the semester and earned at least a 3.25 grade point average with no grade lower than C and without any incompletes. UMass Lowell is a national research university. The university offers its 17,500 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. For more information visit www.uml.edu.
 SCHOOL REGISTRATION
NEWPORT PRE-K
Newport pre-k applications are now being accepted for the fall 2016 school year. Do you have a 4 year old and looking for a quality pre-school program? Newport pre-k is a collaborative of Penquis Head Start and the Newport school system. The classroom is located at the Newport Elementary School and is in session 5 mornings a week for 3 1/2 hours per day following the Newport school calendar. Contact Linda Henderson at Penquis for enrollment and questions at 973-3567.