Maranacook Community High School Top Ten Scholars – Class of 2018 Emma Hatt, of Mount Vernon, daughter of Greg and Deborah Hatt, is valedictorian. She has been...
Congratulations to the Maranacook Chamber Singers, and director Drew Albert, for winning Gold for their performance in NYC!
Dale Potter-Clark gave this interesting presentation at “Senior Cafe”, which meets at the Marnacook Middle School on Monday mornings. Senior Cafe is for anyone 55 or older,...
Congratulations Maranacook Boys Nordic Ski Team, Class B State Champions for the second year in a row! Plus both the Boys and Girls Nordic T eams received...
On Friday, January 26th, Maine’s Attorney General, Janet Mills, spent the morning with Staff and Students from Maranacook Community Middle School with her good friend and motivational speaker, Skip...
On January 25th the Manchester Lions Club invited middle school art students who participated in the Peace Poster contest to a recognition ceremony at the club house....
I am so proud of all of our students who earned their high school diploma and HiSET during the 2016-17 school year. All of these individuals worked...
On Dec. 20, 2017, Mrs. Hood’s 1st Grade at Mount Vernon Elementary School presented two Reader’s Theatre stories to their parents and grandparents. They also shared copies...
Our new Spanish teacher at the middle school, Jorgeanne Barley, attended a US Naturalization Ceremony in Bangor, Maine on December 1, 2017! We had a whole school assembly...
"A caring school community dedicated to excellence."
Betty Morrell, Chair of the RSU #38 Board of Directors, announced today that James “Jay” Charette will be the Maranacook Area Schools next Superintendent, effective July 1, 2018. Mr. Charette will replace Dr. Donna Wolfrom who will be Cape Elizabeth’s next Superintendent.
“We feel very fortunate to have Mr. Charette as our new Superintendent,” said Betty Morrell. Mr. Charette is new to this area, having lived in the Fort Kent area for many years. He is currently the Elementary Principal at Hall Dale Elementary School.
Mr. Charette holds a Master’s Degree in School Leadership from Saint Joseph’s College. He is currently finishing his Superintendent’s Internship. Mr. Charette has over 25 years of experience in education having taught and/or been a Principal at all grade levels – elementary, middle, and high school levels. The Superintendent Search Committee and the Board of Directors were all impressed with Mr. Charette’s ability to reach out to and connect with various stake-holders. They were also impressed with his vision of education to prepare students for the future that ensures many pathways are open for every student once they graduate. Previous superintendents Mr. Charette has worked with consistently responded that they were impressed with his calm leadership, as well as his knowledge of the learning process and modeling of evidence-based best practices for teachers. “When students graduate from Maranacook Area Schools, they already have many options open to them. We expect Mr. Charette to continue to add to our culture of educational excellence,” said Morrell.
RSU #38 serves the towns of Wayne, Readfield, Mt. Vernon, and Manchester with four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.
Contact: Betty Morrell, Chair of RSU 38 Board of Directors – (207)485-5300
“Promoting student success in all areas, as we strive for academic excellence while maintaining fiscal responsibility.”
On May 16, 2018 RSU #38 citizens met in the gymnasium at the Maranacook Community High School to review the warrant articles and approve the FY19 District Budget. Richard Spencer was elected as moderator in Article 1. Then Betty Morrell, RSU #38 School Board Chair explained the budget process and I shared a history of the RSU budget and state subsidy. Enrollment history was reviewed, showing an increase in enrollment of 22 students in FY18 over FY17. These documents are available on our website along with all of the other budget documents that have been used during the FY19 budget development process.
Articles 2 and 3 were approved without discussion. A question was asked about the $0 request for CATC (Capital Area Technical Center) in Article 4. Currently, state funding for CATC goes directly from the state to CATC. Several years ago the funding went to the school district and the district paid CATC, thus requiring a warrant article for the expenditure of that sum. No funding for CATC passes through the school district at this time. Article 4 was approved.
Articles 5 through 17 were approved without discussion. A supportive comment on the collaborative work between the RSU #38 School Board and the four town Select Boards was made regarding the addition of Article 18 last year authorizing the School Board to use the entire additional State subsidy to reduce local assessments. This warrant article was included as a result of the request by Select Boards at the joint RSU #38 School Board and Select Boards meeting. Last year additional monies received by the district were returned to the towns and local contributions were adjusted accordingly. Article 18 was approved.
Articles 19 and 20 were approved without discussion. A question about Article 21 was raised regarding funding received through grant monies such as Title IA, Title IIA, Title IV, Title V, Local Entitlement, Gear-Up and other miscellaneous grants. Article 21 was approved.
I would like to thank the citizens who attended the meeting and those that have participated in the FY19 budget development process. The referendum vote on the FY19 RSU #38 School Budget will be held at town voting places on June 12, 2018.
Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Here is the Annual Report for this year: RSU 38 Annual Report 2018
Please visit our Budget Page for a complete listing of Budget Updates as well as Budget Documents.
Hi, everyone! Attached is the revised 2017-2018 school calendar which was voted on by the RSU #38 School Board at the meeting last night after a lengthy discussion that considered the input from the survey and other concerns and ideas. Thank you all for your input. We will continue to work on developing a schedule for make-up days for seniors in order to bring them to 170 days for the year. Now hopefully we won't have any more snow!
Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.
Regional School Unit No. 38
If you have any questions or comments about the budget, please send them to us! Submit Budget Questions or Comments Remember that we have lots of information posted on our Budget page that may be helpful!
Students, staff, citizens, and business and town leaders of RSU #38 will gather on March 16, and March 17, 2018, to create a common vision for the future of our schools. This cross-section of the community will gather at Maranacook Community High School for the Friday session that will begin at 4:30 p.m. (registration at 4:00) and end at 8:00 p.m. Dinner will be provided. The Saturday session will begin at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast, with the work session starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. We would like to invite any members of the RSU #38 community to participate in this exciting and important two-day event. Please call Donna Foster at 685-3336 ext. 2 to register.
Judy Enright, an experienced moderator and former public school administrator will lead the discussion using a process known as Future Search. Judy has worked extensively in Maine and throughout New England, most recently in Rhode Island, to lead communities as they have made major, positive changes in their schools using a similar visioning process. “I have seen amazing things happen as a result of a community coming together in this way to dream about what their schools could become,” said James Morse, former Superintendent of Limestone Schools and Portland Public Schools.
RSU #38’s Future Search will focus on this question, “How will RSU #38 continue to evolve to ensure that our students are prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing world?” The goal is to create a shared vision for the future of the RSU #38 schools that can be implemented during the next five to 10 years.
Updated information about Future Search will be posted on the RSU #38 website: http://www.maranacook.org. The direction set at our Future Search will become the basis of a strategic plan that will guide the work of our school system. Please consider attending this important event. This work is critically important.
Registration will be open through March 10, 2018.
Here is a resource for determining if your child has the flu and should stay home from school.
I am proud to announce that RSU #38 has been named as one of the top 10 school districts to live in, in Maine by Niche.com. Our district offers many exciting opportunities for our students, and I believe that our staff members and administrators are some of the best in the state. This high ranking is confirmation of their hard work and dedication to excellence. https://www.niche.com/k12/rankings/public-school-districts/best-overall/s/maine/
Please visit the link below to learn more about the factors that went into the ranking of districts.
"The 2017 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. https://www.niche.com/…/public-sc…/best-overall/methodology/ "
Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.
Regional School Unit No. 38
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It is the responsibility of RSU #38 to notify the citizens/parents of the district on an annual basis that educational services are available to students classified as homeless. If you need further information to determine the rights available to homeless students in our district, please contact Donna Foster at 685-3336 ext. 2, or your building principal.
Maranacook Education Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to foster innovation and excellence in the communities of Fayette, Manchester, Mt. Vernon, Readfield, and Wayne by securing resources and funding initiatives that will benefit learners of all ages. Donors can contribute unrestricted funds to the Foundation or create their own donor directed funds to support specific projects. Please check our website to learn more or donate-- http://mef.maranacook.org!