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RSU #38 Community Forum on Proficiency-Based Education

PBE Night

On Thursday, December 3 from 6:00-7:30 pm we will be hosting a community forum on proficiency-based education at MCHS.  It includes a free spaghetti dinner. Babysitting will be offered for children through age 10, along with a pizza supper.

Staff will share information about what proficiency-based systems are, their purpose, requirements of the Maine proficiency-based diploma law, and work to date in RSU #38. All attending will be invited to respond during an interactive, workshop session.  The goal is to explore ways we can develop a proficiency-based education system at Maranacook that is a “good fit” for our community and students.  We recognize that whatever we start with will require “tweaks” along the way. The questions and concerns of participants at the first community forum of three planned for this year will provide important guidance for that process.

Please RSVP by calling Kim Radley at 685-4923 ext. 1070 or by emailing Kimberly_Radley@maranacook.org

Online Payment Center Now Available For Student Activity Payments

logo_smallSTARTING: NOVEMBER 15, 2015  For a small transaction fee, you can now have the convenience of paying student fees through an online account. For a small transaction fee, you can now have the convenience of paying student fees through an online account.

The fee per transaction is:
-$1.00 for an ACH checking account payment; or
-95% when using Mastercard or Discover Card (minimum fee $1.95)
Useful information:
-Student’s Powerschool number needed for transaction entry
-Pay for multiple students, in multiple schools, in one transaction, for one fee
-Drop down menu for school selection
-Drop down menu for Activities/Fees
-Sign up for an account to access history reports
-Make one time payments without an account
-Payments will post to student account the following business day
-Link to payment center on the district website
-Easy to use; works like other online payment centers
-Questions – Contact Brigette Williams at the Superintendent’s Office 685-3336 ext. 5
To get started:
-Go to the RSU #38 website at: maranacook.org
-Click on the “Parent/Student” menu, select “Andropay Student Activities” to connect to the Online Payment Center
-You are now on the Welcome Page of the Online Payment Center
-Click on “Student Activities” in the upper left hand corner
-Choose “One Student” or “Two or More Students”
-Fill in required information and click on “Add to Cart”
-You will be given the option to create an account; log in to an existing account, or to make a “One Time Payment”
-Follow directions on remaining screens through checkout

School Psychologist of the Year

Our district school psychologist, Susan Holinger, has been awarded the School Psychologist of the Year by the Maine Association of School Psychologists (MASP)!  It is a great honor and a very deserving award for Sue. Congratulations!

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HS Social Studies Teacher, Shane Gower, chosen for the 2016 Understanding Sacrifice Program!

Shane Gower of Maranacook Community High School in Readfield, Maine was selected to participate in the competitive World War II-focused program that travels to southern France and Italy. He is one of 18 middle and high school educators selected by National History Day (NHD) to participate in Understanding Sacrifice, a highly competitive, year-long professional development program sponsored by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC).  For more information, here is the press release. Congratulations Mr. Gower!


PowerSchool Upgrade

Parents & Students--don't forget to make your new account in PowerSchool! With the PowerSchool Upgrade OLD ACCOUNTS WON'T WORK!

We have exciting new changes in PowerSchool! Now parents can create their own usernames and passwords in PowerSchool to access their children's accounts AND have only one account for access to multiple children!   Here are the directions on how to set up your account. Directions for Parent Account Setup  Students can set up their own accounts using these directions.

New Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class being offered through Maranacook Adult and Community Education

Maranacook Adult and Community Education is excited to announce the dates for the Fall 2015 CDL Course to be offered at the RSU 38 Professional Development Center in Readfield, Maine.

This class provides students with the driving skills and training needed to become a Commercial Truck Driver, a field currently one of the fastest growing careers in the United State, with plentiful job opportunities available.

Several local trucking businesses, the Maine Department of Transportation and others will be attending the last evening of class and offering jobs and additional training opportunities to all attendees who successfully pass the class. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a small investment in your future and receive a huge financial return in the form of a steady good paying job. There is no better time then NOW to take this class and secure your future in the trucking industry.

Several local businesses have offered to assist our program in lowering our operating costs and we will be offering the class for $1,200 (regular price is $1,500!) to the first 6 people who sign-up and secure their spot with a deposit of only $200. In addition, I have also been contacted by a local group in Readfield who will supply a limited number of $100-$200 scholarships to further help students defray costs.

For more information, visit http://adulted.maranacook.org.

Steve Vose
Director, Adult and Community Education, RSU 38


Parent Presentation on Standards & Assessments

Power Point Presentation
May 14, 2015

This presentation was done for Wayne Parents in May, 2015.  It contains lots of useful information about standards and assessments used in our district.

For more information, please visit our Standards & Assessment page or our Curriculum page.


Homeless Liaison

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.


Annual Notification Of Building Occupants

Maranacook Education Foundation

meflogobearMaranacook Education Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization. It's 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!