• MCMS Math Team Places 3rd in Math Counts Competition!

    Members of the Maranacook Community Middle School Math Team participated this past weekend at KVCC in the district Math Counts competition.  They placed third, earning them a...

  • MCS Senior Makes US Paralympic Nordic Ski Team

    Article from Kennebec Journal on January 28, 2017 by Travis Lazarczyk http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/01/28/maranacook-senior-comes-into-own-with-u-s-paralympic-nordic-ski-team/ Maranacook senior comes into own with U.S. Paralympic Nordic ski team READFIELD — Annie Reiter saw...

  • Maranacook Student Chosen to Become Normandy Scholar!

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Madison Taylor of Maranacook Community High School has been accepted into the prestigious Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom® Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute....

  • MS Students Video Conference w/ NASA

    On Friday, December 16, the Royal River Team was able to have a video conference with a NASA scientist from the John Glenn Space Center in Ohio. ...

  • Maine Robotics Exposition

    Two MCMS students were able to attend the Maine Robotics Exposition on Saturday, December 3. In addition to watching the 2016 First Lego League Robotics Championships, which...

  • MCS Seniors Attend Event with Senator Collins

    On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, a group of Maranacook HS seniors attended an event with U.S. Senator Susan Collins on behalf of Resources First Foundation, a 501 c(3)...

  • Readfield Historical Society Fieldtrip

    On June 3rd third grade students from Readfield Elementary took a walking trip to the Readfield Historic Society.  It was an unforgettable trip back in time to...

  • KVBA Celebration at RES

    At each RSU 38 Elementary School, students in Grades 3-5 have the opportunity to participate in the Kennebec Valley Book Award Program. In the spring, students who...

  • MCS Top Ten!

    Maranacook Community High School has announced its top 10 seniors for the 2015-16 academic year. Luca DeAngelis, of Readfield, is the son of Tara Wicks and Steve...

  • Simple Machines at MES 3rd Grade!

    Recently, third grade at Manchester Elementary School had the opportunity to build our famous simple machine projects once again. After learning all about our science unit, Push and...

  • Model UN Conference

    The MCS Social Studies Department is honored to have worked with such a great group of students over the last few months in preparing for the Model...

  • Teen Issues at MCS

    Maranacook high school students participated in Teen Issues on March 31st. There were 44 different presentations and all students chose 4 to attend. The day is to...

  • EcoMaine Award Winner!

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  • Readfield Student Honored with MEA Art Award

    Each year Maine Education Association offers teachers across the state of Maine a unique opportunity to showcase student art work. Less than 35 spaces are available for...


    Kristen Levesque, Dean of Students chaperoned a group of Maranacook High School’s students, interested in politics and the environment, on Tuesday, November 10th to an event with...

Welcome to Maranacook Area Schools-RSU 38

"A caring school community dedicated to excellence."

Annual Report

Here is our annual report for this year: RSU 38 Annual Report 2017

Budget Update #9 – RSU #38 Budget Workshop, April 12, 2017

To view the video as well as all supporting materials, please go to www.maranacook.org/budget

“Promoting student success in all areas as we strive for academic excellence while maintaining fiscal responsibility”

Throughout the FY18 Budget process the RSU #38 School Board has been anticipating at least a 9% increase in the cost of health benefits, and has included that amount in the expenditure budget.  On April 7 we received word that our actual increase will be 0%.  This is wonderful news as it allowed us to reduce the FY18 expenditure budget by $169,507.  As a result of that savings our FY18 expenditure budget is now $17,212,908, an increase over FY17 of 4.39% rather than the previously anticipated 5.42%.  The change is reflected in the Version 3 General Fund School Summary Budget.

In addition, the latest carry forward report indicates that the carry forward amount will be $500,000, rather than the previously anticipated amount of $450,000, due to our early budget freeze, adding $50,000 to our anticipated revenues. This is reflected on the Version 3 Draft Revenue Sheet.  With the reduced expenditure budget and the increase in revenues there is a reduction in the total local funds needed to be raised by our towns of $219,507.   The impact of these two amounts is presented on the Local Dollar Sheet.

At the April 12 RSU #38 School Board meeting the Board approved the FY18 budget of $17,212,908.  Citizens will have the opportunity to vote on this proposed budget on May 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Annual Budget Meeting which will be held at Maranacook Community High School.  The budget referendum will be held on June 13, 2017 at town voting places.

Opportunities for citizen comments and questions are also available on the district website (http://www.maranacook.org/) on the budget link under Budget 2016-2017, Submit Budget Questions or Comments.


Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.
Superintendent of School

RSU #38 in Top 10!

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

Questions or Comments about the Budget?

Use this link to submit Questions or Comments about the budget: Submit Budget Questions or Comments

You will be asked to fill in your name and email as well as your message.  Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate person to be answered and you will be emailed back.  We may also post your question or comment to a “Frequently Asked Questions” page.


Dental Services at School!

Parents of RSU #38 Students: Dental services are set to happen this spring. Information on the program and the paperwork was mailed home, or put in folders during the week of Feb.27. If you are interested in these services and do not currently have a dental provider, please return the form to your school nurse as soon as possible. If you did not get the paperwork but would like to take part in this opportunity, please reach out to your child's nurse. Thank you!


 The Hour of Code!


Learn more about The Hour of Code at DOGONews!

Maranacook Educator's Year Of Research Published On Award Winning Website For Teachers

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Maranacook Community High School teacher Mr. Shane Gower spent the last year researching the life of Private First Class Harvey J. Madore as part of the Understanding Sacrifice program. On Veteran’s Day, Gower’s eulogy for Private First Class Harvey J. Madore and lesson plan, titled Analyzing How Sacrifice is Memorialized, will be published on ABMCeducation.org. The 2016 Understanding Sacrifice program is a partnership between National History Day®, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.  For more information, please read the full press release: Gower Veterans Day 2016


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Maranacook Food Pantry at HS needs Backpacks!

Do you have any spare backpacks hanging in a closet somewhere? Are you replacing your child’s backpack for this coming school year, and looking to get rid of the old backpack?

Screen Shot 2016-08-12 at 7.26.06 PMWe need backpacks!

Please consider donating used backpacks to the Maranacook Food Pantry at the high school.

We send home food to middle and high school students in need and the easiest, most secure way to transport food items is in a backpack. If you can donate any, please drop them off at the high school office, or leave them at the school health center.

We appreciate any help you can give us!

RSU 38 Annual Report 2016

Check out our RSU 38 Annual Report 2016!

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.

Maranacook Education Foundation

meflogobearMaranacook 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!





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