• Graduating Students visit Elementary Schools

    Monday, June 12, 2017, students from the MCHS graduating class of 2017 marched through their old elementary schools to see their childhood teachers. It was a great...

  • Ski Teams Honored at State House!

    State Senator Shenna Bellows arranged for the Girls’ and Boys’ Nordic teams to be honored for their team State Championships and Laura Parent, Zach Holman, and Nathan...

  • PD Certificate

    Seven teachers in Maranacook Area Schools completed a PD Certificate to earn credits toward recertification!  Unique to schools in the state, Maranacook offers teachers a way to...

  • Memorial Day Tribute

    Maranacook Community High School student Steven White, with support from Student Senate, has put together a Memorial Day tribute. Near the flagpole in the Bus circle are 211...

  • MCS Top Ten for 2017

    READFIELD — Maranacook Community High School recently announced the following students are the top 10 seniors for the class of 2017. The students are listed by rank....

  • Hard work pays off!

    Long time adult education student John Dorgosek, after 3 years in our program, graduated on May 3rd with his adult education diploma. Arriving at our program with...

  • Reiter, DeAngelis share the spotlight

    Great Article in the Kennebec Journal! http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/05/02/sidelines-reiter-deangelis-share-the-spotlight/ GORHAM — Steve DeAngelis approached the red carpet, and he talked about Ruslan Reiter. A senior on DeAngelis’ Nordic ski team...

  • 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...

Welcome to Maranacook Area Schools-RSU 38

"A caring school community dedicated to excellence."


RSU # 38 Administrative Office Summer Hours

(June 23 – August 26)
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. – noon

Monday, July 3 – Closed
Reopen Wednesday, July 5


RSU #38 Request for Bids:  Heat Recovery Ventilator Units

RSU #38 is seeking requests for bids from qualified firms for the purchase and installation of heat recovery ventilator units for twelve (12) classrooms at Manchester Elementary School. Installation will need to be completed by August 25, 2017.

A mandatory pre-bid walk through will be held on June 15, 2017, 3:15 p.m., at Manchester Elementary School, 17 School Street, Manchester, ME 04351, at which time additional information will be provided to the potential bidders. 

Bids must be submitted in writing, and placed in a sealed envelope labeled “VENTILATOR UNITS BID”, and received no later than 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017 at RSU #38, 45 Millard Harrison Dr., Readfield, ME 04355. RSU #38 reserves the right to reject any and all bids.


Annual Report

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


 Budget Update #10 – RSU #38 Annual Meeting, May 17, 2017

To view the Eighth Annual Report as well as the video, and supporting budget materials, please go to www.maranacook.org/budget

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

The Annual Meeting to approve the RSU #38 FY18 Budget was held on May 17, 2017.  A review of the budget process was explained by Board Chair Terri Watson, and I provided some district history on subsidy, enrollment, and past expenditure budgets.  These documents are all available on our website with the budget information that has been provided throughout the budget development process.

As we proceeded through the articles several questions were asked.  First, there was a question about what we would do with any additional money that we might receive after the legislature adopts a state budget.  Article 18 addresses this question and was passed during this meeting.  The article states that any unanticipated increase in the adjusted state contribution under the Essential Programs and Services funding model “will reduce the amount raised and assessed as each municipality’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from prekindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act…”  This means that if we receive additional money it can only be used to reduce the amount of local dollars that towns will be required to pay.
(Continue reading the full Budget Update #10)


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.
Superintendent
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!

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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


Don't miss out on important messages!  Manage your School Messenger Account!

For instructions on how to manage your account, see the Parent Instructions for InfoCenter.

Click here to begin:  schoolmessenger.com/start


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?

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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!


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!