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    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...

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    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...

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    EcoMaine Award Winner!

    The 2016 eco-Excellence Awards ceremony at ecomaine. Pictured is community award winner Hunter Norwood, 5, of Manchester Elementary School accompanied by his teachers Mrs. Toothaker and Mrs....

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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...

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    School Spirit Challenge

    Maranacook Community Schools participated in the WGME, Fox 23 School Spirit Challenge this winter and it was an amazing experience!  Through donations of food and money from...

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    Healthy Decisions Day at MCMS

    Students listened and took part in presentations from law enforcement and health professionals during Healthy Decisions Day. BY JASON PAFUNDISTAFF WRITER READFIELD — Skyeler Webb said she learned...

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    Thomas College, Maranacook High announce new degree partnership!

    Students can receive an associate degree while completing their high school diploma. Thomas College and Maranacook Community High School have been collaborating on dual-enrollment courses for years,...

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    Proficiency Based Education Forum

    Participants in the Community Forum on January 14th at MCHS  discussed changes in graduation requirements as Maranacook implements a proficiency based education system. An experienced Admissions Representative...

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    MCS Increases Graduation Rate!

    I am proud to announce an increase in the RSU #38 graduation rate!!  The Maine Department of Education has calculated the latest RSU #38 Four Year Cohort...

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    Hour of Code!

    RSU 38 is participating in The Hour of Code Event, a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries, during the week of...

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    Middle School GT Students host Math Museum!

    On Monday, November 23, 2015, GT math students from the district’s elementary schools were the guests of the GT math students at Maranacook Middle School for a...

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    Weather at Your School

    At Maranacook Community Middle School, Moose Island students are learning about global and local extreme weather conditions as part of their Trimester 2 unit “Full Force Nature”....

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    Maranacook Community School to present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

    READFIELD – Maranacook High School will present the musical comedy-drama “Fiddler on the Roof” by Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, at 7 p.m. November 18th...

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    MCS STUDENTS ATTEND RESOURCES FIRST FOUNDATION EVENT

    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...

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    Middle School Team Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

    On Friday, November 6th the Acadia Team and its teachers were honored to host a ceremony for 31 people wanting to become United States citizens.  The United...

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    Middle School Students Present at Senior Cafe!

    Naeema O’Rourke, with the help of Ella Trefethen and Ruth Brosey, recently did a presentation at the Senior Cafe on Growing up in Indonesia. Naeema was born...

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    Readfield and Wayne math teachers learn from each other

    Nancy Harriman, district curriculum coordinator, left, makes notes while observing second-graders working on math problems in Katie Conway’s class at Readfield Elementary School. Teachers and administrators say...

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    Maranacook Students take college class at Thomas College!

    Throughout the week of June 22-26, 2015 Maranacook High School partnered with Thomas College to provide an intensive summer course titled, “Experiencing Diversity” with Dr. Richard Biffle...


Welcome to Maranacook Area Schools-RSU 38

"A caring school community dedicated to excellence."


Budget Update #9 – RSU #38 Annual Meeting, May 18, 2016

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

“Promoting student success for all while maintaining fiscal responsibility”

The Annual District Budget Meeting was held on May 18, 2016. While the number of community members in attendance was small, clearly there was a commitment to the RSU #38 mission statement, “a caring school community dedicated to excellence” and at several times during the meeting citizens referred to this mission.

Terri Watson, RSU #38 School Board Chair presented a history of the FY17 budget development process ending with the Board adoption, on April 13 of an expenditure budget of $16,488,320, a 3.26% increase over the FY16 budget. She reported on the original budget proposal of $16,966,191 and the elimination of items such as newly proposed after school activities at the middle school, 2 (out of 4) SmartBoards, 1 replacement bus, a portion of the proposed supply budget at the high school, several proposed maintenance projects, and increased Health Center support at the middle school.  Click Budget Update #9 to read full update.


RSU 38 Annual Report 2016

Check out our RSU 38 Annual Report 2016!


Health Message about Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Please read this message from our school nurse, Sandy Hunter and the Pertussis Fact Sheet for more information.


Maranacook History Teacher Asking For Your Help To Tell The Story Of A Fallen Hero Of WWII

Shane Gower is researching the life of U.S. Army Private First Class Harvey J. Madore and is looking for help from the residents of the Augusta area. Private First Class Madore died on the border of Germany and France in March 1945. Gower, a teacher at Maranacook Community High School, is participating in a program with National History Day® called Understanding Sacrifice. Sponsored by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), the program takes 18 teachers from around the country on a journey of learning and discovery of sacrifice through the story of a Fallen Hero of World War II. Each teacher selects one Fallen Hero who is memorialized at an ABMC Cemetery in Southern Europe or North Africa. The program concludes by taking the group to Europe where teachers deliver a eulogy at the memorial of their Fallen Hero.

Gower has chosen to research the life of Private First Class Madore and is looking for help telling his story. Private First Class Madore was born in Van Buren, Maine and grew up in Augusta. He attended a parochial school there and was drafted into the Army in 1943. Gower was contacted by Private First Class Madore’s son, Robert Madore, who has shared photos and information about his father. Private First Class Madore trained at Camp Van Dorn in Mississippi before being deployed to Europe.

Now, Gower is looking for your help to finish telling the story of Private First Class Madore. If you have any information about U.S. Army Private First Class Harvey J. Madore please contact Gower at shane_gower@maranacook.org or contact him at Maranacook Community High School in Readfield.

The Understanding Sacrifice program was created to reinvigorate WWII teaching in the classroom. It is a partnership between National History Day, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, and the American Battle Monuments Commission. The research conducted by the teachers will be used to create lesson plans about WWII for use in classrooms around the world. To learn more about the program, visit ABMCeducation.org. Memorial Day Release Gower


RSU #38 Budget Schedule

Here is the FY17 RSU 38 budget schedule. Please visit the budget section of our website for up-to-date information http://www.maranacook.org/budget.

We are recording our School Board budget meetings!  Check them out at FY17 Budget Workshop Videos


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.  For more information, please visit http://www.maranacook.org/andropay/


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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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.


 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. 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!