• When Readfield Corner Burned

    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,...

  • Maranacook Boys Nordic Win States!

    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...

  • MS Healthy Decisions Day!

    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...

  • Lions Club Peace Poster Contest

    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....

  • 2016-17 Maranacook Adult Education High School Graduates

    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...

  • 1st Grade Reader’s Theatre

    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...

  • MS Spanish Teacher becomes US Citizen!

    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...

  • Family Hour of Code!

    On Dec 5, 2017, the MCMS iTeam hosted our first Family Code Night for parents and students in grades 3-8 from 6:30-7:30 pm. We celebrated Computer Science...

  • The Addams Family Musical!

    Maranacook Community High School Theatre performed The Addams Family Musical November 15-18th!  The show was about the classic Addams Family gang, with their kooky songs, dark humor,...

Welcome to Maranacook Area Schools-RSU 38

"A caring school community dedicated to excellence."

Survey for Making Up Snow Days

Parents, Students, Community Members, and Staff:

We need to make up 4 days due to weather closings in the 2017-2018 school year.  The RSU #38 School Board will make the final decision, including the instructional length of the day. There will be a discussion of the options and the survey results at the March 21, 2018, RSU #38 School Board meeting.

According to Chapter 125, “each instructional day is a minimum of three hours in length”, “the average instructional day is 5 hours in length”. (The number of hours below may be slightly greater than required due to the schedule)

Please take this survey to let us know your choices: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9DXG92.


Budget Update #4

February 21, 2018

Budget Update #4 - RSU #38 School Board Budget Meeting, February 14, 2018

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

The February 14, 2018, RSU #38 Budget Meeting began with a budget update that included a report on the state approval of funding for two new buses for the 2018-2019 school year.  These buses will replace one bus with high mileage and one old bus.  The state will include reimbursement for these buses in the FY20 subsidy.

Requested information was shared regarding the possible addition to the FY19 budget of funding for a middle school industrial arts program.  In order to fund a woodworking program, we would need to add to the budget draft approximately $41,825 for tools and equipment, $8,500 for supplies, and $55,000 for staff salary and benefits.

To read more, please go to Budget Update #4. Or please visit our Budget Page for a complete listing of Budget Updates as well as Budget Documents.

Questions about the Budget?

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!

Superintendent Search

Hello RSU #38 School Community Members – As we begin the search process for a superintendent to succeed Dr. Donna Wolfrom, we are seeking feedback from our communities relating to expertise and personal qualities you’d like to see present in our next superintendent.

The survey may be taken online at this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rsu38survey. The survey is also available in paper form within the schools and town offices.~ The deadline for completing the survey is February 16, 2018. We appreciate your input.

RSU #38 Holds Two-Day Event to Create Common Vision

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.


Announcing Pre-K Screening and Open Houses!

Pre-K Screening will be Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th at the RSU #38 Professional Development Center (at the Transportation Office), 73 North Road, Readfield. Please call 685-3336 x6 to schedule an appointment.

Pre-K Open Houses will be Friday, May 11th, from 8-9 am at Manchester Elementary, Mt. Vernon Elementary, and Readfield Elementary (Wayne children welcome). For more information call your school: Manchester 622-2949; Mt. Vernon 293-2261; Readfield & Wayne 685-4406.

Dear Parents,
Here is a resource for determining if your child has the flu and should stay home from school.

Bus Routes for 2017-18


Annual Report

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

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

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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!