• Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Maranacook Community Middle School students in Hope Lord’s art classes created an “I Have a Dream” bulletin board in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They...

  • MtVES 4th Grade Winter Artwork

    The focus of this lesson was to teach the students color mixing, craftsmanship with their paining skills, as well as the terms Tint and Shade. Students helped...

  • MCMS Takes Part in Hour of Code!

    The Hour of Code has become a worldwide event involving over 15 millions schools during the first week in December. This year, MCMS was able to provide ALL...

  • Thomas Cup Challenge 2018

    Friday evening through Saturday morning for 15 hours Maranacook Students competed in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math competition at Thomas College. A team of 5;...

  • banner picture of 7th graders working outside

    MCMS Advisee Day Out

    Maranacook Community Middle School Advisee Day Out 7th grade activities included groups helping out folks in the community with yard work and stacking wood. Ms. Bonnevie’s Advisee...

  • banner photo for Bike Club at MS

    Bike Club at MCMS

    Bike Club is a new activity offered to students to work on donated bikes that have been neglected. This club will meet daily, during Activity A, to...

  • banner photo ms chamber choir

    MS Chamber Choir

    On Friday, 10/5/18 our Chamber Choir sang at the American Choral Directors Association conference in Windham, ME. Our students were fantastic- thank you, Mr. Scarpone!

  • banner photo student leadership

    Student Leadership Conference

    MCMS and MCHS student representatives, Shylah Woodford and Emily Lucas attended a statewide student leadership conference, run by GEAR UP, on October 13, 2018 and October 14,...

  • banner photo HS suicide prevention

    Suicide Prevention Awareness

    Members of the Student Health Advisory are promoting Suicide Prevention Awareness by handing out information, yellow ribbons and talking to peers about why they love to live!

  • Banner photo of Girls Tennis Team

    MCS Girls Tennis Regional Champions!

    Congratulations to the Maranacook Girls Tennis Team!  Girls’ Class C Regional Champions and winners of the good sportsmanship award.  On to states on Saturday!

Welcome to Maranacook Area Schools-RSU 38

"A caring school community dedicated to excellence."

Dual Enrollment Partnership with Thomas College

Great article in the Bangor Daily News highlighting the Dual Enrollment Partnership between Thomas College and Maranacook Community High School!

How one Maine school is cutting $30,000 or more from the cost of college

Budget Update #2 - RSU #38 School Board Budget Meeting, February 6, 2019

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

We continued the review of program budgets at the February 6thRSU #38 School Board meeting.

Technology Director Diane MacGregor reported on requests for the instructional technology budget. The budget includes new network equipment, as follows: two Cisco 5500 Airnet Controllers, one for the Middle School and one for the High School; 5 UPS units – one for each elementary school, and one for the MS/HS; and 2 DHCP Servers that will improve network security for the entire district. The total cost for this network equipment is $12,100.00, but since this equipment qualifies for reimbursement through the federal E-Rate program (60% E-Rate reimbursement), the total budget increase for this equipment is $4,840.00.

Read the complete budget update-- Budget Update #2
For a complete listing of all budget documents, please visit our Budget pages.

School Nutrition Benefits for Families Impacted by Federal Shutdown

With the federal shutdown impacting numerous Mainers, we want to remind families that applications for free and reduced-price meals may be submitted at any time throughout the school year, even during a federal shutdown. If federal employees impacted by the shutdown would like to apply for school meal benefits for their children, please complete the Free and Reduced Meals Application and return it to the school office.  You may also obtain a copy by contacting your school’s office.

This is a reminder for any families, if you believe you may qualify for this program, please complete the application or contact Food Services Director Jeff Bridges at 685-4923 ext. 1085.

Frequently Asked Questions- RSU #38 Facilities Improvement Bond

Here is a Frequently Asked Questions sheet responding to questions asked during the recent Public Hearings regarding the RSU 38 Facilities Improvement Bond.  We hope this will answer some questions that you may have, or you may be asked about.
Please feel free to refer additional questions to the Superintendent's Office at 685-3336 or email the Superintendent at jay_charette@maranacook.com.


RSU 38 Bond FAQs

Announcing the MEF 2018-19 Grant Awards!

Read about the exciting projects that will be funded by MEF!

2018-019 MEF Grant Awards

Transportation Letter to Parents

Please read Superintendent Charette's letter to parents about transportation dated 11/19/2018.

Transportation Letter to Parents

Bus Routes for 2018-19


District End Of Day Plan

Weekly Bus Plan

New Superintendent Intro!

Dear Maranacook families and friends!

It is with great pride that I introduce myself as your new Superintendent of Schools. I can not begin to express how excited, honored, and humbled I am by the opportunity to lead such an outstanding school system! In my career I have been a classroom teacher having had assignments in grades 4 thru 8, teaching all core subjects at some point! I then moved into administration having started as a teaching principal in a small elementary school and then progressed into opportunities as a building administrator at different elementary, middle and high schools.  All total, I have worked in education for over 25 years and enjoyed every minute of it! My most recent position was as principal of Hall Dale Elementary in Hallowell. I have three children; my oldest son works in Portland, my daughter is currently attending St. Joseph’s college to be a science teacher, and my youngest son having just graduated from Maranacook Community High School! We moved into central Maine only a year ago from Fort Kent, our past home for 17 years. I currently live in Manchester with my wife of 26 years (who is a high school math teacher) and our dog, Lukah.  We love the Central Maine area and the strong sense of community that we have found! I am very excited for the 2018 - 2019 school year and look forward to getting to know the students, staff, and communities that make up RSU 38. Please feel free to reach out to discuss our schools at anytime.

Annual Report 2018

Here is the Annual Report for this year: RSU 38 Annual Report 2018

Please visit our Budget Page for a complete listing of Budget Updates as well as Budget Documents.

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.

Executive Summary from Future Search

Here is a summary of the work from our 2-day Future Search:  RSU 38 Executive Summary

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

Parents and guardians: Click here for SchoolMessenger video

How do I sign up for SchoolMessenger?

Signing up is easy. You can use the email address that we have on file for you, and follow these three steps:

1 Click the LOG IN Button at https://go.schoolmessenger.com/#/account/login, or Download the SchoolMessenger App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Market.

2 Enter your email address and create a password. An email will be sent to that address with a secure token.

3 After authenticating via your email, return to SchoolMessenger and sign in using your email and password.

It's that easy!

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! 

MEF Fundraising Letter 2018

 2018 MEF Announcement for School Staff and Community