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...
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...
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!
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,...
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!
Congratulations to the Maranacook Girls Tennis Team! Girls’ Class C Regional Champions and winners of the good sportsmanship award. On to states on Saturday!
Congratulations to Maranacook Community High School’s Girls Track and Field Team for winning the Class C State Championship on Saturday, June 2nd! First time since 1993!
5th Grade Students at Mt. Vernon Elementary School were challenged to learn perspective of drawing a person with legs and arms angled backward, as well as expressing...
Travis Mills joined us at Manchester Elementary on Wednesday, May 23rd to share his motivational story with our students. Not only is he a parent at our...
On May 24th six iTeam members from Maranacook Community Middle School and two chaperones joined 1100+ students and teachers from around the state for the 15th annual...
"A caring school community dedicated to excellence."
Tickets for Friday's rescheduled show of Footloose will be good for the new showtime of Sunday at 12:00. If you would like a refund, contact Brown Paper Tickets.
For a complete listing of all the Bond Referendum Updates, please visit the Bond Referendum Page.
Maranacook Area Schools, Facilities Bond Referendum - October 22, 2018
The month of October has been a busy time in RSU #38. Numerous activities and events are happening for our students at all levels. However, one of the most talked about topics has been the proposed Facilities Improvement Bond. This letter is the beginning of the process of sharing information around the reasoning for the bond request. I want to let the public know we have appreciated your patience as we work through some very important steps at the School Board level to be ready to share with the stakeholders in our RSU #38 communities.
Back in the fall 2017, the School Board hired Oak Point Associates to conduct a Facilities Analysis Report, which the school department received March 28, 2018. The 300 page report (which is available by contacting the Superintendent’s Office) details maintenance work that will need to be considered up to 20 years into the future. The Board Facilities Committee was tasked with identifying the immediate building concerns along with forecasting forward upcoming projects. After taking time to prioritize the information in the report the Board decided to give priority to several projects which include: a new heating system at Manchester Elementary School, a new boiler and septic system at Wayne Elementary School, water storage tank replacement at Maranacook Middle school, a new roof and structural upgrades at Maranacook High School, as well as paving projects in Mount Vernon, Readfield, Wayne, and the Maranacook campus.
The bond is a significant investment in our school facilities. We acknowledge there are many questions that need to be addressed in order to fully support this investment. That being said, this letter is a first step in a larger plan to provide information to our communities. One important requirement that I would like to share is the upcoming public meetings which are scheduled as follows:
We look forward to upcoming discussion opportunities to communicate building needs, the work process, the impact on communities, future maintenance work, the bond process, as well as an opportunity to answer your questions and concerns. More information will be coming through various sources including newsletters, the district web page, the district Facebook page, and the public meetings.
Jay Charette Superintendent of Schools
For a complete listing of all the Bond Referendum Updates, please visit the Bond Referendum Page on our website.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a summary of the work from our 2-day Future Search: RSU 38 Executive Summary
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!
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 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!