• 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...

  • 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!

  • 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,...

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Girls Track Wins State Championship!

    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!

  • Hand and Feet Self Portraits

    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 Assembly at MES!

    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...

  • Student Technology Conference!

    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...

  • Top Ten Scholars – Class of 2018

    Maranacook Community High School Top Ten Scholars – Class of 2018 Emma Hatt, of Mount Vernon, daughter of Greg and Deborah Hatt, is valedictorian. She has been...

Welcome to Maranacook Area Schools-RSU 38

"A caring school community dedicated to excellence."

Maranacook Campus Reunification Exercise

Here is a parent letter announcing the upcoming Maranacook campus practice reunification exercise scheduled for Friday, November 2nd. 1810 Maranacook Practice Exercise parent letter

NEW!  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.

RSU #38 – Public Notice

RSU 38's Special Education Office (Manchester, Mount Vernon, Readfield and Wayne) will be conducting its periodic special education records destruction for former students whose birthdays are from January 1, 1990 to July 31, 1991.  This will occur on September 6, 2018. If you would like your records, or have questions regarding this process, please contact the Special Education Office of RSU 38 at 685-3336 x6.

Maranacook Area Schools, RSU 38, Announces Charette as New Superintendent

Betty Morrell, Chair of the RSU #38 Board of Directors, announced today that James “Jay” Charette will be the Maranacook Area Schools next Superintendent, effective July 1, 2018. Mr. Charette will replace Dr. Donna Wolfrom who will be Cape Elizabeth’s next Superintendent.

“We feel very fortunate to have Mr. Charette as our new Superintendent,” said Betty Morrell. Mr. Charette is new to this area, having lived in the Fort Kent area for many years. He is currently the Elementary Principal at Hall Dale Elementary School.

Mr. Charette holds a Master’s Degree in School Leadership from Saint Joseph’s College. He is currently finishing his Superintendent’s Internship. Mr. Charette has over 25 years of experience in education having taught and/or been a Principal at all grade levels – elementary, middle, and high school levels. The Superintendent Search Committee and the Board of Directors were all impressed with Mr. Charette’s ability to reach out to and connect with various stake-holders. They were also impressed with his vision of education to prepare students for the future that ensures many pathways are open for every student once they graduate. Previous superintendents Mr. Charette has worked with consistently responded that they were impressed with his calm leadership, as well as his knowledge of the learning process and modeling of evidence-based best practices for teachers. “When students graduate from Maranacook Area Schools, they already have many options open to them. We expect Mr. Charette to continue to add to our culture of educational excellence,” said Morrell.

RSU #38 serves the towns of Wayne, Readfield, Mt. Vernon, and Manchester with four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.

Contact: Betty Morrell, Chair of RSU 38 Board of Directors – (207)485-5300

Press Release for Charette

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

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! 

 2018 MEF Announcement for School Staff and Community

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