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. Galouch. Jim Gailey, ecomaine board of directors chairman, left, and ecomaine CEO Kevin Roche, right, presented the award. Photo by Brian Fitzgerald.

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 the entire state.  Teachers are asked to choose one student who they feel has earned this honor. Horace Mann company pays for the professional framing of all art work which will be on display at the MEA building March through November. Betsy Allen-McPhedran RSU#38 Elementary Art Teacher selected Madison Rado of Readfield Elementary School and her painting “Fall Breeze”.  Madison and…

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 students, parents, and local businesses, we as a community raised 91,585.70 pounds!!!!!!  We had fundraisers going at the high school, middle school and even our elementary schools! The morning of the rally was really special.  We began the day very early with buses picking up MS and HS students starting at 5 am! At 5:45 we enjoyed a spectacular fireworks display donated…