Announcements

Application for federal funding

posted Jul 22, 2019, 7:29 AM by Kelly Bowles

As part of the requirement to receive federal funding under the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act, our district completes an application that is then open for public comment.  The content of the application was presented to the MSAD #72 Board of Directors at their meeting in July.  The proposal is to use Title I money to fund staffing for remedial/intervention servicesK-4 for literacy and math.  Tittle IIA money (which is shared proportionally with Fryeburg Academy) will be used for professional development. Title IVA and Title V will be used to partially fund a student support teacher for behavior and academics in grades 5-8.  A copy of the full application is available upon request.  If you have any questions or comments about the application, please email rhonda.poliquin@msad72.org/  The public comment period ends on July 25, 2019 as the application will be submitted on July 26, 2019.


New Transportation Policy

posted Jul 12, 2019, 10:54 AM by Heather Sheehan   [ updated Aug 19, 2019, 7:52 AM ]

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This is a summary of changes to transportation procedures for the 2019-2020 school year. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding regarding the following expectations:

  • Students in grades K-8 should have consistent pick-up and drop-off locations. This helps us assure that we are accounting for our younger students and helps us maintain consistent times for the convenience of families.
  • For after-school transportation, students may use District transportation for the following: school-sponsored activities like after-school band/chorus or PKA.
  • If space allows, students may also use District transportation to attend town recreational programs. Students should turn in notes on the morning of the transportation change to make this possible.
  • Student will not be allowed to make changes for the following: trips to a friend's house, pre-dance gatherings, birthday parties, or other social occasions. Parents should make arrangements for these occasions. 
  • Parents should also continue to notify school of changes to transportation arrangements by 11:00 AM. 
Your cooperation with these procedures assures that we can account for all students so that we can avoid having students miss the bus, we can avoid dropping students at the wrong location, and we can avoid overcrowding on our busses. Thank you. 

FY20 District Budget Information and Meeting Schedule

posted Apr 30, 2019, 7:47 AM by Heather Sheehan   [ updated May 15, 2019, 9:08 AM ]

Informational FY20 Budget Presentations

Monday - May 13, 2019 @ 6:30 at Brownfield Denmark School - cafeteria

Wednesday - May 15, 2019 @ 6:30 at Molly Ockett School - cafeteria

Thursday - May 16, 2019 @ 6:30 at New Suncook School - cafeteria



District FY20 Budget Meeting/Vote

Wednesday - May 22, 2019 @ 7:00 at Molly Ockett School

James R. Anderson Middle School Gym


Please see detailed information regarding the FY20 School Budget below.



Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2019

posted Feb 19, 2019, 6:34 AM by Erin Wentworth   [ updated Feb 19, 2019, 6:38 AM ]


M.S.A.D. #72

Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Lovell, Stoneham, Stow, Sweden

FALL 2019 KINDERGARTEN

REGISTRATION & SCREENING

Children must be five (5) on or before October 15, 2019


MARK YOUR CALENDAR


Thursday & Friday, March 28th & 29th

    Loc: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church – Fryeburg

Starting MARCH 1st call for an appointment  

935-2600 Ext. 1414 or Ext.1401 between 8:00 3:00    


Call early for preferred time slot!



                ON REGISTRATION  DAY YOU MUST PROVIDE:

                          1. COPY of  BIRTH CERTIFICATE

                          2. All current  IMMUNIZATIONS

                          3. PROOF of  RESIDENCY - documentation will be explained when you call for your appointment.

Children MUST attend


New Volunteer Info

posted Jul 10, 2018, 9:39 AM by Heather Sheehan   [ updated Aug 15, 2019, 1:44 PM ]

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Dear Parents or Guardians:


This past school year we implemented new procedures regarding volunteers in schools. The intent of these procedures is to take reasonable measures to assure the safety of our students while at the same time maintaining a comfortable and inviting atmosphere in our schools. To assist in this process, we will be asking anyone interested in volunteering to fill out the following paperwork Volunteer Application Forms. Once this happens, we will conduct a background check on all potential volunteers using a state-wide database. Once potential volunteers have passed this screening, they will be eligible to volunteer. For those who fail the initial background check but who still wish to volunteer, they may use the Department of Education’s protocol. This includes passing a background check and submitting fingerprints prior to approval, at the applicant’s expense. This is the same procedure all school employees go through before employment.


If you were approved as a volunteer for the 18-19 school year and would like to volunteer for the 19-20 school year you will need to complete and submit the volunteer paperwork again, notating on the application if there has been any change in information.


While we understand that this is a dramatic change from what volunteers have had to do in the past, we hope that you will support our efforts to take reasonable precautions before allowing volunteers into our schools.


Thank you for your support in this matter.


Residency Information

posted Oct 24, 2017, 9:24 AM by Heather Sheehan   [ updated Oct 24, 2017, 9:26 AM ]

Please read the attached document for some important information regarding Residency.

State Testing Results

posted Oct 23, 2017, 9:49 AM by Kelly Bowles   [ updated Oct 26, 2017, 9:07 AM ]

Maine’s public school students in grades 3-8 and in the third year of high school are required by both state and federal law to be assessed each year in mathematics and English language arts (ELA)/literacy.  They are further required to be assessed in science at grades 5 and 8, and in the third year of high school.

We have received the results from the Spring 2017 testing. You can view the results by school on their websites or via the link below.


Information about each of these assessments can be found here:

·       Sample eMPowerME items: https://maine.onlinehelp.measuredprogress.org/sample-items/

·       The full SAT released assessment:  http://maine.gov/doe/assessment/math-ela/index.html

·       Released MEA Science items:  https://www.maine.gov/doe/mea/resources/released/index.html

Student performance on the MEA is reported in four achievement levels:

·       Level 4:         Above State Expectations

·       Level 3:         At State Expectations

·       Level 2:         Below State Expectations

·       Level 1:         Well Below State Expectations

Overall results by school, by district and for the whole state can be found at:  https://lms.backpack.education/public/maine.


While no single test can give a complete picture of a child’s achievement, the MEA, combined with other information (e.g., school grades and daily schoolwork), can help us all better understand the progress of our students.  These assessments can help schools review and improve curriculum.  The results can highlight areas where a particular student needs additional support, where he or she has mastered the content, and where the student might be challenged to go deeper into the subject matter.  Teachers can use the information to guide their instruction and provide more individualized learning opportunities for students.  Parents can use the information to help support their child at home and guide discussions with their child’s teacher.


We are confident that the quality instruction delivered by our committed educators, along with your support, can help our students meet and exceed the expectations Maine has established for their learning.  We encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions you have about the MEA or your child’s progress.

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