Due to the storm on 2/9/17, the regular School Board meeting was cancelled. Thus, there will be a special meeting held on Thursday, 2/16/17, at 6:00pm at the Tripp Middle School gymnasium. Please see the attached agenda. We hope to see you in attendance.
A reminder to all families that Wednesday, February 1, 2017, is an Early Release day for all students. The afternoon is a Teacher Workshop for PK-12 staff.
Winter Break is the week of February 20-24 for all PK-12 schools. There will be a Credit Recovery program at LAHS during that week.
Patience Norman Award was presented to Turner Primary School second grade teacher April Hartford during a TPS assembly. April embodies the qualities that make her a creative, innovative, effective teacher who is committed to her students and the profession and is a role model for all. Although she was completely surprised by the award, April was gracious and eloquent in her response as she told TPS staff and students that the award belonged to all of them together. This prestigious award comes with a $5,000 prize.
Come to the LAHS Music Room on Monday night, December 19, at 6:30pm to learn more about this program.
Odyssey of the Mind, or OM, is a creative problem-solving competition involving students from kindergarten through college. Team members work together to solve a predefined problem (the long-term problem); and present their solution to the problem at a competition. They must also participate in the spontaneous portion of the competition by generating solutions to a problem they have not seen before. While the long-term problem solution often takes many months to complete and involves various elements of theatrical performance, construction and design, the spontaneous portion occurs the day of the competition. The tournaments are in March of 2017.
See the flyer below.
This Friday, December 17, is the last Free Lunch Friday for all students for 2016. Please make sure to participate in this annual event (for the second year) offered by the MSAD 52 Food Service program. This event provides the opportunity for all students to sample the national Gold Star winning nutrition program our district provides. Please encourage your child(ren) to have lunch this Friday!
Have a restful long weekend!!
Wednesday, November 9, is a half day of school for all students. Parent/Teacher Conferences begin at noon at the high school and middle school, and begin at 1:00pm at the elementary schools..Thursday, November 10, is a No School Day, due to a teachers workshop day.
This week (10/17 - 10/21) is the annual Free Breakfast Week for all students. This is an annual event that provides students in all buildings the opportunity to participate in the breakfast experience. Please make sure to share this opportunity with your child(ren) so that the Food Service program can show what is offered for breakfast in the schools. Enjoy, students!!
Do you know a teacher that you would nominate for the Patience Norman Prize? Patience W. Norman was a history teacher with a fine, inquisitive mind who believed her students were capable of academic excellence. Ms. Norman required her students to work hard and challenged them to surpass her and their own expectations. The Norman Prize for Teacher Excellence has been established at the Maine Community Foundation to recognize teachers in MSAD 52 who emulate her educational philosophy.
The Patience W. Norman Prize for Teacher Excellence is awarded to a deserving teacher in MSAD 52 annually. Candidates for the prize must be nominated and have a demonstrated commitment to MSAD 52 as evidenced by a minimum five-year tenure. Teachers should also demonstrate one or more of the following qualities: unusual impact and effectiveness in the classroom; commitment to students, including responsibility and concern for academic progress; creativity and innovation in teaching; and leadership that provides a positive model for students. The award recipient receives a $5,000.00 prize.
Nomination packets are attached here and are available at school offices. Completed packets should be returned to the MSAD 52 District Office, 486 Turner Center Road, Turner, ME 04282 by Friday, October 15, 2016.
If you or your organization wants to use one of the MSAD #52 buildings, the entire packet and application is now available for you to print off and send in, without needing to make a trip to the building to get the paperwork. You can get the updated application, memos from the Superintendent, and applicable board policies by clicking here.