Vivian Burnham,  Marshwood High School Senior

Vivian Burnham, Marshwood High School Senior, Participates in Engaging Young Americans in the Power of our Polling Places

Screen Shot 2020-10-13 at 6.43.02 PMVivian Burnham, MHS senior, was interviewed by Channel 6’s TV show, 207.  She is on the Youth Steering Committee for Youthwork Makes the Boothwork, an organization that engages and empowers students to work in voting/elections.

School Meals Free

Screen Shot 2020-10-14 at 3.34.02 PMPlease use the appropriate remote order link to order meals for pick up at your students school. Meal pick up is between 9:30 am and 10:15 am for Breakfast and Lunch at all locations. Weekend meals can be picked up on Fridays.

  So come and get it!     Thank you!

Marshwood High School

Marshwood Middle School

Great Works Elementary School

Central Elementary School

Eliot Elementary School

Congratulations to semifinalists from Marshwood High School students Owen Byrne and Edward Whitesell

Local National Merit Scholarship semifinalists named
Congratulations to semifinalists from Marshwood High School students Owen Byrne and Edward Whitesell
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation on Tuesday announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.
Named as semifinalists from Kennebunk High School were Nicholas C. Albaum, Jackson C. Pow and Joseph S. Thompson.
Named as a semifinalist from Noble High School in North Berwick was Lucas O. Bent.
Named as semifinalists at Thornton Academy in Saco were Elliot Coulombe Woznica, Hayley Danler and Austin Macomber.
Named as semifinalists from Marshwood High School in South Berwick were Owen Byrne and Edward Whitesell.
Named as seminfinalists from York High School are Tarunrai Ramgulam, Evan B. Rankin and Daphne Stratton Gignac.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and more than half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
National Merit Scholarship winners of 2021 will be announced beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 353,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.
For more information about the competition, visit


August 25, 2020
Dear MSAD35 Community,
The start of school is right around the corner and we understand that you will have many questions about what it will look like, and what you and your children can expect as we return to school. The District has done an enormous amount of planning over the summer with the safety of students and staff being the number one factor driving all decisions.

The District Nurses want to assure you that we have been and will continue to keep updated on all information regarding COVID. We have developed protocols for our offices for dealing with the usual nurse office visits, medication administration and how to respond to students or staff who may be exhibiting symptoms of COVID.

We are asking for your help and partnership in keeping our kids, our school environment and our communities as healthy and safe as possible. Please take a few moments to review the items listed below and we will keep you informed of any updates to any recommendations before school starts.

Please use the Pre Assessment Tool for School Attendance (…/inline-f…/Pre-Screening%20Tool_4.pdf) on every child every day.

Please do not administer tylenol or ibuprofen prior to school to reduce a fever.

If your child does not feel well, please keep him/her home.

If you think your child may have been exposed to a person with COVID, please
keep him or her home.

Please read the attached document from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Maine DOE. It is a very thorough guide for families getting prepared for going back to school. Returning to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic…/Return-to-School_v2_8-12-2020_fi…

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty about returning to school and are happy to answer any questions that you may have. If we don’t have the answers, we will do our best to find them for you. The main thing that we need to remember is that in order to successfully keep our schools and communities healthy, we all need to do our part 100% of the time; mask-wearing, distancing, handwashing, and staying home when sick.

Keep safe, keep healthy, and enjoy these summer days!

The MSAD35 School Nurse Team

Update for MHS Return and Re-entry

Hello Everyone,

This email addresses two main points:

  1. Remote Learning Option
  2. Vocational Program

Hope all is well.

Thank you for your flexibility, patience and support during this time.

Students and parents are making an important decision this weekend between hybrid and remote experiences.

We hope the following offers some additional context to use in your decision making.

Remote Learning Option


The hybrid experience provides students the opportunity to receive instruction in the classes students signed up for in the spring.

  • Students will attend onsite instruction twice a week.
  • Students will receive remote instruction three times a week.


The remote experience does not ensure students will receive the instruction in the classes students signed up for in the spring.

  • Students will engage in remote learning as their primary form of instruction.

Please know a priority in our design process has been to maintain the integrity of the academic experience the student requested in the spring.

The hybrid model is more likely to provide students with their requested classes. 

The remote experience will likely not be able to offer the depth and breadth of those choices.

That being said, in order for us to finalize the remote option, and clearly articulate the offerings, 

we need to know how many students will be in the remote option. In the same respect, in order for students/parents to make a decision, they need to know what is being offered.

Here is where you can help-

If you are considering remote, or if you are unsure, please indicate the remote option on the survey. 

We do need you to indicate one option this weekend.

This will allow us to gather that data, examine staffing and clearly design and articulate exactly what the remote experience can offer.

Once we do that next week, we will communicate that outline to parents/students at which point the families can make a final decision.


Vocational Program

Please know we have been working closely all summer with Sanford to align our plan to support the vocational students. 

Marshwood students will have access to the Sanford Vocational Program classes. We are working to align student schedules to provide them with their requested Marshwood courses.

Of course, not unlike any other year, conflicts may emerge. 

That being said, just to clarify-the Sanford Vocational Program is providing their courses; we at Marshwood are working to align schedules; additional information about transportation will be coming soon

Again, we cannot thank you enough for your understanding and partnership in this process.


Rob Scully, Principal Marshwood High School