Maine School Administrative District No. 35 Board of Directors – Regular Meeting Agenda Marshwood High School Learning Center https://www.rsu35.org/.../board-meeting-stream... For the complete agenda go to: https://5il.co/2506l Wednesday, September 20, 2023 7:00pm 6:15pm Finance & Facilities 7:00pm Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance
Maine School Administrative District No. 35 Board of Directors – Special Meeting Agenda Superintendent’s Office Conference Room Wednesday, June 28, 2023 5:30pmFor the complete agenda go to: https://5il.co/1xkod I. Call to Order—5:30 pm II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Executive Session
School Budget Validation Election Results: South Berwick 153 Yey 33 Nay Eliot 513 Yay 178 Nay School Board Representative for Eliot Jennifer Therrien elected.
School Board Agenda for Wednesday, June 7, 2023 5:30pm Maine School Administrative District No. 35 Board of Directors Regular Meeting Agenda Marshwood High School Learning Center https://www.rsu35.org/page/board-meeting-stream-information For completer agenda go to: https://5il.co/1vwty Wednesday, June 7, 2023 5:30pm 5:00pm EXECUTIVE SESSION Consideration and action to enter into an Executive Session for the purpose of Labor Contract Proposal discussions between MSAD #35 and Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Title 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(D) Motion: Second: Vote: Yea: Nay: Executive Session Adjournment - Motion: Second: Vote: Yea: Nay: 5:30pm Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Special Recognition for: Report of the Superintendent Top 10 Marshwood High School Students Leah Maddison - Valedictorian Alex Dixon - Salutatorian Abigail Simonelli Ryan Pote Sean Williams Jonah Nobel Charlotte Daniels Grace Ducharme Jonathan Sawyer Jared Herrin Recognition of Senior Student Representative to the Board Honoring our District Retirees ● Gail Simone, Special Education Teacher, 40 years ● Cindy Festervan, Food Service, 15 years ● Bonnie Dolph, Food Service, 18 years ● Pam Bates, Administrative Assistant, 25 years ● Kenneth Hopkins, Special Education Teacher, 5 years
Important Dates as the School Year Begins to Wind Down: May 17, 2023 is the District 2023-2024 School Budget Meeting. May 25, 2023 is the last Late Start / Early Release day. The three remaining Thursdays will be the length of a typical Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday. June 8, 2023 Walk the Halls- our seniors will be visiting our elementary schools to say farewell to their former educators. June 9, 2023 - Marshwood High School Graduation June 13, 2023 - District Budget Validation Referendum 8am - 8pm at either Marshwood Middle School for our Eliot families or South Berwick Town Hall for our South Berwick families. June 16, 2023 - Last day of school. The last day is a half day.
There is a New MSAD 35 Resource for Families. A family resource page (Hawk Hub) is located here: (https://sites.google.com/rsu35.org/marshwoodparentpage...) This web page is a dedicated parent website for important resources and general information.
Members of the Marshwood Community, It is incredible how time moves so quickly. I have been told many times that the days are long but the years move fast. This notion hit me right between the eyes last Wednesday morning, as I was provided the wonderful opportunity to meet with five exemplary students attending the Sanford Regional Technical Center to hear about their experiences over the past school year. I want to thank Coop, Chloe, Sarah, Ashley, and Sam for the incredible experience. I so enjoyed hearing about each of your journeys and your post-high school plans. It was also an important opportunity for me to hear directly from students about how we can better support individuals enrolled at both Marshwood High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center. What also struck me was how time gets away from us all. It always brings me joy to see young people preparing to leave Marshwood High School to begin their adult lives after high school. Each of them confidently shared their thoughts and aspirations. One of the students happened to be a bat boy on a youth baseball team I had coached when he was six years old; I was amazed by the growth of that little boy, and his transformation into a confident, young adult. Where does the time go?! In an interesting opportunity for perspective, I had the pleasure of experiencing the kindergarten concert earlier this week at Central School. Kate Smith was masterful in orchestrating 80 young learners. The students showed their love of learning with an enthusiastic performance & I particularly enjoyed their rendition of “This Little Light of Mine”, finger lights and all. This opportunity to be impacted by some of our youngest learners, and then by those that are beginning to reflect on their time at Marshwood, solidified the importance of every student’s journey, the importance of feeling part of a learning community, and the importance of differentiating and creating engaging learning environments for all students. These same lessons benefit adults and children alike, every day. I’m sure many parents are feeling similar sentiments as Marshwood High School’s graduation approaches. Watching children who went from infants to being obsessed with Blue’s Clues and Polly Pockets, to attending their first Middle School dance, to young adults prepared to create their own stories, generates so many feelings. Spring is always a great time to reflect and celebrate growth. I also want to share a new resource for families. We have created a family resource page (Hawk Hub) located here. (https://sites.google.com/rsu35.org/marshwoodparentpage...) This web page is a dedicated parent website for important resources and general information. At times, the District is asked to share information that may be helpful for parents, but that is not directly school-related; that type of important information will be located on this site. The resource page will evolve over time and we hope it is helpful for everyone. If you are looking to learn more about managing smartphones and social media for younger children, we have a link to the Wait Until 8th website. If you are looking to learn about community youth activities, you can find useful links there as well. In addition, here are some important dates as the school year begins to wind down: May 17, 2023 is the District 2023-2024 School Budget Meeting. May 25, 2023 is the last Late Start / Early Release day. The three remaining Thursdays will be the length of a typical Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday. June 8, 2023 Walk the Halls- our seniors will be visiting our elementary schools to say farewell to their former educators. June 9, 2023 - Marshwood High School Graduation June 13, 2023 - District Budget Validation Referendum 8am - 8pm at either Marshwood Middle School for our Eliot families or South Berwick Town Hall for our South Berwick families. June 16, 2023 - Last day of school. The last day is a half day. August 30, 2023 - First student day of the 2023-2024 School Year. Thank you all for your continued support. Every day of the school year it is my priority to be in each of our schools to connect, observe and support our students and staff. It is my honor to be a small part of your children’s lives. To those parents of Seniors: you are in my thoughts and in my heart. Enjoy every moment! In partnership, John Caverly
Central School Newsflash May
JUNE 16 is the last day of school. It’s a half day.
Good News from the Marshwood School Board There is a link to School Board Presentations: https://www.rsu35.org/page/board-presentations
SAVE THE DATE Central School’s 28th Anniversary Hike Through History Childhood: Then and Now Date: Friday June 2, 2023 (rain date Monday, June 5) Location: The Hamilton House South Berwick, Maine Time: 9:00-1:30 On Friday June 2, Central School will hold its 28th Annual Hike Through History! Students, staff and community volunteers from Central School, Marshwood Middle School, Eliot Elementary School, Historic New England and Old Berwick Historical Society have collaborated to create an exciting day of learning for all. This hike will take place at the Hamilton House on the Salmon Falls River.
Registration for MSAD 35 pre-kindergarten students and new students from Kindergarten through grade 12 is open. Registration for district pre-kindergarten and new students from Kindergarten through 3rd grade at https://rsu35.sites.thrillshare.com/page/student-registration
March Cafeteria Newsletter
Central School March News Flash
Frozen Friday Night
Earlier this year a survey went out regarding elementary school cafeterias. There were over 150 responses! Overall, you said you want fresh and wholesome foods for your students. The attached flyer summarizes what's important to you and what we commit to providing to your children. Thank you for your participation!
Good News From Central School Books to Celebrate During the Month of Fewbruary https://storylineonline.net/
Great Event at Central School The 100th Day of Giving Celebration Friday, February 10th is Central School's 100th Day of Giving Celebration. The assembly will begin at 2:30. Families are invited to the celebration.
No School November 23-25 Thanksgiving Break
Good Neighbors and Friendship in the Heart of South Berwick Central School and the Avesta Young Street Apartments are located in the heart of South Berwick, Maine. Bill and Layla love their home in the Young Street Apartments. The apartments designed by the local Lassel Architects were ready for occupancy in 2017. The 28-unit apartment complex is perfectly located between the South Berwick Library and Central Elementary School and its Outdoor Classroom. Bill left his career in the marine industry in Florida to settle in South Berwick. Many locals recognize him because he spent his early years directing traffic in the town square. Bill says he loved his apartment right away, especially because residents are allowed to have pets. It has big windows that allow light to stream in and those big windows also allow him to hear the joyous sounds of children, their families, and the Central School staff who are entering and leaving the school’s main entrance. For the full story and pictures follow this link: Good Neighbors in the Heart of South Berwick https://5il.co/1kjs2