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Snow Day Feb. 13th

posted Feb 13, 2019, 4:46 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 4:48 AM ]

Snow Day
The Madawaska Schools are closed today due to the weather conditions.  Stay home and stay safe.  All after-school events have also been canceled.  

Winter Carnival 2018-2019

posted Jan 31, 2019, 4:11 PM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jan 31, 2019, 4:12 PM ]

Winter Carnival 18-19
The snow is deep.  The days are short.  The air is cold.  All of this and to top it off, the students need a change of pace to keep things interesting and entertaining.  How do we do that?  Winter Carnival 2018-2019 of course!  See the attached PDF file for a list of the new ideas that have been generated.  This year's theme is Maine Landmarks.  Good luck to the students in grades 9-12!

This year's activities include but are not limited to creating panels, theme days, a competition day, and of course the treasure chest!  Treasure chest clues will be posted daily at 2:45pm.  This year's theme days include Blue & White Day, Season's Day, Formal Dress Day, and the new Historical Person Day!

Good luck to all the classes!  Let's have some fun!

District Geography Bee

posted Jan 24, 2019, 3:26 PM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jan 24, 2019, 3:27 PM ]

Geo Bee
The district will be holding their local geography bee competition on Tuesday, Jan. 29th at 1:00pm in the MMHS Library.  The competition is for students in grades 4 through 8 at MMHS and MES.  Students from MES will be picked up around 12:45 and delivered to the library.  We begin at 1:00 and have everyone back their buildings and classrooms by 2:15.  The winner of our local competition becomes eligible to take a test to compete at the state level competition.  The winner of the state competition will then be flown to Washington, DC for the national competition.  Good luck to all students!  For more information and study information, visit https://www.nationalgeographic.org/bee/

School Closed 1/24

posted Jan 24, 2019, 2:58 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jan 24, 2019, 6:12 AM ]

School Closure
Madawaska Elementary School and Madawaska Middle/High School will be closed for classes today due to the weather and road conditions.  All classes and activities are postponed until further notice.  Stay safe, and stay warm.

New Calendar Dates

posted Jan 17, 2019, 6:23 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jan 17, 2019, 6:35 AM ]

calendarTo better meet the professional development needs of our staff, we have changed three of the Late Start days and turned them into Early Release days.  The new calendar may be found below.  The dates that are now Early Releases are January 28th, March 25th, and May 20th.  Please make the necessary adjustments.  Thank you.  This is in effect for all Madawaska schools.

Holiday Celebration

posted Dec 21, 2018, 7:37 AM by Vincent Vanier

The students at Madawaska Elementary School were in full holiday celebration mode on Friday, December 21st.  Students heard musical performances, did some signing and even enjoyed a play from the 6th graders.  A great festive time was had by all.  See some of the images at


Holiday Break

posted Dec 21, 2018, 5:21 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 5:21 AM ]

We at Madawaska School Department would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season.  School will be dismissed early on Friday, December 21st and will resume again on Wednesday, January 2nd.  May everyone have a safe and happy break!  Enjoy the time off to get some rest and find some peace and happiness in the company of others.

Early Dismissal Nov. 16th

posted Nov 16, 2018, 7:39 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Nov 16, 2018, 7:40 AM ]

early dismissal
Madawaska Schools will be dismissing students at 1 pm due to the weather conditions.  Students will be eating lunch at the normal time.  Be safe!

Valley Unified Strategic Plan

posted Nov 13, 2018, 8:51 AM by Vincent Vanier

The Valley Unified Strategic Plan has been published on the blog at https://valleyunified.blogspot.com for those who would like to review them.  The key strategic points have been generated and developed targeting implementation for the future of education in the St. John Valley.  Take a look!

Message Received

posted Oct 30, 2018, 1:47 PM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 1:49 PM ]

Parents may have inadvertently received a message mistakenly stating that school will be dismissed early on Wednesday.  This message was mistakenly sent to Madawaska parents, and it should not have happened.  It was a very innocent mistake, and we all make them. 
Madawaska's schools will operate with normal school hours on Wednesday, October 31st.  If you would like more information on how the error happened, you can check that out at:  https://youtu.be/JmOPnQDavjQ  We're sorry if this caused any confusion!

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