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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!

Flower Donations

posted Oct 29, 2018, 12:00 PM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Oct 29, 2018, 12:01 PM ]

It's really nice when community businesses help support our students! Pierrette's Florist donated a half dozen white carnations for a science experiment for Mrs. Vanier's science class. The students learned how to change the colors of flowers with a colorful water experiment that shows how flowers absorb water into their petals to keep them fresh. The students also explored where the seeds are made and then looked at the leaves, stems, and petals through a microscope. Thanks goes out to Pierrette's Florist for making this happen!
L-R: Dezarae Ackley, Cody Boyd, Alexander Albizu-Silva, Keenan Dalgo

MES Mock Election

posted Oct 22, 2018, 4:18 AM by Vincent Vanier

On Friday, October 19, Mrs. Tingley's sixth graders hosted a mock election for the position of Maine's governor.  Earlier in the week, Mrs. Tingley's sixth graders presented information about Maine's voting laws, political parties and the candidates to all students at MES.  Students were then better informed when they participated in the mock election.  In the photos you're able to see students being escorted to the polls, being directed to the appropriate registration table, ballot clerks and security guards responsible for the super-secure ballot box.  The students' winning candidate was Mr. Shawn Moody.  The ballot box was constructed by the late Reginald Ouellette of Frenchville and donated by his wife, Mme Bea Ouellette.  Photos were contributed by Mrs. Gina Jandreau's fourth grade class.  Thank you to all who participated.

MES ALICE Training

posted Oct 16, 2018, 11:01 AM by Vincent Vanier

Representatives from the Maine State Police, the Madawaska Police Department, and the Madawaska Ambulance Service teamed up to bring the ALICE training program to our students at Madawaska Elementary School.  Sgt. Josh Haines and Trooper Andrew Levesque worked along with Madawaska's Student Resource Officer Lt. Jamie Pelletier and School Safety Officer Paul Chasse to inform students on the principals of the ALICE program and what they can do in the event of an altercation.  For more images, please go to https://photos.app.goo.gl/QcdUXGLcqWUVdEQW7.

New Openings at MMHS

posted Sep 25, 2018, 7:53 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Sep 25, 2018, 7:54 AM ]

Due to the significant increase in the number of students enrolled since the start of the school year, the Madawaska School Department is looking to fill two new positions immediately.  If you know someone who has the required qualifications or who could be conditionally certified, please encourage them to fill out an application online at http://www.madawaskaschools.org/district/employment-opportunities.  The Special Education Teacher position is for a classroom facilitator at Madawaska Middle/High School.  The Ed. Tech. position is a school year position working at Madawaska Middle/High School as well.   We look forward to getting these positions filled as soon as possible.

Annual Notification of Asbestos Inspection (AHERA)

posted Sep 17, 2018, 5:10 AM by Paul Chasse   [ updated Sep 17, 2018, 5:13 AM ]

In compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) in May 1989, we performed inspections of our school buildings for asbestos-containing building materials. The inspection findings and the required asbestos management plans are on file at the office of the Principal, at the Madawaska Middle/High School.

 The EPA requires all schools (K through 12) to perform re-inspections of the asbestos materials every three years. On August 7, 2018 a State Certified, licensed inspector performed these inspections. The results were reviewed by an accredited management planner and recommendations were made to continue to safely manage each asbestos material remaining in our buildings.

In accordance with AHERA regulations any remaining asbestos containing materials in the school buildings are checked on a six-month surveillance program. These materials remain in good condition and we will continue to manage them in place as recommended by the accredited management planner. 

The results of the inspection and removal work are on file in the management plan in the office of the Principal, 135 7th Avenue, Madawaska, ME. These documents are available for viewing during normal school hours (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.). The Asbestos Program Manager, Paul Chasse, is available to answer any questions you may have about asbestos in our buildings at (207) 728-3371, ext. 2409 or via e-mail at pchasse@madawaskaschools.org

Bus Runs

posted Sep 4, 2018, 1:09 PM by Vincent Vanier

The new bus runs for both schools and all grade levels has been released.  You can download the PDF file listing each bus run below.  This schedule will add the elementary students to all the runs as well as change some of the runs that happened while the middle/high students were in session.  Please make adjustments to meet the bus at the prescribed time and place.  Thanks.

School's Out!

posted Jun 14, 2018, 10:51 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jun 14, 2018, 10:52 AM ]

school vacation
Schools are now on summer vacation.  To accommodate work being done on the systems, we will be turning off access to PowerSchool and MasteryConnect systems during the summer months.  Madawaska Middle/High School will resume on August 22nd, and Madawaska Elementary School will resume on September 6th.  Enjoy the summer and be safe!

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