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Spelling Bee

posted Feb 28, 2018, 11:37 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 11:49 AM ]

Two seventh grade students came out on top of Tuesday’s spelling bee at Madawaska Middle/High School.  Taylor Pelletier won the bee, successfully spelling “millinery,” according to MMHS teacher Matt Rossignol.  Hailey Blanchette was the runner-up.

Both students advanced to The County spelling bee held at Fox Auditorium on the campus of the University of Maine at Fort Kent, on Feb. 8th.  Taylor Pelletier then won that competition and will represent Aroostook County at the state spelling bee, with a chance to go to nationals in Washington, D.C.

A total of 13 students from grades six, seven and eight participated in Madawaska’s spelling bee this year. Along with Rossignol, fellow teachers Bonny Tingley, Cai Bouley, and Connie Vanier organized the event. The two judges this year were Vincent Vanier, the department’s technology coordinator, and MMHS teacher Whitney Bouchard. Taylor Pelletier then went on to become the Aroostook County Spelling Bee Champion and will be representing us at the state spelling bee on March 24th in Portland.

Annual Asbestos Notification

posted Feb 13, 2018, 6:21 AM by Paul Chasse

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. We are also required to notify the public, staff, and students on a yearly basis about the availability of the documents pertaining to asbestos. Please see attached document pertaining to the notification.

Mill tour

posted Feb 7, 2018, 10:44 AM by Vincent Vanier

The 6th graders toured the Twin Rivers Bond mill on Wednesday, February 7th.  Since Atlas Holdings/Twin Rivers provided MES with a grant for the PLTW curriculum that is being used in science, Atlas Holdings suggested we take a tour to see what goes on in the mill and possible engineering jobs associated with the mill.  See photos here.

Geography Bee Champion Again

posted Feb 1, 2018, 7:44 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 7:44 AM ]

On 01GeoBee/30/18 Madawaska School Department completed their 30th annual National Geographic Bee competition and 7th grader Cole McCraith was crowned the champion. After winning MSD's bee, Cole was administered an online test and hopefully will qualify for the state competition at the University of Maine at Farmington later this spring. Cole was MSD's winner last year and he and his family traveled to U.M. at Farmington to compete against 99 other students for the Maine National Geographic title. Cole is ready to go again and told his dad, Sean, that he wants to win MSD's Geography bee next year too so they can travel to Farmington again to compete. Good luck Cole.


posted Jan 25, 2018, 12:03 PM by Vincent Vanier

preregistrationMadawaska Elementary School will be holding pre-registration day on Monday, February 12th for children entering school next fall.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Call 728-3635 to set up a registration time.

Harlem Rockets

posted Jan 11, 2018, 5:00 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 12:09 PM ]

The MMHS Project Grad 2018 fundraiser featuring the Harlem Rockets is back on and scheduled for Friday, March 16th at 7:00pm.  Tickets purchased for the event that was previously canceled will be honored at the door.  
  • Adult Tickets - $8 
  • Student/Senior Citizen Ticket - $6 
  • Children 3 and under FREE! 
Tickets are available at Shop-n-Save and Bob's Service Center or from your Favorite Class Of 2018 Senior! Come support our students and enjoy an evening of fun and laughter!!

Shop with a Cop

posted Dec 19, 2017, 9:05 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Dec 19, 2017, 9:28 AM ]

The second annual "Shop with a Cop" event was held on Monday, December 18th. Twelve students from grades K-6 were able to take part. The purpose of the event is to foster positive relationships between youth and officers. Students from Kindergarten to 6th grade are selected each year during the end-of-the-year holiday season to shop at one of the local area stores to purchase gifts for members of their immediate family. Officers met the students at MES 9:00 am, where they all boarded a bus to begin shopping at Marden's in Madawaska. Children were each assigned to a law enforcement officer, who escorted them around the store and assisted in selecting appropriate gifts for each family member. The children are told that the money was not for personal use and was only to be spent on family members. Students, officers, and packages then boarded the bus again and made their way to the Madawaska Safety Complex, where they went right to work wrapping, wrapping and more wrapping! This year we had a couple special visitors...Santa and Mrs. Claus dropped by to see how the elves were doing. After wrapping was completed, students and officers shared pizza, cookies and stories. Before Santa and Mrs. Claus left, they had a special gift for each of the students. A great time was had by all!  For more pictures you can visit https://photos.app.goo.gl/BSwrD9Z6vKZvXgv32 or view the story on WAGM-TV's website http://www.wagmtv.com/content/news/Shop-with-a-Cop-465082733.html

Cat in the Hat

posted Dec 11, 2017, 7:37 AM by Vincent Vanier

The National Education’s “Read Across America” is a national campaign for building literacy.  The Maine Education Association has its own version, “Cat Tracks Across Maine”, which provides a book to every first grader attending a public school in Maine.  MEA believes an at-home library is a wonderful place to begin the love for reading, and the non-fiction books distributed to each first grader help build the home-to-school reading connection. 

On December 4 and 5, first graders in Aroostook County received a copy of the National Geographic “Planets” book delivered to their school by MEA President Lois Kilby-Chesley. 

The Cat Tracks van arrived in Madawaska at 
noon on Monday and  Miss Kitty, the Cat in the Hat’s grandma, made an appearance to read to first graders and talk about the importance of books.   As one student in the group said, she didn’t use to like to read, but now she loves it! 


Patriotic Chorus

posted Dec 6, 2017, 7:25 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 7:36 AM ]

GBAMrs. Tingley's 5th and 6th grade chorus students presented "The Betsy Ross Story" to other MES students.  The chorus students decorated the classroom, played keyboard for all to sing "God Bless America" while Keynote presentations depicted the "God Bless America" lyrics.  According to students they enjoyed the readers' theater roles and singing in a group.  The chorus was led by Bonny Plourde-Tingley.  Pictures provided by Gina Jandreau. 

See the whole photo album at https://photos.app.goo.gl/XuJIgK49zUoDY8EJ3

See the video presentation at https://youtu.be/HPf9skrTkr0

Little Owl Press Nov 2017

posted Dec 1, 2017, 4:30 AM by Vincent Vanier

The November 2017 release of The Little Owl Press can be downloaded here.  There has been a whole lot going on here at Madawaska Elementary School!  This month's stories include Tar Wars, Tante Blanche Visit, Kindergarten Potato Picking, Bess the Bus, Lynn Plourde Visit, Robotics Expo, Michael Chase, Pre-K Fire Safety, Kindergarten Fire Station Visit, and Halloween Singing to the Elderly.  These stories were researched and written by Mrs. Jandreau's fifth and sixth grade students here at Madawaska Elementary School.  The video series accompanying the stories can also be found at this link.

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