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Annual Asbestos Notification to Parents, Students & Staff

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Pesticide Application Notice 6-28-2019

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Walkthrough of MES

posted Jun 7, 2019, 7:45 AM by Vincent Vanier

Walkthrough of MES

Here's a YouTube video of students doing a walkthrough of Madawaska Elementary School this morning.  The graduates were warmly greeted by the students.  Yes, it's graduation day!

Mulching Project

posted Jun 6, 2019, 5:59 AM by Vincent Vanier

Mr. Tom Gerard, a Health and Physical Education teacher at Madawaska Middle High School, led 8th-grade students in continuing a previous physical education project of planting trees at the Four Seasons. At the request of Colin Jandreau, Gerard was asked to mulch the trees to encourage growth. Students enjoyed getting out in the nice conditions and contributing to their community.

2019 Special Olympics

posted Jun 6, 2019, 5:37 AM by Vincent Vanier

Special OlympicsThe Aroostook County 2019 Special Olympics games had been canceled due to inclement weather. So, the Madawaska School Department held their own Olympics on May 16. Knowing how important these events are to the participants, Whitney Bouchard and Tom Gerard, teachers at MMHS, created their own Special Olympics. The event consisted of six events: Long and Broad Jump, 50 and 100-yard Dashes, Softball Throw, and Frisbee Toss. 

To kick-off events, Kamilah Cyr escorted participants into the gymnasium while members of the Pride of Madawaska band played the National Anthem. Students, faculty and family members cheered on Dez Ackley, Cody Boyd, Kamilah Cyr, Keedan Dalgo, Jacob Demoranville, and Alex Silva. 

During the closing ceremony, U.S. Border Patrol Officers Desjardins, Guerrette, Theriault, and Thibodeau awarded each athlete with medals and Customs and Border Patrol gifts.

Pictured L to R:
Jacob Demoranville, Keedan Dalgo, Alex Silva, Dea Ackley, Kamilah Cyr, Cody Boyd
Officers Desjardins, Thibodeau, Theriault and Guerrette

Trash Day

posted Jun 6, 2019, 5:25 AM by Vincent Vanier


Madawaska Middle School students dedicated 4 hours on Wednesday, June 29th to pick up trash along the streets of Madawaska. Shanna Lagasse organized the event with the assistance of Connie Mollison Vanier, middle school teachers at MMHS. Shanna says that this event is just as important to the students as it is to the environment.

Morin said, "Students need to understand the importance of caring for our environment and learning how they can give back in small ways. It is the small contributions that will make a big impact over time."

Together, the students collected roughly one hundred pounds of trash. Businesses within the community also had a chance to get involved. Marden's donated refreshments and Dollar Tree donated garbage bags when the students ran out.  Two students commented on the event, saying "this makes my heart happy" and "we should do this every year."

MMHS Health & Safety Fair

posted May 21, 2019, 12:13 PM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated May 21, 2019, 12:24 PM ]

health and safety fair

Health & Safety Fair
May 23, 2019 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM 
Madawaska High School Gymnasium 

Contact: Thomas Gerard Health and Physical Education Teacher 

207-728-3371 School 
207-436-1109 Mobile 

The Madawaska High School Sophomore Health Class is pleased to be hosting a health and safety fair on May 23, 2019 in our school’s gymnasium. We are honored that multiple organizations in the St. John Valley and Aroostook County have accepted our offer to participate in this event. The following is a list of those organizations that have committed to provide the students of our communities with information in regard to this very important subject: 
 Northern Maine Medical Center   Fish River Rural Health 
 Madawaska Police Department   Maine State Police
 Customs and Border Protection   Madawaska Ambulance Department 
 University of Maine Fort Kent   University of Maine Presque Isle 
 Northern Maine Community College   Life By Design
 St. John Valley Recovery   Aroostook Mental Health Center 
 Twin Rivers Paper Company  Four Seasons Trail Association 
 Madawaska Recreation Department   

In addition to the organizations listed above, the students in the MMHS Health Class will be presenting projects based on a variety of important subjects in regard to the subject of health and safety. If your organization would be interested in participating in this educational opportunity, please contact Thomas Gerard listed above. On behalf of our school we look forward to this exciting day of education for our valley students.

Potential School Sites Wanted

posted May 20, 2019, 3:50 PM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated May 20, 2019, 3:50 PM ]

Valley Unified's Board of Directors is looking for potential sites for the proposed new school.  If you or someone you know has 35+ acres of land that might be suitable, please see the information found on the flyer.

Financial Literacy

posted May 17, 2019, 7:41 AM by Vincent Vanier

Ms. Danielle Hebert of NorState Federal Credit Union visited the second grade classrooms at MES on April 23rd for a financial literacy lesson. April was National Credit Union Youth Month. Students had about 6 months to raise money for Special Olympics. Mrs. Tammy Hédou’s class raised the most money at just over $70, while Ms. Pariset’s class was a close second raising about $65.  Congratulations to all the students and a special thanks to 
NorState FCU for the Special Olympics donation!

MES Yearbook 18-19

posted May 9, 2019, 6:08 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated May 9, 2019, 6:12 AM ]

Yearbook Order form
Our 2018-2019 yearbook will include student and staff photos, student activities and other traditional school-related information. Elementary yearbooks are highly popular with parents, grandparents, students, and staff. Now's your chance to get one. 

We are getting ready to send the yearbook to the printers for printing. They would need to know how many they need to print. If you are interested in having a yearbook of your child's 2018-2019 school year, please fill out the bottom of this form, include $15.00 and turn it into your child's classroom teacher as soon as possible. The yearbooks will be given out to the students who ordered before the end of the year. 

If you would like a copy, please print out the following PDF form and return it to the school by Friday, May 17th. 

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