Madawaska Elementary School Guidance Services

Shirleen Gendreau

Elementary Guidance Counselor


Connie Malenica

Licensed Clinical Social Worker



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Important Dates

          eMPowerME Math, Reading, Writing & Language                      March 20 - April 14, 2017

         MEA Science                                                              April 24 - May 5, 2017

       eMPowerME Essay                                                      May 8 - May 19, 2017

       Spring NWEA                                                             May 15 - May 31, 2017

The Maine School of Science and Mathematics 
is celebrating their 20th year hosting 
an exciting and unique summer camp 
for students ages 10-14.
Campers will enjoy the fun of a 
"traditional" summer camp
while also immersing themselves in
hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses.
Anyone interested in MSSM summer camps, 
please call my office, 
(Shirleen Gendreau 728-3635), 
for more information.

Every summer the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) welcomes nearly 600 students ages 10-14 who participate in our MSSM Summer Camp. The summer offerings challenge the mind and develop interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Visit MSSM site to learn more about summer camp.

Students in grades 6-8 have the opportunity to attend Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle from Sunday, July 23rd through Thursday, July 27th 2017.  
The cost is four payments of $62.50 due April 7, May 7, June 7 and July 7.  
Any questions please call:  Shirleen Gendreau (728-3635),  April Leclair (728-3371) or Amber Stedt (498-6431).
Please visit their website for more information.

On Apr 2, 2017 22:36, "Darcy LeSiege" <> wrote:





Hello Maine Education Professionals :

You are receiving this email because we are trying to reach the children of the Aviation Future that may want to attend Maine ACE Camp. This year the Maine ACE Camps are:

Maine ACE Camp North: $895.00 - Sunday, July 23, 2017 to Saturday, July 29, 2017 hosted by the Katahdin Area Council Boy Scouts of America at Camp Roosevelt in Eddington, Maine for ages 14 -18.

Maine ACE Camp South: $450.00 - August 2, 2017 - August 5, 2017 7:30 am to 6:00 pm (Day Camp) for ages 12-16.

Maine ACE Camp is a unique educational, hands-on, nation-wide program co-sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration with outstanding support from the U.S. Military, State and local aviation businesses, general aviation, corporate aviation, seaplane pilot groups and hundreds of volunteers. These camps are designed for middle and high school students who have a strong desire to learn about aviation and explore possible aeronautical careers.

There are two camps held each summer in Maine:

The Ace Camp North is more of a senior, overnight camp for students ages 14 -18 and is hosted by the Katahdin Area Council Boy Scouts of America at Camp Roosevelt in Eddington, Maine.

The Ace Camp South is held at Brunswick Executive Airport - it is an extended junior day camp for students ages 12-16.


The following is a short summary of activities students will participate in during ACE Camp week: lessons on Camp Safety, Aviation History, Theory of Flight, Basic Aerodynamics, Introduction to Aircraft, and Spatial Disorientation. of local airports, FAA air traffic control facilities, aviation museums, aircraft repair businesses, aerial photography operations, NASA Challenger Learning Center, Air and Army National Guard bases, and more! permitting, fly on a KC-135 refueling mission and on a UH60 Blackhawk helicopter low level training mission! (Bangor camp) flight through various aircraft: C152, C172, J3, and a BE-58! first-hand about seaplane operations including wind effects, float construction, flight safety requirements, and pilot license requirements. Experience flight (weather permitting) in various seaplane aircraft!, build and launch model rockets! teamwork and leadership skills through group sessions and role playing scenarios. and speak with expert commercial aviation pilots, military KC-135 and UH60/OH58 pilots and crew members, FAA air traffic controllers and maintenance technicians, and possible celebrity pilots! (In 2010, singer Jimmy Buffett spoke to the students in Bar Harbor!) critical drug and alcohol abuse information and the negative effects any offense can have on future employment opportunities and FAA medical exams. Drugs/alcohol and aviation don't mix. FUN with other students hiking, swimming, volleyball, soccer, and many other recreational activities! importantly, students learn NOW what they will need in future for educational courses, and career planning.


If you know of a student that may be interested in attending Maine ACE Camp (North or South) please click on the link or reply to this email and I will send you the paperwork.


If you are not interested in attending, please forward this email to anyone you may think is interested in attending this year.


Thank you,

Darcy LeSiege

Maine Ace Camp Administration Assistant   Links that will provide information and answers for people fighting addiction.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Act

Homeless Education Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students.

Defining Homeless
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence." The act provides examples of children who would fall under this definition:

  • Children and youth sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason
  • Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations
  • Children and youth living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Children and youth abandoned in hospitals
  • Children and youth awaiting foster care placement
  • Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc)
  • Children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
  • Migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations

 Homeless Education Assistance Act Resources

Madawaska School Department Liaison: 
Ms. April LeClair

Who is Homeless?             

Determining Eligibility               

Liaisons Role                

School Selection Checklist               


Foster Care and Education

Unaccompanied Homeless Youth                

When Legal Guardians Are Not Present: Enrolling Students On Their Own               

Parent Poster               

Youth Poster

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