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Back to School

posted Jan 3, 2020, 9:56 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jan 3, 2020, 9:59 AM ]

back2schoolStudents will be back to class on Monday, January 6th.  Teachers have spent January 2nd and 3rd in workshops across the Valley Unified Schools working on a variety of technology, curriculum, and safety issues.  Instructors and staff are looking forward to seeing our students back in classes on Monday!

5th grade Ridgewood Visit

posted Dec 18, 2019, 11:59 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Dec 18, 2019, 12:40 PM ]

Fifth grade students went to Ridgewood with Ms. Connie Cloutier to help residents with their Christmas Bingo game.  Students had a great time helping and the residents had smiles on their faces when they saw those students' smiling faces!  Pictures are posted here.

Shop With a Cop 2019

posted Dec 17, 2019, 4:14 PM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Dec 18, 2019, 4:55 AM ]

On December 17, twelve students had a chance to participate in the third annual Shop With a Cop.  The students got a chance to shop with customs, border patrol, and Madawaska town police officers for gifts for their immediate family.  They shopped for their gifts at Marden's. Packages were wrapped at the Safety Complex by the students and their escorts.  Students were returned to school after they were served a lunch of pizza. See photos here.

Little Owl Press Q1

posted Dec 4, 2019, 8:19 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Dec 18, 2019, 4:53 AM ]

Students completed their Little Owl Press news for the first quarter. Here is a link to the online reports: here Here is a link to their newspaper: here Students went to Channel 16 to record their news broadcasts to be shown on channel 1302. Here is a link to the photos of our visit: here

11-12 Snow Day Change

posted Nov 13, 2019, 5:33 AM by Vincent Vanier

calendarDue to the snow day on Tuesday, November 12th we will need to make up that day on our school calendar.  Instead of making the day up at the end of the year in June, it was decided that Friday, December 20 is no longer an early dismissal, and Monday, December 23 is a storm make-up day with a 12:00pm dismissal.  See the attached VUESC regional calendar.

Dinoman

posted Nov 7, 2019, 8:29 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Nov 7, 2019, 9:21 AM ]

Dinoman visited this morning! He had a presentation for kindergarten to grade 2 students on dinosaurs.  He had a presentation for students from grades 3-6 on the solar system and its impact on dinosaurs.  It was an incredibly entertaining performance!  See photos here.

Author Cynthia Lord

posted Oct 8, 2019, 1:51 PM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Oct 8, 2019, 1:52 PM ]

Cynthia Lord
MES students received a visit from Maine author Cynthia Lord on October 8th.  She is a former elementary and middle school teacher whose debut novel, Rules, won a Newbery Honor Award and a Schneider Family Book Award. In addition, students in six states awarded Rules their state’s student-choice award (Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio and Vermont).  We were very happy she came to visit our young learners.  

Bus Runs 19-20

posted Aug 30, 2019, 11:34 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Sep 3, 2019, 2:44 PM ]

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Allen Ouellette- Bus 1 

A.M. TRIP: Run begins at 6:45. 673 Main Street to the corner of Main Street & Emmanual Avenue, Main Street to Fournier Road, Main Street to the corner of Main Street & Old Post Office Road, Main Street to Morneault Road, Main Street to Notre Dame Road and Grivois Road. Main Street to the Railroad crossing, Main Street to Madawaska. Drop off at the Middle/High School, drop off at the Elementary School 

P.M. TRIP: Pick up at the Elementary School & Middle/High School. Drop off students from 637 Main Street to the corner of Main Street & Emmanual Avenue, Main Street to Fournier Road, Main Street to the corner of Main Street & Old Post Office Road, Main Street to Morneault Road, Main Street to Notre Dame Road and Grivois Road. Main Street to the Railroad crossing, Main Street to Madawaska. 

Gil Cyr Bus #2

A.M. TRIP: Run begins at 6:45. Sugar Tree Road, Lake Shore Road, Beaulieu Road, Cove Road, Lavertu Road, Little Mountain Road, Gendreau Road & Cyr Road. Drop off at the Middle/High School and the Elementary School. 

P.M. TRIP: Reverse AM trip. 

Andy Daigle Bus #3 

A.M. TRIP: Run begins at 7:00. Pick up Star Barn Road, Gagnon Road, Aspen Road and Dufour Road. Corner of Riverview Street & Third Avenue, Summer Street, Grandview Avenue, corner of Seventh Avenue & Spring Street, corner of Mountain View Avenue & Summer Street, corner of French Street & School Avenue, corner of French Street & Mountain View Avenue. Drop off at the Middle/High School. Corner of Sixth Avenue & St. Thomas Street, 408 St. Thomas Street, corner of St. Thomas Street & Pleasant Avenue, corner of St. Thomas Street & Legion Avenue, corner of St. Thomas Street & Tenth Avenue, corner of Acadia Street & Twelfth Avenue, corner of Acadia Street & Thirteenth Avenue, corner of Acadia Street & Fraser Avenue, corner of Fox Street & Thirteenth Avenue, corner of Thirteenth Avenue & French Street, corner of French Street & Twelfth Avenue, 153 Eleventh Avenue. Drop off at the Elementary School. 


P.M. TRIP: Pick up at the Elementary School. Drop off on Twelfth Avenue, 153 Eleventh Avenue, corner of French Street & Twelfth Avenue, corner of French Street & Thirteenth Avenue, corner of Thirteenth Avenue & Fox Street, corner of Acadia Street & Fraser Avenue, corner of Acadia Street & Twelfth Avenue, corner of St. Thomas Street & Tenth Avenue, corner of St. Thomas Street & Legion Avenue, corner of St. Thomas Street & School Avenue, corner of Pleasant Avenue & Summer Street, corner of Summer Street & Mountain View Avenue, corner of Mountain View Avenue & French Street, corner of French Street & School Avenue 408 St. Thomas Street, corner of St. Thomas Street & Sixth Avenue. Pick up at the Middle/High School. Drop off at the corner of Seventh Avenue & Spring Street, Summer Street, Grandview Avenue, Third Avenue, corner of Third Avenue & Riverview Street, Dufour Road, Gagnon Road, Star Barn Road and Aspen Road. 

Paul Michaud Bus #5

A.M. TRIP #1:Run begins at 6:50. Pick up at 284 Main Street, corner of Main Street & Eighteenth Avenue, Main Street by Shop N Save, corner of Twenty-Sixth Avenue & Cannan Street, corner of Fox Street & Twenty-Sixth Avenue, 67 Fox Street, 147 Twenty-Fifth Avenue, 155 Twenty-Fifth Avenue, corner of Lavoie Avenue & Martin Street, corner of Lavoie Avenue & Dionne Street, corner Dionne Street & Nineteenth Avenue, 213 Nineteenth Avenue, 200 Nineteenth Avenue, corner of Nineteenth Avenue & Birch Street, corner of Fox Street & Eighteenth Avenue, corner of Fox Street & Sixteenth Avenue, corner of Sixteenth Avenue & Poplar Street, corner of Sixteenth Avenue & Main Street, corner of Nineteenth Avenue & St. Catherine Street, corner of Nineteenth Avenue & Pine Street, corner of Nineteenth Avenue & Cedar Street, corner of Nineteenth Avenue & Fox Street, all students on Eleventh Avenue from Dionne Street up. Drop off at the Elementary School. Pick up at 281 Eleventh Avenue. Drop off at the Middle/High School. 

A.M. TRIP #2: 

Run begins at 7:25. Pick up at 111 Sixth Avenue, corner of Main Street & Fourth Avenue, Main Street to the corner of Main Street & First Avenue, Main Street to the Court House, Main Street, to the corner of Main Street & Third Avenue, Main Street to the corner of Main Street & Fifth Avenue, Main Street to the corner of Main Street & Seventh Avenue, 334 Main Street, corner of Dionne Street & Twenty-First Avenue, 210 Twenty-First Avenue, corner of Twenty-First Avenue & Birch Street, corner of Twenty-First Avenue & Fox Street, corner of Fox Street & Twenty-Second Avenue 166 Twenty-Second Avenue, 226 Twenty-Second Avenue, corner of Dionne Street & Sixteenth Avenue. Drop off at the Elementary School & Middle/High School. 

Paul Michaud 

Bus #5 P.M. TRIP #1:

Drop off at the corner of Dionne Street & Sixteenth Avenue, 213 Nineteenth Avenue, 200 Nineteenth Avenue, 154 Nineteenth Avenue, 134 Eighteenth Avenue, corner of Nineteenth Avenue & St. Catherine Street, corner of Nineteenth Avenue & Pine Street, corner of Nineteenth Avenue & Cedar Street, 123 Fox Street, corner of Fox Street & Twenty-Fifth Avenue, 155 Twenty-Fifth Avenue, 163 Twenty-Fifth Avenue, 202 Lavoie Avenue, corner of Lavoie Avenue & Dionne Street, Pick up ALL BUS #5 STUDENTS at the Middle/High School. Drop off all students going up Eleventh Avenue to the Elementary School. 

P.M. TRIP #2: 

Drop off students up Eleventh Avenue, corner of Dionne Street & Sixteenth Avenue, corner of Dionne Street & Nineteenth Avenue, corner of Dionne Street & TwentyFirst Avenue, corner of Dionne Street & Twenty-Second Avenue, 221 TwentySecond Avenue, 185 Twenty-Second Avenue, 166 Twenty-Second Avenue, corner of Twenty-Second Avenue & Fox Street, corner of Fox Street & Twenty-First Avenue, corner of Fox Street & Nineteenth Avenue, corner of Fox Street & Eighteenth Avenue, corner of Sixteenth Avenue & Poplar Street, corner of Seventeenth Avenue & Main Street, corner of Main Street & Eighteenth Avenue, Main Street by Shop N Save, corner of Twenty-Sixth Avenue & Cannan Street, corner of Twenty-Sixth Avenue & Fox Street, 155 Twenty-Fifth Avenue, corner of Lavoie Avenue & Martin Street, corner of Lavoie Avenue & Dionne Street, 111 Sixth Avenue, corner of Fourth Avenue & Main Street, Main Street to the corner of Main Street & First Avenue, Main Street to Central Building, Main Street from Central Building to the corner of Main Street & Third Avenue, Main Street to the corner of Main Street & Fifth Avenue, Main Street to the corner of Main Street & Seventh Avenue, 334 Main Street & 284 Main Street

School Meal Changes

posted Aug 15, 2019, 2:20 PM by Vincent Vanier

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We are so excited to announce that starting the 2019-2020 school year, all students who qualify for free AND reduced price meals will be able to eat school breakfast and lunch every single day AT NO CHARGE!!! School breakfast and lunch will be FREE for all qualifying students!  Families must complete a free & reduced meal application at the beginning of each school year. Please return them as soon as possible. lf you have any questions, you can email our Food Service Director Melanie Lagasse at mlagasse@vuesc.org.

Books for Bikes

posted Jul 11, 2019, 12:12 PM by Vincent Vanier

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Before school ended, members of the Fort Kent Masonic Lodge #209 were on hand to promote their Books for Bikes program.  During the school year, students participated in the reading incentive program.  Students filled out a form with the books that they read during the year.  This year's program focused on 4th-grade students at Madawaska Elementary School.  This year the bike winners were Damien Bridges, Aiden Gagnon, Alexis Berube, and Madison Ecker.  For more photos of the presentation of the bikes and helmets, you can see them at https://photos.app.goo.gl/55ixtdbEJBiFaGSk6

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