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Little Owl Press Second Trimester

posted Mar 30, 2018, 5:11 AM by Gina Jandreau

Students visited Channel 16 on Wednesday to video tape their second trimester news stories.  Their online reports are located here.  Photos from the visit are located here.  The newspaper is located here.

MES Fun Day

posted Mar 28, 2018, 5:53 PM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Mar 29, 2018, 4:51 AM ]

Students at MES had a Fun Day on the afternoon of March 28th.  Students participated in outdoor activities including skiing, sledding and snowshoeing.  Students were also able to stay inside to play board games or play with Legos.  Each student got a snack and hot chocolate in cafeteria.  This event was organized by the Wellness committee.  See photos here.

Dr. Seuss Week

posted Mar 4, 2018, 1:25 PM by Gina Jandreau

Staff and students participated in Dr. Seuss activities throughout the week starting on February 2nd until March 1st.  Mrs. Julie Cyr and Ms. Adrienne Pariset organized the activities for the week.  Monday was sports shirt/college shirt day, Tuesday was crazy sock day, Wednesday was crazy hat day and Thursday was crazy hair day.  Photos of the week can be seen here.

Skating in Phys. Ed

posted Feb 8, 2018, 8:00 AM by Gina Jandreau

Students in grades 3 & 4 went skating on Wednesday, February 7th and students in grades 5 & 6 went skating on Thursday, February 8th as part of their physical education program with Mr. Dan Cyr.  Photos and be found here.  A video of sixth graders is here.

Mill Tour for Sixth Graders

posted Feb 7, 2018, 10:44 AM by Gina Jandreau

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.

6th Graders Boats and Buoyancy 3D Printing

posted Dec 13, 2017, 5:46 PM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 6:11 PM ]

The 6th graders have been working on an engineering project for the past 3 weeks.  The Boats and Buoyancy project used all steps of the engineering process.  Students designed boats that were stable, buoyant and had a method of wind propulsion They printed their boats and tried out different sail ideas.  The project ended with a race.  Here is a video of their project.

YouTube Video

Little Owl Press

posted Dec 4, 2017, 5:48 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 6:37 AM ]

Students completed their Little Owl Press newspaper ( see here), online reports (see here) and the Channel 16 production (see here).  Students had their pieces recorded by the Channel 16 crew on Friday.  Mr. Jandreau gave the students a tour of the studio before they left.  See those photos here.

Robotics Expo #1 2017

posted Oct 22, 2017, 4:55 PM by Gina Jandreau

The first Robotics Expo was held on October 18th.  Students have a choice of which activities they would like to do from 9:00-9:45 during each trimester.  This round,  15 fifth grade students were in the robotics session.  They worked to build their robots, then they programmed them, made videos to document their project, made a poster to describe their robot and presented their projects to the younger students with rave reviews!  See the photos here:  See their videos here:

Lynn Plourde Visit

posted Oct 17, 2017, 1:39 PM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 1:40 PM ]

Author, Lynn Plourde, visited Madawaska Elementary School students on October 17th.  The librarian, Deb Lavoie, was responsible for getting Lynn Plourde to the elementary school to share her knowledge of writing with the students.  The day started with an assembly in the cafeteria for the entire study body.  Workshops were held in the library and cafeteria for groups of students.  It was a fantastic day! See photos here.

Bess the Book Bus

posted Sep 30, 2017, 4:44 PM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Sep 30, 2017, 4:47 PM ]

Bess the Book Bus is a Tampa based mobile literacy outreach program dedicated to narrowing the achievement gap by donating books to students in schools they visit.  We were lucky enough to have them visit our school on Friday, September 29.  All students from grades pre-k to 6 had a fun time with drums, and other instruments in the library before boarding the Bess to chose their books.  See photos here.

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