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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.

Tante Blanche Museum

posted Sep 22, 2017, 7:33 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 10:45 AM ]

On Wednesday, on the afternoon of September 20, the 5th and 6th grade students took a trip to the Tante Blanche Museum, located in St. David.

In 2015, the fourth grade students at Madawaska Elementary School produced a Shutterfly book (12 X 12), Acadian Culture in Madawaska, which has been placed in the town library and the Madawaska Elementary School library. A grant from the Maine Acadian Heritage Council was received to educate people in our community about what the Madawaska area has to offer in learning about Acadian culture by placing these books in waiting rooms at businesses in and around our town.  Students also worked on an Acadian Culture scavenger hunt using the books that were purchased.

See photos here.

Class Officer Speeches

posted Jun 7, 2017, 6:48 AM by Gina Jandreau

Students presented their class officer speeches on Monday the 4th!  Sixth graders voted afterwards. Stay tuned to see who won!  Photos are here.

Penny Carnival

posted Jun 6, 2017, 4:05 PM by Gina Jandreau

Students participated in the Penny Carnival on June 6th.  Mr. Dan Cyr organized this activity for students from pre-k to grade 6.The weather was beautiful!  KTC Brain Freeze was on the scene to hand out ice cream treats to the students.  It looks like everyone had a great time!  See the photos here:

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