8th Annual "Young Artist Exhibition" at UMFK Blake Library Gallery
Jessica Osgood - Self portrait charcoal on paper
The University of Maine at Fort Kent, the Blake Library Gallery and Thérèse L. Provenzano, UMFK Adjunct Visual Art Instructor, will host its eighth annual “Young Artist Exhibition” featuring the talented young artists from the St. John Valley public schools. The exhibit will be on display through Friday, April 14th.
The schools participating in this year’s exhibition are Madawaska Middle High School, Community High School of Fort Kent, and Valley Rivers Middle School. The young artists represented in the exhibition from Madawaska Middle High School are Megan Roy, Christopher Thibodeau, Brianne Thibeault, Dakota Cyr, Kayla Martin, Kevin Ayotte, Jessica Osgood, Felicia St. Pierre, Matthew Cyr, Delaney Deschaine, Gabriella Cyr, Sarah Gendreau, Genesis Bourgoin, and Marion Cyr. Lisa Welch is their art teacher.
Megan Roy - Charcoal on paper self portrait
The students represented in the “Young Artist Exhibition” will make a class trip to see their work hanging in the Blake Library gallery. Each student will receive a certificate of participation signed by Thérèse L. Provenzano and UMFK President Dr. John N. Short.
The exhibition can be viewed during library hours. For further information, please contact Gallery Curator, Sofia Birden, at (207) 834-7527.
As a celebration of Career Week at MMHS, the students, faculty, and staff did a variety of activities as a culmination of the week's events. Faculty and staff wore tee shirts from their alma mater's today, representing a wide variety of schools. Students also competed in a fun door decorating competition using careers as the theme. It was a very good week to reflect on careers and training opportunities.
Today we begin our Career Week. Each day we will present you with career/college information and occupational outlooks. Please check out the Guidance Office door for our featured career cluster of the day. Today’s Featured Career clusters are Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Careers, Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Careers, and Architecture and Construction Careers.
Did you know there are over 12,000 careers to choose for your future? From Electrician to Cardiology. A bit overwhelming isn’t it. Have you considering taking interest inventories to help identify what career is best for you? Try My Next Move, ASVAB, ACT Profile, or Education Planner to name a few. For more information, stop by the Guidance Office.
The Scholastic Book Fair fundraiser for the MMHS Library will be held on March 13 - March 17, 2017 to help support the library operations. This is the major fundraising event for our school library. Proceeds from the sales go to support new materials for our library. The times are as follows:
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10:00 - 3:00
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
You can preview some of the available titles or volunteer for the event at this link:
Students from Juvénat St-Romuald are visiting Madawaska and Wisdom High School middle school students in a long existing exchange program at MMHS. Wisdom middle school students are in their second year of this exchange program with French teacher Connie Cloutier, sister to Madawaska's French teacher Debbie Nadeau, director of the exchange.
Students from Juvénat are visiting their Madawaska pen pals and have enjoyed spending time in our classes, doing activities, eating Acadian meals, and spending time with local families as they practice their English speaking skills. In May, students from Madawaska and Wisdom High Schools will visit St-Romuald and spend time in their pen pal's communities and homes, practicing French, as part of the exchange.
|National Geography Bee Finalists
Front row (L-R) Mason Ayotte, Ben Caron, Cole McCraith, Dylan Hebert, Aiden Albert
|Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works. Students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging competition. With a top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship—plus other prizes—the contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools are participating in the 2017 National Geographic Bee. There are three levels of competition: school, state, and national. To compete for advancement from the school to the state level, the winning student at each school must take the online qualifying test. As many as 100 of the highest-scoring students in a state or territory advance to the state competition. The state Bee champion advances to the national championship in Washington, D.C.
This year our winning student was sixth-grader Cole McCraith. As a result, Cole will take a state-wide qualifying exam to see if he will now qualify for the state geography bee final to be held in March.
|Top Three Finishers
Jordan Clavette (2nd), Cole McCraith (1st), and Kerissa Hebert (3rd)
Photos by Gina Jandreau
|Mrs. Connie Mollison Vanier organized the school level National Geography Bee competition again this year.
|The Madawaska School Department had their annual Spelling Bee on January 26th. In a marathon battle that took 30 rounds to complete, eighth grader Justin Pelletier outlasted Robbie Lausier by spelling the words "potentialities" and then "gesticulations" for the win. Justin is the reigning Aroostook County champion who came in 3rd in the state wide competition last year. Both Justin and Robbie will be representing our schools in the regional competition.
The picture shows (L-R) runner-up Robbie Lausier, first place winner Justin Pelletier, and third place finisher Taylor Pelletier.
Participants in the spelling bee were: Front row (L-R) Cadence Hebert, Emily Gendreau, Taylor Pelletier, Casadee Pelletier-Dugal, and Hunter Schiesser. Second row Brooke Cyr, Robbie Lausier, Cole McCraith, Justin Pelletier, and Peyton Cyr. Back row teacher Connie Vanier, teacher Bonny Tingley, judge Jan Lee, beemaster Matt Rossignol, judge Vince Vanier, and teacher Louise Albert. Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in the event.
The Madawaska School Department has teamed up with MySchoolBucks to bring online bill payment services to the school district. Now parents can pay their lunch bills through an online web portal. In addition to making online payments using credit cards or other methods, parents can also check the balance on the student account or see the transaction history. This is only optional for parents who wish to have the convenience of this service. In addition to school lunch bills, other items may be added in the future. To learn more about this service, go to https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain
You are also welcome to visit our Food Services page by clicking this link. Food Services
We look forward to continuing to provide parents the convenience of these online services. If you have questions or would like information on this service, please contact your child's school. Information will be going home shortly.
Pride of Madawaska on the steps of the US Capitol building
|On Wednesday the Pride of Madawaska was able to get a little bit of practice in before seeing some of the sites. In addition to visiting the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, they walked the mall area and did some touring before meeting with US Representative Bruce Poliquin as well as US Senators Angus King and Susan Collins.
We are very fortunate to have these fine students representing us today in the inaugural ceremonies in our nations capitol. We're also very appreciative to all of the community members and businesses that have made this once in a lifetime opportunity possible for these students.
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| Pride of Madawaska with US Representative
from Maine Bruce Poliquin
Pride of Madawaska with US Senators
Susan Collins and Angus King