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VU Meetings

posted Jul 9, 2019, 1:07 PM by Vincent Vanier

VUESC info meetins
The Valley Unified Board of Directors and Administrative Team are committed to educating the public regarding the proposed Regional, Comprehensive Educational Facility for the St. John Valley. For this purpose, the following education and informational meetings have been scheduled for public participation and feedback.  See the attached document for dates and times.

Walkthrough of MES

posted Jun 7, 2019, 7:45 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jun 7, 2019, 7:46 AM ]

Walkthrough of MES

Here's a YouTube video of students doing a walkthrough of Madawaska Elementary School this morning.  The graduates were warmly greeted by the students.  Yes, it's graduation day!

Mulching Project

posted Jun 6, 2019, 5:59 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 5:59 AM ]

mulch
Mr. Tom Gerard, a Health and Physical Education teacher at Madawaska Middle High School, led 8th-grade students in continuing a previous physical education project of planting trees at the Four Seasons. At the request of Colin Jandreau, Gerard was asked to mulch the trees to encourage growth. Students enjoyed getting out in the nice conditions and contributing to their community.

2019 Special Olympics Event

posted Jun 6, 2019, 5:37 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 5:38 AM ]

Special OlympicsThe Aroostook County 2019 Special Olympics games had been canceled due to inclement weather. So, the Madawaska School Department held their own Olympics on May 16. Knowing how important these events are to the participants, Whitney Bouchard and Tom Gerard, teachers at MMHS, created their own Special Olympics. The event consisted of six events: Long and Broad Jump, 50 and 100-yard Dashes, Softball Throw, and Frisbee Toss. 

To kick-off events, Kamilah Cyr escorted participants into the gymnasium while members of the Pride of Madawaska band played the National Anthem. Students, faculty and family members cheered on Dez Ackley, Cody Boyd, Kamilah Cyr, Keedan Dalgo, Jacob Demoranville, and Alex Silva. 

During the closing ceremony, U.S. Border Patrol Officers Desjardins, Guerrette, Theriault, and Thibodeau awarded each athlete with medals and Customs and Border Patrol gifts.

Pictured L to R:
Jacob Demoranville, Keedan Dalgo, Alex Silva, Dea Ackley, Kamilah Cyr, Cody Boyd
Officers Desjardins, Thibodeau, Theriault and Guerrette

Trash Day

posted Jun 6, 2019, 5:25 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 5:26 AM ]

Trash

Madawaska Middle School students dedicated 4 hours on Wednesday, June 29th to pick up trash along the streets of Madawaska. Shanna Lagasse organized the event with the assistance of Connie Mollison Vanier, middle school teachers at MMHS. Shanna says that this event is just as important to the students as it is to the environment.

Morin said, "Students need to understand the importance of caring for our environment and learning how they can give back in small ways. It is the small contributions that will make a big impact over time."

Together, the students collected roughly one hundred pounds of trash. Businesses within the community also had a chance to get involved. Marden's donated refreshments and Dollar Tree donated garbage bags when the students ran out.  Two students commented on the event, saying "this makes my heart happy" and "we should do this every year."

Health and Safety Fair

posted May 21, 2019, 12:13 PM by Vincent Vanier

health and safety fair

Health & Safety Fair
May 23, 2019 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM 
Madawaska High School Gymnasium 

Contact: Thomas Gerard Health and Physical Education Teacher 

tomger@madawaskaschools.org 
207-728-3371 School 
207-436-1109 Mobile 

The Madawaska High School Sophomore Health Class is pleased to be hosting a health and safety fair on May 23, 2019 in our school’s gymnasium. We are honored that multiple organizations in the St. John Valley and Aroostook County have accepted our offer to participate in this event. The following is a list of those organizations that have committed to provide the students of our communities with information in regard to this very important subject: 
 Northern Maine Medical Center   Fish River Rural Health 
 Madawaska Police Department   Maine State Police
 Customs and Border Protection   Madawaska Ambulance Department 
 University of Maine Fort Kent   University of Maine Presque Isle 
 Northern Maine Community College   Life By Design
 St. John Valley Recovery   Aroostook Mental Health Center 
 Twin Rivers Paper Company  Four Seasons Trail Association 
 Madawaska Recreation Department   

In addition to the organizations listed above, the students in the MMHS Health Class will be presenting projects based on a variety of important subjects in regard to the subject of health and safety. If your organization would be interested in participating in this educational opportunity, please contact Thomas Gerard listed above. On behalf of our school we look forward to this exciting day of education for our valley students.


VUDU Breakfast Club

posted May 7, 2019, 8:43 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated May 7, 2019, 8:46 AM ]

Poster
We're proud to announce the formation of the Valley Unified Drama Unit which is comprised of students from Madawaska School Department, SAD#33, and SAD#27. They will be performing a dinner theater production of "The Breakfast Club" at each of the three valley high schools over the next several weeks. Led by SAD#27 veteran Art & Drama instructor Doug Clapp, this will be an exciting new collaborative effort. Buy your tickets from any cast member by May 17th to save your seat. It's going to be a great show! 

Sage Advice

posted May 3, 2019, 5:04 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated May 3, 2019, 5:05 AM ]

Thursday, May 2nd was Mr. Eric Fruge's last day as a custodian at Madawaska Middle/High School.  He left to take another position at another employer, but his impact will be felt by staff and students for a long time.  Here's why.

Mrs. Connie Vanier's class decided to send Mr. Eric off with a message posted on their whiteboard in the classroom.  The message said, "Thank you for your wonderful attitude and your great work ethic.  You will be missed.  Good Luck in your new job!"  All of the students signed the board as a token of appreciation for his wonderful attitude and positive energy.
MessagetoMrEric


Here is the message that he left for them on the whiteboard.  He titled the message "Unified Consciousness."
  1. Do all things not for self but for the collective good.  In this way:  Each person knows that the job they have plays into a LARGER development of the collective whole and thus, the importance given to each job inspires the individual to perform the task to the BEST of their abilities.  The knowledge and social acceptance of each job is a fundamental part of a UNIFIED system.  It provides respect and pride, irrespective of whether a person is a custodian or a software engineer.
  2. Many hands make the load light.
  3. Take care of the Earth.  There is no Planet B.
  4. Any day above the ground is a good day.
Regards,
Mr. Eric

MessagefromMrEric

We ALL help educate our children.  Mr. Eric Fruge, you are going to be sorely missed.  Good luck with your new endeavors.

Madawaska School Department


Snow Day Feb 13th

posted Feb 13, 2019, 4:46 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 4:47 AM ]

Snow Day
The Madawaska Schools are closed today due to the weather conditions.  Stay home and stay safe.  All after-school events have also been canceled.  

Treasure Chest Posts

posted Feb 8, 2019, 5:30 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 11:50 AM ]

Treasure chest
Here you will find the clues for the 2019 Winter Carnival Treasure Chest Hunt.  Each day, you may come back to this spot to find the newest clues.  Clues will be posted after they are announced at the afternoon announcements.  There will be one new clue released every afternoon until the chest is found.  Good luck to all of the classes in this fun adventure!

All of the clues are posted below!

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