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Early Dismissal Nov 16

posted Nov 16, 2018, 7:39 AM by Vincent Vanier

early dismissal
Madawaska Schools will be dismissing students at 1 pm due to the weather conditions.  Students will be eating lunch at the normal time.  Be safe!

UMaine Marching Band

posted Nov 5, 2018, 4:50 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated Nov 5, 2018, 4:52 AM ]

from Fiddlehead Focus November 2, 2018

Pride of Madawaska Band joins UMaine band for halftime-performance
Jessica Potila, SJVT / FhF Staff Writer • November 2, 2018

MADAWASKA, Maine — The Pride of Madawaska Band had a rare opportunity to play before thousands of fans at the Harold Alfond Sports Stadium in Orono on Oct. 6, when 25 students joined the Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band.

The budding musicians joined the more experienced university band members during halftime of a football game between the Black Bears and Villanova.  Valley Unified music teacher Taylor Martin, director of the Pride of Madawaska Band, accompanied the students.

“We went down to play with that band to gain experience, and to see how band members work together,” Martin said of the field trip to Orono. “The UMO band has a lot of spunk and energy, and they are eager to mentor and encourage younger players. They are a great example of positivity for the students.”

The half-time performance may have motivated the Maine Black Bears who defeated Villanova 13-10 with an exciting 52-yard field goal as time expired.

Message Received

posted Oct 30, 2018, 1:47 PM by Vincent Vanier

Parents may have inadvertently received a message mistakenly stating that school will be dismissed early on Wednesday.  This message was mistakenly sent to Madawaska parents, and it should not have happened.  It was a very innocent mistake, and we all make them. 
Madawaska's schools will operate with normal school hours on Wednesday, October 31st.  If you would like more information on how the error happened, you can check that out at:  We're sorry if this caused any confusion!

Flower Donation

posted Oct 29, 2018, 12:00 PM by Vincent Vanier

It's really nice when community businesses help support our students! Pierrette's Florist donated a half dozen white carnations for a science experiment for Mrs. Vanier's science class. The students learned how to change the colors of flowers with a colorful water experiment that shows how flowers absorb water into their petals to keep them fresh. The students also explored where the seeds are made and then looked at the leaves, stems, and petals through a microscope. Thanks goes out to Pierrette's Florist for making this happen!
L-R: Dezarae Ackley, Cody Boyd, Alexander Albizu-Silva, Keenan Dalgo

New Openings at MMHS

posted Sep 25, 2018, 7:53 AM by Vincent Vanier

Due to the significant increase in the number of students enrolled since the start of the school year, the Madawaska School Department is looking to fill two new positions immediately.  If you know someone who has the required qualifications or who could be conditionally certified, please encourage them to fill out an application online at  The Special Education Teacher position is for a classroom facilitator at Madawaska Middle/High School.  The Ed. Tech. position is a school year position working at Madawaska Middle/High School as well.   We look forward to getting these positions filled as soon as possible.

Annual Asbestos Notification

posted Sep 17, 2018, 5:10 AM by Vincent Vanier

In compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) in May 1989, we performed inspections of our school buildings for asbestos-containing building materials. The inspection findings and the required asbestos management plans are on file at the office of the Principal, at the Madawaska Middle/High School.

 The EPA requires all schools (K through 12) to perform re-inspections of the asbestos materials every three years. On August 7, 2018 a State Certified, licensed inspector performed these inspections. The results were reviewed by an accredited management planner and recommendations were made to continue to safely manage each asbestos material remaining in our buildings.

In accordance with AHERA regulations any remaining asbestos containing materials in the school buildings are checked on a six-month surveillance program. These materials remain in good condition and we will continue to manage them in place as recommended by the accredited management planner. 

The results of the inspection and removal work are on file in the management plan in the office of the Principal, 135 7th Avenue, Madawaska, ME. These documents are available for viewing during normal school hours (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.). The Asbestos Program Manager, Paul Chasse, is available to answer any questions you may have about asbestos in our buildings at (207) 728-3371, ext. 2409 or via e-mail at

Bus Runs

posted Sep 4, 2018, 1:09 PM by Vincent Vanier

The new bus runs for both schools and all grade levels has been released.  You can download the PDF file listing each bus run below.  This schedule will add the elementary students to all the runs as well as change some of the runs that happened while the middle/high students were in session.  Please make adjustments to meet the bus at the prescribed time and place.  Thanks.

ALICE Training Information

posted Sep 4, 2018, 10:19 AM by Vincent Vanier

ALICE training flyer
The Madawaska School Department will be holding an information session to explain to parents what steps our schools are taking to address the threat of potential violence in our schools.  Learn what your school is doing to prepare their staff and your children.  Learn about active shooter incidents, lockdowns and the proactive training called ALICE.  This session is for adults only.  We ask that students not attend.

School's Out

posted Jun 14, 2018, 10:51 AM by Vincent Vanier

school vacation
Schools are now on summer vacation.  To accommodate work being done on the systems, we will be turning off access to PowerSchool and MasteryConnect systems during the summer months.  Madawaska Middle/High School will resume on August 22nd, and Madawaska Elementary School will resume on September 6th.  Enjoy the summer and be safe!

MMHS Chicken BBQ Fundraiser

posted May 22, 2018, 10:07 AM by Vincent Vanier   [ updated May 22, 2018, 10:07 AM ]

Chicken bbqThe MMHS Junior Class is holding their annual Chicken BBQ on Sunday, May 27th from 10:30am to 12:15 pm at the Madawaska Fire Station.  Tickets being sold for $9.00.  Tickets can be purchased from any Junior, at the Madawaska Chamber of Commerce, or at the MMHS main office.  This annual fundraising event helps the students raise money needed for things their senior year.  Special thanks to the Madawaska Fire Department who help put on this event with the students every year!

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