Tonight’s BOOM vs Scarborough Boys Ice Hockey game has been postponed.
Today's RSU 57 Athletics and Activities including all games and practices are cancelled. Tonight's Boys and Girls Varsity basketball games vs South Portland will be held tomorrow. 5:30pm Girls / 7pm Boys. The JV Girls game is cancelled. JV / First Team Boys Friday is moved to Saturday. 10am FT / 11:30 JV.
As many of you may have heard on the news, Influenza is widespread in the state of Maine. We have had Influenza B confirmed within our schools and we are confident that we continue to see symptoms of Influenza in our health offices this week. Influenza is a contagious respiratory virus that can range from mild to severe cases, including death in some cases. Because Influenza is a virus, there isn’t a medication to treat it. In some cases an antiviral medication can be prescribed to lessen the length of the illness, but this window of opportunity is small. We need your help in decreasing the spread of Influenza in our community. Please see attached documents.
Good morning. This is a message from RSU 57 Central Office. There will be no school in RSU 57 today.
This is a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, January 15th, is an early release day. MHS and MMS will be dismissed at 11:45am and elementary schools will be dismissed at 1:00pm. Thank you!
Tonight’s MHS Athletics Booster meeting is cancelled.
Need Math help to pass the Praxis? Massabesic Center for Adult Learning is offering a 4-week class on test-taking strategies and a concentrated review of math content required to pass the Praxis math exam. Get to know the format as well as analyze your content strengths and needs. Individual attention to applying learning style techniques will be given so you can test with success. Join Wanda Kezar on four Thursdays from February 13 to March 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. FMI call MCAL at 247-2022.
Here is the direct link to the PreK lottery form! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ne_HRLDW_C0Ax7BgqKY7ciZ1gS0oG-EJ71ZrqTTc_ZU
Here is the link to the pre-k lottery form! Please get this submitted to your town school by Feb 28th https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ne_HRLDW_C0Ax7BgqKY7ciZ1gS0oG-EJ71ZrqTTc_ZU/edit
RSU 57 has been informed that the Maine Attorney General’s Office has released the identity of the individual killed in the officer involved shooting in Limerick on Friday, December 27th, as a 16-year-old student at Massabesic High School. Our hearts and condolences go out to all those touched by this tragic incident. Massabesic Schools will have counselors and staff available at school on January 2nd, when students return from the holiday recess.
All practices at MHS Monday are cancelled.
RSU #57 Review of the Budget Process For the 2020-2021 Budget The RSU #57 Budget Committee invites the public to a presentation of the budget process which is being presented to the RSU #57 School Board on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7:00PM, at the Alfred Elementary School at 21 Sanford Road in Alfred, Maine. During this presentation there will be an explanation of the budget development process for the 2020- 2021 school budget.
RSU#57 would like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday break!
Four 5th grade students at Lyman Elementary School, gave a readers theater performance of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, today December 20 to the entire kindergarten. They had worked on their performance for over a week. The kindergarten teachers were very grateful and proud of the students performance.
Watch for our new course beginning February 27: Preparation for the Math Praxis Test. Class will run for four weeks from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and include a review of the math content, practice materials and familiarity with the test format. If you need some test-taking strategies to pass the Praxis, this class is for you! More information in 2020.
Y-CARE at Alfred and Lyman will close at 4pm today due to the weather please make arrangements to pick your child up before 4pm. Thank you
This message is from RSU 57 Central Office. Schools will release at the regular scheduled times today. There will be no after-school activities tonight. Please watch for re-scheduled event dates and times.
Please be certain to check ParentVUE for your child's Trimester 1 Report Card. Logon to ParentVUE and go to the Report Card tab in the left side menu.
Lyman Elementary: Todd Gutner, meteorologist, from Channel 6, visited Mrs. Richards 4th grade classroom on Tuesday. Todd talked about weather and how we can better understand the weather forcast. He shared information about the Northern Lights, the jet stream, and Maine’s amazing climate.The students were very courteous and asked amazing questions. He ended his time with the class having them do a video for Channel 6.These amazing kids were aired on the Wednesday morning broadcast.
WATERBORO / LAC - Buses 1373 & 1271 cannot travel Allview Ter the rest of the week due to road work. Please meet at 2nd entrance as done in the past.
Apologies: In an effort to be proactive, a message about report cards was created to go out Friday. Please disregard today's message. Report Cards will be out on Friday for elementary and middle school parents.
This is a reminder that Wednesday, December 4th is an early release day. Grades 6-12 will be dismissed at 11:45 and elementary students will be released at 1:00.
Good morning, This is a message from RSU 57 Central Office. There will be no school in RSU 57 today.
This is a message from RSU 57 Central Office. There will be no school in RSU 57 today.
RSU #57 is sending this message in preparation for winter weather announcements. For information on the Alert System or to change your contact information, please go tohttps://www.rsu57.org/o/rsu-57/page/apptegy-alert-system.
The Class of 2021 is launching our 2nd Annual Online Auction on Saturday, Nov. 30th at 12:05 am. Bidding will close on Saturday, Dec. 7th at 11:55 pm. Please review details around payment and pick-up on the auction home page. This is a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping done while supporting the Class of 2021. Thanks in advance for your support! Please find the auction link below: https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=16805&CFID=4361142&CFTOKEN=2e751c6a4f321068-5ED84CB0-ED54-C8D0-0739E0CE746E528B
5th graders at Lyman Elementary received a visit from Mickey, a cat who was rescued and brought back to health by the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk. Brie Roche, the Youth Humane Educator, taught the students how the shelter helps animals and what we can do to support their efforts. On December 2nd, the fifth graders will begin collecting food and other items for the shelter. More information to come!
MMS Families!! Please sign up to volunteer at the MMS Scholastic Book Fair from December 2-6. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A4AF29A4F85-scholastic1
Mrs. Richard’s 4th grade class from Lyman had Dr. Goldman visit and talk about biomedical engineers, he explained how he uses what the engineers invent . He also showed us how the heart works and explained how engineers have designed many devices to help people over the years. Some devices have even helped a paraplegic person walk! This lesson with Dr. Goldman was to help enhance students understanding of our current science unit. The students will be designing and working on ways to improve their designs just as engineers have done.
UPDATE: Evacuation at MHS This morning during Block 1 a propane operated Bunsen burner caught fire in a Science Lab classroom at the West Building and required extinguishing by district staff. Students and staff were evacuated and then relocated to the East Building on campus. The Fire Department responded and evaluated the situation. There were no injuries or significant property damage. In addition, the district’s propane provider was asked to conduct a safety inspection. Due to the time required to complete the safety inspection the decision was made to dismiss students and close the campus until the inspection could be completed. Dismissal began at 10:30am for all high students and all other schools operated as scheduled. At 1:10pm the propane provider deemed the building safe for re-entry. Students who need to gather belongings at the West Building can do so today between 3-5pm. Please report to the main office so a staff member can assist. All evening events on campus will remain cancelled as previously communicated. Weekend activities will be held as scheduled. Thank you to all who assisted with this process as well as to the students for their cooperation and flexibility. Sincerely, Larry Malone, Superintendent
Dear Parents & Students! The west building will be open from 3 - 5 p.m. this afternoon for you to come pick up your things. Please come in through the main front lobby so a staff member can assist you.
Update MHS Evacuation: due to the time required to complete safety inspection high school students will begin being dismissed at 10:30 as follows: Student drivers with vehicles; Parents may pickup students at Central Office; Bus riders will begin dismissal at 11. Those at offsite programs will be dismissed at normal times.
Massabesic High School Evacuation During a period 1 science lab, a bunsen burner required extinguishing. All safety procedures were put in place including evacuation, fire department response, and security measures. We are currently awaiting final clearance and will resume classes upon approval of re-entry. An update will be provided.
Alumnus Kyle Connolly ’08 earns rare U.S. Navy distinction https://usm.maine.edu/publicaffairs/alumnus-kyle-connolly-12-earns-rare-us-navy-distinction
Congratulations to Waterboro Elementary School! WES was chosen to host the WinterKids press conference, kicking off the 2020 Winter Games! On January 6th, WMTW Meteorologist Sarah Long, 5210 Lets Go! representatives, & WinterKids staff will join the WES community for this event!
Line Elementary would like to remind everyone to wear your hats, mittens, and coats on this very cold day. It is time to always be prepared for cold weather at recess. See you soon!
AP Psychology just finished their Senses Debate where they had to defend why their sense was the most important. Each presentation had to describe their sense, how the sense travels to the brain, and an experiment to show the sense in action. The sense experiment captured in these pictures was the sense of touch where students with limited information had to guess what they were touching. Some pictures are better than others, but thought I would pass them along all the same! #gomustangs
Marine Biology kiddos had a blast learning about the many career options in the field of Marine Science at the DMR in Boothbay Harbor. They measured, weighed and examined sea urchins, learned about whale entanglement/Right whale conservation, scallop and lobster research and regulations, observed the facilities wet lab, met with a Marine Patrol officer, discussed bio toxins and water quality surrounding the shellfish industry, and collected their own phytoplankton samples to bring back and share with the rest of the class! Overall, an extremely informative, engaging and wonderful field trip!
WATERBORO BUS UPDATE: 1373 & 1271 will still not be able to travel Allview Ter. until further notice to reach the Beach Parking Lot due to power lines down. Please meet the buses at the 2nd entrance to Allview Ter coming from New Dam Rd just as we had to do on Friday afternoon.
Line School Trunk Or Treat will be inside from 6-7 PM on 10/31 due to weather. Please come prepared to wait in the weather (umbrellas recommended). Office donations are still being accepted and anyone still looking to host a trunk/station can contact our PTC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Line Elementary Trunk or Treat is on October 31st at Line School from 6-7 PM. Those who would like to donate to this event can drop items off in our main office anytime. If you are interested in hosting a trunk, please contact Anastasia Ferguson at email@example.com.
Alfred Elementary had a great time at the Monster Mash Family Dance this evening! A heart felt ‘thank you’ to our PTSA for making tonight possible, and for the time, energy and heart you put into making sure our kids have an amazing experience. Thanks also to our families for coming out to celebrate as a community this evening!
Alfred and Lyman Principal Pellerin's first vlog post on NWEA student progress reports. We hope the information is helpful as reports will be going out at conference time. https://safeshare.tv/x/gQuzLm_dI48
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, November 7th from 2:15 - 6:00pm. Please visit www.rsu57.org/highschool to sign up!
RSU 57 students can take part in the 2019 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest! Any submissions can be given to your school office and sent to Transportation. The 2019 theme is: "Red Lights Mean STOP!" Click on the link for more info! https://www.napt.org/postercontest
This is a reminder that Wednesday, October 23rd, is an early release day. Grades 6-12 will be dismissed at 11:45 and elementary students will be released at 1:00.
MHS music students recently participated in the District 1 Honor Band Auditions. We had 27 students participate from both Band and Choir and 17 were accepted! Accepted students in Choir: Katelyn Dearborn, Sydney Desimone, Amie Giles, Nethaneal Green, Riley Greenleaf, Aiden Harris, Alysssa Huff, Isabella Laine, Benjamin Levesque, Emma Masse, Mia Skowronski, Brittany Tibbetts, Kayleen Turner. Accepted Students in Band: Zach Bandle, Candace Lee, Anna Masse, Delia Harms.
AES Book Fair & Literacy Night has been rescheduled for this coming Monday, 10/21. Hours will be the same. Book Fair will run 3-7pm and Literacy Night from 5-7pm. Hope to see you there!
ROADS STILL CLOSED: John St - Lyman: Students will still need to meet buses at Rt 35 or S Waterboro Rd Foss Rd @ #391 - Limerick: Students will still need to meet buses at Rt 5 or at Patterson Rd
Our last update still reports that the bus cannot get through Foss Rd in Limerick in the area of #391. Students will need to meet Bus 1371 at either Patterson Rd or Route 5 this morning. The bus will not be able to travel through. We will update later as we know more.
ATTN Alfred Families: Unfortunately we still do not have power at AES so we will be cancelling our evening literacy events. We are working hard to reschedule a time for next week. I will be in touch as soon as I can confirm a date with you. Thanks for your understanding!
Todays Soccer games for Boys and Girls have been postponed. Girls will play Monday 10-21 @ Noble. 4pm jv / 6pm V. Boys will play home 10-21 vs Noble. 4:15pm JV / 6pm V.
Attention Alfred Elementary Families: A decision regarding whether or not we will be hosting our evening book fair and literacy night will be made today by 2pm. Currently we still do not have power. Please check back and check your email for a decision by 2pm. Thank you!
ALERT: Bus 1772 cannot travel Foss Rd from Route 5 to Range E Rd for Line Elem. Tree & Power Lines Down.
There will be no school at Alfred Elementary School today due to my power outage. Staff should report as if there were a 2 hour delay. Direction will be provided at that time.
ALERT: Bus 1973 cannot travel Emery Corner from 4-way to Sawyer Mountain Rd, Lombard Hill Rd & Rohr Rd in Limerick. Trees & Wires Down
This is a message from RSU #57 Central Office. There will be a 2 hour delay RSU 57 today. Any change in school conditions will be updated.
This is a message from RSU #57 Central Office. There will be a 2 hour delay in RSU 57 today. Any changes in the school conditions will be updated.
Tomorrow's Middle School Cross Country meet has been moved to Monday 10-21. Meet time is 4pm
Would you like to host a trunk at Line School's annual PTC “Trunk or Treat” on October 31st? If so, please contact Anastasia Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org.This great community event brings our school, community and local police, fire, and rescue together for an evening of fun.
Massabesic High School will be hosting Parent/Teacher conferences from 2:15 - 6:00pm on Thursday, November 7th. We are using PTCFast.com to make signups as convenient as possible this year. Please enter the following web address into your browser window to make an appointment: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Massabesic_High_School If you do not have internet access , please contact us via phone at (207) 247-3141 ext. 2268. We are looking forward to your joining us for this informative session about your son or daughter! Thank you! MHS Guidance
MHS is excited to welcome Jill Herrick as a new social studies teacher! Mrs. Herrick previously worked at the Maine Girls' Academy, previously Catherine McAuley High School. She holds degrees in History, Theology, and Secondary Education! Mrs. Herrick became an educator because seeing teachers who loved what they did inspired her. She loves spending time with her family and reading historical non-fiction. A couple of fun facts about Mrs. Herrick is that she is double-jointed and she can sing like Louis Armstrong. Thanks for joining our team!
Students in Ms. Knight’s 5th-grade conducted a mock trial as part of their civics unit on the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. Students have been learning about the Bill of Rights and the protections granted to citizens outlined in that document. The case was Mary Peabody V. Virgil Goodman in the case of the missing lunch. The eight-person jury deliberated after hearing the evidence presented in court. Each witness was sworn in prior to testifying and the lawyers presented evidence with each argument. Students did an outstanding job!
MHS is excited to welcome Dennis Nadeau as a new science teacher! Mr. Nadeau taught two years at Somersworth High School in NH. He has a B.S. in Biology from the University of New England. Mr. Nadeau chose to be an educator because he is a people person and he wants to be able to interact and laugh with people everyday while also making a difference. As for hobbies, he coaches middle school wrestling and listening to podcasts. Some fun facts are that Mr. Nadeau had a mullet until 5th grade and he can hold his breath for over 19 seconds. Thanks for joining our team! #gomustangs
Line School “TEAM SPIRIT” day is tomorrow, October 2nd. Students are asked to wear their school shirt or a favorite team shirt as a reminder that teamwork and having a growth mindset is important if you want to succeed. Our school assembly will be at 2PM (grade 5 sponsored).
Massabesic Center for Adult Learning is looking for an English as a Second Language teacher to work with adults several mornings a week. FMI, call 247-2022.
Hattie graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Art Education and a second degree in Studio Art, with an interest and many credit hours invested in biology. She’s a printmaker, painter, and ceramicist, and she is largely inspired by the natural sciences. The art room was always a safe and fun place to be while she was in school, and she hopes she can provide that for her students. She loves running, the ocean, and making things! She likes leaving her comfort zone and doing things that scare her, like skydiving and teaching high school... her next adventure is stand up comedy!
Alfred and Lyman Staff Rock! Our food drive this weekend at Market Basket coordinated by staff members Ellie Donnelly and Carlena Smith was a huge success! Not only did they collect 3 car loads worth of food, but also managed to raise over $500 in cash donations!! A big thank-you to Chris Duquette and Kris Bear also staff for taking a few hours out of their weekend to help us out. We really appreciate it!
MHS is excited to welcome Licia Byther as a new social worker in our day treatment ACES Program! Mrs. Byther has always had a passion for working with children and families and she’s excited to be doing so in the public school setting. She received her undergraduate degree from Wheelock College in Boston, MA and her Master's degree from The University of New England. Mrs. Byther has spent the last 8 years working intensively with children and families in a non-profit treatment setting. She enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with her family. Thanks for joining our team! #gomustangs
MHS is excited to welcome Andrew French as a new guidance counselor! Mr. French has a Masters in Education in School Counseling from UMASS Boston, MS in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, and a BA in English from the University of Vermont. In his spare time, Mr. French enjoys playing golf, softball, racquetball, and ping-pong. He is a big foodie and he started to write a sci-fi thriller novel a couple of years ago, which he intends on finishing one day. Mr. French is also a fan of the Celtics, Patriots, and the Red Sox. Mr. French got into education because he wanted to do something more meaningful. He did not have a great counseling experience in high school and because of this he wants to be the high school counselor he never had! Thanks for joining our team!
MHS is excited to welcome Daniel Laciano as a new instrumental teacher! Prior to Massabesic HS, he taught in the public schools of Ohio as a high school and middle school band director. He took some time off from teaching to explore other interests, but eventually realized teaching was where he was meant to be. Mr. Laciano received a Bachelor of Music in Education from Miami University (Ohio) on a trumpet performance scholarship. He went into education because he wanted to be connected to music and he needed a job. It turns out that teaching ended up being the best choice he could have made. No other job has given Mr. Laciano the joy he gets from watching students grow and succeed. Hobbies include: Woodworking, Cooking, Gardening, Foraging, Hiking, Playing trumpet and throwing ball to his dog. Fun fact: He lived without indoor plumbing for 3 years...on purpose, while homesteading.
Line School’s internet based phone is currently down. Our fax number has been temporarily converted to a usable phone line until service is restored. You can contact the school at 793-2425.
MHS is excited to welcome Ian Villmore as a new English teacher! Before starting at MHS Mr. Villmore taught English and History at the Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. He has a BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College and a Masters of Education from Lesley University. Mr. Villmore went into education to help students understand the power of stories and the power that comes from telling their own. He wanted to help them use words to empower themselves. When he’s not teaching Mr. Villmore enjoys baseball, chess, reading, and hiking. A few fun facts are that his favorite book is “All Quiet on the Western Front” and that he’d rather watch curling than basketball. Thanks for joining our team!
Mrs. Swetz and Mr. Merrifield class at Coastal Clean-up Day. The class worked at both Ferry Beach State Park and Camp Ellis fishing village. Many pounds of trash were recovered and the team will be studying the different effects of the trash on the eco -system. They will also be preparing a presentation that will be given to the fifth grade upon completion. Students are able to earn various credits through these alternative lessons.
MHS is excited to welcome John Merrifield as a new teacher in our Success Program! Mr. Merrifield has a Masters in Special Education, a BA in History, and an AAS in Business. He has a wealth of experience as a Special Education teacher and administrator. In his spare time, Mr. Merrifield enjoys wilderness hiking, playing music, and woodworking. Mr. Merrifield got into education to work with students struggling with the traditional format of education! Thanks for joining our team!
Lyman Elementary students helping out with the Maine Harvest Lunch today! Students enjoyed fresh corn from Harris Farm in Dayton, Apples from Gile's Family Farm in Alfred, Maine Potato Wedges, Maine Blueberry Muffins made from scratch & Maine Oakhurst Milk!! A big thank you to the Lyman Kitchen Staff Mrs. Amabile & Mrs. Vigneault!
This is a message from RSU #57 Central Office regarding parking at MHS for after school activities and events. It is essential that we ensure events held on our properties are as safe as possible for all participants and attendees. Emergency vehicles and school buses must have direct and clear access to the Stadium and transportation facility. Effective immediately parking will be prohibited along the field side of the stadium / bus garage access road. This is the right side of the access road as you travel towards the stadium. A temporary barrier and signs will be installed to serve as a reminder. We understand that this will be a change in past practice and an adjustment for the community. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us provide a safe environment for all who attend events on our campus.
MHS is excited to welcome Meagan Collupy as a new teacher in our day treatment program! Mrs. Collupy has a degree in Criminal Justice from Lyndon State College and she worked at MHS previously as an educational technician. She previously worked as a classroom case manager in a therapeutic school in Vermont as well as coached middle school soccer. In her spare time, Mrs. Collupy enjoys running, hanging out with her husband and dog, and reading. She also has a professional photography business. Mrs. Collupy looks forward to supporting students at MHS in developing their own thoughts and ideas around their education, as well as supporting them in figuring out their potential! Thanks for joining our team!
REMINDER Early Release Day, Wednesday, September 18th Middle School & High School are dismissed at 11:45am. Elementary Schools are dismissed at 1pm.
This alert is a reminder that next Wednesday, September 18, is an early release day. Grades 6-12 will be dismissed at 11:45 and elementary students will be released at 1:00. Thank you and have a great weekend.
Good afternoon Parent/Guardians, Please log in and check out the information and change and/or add any info needed...ie...emergency contact info. https://me-wat.edupoint.com/Frameset_PXP.aspx?P=Login_Parent_PXP.aspx
Three of our own being recognized at SRTC https://www.sanford.org/article/132561?org=sanford-regional-technical-center #gomustangs
NOW HIRING!!! RSU #57 is now using Frontline: Recruiting and Hiring to process employment applications for all RSU #57 employment opportunities. Frontline: Recruiting and Hiring can be found by clicking on the "Employment" link in the menu at the top of the district website.
Please see this important message from Superintendent Malone. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/454748/pertussis_ltr_0819__1_.pdf
School Board Agenda August 28, 2019
Check out the MHS Athletic Boosters Web Store selling various items celebrating the 50th anniversary of MHS! All proceeds support MHS Athletes. https://www.rsdgraphicsonline.com/massabesic-boosters-50th-anniversar-1
Reminder Fall Sports begin Monday August 19th. All participants must be registered and cleared to begin practices. Registrations can be made at rsu57.revtrak.net. Registrations should be completed by Thursday the 15th in order to be safely cleared for Monday.
We’re thrilled to announce Regional School Unit 57’s new app! It’s everything RSU 57, in your pocket. With the new app, you can access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, and even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/3278HxW or iPhone: https://apple.co/2NqwkOu.
Important School Bus Route Information. https://www.rsu57.org/article/123846?org=rsu-57 … View image on Twitter
Fall Sports Registration! RevTrak has re-opened for Fall Sports registrations. All students must be registered and cleared through the school nurse and the athletic office to be eligible to participate. Practices begin on August 19th.
ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING The Annual District Budget Meeting for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Middle School cafeteria. The front door and the doors leading to the cafeteria will be open and available for access to the building.
Congratulations! Marcus Ratz, senior at RSU 57 Massabesic High School, wins 1st Place at the District 41 Lions Club Speak Out Contest held at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort on Saturday 4/27/19. Link to his speech - https://drive.google.com/…/1L9GjzRy_4IcnTk1umVv107l49…/view…