Press Release – June 15, 2014

This summer, children can enjoy free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches through the Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded nutrition program open to all kids aged 1‐18 years. All children and teens are welcome. Adults may also purchase a breakfast for $2 or a lunch for $4.

The Summer Food Service Program makes sure all children can eat healthy food during the summer months when they can’t eat at school. This program is meeting a real need in our community.

Bring your children or tell a friend:
Strong Elementary School, Monday through Friday, July 7 through August 15
Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Lunch 11:30 am-12:30 pm

News from Superintendent’s Office

We begin our summer meetings with the annual organizational meeting of the MSAD 58 Board of Directors on TuesdayJuly 15 when the Chairman and  Vice-Chairman will be elected. Also at this timethe Directors will be deciding upon which Sub-committees will be necessary for the ensuing year.  They will then decide upon the clear purpose of the committees and elect membership.

This meeting will be followed by the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, July 17.

During the summer months all Administrators will meet in multiple day-long sessions to plan the opening days of school for both teachers and students.

Additionally and most importantly, the Administrators will be spending several days looking at District data. This data includes multiple years of student test scores and other types of educational data available.  The purpose of this data inquiry process is to identify specific areas of academic strengths and weaknesses district-wide. We will use the knowledge gained from this inquiry process as a foundation for our academic planning.  In the end, we will be able to set clear objectives for future district-wide improvement.

Please feel free to contact me at 207-639-2086 ext 5289 regarding this or any other district issue.

Thank you, and I look forward to meeting many of you in the upcoming months. I am happy to be serving as your new MSAD 58 Superintendent of Schools!

Dr. Brouillet

News from our Schools…

Hands-On Science at Mt Abram High School

Have you ever seen one of those Karate Masters on youtube breaking through multiple boards with their bare hands and wish that you could try it? Well for years in Mr. Danala’s physics class, upperclassmen have been calculating the amount of force their arms can produce in order to see if in deed they too can break boards with their bare hands. Once they have finished the necessary calculations, and have proven that they have the “force” necessary, each student is given the chance to be a Karate Master and break a board. The experience is then recorded using a highspeed camera to enjoy over and over again and promote discussion later on in class. For some it tests them mentally, while for others, it is the opportunity to do something they have always wanted to try! The best part is, the kids know that they can do it before they ever try, because they prove it using what they have learned in physics class.

This year we had a guest appearance by our own Mr. Aliberti. Before he was allowed to break the board, he too had to perform the necessary measurements and calculations to prove that he was worthy.