RSU 12 teachers and students presented to school board members and superintendents at the Maine School Management Association fall conference. They talked about how their learning integrates habits of mind, content, and complex reasoning skills. Thank you to Ava, Kennedie, and Kiara and to our teachers - Ms. Mathews, Ms. Brewer, Ms. Brown, and Ms. Beeckel! What a great job!
RSU 12's new Director of Student Nutrition Services, Mike Flynn, served a plant-based meal to RSU 12 Board members and the public at last night's Board Meeting. He is working to educate staff and students about healthy eating, to partner with local farms for local produce, and to ensure that our schools' breakfasts and lunches are satisfying and healthy.
RSU 12 convened a Communications Focus Group this week to discuss parent and community communication needs and ways that the district could improve its communication efforts. Parents and community members shared their ideas and experiences. Several themes emerged, most notably the desire to have consistency across classrooms and schools, to remember the importance of communicating to community members as well as parents, to invite volunteers into the schools, to create redundant communication methods, and to ensure hard copies of communications are available for those without Internet access. RSU 12 administrators are reviewing the feedback and working to develop a communication plan that addresses these issues. More information will come as this work continues.
We have had several people express interest in attending and are hoping to have a few more. Please RSVP to Deb Taylor if you can join us. ------------------------------------------------------------ RSU 12 would like to improve its communication efforts. We want to be sure that parents and community members know what is happening in our schools and that we are providing information in a way that works for them. In order for us to make improvements, we need your help. We would like to know what kinds of things you'd like to hear about and how we can best communicate. Please join me on Wednesday, October 10:00 from 5:00-6:00 pm at Windsor Elementary School for an informal discussion to provide some input about how we can improve our communication efforts. This will be an opportunity for you to share your ideas, thoughts about what you'd like to see, and positive communication experiences you've had that we can learn from. We will brainstorm topics that you want to hear about, how often you'd like to have communication, and what kinds of communication means (paper newsletters, website updates, mobile apps, etc.) you'd prefer. If you are able to join us, please RSVP to Deb Taylor at email@example.com
Tomorrow is our first student day in RSU 12 schools! We are excited to see our students and are looking forward to a great school year!
RSU 12 is partnering with Sheepscot Links Golf Course in Whitefield to offer a summer golf program for students entering Grades 3-10. More info? http://www.svrsu.org/article/52993?org=whes
Today is voting day. Don’t forget to vote!
Get library books by mail! Most of the towns in RSU 12 qualify for the Maine State Library Books by Mail program. These towns include Alna, Chelsea, Somerville, Whitefield, and Windsor. For more information visit http://www.maine.gov/msl/outreach/booksbymail/index.shtml. We've also put a copy of the application in our Documents section of the website at http://5il.co/3n6b
The RSU 12 District Budget Meeting will take place tomorrow, Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 6:30pm, at the Chelsea Elementary School. All RSU 12 residents are encouraged to attend.
Ad Hoc Committee to Research Alna School Choice Question Monday, Apr 16 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM RSU 12 Central Office Somerville Elementary School 665 Patricktown Rd, Somerville, ME 04348, USA
There will be an RSU 12 Board of Directors meeting this Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:30pm at the Chelsea Elementary School Cafe. See link to agenda. http://www.svrsu.org/article/45865?org=district
A schedule of RSU 12 draft budget presentations can be found here, http://www.svrsu.org/o/district/page/fy-2019-budget-information
Reminder! Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28, is a full student day. There is no early dismissal tomorrow. This is to make up time because of snow days.
Calling all four year olds in RSU 12! RSU 12 and local Head Start programs are continuing their partnership to offer a free, high quality, comprehensive Pre-Kindergarten program to children in the district who turn four by October 15, 2018. Programs will be located Chelsea, Whitefield, Windsor and Somerville. Bus transportation will be provided. Pre -K programs will operate Monday through Friday and follow the school schedule. Meals will be served and a short rest period will be included. Classrooms will be staffed by a certified Early Childhood Teacher and Education Technicians to assist in the classroom. Children in the program will receive comprehensive services. All families are encouraged to apply. For more information about this Pre-K/Head Start collaboration, or to receive an application, please contact your local RSU 12 elementary school. RSU 12 serves the towns of Alna, Chelsea, Palermo, Somerville, Westport Island, Whitefield, and Windsor.
All RSU 12 schools are closed today, March 14th.
All RSU 12 schools are closed today, March 13th.
All RSU 12 Board meetings are cancelled tonight, March 8th.
All RSU 12 schools will be closed tomorrow, March 8th due to the snowstorm.
All RSU 12 schools will have a two hour delay this morning, February 8th.
All RSU 12 schools will release early at 11:30am today, February 7th.
All RSU 12 schools will have a two hour delay this morning, February 5th.
All RSU 12 schools will have a two hour delay this morning, February 2nd.
Special Board Meeting, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 5:30pm, RSU 12 Central Office. You can find the agenda here, http://5il.co/2pg8
The temperature is not rising as expected. The roads are icing up. All RSU 12 schools are closed today, January 23rd
All RSU 12 schools are closed today, January 17th, due to the snowstorm.
All after-school student events for all RSU 12 schools are cancelled this afternoon, January 8th.
Jeff Vigue’s bus, number 27, will not start this morning. We are sending another bus. Windsor students riding this bus will be picked up one hour later this morning. Thank you.
The snowstorm is moving in faster than expected. All RSU 12 schools are dismissing early today, December 22nd, at 11:30am.
Due to the impending snow and ice storm, all RSU 12 schools are closed today.
All RSU 12 schools are open tomorrow, November 6th. All schools have power and most roads are clear.
Whitefield school still has many main roads that are impassable by a bus and unsafe for travel. Somerville school has no power. Both schools are closed today, November 3rd.
Whitefield school has power, but many roads are still inaccessible. Somerville school still has no power. Final decision in the morning about opening these schools.
Whitefield and Somerville schools have no power today. They are closed today, November 2nd. Chelsea, Windsor, and Palermo schools are open today. No bus transportation to inaccessible roads.
All RSU 12 schools are closed today due to schools without power and inaccessible roads.
Due to widespread power outages all schools in RSU 12 are closed today. All RSU 12 schools are closed.
Due to widespread power outages, all schools in RSU 12 are closed today. All schools in RSU 12 are closed today.
We are still accepting new student registrations at Chelsea Elementary School for PreK.
The RSU 12 School Budget was approved with 69% of the vote. Strong schools make strong communities. Thank you for supporting the educational opportunities of RSU 12 students.
Voters pass RSU12 Budget http://lcnme.com/currentnews/voters-pass-rsu-12-budget-intact-defeat-amendments/