Betsy's and Randy's bus runs will need to be combined on Monday, September 16, and Thursday, September 19. Randy's students will arrive home 10-20 minutes later than usual. We apologize for the inconvenience. There are several sports bus runs on these days that are contributing to a high demand on buses.
Betsy's bus will be running about 5-10 minutes late this afternoon.
8th grade students and families are invited to join us on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. in the St. George School gym for our annual High School Choice Night. Hear from and speak with representatives from local high schools, Mid-Coast School of Technology, Trekkers, and others!
We will have our annual Computing Device Parent and Student meetings tonight, starting off with grades 3-5 at 5:30pm, followed by grades 6-8 at 6:30pm. This is the time when we go over what the device your students will have for this year, what the expectations are for use and care of that device, provide an opportunity to buy into the Accidental Damage Plan, get a copy of your students' credentials and login instructions, and generally give you an opportunity to ask questions about technology. Please come prepared to pay by check (preferred) or cash if you wish to purchase coverage. For 6-8 grade it is $50 ($25 if qualify for free or reduced meals) per student and for 3-5 grade it is $25 ($15 if qualify for free or reduced meals). If you have kids in both grade groups you can come to either time slot. I promise we'll have an eggcelent time!
The first St. George School Community Meeting will take place on the second day of school - Wednesday, September 4, at 8:30 a.m. in the gym. Please join us to celebrate the beginning of a new school year. Go Dragons!
We have made adjustments to the Camden, Lincoln Academy, and Medomak high school bus runs. You can view the updated bus runs on the school website: https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/o/st-george/browse/36226. Please contact Randy Elwell at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Registration for the K-5 Blueberry Cove After School Program is now available online! Click here to register: https://extension.umaine.edu/tanglewood/blueberry-cove-tenants-harbor-2/st-george-after-school-program/
Free & Reduced Meal Application & Information for School Year 2019-2020 can be found via this link. Hard copies were mailed out on 8/22/19. http://bit.ly/STG-SY2020FRM
Fall Sports Announcements: Cross Country practice will begin on Monday, August 26th from 2:30 to 4 pm. Please meet Mr. Meinersmann at the K-5 playground. Soccer practice will begin on Thursday, August 29th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Please meet at the soccer field at the Big Ball Field. We are still in search of a middle level soccer coach. Please let Ms. Smith know ASAP if you know anyone who is interested in coaching.
Please join us for a Special School Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the St. George School. The School Board will be meeting with Oak Point Associates architectural firm to discuss school facilities as part of a building use assessment.
Please join us for the first St. George MSU School Board meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 8/14 at the school. You can find the meeting agenda here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UIZPX00W3rU0oUR-9-ZlIz-X0Fs0l_Nv
We are pleased to announce our new athletic director for the 2019-2020 school year, Meghan Smith. Ms. Smith is a current kindergarten/1st grade teacher at the St. George School and has been a part of our school community for the past three years. Ms. Smith is a former junior varsity and middle school girls basketball coach. She has also run the St. George Parks and Recreation basketball camp for the past three years. Prior to moving to St. George, Ms. Smith played Division III basketball at the University of Maine at Farmington. We are looking forward to another successful year of athletics! Please fill out the Google Form (https://forms.gle/DGQNqsbZQfdTQirr8) to indicate interest in a particular fall sport including co-ed soccer, field hockey, football, golf, or cross country (open to 5th through 8th graders). Many fall sports will be starting in the days prior to the beginning of school and we would like to be able to get appropriate sports information out soon. Enjoy the rest of your summer! If you have any questions or would like to talk with Ms. Smith about the athletic program or any particular sport, please contact her at email@example.com.
The Math Camp bus schedule has been posted. Check it out at https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/transportation--232. Paint this yellow and call it the personal bus of the future!
Please see link for an Anticipated Coaching Opening for a Middle Level Co-Ed Soccer Coach (Fall 2019): https://5il.co/8w12
St. George School is seeking 5 high school students to work at our annual summer math and reading camp. Interested applicants should be dependable, have a desire to work with youth and be able to take direction from teaching staff. The Monday-Thursday camp begins July 29th and ends August 22nd. Hours are from 8:30-12:30. The pay rate for these positions is $11 per hour with a $50 bonus for perfect attendance. Please email Adam Bullard at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to schedule an interview.
OMG! Tomorrow is the last day of school!!! Please remember to send your kiddos to school and also remember that they are dismissed at 12:30!!!! Students left behind may be put to work sorting lost and found items for the rest of the summer. Just kidding, but really, please don't forget to pick up your kids! Speaking of lost and found! It's piling up like extra scoops at Dorman's! Please come look through it for what your child has left behind this year, before they are all discarded on Friday. Lost and found items will be discarded, not students! Well, student left behind might be discarded! :)
Congratulations to all 26 of the graduating St. George students who are members of the Class of 2019! We will recognize our graduating seniors tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8:30 a.m. at the beginning of the 8th Grade Celebration.
The School Budget Referendum takes place today, Tuesday, June 11, at the Town Office from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Please make sure to vote! You can find more information on the proposed 2019/20 budget on the school website: https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/o/st-george/browse/57040 Thank you for your support!
Stop by the Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitors Center in Rockland to check out scientific sketches by St. George 5th grade students. The art show, called "Do the 'Rot' Thing!", displays sketches that were part of the 5th grade learning expedition that explored how to assess and improve the health of an ecosystem. https://freepressonline.com/Content/Articles/Art/Article/New-Student-Show-at-Maine-Coastal-Islands-Visitor-Center/130/172/64536
Celebration of Learning: You are the needed ingredient At EL schools it often takes more than a teacher and students to produce a meaningful learning experience; it takes an authentic audience. That is where you - the St. George community member - can help. By attending our Celebration of Learning on June 13th at 1pm, you will be providing our students with the opportunity to communicate their strengths, challenges, and growth as students in our school. It is our intent that these Kindergarten through 8th grade capstone experiences will help students become more effective learners and in turn discover the best version of themselves. We hope to see you there.
Friendly reminder for tomorrow: Friday, 5/31, a crew will be working in the main parking lot to remove the remaining oil-fired boiler that was disconnected when the new propane system came online in February. You can find more info here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b6dkyX712eUmVAKb8UA6JsUK8AaGeDqD/view?usp=sharing
Anticipated Job Opening - Full Time Evening Custodian. Please click here for details: https://5il.co/7vi3
This Friday, 5/31, a crew will be working in the main parking lot to remove the remaining oil-fired boiler that was disconnected when the new propane system came online in February. You can find more info here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b6dkyX712eUmVAKb8UA6JsUK8AaGeDqD/view?usp=sharing
Please fill out the following form if you are interested in K-5 After-School Programming at the St. George School for the 2019/2020 school year. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwj4Am83asQDY9Nyv5Clp6KyDkyamQM8WpmcN0DcnsYM66ww/viewform?usp=sf_link
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) is investigating cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, at the St. George School. Find more info here: http://bit.ly/STG-Health
We are having some issues with the phones at St. George School and working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. We have been told that this problem is affecting a variety of phone customers right now. If you call the school and can't get through, please email District Administrative Assistant Beth Giggey (email@example.com) or call Superintendent Mike Felton at 207.542.6394. Thank you.
I wanted to take a moment and share some more information about the proposed school budget for next year. I’ll start with the numbers and then move to the mission and work of our school-community. You can read more here (https://5il.co/7sxg). I hope to see you all at the District Budget Meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the school gym. Sincerely, ~Mike Felton, Superintendent
Great video on the Kieve Wavus Educator in Residence (EIR) Program that features St. George School students, staff, and our own EIR - the one, the only, Ryan Ford. A big thanks to the St. George School Fund, which provided funding for the EIR program! https://vimeo.com/333564427
Have you checked out the St. George MSU website recently? We've got information about the proposed budget for 2019-2020, photos of recent activities students have done, the track meet schedule, and more. Check it out at https://www.stgeorgemsu.org and scroll to the bottom for links to our mobile app.
The St. George MSU 2019-2020 School Calendar is now available on the website or you can access it directly at this link: https://5il.co/7n0h
Students on Randy's morning bus run will be picked up 10-15 minutes later than usual this morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.
On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, which is an early release day with dismissal at 12:30pm and teacher workshops in the afternoon, our mandatory school bus evacuation drills will be conducted on Betsy, Pam and Randy's buses. These drills will take place at dismissal and may cause bus runs to be delayed by 10 minutes. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding.
Tomorrow afternoon, Monday, April 29, Betsy's and Randy's bus runs will be combined. Students who ride Betsy's bus will be 5-10 minutes late and Randy's students on route 73 will be 15 minutes late. Morning bus runs will remain the same. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Check out the minutes from the most recent Early Childhood Education Working Group meeting as well as the results from the Community Public Pre-K Survey on the school's website: https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/committees-and-working-groups
St. George School will be closed today due to an incoming winter storm that is forecast to last all day. All high school bus runs are cancelled. At this time, RSU 13 and RSU 40 are also closed.
Randy and Betsy's afternoon bus runs for K-8 kids will be combined today, leading to Randy's kids being up to 20 minutes late.
Just a reminder that Screenagers is showing TOMORROW, April 3rd at 5:45 at St. George School. Pizza served at 5:30. Please note, this is being offered as a parent education opportunity as the film is targeted for an older audience. More info at http://bit.ly/STG-Screenagers
Anticipated Opening: Long Term Substitute - 4th Grade Teacher. Please click here for details https://5il.co/72o7
Check out this post on the NRCM Nature of Maine Blog about the St. George School Marsh Project: https://www.nrcm.org/blog/students-engaging-in-the-nature-of-maine/st-george-school-investigating-salinity-marsh-factor-alewife-restoration/
The School Board will hold a third Budget Workshop on Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. The workshop will take place in the Art Room at the school.
Music In Our School Band Concert, Thursday, March 28, 6:30, St. George School Gym Featuring the 5th Grade Band and the Middle Level Band Followed by a Dessert Buffet, hosted by the 8th grade to raise funds for their spring trip to Quebec.
We are looking for a Physical Education and Health Teacher beginning in fall 2019. More information can be found here https://5il.co/6v4c
In Search of Spring Track coach St. George MSU is looking for a Middle School Track and Field coach. This is a stipend position that runs from about April 8th through May 23rd. There are four regular season meets and a championship. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Individuals interested should complete the St. George Extracurricular Application including a letter of interest and resume. Applicants must hold or, upon hiring, receive a Criminal History Record Check (CHRC) certification through the Maine Department of Education.
Check out the most recent minutes from the February 26 Library-Media Working Group and February 27 Facilities and Programming Working Group meetings on the school website: https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/committees-and-working-groups.
The St. George MSU School Board meeting in April has moved to Tuesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. The April Finance Committee meeting has been moved to the same date and will begin at 5:45 p.m.
St. George School will be closed today, Monday, March 4, due to snow and road conditions. All high school bus runs are also cancelled.
Please take a few minutes to participate in this community survey by the St. George MSU Early Childhood Education Working Group regarding public Pre-K programming. We welcome all St. George community members to complete the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/RRW4JN86IDZnc8lK2
Please consider running for the St. George MSU School Board! More information is available here: https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/article/92649?org=st-george
The St. George MSU School Board meeting scheduled for this evening, Wednesday, February 13, has been cancelled.
St. George School will be closed today, Wednesday, February 13, due to inclement weather and road conditions. All high school bus runs are also cancelled.
We are looking for a World Language Teacher for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Please find more information here: https://5il.co/6gr2
We are looking for a Long Term Sub - Ed Tech III for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year. Please find more information here: https://5il.co/6gr1
The Early Childhood Education Working Group meeting has been moved from Wednesday evening to Thursday, Feb 7, at 6 p.m. in the Art Room.
Teachers in Cars Getting Whoopie Pies with Special Guest Leatrice Falla - https://youtu.be/kspD9F5xg8M
Please see link for the February 2019 menu. We will now offer "tuna" as the sandwich option for both Tuesday & Friday. https://5il.co/6e5j
All high school bus runs for St. George students are delayed 2 hours.
St. George School will be delayed 2 hours today. Today is a half-day teacher workshop and we will now be dismissing students at 1 p.m., instead of 12:30 p.m. By dismissing at 1 p.m., this will count as a school day and not require a make-up day at the end of the year.
Check out Bryson Mattox's Marsh Monitor blog (https://marshmonitor.stgeorgemsu.org/home) where he talks about designing a salinity probe in the Makerspace that will collect data next spring as his class researches the marsh and how salinity affects alewife eggs and fry.
Great article in the Village Soup about the St. George basketball program! Go Dragons!!! https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/st-george-dragons-breathe-consistent-life-into-winning-basketball-on-peninsula/1797138
Teachers in Cars Getting Whoopie Pies with Special Guest Ruth Thompson - https://youtu.be/NHvIlYx2diw
The Early Childhood Education Working Group will be meeting on Wednesday, February 6, at the school. You can find more info about this group and its work here: https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/committees-and-working-groups
The January St. George MSU School Board meeting has been rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 1/29. The Finance Committee will meet the same day at 5:45 p.m. Both meetings will take place in the Art Room at the school.
Around 9 a.m., the school was evacuated due to a strange smell near the main office. The St. George Fire Department responded quickly and identified the issue as a fluorescent light ballast that was overheating. The problem was addressed and students returned to school.
Kristin O'Neal, St. George School Band Teacher, shares information about the Carolyn Kanicki Music Fund that helps ensure that ALL students have the chance to learn a musical instrument while at St. George School. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mp4_VkCKgx3xvcEx8zTW6Tl6VifO3DDH
St. George School has been chosen as the Maine Environmental Education Association School of the Year! More info can be found at https://www.facebook.com/stgeorgemsu. Go Dragons!
Check out the minutes from the Monday, January 7, High School Transition Working Group meeting. Lots of great discussion about how we can better track, support, and stay connected with our students in grades 9-12. https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/committees-and-working-groups
All after school activities scheduled for this afternoon and evening (Wed, 1/9), including the School Board meeting, are cancelled.
St. George School will dismiss at 1 p.m. today due to snow that is forecast to start later this afternoon and concerns about dropping temperatures and rain that may result in icy road conditions.
Check out the minutes from the December 13 World Language Working Group Meeting. We had a great conversation with Lavinia Rogers, who is a World Language Specialist at the Maine DOE. https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/committees-and-working-groups
Reminder to any middle school students who are interested in Mathcounts. Our first practice is tomorrow, January 2, after school until 3:30. Should be fun!!
Please find the link for the January 2019 Menu. Hard copies will come home after break. Thank you! https://5il.co/60sn
RSU 40 has a 2 hour delay today. The morning bus runs to Medomak Valley High School and Warren Community School will be delayed 2 hours. All other bus runs will be at their regular times and St. George School will start at the regular time (8:00 a.m.).
No Middle School Basketball games today. I will post the make-up date when we confirm it. Enjoy the snow!
St. George School is cancelled today due to snow and road conditions. All high school bus runs are also cancelled.
Due to snow, St. George School will be delayed 2 hours today, Monday, December 17. All high school bus runs will also be delayed 2 hours.
The 11/26/2018 Early Childhood Education Working Group and 12/4/2018 After School Programming Working Group meeting minutes are now available on the school website. https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/committees-and-working-groups
We are looking for a Long Term Sub: Ed Tech III to work with the 4th and 5th grade classes for the remainder of the school year. You can find more info here: http://bit.ly/STG-LongTermSub
Tomorrows Middle Level Basketball game in Wiscasset will begin at 3:15pm. The boys will be playing first. The game will be played at Wiscasset Elementary School at 83 Federal Street.
The School Board will meet on Wednesday, December 12 at 3:30 p.m. You can find the agenda here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zEOCOblXsq6WelWx-dO0H8wH7Z4AIdDG
Members of the 8th grade class reflect on their experience at Camp Kieve's Leadership School in the latest issue of the St. George Dragon. http://stgeorgedragon.com/eighth-graders-reflect-on-their-recent-experience-at-camp-kieve/
Check out this important note about the school Facebook page, website, and snow day phone calls. https://5il.co/5sjx
Congratulations 4th graders for finishing your stop motion films in STEAM class! It takes a lot of work to create a 10 second film! Here is a link to view all 12 creations. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0BamZgqO0unuADevIU3VeHSvYdt7PF2E
The Lincoln Academy bus run will be delayed by 10-15 minutes this morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.
St. George School will be delayed 2 hours today. All high school bus runs will occur at their regularly scheduled times. We have two bus drivers who are out this morning because of previously scheduled appointments and illness.
There will be a Community Meeting tomorrow, November 29, 2018, at 1:00 PM at the St. George School in the Gym. Everyone is invited to celebrate with us. See the calendar for all upcoming events: http://www.stgeorgemsu.org/o/st-george/events
Check out this article about St. George School alumni John Curtin and Lauren Miller who are now college student-athletes playing basketball at the next level. Go Dragons! https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/windjammer-trio-curtin-peabody-miller-shoot-into-college-ranks/1790061
All high school bus runs are also cancelled.
St. George School will be closed today, Tuesday, November 20, due to inclement weather. Most of the snow is predicted to fall during the school day making road conditions potentially difficult during regular afternoon runs or if we did an early release around noon.
I wanted to take a moment, share a quick update, and say thank you for being part of our school-community. You can find the update and thank you letter here: https://5il.co/5nx0
All after-school activities, including the Middle Level Dance, are cancelled for today, Friday, November 16.
St. George School will be closed today, Friday, November 16, due to inclement weather. All high school bus runs are also cancelled. RSU 13, RSU 40, and Five Town CSD are cancelled today as well.
Congratulations to 8th grade student Adrien Williams who was named the 2018 Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association's Driver of the Year. Check out an article on Adrien here: https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/fast-track-to-success-young-racer-williams-takes-on-family-hobby/1779943
We added a page to the school website to make it easier to find meeting minutes from our working groups and committees. We are still working to get all of the links live, but we are on our way. You can check it out here: https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/committees-and-working-groups
Click on this link for the November 7 newsletter. Be sure to sign up there for electronic delivery of the weekly school newsletter to your email: http://bit.ly/STG-Newsletter
Jaime MacCaffray's 4th grade class began their LEAPS of IMAGINATION adventure today at Jackson Memorial Library. Check out the LEAPS blog here: https://wp.me/p4qCWW-3UA
Here's a link to November's Menu, http://5il.co/5h42, and a reminder that you can find Food Service related info under Menu > St. George MSU > Food Service or Menu > Dining or Menu > Documents > Food Service.
The Library-Media Working Group met last week to discuss how to develop a strong library-media program as well as the school's partnership with Jackson Memorial Library. Meeting minutes can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16sX2iEXDs5C6beQHtjDtAK-ehMZ3B_Dx
The REAL Oct. 31 school newsletter link: https://us11.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=5bc54f7adf5c267fb388163c7&id=90bf3697b1
The Family Handbook for 2018-2019 is now online. Check it out here (http://5il.co/5f55) or under Menu > Students > Family Handbook 2018-2019
St. George School alumni, like Katlyn Rich, are doing great things with their education and careers for kids and community. Congratulations Katlyn! https://www.penbaypilot.com/article/trekkers-expands-staff-two-americorps-program-assistants/109556
There will be a Community Meeting this Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 9:00 AM in the St. George School in the Gym. Everyone is invited to celebrate with us. See the calendar for all upcoming events: http://www.stgeorgemsu.org/o/st-george/events
Teachers in Cars Getting Whoopie Pies - Episode 1 Ashby Bartke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxzi_Q5ubm0
Applications for the Portland Press Herald Toy Fund are now available (http://5il.co/5a72) and need to be completed by November 2, 2018.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. we will hold our 3rd annual 8th Grade and High School Pot Luck Dinner at St. George School. All 8th-12th grade St. George students and families are invited to reconnect, share insights about the HS Choice process and HS experience, and eat!
The High School Transition Working Group met Monday, 10/1 and talked about our current HS enrollment, the 8th grade HS Choice Program, and supporting and staying connected with our HS students. More info here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=135pLIBRrOJp7gys84nBHq4gXg3y66Kl7
The After School Programming Working Group met on Thursday, 9/20 and had a great discussion about developing after-school programs for St. George students. You can find the minutes from the meeting here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oN-DGGbYxQGgrejJLYX-cFnwsbGISMym
There has been a change in the menu for lunch this coming Thursday and Friday. As always, the most up to date information can be found on our website at https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/dining.
Parker Hilchey and Drew Minery, St. George students attending CHRHS, helped Camden Hills place 3rd in the Class A high school golf state championship on Saturday! Read more here: https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/camden-hills-third-in-class-a-medomak-valley-ninth-in-b/1783338
Check out this post from the U.S. Department of Education about their visit to St. George School. https://sites.ed.gov/osers/2018/09/time-to-head-back-to-school-and-to-rethink-education/
Upcoming school-community working group meetings. All groups meet in the art room. -High School Transition Group: Mon, 10/1 at 6 p.m. -Facilities and Programming Group: Tues, 10/16 at 4 p.m. -Library-Media Group: Mon, 10/22 at 4 p.m. -World Language Group: Tues, 10/30 at 4p.m.
There will be a Special School Board meeting on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. to decide on a proposal to repair or replace the school boiler system. The meeting will take place at the school. http://5il.co/4xae
All afternoon buses will be delayed by about 10-15 minutes. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The GROW after-school program is looking for a Site Director and Program Assistant, employed by Fair Haven Camps, to run their programs at the St. George School. For more info see https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/o/st-george/browse/36780
There will be a Community Meeting this Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 1:30 PM in the St. George School in the Gym. Everyone is invited to celebrate the start of another school year. See the calendar for all upcoming events: http://www.stgeorgemsu.org/o/st-george/events
Check out the newest St. George School Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/5c313d2ef14d/vflmmcxep9-1880817
The St. George MSU is now accepting RFPs for repair or replacement of the St. George School boiler system. See details at this link: http://5il.co/4mmu
On Monday, August 20, 2018, the St. George School building will be closed all day. CMP is installing the new generator and replacing the transformer that feeds the school and will have to cut the power to the building for the entire day.
The St. George School Summer Math Camp is seeking 5 responsible, energetic, and math-minded high school students to help teachers deliver instruction across several grade and achievement levels.