Achievements & Recognition - December 2013
Mabel I. Wilson School
Thanks to the support from the Arts Alliance and several parents, we were able to engage in a national art activity called Every Artist Live. The initiative is meant to reinforce the importance of creativity. The theme was gratitude, since it was near Thanksgiving. Students engaged in a discussion after watching a video; many students continued the discussion at home with their families. Then, every student drew a picture of what gratitude meant to them. Those pictures were posted online using an iPad app to be one piece in a large mural full of drawings from across the nation.
The kindergarten team (along with several other staff members) participated in a flash mob during the kindergarten lunch. The students enjoyed the show, even joining in with the singing and the motions. It was a great opportunity for staff to join together and for students to have a different experience.
Foundation 51 along with Barrett Brown (CEO of Cedarworks Play Sets of Rockport, Maine) generously funded a beautiful indoor Cedarworks play set for the Mabel I. Wilson Physical Therapy Room. Having an indoor play set allows special needs and behavioral students to learn playground skills with their peers in a quiet, supported setting. These student then have a greater likelihood of being successful in their interactions on the outdoor playground. The Cedarworks play set is utilized by the physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapists, behavioral specialist, guidance, as well as over a dozen support staff. Approximately 40 special needs and behavioral students benefit from this generous gift."
North Yarmouth Memorial School
Students took part in the 8th annual Read-A-Thon by collecting pledges for the amount of time they read outside of the school day. The money raised was used to support families in our community with groceries, winter clothes, fuel assistance and holiday gifts for children. Thanks to the hard work of our 4th and 5th grade students and the generosity of their sponsors, our school raised just shy of $5000!
Greely Middle School
The sixth grade math team participated in the fall math meet of the Southern Maine Elementary Math League on Thursday December 12, 2013 at the holiday Inn by the Bay. The team placed 4th out of 26 team. Tobias Kany won third place as an individual.
Greely High School
Congratulations to scholar-athlete Kirstin Sandreuter a senior, top in her class who qualified for the Footlocker Cross Country National Championship race in San Diego, CA. She earned this opportunity by virtue of her state championship race 1st Place finish which qualified her for the New England Championship (finished top ten) where she earned the opportunity to compete in the National Championship. She is only the third girl in the history of the race to earn a trip to the national championship and she is the first girl in the history of Greely High School to do so.