The high school celebrated graduation on Thursday, June 6th in the Williamson Performing Arts Center. We had 99 graduates participate in the graduation ceremony and 102 graduated in the class. Check out the Lawrence homepage under News for photos of when the seniors walked through Benton Elementary in their caps & gowns. 🎓 Summer School Credit Recovery dates will be July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, and 23, 24, and 25th from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM for students who failed one or more classes with a grade of 55 - 69. Registration is on the school website and you can call the high school Guidance Office. 📚 On August 26, 2024 at 7:00 PM the United States Navy Country Concert will take place in the Williamson Auditorium. Tickets can be found here: https://usnavyband.ticketleap.com/2024-cc-fairfield/dates/Aug-26-2024_at_0700PM 🎶
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Over the past several years Benton Elementary has made significant strides in both academic growth and achievement. This work has revolved around several research-based initiatives that fostered a collaborative approach to meeting the academic and social/emotional needs of our students. The Maine Department of Education recently recognized our school for our accomplishments, and we knew we needed to CELEBRATE before summer break! On Wednesday morning, all of our students and staff members gathered on the playground for a BIG surprise...21 staff members emerged from the school, and students cheered them on in an inflatable extravaganza race! It was an EPIC way to celebrate the hard work of our students and staff!
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students and teachers celebrating their academic achievement by watching a inflatable extravaganza race!
students and teachers celebrating their academic achievement by watching a inflatable extravaganza race!
students and teachers celebrating their academic achievement by watching a inflatable extravaganza race!
students and teachers celebrating their academic achievement by watching a inflatable extravaganza race!
students and teachers celebrating their academic achievement by watching a inflatable extravaganza race!
Grateful for the vibrant spirit at Albion Elementary's Field Day last Friday! With a dedicated team of parent volunteers led by Mr. Plaisted, Mr. Grenier, and Ms. Hines, the day was a resounding success. Their invaluable contributions not only made the event possible but also highlighted the importance of community involvement in fostering memorable school experiences for our students.
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students, teachers and parents enjoying field day.
students, teachers and parents enjoying field day.
students, teachers and parents enjoying field day.
students, teachers and parents enjoying field day.
students, teachers and parents enjoying field day.
students, teachers and parents enjoying field day.
students, teachers and parents enjoying field day.
students, teachers and parents enjoying field day.
students, teachers and parents enjoying field day.
Exciting day at Benton Elementary as Fairfield Primary kindergarten students visit for Step Up Day! Witnessing their future classmates and meeting teachers ignites anticipation, fostering a smooth transition and building early connections vital for a positive educational journey.
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Students participating in step up day.
Students participating in step up day.
Students participating in step up day.
Students participating in step up day.
Students participating in step up day.
Students participating in step up day.
Students participating in step up day.
Curriculum integration is alive and well at Clinton Elementary School! Curriculum integration is the concept that subjects like Math, and Science can be interwoven into other subjects, such as Physical Education. Student’s in Mrs. Lovely’s 3rd grade class practiced base/softball batting skills, and math skills at the same time during Adder Up! The students swing their bat to hit a large dice, and whatever number it lands on is their score. They recorded their scores on the scoresheet, and at the end of the class added them all together to get their team score. Activities like this extend learning beyond the classroom, showing students how important their learning will be as they grow older. They also allow students to practice and refine their skills even more, thus increasing their chances of success.
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students participating in  curriculum integration  activities.
students participating in  curriculum integration  activities.
students participating in  curriculum integration  activities.
students participating in  curriculum integration  activities.
students participating in  curriculum integration  activities.
students participating in  curriculum integration  activities.
Last night Lawrence Junior High School celebrated the successes and accomplishments of the graduating class of 2028! The Williamson Performing Arts Center was full of students, staff, family, and community members who were there to celebrate the 8th-grade class who will be moving on to their secondary education in the fall. We are very proud of this group of students and look forward to hearing about their future endeavors
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picture of the 8th grade graduation flyer
At Albion Elementary, Mrs. Quick’s class dissected owl pellets! This hands-on activity is important for fostering scientific curiosity and teaching students about ecosystems and animal biology.
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Students from Mrs. Quick’s class dissecting owl pellets
Students from Mrs. Quick’s class dissecting owl pellets
Students from Mrs. Quick’s class dissecting owl pellets
Students from Mrs. Quick’s class dissecting owl pellets
Students from Mrs. Quick’s class dissecting owl pellets
Students from Mrs. Quick’s class dissecting owl pellets
Students from Mrs. Quick’s class dissecting owl pellets
Students from Mrs. Quick’s class dissecting owl pellets
Students from Mrs. Quick’s class dissecting owl pellets
Students from Mrs. Quick’s class dissecting owl pellets
Students at Fairfield Primary enjoyed a music concert in the park with Mr. York! These events are crucial for fostering a love for the arts and enhancing community bonds.
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students enjoying music at the park
students enjoying music at the park
students enjoying music at the park
students enjoying music at the park
students enjoying music at the park
students enjoying music at the park
students enjoying music at the park
students enjoying music at the park
students enjoying music at the park
students enjoying music at the park
At Clinton Elementary the 4th grade put on a wonderful performance of the Little Mermaid. Students from Mrs. Nutting's class developed the set and the characters for this special performance. Students worked on this play all year during transition times every day. They did an amazing job!
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students on stage peforming the Lilttle Mermaid.
students on stage peforming the Lilttle Mermaid.
students on stage peforming the Lilttle Mermaid.
students on stage peforming the Lilttle Mermaid.
students on stage peforming the Lilttle Mermaid.
students on stage peforming the Lilttle Mermaid.
students on stage peforming the Lilttle Mermaid.
students on stage peforming the Lilttle Mermaid.
students on stage peforming the Lilttle Mermaid.
This week our Benton Elementary fifth graders experienced an ocean adventure on Cap'n Fish Boat Tours in Boothbay Harbor. Students saw historical lighthouses, seals, coastal birds, and the occasional porpoise. On top of bonding as a grade level, students had the opportunity to explore the harbor and the beautiful coastline of Maine. The excitement and novelty of a trip like this - outside the walls of traditional school classrooms - create lasting memories for our students!
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Benton Elementary fifth graders enjoying a ocean adventure on Cap'n Fish Boat Tours
Benton Elementary fifth graders enjoying a ocean adventure on Cap'n Fish Boat Tours
Benton Elementary fifth graders enjoying a ocean adventure on Cap'n Fish Boat Tours
Benton Elementary fifth graders enjoying a ocean adventure on Cap'n Fish Boat Tours
Benton Elementary fifth graders enjoying a ocean adventure on Cap'n Fish Boat Tours
Benton Elementary fifth graders enjoying a ocean adventure on Cap'n Fish Boat Tours
Lawrence Junior High School students and staff enjoyed a carnival-themed activity on May 30th!
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LJHS Students and staff enjoyed a carnival themed activity
LJHS Students and staff enjoyed a carnival themed activity
LJHS Students and staff enjoyed a carnival themed activity
LJHS Students and staff enjoyed a carnival themed activity
LJHS Students and staff enjoyed a carnival themed activity
LJHS Students and staff enjoyed a carnival themed activity
LJHS Students and staff enjoyed a carnival themed activity
Fairfield Primary teachers in action, engaging children in dynamic learning activities! Their dedication is crucial for fostering a love of learning, building foundational skills, and nurturing the overall development of their students.
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students and teachers hard at work teaching and learning.
students and teachers hard at work teaching and learning.
students and teachers hard at work teaching and learning.
students and teachers hard at work teaching and learning.
students and teachers hard at work teaching and learning.
students and teachers hard at work teaching and learning.
students and teachers hard at work teaching and learning.
students and teachers hard at work teaching and learning.
students and teachers hard at work teaching and learning.
students and teachers hard at work teaching and learning.
Albion Elementary Kindergarteners are teaming up with their 5th/6th grade buddies from Mrs. Quick’s room! These partnerships are essential for fostering mentorship, building social skills, and creating a supportive learning community.
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Albion Elementary Kindergarteners are teaming up with their 5th/6th grade buddies
Albion Elementary Kindergarteners are teaming up with their 5th/6th grade buddies
Albion Elementary Kindergarteners are teaming up with their 5th/6th grade buddies
Albion Elementary Kindergarteners are teaming up with their 5th/6th grade buddies
Albion Elementary Kindergarteners are teaming up with their 5th/6th grade buddies
Benton Elementary’s first graders traveled to the Windsor Fairgrounds to attend Kids Day at the annual Northeast Livestock Expo. Students, teachers, and chaperones spent the day visiting with horses, donkeys, oxen, cows, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, fish, and bees. They also had the opportunity to check out many exhibits and participate in fun, educational activities. It was a beautiful day to explore and learn about farming in Maine!
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students posing for pictures while attending Kids Day at the annual Northeast Livestock Expo
students posing for pictures while attending Kids Day at the annual Northeast Livestock Expo
students posing for pictures while attending Kids Day at the annual Northeast Livestock Expo
students posing for pictures while attending Kids Day at the annual Northeast Livestock Expo
students posing for pictures while attending Kids Day at the annual Northeast Livestock Expo
Lawrence celebrated the underclassmen academic achievement awards on Wednesday evening in the Williamson Performing Arts Center. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors were awarded certificates for High Honors and Honors and Growth and Achievement in the various classes they’ve held this year. Juniors were among those selected for the Junior Book Awards which include scholarships in some of them, should the student choose to go to that college or university. Junior Book Award recipients were Nadia Morrison, Michael Hamlin, Addison Battis, Paige Goodwin, Taylor Pellerin, Lilly Gray, Alyssa Welch, Kiera Allstrom, Madisyn Niles, Wyatt DeMott, Abigail Taylor, Elizabeth Holden, and Natalee Gordon. Receiving the ShineOnCass Award for character, volunteerism, and service was Taylor Pellerin. Taylor received a monetary gift from the ShineOnCass Foundation to be used at her discretion to extend kindness and service. This award has been in existence for ten years and was created in the name of Cassidy Jean Charette, then a Junior at Messalonskee High School, who died in a hayride accident. The award was designed to reflect the qualities that Cassidy possessed to recognize a Junior student in each of the surrounding schools of Lawrence, Messalonskee, Waterville, and Winslow. Congratulations to Taylor Pellerin on being named this year’s recipient for Lawrence High School. Thank you to the Vocal Vibe members, under the direction of Renae Misner, for performing for the audience before the start of the Evening of Excellence. A reminder that Graduation is on Thursday, June 6th, at 6:00 PM and is outside, weather permitting.
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Ms. Racliff’s Pre-K class at Fairfield Primary is busy with gardening-themed centers! These hands-on activities are essential for their development, teaching them where food comes from and the basics of plant life cycles.
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students enjoying garden centers.
students enjoying garden centers.
students enjoying garden centers.
students enjoying garden centers.
students enjoying garden centers.
students enjoying garden centers.
students enjoying garden centers.
Last Friday, fourth graders at Benton Elementary gathered to launch a giant balloon that carried their experiments into the skies above our school. Dr. Rick Eason - Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and head of the University of Maine's High Altitude Balloon Program - helped students load their experiments into specialized boxes attached to the balloon. Students had selected 25 different items to send into the air, including grapes, water & vegetable oil, milk, soda, eggs (both chicken and duck), fresh cut grass, Skittles, gummies, and marshmallows. Control items were placed in test tubes and kept in classrooms for comparison when the high-flying items were returned. The balloon reached a peak height of 116,250 feet during its three hour flight! Dr. Eason and his team retrieved it from a bog about 15 minutes away, and returned all 25 items to our school. Some notable observations: the marshmallow shriveled up and tasted stale, the milk was still cold, the grass was covered in condensation, and the eggs were scrambled. Benton Elementary has partnered with UMO’s High Altitude Balloon program since 2018.
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fourth graders at Benton Elementary gathered to launch a giant balloon that carried their experiments into the skies above our school.
fourth graders at Benton Elementary gathered to launch a giant balloon that carried their experiments into the skies above our school.
fourth graders at Benton Elementary gathered to launch a giant balloon that carried their experiments into the skies above our school.
fourth graders at Benton Elementary gathered to launch a giant balloon that carried their experiments into the skies above our school.
fourth graders at Benton Elementary gathered to launch a giant balloon that carried their experiments into the skies above our school.
Clinton's Grades K-2 attended the Northeast Livestock exhibition held at the Windsor Fairgrounds last Friday. The children took part in discovery activities and visited animals and exhibits including; a visit to the Maple Syrup Sugarhouse, Tasting Wyman's Blueberries, A Maine Grains Pizza exhibit, Making butter, The Wild Seed Projects' Native Plant Habitats, The Kennebec Bee Association hives, Chickens, Baby Piglets, Draft Horses, Boer goats, Katahdin Sheep, Oxen, Aquaculture touch tanks, Lambing, Forestry, Wool Science, Pineland Cheese & cheesemaking, Smokey the Bear and more! There was so much to see and do!
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The children took part in discovery activities and visited animals and exhibits
The children took part in discovery activities and visited animals and exhibits
The children took part in discovery activities and visited animals and exhibits
The children took part in discovery activities and visited animals and exhibits
The children took part in discovery activities and visited animals and exhibits
The children took part in discovery activities and visited animals and exhibits
The children took part in discovery activities and visited animals and exhibits
The children took part in discovery activities and visited animals and exhibits
The Freemasons of China donated bikes to Albion Elementary School! After a month of tracking their reading, students entered a drawing, with two bike winners per classroom and t-shirts for the top five readers. This incredible program promotes literacy and community engagement!
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students receving shirts and bikes for entering a drawing.
students receving shirts and bikes for entering a drawing.
students receving shirts and bikes for entering a drawing.
students receving shirts and bikes for entering a drawing.
students receving shirts and bikes for entering a drawing.
students receving shirts and bikes for entering a drawing.
students receving shirts and bikes for entering a drawing.
students receving shirts and bikes for entering a drawing.
students receving shirts and bikes for entering a drawing.
In some MMTC news: On Friday, May 24th there will be no MMTC classes held as they are having an in-service day for their staff. Our MMTC students will just need to attend their Lawrence classes on Friday. Also upcoming we have a Step Up Day for MMTC students on June 4, 2024. Underclassmen enrolled in MMTC courses next year will be visiting in their programs on the 4th. Lawrence High School students released salmon fry into the Sandy River in Farmington on Monday. Here is a link to the article in the paper. https://www.sunjournal.com/2024/05/20/lawrence-high-school-students-release-salmon-fry-into-the-sandy-river-in-farmington/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2024/05/20/lawrence-high-school-students-release-salmon-fry-into-the-sandy-river-in-farmington/ Band and Choral concerts were held this week on Monday night. Wednesday evening the Jazz Band and Vocal Vibe will perform. Olympia Snowe’s Women Leadership Institute met with the new reps and new members on Tuesday morning. The mission of the Institute is to raise the confidence and aspirations of high school girls by helping them develop the skills required to be leaders in their lives, families, careers, and communities. Carly Perry, one of our Science Teachers who works with the LEAP students reports that Lawrence will be the site for the 100th tree orchard planted with a grant from ReTreeUS. Richard Hodges came and taught the students how to space out fruit trees and the science behind testing soils for nutrients. The students built boxes to surround the trees and contain compost to ready the ground. The trees will be planted in the fall, with a variety of apple, pear, and peaches. LHS was able to get compost donated from one of the local Albion farms. Tobey Simpson and his son, Tobey, brought the compost to the garden. Also, LEAP students started to build the greenhouse they bought, which will provide learning opportunities for the students of LHS. This will help with teaching plant sciences, and will provide a place to grow starters for the garden to grow food to be used in our cafeteria. A couple of reminders - Evening of Excellence is on Wednesday, May 29th at 7:00 PM in the Williamson Performing Arts Center. On Monday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM, we will be holding the Senior Scholarship night. Scholarship recipients will be sent an invitation in the mail. The event is open to all. Graduation is June 6th at 6:00 PM, outside, weather permitting. Have a great week!
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