Students in Mr. Cloutier's grade 7 science classes have been studying kinetic and potential energy. What better way to bring the lessons to life than by having students create cardstock roller coasters? Students had to design their roller coasters in a manner that allowed the marbles to build up enough potential energy to make it all the way through the course.
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Students creating cardstock roller coasters as a part of studying kinetic and potential energy.
Students creating cardstock roller coasters as a part of studying kinetic and potential energy.
Students creating cardstock roller coasters as a part of studying kinetic and potential energy.
Students creating cardstock roller coasters as a part of studying kinetic and potential energy.
Students creating cardstock roller coasters as a part of studying kinetic and potential energy.
Students creating cardstock roller coasters as a part of studying kinetic and potential energy.
Students creating cardstock roller coasters as a part of studying kinetic and potential energy.
On Friday, March 8, a Blood Drive will be put on by JMG in the high school gymnasium. To sign up, you can use this link below to see if there are any slots available: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time (Just type in the zip code and it should take you to a link for our drive on 3/8 - Lawrence High School.) Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are signing up for next year’s classes this week and next. The school counselors have met with the Juniors and Sophomores already and will meet with the Freshmen on Thursday during Advisory. The sign-up portal will be opened on Thursday to allow students to complete their course sign-ups online. Students will have time in their Advisories on Monday and Tuesday to speak with their Advisors and seek out other teachers if they have questions regarding particular classes in subject areas that they should be taking. Between now and then they can reach out to teachers for help, as well. The due date for sign-ups to be completed is by the end of the day on Thursday, March 14th. TV Channel 5 did a story on the Pep Band during the basketball tournaments over February break. Mr. Fields was interviewed and there is some footage of the pep band shown during the story if you would like to check it out. (Follow the link provided above.) This week the high school is the site for the annual One Act Plays festival put on yearly by the Maine Principals’ Association. It will take place Friday and Saturday in the Williamson Auditorium. Lawrence performs on Saturday night at 8:00 PM. A reminder that next week we have Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday and Thursday, March 13 - 14th. Times will be from 3:30 - 7:30 PM with a supper break from 5:30 - 6:00 PM on both days. The schedules are available online at: www.myconferencetime.com/lhs Go to the website and log in or sign-up and you’ll be able to access the teachers and schedule your conference times for your child’s teachers. If you want to schedule an alternative time, just reach out to your child’s teacher through email to set up a different time. A reminder too that there will be no school for students on Friday, March 15, 2024, as it is an In-Service day for the teachers. Have a great week.
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💖 Before vacation, Clinton Elementary School was spreading the love on Valentine's Day! 💝 Students from all wings came together as one big family for fun-filled activities like bingo, valentine making, relay races, and cookie decorating. Celebrating together fosters a sense of unity, friendship, and community spirit, making memories that last a lifetime!
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Students posing for a picture while participating in valenite activities.
Students posing for a picture while participating in valenite activities.
Students posing for a picture while participating in valenite activities.
Students posing for a picture while participating in valenite activities.
Students posing for a picture while participating in valenite activities.
Students posing for a picture while participating in valenite activities.
Students posing for a picture while participating in valenite activities.
Students posing for a picture while participating in valenite activities.
Students posing for a picture while participating in valenite activities.
Students posing for a picture while participating in valenite activities.
At Fairfield Primary, Mrs. Salley's class dives into 'Kindercardiology'! 🩺💓 Through heart-themed centers, students take on the role of heart surgeons, fostering empathy and understanding for the human body while learning about cardiovascular health. Hands-on experiences like these inspire future doctors and promote health education from a young age!
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students posing for a picture while participation in heart-themed centers, students take on the role of heart surgeons
students posing for a picture while participation in heart-themed centers, students take on the role of heart surgeons
students posing for a picture while participation in heart-themed centers, students take on the role of heart surgeons,
At Albion Elementary students are crafting Kodable Fuzz Friends in Mrs. Gushing's computer class! This hands-on activity not only sparks creativity but also lays the foundation for kids' programming and coding skills. Starting early with interactive learning like this sets children on the path to success in the digital world!
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students are crafting Kodable Fuzz Friends in Mrs. Gushing's computer class!
students are crafting Kodable Fuzz Friends in Mrs. Gushing's computer class!
students are crafting Kodable Fuzz Friends in Mrs. Gushing's computer class!
With Kindness Week, Valentine’s Day, the 100th Day of School, AND a Read-A-Thon, Benton Elementary sure did pack a lot of FUN into the week before February break! Our annual Read-A-Thon was a huge success, raising funds our PTO will use for future events for our students.
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Students participating in many events leading up to break such as Kindness Week, Valentine’s Day, the 100th Day of School AND a Read-A-Thon.
Students participating in many events leading up to break such as Kindness Week, Valentine’s Day, the 100th Day of School AND a Read-A-Thon.
Students participating in many events leading up to break such as Kindness Week, Valentine’s Day, the 100th Day of School AND a Read-A-Thon.
Students participating in many events leading up to break such as Kindness Week, Valentine’s Day, the 100th Day of School AND a Read-A-Thon.
Students participating in many events leading up to break such as Kindness Week, Valentine’s Day, the 100th Day of School AND a Read-A-Thon.
Students participating in many events leading up to break such as Kindness Week, Valentine’s Day, the 100th Day of School AND a Read-A-Thon.
Students participating in many events leading up to break such as Kindness Week, Valentine’s Day, the 100th Day of School AND a Read-A-Thon.
Students participating in many events leading up to break such as Kindness Week, Valentine’s Day, the 100th Day of School AND a Read-A-Thon.
On February 14th, Lawrence Junior High School students in both 7th & 8th grade participated in Hoops for Hearts, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The American Heart Challenge program teaches middle school and high school students about a healthy lifestyle, engages them with the mission of the American Heart Association as they raise lifesaving funds, and lets them have lots of fun physical activity at school. Our school raised $1018.00 for the American Heart Association this year! As you can see, there was some fierce competition among these students! Great job to everybody who participated or donated! And a special thanks to Mrs. Morris and Mrs. Heinrich who organized this event.
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 Lawrence Junior High School students in both 7th & 8th grade participated in Hoops for Hearts, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
 Lawrence Junior High School students in both 7th & 8th grade participated in Hoops for Hearts, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
 Lawrence Junior High School students in both 7th & 8th grade participated in Hoops for Hearts, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
 Lawrence Junior High School students in both 7th & 8th grade participated in Hoops for Hearts, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
 Lawrence Junior High School students in both 7th & 8th grade participated in Hoops for Hearts, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
 Lawrence Junior High School students in both 7th & 8th grade participated in Hoops for Hearts, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
 Lawrence Junior High School students in both 7th & 8th grade participated in Hoops for Hearts, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
 Lawrence Junior High School students in both 7th & 8th grade participated in Hoops for Hearts, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
 Lawrence Junior High School students in both 7th & 8th grade participated in Hoops for Hearts, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
Greetings. The Lawrence Northern Maine Champion Football team was invited to the State House in Augusta by Representative Rudnicki on Wednesday to receive a Legislative Sentiment for their successful season completed earlier this year. The students were given a tour of the State House. The week leading up to vacation we had four students visit the Clinton Elementary 4th graders as part of their inspirations project and to share their stories and experiences with growing up and high school. Maureen Ferriter, our school counselor who accompanied them said that they were terrific; showing authenticity, humor, and encouragement to the students. The high school students were Ronnie Allen, Hailey Bowley, Harrison Bartley, and Lucas Proctor (pictured below). The University of Maine at Fort Kent visited with interested students in Guidance on Wednesday. The high school regularly hosts visiting college admissions officers who will meet with students to explain their college/university offerings and talk about admissions, etc. Students can inquire within Guidance on any upcoming college or military recruiter visits. They are posted on the Jr./Sr. Bulletin in Infinite Campus and outside the Guidance Office. The Marines will be here on March 8th. They will set up a table outside of the cafe with swag. The Unified Basketball Team has started their schedule and already played a game. They had a game on Wednesday, February 28th, against Skowhegan. These games exhibit very strong sportsmanship and camaraderie between players with fans supporting both teams. Thank you to our Cheerleading Team for cheering at Wednesday’s game. 8th Grade Parent Night was held Wednesday, February 28th for the incoming Class of 2028. This was an opportunity for the parents and students to hear from the High School Administration and Department Chairs, as well as School Counselors the process for signing up for next year’s courses and what the high school experience will look like. The course selection process will take place for this year’s Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors next week. School Counselors will hold a different class meeting during Advisory time to go over the signup process and the signup window will be open until March 14, 2024. A reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on March 13 and March 14, 2024. Friday, March 15th will be a Teacher In-Service day - no students. Have a great week!
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High school students posing for a picture while they are at Clinton Elementary talking with the younger students.
Clinton Elementary enjoyed a Valentine's Dance held on February 9th sponsored by the Student Council. Students could enter a raffle by bringing a food item for the Humane Society to win a stuffed frog. The winner of the raffle was Emma Ross. Congratulations!
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students posting for a picture at the dance.
students posting for a picture at the dance.
students posting for a picture at the dance.
students posting for a picture at the dance.
students posting for a picture at the dance.
Albion Elementary students are building bonds across grade levels for a brighter future! Mrs. Quick's grade 5/6 students embark on a journey as they mentor their kindergarten buddies. Through collaborative projects and shared reading sessions, they not only cultivate empathy and leadership but also foster a sense of community and support within the school.
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5/6 graders working with Kindergartners in reading and other projects.
5/6 graders working with Kindergartners in reading and other projects.
5/6 graders working with Kindergartners in reading and other projects.
5/6 graders working with Kindergartners in reading and other projects.
At Fairfield Primary the students are building their foundation one word at a time! Mrs. Lerette's kindergarten class diligently practices their sight words, laying the groundwork for lifelong literacy. Each stroke on paper represents a step towards unlocking a world of knowledge and communication. Cultivating early literacy skills not only fosters academic success but also ignites a lifelong love for learning.
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students in class working on site words
students in class working on site words
students in class working on site words
students in class working on site words.
Benton Elementary held a “Souper Bowl” Food Drive during the past several weeks. Students brought in non-perishable donations to be placed in shopping carts in the lobby. Our sixth graders double-checked expiration dates and updated our downstairs and upstairs team totals each day. On Monday, February 12, the final score was 846 for the downstairs team and 959 for the upstairs team, with a combined donation of over 1,800 items for the Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry! Nancy Marcoux, director of the pantry, says this large donation will help stock their shelves with items for families in need. Located at 23 Lawrence Avenue in Fairfield, the pantry serves residents of Fairfield and Benton on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Thank you to Elm Plaza Hannaford for allowing us to borrow shopping carts, our sixth-grade students for sorting and counting, and our students and families for their generous donations! Well done, Benton Bulldogs!
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Pictures of a display about the food drive.
students posing for a picture at the food drive
students posing for a picture at the food drive
students posing for a picture at the food drive
students posing for a picture at the food drive
Students at Lawrence Junior High Scool participated in an "Anything but a backpack day" that was sponsored by the Lawrence Junior High Student Council, run by Mr. Quirion. The goal was to find the most creative way to carry your belongings with you instead of the standard backpack. Students were very creative in their efforts. The mailbox won the most original vote and was indeed the talk of the school. Students enjoyed the change of pace and an opportunity to be creative.
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students posing for pictures while participated in an "Anything but a backpack day"
students posing for pictures while participated in an "Anything but a backpack day"
students posing for pictures while participated in an "Anything but a backpack day"
students posing for pictures while participated in an "Anything but a backpack day"
students posing for pictures while participated in an "Anything but a backpack day"
students posing for pictures while participated in an "Anything but a backpack day"
students posing for pictures while participated in an "Anything but a backpack day"
students posing for pictures while participated in an "Anything but a backpack day"
students posing for pictures while participated in an "Anything but a backpack day"
students posing for pictures while participated in an "Anything but a backpack day"
The Lawrence Jazz Combo and Jazz Choir competed in the District Festival at Messalonskee High School. Students that will be showcasing their singing and playing talents are: (Jazz Combo): Emma Spaulding, Marley Peaslee, Brock Merrill, Harrison Bartley, 8th Grade Parent Night, Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 6:30 PM in the Williamson Performing Arts Center. This is a presentation for parents and students of the incoming Class of 2028; where we’ll go over the Program of Studies to enable the students to make their course selections for the high school classes they will take next year. Athletic teams and individuals that are involved in post-season play over break are the Girls’ Basketball team playing Friday night at 8:30 PM at the Augusta Civic Center. The Boys’ Basketball Team plays on Saturday at 5:30 PM. If the teams win they will play on Wednesday. Please note that tickets for the basketball tournament are not being sold at the door. You will have to purchase them online through the MPA’s GoFan website. (Like concert tickets - you download them to your phone). I would like to recognize Hallie Firmage as this year’s recipient of the Principal’s Award for outstanding school citizenship, academic excellence, and leadership. Hallie is number one in her class, involved in NHS, Vocal Vibe, a member and captain of the Cross Country team, as well as a contributing member to the Artistic Arsenal - Lawrence High School’s student-led literary magazine. Hallie will formally be presented the award at the Maine Principals’ Association Honors Luncheon on April 6, 2024. Congratulations Hallie! Pictured below: Mr. Bowers and Hallie Firmage
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Pictured below:  Mr. Bowers and Hallie Firmage
At Albion Elementary, kindergarten creativity shines as Mrs. Bearce's class unleashes their imagination with shape monsters in Art class with Mrs. Bolduc. Fostering artistic expression at a young age sparks innovation and critical thinking skills.
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students posing for pictures in art class
students posing for pictures in art class
students posing for pictures in art class
students posing for pictures in art class
students posing for pictures in art class
students posing for pictures in art class.
Clinton Pre-K dives into the importance of maintaining a healthy body. Through engaging center activities, students immerse themselves in play, creativity, and hands-on learning, reinforcing the vital lessons of wellness for life.
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students are involved in activities related to living a healthy lifestyle
students are involved in activities related to living a healthy lifestyle
students are involved in activities related to living a healthy lifestyle
At Fairfield Primary Mrs. Leary’s class is unlocking the power of language. They are engaged in connecting movements to vowel sounds, paving the way for vibrant expression and literacy mastery. Movement becomes the bridge to linguistic fluency, fostering not just reading skills, but also creativity, confidence, and communication.
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students involved in an activity are  engaged in connecting movements to vowel sounds
students involved in an activity are  engaged in connecting movements to vowel sounds
students involved in an activity are  engaged in connecting movements to vowel sounds
students involved in an activity are  engaged in connecting movements to vowel sounds
students involved in an activity are  engaged in connecting movements to vowel sounds
Emma Goodrich, daughter of Benton Elementary fifth-grade teacher Katherine Goodrich, recently visited her mom's fifth-grade class to share the book Be A Tree and teach students about the benefits of yoga. Emma is currently taking a course to become a certified children's yoga teacher. Our fifth graders enjoyed learning relaxation and de-stressing techniques, and they're looking forward to Emma returning to Benton later this year.
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students involved in learning Yoga
students involved in learning Yoga
students involved in learning Yoga
students involved in learning Yoga
students involved in learning Yoga
The high school is in the third week of Quarter 3, Semester 2. The Sophomore class heard a presentation from Mid Maine Technical Center (MMTC) in Waterville on their program offerings this past week and will be attending an in-person visit on Monday, February 12, 2024 as part of their school day. One of the new programs that MMTC is offering is in pre-engineering. They have programs for everyone, so it should be a worthwhile experience for the Sophomores. The Program of Studies for next year’s course offerings will become available the week we get back from February break. We have hard copies for the incoming freshmen students and will post an electronic version for the upperclassmen. Signups will start once the school counselors have met with each individual class after break and will be completed by March 14, 2024. Mid Maine Technical Center held their Skills Competition last Thursday night. Lawrence students who placed (medaled) are: Russell Newell - Silver Medal in Automotive Service Technology, Noah Spaulding - Bronze Medal in Criminal Justice, Alexander Johnson - Bronze Medal in Firefighting, and Kayleigh Marchetti - Silver Medal in Mobil Robotics. Also receiving a Bronze Medal in Emergency Medical Technician was Arlo Roman. Congratulations to our medalists!
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Students at Albion Elementary received a visit from Dinoman. Dinoman took the students on a prehistoric journey, unraveling the mysteries of dinosaurs and fossils! Igniting curiosity and sparking their young minds, this educational adventure brings history to life, fostering a love for learning about our planet's incredible past.
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Student involved in a presentation from Dinoman
Student involved in a presentation from Dinoman
Student involved in a presentation from Dinoman
Student involved in a presentation from Dinoman
Student involved in a presentation from Dinoman
Student involved in a presentation from Dinoman