The November 12th Education Programs Committee meeting is postponed until November 25th.
Today, Friday November 1st, there will be a two hour delay for all District Schools for students and staff. Childcare will be open as normal.
Please be on the lookout for slips coming home to schedule parent-teacher conferences. These will be held October 1-3.
The weather was perfect this year for the Benton Elementary field day! Grades 4-6 enjoyed the activities provided by Mr. Dangler in the morning, while grades 1-3 enjoyed them in the afternoon. What a great day!!
Sixth graders across the district will become civil engineers in the coming weeks. In preparation, students spent a day visiting and sketching/labeling various types of bridges in Clinton, Hinckley, Skowhegan, Norridgewock, Anson, and New Portland. They will use their knowledge about bridge design principles as they design and construct their own bridges, using toothpicks and wood glue. Their bridges will then be tested to see how much weight each is able to hold.
May 13-17th was the last week our Colby mentors visited their mentees here at Benton. The Colby Cares About Kids (CCAK) is a mentor program that encourages Colby students to reach into the local schools and volunteer as mentors. The students congratulate those mentors who are seniors graduating and wish the underclassmen a happy, safe summer vacation!
The Benton fifth graders kicked off their Engineering unit Thursday, May 16th with a guest speaker. Chief Engineer Travis Chenevert shared his experience as an engineer with Edison Chouest Off Shore on the Island Venture. Students learned what a career is like on board a construction vessel as an engineer.
On April 22, Earth Day, Ellen Treadwell came to read “Water Princess” to all the first graders at Benton Elementary. She shared pictures from her trip to Africa and the students learned how a little boy in first grade raised over a million dollars to help children in Africa get clean water. The lesson was that even one person can make a difference!
Albion fifth-graders and the teacher Ms.Lauren Conohan has submitted a proposal to the Maine Department of Education to be considered for a spot to present at this year's "Maine Learning Technology Initiative Student Conference. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/j3nZ2qPmVZM
MSAD#49 has launched an Online Bullying Reporting Program called Optania. This online program allows students, parents and others to report allegations of bullying 24/7. Check out the demonstration at: https://maine.optania.com/
LJHS now has a Facebook Page. Follow to get school updates and news. https://www.facebook.com/ljhs49/
Lawrence Junior High has joined the "Hero Squad"! Mrs. Easler's, Mrs. White's, and Mrs. Lapierre's homerooms are working to "Change Cancer". Spare change will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help teens undergoing cancer treatment. Last year we raised $550, our goal is $600. Please send your spare change in with your child to their homeroom collection box or bring it with you to Parent/Teacher Conferences. Thank you!
Clinton Elementary is experiencing a telecommunication issue. Time Warner is working to get the issue resolved. In the meantime if you need to get in touch with the school you can dial 453-4200 and press 4 for the business office. They will get messages to the school.
Clinton Elementary is experiencing technical difficulties this morning. Time Warner is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it. This is effecting their phones as well. We appreciate your patience as we work to get this issue resolved asap.
March 6th & 7th Lawrence High School Parent Teacher Conferences sign up. https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Lawrence_High_School_1 https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Lawrence_Jr_High_School
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