• Summer sailing excursion open to high school students

    Summer sailing excursion open to high school students

    PORTLAND — Baxter Academy for Technology and Science is partnering with Ocean Passages to offer an inaugural two-week sailing excursion open to all Maine high school students. Launching this summer, the program will allow students to gain nautical experience and earn digital badges in marine sciences while exploring the Maine coast aboard the 130-foot wooden

  • COA teams with lab

    COA teams with lab

    BAR HARBOR — A select group of students will soon join the frontlines of cutting edge genetic research thanks to a new academic collaboration between The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution, and College of the Atlantic (COA). The new Fellowship in Biomedical Research Program will support two COA students each year

  • AOS 91 teacher grants available

    AOS 91 teacher grants available

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Community Foundation is accepting applications for John and Ellen Emery Science Grants of $100 to $2,000 for full-time, K-12 teachers in AOS #91, the Mount Desert Island Regional School System. Priority is given to K-8 teachers. The grants are designed to increase opportunities for students to understand science and its relevance

  • Principal search names a finalist

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR – The search for a new principal at the Pemetic Elementary School appears to be over. The School Committee next week is to consider hiring a former Pemetic student to head the town’s K-8 school. Rhonda Fortin of Cumberland Center is the top choice out of the 12 applicants for the job by

  • Scholarships offered

    Scholarships offered

    BAR HARBOR — College-bound graduating seniors at Mount Desert Island High School are invited to apply for three scholarships. The Edith M. Daso and Llewellyn Barry Scholarship is a nonrenewable scholarship traditionally awarded to MDI High School graduates who do not reside on Mount Desert Island. The Hattie A. and Fred C. Lynam Scholarship is

  • Story elicits praise for school’s child care

    Story elicits praise for school’s child care

    BAR HARBOR — Several people who said their lives were changed by the child care program at Mount Desert Island High School posted comments on the Islander’s Facebook page in response to a story about the program’s 30th anniversary in last week’s edition. “I will forever be grateful to this program,” Carly Dean Murphy posted.

  • Beverly Coleman Scholarship awarded

    Beverly Coleman Scholarship awarded

    MOUNT DESERT — Wildes Ho, a current participant in the Northeast Harbor Library Scholarship Program, has been selected for the 2017 Beverly Coleman Scholarship Award. Established in 2010 by the Coleman family, the award honors the late Beverly Coleman by helping to support students who share her passions. Coleman volunteered at the library for more

  • MDI High School lands $65K center

    MDI High School lands $65K center

    BAR HARBOR — A large classroom in the technology wing at Mount Desert Island High School will be transformed into an “active learning center” for collaborative problem solving, thanks to a grant valued at $65,000. The high school is one of only 15 schools, colleges and universities in the United States and Canada to be

  • COA students to talk about time in Taiwan

    COA students to talk about time in Taiwan

    BAR HARBOR — Students and professors involved in College of the Atlantic’s recent Human Ecology Abroad at Taiwan (HEAT) program will offer perspectives on learning Chinese, studying intercultural education and immersing themselves in foreign food cultures at COA’s Human Ecology Forum in McCormick Lecture Hall on Tuesday, April 4, at 4:10 p.m. The event is

  • $1M sought for school paving

    $1M sought for school paving

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School will borrow up to $1 million to pave the parking lots and rebuild the area around the gym entrance this summer. The school’s trustees voted March 23 to solicit bids for the project, which is expected to cost around $750,000, and to authorize Superintendent Marc Gousse to