Education

  • School positions

    TREMONT — The school committee here recently appointed a new member, and on Tuesday, selectmen appointed two members to the Mount Desert Island High School Board of Trustees. Molly Goodwin was appointed to the school committee at their Jan. 5 meeting. Goodwin replaces Mike McKee, who recently resigned. She will serve until town elections in

  • Adult ed aims to fill hospital need

    Adult ed aims to fill hospital need

    BAR HARBOR — The adult education program based at Mount Desert Island High School is helping to meet Mount Desert Island Hospital’s chronic need for medical assistants in its primary care and specialty outpatient clinics. A medical assistant (MA) can perform a number of clinical and administrative duties under the direction of a physician or

  • Park service offers Acadia teacher fellowships

    Park service offers Acadia teacher fellowships

    BAR HARBOR — The National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting six Acadia teacher fellows to spend the summer learning about Acadia National Park’s diverse natural and cultural resources and ways to protect them. The NPS will select three teachers to work on Mount Desert Island and two teachers to work at the Schoodic Education and

  • O’Neil joins MDNA

    O’Neil joins MDNA

    MOUNT DESERT — Registered Nurse Elise O’Neil has been hired as the nurse administrator of the Mount Desert Nursing Association. O’Neil joins Heather Lewis, the association’s office manager, who came to the organization this past spring to lead its Medicare (and other insurance credentialing) accreditation efforts. “This is a great time for MDNA as we

  • Vonder Haar on president’s list

    Vonder Haar on president’s list

    POTSDAM, N.Y. — Nathan Vonder Haar of Bar Harbor was recently named to the president’s list at The State University of New York at Potsdam. Vonder Haar, whose major is musical studies, was among 869 SUNY Potsdam students honored for academic excellence in the fall 2016 semester. College President Kristin G. Esterberg recognized the students

  • Munson on dean’s list

    LEWISBURG, Pa.— Tarzan Munson of Bar Harbor was named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University during the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year. Munson is in the class of 2020. A student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.

  • Cop in school decision decried

    Cop in school decision decried

    MOUNT DESERT — Two former members of the Mount Desert Island High School board Monday night urged the board to reverse Superintendent Marc Gousse’s decision to have a police officer assigned to the school on a regular basis as a school resource officer (SRO). “I was horrified to find out the board hadn’t voted on

  • Tuition revenue to rise: Principal requests new positions

    Tuition revenue to rise: Principal requests new positions

    BAR HARBOR — The amount of money Mount Desert Island High School is paid to educate students from non-MDI towns is going up, which is good news for district taxpayers. The state has approved an increase in the tuition rate. So, the amount off-island towns pay for each tuition student at MDI High School is

  • Astor awards for teachers available

    Astor awards for teachers available

    ELLSWORTH — Staff and faculty employed directly by Mount Desert Elementary School, Northeast Harbor Library, and Mount Desert Island High School who are interested in developing professional skills are encouraged to apply for a grant through the Maine Community Foundation’s Vincent Astor Incentive Awards program. Incentive awards, typically between $500 and $3,000, enable school and

  • Computer science interest expands

    Computer science interest expands

    BAR HARBOR — Computer science offerings at Mount Desert Island High School (MDIHS) now include two courses, an independent study class with The Jackson Laboratory, a robotics team and more. “Every aspect of modern life is touched by the use of computers,” teacher Megan McOsker said. “A goal of the program is to ensure that