Education

  • 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

  • Officer now in 3 MDI schools

    Officer now in 3 MDI schools

    BAR HARBOR — A police officer will spend most of the school year at schools here and in Mount Desert under an agreement signed in September between AOS 91 Superintendent Marc Gousse and Chief Jim Willis of the Bar Harbor and Mount Desert police departments. Officer Tim Bland of the Bar Harbor Police Department began

  • School system budget up 3.64 percent

    BAR HARBOR — A $1.81 million budget for the Mount Desert Island Regional School System superintendent’s office and central services for next year was approved Monday night by the system’s board. It is $73,900 higher than the current year, an increase of 3.64 percent. About $15,000 of the increase pays for increasing from half-time to

  • Murray goes to St. Lawrence

    CANTON, N.Y. — Rye Murray of Southwest Harbor has enrolled in St. Lawrence University as a member of the Class of 2020. Murray attended Mount Desert Island High School and is one of 570 students to enroll at St. Lawrence this fall, including 54 who represent 25 countries around the world. Each first-year student participates

  • Leaky walls set for rebid: $1.8 million in school projects eyed

    Leaky walls set for rebid: $1.8 million in school projects eyed

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School trustees voted last week to have architect Mike Sealander send out new bid requests in January for replacing the school’s leaking walls and windows. The trustees, who are responsible for buildings and grounds, said they are determined to have the project done next summer. They plan

  • Bus driver shortage drives contract price

    Bus driver shortage drives contract price

    BAR HARBOR — Everyone in the area is having trouble recruiting bus drivers. This year, that challenge means a hit to Bar Harbor’s school budget, as a new five-year contract with bus company John T. Cyr & Sons came in $45,000 higher than predicted. The bid for the 2017-2018 school year is $264,000 and increases