Education

  • Students to join school board

    Students to join school board

    BAR HARBOR — Two students will join the Mount Desert Island High School board as nonvoting members in the next few months. The board voted unanimously Monday night to have the school administration start the process of selecting student representatives. Principal Matt Haney and Superintendent Marc Gousse recommended adding students to the board. “In other

  • Gousse contrite over tickets gift: School board expresses confidence

    Gousse contrite over tickets gift: School board expresses confidence

    BAR HARBOR — Marc Gousse, superintendent of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System, has publicly apologized for what he called his “error in judgment” in accepting tickets to a New England Patriots football game from Cross Insurance. He expressed regret Sunday night in separate emails to the school board and to the school system’s

  • Norberg in London

    CANTON, N.Y. — Sara N. Norberg of Southwest Harbor is studying abroad with St. Lawrence University’s off-campus program in London during the fall semester. Norberg, who attended Mount Desert island High School, is a member of the class of 2019 and is majoring in English.

  • University of Maine names dean’s list

    ORONO — Numerous area students were named to the dean’s list at The University of Maine for the spring semester. From Bar Harbor, Isabel Bohrer, Caroline Bromberg, Molly Brown, Abbie Burton, Christopher Butler, Mary Chamberlin, Jennifer Clemens, Aaron Krevans, Gabrielle Link, Molly Moon, Michaela Murray, Sierra Tapley and Mckenzie Young were honored. From Mount Desert,

  • College of the Atlantic is No. 1 Green College

    College of the Atlantic is No. 1 Green College

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic leads Princeton Review’s “Top 50 Green Colleges” ranking for the second year in a row, landing the No. 1 spot with its ongoing commitment to sustainability – through both campus initiatives and innovative academic programs. COA’s central focus on an interdisciplinary, experiential study of the interactions between humans

  • Students create ‘buddy bench’

    Students create ‘buddy bench’

    TRENTON — Snow Ross, third-grade teacher at Trenton Elementary School, noticed last year that some of her students didn’t seem to have anyone to play with at recess. “Recess was becoming stressful, which is the last thing it should be,” she said. “So I presented the problem to the kids, and we did a lot

  • Gousse to pay for Patriots tickets

    Gousse to pay for Patriots tickets

    BAR HARBOR — Marc Gousse, superintendent of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS), has asked Cross Insurance Agency to bill him for the price of two tickets to the Sept. 24 game between the New England Patriots and Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. He said he did so to avoid

  • Conners Emerson named National Blue Ribbon School

    Conners Emerson named National Blue Ribbon School

    BAR HARBOR — Conners Emerson School won a national award today for being an “exemplary high-performing school.” The National Blue Ribbon Schools award program from the U.S. Department of Education recognizes top-achieving schools based on overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. CES has won the award before, in 2004. This