• Gym floor not fixed yet

    Gym floor not fixed yet

    BAR HARBOR — A portion of the floor in the Conners Emerson School gymnasium has been covered with wrestling mats since last winter, following water damage to the floor, but school officials hope repairs will be complete in time to host at least a few home basketball games this year. Principal Barb Neilly speculated that

  • Neilly, Edmondson go to Washington

    Neilly, Edmondson go to Washington

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins met with Conners Emerson School Principal Barbara Neilly and teacher Rebecca Edmondson in her office recently to congratulate them on the school’s National Blue Ribbon School award. Conners Emerson School is one of only three Maine schools — and one of only 342 public and private schools nationwide

  • Islandwide read inspires seventh graders

    Islandwide read inspires seventh graders

    MOUNT DESERT — All 120 seventh-graders from five Mount Desert Island Regional School System schools came together Oct. 20 for Island Readers & Writers’ (IRW) 7th Grade Read. Students from Connors Emerson in Bar Harbor, Pemetic Elementary in Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Elementary in Northeast Harbor, Trenton Elementary, Tremont Elementary, Swans Island and Cranberry Isles

  • Islander students

    Islander students

    Brown is Star Student SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Charlee Brown, an 11th-grader from Southwest Harbor, was selected as Maine Connections Academy’s October Star Student. Brown was chosen because of her full engagement in her lessons and because she takes advantage of available resources and support. Brown said that the academy gives her a great support system

  • Students chosen for leadership institute

    Students chosen for leadership institute

    BAR HARBOR — Five sophomore girls at Mount Desert Island High School have been chosen as the school’s first participants in the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute, which the former Maine senator started three years ago. The institute is for girls in grades 10-12 for whom “exposure to the range of opportunities available to them

  • Great education starts with basics

    Great education starts with basics

    BAR HARBOR — If schools want the freedom to be innovative and to offer students much more than just the basics, then they had better do a good job of teaching those basics, according to Julie Meltzer, director of curriculum, assessment and instruction for the Mount Desert Island Regional School System. “We want project-based and

  • School septic engineering to begin

    TREMONT — The School Committee last week voted to accept an engineering proposal for dealing with the failing septic system at the Tremont Consolidated School. The committee, at its Nov. 8 meeting, voted to accept a proposal prepared jointly by G.F. Johnston and Associates and Atlantic Resource Company, according to school Principal Jandrea True. The

  • Crossing change

    Crossing change

    BAR HARBOR — The crossing guard on Eden Street, helping Conners Emerson students get to school safely, will move to the Eagle Lake Road intersection near Kids Corner for the next few weeks. A portion of the school driveway on Eagle Lake Road will be blocked off for safe pedestrian travel. The crosswalk on Eden

  • Citrus sales help high school musicians

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School Music Boosters are selling citrus fruit through Friday, Nov. 17, to help high school musicians pursue lessons, purchase instruments and advance their music educations. Boxes of Florida citrus will arrive mid-December in time for holiday gift giving and be delivered to the greater MDI communities by