• Students explore how science research works

    Students explore how science research works

    BAR HARBOR — About 100 fourth grade students from the five Mount Desert Island and Trenton elementary schools visited the MDI Biological Laboratory the week of Nov. 26 for an introduction to biology. They learned how to use a microscope, made observations about a tiny nematode worm that is a popular animal model in scientific

  • Video conference practice session

    BAR HARBOR — Anchorspace in Bar Harbor is set to host a hands-on practice session with video conferencing platform Zoom Friday, Nov. 16th at 3 p.m. The workshop will identify practical considerations and provide tips and tricks for remote presentations, but will be primarily hands-on practice time. Attendees will build the confidence to schedule future

  • Islander students

    Norberg named to Athletics Honor Society CANTON, N.Y. — Sara N. Norberg of Southwest Harbor has been inducted into St. Lawrence University’s Chi Alpha Sigma honorary society for being an outstanding college student-athlete. Norberg is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in English. A graduate of MDI High School, she is

  • Pistol course offered

    Pistol course offered

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club will offer the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course on Saturday, Oct. 13th, 2018 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Instructors will review safety rules, procedures and support, as well as coach and assist students as they handle pistols in a classroom and range setting. The course covers;

  • Ideas sought on school efficiency

    BAR HARBOR — The local schools do a great job of teaching kids, but they could be operating smarter and more efficiently, says Marc Gousse, superintendent of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System. To help find ways to do that, Gousse and the school system board are looking for community members to serve on

  • Teachers welcomed back to school with surprise

    Teachers welcomed back to school with surprise

    BAR HARBOR — Conners Emerson teachers were in for a surprise when they returned to school on Aug. 29. The day before students were set to return, teachers were greeted at the school entrance by appreciative crowds of parents and students holding signs and cheering them on. The welcome party was planned over the summer

  • Superintendent previews school year

    Superintendent previews school year

    BAR HARBOR — Classes start next Thursday, Aug. 30, for students in the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS). Superintendent Marc Gousse said he is looking forward to having the schools open again. “Summer is usually my least favorite time because, when the schools are empty, I miss seeing the kids and I miss

  • School boards OK new contract, teachers must still approve

    School boards OK new contract, teachers must still approve

    BAR HARBOR — The cloud that has been threatening to cast a dark shadow over the start of school next week appears to be lifting. Representatives of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System board and the teachers’ union, who have been negotiating a new employment contract since September, reached a tentative agreement last week.

  • Student mentoring discussed

    Student mentoring discussed

    By Becky Pritchard, BAR HARBOR — Educators and business partners from across eastern Maine met Monday to brainstorm new ways to interest students and their families in the idea of college or other post-secondary education. The initiative, called the Future of Eastern Maine Council, met at Machias Savings Bank to plan an initiative to

  • Teachers press board on contract

    Teachers press board on contract

    BAR HARBOR — More than 60 Mount Desert Island Regional School System teachers and a few parents of students attended the school board’s meeting Monday night to press their call for a “fair and competitive” contract. Representatives of the teachers union and school board have been trying to negotiate a new three-year contract since last