Education

  • Math team  wins districts

    Math team wins districts

    HAMPDEN — The Conners Emerson Math Team placed first in the Eastern Maine “Chapter Competition” Saturday at Reeds Brook Middle School. Nine students attended the competition with coaches Sarah Winne and Joel Graber. Also competing were 67 other students from 14 different schools. Conners Emerson eighth graders Lillian Swan, Evan Ankrom, Carlina Leonardi, and Rex

  • PTSA grants

    PTSA grants

    BAR HARBOR — The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) at Conners Emerson school recently announced more than $2,100 in grants to complete projects to enhance learning at the school. Teachers Heather Dority, Abbie Plaskov, Carol Rosinski, Siobhan Ryan, Rachel Singh, Meryl Sweeney, Amanda Dyer, Amber Pickers Debbie Mountford will receive grants for specific projects. Mae

  • School boatbuilding connects with history, math curriculum

    School boatbuilding connects with history, math curriculum

    CRANBERRY ISLES — This school year, Ashley Bryan School students are doing some of their history and math in a boatbuilding shop. The independent nonprofit Islesford Boatworks has been leading summer boatbuilding programs for more than a decade. Last fall, Tony Archino, former executive director of Boatworks, led the first school-year program. The students began

  • A bus driver reflects

    A bus driver reflects

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Driving the school bus is a family tradition for Lisa Park, who has transported students to and from school for more than 25 years. Park’s mother drove a school bus. Her sister currently drives a bus in Massachusetts. That is where Park’s bus driving career began, but for the last eight years

  • 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