• MDI freshman named to state Student Cabinet

    MDI freshman named to state Student Cabinet

    BAR HARBOR — Sarah Cook, a freshman at Mount Desert Island High School, has been selected as one of 33 members of the Maine Department of Education’s (DOE) first-ever Student Cabinet. The cabinet will meet quarterly with Education Commissioner Pender Makin to discuss “educational opportunities, improvements and policy,” according to the DOE. At least one

  • Girls who code

    Girls who code

    BAR HARBOR — A Mount Desert Island group of Girls Who Code meets Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Girls Who Code is a national organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in computer science by offering clubs and programs. Women currently hold less than 20 percent of all computing jobs.

  • Islander students

    Islander students

    Dillon, Norberg honored CANTON, N.Y. — Two Mount Desert Island students were selected for inclusion on the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the fall 2018 semester at St. Lawrence University. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based

  • 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