Education

  • Memorial stage rebuild begins at MDIHS

    Memorial stage rebuild begins at MDIHS

    BAR HARBOR — The theater stage at Mount Desert Island High School is being rebuilt in honor of an alum who died unexpectedly just over three years ago. The $60,000 project commenced Monday as a crew with Atkinson Builders began tearing off old floorboards and carting them away. Construction is expected to last four to

  • Key MDI High School posts filled

    BAR HARBOR — Julie Keblinsky of Ellsworth, currently the dean of instruction for school district RSU 24, has been named the new dean of curriculum at Mount Desert Island High School. She succeeds Matt Haney, who will take over as the school’s principal on July 1. Her salary is $79,435. Mark Carignan has been hired

  • MDI High graduation this Sunday

    MDI High graduation this Sunday

    BAR HARBOR — Valedictorian Stephanie Calas of Bar Harbor will be among the featured speakers at the Mount Desert Island High School Class of 2013 graduation on Sunday. She is the daughter of Peter and Ruth Calas of Bar Harbor. Christiane Cullens, English teacher and finalist for Maine Teacher of the Year, will give the

  • MDI band director abruptly bows out

    BAR HARBOR — Eight months after being hired as band director at Mount Desert Island High School, Paavo Carey has left the building. Principal Matthew Janger announced Mr. Carey’s resignation last week in a letter to students and staff. “While this is a sudden development, it does not come as a complete surprise,” Mr. Janger

  • MDI has teacher of year nominee

    BAR HARBOR — Christiane Cullens, an English teacher at Mount Desert Island High School, is one of 14 nominees for the 2014 Maine Teacher of the Year award. The Maine Department of Education will announce the winner in September. Cullens was nominated for the award by an MDI High committee that included administrators, teachers, a

  • MDI has teacher of year nominee

    BAR HARBOR — Christiane Cullens, an English teacher at Mount Desert Island High School, is one of 14 nominees for the 2014 Maine Teacher of the Year award. The Maine Department of Education will announce the winner in September. Cullens was nominated for the award by an MDI High committee that included administrators, teachers, a

  • MDI has teacher of year nominee

    BAR HARBOR — Christiane Cullens, an English teacher at Mount Desert Island High School, is one of 14 nominees for the 2014 Maine Teacher of the Year award. The Maine Department of Education will announce the winner in September. Cullens was nominated for the award by an MDI High committee that included administrators, teachers, a

  • MDI graduation rate trails Maine average

    BAR HARBOR — The graduation rate at Mount Desert Island High School last year was slightly below the statewide average, according to figures released Monday by the Maine Department of Education (DOE). MDI High had a four-year graduation rate of 81.36 percent. The average among public high schools in Maine was 84.76 percent. With the

  • MDI graduation rate trails Maine average

    BAR HARBOR — The graduation rate at Mount Desert Island High School last year was slightly below the statewide average, according to figures released Monday by the Maine Department of Education (DOE). MDI High had a four-year graduation rate of 81.36 percent. The average among public high schools in Maine was 84.76 percent. With the

  • MDI graduation rate trails Maine average

    BAR HARBOR — The graduation rate at Mount Desert Island High School last year was slightly below the statewide average, according to figures released Monday by the Maine Department of Education (DOE). MDI High had a four-year graduation rate of 81.36 percent. The average among public high schools in Maine was 84.76 percent. With the