Monthly Archives: February 2013

No Child is Unworthy of our Attention, or an Education

This video is a compelling story of why education must be provided to all students regardless of our perception of their intelligence or belief that their challenges are insurmountable.

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Jai Aslam Advances to Poetry Out Loud State Final!

MHS Senior Jai Aslam has advanced to the state final of “Poetry Out Loud” competition after his solid finish in Belfast on February 6th. The state Finals will be held on March 20th at Gracie Theatre at Husson University in … Continue reading

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Educate Dashboard: A Conversation with a Student

This conversation was filmed by the Maine DOE of a student in the RSU2 School district who is talking about his experience with the educate software program (one we are using at Messalonskee). Further videos and information on best practices … Continue reading

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Valentines Day “Speed Dating” at MHS

The MHS Librarians and our faculty teamed up on Valentines day to offer “Book Speed Dating”. Books were arranged by category on 5 different tables.  Students browsed the books at each table. The bell rang every 8 minutes and students … Continue reading

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The One World Schoolhouse: MHS’s Book Talk

Several MHS Students, Faculty Members, and even some parents are reading the book the One World Schoolhouse by Salman Khan.  The book is a nice fit for RSU18 as in it Khan talks about his vision of schooling for the … Continue reading

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Apples and Oranges? Bananas?

Often when I talk to parents about the RSU18 vision for learning I find that much of our time is spent coming to a common understanding of what we are, in fact, talking about.  For a long time I thought … Continue reading

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Good Luck MHS Jazz Musicians!

Good luck to all of our students participating in the MMEA District IV Jazz Festival tomorrow! Make us proud!

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Winter Carnival 2013

Monday, 11th-College Apparel Day. Tuesday, 12th- Mardi-Gras colors..purple, green&yellow. Wednesday, 13th-Throwback Day (60’s, 70’s 80’s apparel) Thursday, 14th- Breast Cancer Awareness (PINK) Friday, 15th- School Spirit Day (School Colors!) Homecoming 2012   Winter Carnival Schedule (Feb. 15th) Period 1: 8:00-8:40 … Continue reading

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Grading in a Customized Learning School

This post by Brian Stack of Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, NH addresses some of the challenges of traditional grading practices in a competency based system. http://www.competencyworks.org/2012/10/class-rank-in-a-competency-based-high-school/ What we know to be true is that you can’t have a … Continue reading

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MHS Boys Swim (re)-Break a 1981 Record

In an amazing come from behind finish, our Boys shattered their own record (formerly set in 1981) and overcome a sizable Waterville lead to blow the roof off the Alfond Center in our Seniors final meet.  Well done to both … Continue reading

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