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Second Grade with Mrs. Beachy

Mrs. Beachy decorated her classroom like a beach!  Like all classrooms in the building, the class worked on establishing routines during the first week of school.  Students also practiced how to Read to Self and Read to Someone. She says her students are now O"fish"ally 2nd graders!



3/4 Book Genre “Tasting”

This week, students in Mrs. Martin’s 3/4 ELA class got a “taste” for different book genres. The kids sampled the books along with a small snack that fit each genre.

Classifying books by genres offers a way of talking about different characteristics of books.  Knowing the genre of a book also allows students to anticipate the type of reading experience they can expect, when choosing a book.  Sometimes students find that a new genre is just the thing they need to get hooked on reading. Many kids ended the week with new books they never would have thought to try! The kids enjoyed the book tasting and the great conversations about the books as they previewed.

Middle School Math

Walking through the middle school math classes on a Friday afternoon, there is plenty of fact work to see.  Mrs. Weed’s class is learning multiplication with Multiplication BINGO. Mrs. Flores has students working on multiplication and long division.  Mrs. Galella is working on the 6 times tables. It’s great to see kids focused on math facts and smiling at the same time.



Mission Statement

DEER ISLE-STONINGTON CSD 13
 Creating resourceful, knowledgeable and compassionate citizens of tomorrow. 

Vision Statement

Every CSD 13 student is a self-directed, active learner eagerly engaged in meaningful opportunities for exploration that allow them to follow their passions and dreams, both within their school and in their community. They are confident, resilient, proud of their school, and ready to be compassionate and involved citizens of tomorrow. To accomplish this:

1.    We provide our students with a comprehensive, personalized learning experience that includes opportunities to learn both inside and outside the classroom.

2.    Our students will become clear communicators able to understand a variety of perspectives, skilled in interpersonal and real world skills, and capable of contributing to strong community leadership.

3.    Our learning community, built on the positive aspects of our island culture, will be student-centered, safe, respectful and nurturing for all.  Students will be supported in learning to investigate options, make mistakes, and grow in the process. We will foster positive student/teacher educational partnerships as well as collaborative parental involvement and engagement.

4.    Our CSD 13 staff are professional, respected, adaptable and compassionate; they provide strong, informed educational practice and leadership within Union 76. Staff are supported within the schools, where use of a shared decision model is employed, and also by the wider community. Professional development is encouraged and rewarded.

5.    Our facilities are well-maintained and welcoming; they support learner needs and generate a sense of pride for the school community.

6.    Our Community takes pride in and actively supports our schools.  School/community collaboration to create community-based learning experiences is valued and encouraged. 

Core Beliefs

 1.       All students can learn and want to be successful.

2.       Students learn in different ways, at different rates, and in a variety of settings.

3.       Learning involves curiosity, taking risks, and making mistakes.

4.       Students need clear and relevant learning targets, frequent feedback, and ongoing, meaningful reflection.

5.   Effective applied learning incorporates opportunities for real world problem-solving.

6.   Social, emotional, and physical development are essential to students’ learning and success.

7.   Students learn best in a safe environment characterized by positive relationships with peers, and with caring, competent adults.

8.   High standards of performance are expected from all members of the learning community.

9.   Life-long learning is a community wide endeavor and a shared responsibility.

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Invitation for public comment:  School Union 76 is in the process of preparing and submitting its applications for Title IA and Title IIA grants. We welcome any comments and suggestions from the public regarding those applications and use of grant funds.  Anticipated submission dates are June-July 2018.
Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.
Title II A is aimed at Building Systems of Support for Excellent. Teaching and Leading and is generally used for professional development.