Welcome to Deer Isle - Stonington Elementary School


Winterfest is Almost Here!

Family Night at Stonington Library

A fun afternoon event!

For Kids K-7 and Parents Together

Featuring puzzles from code.org

No coding experience needed! Fun

Puzzles that help kids and parents

learn to code. Join Us!

Please call the library at 367-5926

to sign up. A parent or guardian

must attend. Please bring your

own laptop or tablet

Join a New Book Club for Older Students, ages 7-12

Saturday, January 20, 9am

Reading, Games, Crafts, and More!

This Book Club will meet on the third Saturday of each month, so mark your calendars.

5/6 Grade Play "Buddha Walks"

The 5/6 have started a residency with a group called SPIRIT SERIES.  Imagine: befriending a young prince of Ancient India, only to have him leave his kingdom one day—and all that he loves—to seek a cure for life’s suffering. The 5/6 students have embarked on an amazing three-week learning adventure. For one hour each day, students will immerse themselves in a world far beyond the classroom—studying, co-writing, staging, and performing an inspirational one-act SPIRIT SERIES play: “Buddha Walks.” Designed to engage and challenge students, this unique educational curriculum promotes literacy, higher-order thinking, positive core values, presentation skills, teamwork, character and self-esteem. Join us on January 23rd for the show!


No School Today 1/17/18 for U76 as today's snow may be problematic for safe travel throughout the day.


The DISES PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is official!  We have a PTO with elected officers, bylaws, and the works!  

The DISES PTO just raised more than $1,000 at the Bake Sale on December 23rd thanks to the generosity of the Deer Isle and Stonington communities.  The PTO has fresh ideas for wonderful things they can do for the kids at DISES.  

Congratulations to our new and energetic PTO!  

January's PTO Project is a Wishing Well for Teachers.

Island Education Foundation to Support Literacy

Thank you Island Education Foundation!

DISES has been granted funds from the Island Education Foundation to purchase resources to support the literacy initiatives at DISES.  Teachers in grades 3/4 will have funds to purchase the Leveled Literacy Intervention kit for students, a powerful intervention that provides daily, intensive, small-group instruction that turns struggling readers into successful readers with engaging leveled books and fast-paced, systematically designed lessons.  K-8 teachers will be able to purchase assessment kits for each grade level to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and make informed decisions that connect assessment to instruction.  The grant also includes classroom library funds to spruce up the series collections in each 3/4 classroom.  

Intermediate Coral Reef Art

Students in grades 3 and 4 worked with artist Glenn Towne at his studio, the Coral Reef Art Studio in Brooklin.  Students had a blast working and painting in his style.  Each student  painted their own wooden fish; come see them on display in the school.

Thank you to Seamark for the grant that made this project possible!



Community Meeting on Survey Results

After a review of the survey results, attendees helped define the themes that will frame the plan development. The resulting strategic plan, due to be completed in May 2018, will be used by the School Board to guide programming and budget development for the DIS school system for the next five years.

For more information about the Strategic Planning Committee, please see the following documents.

Committee Charge
Committee Members

Striving to be Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, and Coconut Free!

Thank you for your support in helping our DISES family as we are striving to be peanut free, tree nut free, and coconut free.  Our efforts are in place to keep our children safe.

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