Welcome to Deer Isle - Stonington Elementary School


Frogtown Puppeteers: The Grinch

The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers visited the REACH on Thursday Dec 7th with their show The Grinch.   K-2  students, the community, and families on the island were invited to attend.  Students spent some time in the afternoon in a puppet workshop, creating their own puppets with the guidance of the Frogtown Puppeteers!  

Wednesday 12/13 - Friday 12/15

Dinner and a Show: 
Community Meals
Join Edible Island for a delicious meal before the Reach's performance of 
A Christmas Carol. Have a night on the town with dinner and a show at the
Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School!
WednesdayThursday, and Friday evenings
Meal starts at 5:30 - $5
Show starts at 6:30 - By Donation



The PTO artfully designed a “Thankful Tree.”  Volunteers brought leaf cutouts for each student and visited classrooms to help students record on a leaf something for which they are thankful.  The leaves are on display on the PTO bulletin board in the lobby.  PTO volunteers will be posting information about the PTO there all year.


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.  

Fall Literacy Night

The DISES annual Fall Literacy Night was fantastic!  The Scholastic Book Fair, the Art Museum, free spaghetti dinner, and face painting were popular.  The Book Fair sold enough books to give each classroom teacher $100 to spend on books for their classrooms.  

THANK YOU to Jean Vadeboncoeur and Clara Stone for a great night of celebrating literacy with kids!

Raffles and Face Painting

The Math Station

Wooden bookmark craft in the Art Room  

Scarecrow Craft in the Kindergarten Room

Mrs.Allen, AKA our DISES Scarecrow

It was great to see so many families at school!



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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