Welcome to Deer Isle - Stonington Elementary School


A School of Fish and Lion

Kindergarteners in the art room have been working in stations during the third trimester. Students rotate through the stations exploring and playing with different art materials making their own discoveries. Students have a small group lesson with the art teacher during the 45 minute time period.

Abstract Prints

First time linoleum block carvers, these prints were made by third and fourth grade artists.  Students first learned about abstract art and used line, shape, and texture to create their own unique drawings.  The drawings were then transferred to a linoleum block. The linoleum block was carefully carved and printed multiple times.  Students worked to choose background colors for display. Great work!

Pendulum Painting

Pendulum painting gave students a opportunity to experiment with gravity and momentum. These  fun, energetic paintings were created by 3rd and 4th graders.

Works in Progress  

Mask making in 5th and 6th grade. Clay works were inspired by Canadian artists of the Pacific Northwest. Students created sketches and worked to form a mask. Students learned clay terms and clay techniques.


New Office Window

The DISES Office has a new check-in window.  When you enter the building, there is a window that connects to the office to the left of the entrance.  Visitors can check in at the window: to drop off items at the office or sign in to the building to visit a classroom.  One of the DISES Administrative Assistants will be there to assist you.  


Plan to Make-up for Snow Days

With some interesting weather weeks still in the future we need to start making preparations for making up days to support our seniors.

Under Maine Law, our seniors need to reach the required 170 days by their graduation date, which is Sunday, June 10th. The easiest way for us, following the Commissioner of Education's expectations, to get one day back would be to adjust five Friday PLC early dismissal days (March 30, April 6, April 13, April 27, and May 4) to full days. Getting an hour back on each of these days, 5 hours overall, will equal one make-up school day.

In consultation with our school board the superintendent has decided to change our 17-18 Calendar. March 30, April 6, April 13, April 27, and May 4 will now be full school days running our Monday - Thursday daily schedule.

With the using of the ER Days as make-up for one student day (previously shared today), the last student day is now Monday, June 18th with the last teacher day being Tuesday, June 19th.


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