Welcome to Deer Isle - Stonington Elementary School


A School of Fish

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.

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.




S.T.R.E.A.M. night was held at the Deer-Isle Stonington Elementary School on Thursday, May 17, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Our annual spring celebration of Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art  and Math included activities and displays in all of these areas. Student science projects and community displays were featured in the gym. Participants enjoyed a free dinner, Scholastic Book Fair,  Free Book Room, a raffle & fun activities in the K-2 wing. What an amazing night to remember! Thank you so much to the many staff members who make this night possible.  

Here are a few STREAM rock stars: Jean Vadeboncoeur, Clara Stone, and Mickie Flores.

Students made lava lamps in the lobby with the amazing Carla Magoon!  Kids learned chemistry basics and left with a cool "lamp."

Buddy Bench Team

Loring Kydd has donated 2 Buddy Benches for the K-8 playground.  A buddy bench is a concrete way to help students make buddies, not bullies.  If students are sitting on the bench it means they are looking for a buddy to play. Students learn important social skills and make buddies, preventing or replacing negative behaviors.  

At DISES there is a special team of students who have been working to prevent bullying and teach others how to use a Buddy Bench. Roberta Johnson organized the K-6 student team to give students a platform to discuss bullying and give students concrete ideas to foster friendships.  

The PTO was interested in supporting this initiative, so they sponsored the purchase of Buddy Bench t-shirts for this team of community service volunteers.  


First Day of School

The first student day is Tuesday, September 4th.  See you then!

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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.