Welcome to Deer Isle - Stonington Elementary School


Tryout Times for Winter Sports:
Cheering:3-4:30 in the cafeteria
Girls Basketball: 3-5
Boys Basketball 5-7
Both Monday and Tuesday.

For Grades 5-8


Veteran's Day 2017
Veteran's Day 2017 was celebrated at DISES. Island and Peninsula Veterans joined us for songs and stories.  We were excited to see so many families participate.  We wanted our veterans to feel honored and know they are deeply appreciated.  
  • Richard Eaton, Army 1968-1971, Corp of Engineers, Construction Foreman, Sergeant
  • Kevin Clough, Marine, 1985-1992, Recruiting, Lance Corporal
  • Kendall McGuffie, Navy,1968-1972, Nuclear Sub Fleet Balistic Missile , STS3SS
  • Doug Stover, Army, 1951-1953, Tank/mechanic driver, Corporal
  • Ben Moss, Army National Guard,  1984-1990, Specialist E4, Food service MOS 94B10
  • Victoria Wolford, U.S. Army Reserve Retired,  1993-2016 First Sergeant, Enlisted Leader of Drill Sergeant Training Company
  • Fred Wickford, Army
  • Jodi Mosher, Coast Guard, 1982-2004, EMT, 1st Class Petty Officer
  • Peter Dodge, Army, 1967-1971,  Captain, Troop D , 10th Calvary, Assistant Chief of Staff Saigon Support Command
  • Elwood Cobb, Air Force, 1970-1976, Communications, Airman 1st Class
Thank you to Julie Davis or Beth Kyzer for a wonderful event!



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.


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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