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Principal's Welcome Message

Tara McKechnie,   Principal                               email:                    Phone: (207) 348-6301 ext. 6302
Principal's Reports:

Dear Families,

Welcome Back To School!

We are so happy to have students in the building.  Last week was terrific at DISES!  Students arrived with big smiles and fresh backpacks. The K-2 teachers worked at helping their students learn the drop off routine, the procedures in the building, and the bus time routine.  In the 3/4 teachers and 5/6 teachers worked on routine and procedures in the classroom and around the building.  Students in all grades could be spotted learning how to stay safe and show respect.  We are all working hard to make sure children know the expectations.  We are all working to create a safe environment for our kids.   

Thank you to the families who contributed to the August spruce up of the beautiful Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School building.  The columns on the front of the building look fantastic with a fresh coat of purple, the hopscotch and four square boxes were brightened up with fresh lines, and the entryway was weeded.    

The efforts were led by Tracie Morey, Leslie Mcdonald-Rice and their families.  We are so grateful for the support of the DISES families

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.  For nut free snack ideas, try this link:


Tara Mckechnie