Category Archives: Young adolescents

The Game is Afoot at Mt. Ararat MS!

  ——————————————————————————————————————————————-– Sherlock Holmes uttered the famous line, “The game is afoot.” in The Adventure of the Abbey Grange. “Games” is a concept everyone understands, and Team Androscoggin students from Mt. Ararat Middle School used it as a way to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Samantha Smith Challenge Celebration

The first Monday in June is designated Samantha Smith Day in Maine. This year the first annual Samantha Smith Challenge celebration was held in the Hall of Flags at the Maine State House on Samantha Smith Day. Over 500 students … Continue reading

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One Student Can Make a Difference!

Lindsay Mahoney from Messalonskee reports how one student took on the Samantha Smith Challenge: “How can we work together with the Maine Government to reduce homelessness, hunger, and poverty in our state?” That was the essential question for our Samantha … Continue reading

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Annual Conference: Powerful Learning for Young Adolescents

 Powerful Learning for Young Adolescents October 23-24, 2014 Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center Northport   2014 Conference Program (PDF)   What makes an outstanding school for 10-14 year olds? The well – research position paper from the Association for … Continue reading

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Messalonskee Middle School Gets Iced

Just in from Lindsay Mahoney…. The Messalonskee Middle School staff and Olympian Julia Clukey recently accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge! After hearing Clukey speak about overcoming obstacles and persevering to accomplish personal goals, 42 lucky MMS students had the … Continue reading

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As the Year Winds Down…

The end of May and the entire month of June are tough… Teachers are stressed when they compare their curriculum guides to the remaining days left on the school calendar. Principals are trying to figure out how to complete the … Continue reading

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Poetry Cafe-Durham Community School

Autumn Hunter, Windy City Blues, & Eric the Great and other poems captivated the audience at the 6th Grade Poetry Cafe last week at the Durham Community School. Sixth grade teachers Devon Koenig and Jacky Arellano and their students shared … Continue reading

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