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Welcome to RSU 18!

Welcome to Regional School Unit 18, the China & Messalonskee School District in the heart of Central Maine. We take great pride in our Schools, and we work each and every day to make our District one of the top performing school systems in the state and the nation. We have an outstanding staff, high performing students and parents and community members who value the importance of a quality proficiency-based education.

Please browse through our website to learn about the many wonderful things going on in our places of learning. Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our school system.

Gary N. Smith
Superintendent of Schools


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October 8, 2015 – EARLY RELEASE DAY
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Starting October 28th RSU 18 will be offering text message notifications!

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Weather at your school WMTW

September 29, 2015

Williams Elementary School highlights Messalonskee Trails Mallory Brooks from WMTW's Weather At Your School, broadcasted from the trails behind the high school/middle school on Tuesday September...

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Technology and School Security

September 15, 2015

Technology and School Security By Adam Murray, Technology Director for RSU18 The role of technology in schools has become much more important over the past decade. Technology...

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Messalonskee High School Greenhouse Under Construction

September 15, 2014

Messalonskee HS Greenhouse Under Constructionby gnewellsmith ...

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