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  1. Allowing Community Voice to Define School Success

    June 17, 2019

    How we measure the success of a school can have a profound impact on a community. Potential residents and businesses alike tend to use online school information to make decisions about which communities they choose.  But are current measures giving the public the full picture of what a school can offer students, families, and communities?… Read More

  2. RSU 18 at Northeast Livestock Expo

    May 29, 2019

    The district’s elementary students got to attend a very special event earlier this month.  On Thursday, May 16th, students eagerly climbed into buses to head to the Northeast Livestock Expo at the Windsor Fairgrounds. They got to spend the day learning about wildlife conservation, weather, invasive species, different kinds of farm animals and much more.

  3. Adventures with Alewives

    May 29, 2019

    By Julia Hanauer-Milne – Elementary Gifted and Talented Program Alewives, alewives everywhere. That’s what students in the Belgrade, Oakland, and Sidney elementary GT program saw on Wednesday when they visited Webber Pond in Vassalboro. The third through fifth graders have been learning this spring about transformations along the Kennebec–from its source to the sea and how… Read More

  4. Wellness Fitness Challenge Winners

    May 6, 2019

    The RSU 18 Lifestyle team doubled the number of staff members who participated in this year’s Wellness Fitness Challenge!  Congratulations to Atwood Primary for winning the inter-building challenge with 71% participation.  Atwood staff enjoyed a catered lunch from Shelby’s Deli last week as their reward. The top three schools were quite close.  Williams Elementary School… Read More

  5. Teacher of the Year Nominees

    April 23, 2019

    We are lucky to have an amazing team of educators in RSU 18; so many of our teachers go above and beyond every day. This year, seven district educators were nominated for Kennebec County teacher of the year: Atwood Pre-K teacher Krystal Blaisdell, Atwood Kindergarten teacher Maggie Solis Belgrade Central Physical Education teacher  Carrie Brennan,… Read More

  6. Maine Ag in the Classroom

    April 17, 2019

    Guest readers from Maine AG in the classroom visited classrooms around the district during the month of March to share the book Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton, illustrated by Kathryn Mitter. These presentations were timely as they all took place ahead of Maine Maple Sunday on March 24.

  7. Painting a Brighter Future at Atwood and JHB

    April 15, 2019

    Atwood Primary School and James H. Bean School have been awarded the “Painting a Brighter Future Grant” from the True Value Foundation.  Each school will receive 30 gallons of paint from Campbell’s Agway True Value in Winslow. The paint will be used to beautify the indoor walls of the school in classrooms, hallways, bathrooms and… Read More

  8. Athletic Complex Opening Celebration

    April 13, 2019

    Here are just a few pictures from the April 12th celebration and ribbon cutting. Thank you to everyone who came out despite the chilly weather and a huge thank you to all those who helped make this long-awaited project a reality.        

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