Archive for ‘School’

  • SP magnus holms

    Player of the Week: Magnus Holm

    Magnus Holm has given the Lake Region varsity boys’ soccer team a definite shot in the arm this fall. “Magnus has been a great addition to the team. He is always upbeat and positive. As an AFS student, Magnus has brought some new blood to the team and has blended right in,” Laker Coach Mike […]

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    Player of the Week: Devin Langadas

    Devin Langadas brings a little attitude to the Lake Region varsity girls’ soccer team’s defense — and it’s all good. “Devin has worked very hard during preseason and the first two weeks of the regular season to earn her varsity position as a fullback. She brings a positive attitude to the team and works extremely […]

  • SAD 61: McFarland named Adult & Community Education director

    Stephen McFarland has been named the new director of Adult and Community Education for SAD 61. He replaces Carrie Castonguay who resigned last month. “I am looking forward to this opportunity,” he told members of the SAD 61 School Board Monday night at Crooked River Adult and Community Education in Casco. “I am excited to […]

  • PROFILE: Ryan Williams
Ryan Williams was approved as an English Teacher at Lake Region High School for the 2014-15 school year, replacing Don Weafer who resigned.  
Education: Bachelor of Science in Animal & Veterinary Sciences, 2003, from the University of Maine at Orono.
2002-13, Team Leader/Counselor for the American Diabetes Association; Camp Carefree in New Durham, N.H. 
2007 to 2014, Manager of Special Events & Fundraising for the American Diabetes Association, Portland and Framingham, Mass.
2004 to 2007, Residential Manager/Case Manager/Counselor, Community Health and Counseling Services (CHCS), Bangor.

    Kids not only ones eager, nervous about the first day of school

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Devin Fitzgerald has always known that she wanted to be a teacher. “When I was younger, when my sister and I got home, we played school. I’d give her worksheets to do and I would help her if she needed it,” Devin recalled. In six days, Devin will realize […]

  • PROFILE: Alan Smith
Alan Smith was unanimously approved by the SAD 61 School Board to become Superintendent of Schools, succeeding Dr. Kathleen Beecher.
He was given a three-year contract with an annual salary of $117,500.
Smith completed the administration master’s degree program at the University of Maine at Orono in 2001 and the C.A.S. degree program in administration at UMO in 2007.
Employment Background:
Previously, he was the Superintendent of Schools at RSU 68, which includes the towns of Charleston, Dover-Foxcroft, Monson and Sebec (the district touches two counties, Piscataquis and Penobscot). 
The school district is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 system with about 1,005 students and three schools. The district contracts with Foxcroft Academy, a private high school.
Prior to taking the RSU 68 post in 2009, Smith was Superintendent of Schools at Union 90 (Milford) from 2006–2009. The school system is a Pre-K to Grade 8 with an estimated 423 students and two schools.
2002–2006, Principal at Dexter Middle School.
1994–2002, Grade 8 science teacher/assistant principal (duties) in Augusta; Grade 8 team leader and advisor; science curriculum team; and middle school science department lead teacher.
1989–1994, Alternative Education coordinator and teacher in Gardiner; developed first alternative/behavior program at SAD 11 and advisor/advisee programs; classroom consultant for at-risk students.
1982–1988, industrial chemical sales/consultant, Diversy Wyandotte Corp. and Oakite Products Inc.
1976–1982, Physical Education and Health teacher at Union 113 (East Millinocket).
1975–1976, Physical Education teacher, Grades 6-8 in Bridgton.

    Q&A with SAD 61 Superintendent Alan Smith

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Alan Smith is excited about “being home” in southern Maine and is eager to tackle new challenges that await him as SAD 61 Superintendent of Schools. With the start of the new SAD 61 school year just five days away, The News sat down Tuesday morning with Superintendent Smith […]

  • Daniel Turner

    Fryeburg Academy announces new Hall of Excellence inductees

    Fryeburg Academy is proud to introduce seven new members who will be inducted into the 2014 Hall of Excellence at a ceremony during Homecoming weekend on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. in the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. The public is welcome to attend this free admission presentation. The six alumni and one […]

  • IRISH AWARD RECIPEINT — Anna Williams receives the 2014 Joan Irish Award from Moira Yip of the Kezar Lake Watershed Association.

    Williams receives KLWA’s Joan Irish Award

    LOVELL — Anna Williams of Lovell is the 2014 recipient of the Kezar Lake Watershed Association’s Joan Irish Award. Given annually since 2008 in memory of the Association’s longtime president, the award recognizes a student residing in the Kezar Lake watershed who has shown a serious interest in the environment and who intends to pursue […]

  • SAD 61 School Board rejects day care proposal

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When Carrie Castonguay arrived as the new director of Adult Education at SAD 61, a day care program for enrolled students was in the “red.” So, the day care was shut down. The need for childcare, however, never went away, Castonguay discovered. So, she went back to the drawing […]

  • Parent appeals student placement, to no avail

    By Emily Gillette Contributing Writer FRYEBURG — Not all parents were pleased with the SAD 72 school board’s decision to move seven incoming Brownfield Denmark Elementary School (BDES) kindergarten children to Snow School in an attempt to regulate class size for the 2014/15 school year. One parent, Bobbi Perreault, asked to appeal their decision to […]

  • LRHS underclassmen awards

     Lake Region High School has announced its underclassmen awards for the 2013-2014 school year: FRESHMEN CLASS Academic Awards Art Excellence in Visual Art — Hedi Fox Outstanding Effort in Visual Art — Elizabeth Cole, Christine Morin, Lauren Williams Dance Outstanding Achievement in Dance — Hannah Ranco English Excellence in English — Heidi Fox, Olivia Mills […]