Update: June 17, 2019

Election ResultsMSAD #51's budget passed by 73% (1534 YES - 582 NO). Thank you to those residents who took time to exercise their right to vote. 

Project-based Learning at Abbott Farm
Once a week for the past 2 months, Isaac & William have been working on their math skills through a partnership with Abbott Farm. They are building a farm stand for the owners to sell their products. This project-based, hands-on learning project has been a great experience for everyone. Thank you to Mr. Wood and Mr. Westhoven for organizing this wonderful learning opportunity!

Functional Life Skills Students Visit Gray Wildlife Park
Over the course of the last month, students in the GMS 4-8 life skills program have been researching Maine and the animals that live here. The completed their unit by visiting the Gray Animal Park where they held a visual scavenger hunt and were finally able to see the animals they had been studying!

Scatter-Good Farm Volunteer Trip Thirty-four GMS 6-8 students from Outing …

Update: June 3, 2019

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Habitat for Humanity Walk
On May 17th, students at GMS 4-5 walked to show their support for Habitat for Humanity. This walk tied into their guidance curriculum and the students also fundraised for the organization, raising $7,475.37.

Outdoor Classroom Week May 20-24, MSAD #51 held a district-wide Outdoor Classroom Week. It was fun to see how teachers incorporated being outdoors into their lessons for the week. From kindergarten's "find 10 sticks and put them in order from shortest to tallest" to the high school's foundations of science class "tension lesson"

Visit to the State House Mrs. Kearins' 3rd class got a fun surprise yesterday while visiting the ME state museum. They had the opportunity to meet Gov. Mills and sit in her cabinet room and ask some questions: it was a memorable day for all!
Tree Planting

Thank you to Anderson Landscaping for donating 3 Dogwood Trees, which were planted behind the GCA in honor of Main…

Update: May 6, 2019

Budget UpdateOn Monday evening, the Board of Directors adopted the 2019-2020 budget. Since the Public Hearing on April 22, there is a need for an additional Kindergarten teacher at MIW due to increased enrollment. With this addition, the budget increased slightly to 2.84%, but remains a 0% increase on taxes. 

The next step in the budget process is the District budget meeting which will take place on Thursday, May 23 at 7pm  (registration starts at 6:30pm) at the Greely Center for the Arts. This is a town hall style meeting in which you must be present to vote. 

The District Budget Validation vote is slated for Tuesday, June 11 at your polling location. 
GMS 4-5 celebrates Super Hero Day after attaining enough "Bucket Slips"

Greely Global Goals Project PresentationsI enjoyed visiting the 7th Grade’s “Greely Global Goals Project Presentations.” The GMS gym was filled with students who became more educated about the 17 Sustainable Development, Global Goals. Even more impressed tha…

Update: April 23, 2019

New Campus Street Signs When you came into campus this week, you may have noticed new maroon and white directional street signs. This is part of the updates recommended by the district's safety committee. For 9-1-1 purposes, there were limited options available for naming campus streets.Pre-K InformationWe had a lot of interest from parents who would like their child to participate in our initial Pre-K Program for 2019-2020.  We are working with Child Development Services to screen all students interested in the program and identify those who will be participating in three major areas:  special education, free/reduced meals, and regular education through a lottery.  The lottery will be held in June after screenings are completed to develop a complete roster of students and ensure balanced classrooms.
Harvest of the MonthMSAD #51 Food Service is participating in "Harvest of the Month". April's focus was Dairy. May's focus will be blueberries. They will be featurin…

Update: March 18, 2019

Greely Boy Hockey Team - State Champions
On Saturday, March 9, the Greely Boys Hockey Team took home the win for the Class B State Championship over the defending State Campions, Old Town. Greely came up strong and finished the game with an 8-0 victory! Congratulations to our State Champions, Greely Boys Hockey! Go

Youth Art Month
Due to our Board Meeting being canceled on March 4th, I stopped by Mrs. Driscoll's class and Mrs. Botto's class to present certificates to Skylar Haugen (3rd grade) and Mia Rico (12th grade). These two students have a piece of their artwork being shown in the Portland Museum of Art for the Month of March for Youth Art Month.

Upcycle ProjectGMS 4-5 Green Team spent time at the end of last year collecting some recyclable materials. Now they are using those materials to create this Upcycle Kazari collaboration.

Budget Primer #5 of 7The District is committed to helping our students, parents, community members and staff better understand our budget. …

Update: March 4, 2019

Naturalization Ceremony On February 27th, several hundred students at GHS were able to witness 54 candidates from 26 countries become US Citizens. The Naturalization ceremony was held at the Greely Center for the Arts. Congrats to those who were Naturalized and special thanks to Julie Doughty for organizing this event, Jordan Bryant for reciting a beautiful poem and our keynote speaker, GHS Senior, Ibrahim Saleh!

Bytes and BitesGMS 4-8 Technology Teams hosted "Bytes and Bites Family Dinner" on Tuesday evening. There was good food, good company, and good conversation! Over 100 people in attendance - amazing! A big THANK YOU to our GMS 4-8 Tech Teams, Greely PTO and MSAD #51 Technology Department for all the time and effort put into the successful event!  Thank you to the many volunteers who pitched in to make it happen including GHS swim team athletes who came to help with dinner.

State Champions - Boys & Girls Basketball
On Friday evening at the Augusta Civic Center, both t…

Update: February 5, 2019

Greely Center for the Arts Grand Opening
THANK YOU! On Monday, January 28th, we held the Grand Opening of the Greely Center for the Arts with a ribbon-cutting and stellar performances by our K-12 students.  From the Grade 3 chorus singing for the first time, to the polished Madrigal singers performing in the lobby, to the mini art gallery in the lobby displaying K-12 student art, there was a little something for everyone to see and hear throughout the evening.  After the ribbon cutting ceremony, the amazing GHS theater students were present at every turn to help assist our guests as they navigated throughout thisbeautiful new facility.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank every single student who contributed, every parent, every GCA building committee member, every Board member over the past three years, and every community member for helping to ensure that this dream become a reality. Without YOU, this facility would never have been built.  For that, we are incredibly gratef…