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Update: July 20, 2020

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New Modular at MIW
To help relieve increasing enrollment at MIW, a new 8-room modular unit arrived this summer, replacing three older units with 6 classrooms total. Grade 2 classes will be held in this new unit that was built for this purpose. The unit features comfortable, airy classrooms, bathrooms located in the unit, interior hallway, and two double-door entrances on both ends of the unit. This new learning space should be a welcome addition to our 2nd graders and their teachers. Finishing touches will be continuing over the next several weeks to get all of the modern conveniences up and running in time for school. No additional play space was taken to accommodate the unit as it filled the same footprint as the three previous units.




In Remembrance

Please join me in remembering and celebrating the life of Daphne Sprague, a long-time educational technician at GMS 4-5, after an extended illness. Mrs. Sprague was beloved by students and staff during her long career in MSAD #51. S…

Update: June 18, 2020

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Operation Ice Cream Buses! Thanks to all students and parents who came out to the buses Monday, June 15 to say hello to their bus drivers and grab an ice cream sandwich. I enjoyed riding Pete's bus through North Yarmouth as we delivered ice cream.


8th Graders Learn Valuable Civics Lesson The link below is an example of virtual learning in the area of civics education at GMS 6-8. Students in Mrs. Goldblatt, Mr. Gillingham, and Mrs. Montgomery's 8th grade social studies classes learned about how juries operate and the complex discussions about how to weigh arguments made by a prosecutor v. defense attorneys in determining justice through study of the play 12 Angry Men. The play involves a jury deciding the fate of an accused murderer, with issues of bias and intolerance central to the plot. Check out this link: GMS students recreate "12 Angry Men"

Pandemic Plan Update Thank you to all families for completing the Pandemic Response survey that recently was sent out.…

Update: June 8, 2020

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On Sunday, June 7, Greely High School hosted its 140th Commencement Ceremonies for the Class of 2020. Four celebrations took place, to ensure social distancing requirements, along with a "reverse parade" through the campus. While this certainly isn't the normal kind of celebration that we're used to given the pandemic, we hope that fond memories of their last year at Greely fill their minds and hearts as they move into this next phase of their lives. 
To the Class: We are proud of you and can't wait to see what you accomplish as you continue down the road of life. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

IMPORTANT Survey Coming to You Please look for a survey coming out Friday regarding plans for the 2020-21 school year.  The Board of Directors previewed a DRAFT plan for multiple possibilities of what school could look like in 2020-21 based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.  While we hope that school will open more typically in September, we also will be prepa…

Update: June 1, 2020

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Parent, Student & Staff Survey On Its Way
Later in the week of June 8, please look for a survey about the 2020-21 school year proposed plans.  We are asking parents, high school students, and staff for feedback on possible scenarios for responding to the likely continuation of the pandemic into the next school year.



STRIVE TOPS Graduation
As Greely High School prepares for the Class of 2020 Graduation on Sunday, STRIVE TOPS students, several from Greely, graduated over the weekend. To watch the graduation video, please use this link. Congratulations to Sydney, Charlie and Phil on their graduation from STRIVE TOPS. We are proud of all you accomplished!



Budget Update
Due to COVID-19, we have worked to make additional reductions to our budget for FY 2021. As always, you can find all the information about our budget on our website.


State National History Day Results

This year, National History Day in Maine had the largest number of entrants at both the regional and state competitions ever…

Update: May 4, 2020

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May 4-8 is "Virtual" School Staff Appreciation Week
Send a message to your teacher, educational technician, counselor, social worker, librarian, school secretary, custodian, bus driver, food service worker, or any other staff you wish to appreciate this week!



Greely High School ranked  #1 in State of Maine
We are proud to report that Greely High School was ranked first in the State of Maine by US News and World Report for 2020! Congratulations to the students, staff, and families for making our high school the best in the state with an A average. To view all the details, click here



Maine Association of School Libraries Administrator of the Year Award
MASL Administrator Award was instituted to recognize excellence and support for improved school library programs in Maine schools. Specifically this award recognizes the contributions of school administrators toward that goal and seeks to encourage other administrators to acknowledge the vital nature of school library programs and…

Update: April 6, 2020

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At-Home Learning Update

Thank you to all of our students, staff, and parents for the hard work you have all done to get us through the last three weeks of the school closure due to the coronavirus.  I miss seeing everyone on campus and look forward to having everyone back as soon as possible.  We hope that all is well in your household and that you stay healthy and positive!

A reminder that bagged breakfasts and lunches prepared by the MSAD #51 Nutrition staff are available for pick up at Mabel I. Wilson School's bus loop - drive up and we deliver. Pick up is available from 10:00am -12:00pm Mon-Fri. All MSAD #51 students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch.

We want to stay connected to YOU! Check out some of the photos that we have gotten showing at-home learning! Stay tuned to our social media sites for our photo of the day. If you've got a photo to share, send it our way at gorangers@msad51.org.



Proposed 2020-21 Budget
On April 6, I presented my proposed 2020-21 school …

Update: March 2, 2020

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Greely Middle School's National Spelling Bee


In English classes, in grades 5-8, students have been participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.  This national competition is the nation’s longest running and largest education program with a stated purpose “...to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.” These classroom champions  competed in the Greely Middle School Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, for the opportunity to represent our community at the Cumberland County Spelling Bee.   
Classroom Champions: Sydney Klimaytis, Claire Larson, Michelle Amoussou-Guenou, Ally Needham, Claire Klimavicz, Logan Emerson, Audrey Seddon, Jack Cyr, Lily Pierce, Brady Moon, Kaia Perkins, Kyra Vanni, Jazmine Werner, Reid Hartford, Caroline Hester, Novena Tan, Dom Malette, Cora Mohr, Cam Stanley, Brody Gifford, Wesley Crossman, Rosie Saylor, Evan Pariseau, Jack Munz, Anabel…