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Update: June 19, 2018

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Budget UpdateOn behalf of the students and staff of MSAD #51, I would like to thank the voters of Cumberland and North Yarmouth for approving the district's budget. The budget has passed 2159-2023, with 52% in favor. Thank You!
French Students reading at l'École Française du Maine (The French School of Maine) During early-release Wednesdays this spring, French IV and French IV IB students have been reading to kindergarten and first graders at l'École Française du Maine in South Freeport. Students choose a book from a selection of books chosen by the French teachers at L'EFDM. Then prior to reading, they practice their pronunciation and intonation. On the date they chose, they go read to the students and then help in an after-reading discussion. The students have enjoyed the experience and the opportunity. Our hope is is that this relationship continues in the years to come.

History in Our Backyard


I joined Mrs. Entwistle's 2nd graders recently as they walked from Gre…

Update: June 4, 2018

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Congrats Class of 2018!!


Congratulations Class of 2018 and best wishes as you begin new adventures.  The Class of 2018 graduated from GHS on Sunday, June 3.  This was preceded by a special candlelight service on Friday evening, a "senior walk" through MIW, GMS, and GHS on Friday afternoon, and Class Day on Thursday.  We are very proud of our graduates!



Fourth Grade held their annual Friendship Concert on May 22. This year, as part of the 4th grade Ukulele Group, several students also played along with some of the songs.  Special thanks to music teacher Barry Saunders for his work with these students!

First Responders EventOn May 25, students with special needs attended the 2018 Community First Responders Event. Thanks to CPD, CFD, NYFD and Maine State Police for participating! Special thanks to Kristin Marks for organizing this awesome event.



Outdoor Classroom Week May 14-18 is international "Outdoor Classroom Week". Several teachers took their students outside for l…

Update: May 8, 2018

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Greely 4-5 Donates to Habitat for Humanity Greely Middle School 4-5 raised funds through their Habitat for Humanity walk the end of March. Last week, they donated more than $6,500 to Habitat for Humanity. Amazing job to all involved. High School Guidance News GHS 2nd annual freshmen class trip for some college and career readiness exploration. This year was to the University of New England!

2nd annual UMO Junior Transcript Review Day had 29 prospective students who met with UMO admissions rep to review their current transcript, test scores, senior year classes, interested UMO major and even learned what they could be eligible for with scholarship/ merit money.

On April 23, 16 students traveled to Maine Maritime Academy (MMA)to participate in the Discovery Voyage program, which was an opportunity for Greely students to be on the MMA campus and see first-hand the kinds of programs the school offers. While Greely students visited MMA they were engaged with hands-on activities and given a …

Update: April 23, 2018

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MSAD #51 ranked 3rd best school district in Maine by backgroundchecks.org, based on student performance (math and reading test scores), dropout rates, school funding, and poverty rates. Data was collected from a total of 9,577 U.S. school districts.  Here's Maine's top 10 districts:


1 Falmouth   2 Yarmouth   3 MSAD #51 4 Cape Elizabeth   5 RSU 21  6 Wells-Ogunquit   7 RSU 05  8 York   9 RSU 26  10 Scarborough

Check out this link:http://backgroundchecks.org/top-school-districts-in-maine-2018.html

Last Day of School for Students
Because we have had six snow days (and made up one), the last day of school for students for the 2017-18 school year will be Monday, June 18th.  This will be an early release day:
GMS 6-8 & GHS - release at 11:30
GMS 4-5 & MIW - release at 12:30

Chile Exchange
Many thanks to the Lattanzi, Frongillo, Corral and Leggat-Barr families for hosting our 4 exchange students from Santiago Chile. On Saturday, April 7th, we said a bittersweet goodbye to Isidora, Catalina, R…

Update: March 26, 2018

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Greely Center for the Arts UpdateConstruction has been progressing nicely on the Center for the Arts project. Steel framing has just about finished and the project is starting to be enclosed. You can now clearly see where seating will be. 



With this building project going on, we are lucky enough to be able to partner with Ledgewood and Stephen Blatt Architects to provide some educational opportunities for our students to learn about the process that is happening right on campus. 

Ledgewood made their first visit yesterday afternoon in Mrs. King's kindergarten class. Scott Clark, "the construction man", who is also the project manager for our Center for the Arts building, visited Mrs. King's class to talk about building and show the students some tools and construction materials. Students then built their own versions of the Center for the Arts building. 

As we progress in our Center of the Arts Seat & Brick Campaign, we have received over $6,000 in support of this p…

Update: February 5, 2018

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Leave A Legacy...
       Personalize a brick or seat and become a permanent part of the Greely Center for the Arts  Greely, the home of generations of talented students and inspiring teachers, is a community - supportive of the arts - past, present & future. 
Through the building of the Greely Center for the Arts, have the opportunity to celebrate the arts and our community. Leaving a Legacy recognizes a talented student: a kindergartener who loves to sing, a 5th grader learning an instrument for the first time, a graduating Madrigal singer, or a Greely Grad who’s now on Broadway! It honors a special teacher, an inspirational and supportive family member, or celebrates your love of the arts.  By naming a seat or brick at the Greely Center for the Arts you make a lasting impression. For a one-time, tax-deductible contribution we engrave the inscription of your choice on a seat nameplate or brick in the walkway.

Leaving a Legacy supports the future of the arts in MSAD #51. To purchase you…

Update: January 26, 2018

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GREELY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
  CONSTRUCTION WINTER 2018