Groundbreaking, Rippleffect, Enrollment & Proficiency

Groundbreaking Ceremony You're Invited! I'm excited to announce that the official groundbreaking for the Performing Arts Center is scheduled for Monday, October 2. Please join us as we celebrate this milestone.

Out and About on Campus This time of year I try to get around to all the schools to see the students and staff. I was able to make it to each of the schools food service program where I helped serve food to the students and some staff.

I'm always amazed as I watch our food service employees manage to serve several hundred meals at each school in a timely fashion with a smile on their face as they greet each student who comes through the line.  Our food service employees really are the best!

I was also able to visit Mrs. Fluet's 1st grade class as their VIP Guest. It's great to get into the classrooms, especially to meet some of our youngest learners. This visit was a Q & A with me. See their write up click here.

Open House/Parent Information Nights
Open H…

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

It was a busy summer at MSAD #51 as we completed a number of improvements to our facilities...

At GHS we reconfigured several spaces to better accommodate our student population and programs. A few major changes include revamping the previous Industrial Arts workshop into a STEM space which has added a Robotics, Technology, Science and Woodworking classrooms to align with the district's STEM initiatives. Additionally we converted the cardio room into an alternative education space and reconfigured our life skills area to increase space for those students. Finally, we repaired the concrete walls and rebar in the mechanical room of the pool.

At GMS some tile work was completed in the bathrooms.

At Mabel I. Wilson School there was a significant energy project which installed heat/AC pumps in classrooms as well as revamping the ventilation system, new heat controls and valves and electrical upgrades all proving an enhanced space for teaching & l…

July 24, 2017

Curriculum Mapping Workshop
In late June, MSAD #51 hosted, with sponsorship by the New England School Development Corp. (NESDEC), a regional curriculum mapping workshop that drew about 30 teachers from the area. Teachers spent the day understanding the importance of curriculum mapping and its impact on the classroom, while having time to work on developing maps with the technical assistance of Curriculum Director Sally Loughlin and Technology Specialist Dawna Green. Many thanks to NESDEC for granting the district $5,000 for this event.

Thank You
Thanks Stephen Blatt Architects for donating $1500 to Greely athletic advertising.

Bond Rating Upgrade
Standard & Poor's Global rating agency bumped up the district's bond rating from AA to AA+.  This is the second upgrade to our bond rating this year, with Moody's Investors also upgrading the district.

Boys & Girls State

2017 delegates at Girls State and Boys State
BOYS STATE: Peter Theodores was elected as his town moderator a…

June 19, 2017

Thank you
I am grateful to the MSAD #51 community for its continued support of the district budget and the 2,000 students who benefit directly from this support. Schools are the backbone of our community and the community is the backbone of our schools. Neither can be successful without the other. Thank you to our community for funding a high quality educational system for its youngest citizens.
Employee of the Year
Last year, the district implemented a new employee recognition program where any MSAD #51 employee could nominate another MSAD #51 employee. In its second year, 49 nominations were received. A panel narrowed the field to 5 finalists before deciding on the 2017 Employee of the Year:

Brendan Bernard: Special Education Ed Tech, MIW Jeff Brookes, Grade 5 Teacher, GMS 4-5 Yana Davis, Science Teacher, GMS 6-8 Bobbi Goodman, School Counselor, GMS 6-8 Barry Saunders, Music Teacher, GMS 4-8
The following was written by a student about the 2017 MSAD #51 Employee of the Year, Barry Sa…

June 5, 2017

Congrats to all of the 151 members of the Greely High School Class of 2017! Graduation festivities took place beginning on June 1 with Class Day, followed by the 2nd annual "Senior Walk" through all schools, Candlelight services on Friday evening, and then Graduation on Sunday, June 4.  Following the graduation program, students took part in Project Graduation after a parade through Cumberland and North Yarmouth.  Best wishes Class of 2017! Business Roundtable
The first-ever Business Roundtable was held on May 25 with 30 business representatives, administrators, teachers, and students to discuss the Strategic Plan's goal around STEM education.  The focus was on finding out what employers want in prospective employees and what we can do in schools to best prepare students for their future.  Many thanks to our participating businesses: Siemens, UNUM, IDEXX, Tyler Technologies, Fairpoint, and Kepware.

Trip to France
The Lycée Schuré in Barr, France played host to the American s…