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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…

Update: February 3, 2020

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7th Grade Katahdin's Literature Buffet
A huge round of applause for those Katahdin students who researched, read, wrote, and dressed up as the subject of their autobiography or biography.  Several important historical figures were present including Leonardo da Vinci, Elvis Presley, Will Smith, Maya Angelou, Malala, Albert Einstein, Eminem, and Gary Paulsen to name but a few.  Students dressed as their subject and then brought in a food or drink item that symbolizes their person. Thanks to all the families who helped make this literature buffet such a success.





Students Teach Fair Ms. Bell's & Mrs. Duncan's students held a "Students Teach Fair" this week. The students set-up stations around the room teaching their peers different activities, games & information
Non-Categorical Supports at MIW
Southern ME Partnership of USM, identified MIW as having an exemplary model for academic & behavioral interventions, bringing a team of 25 educators from across the …

Update: January 21, 2020

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10th Annual Poetry Out Loud
Eleven "classroom winning" students took to the stage of the GCA to recite their poems. They were competing for the opportunity to represent Greely at the 2020 Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition in February.

Greely students were evaluated on the following rubric categories: Physical Presence, Voice and Articulation, Dramatic Appropriateness, Level of Difficulty, Evidence of Understanding, Overall Performance, and Accuracy.

The school competition consisted of two rounds. Each student recited a poem in each round. The following students competed and were exceptional: Fritz Kendall, Sara Carlson, Aric Lyden, Kaiyla Delisle, Vivian Oakes, Sebastian Alfreds, Quincy Segal, Kaitlyn Guay, Eyezaya McFeteridge, Ryker Philbrick, and Olivia Giandrea.


Congratulations to Eyezaya McFetridge who won the GHS Competition. Eyezaya recited the following: "What I Learned From the Incredible Hulk" by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and "Ode to the Midwest" …

Update: December 16, 2019

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Board Votes
Board of Directors voted 8-0 Monday to move ahead with the elementary steering committee's recommendation of a new primary school in North Yarmouth.


Holiday Concerts

Tis' the season for holiday concerts. Congratulations to all of our students who participated in band or chorus concerts so far this season. They have all been so wonderful to watch and listen to. The GCA has certainly been busy over the last several weeks!


ADL Training
Several of our 7th & 8th graders participated in peer leadership training through our partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). This is a long-standing relationship in which the ADL provides intensive training to prepare students to provide peer-to-peer anti-bias instruction in 6th grade health classes. The approach capitalizes on the importance of peer relationships to middle level learners and has become an essential part of the GMS community identity. We are proud of the students who serve as peer leaders and appreciate thei…

Update: November 18, 2019

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NEW!  Podcasts
Check out my new podcasts on Equity and School Safety.  I will be posting podcasts from time to time on topics of current interest and relevance.  You can access these podcasts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the district website.  To access my podcasts on a mobile device, simply download Podbean in the app store (it's free) and click this link to go right to my podcasts.

Outdoor Classroom Week 8th grade math classes participated in outdoor classroom week by going outside and getting active while also collecting data for analysis.  Each student in our classes took 2 goal shots. When we returned to class, we analyzed the results in two-way tables, making conclusions about the relative soccer skills of our classes using relative frequency and percentage data. 




Challenge Day
Our 4th annual Challenge Day(s) took place at GHS on November 4&5 in which the entire sophomore class participated!

Challenge Days are powerful, high-energy programs in which youth participants…