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Message April 25, 2016

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Congratulations to the five finalists for MSAD #51Employee of the Year:

Carrie Begley, Grade 4 Teacher, GMS 4-5
Leanne Brainard, Kitchen Manager, MIW
Sallie Hunter, Grade 4 Teacher, GMS 4-5
Peter Scott, Social Worker, GHS  
Daphne Sprague, Educational Technician, GMS 4-5  

There were 43 nominations for Employee of the Year, all of them written by staff members on behalf of other staff members.  One of the five finalists will become the 2016 MSAD #51 Employee of the Year and will be named at the annual Staff Recognition program at Val Halla on May 18.  

Many thanks to the nominating committee, led by Ashley Caswell, Director of Development and Community Resources; Board members Bethany Hanley and Mike Brown; Finance, Operations & HR Director Scott Poulin; and Chris Bolduc, Cumberland's Assistant Town Manager.

Here are some recent highlights of activities related to the Strategic Plan:
Held a final meeting with all 1st Year teachers to the district as part of the new staff orientation pr…

Message April 11, 2016

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The MSAD #51 Board of Directors voted April 11 to begin the process for building a Performing Arts Center (PAC).  This first step allows the district to advertise for and hire an architect to work with a building committee to develop a concept design for the PAC. This concept design requires the approval of the Board, when completed, and the subsequent vote of the Board to move to a referendum if they choose to do so.  A possible referendum date would be November 2016, if approved.
The Board also voted to move forward with an energy project at Mabel I. Wilson School. This project will seek to mitigate heating and cooling issues at the 20-year-old school over the next year.  
Susie Robbins, currently Interim Principal at MIW and assistant principal before that, was approved as the permanent principal of the school Monday night.  The position of assistant principal will be advertised shortly and a process to fill the position will be developed.
Google Expeditions was "pioneered" …