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Message October 17, 2016

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MSAD #51!
A very exciting weekend celebrating the Anniversary of the SAD!  So many great activities to commemorate 50 years included a homecoming football game celebrating the Class of 1966, pancake breakfast, concert with Rick Charette, alumni class meetings, face painting, history walks, facility tours, a birthday bash complete with cake, burrito lunch, and time capsule.  
Many thanks to the 50th celebration committee for their months-long planning of this event: Ashley Caswell (chair), Karen Campbell, Donna Damon, Stephanie Desmond, Don Foster, Dixie Hayes, Carla O’Sullivan, Eliza Porter, Scott Poulin, Rosemary Roy, David Shapiro, Paula Slipp, and Carolyn Small. Many thanks to sponsors Greely PTO, Tender Years Learning Center, The Richter Group, and Riley Woodworks. Special thanks to GHS Madrigals, GMS Sounds of Silence, GHS Jazz Band, GHS Video Production Class, and Joanna Foster.
20 exchange students and their teachers from Barr, France arrived last week at GHS an…

Message October 3, 2016

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Congrats!!  Greely Middle School 6-8 wins top award by MSN, named #1 middle school in Maine.Clickhere for more information.  We are very proud of our students, staff, and parents!
The criteria used to assess middle schools for this award is below:
Exam Passing Rates: This includes math proficiency rates and reading and language arts proficiency rates over the last three years.
School Environment: The school environment score consists of factors such as the student-teacher ratio, teacher experience and teacher absence rate. Disciplinary Actions: This takes into account the school's retention rate, in-school suspension rate and out-of-school suspension rate.
We held our first-ever K-12 all-campus reading event  "Drop Everything & Read!"  This was a fun hour-hour event where students and staff literally dropped what they were doing and picked up a book.  There were many guest readers in classes, cross-school partnerships between classes, and a general enthusiasm for the joy…