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May 14, 2017

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NASA Astronaut Visits GMS & GHS




On Thursday, May 4, Dr. Jessica Meir joined students and staff at GMS and GHS to recognize Maine Space Day. Dr. Meir hails from Caribou, ME and is a scientist and astronaut with NASA. In an engaging and informative assembly for grades 4-8, Dr. Meir shared with students her path to NASA from a small town in Maine. Her message was all about following your passion, not being afraid to make mistakes, and never giving up on your goals.

MIW Art Show

Many families and community members came out to enjoy the work of our students at MIW as they displayed their art work. So many creative pieces were on display, from fish to owls to a large Maine moose! Many thanks to MIW art teachers Joanne Matusko and Linda McCann-Olson for their skillful facilitation of such wonderful student art work.

New GHS Latin Honors System
This year, the student government has proposed that the ceremony be altered by the implementation of the Latin Honors System of Recognition. The L…

May 1, 2017

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Greely High School Recognized
U.S. News & World Report ranked 22,000 U.S. high schools using the criteria below.  Greely High School was ranked #4 in Maine and #963 in the United States (top 4% nationally).  
Criteria used to review high schools for state and national rankings:
STEP 1 | Students perform better than expected in their state.We looked at reading and math results for students on each state's proficiency tests and then factored in the percentage of economically disadvantaged students, who tend to score lower. STEP 2 | Disadvantaged students perform better than state average.We compared each school's math and reading proficiency rates for disadvantaged students - black, Hispanic and low-income - with the statewide results for these student groups and then selected schools that were performing better than their state averages. STEP 3 | Student graduation rates meet or exceed a national standard.We excluded schools from consideration if their graduation rates were lowe…