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Update: March 21, 2022

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GMS 6-8 Unified Basketball Game A GMS Unified Basketball game last Friday afternoon was a big hit, drawing a large audience with an enthusiastic student section cheering the student athletes on! Did Someone Say Pie? Teachers at GMS 6-8 helped students raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation by taking a pie in the face last week on March 14 (hint: 3.14). Pi(e) Day! Below, Teachers Heather Daigle, Shannon Montgomery, and Ben Caswell step up to the plate. And Doug Pride's math students actually made the pie at GHS. Congratulations Go To... GHS Alpine Ski Team for a great season! Highlights included a 2nd place finish in the GS and 4th in slalom by Ruth Weeks at the Western Maine Conference Championships and a 5th place finish in the GS and 4th in the slalom at the Maine State Championships. National Merit Scholarship Finalists Matthew Gilbert and Lev Giffune. Treble Chorus, Madrigal Singers and the full GHS Concert Chorus, conducted by Mrs. Bailey. Congratulations for a wonderful

Update: March 7, 2022

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Honoring MLK The GHS Civil Rights Team celebrated Black History Month in February by starting a mural of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is the first of several installments to this mural and has already shaped up to be a great addition to the high school.                                                          Greely Debate Greely Debate won four of the top six places in Congressional Debate and won the State Championship with 34 points, defeating Yarmouth with 21 points and Kennebunk with 10 points. Of the four qualifying spots Maine receives for the NCFL Finals in May in Washington DC, Greely won three. Meredith Brubaker, Mia Netland, and Ruth Weeks will all be going to the National Final. Coach Jason Curry was voted Debate Coach of the Year. Rangers Athletics Roundup Girls Track & Field Class B State Champs! Girls Basketball Runners-up for State Class A title & Class A South Regional Winners! Girls Nordic Ski team won the Western Maine Conference two-day Pursuit Race, l

Update: February 7, 2022

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WMTW Features MSAD #51 for Mental Health Efforts Several members of the MSAD #51 school community were featured on a recent News 8 WMTW segment about mental health and schools. The district's commitment to mental health supports over the last couple of years has been recognized as a model for ensuring that students are successfully transitioning back to full-time school after 18 months in hybrid and RED/remote schooling after the March 2020 COVID disruption began. Many thanks to GHS student Avery Olsen, GHS teachers Lori Gunn and Maureen Holland, GMS 6-8 Principal Mar-E Trebilcock, and GHS social worker Peter Scott for their roles in the segment. https://www.wmtw.com/article/ taking-a-community-approach- to-ensuring-mental-well-being- of-students/38969194 NASA Tech Rise Challenge Congratulations to GMS 6-8 students Sam Palmlund, Erin Frost, Helen Kalinich, and Jonathan LaPlante. Last fall all 8th graders participated in the NASA Tech Rise Challenge. Their team’s proposal for the NA

Update: January 18, 2022

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Equity Community Dialogue Many thanks to the 90 participants at the January 11 Equity public dialogue event. Facilitator Lawrence Alexander of Carney-Sandoe Associates and the Equity leadership committee helped participants engage with prompts in breakout rooms. Special thanks to co-organizers Tyler McGinley and Nick Whiston. RED Day 1.14.22 Many thanks to parents, teachers, staff, and students for their flexibility as we transitioned to a RED day on Friday, Jan. 14 due to high case counts, staff shortages, and 35 positive pools from pooled testing. Overall, administrators reported productive and smooth experiences in all schools in making this adjustment to RED for the day. Tuesday's return to in-person learning saw healthier attendance rates amongst students and staff. Helping to End Hunger 5th graders in Sally Grund & Hayley Duncan's classes at GMS 4-5 walked donations they collected to the Cumberland Food Pantry before the holidays. Poetry Out Loud Great recitations of