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Welcome to Maranacook Middle School
“A Caring School Community Dedicated to Excellence”


NEW!  Save the Dates!!

The Annual Budget Meeting will be held on May 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maranacook Community High School. Members of the RSU #38 School Board will explain the warrant articles within the budget and the citizens of the four towns will vote on those warrant articles. The warrant articles will be explained in the Annual Report which should arrive in the mail within the week. Childcare will be provided for this meeting by members of the Maranacook National Honor Society.

On June 10, 2014, members of the four communities will vote on the FY15 RSU #38 School Budget at the budget validation referendums which will be held at the individual town polling locations. 

Please be sure to vote on each of these important dates!

April 18, 2014
Budget Update #10

Revised Revenues:
Superintendents have just received a letter from Education Commissioner Jim Rier with an updated ED279 indicating a change in anticipated subsidy for FY15.  This change will be reflected in the updated Revenue sheet (dated 4/18/14) and represents a subsidy increase of $52,808. This increase has no impact on the expenditure that was approved by the RSU #38 School Board on April 16, 2014, but rather decreases the local dollars required.  

Change of Annual Meeting Date:

In order to comply with Maine State Law (Title 20-A 1486) it is necessary to change the Budget Annual Meeting from May 7, 2014 to May 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  Originally we had scheduled the meeting early to honor the request of the towns for an early date.  However, the law states that our referendum "must be held on or before the 30th calendar day following the scheduled date of the regional school unit budget meeting".  The May 14, 2014 Annual Meeting date will put us in compliance with this law.  

Please mark your calendars for the Budget Annual Meeting: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at Maranacook Community High School.


Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

April 17, 2014
Budget Update #9

On April 16, 2014 the RSU #38 approved the FY15 budget totaling $15,614,580 and representing a decrease of 1% from the FY14 budget. This budget, ($110,211) from FY 14, is close to meeting the total goal of 0%, increase which would have been a decrease of $150,000 from FY 14 due to the discontinuation of the Phoenix House program.
At the Annual Budget Meeting, on May 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the high school, members of the RSU #38 School Board will explain the warrant articles within the budget.  Citizens of the four towns will then vote on those warrant articles. Childcare will be provided for this meeting by members of the Maranacook National Honor Society.
On June 10, 2014 members of the four communities will vote on the FY15 budget at the Budget Validation Referendums which will be held at the individual town polling locations.  
Within the next week and a half citizens of RSU #38 will receive a copy of the Annual Report in the mail that will contain information about the FY15 budget, messages from RSU #38 administrators, and an explanation of each warrant article.  Be sure to look for this in your mail.     
I would like to thank all the citizens that attended the budget development meetings and to those that provided input through email, phone calls, and presentations to the RSU #38 School Board.  It is extremely important to have this input and each comment was taken into consideration throughout the budget development process.  Please make every effort to attend the annual meeting and to visit your town polling place on June 10 to vote in the budget referendum.  


Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Here are the links to the Superintendent Budget Updates:

Visit the updated Budget page!  Updates and new information will be added following every board meeting!

We would like to introduce the Maranacook Middle School Blog for 5th Graders and Their Parents!

To help with the transition from elementary school to middle school, we have created a blog so 5th grade students and parents can ask questions. We have posted information about the advisee program, lunch & activity, teams & looping, the curriculum, and all about the iPads.  Students and parents can read about these areas and then post any questions they may have.  We also have an area for general questions about the middle school.  This blog is moderated by our principal, Mrs. Jacobs, and she will be responding to the questions.

 GT Screening

Screening for Gifted and Talented services for academics will be held on May 8, 2014 for students in grades 2, 5 and 8. For music and art, the screening will takeplace on May 14, 2014 and will be conducted in grades 3 and 9. For more information, look for the “G&T Identification” link on the Maranacook.org website or use this link: G & T Identification.

18500.jpgAwesome Bear Society-Maranacook on-line ordering!

The above link has been posted to the ABS site for on line ordering.  Deadline for orders is Dec 12 - in order for Christmas delivery.   There are sweat shirts, T-shirts, sweat pants, & jackets.  Prices are set very low (low profit margin for ABS at this time).

Parent Tips for Keeping Kids Safe on Facebook

With the recent events in the news regarding the dangers of meeting someone in person who you have met online, here are a few of things you can do with your child to protect them.
1. Sit down and have a conversation.  They should know that they should never meet someone in person they have only met online.  Here is proof that people "misrepresent" themselves all the time and it's hard to know when they are.  
2. Go through their friends list with them.  "Unfriend" anyone that they don't actually know in person.
3. Talk about other social networking sites like Tumblr, Snapchat, and Twitter.  The same rules apply.

Middle School Team Themes for Trimester 2

Acadia: Earth, Space and the Future
Katahdin: Apocalypse
Royal River: Arts in a Changing World
Moose Island:  Body Language

January 13, 2014


Maranacook Area School DistrictRegional School Unit No. 38

A Caring School Community Dedicated to Excellence

At the January 8, 2014 public meeting of the RSU #38 School Board there was an indepthdiscussion about the Board’s priorities and goals for the FY15 budget. Community membersJohn Harker and David Hepfner expressed their desires and concerns regarding the FY15 budget.Board discussion centered on expressed concerns by community members and the survey thatwas completed by Board members prior to this meeting.

The RSU #38 Board identified the following goals for the FY15 budget:
1. No budget increase
2. Continued progress toward the educational commitment of the RSU #38 Board3. Maintenance of the quality of the RSU #38 schools.

Also at the January 8 meeting an Original Request document was presented to the RSU #38School Board. This document presented baseline requests from administrators based on needand represented a 3% increase to the FY14 budget. This Original Request document is basedsolely on expenditures as we have no information on revenues to date.

In the next week, administrators will reexamine their requests in order to meet the no budgetincrease goal. Reductions will be made through the lens of goals 2 and 3, continued progresstoward educational commitment and maintenance of the quality of our schools.

Administrators will begin budget presentations at the January 22, 2014 RSU #38 School Boardmeeting. Community members and staff are urged to attend budget meetings to further theirunderstanding of the RSU #38 FY15 budget.


Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.Superintendent of Schools
Manchester Mt. Vernon Readfield Wayne
Office of the Superintendent 45 Millard Harrison Drive Readfield, Maine 04355www.maranacook.org

VICKY'S BOUTIQUE began many years ago and is visited by 3-5 students per day. All clothing is sorted and washed by me and our space looks very much like a proper shop, with custom-built clothes racks and a dressing room. Students have come to depend on Vicky's Boutique if they forget their coat or gym clothes or if they become wet, muddy or bloody. When students find the clothing they need I tell them, "If you love it, keep it and if you don't, then bring it back!" Most clothes are not returned.

I'm always in need of donations in small sizes right up to extra large.

31213_104511_0.png     jeans, especially skinny styles (girls)
winter coats
sneakers, winter boots, sandals
sweatpants, leggings
long-sleeved tee shirts
short-sleeved tee shirts
socks, underwear
gloves and hats
gym shorts

If you have clothing or footwear that your son or daughter has outgrown, please consider giving it to Vicky's Boutique. You may drop off any donations at the Wellness Center. Thank you so much.
~ Vicky Gabrion, school nurse
Parents dropping off or picking up students at Maranacook Community High School or Middle School are reminded that they should not enter the circle in front of the schools between 7:30 and 8:00 AM and between 2:15 and 3:00 PM so that our buses can load and unload students and proceed with their routes.   Thank you.


Last Modified: Jul 05, 2014

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