RSU #74 Mission Statement

The school community of RSU #74 will work together to raise the aspirations of all students by providing them with lifelong learning skills so that they may become self-sufficient contributing members of society.

December 21st, Staff Workshop Information

Staff Spotlight

Jasmyn Wagg

Our Staff Spotlight for the month of December is Garret Schenck third grade teacher Jasmyn Wagg.

In only her third year of teaching, Ms. Wagg has done an amazing job involving the whole school and community in the Garret Schenck Community Garden. She started with the small existing garden and built it up by applying for grants from the Perloff Foundation and Donors Choose and by soliciting donations from many community members and businesses. The garden now fills the area that was formerly the tennis courts with raised beds and two greenhouses in addition to the original garden plot.

In this hands-on science project, older students and younger students work together to start seedlings that are later planted in the garden. Parents and students volunteer in the garden with Ms. Wagg throughout the summer. This fall she held a Garden Open House on August 31st to showcase the garden and share the harvest with the community. She then organized a spaghetti supper in conjunction with the school's Open House on September 28th, using garden produce and working with the staff to involve the students in making spaghetti sauce, salad, zucchini bread and zucchini chocolate cake. Students were very proud to invite their parents to try the foods they and their classmates had made. Ms. Wagg's next venture is to plant fruit trees near the garden with donations of trees from Mr. Chet Hickox and the Garret Schenck PTFO. At their annual celebration and awards ceremony on September 20th, Somerset Public Health named Ms. Wagg as one of their twelve Public Health Champions for 2016-17 for “showing her students the importance of growing their own food and the joy of getting your hands dirty.”

Ms. Wagg's talents, dedication, and passion for engaging students in interesting and exciting real-life learning experiences such as the garden project, her Genius Hour project, and integrated units with our art and music teachers make her the focus of this month's Staff Spotlight.


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