CCS Report January

To: School Board Directors

 From: Tom Desjardins 

Date: January 30, 2019

 Re: Principal's Report Carrabec Community School

January most certainly brought us some cold and snowy weather leaving us with a couple more storm days to add into our calendar. The low temperatures prevented our students from going outside but this did not stop the staff from finding alternate ways of having their students be active and release some energy during that time. I am looking forward to the progression towards spring. The days are starting to get longer and the sun is getting a little warmer with each and every day. 

Our Winter Concert was held on January 15th and we had an amazing turn out. It gave me such pride to watch our students perform their various talents to the audience. Each one unique in his or her own talent but yet uniformly engaged in a group to create a beautiful ensemble of music. I applaud the efforts of Mr. Gilbert and these students who work diligently throughout the year to master the art of music. 

Great news! I am excited to shared that Cobra Youth Wrestling has begun. This has been a huge undertaking and I have had great support to get this program rolling in our school. Mr. Ross Sirois did fundraising last year allowing us some funding to get our wrestling singlets and gear and we are in hopes to gain more funds for next year to get our own wrestling mats. We currently have 45 students, ranging in age from pre –K to grade 7, participating in our program. Running our program is Coach Ross Sirois and Coach Charlie Day. Our first tournament was held on Saturday, January 27th in Winslow.

 For after school activities we have our Pokemon club run by Mr. Rothert and our after school Ski Club run by Mrs. McCluskey. Mrs. McCluskey put a great deal of effort into organizing this club. She knew where to reach out to get the funding and gear. This is another great activity that we are offering here for our students.

 Our Data Team has been working diligently learning their way around the NWEA site, accessing and utilizing the various reports available. This will be used to help teachers zoom in on areas of weakness for our students in an effort to increase test scores. The team facilitated our half day work shop on January 23rd, presenting to our 7th and 8th grade teachers from here as well as the Madison Junior High. 

Our second quarter ended on January 18th and report cards were issued on January 25th. It is hard to believe we are already in to the second half of the school year.