CCS Report

To:  School Board Directors


From:  Tom Desjardins


Date:  April 29, 2019


Re:  Principal's Report


Carrabec Community School


The brutal claws of winter held tight to us for the first part of April leaving us with yet another snow day to add to our Calendar.  However, the month ended with some wet, but much warmer weather and the snow is melting quickly.  Spirits are lifting and it is my hope that the April break gave everyone a renewed sense of energy.


We had a great deal of testing going on this past month with MEA’s.  We were prepared with schedules and everything ran like clockwork.  The students were encouraged to do their absolute best.  Previous scores were shared with the students so they could see how close they were to achieving the next level.  This really stimulated most of our students to put in the extra effort to succeed. 


Even with the rigorous testing going on we were still able to offer some fun activities for our students.  On April 11th Mad Louie returned once again to our school.  His program engages students in fun activities that offer them a fun alternative for physical exercise ideas.  The students really enjoyed it and it was a fun filled day of exercise and laughter for our students.  April 11th was our talent show.  The students showed a great deal of courage to practice and perform on stage in front of their parents, community members and peers. 


Mrs. Day and Mrs. Bedard started a group for our middle school girls called “Diamonds in the Rough”.  This will offer a 5 week discovery program focused on health, beauty, friendship and safety.  Diamonds in the Rough will provide information, prevention and empowerment tools to middle school girls.  The goal is to enhance their lives through practical enrichment lessons, to inspire our young ladies, reduce potential behavioral risks and increase of confidence, courage, educational and personal development. 


We held our quarter 3 Awards Assembly.  Students were once again acknowledged for excellent attendance, honors and high honors as well as Citizen of the Quarter.  Mrs. Mellows presented her Book It certificates and Jack Kaplan did a presentation on Cobra Power.