To: RSU #74 Board of Directors

From: Bruce Dostie

Re: Carrabec Community School June 2024 School Board Report

Upcoming and Recent School Events

Our staff recognized the need to enhance our efforts in preparing students for exams and celebrating their hard work afterward. To address this, we started with a school-wide assembly that focused on the importance of the test and to help to motivate students to do their very best.

Testing took place in the mornings, and in the afternoons, we organized various activities for our 6-8 grade classes in the gym. These activities included movies, coloring, puzzles, rocket-launching, and basketball. Additionally, we conducted several raffles each day to reward students for their attendance on both testing days, their focus during exams, completing their home checklist of testing reminders, and writing positive messages on their coloring pages.

We are pleased to report that the NWEA Through-Year (6-8) Spring and Map Growth (K-5) tests were successfully completed, thanks in large part to the dedication of our staff. We do however, have some makeup exams that need to be completed. Special recognition goes to Heidi Day, Karen Pease, Chelsea Fournier, and Missy Miller for their exceptional contributions to the planning and preparation process. Their efforts were instrumental in making the K-8 testing a success.

Our K-3 students attended the New England Livestock Expo on the 17th of May. It was an extremely long day for them but they all had a great time as they had the opportunity to see up to 30 different exhibits to visit with agricultural animals, insects, history and more.

We had several students from CCS go to the Portland Sea Dogs along with some high school students to attend PI day at Hadlock Field. Each student who went earned their spot by competing in a contest sponsored by the Portland Sea Dogs. Each child was asked to recite as many digits of PI as they could remember. They were able to walk out on the field to be recognized before the game. Their names were also put up on the big scoreboard in centerfield.

CCS staff chose three students from grades 3-5 and three sixth graders who are curious learners, good thinkers, and able to work with others, to attend the UMF