To: School Board Directors
From: Tom Desjardins
Date: February 27, 2020
Re: Principal's Report
Carrabec Community School
The month of February brings the grand finale to our basketball season and what a finale it was. Our girls and boys showed true grit and perseverance by playing hard and not giving up throughout the competition. We did not place in a winning spot but can proudly say that 4 of our players received All Star Awards. Congratulations to William Lawrence, Kolby Carpenter, Dakota Cahill and Summer Linblom.
We held our Quarter 2 Academic Awards Assembly on February 10th & February 12th. Our librarian, Mrs. Mellows called down all students who participated in the “Book It Program” and they were given Pizza Hut certificates. We recognized all students who achieved excellent attendance, Honors and High Honors. We also awarded our selected Citizens of the Quarter as well as Mr. and Mrs. Hickox’s Science and Math awards and the PTO ELA award. These awards were given to students who have the highest MEA test scores in the district in grades 3, 4, 5 & 8 in the subject area.
Our Cobra Youth Wrestling is up and running for its second year. We have over 50 PreK – 8 students participating. 31 of the students attended and competed in our first meet. We will be housing our own meet in April. We are hoping for a big turn out and a successful day.
The Pokemon Club is running again this year under the leader ship of Randall Rothert. The club is promoting friendship and team work with a no win, no lose environment. It is just plain fun.
The 2019 Winter Games was a success once again this year as the Carrabec Community School (K-5) placed 14th overall out of 32 schools who participated in the WinterKids Winter Games this December. There were 4 weeks of participation to include Physical Activity, Nutrition, Family Engagement and Winter Carnival. CCS did not take home the GOLD, the Bronze or the Silver, but had a great time being engaged in healthy activities.
On February 14th we closed our school day with a student/staff Basketball game. What a great opportunity for our students to interact with our staff in a more laid back, fun environment. It is also a nice way to celebrate with our athletes and close down our basketball season.
Mr. Carey will carry on with basketball activities during the month of March running his March Madness Program. This is intramural basketball teams competing against each other. This gives students who have never played or are inexperienced at the game the chance to compete at a lower, less competitive, less stressful level. Mr. Carey anticipates 35-40 kids to participate