At the recent board meeting there were two groups of students in attendance. The football team shared their excitement about the 8-Man Large North MPA Good Sportsmanship Award they recently earned. Exchange students from Morse High School also attended and are pictured from left to right: Elsa Tuxen, Francesca Ferre, Akku Shaimerdenova, Lili LaBrosse, Moritz Scholze.
Three times a year BMS grade level students lead an activity for the whole student body. Eighth grade students shared highlights from their FLOW experience, spoke to students and staff about perseverance, and ended the Crew with a fun activity.
Please join us for this month's School Board meeting, which will be held Monday, November 28th at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the main conference room, just inside the main entrance at Morse High School/Bath Tech.
View the livestream: https://youtu.be/DjBBB_CX9Ds
View agenda here: http://bit.ly/3hVww89
BMS is doing monthly character building themes and activities. November's theme was gratitude. BMS students donated 616 cans to the Bath Area Food Bank as part of way to spread gratitude beyond our school doors! We had a handful of students who took a trip to the BAFB today to unload and organize our school's donation.
Phippsburg Elementary School hosted their Friends and Family Thanksgiving meal. There was a great turn out and a delicious meal was enjoyed by all!
Morse football won the 8-Man Large North MPA Good Sportsmanship Award this fall. This past season each team was asked to select an opponent they felt was most deserving of receiving a sportsmanship award. Each school selected to receive this banner has displayed respect, fair play, honesty, and a love for the game. Morse football is very deserving of this award, which is reflective of the players and coaches in the program.
Here are some great photos of first grade students at PES doing literacy work!
As part of Read for the Record, PreK teacher Kate Brockett reads to students while on their field trip to Nobel Hill Preserve in Phippsburg.
RSU1 Food Services has a new Facebook Page! This is the place to share the monthly menus for all the RSU1 schools, introduce you to our staff, highlight new and interesting things in our kitchens, share pictures of the food we prepare, and answer any questions you may have regarding our program. Click here to view the RSU1 Food Services FB: https://bit.ly/3TDFjK0
Good news! The Morse High School Library is a recipient of a Maine Humanities Council Discussion Project Grant for the 2022-2023 school year. The year-long program, books, author visit, and discussions will focus on the question: "How do diverse voices foster inclusion and build strong, vibrant communities?"
The program is open to students, staff, and the community. The hope is that partnerships will be formed between Morse, community members, and local organizations. We will be working with staff, students, and school clubs to facilitate community outreach and leadership opportunities.
The four discussions will be held November 3, December 8, February 6, and March 30, from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, in the library (Classroom 107). Hilary Eslinger is the group's facilitator. The four featured books are free to participants and available upon registration. Participants can keep the books.
We have chosen books that provide "something for everyone":
I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage (art and poetry)- November 3rd Discussion
They Called Us Enemy (graphic novel)- December 8th Discussion
Sigh, Gone (memoir)- February 6th Discussion (Phuc Tran, the author of the book, will join our discussion.)
Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry (poetry)- March 30th Discussion
The cost of this community program is approximately $8000, and the grant covers all expenses. For your convenience, please find attached the promotional flyer.
This is a wonderful opportunity for our RSU1 learning community and local residents. Please feel free to share this information with others. We hope you will be able to join us.
This week Woolwich School reached their first PTA fundraising goal - the reward?Mr. Libby served the students lunch on Friday! They hope to reach their final goal of $10,000 by next Friday at the WCS Get Glowing Fun Run!
Grade 9 students participated in our annual community service day earlier this week. We had 14 service sites this year, with 115 students participating, along with 24 chaperones. Sites included:
• Maine's First Ship/Bath Freight Shed
• United Way
• Area elementary schools
• Chocolate Church
• KELT and LOCAL Garden
• Local State Parks, including Popham Beach and Fort Baldwin
• Midcoast Youth Center
Phippsburg teachers enjoying their new table in the teachers' room. Thanks goes to Ruth's Reusable Resources for the donations and to Josh and Kyle from RSU 1's maintenance department for picking it up and delivering it to PES!
Higher Opportunity for Pathways to Employment (HOPE) and Parents as Scholars (PaS) are two statewide workforce development programs offered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that help parents and specified relatives pursue training and education beyond high school and achieve their career plans. Follow the link below for more information.
The new scoreboard on the high school turf field looks great! A special thank you to Crooker for their donation and to the Bath Tech Welding program for building the base.
PES students were busy enjoying a beautiful fall day. Here are some shots from 4th graders harvesting the community garden. The veggies were then used in the cafe!