Good morning, students, parents, staff, and community members. Today, December 4, 2023 RSU 89 schools will be closed due to the anticipated significant snowfall. Stay safe everyone!
3 months ago, Heather Mitchell
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KES Weekly Updates: Monday, December 4th, our 4th grade class will have a field trip to the Hudson Museum. Our book fair will run from December 4th to the 11th. Wednesday, December 6th, Reba Heath will be returning as KES principal. Thursday, December 7th and Friday, December 8th will be our student led conferences. There will be NO school for KES on Friday, December 8th, unless you will be joining us with your student for conferences.
3 months ago, Reba Heath
Our creative ELA students in Heidi Morse's class completed the following challenge: Build a shelter in 45 minutes--NO tools!
3 months ago, Heather Mitchell
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We at RSU 89 are excited to welcome back our students and staff tomorrow! November continues to be a busy month and December is likely to be the same--stay tuned for details! Can't wait to see you tomorrow everyone!
3 months ago, Heather Mitchell
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our RSU 89 families. May we find gratefulness in our hearts as we look around and notice our blessings.
3 months ago, Heather Mitchell
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We had a mini celebration to congratulate our 14 young authors who will now be published authors!Thank you to Mrs. DeTour for the opportunity and guidance. Congratulations to these talented students! Missing from the photo are Autumn and Mason.
3 months ago, Heather Mitchell
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Some exciting news from the US News & World Report School Rankings just released! Katahdin Middle High School ranked #11 in all of Maine high schools. All other high schools in the top 10 before us are in Southern Maine (Augusta area to Portland area)--so what a point of pride! https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/maine/rankings Katahdin Middle High School ranked #1 (YES, NUMBER ONE) in the Bangor metro area high schools! https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/maine/rankings/bangor-me-12620 The rankings are based on college readiness, college curriculum offered, state assessment proficiency, state assessment performance, underserved student performance, and graduation rate. If you see any of our impressive students and our astounding staff, make sure to say "Congratulations!" for a hard-earned honor. Thank you to all community members and parents who support the learning that goes on here at Katahdin Middle High School in RSU 89! Go Cougars!
3 months ago, Heather Mitchell
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KES Weekly Updates: Thank you to all that joined us for our Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday. It was wonderful to see so many families. There will be NO ASP next week. The ASP team wishes everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Tuesday, November 21, is the end of Trimester 1. Wednesday the 22nd, Thursday the 23rd, and Friday the 25th, there will be NO school.
4 months ago, Reba Heath
Katahdin National Honor Society students traveled to Caribou on Monday for the Regional NHS Conference that's held each year. The leadership activities these students participate in build on the four pillars: Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service. It looks like a productive evening for our members--way to go!
4 months ago, Heather Mitchell
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Please see another reason to celebrate in the image below from Mrs. DeTour!
4 months ago, Heather Mitchell
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A great time was had last night at the Snack and Paint hosted by Candy McKellar.
4 months ago, Liza Ryan
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Tonight Mrs Simpson congratulated Fiona and Breana for their acceptance into All-Aroostook then Coach McAvoy and others spoke on behalf of the HS girls' soccer team for their MPA Sportsmanship award. Thank you to all who turned out to celebrate these accomplishments! Thank you to Mrs Rush for organizing the amazing food as well!
4 months ago, Heather Mitchell
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Please click the link below for information about Mrs. McAvoy's LifeSkills Class Craft Shop! Students worked hard to develop, create, and price their wares and are now ready to showcase their talents. All monies earned go toward the life skills program and supplies for future activities. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wl91dZ9pAaqH7YMi16Gc6TWpwIdgwHGu/view?usp=sharing Scroll through the brochure to see what is for sale and on the last page you'll see the student-generated price list. Crafts available include: hanging shelves, Christmas tree shelves, lighted snowmen, cookies-in-a-jar, jewelry, and so much more! The shop is open at KMHS from 12:00-1:30 on Friday November 17, Tuesday November 21, Friday December 1, Friday December 8, Friday December 15, and then the finale at our annual craft fair on Saturday December 16 from 10 AM to 3 PM (more info to come on the craft fair). Thank you in advance for your support
4 months ago, Heather Mitchell
Who would have thought - Oreo Cookies represent the Phases of the Moon! In Mrs. Hanson's class, Grade 6 explored the moon's phases to understand how the moon, Earth, and Sun interact. After studying the moon's phases and how it changes as it circles the Earth on its 29.5-day rotation, students were given 8 Oreo cookies to create a visual representation. Most importantly, they were able to EAT them!!!
4 months ago, Heather Mitchell
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KES Update: A few events will take place on Thursday, November 16. Your child should have brought home a paper today detailing the scheduled times per grade level for our Thanksgiving lunch. Please look for that. The food pantry will also take place Thursday at 2:30 in the KES bus garage. Thursday evening at 5pm the School Board meeting will take place in the KES cafeteria.
4 months ago, Reba Heath
Mrs. Birmingham's Outdoor Education 2 (ODE 2) class succeeded in their fire-starting activity. Before heading outside to complete this part of the program, students must understand fire safety and the proper use of tools needed. The collaboration and cooperation between students made for a successful day of learning and celebration as KMHS ODE 2 lit it up!
4 months ago, Heather Mitchell
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Good morning! There is so much to celebrate this month! The girls' soccer team was awarded the MPA's Sportsmanship award and we also have two students accepted to the All-Aroostook band & chorus. These celebrations are independent of the sports awards that will be given to both the boys' and the girls' soccer teams at a later date. Please see the attached student-created poster for an exciting community event happening on Wednesday, November 15! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kq8nc1k3W30rVJfJ7cNdXo6-E2JicOouDdwbr6dWJ0E/edit?usp=sharing
4 months ago, Heather Mitchell
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In Mrs. Schmidt's classes, KMHS 8th graders used the "speed dating" model to help each other solve multi-step equations. Each student became an expert on their multi-step problem in order to help their classmates in case they needed it. Movement and peer learning are great strategies for learning new mathematical concepts. ❤️math
4 months ago, Heather Mitchell
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In honor of our Veterans and their families, 6th grade students in Mrs. Ritchie's class created a project that also instilled cooperative learning, clear communication, and civic awareness. It was quite an honor to witness these young people working for a common goal!
4 months ago, Heather Mitchell
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Katahdin staff and students would like to say Happy Veterans Day to all Veterans. Thank You for your service and dedication to our country.
4 months ago, Leanne Morse
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