Reeds Brook Middle School News

2021 County Teachers of the Year Announced in Virtual Ceremony  

Teachers from all 16 of Maine’s counties were honored today in a virtual announcement that was broadcast live on the Maine Department of Education’s YouTube page.    

As part of the Maine Teacher of the Year Program, hundreds of teachers across Maine are nominated by a member of their school community. Through a rigorous application process, one teacher from each county is selected as the County Teacher of the Year by a panel of teachers, principals, and business community members within the county.

During the ceremony, teachers were honored by Maine Department of Education Commissioner, Pender Makin; Educate Maine Executive Director, Jason Judd; State Board of Education member, Peter Geiger; 2021 Maine Teacher of the Year, Cindy Soule; Maine County, State Teachers of the Year Association Co-President Shana Goodall; and Maine’s 2021 Poetry Out Loud Champion, Emily Paruk, a senior from Gorham High School. 

2021 County Teachers of the Year: (Notice 2 RSU 22 teachers - Penobscot and Waldo Counties)

Androscoggin:
Jessica Harvey
Elm Street School, Mechanic Falls 
 
Aroostook
Andrew Kirby
Presque Isle High School, Presque Isle
 
Cumberland: 
Dr. Paige Fournier 
Freeport Middle School, Freeport 
 
Franklin:
Michelle Laliberte, 
Rangeley Lakes Regional School, Rangeley 
 
Hancock:
Sarah Doremus, 
Sedgwick Elementary, 
Sedgwick
 
Kennebec:
 Raye Anne DeSoto, 
Gardiner Area High School, Gardiner
 
Knox:
Patti Forster,
Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport
 
Lincoln:
Bill Hinkley, 
Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro 
 
Oxford:
Melissa Guerrette,
Oxford Elementary School, Oxford 
 
Penobscot: 
Kelsey Stoyanova, 
Reeds Brook Middle School, Hampden  

 
Piscataquis:
Lisa Martell, 
Piscataquis Community Secondary School, Guilford
Sagadahoc:  
Lianna Fenimore,
Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham 
 
Somerset:
Kevin Malady, 
Lawrence High School, Fairfield 
 
Waldo:
Hillary Hoyt, 
Leroy H. Smith School, Winterport 
 
 
Washington:
Diana Mahar, 
Sipayik Elementary School, Pleasant Point
 
York:
Christine Goulet, Biddeford Primary School, Biddeford
  

After being named, Maine County Teachers of the Year serve as ambassadors for teachers, students, and quality education state-wide throughout the year, and continue to participate in an intensive Maine State Teacher of the Year selection process.

The Maine County Teachers of the Year are available to make presentations to local and regional organizations.

The Maine Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year Program is administered through a collaborative partnership with Educate Maine. To learn more about the Teacher of the Year Program visit: https://www.mainetoy.org/

ADULT EDUCATION NEWS


Link for Adult Education Catalog 
Upcoming Adult Education Classes
Meditation via Zoom 
Gift yourself three evenings of just meditation from the safety and comfort of your own home. Snuggle in a warm blanket and Zoom with us for 90 minutes of forgetting about the outside world with peaceful meditation to quiet your mind and create a body of relaxation and peace.  
Instructor: Evelyn Conrad 
Mondays May 10, 17 and 24       6 - 7:30 pm        Course fee: $32
Outdoor Cooking via Zoom 
This class is taught by a registered Maine guide who is known for her field buffalo chicken calzone! Join in to learn some tried and true outdoor cooking methods and see one meal through. The class will receive an email with a few camp classics that they can prepare at will. While the instructor is making a dish, she will be chatting about how to utilize outdoor ethics (Leave No Trace) when preparing, cooking, and cleaning up after a meal. 
Instructor: Devon Kane, Registered Maine Guide, EMT, Wilderness First Aid Instructor Wednesday, May 12               6 - 7:30 pm          Course fee: $25 
Retirement by Design via Zoom 
This will be a 40-minute presentation that illustrates how you can translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether you are 10 or 40 years from retirement, you'll learn strategies to help design the retirement you want. We'll also discuss how you can add flexibility to your strategy to help you handle unexpected events, and how you can keep your strategy on track. 
Instructor: Robert L. Smith, Financial Advisor Edward Jones 
Thursday, May 13                  6 – 7:30 pm          Course fee: $7
 
Watercolor Basics via Zoom 
Welcome to the wonderful world of color! If you are interested in learning about basic color theory for the first time, or maybe want to refine your knowledge, this is the class for you! The fun and fast paced class will keep you learning and challenged, while having fun. We will cover basic techniques such as color harmony, contrast, color values and light's relationship with color. Each week we will learn something new, and you will have a fun assignment to apply what you have learned! It will not be just color study, but we will apply your knowledge to actual paintings done in class and as homework. This is a zoom class so we will be safe and socially distanced in the comfort of our own homes. Dive in and learn how to create beautiful artwork all your own! Students provide their own materials. Four session class. 
Instructor: Obrianna Cornelius 
Fridays, April 30 - May 21                                                                             6:30 - 8pm        Course fee: $40 


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Dear Reeds Brook Families,


Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! Although this year promises to be different than past years, please know that we are eager and ready to meet our new students and see our returning students again. Our commitment to supporting all students and providing appropriate challenges continues in these new modes of learning. We look forward to seeing students back in the building or working with them if they are full remote.


Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we face uncertainty and change. We truly appreciate all the work parents have done to help their students continue to learn even in different learning modes. We are confident that together we can move forward to have a great year!


Susan Thibedeau

Principal