Dear Residents, 

On behalf of my colleagues and the members of the Board of Education, I am proud to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. I hope that your summer was relaxing and filled with rewarding adventures. 

Whether this is your child’s first year in our school district or their last before graduation, I am confident that this year will bring the promise of infinite possibilities and a myriad of opportunities to explore innovative ideas and pursue passions. Each of our students brings a special talent, gift or skill to our school district and I hope that each finds inspiration in the classroom and through co-curricular programs to reach their goals and dreams. Just as I encouraged our staff during this year’s Superintendent’s Conference Day, I remind all of our students that nothing will ever be gained from sitting back. Therefore, I encourage you to jump in and try something new. If you fall, we will catch you and your efforts will not be viewed as failures, but as incremental steps toward success. 

As a school district, our teachers and administrators are also always looking for ways to inspire our students. Through such initiatives as our new Pre-K program at Nassakeag Elementary School, expanded music and educational offerings at the secondary level and the provision for a 1:1 device initiative in grades 7-9, we hope to provide students with the foundation needed for future success and personal drive. 

If you have not already done so, I encourage you to visit our schools’ webpages and electronic calendar tab. Both resources contain a wealth of information on our programs and ways to enhance the home-to-school connection. 

The partnership we share with the all our stakeholders is integral to the quality education provided to our students. I extend my best wishes for a great school year and thank you for your continued support.

Cheryl Pedisich 
Superintendent of Schools