Camp POSTCARD (“Police Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams”) is a free week-long summer camp for Maine 5th and 6th graders — helping them build relationships, learn life skills, change their perceptions of law enforcement, reduce high school dropout rates, and improve literacy and college acceptance rates.Launched in 1994, the camp is held every June on the grounds of Agassiz Village in Poland, Maine, and is staffed by volunteer law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, community volunteers, and Volunteers of America personnel. Members of the Mt. Ararat Interact Club helped supply backpacks with personal supplies for this summer’s campers.
It is with mixed feelings that I announce my resignation as Principal of Mt. Ararat High School. Over the past nine years, I have appreciated all the challenges, successes, and even the disappointments that this professional experience has brought me. My experiences at this school and in the four communities of MSAD No. 75 have had a profound, positive influence on me both professionally and personally. I have been fortunate to be afforded the opportunity to lead this school, a school where every adult cares about the future and well being of every student.
I will continue to serve as the Principal well into the summer. During the month of July, I will split my time between MSAD No. 75 and RSU 10. Superintendent Smith and the leadership of the MSAD No. 75 Board of Directors have begun to discuss plans for new leadership at the high school. They will establish and make public their plans for this process soon.
I have always been proud of the fact that our four communities strongly support the education of our young people in both word and deed. This community support bodes well for the future of this school and the students it serves.
Mt. Ararat High School hosted Senior Awards Night on May 24th. Seniors were awarded over $42,000 in scholarships and grants from area businesses, service organizations, and other community groups.
Graduation will be held at Mt. Ararat High School on Sunday, June 9 at 1:00. The three graduation speakers this year are Kristen Haines, Ryan Smith, and Adeline Schneider.
Retired Mt. Ararat English teacher, Jeff Fischer has a film project that will be featured on Maine Public Broadcasting in June. The film features some Mt. Ararat High School students. Growing Up Bowdoinham is being broadcast by Maine Public Television on Thursday June 13th at 10 pm and Saturday June 15th at 11 am, as part of their Community Films Series. http://www.mpbn.net/Television/MPBNCommunityFilms.aspx