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Greetings Friends of Region 9 Culinary Arts program!

Greetings Friends of Region 9 Culinary Arts program! Chef Brown created our own Facebook page so you can follow what our Culinary Arts students are learning, creating, AND SELLING!

THIS is where we will be informing our wonderfully supportive community of our FOOD SALES and FUNDRAISERS!

You can help us by FOLLOWING AND SHARING this page with ALL your family and friends!

Edited to add: ALL profits from our food sales go directly into our Culinary Arts program to further enhance the learning opportunities of our Culinary Arts students.

FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS MISS OUT ON OUR FOOD SALES!! 🤣🥰

Also, if you are a food business manager or owner within our region (RSU10, RSU56 or SAD44) and you have paid internship or employment opportunities, feel free to post those here.
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Join us on Friday, October 28 for a bus trip to Salem, MA! This trip is open and free to UMA Rumford students who are registered for fall classes.

Join us on Friday, October 28 for a bus trip to Salem, MA! This trip is open and free to UMA Rumford students who are registered for fall classes. Over half of the Rumford seats are already reserved so sign up and pay your deposit soon. Seats are not held until the deposits are made. FMI: https://forms.gle/UqK9dXY7n6Wow1MQ8
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Sophomore Institute – University of Maine at Augusta

Don’t let the name fool you, the Sophomore Institute is for any UMA student looking to enrich their college experience by connecting their academic goals with their personal/career goals. Join our Fall Cohort and chart your path from Professional Student to Professional Career! For more information or to register, check out the Sophomore Institute Website👇

UMA Sophomore Institute: Beyond the Checksheet The UMA Sophomore Institute: Beyond the Checksheet is an opportunity for students with 30+ … Read More
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We’ve already given away over 25 Welcome Back Backpacks to UMA Rumford Students!

We’ve already given away over 25 Welcome Back Backpacks to UMA Rumford Students! We have a few more still to give so stop by soon and get yours. To qualify you just have to live in Oxford or Franklin County and be registered for UMA classes this fall. You will also be entered in a drawing for a GoPro camera or an Echo Show to be drawn on Sept. 9.
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Dirigo High School Athletics

Dirigo High School Athletics:

Attached you will find information relating to the Fall Sports beginning at Dirigo High School this Monday, August 15, 2022 beginning with preseason.

There will be a Zoom meeting held on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM that will include all information needed and provide an opportunity for any questions and/or concerns to be addressed prior to the beginning of the season.

The followings includes important links to be referenced:

RSU 56 Dirigo High School Website:
https://www.rsu56.org/o/dirigo-hs

Dirigo High School Athletics Website:
https://sites.google.com/rsu56.org/hs-athletics/home

Dirigo High School Athletics Sports Calendar:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19-i41GC6F3YQH_AvuPTRoNMBpWaGtTg_tV8s2t0XOYI/edit?usp=sharing

Dirigo High School Student Athlete Handbook:
https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1021/Dirigo_HS/2030437/DHS_Student_Athlete_Handbook_-__22__23-6.pdf

Dirigo High School Student Athlete Policies:
https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1021/Dirigo_HS/2030441/Dirigo_Athletics_RSU_56_Policies.pdf

Dirigo High School Student Athlete Required Documentation:
https://www.rsu56.org/o/dirigo-hs/documents/athletics/required-documentation/316286

Dirigo High School Fall Sports Schedules:
https://sites.google.com/rsu56.org/hs-athletics/sports/fall-sports
*Click on the desired schedule to view.

Feel free to reach out to Nick Karavas, Athletic Director, at nkaravas@rsu56.org if you have any questions and/or concerns!

GO COUGARS!
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A post from Mountain Valley High School

Mountain Valley Athletics

Due to miscommunication on my end, we are going to be moving the annual Fall Sports Meeting this Sunday, August 14th back to a 5:30 PM start to match the time listed on the letters that have been sent home to families. Doors will still open early to allow time for paperwork with our secretaries. The meeting will begin with a brief presentation by the Athletic Director and then will break out into individual sports meetings for coaches to discuss expectations and pre-season schedules.
If you are unsure about the status of your child’s physical, feel free to email me at jpelletier@rsu10.org and I can check.
I apologize for any inconvenience this change will cause.
I hope you are all as excited for the return of Fall sports as I am.
Jeff Pelletier
Athletic Director
#FalconsFly
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Due to miscommunication…

Due to miscommunication on my end, we are going to be moving the annual Fall Sports Meeting this Sunday, August 14th back to a 5:30 PM start to match the time listed on the letters that have been sent home to families. Doors will still open early to allow time for paperwork with our secretaries. The meeting will begin with a brief presentation by the Athletic Director and then will break out into individual sports meetings for coaches to discuss expectations and pre-season schedules.

If you are unsure about the status of your child’s physical, feel free to email me at jpelletier@rsu10.org and I can check.

I apologize for any inconvenience this change will cause.

I hope you are all as excited for the return of Fall sports as I am.

Jeff Pelletier
Athletic Director

#FalconsFly
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Free Welcome Back Gifts!

Free Welcome Back Gifts!
Fall classes start less than three weeks from today! Are you registered yet? UMA’s Rumford Center will be giving free backpacks stuffed with gifts to all UMA Rumford registered students starting the week of August 22nd, while supplies last. Also, when you pick up your backpack you will be entered in a raffle for either an Echo Show or Akaso Go Camera!
Mark your calendars to stop by the UMA Rumford Center between Aug 22 and Sept 9! Supplies are limited so we encourage you to pick yours up as early as you can.
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Bus Trip to Salem, MAWe are pleased to announce that our bus trips are back!

Bus Trip to Salem, MA
We are pleased to announce that our bus trips are back! Join us on Friday, October 28 for a bus trip to Salem, MA. The tickets are free to fall registered UMA Rumford students and 1 guest each. Sign ups will begin Sept. 12 and a $20 deposit per person is required at time of signing up. The $20 will be refunded the day of the trip IF you attend.
Watch your email again on Sept. 12 for the link to the sign up form.
This is Halloween weekend so dressing up is encouraged! Also, trivia on the bus with lots of fun prizes.
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RES Principal

Please complete the Rumford Elementary Community School Leadership Survey found at this link by August 10th.
https://forms.gle/Ldsu3e3xC7URgcX17
Thank you!!

RSU #10 will be searching for a new principal for Rumford Elementary School for the upcoming school year (2022-23). It is important to include input from our Community in the process. This survey will help us to better understand the characteristics you are looking for in school leadership as we loo…
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Happy summer everyone! We hope that everyone has been having a well deserved fun and safe summer thus far! As the fall season is quickly approaching, some information was needing to be shared

Happy summer everyone!

We hope that everyone has been having a well deserved fun and safe summer thus far! As the fall season is quickly approaching, some information was needing to be shared out.

If your student athlete is interested in participating in any of the fall sports that are offered at DIRIGO HIGH SCHOOL, please note that there is a MANDATORY meeting as the following:

Thursday, August 11th, 2022
6:00 PM – Collective meeting for everyone in the gymnasium.
6:30 PM – Break out into specific sports for pre-season meetings.

If you are unable to make the MANDATORY meeting due to a conflict, note that there will be Zoom meetings offered (times released on later date) which will be held PRIOR to the pre-season beginning on Monday, August 15th.

The documentation that is needed PRIOR TO YOUR STUDENT-ATHLETE PARTICIPATING has been updated in which includes the following:

Annual Student Participation-Parental Approval Form (Signature Required)
Student Athlete & Parent Support Contract (Signature Required)
Medical Form Update (Signature Required)
Physical Examination of Student Athlete
Proof of Insurance Submission

The forms can be found at the following link:
https://www.rsu56.org/o/dirigo-hs/documents/athletics/required-documentation/316286

*Note that these are fillable documents so they can be completed digitally and submitted to the email address provided on the forms.

Furthermore, the Dirigo High School Athletes website has been updated and can be found at the following link:

https://sites.google.com/rsu56.org/hs-athletics/home

Finally, the sports calendar will be updated regularly and can be found using the following link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19-i41GC6F3YQH_AvuPTRoNMBpWaGtTg_tV8s2t0XOYI/edit?usp=sharing

As always, if you have any questions and/or concerns, feel free to reach out to Athletic Director, Nick Karavas, via phone at 207-562-4251 ext. 4 or email at nkaravas@rsu56.org.

Hope everyone enjoys the remaining days of summer prior to the beginning of the school year and looking forward to a great Fall season!

GO COUGARS!
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RSU 10 Community update 7-22-22

Dear RSU 10 Community,
I hope everyone is having an awesome summer now that it is finally here! I
am excited to announce the results of the work of our numerous search
committees this spring and summer for our administration positions.
In March, 2022 Thomas Danylik was hired as the principal at MVHS after
serving as the interim since October, 2021. His original position as assistant
principal/ athletic director was split. Craig Milledge was hired as the new
assistant principal at MVHS. Craig had been a social studies teacher and last
year an assistant principal at MVMS. The athletic director position was
expanded to cover grades 6-12 in the Mountain Valley region. Jeffery Pelletier,
a math teacher at MVHS was hired to fill this position.
While this was happening, the Principal Search Committee at BJSHS was hard
at work to fill the position of George Reuter who is retiring. In May they
completed their process, and Troy Eastman was hired as the principal for
BJSHS. Troy grew up in and lives in the Nezinscot Community. After serving in
administration in both Oxford Hills and Cape Elizabeth, he has decided to
“come home,” and we are delighted to have him here! The School Board also
reviewed the position that was covering assistant principal responsibilities
at both BJSHS and HSES as well as athletics at the 6-8 and 9-12 level and
decided to change Cortney Sirois to full-time assistant principal for HSES and
BJSHS. The athletic director positions will become stipend positions at each
level. Anyone interested please contact RSU 10 Central Office or BJSHS.
Meanwhile at MVMS the principal search to replace Ryan Casey began. Cheryl
Gurney, who has spent 12+ years at MVMS teaching and leading was named for
this position. She set out to work immediately by interviewing for a
replacement for her former position. The School Board hired Chris Brennick as
the assistant principal at MVMS last night. Chris grew up in the Mountain
Valley community and has taught at MVHS and additionally serves in a
leadership role in the Rumford Community!
If this wasn’t enough, we also needed to fill the MES principal position
vacated by Kim Fuller. Jodi Ellis was the recommendation of this Search
Committee and was hired by the School Board last night. Jodi has been at
Tripp Middle School in Turner for 22 years and has served as a team leader
for 12 of those. She lives in the Dixfield community and is happy to cut her
commute in half!! She is very excited and ready to go!
Additionally last night the School Board met with and hired Devin Roberts as
the new building, grounds and transportation director to cover the departure
of Scott Holmes. Devin grew up and lives in the Mountain Valley region. He
has served as the transportation specialist and the head varsity football
coach, so he won’t miss a beat stepping into this position.
Finally, with the retirement of Leanne Condon as the assistant
superintendent in the fall of this year, a search committee was launched to
fill this position. Last night the School Board hired the candidate
recommended by the committee, Matthew Gilbert. As most of you know, Matt
served as the principal of MVHS for many years and left this last year to
serve as assistant superintendent in RSU 2. He unexpectedly became the
superintendent in the District as well. Regardless he really wanted to return
to where he feels is “home” – RSU 10. He will begin this position in October!
Phew!!
I am so happy and hopeful for our District! We have a great leadership team
with both seasoned leaders and fresh excitement and energy. Please join me
to welcome them to their new positions and remain patient as we all
transition! A special thank you to everyone who served on these important
search committees!!
Please enjoy the rest of the summer and stay safe!
Sincerely,
Deb Alden