天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
With children spending a lot more time at 天天乐棋牌, Northern New England Poison Center has some important tips about keeping them safe! Thanks for sharing this, Mrs. Costello, one of our awesome team of school nurses that we celebrate on this School Nurse Appreciation Day! Thanks also to Nurse Vanessa and Nurse Jana!
1 day ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Books are awesome, and our kids want more! If you have books for any age reader to donate, please drop them off in our elementary school lobbies. Thanks to the Wilcox family and Alton Grocery for getting another Little Free Library in action! We're working with more community partners to get these built and installed. Each has a sign about precautions such as hand-washing in the COVID19 era. (if you have books to return from our school libraries, please return them to the schools, not to the Little Free Libraries)
4 days ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Angela Porter
Surviving Distance Learning #4 Here is the shareable YouTube link: Here is a link to the slides:
7 days ago, Angela Porter
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Our food service staff are busy preparing for this week's meal delivery - remember to watch for school busses on Thursday! The busses begin their routes at 10:30 AM; any child from the age of 0-18 can receive a meal bag. Meals cannot be left unattended; a parent/guardian should be outside to pick up the food and milk. Meal bags (7 lunches and 7 breakfasts) can also be picked up Thursday at Old Town High School from 10-noon.
10 days ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Angela Porter
Surviving Distance Learning Part 3 Here's the video link: Here's the PDF link:
16 days ago, Angela Porter
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
April 16th, 天天乐棋牌 Dear Parents & Caregivers of K-5 students, RSU #34 educators have been very excited to continue connecting with students these past several weeks. We miss them terribly! With this note comes the release of our learning packets for the week beginning Monday, April 27th. We still have Thursday and Friday going for the current week’s packets, please keep supporting your children with those! This new packet will “launch” Monday morning, April 27th. It will be distributed as normal through our bus route today, and can be picked up at the elementary schools on Thursday morning, Friday morning, and the morning of April 27th. You can also get the packet by visiting and clicking on COVID-19. The goal for each week is for all students to earn at least three BINGOs on their board! If students are eager to do more, they can! Teachers will start sharing things Monday 4/27 through the age-appropriate ways they’re connecting with their students. Please note there is also an optional April vacation BINGO board – some families have requested this to help keep the routine with kids at 天天乐棋牌. For the latest updates on RSU #34 and COVID19, please visit www. If you need help with technology, please email ITDept@ For food service questions please call 827-3908. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any of our school staff with questions. Sincerely, Jon Doty
22 days ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Thanks to Miss Hamlin and Mrs. Zabierek's hard work, we have another 30 face shields on the way to our local healthcare workers! Our LMS 8th graders have been great tech support when we've run into 3d printing troubleshooting.
23 days ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Angela Porter
Here is the link to the 2nd Parent Webinar video. Surviving Distance Learning #2 Link to the slides: Link to the video:
25 days ago, Angela Porter
天天乐棋牌David Walker
Science Experiments at 天天乐棋牌.......
26 days ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Dear RSU #34 Community, we hope you all fared as well as possible in the storm! If April showers bring May flowers, what do April Nor'easters bring? We're looking for a few folks who are able to help support an effort. We have a bunch of donated books that we want to get into kids' hands through Little Free Libraries (). There are a few in our community already; we'd like to add at least 5 more. If you're able to build one, please email Jon.Doty@. If you're able to financially support the effort, please visit the RSU #34 Education Foundation page - there are a few different ways to donate, including check and paypal. http://www./rsu-34-education-foundation If you're able to donate books like our awesome friends at Stillwater Montessori School who donated 350(!!!) books, please set them aside and we'll be in touch with more details. If you're able to read some of the books with a kid - awesome and stay tuned for more details! Much thanks! (at Dr. Doty's house...April Nor'easter will bring a May burn permit to take care of the three trees that went down on the road!)
27 days ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
April 9th, 天天乐棋牌 Dear Parents & Caregivers of K-5 students, RSU #34 educators have been very excited to continue connecting with students these past several weeks. We miss them terribly! With this note comes the release of our learning packets for the week beginning Monday, April 13th. We still have Thursday and Friday going for the current week’s packets, please keep supporting your children with those! This new packet will “launch” Monday morning. The goal for each week is for all students to earn at least three BINGOs on their board! If students are eager to do more, they can! Distribution: As with last week, we’ll distribute the packets a few days before the start date, so families have a chance to print them or pick them up. This week you can get the packet any of these ways: *At www., click on COVID19 *Thursday, Friday, and Monday mornings at any of our elementary school *With lunch distribution on THURSDAYS at Old Town High School (10 AM - noon) or on the bus delivery routes If you get them early, don’t worry about details in the packets until Monday morning. Teachers will start sharing things on Mondays through the age-appropriate ways they’re connecting with their students. For the latest updates on RSU #34 and COVID19, please visit www. If you need help with technology, please email ITDept@ For food service questions please call 827-3908. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any of our school staff with questions. Sincerely, Jon Doty
29 days ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Angela Porter
Positive Behavior Supports & Interventions at 天天乐棋牌 During COVID 19 Learn behavior strategies you can use while 天天乐棋牌 schooling during COVID 19. Thursday, April 9th - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Register here -
about 1 month ago, Angela Porter
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Old Town High School students competed well in the Maine State Science Fair! Congratulations to Sydney Sheehan, winner of an Office of Naval Research award for her research titled "Ropeless Lobster Trap." And congratulations to Teagan Blackie, who earned 3rd place in the Behavioral Sciences category for her research titled "Differences in Spatial Awareness by Gender." Much thanks to Mr. Mayfield and the OTHS staff for helping our competitors prepare for the Science Fair!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
RSU #34 and neighboring districts are partners in a regional group that coordinates training and other services. Here's a professional development video and slides from Dr. Andy Kahn, a school psychologist. We hope it's helpful for families paddling these new waters with us! Surviving Distance Learning Dr. Andy Kahn, Eastern Maine Eastern Maine Counseling and Testing 天天乐棋牌 Video: Slides:
about 1 month ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Angela Porter
Positive Behavior Supports & Interventions at 天天乐棋牌 During COVID 19 Learn behavior strategies you can use while 天天乐棋牌 schooling during COVID 19. Thursday, April 9th - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Register here -
about 1 month ago, Angela Porter
天天乐棋牌Angela Porter
Managing Your Child’s Anxiety Here is the link for a Parent Forum tonight!! Feel free to join! Thursday, April 2 5-6:30pm Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 937 167 0089 Veazie Community School will be hosting a live Zoom session with Northern Light Acadia Hospital's Chris McLaughlin, LCSW. Chris hosted our parent forums earlier this winter. Chris will share valuable information and resources on how to best manage your child’s anxiety, as well as offering ideas and suggestions that may be helpful in keeping your own worries as a parent in check, during this unprecedented global coronavirus crisis. Chris will share tips, facts, and recommendations on how we all can make it through this pandemic as successfully as possible and will be open to hearing any questions you may have in how to support your child (and each other!) through this challenging time.
about 1 month ago, Angela Porter
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
April 2nd, 天天乐棋牌 Dear Parents & Caregivers of K-5 students, RSU #34 educators have been very excited to connect with students these past several weeks. We miss them terribly! With this note comes the release of our learning packets for the week beginning Monday, April 6th. Students do not need to do anything with these until Monday morning, when teachers begin guiding and supporting the activities for the week. Each week going forward we’ll release a packet like this for each grade. The goal for each week is for all students to earn at least three BINGOs on their board! If students are eager to do more, they can! Distribution: We’ll start distributing the packets a few days before the start date, so families have a chance to print them or pick them up. This week you can get the packet any of these ways: *At www., click on COVID19 *Thursday, Friday, and Monday mornings at any of our elementary schools, or with lunch distribution at Old Town High School (10 AM - noon) *From our buses distributing lunches (packets will be on the buses Thursday, Friday, and Monday) Please don’t worry about details in the packets until Monday morning; teachers will start sharing things on Mondays through the age-appropriate ways they’re connecting with their students. For the latest updates on RSU #34 and COVID19, please visit www. If you need help with technology, please email ITDept@ For food service questions please call 827-3908. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any of our school staff with questions. Sincerely, Jon Doty
about 1 month ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌David Walker
Dear RSU #34 Schools Families, Governor Mills has announced that beginning at 12:01 a.m. this Thursday, Maine residents will be prohibited from traveling outside their 天天乐棋牌s for all but “essential personal activities” and ordered all schools closed for classroom-based instruction until May 1, 天天乐棋牌. This essentially continues our current operating procedures with 天天乐棋牌bound learning. Teachers are now providing students with learning opportunities, times to connect, ask questions, and receive help. That will continue. While it is impossible to predict when or if we will be able to reopen our schools and return to a normal schedule in the near future, we will be exploring additional opportunities for our students to engage in virtual activities. It is our plan that students in good standing will move to the next grade level for the 天天乐棋牌-2021 school year as would normally be the case. We are also considering plans, should it be necessary, to have an alternative way to honor our 天天乐棋牌 graduates in case a traditional ceremony isn’t possible. Seniors expecting to graduate in June of 天天乐棋牌 MUST be in contact with OTHS staff to successfully complete graduation requirements. We anticipate changes in our delivery model but, we will continue to offer our meals program and we encourage anyone who would like to participate to contact the RSU#34 Food Service office at 827-3908. If you are concerned with how your child is doing emotionally you can contact the NAMI MAINE HELPLINE. Their number is 800-464-5767, press 1 (helpline@namimaine.org). Here is a link to the Department of Health & Human 天天乐棋牌 (DHHS) and additional hotline numbers. Their direct number is (207)287-3703. Also, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any of the RSU#34 schools or the central office as well, at (207) 827-7171. Please look for information on our website, www. and download our app if you have not already done so. You can also use the number 2-1-1 to get general information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak in Maine. The Alton, Bradley and Old Town communities are strong, together. Eventually, life will return to normal and our students will return to school. We will have learned much that will help us to be even better as a school system. In the meantime, we will continue to rely on one another as one Coyote Strong community. Sincerely, David Walker
about 1 month ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Here's how to connect with our School Counselor Facebook Page!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
3/20/天天乐棋牌 Re: Student Learning Update Dear RSU #34 Community, Wow, what a dynamic week it’s been at 天天乐棋牌s, businesses, and schools! This is a quick update on RSU #34’s efforts to support student learning. Please understand that all future plans are based on what we know right now, and may change as guidance changes. The most important message this week and throughout the coming weeks is SLOW THE SPREAD. Here is a direct link to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control: Please help educate your kids, your family, and your community about the importance of social distancing and hygiene to SLOW THE SPREAD. Here’s our plan going forward based on what we know right now (look for updates week-by-week): *March 17th - 20th: We plan to make up the four impacted days this week as if they were snow days. Many of our staff have reached out to students one way or another to let them know we’re thinking of them! Please continue to make use of the resource packets we sent 天天乐棋牌 with students on Monday to support their learning at 天天乐棋牌. *Over the weeks of March 23rd and March 30th, we plan to make up half of the impacted days as if they were snow days. That will put the last student day on Friday, June 26th, with a teacher in-service on Monday 6/29. Over those two weeks - in addition to the things sent in resource packets - our educators will be ramping up online learning experiences with students, sharing team-developed resources, and helping to address internet and device access issues family-by-family. We won’t be taking student attendance these days or collecting/assessing work, but hope to reach every child and encourage daily engagement by students. We will likely distribute more materials for 天天乐棋牌 learning in coordination with our meal delivery. Our specialists such as Special Education and Chapter 104 staff will also be trying to contact each family/student to put needed supports in place for a remote learning environment. Please keep in mind that staff may be reaching out from unusual phone numbers, so callers may show up as “Private” or “Restricted” *Beginning April 6th, until we’re able to resume in person, students will be expected to participate in our full remote learning experience. We’ll share many more details in the weeks to come but will deploy this in as flexible a way as possible as we know our students may be assisting with family or neighborhood needs, caring for siblings, etc. during normal school hours. Thank you all for your efforts to support our community and our kids! We had so many volunteers to stuff packets for students on Sunday that we started turning volunteers away two minutes into the event! We have an awesome community, and together we’ll get through this. Please keep an eye out starting Monday March 23rd for school buses running each of our normal routes, delivering meals Monday through Friday. These runs will begin at 10:30 AM each day; please be patient with arrival times, especially the first few days. Anyone aged 0-18 can pick up meals. Pick up in person at Old Town High School is still an option from 10 AM to noon Monday through Friday. On Fridays at either OTHS or the bus routes we will distribute meals for the weekend. Sincerely, Dr. Jon Doty Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Jon.Doty@
about 1 month ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Old Town High School has eight science fair finalists! They're quickly adjusting to a new mode of competition; this year it will be an electronic poster and interviews via Zoom. Congratulations to the students, and thanks to Mr. Mayfield and the OTHS faculty for preparing them!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌David Walker
In an effort to proactively slow the spread of COVID-19, RSU #34 schools will be closed beginning Tuesday March 17th. We will continue to monitor conditions that would lead us to believe it is prudent to re-open schools and notify you immediately when we do re-open. No classes, clubs, or activities will be held, and our school buildings will be closed to the public. Again, this closure is subject to change as the situation develops and new information becomes available. More information available at
about 1 month ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
We're putting out a call for volunteers Sunday 3/15 at noon to help assemble take-天天乐棋牌 packets with some basic resources for students to engage with thinking if there's a school shutdown ordered. (these will be optional and ungraded - resources to help families keep kids engaged). If you're interested in helping please join us! Please sit this one out if you've been out of state or out of the country in the past several weeks, or have had lots of exposure to people who've traveled. Please also be sure you're symptom free before volunteering (fever, cough, sore throat, chest tightness, etc.). Thanks! Our community of support is incredible!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
We have a very strong community, and appreciate those pitching in as we all navigate new waters! RSU #34 and the YMCA are putting out a call for those interested in volunteering or part-time employment such as substituting or after-school program. If you're interested, please do this brief form so we have your contact info ( ). Please spread the message throughout the Old Town, Alton, and Bradley area! Much thanks - it takes a village!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
When you're exploring the great state of Maine, it helps to bring your binoculars!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
The Maine Education Assessment (state testing) begins soon; please see this attached informational letter. Don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher, school administration, or Dr. Doty (jon.doty@) with any questions or if you'd like to learn more about the state or RSU #34's assessments and assessment policies.
2 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
RSU #34 seeks parents interested in serving on an advisory committee regarding our Title I programming at Alton Elementary School, Viola Rand School, and Old Town Elementary School. Please email Dr. Doty (jon.doty@) if you're interested, or call 827-3932. RSU #34 uses Title I funds at each of its elementary schools to help academically at-risk students meet challenging academic standards.
2 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
RSU #34 Family STEM Night!!! Wednesday March 4th, 6 - 7:30, hosted at Old Town Elementary School. Thanks to the folks working hard to create this opportunity!
2 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌David Walker
NO School today Thursday February 27,天天乐棋牌 RSU #34
2 months ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
OTHS Robotics has not one, not two, but THREE competitive robotics teams! Guess how many qualified for the Maine State Championship? Go Coyotes! Saturday, March 14th in South Portland. Old Town High School's top-ranked team is seeded 4th in the state entering the championship competition.
2 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Unsolicited testimonials are the best! "I'm always in awe of the staff and students in our district and always proud to say I work here. It makes me wish I could have my kids go through school all over again. I would have enjoyed being a parent of school-age children here!"
3 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
OTHS Collaborative Research students thrive as citizen scientists!
3 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Simon Says, "Find an island off the coast of Greece." Alton Elementary students used the virtual reality goggles and a National Geographic giant map to explore Europe today. The VR tour of Iceland was a big hit!
3 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
RSU #34 uses a variety of locally-chosen and state assessments to provide information about student learning. Here's an overview of the assessments at each grade level: tinyurl.com/yyb7v7ae For more information about any of these assessments, or RSU #34 policy/procedure regarding student participation in assessment, please contact either your school office or Dr. Jon Doty (jon.doty@)
3 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Angela Porter
If you are a parent of a student receiving special education services in RSU #34. Please consider taking a moment to complete this survey. The survey window will be open until mid-June, 天天乐棋牌. The link for the Parent Survey is provided below. Thank you for your help in making this year’s parent survey a success! The Parent survey consists of 17 questions and should take 5-10 minutes to complete.
3 months ago, Angela Porter
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Parents of Pre-K, K, and 1st grade students - Dr. Susan Bennett-Armistead at UMaine aims to create a series of open access, themed e-books for little ones. Please consider doing this 4-question survey with your child to tell her what they like to learn about and read! The survey is open until Saturday 2/15. Thanks! Here's the link:
3 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌David Walker
NO SCHOOL FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7, 天天乐棋牌 IN RSU34
3 months ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
All RSU #34 after school activities are cancelled for this afternoon - Thursday February 6, 天天乐棋牌.
3 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Winner Winner Cabbage Dinner! At 11.3 pounds, OTES 3rd grader Kelan Plourde grew Maine's award-winning Super Cabbage!
3 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Our winter issue of Community Connections is off to the printing presses and will be in mailboxes in a week or so. Many thanks to the staff and community members who provided pictures and articles, and to Gossamer Press for the artistic magic! Here's a link to the digital version:
3 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Wednesday is World Read Aloud Day...line up a favorite story and an audience!
3 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Dear 3rd Grade Parents and Caregivers, In the third grade, we administer the Cognitive Abilities Test to our students. This test (the “CogAT“) is used to help identify thinking patterns in students, and to show areas in which a student’s achievement may not match their abilities. The CogAT is also used as one of our screening tools for Chapter 104, the Maine regulation governing Gifted & Talented 天天乐棋牌. This year, the CogAT will be administered in February. The CogAT includes three sections, each of which takes about an hour to administer (verbal, quantitative, and figurative). Once we receive score data, we will send 天天乐棋牌 your child’s scores, and help you interpret what they mean. For more information, please talk with your child’s teacher, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. St. Peter, or the school principal or Dr. Doty (jon.doty@). Students for whom recent cognitive testing is on file may be excused from this testing to maintain instructional time with specialists – please see your child’s teacher.
3 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌David Walker
REGIONAL SCHOOL UNIT #34 IS PROUD TO BE........
3 months ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Here's another kid-friendly activity at a local treasure our students frequently visit.
3 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Here's the Winter & Spring Adult Ed flyer from the Riverside Adult Ed partnership. Lots of great academic and enrichment classes! Link to flyer:
3 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Viola Rand School first graders are piloting a cooking club wih Chef Josh from RSU #34 Food Service. They're looking forward to sharing their first creations with their classmates this afternoon!
3 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
We're seeking OTHS alumni updates for our next issues of Community Connections! Our alumni are doing awesome things all around the world and we want to share, celebrate, and inspire our current students! This is also a great way to share things like class reunion dates. To share an update please email Amy.McFalls@ ('05 OTHS).
4 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Yellow's a good look on Mrs. Wilcox!
4 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
In addition to the extensions, enrichment, and acceleration their teachers provide in the classroom, students who need frequent additional services may be referred for services by the Chapter 104 program. Please don't hesitate to reach out to the child's teacher for more info, and here's a link to referral forms! For student self-referral: And for other non-staff referrals:
4 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Here's a quick reference for how to best find answers to questions, initiate communication with staff, and start referrals for extra supports or extensions / enrichment. Please always feel welcome to reach out to our staff!
4 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
OTHS Robotics hosted a very successful competition on Saturday! 16 teams with more than 70 students brought their robots, troubleshooting, and game strategies to OTHS to compete in Tower Takeover, the 2019-天天乐棋牌 VEX Robotics contest. Our teams fared very well! Thanks to all of the volunteers who made the event a success.
5 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌David Walker
NO SCHOOL IN RSU#34 SCHOOLS TUESDAY DECEMBER 3, 2019
5 months ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌David Walker
RSU#34 SCHOOLS CLOSED TUESDAY DECEMBER 3, 2019.
5 months ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
OTHS Theatre presents a three-course mystery theatre experience!
6 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌David Walker
ALL RSU#34 AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES CANCELED TODAY MONDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2019
6 months ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Our future-thinking group looking at elementary schooling continues its work on Monday - we'll be reviewing community survey results and discussing next steps in our exploration. Please email Jon.Doty@ if you're interested in joining us! From early October: Regional School Unit #34 (Alton, Bradley, and Old Town) seeks community stakeholders to join an ad hoc advisory committee that will engage in future-thinking conversation about elementary programming across Alton Elementary School, Viola Rand School, and Old Town Elementary School. Those interested in participating can email or call Dr. Jon Doty, RSU #34 Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, at jon.doty@ or 827-3932. This fall teachers welcomed the biggest kindergarten class RSU #34 has ever seen, and the RSU was also able to pilot full-day Pre-K at one location. “We’re proud to have kids thriving in three elementary schools,” says Doty. “Our children are engaged, supported, and learning; we’re thankful for wonderful educators and a very supportive community!” The advisory committee will take a “big picture” look at elementary schooling, and if the group sees opportunities worth pursuing, will make recommendations to the School Board. The group will discuss strengths of current approaches, wish-list opportunities for students such as learning world languages and all-day Pre-K, long-term facilities and transportation needs, partnership opportunities, a possible alternative structure to Title I interventions, and whether one or more schools should explore “niche” opportunities such as a nature immersion school or a public Montessori school. Each meeting will be open to the public and will include a public comment period; the RSU seeks to have a core group of advisory committee members that attends every meeting. “We have fantastic things going on for children,” says Doty, “and know that they and our communities are best served in the long-run by occasionally re-examining our practices rather than resting on our laurels.”
6 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌David Walker
ALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AT RSU#34 SCHOOLS CANCELED TODAY TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2019.
6 months ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Re-post...thanks for the survey replies so far! We'll start taking a look at these this weekend so please take a moment to give us feedback and ideas this week. *** Dear Alton, Bradley, and Old Town community member, We write to solicit feedback to inform some forward-thinking planning for our elementary schools (Alton Elementary, Old Town Elementary, and Viola Rand School). Kids are thriving in each, and we recently welcomed our largest kindergarten class in RSU #34 history! We know we serve children best if we continually re-examine our practices rather than rest on our laurels, and a committee of staff, parents, and community members is taking the lead on that work. We’d appreciate your feedback on our strengths, challenges, and some opportunities, through doing this brief online survey by Saturday 11/16: If you’re interested in joining or visiting our committee, please email or call Dr. Jon Doty: 827-3932 or jon.doty@ Thanks!
6 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Angela Porter
Immediate Opening for Ed Tech III opening at Old Town High School. Check out the Employment tab at www. for application and more information
6 months ago, Angela Porter
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
"Neurons that fire together wire together." Here's a summary of a research study published this week, focused on brain development before five years old: tinyurl.com/yybmfqcu "...what could be occurring is that screen time is too passive for brain development. 'Perhaps screen time got in the way of other experiences that could have helped the children reinforce these brain networks more strongly,' he said. The first years of life need to be focused on human interactions that encourage speaking, interacting socially and playing with loving caregivers to develop thinking, problem-solving and other executive skills." Here's a link to the American Association of Pediatricians' guidelines for screen use:
6 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Dear Alton, Bradley, and Old Town community member, We write to solicit feedback to inform some forward-thinking planning for our elementary schools (Alton Elementary, Old Town Elementary, and Viola Rand School). Kids are thriving in each, and we recently welcomed our largest kindergarten class in RSU #34 history! We know we serve children best if we continually re-examine our practices rather than rest on our laurels, and a committee of staff, parents, and community members is taking the lead on that work. We’d appreciate your feedback on our strengths, challenges, and some opportunities, through doing this brief online survey by Saturday 11/16: If you’re interested in joining or visiting our committee, please email or call Dr. Jon Doty: 827-3932 or jon.doty@ Thanks!
6 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌David Walker
No School in RSU #34 Friday November 1st
6 months ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌David Walker
School’s delayed opening by 2 hours.
6 months ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Education begins long before school! Did you know counting out loud makes a big difference for babies? Check out this video and article from Johns Hopkins University! and
6 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
OTHS maintains an alumni database; it's a great way to help connect our current students with alums in career fields they're exploring, and to also help provide info when our alumni classes are planning reunions! If you're interested in being added to the database, please click here: tinyurl.com/yy28872p
7 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
It's not every day you get to spend snack time watching a Maine astronaut make history! Mrs. Gasaway's first graders asked #askNASA what happens if an astronaut drops a bolt during a spacewalk, and how they sleep on the space station.
7 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
OTHS alum in the news! RSU #34 hosts the Eastern Maine Reading Recovery Site, with teacher leader Dr. Sharon Greaney. By hosting the site and serving as fiscal agent, our team of educators greatly benefits day-to-day from Dr. Greaney's expertise and support!
7 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Angela Porter
Be on the lookout for an Economic Status Form that we are sending 天天乐棋牌 with all students in the RSU 34 school District. There will be contests held at each school for students that return their forms!! Please return all forms no later than October 10th. This form will provide information needed by the Maine Department of Education to RSU 34 ‘s eligibility status for State Economically Disadvantaged funds available under the Essential Programs & 天天乐棋牌 Funding Act (State Funding for Schools). Data in this form IS NOT for school lunch purposes, only to determine economic disadvantaged status.
7 months ago, Angela Porter
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
One of our local treasures, and frequent host for our field trips, is having a Fall Fest this weekend! Families can check out what Hirundo Wildlife Refuge has to offer at:
8 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
RSU #34 hosted a regional Teaching & Leading Academy yesterday, with 140+ educators learning more about topics ranging from social-emotional learning to technology practices to assessment strategies. Thanks to Education Commissioner Pender Makin for keynoting our event!
9 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
RSU #34 accepts funding through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. As part of ESEA, RSU #34 is required to provide reasonable opportunity for public comment on the consolidated application and consider such comment prior to the submission of the application. RSU #34 solicited feedback while the program budgets were developed in parallel with the overall RSU budget this winter and spring, and is accepting final public comment on the ESEA application through July 19th, 2019. To read the application, ask questions, and provide comment about the application's goals and priorities please contact Dr. Doty (jon.doty@).
10 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Angela Porter
The Superintendent's Office will be closed the week of July 1st. We will reopen Monday July 8th at 7:30 am. We hope everyone has a Wonderful and Safe Fourth of July!!
10 months ago, Angela Porter
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
With the students off to their summer adventures, preparation for the next school begins in earnest! Educators from all of our schools are engaged in workshops, curriculum planning, assessment revisions, and more!
11 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Residents of Alton, Bradley, and Old Town - please vote today! This is an important step in the budget approval process for our schools and students. To find out voting hours and locations please contact 394-2601 (Alton), 827-7725 (Bradley), or 827-3965 (Old Town). Thanks!
11 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Jef Hamlin
Live Feed link for 2019 OTHS Commencement! view image
11 months ago, Jef Hamlin
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Kid Power! Viola Rand School kindergartners helped install a new climbing net on their playground this morning.
11 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Class of 2019! Tonight we celebrate 13 years of hard work by kids, educators, families, and community. Last night OTHS announced more than $1.2 MILLION in scholarships earned by the students. Many thanks to the contributors!
11 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Congratulations to the OTHS students who shared their collaborative research at the GLOBE Science Symposium! Jacob, Zak, Amanda, and Brad joined students from the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, answering questions from peers and professionals about their research. The students are mentored in this research by Mr. Lindsey, Mr. Murphy, and Ms. Crabtree. On her first-ever trip to Boston, Amanda brought 天天乐棋牌 an award for her poster and presentation…what will she do on her second trip?
11 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Congratulations to our Adult Education graduates, Class of 2019!
11 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Here's a link to the digital version of our May Community Connections newspaper: Many thanks to those who contributed! A reminder that our annual public budget meeting is Wednesday 5/29, 7 PM at Old Town High School. Your vote matters!
11 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Mrs. Bailey's 6th graders became worm farmers today! Future squiggly generations will help out in the school and community gardens, and provide the start-up worms for some elementary habitats. The students were excited to set up the habitat and name their wriggly friends!
12 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Congratulations to the RSU #34 Music Department! Our hard-working team was honored with the Dale F. Huff Outstanding Music Department award at this weekend's Maine Music Educators Conference. Check your school's website for upcoming concerts, and BRAVO!
12 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Our students love learning to be citizens! Here 2nd grader Chloe and Kindergartner Lucas respectfully raise the flag to start the day at Viola Rand School.
12 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Leonard Middle School sent three 7th graders to the "Big Gig Junior" at the Bangor Arts Exchange...all three - and Mrs. Tuttle - returned with awards! Congratulations to Jenelle, Bri, and Big Gig Jr. winner Zoe, inventor of "The Sharp Shovel."
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Volunteers and community partners are a great part of our services to students in RSU #34! Last week at the UMaine Leadership Awards Mrs. Gifford, kindergartner Lucas, and Dr. Doty honored the volunteers from the BOKS (Building Our Kids' Success) program piloted at VRS!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Who says kids can't learn the day before vacation?!?
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌David Walker
NO SCHOOL TODAY MONDAY APRIL 8TH IN RSU 34
about 1 year ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
While the track of the impending storm is not completely clear, it is clear we will deal with snow or a snow/rain mix tomorrow morning. We will be using the new notification system linked with Apptegy our website provider for the first time. The RSU #34 app can be downloaded in the Google Play Store or the iTunes store. We had hoped to have the opportunity to use the new system with some low impact notifications for testing but it appears we will not have that opportunity. Please monitor our website (www.) and WABI TV as a sure way to know the status of schools opening on Monday. Please share this information within your social media network.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Congratulations to the Old Town High School Jazz Ensemble for winning the Class B 2019 UNH Clark Terry Jazz Festival this past weekend! Jazz Ensembles from all over New England competed at the University of New Hampshire. All five soloists in the OTHS Jazz Ensemble received “Outstanding Musicianship Awards” *Mercedes Creighton on piano *Annabelle Muscatell on alto sax *Levi Trefts on trombone *Adam Regan on bari sax *Demetrius Porter on upright bass The OTHS Jazz Ensemble has won the UNH Festival four times. 2001, 2004, 2017 and 2019. Great job kids. Now on to States this Friday and Saturday at South Portland High School!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌David Walker
Awarding an OTHS diploma to Gabby Sherman Class of 2019!
about 1 year ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
The Leonard Middle Chorus in Old Town, Maine, is using music as a way to support cancer patients, survivors, and caretakers. These are just a few of the many talented young musicians who have been hard at work preparing to spend a day at a recording studio in early March. While there, the LMS Chorus will record four songs, all of which fit their chosen theme of “Songs for the Journey”. These beautiful songs, each with a message of unity/support/strength, will be available for purchase on a flash drive for $12. All proceeds from sales will be donated to EMMC’s Champion the Cure to support local cancer research. Those interested may purchase a drive for themselves, or have the option to purchase one as a gift to a cancer patient at the LaFayette Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine. If you would like to purchase a drive for yourself, or one to be sent to LaFayette, please contact the group’s teacher, Shianne Priest, at Shianne.Priest@. Thank you!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌Angela Porter
LMS is looking for an Anticipated Long Term Substitute Special Education Teacher for the 2019-20 School year. For more information check out the employment applications and vacancies tab
about 1 year ago, Angela Porter
天天乐棋牌Angela Porter
RSU 34 is looking for a Speech Language Pathologist starting April 15th. For more information check out the employment applications and vacancies tab
about 1 year ago, Angela Porter
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
Here’s the digital version of our newest edition of Community Connections! Much thanks to all who contributed photos and articles.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jon Doty
天天乐棋牌David Walker
Superintendent David Walker and Board Chair Jim Dill thank Board member Lee Jackson for his service to the students and communities of RSU #34
over 1 year ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌David Walker
Superintendent Walker and School Board Chair Jim Dill thank Brooke Gardner for her service as a RSU #34 Board member
over 1 year ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌David Walker
Superintendent Walker talks with Old Town High School Jobs For Maine's Graduates students Kira Morlock, Destiny Webber and Joseph Emerson
over 1 year ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌David Walker
BE PREPARED! The first substantial snowfall of the season is forecast for Friday. Should school cancellations be necessary, notification will be made using the ONE CALL emergency notification system and posted on our website.
over 1 year ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌David Walker
BOOKS-A-MILLION DONATES TO RSU#34
over 1 year ago, David Walker
天天乐棋牌Dr. Jon Doty
To explore our academic plans for students, please access our Pre-K to 12th grade curriculum here:
over 1 year ago, Dr. Jon Doty