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    WELCOME TO 2014/2015 AT SEARSPORT ELEMENTARY! A new year has begun and with it some new changes and some new faces. We welcome the following new staff into SES. Kent Burnham is one our two 5th grade teachers. We also have two new Educational Technicians, Tracy Thompson and Janelle Jundt. Tenney Spiegel, although not new to the district, has a new role in Title I. Brenda Tochterman has moved from Grade 3-5 Title I to K-2 Title I this year. We also have a new Guidance Counselor on board named Courtney Eastman who has hit the grade running with new initiatives. Sally Stanton comes back to us as a an Educational Technician in the Library.  I encourage you to welcome these new folks to the SES family.  I am also new and VERY happy to finally have a vacancy occur here when the timing was right for me. I have nearly 20 years experience and have always wanted to serve here in my own community area. I live 10 minutes from SES and I, after just a month on the job, have fallen in love with SES! We have some new and exciting programs and procedures that have kicked off the year here.  As an example, we have a new "I caught you" program here. I suspect your children can tell you all about it.  Each teacher gets three school mascot I caught you cards to give out to students over a period of time who unprompted display strong character over and above expectations. Their names will go into a draw can and at the monthly assembly (also new) a student's name will be drawn and win a really nice prize. Some of those are a free movie pass, or a free meal at an local restaurant, etc. I particularly want to thank the wonderful and supportive businesses in the Searsport area who are sponsoring this program. Among them include Subway, Anglers, Dino's Pizza, and the Colonial Theater in Belfast. The Mermaid and the Capt AV Nichols Inn are also sponsoring another new program. From an academic perspective the MEA's have gone away and this year we will do the new Smarter Balance Assessments. Field Trips happening this month include things like the  Apple Orchard trip and the Common Ground Fair. Thanks to the volunteer chaperones who are helping with those trips. There are several other new initiatives and changes in place here at SES, too many to talk about here. The year has begun on a positive up beat note and the first month has flown by. I expect it to be a great year!    Terry D. Atwood, Principal, SES

    Posted Sep 19, 2014, 6:11 AM by Terry Atwood
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About Our School!

Searsport Elementary School was built in 1991. If you visit our school you will see it reflects our coastal heritage. Murals, paintings, and sculpture depict the ocean, and tiles on the outside of the school are of ocean animals. We currently have approximately 200 students in grades K-5.

Our students have art, music including chorus for grades 4 & 5 and band for grade 5, library and P.E. weekly. Teachers have access to 4 portable laptop carts. Our library has over 8,300 titles. Click on our automated catalog to see what the library has to offer. 

We have a guidance counselor (who is shared with the two other elementary schools in our district) in the building two days a week, who provides classroom, small group, and individual guidance. Our guidance program works to support the academic needs and meet the emotional needs of our students.

On the second floor of the library is the Waldo Peirce Art Gallery displaying 13 works of Waldo Peirce. Peirce was a world known artist who is exhibited in major museums in the United States and Europe. The paintings were donated in 1952 to the Central Elementary School to thank Searsport for welcoming his children when the family moved here. When Searsport Elementary School was opened the paintings were moved to the upstairs of the library and the Waldo Peirce Art Gallery was established.