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Important Track & Field Documents

posted Apr 10, 2019, 2:26 PM by Bruce Bailey   [ updated Apr 10, 2019, 2:28 PM ]

Important Information from our School Nurse

posted Mar 29, 2019, 7:02 AM by Bruce Bailey

Spring Softball / Baseball / Track Tryout &Practice Schedule

posted Mar 26, 2019, 10:23 AM by Bruce Bailey   [ updated Apr 10, 2019, 7:08 AM ]

MEA's : Why Participation Matters

posted Mar 21, 2019, 11:49 AM by Bruce Bailey   [ updated Mar 21, 2019, 11:50 AM ]

Reminder: Our MEA Assessments begin Monday. See our calendar for the testing schedule. Thank you for your support at home as we work to complete this important task in a timely way.

8th Grade Parent Letter - Lots happening this month!

posted Mar 15, 2019, 9:16 AM by Bruce Bailey   [ updated Mar 15, 2019, 9:19 AM ]

Google Document

2019 Best Art Show Ever!

posted Mar 15, 2019, 8:40 AM by Bruce Bailey

There is yet ANOTHER art show celebration at The University of Maine Hutchinson Center on Saturday, March 16th from 10-12! All welcome & kid friendly refreshments will be served! The art show has work from THMS and CASS students on display to celebrate Youth Art Month! 

There are 43 students from CASS & 34 students from THMS that have art in the show- 77! What a great number! 

If you haven't been to a youth art show yet this month, tomorrow would be a good time to do it! 

Samantha Maheu


Maine Education Assessment (MEA) Parent Notification

posted Mar 12, 2019, 10:14 AM by Bruce Bailey   [ updated Mar 15, 2019, 5:13 AM ]

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The Maine Educational Assessments (MEA) includes required assessments in Mathematics, English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy, and Science.  The 2018-19 State summative assessment in Mathematics and ELA/Literacy for grades 3-8 will again be the eMPowerME delivered online by Measured Progress.  The third-year high school assessment of Mathematics and ELA/Literacy will again be the SAT delivered by the College Board.   The Alternate Mathematics and ELA for grades 3 – 8 and third year high school continues to be the Multi State Alternate Assessment (MSAA), delivered online by Measured Progress.  The MEA Science continues to be a paper/pencil test for students in grades 5, 8, and third year high school, delivered by Measured Progress. Students in grades 5, 8, and third year high school, who are eligible for the alternate science assessment continue to participate in the Personalized Alternate Assessment Portfolio (PAAP).

In the coming months, Maine will administer the eMPowerME, SAT, and MEA Science, MSAA and PAAP assessments.


The testing windows for the assessments are as follows:

Testing Window


Intended for:

March 1 – April 30

PAAP Alternate Science

Grades 5, 8, third-year high school

March 18 – April 12

eMPowerME Mathematics & ELA/Literacy

Grades 3 – 8

March 18 – May 5

MSAA Alternate Mathematics & ELA/Literacy

Grades 3 -8, third-year high school

April 1 – April 12

MEA Science

Third-year high school

April 9

SAT Mathematics & ELA/Literacy (School day administration)

Third-year high school

April 22 – May 3

MEA Science

Grades 5, 8

April 23

SAT Mathematics & ELA Literacy (make up)

Third-year high school


These assessments provide a snapshot of the standards that guide instruction in the classroom and provide valuable information about student learning. We are committed to providing accurate information to parents and families in our community about the value of student participation in statewide assessments.

As a parent, you can use the information from the test to help support your child at home and guide a discussion with your child’s teacher to identify what, if any, additional support is necessary in school. Teachers use this information, in combination with local assessments, to guide their instruction and provide more personalized activities and learning opportunities for students. While no single test can give a complete picture of achievement, when combined with other measures, it can provide important information about student progress.

Both the Maine Department of Education and our district are working to limit the amount of testing at the state and district level to ensure that tests provide meaningful information for teachers, students and parents. When a student does not participate in the state assessment, valuable information is lost. We are committed to student achievement, and the MEA raises the bar for our students to ensure they are on the path to success. We are confident that with the quality instruction delivered by our dedicated educators, and your support, our students can meet and exceed these expectations. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you may have about the MEA or your child’s progress.

Thank you,

Bruce Bailey - Principal                                                                         Alta Seekins - Assistant Principal

Maine Ocean School info session Thursday, March 28th at 6:30pm at the Hutchison Center

posted Mar 11, 2019, 7:53 AM by Bruce Bailey   [ updated Mar 11, 2019, 9:38 AM ]

A new public magnet high school in Searsport, Maine with an ocean-themed curriculum.
-Enrolling 9th, 10th and 11th graders for the 2019-20 school year. 
-Come to the Belfast information session to learn about the innovative high school, 'hands-on, minds-on', ocean-themed curriculum and admissions process. 

Friday March 15th is a Parent Teacher Conference Day

posted Mar 8, 2019, 12:59 PM by Bruce Bailey   [ updated Mar 8, 2019, 1:00 PM ]

Grade level teams are sending home information. Please contact your student's homeroom teacher with any questions or to schedule a meeting time.

Congratulations to the THMS students who competed at the state chess tournament last Saturday in Bangor.

posted Mar 5, 2019, 5:20 AM by Bruce Bailey   [ updated Mar 5, 2019, 5:23 AM ]

THMS had two teams participating in 2 divisions.
Our grades 4-6 team, composed of THMS, Nickerson and CASS students placed 7th out of 15 teams. Team members were Rohan J, Ben A, plus Connor F. and Aubry S. from Nickerson and Story C. from CASS. Both Rohan and Ben won 3 out 4 games which qualifies them to go on to the state individual competition at the end of the month!

The second THMS team, composed of Henry S, Brendan C, Clayton W, Eli S.and Gabe A, played in the grades 7-8 division. They place 9th out of 15 teams and Eli S. led to the team with 3 wins and a stalemate putting him in 6th place overall out of 81 students in the division. He too has qualified for the individual state championship!
Congratulations to all the THMS chess players!

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