The results of the People's Choice Class Winter Carnival Flags are in.....and the winner with 47% of the total votes is.......the class of 2021! Congrats Seniors!! Thank you to all who participated and worked so hard on their class flags. They were all amazing!
Voting has started for the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD for BEST WINTER CARNIVAL CLASS FLAG! Please vote for your favorite class. *You can vote more than once!* Click the link below or copy and paste to vote! https://bit.ly/3bG4aIn
SA Dollars for Scholars is now accepting credit/debit card donations online https://bit.ly/37q7gPn Please consider donating to support the So. Aroostook Class of 2021. Thank you for your continued support!
SA Dollars for Scholars is now accepting credit/debit card donations online https://bit.ly/37q7gPn Thank you for your continued support!
SACS Food Pantry will be open tomorrow, Thursday February 18th, from 2:00-2:45pm or until the food is gone.
Winter Carnival for grades 3 and 5 has been rescheduled for tomorrow, February 12th.
Check out the pictures of last night's So. Aroostook Cheerleaders Senior Night, courtesy of Janet Vose. https://www.janvose.com/Sports/Senior-Cheer-Night-21021--
Kala Rush from the National Monument Education Program shared a few photos from Tuesday’s after-school program bird hike to the SACS Outdoor Classroom. Students were thrilled to hear the sounds of each bird, but also real birds along the way. They were excited to read the posters and took turns at each stop. Mr. Vetter joined the group and shared some really interesting weather facts. This is one of the great opportunities SACS kids can experience through the after-school program.
The video from last evening's Senior Night for our high school cheerleaders is now available on youtube. https://youtu.be/5ZKGgMo-T3Y
Due to forecast of subzero temperatures and windchills for tomorrow, February 11th, Winter Carnival for grades 3 and 5 will be postponed until after February Break.
Theme day for Wed. Feb. 10th is Valentine’s Day!! (wear red, pink, hearts, flowers) 🥰💘💐🌷👚
RSU 50 will have a one hour delay this morning. Region two will be closed today.
No school for RSU 50 today.
If you are interested in donating to our SACS Chapter of Dollars for Scholars and would like to do so via online transfer, we a currently working on a couple of options. Stay tuned! More information will be forthcoming!
So. Aroostook High School Parents/Guardians, Please check in with your student to see how they are progressing with their STEM fair project. Because of Covid restrictions, this year's STEM fair will be held virtually. Rather than a trifold board, students will be presenting using a slideshow. They will be expected to schedule a time to present their slideshows the week of March 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Fitzherbert or Ms. Harvey. Thank you.
A reminder to parents, today is an Early Release day. Students will be dismissed at 11:15am.
The theme for tomorrow’s SACS Theme Day is dress like an animal day! 🦒🦓🐱 Animal or jungle prints, cat ears; anything with an animal will be fine! Join us every Wednesday for our FUN theme days!
Theme Day tomorrow (1/20/21) is crazy hair and crazy socks! 😜😂 Join us in the fun!
So.Aroostook JV Boys team will be playing at 4:00pm vs. Caribou . You can watch the game here: https://www.whou.live
Here's the link for today's Southern Aroostook's Basketball "Senior Night" livestream. Tune in at 4pm! https://youtu.be/4eGHkKz-qlA
The theme for tomorrow is school spirit!! Don’t forget to wear your purple and white!!💜🤍💜🤍💜
So.Aroostook girls are leading vs. Hodgdon High School at halftime 42-12. Check out the second half on https://www.whou.live
Notes from the Nurse: Just a reminder that our Fluoride Varnish Program and Dental Sealant Program will be held on Thursday and Friday, January 21st and 22nd. Students who have brought in their permission forms will receive their varnish/sealants on those days. For grades 6-12 and any current 4th and 5th graders planning on playing middle school soccer next year (2021-2022): Annual school sports physicals are planned for Thursday, March 11th. The cost is $15.00 per person, and the physicals will be conducted by our School Physician, Rose Fuchs, M.D. The two required sports physical forms and the $15.00 are due at the time of the physical. The school physical forms are available in the high school and school health offices. If your child sees his/her own physician for a sports physical, please do provide the school with documentation of that physical exam. In keeping with RSU #50 athletic policy, no student will be allowed to participate in practices or games without proof of a physical examination prior to the start of the sports season, and the physical cannot expire within that sports season. There will be no waivers or exceptions. Also, no player will be allowed to participate in games or practices without health insurance. If you do not have your own insurance, school insurance is available for your child. Right now, the basic school-approved plan costs $39.00/year. Information and registration for school health insurance is available at www.1stAgency.com. Please feel free to call should you have any questions. Thank you. Kathy Chamberland, R.N. - School Nurse
Tomorrow’s theme is Black/White! Wear black, white or both to ring in the New Year! 😎🖤🤍🎩
Here's the link to the So. Aroostook Middle/High School Band Christmas Video: https://youtu.be/b7NyrYsCAbQ As with elementary concert, the recording was done by Mr McGary's photography class. Because of the Covid-19 restrictions on wind instruments, many of our band students are learning to play string or percussion instruments this year. The kids did a great job. Enjoy!
Here is a video of the elementary Festival of Trees. Each grade level created a tree based on a theme. The trees can also be view at school tonight between 4:00 and 8:00 pm. Thank you, Janet Vose for the pictures and Todd Kuindersma for the video. https://youtu.be/He71zgYybBc
Please enjoy our Elementary Christmas Concert. It had to be done a little differently this year, but Mrs. Noyes did a great job making this happen. Thank you to Todd and Mr. McGary's photography class for helping make this available for all to see. https://youtu.be/dcptyIINrTM
With the ongoing questions and concerns regarding COVID-19 exposure and quarantine, Nurse Kathy has created an updated guidance document to help answer questions. Please see the attached document. https://5il.co/o5be
Southern Aroostook's Elementary School would like to invite families to come to school after dark, tonight or tomorrow night ( Dec. 21&22), to see our Festival of Trees. The trees will be lit until 8:00 pm each night. They are on the back side of our school, facing the playground. Each grade level has decorated a tree with a theme. Here are their themes: Pre-K - Natural Ornaments K- Honoring Paramedics 1st- Snowmen 2nd - Old Fashioned Christmas 3rd - The Giving Tree 4th - Maine Chickadee 5th - "If 2020 was a Christmas Tree" Mrs. Lawlor's Room - Nature We would like to thank the Forestry Program, Rob, and Todd for helping with this project.
Sorry for the last minute change, but there is NO After School Program today. 12/17/20 Please be prepared for your child to come home on the bus or be picked up at school. Thank you!
Congratulations to So. Aroostook Senior Kacy Daggett on her acceptance to the University of Maine in the Mechanical Engineering program.
Please join us for some FUN as we move into '21! "Theme Days" at SACS! Every Wednesday, students and staff in grades PK-Grade 12 will share some smiles as they participate. We will start on 12/16 with Christmas Color Day! (Wear Green, Red or some winter sparkle....or all three!) See the full schedule on the RSU 50 website! (Documents/Parent Resources/Theme Day 2020) "A simple smile. That's the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others." ~ Dalai Lama
Congratulations to So. Aroostook Senior Paige Vose on her acceptance to the University of Maine into the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture with a major in Biology. Paige was also offered a merit scholarship in the amount of $2000. Paige has also been accepted to the University of New England in the Dental Hygiene Program and received a $15,000 University Merit Award.
Congratulations to So. Aroostook Senior Skyla Nelson on her acceptance to the University of Southern Maine in the Social Work program and also receiving a $2000 Merit Award.
Congratulations to So. Aroostook Senior Alexis Noyes on her acceptances to the University of Maine at Fort Kent and to the University of Maine at Presque Isle in the Journalism/English programs.
Congratulations to So. Aroostook Senior Emma Nadeau on her acceptance to the University of Southern Maine. Emma has been offered a $3000 Dirigo Scholar Award to attend USM. Emma has also been accepted to the University of Maine to major in Psychology.
Congratulations to So. Aroostook Senior Parker Skinner on his acceptance to Northern Maine Community College in the Business Administration program.
Tomorrow, December 9th is an Early Release Day, and students will be dismissed at 11:15 am. Also, there is no school Friday for all students K-12 because of conferences. Conferences will be held Thursday, Dec. 10th 3:00-7:00 pm and Friday, Dec. 11th 8:00-11:00 am. Conference times have been sent home.
Congratulations to So. Aroostook Senior Jonica Lord on her acceptance to the University of Maine at Augusta.
Congratulations to So. Aroostook Senior Delaney Greenlaw on her acceptances to the University of Southern Maine, to the University of Maine at Augusta, and to the University of Maine into the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture with a major in Nursing. UMaine has also offered Delaney a Merit Scholarship in the amount of $8000 annually.
Congratulations to Lucas Duff on his acceptance to Eastern Maine Community College in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning program.
Congratulations to So. Aroostook Senior Hannah Brown on her acceptances to the University of Maine at Augusta in the Dental Assisting program, to the University of Southern Maine, and to the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
Congratulations to So. Aroostook Senior Jacob Brooks on his acceptance to Northern Maine Community College in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance program.
Congratulations to So. Aroostook Senior Selena Botting on her acceptance to Northern Maine Community College in the Early Childhood Education AAS Program.
A huge thank you to all the families of RSU 50 who took on the challenge of remote learning and supported the students and teachers this week! We look forward to seeing the students all back on Monday. Please remember to send your student device back in too! Below are some excellent examples of the hard work and commitment from our students this week! You guys rock!
There is a Virtual Early College Planning Program on Thursday, December 3rd for any HS Student/Parent. You can attend the session from the comfort of your home! I have attended this session recently and it provides excellent information for college-bound students. Register here for Thursday, December 3, 4-6pm https://bit.ly/3obgAMU Register here for Thursday, December 3, 7-9pm https://bit.ly/33BbbH1
K-8 Families, Be watching for conference times that are being mailed home today. These will be happening virtually, again, at the following times: Thursday, December 10th - 3:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, December 11th - 8:00 to 11:00 am If we are back in school and devices need to be sent home, please contact the school. Details about HS conferences will be sent out soon.
The SACS Band members did their fall concert online! Here is the link to watch. Great work by Katie Noyes and all the band members! Enjoy!! https://youtu.be/Fgf_OS1EfjE
Congratulations to So. Aroostook High School soccer players on their recent awards!! All-Aroostook All-Star Team: Emma Nadeau, Paige Vose, Madison Russell & Xavier Morales Northern Maine Class D Regional All-Star Team: Madison Russell & Xavier Morales
All elementary remote materials and devices that were not picked up yesterday will be delivered today. Please be on the lookout for the school van because devices and materials can't be left out in the rain.
Meals for RSU 50 students are on their way. Please have a cooler or tote set out for delivery. Thank you.
Region Two students will be accessing their instruction with remote learning for the remainder of the week.
A reminder to all RSU 50 Grade 6-12 students, tomorrow Tuesday December 1st is a purple day. Remote learning begins at 7:55 with your Block 1 class. See you in the morning.
Congratulations to Ethan Collier and Sarah London on winning the So. Aroostook Physical Education Grade 7 & 8 Cornhole tournament with a 21-10 final score vs. runners-up Lincoln Hardy and Barrett Mathers. Mr. Urquhart has organized many alternative activities this fall for physical education classes due to distancing guidelines. Students have engaged in a variety of lifetime and individual sport activities including disc golf, archery, horseshoes, and Cornhole.
Congratulations to So. Aroostook students Emma Nadeau, Paige Vose, and Xavier Morales on their selection to the All-Aroostook Soccer teams!!
SACS Food Pantry will be open today from 5:00-5:45pm.
SACS Food Pantry will be open Thursday November 19th from 5:00-5:45pm.
Southern Aroostook Community School honors local Veterans with a parade! https://youtu.be/Xeko5U3F8to
Good luck to the So. Aroostook High School Boys Soccer team in the final game of the season vs. Wisdom High School being played in St. Agatha. Game time is 2:30pm.
Congratulations to So. Aroostook Heisman High School Scholarship School Winners Jacob Brooks & Kacy Daggett!! State winners will be announced tomorrow. Good luck to both!!
Please see the attached flyer inviting Veterans to a parade and take-home lunch. https://5il.co/mkh6
As our 10th and 11th grade students near high school completion, this is a great time to begin discussing successful pathways to various post-secondary opportunities, whether that be career, military, or college. As part of our programming specifically designed for college preparation, we are collaborating with Colby College to host a workshop TONIGHT focused on building college awareness. 10th & 11 grade students and parents are welcome to register for this FREE event! Register here! https://bit.ly/3e30Fws
Soccer Playoffs Thurs. Oct. 29th - #5 SA Girls will play home with #8 Van Buren. Game time 2 PM Fri. Oct. 30th- #4 SA Boys will play #1 Van Buren at Van Buren. Game time 2:30
SACS Seniors had the opportunity to speak with a University of Maine at Farmington representative, Chris Yardley, to discuss various topics including; the college application process, financial aid, dining on campus, outdoor adventure, academic programs and much more! He wrapped up the virtual visit by singing some lyrics of a Bob Marley song to encourage the Class of 2021. 🎤🎼 “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause every little thing, gonna be all right!”
A reminder to parents, tomorrow, Wednesday October 20th, is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:15am.
A reminder to So. Aroostook students and parents: The annual PK-12 student Flu Clinic will be held tomorrow at So. Aroostook Community School starting 7:30am.
So. Aroostook Food Pantry open today from 5:00-6:00pm.
Reminder for End-of-Day Pickups of Elementary Students For the safety of all our elementary students, we ask that all traffic drive around the school clockwise. We also ask that everyone pull into a parking spot when picking students up. When cars are parked across the road and behind the parked cars, we have elementary students crossing the road, which can’t happen. Please get out of your vehicle to meet your child as they exit the building. Your cooperation is appreciated.
We are postponing our Share the Warmth clothing drive until spring 2021. Please reach out to Jess Greene if you have questions!
Varsity Boys Soccer game vs. East Grand is postponed for today. Varsity Girls game is still being played today at 3:30pm in Danforth.
Just a reminder, Grade 6-11 students will be taking their NWEA Reading test in the morning. Students, please bring earbuds or headphones to wear for testing.
Good luck to the Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer teams in their games this afternoon vs. East Grand High School. Game times are 3:30pm. Boys will be traveling to Danforth and the girls will be playing at So. Aroostook.
Our Goal Setting Conferences for grades K-8 have been moved to Thursday, Oct. 8th, 3-7 pm and Friday, Oct. 9th, 8-11am. Conferences are happening remotely through Google Meet this Fall. Devices will be sent home to families that have requested them, and teachers will send Google Meet invites to students’ emails. Be watching for more information from your child’s teacher. Conferences are being scheduled, and your child’s time will be sent home next week. There is no school for students K-12 on October 9th. Contact your child’s teacher or Diana Betschner in the elementary office if you have any questions about conference times.
Good Luck to the So. Aroostook Varsity Boys Soccer team in their game today against Houlton High School. Game time is 6:00pm. You can watch live online at https://www.whou.live
Good Luck to the So. Aroostook Varsity Girls Soccer team in their game today against Houlton High School. Game time is 4:00pm. You can watch live online at https://www.whou.live
Varsity Soccer Senior Days are coming right up! The boys will take place on Thursday, September 24th and the girls will be Monday, September 28th.
Great to see our kids competing on the athletic fields today!! SA middle school girls won their game vs. Hodgdon 4-2, the SA middle school boys lost 4-1, and the SA Varsity Golf team won their 2nd match of the season with a 5-3 win over Fort Fairfield High School.
A reminder to parents that they must bring their game pass to the middle school and high school home games. Players are only allowed two passes to give to adults. If people in attendance get out of their vehicles they must wear a mask. Away fans will not be permitted to attend games at So. Aroostook. Thank you for your cooperation to allow kids to play. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Athletic Director Cliff Urquhart at 757-8206.
So. Aroostook after-school program starts today!! The program will run from 1:30-3:30pm, Monday through Thursday. If you wish to have your grade 3-12 students participate, please return your child's ASP registration forms to school as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact ASP coordinators Shannon Mathers or Jen Siltz at 757-8206.
Tuesday, 9/15, is International Dot Day. We will celebrate The Dot, a children's book in which a teacher inspires a reluctant student to let her creativity bloom. Please encourage children to wear something with dots on it. 1 big dot (a ball), polka dots or even round buttons!
The So. Aroostook After School Program starts on Monday September 21st. We are planning to offer both in-person and remote services. There will be a limited number of students able to access the in-person services due to social distancing. Registrations/Applications were sent home last week. Please be sure to send in your applications by next Friday to ensure a spot for your child. If you have any questions, please contact After School Program Coordinators Shannon Mathers or Jen Siltz at 757-8206.
Practices for soccer for middle school and high school will start next Monday September 14, 2020. There will be a mandatory parent meeting following each practice on Monday to discuss guidelines for participating in Fall sports. The practice times are as follows: Middle school boys practice will be held at 1:45-3:30pm Middle school girls practice will be held at 3:30-5:00pm High School Boys soccer practice will be held at 1:45-3:30pm High School Girls Practice will be held at 3:30-5:00pm A reminder to players and parents to bring information about a sports physical to practice. If you have any questions about athletics, please call Athletic Director Cliff Urquhart at 757-8206.
SACS Region Two students in grades 9-11 go to their Region program on purple days 💜; tomorrow, 9/3/20 is a purple day. Grade 12 Region students go to Houlton on (white days) 🤍 Friday, 9/4/20.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend several flexibilities through as late as December 31, 2020. The flexibilities allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to all children into the fall months. This unprecedented move will help ensure – no matter what the situation is on-the-ground – children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. All RSU 50 students will eat free breakfast & lunch to start the school year. We are also asking parents to please complete the free & reduced application for their children for the 2020-21 school year. Please contact the school if you have any questions. Thank you.
A letter to RSU 50 Remote Learners is attached here and can also be found on our school website. Please call the school if you have any questions. https://5il.co/kd58
Good Morning! We are less than a week away from our return to in- school learning. If your elementary child is feeling nervous or anxious, please share this 5 minute read-aloud with them. I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_jglZrCgiE
Information about the student insurance program for the 2020-21 school year can be found on our website and parent resources. You may also find it at this link: https://5il.co/k50b
RSU 50 Learning Plan to start the school year was approved last night. All students are encouraged to attend in-classroom instruction. We will follow the Maine DOE Framework for Returning to Classroom Instruction guidelines for health and safety. Remote learning will be available to those learners who chose it. Face coverings will be required in school and on buses. Student dismissal 1:30pm to allow for “office hours” for teachers Here is a link to the document located on our website: https://5il.co/k0t7
RSU 50 Guidance and procedures on attending IEP meetings. Please direct any questions to Janet Vose, RSU 50 Special Education Director. https://5il.co/jvpr
The Bethel Pentecostal Church of Oakfield has generously donated 150 backpacks for SACS Elementary students. Please see the attached link. https://5il.co/jpw2
2020 Yearbooks have arrived! You can stop by the HS office to pick yours up. If you didn't order, I have a few extra copies. $40 each
Good afternoon from RSU 50! There have been some questions about the schooling options for the return to school in the fall. Here is a quick guide to help you make the best choice for your family. https://5il.co/jb8m
Information about School Opening in the Fall can be found on our school website in the school news section.
SACS Food Pantry will be open tomorrow, Thursday July 16th, starting at 1:00pm near the garage.
The Maine Department of Education continues to work with education stakeholders and health experts to provide a framework for safely returning to classroom instruction. They are looking for feedback from families. Please visit their website to take a brief survey. https://www.maine.gov/doe/fall2020survey
The Aroostook Aspirations Initiative just announced the 2020 Gauvin Scholars! Congratulations to So. Aroostook High School Senior Gavin Vining! Gavin was one of the nine students selected from across Aroostook County to receive this award and scholarship. Well Done Gavin!! You can find more information about the Aroostook Aspiration Program on their website: aroostookaspirations.org
Let's try that again. SACS Food Pantry open today at 2:00pm.
RSU 50 Elementary School Parents & Guardians, we are looking for feedback about your child's remote learning experience this Spring in order to help us improve. Please take a moment to complete this short survey. Thank you! https://forms.gle/etyNGXhYrjD9VvFS8
RSU 50 Middle/High School Parents & Guardians, we are looking for feedback about your child's remote learning experience this Spring in order to help us improve. Please take a moment to complete this short survey. Thank you! https://forms.gle/bLiKUX3RJpZKiFUo8
Our Summer Academy is up and running! We miss the kids, but we're making it work! Here is our schedule/calendar information. https://5il.co/h8tf
Southern Aroostook Community High School Seniors received scholarship awards of over $75,000 at their very memorable graduation ceremony held on Friday, June 12th. Thank you to the many businesses and individuals who made this possible!
Congratulations to all those who received awards in grades 6 and 7! Here is the link to the YouTube slide show. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/cXXfizXaQ14
Here is the updated slide show from the SACS photography class. Great work everyone! Enjoy. https://youtu.be/D-4PM-cpsgQ
Here is the link to the SA Graduation photos taken by Jan Vose Photography. The photos are free to download. If you have any specific requests or questions you can find her on Facebook under Jan Vose Photography or her website www.janvosephoto.com. Congratulations all SACS grads! View my photos at: https://www.janvose.com/Special-Occasions/SA-Graduation-61220
Tune in to 87.9 to listen to the SACS graduation!
The link of the edited version of last nights So Arootook Baccalaureate and Class Night is here: https://youtu.be/DrfOw5_pm9s Senior Slide show is embedded in the video.
SACS CLASS OF 2020 PARADE ROUTE FOLLOWING GRADUATION LEAVING SCHOOL AND TURNING LEFT TOWARDS SMYRNA. THROUGH DYER BROOK TO THE FOUR CORNERS IN SMYRNA. RIGHT AT THE FOUR CORNERS TOWARDS THE BETHEL PENTECOSTAL CHURCH AND THEN ONTO THE OAKFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT. FROM FIRE DEPARTMENT TO THE RIVER ROAD, KEITH BROOK ROAD AND THEN A LEFT TO GET BACK ON ROUTE 2. THROUGH DYER BROOK ON ROUTE 2 TO ISLAND FALLS MUNICIPAL BUILDING. TAKE RIGHT ON DAVID STREET, LEFT ON BURLEIGH STREET, AND LEFT ON ROUTE 159 BACK TO ISLAND FALLS MUNICIPAL BUILDING THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO WAIT ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE TO CONGRATULATE THE CLASS OF 2020!!
Watch So. Aroostook Class of 2020 Graduation at 7:00pm tonight! Here is the link for tonight's broadcast: https://www.whou.live/videos/southern-aroostook-graduation-2020 It can also be found on the WHOU Facebook page.
Click on the following link to rewatch the 8th Grade completion Ceremony. The slideshow is stitched in this video for better viewing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEuG0NWVLlY
So. Aroostook High School Class of 2020 Baccalaureate and Class Night tonight starting at 6:00pm. Here is the link to watch: https://youtu.be/mtwwAZpIwF0
You can watch the So. Aroostook Grade 8 Completion & Awards Ceremony live on Youtube tonight at 6:00pm. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/lewC_AWBcLE
Congratulations to our newest retirees! Mrs. Hallet and Mrs. Dimarco retired this Spring. Mrs. Hallet has 42 years of service here at SACS. During that time she has worked in the high school, middle school, and most recently, in the elementary school. She has been a great asset in helping with our interventions. Mrs. Dimarco has been teaching at SACS for 32 years. She has been a Title I teacher, a second grade teacher, a multi-aged classroom teacher, and most recently, a Reading Recovery teacher/reading coach. Both ladies will be greatly missed at school. We wish them the best!
The elementary staff would like to wish all students and their families a safe and wonderful summer. This spring has been a challenge for all of us, and we appreciate all the help and support that we received from parents and this community. Please enjoy our fun video attached below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bHp3sivC-A
The school will be open this Monday-Wednesday from 8:00am-2:00pm for students to drop off all books, computers and chargers, hotspot devices, band instruments, and other school property. Please come to the high school office entrance. Also, if students have any personal items at school, they can come pick their belongings up during this time. Students finishing up with remote learning or engaging in Remote Summer School can make an appointment to drop materials off once they complete their work. If you have any questions, please contact the school on Monday. Thank you.
Thank you to the RSU 50 staff who have continued to prepare and deliver meals during remote learning. Pictured here is one of the floats in yesterday's parade and aprons each staff member received as a small token of our appreciation. They have prepared and delivered over 40,000 meals and counting!!
Sacs end of year parade just arrived in Island Falls!!
Sacs parade just leaving Oakfield headed to island falls
Parade is leaving school now! Hope to see you!!
I'm seeing purple and white EVERYWHERE! Please join us if you'd like and sport your school colors for the parade. See you in Oakfield at 11:15 and Island Falls at 12! 💜🤍
Watch the So. Aroostook National Honor Society Induction on the RSU 50 Facebook page. Going live at 6:00pm.
So. Aroostook National Honor Society Induction Ceremony tonight at 6:00pm. Here is the link to watch: https://www.facebook.com/RSU50/live/
Here is a video of our virtual field day for grades 2 and 3. Great work, everyone! https://youtu.be/atxiVGdGJdA
K-5 students, join us for Fort Night on Thursday, June 5th. See the attached invitation. https://5il.co/gwe7
So. Aroostook Class of 2020 Graduation Information has been posted on the school website
Information about So. Aroostook Grade 8 Completion Ceremony can be found on the RSU 50 Website and RSU 50 Facebook account.
Congratulations goes out to the following students: Noah Kennedy, First Place; Porter McCluskey, Second Place; and Zachary Lilley, Third Place. These students won the drawing of SACS "Physical Activity Log." This event started the first week of school closure and went on for eight weeks. Students were expected to be active at least four days a week for 30 minutes a day. These students, like many other students, took part in being active in many different ways such as bike riding, fishing, and driveway hockey. I want to thank all of the students who took part in this activity. I hope the winners enjoy their ice creams. I also want to say, to all my students, “Stay active and enjoy our warmer weather.” Miss Lagasse
2020 Yearbooks are on sale! The cost is $40. Yearbooks will look a little different this year. Due to COVID-19, they will not be submitted for publishing until late June putting them out for delivery in early August. Yearbooks will primarily focus of the Class of 2020 and their year. We will include pages of Baccalaureate, Class Night, Graduation, Parade, NHS Induction, etc. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, please email Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 757-8206. Thank you.
You can view the So. Aroostook Class of 2020 Graduation on Friday June 12, 2020 at 7:00pm on WHOU.live. https://www.whou.live/graduations-2020/videos/southern-aroostook-graduation-2020
Congratulations to sophomore student, Cheyenne Lane, on completing 26 hours of community service since April 16! Cheyenne has been helping clean up bottles and trash along the roadside as well as clearing local wheeler trails. Thank you for giving back to our community, Cheyenne! We appreciate you!
Here is a wonderful slide show from Mr. McGary’s photography class. Great job everyone! Impressive work! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAty4EbuC_M
Here is a link to a book that was shared with me. It is a good resource for helping kids understand the Corona Virus. https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus-A-Book-for-Children.pdf
The Maine Department of Education have created a special webpage for the Class of 2020. See the page here: https://www.maine.gov/doe/classof2020
Hey, PreK-5 Elementary Students! Next week we will have a Virtual Spirit Week. Please see the attached picture for the themes. Send your pictures daily to email@example.com. I can't wait to see what you're all up to!
Check out the Spring Sports Senior Student Athlete Profiles in the news section of the RSU 50 website. Final Senior athlete posted is Alexa Merry. You can also see these student/athlete profiles in the next couple weeks on WAGM-TV.
5th Grade Parents, Little Caesars is ready for pickup. Please come to the garage area. All orders must be picked up by noon. Mrs. Bates
5th Grade Parents, The Little Caesars can be picked up tomorrow, May 7th, between 10:30 and noon in the garage area. Mrs. Bates
Check out the Spring Sports Senior Student Athlete Profiles in the news section of the RSU 50 website. Profiles so far this week are Seniors Sydney Brewer & Aliyah Morales. You can also see these student/athlete profiles in the next couple weeks on WAGM-TV.
Hannah Landry of Island Falls has received an A. Cressy Morrison Scholarship from Scholarship America. Hannah Landry was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for her college education, renewable for an additional three years totaling $10,000!! Check out the story on our website.
Check out the Spring Sports Senior Student Athlete Profiles in the news section of the RSU 50 website. Profiles to date are Seniors Alexis Hartin, Gavin Vining, & Makaelyn Porter. More profiles to come next week!! You can also see these profiles next week on WAGM.
RSU 50 Receives $18,000 from School Lunch Fairy - a 501(c)(3) Charity Organization, see the story on our website: https://www.rsu50.org/
Good Morning RSU 50! Check out the Second Trimester Grade 6-12 Honor Roll that has been posted on the school website. Congratulations to the students for their hard work & attention to their academics. Well done!
An update on School Closure for RSU 50 can be found on our school website under RSU 50 school news. https://www.rsu50.org/ Have a great evening!!
Check out this Public Service Announcement created by So. Aroostook 8th Grade Bridger Noyes for Mrs. Lane's Digital Literacy Class. Great job Bridger!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwgeOl6aw7A
SACS Food Pantry is open today at 11:00am.
This message is for all high school students participating in the STEM fair: Your virtual STEM fair presentation will be scheduled during the week of May 18th. Please contact Ms.Fitz or Ms.Harvey if you have any questions or need assistance. Thank you and Good Luck! 🧪 🧫 🧬
So. Aroostook School Counselor Jessica Greene will be participating in a University of Maine Fort Kent Live YouTube Event to Focus on Rural U and Student Support Services on Tuesday April 14th at 6:30pm. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/wotPectgno0
Congratulations to the following students for their selection to represent So. Aroostook High School at the 2020 Dirigo Girls State held this Summer: Kacy Daggett & Paige Vose Alternate: Delaney Greenlaw. Well done Girls!!
Congratulations to the following students for their selection to represent So. Aroostook High School at the 2020 Dirigo Boys State held this Summer: Jacob Brooks & Wyatt Harthorne, Alternate: Lucas Duff. Well Done Boys!!
Congrats to So. Aroostook High School's Madison Russell and Makaelyn Porter on their selection to the 2020 Bangor Daily News All-State Girls Basketball Team, Honorable Mention.
Are RSU 50 students looking for support in their Remote Learning? The So. Aroostook ASP is providing tutoring for students, remotely. Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 with Mrs. Hardy & Thursdays 2:30-3:30 with Mr. McGary Students can email Mrs. Mathers if they are interested
Please check our website https://www.rsu50.org/ for information about Remote Learning Guidelines for students and parents. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher. Have a great day!!
Let’s try this again! Sorry for the double post! Here is a message from the SACS Class of 2020. Hang in there guys ❤️ https://youtu.be/z7SSN-heC5s
Some of the SACS senior class members put together this little video! Hang in there guys! ❤️
There will be fresh produce at SACS tomorrow at 1 pm. All items will be pre-bagged and brought to your cars by school staff. PLEASE DRIVE AROUND THE SCHOOL AND MAKE A DRIVE THROUGH LANE BY THE BUS GARAGE. We will bring the food to you. Please do not get out of your cars.
Elementary students, starting today, some of your teachers will be riding the lunch busses. Please come out and wave. They are missing you and would love to see you! We understand that you miss your teachers too, but we need to follow the social distancing rules. For that reason, please do not enter the bus. Stay safe!
Although the spring sports season may be on hold some members of the SACS Varsity softball team found a way to “pass” the time and still be together while being apart. 🥎❤️⚾️ https://youtu.be/XTMg2ghWpGk
Here’s your Friday TikTok from the admin team. PSA: Wash your hands 😉 Enjoy ❤️🥰 https://youtu.be/3-TwWlEHT4I
Good Morning RSU 50!! We are delivering to 398 students this morning!! Hope you are all well and get a chance to enjoy the sunshine. Have a great day!!
Our ASP has so many great opportunities for kids! Check out our newsletter. Even though we aren't in session at this time, we've provided links for ideas to try at home! https://5il.co/e5nt
Good Morning RSU 50!! Breakfast and Lunch count today is 398 and the food is on it's way! Great job to the SACS kitchen staff, ed. techs, & drivers who help make this process possible.
Good Morning RSU 50! 398 lunch and 398 breakfast bags are being delivered today. Thank you to everyone who makes this happen for our students everyday.
Update on School Closure for RSU 50 can be found on our school website under school news. Remote learning will continue until April 17th. School vacation from April 20-24th. Planning for students to return to school on April 27th. Updates will be forthcoming. Stay well.
Happy Friday from the Admin Team! We hope this puts a smile on all your faces. 🥰Disclaimer: We all washed our hands and were 6ft apart for this video! https://youtu.be/IwWBC5Pj830
PreK-5 lost and found clothes are being washed and folded and looking for their homes! If you see something that's yours, please send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and your item will be sent out on a daily bus run. Keep checking back for more items! 😁
Good Morning RSU 50! 396 breakfast bags and 396 lunch bags are on their way to RSU 50 kids this morning. A huge thank you the RSU 50 food service and delivery staff for your great work.
A powerful video message for the So. Aroostook School students, staff, and community. Please watch & share!! https://youtu.be/2OjjWh-8Iv0
There will be fresh produce at SACS tomorrow at 1 pm. All items will be pre-bagged and brought to your cars by school staff. PLEASE DRIVE AROUND THE SCHOOL AND MAKE A DRIVE THROUGH LANE BY THE BUS GARAGE. We will bring the food to you. Please do not get out of your cars.
Thank you to the all of the RSU 50 staff for the last two days of inspiring work!! So thankful for the caring and hard working staff here at RSU 50 who are making Remote Learning happen for our students. Well done!
Tomorrow, Wednesday March 18th, RSU 50 will be delivering remote learning packets and food for all students. RSU 50 bus drivers and staff will be delivering between 10:00am and 11:30am. Please be watching for our arrival to help us with our delivery. If possible, if people could meet us at the end of their driveways or near their children's bus stop, that would be extremely helpful in this process. We will be delivering food to every house tomorrow, but moving forward we will need for you to let us know if you wish for your child to receive free breakfast and lunch. Just a reminder, remote learning for students will continue while the school is closed due to the Coronavirus. This is not a school vacation for students. Students will be required to complete assigned work. Teachers and staff will be available to email, videoconference, or talk on the phone with students during normal working hours Monday through Friday if there are any questions or concerns about their work. If you are unable to reach your child's teacher, please contact the school. We understand this is a difficult time for many people and is not the ideal way we would like to deliver your child's education. All Information will be posted on our website and on our school app.Please contact us if you have any issues or concerns. Take care and have a good afternoon.
Can everyone help spread the word, just making sure people are getting Blackboard messages from the school and also that people are downloading the app! This will help everyone have the most up-to-date information! Call if you are not getting the messages!
Remote Learning Packets and Breakfast/Lunch will be delivered starting on Wednesday March 18th. Please notify the school if you are interested in receiving FREE Breakfast/Lunch for your child. This is free food for all students 18 years old and under, regardless of income. This a federally funded program.
To clarify, food delivery will begin on Wednesday, March 18.
All RSU 50 parents.... Please call the school today or tomorrow with answers to the following questions; 1. Do you want school breakfast/lunch delivered to your child while we are not in service? 2. Do you have Internet access? 757-8206 or 757-8223 Please be patient as we will most likely be experiencing high call volume.
Students in grades 6-12- if you did not bring home all your books and school supplies on Friday, you may stop in today or tomorrow between 9 AM and 2 PM. More information to come soon! Please check your RSU 50 email for updates and information from your teachers. We will be putting out more information shortly. Thanks for your patience!
Up to date information from RSU 50: MS & HS students needing materials at school can come in Monday or Tuesday from 9am-2pm to pick up materials. Also, staff are currently working on remote learning plans. Grades 6-12 students start checking your school email for assignments. Elementary learning plans will be forthcoming in the next few days as well as a plan to feed students during the school closure. Dollars for Scholars Dinner & Auction is Postponed and will not happen on 3/28. High School Science Fair & Indoor soccer clinics for grades 2-7 are postponed RSU 50 teachers and staff will meet Monday and Tuesday. Elementary student led conferences are canceled Report cards for Grades K-12 will be mailed home in the next two weeks. SACS Food Pantry is still scheduled for Thursday of this week and all food will be bagged ahead of time. Scheduled Special Ed meetings in the next two weeks will be conducted remotely. Those impacted will be contacted by the RSU 50 special education department.
RSU 50 and all Aroostook County Schools are closed to students for the next two weeks to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. RSU 50 will have teacher workshops on Monday & Tuesday to develop Remote Learning Plans for students. More details coming soon.
RSU 50 administrators will be meeting today at 2:00pm to discuss plans for the upcoming week. Following our meeting today, I will be contacting you with a blackboard connect message to let you know our plans moving forward for this week. Thank you for your patience.
Sydney Brewer had an amazing experience today job-shadowing in the OB/GYN Unit at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Not only did she view two live births, but was provided an unexpected opportunity to assist in one of the deliveries. Sydney noted, “I was blown away by the strength of the mothers and the composure of the doctors and nurses. It was absolutely amazing and definitely made me realize that I picked the right career path.” 😊 👶🏼🍼 Congratulations, Sydney! What an amazing experience!
Please see attached letter from RSU 50 regarding recommendations from our school physician regarding travel out of state and the Coronavirus. We will update you with any new information moving forward. https://5il.co/dp93
You are invited to attend the High School Science Fair on Tuesday, March 17th, in the multipurpose room. Elementary, Middle School students and the public are invited to visit between 8:30-11AM. High School students will be presenting to the judges from 12:15-2:20. Many students have worked hard on their projects. Can’t wait to see you next Tuesday! 🧪 🧫 🧬
Jim Lyons’ Oakfield Oaks Pee Wee Basketball team and Cliff Urquhart’s SA Lady Warriors have something in common, other than being basketball champions.... they are both good sports! Both teams were recognized and received good sportsmanship awards this season. Two teams, two awards, one community! So proud of these young ladies and their coaches for being recognized as polite and respectful members of our community. 💜
Congratulations to the Middle School Students of the Month for February! 👌🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Grade 8 – Madison Shields Grade 7 – Rylee Webb Grade 6 – Lincoln Hardy
SACS Senior Makaelyn Porter & Coach Cliff Urquhart will be participating in the McDonalds Senior All-Star Game on Saturday at Husson University. Game time is 2:30pm. You can watch online at whou.live
Be a part of SACS High School Winter Carnival! Click the link to vote for your favorite flag. The people’s choice award will be announced this afternoon! https://forms.gle/6A3hYr9wHndYCVHk7
SACS After-School Program is canceled for tonight. Ski for life is also postponed and will now happen on Thursday.
Contratulations to our school physician, Dr. Ron Blum! http://thecounty.me/2020/02/20/news/business-news/patten-physician-receives-lifetime-achievement-nod/
SACS Dollars for Scholars Meeting tonight at 7:00pm in the SACS Library.
Congratulations to Hunter Burpee, Xavier Morales, Camden Porter, Kacy Daggett, Makaelyn Porter, & Madison Russell on their selection to the 2020 All-Aroostook Basketball Team!
TOMORROW'S LUNCH MENU WILL BE CHEESEBURGER, HASH BROWN, STEAMED CARROTS AND APPLE SAUCE CUP
Congratulations to SACS Senior Abby Stevens on being named the 2020 MPA Principal's Award Winner from So. Aroostook High School!
Tuesday is Tourist Tuesday at SACS. High School students get your floral shirts, sun hats, and cameras out.
March 5th, Maine School of Law will be at UMPI for an info session about UMPI's 3+3 Law Pathway. Students attend UMPI for 3 years, then University of Maine School of Law where they combine their 4th year of UMPI with the first year of Law School. Juniors & Seniors - see me!
All Sophomores will be taking the ASVAB tomorrow at 8am. This is not only a military entrance exam but offers all of our students an opportunity to explore various careers based on the aptitude test.
Congratulations to the So. Aroostook Girls Basketball team and coaches on a great season! You represented our school and community with dignity and class on Saturday.
So. Aroostook High School Winter Carnival Starts tomorrow!! Tomorrow is Patriotic Day! Students, remember to wear red, white, blue, & star & stripes to help earn points for your class.
A reminder that So. Aroostook Grade 6-8 students will be taking a field trip to the Maine Outdoor Educational Program in Grindstone for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing tomorrow Monday March 2nd. Please dress accordingly.
Family Fun Day tomorrow 1-4 PM at Smoki Haulers Snowsled Club In Oakfield. Bring your kids out for some fun and support SACS Class of 2020 Project Graduation.
Good Morning Warrior Fans!! Good luck to the So. Aroostook girls in the Class D State Final in Augusta! Game time is 1:00pm. See you all there!
Tickets for the state championship game will be sold here in the high school office until 2:30 today. They will also be sold at the game tomorrow. Thanks! 💜🏀
Due to the Winter storm, school will be canceled today for RSU 50.
Skiing through the So. Aroostook After-School Program has changed to Wednesday this week due to the potential storm on Thursday.
Here is a link to a great interview of SACS Senior Band member Emily Canvan. Emily and the SACS band did a fantastic job representing SACS last week in Bangor!! https://www.facebook.com/jwagonersports/videos/182112246417294/UzpfSTE2MzYwMzk1MjI6MTAyMTk0NTc2OTA4MjYzNzA/
A reminder to SACS Middle/High School students, tomorrow is a White day. See you in the am!!
SACS will have pre-sale tickets available to purchase for next Saturday's Class D Girls Basketball State Championship Game in Augusta. Game time is 1:00pm. Ticket prices: Adult $10, student $5. You can purchase the tickets at the SACS High School office.
SA up at the half! 21-14
Good Morning Warrior Fans!! Hope to see you all at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor for the Class D Northern Maine Girls Basketball Championship Game!! Game time 9:00am. Good Luck Girls!!!
Congratulations to the So.aroostook girls on their Semi-final won today vs Shead!! Onto the Regional Final on Saturday at 9:00am at the Cross Insurance Center vs Deer Isle Stonington!!
Good luck to the So. Aroostook girls team today in their Class D semifinal vs.Shead at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Game time is 3:30pm. Hope to see you all there!!
Any high school students looking for volunteer hours? Just a reminder, all high school students need eight hours of community service per year! Smoki Haulers Club is looking for volunteers to help out with Family Fun Day this Sunday, 2/23/20, from 10am-4pm. (They need help in the kitchen serving food and outside for activities.) Contact Kristina Sevcik-Brown on Facebook or text or call 532-8342.
Food Pantry will be this Friday (the 21st) from 11-12 in the SACS bus garage. Please bring your own bags and please share this post. Thanks! 😊
Sacs boys down at the half 19-18 vs. Machias high school.
Almost game time!! So Aroostook boys vs Machias high school. 7:00pm start.
Congratulations to the So. Aroostook girls on their 77-22 win over Ashland High School in todays’s quarterfinal. Next game is Thursday at 3:30pm vs Shead High School.
So Aroostook girls leading at halftime 37-11. Great start girls!!
So.Aroostook girls getting ready to take on Ashland High School in a quarterfinal Class D basketball game at Cross Insurance Center at 3:30pm. Good luck girls!!
Mrs. Mathers World History Class presenting their work at the annual Sacs Renaissance Fair. Well done!!!
RSU 50 is thrilled to announce our new app for mobile phones! Stay up-to-date with access to real-time sports scores, the daily cafeteria menu, news from administrators, student stories, and notifications. RSU 50 mobile app launch video! https://youtu.be/rqdeX3rUksg
High School Boys Hockey Game tonight @ Millar Arena in Houlton vs. Hampden Academy. Game time @ 6:00pm.
Any SACS student currently in Grades 6-7-8 interested in taking a positive risk? If so, you are encouraged to attend the Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp this summer at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Listen to national speakers talk about leadership, attend workshops on teen topics, take part in team building activities, and attend a dance – all while meeting and making new friends! For further information, see Mrs. Harbison. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 9th.
Tomorrow is SACS School Spirit Day. A reminder to students to wear Purple to school tomorrow. School Spirit Pep Rally in the afternoon!!!
So. Aroostook Varsity Boys Basketball at Central Aroostook High School tonight. It will be streamed online at https://www.wagmtv.com/sports/basketball Game time is 7:00pm. Good luck Boys!!
All-Aroostook Band Festival at Ashland High School at 2:00pm on Saturday. You can also watch and listen live on WHOU. Here is the link to watch: https://www.whou.live/browse Good luck Abby, Emily, Jordyn, Bailey, Maggie, Callie, Alyssa, Wyatt, & Nate!!
So. Aroostook Girls take on Shead High School tonight in Dyer Brook. JV Game at 4:30, Varsity Game at 7:00. Hope to see you there!!