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Athletic Training Profession Workshop

posted Oct 13, 2017, 6:55 AM by Chris Guerette

The graduating class of UMaine's Athletic training Program is holding a workshop on October 28, 2017. This workshop will give insight to the profession and the benefits of  being an Athletic Trainer.  This will be a hands on workshop and will teach some basic skills.

For more info, stop by the Guidance Office!


posted Sep 14, 2017, 6:17 AM by Chris Guerette   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 11:07 AM ]

Finance Authority of Maine will be here on Tuesday, October 3rd at 6pm to discuss financial aid, the FAFSA and paying for college.  

Financial Aid Workshop
SDMHS Music Room
October 3, 2017

Transcript Requests

posted Jun 26, 2017, 4:38 AM by Chris Guerette

If you need a transcript please contact the Guidance Office by phone, 548-2315, or by email, cguerette@rsu20.org.

We need your phone number, name you used at SDHS, birthdate and year of graduation or when you left SDHS.  We also need to know where you want the transcript sent, ie. college/unoversity, workplace, yourself. 


Project graduation Student Video Contest

posted Dec 19, 2016, 10:17 AM by Chris Guerette

Maine Spirits wants to bring awareness to Maine teenagers about the dangers of underage drinking and the effects it has on families and communities.  The campaign will be a contest in which High School students will be asked to create and impactful video which will be used as our "Underage Drinking Prevention Media Campaign".  The winning video will be used as a PSA on social media, local programming and possibly selected commercial slots.  

There will be a a First place prize of $5000 to the winning school to be used for Project Graduation plus an additional $1000 for the Audio/Visual Department.

The deadline to submit your video is March 31, 2017.

See the Guidance Office for more details!!


posted Dec 19, 2016, 4:44 AM by Chris Guerette



NESCom Alive

Save the Date


When:  Tuesday, May 16th, 2017


Where:  Husson University’s Gracie Theatre and the New England School of Communications, Bangor, Maine.


What:  “NESCom Alive” is a day long, immersive, experiential learning opportunity for high school students interested in media, communications, entertainment production, theatre, and technology.


Experience a variety of hands-on, learning sessions, lunch and participate in the production of the yearly, high school edition of the award winning “Late Show with Dan Cashman”.


Cost: FREE



Mark your calendar.  More information will be forthcoming.

Thomas College Major Specific Open House

posted Nov 10, 2016, 11:46 AM by Chris Guerette

We cordially invite your students to attend our major-specific open houses this fall:


·       Education Open House:  November 15, 2016 from 12-4 p.m.

·       Criminal Justice/Psychology Open House:  November 18, 2016 from 12-4 p.m.


These open houses are designed to be a more personal and relevant look at specific programs of study. Students will get a chance to observe and interact in a classroom setting, meet and talk with professors and current students in their major, and hear from alumni who graduated from our programs, as well as talk with admissions and financial aid, tour campus and sample our food.


Sign up is simple and can be done by phone at 207-859-1101, or online here..


If those dates do not work for your students, they can sign up for a personal visit. If students arrange a campus visit with us (via an open house or a personal visit), they will receive a$1,000 Campus Visit Scholarship to be applied towards tuition if they decide to enroll full-time at Thomas.


Please RSVP soon if you plan to attend one of our events.  

Clyde Russell Scholarship

posted Nov 10, 2016, 10:55 AM by Chris Guerette

Applications are now available for the 2017 Clyde Russell Scholarship, as presented by the Maine Education Association.  There are two categories of awards--one for Graduating High School Seniors Attending a Four-Year College, and one for Graduating Seniors attending a Maine Community College.


Brochures will be available in school guidance offices beginning November 1, and by request to P. O. Box 2457, Augusta, ME  04338.


The applications are available to download at our web site: Clyde Russell Scholarship between November 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017 The deadline for submission is February 1, 2017



BLOOM Bigelow Lab

posted Oct 17, 2016, 5:32 AM by Chris Guerette

BLOOM Bigelow Lab

"BLOOM offers Maine students interested in science the opportunity work alongside professional researchers, exploring the biological, chemical and geological characteristics of the local marine environment through field and laboratory work."

Who Should Apply

Maine home-schooled, public, and private high school juniors who are curious about ocean or environmental science should apply; sixteen students from around the state are selected to participate.

Selection Criteria

Applications are evaluated based upon academic record, level of interest, and communication skills as evidenced by a written essay and two letters of recommendation.

Application and Requirements

The application will be available January 1. The deadline for receipt of the application and supplemental materials is April 15th. Please complete the online application form. If you have any questions about the application process, please email kellerbloom@bigelow.org.

A complete application consists of the following:

  1. The online application form
  2. Transcript of high school work to date (upload at online application site)
  3. A one-page essay describing, "What marine invertebrate would you like to be and WHY?" (upload at online application site)
  4. Two letters of recommendation, with at least one from a science teacher, who can speak to your academic success and interest in science (recommenders directly upload their letters at separate online application site)

For more information email: BLOOM Bigelow Lab

Scholarships for ALL!

posted Oct 3, 2016, 6:29 AM by Chris Guerette

Raise Me is a social enterprise working in partnership with the White House and over 180 colleges to expand access to higher education by improving the way students prepare for college—both financially and academically. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to award aid, which is often too late to impact a student’s college ambitions or choices,   Raise Me enables students to earn grant aid throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular. The amount that students earn from a college on Raise Me represents a guaranteed minimum amount of aid they’ll receive if they apply and are admitted to that college.

Through Raise Me, your  can now earn “micro-scholarships” (performance-based scholarships) from Husson and over 180 other colleges (including Rochester, RPI, and the University of Vermont) for each of your academic and extracurricular achievements beginning as freshmen. 


posted Sep 15, 2016, 5:46 AM by Chris Guerette

The PSAT's will be held Wednesday, 19Oct16.  Check with Guidance or your Advisors for more info!

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