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Important Upcoming Dates!

posted Aug 29, 2019, 12:59 PM by Marianne DeRaps

September 4th is Picture Day!
September 5th is Open House @ 4:30
September 9th is a Community BBQ 5:30 - 7:30

Student of the Year 2019--George Dakin

posted Jul 15, 2019, 10:11 AM by Marianne DeRaps

Student of the Semester 2019

posted Jul 15, 2019, 10:10 AM by Marianne DeRaps


Bluessence Literary & Art Magazine On Sale Soon

posted Jun 3, 2019, 5:08 AM by Susan Capwell

The school's new student-edited literary magazine, Bluessence, has gone to the presses! Featuring writing and artwork from more than 35 SDMHS students, it's a celebration of the talent, hard work, and creativity of the Searsport student body. The magazine is being professionally printed, and will be available for sale at $8/copy ($5 for contributors) beginning June 11th. There are a limited number of copies, so if you'd like to see a preview and reserve a copy, see the Bluessence homepage:tinyurl.com/bluessence

Mandatory Senior Trip Meeting for Parents

posted May 8, 2019, 1:38 PM by Marianne DeRaps

There will be a mandatory meeting for all parents of seniors going on the Senior Trip Tuesday, May 14th at 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  

We will go over the following points​:
  • ​itinerary of the trip
  • rules and expectations (including consequences)
  • sleeping arrangements
  • policy around bag search
  • financial obligations
There will be time for general questions and answers.

Marianne DeRaps



Charles Spiegel chosen for the 2019 Maine Principal's Award!

posted Mar 18, 2019, 5:57 AM by Marianne DeRaps


Contact:  Marianne DeRaps         

Release Date: March 18, 2019


Searsport—Charles Spiegel of Searsport, a senior at Searsport District High School, has been selected to receive the 2019 Principal's Award, Principal DeRaps announced today.  The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior's academic achievement and citizenship.

Throughout the four years of high school, Charles has proven to be mature beyond his years, doing the right thing regardless of peer pressure or popularity.  He cares about his school and community. He is a kind person with a great moral compass. Charles also pushes himself in the classroom. He consistently pushes himself to go above and beyond what is expected.  He is a three sport athlete and is a captain and stand out in all three sports. Principal DeRaps noted in making the award. "He very much deserves this recognition."

Charles Spiegel, Principal DeRaps, and other award winners and their principals will attend an Honors Luncheon at Jeff’s Catering on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

The Honors Luncheon recognizes these outstanding students with the presentation of an individual plaque and the awarding of five $1,000 scholarships in the names of Horace O. McGowan and Richard W. Tyler.  Mr. McGowan and Mr. Tyler were former Maine principals and executive directors of the Association. An additional five $1,000 scholarships will be presented through the efforts of the MPA Scholarship Golf Tournament.

The Principal's Award is presented in more than 100 Maine public and private high schools by member principals of the MPA, the professional association which represents Maine's school administrators.

Join our Awesome Math Team!

posted Mar 11, 2019, 10:25 AM by Marianne DeRaps

The High School Math Team finished up the last regular season meet at Cony High School on March 6th. Although our team is smaller than others in the league, we performed well. The team came home with a Team-High-Scorer medal; congratulations to Kion Tupper, Dominic Francis-Mezger, and Max Provencher. Coming up is the state meet at the Augusta Civic Center on April 2nd. We can bring up to 10 students to compete at the State Meet; and, we have room for more students on the team. For students, the State Meet is a good opportunity to test skills, meet other students, and learn new things about mathematics. Also, several colleges and universities will have representatives at the meet and there will be time to explore what they have to offer.


posted Jan 29, 2019, 11:35 AM by cguerette@rsu20.org

All juniors and seniors, and their parents, are invited to the Hutchinson Center on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:30pm.

This is an annual renewable college scholarship up to $4000/year.

Contact Guidance for more information!!!

Congrats Novelists! NaNoWriMo Wraps up for Another Year

posted Dec 4, 2018, 12:38 PM by Susan Capwell

During the month of November, 18 SDMHS students participated in National Novel Writing Month. This is the eighth year that SDMHS has participated in the world wide program. Collectively, students wrote over 106,000 words! This year's student winner was 8th grader Terrin Connor, who wrote more than 33,000 words to win the coveted Highest Word Count Award.

Parent / Teacher Conferences November 19 and 20, 2018

posted Nov 9, 2018, 10:25 AM by Marianne DeRaps

Parent / Teacher Conferences:  We will be hosting Parent / Teacher Conferences on November 19th      

and 20th. The November 19th conferences will begin at 8:00 AM and go to 7:00 PM.  On the 20th, we 

will host conferences from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Please call Leana to schedule a conference with any 

of our teachers.  

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