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Back-to-School Fall 2020

posted Aug 25, 2020, 3:45 PM by Susan Capwell   [ updated Aug 25, 2020, 3:51 PM ]

Picture of a Viking and Shield with the Text Back to School
Greetings students and families! We hope you're enjoying the end of the summer. We are looking forward to seeing you all on September 8th! Please read the following letter and review the attached information to help you understand what back to school is going to look like this fall. There are important changes to the schedule, and information about what the laptop program will look like this year.  If you have questions, please contact the Main Office.

8th Grade Celebration Livestream - June 9, 3pm

posted Jun 4, 2020, 1:04 PM by Susan Capwell

8th grade celebration, 6/9 3pm
Save the Date! We will be celebrating the 
8th graders on Tuesday, June 9th at 3pm with a livestream celebration video, which will be live at this link: https://youtu.be/FkdTNf5oxZs. 8th grade certificates will be mailed home following the end of the school year.

2020 Senior Information

posted Jun 1, 2020, 11:36 AM by Susan Capwell

Congratulations seniors! To help keep everyone on the same page with the last few days of events, we've created a page with Senior Information. It has links to the Senior Night livestream, graduation info, and info about laptop purchases. Other links will be added as information is available.  Visit the Senior Information page, and if you have questions, contact the Main Office. 

End-of-Year Student Work & Laptop Collection

posted May 29, 2020, 6:12 AM by Susan Capwell

The week of June 1st through June 5th we will be staging a collection at SDMHS for all materials for students in grades 6-12. Each day between 8am and 12pm we will have staff accepting materials at the Library exit in the front of the building. Please be sure return all library books, textbooks, musical instruments, and laptops, and make sure all materials are labeled with your student’s name and grade to expedite collection and sorting. 

Congratulations Class of 2020 Seniors

posted May 22, 2020, 8:14 AM by mderaps@rsu20.org   [ updated May 22, 2020, 10:06 AM by Bob Bradford ]

Middle School Yearbook Ordering Info

posted May 5, 2020, 11:53 AM by Susan Capwell

You can find information about ordering a yearbook for your SDMS student by going to https://tinyurl.com/sdms-yearbook. There are links to set up an account, ordering information, and tutorials for making custom pages and signatures. Yearbook orders are online only, and will be shipped directly to you at the end of the school year. Orders are due by May 18th. If you have photos you'd like to share, you can email them to Ms. Capwell at scapwell@rsu20.org

SDMS Counselor's Corner - Resources Website

posted May 5, 2020, 7:50 AM by Susan Capwell

Support, Letters, Scrabble, Help, Service, CustomerThe SDMS Counselor’s Corner is a place where you can go to learn a bit more about Mrs. Waltz and her role as the school counselor here at Searsport District Middle School. It’s also a place to locate mental health resources, and has pages that focus specifically on parents and students. She hopes to use this as an interactive space where we can share and collaborate around the mental health and wellness of our Searsport District Middle School community. You can find the site here and under the "Guidance Department" page.

Online Learning Schedule & Last Day of School

posted Apr 28, 2020, 10:42 AM by Susan Capwell

At the April Board Meeting, the RSU #20 Board of Directors set the last student days for students: the last student day for grades K-11 will be Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The last student day for seniors will be Friday, June 5, 2020.

For the remainder of the year, we have organized the MS/HS schedule to better support remote learning, and to provide some consistency for our students. You can see the updated schedule here. If you have questions, you can contact Mrs. Deraps or your student's teachers.

A reminder that you can find updates about RSU #20s emergency closure information, including information about meals, dates, etc. on the RSU #20 COVID-19 Updates page.

Cuisines from World Cultures

posted Apr 13, 2020, 10:02 AM by Susan Capwell

11th and 12th graders working with ELA teacher Nancy Raymond took a deep dive into world cuisine last semester, and are offering their class cookbook for the community to peruse. 

From the introduction: 
"When we understand the world we live in, we better understand ourselves. When we acknowledge what makes us similar, we celebrate all the ways we are different. One commonality people around the world share is  the love of food. Our unique food histories, our traditional food past-times. Our rich food memories. Extensive cultural influences impact what we eat; this holds true no matter where one calls home. This cookbook is a compilation of learning. Students were challenged to immerse themselves in an exploration of cultures through an examination of what those cultures eat. We then broke bread together, enjoying the traditional foods of these cultures that each student cooked and brought in to class to share. For some students, this was the first time cooking, for other students the research was the challenge, but for all students it was a time to break bread together and share information about the varied peoples around the world. We hope you enjoy our stories and recipes as much as we enjoyed exploring and writing about them."


One Act Comedy

posted Feb 25, 2020, 1:37 PM by mderaps@rsu20.org

Searsport District High School Presents ONE AND ALL, a one-act comedy by Alan Haehnel.  Christian Bean (played by William Bradley), is a typical guy on a typical date with Janene (Erin Hayes), except that we can see his “private audience” - the characters in his head that tell him what to do and how to be.  Written before “Inside Out”, hilarity ensues when Ma (Emma Spiegel), Girlie (Ashley Harriman), and Hormy (Chris Hayes) attempt to take control of the situation. Other characters who show up in the course of the evening include Dad (Justin Kinney), Door (Harley Prucha), The Red Character (Abby Brown), Soldier (Joey Viggiano), and an assortment of ensemble players played by Diamond Dunfee-Platt, and Isobel Jones.  Opening night is at Searsport District Middle/High School at 6:30 pm Thursday Feb 27 - tickets are $5 at the door. Additional shows are at Mt. View High School Feb 28 at 6:30, and at the Crosby Center in Belfast February 29 at 6:00 pm.  Searsport will be competing in Camden Friday March 6, at Strom Auditorium in the 6:00 pm evening session of 3 plays. (Photo credit Erin Hayes.)

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