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'Tis the Season..for Ticks!

posted May 1, 2018, 7:30 AM by Calla Jordan

With Spring comes plenty of sunshine and green grass...and also some unwanted guests...Ticks! Please see the attached document for helpful information on identifying the different types and what you can do to protect yourself and your children. 

Congratulations Orly Vaughn!!!

posted Mar 6, 2018, 10:55 AM by Calla Jordan

Orly Vaughn of Deer Isle, a senior at Deer Isle-Stonington High School, has been selected to receive the 2018 Principal's Award, Principal Ed Hatch announced today. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principal's Association is given in recognition of a high school senior's academic achievement and citizenship. Throughout her time at DISHS, Orly has excelled as a leader in the classroom, on the court/fields, and in the community. Orly, Mr. Hatch, and other award winners and their principals will attend an Honors Luncheon at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 12:30 P.M. The honors banquet 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 thought he 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. 

Agenda for School Board Meeting taking place March 6th at 5:30 PM

posted Mar 5, 2018, 7:59 AM by Calla Jordan   [ updated Mar 5, 2018, 8:00 AM ]


Notification & Reverse Permission Slip for Recording Empathy Conversations

posted Feb 26, 2018, 9:13 AM by Calla Jordan   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 9:15 AM ]

Please see the attached notification/reverse permission slip for those staff that are receiving the Ross Greene coaching to be able to record Empathy Step conversations with students that was provided from our Head of Schools, Lynne Witham. 

If you should have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact Lynne at lwitham@dishs.org or Principal, Ed Hatch at ehatch@dishs.org

Flu News: Updates for the 2017-2018 Season

posted Dec 14, 2017, 5:13 AM by Calla Jordan

The 2017 flu season has been described as a ‘brushfire’ according to the 12/7/17 Bangor Daily News (BDN).  It was also reported as being an earlier than usual season, with confirmed cases as early as September in the 9/20/17 BDN.  All 16 counties in Maine have confirmed activity, with the most cases in nearby Penobscot County.  Young, otherwise healthy people, including a 20-year-old Arizona woman, (Newsweek 12/5/17) have died as a result of influenza.  


The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older receive a yearly flu vaccine, calling it “the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease.”  Other steps to avoid spreading the flu include frequent, thorough handwashing and staying home if you are sick.  For more information, go to:  /www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2017-2018.htm.


If you and your family have not already been vaccinated, it’s not too late.  Immunizations are available through your primary care provider, at local drug stores such as Rite Aid and Walgreen’s or at Island Family  Medicine.  Supervisor of Clinical Services, Julie Reed, RN-C, also known as the vaccine queen, is cheerfully quoted as saying there are, “Plenty of doses for everybody!!!  Just call (367-2311) for a clinical appointment or if you walk in, we will put you in the schedule!”

Healthy Island Project Free Movie & Pizza Night!

posted Dec 4, 2017, 9:52 AM by Calla Jordan

Healthy Island Project is sponsoring a FREE Hilarious Classic Christmas Movie and pizza at the Stonington Opera House on Thursday, December 7th!  Complimentary beverage of your choice (including beer or wine!) for the first 50 to complete our Age-friendly Coastal Communities Survey. Arrive at 5:00 pm for pizza, 6:00 pm for the movie. ALL are welcome! Call HIP at 367-6332 for more information. 

This event is funded through a grant from AARP Maine and our partner Healthy Peninsula as part of our Age-Friendly Coastal Communities project.  

To complete the Age-Friendly Communities survey online go to: https://goo.gl/forms/xWijaO7y4uZNgqMR2 (Let me know that you did, and I'll still give you a ticket for a free beverage at the Movie Night!)

Through the Age-Friendly Coastal Communities project we are partnering with Healthy Peninsula, our Thriving in Place Downeast partners, and the towns of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Stonington, and Surry to survey community members and get their perspectives and opinions on how things could be improved for seniors as they age in their communities. With those community priorities in mind, we will work with social service, medical, and community agencies to develop partnerships and services to improve the livability of our towns for people of all ages, but especially for seniors, caregivers and folks with disabilities. 

The survey is for everyone to fill out, not just seniors!  After all, none of us are getting any younger and what is good for older community members is good for everyone!  Feel free to share the survey link with anyone else you know who would be willing to fill out the survey, as well!

Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions and thoughts with us.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns.



Summary of Safety Drills

posted Oct 20, 2017, 10:24 AM by Calla Jordan

As per state regulations, Deer Isle-Stonington High School has performed 3 fire drills, 1 hold in place drill, and 1 lockdown drill thus far. All drills went smoothly and both staff and students responded very well! We will keep you posted as we continue to practice safety here at school.

iPad Return Request

posted Sep 14, 2017, 10:55 AM by Calla Jordan

As we prepare to roll out the Chromebooks for students, we also need to have students return their school-issued iPads if they have not done so already. iPads can be returned to the Main Office. We really need your help so that we can get these rounded up. Thank you!

Mr. Hatch 

Need for parent/guardian email addresses!

posted Sep 11, 2017, 5:37 AM by Calla Jordan   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 5:38 AM ]

Notice to Parents/Guardians: Union 76 is working towards making email a primary point of contact for getting pertinent information to you about our schools and what is happening in them. We are trying to collect any and all email addresses that we can to make sure that everyone stays in the loop. Also, by knowing that this is how information will be coming to you now, you will know to keep an eye on your email for when those important notes do come through!!

PLEASE contact our front office at 348-2303, send a private message on FaceBook, or send an email to cjordan@dishs.org with your most current email address. We want all of you to be kept up to date in a fast and factual manner. Thank you for your help with this!!

LUNCH FORM MEMO FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

posted Sep 6, 2017, 9:37 AM by Calla Jordan   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 11:31 AM ]

Please see the attached memo regarding the free/reduced lunch form. 

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