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Good News From Sanford Schools: May 11, 2022

Sanford High School

“Decision Day” at SHS was on Friday, May 6, 2022. Seniors could announce their decision for after graduation and pose for photos.

The Top Ten Sanford graduating seniors were announced at the Sanford Elks’ 50th Annual Youth Awards Banquet. See that story and read profiles of each of the Top Ten in this Spartan Times feature.

Sanford Regional Technical Center

On May 3, 62 SRTC students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. See that story.

On Thursday, April 14th, SRTC held “Celebrating Partnerships”, an event to celebrate our existing partners, our Program Advisory Committee members, and to welcome new partners.  Over 100 people attended and enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres created by SRTC’s Culinary Arts program and heard from three SRTC Welding students about their internship programs at Casco Bay Steel and Rubb Building Systems. 
For the second part of the evening, Program Advisory Committee members and instructors met and new partners enjoyed a tour of the building and further discussion regarding opportunities to connect with SRTC on projects and student employment. The event was coordinated by Career Exploration Coordinator, Katie Schindler and sponsored through a grant from the MELMAC Education Foundation. 
The photos show the group gathered in the SHS/SRTC Agora.

Sanford Middle School

On April 13th, students from Mrs. Houle’s JMG (Jobs for Maine Graduates) classes traveled to Southern Maine Community College to tour the campus and learn about the programs available in higher education. The students who attended, some pictured here, were: Mason Adair, Lucas Barrow, Tate Caudill, Jacob Charleton, Aubri Courtney, Bella Garneau, Lacey Kimball, Toby Lanteigne, Ray McCarthy, Layla Metcalf, Blake Misenheimer, Issy Mitchell, Ella Mottolo, Brook Skaltsis, Brook Socoloski, Kira Thompson, and Ronan Ware. Also, read about the wonderful work JMG has been doing in the School Committee Meeting Summary.

We also celebrated Earth Day.

Carl J. Lamb School

Red room Kindergarteners playing a subtraction game called Disappearing Train.
Some CJL students giving Nurse Amy a hug on School Nurse Appreciation Day.

Margaret Chase Smith School

The students were able to participate in our first annual Health Day the Friday before April break.  Staff started the day with a visit from Espresso Dave before jumping into various Social and Emotional Sessions. Students were able to enjoy so many different workshops including making smoothies with a blender bike, learning the art of comic making, a magic show, making pinwheels, learning technology and bike safety, and more! We are so grateful to the PTA, our workshop volunteers, our parent volunteers, and all others that made this possible!

Mrs. Cote’s class celebrated growing vowel power with a Glow Day party! The students listened to two different books about fireflies – one fiction and one nonfiction. They used highlighters to complete a directed drawing of fireflies in a jar,  took turns building at the glow table, read with flashlights and used pattern blocks on the glow table to play Roll & Glow. 

The students were able to get outside and enjoy the fresh air on Thursday as they walked around the perimeter of the building for ACES day.  

Sanford Pride Elementary School

SPE held a fantastic Cultural Celebration! Read all about it in this story.

St. Thomas School 

During Teacher Appreciation Week, St. Thomas faculty and staff received beautiful notes and drawings from their students as a sweet gesture of thanks.

Mrs. Ouellette.

Sanford Christian Academy

Sanford Christian Academy held its annual Concert and Auction night on April 15. Everybody was dressed for the occasion!

Sanford Community Adult Education

You may have heard some celebrating recently as we had another student pass the last of their five official HiSET exams! So far we have had 13 students complete all five HiSET official exams and now hold their high school credentials! We are nearing the end of our spring term and will have a Gap term: 5/23-6/30 to help students retain learning as they wait for our summer term to begin in July. We are preparing for graduation on June 1 at the SPAC at 7:00 p.m., everyone is invited to share in our celebration. Our graduations are always filled with wonderful stories of students overcoming obstacles and finding success. Consider this your invitation to attend our incredible graduation!

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