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Good News From Sanford Schools: October 4, 2021

On Friday, September 24th the MCS Student Ambassadors planned their first spirit day, "Rally for Responsibility" by wearing red.

by Sanford School Department staff

Sanford High School

Homecoming was celebrated all last week at Sanford High School, culminating with a football game on Friday night against Lewiston and an outdoor dance on Saturday.

From Mr. Petermann: What a great week!  Thanks to Nate Smith, the Student Council, Lauren Roy, Kendra O’Connell and the Pep Club for putting on fun and safe events for all to enjoy, especially the kids!

Sanford Regional Technical Center

Students from the Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Technology and Welding & Metal Fabrication programs at Sanford Regional Technical Center recently participated in an oxygen and acetylene training course put on by Maine Oxy and their safety instructor, Mike Covert. The course covered oxygen and acetylene tank handling and proper setup of gauges, hoses, and torches used for cutting, welding, heating and brazing. Mike’s dynamic speaking style was perfect for a presentation in the Sanford Performing Arts Center, which allowed for students to physically distance, making for an informative and safe training environment.  Thanks to Welding Instructor, Adam Hartford, for coordinating the training session and to Brett Williams and Sarah Schnell, SPAC Manager and WSSR-TV Manager, for providing the technology to allow students to see equipment and procedures in detail while still maintaining COVID-19 safety.

Sanford Middle School

SMS kids have been doing a wonderful job throughout the month of September. Thank you to the PTA for putting on a little celebration for them with popsicles, music and lots of smiles.

Carl J. Lamb School

CJL School Counselor, Jennifer Scremin, led an assembly about respect, which was September’s Core Value of the month.  We read a daily message in our morning announcements, made videos, awarded high five core value tickets, raffled prizes, and celebrated our success at this assembly.  Each month we have a new core value.  This month’s core value is perseverance, which is appropriate as our students begin their NWEA testing and dive into some new units of study.  We’re proud of the core values CJL students embody! 

Pictured here is CJL 4th grader Gabriella Nadeau donning an “original” CJL sweatshirt, from the year we opened in SY 1990-91.  The sweatshirt belonged to her aunt. Gabby is showing her school spirit for Homecoming Week! Way to go, Gabby!

Margaret Chase Smith School

The focus for the month of September was Responsibility at MCS.  Throughout the month the students listened to various daily quotes, read new texts, watched short video clips and created visual displays throughout the building to encourage students to make the right choice. The students addressed various goals as they continued to show success in the area of responsibility. 

At the end of the month students were recognized for their hard work by receiving various awards during our grade level assemblies.

Sanford Pride Elementary School

The two playgrounds at SPE are in the process of being installed.  The students look forward to being able to enjoy the playgrounds soon, and help SPE create the standard operating procedures for each piece of equipment.

We had our first spirit week of the year at SPE.  The SPE Student Leaders arrange the monthly spirit weeks for our school.  Even one of our service dogs, Dodger, participated in Red & White Day on Friday.

Sanford Community Adult Education

SCAE Welcomes Jayne Perkins! Jayne Perkins, formerly of MSAD 60, will begin as Sanford’s new Community Adult Education Director on Tuesday, October 12.

SCAE’s Fall academic enrollment is triple that of its summer enrollment.

Fall enrichment: between onsite local offerings, partnerships with LERN, Academy of Medical Professions, and Center for Legal Studies, SCAE offered 95 courses in September with another 77 planned for October.

SCAE plans to offer a C.N.A. course FREE of charge this winter to qualifying individuals through the Rural Healthcare Grant. This grant is managed by Goodwill Workforce Solutions and our Local Workforce Investment Board.

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