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SHS Administrative Assistants Marguerite Smith, Donna Cormier and Joanne Bourassa

SHS Administrative Assistants Marguerite Smith, Donna Cormier and Joanne Bourassa (left to right) retired at the end of the 2023-2024 school year.

Photo: Madison Nadeau, The Spartan Times

Compiled by Carolyn Cadigan

Three SHS administrative assistants bid us adieu: The end of the 2023-2024 school year at Sanford High School (SHS) celebrated great student achievements and a new milestone for the senior class; however, it also marked the departure of three of the school’s administrative assistants. Marguerite Smith, who started as a substitute in the office before landing her full-time position, is retiring after working 27 years at SHS. She plans to spend time with her grandchildren and travel. Joanne Bourassa is also retiring, after working more than 31 years — five years in the main office and the rest of her career in the principal’s office. She and her husband plan to travel, spend time with their grandchildren and enjoy life. Donna Cormier, of the school’s counseling office and a SHS alumna, is also bidding the school community farewell. Having worked more than 10 years at the high school, Cormier looks forward to seeing what each new day brings and spending more time in Boston with her two boys. Thank you all for your dedication to the SHS community and best wishes in your next chapter of life! For the full story, go here.

Limited openings remain at St. Thomas School for next year: St. Thomas School, offering Pre-K through Grade 8 education, has limited openings for the 2024-2025 school year, and will continue to offer tours over the summer. The school offers academics in a faith-based setting, with integrated technology, art, music, language, physical education/health, and a commitment to service in the community. FMI, contact the school at 207-324-5832 or email Ericka Sanborn at

CJL’s Got Talent” annual show did not disappoint: Carl J. Lamb Elementary School held its annual “CJL’s Got Talent” on the last day of school. This past May, students from Grades 2, 3 and 4 had the opportunity to audition and showcase their unique skills and talents. Offering up powerful singing voices, intricate dance routines, and hilarious comedy acts, the students impressed the panel of judges. After the audition round, rehearsals kicked into high gear. The chosen performers worked tirelessly to polish their acts, all in preparation for the big show on the last day of school. An enthusiastic audience of first through fourth graders packed the school auditorium, buzzing with excitement. One by one, the student performers stormed the stage with confidence, and their acts did not disappoint. They delivered a spectacular variety show, as the audience frequently erupted in cheers, laughter, and applause.

Improve your volleyball skills this summer: Coach Hill will be conducting a Summer Volleyball Camp at the Nasson Community Center July 15 – 19, 9 am to noon. The camp, for Grades 5 through 12, costs $85 for the week. To register, email and include the child’s name, emergency contact number, and any known allergies.

Summer Games event offers fun and friendly competition: Vacation Bible School – Summer Games will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church, 25 Riverside Ave., Sanford, from July 7 to July 9, 6 pm to 8 pm. Children ages 4 and up are invited to join in the fun, including games and competitions, giveaways, snacks, bounce houses, face painting, and more. This Bible-based program is free.

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