Friday, December 4, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mr. Kelley

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wildcat Weekly 11-13-09

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Wildcat Weekly 10-30-09

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Wildcat Weekly 11-6-09


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Here is our first wildcat weekly on air.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for the week of 10-30-09

Wildcat Clothing Order
Please see the attached order form. All orders need to be turned in to the office by November 20th.

Bake Sale/Turkey Raffle
The Sebasticook Valley Show Chorus will be sponsoring a bake sale and turkey raffle. The bake sale will be held at Buds Shop N Save and Bear’s One Stop in Newport on Saturday, November 7 from 9-2ish. Please take note of the date, the date was incorrect in last week’s newsletter.
They will be selling turkey raffle tickets for two weeks at the end of this month. Tickets will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 See a show chorus member for a ticket!

H1N1 Letter
A letter from the Health Service Dept. here at RSU #19 was mailed home to all parents/guardians yesterday. Please be sure to read the letter carefully and share important hand washing tips with your child(ren).

Retakes
We have scheduled picture retake day for Monday, November 9. If your child was absent that day, please have him/her come to the office to get a picture order form. If you receive your picture package and would like to have the pictures retaken, please have your child bring their package with them that day.

Scrapbooking
Enjoy a weekend of scrapbooking! A Pre-Holiday Scrapbooking Retreat will be held on Friday, November 13 from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday, November 14, from 10-4 at Occasions on Main Street in Newport. Both days will cost $30.00, one day will be $20.00 There will be door prizes and vendors available! You must reserve your space, call 368-9965 or 270-1107. This will benefit Nokomis Cheerleading.

Make up Week
A reminder that Make Up Week is next week. It will be held each day EXCLUDING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (this is an early release day) until 4:30 p.m., late buses will be running.

Basketball/Cheerleading
Tryouts for girls and boys basketball and cheerleading will be held next week. Girls basketball tryouts will be held on Monday from 3-5 and Tuesday from 5-6:30. Boys tryouts will be Tuesday from 3-5 and Wednesday from 6-7:30. Cheerleading tryouts will be held Monday from 5-7 and Tuesday from 2:45-4:45. All students trying out MUST have the appropriate signed paperwork and a current physical.


Hot Lunch
Mon — Popcorn Chicken
Tues —BBQ Pork Ribs
Wed — Hamburg/Gravy
Thur —Hot ham /Cheese
Fri — Pizza
Peanut butter and jelly are a second choice each day.


Early Release Day—November 5
(dismissal at 12:00)
No School November 11, Veteran’s Day


HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 10/23/09

Halloween Parade

The Corinna Rec Dept will hold its annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 25 at the Corinna Elementary Gym. This is for grades K-6. Judging will start at 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please call Suzie at 944-6560.


Bake Sale/Turkey Raffle

The Sebasticook Valley Show Chorus will be sponsoring a bake sale and turkey raffle. The bake sale will be held at Buds Shop N Save and Bear’s One Stop in Newport on Saturday, November 17 from 9-2ish. They will be selling turkey raffle tickets for two weeks at the end of this month. Tickets will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 See a show chorus member for a ticket!


Retakes

School pictures should be in no later than next week. We have scheduled picture retake day for Monday, November 9. If your child was absent that day, please have him/her come to the office to get a picture order form. If you receive your picture package and would like to have the pictures retaken, please have your child bring their package with them that day.

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End of Quarter/Make up Week

The first quarter ends October 30. Conferences will be scheduled individually by grade level. Report cards will go home at conference time. Make Up Week will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, November 2, 3, 4 and 6. This EXCLUDES Thursday, November 5, as it is an early release day. Buses will run each day at 4:30.


Field Hockey/Soccer/Football

Congratulations to the girls soccer team for winning the championship last Saturday!

The football team had a win over Dexter this week and travel to Pittsfield on Tuesday.



Hot Lunch

Mon—chicken parmesan

Tues—turkey italian

Wed—chop suey/roll

Thur—manager’s choice

Fri—Pizza.

Peanut butter and jelly are a second choice each day.



Early Release Day—November 5

No School November 11, Veteran’s Day


Monday, October 19, 2009

Wildcat Weekly ending 10-16-09

NECAP
Students will continue testing for the next week. Please remember to try to schedule appointments after school and have your student here on time!

Flu Vaccinations
It appears that we will be receiving H1N1 Influenza Vaccine before the seasonal influenza vaccination. Right now, 99% of the flu cases seen have been H1N1. As a result, vaccination companies have shifted their focus on to getting the H1N1 vaccines into the hands of healthcare professionals. This has caused a delay in the shipment of seasonal influenza vaccination, but in return, an abundance of H1N1 vaccinations. We will be offering the H1N1 vaccination free of charge for all school age children during the school day. Children ages six months through 24 years of age are a priority population for this vaccination. Children through nine years of age should get two doses of vaccine, about a month apart. We will offer both doses here at school. Older children and adults only need one dose. We will only give shots to those children that have returned a completed permission slip for the H1N1 vaccination to their school (please disregard the first permission slip you may have returned, the form is different for H1N1). Permission slips will be coming home within the next few weeks. Vaccines are available to protect against disease. This vaccine is made just like seasonal influenza flu vaccines. They are as safe and effective as seasonal influenza vaccines. However, it will not prevent seasonal flu. We will still offer seasonal influenza vaccinations as they become available. If you have any questions, please contact our School Health Coordinator at 278-4263 or ptownsend@rsu19.org

Harvest Dance
There will be a Harvest Dance for Grades 5-9 on Saturday, October 17th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Palmyra Consolidated School. Hip Hop Dancing Demonstrations, Custom Airbrushing, and state of the art sound and lighting by DJ Jaceman!

Field Hockey/Soccer/Football
The field hockey team defeated Sedomocha on Wednesday afternoon to win the championship for the second year in a row! Congratulations!! Our girls soccer team will play for the championship against Dexter. Good luck Wildcats! The football team defeated China this week and will face Dexter at home on Tuesday.

Hot Lunch
Mon—Cheeseburger
Tues—Breakfast Sandwich
Wed—BBQ Chicken
Thur—Roast Beef
Fri—Pizza.
Peanut butter and jelly are a second choice each day.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 9/18/09

Dance

There will be a dance for students in grades 5-8 at the community center tonight from 7-9 p.m., admission is $5.00.  There will also be a dance here tomorrow night from 7-9 p.m. for students in grades 6-8 only.  Admission is also $5.00.  Wear something orange and get a free drink!


Special Olympics in RSU#19

Through the generosity of a 21st Century Grant, RSU#19 will be offering Special Olympics – winter/summer games.  The Winter Games consist of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and the Summer Games consist of bowling, bocce, and athletic events.  Any special needs student is eligible to apply, however, only 40 students will be able to participate.  IF INTERESTED – attend the Pare Informational Meeting on Thursday, September 24th, from 6:00-7:00 PM at Nokomis Regional High School.


Field Hockey/Soccer/Football

Congratulations to the field hockey team for their victories over Brewer and Sedomocha this week.  They play at Central on Monday and home against PCMS on Wednesday.  The football team lost to Bangor but beat China on Thursday.  They travel to Old Town Tuesday.  The field hockey team plays home against PCMS on Wednesday and home against Brewer Thursday. The boys soccer team lost to Sedomocha while the girls team won.  The soccer teams play home Monday against Hichborn, home against Central on Tuesday and at Greenville on Thursday.  The B girls soccer team ONLY will play at Dexter next Friday.



Hot Lunch

Mon—Corn Dog

Tues—Hot Dog/Beans

Wed—Baked Ham

Thur—Chop Suey

Fri—Pizza.  

Peanut butter and jelly are a second choice each day.



SCHOOL PICTURES

School picture day is September 29.  Order forms will go out the Friday before pictures.  Please be sure to return the form, with payment, on picture day. Attached to this newsletter is list of packages and prices.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 9/11/09

Arriving at School
Students do not need to be at school any earlier than 7:50 AM. Arriving earlier may cause them to have to wait outside.

Special Olympics in RSU#19
Through the generosity of a 21st Century Grant, RSU#19 will be offering Special Olympics – winter/summer games. The Winter Games consist of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and the Summer Games consist of bowling, bocce, and athletic events. Any special needs student is eligible to apply, however, only 40 students will be able to participate. IF INTERESTED – attend the Pare Informational Meeting on Thursday, September 24th, from 6:00-7:00 PM at Nokomis Regional High School.
School Pictures
Lifetouch will be here September 29 for school pictures. Order forms will be sent home with the students before picture day.
Field Hockey/Soccer/Football
Congratulations to the field hockey team for their win over PCMS Wednesday. They face Central at home today. Congratulations also to the girls soccer team for their win over Dexter. The boys game ended in a tie. The football team lost a hard fought game against Rockland and will play at Bangor next Tuesday and at China next ThurProxy-Connection: keep-alive
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ay. The field hockey team will play under the lights at Brewer next Monday night at 6:00 p.m. and home against Sedomocha Wednesday. The soccer teams will play at Sedomocha on Tuesday. The girls B soccer team (only) will play Dexter at home next Friday.


Hot Lunch
Mon—Chicken Nuggets
Tues—Toasted Cheese
Wed—Shepards Pie
Thur—Cheeseburger
Fri—Pizza.
Peanut butter and jelly are a second choice each day.

September 17th will be an Early Release Day
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wildcat Weekly

Welcome Back!

For the 2009 - 2010
School Year.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 6-5-09

4th Grade Parent/Student Evening
The fifth grade teachers will be hosting an evening for 4th grade parents and students on Thursday, June 11th, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for parents and students to meet the fifth grade staff as well as the Title I personnel, Special Education teachers and a host of other educators who will be part of the fifth grader’s program next school year. Many items will be discussed as well as an opportunity to answer any questions. The students and parents will also be given the opportunity to visit the 5th grade wing.

You are cordially invited to the 6th Bi-Annual Student Technology Showcase featuring the work of the Middle School students of M.S.A.D. #48. These 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders have the opportunity to showcase projects they’ve worked on throughout the year. This will take place on Saturday, June 13th from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
For more information go to www.studentshowcase.org

Field Trips
Monday, June 8—8th grade hikes Dixmont Mtn.
Tuesday, June 9—5th grade Field Day
Wednesday, June 10—7th grade visits Ft. Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory
Thursday, June 11—8th grade goes to Fun Town in Saco

Assemblies
Sports Recognition Assembly—Tuesday, June 9th, 1:00 p.m. Students who participated in interscholastic sports will be recognized.
Co-Curricula Assembly—Friday, June 12th, 9:00 a.m. Students who participated in the music program, clubs, and academic teams will be recognized.

Yearbooks
Yearbooks are now on sale for $10.00. There is a limited supply so purchase one soon.

Menu for June 8-12
Mon—Cheeseburger
Tues—Steakum /Cheese
Wed—Ham Italian
Thurs—Tuna Sandwich
Fri—pizza.
PBJ is always a second choice.

Last day of school—Monday, June 15
Dismissal at 11:30 a.m. bag lunches provided
8th Grade Recognition Assembly—9:30 a.m.
Following the 8th grade assembly, parents and students may enjoy refreshments.

8th Grade Pizza Party & Dance: Parents and 8th graders are welcome to join the staff at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12th for pizza and dessert. There will be a dance from 7-9 p.m. for 7th and 8th grade students.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 5-12-09

Student Technology Showcase
You are cordially invited to the 6th Bi-Annual Student Technology Showcase featuring the work of the Sebasticook students. These 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders have the opportunity to showcase projects they’ve worked on throughout the year. This will take place on Saturday, June 13th from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
For more information go to www.studentshowcase.org

4th Grade Move Up Night
Move Up Night for 4th grade students will be held on June 11 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Title IA teachers, Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Guesman will also be present to welcome newcomers and to answer any questions regarding the federally-funded supplemental reading program at the middle level.

8th Grade Project Adventure
8th Grade students will be at Nokomis next Thursday, May 28 for Project Adventure. They will be at the high school from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. They may bring their own lunch from home or order a bag lunch from our kitchen. The kitchen needs to know by Tuesday if they need to provide a lunch for your child.

8th Grade Maine Sampler
The 8th grade class will be participating in Sebasticook’s annual “Maine Sampler”. The idea is to have the students create, prepare, or build a project has a Maine connection. The Sampler will take place on Thursday, June 4 from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.. Friends and family are welcome to stop in and sample the kid’s products.

Fifth Graders to Participate in the Gulf of Maine Research Program
A reminder that fifth graders will be traveling to Portland to participate in the Gulf of Maine Research Program for elementary students next week. Mrs. Bickford’s and Mrs. Berce’s classes will be going on Wednesday and Mrs. Condon’s and Mrs. Sawyer’s classes will go on Friday. They will leave at 8:15 a.m. and return in time to take their regular buses home.

Field Trips

Eighth graders will be going to Saco on June 11. They will be leaving at 8:30 a.m. and returning at 5:30 p.m. Parents need to pick students up here at school. Seventh graders are going to Fort Knox on June 10. They will leave here at 8:30 a.m. and return back here at 2:15 p.m. Sixth graders have a field trip to the skate park in Skowhegan on June 5 from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. They also have a presentation at the Bangor Mall on Saturday, May 30 regarding their Awesome Body Project.

Fourth quarter Make up Week
June 1st thru June 5th
Students needing to complete work for the
fourth quarter will be staying after school
from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Menu for May 26-29
Tues—Grilled Cheese/Tomato Soup
Wed—Manager’s choice
Thur—Beef burritos
Fri—Pizza.
PBJ is always a second choice.

No school Memorial Day, Monday, May 25
Sebasticook band students will be marching in Corinna and Newport

Last day of school—Monday, June 15
8th Grade Recognition Assembly—9:30 a.m.
Following the 8th grade assembly, parents and students may enjoy refreshments.


Correct Change
Please do not send your child to school with large monetary bills. We can't always break the bills for them, therefore, they are sometimes unable to use the vending machines.

Softball/Baseball/Track
Both baseball and softball A teams won their games this week. The B boys went 1-1 and the B softball team went 2-0. Next Tuesday the A teams will travel to Penquis and the B teams will be at Dexter on Wednesday. Congratulations to the track team for a great showing at their meet in Ellsworth on Tuesday. Good luck to them at their Invitational Meet next Tuesday.

Benefit Supper
There will be a benefit supper for Dan Duncombe (Dan’s mother is the secretary at the St. Albans school) on Saturday, May 30 from 5-7 p.m. at the Palmyra school. Dan has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Tranverse Myelitis. Dan lives in Colorado and will soon be entering Craig Rehab in Denver where he will stay for three or four months. For more information on Dan’s condition, go to www.caringbridge.org/visit/danduncombe (password-dumcombe 1963). In addition to the dinner there will be a silent and live auction and a video message will be created for those that would like to say hello to Dan. The cost of the supper is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family. Dessert donations would be greatly appreciated.

5th Grade Academic Fair
You are invited to view the 5th grade student’s projects documenting important historical events and people of the Revolutionary War Time Period on June 4th from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 5-15-09

4th Grade Move Up Night
Move Up Night for 4th grade students will be held on June 11 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Civil Rights Team
Ten members of the Sebasticook Civil Rights Team will travel to the Augusta Civic Center on Monday, May 18th, to attend the State Civil Rights training. Students will be leaving school at 7:15 a.m. and returning at 2:15 p.m.

Eighth Grade Read-a-Thon
Eighth graders will be participating in their annual Read-a-Thon on Friday, May 22nd. Proceeds from this event will assist in paying for their end-of-year trip to Saco.

On Line Math Test
Eighth graders will be administered an on line math test next Tuesday morning. Students will be using their laptops to take the test which will take 80 minutes. It is important that the students leave their laptops at school the night before in order for them to be fully charged.

Fifth Graders to Participate in the Gulf of Maine Research Program
Fifth graders will be traveling to Portland to participate in the Gulf of Maine Research Program for elementary students next week. Mrs. Bickford’s and Mrs. Berce’s classes will be going on Wednesday, and Mrs. Condon’s and Mrs. Sawyer’s classes will go on Friday. Students will leave at 8:15 a.m. on a Cyr Coach and return by 2:15 p.m. While there, the students will be performing experiments with ocean life from the Gulf of Maine.

Cookie Dough Sales
The cookie dough orders are scheduled to arrive here at school on Thursday, May 21st. If your child had a large order, please try to pick them up that day so they wont have to take their order on the bus.

Fourth quarter Make up Week-June 1st thru June 5th
Students needing to complete work for the fourth quarter will be staying after school from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

No school Memorial Day - Monday, May 25th
Sebasticook band students will be marching in Corinna and Newport

Menu for May 18-22
Mon—Breakfast
Tues—Hotdog/Baked Beans
Wed—Spaghetti/Meatballs
Thurs—Turkey Italian
Fri—Pizza
PBJ is always a second choice.

Last day of school—Monday, June 15

Friday, May 8, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 5-8

Early release day, May 13, dismissal at 12:30

Semi-Formal
Tickets to our semi-formal are on sale here in the office.
We also now have picture order forms.

4th Grade Move Up Night
Move Up Night for 4th grade students will be held on June 11 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Seventh Grade Science Fair
Congratulations to the winners of the Science Fair, Students had great success in the Science Fair!

Cookie Dough Sales
The cookie dough orders are scheduled to arrive here at school on Thursday, May 21st. If your child had a large order, please try to pick them up that day so they wont have to take their order on the bus.

Choral Spring Concert
The Choral Spring Concert will be held at Nokomis on May 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Awareness Day
Sebasticook hosted its annual Awareness Day on Friday, May 8th. This is a day devoted to making our students aware of not just bullying and internet safety, but healthy snacking, disabilities, and other issues our students need to be aware of each and every day. Over a dozen presentations with many guest speakers were scheduled for the day.

Supporting Our Troops
We are collecting unscented deodorant, fly strips and Off towelettes with Deet for the members of the 286th in Afghanistan. We will be doing this throughout the month of May.

Great Skates Trip
Students who sold at least 4 magazine subscriptions last fall are entitled to go to Great Skates in Bangor on Friday, May 15th. Students will leave at 9:30 a.m. and return about 1:30 p.m. The school will provide the cost of the skates and skating time. Students may choose to bring their own lunch or eat lunch at the concession stand.


Menu for May 11-15
Mon—BBQ pork ribs
Tues—Italian Ddunkers
Wed—Chicken Nuggets
Thurs—Enchilada Baked w/ Rice
Fri—Pizza.
PBJ is always a second choice.

Last day of school—Monday, June 15

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 4-10

Semi-Formal
Tickets to our semi-formal will go on sale here in the office the Monday after vacation. Call the school office for details.

Pocket Flag Project
Thank you to all those who attended our Pocket Flag Project Assembly today.
to see the video of the day, go to www.sebasticook.info.

Cookie Sale
Packets for our annual cookie sale are going home today. The sale will last thru Tuesday, April 28. Please collect the money at ordering time. Checks may be made payable to SVMS. Extra order forms are available here in the office.

Grade 7 Science Fair
Please consider attending our grade 7 Science Fair on Thursday, May 7th. The students have a variety of creative ideas to share with you. There will be more information about the fair when we return from spring vacation. The fair will be open from 9:10 a.m.-2:10 p.m. and 5:00-6:30 p.m. There will be a bake sale during that time.

President Barak Obama on Parent Involvement
“In the end, there is no program or policy that can substitute for a mother or father who will attend those parent-teacher conferences, or help with homework after dinner, or turn off the TV, put away the video games, and read to their child. I speak to you not just as a President, but as a father when I say that responsibility for our children’s education must begin at home.”

Grade 8 Pictures
Panoramic and individual pictures for Grade 8 will be Monday, May 4. Panoramic pictures can be purchased for $15.00. Order forms were attached to the 3rd quarter report cards.

Anah Temple Shrine Circus
Our fifth grade students were given their circus tickets today. Please be sure a parent/guardian signs the ticket. Students need to be here next Saturday, April 25 at 8:30 a.m. SHARP, to attend the 10:00 a.m. show. The ticket is your admission to the circus and your chance to win a free bike, don’t forget bring the ticket with you that morning!

Baseball Sign-Ups
Baseball sign-ups at the Plymouth Grange Hall, Saturday, April 18 from 9-11 a.m.


Menu for April 27 thru May 1, 2009
Mon—Fish nuggets,
Tues—Breaded Chicken,
Wed—Lasagna,
Thurs—Beef Burrito,
Fri—Pizza
PB & J is a second choice each day



April Vacation
No School April 17th thru 24th, 2009

Vacation begins TOMORROW
this will be a workshop day, no school.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 3-20-09

Final Days for the MEA’s
The MEA’s must be in the mail this week and we are pleased that all students were able to complete the tests this year. It is a difficult three weeks in most middle schools because all students must be tested, however, with all the support from parents this year, we had few make-up sessions. We will be anxious to see the results in August.

Phone System
We are currently having problems with our phone system, especially when we put it on night dial mode after hours. Please be patient, we have a service company now working on the problem and we hope it will be operating correctly soon.

Spring Fling
The 8th Grade will be hosting a “Spring Fling” for grades 7 & 8 on Friday, March 20th, from 7:00-9:00 PM. The admission will be $3.00 and the activities will include basketball shooting contest, food, music, movies, and computer games.

Scrappin for Sports
On Saturday, April 25th, the Sebasticook Sports Boosters will be sponsoring a scrap-booking opportunity for any and all interested people. The day begins at 8:00 AM and is full of scrap-booking for all participants. If you are interested, you can download the registration form from the district web site or pick one up at school.
For more information, call Kerry Kershner at kareyk@mid maine.com.

Game Night at Somerset
March 27th, 5:00 to 11:00 PM, for Grades 5-8, $6.00 Admission
(to benefit students traveling to Germany)

Menu for March 23 thru 27, 2009
Mon – Steakum and cheese sandwich,
Tue – Hamburg and gravy,
Wed – Chicken Taco Boat,
Thu – Whole Wheat Pancakes,
Fri – Pizza.
(PBJ’s are a second option each day.)

Supersitter Course
Learn the important aspects of babysitting by attending this course at Sebasticook Hospital on April 22nd. The class is for students in grades 6-8. Call 487-3890, ext. 113 for details.

Spring Pictures
Pictures will be taken on Friday, March 27th

Wednesday, March 25th is an Early Release Day

April Vacation
No School April 17th thru 24th, 2009

Pocket Flagg Program is coming to Sebasticook soon. This is a wonderful gesture for our deployed troops. If you have pictures of military relatives for our bulletin board, send them in.

Galaxy Dance
Sebasticook Community Center, Fri. March 27th, 7-9:00 PM, Grades 6-8, $5.00 Admission

Sebasticook Middle School Semi-Formal
Fri., May 15, at the Community Center. Tickets on sale at the Community Center on April 15, and at school on April 27th. $20.00 for single, $30.00 for couples.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 3-13-09

MEA’s Still in Progress
One more full week of testing as well as finishing up any make-up tests. A reminder for all students to get a good night’s sleep, arrive at school on time, and to do their best on each and every portion.
Phone System
We are currently having problems with our phone system, especially when we put it on night dial mode after hours. Please be patient, we have a service company scheduled to work on it as soon as they can get here, which may be a couple of weeks.

Spring Fling
The 8th Grade will be hosting a “Spring Fling” for grades 7 & 8 on Friday, March 20th, from 7:00-9:00 PM. The admission will be $3.00 and the activities will include basketball shooting contest, food, music, movies, and computer games.

Scrappin for Sports
On Saturday, April 25th, the Sebasticook Sports Boosters will be sponsoring a scrap-booking opportunity for any and all interested people. The day begins at 8:00 AM and is full of scrap-booking for all participants. If you are interested, you can download the registration form from the district web site or pick one up at school.
For more information, call Kerry Kershner at kareyk@mid maine.com.

Olivia McAnirlin and Hannah Paradis will be attending “Girls’ Day” in Augusta next week.

Game Night at Somerset
March 27th, 5:00 to 11:00 PM, for Grades 5-8, $6.00 Admission
(to benefit students traveling to Germany)

Menu for March 16 thru 20, 2009
Mon – Ham dinner,
Tue – Chicken burger,
Wed – Roast Turkey,
Thu – Italian Dunkers,
Fri – Pizza.
(PBJ’s are a second option each day.)

Supersitter Course
Learn the important aspects of babysitting by attending this course at Sebasticook Hospital on April 22nd. The class is for students in grades 6-8. Call 487-3890, ext. 113 for details.

Spring Pictures
Pictures will be taken on Friday, March 27th

Wednesday, March 25th
is an Early Release Day

April Vacation
No School April 17th thru 24th, 2009

Pocket Flagg Program is coming to Sebasticook soon. This is a wonderful gesture for our deployed troops. If you have pictures of military relatives for our bulletin board, please send them in.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 3-6-09

MEA’s in Progress
We will be entering the second week of the Maine Educational Tests, and after losing one day to snow last week, the 5th and 8th grades will use one day next week to complete their sections. Also next week the sixth grade will begin taking their tests. The staff encourages all students to get a good night’s sleep, arrive at school on time, and to do their best on each and every portion..

THANKS from Seventh Grade
The seventh grade would like to thank all family, friends and staff who contributed to the Read-a-thon on February 12th. With all your help, over $530.00 was raised for field trips, etc. MANY THANKS!!

Spring Fling
The 8th Grade will be hosting a “Spring Fling” for grades 7 & 8 on Friday, March 20th, from 7:00-9:00 PM. The admission will be $3.00 and the activities will include shooting contest, food, music, movies, and computer games.

Scrappin' for Sports
On Saturday, April 25th, the Sebasticook Sports Boosters will be sponsoring a scrap-booking opportunity for any and all interested people. The day begins at 8:00 AM and is full of scrap-booking for all participants. If you are interested, you can download the registration form from the district web site or pick one up at school.
For more information, call Kerry Kershner at kareyk@midmaine.com.

Show Chorus to Compete!
Sebasticook Show Chorus traveled to Bangor High School to compete in the district competition this past Thursday. They qualified for State Competition which is scheduled for April 4th in Houlton.

Menu for March 9 thru 13, 2009
Mon – Chop Suey,
Tue – Breakfast Sandwich,
Wed Turkey Italians,
Thu – Roast Pork,
Fri – Pizza. (PBJ’s are a second option each day.)

Spring Pictures
Pictures will be taken on Friday, March 27th

Wednesday, March 25th is an Early Release Day

April Vacation
No School April 17th thru 24th, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 2-27-09

MEA’s are Upon Us
Beginning next week, students will be taking the Maine Educational Tests. Since every grade at Sebasticook must participate, each class will have their own schedule throughout the three-week testing window. The staff encourages all students to get a good night’s sleep, '''arrive at school on time''', and to do their best on each and every portion.

DANCE Tomorrow Night
Saturday night, February 28th, there will be a Dance Party at Sebasticook Valley Middle School beginning at 7:00 PM. Students in grades 6-8 are invited to join the fun in this Mardi Gras Event where the first 50 students get a free mask. Admission is $5.00 or a VIP Pass.


Show Chorus to Compete
Sebasticook Show Chorus travels to Bangor High School to compete in the district competition and hopefully qualify for the States. They will be leaving about 2:30 PM on March 5th and will compete at 5:55 PM. '''GOOD LUCK ! !'''


Eighth Graders Invited to a Play at Nokomis
The eighth graders will be going to Nokomis on next Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 - half one day and half the next. Greg Mihalik's English students have written and directed the one act play that the students will be seeing.


Jazz Band Qualifies for States
The Sebasticook Jazz Band under the direction of Mr. Jack Clifford, traveled to Skowhegan to compete in the District Competition. Their performance has led them to the State Competition at Nokomis High School on March 28th.


Wildcat Cheerleaders take Another First
The Sebasticook cheerleaders traveled Corinth on Saturday, February 14th to compete in the Penquis League Cheering Competition. They took another first place to go along with the first place finish in Augusta the week before. '''Congratulations to our Wildcat Cheering Team for a very successful year!'''


Menu for March 2 thru 6, 2009
Mon – Pancakes and sausage,
Tue – Pizza burger,
Wed – Mac & Cheese,
Thu – Sheppard’s Pie,
Fri – Pizza.
(PBJ’s are a second option each day.)


Wednesday, March 25th
is an Early Release Day

April Vacation
No School April 17th thru 24th, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 2-13-09

February Vacation
No School February 13th - 20th
NOTE: No School TOMORROW - Friday, Feb. 13th

Lady Wildcats are League Champions
Last Saturday, the girl’s A-Team won the Penquis League Championship by defeating Dexter. Congratulations to our Lady Wildcats and to Coach April Crockett for an undefeated season and winning Penquis League Championship!!!


Jazz Band Makes States
The Sebasticook Jazz Band under the direction of Mr. Jack Clifford, traveled to Skowhegan to compete in the District Competition. Their performance has led them to the State Competition at Nokomis High School on March 28th.

Wildcat Cheerleaders take First Place!
The Sebasticook cheerleaders traveled to the Augusta Civic Center last Sunday and finished first in their division at the Capital Competition. GEAT JOB CHEERLEADERS!!! This Saturday they travel to Corinth to compete in the league competition.
GOOD LUCK Cheerleaders – KEEP UP THE GREAT PERFORMANCES!!!

Menu for February 23 thru 27, 2009
Mon – Corn Dogs,
Tue – Meatball Sub,
Wed – Mac & Cheese,
Thu – Chicken Fajita Wrap,
Fri – Pizza.
(PBJ’s are a second option each day.)

MEA’s are Upon Us
Beginning the first week of March, students will be taking the Maine Educational Tests. Since every grade at Sebasticook must participate, each class will have their own schedule throughout the three-week testing window. The staff encourages all students to get a good night’s sleep, arrive at school on time, and to do their best on each and every portion.

Wednesday, March 25th is an Early Release Day

April Vacation
No School April 17th thru 24th, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 2-6-09

February Vacation
No School February 13th - 20th
PLEASE NOTE:  No School on Friday, Feb. 13th


Jazz Competition Next Wednesday
Next Wednesday, the Sebasticook Jazz Band under the direction of Mr. Jack Clifford, travel to Skowhegan to compete in the District Competition.  Performance time for the band is at 3:00 PM, and they will be leaving school at noon. Good luck to our fine musicians!!!  

Championship Games Saturday

The girls and boys A-Teams are in the Penquis League Championship games on Saturday at Nokomis Regional High School.  At Nokomis, the Lady Wildcats play the Dexter Tigers at noon, and the boys play Penquis of Milo at 2:00 PM.  GOOD LUCK to our Wildcat girls and boys basketball teams as they compete once again for another CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

Wildcat Cheerleaders to Compete
The Sebasticook cheerleaders will be competing at the Capital Cheering Challenge at the Augusta Civic Center on Sunday.  The bus leaves the school at 11:30 AM.  Next Saturday, the cheerleaders travel to Corinth to compete in the Central Middle School Cheering Challenge.  
GOOD LUCK to our Sebasticook Cheerleaders!!!

Used Book Drive
The Student Council is sponsoring a used book drive, and they will be on sale during the first part of February.  All funds raised will go to the grade level contributing the books.  Children’s paperbacks will be 50 cents, chapter books 75 cents, and hardcover books will be $1.00.  This is a great way to thin out those books that you are done with.

Reeling in the Box Tops
Sebasticook is participating in Box Tops for Education and will continue collecting until the February Vacation.  Box Tops are turned in each Thursday morning but can be brought in any day.  Help the school reach its goal of $1,000 this year.  Also, remember to log onto the boxtops4education.com website for coupons, contests (chance to win up to 10,000 box tops immediately) recipes, and other information.

Menu for February 9 thru 13, 2009
Mon – BBQ Ribs, 
Tue – Breakfast Sandwiches,
Wed – Chicken Nuggets,
Thu – Italian Dunkers, 
Fri – NO SCHOOL – Teacher Workshop.  
(PBJ’s are a second option each day.)

Eighth Graders will be taking the NAEP Test Monday Morning



Sunday, February 1, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 1-30-09

Make-Up Week Begins
Students who did not complete their work during the second quarter or have unacceptable grades, will be required to attend make-up sessions scheduled for the first week of February, 2nd through the 6th. Those make-up sessions will begin at 2:30 PM and go to 5:00 PM all week. Bus transportation will be available.

A-Team Tournament Begins Monday
The girls and boys A-Teams begin tourney play on Monday at Sebasticook. The girls play at 5:30 and the boys play at 7:00 PM. Their opponents will be determined when play-off games are completed. If the teams get by the quarterfinals, the semis are scheduled for Wednesday night, 5:30 and 7:00 PM at Nokomis, and the championship games will be next Saturday, February 7th at Nokomis as well. The girls will play at noon and the boys at 2:00 PM.
Good Luck to our Wildcat A-Teams!!!

B-Teams Play in Round Robin
The boys and girls B-Teams will be participating and an end-of-year Round Robin this Saturday, January 31st, at Somerset. The girls will be playing at 9:00 and 11:00 AM, and the boys play at 10:00 AM and noon.
Congratulations to our girls and boys B-Teams for their undefeated season, and good luck Saturday at the Round Robin.

Used Book Drive
The Student Council is sponsoring a used book drive. They are accepting all gently used books during the month of January, and they will be on sale during the first part of February. All funds raised will go to the grade level contributing the books. Children’s paperbacks will be 50 cents, chapter books 75 cents, and hardcover books will be $1.00. This is a great way to thin out those books that you are done with.

Reeling in the Box Tops
Sebasticook is participating in Box Tops for Education and will continue collecting until the February Vacation. Box Tops are turned in each Thursday morning but can be brought in any day. Help the school reach its goal of $1,000 this year. Also, remember to log onto the boxtops4education.com website for coupons, contests (chance to win up to 10,000 box tops immediately) recipes, and other information.

Menu for February 2 thru 6, 2009
Mon – Fish Sticks,
Tue – Spaghetti & Meatballs,
Wed – Chicken,
Thu – Enchilada,
Fri – Pizza.
(PBJ’s are a second option each day.)

February Vacation
No School February 13 thru 20, 2009
NOTE: No School on Friday, Feb. 13th

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sebasticook V.M.S. Picture


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 1-16-09

No School - Monday, January 19th – Martin Luther King Day

SVMS Teams Remain Undefeated in League Play
The A-Teams and B-Teams all won their league games this week as the A-Teams travelled to Milo and the B-Teams played host to the Penquis teams.  Their records are as follows:  A-Boys and Girls are 8-0 in the Penquis League, and the B-Boys and Girls are 7-0.  The next league games are Tuesday, January 20th, as the A-Teams travel to Howland, and on Thursday they travel to Hartland.  The B-Teams are at home against Somerset on Thursday the 22nd.

Once Again - Sports Boosters Need Help – Help is needed at the admission table and the snack shack.  There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby for those who can help – PLEASE fill in your name.  If you have questions, call Mr. Crockett.  If volunteers do not come forward, the snack shack may have to close.

Used Book Drive
The Student Council is sponsoring a used book drive.  They are accepting all gently used books during the month of January, and they will be on sale during the first part of February.  All funds raised will go to the grade level contributing the books.  Children’s paperbacks will be 50 cents, chapter books 75 cents, and hardover books will be $1.00.  This is a great way to thin out those books that you are done with.

Reeling in the Box Tops
Sebasticook will begin its next Box Tops for Education next week and continue collecting until the February Vacation.  Box Tops are turned in each Thursday morning but can be brought in any day.  Help the school reach its goal of $1,000 this year.  Also, remember to log onto the boxtops4education.com website for coupons, contests (chance to win up to 10,000 box tops immediately) recipes, and other information.

Menu for January 19 thru 23, 2009
Mon – Holiday, No School,  
Tue – Monte Cristo, 
Wed – Taco Boat, 
Thu – Hot Turkey Sandwich, 
Fri – Pizza.  
(PBJ’s are a second option each day.)

DANCE 
Sebasticook will be hosting a dance on Saturday, January 17th.  The event is for students in grades 6-8 and will feature an “air guitar” competition.  Admission is $5.00 or a VIP Pass, and the doors open at 7:00 PM.


Wednesday, January 28th 

– Early Release Day – 

students are dismissed at 12:20 PM

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wildcat Weekly for 1-9-09

New Staff Member Aboard
Mr. Jesse Gauthier is the new social studies teacher, taking the place of Mrs. Wintle, who recently retired before the holidays.  Mr. Gauthier’s last position was in Long Beach, California, and he now resides in the Bangor area.  WELCOME Mr. Gauthier!!!

SVMS Teams Continue Their Wining Ways
The A-Teams and B-Teams began the New Year in winning style as they defeated the Dexter Tigers on Tuesday afternoon.  The records for our Wildcat Teams are as follows:  both boys and girls B-Teams are 5-0, both boys and girls A-Teams are 7-0 in league play.  Friday, the B-Teams host the Sedomocha Eagles, and Monday all teams are back in action as the A-Teams travel to Guilford and the B-Teams host the Pirates from Guilford.

Once Again - Sports Boosters Need Help – Help is needed at the admission table and the snack shack.  There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby for those who can help – PLEASE fill in your name.  If you have questions, call Mr. Crockett.  If volunteers do not come forward, the snack shack may have to close.

Thanks! – A HUGE THANKS goes out to Hartsgrove Construction for the outstanding job of updating the snack shack.  It is much more convenient for all the volunteers.
Menu for January 12 thru 16, 2009
Mon – Sheppard’s Pie,
Tue – Cheeseburger,
Wed – Chop Suey,
Thu – Chicken Burger,
Fri – Pizza.  
(PBJ’s are a second option each day.)

DANCE 
Sebasticook will be hosting a dance on Saturday, January 17th.  The event is for students in grades 6-8 and will feature an “air guitar” competition.  Admission is $5.00 or a VIP Pass, and the doors open at 7:00 PM.

Softball Clinic
The University of Maine is sponsoring a softball clinic for interested girls in grades 6-8.  Sign-up sheets are in the school office.

Heritage Tour Meeting
There will be a meeting for team leaders on January 12th at 6:15 PM and at 7:15 for students and parents.  If you are planning on attending the Heritage Tour this spring, please plan to attend this meeting.

No School - Monday, January 19th – Martin Luther King Day

Wednesday, January 28th – Early Release Day