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The Compass, 2/29/20

posted Feb 28, 2020, 6:22 AM by Charles Hamm



     February break found students and staff traveling across Maine, as far as Florida, California, and Europe. That brought up concerns regarding the historic development of the coronavirus. We immediately went into action working with Islesboro medical experts, state officials, and the Department of Education. We are pleased to report we are all healthy and taking proper precautions. The Crisis Response Team will develop plans in the event the pandemic does come to the Mid-Coast. 

     This past week seems to bring with it a sense of preparation. The graduation committee met and began planning for June. The budget process is well under way, and negotiations for the next teacher contract is going well. We had the Winter Sports banquet and enjoyed a wonderful dinner as we honored our student athletes and coaches. The Kinnicutt Center also hosted the Islesboro Annual Winter Information Meeting. Approximately 24 residents were in attendance. Topics covered ranged from the coronavirus, the Preschool, ICS, clean water and soil, and rising sea levels. 

     ICS reported on many wonderful aspects of the school, including a recent grant supporting continued research of Islesboro’s clam flats. We also recognized 11th grader Olivia Britton for her work on desalination using cellular nanofibers. She will present her findings at a Nanotechnology conference in Finland. More on her story will be forthcoming. Congratulations, Olivia. You make us all so proud.


  

Warmly;

Chuck Hamm 

Head of School  


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