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The Compass, 2/8/20

posted Feb 9, 2020, 5:02 AM by

     Another week of interesting weather. ICS joined schools throughout the midcoast area and had an early release Thursday due to slick road conditions. Friday was a snow day as a major ice storm covered the entire state in a film of ice and snow. Regardless of the short week, we continue providing academic excellence to our students. 

     Speaking of academic excellence, our very own Chris Morris has been nominated as Waldo County Teacher of the Year. We are proud and fortunate to have Chris as our Director of Special Education. His level of expertise, poise, and wisdom, exemplify traits found amongst the outstanding ICS faculty. Congratulations Chris and thank you for your steadfast devotion to our students. 

     Several initiatives are well underway, including the development of a Crisis Response Team. Twelve experts from within the school and greater community met and began the initial stages of identifying potential crisis situations and the development of action plans. The Team represents school leaders, island law enforcement, medical staff, a church parishioner, and the Town Manager, along with school counselors. Our work will create a safer school and community through the development of procedures and protocols.  

     Head of School and Science teacher Mr. Van Dis attended an informational session at the Islesboro Community Center (ICC) featuring a presentation on Island Fellows in collaboration with the Island Institute. Potential joint ventures are being explored in hopes of continuing the school’s relationship with ICC and the Island Institute. This work has the potential to dovetail nicely with our ongoing work identifying the Portrait of a Graduate (PoG). Please stay tuned and contact ICS if you are interested in being involved as a Lead Learner in the PoG project. 



Chuck Hamm 

Head of School