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The Compass, 3/8/2020

posted Mar 8, 2020, 1:29 PM by

      Planning for spring begins as winter loosens its grip on the island. Seedlings are sprouting, succulents are taking root, and the aquaculture equipment has been prepared for fish and floating lettuce beds. Robins have been spotted on island, bringing with them the promise of spring. Daylight Savings is another reminder that the days are getting longer and warmer. Adjustments to the time change can be interesting in schools. We’re really looking forward to the week ahead. 

     Freelance woodwind and jazz artist, Glen Sargent, visited with Music students at the beginning of the week. Eighth graders spent a day visiting Mid-Coast School of Technology on Thursday.  ICS’ Math Team competed and did very well at Cony High School. They will go to the state meet, next month, where there will probably be close to 100 teams competing. Grades four and five enjoyed their last ski lesson at the Camden Snow Bowl. Play practices are in full swing and making wonderful progress. Tuesday Game Days after school with Ms. Renee is gaining popularity as evidenced by the growing number of students joining in the fun. We continue to boast a busy calendar full of interesting opportunities for students.         

     Congratulations to ICS junior Pia Gibson, who has been admitted to the prestigious New England Young Writers' Conference at Bread Loaf! We are proud of Pia and wish her a fulfilling and enriching few days in Vermont this spring. 

     It’s becoming more evident that we need to be vigilant in our efforts to keep healthy. To that end, ICS’ Crisis Response Team has been coordinating closely with other island organizations. We’ve been meeting regularly, sharing information and strategizing in the event the coronavirus gets closer to our area. At the time of this writing, Maine is free of the dangerous virus. We’ll continue to share information as things evolve.  In the meantime, we recommend practicing good hand-hygiene and avoid touching one’s face. 


Chuck Hamm 

Head of School