Focus on Education

Originally published in The Weekly Packet, August 30, 2012
Adams School - Back to school infomation

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The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 4. The bus students arrive at 7:10 a.m. with school beginning at 7:25 a.m.

Lunch is staggered. Recesses are from 9:25 to 9:45 a.m. and from 11:40 a.m. to 12 p.m. and afternoon dismissal is at 2:10 p.m. Pre-K dismissal is 11:00 a.m.

Pre-K is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Principal: Katie Frothingham kfroth /> Administrative Assistant: Elaine Bertrand
326-8608 /> Superintendent: Mark Hurvitt, 374-9927 /> Website:

New staff
Katrina Dagan, PE and Health Instructor
Joelle Bouchard, Spanish Teacher and Ed. Tech. III
Robert Kufrovich, Ed. Tech III
Judy Park, Art Teacher
Albert Varnum, Custodian

Student lunches are $2.55. Adult lunches are $6.50. Please contact the office for free-reduced lunch eligibility.

Lunch Menu Week of September 3-7
Monday: No School Labor Day
Tuesday: Chop Suey with Whole Grain Pasta, Whole Wheat Italian Bread, Green Beans, Fruit and Milk.
Wednesday: Chicken Fajitas in Whole Wheat Tortillas, Salsa/Sour Cream, Salad, Fruit, and Milk.
Thursday: Pizza on Whole-Wheat Crust, Baby Carrots, Fruit, and Milk.
Friday: Hot Dogs in Whole-Grain Buns, Oven Fries, Popsicle, Fruit and Milk.

Morning run: Bus driver Charlie Deans will leave Adams School at approximately 6:30 a.m. and proceed to State Street and Rte. 166, picking up both high school and Adams School students along the way. The bus will then proceed back into town on Rt. 166A and on to Backshore Road. The bus will then continue up Wadsworth Cove Road to Battle Avenue. It will then go down to Modockowando Road, up LaTour Street and back to Battle Avenue, turning down Tarratine Street to Court Street onto Hatch Cove Road and arrive at Adams School at approximately 7:10 a.m. The bus will then transport high school students to the Penobscot Community School for transport to George Stevens Academy (Penobscot bus) or Bucksport High School (Castine bus).

Afternoon run: Adams School students will be picked up at school at 2:10 p.m. The bus will turn onto Court Street, proceed to Perkins Street, then to Battle Avenue. It will continue to Water Street, up State Street, and proceed onto Battle Avenue to Wadsworth Cove Road and Backshore Road. The bus will then continue to Routes 166 and 166A. After all elementary students are dropped at their homes, the bus will proceed to the Penobscot Community School to pick up all high school students. Both GSA and BHS students are transported to the Penobscot school from their respective high schools in the afternoon.

The projected enrollment is 49 students in grades K-8 and three students in pre-K. There are 10 full-time teachers/support staff, and 9 part-time.

Sept. 4 - School opens for all students
Oct. 5 - Teacher in-service
Oct. 8 - Columbus Day, no school
Nov. 12 - Veterans’ Day, no school
Nov. 21-23 - Thanksgiving, no school
Dec. 24-Jan. 1 - Holiday Break
Jan. 18 - Teacher in-service
Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb. 18-22 - Winter Break
March 29 - Teacher in-service
April 15-19 - Spring Break
May 27 - Memorial Day
June 12 - Last day of school
June 13 - Teachers in-service