News Feature

Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, August 22, 2019
Blue Hill Consolidated School - Back to School

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374-2202; bhcs.org
First day: Tuesday, September 3
School hours: 7:50 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Earliest drop off 7:25 a.m., buses dismissed approx. 2:40 p.m.

Administration
Principal: Shelly Schildroth, sschildroth@bhcs.org, 374-2202 x 101
Assistant Principal: Derek Perkins, dperkins@bhcs.org, 374-2202 x 105
Secretary: Loretta Smith, lsmith@bhcs.org, 374-2202 x 100
Superintendent: Mark Hurvitt, superintendent, mhurvitt@schoolunion93.org, 374-9927
Special Services Director: Karen Watts, kwatts@schoolunion93.org, 374-9927
Curriculum Coordinator, Dawn Robbins, drobbins@schoolunion93.org, 374-9927

Snapshot
Grades: Pre-K-8
Number of students: 257. Pre-K: 15; K: 19; grade 1: 2; grade 2: 24; grade 3: 23; grade 4: 26; grade 5:30; grade 6: 29; grade 7: 33; grade 8: 31.
Number of teachers: 33 full-time, 1 part-time
Number of support staff: 20
2019-20 school budget, pre-K-12: $6,073,365

New staff
Derek Perkins, Assistant Principal:. Derek joins us in the role of assistant principal with over 12 years of education experience, mostly in the second through fifth grade levels. He also has a lot of experience coordinating youth sporting events and is currently a football official. Derek is wrapping up his master’s program in Educational Leadership at Saint Joseph’s College in the spring.

Hazen Dauphinee, 7/8 ELA Teacher: Hazen joins our middle school team after teaching sixth grade social studies and ELA in Tolleson, Arizona. Hazen graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in 2017, where he was also a member of their varsity golf team. In addition to golf, Hazen enjoys writing, music, hiking, gardening, and fly-fishing.

Celeste de Sevigne

Speech Ed. Tech.: Celeste joins our staff after working at Lamoine Consolidated School as an ed. tech. to work with our Speech Pathologist. She has also served as an R.N. at Parker Ridge and the Island Nursing Home and Care Center.

Teaching reassignments

First grade teacher Judy Cole left BHCS to teach in Bucksport. Kelsey Davis,third grade, moved to that position and Kim Astbury, part-time pre-K, moved into the third-grade teaching position. Carrie Clifford will now be teaching pre-K full time.

New information
The renovation at BHCS that began in January has been moving along at a good pace. The paving project, including resetting our granite curbing, will be done before school starts. It looks great! Inside work is also winding down. When school begins, the unfinished areas will be contained to the library and new mezzanine classroom for RtI and Title IA, and also a few things in the gym. The gym will be available for student use beginning day one, and students will have library classes and access to RtI/Title IA services right away, too. We are very excited to show off the work that has been completed at our school. We are planning to have an Open House this fall when the project is complete. 

Meals
Student lunch, $2.65, breakfast $0.75, extra milk $0.30. Reduced breakfast/lunch is free. Free and reduce lunch applications will come home with the back-to-school packet on the first day. First week’s menu not available.

Buses
Bus A, Steve Alley: Sis Porter 6:40, Mines Rd. 6:50, South St. 7:00, Falls Bridge Rd. 7:10, Beech Hill 7:20, Kingdom Rd. 7.25, Union St. 7:33.

Bus B, Bill Moody: Ellsworth Rd. 6:50-6:55, Mountain Rd. 7:05, Range Rd. 7:10, Pleasant St. 7:20.

Bus C, Tammy Atherton: Curtis Cove 6:50, Morgan Bay Rd. 6:58, Turkey Farm Rd. 7:15, Tenney Hill 7:30.

Bus 5, Ellen Farrin. Hinckley Ridge Rd. 7:05, Pleasant St. 7:15.

No-school days
October 11, 14
November 1, 11
November 27-29
December 23-27, 30-31
January 1
January 17, 20
February 17-21
March 20
April 17, 20-24
May 25
Last student day: June 15