News Feature

Originally published in The Weekly Packet, August 22, 2019
Sedgwick Elementary School - Back to School

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First day: Tuesday, September 3
School hours: 7:50 a.m.-3 p.m. Students may arrive beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Principal: Carla Magoon, /> Secretary: Lynette Grindle, /> Superintendent: Christian Elkington, /> Special Services Director: Mary Bridgham, />

Grades: pre-K-8
Number of students: 85. Pre-K: 6, Kindergarten: 11, grade 1: 6, grade 2: 7, grade 3: 10, grade 4: 12, grade 5: 8, grade 6: 6, grade 7: 8, grade 8: 11.
Number of teachers: full-time 10; part-time 3.
Number of support staff: full-time 10, part-time 2.
2019-20 budget, pre-K-12: $2,591,730

New staff
Mary Bridgham, Special Services Director. Born and raised in England, Mary arrived stateside with husband and three children in 1986, and states, “I am a life-long learner and would like to help your children recognize that there is always learning to be done, and not necessarily in the classroom.” She looks forward to helping all students, and the parent and community, as needed. Her favorite ways to relax are swimming, reading, sewing, fishing, crafts, painting, spending time with her grandchildren and husband.

Barbara St. Peter, grade 4 teacher. Originally from Old Town, Barbara comes to Sedgwick from Old Town Elementary School, as a grades 4 and 5 Title 1 Literacy Interventionist. An avid skier, Barb enjoyed teaching young skiers the sport at Sugarloaf. Summers are spent at an all-girls residential camp in Belgrade Lakes as Director of Waterfront. Barbara also enjoys competing in CrossFit competitions.

New programs
STEAM Block: Teachers will work with Art and STEM instructor Sarah Doremus to develop learning solutions to various problems using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

RTI Block: Students will work in small groups to target skills to work on in math and language arts. Groups will be tailored to meet the needs of all students.

Adult education
Courses held at Sedgwick Elementary School, in collaboration with Deer Isle-Stonington Adult Education Program. For more information, call 348-6443, email, and visit

Student lunch, $3, adult, $6.50; student breakfast, $1.50; adult, $3. No cost for reduced Extra milk, $0.40. Free and reduced-cost meal applications will be sent home with students and are also available at the school and Union 76 office; no charge for reduced cost meals.

First week’s menu: Tuesday: hamburgers and potato wedges; Wednesday: mac and cheese; Thursday: Italians or sun butter and jelly; Friday: pizza. Salad bar, fruit, and milk are served with all meals

Bus 1, Dwight. Nut-free bus. 6:50 Old County Rd.; 6:55 Pertville Rd.; 7:10 Carter Point Rd.; 7:15 Herrick Rd. (turn at Nichols Day Camp); 7:22 Caterpillar Hill Rd.; 7:25 Snow’s Cove Rd.; 7:30 drop-off at school, pick up students for DISHS.

Bus 2, Sommer. Nut-free bus. 6:45 Route 172 to Blue Hill town line; 6:55 Sedgwick Ridge Rd. (Rte. 172n side); 7:15 Leaves Sedgwick Ridge Rd. (Mines Rd. side); 7:20 Graytown Rd.; 7:25 Rope Ferry Rd.; 7:30 drop-off at school, pick up students for GSA and Harbor School.

No-school days
October 11, 14
November 11
November 25- 29
December 23-27, 30-31
January 1
January 20
February 17-21
March 20
April 20-24
May 25
Last student day: June 12