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Healthy Acadia, Hancock County Sheriff's Department and the Bar Harbor Police Department are offering a free and anonymous Text eTip Program for our community.
Just text the word "Hancock" with your tip to 274637

As a school community, we are dedicated to the values of fairness, compassion, honesty, responsibility, respect and courtesy that contribute to a positive, diverse, safe and caring learning environment. 

Parenting Teenagers

posted Nov 20, 2014, 5:50 AM by Rick Barter

We would like to make you aware of a series of 5 community discussions that will be held in the month of December concerning parenting teenagers. This series is sponsored by the Next Step - Domestic Violence Project and the major points of discussion will include:
  • Strategies for talking with teens about relationships
  • Teens as leaders and positive role models
  • Next Steps for supporting teens in your community
  • Resources for helping teens to make safe and healthy choices

Click here to download  a flyer for the December 3rd event scheduled to take place at the NEH Library but please be aware that there will be 4 more on the following dates and places:

Dec 2, YWCA Bar Harbor
Dec 9, Deer Isle (likely the high school)
Dec 10, Harbor House Southwest Harbor
Dec 16 Next Step Resource Center 733 Bangor Road Ellsworth


posted Nov 14, 2014, 5:16 AM by Siobhan Ryan   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 7:43 AM by Nancy Sweeney ]

Here are the items we are collecting this year for our Thanksgiving Food Baskets:

        K- Cereal or biscuit/roll mix

     1- Pie crust or sweet bread mix

     2- Canned vegetables

     3- Canned fruit or pie filling

     4- Small canned meats; peanut butter

     5- Pasta, prepared sauce or gravy

     6- Cranberry Sauce, soups

     7- Staples (coffee, sugar, flour)

     8- Stuffing, potato mix

School Messenger

posted Nov 5, 2014, 10:09 AM by Nancy Sweeney   [ updated Nov 5, 2014, 10:29 AM ]

If you would like to receive text messages regarding school closings you may subscribe to School Messenger. I
n order to participate in the new service you must indicate your willingness to receive text messages to your phone. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete. 


Simply text any one of the following words to the number 68453subscribe, optin, yes.

You’ll know you were successful if you receive the following reply message: 

"You are registered to receive aprox 3 msgs/mo. Txt STOP to quit, HELP for help." 

You’ll want to repeat the opt-in process for any wireless numbers that you wish to include."

Grade 5-6 field trip postponed

posted Oct 7, 2014, 9:26 AM by Rick Barter

The fifth/sixth grade Woodlawn field trip that was scheduled for tomorrow, October 8th has been rescheduled for Thursday October 9th.

Business of Reading 2014

posted Oct 3, 2014, 9:09 AM by Siobhan Ryan   [ updated Oct 3, 2014, 1:46 PM ]

All reading times are from 8:30-9:00 AM.
Calling all readers!  The Business of Reading Festival, a much anticipated community celebration of reading, will be held November 17-21 at the Conners Emerson School.  Over one hundred readers are needed to ensure the success of the Festival. Participation requires only a half hour of your time and most guest readers enjoy the experience as much as the students.  Volunteers are assigned to a specific classroom to explain who reading is important to their work and to share a favorite book or passage with the students.  The organizing committee hopes that people from all walks of life will consider volunteering their time to this worthy event.  If you are interested in sparking a child’s interest in reading or helping to make a connection between reading and your work, please join us the week of November 17.  For more information or to register, please contact Amanda Dyer (, 299-4467 x1013) or Siobhan Ryan (, 288-4467 x 1040).

Flu Vaccination Clinic 2014

posted Sep 24, 2014, 9:23 AM by Rick Barter   [ updated Sep 24, 2014, 9:25 AM ]

Flu Pict
We will once again be able to provide a Flu Vaccination Clinic for students.
This year the clinic will take place on Friday, October 17th. 

To have your student(s) participate, please click HERE to access all forms and documents.

Microscope Festival, 2014 !

posted Sep 16, 2014, 10:54 AM by Rick Barter   [ updated Sep 16, 2014, 11:13 AM ]

Volunteers Needed for the Microscope Festival!

The Microscope Festival presented by Jackson Lab for the 5th grade students, will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014.  As in the past, we'll need volunteers for three time slots - 8:30 until 9:20,12:00 until 1:10, and 1:10 until 2:20. Volunteers may come for as many slots as they like. Needed assistance involves helping at a microscope station/project as small groups of students circulate around the room from station to station. If you would like to sign up, please fill in the linked form below. 

If you would like more information please contact David Keefe <>

Thank you very much.

Welcome Back!

posted Aug 31, 2014, 1:03 PM by Rick Barter   [ updated Sep 10, 2014, 11:46 AM ]

September 2nd is First Student day for all Conners Emerson Students!

The school is all polished, and the teachers and staff are all ready to welcome students for another great year.
See you on Tuesday ....

Open House will be on September 18th from 4:00-5:30 PM

Thank You, Dave Gallup!

posted Jun 16, 2014, 6:37 AM by Sarah Winne

With Sincere Gratitude, 
the Conners Emerson School students and staff thank Dave Gallup 
for his exceptional contribution to the Conners Emerson School Lego Robotics Program.

  Not only is he responsible for having started the competitive FLL program 
(when he moved to Bar Harbor with his two sons), 
he has continued to serve as an extraordinary mentor for seven years,
from 2008 - 2014, 
even after his boys moved on to high school. 

For the past three years, the "Pickles" team has placed first in Maine
and at or near the top globally.

Dave, Thank YOU!! 
Your patience, guidance, and expertise will be irreplaceable.

Overdrive and Ebooks

posted Jun 3, 2014, 9:06 AM by Siobhan Ryan   [ updated Jun 3, 2014, 9:09 AM ]

The Mount Desert Island Elementary Schools now have their own ebook collection through Overdrive.  Perhaps you already use Overdrive through Jesup or another area library?   Our collection is geared toward students in grades 4-8 and is not connected with the state collection.  However, the platform works the same!

If you want to use Overdrive, please contact Ms. Ryan for more information.

Click on the icon below to login to Overdrive.  

If you are a parent and need an account, please contact the Library for help.

MDIRSS Overdrive

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