Pam Lydon
Sanford Middle School School Spirit Week! 10/26-10-30 Monday & Tuesday-PJ + Hat Day Thursday& Friday-Spartan Day--Rock your red, white and black!
3 days ago, Pam Lydon
Pam Lydon
Sanford Middle School says THANK YOU TO ALL OUR BUS DRIVERS!!!!!
3 days ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Good evening. Important update. Since Sanford High School / Sanford Regional Technical Center is scheduled to be a voting site for the upcoming Presidential election, there will be no in-person learning on Tuesday, November 3rd. It will still be a school day and attendance will be taken but it will be a full remote learning day for all SHS/SRTC students. Please plan accordingly.
4 days ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
Hello, Sanford Middle School Families! After long last and a LOT of work, we are finally ready to show you our new space! The not-so-great news? Due to COVID, we can’t have you come to the building, which would of course be our first choice. The better news? We have a solution! Below is the link to our open house video, which will premiere tonight, Wednesday, October 21st at 6 PM. The best news? You’re not committed to watching it at a particular time; families can take a look at our new home once you have a time that is convenient for you! We hope you enjoy seeing the building and on behalf of our entire faculty and staff, WELCOME TO SANFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL! https://youtu.be/HTg7dNmxnsQ
5 days ago, Pam Lydon
Pam Lydon
Hello Families! SMS Fall Sports information is available on the school website under the athletic link. Please check this out for details on opportunities for grades 6-8. https://www.sanford.org/o/sanford-jr-high-school/page/sports--55 Have a wonderful day! Pam Lydon Principal
6 days ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Good afternoon. Information regarding York County moving to a green designation and extracurricular activities and athletics can be found at this link: https://www.sanford.org/article/328257?org=sanford-school-department Please stay safe and healthy. Enjoy the weekend.
10 days ago, Matt Nelson
Chuck Potter
Some great information from our Sanford Backpack Program. 🍎The Sanford Backpack Program has bags of pantry goods and dry nutrient rich foods for your student to take home each week. These bags have canned tuna or chicken, pasta or rice, canned veggies and fruits as well as pasta sauce, breakfast items and more. This definitely helps with bridging that meal gap over the weekends when school meals are not available. Nothing to sign up for and no qualifications to be met. Just let your school nurse, counselor or teacher know you want to participate in this program, or email lori@strongersanford.org Like their facebook page to stay up to date, get recipe ideas, and see where and when their next fresh food distribution will be. They are also holding a Halloween Decoration contest hosted by The Paranormal Five. Here is a link to check it out. https://www.mightycause.com/story/Sbphalloween 🍎
10 days ago, Chuck Potter
Liz Dudgeon
City of Sanford Residential SanfordNet Fiber/High Speed Internet Survey regarding a super-fast broadband/internet service in Sanford-Springvale FMI: https://www.sanford.org/article/327694?org=sanford-school-department
10 days ago, Liz Dudgeon
Pam Lydon
A BIG shout out to our AMAZING middle school students as they have been navigating the start of the year well! A special thanks to the SMS staff as they have been juggling the hybrid model and always putting our students first. This is an interesting year to say the least and we can't everyone enough for the support. SMS families and friends we are blessed to have the ongoing support! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
11 days ago, Pam Lydon
Sherri Baron
Greetings, Exciting news for CJL families! The Sanford Backpack Program will be present at tomorrow's dismissal. They will have boxes and bags of fresh food for ALL CJL families to take home. They will also have backpack food bags to give out to families to see if they are interested in receiving them weekly, hassle free. The backpack program will be set up near the parent pick up area at 2:45pm and look forward to seeing lots of CJL families between dismissal and till 5:00pm. Thanks so much, Lori Williams Sanford Backpack Program
12 days ago, Sherri Baron
Liz Dudgeon
Sanford schools will host influenza vaccination clinics following COVID-19 safety guidelines at each of our schools this fall. For permission forms, sites and dates, go to https://www.sanford.org/article/326011?org=sanford-school-department .
13 days ago, Liz Dudgeon
Liz Dudgeon
Starting tomorrow, Ledgemere busses will deliver free lunch and breakfast-to-go at many of Sanford’s bus stops on Wednesdays only. Access the full news item, including bus stop info at https://www.sanford.org/article/325538?org=sanford-school-department . FMI call 608-8762.
13 days ago, Liz Dudgeon
Matt Nelson
Good afternoon. Sanford High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center will return to in-person learning next Tuesday, Oct. 13th and follow the previous hybrid model that was in place before the shutdown. We have communicated with the Maine CDC and MDOE and enough time has elapsed since we were last in school on Sept. 18th and our last positive case was confirmed on Sept. 28th that we can return to in-person learning. Enjoy the long weekend and Indigenous Peoples' Day holiday and please stay safe and healthy.
17 days ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
Hello SMS Families, This is a reminder that tomorrow there is no school either in person or remote. Staff will be participating in a teacher workshop day. Have a wonderful long weekend ahead.
18 days ago, Pam Lydon
Liz Dudgeon
SUBMIT YOUR FREE & REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION TODAY! There's still time to complete a free & reduced price school meal application. Application materials are available at https://www.sanford.org/article/321276?org=sanford-school-department or call 608-8762 FMI.
20 days ago, Liz Dudgeon
Matt Nelson
Good Afternoon. Important update on SHS & SRTC return to in-person instruction can be found at this link: https://5il.co/lrkf
24 days ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
Even the geese at Sanford Middle School are practicing social distancing! What a GREAT first in-person week! Our students and staff ROCK!!
24 days ago, Pam Lydon
Liz Dudgeon
BACKPACK DRIVE THRU sponsored by Stuff the Bus occurs tomorrow, October 1, 2020 from 4 to 6 pm in front of Willard School. Grades K-3 go to Station A; Grades 4-12, go to Station B. Homeschoolers welcome. FMI, check out the Stuff the Bus Maine Facebook Page.
26 days ago, Liz Dudgeon
Matt Nelson
Good afternoon, Sanford Middle School Families. We are contacting you to let you know that an alarm panel on the second floor in a custodial closet was activated this afternoon at approximately 12:30 pm. All students and staff evacuated the building safely. The Sanford Fire Department responded on site immediately and at approximately 12:50 pm determined it was safe for all to return into the building. We are very proud of our students and staff on how well they handled this unplanned evacuation. We are working with our contractors to identify the specific cause for the alarm. Thank you and have a good evening.
27 days ago, Matt Nelson
Liz Dudgeon
School Meals Available for Students Enrolled in Sanford School Department’s Distance Learning - New Location! Beginning Wednesday, September 30, 2020 additional meal pick up locations will be open on Wednesdays for students enrolled in Sanford School Department’s Distance Learning Program. See our news article at https://www.sanford.org/article/315912?org=sanford-school-department or FMI, call the School Nutrition Program office at 608-8762.
28 days ago, Liz Dudgeon
Pam Lydon
Good Evening Sanford Middle School Families! Sanford Middle School day starts at 7:40 and ends at 2:20. Buses may drop off sooner and we are prepared to support students. For clarification this week: Monday-Group A -Students Grades 5 and 7 in -person (Group B will access remote learning through Google classroom) Tuesday- Group A- Grades 6 and 8 in -person (Group B will access remote learning through Google classroom) Wednesday is a full remote day. Thursday - Group B - Grades 5 and 7 in- person (Group A will access remote learning through Google classroom) Friday - Group B- Grades 6 and 8 in -person(Group A will access remote learning though Google classroom) Looking forward to seeing our students this week!! The Sanford Middle School Leadership Team!
29 days ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Good evening. One additional positive COVID-19 test today at Sanford High School. Use the link below to access the "Daily Summary of Active Positive Cases" identified by individual schools that we have added to the COVID-19 page on our website: https://www.sanford.org/covid-19--155 Be sure to click on the "By the Numbers" icon.
about 1 month ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Good evening. New update on positive COVID-19 positive cases after meeting with Maine CDC this afternoon. Please use the following link to access the letter: https://5il.co/l949 Stay safe and healthy.
about 1 month ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
Good morning, The Sanford School Nutrition Department would like to update families on the expanded meal services for our distant and remote learning students beginning Monday, September 21st. All enrolled Sanford students may now pick up free school meals at Lafayette School (Front Entrance) or Sanford High School/Regional Vocational Center (Door #4 Public Entrance) from 11:00 to 12:00 on days when there is school. Meals should be pre-ordered by 7:00 p.m. the night before. The form to pre-order meals can be accessed via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_rq5pVQEGL_ZqPNXp4yHNnRROdpl9lrIy6oe5Giy1ehOhdA/viewform. For more information call the School Nutrition Program office at 608-8762.
about 1 month ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Good Evening. Please read an important announcement regarding Sanford High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center moving to full distance learning this Monday, September 21st. The letter can be accessed via this link: https://www.sanford.org/article/310606?org=sanford-school-department
about 1 month ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Good evening. Please access the following link for a welcome back letter that includes links to resources and important information regarding symptom checks. Have a safe and healthy weekend! https://www.sanford.org/article/306362?org=sanford-school-department
about 1 month ago, Matt Nelson
Liz Dudgeon
Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, free school meals are available for pickup for all students enrolled in Sanford School Department’s Distance Learning Program. Meals should be pre-ordered by 7:00 pm the night before using the online order form on the Sanford School Department website under Family Links - Food and Nutrition Program. The meals may be picked up between 11:00 to 11:30 on school days at Lafayette School. FMI go to https://www.sanford.org/article/305232?org=sanford-school-department or call the School Nutrition Program office at 608-8762.
about 1 month ago, Liz Dudgeon
Pam Lydon
Dear Parents: This communication does NOT apply to 5th grade students at SMS. Thank you to all families who had a chance to attend technology distribution. We have become aware that paper copies of student schedules were not included with the opening day paperwork. To keep things as simple as possible, I am asking families who have access to IC to please use it to download student schedules. Please see the link below. If you do not have a student OR parent log-in (It will work for BOTH of those accounts,) please e-mail your child’s homeroom teacher as soon as possible for their assistance. Please note: Teachers will be helping students find their way through the schedule on Monday during homeroom, so all the student needs to know is their homeroom teacher’s Zoom link and to be logged in at 7:40. We understanding this is a strange new world we’re teaching in! Once again, this communication does NOT apply to 5th grade students at SMS. https://ic.sanford.org/campus/portal/sanford.jsp
about 1 month ago, Pam Lydon
Liz Dudgeon
As you know, York County was recently designated as a “yellow” county so changes were made to our elementary schedule as a precautionary move. Go to https://5il.co/ktqx for a downloadable version of the new Pre-K to 4 schedule starting September 14, 2020.
about 1 month ago, Liz Dudgeon
Joe Mastraccio
The additional device pickup time for the middle school on Thursday 9/10 from 3pm - 6pm will still occur as planned. Due to the weather forecast, device pickup will be at the front entrance for ALL grades at that time. This is an amendment to Ms. Lydon's earlier post.
about 1 month ago, Joe Mastraccio
Liz Dudgeon
The 20/21 bus routes for CJL, MCS and Willard Schools are now available on our website under Family Links - Busses and Transportation or by clicking https://www.sanford.org/o/sanford-school-department/browse/35994. During COVID-19, we encourage and thank parents for providing transportation whenever possible. If you have any questions about transportation, please call your child's school or Ledgemere at 324-4888.
about 1 month ago, Liz Dudgeon
Pam Lydon
We understand that the device pickup times did not or will not work for all families. We will be offering additional times for all grades tomorrow, Thursday 9/10 from 3-6pm. Grades 5/6 at the front entrance and Grade 7/8 at the back entrance at our new location--the old Sanford High School, now Sanford Middle School.
about 1 month ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Important announcement regarding a change to the start date for Sanford High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center. Please access the letter using this link: https://5il.co/ko0b
about 1 month ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
“Good morning. This is an important announcement from Matt Nelson, Superintendent of Schools for the Sanford School Department regarding the opening of school for the converted Sanford Middle School. After an in-depth review of the facility, I have made the decision to have all students in grades 5-8 start the school year in full distance learning starting on Monday, September 14th for a minimum of two weeks. It is our plan to have in-person learning for students in grades 5-8 now start on Monday, September 28th. The reason for this change is that school construction is not completely finished and we have not been able to move into the entire facility. Our faculty and staff received permission to begin moving into the converted middle school last week and have been working hard with a goal to have in-person learning start as originally planned. Despite our best efforts, the facility will not be completely ready for us to meet the expectations in our Covid-19 reopening plan. The prudent decision at this time is to change the schedule and give families time to adjust and make the necessary arrangements as a result of this change. We realize the impact of this decision and the hardship it puts on families but our students and staff deserve a facility that is ready. This change is only for students in grades 5-8. Students will be able to pick up technology next week to be able to begin full distance learning on Monday, September 14th. Additional information and details will be forthcoming from Sanford Middle School by the end of this week. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.
about 1 month ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
“Good evening. This is an important announcement from Matt Nelson, Superintendent of Schools for the Sanford School Department regarding the opening of school for the converted Sanford Middle School. After an in-depth review of the facility, I have made the decision to have all students in grades 5-8 start the school year in full distance learning starting on Monday, September 14th for a minimum of two weeks. It is our plan to have in-person learning for students in grades 5-8 now start on Monday, September 28th. The reason for this change is that school construction is not completely finished and we have not been able to move into the entire facility. Our faculty and staff received permission to begin moving into the converted middle school last week and have been working hard with a goal to have in-person learning start as originally planned. Despite our best efforts, the facility will not be completely ready for us to meet the expectations in our Covid-19 reopening plan. The prudent decision at this time is to change the schedule and give families time to adjust and make the necessary arrangements as a result of this change. We realize the impact of this decision and the hardship it puts on families but our students and staff deserve a facility that is ready. This change is only for students in grades 5-8. Students will be able to pick up technology next week to be able to begin full distance learning on Monday, September 14th. Additional information and details will be forthcoming from Sanford Middle School by the end of this week. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.
about 1 month ago, Matt Nelson
Liz Dudgeon
As parents get ready to send their children back to school, here's a link to an important health message from Sanford School Nurses: https://5il.co/kgxo
about 1 month ago, Liz Dudgeon
Liz Dudgeon
The Sanford School Department wants to remind parents to renew their Free and Reduced Meal Applications to avoid any break in eligibility. Paper applications are available by calling your child’s school or parents can use the new, secure online application available at: https://www.myschoolapps.com/ . If you have any questions about the process, please contact our Foodservice Office at 608-8762. Families affected by the COVID 19 pandemic may be eligible for free or reduced priced school meals based on their current income. Families impacted are encouraged to submit an online application.
2 months ago, Liz Dudgeon
Liz Dudgeon
The Sanford School Department is asking all families to complete a Return to School Intentions Form for the 2020-21 school year. For planning purposes, we need a separate form for each child. We've designated Wednesday, August 19th as the deadline for responses to allow parents time to review their options. To access the appropriate form, go to: https://www.sanford.org/article/286488?org=sanford-school-department.
2 months ago, Liz Dudgeon
Liz Dudgeon
Sanford School Committee will meet Monday at 7 pm to discuss Sanford's Return to School Plan. Participation options include cable, live stream, Zoom video conference and limited in-person seating. FMI go to https://www.sanford.org/article/286096?org=sanford-school-department.
2 months ago, Liz Dudgeon
Liz Dudgeon
The Sanford School Committee will meet tonight at 6:30 and discuss Sanford's Return to School Plan. Watch on Metrocast Channel 26 or live stream at https://townhallstreams.com/towns/sanfordme , or email ldudgeon@sanford.org before 6:30 pm to join live via Zoom.
3 months ago, Liz Dudgeon
Matt Nelson
Message from Sanford School Department Superintendent Matt Nelson Hope all is well and everyone is enjoying summer. It was our intention to present our fall reopening of school plans to the School Committee this Monday, August 10th for formal action. We were hoping to make this timeline to allow all stakeholders time to make the necessary arrangements in advance of the starting of school. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to make a decision this Monday. Our plan is to present our latest plan / information to the School Committee this Monday to allow them an opportunity for feedback and to ask questions with the goal of formally making this important decision if possible the following Monday, August 17th at another School Committee meeting. It is a very fluid situation and we are in unchartered waters. We are trying to balance providing as much notice as possible to our stakeholders for planning purposes while also opening school safely under circumstances we have never experienced previously. It is very complex and we want to make the best decisions possible. We appreciate your understanding and continued patience. The agenda for this Monday's School Committee meeting will be released later today. We will be holding the meeting via zoom and there will be an opportunity for public comment. Specific information to access Monday's meeting will be forthcoming. Please stay safe and healthy.
3 months ago, Matt Nelson
Liz Dudgeon
Special Distribution Event of No-Cost Fresh Food Thursday, 7/30/20 3:00 – 5:30 pm Willard and Lafayette Schools Additional information available at: https://www.sanford.org/article/277300?org=sanford-school-department
3 months ago, Liz Dudgeon
Matt Nelson
Reminder - Return to School Information Night tonight from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Please use this link to watch live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0qKBZyzjM0. E-mail questions to Schoolinfo@sanford.org
3 months ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
Good Evening. Join Superintendent Matt Nelson on Monday, July 27 from 5:30-7:00pm at the Sanford Performing Arts Center for a Return to School Family Information Night. Superintendent Nelson will outline the most recent reopening guidance from the Maine DOE, and the plans that the Sanford School Department is currently considering for returning to school in the fall. Tickets required - Limited tickets available due to COVID-19 restrictions. This will also be broadcast live on YouTube. More information, including the video link and ticket link, can be found at https://www.sanford.org/article/274482?org=sanford-school-department.
3 months ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Attention Families. Last opportunity to take the latest Sanford School Department return to school survey. The deadline is tonight. Find the link here: https://www.sanford.org/article/270847?org=sanford-school-department
3 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Dear Sanford Families, I hope everyone is safe, healthy and still finding ways to enjoy summer. Thanks to everyone who voted on the school budget. We are grateful and appreciative of the continued support from the Sanford community. I wanted to let you know that the Sanford School Department is actively working on our school reopening plans. We are continuing to follow the guidance of the Center for Disease Control and the state of Maine to develop a safe return to school and the highest quality-learning environment for our students whether that is a traditional in-classroom model, a virtual model, or a hybrid model that allows both face-to-face instruction and remote learning. While we are uncertain what the future will look like at this time, the health and safety of our students and staff will continue to be our highest priority. Our goal is to have a decision by early August to give everyone time to plan accordingly. I also anticipate a change to our school calendar to better align with Governor Mills Executive Order and other York County schools by moving our first day of school for students from August to after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 8th. Thanks to everyone who has completed our latest survey to assist our planning. If you have not completed the survey, there is still time. It will be open through this Sunday. The link to the survey is: https://www.sanford.org/article/270847?org=sanford-school-department Thank you again for your assistance and patience as we work together to find the best way to meet the educational needs of our students during this unprecedented time. Sincerely, Matt Nelson Superintendent
3 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Good Evening. The Sanford School Department is continuing our planning for the reopening of school in the fall. Please assist us by completing an important survey that can be found at this link: https://www.sanford.org/article/270847?org=sanford-school-department Please complete the survey by this Sunday, July 19th. Thank you in advance.
3 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
A reminder to eligible Sanford/Springvale residents to be sure to vote today on the school budget validation. Polls will be open until 8:00 PM or you can vote absentee at City Hall if that is your preference.
3 months ago, Matt Nelson
Brett Williams
The Sanford School Department reminds you that there’s an important budget vote on Tuesday. The School Committee has worked diligently to present a proposed school-year budget that is reasonable and responsible in unprecedented times. Above all, it keeps kids first. Please encourage your family and friends to vote this Tuesday!
4 months ago, Brett Williams
Matt Nelson
A reminder to Sanford/Springvale residents that the school budget validation and the state of Maine primary election is scheduled for next Tuesday, July 14th. Due to the current health pandemic, absentee voting is strongly encouraged. Request on-line or call the City Clerk’s office at 324-9125 between 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Mon. - Fri. Absentee voting will be allowed right up through voting day, July 14th until 8:00 PM. Every vote counts so please be sure to vote.
4 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Equity, Inclusion, Respect and the acceptance of Diversity are important for a positive climate and culture in the Sanford School Department. We have established a resources page to help all of us with the challenging, but necessary, work of being free of discrimination and bias. We plan to add resources but in the meantime check out what we have established. The link can be found here: https://www.sanford.org/diversity-equity-and-inclusion
4 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Wishing all the dads a Happy Father's Day!
4 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Happy Friday! A reminder to be sure to complete the staff survey regarding the reopening of school before the end of the day. The link can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1w-RHGG7vMNnlfpk7SI8iP_7516C_aLVjgLljwxhvLnA/edit?usp=sharing
5 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
A reminder to complete a quick survey to provide feedback on our school reopening plans in the fall. We have already received over 1,000 responses. If you have not completed the survey yet, it can be found at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PN1qA4fp1i69Jp9DcFIMP3zjfwEfievySkN4VyDZK2Y/edit?usp=sharing
5 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Congratulations to the class of 2020. Come out and celebrate our recent graduates. The motorcade leaves the Sanford High School entrance at 7:00 PM and makes its way down Main Street to Springvale. Be sure to practice social distancing.
5 months ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
Yearbooks will be distributed at SJHS today from 12:30-3:00pm and Friday, June 12th 8:00am-11:30am. They can still be purchased for $25 on these days. Please send any questions to rwhite@sanford.org!
5 months ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Parents and Guardians: We are currently finishing an unprecedented school year. We appreciate all you have done to support your children through this experience. We are reaching out to get feedback to guide our reopening plans in the fall. Please take a moment to tell us about your child's recent distance learning experience, how you are feeling about the fall, and what you need so we can provide your children with the best possible educational experience in September. The link to this quick survey is: https://forms.gle/9RNbBF7YFNMjziNL7
5 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Good Afternoon. A message to the Sanford community can be found at this link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/741615/Letter_to_Sanford_Community.pdf
5 months ago, Matt Nelson
Joe Mastraccio
One more reminder to SJHS parents and students. Today from 9:00-12:00 is the final turn-in time for technology. This is for anyone in grades 5 through 8 @ the junior high. Thank you parents, students, and staff volunteers for your help with this!
5 months ago, Joe Mastraccio
Joe Mastraccio
Attention Sanford Junior High families! Device drop-off/Item pick-up options for grades 5th through 7th will run tomorrow 6/2 @ the Junior High from 1:00-4:30, 6/3 from 9:00-12:00, and 6/4 from 9:00-12:00. Any 8th graders needing to turn in devices may use these times also.
5 months ago, Joe Mastraccio
Steve Bussiere
This message is a just a reminder that our 8th grade Celebration is this afternoon from 1:30 to 3:00 at Sanford Junior High. Please enter through the junior high their driveway entrance. I hope students will be able to be driven, or are able to walk or ride their bikes to receive their gift bags from our PTA. Collection of laptops, chargers, band instruments and any other school item can also occur at this time. If you are unable to attend, collection of laptops and all other school items is occurring Tuesday June 8th at Sanford High School from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PTA gift bags can also be picked up at that time. We hope to see you this afternoon."
5 months ago, Steve Bussiere
Pam Lydon
7th grade STEM students collaborate on the design of solar powered cars.
5 months ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Happy Memorial Day! Remembering and honoring our heroes who served and fought for our freedom. Thank you.
5 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Hope all is well. Happy Friday! Another successful week of distance learning. A letter to families regarding the end-of-the-school year can be found at this link: https://5il.co/g5ji Have a great weekend.
5 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms who love, support, teach and mentor every day. Thank you for all you do for your families and communities -especially during these challenging times.
6 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Today is School Lunch Hero Day. Thank you to our food service workers who are working hard to prepare meals for our students during distance learning. Below is a link to see their impressive work in action: https://youtu.be/EbRbVGAnX0U
6 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Letter from Superintendent Nelson Sanford School Department Extending Distance Learning for the Remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Good Evening, During her press conference yesterday, Governor Janet Mills extended Maine’s Stay-at-Home Order through May 31, 2020. For Sanford’s public schools, this means that “distance learning” will remain in place for the remainder of the school year. Classrooms will remain closed, with the expectation of reopening in the fall as conditions permit. As you may have seen, Governor Mills provided details of a four-stage phase-in “post-COVID19” model that placed the re-opening of schools in the final stage (no earlier than September 2020 dependent on the success of stages one, two and three). This four-stage plan also included limits on group gatherings and criteria for re-opening businesses. Still to be determined is whether summer school programs, athletics, end-of-year celebrations and the use of school facilities for various summer school programs will be allowed this summer. I will continue to carefully monitor the situation and we will communicate information as it becomes available and decisions are made regarding specific end-of-the-year activities (graduation, kindergarten screening, award ceremonies, etc.). Thank you for your patience as our school leadership teams continue to explore the various options and best ways to recognize students as we close out this school year. It may mean holding scaled back or virtual celebrations, or, in some unfortunate cases, canceling an event entirely. Safety will continue to guide these decisions and we will abide by the Governor’s plan to ensure the safety of our students, staff and community members. I am aware of the tremendous burden that distance learning has put on our students, staff and families. Historically, it is challenging to maintain student engagement as summer draws near so I have asked our teachers to adjust their schedules and not assign any new learning after Memorial Day. The last week of May and first week of June will be focused on allowing time for students to submit outstanding assignments, practice and review key concepts and areas of weakness, return books and technology and to retrieve personal belongings; your child’s school administrative team will communicate information regarding these schedules and processes separately. Please know that our primary focus remains the health and personal well-being of our students, staff and community members – and also the academic progress of our students. Student academic achievement is crucial as we prepare to return to the classrooms next fall. We do not want our students falling too far behind grade level expectations and benchmarks. I encourage everyone to continue their amazing efforts during this unusual time and I challenge everyone to finish the 2019-2020 school year strong.
6 months ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
"Max Cote is an extremely hard working 5th grader who has been doing an AMAZING job throughout our distance learning. He worked very hard on a letter expressing his gratitude for his family and for all that they have done for him. Max is a great role model and a great example of how hard our kids are working in the face of adversity."
6 months ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Another week of distance learning down and another great job. Thank you! Enjoy the long weekend. Unplug and unwind. Spend time outside and with family. A reminder that meals will be delivered next week Tuesday thru Thursday. Stay safe, healthy and practice social distancing.
6 months ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
Good afternoon, Important letter regarding elementary student placement for fall 2020 https://5il.co/f5rv
6 months ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Good Afternoon - four weeks of distance learning in the books and over 33,000 meals served to date! Everyone's hard work is greatly appreciated. Important information regarding a change to the upcoming April vacation can be found at this link: https://5il.co/eytm Stay safe.
7 months ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
SJHS students share their work and discuss their readings during a zoom with Mrs. Cote!
7 months ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
This is message from Superintendent Matt Nelson. I am sure that many of you have heard the announcement by the Maine's Commissioner of Education encouraging schools to begin planning for distance learning through the end of the current school year. I wanted to let everyone know that we have already begun planning and we are proceeding with a measured approach that is thoughtful and strategic for our educational community. There are many factors and impacts that need to be considered before an official announcement. We are examining our approach to the upcoming April school vacation and are considering possible changes that would impact end of the year schedules. I hope to share more information soon. In the meantime, I appreciate everyone's patience and understanding. Stay safe and stay healthy.
7 months ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
Mrs. Cote hosts a Kahoot game with her 6th grade ELA students!
7 months ago, Pam Lydon
Pam Lydon
Ms. Allen's 7th graders explore science by looking for DNA food.....and finding it!
7 months ago, Pam Lydon
Pam Lydon
Gwen at 6th Grader at SJHS shows off her PJ's to kick off school spirit week!!
7 months ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
A public service announcement from Sanford Police Chief Connolly regarding Stay Home Stay Healthy: https://youtu.be/y_dS6JMYPOk
7 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Starting on Monday, April 6th, we have made minor adjustments to the bus stops and delivery times for meal delivery. For the latest delivery schedule visit https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/646069/Meal_Delivery_Bus_Routes_updated_4.1.20.pdf. Safe Stop is now activated to track your child's bus using activation code SFRD 2020. If you have questions about Safe Stop, please contact Ledgemere at 324-4888.
7 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Good Evening. This is Matt Nelson, Superintendent of Schools We have just completed our 3rd week of distance learning and I want to take this time to let everyone know how proud I continue to be of our entire Sanford Educational Community for all of your hard work and support. The closing of our school buildings has been hard on everyone. The discomfort we are all feeling is understandable; these are stressful times for everyone. Please know that we are doing our best to continue to refine and improve our approach to distance learning as we learn more about what works best for our students, staff and families. Governor Mills issued a “Stay Healthy at Home” order this week further restricting public contact and movement and extending our school closure until the end of the month. Please practice proper social distancing and proper hygiene. Kudos to our food service department for their lunch deliveries. We are serving over a 1000 lunches daily Monday thru Friday. Starting this coming Monday, April 6th, we have made minor adjustments to the bus stops and delivery times for meal delivery. For the latest delivery schedule please visit our website. Also, the Safe Stop App has been updated and is now activated to track your child's bus using activation code SFRD 2020. If you have questions about Safe Stop, please contact Ledgemere at 324-4888. Finally – have a great weekend and stay safe and healthy.
7 months ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
Great artwork that students have been creating and turning in. The artwork they're producing really shows that they're taking their time and using the Classroom tutorial videos that Sam Orchard posted for them!
7 months ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
March 27, 2020 The following is a letter from Matt Nelson, Superintendent of Schools Good Evening Sanford Educational Community, I hope everyone is safe and healthy. We have just completed our 2nd week of distance learning and I want to take this time to let everyone know how proud I am of the Sanford Educational Community for all of your hard work and support. The closing of our school buildings has been hard on everyone. The discomfort we are all feeling is understandable; these are stressful times for everyone. We have pushed ourselves outside of our comfort zone and it is definitely not business as usual. We are all doing our very best. I encourage everyone to take time to breathe and to take a moment to reflect on what we have accomplished in just two weeks - it is truly amazing. Kudos to our food service department for instituting lunch deliveries this week, serving over a 1000 lunches daily. Let’s continue to be patient and gentle with ourselves and each other. We are monitoring the feedback we are receiving and working to find the proper balance for our expectations. We will have further information available next week regarding our distance learning plans for the remainder of this closure. Finally, everyone have a great weekend. Please practice proper social distancing and proper hygiene but take the time to relax and read, get outside, watch a family movie, play games and enjoy family time. Sincerely, Matt Nelson Superintendent of Schools
7 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Reminder that starting today our school buses with will be delivering free lunch and breakfast “to go” at all of Sanford’s “big bus” bus stops. Deliveries will occur approximately three hours EARLIER than your child’s usual Wednesday early release day drop off time. These meals will be delivered Monday - Friday. Free lunch and breakfast to go will still be available for pick-up at Sanford’s Memorial Gym and Lafayette School from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
7 months ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
New Meal Delivery Option for Sanford Children Starts Tomorrow - Follow this link for more information https://5il.co/e4ei
7 months ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Sanford School Buildings Closure Extended to April 27 Sanford School Department March 20, 2020 The following is a letter from Matt Nelson, Superintendent of Schools Dear Sanford School Community, I am writing to let you know that given the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent declaration of Governor Mills of a Civil Emergency, the Sanford School Department school buildings closure is being extended until Monday, April 27. This decision is based on information from the Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Maine Department of Education recognizing that longer school closures may be necessary to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Even though our school buildings are closed, our goal is for learning to continue. I have been very pleased during this first week of moving to distance learning. Our faculty and staff have been working hard preparing additional learning resources and we have distributed technology K-12 in anticipation of an extended closure. I am proud of the work that our students, staff and community have done together this week and look forward to building off this success to keep learning happening. Distance learning will continue each weekday through Friday, April 17, at which point the April school vacation will begin as scheduled with the expectation we will return to school on April 27 if possible. During this extended closure, I want to continue to stress the importance of enforcing social distancing and practicing good personal hygiene. These are the two most effective measures of reducing spread. Students should not be gathering for social activities of any kind or gathering on school grounds for any reason. Students should remain connected to one another via technology to minimize the effects of isolation. We have provided meals at two sites across the city and hope to deliver lunches to all school bus stops beginning Wednesday, March 25. We will be releasing specific information as it becomes available. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, we encourage you to reach out to a teacher or principal for information regarding resources. Our Sanford Schools COVID-19 information is updated regularly and you can find the latest news, announcements and other resources at http://sanfordme.apptegy.us/o/sanford-school-department/page/2020-health-updates Sincerely, Matt Nelson – Superintendent
7 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
I-Pads & Additional Resources Available for K-4 students on Friday, March 20th Sanford Schools Thursday, March 19, 2020 The following is a letter from Matt Nelson, Superintendent of Schools This is an important message to let families of K-4 elementary students know that iPads and additional resources for learning will be available for pick up at all three elementary schools tomorrow, Friday, March 20th from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. At CJL and Willard School, parents will remain in their cars and provide the child’s name and classroom teacher for curbside pick-up. At Lafayette School, parents will be met at the front door. The Sanford School Department is being proactive in putting technology in your child’s hands. Students’ iPads have many apps children may use to support the work that has been done in the classroom. The distance -learning document that accompanies the device focuses on additional school learning opportunities in the event that school closings extend beyond March 27th. If you are unable to pick-up your child’s iPad and additional learning resources on Friday, please contact your elementary school’s main office on Monday during normal school hours to make arrangements to pick-up materials. Sincerely, Matt Nelson Superintendent
7 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
The Sanford Backpack Program will have regular weekly food bags packed and ready for pick up along with free produce and many extras on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 4:00 pm-6:30 pm at Lafayette School and Willard School. Please pull up and stay in your vehicle, to have your bag(s) and box(es) of food placed in your vehicle for you. If you are unable to make it to either of these locations at these times and need food assistance, please email lori@strongersanford.org to make arrangements.
7 months ago, Matt Nelson
Sherri Baron
Several of our staff have gotten together and created this flyer to celebrate CJL's first ever "Virtual Spirit Week" for the week of March 23rd - March 27th. Please consider participating and sharing photos and smiles with your student's teachers. Let's have some fun!
7 months ago, Sherri Baron
Pam Lydon
Officer Sheldon congratulates Kaleb Hunt on his successful bike performance! Wheelies all the way around!
8 months ago, Pam Lydon
Pam Lydon
On Saturday, March 7th, these 6th grade students participated in the District #1 6th Grade Music Festival. This festival was held at York High School and featured the best 6th grade musicians from each school in southern Maine
8 months ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Sanford School Department’s 32nd Annual Bandfest at Memorial Gym. Grades 5-12 performing by grade and all together. Sounding great!
8 months ago, Matt Nelson
Kathy Sargent
Today is the final day to submit an application for admission to the Sanford Regional Technical Center for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications will be accepted until midnight tonight at https://www.sanford.org/o/sanford-regional-technical-center.
8 months ago, Kathy Sargent
Matt Nelson
At Rotary this morning listening to City Manager Steve Buck promote SanfordNet Fiber. Sanford’s digital future gaining a competitive edge. Exciting for our community.
8 months ago, Matt Nelson
Chuck Potter
Dear Class of 2024 Parents/Guardians, SHS is excited to welcome the Class of 2024 (officially) to SHS. Attached is a copy of the schedule card for incoming freshmen. Your child's core teacher (english/science/math/social studies) will make a recommendation as to what they believe the best level of course will be for your child at SHS. If you have questions or concerns about this recommendation please contact your child's teacher directly. Your child will bring the form home to you and we ask that you sign it and have them return the form to their homeroom teacher. The link below is for you to review with your child the 160 enrichment options that will be offered at SHS on Tues/Thurs next year. We ask that students choose two they would like as well as two alternate choices as well. I look forward to meeting many of you Thursday night at our incoming freshmen night at SHS at 6:30 pm. If you cannot attend please know we will offer another orientation this summer. I will be meeting with all freshmen regarding scheduling for SHS on March 6th during the school day! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1REpOAx1BMjPg8PURSqElbcNWFA5cTRGs/view?usp=sharing Sincerely, Beth Letourneau Mrs. Beth Letourneau Director of School Counseling Sanford High School 100 Alumni Blvd. Sanford, ME 04073 207-324-4712 bletourneau@sanford.org Enrichment Course Catalog.docx - Google Drive drive.google.com
8 months ago, Chuck Potter
Pam Lydon
THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL PTA!! WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO!!
8 months ago, Pam Lydon
Kathy Sargent
This is the final week for students to apply for admission to the Sanford Regional Technical Center for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications are due by midnight on Friday, March 6th for first round consideration. Please contact us at 324-2942 with any questions.
8 months ago, Kathy Sargent
Pam Lydon
SJHS Talent Show-March 5th @ 5pm
8 months ago, Pam Lydon
Liz Dudgeon
The meeting for Class of 2024 parents/guardians regarding course selection originally scheduled for tonight (Feb 25, 2020) has been rescheduled to March 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Questions? Contact SHS Guidance at 324 4712.
8 months ago, Liz Dudgeon
Matt Nelson
SRTC Culinary Arts students serving us lunch for our advisory council meeting this afternoon. Lunch was delicious!
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
Girls basketball wins their quarterfinal game at Massabesic 52-45. Go Spartans!
9 months ago, Steve Bussiere
Kathy Sargent
The Sanford Regional Technical Center is now accepting applications for admission for the fall of 2020. Visit our Admissions page to learn more and to complete an application (deadline 3/6). https://www.sanford.org/o/sanford-regional-technical-center/page/admissions-process--8
9 months ago, Kathy Sargent
Matt Nelson
Good morning. This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Based on current conditions and weather forecast, there will be no school on Thursday, February 13, 2020
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
A reminder to be careful this morning on your way into school. Parking lots and sidewalks are snow covered and could be slippery.
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
This week is Spirit Week!! Monday: Hat Day Tuesday: PJ DAY Wednesday:Twin Day Thursday: Crazy Hair Friday: Spartan Day --Face painting and Hair Coloring--School Related GO SPARTANS!!
9 months ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Good Morning. Roads and parking lots are snow covered. Our maintenance and custodian crews have been working hard this morning getting schools ready. Please be careful and use caution.
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Due to road conditions and weather forecast, there will be no school on Friday, February 7th.
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Good Morning. This is an updated message from the Sanford School Department. Due to current road conditions and weather forecast, there will be no school on Thursday, February 6th.
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Good morning. The Sanford School Department currently has a two hour delay on Thursday, February 6th. There will be no session 1 Pre-K. We will continue to monitor conditions and forecast and update as necessary.
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
On January 30, Sanford Junior High School celebrated the first-ever Day of Welcome, sponsored by the Civil Rights Team. The team created posters with welcoming messages, gave a special morning announcement and displayed a slideshow in the cafeteria.
9 months ago, Pam Lydon
Pam Lydon
Thank you Fred Legro for your dedication to the Sanford School Department. Your smiling face and positive energy will be missed! Have a wonderful retirement!
9 months ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Spartans win! Great back and forth game.
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
End of 3 quarters, Spartans lead 50-47.
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Spartans down 2 at halftime.
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Boys basketball team in action this afternoon. Leading Gorham in the 1st half.
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
Congratulations to sixth grader Cody Rosander of LC 7! He is the 2019-2020 school Geography Bee champion. Second place went to 5th grade student Remington Clarke from Mr. Ouellette's class, and 3rd place went to 7th grader Joe Ouellette from LC 5.
9 months ago, Pam Lydon
Joe Mastraccio
You are invited to attend the Sanford Junior High School Geography Bee for grades 5-8 tomorrow, January 23rd in the library. The start time will be roughly 2:30 - 2:45 pm to allow for 8th grade students to arrive from the high school. Best of luck to all students participating in the Geo Bee!
9 months ago, Joe Mastraccio
Kathy Sargent
You are invited to participate in the live taping of Rachel Schneider for the podcast "All Things College and Career." This event will be held in the Sanford Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, January 29th; doors open at 6:00pm. See the attached flier for more information.
9 months ago, Kathy Sargent
Matt Nelson
Good morning. This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Due to current weather conditions and forecast, there will be no school on Thursday, January 16th
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Good morning. This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Due to current weather conditions and forecast, there will be no school on Thursday, January 16th
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Good Morning. This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Due to current weather conditions and forecast, there will no school on Thursday, January 16th.
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Good Morning. Due to current weather conditions and forecast, there will no school on Thursday, January 16th for the Sanford School Department.
9 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Overtime at Partners Bank gym in Sanford. Go Spartans!
10 months ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
Sanford Junior High hosted their annual Spelling Bee on Tuesday January 7th, 2020. With 42 contestants competing, it took over an hour for a winner to be crowned. 6th grader, Mia Cote, took home the title of SJHS Spelling Bee Champion and 7th grader, Noah Propper, was the respectable runner up. Mia & Noah will both represent Sanford Junior High at the York County Spelling Bee on February 4th,2020 at Biddeford Middle School. Best of luck Mia & Noah!
10 months ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Packed house last night as Sanford High School in the Partners Bank gymnasium as our Wrestling team hosts the annual Sanford Invitational Wrestling Tournament. Teams from all over New England have traveled to Sanford to participate in the 2 day tournament.
10 months ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
The Spartan Annual Wrestling Tournament continues today at Sanford High School.
10 months ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Happy New Year from the Sanford School Department!
10 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
The Sanford School Department is cancelling all after-school activities on Tuesday, December 17th. All students will be dismissed at their regular dismissal time.
10 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Sanford High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center we’re honored to host the State Board of Education meeting this past week. We are so proud to show off our beautiful facility and all the exciting things happening in it and beyond.
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Congratulations to the recent inductees to the Sanford High School National Honor Society. Thank you for your outstanding Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Service in the Sanford school community and beyond.
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Sanford High School Theater Company presents Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" tonight at 7 PM and Sunday at 2 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and free for all students.
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Counselor breakfast for Sanford Regional Technical Center to see and learn about all the exciting things happening with Career and Technical Education in Sanford.
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Congratulations to the Sanford High School cast and crew of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. What a performance! Well done. Additional performances Saturday night at 7 and Sunday at 2 at the Sanford Performing Arts Center.
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Sanford High School Treble Choir performing for the Sanford Springvale Rotary Club this morning at the Town Club.
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Brett Williams
"Bah! Humbug!” Sanford High School Theater Company presents Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" this Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, and free for all students. Buy them online (for the same price) in advance to avoid the box office line: http://www.sanfordpac.org/a-christmas-carol.
11 months ago, Brett Williams
Matt Nelson
“Risky Behavior” presentation for parents of students in grades 5-12 at Sanford High School. Thank you Sanford School Counselors,?Drug Free Communities and Strategies for a Stronger Sanford.
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Parents/guardians of students in grades 5-12: Please join us from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Sanford HS for an interactive presentation called Risky Business. Learn about warning signs of teenage risky behaviors and techniques for communicating w/ teens. Refreshments served at 6 PM.
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Sanford High School Concert Band performing their Holiday Concert at the Performing Arts Center
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Sanford High School Chorus, Treble Choir and 8th Grade Choir performing Silent Night all together.
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Sanford High School Spirit of the Season Holiday Concert in the Sanford Performing Arts Center. Chorus, Treble Choir and the 8th Grade Choir. Sounding great!
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Chuck Potter
On Wednesday, Dec 11th from 6:30-8:30 pm at Sanford High School for parents/guardians of students grade 5-12 there will be an interactive presentation called Risky Business. Learn about warning signs of teen risky behaviors, receive training on current drug & alcohol trends and learn techniques for communicating with teens. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 6 pm. Enter through the Performing Arts Center entrance Door 43.
11 months ago, Chuck Potter
Steve Bussiere
The varsity boys basketball team home opener against Thornton Academy.
11 months ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Good morning. Based on current weather conditions and forecast, the Sanford School Department will be closed on Tuesday, December 3rd.
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Based on current conditions and weather forecast, tonight's Sanford School Department School Committee meeting scheduled for 6:00 PM on Monday, December 2nd has been postponed and rescheduled for Monday, December 16th.
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Good morning. Based on current weather conditions and forecast, the Sanford School Department will be closed on Monday, December 2nd
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Happy Thanksgiving from the Sanford School Department.
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
Bus 14 was in a minor traffic accident during the secondary run this afternoon. The bus will be running about 20 minutes late as a result.
11 months ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Regular school start time this morning on Tuesday, November 12th. Please use caution and give yourself some extra time.
12 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Veterans observance hosted by the students of Willard School at Memorial Gym. The 4th grade students performed songs of the US Armed Forces and all grades had a role in honoring those who serve and have served including those in attendance. Proud!
12 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Happy Veterans Day. We honor all those who serve and have served. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.
12 months ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences at Sanford Junior High: Tonight November 6, 2019 from 3:15-7:00!
12 months ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Good evening. A reminder to all registered voters that polls are open until 8:00 PM this evening. Polling locations are Ward 1: Nasson Community Center in Springvale. Ward 2: St. Ignatius Gym. Ward 3: Sanford High School & Sanford Regional Technical Center.
12 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Good morning. A reminder to all registered voters. Please try to vote today. Polls are open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Polling locations are Ward 1: Nasson Community Center in Springvale. Ward 2: St. Ignatius Gym. Ward 3: Sanford High School & Sanford Regional Technical Center
12 months ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
On Monday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 5th there will be paving work on Main Street from Jerry's Market to Old Mill Road. The paving may cause slight delays in our bus routes. We thank you for your patience.
12 months ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
A reminder to all Sanford and Springvale residents who are registered voters to please vote this Tuesday, November 5th. In addition to local elections, there are important local bond questions, including bond question #3 for an important school bond to complete renovations to our Kindergarten thru grade 8 schools. Additional information on the school bond is available on our website at https://bit.ly/2C1j6ze . For detailed information on all the bond questions, visit https://www.sanfordmaine.org/notices. Your support of our students and schools is greatly appreciated.
12 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Packed house tonight at Alumni Stadium as Sanford hosts the 2019 Maine Band Director’s Association Marching Band Finals. The Spartans performed “The Storm.” Great job! Sounded and looked great.
12 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Congrats to our boys cross-country and Misty for representing the Spartans in the state championship meet this afternoon. Nice job Spartans!
12 months ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
Bus #3 is unable to travel down Oak Street in Springvale due to an accident on the road. Students on bus three at the following stops will be returned to their school and parents will need to arrange pick-up: Oak/Howard, Oak/Whipple/ 211 Oak Street and Oak/Roosevelt. All other students on bus #3 will be running 20-30 minutes behind. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
12 months ago, Steve Bussiere
Pam Lydon
Join us this evening at Gowen Park from 6-8pm at Gowen Park as our JMG program puts on the annual Haunted Woods!
12 months ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Spartans lose 1-0 in a well played contest. Good job boys.
almost 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Boys playoff soccer. Spartans down 1-0 at the half.
almost 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Boys and girls cross-country team running at regional championships this afternoon. Congrats to Misty, Josh and Joseph for their top 30 finishes. Boys team qualified for states next week!
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
Paving scheduled for Main Street on Thursday has been postponed to Wednesday, October 30th. Bus routes will be on schedule this afternoon.
about 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Steve Bussiere
On Thursday, October 24th there will be paving work on Main Street from Jerry's Market to Old Mill Road. The paving may cause slight delays in our bus routes. We thank you for your patience.
about 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Steve Bussiere
Spartan Field Hockey leads Kennebunk 2-1 at the half at Alumni Stadium.
about 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Sanford cross-country teams running in the second seven meet. Go Spartans!
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Due to weather conditions and power outages in the area, there will be a two hour delay for all Sanford Schools on Thursday, October 17th. There will be no AM Pre-K at Sanford High School / Sanford Regional Technical Center
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
SJHS Flu shots will be Tuesday October 15th at 8 am. Permission forms have been sent home with students. If you are interested and haven't received the form, and wish to have you child immunized at the school clinic, please fill out and return to the school nurse
about 1 year ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Lafayette Fall Festival and Open House. Thanks for all the community support and such a great event.
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Sanford Cross Country teams running at the Festival of Champions in Belfast today. Go Spartans!
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Tomorrow is Friday - Remember to try to wear something red and white to show our Sanford Pride and Spartan school spirit.
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
The Sanford School Department wants to remind parents to renew their Free and Reduced Meal Applications before October 15th to avoid any break in eligibility. Paper applications are available by calling your child’s school or parents can use the new, secure online application available at: https://www.myschoolapps.com/ . If you have any questions about the process, please contact our Foodservice Office at 608-8762.
about 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Sanford High School Marching Band in action at Westbrook at the Maine Band Directors performance. Go Spartans!
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
SJHS Block Party tonight 4-5:30!!
about 1 year ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
John Jenkins speaking to our fall athletes and coaches this afternoon. Words matter!
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Homecoming week continues with the volleyball team in action!
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Kathy Sargent
Please don’t forget to visit Hannaford at 800 Main Street, Sanford ME to purchase the reusable Community Bag! The Sanford Regional Technical Center will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 bag purchased until the end of the month of September. Thank you for supporting SRTC!
about 1 year ago, Kathy Sargent
Chuck Potter
Last Friday our 8th graders concluded their Sea Perch Program. It was an amazing week, and I am proud of how our students met the challenges from the project. We even had a surprise visitor. Ms. Bonita Pothier, who is an aide to Senator King, heard about the Sea Perch Program and came to visit. I would like to thank Ed Cormier who is the STEAM Coordinator from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for collaborating with Ms. Sara Nason and Mr. James Cantara to organize this amazing opportunity for our students. Mr. Cormier also was responsible for acquiring the materials needed to build the ROVs and for organizing all the volunteers who came and assisted our students. Also, a big thank you to all the volunteers who showed up each day to help and to our 8th grade teachers for adjusting their schedules so, that the Sea Perch Program could occur. Well done!
about 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Matt Nelson
Sanford boys and girls cross-country teams running at Smiling Hills Farm. Go Spartans!
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
7th Grade Positive Space Glitter portraits
about 1 year ago, Pam Lydon
Chuck Potter
Day 4 of the Sea Perch Program brought numerous smiles. Teams of 8th graders tested their underwater ROVs. Once students tested, and if necessary made corrections to their ROVs, they were given a new challenge, which is "What modifications could they make to their ROV that would allow it to contain floating pollutants or pollutants on the floor of the body of water. I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.
about 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Success! Many of the 8th graders ROVs were completed and given a quick trial this afternoon. Tomorrow the rest will be tested, and if an ROV is unsuccessful; then the team has to deduce why their ROV does not work and one up with solution. All valuable skills to be learned. A thank you to Ms. Strait who shot a quick video of her class's first successful ROV. The video is too large for alive feed so, I will post it as news feed.
about 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
To fill our pool of water to test the 8th graders ROVs, the Sanford Regional Technical Center's fire fighter program were asked to fill a rubber pool. The students and instructor from the fire fighters program used this opportunity to practice filling an emergency retention pond. Our 8th graders will be testing their ROVs in this pool to check and see if their ROVs are waterproof; and if the remote system works. This is very exciting!
about 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Day two for the 8th graders' Sea Perch Program was messy one. Today was an important day as students had to wire their motors and waterproof them in order for the motors to operate underwater. Students used wax to encase their motors, and I apologize for the the amount of wax that might have found its way to your home. Tomorrow is an important day as students learn to solder as they construct their remote controls.
about 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Matt Nelson
Spartans running at the Southern Maine Classic!
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Bus #4 and Bus #15 may be running 15 minutes late this afternoon. We thank you for your patience.
about 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Never forget. Important to take the time today to remember.
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
A reminder that Early Release Wednesdays begin this afternoon. Starting today, all students will be dismissed one hour prior to their regular dismissal time every Wednesday throughout the 2019/2020 school year.
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
This is a message from the Sanford School Department for Thursday, September 5th. Since this is the first day of kindergarten, all elementary buses are running at least 10 minutes late. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Chuck Potter
Open House ​Hello, I am sending a quick reminder that the Open House for 8th Grade is tomorrow from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Sanford High School. There is also a quick sports informational meeting from 6:00 to 6:30 at the junior high. I hope to see you tomorrow night. Respectfully, Chuck Potter
about 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Matt Nelson
Today the Sanford School Department starts the 2019-2020 school year for students in grades 1-9. Please be extra cautious driving.
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Kathy Sargent
The Sanford Regional Technical Center has been selected as the beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program! When the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Hannaford at 800 Main St., Sanford in September, we receive a $1 donation. Thank you for your help!
about 1 year ago, Kathy Sargent
Steve Bussiere
We would like to remind all families and teachers that have registered for Stuff the Bus to pick up their supplies at Curtis Lake Church tomorrow Saturday, August 24th from 9-12.
about 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Chuck Potter
Dear Parents of 8th Graders, This is just a reminder that this Thursday evening, August 22nd, there will be an Orientation Night for the incoming 8th graders and their parents. We will meet in the Sanford High School’s Performing Arts Center from 5:00-6:00. We hope to address any lingering questions and to see the facility again. The Peer Helpers from SHS will be on hand to lead you and your 8th grader on a tour of Sanford High School. We hope you will join us. Respectfully, Matt Petermann, SHS Principal Chuck Potter, Principal with the 8th Graders
about 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Matt Nelson
The Sanford Backpack Program holds a free food distribution on Thursday's at 9:30 am at St. Thomas School parking lot. All Sanford families are welcome. You can bring your own bags. Boxes/bags are also available. This morning distribution will end once school starts in Sept.
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Sanford High School student-athletes participating in a fall sport must complete the Family ID registration prior to the start of pre-season practice on Aug. 19th. The link for family ID can be found on the athletic department web page. A current physical form must be on file with the athletic office and the Family ID registration must be completed before students will be allowed to participate.
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
SJHS & SHS students who need a sports physical will be able to receive one on Wed. Aug. 7th from 3 to 5 PM at Sanford High School in Room D105. The cost is $20 and checks can be made payable to York Hospital. Students must be accompanied by parent/guardian or have signed form.
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
SJHS & SHS students who need a sports physical will be able to receive one on Wed. Aug. 7th from 3 to 5 PM at Sanford High School in Room D105. The cost is $20 and checks can be made payable to York Hospital. Students must be accompanied by parent/guardian or have signed form.
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
Dear Sanford families, do you have a child in need of assistance in the Fall with a backpack and school supplies? If yes, please visit stuffthebus.me to register. You will be given an appointment time for August 24th, at Curtis Lake Church. Prompt registration is strongly recommended as space is limited.
about 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Please be aware that Margaret Chase Smith School is closed for the summer. It is an official construction site and unauthorized people are not allowed on school grounds without permission for safety reasons. Thank you for your cooperation.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Gordon Smith, Director of Opioid Response from Governor Mills office speaking to Rotary this morning. “Addiction does not discriminate”
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Happy Father's Day from the Sanford School Department to all the dads out there including the ones we miss....
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
School Budget Voting Results (cont.): Article 2 – Do you wish to continue the budget validation referendum process in the Sanford School Department for an additional years? Yes = 421 No = 206 Thanks to everyone who voted.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Budget Validation Referendum Voting Results: Article 1 – Shall the City of Sanford adopt the 2019/2020 school budget as proposed by the Budget Committee and approved by the City Council? Yes = 510 No = 119 Thanks to everyone who voted.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
School Budget Voting Results: Article 1 – Shall the City of Sanford adopt the 2019/2020 school budget as proposed by the Budget Committee and approved by the City Council? Yes = 510No = 119 Article 2 – Do you wish to continue the budget validation referendum process in the Sanford School Department for an additional years? Yes = 421 No = 206 Thanks to everyone who voted.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
Due to the weather, the 7th Grade Laudholm Farm trip is going to be postponed until Friday, June 14. Please make sure that your student wears appropriate clothing, including comfortable footwear such as sneakers. Also, he or she should have insect repellent, sunscreen, and plenty of water. If your student ordered a school lunch ahead of time, it will be provided. If not, he or she will need to come with a lunch and snacks. Cell phones wouldn’t be needed as Friday is still considered a school day and school rules still apply. If you need to contact your child, please call the Sanford Junior High School office at 207 324 3114, and they will make contact with our group. As always, thank you for being such a supportive community to your Spartans!
over 1 year ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Attention all Sanford and Springvale residents. A reminder that the school budget validation is today. Please be sure to vote Polls are open until 8:00 PM. Voter turnout so far has been light. Every vote counts. Thank you for your continued support of Sanford schools.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
A reminder for all eligible Sanford and Springvale residents to please vote this Tuesday, June 11th in support of our school budget. Polls will be open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. - Ward 1 will vote at Nasson Community Center - Ward 2 will vote at St. Ignatius gym - Ward 3 will vote at the new SHS/ SRTC Voters will notice an inflated budget compared to last year due to 3.4 million dollars in state-funded construction projects that uses the school budget as a pass thru. Voters will also be asked if they want to continue future budget referendums or if they support the current budget review and approval process utilized by school administration, the school committee, budget committee and city council. Thank you for your continued support of our schools. See you at the polls.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
Outstanding performance of Disney’s High School Musical Jr. by The Sanford Junior High School Musical Theater Company. One more performance on Saturday, June 8th at 7:00 PM at the Sanford Performing Arts Center.
over 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Pam Lydon
Tonight! Tomorrow! Sanford Performing Arts Center! 7:00 PM SJHS’ MTC Presents Disney’s High School Musical Jr Tickets are $6.00 for adults and Free under 12th grade Hope to see you at the show!
over 1 year ago, Pam Lydon
Kathy Sargent
Today is the final day to purchase plants from Plants Plus, as we are closing for the year. We are open until 3:00pm today. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Kathy Sargent
Pam Lydon
Reminder that tonight SJHS will be hosting a parent orientation for incoming 5th and 6th graders from 5-6pm. Families can tour the building to start followed by an announcement to gather in the gymnasium for some school year information.
over 1 year ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Congratulations to Paige Cote on her scholarship to UNH!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Congratulations to our SCAE graduates and best of luck as you head off to your next adventure. Come. Learn. Conquer.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
SJHS end-of-the-year JMG celebration. Packed house. Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
School budget validation referendum next Tuesday, June 11th. The last day to request an absentee ballot is this Thursday, June 6th. The city clerk's office at City Hall will be open until 7:00 PM that evening for residents to come in person to vote or register if needed.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Our Health Occupations program at SRTC had their CNA pinning ceremony in the Agora. Congratulations on your hard work and worthy accomplishment.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Kindergarten concerts at MCS. Last concerts ever in the current school. Next time we will be in our new space in 2020. Sounding great.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Attention 7th grade parents: In anticipation of 8th graders maybe relocating to the new SHS next year, tours of the 8th grade space will be given on the following dates and times: Thur 6/6 at 12 PM, Fri 6/7 at 8 AM and Tues 6/11 at 4:30/5/5:30/6 PM. Please meet at main entrance.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Kathy Sargent
Plants Plus will be closed Thursday (5/30) and Friday (5/31) in the morning until 10:00 am due to off-site work for the Landscaping and Horticulture class.
over 1 year ago, Kathy Sargent
Matt Nelson
Honor and Remember. Happy Memorial Day!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Liz Dudgeon
Video from last night's K-8 Informational Meeting is now available at: https://youtu.be/vzRa3lkgRe8.
over 1 year ago, Liz Dudgeon
Steve Bussiere
Margaret Chase Smith School performs at the Sanford Performing Arts Center.
over 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Pam Lydon
Hello SJHS Families! We are looking forward to seeing you all at tonight's informational meeting being held at 5pm at SJHS in the cafeteria. This meeting is to discuss, update and answer questions about the ongoing construction projects. We look forward to seeing this evening.
over 1 year ago, Pam Lydon
Kathy Sargent
Good morning! Due to a field trip today, Plants Plus in the SRTC Landscaping and Horticulture program will be closed from 8:00am to 10:00am today. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Kathy Sargent
Pam Lydon
Disney’s High School Musical JR 2019 Tickets are on-sale now! Date: Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th Time: 7 PM Location: Sanford Performing Arts Center Cost: $6.00/adult for each show or $10.00 for one adult for both shows. Students K-12 and those under kindergarten are free. Ways to Purchase: At the door, at the SJHS Main Office between 7:20-3:00, or by sending in money with your information to the junior high school with your son or daughter. ALL SALES ARE CASH ONLY. E-mail abellefeuille@sanford.org with any questions. Thank you for your support of our musical theater company and we look forward to entertaining you for the evening!
over 1 year ago, Pam Lydon
Matt Nelson
Reminder - Informational meeting on Wed. May 22nd at 5:00 PM in the SJHS cafeteria to provide a construction update & review available moving options. Planning to videotape presentation for people who cannot attend the meeting. PTA will offer child care in the library.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Kathy Sargent
Good morning! Students in our Landscaping and Horticulture program will be off site for the afternoon session today, so Plants Plus will be closed from 11:00am to 2:30pm today.
over 1 year ago, Kathy Sargent
Liz Dudgeon
Informational Meeting regarding K-8 Placements for 2019/2020 School Year will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 5 pm - SJHS cafeteria. For more information, check News items at https://www.sanford.org or go to https://5il.co/7qhq.
over 1 year ago, Liz Dudgeon
Deb Malcolm
Thursday May 16th all Lafayette students need to be at school by 8:45 to board buses for field trip to Portland stage company.
over 1 year ago, Deb Malcolm
Kathy Sargent
A reminder that Plants Plus (located at SHS/SRTC) will be holding evening hours for the spring plant sale on Thursday, May 16th until 6:00pm. After 3:00pm, please access the sale through the Community Retail Center entrance, located next to the greenhouse.
over 1 year ago, Kathy Sargent
Liz Dudgeon
We would like to remind everyone about the community discussion on the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems by youth which takes place this afternoon in the Agora at SHS/SRTC from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. This event is sponsored by the Center for Tobacco Independence and the Maine Center for Disease Control.
over 1 year ago, Liz Dudgeon
Matt Nelson
To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world. Thanks for all you do and Happy Mother's Day from the Sanford School Department.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Joan Wright
Congratulations to Andrea Cole and the Girls go Cyberstart team for winning third-place in this year’s 2nd level challenge. Great job everyone!
over 1 year ago, Joan Wright
Steve Bussiere
Outstanding performance of the musical Awesome Animals by students at Willard School.
over 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
SHS is hosting Financial Aid Night tonight at 6:00 PM in the PAC. Important event for juniors applying to college next year.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Congratulations to all the Strategies for a Stronger Sanford 2019 “High Five” award recipients: Ayn Hanselmann (local individual), Marc Motors (local business), SHS School Counseling Dept (local program) and Maine Attraction Water Ski Show Team (local non-profit agency).
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Good luck to our juniors who will be taking the SAT today!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Congratulations to the Sanford High School counseling Department for being recognized as a Strategies for a Stronger Sanford 2019 “High Five” award winner!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Little Shop of Horrors. A full house got to see the first musical at Sanford High School in many years. In case you missed it, there is another performance tonight beginning at 7:00 pm in the performing arts center. Also, check out the art show at Sanford High School before the show. Doors open at 6:00 pm. So proud of our students and their wonderful talents!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
SJHS Block Party-Grades 6-8-Friday, 3.29.19 from 6:00 -8:00 PM. Admission: $5.00
over 1 year ago, Pam Lydon
Pam Lydon
MEA testing will take place on April 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th at SJHS!
over 1 year ago, Pam Lydon
Steve Bussiere
Willard 4th graders perform I Need A Vacation at Memorial Gym.
over 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Chuck Potter
Just a reminder that MCS's annual Reading Under the Stars event is this evening from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Come join us and hear stories read by various guest readers. Snacks are being provided by our PTA. We hope to see you and your child here tonight.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Parents, if you come to MCS this afternoon, please be careful as our parking lot and sidewalks are slippery due to the sleet.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Margaret Chase Smith's annual "Reading Under The Stars" event will be Tuesday, March 26th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
over 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Matt Nelson
Spring Sing 2019. Grades 6-12 chorus from Sanford High School and Sanford Junior High School performing together in the Sanford Performing Arts Center. Happy Spring.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
The Sanford High School Music Boosters hosting the Maine Band Director's Association Winter Guard and Percussion show. Outstanding Performance by the Sanford High School Winter Guard!
over 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Bandfest 2019 - All together now!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Bandfest 2019 - Sanford High School Band in the house!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Bandfest 2019 - 8th grade performing the Dropkick Murphy’s Shipping Up To Boston!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Bandfest 2019 - Next up 6th grade!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
31st Annual Bandfest at Memorial Gym. 1st up - the combined 5th grade from Willard and CJL
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Good luck to our SRTC Skills Maine participants. Over 50 students competing. Go for the gold!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Congratulations to Mr. Clark for being selected as Skills USA Advisor of the year.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Sanford Junior High School’s Got Talent 2019. Great performances! Thank you JMG students for handling and coordinating all parts of the show.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Willard 5th Grade Pirates concert at the Sanford Performing Arts Center!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Due to current weather conditions and forecast, Sanford schools will be closed on Monday, March 4th.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Sanford Regional Technical Center is hosting an Open House this Wednesday, Feb. 27th anytime between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Come check out our new school and visit any or all of our 20 programs and learn about the enrollment process. It is never too early to plan for your future.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
MMEA District 1 Jazz Festival today at the new Sanford High School / Sanford Regional Technical Center beginning at 3:00 PM. Come listen and watch performances from jazz bands throughout York County. The Sanford HS Jazz Band is scheduled to perform at 7:00 PM Good luck!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Welcome back. Hope everyone had a nice school vacation. Use caution driving to school AM. Back roads are slippery School parking lots are icy. Be careful!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Another icy morning. Use caution, especially getting out of your vehicles in school parking lots. Our maintenance staff has been working hard again this morning. Be careful.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Please be careful walking into school today. Use extra caution. Our maintenance department has salted but it is icy from the overnight.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
This is a message from the Sanford School Department. There will be a 2 hour delay on Wednesday, February 13th. We will keep the early release day as scheduled. No session one pre-k.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Sanford High School boys basketball quarterfinal playoff game at South Portland postponed to Wednesday 2/13/19 at 7:30 PM
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Sanford High School girls basketball quarterfinal playoff game at Gorham postponed to Thursday 2/14/19 at 6:00 PM
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Sanford School Department sponsored programs ending after 5:00 PM are cancelled tonight 2/12/13 due to predicted weather conditions.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Thanks to everyone who supported last night's Sanford Backpack program's sold out 2019 Chocolate Benefit. Over 150 donors contributed items for raffle and auction. Another 34 sponsors provided financial support. The backpack program provides Sanford youth and their families with nutrient-dense food integrated with food education experiences to help bridge the meal gap that occurs when youth don't don't have access to school meals. Thank you Sanford Backpack program for all you do for our students and the Sanford community.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
On January 31st, 2019, Sanford High School and Regional Technical Center hosted its first ever, “Celebrating Partnerships” event in the Agora Presentation Area of our new school. The event was part celebratory and part networking and focused on bringing together our school and community resources to create dialogue about ways to partner, such as: internships, job shadows, business tours, guest speakers, and ELOs. Community partners helped provide insight on necessary “real world” competencies and the skills they are looking for in their workers and school staff provided insight on curriculum and students’ skills and talents. The event was funded through monies awarded to Sanford Regional Technical Center (SRTC) by MELMAC Education Foundation through a Systems Innovation grant. Several local businesses and SRTC program instructors were present allowing for productive and fun collaboration time. Many thanks to Plants Plus for designing and providing the beautiful floral arrangements, Above & Beyond Catering for the delicious food and drink, and MELMAC Education Foundation for the monetary support.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Bernie Flynn
Chocolate Benefit for Sanford’s Backpack Program
over 1 year ago, Bernie Flynn
Steve Bussiere
Bus #18 is running 15-20 minutes late this afternoon. Carl Lamb students are on bus #30 and Willard students are on bus #17.
over 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Going to be cold at bus stops and walking to school this morning. Remember to bundle up everyone!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Based on current weather conditions, all Sanford schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 30th.
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Going to be cold at bus stops this morning! Remember to bundle up everyone!
almost 2 years ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Due to a partial power outage and no heat at Sanford Junior High School, all Sanford Junior High School students will be dismissed early today Thursday, January 10th at 10:40 AM. If you need to contact SJHS, please call 324-2810, dial 4 and dial 0. This early dismissal today only impacts Sanford Junior High School Students.
almost 2 years ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Based on weather forecast and predicted road conditions, Central Office and school offices will have a 2 hour delay in opening this morning, Wednesday, January 9th.
almost 2 years ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
This is a message from the Sanford School Department. Based on weather forecast and predicted road conditions, there will be no school on Wednesday, January 9th.
almost 2 years ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
This is a message from the Sanford School Department. There will be a two hour delay on Tuesday, January 8th. No session one Pre-K at the new Sanford High School / Sanford Regional Technical Center. Safe travels.
almost 2 years ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
The Sanford Spartans are hosting 18 schools today at the 51st Annual Sanford Wrestling Tournament.
almost 2 years ago, Steve Bussiere
Matt Nelson
Happy New Year from the Sanford School Department
almost 2 years ago, Matt Nelson
David Theoharides
SHS Chamber Singers perform for the school staff in the new Performing Arts Center
almost 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
Amazing turn out for the opening of the Sanford Performing Arts Center.
almost 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
New website launched today! Check out our new website at www.sanford.org.
almost 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
‘5210 Let’s Go! York County’, a program of Partners for Healthier Communities at Southern Maine Health Care, recently held a dinner to recognize sites of distinction. This is a community- based initiative to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth and families in Maine. The goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children and youth. Congratulations to Margaret Chase Smith School led by Rich Wilkins and Carl Lamb School represented by Dave Eldridge as they were honored as sites of distinction. In addition, Dave Eldridge was presented with a special honor, the “Redy” Award, for his ongoing commitment to 5210 Let’s Go!
almost 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
Substitute Custodians Needed - Click link for more info: https://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/job.cfm?jid=3017245
almost 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
No School Monday, November 12th in honor of Veterans Day.
almost 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
MCS Veterans Day ceremony
almost 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
Sanford rallies for the WGME School Spirit Challenge.
almost 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
Don't forget! Flu shots will be administered in the morning at all locations per the schedule below. Permission forms, available on our website, are required. Tues., 10/16, 2018: MCS and Willard Wed., 10/17, 2018: SHS/SRTC & SJHS Thurs., 10/18, 2018: Lafayette and CJL
about 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
Parking & Student Drop Off Map for new Sanford High School and Regional Technical Center
about 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
Check out the latest SHS/SRTC construction video - https://youtu.be/CJpmtgm_UUI
about 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
Sanford Springvale Chamber of Commerce President Rick Stanley is pictured awarding a $1,000 scholarships to Taylor York who will be attending Southern New Hampshire University to study in the School of Business program.
about 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
Chamber of Commerce President Rick Stanley presents SHS/SRTC graduate Thaddeus Forner a $1,000 scholarship. Thaddeus successfully completed the SRTC Academy of Business program and is attending Suffolk University in Boston.
about 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
Members of Sanford Rotary tour the new high school and tech center!
about 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
Congratulations to Sanford High School senior Andrea Giles for being named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist!
about 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
Pratt & Whitnet donates $25,000 to the Legacy Foundation in support of the Precision Manufacturing Program.
about 2 years ago, David Theoharides
David Theoharides
The new Alumni Stadium at Sanford High School was dedicated on August 31st to standing room only crowd.
about 2 years ago, David Theoharides