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Shipwreck! Marine Studies Students in the Field!

posted by Butch Richards   [ updated ]

Students in Mr. Thomas and Mr. Lagerbom's Marine Studies class recently visited a shipwreck to conduct a maritime archaeological investigation. Their assignment was to determine the ship's age or date, type or kind of vessel, when and how was it used as well as its subsequent fate. Visible parts of the ship were identified and measured and the surrounding area searched for parts and items potentially associated with the wreck. Students will produce a detailed scale drawing of the remains and their hypotheses and evidence.

In the Classroom:

posted Oct 16, 2018, 6:09 AM by Butch Richards   [ updated Oct 16, 2018, 6:09 AM ]

Seniors in Mr. Lagerbom's American Studies 2 classes recently presented projects from the first two units. Presentations included WW1-era rifles and weaponry, a Panama Canal made of cake and Hershey chocolate, WW1 propaganda posters, the Zimmerman Telegram, Trench rations of corned beef, German U-boats, the annexation of Hawaii, WW1 poison gas, trench warfare displays, the sinking of the USS Maine and many other themes and topics.

ARToberFEST Coming October 25th!

posted Oct 12, 2018, 6:23 AM by Butch Richards   [ updated Oct 12, 2018, 6:24 AM ]

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Our Students with the Olympia Snowe Leadership Institute!

posted Oct 1, 2018, 11:08 AM by Butch Richards   [ updated Oct 1, 2018, 11:08 AM ]

Belfast Area High School would like to welcome the newest group of 10th grade students to the Olympia Snowe Leadership Institute for young women.  Pictured above from left to right are Olympia Leader Advisor Ruta Kadonoff; Olympia Leaders: Summer Deans, Kelsey Talgo, Caitlin Maddocks, Audrey Lagerbom, Ashley Blais; and Olympia Leader Advisor Shannon Coombs.  

The girls will be attending an Olympia Snowe forum in Bangor in November and attend monthly meetings as they explore their values, voice, and vision over the next three years.  Belfast Area High School also has 11th and 12th grade cohorts of this leadership program.  

Test Drive a New Car and Help the Class of 2020!

posted Sep 21, 2018, 6:07 AM by RSU71 Webmaster   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 6:07 AM ]

Please support the Class of 2020!

When: Saturday, October 13th

Where: Quirk (Belfast)

Time: 9am-3pm

*For every valid test drive taken in a Ford vehicle, Ford will donate $20 to the Class of 2020.

*Must be at least 18 years old

*Must hold a valid license    

Marine Studies Course in Action!

posted Sep 21, 2018, 6:06 AM by RSU71 Webmaster   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 6:06 AM ]

BAHS students in our Marine Studies Class recently have been working on Marine Navigation with plotting each leg of a course figuring the bearing, speed, distance and time traveled. Using Azimuth and Bearing readings and headings as well as NOAA marine charts and compasses, they will plot a 10 knot sailboat's voyage to different points of interest around Penobscot Bay. This course is taught by Mr. Thomas and Mr. Lagerbom.

Lion Mascot Makes the Scene!

posted Sep 21, 2018, 6:04 AM by RSU71 Webmaster   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 6:04 AM ]

The Belfast Lions Club had a great event at the first home football game of the season selling lots of french fries and doughboys. It was a good-sized and hungry Belfast (and Waterville) crowd on a beautiful late August evening. The Belfast Lions mascot uniform that the local Belfast Lions Club recently donated to the high school made an appearance and danced and high-fived and fist-bumped his way around the field and stands until well into the fourth quarter. Pretty cool seeing all the little kids lining up for a Lion hug. When he had a chance, the Lion donned a Belfast Lions Club vest and posed in front of the food wagon to say “Thank You Belfast Lions!”

Hey Seniors: Important Message from Nurse Wesson!

posted Aug 30, 2018, 6:13 AM by Butch Richards   [ updated Aug 30, 2018, 6:14 AM ]

Attention Seniors and Parents/Guardians of Seniors, 

Greetings from the Nurse's Office and Congratulations on your final year!!

Reminder that the Maine Legislature passed a law last spring about Meningococcal vaccine. To enter 12th grade, you must either have this vaccine or parents sign a waiver that you are not having this vaccine for philosophic or religious reasons. 

If you have the vaccine at the age of 16 or older, just that one will satisfy the law. If you had the 1st dose earlier than age 16, another dose is required. 

Letters were sent out last spring to parents , with several reminders to students.  There are 58 seniors for whom I have no information,documentation or waivers. I hope to get everyone into compliance in the next 3 weeks. Please send me any documentation or alert me if your student was vaccinated over the summer. I have exemption forms in my office.  Thanks so much!   Emily Wesson RN    338-1790  ext 306

From Ms. McLean in Regards to Laila:

posted Aug 8, 2018, 8:30 AM by Butch Richards   [ updated Aug 8, 2018, 9:38 AM ]

It is with great sadness that I share with the RSU #71 community that we have lost one of our very brightest lights.   

Belfast Area High School student Laila Al-Matrouk died today (Tuesday), following an accident on Sunday. She was struck by a car while riding her bicycle onto Route 1. 

Troy Howard Middle School will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, August 8, from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  There will be counselors, nurses and administrators on hand to help grieving students, staff and community members.

There will also be a candlelight gathering of people grieving the loss of this beloved child at Harbor Park in Belfast on Saturday evening August 11.  The time of the gathering and other details will be shared as they become known.

Mary Alice McLean
RSU # 71 Superintendent of Schools
(207) 338 - 1960

The 4th Quarter Honor Roll is Announced.... Congratulations!

posted Jul 2, 2018, 9:53 AM by Butch Richards   [ updated Jul 2, 2018, 9:54 AM ]




Quarter 4

Grade 9


Alice Andrews, Ashley Blais, Isabel Baughman, Ruby Day, Summer Deans, Kaitlyn Duffelmeyer, Alice Dyer, Ethan Hall, Emily Hills, Audrey Lagerbom, Lillie Mitchell, Madisyn Morse, Sadie Wheeler, Emily Woods.


Jason Bartlett, Blaine Boland, Macy Burgess, Madison Burgess, Sawyer Carson, Anjelika Cheskin, Orianna Cort, Kiara Doolan, Adrian Doyne-Ditmas, Sophia Fay, Lucas Frazee, Steven Friel, Sarah Fuller, Lindsey Goughnour, Ali Greene, Hailey Hall, Jasmin Harvey, Shelby Hooper, Christopher Kelley, Nicholas Kelley, Julia Kelly, Willoe Kirkpatrick, Jordan Kulbe, Matthew LeBlanc, Grace Littlefield, Hannah Littlefield, Caitlin Maddocks, Hannah Marsden, Ruth-Anne Pease, Finnigan Tarbox, Thuan Pham, Liliane Robbins, Cameron Sanders, Olivia Smith, Ethan Suderley, Lucas Walker, Thomas Walker, Sarah Woods.


Ella Ardizoni, Paige Ford, Eamon Goscinski, Lincoln Graf, Hailee Lindelof, Leah Marriner, Cole Martin, Anna Metcalf, Nathaniel Porter, Reid Ryan, Evan Rolfe, Kirk Stillman,  Kelsey Talgo, Samuel Veevaert, Dawn Williams.


Grade 10


Hannah Banks, Alicia Berube, Joshua Chun, Kayci Faulkingham, Grace Fitzjurls, Kayla Payson, Sydney Sanders, Jie Ning Zhu.


Vincent Bonarrigo, Dillon Chapman, Elijah Silveira Charbonnier, Anna Coleman, Lindsey Cross, Zachary Cunningham, Autumn Daley, Harmony Dawson, Daniel Groening, Chloe Harvey, Andrew McBride, Gary Moline, Sydni Moores, Dakota Payson, Nathan Phaenephom, Brooke Richards, Emma Richards, Katherine Ritchie, Sophie Richdale, Brian Spaulding, Clarisse Stradtman.


Donovin Armstrong, Dakota Cooper, Kolby Drake, Jordana Duncan, Halie Jerome, Eli Jolliffe, Fletcher Marriner, Olivia Matthews, Zachary Pallotta, Joseph Potter, Eleanor Prespolis, Junne Robertson-Mcintire, Peter Shelton, Nathaniel Sjogren, Hope Thomas.


Grade 11

High Honors:

Samuel Davis, Amy Gaiero, Lucas Hamlin, Annica Kelley, Isobel Kelly, Max Lewis, Brendan Moline, Aiden Pike, Samuel Spectre.


Jared Anderson, Mackenzie Banks, Riley Bonin, Thea Cannon, Jillian Clapp,  Ayla Fitzjurls, Ryan Fitzjurls, Cassidy Jackson, Cali Joseph, Kyra Kilby, Justine Larrabee, Elizabeth Maguire, Trevor Martell, Madison Martz, Logan McHaney, Harrison Merchant, Nathanial Nelson, Tara O’Donovan, Angela Ploysangngam, Dakota Robbins, Isabella Robishaw, Drew Robson, Brian Rollerson, Quinnten Silveira Charbonnier, Rowan Walsh.


Cassie Armstrong, Kahla Braley, Lindsay Bruns, Maya Cunningham, Alyssa Field, Grant Ford, Matthew Kelley, Aiyana Martin, Donald Patten, Audrey Richdale, Heather Riling, Hannah Sanderson, Damien Tripp, Zachary Wood.


Grade 12


Amber Beaulieu, Zoe Deans, Alison DeFeo, Alexander Doyne-Ditmas, Grace Emrich, Olivia Hills, Samantha Hills, Olivia LaRoche, Brianna Rushlow, Alexia Sweet, Kristina Walker, Starr Warner.



Kaylee Allen, Kendra Belden, Norah Belden, Sierra Bowden, Declan Brinn, Angela Buenaflor, Julia Cerone, Chase Curry, McKenzie Eaton, Samuel Flood, Kinley Friend, Samuel Goscinski, Abigail Heath, Madison Hemingway, Emily Jolliffe, Taylor Kinney, Jack Littlefield, Olivia Lovejoy, Kelsey Mehuren, Alexander Newcomb, Charles Resh, James Robbins, Ricky Smith, Stanley Sturgis, Christian Sukeforth, Jacob Waterman, Troy Wiseman, Sabrina Wood, Macartney Wyatt.


Kari Beers, Octavia Evans, Macy Gale, Mya Glidden, Samuel Goguen, Alicia Greene, Britney Grey, Konnor Harford, Charles Lagerbom, Alex Lapierre, Kimberly Newton, Skylar Perkins, Malisha Perrigo, Jesse Perry, William Schnetzer, Clara Snow, Alia Wallace.


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