Wiscasset makes school hires

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 7:45am

The Wiscasset School Committee on Tuesday welcomed Dane Dwyer as a fifth grade teacher. And Superintendent Terry Wood said Kenneth Spinney II will start as special education director Oct. 15.

Wood said the Pre-Kindergarten program has a few openings. And she announced a collaboration with Chewonki Foundation to hire full-time substitute teachers since Chewonki doesn’t use them between November and March. Of five teachers available, Wood said she believed Wiscasset would hire two and Regional School Unit 1 another two.

Wiscasset Middle High School Principal Chuck Lomonte said a video of students’ Community Service Day efforts will go on the school’s website. He also pointed out that, for the first time, all student-athletes are eligible to play, grade-wise. He said Wiscasset and its students were pleased to host a recent math meet.

Facilities and Transportation Director John Merry said the fuel tank replacement process is well underway; Wiscasset Elementary School will need some roof work where ponding is occurring. A roofing expert will look at the problem in two weeks. 

Nutrition Director Lorie Johnson still needs substitutes for the kitchens. And she said overdue lunch bills are at an all-time high, perhaps partly due to parents not returning forms yet, but she wanted parents to know any child in line would get fed. Parents sending lunches and not wanting their children to receive lunch at school must sign another form.

Jobs for Maine’s Graduates got permission for two overnight field trips, a Portland one for eighth graders and a multi-grade Leadership Education Conference at Pine Tree Camps in Rome.