Dear Citizens of Jonesport and Beals:
The 2018-19 school year is officially open. We began the new school year with a teacher workshop on September 4th at Beals Elementary School. New teachers at the high school this year are Randy Hunter, who will be teaching Science, and Wyatt Ray, who will teach Mathematics. We have a new educational technician at Jonesport Elementary School, Kristen Crowley, and Stephen McInnis, part-time special education teacher. New at Beals Elementary School is Brenda Kelley who will be an educational technician. The new school secretary at BES is Crystal Blackwood. Marcia McDavid will teach music two days per week at Beals and one day per week at JES. Please join me in welcoming the new staff to the Jonesport-Beals area. School opened for students on September 5th as we received a total of 253 students, PreK through Grade 12. Jonesport Elementary School had 111 students, Beals Elementary School had 65 students and Jonesport-Beals High School had 77 students.
Each of our schools has its own website as well as the central office. I encourage you to visit the websites to learn more about the wonderful things going on and how the staff is making learning fun. For scheduling purposes, the websites have a school calendar and they have an up to date Coming Events.
It is exciting to begin a new school year, we wish your child the greatest success in the 2018-2019 school year. Whether your child is interested in athletics, academics, clubs and/or organizations, please make every effort to support them. You do not need children enrolled to visit our schools. We ask that you please call in advance to arrange a mutually convenient time for your visit.
Denis L. Howard, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools