Currently the Glenburn School is running on generator power. Everyone is safe and sound and we will be continuing the school day as scheduled.
The Glenburn School needs to hear from all prospective Pre-K families for the years of 2018-19 & 2019-2020.
Glenburn School Department is investigating the feasibility of providing transportation for Pre-K beginning in the fall of 2018. Additionally, we need to plan for the number of future students through the budget process. If we need to increase PreK staff, we had to start those discussions now.
*If you have a child that will be 4 on or before the 15th of October, 2018 and will not be 5 before the 29th of August, 2018(estimated start date) then please either call the office at 947-8769 or go to the following link to fill out the information online.
*If you have a child that will be 4 on or before the 15th of October, 2019 and will not be 5 before the 28th of August, 2019(estimated start date) then please either call the office at 947-8769 or go to the following link to fill out the information online.
Link to Google Survey online is:
The new Southern Penobscot Regional Program for Children with Exceptionalities (SPRPCE) Innovation School is hosting a community Open House on Tuesday, August 22nd from 1-2:30 p.m. at Eastern Maine Community College in Room 219, Penobscot Hall. Follow signs and balloons.
Starting this September, seventh and eighth graders from communities surrounding Bangor will have a new option of where to attend school.
For up to forty students, the Innovation School will provide a unique blend of dynamic instruction and community-based, hands-on learning opportunities. Community members, educators, parents, and students are encouraged to attend the Open House and to meet the program’s instructors, Nate Cutting and Maynard Walton, Jr. and to learn more about this dynamic program. Utilizing a student-centered approach, the teachers are designing an opportunity for every student to personalize their work and to explore their own passions with career pathways.
The program will be based at Eastern Maine Community College, allowing the Innovation School to partner with various organizations and nonprofits in the greater Bangor area. Students will have the opportunity to apply the academic skills they learn in the classroom to challenging, and rewarding projects that enrich their communities.
This is will be an engaging program for students who are ready to develop leadership skills and take a more active role in their education.
The SPRPCE Innovation School is funded by an Educational Efficiencies and Opportunities Grant through the Maine Department of Education. Fourteen School Administrative Units, United Technologies Center, and Eastern Maine Community College are partners in the grant.
For more information, please call Superintendent Betsy Webb at 992-4153.
Next Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM the director and teachers for the new Innovation School will be here to talk about their program for students in the 7th and 8th grades only. The Innovation School is a full day program at Eastern Maine Community College. It is entirely “project based” and “hands on” learning for students in these grades who thrive on this type of environment. If you would like to hear more about this program please join us next Tuesday here at the Glenburn School.
Due to several new educational mandates, Pre-K programs around the state as well as here in Glenburn are switching to a four day classroom week. State mandates such as: increased student testing, extra teacher training, field trips, parent meetings and regular home visits have created a need to utilize the fifth day of school for the teacher to address these requirements. For our teacher Mrs. Grotton it is still a five day work week. Monday to Thursday will be two three hour Pre-K classes in the morning and in the afternoon. One hour has been added to both the morning and afternoon classes in order to maintain the prescribed class time. There are no classes on Fridays. This day is used to fulfill the state mandates.