Whittier Wire

March 12, 2023

March Madness

I feel like everyone needs a newsletter article titled "March Madness" this time of year. Fortunately, middle school life isn't too mad at the moment, but here are a few events coming up soon.

  • Student-led Conferences: March 13-16
  • Grade 7 Career Fair: March 14
  • Staff Workshop Day: March 17
  • All Chorus Concert: March 22
  • Maine Spelling Bee: March 25 - Go Aliyah!
  • All Band Concert: March 29


Trimester 2 Report Cards went home with students on Friday. If you would like a copy mailed or emailed to you, please contact Maureen Mooney (mmooney@rsu16.org or 998-3462). If we have a second address on file, report cards will be mailed out early this week.


There is no makeup date for the Grade 7 Career Fair. If we get snowed out on Tuesday, the event will be canceled for this year.


Thank you for your participation in the Wilbur's Chocolate Fundraiser. The chocolate will arrive at least a week before Easter. I will provide a more exact date for you in the newsletter next week.

Trimester 2 Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following students for their achievements during the second trimester.

Grade 7 Academic High Honors

Ava Banaitis, Blake Brown, Emily Bustamante, Richard Christopher, Cole Gagnon, Shay-Lynne Giroux, Bella Hartman, Jacob Jamo, Leksi Langevin, Lila Martin, Alyssa Mason, Mia Mastrogiacomo, Bella Pelletier, Arabella Smith, Emily Stanford, Alicia Starbird

Grade 7 Academic Honor Roll

Sydney Beauparlant, Gregory Bouchard-Diaz, Hailey Caron, Fiona Connolly, Derek Coughlin, Colby Dolley, Connor Dumont, Connor Farrington, Molly Grenier, Isaac Lizotte, Deleayni MacEachen, Lillian McAlister, Grayson Noyes, Scarlett Quimi, Anya Roberts, Zac Turcotte, Camden Welch, Avria Yerxa

Grade 7 Habits of Work High Honors

Sophia Aube, Maddison Bosse, Blake Brown, Emily Bustamante, Derek Coughlin, Colby Dolley, Cole Gagnon, Shay-Lynne Giroux, Bella Hartman, Jacob Jamo, Meghan Komanetsky, Leksi Langevin, Adalyn Martin, Lila Martin, Alyssa Mason, Mia Mastrogiacomo, Lillian McAlister, Aliyah Morgan, Grayson Noyes, Tatiana Salley, Arabella Smith, Emily Stanford, Alicia Starbird

Grade 7 Habits of Work Honor Roll

Sydney Beauparlant, Grace Brawn, Ashton Breland, Richard Christopher, Connor Dumont, Selena Leavitt, Bella Pelletier, Scarlett Quimi, Tyler Ricker, Nicholas Smith, Camden Welch, Anna Winslow

Grade 8 Academic High Honors

Dylan Cobb, Gabriella Cooper, Abigail Coughlin, David Crump, Eli Culleton, Haley Ellis, Delilah Farrington, Charlotte Grenier, Davis Hill, Juno Levy, Kaiah McGarry, Alexianna Morse, Brooklin Pratt, Payton Rose, Irelyn Smith, Keiralyn Tapley, Mataeya Washington

Grade 8 Academic Honor Roll

Tucker Bailey, Aiden Bean, Garrett Beaucage, Dallas Billings, Payton Blake, Kloey Borkowski, Nathan Bragdon, Adelyn Bryant, Olivia Bunyea, Graceyn Camire, Samuel Chadbourne, Kaleb Christner, Cameron Cunningham, Chloe Cyr, Brayden D’Auteuil, Liam Davis, Benjamin Drake, Madeline Ellis, Kyle Eugley, Taylor Farrell, Mason Fuller, Robert Fuller, Levi Gammon, Gavin Gilbert, Addison Gravel, Gavin Hart, Noah Hussey, Nicholas Jamo, Boden Jones, Thomas Juergens, Andrew Kingsbury, Braiden Lefebvre, Gabrielle Lenahan, Landen Levesque, Karlee Lothrop, Kloey Magofna, Andrew MItchell, Madelyn Mitchell, Elianna Morello, Isaac Mullen, Phoebe Paradis, Isabella Patenaude, Justin Powers, Eliot Rioux, Evelyn Robertson, Hayden Russell, Olivia Snowman, Molly Stowell, Jayce Thompson, Gavin Vadeboncoeur, Bronsin Veilleux, Regan Wakem, William Wallingford, Shawn West, Matthew Willis

Grade 8 Habits of Work High Honors

Dallas Billings, Payton Blake, Graceyn Camire, Dylan Cobb, Gabriella Cooper, Abigail Coughlin, David Crump, David Farrell, Delilah Farrington, Sage Gardner, Charlotte Grenier, Davis Hill, Juno Levy, Karlee Lothrop, Madelyn Mitchell, Elianna Morello, Brooklin Pratt, Eliot Rioux, Payton Rose, Irelyn Smith, Olivia Snowman, Keiralyn Tapley, Regan Wakem, Mataeya Washington

Grade 8 Habits of Work Honor Roll

Tucker Bailey, Garrett Beaucage, Kloey Borkowski, Nathan Bragdon, Samuel Chadbourne, Eli Culleton, Chloe Cyr, Liam Davis, Kyle Eugley, Taylor Farrell, Addison Gravel, Macey Harris, Nicholas Jamo, Boden Jones, Thomas Juergens, Alexis Keene, Gabrielle Lenahan, Landon Levesque, Braeden Martin, Kaiah McGarry, Alexianna Morse, Phoebe Paradis, Hayden Russell, Lucas Russell, Denesia Sheehan, Mage Stoner, Molly Stowell, Paige Tetreault, Jayce Thompson, Bronsin Veilleux, Lucas Verrill, Mya Ziebart

Students draw their own house and label the rooms in Señor Pedro’s Spanish class.
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This Food Drive is a high school project. We will have a drop box available during conferences if you would like to make a donation to support this effort.

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Thanks to all of you awesome people who helped us win a WinterKids grant in the fall! Students enjoyed the new snowshoes and some beautiful winter days this week.

Indoor Track

Indoor Track had a successful meet on Saturday with many athletes beating their personal records in their events. Some highlights are:

  • Caelea Theriault placed 1st in Shot Put and 45 yd hurdles.
  • Alyssa Mason placed 1st in Shot Put and 440 yd dash.
  • Sophia Aube and Lily McAllister placed 1st and 2nd in 150 yd dash.
  • Kaiah McGarry had a PR in Shot Put with a distance of 18' 4".
  • Sawyer Ramsdell, Nick Estes, and Chase Simpson placed 2nd, 4th, and 5th in the 150 yd dash.
  • Colby Dolley and Tyler Ricker placed 3rd and 4th in Shot Put.
  • Tucker Bailey placed 1st in the 240 yd dash.
  • Ben Drake placed 3rd in Shot Put and 4th in the 300 yd dash.
  • Eliot Rioux had a personal best in the Shot Put of 24'.

Congratulations to all the Mid Knights! Our next meet is Saturday, March 18th. Please be at the school at 4:15 pm.

Mr. King: Whittier Athletics

- Registration is open on FamilyID.com. Please sign up now for spring sports so we can estimate numbers.

- Practices will begin for baseball and softball on April 3. There will not be any required practices during April break. We begin our game schedule April 25.

- Outdoor Track begins April 10. We have two home meets for Outdoor Track this season. Our first is April 27.

- Middle school lacrosse is an option for those that wish to play. We have a cooperative opportunity with Gray New Gloucester Middle School (boys and girls). Families are responsible for providing transportation to practices and games. For away games, they will need to get to GNG to meet the bus. We are hoping for two teams this season for boys.

We are looking for a boys middle school soccer coach for the fall, as well as a field hockey coach for middle school.