MSAD #51 District Newsletter - May 9, 2024

From the Superintendent

porterThis is a reminder that tonight is the District Budget Meeting. Please click here to find all budget documents. Here is some important information to know:

District Budget Meeting
Vote on Thursday, May 9, 2024

Registration Begins: 6:30 pm
Meeting Begins: 7:00 pm

Greely Center for the Arts
(You must be present to vote)



Voters will register at tables in the Greely Center for the Arts lobby.

You must be a registered voter.  Please register at your town hall or you may register at the meeting.  Please leave enough time to register, if you register at the meeting, to be in your seat by 7:00 PM.

Voters must be present at the meeting to vote.

Jeff Porter

Last month, the following 6-8 grade students were recognized at National History Day in Maine: John Sprague and Fletcher Meyers came in 1st place in the state for their exhibit on UNOSOM II; Matthew Wilkerson came in 2nd place for his website on the Bretton Woods Conference; David Gilbert came in 2nd place for his documentary on the Americans with Disabilities Act; Van Eskandari came in 3rd place for his exhibit on the 1978 oil strike in Iran; Calvin O'Connor came in 2nd place for his performance on Larry Dobby (not pictured); Gideon Beck, Phoebe Levin, Molly Carey-Knight, and Avanley O'Donnell came in 3rd for their performance on the Hays code and early Hollywood; Katie Cassesse also won the Maine Behring Teacher of the Year Award!

Congratulations to all!

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

In case you missed it

We have held three virtual information sessions covering the following topics: School & Campus Design, Turf Field & Safety. If you were unable to attend the meetings or watch it live you can rewatch these meetings here.

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MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

All meetings will take place at 6:00 pm in the Gyger Room at Greely High School.  For those of you unfamiliar with that room, the Gyger Room can be accessed from the GHS parking lot (the side without the electronic sign).

May 9 - District Budget Meeting

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (

Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Directors Meeting Videos

School Building Project Information

For comprehensive information regarding the School Building Project, please visit the project page at:

Don't miss out!

Community Partners

Our Community Partners are strong supporters of various areas of the school.  Without them, our students would not have many of the wonderful opportunities and experiences that they receive.

It's the Memorial Day 5K and Fun Run/Walk!

Bright and early on Memorial Day morning (before the parade) we need your help to pull off a successful 5K and Fun Run! There are many opportunities to choose from - both day of and beforehand - that will really help us!

Please take a moment to check out the sign up list and see where you can help out to support this popular community event! We really can't do it without you!!!

Sign Up Here

Race Day: Monday, May 27th
7:00am: Registration opens
8:00am: Fun Run (12 and under) starts
8:30am: 5K starts 

Community Notices

Community Notices are not affiliated with MSAD #51.  Please contact the organization directly with any questions.  For a full listing of Community Notices, please click HERE.

Class of 2024 Greely Grad Balloon Send Off

2nd Annual Golf Scramble

Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2023 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule

Greely Center for the Arts Events


If you would like something included in our weekly newsletter, please send a brief write up with title along with a JPEG or PNG image of your flyer (if applicable) to Melissa Porter for approval. The deadline each week is Sunday. Any requests received after Sunday will be reviewed for possible submission in the following week's newsletter. All approved submissions will be posted on the district's website.

Not all items in this email are MSAD #51 sponsored programs. If you need more information, please contact the group or organization that is sponsoring the event.

Maine School Administrative District #51
357 Tuttle Road, PO Box 6A, Cumberland, ME 04021
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