Welcome to the 
Kittery School District Website
Click on school below to open individual school websites.

NEXT REGULAR 
SCHOOL COMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETING
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Later School Start Forum #2

Thinking about the Options

Wed. May 3, 2017

6:00-7:30 pm- Traip Library

 

Earlier this year, we held a General Informational session and heard the scientific research regarding adolescent sleep times and the effect on student learning at school. We also heard from an administrator where the change has been implemented and he shared his experiences.

 

At this time, we need to start looking at the benefits gained and the obstacles faced if we decide to make a change in school start times. Please remember we are still in the information-gathering phase, with an anticipated decision by the Kittery School Committee in Dec. 2017 for possible implementation in the 2018-19 school year. 

 

The Forum is an opportunity to have a community conversation and to listen to one another. The input gathered will be used to plan for future forums.

 

At this session, the following questions will be discussed and feedback collected:

· What would be the possible time configurations for each school?
· How would any proposed change affect transportation?
· What effects would this have on after school athletics, clubs, and activities?
· What effects would this have on families and their schedules?

 

Parents, staff, students and community members are urged to join us for the discussion….your voice and opinion matters as we plan for the future.


NEWS

By:  Alex LaCasse, Seacoast Online
By:  Alex LaCasse, Seacoast Online
By:  Alex LaCasse, Seacoast Online
By:  Alex LaCasse, Seacoast Online
By:  Alex LaCasse, Seacoast Online
By: Alex LaCasse, Seacoast Online
By:  Alex LaCasse, Seacoast Online
By:  Lilly Radack, Seacoast Online
By:  Alex LaCasse, Seacoast Online


Meet Claudia

American Schools Offer a New Experience
By Claudia Serna

Being an exchange student is not easy at all....Read more

Kittery OM Teams

CONGRATULATIONS!

Two of our Traip OM teams won their Division challenge (there were four different challenges to pick from; our two teams selected different challenges, so they were not competing against each other).  

They will now head to the State tournament in Biddeford April 1st.  The Traip teams are very, very well coached and they were well prepared for the competition.   These students have benefited from years of OM tournaments here in Maine and at the Worlds (last year in Iowa).  Their coaches are Dianne Fallon, Jeff Clifford, Karen Matso, and Caroline Campbell.  They are volunteers who have committed many, many hours to this program.

OM is creative problem-solving in its purest form.  It is student-driven and captures the 4 C's perfectly (creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking). 


A Masterpiece by Third Grade Students

Mitchell School
Mrs. Nucci's third grade students
created a beautiful mural.

Shapleigh

Shapleigh 7th Graders
Weather Reporters

Bus Routes

2016-17 Bus Routes

Effective: May 1st


U.S. Senator King

United States Senator Angus King
2017 Commencement Speaker
R.W. Traip Academy Graduation

Eric Waddell, Traip Academy Principal, is pleased  to announce that United States Senator Angus King (I) of Maine will offer the keynote address at this year's commencement. The 2017 ceremony  is set for 
Friday, June 16th, 6:00 PM. A ticket is required  for admission.


Breakfast Week

School Nutrition Breakfast Week




Later School Start Info

Later Start Times/Research and Planning

February 22, 2017

The Kittery School Department is beginning a conversation regarding starting school later in the 2018-19 school year. Over the next few months, parent, staff, student and community forums will be held and information will be shared to help everyone better understand the issue.

This site and Channel 22 will be used to share information with the public. Please check back regularly since the site will be up-dated frequently with new information.

Thank you.

 Plan and Timeline (February 2017) 

Adolescent Sleep & School Start Times

School Bus Drivers Needed

Ledgemere Transportation

Free CDL Training Classes
PT schedule 20-30- hours a week
Perfect for stay-at-home parents & retirees

Call Brian Trafton at 439-1941 or
btrafton@ridesta.com

Substitute Rates

New Substitute Rates
Effective September 1, 2016


Thank you substitutes for your dedication
to the Kittery School District.

We appreciate all you do.

Healthy Kids' Snacks

Snacks are a bigger part of kids' diets than in the past.  Snacks can make positive or negative contributions to kids' diets - depending on the choices we offer.  Next time your children say, "I'm hungry," or if you need to get them through to the next meal, reach for one of these healthy snacks.