SU76 News

Congratulations to DISHS basketball teams!

posted Feb 9, 2018, 9:25 AM by Whitney Brown

Congratulations to the Deer Isle-Stonington High School girls basketball team for an undefeated season! On behalf of School Union 76, we would like to wish both DISHS basketball teams good luck going into the playoffs! Sitting in third place, the girls varsity basketball team will receive a “bye” and go straight to the Cross Insurance Center for the quarter-finals. They will face either Ashland or Schenck, February 17th, 2018. The boy’s will play a preliminary playoff game February 14th, 2018. The location and opponent will be announced on a later date.

Another congratulations goes out to head coach Randy Shepard for being named MABC Coach of the Year! Congratulations once again to both teams and their coaches!

Superintendent of Union 76 gets good report card

posted Jan 26, 2018, 10:43 AM by Benjamin Moss

Welcome new staff member Whitney Brown!

posted Jan 10, 2018, 10:17 AM by Whitney Brown   [ updated Jan 10, 2018, 11:01 AM by Benjamin Moss ]

Hello Union 76! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Whitney Brown and I am the new receptionist in the central office. I am a proud DISHS Graduate! I recently received an Associates Degree in Liberal Studies at Eastern Maine Community College. I am still learning names and positions of everyone so please feel free to send me an introduction email at I look forward to working with School Union 76!

Congratulations Elizabeth Kyzer and Amy Kyzer!

posted Jan 10, 2018, 9:50 AM by Whitney Brown   [ updated Jan 10, 2018, 9:50 AM by Benjamin Moss ]

A big congratulations to staff members Elizabeth Kyzer and Amy Kyzer on their new employment in our school system. We are proud to announce Elizabeth and Amy as the new Performing Arts co-teachers for School Union 76!


posted May 29, 2017, 8:24 AM by JoAnna Haskell   [ updated May 29, 2017, 8:24 AM by Benjamin Moss ]

Deer Isle-Stonington High School Students held an outstanding Art Show hosted at the Deer Isle Artist Association's Gallery on May 20-21, 2017.  The Show exhibited art from the students in the Visual Art Studio Classes and Industrial Arts/3D Design Classes.  The Student work was well received by students' friends, family and the community.  Special thanks to the DIAA for supporting DISHS Arts!  Way to go Mariners!

Deer Isle Adult & Community Education receives grant to create Island Family Learning program

posted May 25, 2017, 7:44 AM by JoAnna Haskell   [ updated May 25, 2017, 7:44 AM by Benjamin Moss ]

Deer Isle - Deer Isle (Island) Adult & Community Education has received a grant of $10,000 from the Belvedere General Charitable Grantmaking Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to bring an expanded Island Family Learning program to local residents.

"This grant will allow us to create a sustainable program to continue Linda Shepard's efforts for families with young children here on the island," said Lynne Witham, the Adult Ed Director.  "We are excited to be able to develop a program that will offer our families opportunities to learn about their child's development and growth, as well as what parents tell us they would like to learn to enrich their own lives."

Island Adult & Community Education is looking for a number of local parents with children from the ages of Birth - 3 years old to serve on our program planning group this summer.  The grant funds will cover gas cards and the cost of childcare in order for parents to serve on the group.  Please contact us if you would be interested in helping us create a program that will be what island families want.  You can email Lynne at, call 348-6443 (leave a message if we can't come to the phone), or let Linda Shepard know the next time you see her.

With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people.  We are deeply grateful for their generosity and belief in the value of our people and programming.  To learn more about the foundation, visit

Sedgwick Elementary School Playground Wow!

posted May 25, 2017, 6:58 AM by JoAnna Haskell   [ updated May 25, 2017, 6:58 AM by Benjamin Moss ]

WOW! That's what I have to say about the community playground work that was completed this last week/weekend at Sedgwick Elementary School!  The turnout this past Saturday was truly special and left me speechless!  Special thanks goes to all who assisted as an amazing number of volunteers came to do great work!  WOW!

Every 15 Minutes

posted Apr 20, 2017, 9:45 AM by JoAnna Haskell   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 9:47 AM by Benjamin Moss ]

"A TREMENDOUS thank you must go out to all of the community members and organizations that worked with students and staff in making "Every 15 Minutes" the fine success if was last Thursday and Friday.  The time and effort that went into planning, preparation and follow-through can never be measured.  The multiple experiences, discussions and conversations that our students were involved in are priceless and will have a lasting effect on many!  Everyone who participated is to be commended for taking the time to show you care!"

"You Be the Chemist

posted Apr 20, 2017, 9:41 AM by JoAnna Haskell   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 9:41 AM by Benjamin Moss ]

Union 76 Students participate in the "You Be the Chemist" Challenge!  Congratulations got to the following:
State Champion:  Rylee Eaton, DISES
2nd Place:  McHenna Martin, DISES
3rd Place:  Isabelle Hurley, Brooklin
4th Place:  Franklin Sealander, Brooklin

Rylee Eaton will be advancing to the national competition in Washington, DC on June 19th!  Super job Rylee!

Haystack and MIT work with DISES!

posted Mar 15, 2017, 7:12 AM by Superintendents Office   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 7:12 AM by Benjamin Moss ]

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