Superintendent's Welcome Message
On behalf of the Mt. Blue Regional School District (RSU 9), I would like to welcome you to our website. RSU 9 proudly serves the communities of Chesterville, Farmington, Industry, New Sharon, New Vineyard, Starks, Temple, Vienna, Weld, and Wilton. We have approximately 2300 students and 450 employees that are very dedicated to meeting the needs of our children. Our schools are very well maintained and we are fortunate that each of our seven schools has been renovated or built new. We have two recently completed building projects. Mallett Elementary is a new PK-2 school in Farmington and the 9-12 Mt. Blue Campus has been completely renovated, integrating Mt. Blue High School and Foster CTE. The programs we offer our children are truly amazing and we are very proud of the support our communities give to our schools.
There are many changes in our district as we have restructured our schools to better meet the needs of our students and reduce overcrowding. Mallett Elementary is now PK-2, Cascade Brook School is 3-5, Cape Cod Hill School is PK-5, Cushing is PK-1, Academy Hill is 2-5, and Mt. Blue Middle School is now 6-8.
In an effort to provide more consistent staff development for our employees we have significantly reduced the number of early release days and have gone to “Late Arrival Wednesdays” which is simply a one-hour delay start on Wednesdays. We have many initiatives going on in the district, which include a new teacher and administrative evaluation model by Marzano, Proficiency Based Education K-12, which will lead to a Proficiency Based Diploma beginning with the Class of 2019. All of these initiatives will help us to meet students where they are with their learning and move them forward at their learning pace making sure they have the necessary supports in place to succeed.
We feel that with outstanding facilities and an outstanding staff the sky is the limit for our children and the pathways they choose to pursue for their future.
Dr. Thomas J. Ward
Superintendent of Schools
Mt. Blue Regional School District