Friday, December 18, 2015


Thank you to the NPTO for organizing the wish tree.  Thank you to families for supplying classroom wishes!   Thank you to all parents for responding to the report card confirmation request this week.  The winning class was 6th grade.  This class accomplished 100% parent confirmation early in the week!

Winter break for students has begun.  Monday and Tuesday, December 21 and 22 are teacher workshop days for all AOS 93 schools.  We'll all be back together at school on Monday, January 4, 2016.

At NCS, we're wishing families

a fun

and very PEACEFUL winter break!

Monday, December 14, 2015


On December 8th, 4th graders participated in the "Hour of Code." This is a global movement intended to increase student interest and knowledge about computer science and "Coding." 

The task was to complete an hour of coding while attempting 14 puzzles using a Minecraft tutorial. Students were engaged and excited about the experience, and they learned a lot about the basics of coding! 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

A new week begins . . .

Have you seen your child(ren)'s report cards?   Grade K-4 report cards went home Friday afternoon.  Please initial and return the envelope so we'll know you have seen them.

If your child is in gr. 5-8, you can view first trimester grades, including teacher comments, by signing in to your Powerschool parent account. Simply use the same login information that you used/set up at the beginning of the school year. If you need help signing in or if you require a paper copy, be sure to contact the office ( or 563-03437).  

Your 5-8 grade student may have handed you a report card acknowledgement form, but you can also easily confirm/comment by using the link emailed to parents on Friday and with notification of this blog update.  The paper form is needed only if you were not able to acknowledge the report online.

Looking ahead, we have one full week of school before the holiday break.  Students' last day of school is Friday, December 18th. Friday is a full day with dismissal at 2:35 as normal.

December 14-18:   

  • Boys basketball, an away game on Monday vs. Jefferson "B" team.
  • Both teams play Jefferson (also an away game) on Wednesday. Boys play first at 3:45.
  • Homework club is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 
  • Chess Club meets on Thursday.
  • The NPTO wish tree is in the lobby.  Families may take a tag from the tree to grant a classroom wish.   Wishes tend to be small but very much appreciated items, like tissues, Clorox wipes, markers, puzzles. 
  • Grade 6 will wrap up their Change for Change business this week.  (See December 2 post for information.)
Make it a good week!  (Oh, and by the way, this lovely picture captured a happy moment in the Art Room on December 4th.  Grade 3 students meet with their Spectrum buddies monthly through a program called Miles of Friends.  Students/buddies also write letters and develop friendships throughout the school year.  Our Miles of Friends program is coordinated by Mrs. Schuster, grade 3.)

A Season of Celebrations!

It's always with great anticipation that students prepare for the Winter Concert.   If you were able to attend on December 10th, thank you for helping to make the evening a success for your children!

In addition to an evening of music, student art work was on display.  Also, thanks to the volunteers that helped to make the week's NPTO book fair a success. 

NCS Artists rock the State House!

What a fabulous day in Augusta on Friday, December 4th.  Here is a photo of some of the students from Nobleboro that were honored at the State House (standing with Rep. Mick Devin).   

We're SO proud that we had 100% attendance.  Every child (with their family) who had art on display was there!  It was an afternoon filled with choral, and jazz band entertainment, along with each child being honored and  photographed with Ann LePage, Bill Beardsley (Commissioner of Education), and Julie Richard (Executive Direction of Maine Arts Commission).

Our students were well behaved, excited and inspired!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Game Notice for Basketball 12/7/2015

The Monday, December 7 basketball games are at Wiscasset Middle School on Federal Street.  Today's schedule has a change:  GIRLS PLAY FIRST. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A Message from 6th Grade

Sixth grade students have been studying Africa and have become aware of the many challenges people have. The class has decided to raise money to purchase farm animals through an aid organization, Heifer International.


Families, students, teachers:

Would you be kind and help the sixth grade class collect money to buy animals for people in Africa?
We will be collecting money for this important cause until the holiday break - just TWO WEEKS!


Please drop your donations off at the office or to the sixth grade classroom.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015


We are pleased to announce that on December 4th, the Maine Department of Education and the Maine Arts Commission will host its first celebration of Excellence in Maine Visual and Performing Arts Education. This will be a reception at the Hall of Flags to recognize the artists whose work is currently exhibited at the Department of Education and throughout the State House Complex.

Nobleboro Central School is one of only a few schools selected to participate!

These are a few of the pieces of art that will be on display at the State House.