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2019-02-06 / Local News


by Superintendent Angie McArthur

—With all the recent school closings I was asked how the decision is made to cancel or delay school. These decisions are not made lightly, as we understand how disruptive a closure or delay can be for families.

I review several different weather sites, discuss the matter with other superintendents, get input from individuals around the district and drive the roads as needed. As our district is 464 square miles, it can be fine in one area and terrible in another.

Ultimately, the safety of our students and staff are the determining reason for a closure.

—Mark your calendar for the 2019 Millecoquins Lake Winter Carnival Saturday, February 23. Activities begin at 8:00 a.m. with an ice fishing contest at the south end of the lake.

There are additional activities all day, including a fish decoy competition, Big Mac & Cheese cook-off, snowshoeing, sledding, photo contest and other games and food.

The day ends at the Garfield Township Hall in Engadine with a free community dinner from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., sponsored by the Graymont Rexton Project.

—Engadine Schools is holding a “green” raffle! The drawing will be held during the community dinner February 23.

The first prize is $2,000 cash. Second prize is $1,000, third prize $500 and fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh prizes $250.

Tickets are $10 each, available at the school and at area vendors. All proceeds support the programs of Engadine Consolidated Schools.

Thank you to Graymont Rexton Project for its donation of the prizes. Upcoming Events:

February 11 — Family Reading Night, 6:00 p.m.

February 15 - 18 — No School – Winter Break

February 21 - 22 — MSBOA Band Festival

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