Shead High School - Eastport, ME

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Principal Paul Theriault

From Principal Theriault's Desk:

Greetings from Shead High School, "The Destination High School".


My name is Paul Theriault, and I serve as the principal of Shead High School in Eastport, Maine. We are a small, rural, award-winning public high school on the beautiful coast of Maine. If you look at a map of Maine, follow up the coastline to that point at the eastern tip. You will find us there.

I have lived in the Eastport area most of my life. I graduated from Shead High School as did my wife and two daughters. My roots and belief in Shead run deep. I am proud of the work that we do everyday to help students learn and achieve. Being a small school helps us make this happen because of that personal connection between student and teacher. Our mantra is, "We Make it Personal."

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Playing Games, Supporting Kids and Art

Shead High School's Gaming Marathon Fundraiser


On April 12, 2014, Shead High School's "Cultural Studies: Gaming, Narrative and Culture" class and other interested Shead High School students held a 12-hour gaming marathon to raise funds for the Eastport Arts Center and Eastern Maine Medical Center's Child and Adolescent Care Center. Prior to the event, students collected sponsors to contribute funds to these groups. In exchange for the contributions of sponsors, students played video games at Shead High School from 9 am to 9 pm. For more information about the event, please contact Benjamin Brigham, English Teacher and Technology Coordinator at Shead High School, at

You can support the student's effort to raise funds for the Eastport Arts Center and Eastern Maine Medical Center's Child and Adolescent Care Center by making an online contribution below. If you would prefer to support our effort to help these outstanding organizations via check, checks made payable to "Games are-for Art" may be mailed to: Games are/for Art Fundraiser, Attention: Benjamin Brigham, 89 High Street, Eastport, Maine 04631. We will be accepting donations for this fundraising campaign until April 30, 2014.

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Shead High School in the News

Shead Featured in The Atlantic and the Bangor Daily News


At Shead High School, we pride ourselves on being true to Wahsington County by "making it personal". At the same time, we are "on the creative edge" and making news. Follow the links below to find out some of the exciting things that are putting Shead High School in the news.

Deborah Fallows profiles Shead High School for The Atlantic's American Futures Project in "Report From Rural Maine: What It Takes to Make a School"

Tim Cox profiles Shead High School's "Cultural Studies: Gaming, Narrative and Culture" class for the Bangor Daily News in "He's got game: Shead High School teacher offers course in online gaming"