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.”
The Labor of Love Food Pantry & Nutrition Center and Eastport Health Care are collaborating on a project and partnering with schools, churches, community agencies and volunteer groups. Their shared goal is to address the risks of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and childhood obesity and their complications through balanced nutrition. Anyone can join the conversation and everyone is welcome. Please contact Sarah Strickland at 454-2854 or email@example.com for more information. No pre-registration is necessary, please come if you can!
Please join us for these small group conversations:
On September 28th, 2015, the undefeated Shead High School Boys and Girls Soccer Teams will be wearing purple uniforms in home matches against Hodgdon High School in support of epilepsy awareness and our community members who are affected by epilepsy. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, "Epilepsy is a neurological condition which affects the nervous system. Epilepsy is also known as a seizure disorder. It is usually diagnosed after a person has had at least two seizures that were not caused by some known medical condition." Over two million people in the United States have epilepsy, and those individuals include students at Shead High School and other members of our community.
As students are heading back to school for the 2015-2016 academic year, they and their families might enjoy and benefit from reading the advice of some of the top teachers in the State of Maine. In "Top teachers offer their advice for going back to school", Noel K. Gallagher of the Portland Press Herald shares back to school advice from Maine's top teachers, including Shead High School's English Teacher and Technology Coordinator, Benjamin Brigham.
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.
Yankee Magazine profiles Shead High School's Clarence E. Townsend Memorial Scholarship, telling the story of Mr. Townsend and 1995 Shead High School graduate Shirl Penney in "Here in New England: Life in Eastport, Maine".
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".
On April 18th, 2015, Shead High School's "Cultural Studies: Gaming, Narrative and Culture" class and other interested Shead High School students held their 2nd Annual Games Are/For Art Gaming Marathon, 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 on April 18th. This year seventeen students and two staff members played a total of 220 hours of games and raised over $1000.00!
The students who participated in the marathon and Mr. Brigham greatly appreciate any and all types of support that this event received. This year we are particularly grateful to:
Freshmen Reception will be held on October 16th this year in the gymnasium. Freshmen will march at 7:00pm and there will be a dance for all students from 7:30-9:00pm.
On Thursday, October 29th interested Seniors and Juniors will be going to UMM to do Accuplacer testing. A sign up sheet is outside of the office. Please sign up as soon a possible.