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.”
Shead High School Soccer had an outstanding day on Friday, October 23 with both the Tigerettes and Tigers securing wins in Class D Preliminary State Tournament Playoff Games.
First of all, Congratulations to Coach Dana Bowen and the Tigerettes on their 5 - 2 victory over Patriots from Bangor Christian. You read the details of this match here: Shead 5 vs. Bangor Christian 2. Well done, Tigerettes!
Secondly, congratulations to Coach Benjamin Brigham and the Tigers on their 4 -3 win over the Wolverines from Schenck High School. You can read the details of this match here: Shead 4 vs. Schenck 3 . Well played, young men!
Both teams will continue in the state playoff tournament with the Tigerettes scheduled to travel to Fort Fairfield on Tuesday, October 27 for a match up of Tigers. The SHS Tigers are scheduled to host the Panthers from Central Aroostook High School on Wednesday, October 28.
Good luck and good health to all teams involved in the upcoming matches.
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:
All students will be released at 11:30am on November 25th. Happy Thanksgiving!
Washington County Community College will be here December 1st for On The Spot Admissions for the senior class. Please see Mrs. McLean or Miss Poole for an appointment.
University of Maine at Machias will be here December 10th for On The Spot Admissions for the senior class. Please see Mrs. McLean or Miss Poole for an appointment.
The Finance Authority of Maine will be here December 17th for all seniors and their parents to discuss important financial aid topics for college bound students.