Class of 2018 Schedule – Tuesday, September 2

7:45-8:01 Student Lockers, Breakfast Snacks in Café

Schedules and locker combinations will be available

8:04-8:44 Advisory Period

Meet your advisor and group for the next four years

Run through your Maroon Day Schedule

8:47-9:07     Maroon 1

9:10-9:30     Maroon 2

9:33-9:53     Maroon 3

9:56-10:16   Maroon 4

Locker and Snack Break

10:30-10:50     MUSE (Use Maroon Academic Lab)

Run through your White Day Schedule

10:53-11:13    White 1

11:16-11:36    White 2

11:39-11:59    White 3

12:02-12:22    White 4

12:22 Lunch outside behind gym

1:00   Class Meeting in Gymnasium

This is your opportunity to learn about some of the programs and opportunities that make Orono unique.

Graduation with Distinction

MUSE Mania

Guidance Services

Athletics and Clubs

Drama

Ms Runco, dean of students, will review the student handbook

Mr Schiller will update information on the laptops

Laptops will be handed out to students who have submitted the proper paperwork.

2:00   Dismissal
2:15   Buses leave OHS

RSU 26 WISHES US ALL A GREAT YEAR!

Wednesday, August 27th – Teachers & Staff

Thursday, August 28th  – Teachers & Staff

Monday, September 1st – Labor Day (History)

Tuesday, September 2nd – First day of school for grades 6-9

Wednesday, September 3rd – Let the year begin (HS Maroon & White 2014-2015)

 

Surviving Despite the Odds in SYNC Week 13 – Free Resources

SYNC for Young Adult Listening: Free Weekly Summer Classics & Novels
Download the 13th FREE pair here »

This Week’s Audiobooks:
Available to download free August 7 – August 13

We end our SYNC summer with stories from the devastation of the Holocaust and learn how survivor Ben Lesser thrived despite the tragedies he witnessed.

LIVING A LIFE THAT MATTERS
Living a Life That MattersBy Ben Lesser
Read by Jonathan Silverman
& Ben Lesser
Published by Remembrance
Publishing

In this true story, the listener will hear how an ordinary human being — an innocent child — not only survived the Nazi Nightmare but achieved the American Dream.

“Ben Lesser’s personal story of his experiences before, during, and after the Nazi Holocaust balances his descriptions of horror, tragedy, and degradation with a message of hope and an admonishment to ‘not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor.’ “
– AudioFile Magazine

THE SHAWL
The ShawlBy Cynthia Ozick
Read by Yelena Shmulenson
Published by HighBridge Audio

A woman named Rosa watches a concentration camp guard murder her daughter. And there is a shawl — a shawl that can sustain a starving child or inadvertently destroy her, or even magically conjure her back to life.

“This is a memorable, harrowing work, and Yelena Shmulenson gives us Rosa’s deranged inner world with perfectly modulated sensitivity and power. It will haunt you.”
– AudioFile Magazine

Thank you to Remembrance Publishing and HighBridge Audio Audio for generously providing this week’s titles.


Available for a Limited Time:
Remember — grab these titles before they are gone! Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, they are yours to keep.

Downloading Tips:
The OverDrive Media Console will deliver SYNC summer audiobooks to you. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform. Visit OverDrive to download.

Week 12 of SYNC Finds Civil Unrest! – Free audiobooks to download

SYNC for Young Adult Listening: Free Weekly Summer Classics & Novels
Download the 12th FREE pair here »

This Week’s Audiobooks:
Available to download free July 31 – August 6

DIVIDED WE FALL
Divided We FallBy Trent Reedy
Read by Andrew Eiden et al.
Published by Scholastic Audio
(Available in the US, Canada,
& The Phillippines Only)

Danny Wright never thought he’d be the man to bring down the United States of America. In fact, he enlisted in the Idaho National Guard because he wanted to serve his country the way his father did. When the Guard is called up on the governor’s orders to police a protest, it seems like a routine crowd-control mission … but then Danny’s gun misfires.

“With the talented Andrew Eiden and an ensemble of other actors narrating, this novel makes the most of the audiobook format…. Narrator Eiden’s performance is excellent as he conveys Danny’s anguish and the belligerence of the men in charge as well as a mother’s concern and a teen girl’s longing.”
– AudioFile Magazine

THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE
The Red Badge of CourageBy Steven Crane
Read by Frank Muller
Published by Recorded Books

Young Henry Fleming used to play soldier and dream of being a hero, but when he faces his first battle — the Battle of Chancellorsville — he finds that heroism is not what he expected.

“Frank Muller creates a world made for audio. His performance lifts the words from the page and turns them into flesh-and-blood characters with aches and torments.”
– AudioFile Magazine

Thank you to Scholastic Audio and Recorded Books for generously providing this week’s titles.


Available for a Limited Time:
Remember — grab these titles before they are gone! Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, they are yours to keep.

Downloading Tips:
The OverDrive Media Console will deliver SYNC summer audiobooks to you. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform. Visit OverDrive to download.

Orono students monitor the health of the Penobscot

Native Students Help Keep Penobscot River Clean – WABI-TV

Posted Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 6:07 pm.
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VIDEO

An internship program on Indian Island is teaching the next generation the value of preserving natural resources.

It includes protection of the Penobscot River.

“We’ve got like 180 sample sites. And we keep an eye on the water, watch the discharges,” said Jan Paul of the Penobscot National Department of Natural Resources.

The Penobscot Nation on Indian Island goes to great lengths to make sure the surrounding waters stay clean.

And this summer, as part of the Wabanaki Youth Science Program, Native American students are learning how to do that firsthand.

“We go out and test the water, the Penobscot River and lakes and tributaries,” said Haley Francis, an incoming freshman at the University of Maine.

“We’re taking samples to test for different stuff like the P-H levels and different bacteria,” said high school junior Shayne Dow.

The goal-to show the next generation the importance of environmental management.

“It’s important for them to appreciate our river and taking care of it. It’s like anything else. It’s the blood that runs in our veins, this river,” said Paul.

Sampling the waters of the Penobscot

Now that they’ve grabbed all the samples from the boat, it’s time to bring those samples back to the lab.

“We’re looking for alkilinity and conductivity, and also we’re looking for e-coli in the river because that makes us sick,” said Francis.

The students examine the samples and log them in the computer. Then they seal them up and place them in this incubator.

“The water reacts with a chemical which will end up turning a yellow or fluorescent color,” said Francis.

“If there’s a flag in the lab, then we tell DEP, we notify DEP that this site on the river or wherever it is, that there’s an issue,” said Paul.

And these interns know they’re helping preserve a resource that’s been a part of their culture for thousands of years.

“Knowing that my ancestors utilized this river for their food source, travel source, everything, and just being able to help keep this river healthy and don’t let it get any worse than what it already is,” said Francis.

“It’s so important because my culture in general just depends on it, and really everyone who lives on the river kind of depends on it in some way,” said Dow.

Wabanaki Center links

In SYNC Week 11 We Go Inside the Mind!

SYNC for Young Adult Listening: Free Weekly Summer Classics & Novels

 

Download the 11th FREE pair here »

This Week’s Audiobooks:
Available to download free July 24 – July 30

HEADSTRONG
HeadstrongBy Patrick Link
Read by Deidrie Henry,
Ernie Hudson, Ntare Guma
Mbaho Mwine, Scott Wolf
Published by L.A. Theatre Works

In the wake of increasing concern over brain trauma in professional athletes, Patrick Link has crafted a story about a retired NFL linebacker who must deal with a family tragedy and his own suffering because of the violence of his chosen sport.

“Veteran actor Ernie Hudson shines as the volatile, opinionated father of a woman whose football-playing husband has recently died.”
– AudioFile Magazine

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. HydeBy Robert Louis Stevenson
Read by Scott Brick
Published by Tantor Audio

Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by night takes on his stunted, evil self, Mr. Hyde.

“Scott Brick narrates in his wonted American voice with particular attention to atmosphere and delivers his British characters with personality and a reserve that lends appropriate gravity to the tale and plays effectively against its melodrama.”
– AudioFile Magazine

Thank you to L.A. Theatre Works and Tantor Audio for generously providing this week’s titles.


Available for a Limited Time:
Remember — grab these titles before they are gone! Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, they are yours to keep.

Downloading Tips:
The OverDrive Media Console will deliver SYNC summer audiobooks to you. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform.Visit OverDrive to download.

SYNC Week 10 Brings Us Mysteries to Solve!

Download the 10th FREE pair here »

This Week’s Audiobooks:
Available to download free July 17 – July 23

THE CASE OF THE CRYPTIC CRINOLINE
The Case of the Cryptic CrinolineBy Nancy Springer
Read by Katherine Kellgren
Published by Recorded Books

Abandoned by her mother and fearing her brothers will exile her to a finishing school, 14-year-old Enola lives a lonely London existence. But when someone kidnaps her elderly landlady — the closest thing she has to family these days — the feisty heroine will do whatever it takes to find her.

“Katherine Kellgren’s spirited narration transports listeners along the cobbled streets and back alleys of London.”
– AudioFile Magazine

THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES II
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes IIBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Read by David Timson
Published by Naxos AudioBooks

In this collection are four of the finest cases of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, narrated by his faithful friend and admirer Dr. Watson.

“Four of the Holmes canon’s more memorable tales are read with skill and style by David Timson.”
– AudioFile Magazine

Thank you to Recorded Books and Naxos AudioBooks for generously providing this week’s titles.


Available for a Limited Time:
Remember — grab these titles before they are gone! Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, they are yours to keep.

Downloading Tips:
The OverDrive Media Console will deliver SYNC summer audiobooks to you. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform. Visit OverDrive to download.