Welcome to the Brooklin School
The Brooklin School is the hidden jewel on the Blue Hill Peninsula. We are an inclusive Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade school providing art, music, foreign language, sports and an enriching academic program. Staff and teachers are imaginative, innovative, and nurturing. Our school has a technology-rich environment which incorporates STEAM-based activities. We strive to create well-rounded, responsible citizens of the 21st century.


  • Confirmed Case of Impetigo
     Impetigo is a skin infection of blister-like lesions that become yellow crusted irregular sores. They can occur anywhere on the body and they itch. The cause is Streptococcus ("strep") or staphylococcus ("staph"). Communicability: From direct contact with the draining lesions. It is important to note that the strep and staph may not only be present at the sores, but also in the throat, nose or elsewhere on the skin. Treatment: Impetigo caused by staph: For superficial skin lesions, bacitracin ointment and hot soaks may be the only treatment needed. Drainage of abscesses is usually necessary. Impetigo caused by strep: Local antibacterial preparations, such as bacitracin ointment, may be useful to limit person-to-person spread of streptococcal impetigo. With multiple spreading lesions or impetigo in multiple family members, day care groups, or athletic teams, impetigo should be treated systemically with antibiotics, as for streptococcal pharyngitis. Control Measures: Exclude from school until adequately treated, and lesions are no longer draining. 
    Posted Nov 29, 2016, 7:59 AM by Louanne Higgins
  • Special Thank You
    The Art Department would like to say thank you to Tammie Anderson, from the Union River Framing in Ellsworth for donating frames, Plexiglass and matt board. 
    Posted Nov 28, 2016, 9:26 AM by Louanne Higgins
  • Spread Love and Kindness
    “To spread love and kindness, the Brooklin School community will donate care packages to local homeless shelters. We will be accepting donations of new items: clothing for all ages, winter gear, and personal care items. Students will be collecting items from now until the winter concert on December 15.”
    Posted Nov 22, 2016, 5:44 AM by Louanne Higgins
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Thanksgiving Luncheon 2016

From Louanne's desk:

From grades 4-8:
Viking News

Facebook News Feed

iRemind.com updates

Astronaut visit with Brooklin School

Parents, Teachers and Friends
  • Pies By Guys was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that helped bake the delicious, 73 pies for the fundraiser. The guys had more help than ever before and the results are tasty!  
    Posted Nov 22, 2016, 6:39 AM by Molly Blake
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8th Grade Bottle Drive, Dec 3-4th!!
If you would like to arrange for pickup, call the school, 
otherwise bring your returnables to the bins in our driveway. 

From the Principal's Office

  • Amazing Writers, Poets and Titans.
    This week we ended our month long National Writing Novel Month, NaNoWriMo, effort. It was the first time we had participated in it and the students performed remarkably well. In Grades 4 and 5 the students wrote 34,568 words in the month of November. In the Middle School, the students collectively wrote 224,154 words during the month of November. Congratulations to each and every student in Grades 4, 5 ,6, 7, and 8. Students wrote daily in class for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. However, many wrote a great deal on their own time at home on weekends and over the Thanksgiving break. This speaks to how committed these students were do write as much as they could. Superlative effort. Well done.

    Thank you to all the parents, friends and community members who attended our Wax Museum today. It means so much to the students to have their parents and family share these activities with them and their classmates. So many toga's! It was very informative, and entertaining. Thank you to Mr. Moss for taking this on and to all the students who participated. Great job. 

    Posted by Halina Nawrot
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Academic Updates


  • Hey Diddle Diddle the Cat and the Fiddle! We have begun our exploration of nursery rhymes. The children love to recite different rhymes together at our morning meetings, and enjoy story re-telling with objects. In the "work" pictured above, the child has successfully organized each phrase of the rhyme in proper sequence by following the pictorial cues provided on the cards. Students in our classroom are excited to perform the rhyme with the objects to peers and teachers. Children have also enjoyed creating their own books to "read".  Scarlett is matching each page to the control chart to create her booklet. (Only teachers use the stapler)By giving the students the "task" of sequencing the pages in their own booklets, each student feels a sense of accomplishment ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2016, 5:06 PM by Julie Wilson
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Grades K-1

  • Author Study - Kevin Henkes Comparing and contrasting Little White Bear & Old Bear, by Kevin Henkes. Next to do: identify similarities.K-1 students illustrating like author/illustrator Keven Henkes, using ink and water color
    Posted by Angela Bishop
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Grades 2-3

  • Gobble, Gobble
    Posted Nov 22, 2016, 8:23 AM by Vicki Hull
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Grades 4-5

  • Math Update Our math brains were very busy this week! We started off learning about "Factor Rainbows", a colorful way of understanding factors. We continued our learning by experiencing the Sieve of ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2016, 12:47 PM by Rebecca Tapley
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Grades 6-7

  • We have Begun Our New Book! We were all so excited to begin reading our new book, A Night Divided.  It is so fantastic to observe students excited about reading. The first quotation in the first ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2016, 11:56 AM by Halina Nawrot
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Grade 8

  • Reading Update This week we finished our book, Out of Nowhere. The students seemed to enjoy this book. We all wondered how and where the characters ended up. The Somali family leaving ...
    Posted by Halina Nawrot
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  • the earth without art is just eh! Week of Monday the 28th thru Friday December 2nd.K/1 Monday using shadows as a starting point, the students drew images as they saw them in the shadow.Tuesday ...
    Posted by Sarah Doremus
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  • "Pitch Dive" by David Check out this awesome track created by one of our 8th grade students.
    Posted Nov 8, 2016, 4:50 AM by Benjamin Moss
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World Languages

  • Week of Nov.28 to Dec. 2nd Sixth-Eighth Grades are learning "los verbos en -ar" and how to conjugate them in the present tense. By next week, they should be able to know the verb endings ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 1:47 PM by Vicki Richardson
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Phys Ed

  • K/1 A couple 1st grade girls work on throwing underhand with accuracy.A kindergartener shows off his quick reflexes!
    Posted Nov 15, 2016, 10:37 AM by Mark Ensworth
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Program Updates

Genius Hour

  • Creativity and imagination! A student  finishes her Genius project book on her exercise in drawing dogs.  Good work.
    Posted Nov 4, 2016, 4:03 PM by Benjamin Moss
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  • Book Fair Gets Added Books for last two days!                                                     I wasn't happy with the book selection in the younger categories and asked Scholastic for some additional books.  They arrived today and include a few picture books including "A ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2016, 1:10 PM by Marcia Schatz
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  • Soccer final results Our soccer team went 10 wins 0 losses during the regular season. Congratulations to the team and coaches!
    Posted Nov 7, 2016, 5:00 AM by Benjamin Moss
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  • Arduino is not a cheese... ...it's a programmable micro computer, and we are learning all about it. We are learning; creation of circuit diagrams; how to integrate components such as resistors and diodes into ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2016, 9:00 AM by Benjamin Moss
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Boat Building

  • Busy Brooklin Boat Builders The 8th grade students have started their year-long boat building class with Mike Moros from Wooden Boat and Keith Claybaugh from the Brooklin Boat Yard. This year they will ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2016, 5:24 AM by Benjamin Moss
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Title I

  • Annual Fall Title I meeting Thank you to those who attended the annual fall meeting! Please, would ALL parents of students being serviced through Title I, contact me if you have any questions or concerns ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 11:45 AM by Sharon Thoner
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Special Education

  • An article that was featured in the Learning Disabilities Association online newsletter. Great resource for parents who have children struggling with homework and time management:http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/760.html
    Posted Nov 16, 2016, 4:26 AM by Benjamin Moss
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