- Posted by Erin Tosi
July 30, 2018
Dear Cape Elizabeth Community Members:
After much anticipation throughout the long spring, I am so excited to finally be at work in Cape Elizabeth. It seems that the summer heat and I arrived at the same time! During the month of July, I have been meeting with School Board members and administrators in the district. I have also extended the invitation to staff members as I have been eager to meet the many people who make the Cape Elizabeth Schools such excellent places of learning. I have had many wonderful conversations and it has been so exciting to hear about the wonderful things that are going on in our schools.
Donna H. Wolfrom
Superintendent of Schools
- Posted by Andrea Fuller
Cape Elizabeth Schools has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. The recognition acknowledges our district's commitment to creating a culture of digital learning and citizenship.
"We applaud the faculty and staff of Cape Elizabeth Schools for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Liz Kline, VP, Education Programs, Common Sense Education. "Cape Elizabeth Schools deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large."
Cape Elizabeth Schools has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.
"We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense District" said Superintendent Howard Colter. "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning."
For more information about Cape Elizabeth Schools, go to www.Cape.K12.me.us. To learn more about the criteria Cape Elizabeth Schools met to become recognized as a Common Sense District, visit https://www.commonsense.org/education/recognition-districts.
About Common Sense Education
Common Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world. Our educational ratings and reviews platform helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning. Common Sense Education works with more than 340,000 teacher members in over 110,000 schools to help ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive in the 21st century.
Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators thrive in a world of media and technology. To see all of Common Sense's education resources, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators.
For inquiries related to Cape Elizabeth Schools:
Jonathan Werner, Library & Instructional Technology Specialist
Noel Harroff, District Technology Coordinator
For inquiries related to Common Sense:
- Posted by Andrea Fuller
Will be hosting a
Substitute Information/Training Session
Designed to provide an overview on roles, responsibilities and expectations for individuals considering substitute teaching and those who already substitute.
October 5, 2017
Cape Elizabeth Middle School Library Learning Commons
Substitute teachers are paid $90/day. Nurse substitutes are paid $125/day.
FMI please contact CEMS Assistant Principal Doug Perley.
More Information, if you're interested in applying to sub with us -
Qualifications: High School diploma and completed two years of college. A baccalaureate degree or evidence of comparable work experience is preferred. School nurse substitutes must be Maine licensed RNs. Maine Dept. of Ed. Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) Approval is required. See links below for more information.
Apply online at https://hr.cape.k12.me.us/main-menu/learn-more/jobs and include: completed CESD application, resume, copies of all post-secondary transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and Maine Department of Education Criminal History Records Check (CHRC). A Maine Department of Education Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) Approval is required. Please read below for more information on how to obtain.
Once your completed application has been received a brief interview with a district administrator will be scheduled prior to your becoming eligible to substitute with us. Brief interviews are typically scheduled between September and April, as time permits in the administrator's schedule.
For more information about:
- Maine's CHRC process for school staff, including substitute teachers, please visit the Maine Dept of Education web site or call the Maine Certification Office at 207-624-6603. You’ll find links to register/renew CHRC (fingerprinting) along with a required DOE Application Form.
- Posted by Andrea Fuller
The Cape Elizabeth School Board is pleased to announce that it has entered into a three year contract with Dr. Donna Wolfrom, beginning July 1, 2018.
On Friday December 15, Dr. Wolfrom toured all three schools, met with administrators and teachers, as well as district staff and directors. Feedback was positive, and Dr. Wolfrom reported having a wonderful day with our students and staff. That evening, there was a nice turnout for the parent/community member meet-and-greet, during which she was welcomed by our Town Manager, Matt Sturgis, and chatted with Town Council Chair Jessica Sullivan and many parents. We thank everyone who participated in that important day.
The School Board held a Special Business Meeting later that same evening in Town Hall Chambers during which it voted unanimously to hire Dr. Wolfrom.
The board sees Dr. Wolfrom leading Cape Elizabeth Schools in a positive direction, as she has done in RSU 38. We are excited to work with Dr. Wolfrom and gratified to have persevered through three searches to find the right fit for our school and community.
- Posted by Wendy Derzawiec
The clinic will be provided by MaineHealth and is open to the public. The clinic is for ages 3 and up, vaccines only (no flu mist available).
Insurances that will be accepted:
- Medicare Advantage plans except for Humana
- Harvard Pilgrim
- Martins Point
- United Healthcare