The uniquely American holiday of Halloween was October 31st.  It is a time for parties, costumes, games and sweets for both the young and the young-at-heart.  Dorm parents led traditional trick-o-treating fun and some brave students took part in a spooky outing to the “Trail of Terror” and listened to ghost stories on a nighttime tour of historic downtown Damariscotta.

This past week also included some community building events.  The young men who live in the Red Wing of the dormitory were the first group of roommates to cook and serve a weekend dinner to the entire residential community, a new monthly tradition.  The Red Wing decided on a menu of jerk chicken, beef stew, salad, stuffed peppers and cake – a big hit!  Another group of students joined Mr. Abbott for a volunteer project planting trees and blueberry bushes at the local YMCA Community Center.

Thanksgiving is fast approaching!  Please be in touch with your student about their plans for the Thanksgiving holiday – there will be no classes Nov 19-23, however the dormitories will remain open.  Students planning to depart campus during the school vacation need to be in touch with parents through Boardingware to request leave permission.

Photo credits: Jake Abbott, Missy Abbott and Kristi Curtis