News Feature

Originally published in Castine Patriot, March 29, 2018
Adams School takes on ultimate Frisbee
Board approves coach, possible new greenhouse

by Monique Labbe

The eighth grade class trip, the school’s greenhouse and a new ultimate Frisbee program were all topics of discussion during a two and a half hour meeting of the Castine School Board on March 20.

Enough interest in ultimate Frisbee has been drummed up this school year, and with the introduction of a new program, the board approved Colin Powell as the coach. Powell will receive a stipend of $325.

Pre-K/Kindergarten teacher Tracy Lameyer made a case to replace the school’s greenhouse, which is currently located behind the school. With $5,000 available in the budget for the project, board members came to a general consensus to put in a new greenhouse. Lameyer and board members will discuss the project further at the March 28 meeting, according to the minutes.

The board also approved the eighth grade class trip to Portland and Boston, contingent upon meeting their fundraising goal of $6,500 and refining the itinerary. The group has been fundraising throughout the school year. One of the unique aspects of the trip is that the students and chaperons will be staying in an Air BnB rental instead of a hotel. They also will save money by taking two cars for transportation instead of a school bus.

The board members discussed the 2018-19 school budget, and a meeting for March 28 was planned for possible adoption.