MSAD #51 District Newsletter - May 30, 2024

From the Superintendent

Graduation season is upon us, encompassing a week of activities and festivities that include Class Night, Senior Walk through the schools, Senior Breakfast and BBQ, Senior Project presentations, marching practice, a post-graduation bus parade down Main Street, Project Graduation, and the Commencement ceremony itself on Sunday afternoon. In Greely's history, this will be the 144th commencement ceremony since the founding of Greely Institute back in the late 1870s. Congratulations to all of our soon-to-be graduates and their families in the Class of 2024!

As the June 11 referendums are upon us for both the district budget and proposed new school/one campus project, an added feature that is now on the district's website is a calculator that can give you instant information about how this project would affect your own property tax bill. Check out this LINK for more information.

Jeff Porter

On Tuesday, GHS seniors showcased their senior projects. Pictured above: Adriana Moon (left), Sabine Sites & Natalie Olsen (right)

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Work Permits for MSAD #51 Students

If your child is between the ages of 14 to 16 and is in need of a work permit, please complete this work permit application. Work permit applications can be dropped off at the MSAD #51 District Office (little red building), located at 357 Tuttle Road.  If you prefer to email, please send to Tricia Small ([email protected]). The processing of work permits typically ranges from 1-2 business days. The District Office is open 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday (hours may vary in the summer).

If you have any questions regarding the Maine laws governing  employment of minors, please check out the link below for complete details:

2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration

If your child will be five years old on or before October 15, 2024, they are eligible to attend kindergarten this fall. Additionally, if you have a student currently enrolled in a private school or being homeschooled and would like them to attend Mabel I. Wilson School in the fall, please register your child online at If you have any questions, please call or email the Mabel I. Wilson School at 829-4825. 

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MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

All meetings will take place at 6:00 pm in the Gyger Room at Greely High School.  For those of you unfamiliar with that room, the Gyger Room can be accessed from the GHS parking lot (the side without the electronic sign).

June 3 - Regular Meeting

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (

Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Directors Meeting Videos

Budget Information 2024-25

Detailed budget information can be found on the District's website at:

For more information please visit:  

School Building Project Information

For comprehensive information regarding the School Building Project, please visit the project page at:

Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2023 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule

Greely Center for the Arts Events


If you would like something included in our weekly newsletter, please send a brief write up with title along with a JPEG or PNG image of your flyer (if applicable) to Melissa Porter for approval. The deadline each week is Sunday. Any requests received after Sunday will be reviewed for possible submission in the following week's newsletter. All approved submissions will be posted on the district's website.

Not all items in this email are MSAD #51 sponsored programs. If you need more information, please contact the group or organization that is sponsoring the event.

Maine School Administrative District #51
357 Tuttle Road, PO Box 6A, Cumberland, ME 04021
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