Hello Cape Parents/Guardians,

What a beautiful spring-like day as we successfully conclude our 27th week of school. I thought I would kick off my update with some highlights of some of the great  teaching, learning, extracurriculars,  and fun  that occurred around the district this week:

Unified Basketball 3/17/22 Cape vs Greely (among my favorite events since I started as Supt.)

The last Unified Basketball game of the season. It was  also senior night where we recognized the senior players and partners before the start of the game. They have worked very hard perfecting their basketball skills and play as a very Unified team.“It was a great game that once again went to the buzzer. The final score was 85-85. We were just so thrilled with how well the athletes and partners played together, having fun and making friends." 

~ Coach Karen Johsnon

Mrs Ferry’s 1st Grade Class:

The first graders worked on a design challenge with our new tech integrator, Leesa Joiner. Here's a picture of Jane. Jane met the challenge of building a bridge that could hold 10 legos. She was the only one to reach the goal.

Julie Merriam’s 4th Grade Class with “Bullseye News”:

“I love that they can articulate the learning target and then provide evidence of how they have met the target!!” ~ Dr. Record

Episode 1: Channel 4 Bullseye News

Episode 2: Channel 4 Bullseye News - Celebrating Learning Targets

CEMS Students in Steve Price’s and per Noreus’ Classes Experimenting with Dry Ice

››Mr. Brewington and Mrs. de Vries Honors Biology classes at CEHS

The students are at Spurwink marsh collecting environmental data such as water salinity, water temperature, air temperature, light levels and carbon dioxide levels. We have been going out to the marsh every month since January to collect data, and will eventually analyze the data in terms of seasonal change and climate change for our Ecology unit.~ Amy de Vries

CEMS Co-Curricular Jazz Bands

The middle school co-curricular jazz bands are gearing up for spring performances. 7th grade jazz band students have been honing their improvisation skills and will be showing off their hard work during a morning performance on May 5th. The 8th grade jazz band (pictured below) has been learning two jazz standards, C-Jam Blues, and Lazy Bird in preparation for their joint performance with the CEHS jazz ensembles at the annual Jazz Cabaret on March 25th. The 8th graders are looking forward to working with the Boston-based Brian Thomas & Alex Lee-Clark Big Band, who are artists-in-residence for the Cabaret. ~ Caitlyn Ramsey

CEHS Jazz Students

Saturday was a big day for the Cape Jazz students... 

Congratulations to the members of the Concert Jazz Ensemble for their performance at the UNH Clark Terry Jazz Festival this weekend.  The group was chosen for the "Outstanding Ensemble" award for Group "C" (Division III) In addition, special congrats to Kathryne Clay who was selected as the "Outstanding Musician" for all Group "C" and Analise Gordon who was recognized for her performance with the Jazz Combo on flute. ~ Robert Wheeler

Holly Forsyth’s Third Grade Class

Here are some photos of students working in book clubs as part of our Character Traits unit.  Students learn to identify character traits and evidence in the text that proves the trait.

HPCES students in all grades enjoying the Irish Dance Performance from The Stillson School of Irish Dance. 

March 17th, 2022.

Fun on the Pond Cove Playground 

From L to R Sawyer, Lilly, Charlotte, Mia Rose, and Acadia. Second graders in Mrs Dow’s class pretend they’re “Bats”!

Seniors gathering in the School Counseling Office at CEHS. Smiles Everywhere!   

L to R

Evan Gebhart, Helene Reiger, Abigail Scifres, Dana Schwartz, Clara Parker, Sarah, Hagan, Kathryne Clay

Covid Update for this Week:


Week/Testing Dates









Positive cases






Negative Pools



Positive Pools (requires individual testing)



Indeterminate Pools (requires individual testing)



Unusable Pools



BinaxNOW rapid individual tests



CEHS participants


232 (179 students, 53 staff)

CEMS participants

350 (293 students, 57 staff)

352 (295 students ,57 staff)

PCES participants


414 (354 students, 60 staff)

Central Office participants



Enrolled, did not participate (absent, no show, + in last 90 days, etc)



opt outs



Enrollment next week (open until midnight each Th.)



Questions for the school can be directed to the appropriate school nurse listed below.

Please call a health care provider for questions about your symptoms. More information can be found at www.maine.gov/dhhs/coronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.  

For this coming week we will conduct Pooled Testing on Monday.

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This was a great week in our schools!!! We saw lots of happy students and staff and many smiling faces. In fact, there were several fun stories of PC students staring at staff because they had never seen their faces without a mask on before. We are excited for the weeks ahead. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

Thanks for your support,


Chris Record, Ph.D.