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Girl’s Basketball Dominates Lee Academy

On Wednesday, January 3rd, the JV and Varsity Girl’s Basketball teams at CHS took on Lee Academy. The JV team played a great game winning with a good score of 28-19. After that performance, the Varsity team went all out and won with a fantastic score of 73-8. Congratulations to the girls!

CHS Basketball vs GSA

On December 28th and 29th, the CHS boy’s and girl’s basketball teams played against GSA. Facing some tough competition, the boys fought hard but ended up losing to the Eagles on the 28th. The following day, the girl’s went in and played fantastic games, winning for both JV and Varsity. Keep up the hard work boys and girls!

NHS and Stu-Co Wrap Presents for AMHC Children

This past week, the National Honor Society and Student Council at CHS wrapped presents and delivered them to children at AMHC. The money that was raised in the Rockathon was used to purchase these gifts. Because of the NHS and St-Co, lots of children at AMHC got some really great gifts.

Wrestling Meet at CHS

On December 20th, the CHS Wrestlers took on their opponents in the gym. A large audience got to view the Blue Devils competing against Ellsworth and Caribou. All wrestlers did great and there were some very impressive performances.


Caught Being Good at CES

Last week students at Calais Elementary School that were caught being good were Ava Townsend, Abby Hallowell, Sophia Rogers, Tavyn McDowell, Blake Bohannon, Alasdair Bulmer, Hayden Sabattus, Trevor Smith, Ethan Harvey, Parker Cole and not pictured were Isabella McCaslin and Cameron Gross . Congratulations boys and girls.

CHS Girl’s Basketball Plays Narraguagus

This afternoon, the CHS Girl’s JV and Varsity Basketball teams played against Narraguagus. The JV team ended up losing to the Knights, but the Varsity team won with a close score of 50-42. Nice work by the Lady Devils and keep up the hard work! (Pictured left, Lady Devils #40 Cassidy Johnson and #34 Natalie Altvater bring it down the court for CHS.)

Skills USA Go to State Leadership Conference

The Skills USA chapter officers and adviser from St. Croix Regional Technical Center attending the State Leadership Conference on Friday, December 8. From left to right: Ann Skriletz, Prue Maxwell, Matt Perkins, Emma Seeyle, Willow Newman, Jennie Cox, and Jayda Pellerin.

CHS Varsity Boy’s Basketball Vs. Washington Academy

In addition to the JV team, the boy’s varsity basketball team put up a strong fight against WA last night. They faced some tough competition and, despite ultimately losing to WA, fought hard. Congratulations boys on a good battle to start off the season.

Winter Concert at CES

One of the most exciting and popular winter events in the Calais School Department is the annual Winter Concert at CES. Those who attended last night were able to enjoy a vast collection of musical pieces performed by the students. The band and chorus had very strong performances. The gym was packed, and the reviews have been great. Thank you to all the students who practiced hard and to the staff members who worked hard to put the show on!

CHS Boy’s JV Basketball Vs. Washington Academy

Washington Academy defeated Calais’s JV basketball team in a close game tonight. The scores were 42-41. Calais put up a good fight! (Pictured left, Blue Devil JD Turner attempts to bring the Calais Blue Devils to victory in the final minutes of the game.)

CHS Varsity Girl’s Basketball Team Slays Washington Academy

Following the JV Girl’s victory over WA, the Girl’s Varsity basketball team played an outstanding game against WA, winning with a fantastic score of 74-37. The girl’s basketball teams have some very talented individuals playing this year, and if tonight’s games are a sign of things to come, then the entire school department is in for a big treat! (Pictured left, senior Prue Maxwell gets ready to make a pass in the final minutes of the game.)

CHS JV Girl’s Basketball Team Defeats Washington Academy

The CHS Girl’s JV basketball team defeated Washington Academy 37-30 at Calais this evening. Congratulations to the girls, they put up a great fight and kept going until the very end. (Pictured left, the JV girls make the winning shot as an avid fan cheers on.)

Caught Being Good at CES

Last week’s students at Calais Elementary school that were “caught being good” were Oliver Clark, Cameron Flood, Ethan Barnard, Cameron Harmon, Dillon Craft, Casey McLellan, Avva Cassidy, Maggie O’Rourke, Joshua Sirvet, Hailey Johnson, Autumn Allen, Kayleigh Scott, Bailey O’Rourke, Jonna Travis and Shaylee Moores. Congratulations boys and girls, keep up the good work.

CMHS Hosts Annual Christmas Concert

The Holiday Season is upon us! The month of December is an exciting time in the Calais School Department, as many festive events take place this time of year. One such event is the Christmas Concert hosted by the CMHS Band/Chorus. Those who attended the concert were treated to a wonderful selection of Christmas pieces performed by the band, as well as songs and carols sung by the chorus. Special thanks to the band and chorus as well as Mrs. Proefrock who worked hard to make this performance a success!

Polar Express at CES

On December 6th, Calais Elementary School hosted the annual Polar Express. This holiday event is one of the most popular festive events in the Calais School Department. Those who attended were able to take a ride on the Polar Express itself, as well as make holiday crafts and enjoy snacks in the cafeteria. It was a fun event for all, and thanks to the CES staff and others who worked to make this event possible. (Pictured left are some of the activities set up in the CES cafeteria.)

Pre-Season Basketball Tourneys at CHS


This past weekend the Girls and Boys basketball teams had their pre-season tourneys in the CHS gym. The tourneys were held as a fundraiser for both sports teams. A total of ten different teams each participated in the tourneys. (Pictured left, freshmen Sophia McVicar dribbles down the court for CHS.)

NTHS Induction at SCRTC

On Thursday, November 30th, the St. Croix Regional Technical Center held the induction of its NTHS members. Members of NTHS have been admitted based on their outstanding achievements in school and community. Congratulations to the new members! (Sitting from left to right: Jayda Pellerin, Emma Seelye, Prue Maxwell, Willow Newman, and Kylie Donovan. Standing from left to right: Kale Sapiel, Cassidy Johnson, Haley Donovan, George Townsend, and Megan Hatt.

Homecoming at CHS year’s Homecoming Dance was a big success at Calais High School. Many members of the student body attended and enjoyed the beautiful theme set up by student council. Students who attended were also able to receive pictures and dance/socialize in the gymnasium. (Pictured left are homecoming Queen and King Kendra Parks and Addison Coty

JMG and Stu-Co Sell Wreaths for Hope


On November 17th, the CHS JMG/Student Council started selling wreaths through Wreaths for Hope to raise money for cancer research. Twenty percent of the profit from a customer’s wreath of choice is to be donated to the color ribbon on the customer’s wreath, while another ten percent will go to transportation causes for cancer treatment clinics and hospitals.  The wreaths are a great buy for a great cause! (Pictured left, JMG coach Toby Cole and Student Council adviser Lori Ellis promote the sale of wreaths on public radio.)

Coffee House Big Success at CMHS


On November 16, 2017, the Calais Middle/High School band held the 16th annual Coffee House. This event featured performances from members of both the middle and high school bands, as well as from special guests. It was a big success and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. (Pictured left is Christian Emery who performed on piano at the Coffee House.)

CMHS Receives New Bleachers


As of November, the Calais Middle/High School has received brand new bleachers in its gymnasium. The old wooden bleachers have been taken apart for scrap wood by Mr. Duffy’s Tech Ed class. CMHS is very fortunate to have these new bleachers. They look great!