Red Ribbon Week Kicking Off at CES

Red Ribbon Week will be taking off on Monday, October 22nd throughout CES. The Red Ribbon campaign promotes the intolerance of drugs and is held every October in the US. The theme for Red Ribbon Week this year at CES is: “Life Is Your Journey-Travel Drug Free”. A kick off event for Red Ribbon Week will  be held on Monday at 8:30AM. After that, there will  be a parade around the block escorted by the Calais fire & police.

The daily themes for this years Red Ribbon Week are:

Tuesday 10/23: “We are RED-y to fight drug abuse” (wear as much red as you can)

Wednesday 10/24: “My future is bright – no drugs in sight” (wear as many bright clothes as you can)

Thursday 10/25: “United we stand for a drug free land” (wear as much red, white, and blue as you can)

Friday 10/26: “Put a cap on drugs” (wear silly or unusual hats)

Monday 10/29: “Drugs can’t find us” (wear camo or black)

Tuesday 10/30: “We are a team & we are teaming up against drugs” (wear sports uniforms, jerseys, or T-shirts)

Wednesday 10/31: “We can all be superheroes fighting drug abuse” (dress as a superhero)

CHS Volleyball Team Wins 2018 DAC Championship

Congratulations to the CHS Volleyball team for winning the 2018 DAC Championship on Thursday, October 18th. The Lady Devils competed against Jonesport, defeating them in the finals, 25-9, 25-18, 25-14. Next up, the volleyball team will be taking on Bucksport for the Class C Quarter Finals at 1PM at CHS on Saturday. This win is another step closer to a third straight state championship for the Lady Devils. (Sitting from left to right: Kelsey LaCoote and Mackenzie LaPointe. Kneeling from left to right: Logan Chambers, Tiara Knowles, Hannah Gadway, Simone Polches, Trinity Jones, Jasna Grilanc, Olivia Huckins, and Brianna Donovan. Standing from left to right: Alexis Donahue, Manager Emily Lund, Johanna Dulge, Emily Doten, Twyla Smiley, Sontee Edwards, Kendra Alyse, Adida Edwards, and Alexis Polches.)

Addison Coty Memorial TurkeyTrot 5K

On Saturday November 24th 2018, a race will be held in memorial of Calais graduate Addison Coty who tragically lost his life in a car accident this past July. Addison was a skilled runner who ran for the Calais cross country team in high school and was a DAC All Star for the 2017-18 school year. He enjoyed running in the Brewer TurkeyTrot, so an event has been created in his memory called the Addison Coty Memorial TurkeyTrot 5K. This event will take place at the Robbinston Grade School on November 24th.

There will be two races. Addy’s Mini Gobblers Fun Run will start at 9AM, and the TurkeyTrot will start at 10AM. The costs will be $10 for the Fun Run and $20 for the TurkeyTrot. A T-shirt will be included in the ticket cost. All money raised from the event will go directly to the Addison Coty Scholarship Fund, a scholarship that will go to a deserving Calais senior every year.

You can register for the event at Calais High School, on the day of the event, or at the following link:

If you would like to sponsor or volunteer for the event, contact Jamie Thigpen, CMHS secretary, at (207)-214-4753 or by emailing


It’s hard to believe that October is almost half over. The Early Childhood Education, class as well as the CNA class, both became Certified in First Aid & CPR last week. Mr. Bragdon’s Computer Electronics class has been busy helping diagnose internet issues along with setting up new computers for SCRTC staff. Chef Eagan’s Culinary Arts class prepared a delightful meal for SCRTC’s Advisory Board meeting. The menu included: salad, tortellini soup, roast pork with apples and sauerkraut, squash, potatoes, and Oreo cheesecake for dessert. Mrs. Grass’ Business Studies students have been working on a new logo for SCRTC. The designs thus far have been impressive. Welding students are busy in their booths working on different welds daily. Mr. Ginn’s Automotive Tech students are super busy working on vehicles as well as automotive textbook work. Last but not least, we have been busy in Building Trades doing projects around the school that need tightening up before the snow flies. (Article written by Luke McDonald, SCRTC student)

CES/CMS Winter Sports Tryouts and Registration at Calais Rec

Tryouts for winter sports for Calais Elementary and Calais Middle School students are coming up. Winter sports include basketball and cheering. Tryouts for basketball for 3rd and 4th grade will be Monday November 5th from 6-7 at the Rec Center. 5th and 6th grade tryouts will be on Wednesday November 7th from 6-7 at the Rec Center while 7th and 8th grade tryouts will be on Thursday November 8th from the same times at the Rec Center. There will  be a mandatory registration for any students K-8 interested in cheering on Tuesday November 6th from 5-6 at the Rec Center. There are only 20 spots open that will be given to the first 20 to sign up. The fees for the basketball leagues are $30 for residents and $40 for non residents. The fees for cheering are also $30 for residents and $40 for non residents. It is recommended that fees are paid at registration. For any further questions regarding the winter sports leagues contact the Calais Recreation Department at 454-2761. To download a registration form for winter sports click here.