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By DistrictNews on 8/25/2014 7:19 AM

Starting with the new school year, you may now check your child’s lunch account, and pay your child’s lunch bill on line at myschoolbucks.com. You will need their lunch account number which you can get by calling the food service office at 487-5201. There is a step by step explanation of how to set up your account.  

By DistrictNews on 8/19/2014 5:30 AM
School Administrative District No. 53 167 School Street, Suite A Pittsfield, ME 04967

(207) 487­5107 Fax: (207) 487­6310

Burnham Detroit


Excellence in Education

Dominic DePatsy Superintendent of Schools

August 18th, 2014

To: MSAD #53 Community, Guardians, and Parents From: Dominic DePatsy, Superintendent Re: Welcome Back To School Letter

The mission of MSAD #53 is to provide all students an equal educational opportunity by offering age­appropriate, comprehensive, challenging programs that encourage all participants to maximize their potential and become well rounded, socially responsible, critical thinkers and lifelong learners. In collaboration with all stakeholders we will strive to create a climate that fosters respect for diverse learning styles in a safe and caring environment in which cooperation and self esteem are valued.

By DistrictNews on 8/11/2014 4:39 AM
August 4, 2014

I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself to each of you. I am the new Director of Instructional Support for MSAD#53. I am replacing Jody Rich. I am really excited to be joining the communities of Burnham, Detroit and Pittsfield. As the Director of Instructional Support, I will be overseeing a variety of services available to students. These services include but are not limited to: special education, 504, ESL (English as a Second Language), Response to Intervention, etc.

I graduated from the University of Maine in Orono with a Master’s Degree in Special Education. I have worked in a variety of school districts throughout Maine, including: MSAD#22 (Hampden, Winterport, Newburg); Winthrop Public Schools; and RSU#5 (Freeport, Durham, Pownal). I have worked as a special education teacher, Instructional Strategist and Director of Instructional Support during my career. I love what I do and plan to bring my energy and enthusiasm to the MSAD#53 community.

I moved to Waterville...
By DistrictNews on 8/6/2014 7:04 AM
Please welcome Brian Cole as our new Assistant Principal at the Warsaw Middle School.  Brian has been a special education teacher at Warsaw for the past 5 years.
By DistrictNews on 7/1/2014 3:13 AM
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By DistrictNews on 4/17/2014 7:34 AM

MSAD #53 Burnham ­ Detroit ­ Pittsfield

MSAD 53 wishes to procure architectural/engineering services for a District Wide Facilities Plan for the Manson Park School, Vickery Elementary School, and Warsaw Middle School in Pittsfield, Maine. Qualifications packages are due at 12:00 p.m. on May 16, 2014. ATTN: Dominic DePatsy, Superintendent of Schools.

Master Plan will provide needs with priorities and costs, cash flow forecasts, 2,5,10, 20 year goals, cost analysis/budget development, demographics/enrollment projections, schedule and phasing, space planning, and efficiency improvements/sustainability.   Click Here for RFQ Details

Dominic DePatsy, Superintendent of Schools 167 School Street, Suite A Pittsfield. Maine 207­487­5107 

By DistrictNews on 4/10/2014 2:51 AM
The Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge Citizen of the Year is Sue Nile of Pittsfield, the elementary physical education teacher for School Administrative District 53. In addition to being one of the most respected teachers in the community, Mrs. Nile also organizes a Veteran's Day celebration for her students each year. The youngsters, carrying small American flags, march from the school to Veterans' Park in downtown Pittsfield and participate in the patriotic observance each year. She also encourages students and faculty to support the town's community food bank and other charitable causes.

Pictured (left to right) are Exalted Ruler Michael Havey, Mrs. Nile and Lodge Secretary Terry White.

By DistrictNews on 11/20/2013 7:39 AM

WHAT IS IT?  SchoolMessenger is an automated phone/email system that the district uses to get information to parents/guardians.  We use the system to notify parents of school cancellations, attendance issues, notifications and reminders of school events and for emergencies.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?  New users will need to get a letter from the school that contains an activation code and complete instructions for creating an account.  Each student will have a different activation code.  All codes are entered under one family account. Anyone who does not currently have an account will be receiving a letter from the school shortly with instructions on how to do so.  


Go to www.msad53.org

In the upper left corner of the home page click on “SchoolMessenger” in the green box –this will bring you to the login...
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