Maine School Administrative District #53

Serving the communities of Burnham, Detroit and Pittsfield

We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing Summer break and see you all back on August 30th!

We are seeking a social worker (LCSW/LCPC). The position starts August 28, 2018. Salary per collective bargaining agreement. Applications can be found here, or by calling 487-5107. Position closes when suitable applicant is selected.

2018-19 School Schedule


AUGUST 30, 2018

8:00am-2:25pm (Manson) Mon, Tues, Thurs. & Friday

8:00am-2:45pm (Vickery) Mon, Tues, Thurs. & Friday

7:55am-2:45pm (Warsaw) Mon, Tues, Thurs. & Friday

Wednesday Early Release Schedule

8:00am-1:30pm (Manson) Wed.

8:00am-1:40pm (Vickery) Wed.

7:55am-1:40pm (Warsaw) Wed.

Attendance/Tardy Information:

Warsaw students enter the building at 7:50 am and have 5 minutes to get to their first room for attendance. They will be marked tardy at 7:56.

VIckery students are permitted to enter building at 7:30 am. They will be marked tardy at 8:01 am.

No student should arrive on school grounds until 7:30 a.m. as there are no teachers here for supervision until that time.

If your child will not be attending school, please call the school by 8:00 am to let us know. Otherwise you will receive an automated call from the school indicating that your child is absent and asking for you to call. Manson Park 487-2281, Vickery 487-5575, and Warsaw 487-5145.


College Transitions Student Success

MSAD 53 Adult and Community Education in partnership with MSAD 49 and MSAD 54 are pleased to announce our College Transitions Student Success course. This course will assist students in developing the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students will engage in programming that will allow them to experience college expectations and routines such as:

Choosing Classes

Participating In Online Class Exercises

Students will be exposed to a variety of guest speakers that will provide the tools necessary to be confident and successful from the first days of college to graduation and beyond. Topics covered will be as follows:

College Applications

FAFSA & Financial Aid


Loans & Grants

Accessing Resources

Study Skills

Time Management

Students will leave the course with the following:

Completed College Application Process (for school of choice)

Completed Financial Aid Documentation Needed for Enrollment (for school of choice)

3 UMA Credits/1 KVCC Credit

The class will run from June 18th through June 29th (Monday through Friday) from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Warsaw Middle School in Pittsfield, Maine. Classes will be held in air conditioned classrooms. If interested please contact Carol Anthony at 487-5107 x521or Brian Cole at 487-5145 x366.

IMPORTANT - Parent/Guardians - We are asking that you please take the time to make sure your voicemail is set up and in working order and if you've changed your number please let us know. Students, staff and administration routinely make phone calls home. In the event that important information needs to be communicated, having voicemail is very important.

Congratulations to our own Marisa Weinstein for being selected as the 2017 recipient for the George N. Parks Leadership in Music Education! We're so happy and proud of her!

Award Article Link

MSAD53 Community: MSAD 53 Adult and Community Education is interested in what you have to say. We are in the process of evaluating our program and looking to see what YOU the community would like to have offered. MSAD 53 Adult and Community Education offers programming in the following areas:

GED Programming

Job/Skills Training

Enrichment Classes


We would love to get your input, hear your feedback, and have you participate in our programming. If you have a skill or a hobby that you think might make a great class please let us know. We ask that you take a few moments and fill out this brief survey.

Kind Regards

Brian Cole

MSAD 53 Adult and Community Education Assistant

Jason Tardy, Superintendent

Jason Tardy, Superintendent

Jason Tardy, Superintendent of Schools

167 School St. Pittsfield ME 04967

Tel: 207-487-5107