Erskine girls team national winner

Front row, left to right, Bailey Cloutier, Summer Hotham, Parker King, Tori Grasse, Lydia Boucher, Madison Boynton, Alyssa Hale, Julia Basham. Middle row, Hunter Hoague, Lauren Wood, Joanna Linscott, Chiara Mahoney, McKayla Doyon, Keara Doughty, Isabella Bishop. Back row, Headmaster Michael McQuarrie, Assistant Coach Meghan Hughes, Coach Mitch Donar, Elizabeth Sugg, Madyx Kennedy, Mercedes Tibbetts, MaKenzi Strout, Alyssa Savage, Jordan Linscott and American Cancer Society representative Brian Casalinova (far right). Contributed photo

The Erskine Academy girls varsity basketball team that recently won the national American Cancer Society’s 2018 Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge, by raising $10,000 throughout the 30-day challenge. Over 330 high school basketball teams from across America participated in the program.

Scrapbooking workshop at Erskine Academy

The Erskine Academy Class of 2018 will host a scrapbooking workshop to benefit Project Graduation on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., in the Erskine cafeteria. Creative Memories consultant Mary Haskell will be there with how-to workshops, ideas, and materials to purchase. In addition, Kiwi Lane consultant Gail Pottle, Stampin’ Up consultant Jeannine Tarrio, Positively Wonderful Creations consultant Sheila Bacon, A Handmade Occasion consultant Jenny Hansen, and Thirty One consultant Cara Hanson will also be available to demonstrate various techniques and products. The cost of the event is $30 and includes lunch, snacks, and drinks. All participants will also receive a thank you gift for attending.

To register, please send your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and seating preference (i.e. names of other participants you’d prefer to sit with) along with the non-refundable fee of $30 to: Betsy Benner, c/o Erskine Academy, 309 Windsor Road, South China, ME, 04358. Checks should be made payable to Erskine Academy and registration information should be returned by February 26 to ensure a spot. For more information, please e-mail Betsy Benner at

Erskine Academy wins national three-point challenge

The Erskine Academy Varsity girl’s basketball team recently participated in, and ultimately won, the National High School 3-point Challenge which is part of the Coaches vs. Cancer program. On February 13, Coach Donar was presented with a mock check to represent the funds raised for this event.

A letter from from Brian Casalinova, Northeast Region of the American Cancer Society, Inc., to the school, read:

“I am proud and thrilled to be reaching out to congratulate Erskine Academy on winning the National High School 3-Point Challenge! You, your girls and the Erskine community really did something pretty special over these past 30 days! Congratulations! You competed against over 330 other schools across the country, many of them more than four times the size of Erskine Academy, and you crushed it! Way to go! Everyone at the American Cancer Society is so impressed with what you accomplished and we have been celebrating your victory in our Topsham office all day! In my five years of overseeing the Coaches vs Cancer program in New England, no single school has raised more funds in one season that you and your girls this January! Thank you!

“Mitch, I know that you have been recently hit hard by this terrible disease. Please know that you made a significant difference in the fight against cancer! Thank you for helping us deliver on our mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the world in the fight to end cancer!”

Erskine Academy to host 8th grade open house

All eighth grade students and their parents from the surrounding communities are invited to attend the Erskine Academy Eighth Grade Open House on Wednesday, February 28, at 6:30 p.m., in the gym. The administration strongly encourages all incoming freshmen and their parents to attend this event as registration materials will be available and information about the course selection process will be provided. In the case of inclement weather, a snow date of Thursday, March 1, has been set.

Parents who are unable to attend this event are asked to contact the Guidance Office at 445-2964 to request registration materials.

Erskine class of 2018 to hold 5K in April

The Erskine Academy Class of 2018 will host the 9th annual Fly Like an Eagle 5K Race/Walk on Sunday, April 29, at 9 a.m. The race will feature free performance race T-shirts (if registered by deadline), snacks for all race participants, and awards for race winners. The non-refundable registration fee is $20 for adults, $10 for Erskine students, and $15 for all other students if registered by April 22. Registrations received after that date or on race day will be at the rate of $25 and race day T-shirts are not guaranteed. Online registration is available (for an additional fee) at or participants may register by mail by contacting Betsy Benner at All proceeds benefit the Class of 2018.

Erskine to hold parent/teacher conferences

Erskine Academy has scheduled Parent/Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, January 17, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. (snow date will be Thursday, January 18). Progress reports will be emailed to parents by January 16. For those parents who have not yet submitted a primary email address, please stop by the Guidance Office for a printed copy of your student’s progress report. No appointments are necessary as teachers will be available to speak with parents in their respective classrooms. Refreshments will be available in the library and the Sports Boosters will be selling Erskine apparel and other merchandise during the evening.

In addition, a representative from the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) will be at the school to present information on paying for college. Soup and salad will be served in the cafeteria from 5 – 5:30 p.m., for attendees. The FAME presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria and will end at approximately 6:20 p.m. In addition to financial aid information, the Guidance Department will provide information about course offerings and dual enrollment opportunities.

Please feel free to contact the Guidance Office at 445-2964 with any questions or concerns regarding this information.

Erskine Academy’s Winter Concert scheduled for December 20, 2017

Erskine Academy’s annual Winter Concert will be Wednesday, December 20, at 6:30 p.m., in the James V. Nelson Gymnasium. The concert is free; however, donations are gladly accepted. Ensembles will be performing traditional holiday music such as Sleigh Ride, Carol of the Bells, Silent Night, and Silver Bells, as well as other selections that bring communities together and celebrate health and happiness. Snow date Thursday, December 21.

Erskine Academy announces school calendar changes

Parents and students should be advised of several changes to Erskine Academy’s school calendar due to excessive storm days. First trimester will now end on Wednesday, November 29, and second trimester will begin on Thursday, November 30. Friday, December 22, is now scheduled as an Early Release day with dismissal at 11:30 a.m. Lastly, Thursday, March 15, will now be a full day of school and Friday, March 16, will be an Early Release day with dismissal at 11:30 a.m. Any additional school cancellations will be reviewed to determine if further make up days will be required.

Erskine Class of 2020 announces ‘Parents Night Out’ Fundraiser

The Erskine Academy class of 2020 is hosting a Parents Night, Saturday, December 2, from 4 – 8:30 p.m. Students, advisors, and parent volunteers will be on hand to offer activities for children ages 4 and up and dinner will be provided. Parents may drop off their children in the Erskine gym lobby and costs are $20 for the first child and $10 for siblings. Please contact advisor Jen Tibbetts at with any questions.

Erskine Academy announces school calendar change

Parents and students should be advised that Wednesday, November 22, will now be an early release day for all Erskine Academy students. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.