Category Archives: News

ASD Introduces New Medical Marijuana Policy

by Kara-Lynn Valliere, ’16, and Noah Libby, ’16

Due to a new medical marijuana policy, students with a certificate will be able to consume the drug during school.

Due to a new medical marijuana policy, students with a certificate will be able to consume the drug during school.

In response to a recently passed state law, a new medical marijuana policy is being introduced in the Auburn School District to help students suffering with conditions such as cancer, attention deficit disorder, and epilepsy.

Journalism and Film Combine for Broadcast Media Course

By Shannon Brown, ’16

The Eddies Echo and the documentary film class will join together to create a broadcast media class for ELHS students next year. Both elements of the journalism and film class will be implemented into the new full school year class. EL students can recreate the environment of a newsroom in school, learning the ins and outs of news writing for television and the web.

Local Schools Marking the Graves of Forgotten Veterans

A map of Oak Hill Cemetery with veterans graves marked up to World War 1. Courtesy of Maine State Library.

A map of Oak Hill Cemetery with veterans graves marked up to World War 1. Courtesy of Maine State Library.

By Devin Dumont, ’16

This spring, Edward Little High School, Lewiston High School, and Saint Dominic Academy will each be adopting a different cemetery as part of a push to recognize the many veterans that are buried in the Twin Cities.

EL will be adopting Oak Hill Cemetery. Lewiston High will be adopting a cemetery in Lewiston, and St. Dom’s is currently unsure where they will be adopting one yet. The objective of the Adopt a Cemetery project is to find all of the marked and unmarked military veteran graves. The locations, as well as any available history, will be noted on an iPad app for any citizen to see.

K-9 Team Sweeps EL for Drugs, More Searches Planned

Dutch, one of the Auburn Police Department's K9 officers. Courtesy of the Auburn Police Department

Dutch, one of the Auburn Police Department’s K-9 officers. Courtesy of the Auburn Police Department

Danica Nadeau, ’15

At 9:25 on Feb. 26, Edward Little High school went into a lock down drill. The students and staff patiently waited in their classrooms with the doors locked as a K-9 team from the Auburn police department searched the school for drugs.

The search was part of a months-long collaboration between the Auburn School Department and the Auburn Police Department. “The goal of the program is deterrence,” said Auburn Deputy Police Chief Jason Moen. “We do not want drugs being brought into our high school.”

The Shirt Off Their Backs: EL Clothes Closet Helps Students Stay Warm

The Clohtes Closet contains winter jackets and sweaters students who need them.

The Clohtes Closet contains winter jackets and sweaters students who need them.

By Shannon Brown, ’16

In the basement of Edward Little High School, near the food pantry, there is a small room filled with racks and boxes of clothes. The clothing has been donated by teachers, students and community organizations so that the students of EL who need clothes will have them.

Winter Carnival Postponed Due to….Snow

By Ben LaRoche ’15

Many years ago, Edward Little High School would throw a Winter Carnival every year and this year, through the urging of students, administration decided to revive the tradition.

Edward Little gets SMART

By Jake Bazinet, ’15

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Danielle Gagne shares her project on water quality to local business owners in the field of science and agriculture.

Edward Little students, part of SMART, the Stormwater Management Research Team, visited the University of Maine recently to study ways that stormwater run-off affects water quality. The students studied a variety of factors that impact water quality, and their research may be used in the future to help inform the Auburn community of local water quality issues. 

Sudden Retirement Creates Opportunity for Gray

By Haley Knowlton, ’17

Shortly before Christmas break, social studies teacher Art Feely gave his retirement notice after a long absence. School administrators didn’t have to go farther than the English wing for Feely’s permanent replacement. English teacher Erik Gray requested to take over Feely’s position.

“I was sad about Mr. Feely’s retirement because I really enjoyed working with him. We talked all the time about teaching, he was very passionate,” Gray said. “When I heard about the opening in the history department I asked to be considered.”

Do Students Really Know What’s Going On?

Danica Nadeau 15′

For years, when the bell rang and signaled the start of second period, Edward Little High School students would hear announcements from the great “Brian Williams,” aka Mr. Steve Galway. This year, however, Edward Little has transferred to announcements on Powerschool, the web program that students use to check up on homework assignments and their grades.

EL Students Carry Soldiers’ Memories to Mountain Summit

By Shannon Brown, ’16, and Haley Knowlton, ’17

As the morning air held the chill of early winter and snow that had fallen early that morning clung to the branches, a number of Edward Little High School juniors hiked up Bradbury Mountain in Pownal. The students were carrying stones –each engraved with initials, a rank, branch of service, and two dates – to the mountain’s peak that November morning as part of The Summit Project, a local organization that honors fallen Maine soldiers.

The path up to the summit was covered in mud and slush, making it a slippery climb for the ELHS students. Melting snow would occasionally drop down onto the backs of students on the path. Students would often stop to trade off carrying their soldier’s stone, so that everyone would get an opportunity to share the burden and responsibility.

“I feel very honored,” Jacqueline Dyer said when asked how she felt about carrying the veteran’s stone.