Author: Laura Purdom

  • Penobscot Culture Day

  • Pentathlon 2021

    Pentathlon 2021

    Despite the hot and humid weather, our Pentathlon athletes performed with grace, speed, accuracy, and good sportsmanship. The event began with odes to a pantheon of Greek gods, followed by a rendition of “Chanson pour les petits enfants,” to the accompaniment of ukulele and recorder. Then, fifth and sixth graders, assisted by classmates in other…

  • The Year 1376. HAMELIN (Germany): Country Mouse & City Mouse Part Ways; Piper Vanquishes Rats (Mostly)

    The Year 1376. HAMELIN (Germany): Country Mouse & City Mouse Part Ways; Piper Vanquishes Rats (Mostly)

    On a warm breezy day last week, Class 1-3 presented a rare treat as the Children of Hamelin in our school’s spring performance of “The Pied Piper”. The children’s voices (and animal masks) reflected the joy and wonder of the early grades and brought a balancing element to the slapstick, physical humor of the upper grades.…

  • May Fair Slideshow & Videos

    May Fair Slideshow & Videos

  • Fieldtrip: A Search for the Source

    Fieldtrip: A Search for the Source

    On April 8, upper grades students met at Ragged Mountain to follow Hosmer Brook up the mountain in search of its source. Along the way the students identified tress and observed the changing forest make up as they gained altitude. At the top they could see clear across the state and beyond, from Mt. Washington…

  • Alumni Update: Caroline Ginsberg ’00

    by Valerie Shepard ’98 Alumni Caroline Ginsberg ’00 and husband Colin Reid welcomed their son, Lennon Matinicus Reid, in January 2021! Caroline lives in Portland and works as the membership director for Maine Farmland Trust. Last year, she began a masters program in clinical social work at the University of New England, and previously served for several…

  • Kristina Mainella to Lead Mixed-age Kindergarten

    Ashwood recently announced the hiring of Kristina Mainella to lead its mixed-age kindergarten next year. Kristina brings a wealth of experience to the job, including raising two boys, both of whom attended Ashwood, and serving on our board of trustees. Prior to this career changed, Kristina was a practicing small animal veterinarian for 18 years.…

  • Alumni Update: Alex Wilder ’08

    By Alex Wilder After Ashwood, I did a year at Camden-Rockport Middle School before attending high school at Camden Hills. I loved my time at CHRHS, where I participated in the choral program, the musicals, and the nordic ski team. I did my undergraduate degree in Musical Studies at Oberlin College, after which I returned…

  • A Little Fun in Language Arts

    A Little Fun in Language Arts

    Students in the Writing Club revisited our study of character traits by tagging each other with positive character traits. Left to right: Clementine, Frances, Oliver, Vivian, and Ceri. Giggles abounded and many kind compliments were given!

  • Students Participate in Library Poetry Contest in Celebration of National Poetry Month

    Students Participate in Library Poetry Contest in Celebration of National Poetry Month

    Several Ashwood upper grades students recently submitted original poems to the Rockland Public Library’s “Anything Goes” Poetry Contest in celebration of National Poetry Month 2021. We’re proud to announce that, of the three finalists selected in the under 13 category, all three are from Ashwood! While the finalists’ poems can be found on the library’s…