Please check this page frequently as it will be changed regularly to provide the most up-to-date information about program developments This page is for informational purposes only. Last updated: March 12, 2014.
Greetings and welcome to Blueberry Harvest School (BHS)! We are excited to announce preliminary information about the 2014 BHS and well as share some of the results from the 2013 program.
The Blueberry Harvest School (BHS) is a student-centered and science-based educational summer program for the eligible children (ages 3-13) of migratory workers during the blueberry harvest in Washington County. It will be innovative, “hands-on” activity-based, thematic, interdisciplinary, and highly engaging for students, staff, and parents alike. Together, our staff will deliver services that address the challenging aspects of the families’ migrant lifestyles and foster self-esteem, competence, and independence among all students. In 2014, the BHS will feature an ecology-based curriculum that highlights Maine’s natural and human environments. Staff members should expect to be active and engaged throughout the program and are highly encouraged to be outdoors with their students whenever possible. The school will run daily (Monday-Friday) for approximately three to four weeks in July and August (specific start and end dates are expected to be announced in early July and are dependent on the actual blueberry harvest dates). Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the BHS team. This position will be both challenging and rewarding and we look forward to receiving your application materials soon.
Related Publications and Forms:
- 2013 Informational Flyer (English)
- 2013 Informational Flyer (Spanish)
- 2013 Parent and Student Handbook (English)
- 2013 Parent and Student Handbook (Spanish)
- 2013 Bus Schedule (English)
- 2013 Bus Schedule (Spanish)
- 2013 Enrollment Form
Program Purpose: The Blueberry Harvest School is a hands-on, student-centered, educational summer program for the eligible children (ages 3-13) of migratory workers as certified by the Maine Migrant Education Program during the blueberry harvest in Washington County. The program lasts approximately three to four weeks and is conducted in accordance with Title 1, Part C, Sections 1301-1309 of the No Child Left Behind Act; 34 CFR, Parts 200.81-200.89; Maine Migrant Education Program’s Service Delivery Plan; and Education Evolving: Maine’s Plan for Putting Learners First (Maine Department of Education’s Strategic Plan). The Blueberry Harvest School delivers services that will address the challenging aspects of the families’ migrant lifestyles and foster self-esteem, competence, and independence among all students. It is designed to ensure that each child enrolled in the program receives full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic content and achievement standards that all children are expected to meet.
Employment: Please visit http://www.manomaine.org/about/jobs to learn more.