Indian Township

Town News

Donna Meader-York

Our school year is over, and summer is here.  We wrapped up the year with lots of excitement and fun. On Monday June 9, the After School Program treated their students to an Ice Cream Social.  Vanilla ice-cream, hot fudge, strawberries, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top were enjoyed by all who attended.  The following day, Indian Township Health Center’s Fit Kids’ Mud Run was held at 4:00. Although it rained, no one was deterred from participating. Over 90 runners of all ages registered to conquer over 16 obstacles. Community entities were responsible for creating the obstacles, such as the Housing Authority, Tribal Government, Health Center, Indian Township School, Fire Department, and many more that I’m sure I am missing. Obstacles had names such as, Stinky Swamp, Sticky Spider Web, Mud Mountain, Fancy Feet, Culvert Madness, Teeter Totters, Big Bouncy Balls, and Tower of Power just to name a few.  The rain made the obstacles more difficult, but only smiles and laughter were seen and heard. A wonderful assortment of pictures of the event can be found on the Passamaquoddy Health Center Indian Township’s Facebook page.

  With one group of participants starting a full minute behind the rest, it was difficult to keep track of “winners”.  However, Kendra Hayman, grade 4, finished first before anyone else, and she was in the last group to start. Excellent job, Kendra! The first team to finish was Chief Socobasin and Jacob Sockabasin, but everyone who finished the Mud Run was a winner simply for the amount of fun that was had in a healthy way! Kulikisehtultipa! You have all done well!

   Friday June 13 was award day for grades 1 and 2.  Among the awards given was an award from Down East Lakes Land Trust, a group that had been working with students during the ASP on the nature around us. The special award was presented to 1st grader Emma Levesque for her “outstanding passion for learning about the forest and lakes of the region”. Congratulations, Emma! Kulikiseht! You have done well!

   Monday June 16 was our last student day of school. Students and staff were treated to Strawberry Shortcake by our head cook, Tonya Tomah.  Strawberry Shortcake has been a last- day-of school tradition at ITS, and Miss Tonya kept the tradition alive with her yummy version. Woliwon Miss Tonya!

   Indian Township School’s Camp Ckuwapon is now taking applications for summer camp.  Applications were sent home with children during the last week of school. Camp dates are Monday July 7, through Friday July 25.  Summer camp staff will send out a reminder before the first day of camp, but please be aware; children must have a completed application in order to attend camp. Applications are available at the school. Camp Ckuwapon is an open site for breakfast and lunch of the DOE Summer Food Service Program.  I know the staff is eager to see all the campers arrive on the first day! Indian Township children going into Kindergarten through children going into grade 9 are welcome at no charge from funding through the 21st Century Grant. Look for us on Facebook, Ckuwapon Summer Camp.