Through guidance from the Governor’s office, Maine Department of Education, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the RSU 29 administration and staff are working to develop plans to meet the needs of our student learners as we approach the beginning of the coming school year. 

We are considering multiple possibilities and formats in order to develop a flexible, fluid plan that can be quickly adjusted to ensure our school, students, staff, families, and community remain safe and that teaching and learning continue amid local, regional, and state developments relative to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit the Maine Department of Education website to view the Framework for Return to School (https://www.maine.gov/doe/framework). This framework document helps to guide our work providing requirements and recommendations. This document is continually updated as new guidance becomes available. 

Information and notifications regarding the plan(s) specific to RSU 29 will be communicated through various avenues including email, the RSU 29 website, School Messenger and our Facebook page.

Thank you to the RSU 29 parents/guardians who have completed the RSU 29 survey that was emailed to you last week. If you have not completed the survey please do so by July 24th. If you have not received a survey, please email Susie.crovo@rsu29.org so that one can be sent to you. Your input will help us as we determine our plans. 

As always, we thank you for your support!

RSU 29 End of the Year Schedule

Class of 2020

Monday, June 1Last Chapel:   The 2020 Last Chapel will be held virtually.  RSU 29 is working with WHOU to create a production in which all awards & scholarships will be presented virtually.  All presenters will be given the option of submitting a clip or having a designated school official present in their place.  The virtual Last Chapel will air on whoufm.com beginning at 7:00 pm and will remain on their website for friends and family members to watch at their convenience.

Tuesday, June 2:  Tribute Video:  The release of a Special Tribute Video To The Class of 2020 at 8:00 pm Tuesday, June 2nd.  This tribute video will be posted on the RSU 29 Facebook page and on rsu29.org. 

Wednesday, June 3: Senior Slideshow:  At 7:00 pm, the annual senior slideshow will be released on the RSU 29 Facebook page and on rsu29.org

Thursday, June 4Commencement:  Commencement will be closed to the general public but will be live streamed on whoufm.com for those who are not able to attend.  Commencement will consist of two parts; a parade and a drive-in ceremony including the presentation of diplomas.  Beginning at 6:00 pm, graduates and their commencement guests (limited in number) will be invited to participate in the parade that will begin at Houlton Middle-High School. Parade staging will begin in the Houlton Middle-High School parking lot at 5:30pm.  The parade route will culminate at Houlton International Airport where the graduation ceremony will take place in a drive-in format, beginning at 7:00pm.  More details and instructions will be provided to the graduates in the coming days.

Other mini celebrations to be aware of: 

  • Graduates’ names displayed on First Choice Real Estate sign

  • Graduates’ pictures displayed on FA Peabody sign

  • Light Up The Fields starting May 16th

  • National Graduation Celebration  May 16th 8 PM - all the major television networks and more

  • Multiple parent group and Project Graduation efforts

Important Reminders:

Attire & Financial Need:  In the coming days, the class advisors will provide a list of graduation attire requirements and restrictions.  Any graduating senior with financial needs in reference to graduation such as dress clothes, should contact Mrs. Shelly Crandall and we will help meet those needs.  

Grades: The last academic day for seniors is Friday, May 29th.  Letters have been mailed to parents of students who still owe work.  Please be sure to check with teachers or guidance staff if there are questions regarding your sons or daughter’s academic status.

Turn-Ins Procedures:  All student Macbooks, music instruments, textbooks, band shirts, library books, and other school property must be returned in order for students to participate in the graduation ceremony.  On June 1st, 2nd and 3rd, items may be returned to the middle-high school, where staff members will be located from 8:00-2:00pm, outside of the building for the purpose of collecting returned materials.

Bills:  All unpaid library bills, technology repair bills, breakfast/lunch bills, etc., must be paid in full prior to participation in the graduation ceremony.

A Message to Houlton Middle High School Students from the Staff

Updated Letter from Superintendent - March 30, 2020

Letter to Seniors from Superintendent - March 27, 2020

Houlton Middle/High School

 6th - 12th Grade

Phone:  207 532-6551

Fax: 207-532-6282

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to providing, in a safe environment, the support necessary for academic, vocational,and social achievement in an increasingly technological society. We encourage students to realize their potential, to appreciate diversity, to be life-long learners and to be responsible members of society.

Houlton Middle/High School


Academic Expectations

Problem Solving


Use of Technology




Civic/Social Expectations