Nobleboro K-8 School Partners with Kieve

Submitted by Kris Harriman, Librarian at the Nobleboro Central School Library in AOS 93.

Two familiar faces have returned to Nobleboro Central School (NCS) as part of an ongoing partnership between NCS and mentors from The Leadership School at Kieve. The collaboration was launched through discussions between former NCS Principal and current AOS 93 staff member, Ann Hassett and Kieve’s Director of Education & Operations, Charlie Richardson.

Noah Dines and Nelson Bandy are Kieve educators in residence who once again will support students and staff at NCS. Dines will remain at the school until the end of May this year, while Bandy will finish up in March.

The friendly duo attend school daily starting in January and take part in lunch, recess, field trips, and other special activities. They also visit general and special education classrooms from kindergarten through grade 8, and the school’s Center For Alternative Learning (CAL).

They often can be found playing on the playground during recess, opening milk cartons at lunch, and joining in a competitive game during a physical education class. They helped cook and serve green eggs and ham in the school library to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss in March.

Their most ambitious project is the popular after-school program they run Mondays through Thursdays at NCS. They provide healthy snacks and lead students in games and activities both indoors and outdoors. They organize games in the gymnasium, bake bread, talk about the “Question of the Day,” and encourage the youth to sample healthy and unfamiliar snacks.

Dines is in his third year at NCS, and Bandy has returned for a second year. They serve as positive role models and mentors for students, and in the past have joined field trips and other off-campus activities such as ice skating and excursions to the Hidden Valley Nature Center
in Jefferson.

This year NCS is affiliated with the Winter Kids program, which means Kieve will be adding additional outdoor activities, Dines said. The annual collaboration is part of a partnership between NCS and Kieve, which is located just down the road in Nobleboro.

For more information visit Kieve’s web page: