Standards-Based, Learner-Centered Framework

The files below are working documents defining our strategic plan and best-practices for implementing our standards-based, learner-centered education environment at RSU2.  Over the next few months, these may be revised by students, staff and parents of RSU2.

Standards-Based Action Plan V1
RSU Best Practices

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


We hope you find all the information you need on our web site. Contact the schools if you have any unanswered search.

Hall-Dale Schools are part of the Kennebec Intra-District Schools (KIDS) Regional School Unit (RSU) 2, which joins the towns of Dresden, Farmingdale, Hallowell, Monmouth, and Richmond. Visit the KIDS RSU2 School Board’s Calendar for all of the RSU2 meeting dates.

The vision of RSU2 is to be a system of student-centered learning.

Friday, February 11, 2011

January 6: No School in RSU2

snowy tree

Monday, January 06, 2014

3 January: No School Due to Snow

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
~Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Friday, January 03, 2014

HDHS Fine Arts Night

Fine Arts Night May 21

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hall-Dale Drama Presents Oliver!

Hall-Dale Drama Presents Oliver

Monday, May 06, 2013

2013 Hall-Dale Youth Soccer Registration Form

Hall-Dale Youth Soccer is open to children who are 5 years of age or older before October 15, 2013 or are entering Kindergarten through Grade 6 in the Fall of 2013 and who live in Farmingdale, Hallowell, or Dresden.


Monday, April 29, 2013

Jody Bachelder, Library Media Specialist of the Year

JB staff photo from Jody Bachelder, Library Media Specialist for Hall-Dale Middle/High School, earned the 2013 Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL) School Library Media Specialist of the year award!  It was a complete surprise that she was presented this prestigious recognition at the POPS merit assembly on March 29th.  Virgel pulled the name of a “worthy teacher” out of a hat and Jody’s name popped up.  Two representatives from the MASL committee presented her with a plaque, check and photograph of a lighthouse symbolizing the “beacon of light “she beams each day. She was further astonished when her daughter, Hillary, from Chicago and son, Sam, from Brooklyn walked out with her husband, Todd.  An entourage of district and librarians throughout the state also appeared in her support.

The award is named in honor of Walter J. Taranko, a Vietnam veteran, librarian and teacher. He selflessly supported strong library programs for 35 years of work as the State Library liaison to the Department of Education. He started his career in Washington County where he drove the Bookmobile around to each school bringing A-V supplies and books. 

Jody carries the mission of Walter as she gives of herself to make students at Hall-Dale better people, instill in them a love of reading and pique curiosity to learn.  She has a wealth of knowledge about technology which expands students and teachers access to books and thorough research skills.  She is a valuable resource to teachers within the RSU and throughout the state. She has creatively developed an easy to navigate website which is valuable to students, teachers, parents, and librarians.  On that site one can access her Library Annual Report, book blogs, free audio books, Books by Mail, Information Literacy Skills Scope and Sequence aligned with the Common Core and more.  It is a “good read” indeed.  In addition to her library work, she is the point person for AFS International Exchange that enhances the school community each year. Her enthusiasm for books, a year abroad and each new day makes Jody a joy to behold. She is an intuitive, energetic, inspiringly open-minded teacher who Hall-Dale is really privileged to have as our “librarian extraordinaire.”

Photo credit Joe Phelan, Kennebec Journal

Friday, April 12, 2013

Band Night, March 21st

Thursday, March 21st, the Hall-Dale Middle & High School Bands will join together for a Band Night.  Each group will perform 3 selections on their own and then will join together as one ensemble, 165 strong, to perform an arrangment of God Bless America.  It will be a great night of instrumental music and we hope you can join us.  The concert starts at 7 p.m. in the high school gym and admission is free.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Host Families Needed!

Consider embarking on one of the most enriching experiences of your life by hosting a foreign student for the school year.  AFS would like to place 3 students at Hall-Dale next year, and we need you to make it happen.  It is not necessary to have a child enrolled at the high school to be a host family.  If this sounds intriguing to you, please contact Jody Bachelder at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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