Set for Success


We are pleased to announce a partnership with Solar Star #14 Lodge and Back to School in Bath who have lovingly provided new backpacks and school supplies to students in RSU 1 for the past 5 years.

On Sunday, August 19, 2018, the community will gather for Back to School: Set for Success at the Bath Middle School from 10:00 to 3:00.

This celebration of learning will provide every RSU 1 student, Pre-K through grade 12, with a new backpack and all teacher-required school supplies for a successful school year.

Here’s how it works:

Every student, regardless of need, will be invited and encouraged to attend. Greeted by school staff, students will receive a school supply list specific to their class. They will choose a new backpack, or bring a favorite from home, then move onto the shopping area to gather all the supplies on their list.

Next, they will visit Information Highway where area service providers will share information about their programs and resources. The participants will include local community organizations, healthcare agencies, safety & law enforcement agencies, education supports, and more.

Hairstylists will provide free haircuts and mini-manicures. Everything will be free of charge.

Here’s how you can help:

Become an event sponsor and help build strong connections between the community and our youth. Together, we can demonstrate to each student just how much they matter!

With over 2000 students, you can imagine that this event will be quite an undertaking! It will take all of us, coming together and helping where we can – in true Midcoast Maine spirit!

Back to School: Set for Success

Jill Burke, Co-Vice President
Bath Elementary PTA

Jamie Dorr, Board Chair
Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark

Mike Field, Chief
Bath Police Department

Lorry Fleming, Writer
Community Member

Jim Peavey, Retired
Community Member