GEAR UP Maine Bulletin
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September, 2018


GEAR UP Maine staff

Download the 2018 GEAR UP Week Toolkit HERE
Please try your best to capture GEAR UP Week activities through pictures and video and send them to to include in the October bulletin!
Grant Must Do's
September Must Do's

College Access Team Members
  • Sponsor National GEAR UP Week activities 
  • Expend YEAR 4 District monies by September 24 and submit invoices in SCRIBE no later than October 24, 2018
  • Submit services/activities in SCRIBE and provide Request for Reimbursement Packet to Business Managers 
  • Ensure that Data Stewards know the scoring methods of courses for 2018-19
  • Sign YEAR 5 Contracts and submit them before September 25, 2018
What's Happening
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Offers a Paid Trades Apprenticeship Program

Write up from Tracey Nute from Maine Indian Ed:

I made sure to wear my GEAR UP t-shirt when I visited the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Family Day on August 25th. Located on an island off Kittery, Maine, the shipyard's civilian employees maintain and repair submarines for and with the U.S. Navy. My brother and sister-in-law both work at the shipyard, as well as three of their children and several members of their extended family.  

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard offers a paid trades apprenticeship program, which leads to advanced career opportunities for high school (and postsecondary) graduates. If you have high school students who could benefit from such a program,  please make them aware of this opportunity.  More information is available at

To apply for the program, you can contact using the "Search Jobs" tab located in the top left corner of the page. Narrow your search using a keyword or location (enter Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, NH or Point Loma, CA and San Diego, CA for the shipyard's detachment). Be sure to read the "How to Apply" section under the desired job announcement. 

Thanks for representing GEAR UP Maine, Tracey!
GEAR UP Maine Scholars is on Instagram! Follow @gumainescholars

GEAR UP Data Steward Annual Refresher
Monday, October 15, 2018
Bangor Hilton Garden Inn

9 am - 3 pm
8:30 registration & refreshments
Working lunch to be included
Agenda & registration materials available in early September
Required participation for all data stewards.
Scribe for GEAR UP

September Data Steward To Do:
Due October 15th

Courses for 2018-19

  • Bring your 2018-19 Course list(s) to the Data Steward Refresher Training (ONLY the following standard courses)

Append ALL course numbers with _2018

    • ELA courses

    • Math courses

    • Science courses

    • AP courses

    • Early college/Dual credit courses

    • International Bacalaureate courses

GEAR UP Eligible Students

  • Add students who are GEAR UP Eligible to the GEAR UP Program in SCRIBE (e.g. 7th gtraders and any new students in grades 8-12).

  • Co-hort schools - ALL 7th graders are eligible.

  • Priority schools - refer to your CAT’s documentation.

  • Add students who enrolled AFTER the Beginning of Year  (BoY) enrollment file was imported.

  • Exit students who withdrew after the BoY enrollment file was submitted.

September Services

  • Enter participation in SCRIBE for all services that took place during the month of September as described in your GEAR UP Action Plan.  

  • Complete the Service Summaries in SCRIBE.  

  • Generate Activity Summary Sheets if needed.

GEAR UP Maine Student Videos

GEAR UP Maine highlighted two students from Fort Fairfield High School about their experience being a GEAR UP student. GEAR UP is creating a better college-going culture in Maine schools and students are becoming more excited and ready for a postsecondary experience. Check out these two student videos and please share far and wide!
GEAR UP Maine Julian
GEAR UP Maine Mikayla

All of our GEAR UP students have a story to tell. It's up to us to help them find their voice to tell it. Do you know a student who would be interested in sharing their story with GEAR UP Maine? Be it a story of success or struggle, we want to hear it and share it. It's so important now, more than ever, that our students' voices are heard. Please contact GEAR UP Maine Communication Specialist, Kayla Hopkins if you are interested in diving into this student story-telling adventure. 
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The GEAR UP Maine program is funded through a grant (reference #P3345050037;
Karmon Simms-Coates, Project Officer) from the U.S. Department of Education to
University of Maine at Farmington administered by Syntiro.

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