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April 9, 2020 | For Immediate Release
Contact Person: Mike Burnham, Executive Director, Maine Principals’ Association

It is with regret that the Maine Principals’ Association announces the cancellation of the 2020 spring athletic season. Please know that this was not a decision that was taken lightly, but one that the leadership at the MPA felt necessary to help support the recommendations from our Governor’s Office, the Maine CDC, and Commissioner Makin, and the Department of Education, that schools across the state not come back in session and provide remote and distance learning opportunities for the remainder of the school year. We understand the importance that these athletic and performing arts programs play in the lives of students, their families, and their communities, but also recognize that these education-based activities are a part of the overall educational experience and at this time of uncertainty to adhere with the recommendations of staying at home, maintaining social distancing, and avoiding face-to-face instruction and large group gatherings, is crucial for us to persevere.

We want to recognize the efforts of the hard-working dedicated educators across the entire state as they provide distance learning opportunities to students in Pre-K through 12th grade and to thank them for their work during this COVID-19 crisis. We also want to recognize the important role that coaches and advisors play in the lives of our young people and would encourage them to continue to reach out to their team members to provide the emotional support that so many students need during this time of uncertainty.



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            Directions            

Link for directions to Penobscot Valley High School and Hichborn Middle School

Additional directions for the sports fields:
  • Soccer and baseball are played on the Dave Lovett Memorial Field, which is located directly behind the PVHS/HMS campus.  Instead of turning left onto the drive into the school grounds, go straight on Cross St., turn left into the parking area behind the schools.
  • Softball is played at the Gerald Hutchinson Jr. Softball Field.  When arriving from I-95 do not go around the roundabout and cross the Piscataquis River bridge. Instead turn right and follow the road 0.1 miles around the curve,  the field and parking will be on the right.
  • Tennis courts are located at the far end of the parking lot next to Hichborn Middle School.