Music again after fire at Dike Newell Elementary School

Three months after their school burned down, staff at Dike Newell Elementary School in Bath are ready to open their doors in a temporary location for a new school year. The community rallies around the school to make sure they never forget the sound of music, especially in Celina Reed’s music class. Last June, Dike Newell School was burnt down and the building and everything in it was a total loss. determined that the new building would be in the former Regional Technical Center, the community rallied around it and the school and brought in new furniture, decorations, and even instruments. “Every item in my room has a story of someone who gave it to me or helped me get it. So to be able to share that with our kids is amazing,” Reed said. A fundraiser was organized by a fellow music teacher, and he has since raised over $10,000. From the piano to the posters highlighting the story, to the beanie baby collection, everything in the music room has a piece of the community attached to it. “We couldn’t have done this without the community. People keep saying you’ve done so much. I haven’t done anything. I couldn’t have done this without the community, and I think it’s just amazing,” Reed said. With the community behind them and a new school year coming week, Dike Newell sings a more hopeful song this year.

Three months after their school burned down, staff at Dike Newell Elementary School in Bath are ready to open their doors in a temporary location for a new school year.

The community rallies around the school to make sure it never forgets the sound of music, especially in Celina Reed’s music class.

Last June, Dike Newell School was burned down and the building and everything in it was a total loss.

Once the district determined that the new building would be located in the former Regional Technical Center, the community rallied around it and the school and brought in new furniture, decorations, and even instruments.

“Every item in my room tells the story of someone who gave it to me or helped me get it. So to be able to share that with our kids is amazing,” Reed said.

A fundraiser was organized by a fellow music teacher and has since raised over $10,000.

From the piano to the posters showcasing the story, to the beanie baby collection, everything in the music room has a piece of the community attached to it.

“We couldn’t have done this without the community. People keep saying you’ve done so much. I haven’t done anything. I couldn’t have done this without the community, and I think it’s just amazing,” Reed said. .

With the community behind them and a new school year next week, Dike Newell sings a more hopeful song this year.