SAU 50 Events

July 2024

SAU 50 News

  • May 13, 2024
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    New Assistant Superintendent

    It is a pleasure to announce that David Hobbs will be the next Assistant Superintendent of Schools for SAU 50.

    David is the current Assistant Superintendent in SAU 21 and brings a wealth of experience in curriculum, assessment and instruction.

    We were incredibly fortunate to have a strong pool of candidates and three very strong finalists. Thank you to the search committee and everyone who took the time to meet the finalists and offer feedback. We look forward to David joining our amazing SAU!

  • May 13, 2024
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    SAU 50 Sensation - May

    Check out the May edition of the SAU 50 Sensation!

  • Apr 17, 2024

    Newington School Board Vacancy

    The Newington School Board invites interested citizens to apply for an open School Board seat. The appointment is for the term until the election in March 2025. The Board is particularly interested in candidates who would intend to run for the seat in the next election. If you are interested, please send a letter of interest expressing why you should be considered to Superintendent Steve Zadravec at  by Monday, April 29, 2024.

  • Mar 6, 2024
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    SAU 50 Sensation - March

    Welcome to the eighteenth edition of the SAU 50 Sensation.

    This edition features some exciting accomplishments in our schools, an announcement of an Assistant Superintendent search, as well as the release of our 2024-2025 Academic Calendars, which can be accessed here.

  • Feb 1, 2024
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    January's Issue of the SAU 50 Sensation

  • Dec 1, 2023

    SAU 50 Sensation - November

    Check out the latest edition of the SAU 50 Sensation highlighting the new SAU 50 Portrait of a Learner.


It is a pleasure to serve the communities of SAU 50 with a talented staff dedicated to excellence in education and the success of all students. In SAU 50, we strive to create a personalized learning environment for all students. Strong schools are an important part of vibrant communities, and as a school system, we value dynamic partnerships with parents and all stakeholders.

The philosophy of schools within SAU 50 is:

To endeavor to meet the needs of students of various levels of potential and ability in order to develop in those students academic and social skills, confidence, flexibility, and independence of thought and action." **


Please visit our website often for information on our schools, including upcoming events. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions and additional information.

Here is some general background about our schools. For more detailed information please visit each school’s website!

Greenland Central School is a K-8 facility with a student enrollment of close to 400. The school features full-time kindergarten, self-contained classrooms in grades 1-4, and a middle school philosophy and program for grades 5-8.  Students in grades 9-12 attend Portsmouth High School.

Newington Public School houses about 50 students in grades K-6.  Students in grades 7-8 attend Portsmouth Middle School; students in grades 9-12 attend Portsmouth High School.

Maude H. Trefethen School in New Castle houses about 30 students in grades K-5.  Students in grades 6-8 attend either Portsmouth Middle School or Rye Junior High School.

Rye Elementary School houses a K-4 academic program with an enrollment of close to 200 students.

Rye Junior High School has an enrollment of close to 200 students. Rye Junior High demonstrates a commitment to the middle school concept, which emphasizes positive student / teacher relationships and responds to the interests and needs of young adolescents. Rye students in grades 9-12 attend Portsmouth High School.

Once again, thank you for visiting our website.

Stephen Zadravec, Superintendent of Schools, SAU 50

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