The first day of school was eagerly anticipated by many local students on Tuesday, but Marc Vandenhouten, principal of St. Mary’s Elementary School had additional responsibilities with Holy Trinity School in Casco to look forward to performing. Vandenhouten says working a schedule out as principal between the two schools will be a process.
Vandenhouten credits a great support staff at both schools allowing for his dual responsibilities. St. Mary’s school also offers a 3K and 4K preschool program that is at capacity and complements the kindergarten through 6th-grade classes. Vandenhouten says the starting enrollment numbers for Holy Trinity School increased 14 percent from last year.