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October 2016

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This is the image for the news article titled CBHS Craft Fair: Items from Local Artisans & a Cookie Walk!
CBHS Craft Fair: Items from Local Artisans & a Cookie Walk!
Posted on 10/31/2016
A craft fair to benefit Casco Bay High School (CBHS) will feature Portland’s longest and most delicious cookie walk, as well as items hand made by local artisans  more about CBHS Craft Fair: Items from Local Artisans & a Cookie Walk!
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Painting for Purpose Auction Helps PPS Students Help Others
Posted on 10/31/2016
The Painting for a Purpose annual fall auction will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant in Portland. Proceeds from the auction, which will feature the work of more than 40 local artists, go toward service learning grants for students in the Portland Public Schools.  more about Painting for Purpose Auction Helps PPS Students Help Others
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Portland Public Schools’ Third Annual STEM Expo Set for Nov. 4
Posted on 10/27/2016
The Portland Public Schools, in partnership with EnviroLogix, will hold the Third Annual Portland Public Schools’ STEM Exposition on Friday, Nov. 4, at the University of Southern Maine’s Sullivan gymnasium in Portland. More than 1,800 visitors and exhibitors are expected at the 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. event, at which Portland Public Schools’ students, local businesses, and postsecondary schools and other organizations will share their learning in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math.  more about Portland Public Schools’ Third Annual STEM Expo Set for Nov. 4
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Students Represent Portland High School at Leadership Conference
Posted on 10/27/2016
Five Portland High School students recently attended JMG's annual Leadership Education Conference: Naumu Charles, Amy Umutoni, Nila Seddiqi, Mahdi Al Bazaz, and Ayub Mohamud.   more about Students Represent Portland High School at Leadership Conference
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Voters to Decide on Three School Board Seats Nov. 8
Posted on 10/27/2016
Three seats on the Portland Board of Public Education are up for election on Nov. 8. Only one of the races is contested.  more about Voters to Decide on Three School Board Seats Nov. 8
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Moore Students to Walk to Benefit the Hungry on Oct. 28
Posted on 10/26/2016
Lyman Moore Middle School’s Third Annual Food Pantry and Care Closet Neighborhood Walk will take place on Friday, Oct. 28. During the walk, students will collect donated goods in the North Deering neighborhoods around the school to support a food pantry that students at the school started three years ago to help classmates and their families.   more about Moore Students to Walk to Benefit the Hungry on Oct. 28
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Riverton Holds Author Family Night with Maine Author/Illustrator
Posted on 10/24/2016
On Oct. 20, Riverton Elementary School hosted an Author Family Night with Maine author/illustrator Cathryn Falwell.  more about Riverton Holds Author Family Night with Maine Author/Illustrator
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CBHS Haunted Walk To Help Juniors Journey to Detroit
Posted on 10/20/2016
Casco Bay High School is holding a Haunted Walk fundraiser at the school on Thursday, Oct. 27, to help 11th-graders go on their Junior Journey.  more about CBHS Haunted Walk To Help Juniors Journey to Detroit
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National Merit Semifinalists from Each High School Honored
Posted on 10/20/2016
The Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana recently recognized four academically talented high school seniors: Rose Griffin from Portland High; Alex Smith from Deering High; and Jasper Sommer and Nathaniel Youngren from Casco Bay High. The students have been named Semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  more about National Merit Semifinalists from Each High School Honored
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Board Honors DHS Student for Volunteering, Being Role Model
Posted on 10/20/2016
Deering High School senior Lukas Bean-Wodka was recently recognized by the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana for his volunteer work and being a role model.   more about Board Honors DHS Student for Volunteering, Being Role Model
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District Transition Strategist Honored for Commitment to Students
Posted on 10/19/2016
The Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana recently recognized District Transition Strategist Annemarie Salzberg for “giving her valuable time and resources beyond the classroom” for the district’s students  more about District Transition Strategist Honored for Commitment to Students
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Wear Orange on Unity Day, Oct. 19, Lyseth Students Urge
Posted on 10/18/2016
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and for the second year in a row, Lyseth Elementary School students plan to show their true colors when it comes to combating bullying by wearing orange on Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Unity Day. The students are encouraging everyone in the community to wear orange too.  more about Wear Orange on Unity Day, Oct. 19, Lyseth Students Urge
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Painting for a Purpose Auction Set for Nov. 3
Posted on 10/18/2016
Portland Public Schools’ teachers are among the more than 40 local artists whose artwork will be auctioned off at the Painting for a Purpose annual fall auction on Nov. 3. Some of the artists’ work – in the form of whimsical, colorfully hand-painted wooden fish – can be seen on display before the auction at Arabica Coffee’s Free Street Café in Portland this month.  more about Painting for a Purpose Auction Set for Nov. 3
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School Board Chair Gives Annual State of the Schools Address
Posted on 10/17/2016
Marnie Morrione, chair of the Portland Board of Public Education, gave the annual State of the Schools report to the Portland City Council on Monday, Oct. 17. She highlighted numerous accomplishments of the Portland Public Schools over the past year. She also talked about what is needed to ensure that Portland is able to continue to offer a high quality education to all its students in the future.  more about School Board Chair Gives Annual State of the Schools Address
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Reiche School Annual 5K Run/Walk, Yard Sale, Bake Sale Oct. 16
Posted on 10/14/2016
Reiche Community School will hold its 9th annual Reiche International 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run, Community Yard Sale and Bake sale on Sunday, Oct. 16, at Reiche Community School, located at 166 Brackett St.  more about Reiche School Annual 5K Run/Walk, Yard Sale, Bake Sale Oct. 16
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Lyseth School Leaders and Students To Walk, Bike to School Oct. 14
Posted on 10/13/2016
October is International Walk to School Month and Lyseth Elementary School is using this time to launch a walk-or-bike-to-school campaign called “Footloose Fridays.” The school’s first Footloose Friday will be Friday, Oct. 14 – when school administrators will join in the healthy fun!   more about Lyseth School Leaders and Students To Walk, Bike to School Oct. 14
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Vote to Help Lyman Moore Teachers win $4,000 Grant!
Posted on 10/12/2016
Three Lyman Moore Middle School teachers are asking the public to vote online this week to help them win a $4,000 grant for community service projects in the community and at the school.  more about Vote to Help Lyman Moore Teachers win $4,000 Grant!
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School Board Chair to Give State of the Schools Report
Posted on 10/11/2016
Marnie Morrione, chair of the Portland Board of Public Education, will give the annual State of the Schools address to the Portland City Council on Monday, Oct. 17, during the council meeting beginning at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Portland City Hall.  more about School Board Chair to Give State of the Schools Report
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Classes Canceled at DHS, East End School on Election Day
Posted on 10/06/2016
Based on the recommendation of Superintendent Xavier Botana, the Portland Board of Public Education has voted to cancel classes for students at Deering High School and East End Community School on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Those schools are designated polling places and the high voter turnout anticipated during this year’s general election could disrupt student learning.  more about Classes Canceled at DHS, East End School on Election Day
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School Board Honors DHS Teacher for ‘Going Above and Beyond’
Posted on 10/05/2016
Deering High School social studies teacher Andrew Gordon was recently recognized by the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana for “consistently going above and beyond.”  more about School Board Honors DHS Teacher for ‘Going Above and Beyond’
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Ocean Avenue School Celebrates IB World School Status!
Posted on 10/05/2016
Ocean Avenue Elementary School recently was named an authorized IB World School, Primary Years Programme. Principal Beverly Coursey, staff and students celebrated their achievement with the community on Oct. 5, hoisting the school’s new IB World School flag.  more about Ocean Avenue School Celebrates IB World School Status!
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Deering Drama Club Costume Sale is Oct. 22
Posted on 10/05/2016
It’s baaack – just in time for Halloween! The Deering Players will be hosting their annual costume sale on Saturday, Oct. 22.   more about Deering Drama Club Costume Sale is Oct. 22
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Several Schools To Hold Walk-to-School Events Oct. 5
Posted on 10/04/2016
October is International Walk to School Month and Wednesday, Oct. 5, is International Walk to School Day. Portland’s public schools will participate by encouraging students to engage in healthful, active transportation to school this month, whenever possible.  more about Several Schools To Hold Walk-to-School Events Oct. 5
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Peaks Teacher Leader To Discuss Green Schools, Sustainability
Posted on 10/04/2016
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, Peaks Island Elementary School Teacher Leader Renee Bourgoine-Serio will be a guest on a live call-in Maine Public radio show called Maine Calling, talking about food recovery and sustainability at the Peaks school and districtwide.  more about Peaks Teacher Leader To Discuss Green Schools, Sustainability
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New FAME Initiative Encourages Families To Save for College
Posted on 10/03/2016
Portland Superintendent Xavier Botana recently joined students and staff from Deering High School, Lincoln Middle School and Longfellow Elementary School in participating in a kickoff of a multiyear effort to encourage families to save for college and reduce student debt.  more about New FAME Initiative Encourages Families To Save for College
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Public Invited to Parent Partnership Committee Meetings!
Posted on 10/03/2016
The meeting schedule of the Parent Partnership Policy Ad Hoc Committee has been set. The first meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Ocean Avenue Elementary School.   more about Public Invited to Parent Partnership Committee Meetings!