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Staff & Community Newsletter - May 2, 2024


DISTRICT NEWS

Community Invited to Upcoming ‘High School of the Future’ Meeting

Portland has an amazing opportunity in 2024 to apply for funds through the Maine Department of Education to reimagine and consolidate our high schools, our career and technical high school (PATHS), Portland Adult Education, and post-secondary partnerships into a cutting edge, 9-16 learning environment on one campus. Imagine a unified high school campus that incorporates the best of our high schools and more. We are in the process of building a shared understanding as we apply for these state funds. The community is invited to a virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 8, from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to learn more about the High School of the Future proposal, via Zoom at tinyurl.com/hs-redesign Please join us! Learn more about our High School of the Future vision.

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Presumpscot Students To Improve Hiking Trail on Better World Day

Presumpscot Elementary School students are gearing up for Better World Day, which will take place on May 3 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. This annual event is celebrated by schools in the EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) network  across the globe. The students will work with community partners to create a learning walk and restore the Presumpscot trail, making a positive impact on their community. 

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Rock Around the World 2024 photo of dragon dance

The Portland Public Schools’ first Rock Around the World celebration since the pandemic, hosted by the district’s Multilingual and Multicultural Center at Ocean Gateway on April 26, was an unqualified success. The sold-out night of international food, dance and music was attended by 250 members of the community and raised funds to support Make It Happen, the award-winning college-readiness program for PPS multilingual middle and high school students.

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PPS IN THE PRESS


RECOGNITIONS


EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Upcoming Events

Asian American & Pacific Islander
Clothing and Textile Exhibit
Opening May 3rd at 3:30PM
Runs all through May
Central Office
353 Cumberland Ave.
 
High School Redesign
May 8, 2024
6-7:30PM

Meeting link:   https://tinyurl.com/HS-Redesign  

Seal of Biliteracy
May 20, 2024
4-5PM

Make It Happen Senior Celebration
May 21, 2024
4-7:30PM