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Staff & Community Newsletter - Feb 17, 2023

Letter from Interim Co-Superintendents - February 17, 2023

Dear Portland Public Schools families, staff and community members,

In our last newsletter, we took the opportunity to highlight examples of meaningful STEM teaching and learning taking place in our schools. In this letter, we’d like to turn the spotlight on the innovative humanities and English language arts teaching and learning in PPS schools going on at every grade level. Here are a few examples.

We’re very proud that one of our humanities/social studies  teachers – Matt Bernstein at Casco Bay High School – is the 2023 Maine Teacher of the Year. Matt loves teaching, as he explains in this Q & A with the Maine Department of Education. And Matt recently taught Casco students what it’s like to be a teacher – through a unique, experiential learning experience designed to encourage students to consider becoming teachers themselves.

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First page of the PDF file: PPSSuperintendentSearchTimeline

The Portland Board of Public Education Public Schools this fall created a Superintendent Search Committee to find a new superintendent to lead Maine’s largest and most diverse school district by June 2023. The Search Committee, made up of Board members and community representatives from various stakeholder groups, is aided in the search process by the Alma Advisory Group, a professional search firm.

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CBHS Students Experience Teaching in New Course

Every January and April, Casco Bay High School pauses classes so students can engage in week-long, elective courses called intensives, in which students can study a topic in depth, all day, for five days. This January, the school offered a new intensive called “Casco Teaches.” It was designed to introduce students to the world of teaching and to the concept of teaching as a future profession

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First page of the PDF file: Deeringhighschool


Upcoming Events

February School Vacation Week

February 20-24

Have a great week!

Kindergarten Registration 

Application will go live February 27th to March  17th

Public Forum on FY24 Budget

March 6, 2023 PubFor

FY24 Budget Presentation

March 14, 2023

School Board Meeting