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DHS Cheerleader To Perform in London Parade
Posted on 12/12/2018
Kassidy Plummer, captain of the Deering High School Varsity Cheering team, will travel to England to perform in London’s New Year’s Day Parade on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.  more about DHS Cheerleader To Perform in London Parade
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Make It Happen Students Win Step Up Awards
Posted on 12/11/2018
The Foundation for Portland Public Schools is thrilled to announce that two Portland High School students have been chosen to receive the inaugural Step Up Award.  more about Make It Happen Students Win Step Up Awards
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DHS Students Take Part in Poetry Reading
Posted on 12/11/2018
The Young Writers & Leaders program at the Telling Room is holding poetry readings this week and Deering High School students are among the participants. One reading took place Dec. 11 and another will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Telling Room, located at 225 Commercial St in Portland.  more about DHS Students Take Part in Poetry Reading
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CBHS Students’ Annual College March Is Dec. 14
Posted on 12/06/2018
The community is invited to watch and cheer as nearly 100 seniors from Casco Bay High School (CBHS) march down Congress Street on Friday, Dec. 14, to mail their college applications or supporting materials.  more about CBHS Students’ Annual College March Is Dec. 14
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CBHS Build Community Symposium Is Dec. 13
Posted on 12/06/2018
On Thursday, Dec. 13, Casco Bay High School ninth-graders will present a Build Community Symposium. At the event, the students will share with the local community their urban planning proposals and development ideas, as well as information about local organizations  more about CBHS Build Community Symposium Is Dec. 13
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PAE Student Exhibit Runs through Dec. 13
Posted on 12/06/2018
Portland Adult Education’s ESOL5 classes have spent the fall semester studying the community of Portland, including the city’s history, environment and cultural traditions. As the culminating event, students wrote reports showing how their new home compares with the place where they grew up.  more about PAE Student Exhibit Runs through Dec. 13
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Report Highlights Immigrants’ Hidden Talents
Posted on 12/04/2018
The New Mainers Resource Center (NMRC), a Portland Adult Education program, has released a report highlighting the skills and education of Maine’s foreign trained professionals and the challenges they face resuming their professions.  more about Report Highlights Immigrants’ Hidden Talents
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Concert to Benefit Rowe School Playground
Posted on 11/29/2018
On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Ghost of Paul Revere – “a holler roots band from Maine” – will be featured in a concert to benefit the new Amanda C. Rowe Elementary School playground.  more about Concert to Benefit Rowe School Playground
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PPS Teachers Win $35K in Grants
Posted on 11/29/2018
The Foundation for Portland Public Schools (FPPS) has completed its tenth annual Teacher Grants Program cycle. Fifty-four grant proposals have been awarded totaling just over $35,000.  more about PPS Teachers Win $35K in Grants
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DHS presents 'Charlotte’s Web' Dec. 7, 8, 9
Posted on 11/29/2018
Deering High School thespians will present “Charlotte’s Web” on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.; on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. Performances will be at the high school, located at 370 Stevens Avenue.  more about DHS presents 'Charlotte’s Web' Dec. 7, 8, 9
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Board Renews Superintendent’s Contract
Posted on 11/28/2018
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the Portland Board of Public Education voted unanimously to renew Superintendent Xavier Botana’s contract for another three years. Botana’s current three-year contract expires at the end of June 2019, and his new contract begins July 1, 2019 and runs through June 30, 2022.  more about Board Renews Superintendent’s Contract
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PPS Reaches Out To Foreign-Trained Teachers
Posted on 11/28/2018
A new Education Academy starting in January at Portland Adult Education is designed to help diversify the Portland Public Schools’ workforce by helping new Mainers trained as teachers in their home countries to become educators here  more about PPS Reaches Out To Foreign-Trained Teachers
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DHS, PHS Game Rescheduled
Posted on 11/20/2018
After consultation with athletic directors, coaches, players, sports boosters and school physicians, the 107th Annual Thanksgiving Day Game between Deering High School and Portland High School has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. The venue also has been changed: the game will take place at the city’s Fitzpatrick Stadium.  more about DHS, PHS Game Rescheduled
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PHS, DHS Traditions: Game and Alumni Dance
Posted on 11/14/2018
Alumni and other supporters of Portland High School and Deering High School will have the opportunity over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday to celebrate with two traditions: the annual Turkey Day football game between the two schools on Nov. 22 and a revival of the annual alumni dance on Nov. 23. Both are a chance to have an enjoyable time while reconnecting with former classmates and friends – and maybe making some new ones!  more about PHS, DHS Traditions: Game and Alumni Dance
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King Students Holding Donation Drive
Posted on 11/14/2018
Eighth-grade students in the Matinicus House at King Middle School are conducting a donation drive to collect food, warm clothing and bedding and basic kitchen items for the city’s most vulnerable citizens. The drive began earlier this month and runs through the first week of December. All donations can be brought to King, located at 92 Deering Avenue, and dropped off in the lobby.  more about King Students Holding Donation Drive
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‘Moore Together’ Mural Opening Is Nov. 16
Posted on 11/13/2018
On Friday, Nov. 16, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., an opening reception will be held at Lyman Moore Middle School to celebrate the school’s new “Moore Together” mural.  more about ‘Moore Together’ Mural Opening Is Nov. 16
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Reiche School Is Teacher-Powered Leader
Posted on 11/13/2018
In 2010, Reiche Community School became the first public school in the country to convert from a traditional principal-led model to an innovative teacher-powered model. Reiche continues to do pioneering work in this growing movement, and now will be featured at a national Teacher-Powered Schools conference to be held in Boston Nov. 30-Dec. 2.  more about Reiche School Is Teacher-Powered Leader
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Rippleffect Grant To Benefit King Students
Posted on 11/07/2018
To celebrate the grand opening of its new AC Hotel Portland Downtown Waterfront, Norwich Partners has given a $3,500 grant to Rippleffect that will benefit King Middle School students. The donation from the owner group of the Fore Street hotel to Rippleffect will support the expansion of the school-based Rippleffect Outdoor Leadership Education program (ROLE), serving students at King.  more about Rippleffect Grant To Benefit King Students
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PPS Teachers Renew National Board Certification
Posted on 11/01/2018
Three Portland Public Schools teachers, Drew Pisani, Kathryn Toppan, and Ann Young, have renewed their certification as National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT). Pisani and Toppan teach English at Deering High School and Young is a math teacher at King Middle School.  more about PPS Teachers Renew National Board Certification
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PAE Halloween Lesson Involves Landmarks
Posted on 10/31/2018
As a learning theme this fall, the upper-level ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Portland Adult Education are studying the community of Portland. On Oct. 30, three staff members (two teachers and a volunteer) dressed as Portland landmarks as a little Halloween activity for their classes.  more about PAE Halloween Lesson Involves Landmarks
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Fifth Annual STEM Expo Nov. 2
Posted on 10/30/2018
The Portland Public Schools’ Fifth Annual STEM Exposition is set for Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine’s Sullivan Gymnasium.  more about Fifth Annual STEM Expo Nov. 2
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Portland Empowered Wins Service Award
Posted on 10/30/2018
On Oct. 25, Portland Empowered and its director Emily Thielmann received the Maine School Boards Association Distinguished Service Award for outstanding work in helping families engage in their children’s education and for championing the role of parent and student voices in improving educational outcomes.  more about Portland Empowered Wins Service Award
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Mural, Poetry Celebrate “Moore Together” Theme
Posted on 10/24/2018
The theme of Lyman Moore Middle School is “Moore Together,” as the school’s students, families, and staff work together to support and engage each member of the school community. The school will now hold events to celebrate that theme in collaboration with Deering High School senior Allan Monga, muralist Ryan Adams, and the students of Lyman Moore  more about Mural, Poetry Celebrate “Moore Together” Theme
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Nominate PPS Citizenship Teachers for Award!
Posted on 10/24/2018
Nominations are open for the VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Nominate an exemplary PPS citizenship education teacher! Deadline is Oct. 31  more about Nominate PPS Citizenship Teachers for Award!
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Instrument Donation Day is Oct. 20!
Posted on 10/18/2018
Do you have a musical instrument to donate to the Portland Public Schools’ music program? If so, please bring it to the Instrument Donation/Drop-off Day this Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the back lot of Lincoln Middle School at 522 Stevens Avenue.  more about Instrument Donation Day is Oct. 20!
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Don’t Miss Turkey Day Football Game!
Posted on 10/17/2018
The 107th Annual Thanksgiving Day Game between Deering High School and Portland High School will take place at Deering High School’s Memorial Stadium on Nov. 22. Kickoff is 10:30 a.m.  more about Don’t Miss Turkey Day Football Game!
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Local Question #1 Good for PPS
Posted on 10/17/2018
On Nov. 6, Portland residents will be asked to approve Question 1 on the municipal ballot, which asks voters to support the establishment of the Greater Sebago Education Alliance (GSEA). A “yes” vote on the question will help the Portland Public Schools, because joining this Regional Service Center (RSC) will result in financial and other benefits for the district.  more about Local Question #1 Good for PPS
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DHS Costume & Yard Sale Moved to Oct. 20
Posted on 10/16/2018
If you don’t have a costume for Halloween, the annual Deering High School Drama Club’s Costume and Yard Sale, set for Saturday, Oct. 20, can help! The sale was originally set for Oct. 13, but the date has been changed because of rain.  more about DHS Costume & Yard Sale Moved to Oct. 20
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New Director, Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction
Posted on 10/16/2018
Jesse Robinson, a math and leadership coach with nearly 20 years experience in curriculum, assessment and teaching, has been selected as the district’s new Director, Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction. The appointment was recently announced by Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Melea Nalli.  more about New Director, Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction
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OAES Has New Outdoor Classroom!
Posted on 10/16/2018
Ocean Avenue Elementary School (OAES) will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly completed outdoor classroom space on Friday, November 2, at 1:30 p.m.  more about OAES Has New Outdoor Classroom!
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New Director of Clinical & Behavioral Services
Posted on 10/16/2018
Christopher Reiger is the Portland Public Schools’ new Director of Clinical and Behavioral Support Services, and will be leading the implementation of the district’s social emotional learning (SEL) strategy.  more about New Director of Clinical & Behavioral Services
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Painting for a Purpose Annual Auction Nov. 1!
Posted on 10/11/2018
Portland Public Schools’ art teachers are among the local artists whose artwork will be auctioned off at the Painting for a Purpose 9th Annual Artful Auction on Thursday, Nov. 1. Some of the artists’ work will be in the form of colorful garden totems.  more about Painting for a Purpose Annual Auction Nov. 1!
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PATHS Showcases Career & Technical Education
Posted on 10/11/2018
The Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) hosted the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce in October and the United Way of Greater Portland in September. Both groups held their board meetings at PATHS and took a tour of the building to learn more about Career and Technical Education or CTE. Students in the PATHS Culinary Program also provided the visitors with an amazing spread of food!  more about PATHS Showcases Career & Technical Education
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PEF now Foundation for Portland Public Schools!
Posted on 10/09/2018
The Board of Directors of the Foundation for Portland Public Schools, together with the Portland Public Schools (PPS), is pleased to announce its transition from the Portland Education Foundation to the Foundation for Portland Public Schools.   more about PEF now Foundation for Portland Public Schools!
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Three School Board Seats Up for Election Nov. 6
Posted on 10/09/2018
Three Portland Board of Public Education seats are up for election on Nov. 6. Veteran school board member Sarah Thompson is seeking re-election to her at-large seat for a fifth term on the board. The candidates running for the District 1 and District 2 seats would be newcomers to the school board.  more about Three School Board Seats Up for Election Nov. 6
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Deering, UNE Partner in Health Science Program
Posted on 10/09/2018
Deering High School and the University of New England are partnering together in the Health Science Leadership Program, designed to help high school students explore health careers and set college goals.  more about Deering, UNE Partner in Health Science Program
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PPS wins $150,000 Barr Foundation Grant
Posted on 10/02/2018
The Portland Public Schools has won an award of $150,000 from the Barr Foundation to engage in comprehensive analysis to better understand the academic experiences of the district’s high school students and inform future steps to ensure that all students are prepared to succeed in college, career, and the community.  more about PPS wins $150,000 Barr Foundation Grant
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Forum on Addictive Technology Oct. 15
Posted on 09/27/2018
The PTOs of Lincoln Middle School and Deering High School are working together to bring in a speaker for parents with regards to technology and children.   more about Forum on Addictive Technology Oct. 15
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Rowe Grand Opening is Sept. 27!
Posted on 09/25/2018
Families, students and the public are invited to a Grand Opening celebration and ribbon cutting for the new Amanda C. Rowe Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 27.  more about Rowe Grand Opening is Sept. 27!
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CBHS Teacher is Award Winning!
Posted on 09/20/2018
Mallory Haar, an English language learner (ELL) teacher at Casco Bay High School, is the winner of three awards for outstanding teaching. Haar has won a 2018 Lawrence W. O’Toole Teacher Leadership Award from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, which includes a $15,000 grant, and is the 2018 recipient of the Education for the Common Good Award from Bowdoin College. She also recently was awarded a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms grant.  more about CBHS Teacher is Award Winning!
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City, PPS Team Up for Voter Registration
Posted on 09/20/2018
The City of Portland and the Portland Public Schools are celebrating National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 25, with the city conducting voter registration drives at two Portland high schools. Also, Deering High School senior Allan Monga, Maine’s 2018 Poetry Out Loud Champion, will travel to Los Angeles for a Sept. 29 young voters' summit.   more about City, PPS Team Up for Voter Registration
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Three PPS Students National Merit Semifinalists
Posted on 09/12/2018
Three high school seniors in the Portland Public Schools have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented students now have the opportunity to compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million offered next spring.  more about Three PPS Students National Merit Semifinalists
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New School Leaders/Other Administrators Welcomed
Posted on 08/30/2018
The Portland Public Schools welcomes 10 administrators to new positions at the school and district level for the 2018-2019 school year.  more about New School Leaders/Other Administrators Welcomed
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Open House events 2018-2019
Posted on 08/30/2018
Here is a list of school Open House events for the 2018-2019 school year. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend!  more about Open House events 2018-2019
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Public Hearing Sept. 4 on Facilities, Capacity
Posted on 08/29/2018
The Portland Board of Public Education will hold a workshop and public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 4, regarding a comprehensive facilities and capacity analysis that the Portland Public Schools plans to conduct during the 2018-2019 school year.  more about Public Hearing Sept. 4 on Facilities, Capacity
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Further Study for Non-Citizen Voting Proposal
Posted on 08/14/2018
On Aug. 7, the Portland Board of Public Education voted to approve a resolution to support a City Council proposal to send to Portland voters a City Charter amendment allowing non-citizen legal residents of the city to vote in municipal elections. After a City Council public hearing on Aug. 13, however, the council voted to send the proposal to its Legislative Committee for further study.  more about Further Study for Non-Citizen Voting Proposal
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Portland Families: Back to School Fair August 25!
Posted on 08/07/2018
This year at the Portland Public Schools, start-of-school paperwork is going all online and parents can get help filling it out at a Back to School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 25!  more about Portland Families: Back to School Fair August 25!