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Landscapes & Gardens Class Holds Holiday Sale
Posted on 01/09/2015
The Landscapes and Gardens Program at the Portland Public Schools' Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) is holding its annual holiday sale at the greenhouse from now until Dec. 23. The students have made wreaths, evergreen swags, botanical products and table arrangements. Delivery is available or stop by the greenhouse during school hours or by appointment.The following items are...  READ MORE...
Diverse Group of CBHS Students Explores Legal Profession
Posted on 12/08/2014
About 80 Casco Bay High School juniors attended a daylong conference at the University of Maine School of Law on Dec. 8 to learn about the law and legal careers. The conference was the culminating event of the Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, which strives to create more diversity in the legal profession.  READ MORE...
Scholarships Let Elementary Students “Dream Big”
Posted on 12/05/2014
The cPort Credit Union College Aspirations Scholarship Program gets “elementary school students thinking big about their future plans for college,” according to Portland Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk.Caulk is featured in a new video about the innovative scholarship program that offers elementary school students $100 scholarships to get them to start planning early for college.  READ MORE...
Job Shadows, Internships Complement Classroom Learning
Posted on 12/05/2014
In the latest edition of “Let’s Talk Portland,” Portand Public Schools students tell Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk how their experiences with job shadowing and internships have benefited them. “Let’s Talk Portland” is a video series in which Caulk interviews guests about initiatives in the Portland Public Schools.  READ MORE...
Time for Eighth-Graders to Make High School Choice
Posted on 12/02/2014
The Portland Public Schools offers eighth-graders a unique opportunity to choose between three high schools, each with its own distinctive personality and offerings. Open houses at each school, being held this month and next, and other upcoming events will help eighth grade families decide which school to choose by a Jan. 30, 2015 commitment deadline. Portland students may attend any of the...   READ MORE...
School Board Inaugurates New Members; Re-elects Chair
Posted on 12/01/2014
At a ceremony at City Hall on Monday, Dec. 1, the Portland Board of Public Education inaugurated its newest members and then voted unanimously to elect at-large school board member Sarah Thompson, who has been school board chair for the past year, to a second one-year term as chair.Thompson thanked fellow board members “for placing their trust in my leadership ability” and she thanked teachers...  READ MORE...
School Board To Hold One of Its Monthly Meetings at City Hall
Posted on 12/01/2014
Beginning in February, the Portland Board of Public Education will hold its regular meeting on the first Tuesday of each month in City Council Chambers at City Hall. The board will hold its second regular monthly meeting – which takes place on the third Tuesday of each month – at alternating schools around the city. A calendar of meeting locations will be posted on the Portland Public Schools’...   READ MORE...
Superintendent’s Book Club to Discuss 21st Century Trends
Posted on 11/25/2014
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk will host the winter meeting of the Superintendent’s Book Club on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at Longfellow Books in Monument Square in Portland. Caulk will lead the discussion of “21 Trends for the 21st Century: Out of the Trenches and Into the Future” by Gary Marx. The public is invited to attend the event free of charge and no sign-up is...  READ MORE...
School Board Inauguration Set for December 1
Posted on 11/25/2014
The Portland Board of Public Education will hold a ceremony to inaugurate its newest members on Monday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. in Portland City Council Chambers at Portland City Hall. The board will inaugurate two new members who won seats in the Nov. 4 election: Stephanie S. Hatzenbuehler, the new District 4 representative; and John M. Eder, who was elected to an at-large seat. Also inaugurated will...  READ MORE...
Portland Public Schools Launches First Community e-Newsletter
Posted on 11/25/2014
The Portland Public Schools today released the first edition of its new Community e-Newsletter. The e-Newsletter is designed to better inform parents and other community members about successes and initiatives in the public schools and spur more engagement in education.  READ MORE...
Portland Public Schools' Students To Perform in Winter Concerts
Posted on 11/24/2014
The public is invited to hear young musicians perform at several free concerts in Portland’s public secondary schools during December. The schedule is:December 3, 6:30 p.m., Portland High SchoolDecember 15, 6 p.m., Lyman Moore Middle SchoolDecember 17, 6 p.m., King Middle SchoolDecember 17, 7 p.m., Deering High SchoolDecember 18, 6 p.m., Lincoln Middle School   READ MORE...
PATHS' Harvest Meal Helps Students, Community
Posted on 11/20/2014
The delicious turkey dinner that students in the Food Services program at Portland Arts and Technology High School dished up Thursday, Nov. 20 not only helped them learn about working in the food industry but also resulted in food donations for hungry Maine families. PATHS’ Harvest Meal is a tradition at the school that dates back more than 20 years, according to PATHS instructor Rebecca Davis.   READ MORE...
STEM Expo Creators, Organizers Receive Recognition
Posted on 11/19/2014
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk this week honored five staff members who spearheaded the creation and organization of the school district’s first STEM Expo. Recognized were Community Coordinators Kathy Cole and Tina Mikkelsen; Lincoln Middle School teacher Thomas Fournier; Executive Secretary Rebecca Dore; and Coordinator of Family & Community Engagement Chanda Turner.   READ MORE...

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