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Portland Board of Public Education Votes To Extend Superintendent’s Contract
Posted on 11/18/2014
PORTLAND, MAINE (Nov. 18, 2014) – The Portland Board of Public Education voted unanimously on Nov. 18 to extend Portland Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk’s contract by three years, to June 2019.  READ MORE...
Lyseth Students Are “Girls on the Run”
Posted on 11/18/2014
Students at Lyseth Elementary School this year are participating in Girls on the Run, a physical activity-based youth development program for girls that teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. Girls on the Run-Maine is a grantee of the Maine Women’s Fund, which recently posted a newsletter article about Lyseth students' participation in the program.   READ MORE...
Deering Music Program To Reprise Historic Cookbook
Posted on 11/14/2014
About 70 years ago, Deering High School band parents put together a cookbook filled with delicious recipes and ads from local companies. Now, Deering students, staff, parents and alumni are invited to join in a project to reprint “Cooking To Beat The Band” as a fundraiser for the school's musical programs, according to Gil Peltola, Deering’s music director.Anyone interested in participating in...   READ MORE...
Longfellow Students Give Sweet Thanks to Veterans
Posted on 11/12/2014
In honor of the Veterans Day holiday this week, Longfellow Elementary School students presented local veterans with cards and cookies that were decorated red, white and blue. On Monday, Nov. 10, second graders in teacher Jena Kerns’ class partnered with their fourth-grade book buddies in teacher Megan Markgren's class to decorate patriotically themed cookies and create cards for the U.S. Veterans...  READ MORE...
PPS Students Lead the Way in STEM Learning
Posted on 11/10/2014
The Portland Public Schools, in partnership with EnviroLogix, held its first STEM Exposition on Monday, Nov. 10, at Portland’s Ocean Gateway Terminal, which was filled with crowds watching students demonstrate their knowledge in STEM: science, technology, engineering and math. The exhibitions included one in which students used a 3D printer to print such plastic objects such as a toy frog and...   READ MORE...
Casco Bay High Elects School Board Student Rep
Posted on 11/07/2014
Casco Bay High School students on Nov. 4 elected junior Sophie VanDerburgh to be the school’s new representative to the Portland Board of Public Education. VanDerburgh had already been serving on the board as CBHS’ interim representative since mid-October. At that time, VanDerburgh replaced student Eliza D’Anieri, who stepped down because of a conflict between board meeting times and a college...   READ MORE...
Ocean Avenue Students To Hold 'Beautiful' Veterans Day Event
Posted on 11/07/2014
Ocean Avenue Elementary School students will honor veterans at their annual Veterans Day assembly, at which older students teach younger ones about the day, with help from veterans. The assembly starts at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10.  READ MORE...
Portland Public Schools, EnviroLogix To Hold First STEM Exposition
Posted on 11/06/2014
The Portland Public Schools, in partnership with EnviroLogix, will hold the first Portland Public Schools STEM Exposition on Monday, Nov. 10 at the Ocean Gateway Terminal in Portland. At the event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Portland Public School students, local businesses, and post-secondary schools will share their learning in STEM – science, technology, engineering and...   READ MORE...
PHS Senior Stands Out as Jazz Drummer
Posted on 11/05/2014
Joanna Quinn, a Portland High School senior, is one of just four drummers across the state to be accepted into the Maine Jazz All-State Festival, which will be held early next year, according to Andrew Chipman, PHS music teacher. She auditioned Oct. 24, Chipman said.He said, “The Jazz All-State Festival only accepts four drummers from high school students around the state. They have many, many...  READ MORE...
Hatzenbuehler, Eder, Marrione School Board Winners
Posted on 11/05/2014
The Portland Board of Public Education has two new members after Tuesday’s Nov. 4 election: Stephanie S. Hatzenbuehler and John M. Eder. Also, Marnie S. Morrione was re-elected to the District 5 school board seat.Hatzenbuehler is the new District 4 representative to the board. Hatzenbuehler was vying with Rebecca Wartell for the seat. Official tallies showed Hatzenbuehler won 3,300 votes, or 69...  READ MORE...
Portland Public Schools' Orchestra Students Excel
Posted on 11/04/2014
A record 40 students from the Portland Public Schools’ Orchestra Program have been accepted in the District 2 Honors High School and Honors Middle School orchestras, according to Julianne Eberl, the district’s secondary-level orchestra teacher. “This is the largest number of my students to be accepted,” said Eberl, who has been with the district 14 years. She said a record 47 students auditioned...   READ MORE...
Academic Engagement Specialists Sought for Students
Posted on 11/03/2014
The Portland Public Schools is looking for Student Engagement Specialists to give a learning boost to students whose native language is not English...  READ MORE...
Auction Features Clocks Made by PATHS Students
Posted on 11/01/2014
Painting for a Purpose will hold its annual auction on Thursday, Nov. 13 at DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, located off Portland’s Commercial Street at 25 Long Wharf. The auction will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Featured in the live auction this year are 40 clocks that were made by the carpentry class at PATHS, the Portland Public Schools’ Portland Arts and Technology High School, in a project...   READ MORE...

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