Bridget Ruff and Evan Peaco will represent Portland High School in MEST UP, a new game show for high school students focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics. Their episode will air on July 12 at 7:30 p.m.
The Portland Board of Public Education voted unanimously on July 9 to approve a contract with Emmanuel Caulk to serve as the new superintendent of the Portland Public Schools. Caulk will start work in Portland on August 20.
The Portland Board of Public Education will meet on Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers at Portland City Hall to consider the Superintendent Employment Agreement between the board and Emmanuel Caulk.
The public is invited to a reception with Caulk and board members immediately following the meeting in the State of Maine room at City Hall.
The Portland Board of Public Education has approved plans for a transition team to assist the new superintendent of the Portland Public Schools. The board will vote on July 9 on a contract with Emmanuel Caulk, who now serves as an assistant superintendent in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania school district.
After a First Read on July 2, the Portland Board of Education will meet on July 9 at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers at Portland City Hall to vote on a Superintendent Employment Agreement between the board and Emmanuel Caulk, assistant superintendent of schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The July 9th vote will be followed by a reception in the State of Maine room at City Hall.
High school teachers in the Portland Public Schools are attending national conferences and other learning activities during the summer as part of Pathways to Success, a district-wide initiative to improve options for students. A $5 million grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation is paying for the professional development.
The Portland Board of Education voted unanimously on June 26 to appoint Deering Principal Ira Waltz as the Portland Public Schools’ acting superintendent. Waltz will assume the position on July 1 and remain in the job until August 31 or when a new superintendent begins work, whichever happens first.
The board is engaged in a national search for a permanent superintendent to replace James C. Morse, Sr. A final decision is expected soon.
The Portland Public Schools and partners will be serving meals and planning activities at several locations in Portland from June 25 through August 24.
The district is partnering with the YMCA, Salvation Army, Ocean Avenue Summer School, the City of Hope on Allen Avenue and the Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative to offer the free summer meals program at these sites and times:
Ocean Avenue Elementary School recently held its annual egg drop contest. Students, staff, parents and community members were on hand to witness Principal Beverly Coursey drop each egg from the roof of the school. Students created methods to protect an egg from a fall - and many eggs survived the drop.