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District Showcases Student Work at May 3 Art Walk

Students from the Portland Public Schools will present dance, poetry readings, an orchestral performance, art, sculpture and photography exhibits and an event to raise awareness about childhood hunger at Portland’s First Friday Art Walk on May 3. 

Here is the schedule of events:

Portland Public Schools, Portland Community Chamber Launch “Principal for a Day”

The Portland Public Schools is partnering with the Portland Community Chamber to launch the region’s first “Principal for a Day” program. 

During a 10-day period, leaders of 20 businesses and nonprofit organizations will spend a day in one of the district’s schools.  Each chief executive officer will be paired with the school’s principal and will see the school in action.  See the schedule.

CBHS Presents David Ives Play

Students in Casco Bay High School will present the David Ives play, “All in the Timing,” on May 3 at 6 p.m. and May 4 at 7 p.m. in the third floor dance studio of Portland Arts and Technology High School, 196 Allen Avenue, Portland.  Admission is free.


School Board Approves 2013-2014 Calendar

The Portland Board of Public Education voted on April 23 to approve a calendar for the 2013-2014 school year.

A steering committee of parents and staff considered various options and issued a final report calling for several changes in the calendar.  The board voted to keep the same basic calendar as this year while considering changes for future years.

Deering Holds National Honor Society Convocation

Deering High School (DHS) held its National Honor Society convocation on April 25 to induct new members and recognize present members.

Deering's Mary Ann Scaccia Wins USM Russell Award

Mary Ann Scaccia, an English teacher at Deering High School, has been chosen to receive the University of Southern Maine’s Russell Award for excellence in teaching.  Deering teachers nominate colleagues for the award and the entire Deering faculty selects the winner through a vote.

PATHS Holds Student Art Show & Sale on May 2

Commercial art students at  Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) will exhibit and sell their artwork on May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main lobby of the school, located at 196 Allen Avenue.  The public is invited.  For more information, please call 874-8165.

PATHS art show poster

PHS Inducts Students into the National Honor Society

Portland High School (PHS) recently held a ceremony to recognize current National Honor Society members and to induct new members.

The following PHS seniors were inducted: Gabriella Cardona, Michael Curran, Gabriel Doss, Anna Fisher, Maria Mirijanyan and Rebecca Ruesch.

District Celebrates 500,000 Bus Miles with Clean CNG Fuel

The Portland Public Schools celebrated passing the 500,000- mile mark with its fleet of buses running on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) on April 24 at Ocean Avenue Elementary School (OAES).  The event took place during Earth Week.

OAES Students Clean School Grounds on Earth Day

Fifth graders at Ocean Avenue Elementary School observed Earth Day by picking up trash on the school grounds.  They collected about 50 bags of trash.

OAES students pick up trash on Earth Day.