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LMS Phys Ed Teacher Wins Hoops for Heart Award
Posted on 12/14/2017
Denise Pressier, Lincoln Middle School physical education teacher, was recently recognized for her work to keep students heart healthy.  more about LMS Phys Ed Teacher Wins Hoops for Heart Award
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CBHS Seniors’ Annual March to Post Office Is Dec. 15
Posted on 12/12/2017
About 90 seniors from Casco Bay High School (CBHS) will march down Congress Street from the Portland Museum of Art to the downtown post office on Friday, Dec. 15, to mail their college applications or supporting materials.  more about CBHS Seniors’ Annual March to Post Office Is Dec. 15
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LMS Handbells, Select Choir to Perform for Retired Teachers
Posted on 12/12/2017
Lincoln Middle School’s Handbell Choir and Select Choir will give a performance on Thursday, Dec. 14, at a Cumberland County Retired Educators’ meeting.  more about LMS Handbells, Select Choir to Perform for Retired Teachers
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CBHS Ninth-Graders To Present Proposals for a Better Portland
Posted on 12/07/2017
On Thursday, Dec. 14, Casco Bay High School (CBHS) freshmen will be presenting urban planning proposals and urban development models to members of city government and various other organizations from around Portland. The presentation by the class of 2021 will take place at noon in the State of Maine Room at City Hall.  more about CBHS Ninth-Graders To Present Proposals for a Better Portland
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Public Invited to Free Concerts Performed by Music Students
Posted on 12/07/2017
The Portland Public Schools invites community members to free winter concerts put on by our talented high school and middle school music students. Read on to learn the dates, locations and times of the concerts.  more about Public Invited to Free Concerts Performed by Music Students
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Schools Grateful Recipients of Drive for Education Awards
Posted on 12/07/2017
Staff at six of Portland’s public schools are excited that their schools have won a total of more than $14,000 in funding gifts through the Berlin City Auto Group’s Drive for Education program. The awards range from $4,000 for a marine touch tank at Presumpscot Elementary School to $500 for books for a classroom library at Lyseth Elementary School.  more about Schools Grateful Recipients of Drive for Education Awards
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PATHS Students Part of Designing Women Show Dec. 9
Posted on 12/07/2017
Two Portland Arts & Technology High School (PATHS) students, Autumn Heil and Sophie Herdrich, will be showing and selling their artwork at the Designing Women show on Saturday Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ocean Avenue Elementary School.  more about PATHS Students Part of Designing Women Show Dec. 9
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PPS Bezos Scholars Plan Local Ideas Festival for April
Posted on 12/06/2017
A Portland Public Schools student-educator pair of 2017 Bezos Scholars is using a $1,000 seed grant they received to hold a Local Ideas Festival/Multicultural Youth Summit in April.  more about PPS Bezos Scholars Plan Local Ideas Festival for April
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PATHS Music Students To Give Live Radio Performance Dec. 7
Posted on 12/06/2017
Six music students from the Portland Arts & Technology High School (PATHS) are slated to perform live on WHOM 94.9 FM Radio on Thursday morning, Dec. 7.  more about PATHS Music Students To Give Live Radio Performance Dec. 7
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School Board Selects Chair, Inaugurates New Members
Posted on 12/05/2017
The Portland Board of Public Education held a ceremony on Monday, Dec. 4, to inaugurate its newest members. The board also selected Anna Trevorrow to continue to be board chair for the coming year.  more about School Board Selects Chair, Inaugurates New Members
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Transition From Middle to High School: What Parents and Students Need to Know
Posted on 12/01/2017
Hear from principals of each high school and PATHS about what each of Portland's high schools has to offer incoming students.  more about Transition From Middle to High School: What Parents and Students Need to Know
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School Board Inauguration Set for December 4
Posted on 11/30/2017
The Portland Board of Public Education will hold a ceremony to inaugurate its newest members on Monday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Portland City Council Chambers at Portland City Hall.  more about School Board Inauguration Set for December 4
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Exhibit Gives Inside Look at Immigrant Life in Portland
Posted on 11/29/2017
An exhibit about immigrant life in the Portland area created by English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes at Portland Adult Education will be on display at Portland City Hall from December 6-15.   more about Exhibit Gives Inside Look at Immigrant Life in Portland
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First Friday Mapping Exhibit & Sale Benefits PPS Students
Posted on 11/29/2017
On Friday, Dec. 1, Side x Side will be exhibiting and selling 11"x14" prints and notecards of all map murals of Portland created by PPS students. Visit the studio at 636 Congress Street from 6-8 p.m. to view this special exhibit!  more about First Friday Mapping Exhibit & Sale Benefits PPS Students
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Deering Drama Students Present ‘A Christmas Carol’
Posted on 11/29/2017
Deering High School drama students will present their fall play: Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol," starting this week.   more about Deering Drama Students Present ‘A Christmas Carol’
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PAE To Host Naturalization Ceremony Nov. 30
Posted on 11/28/2017
Portland Adult Education (PAE) will host a U.S. naturalization ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. in the Portland High School auditorium. Students from PAE and PHS will attend, along with the new citizens, their families and invited guests.  more about PAE To Host Naturalization Ceremony Nov. 30
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PHS Phorography Class Showcases City Hall
Posted on 11/28/2017
Student Photo from Inside City Hall  more about PHS Phorography Class Showcases City Hall
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CBHS Math Teacher State Finalist for 2017 Presidential Award
Posted on 11/21/2017
Casco Bay High School math teacher Priya Natarajan recently was named a state finalist in the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program.  more about CBHS Math Teacher State Finalist for 2017 Presidential Award
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PEF Grants to PPS Teachers Exceed $73,000
Posted on 11/20/2017
Portland Education Foundation (PEF) has completed its ninth annual Teacher Grants Program cycle. Funds disbursed in support of teacher grants in 2017 represent a 35 percent increase over last year.  more about PEF Grants to PPS Teachers Exceed $73,000
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PHS–DHS Game: Turkey Day Tradition with a Modern Twist
Posted on 11/16/2017
The community is invited to add some tradition to their Turkey Day festivities by attending the 106th annual Portland-Deering football game on Thursday, Nov. 23, at Fitzpatrick Stadium. The annual football game between the Bulldogs and the Rams dates back more than a century, but has a modern feature this year: a smart 49-inch LED TV will be raffled off at halftime!  more about PHS–DHS Game: Turkey Day Tradition with a Modern Twist
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Portland School Board Chair to Give State of the Schools Report
Posted on 11/16/2017
Anna Trevorrow, chair of the Portland Board of Public Education, will give the annual State of the Schools address to the Portland City Council on Monday, Nov. 20, in the Council Chambers at Portland City Hall. Trevorrow will make her presentation at the start of the council’s regular meeting, which begins at 5 p.m.  more about Portland School Board Chair to Give State of the Schools Report
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Ocean Avenue Multicultural Potluck Tonight!
Posted on 11/15/2017
Families are invited to a Multicultural Potluck Dinner tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Ocean Avenue Elementary School (OAES). The event, hosted by the school’s PTO, will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and features delicious food, great music and dancing  more about Ocean Avenue Multicultural Potluck Tonight!
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Community Resource Fairs To Help Families!
Posted on 11/14/2017
The Portland Public Schools is holding Community Resource Fairs at local schools. One will be at Riverton Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 16, from noon to 5 p.m.. Another will be at Reiche Community School on Monday, Nov. 20, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m  more about Community Resource Fairs To Help Families!
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Presumpscot Achieves EL Education Credential
Posted on 11/08/2017
Presumpscot Elementary School has been named by the national school network EL Education as one of six schools nationwide that have received the EL Education Credential, a recognition of achieving the organization’s standards in three areas.   more about Presumpscot Achieves EL Education Credential
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Incumbent, Newcomers Win School Board Seats
Posted on 11/08/2017
Portland voters on Nov. 7 re-elected District 5 Representative Marnie S. Morrione to a fourth term on the Portland Board of Public Education. Two newcomers to the board also were elected.  more about Incumbent, Newcomers Win School Board Seats
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Portland Voters Approve Bond to Renovate Four Schools
Posted on 11/07/2017
Portland Superintendent Xavier Botana and Portland Board of Public Education Chair Anna Trevorrow issued a joint statement regarding Portland voters’ approval today of Question 3 on the municipal ballot – a $64.3 million bond to renovate Longfellow, Lyseth, Presumpscot and Reiche elementary schools  more about Portland Voters Approve Bond to Renovate Four Schools
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Supplemental School Budget Funding Approved
Posted on 11/06/2017
Portland Superintendent Xavier Botana thanked the City Council for its vote to approve the allocation of $1.7 million in supplemental state funding to the 2017-2018 school budget.  more about Supplemental School Budget Funding Approved
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Longfellow students donate money to Red Cross hurricane relief
Posted on 11/03/2017
Longfellow Elementary School students on Friday, Nov. 3, gave the American Red Cross of Maine $665 that they raised for hurricane relief for Puerto Rico  more about Longfellow students donate money to Red Cross hurricane relief
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Fourth Annual PPS STEM Expo Set for Nov. 3
Posted on 11/01/2017
The Portland Public Schools’ Fourth Annual Exposition is set for Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine’s Sullivan Gymnasium on the Portland Campus.   more about Fourth Annual PPS STEM Expo Set for Nov. 3
Katherine Harris' First Graders with Portland Rotary Volunteers
Rotary Club and UME Law Read and Donate Books to Lyseth
Posted on 10/31/2017
Katherine Harris' First Graders with Portland Rotary Volunteers  more about Rotary Club and UME Law Read and Donate Books to Lyseth
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PIES’ Island Style Contra Dance To Benefit After School Academy
Posted on 10/25/2017
Peaks Island Elementary School (PIES) is hosting a contra dance community event as a fundraiser for its After School Academy. The event will take place Friday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at the school at 4 Church Avenue on Peaks Island.  more about PIES’ Island Style Contra Dance To Benefit After School Academy
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Lyseth, Riverton To Turn Orange against Bullying on Unity Day
Posted on 10/24/2017
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and this year Riverton and Lyseth elementary schools will stand as bright examples against bullying on Unity Day, Wednesday, Oct. 25.   more about Lyseth, Riverton To Turn Orange against Bullying on Unity Day
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PPS Teachers' Artwork in Painting for a Purpose Annual Auction
Posted on 10/19/2017
Portland Public Schools’ art teachers are among the more than 30 local artists whose whimsical artwork will be auctioned off at the Painting for a Purpose annual fall auction on Nov. 2. Some of the artists’ work – in the form of colorful hand-painted wooden trays – can be seen on display at Arabica Coffee’s Free Street Café in Portland this month.  more about PPS Teachers' Artwork in Painting for a Purpose Annual Auction
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Election November 2017: School Board Seats, School Bonds
Posted on 10/12/2017
Three candidates are running unopposed for three Portland Board of Education seats up for election this November. Two elementary school bond questions also are on the municipal ballot.  more about Election November 2017: School Board Seats, School Bonds
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Paint Pumpkins & Help Riverton Students!
Posted on 10/10/2017
The community is invited to Riverton Elementary Schools’ Fourth Annual Pumpkin Fest on Saturday, Oct. 14!  more about Paint Pumpkins & Help Riverton Students!
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District Launches its Portland Schools Promise
Posted on 10/06/2017
On October 5th, Superintendent Xavier Botana launched the Portland Public Schools Promise, an exciting new initiative centered on the district’s new Comprehensive Plan, at the Unum campus.  more about District Launches its Portland Schools Promise
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King Students Restore Wildlife Habitat On School Grounds
Posted on 10/05/2017
Seventh graders at King Middle School partnered with Maine Audubon and the city of Portland’s horticulture staff this week to plant more than 60 native wildflowers, shrubs and trees along the Park Street entrance to the school ­– making the school grounds more environmentally friendly for a variety of birds.  more about King Students Restore Wildlife Habitat On School Grounds
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Portland Promise Launch Set for Thursday, Oct. 5
Posted on 10/03/2017
The Portland Public Schools is about to launch an exciting new initiative to reintroduce the value and power of Portland’s public schools to the community.  more about Portland Promise Launch Set for Thursday, Oct. 5
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Hall Students Go ‘Ponding,’ Helped by Maine Audubon, PEF
Posted on 09/27/2017
On Thursday, Sept. 28, nearly 40 Hall Elementary School first- and second-graders will go “ponding” at Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. Teacher Kristen Wyatt said students will learn all about pond life and will work to answer the question: “How do living things thrive and survive in and around the pond, and what is the human impact on this ecosystem?”  more about Hall Students Go ‘Ponding,’ Helped by Maine Audubon, PEF
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Deering Deemed State’s Most Beautiful Public School
Posted on 09/19/2017
Architectural Digest recently listed Deering High School among public high schools in the nation that are “are veritable works of art.”  more about Deering Deemed State’s Most Beautiful Public School
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PHS To Host 5th Annual ‘Ask an Engineer Day’
Posted on 09/14/2017
On Friday, Sept. 15, engineering classes at Portland High School will have the opportunity to speak to professionals in the fields of civil, structural, nuclear, mechanical, environmental and computer engineering in the fifth annual “Ask an Engineer Day” at PHS. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the library of the school, located at 284 Cumberland Avenue.  more about PHS To Host 5th Annual ‘Ask an Engineer Day’
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Three PPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
Posted on 09/13/2017
Three high school seniors in the Portland Public Schools have been named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented students will have the opportunity to compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth over $32 million offered next spring.  more about Three PPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
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Back-to-School Multilingual Fair Set For Sept. 16
Posted on 09/06/2017
Multilingual families are invited to a Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, Sept. 16. The fair will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the East End Community Center, located at 195 North St. Families can get help with filling out school-related paperwork and learn about community services.  more about Back-to-School Multilingual Fair Set For Sept. 16
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OAES, Portland Water District Promote Tap Water for Health
Posted on 08/30/2017
Ocean Avenue Elementary School is partnering with the Portland Water District to encourage students and staff to drink public water as a healthy option to satisfy thirst. The tap water provided by the water district is considered some of the best in the country.  more about OAES, Portland Water District Promote Tap Water for Health
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Open Houses, Other Events Welcome Students Back to School
Posted on 08/29/2017
The first day of school for Portland Public Schools’ students in grades 1-12 is Wednesday, Aug. 30, this year. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children start on Tuesday, Sept. 5, the day after Labor Day. But even before the first day of classes, and also into the fall, district schools will be holding events that include open houses, ice cream socials, barbecues and other welcoming events for students and families.  more about Open Houses, Other Events Welcome Students Back to School
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Hall Custodian Recognized as “Heart and Soul” of the School
Posted on 08/29/2017
Avalinda Lindsay, head custodian at Hall Elementary School, was recently honored by the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana for her dedication and service – which has been outstanding despite challenges because a new Hall School is under construction.  more about Hall Custodian Recognized as “Heart and Soul” of the School
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New Multilingual Center Grant of $7,500 Will Aid Parents
Posted on 07/25/2017
The Portland Public Schools' Multilingual & Multicultural Center has received a $7,500 grant from the People of Color Fund grant program of the Maine Community Foundation. The grant money will go to support Parent University, a new program focusing on connecting parents and caregivers with their child's school, school system, and community organizations through learning opportunities.  more about New Multilingual Center Grant of $7,500 Will Aid Parents
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New Principal Selected for Deering High School
Posted on 07/21/2017
Gregg Palmer, principal of Falmouth High School, has been selected to become the new principal of Deering High School, Portland Superintendent Xavier Botana announced July 21. The Portland Board of Public Education is slated to vote on Palmer's nomination on Aug. 1.  more about New Principal Selected for Deering High School
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Summer Success Picnic Rescheduled to Friday, July 14
Posted on 07/12/2017
The Summer Success Picnic, an event in Deering Oaks Park being held to celebrate Portland’s free summer meals program for kids and summer learning, has been rescheduled to Friday, July 14, because of rain in the forecast for the original date of July 13. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  more about Summer Success Picnic Rescheduled to Friday, July 14
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Students Invited to Join Middle School Preparatory Orchestra
Posted on 07/12/2017
Julianne Eberl, orchestra director for King, Lincoln and Lyman Moore middle schools, is introducing the Portland Public Schools’ Middle School Preparatory Orchestra, with rehearsals starting in August. “This program is free and open to all Portland Public Schools’ current fourth- and fifth-grade string students who are going into fifth- and sixth-grade this September,” Eberl said.  more about Students Invited to Join Middle School Preparatory Orchestra
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District 4 School Board Member Stepping Down in September
Posted on 07/05/2017
Portland Board of Public Education Representative Stephanie Hatzenbuehler has announced she will be resigning her seat in September because she and her family are moving out of the state.  more about District 4 School Board Member Stepping Down in September
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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Hall School Held June 22
Posted on 06/22/2017
A ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Hall Elementary School took place on June 22, with students taking part along with school and city officials.  more about Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Hall School Held June 22
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Portland Public Schools Accepting ESEA Application Comments
Posted on 06/21/2017
The Portland Public Schools (PPS) accepts funding through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. As part of ESEA, PPS is required to provide reasonable opportunity for public comment on the consolidated application and consider such comment prior to submission of the application.  more about Portland Public Schools Accepting ESEA Application Comments
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Hall Elementary School Gets New Assistant Principal
Posted on 06/21/2017
The Portland Board of Public Education on June 20 unanimously approved the appointment of Sarah Jane Sirois, a Lyman Moore Middle School teaching strategist, as assistant principal of Hall Elementary School, effective July 1.  more about Hall Elementary School Gets New Assistant Principal
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Lincoln Middle School Art Teacher Wins Fast Track Grant
Posted on 06/21/2017
Lincoln Middle School (LMS) seventh-grade art teacher Louis-Pierre Lachapelle was recently awarded a $3,000 Fast Track grant through the Perloff Family Foundation. The award was given to fund the purchase of an etching press to be used in an after-school art program.  more about Lincoln Middle School Art Teacher Wins Fast Track Grant
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Portland Summer Meals for Children Start June 26
Posted on 06/20/2017
The Portland Public Schools and Opportunity Alliance will be operating summer meal sites across the city of Portland this summer. Meals and times will be posted at sites and will be distributed prior to the end of school. Most sites will begin operations on June 26 and continue thru mid- August.  more about Portland Summer Meals for Children Start June 26
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PPS To Hold First Summer Band Camp in August
Posted on 06/20/2017
A free Summer Band Camp for rising sixth- and seventh-grade students in the Portland Public Schools will be held Monday, Aug. 14, through Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Lyman Moore Middle School. This will be the Portland Public Schools’ first official band camp.  more about PPS To Hold First Summer Band Camp in August
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New Administrators at Riverton and Lincoln Middle School
Posted on 06/15/2017
The Portland Board of Public Education has approved the appointment of Ann Hanna as principal of Riverton Elementary School and of Scott Keysor as assistant principal of Lincoln Middle School, effective July 1.  more about New Administrators at Riverton and Lincoln Middle School
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PAE Hosts Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2017
Posted on 06/15/2017
At the graduation ceremony this week for the Portland Adult Education (PAE) Class of 2017, graduate Noor Aldulaimi advised her classmates, “Don’t give up and don’t shy away from achieving your goals.”  more about PAE Hosts Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2017
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Portland Adult Education Graduation Ceremony is June 15
Posted on 06/14/2017
Adult Education (PAE) will host its graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 15, at 6 p.m. in Merrill Auditorium for the 41 students who have attained high school diplomas and the 64 students who passed the HiSET test (formerly GED). Fifteen of these graduates worked with PAE’s Street Academy for Homeless Youth to earn their credentials.  more about Portland Adult Education Graduation Ceremony is June 15
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PPS To Participate in Pride Parade June 17
Posted on 06/14/2017
For the third year in a row, the Portland Public Schools will have a big yellow school bus as an entry in the Pride Portland! parade. The public is invited to cheer on members of the Portland Public Schools family as they proceed down Congress and High streets in the parade, set for Saturday, June 17.  more about PPS To Participate in Pride Parade June 17
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DHS Principal Ira Waltz To Retire; District Seeking Successor
Posted on 06/13/2017
The Portland Public Schools is launching a search for a new principal for Deering High School to succeed longtime Principal Ira Waltz, who plans to retire at the end of the school year. The district is seeking a new school leader to continue the success Deering has experienced under Waltz’s leadership.  more about DHS Principal Ira Waltz To Retire; District Seeking Successor
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Portland Voters Approve 2017-2018 School Budget
Posted on 06/13/2017
On Tuesday, June 13, Portland voters approved the FY2018 school budget of $105 million. Unofficial results show the vote on budget was 3,148 in favor and 890 against.  more about Portland Voters Approve 2017-2018 School Budget
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King Middle Students To Share Energy Solutions June 13
Posted on 06/12/2017
King Middle School eighth-graders will culminate their Energy Solution Project expedition on Tuesday, June 13, at the Abromson Center at the University of Southern Maine at 10:30 am. Students will share their wind turbine designs and show stop-motion videos about sustainable energy sources.  more about King Middle Students To Share Energy Solutions June 13
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Casco Bay High School Holds Commencement Exercises
Posted on 06/09/2017
Casco Bay High School held its 9th graduation exercises on Thursday, June 8, at Merrill Auditorium. There were 93 members of the graduating Class of 2017.  more about Casco Bay High School Holds Commencement Exercises
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Portland High Holds 196th Commencement Ceremony June 8
Posted on 06/08/2017
Portland High School, the second oldest operating public high school in the United States, held its 196th graduation exercises on Thursday, June 8, at Merrill Auditorium. There were 156 graduates in the Class of 2016.  more about Portland High Holds 196th Commencement Ceremony June 8
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Deering Drama Yard Sale June 10
Posted on 06/08/2017
The Deering High School Drama Club is hosting its annual Yard Sale on June 10, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the high school, located at 370 Stevens Avenue  more about Deering Drama Yard Sale June 10
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Deering High School Holds 143rd Commencement on June 7
Posted on 06/07/2017
Deering High School, which describes itself as the most diverse high school north of Boston, held its 143rd graduation exercises on Wednesday, June 7, at the Cross Insurance Arena. There were 225 members of the graduating Class of 2017.  more about Deering High School Holds 143rd Commencement on June 7
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Hall School Alumni Open House, Groundbreaking Planned
Posted on 06/07/2017
Hall Elementary School is hosting an Alumni Open House on Saturday, June 10; and a ceremonial groundbreaking for a beautiful replacement school on June 22.  more about Hall School Alumni Open House, Groundbreaking Planned
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CIEE Global Navigator Scholarships Help Students Study Abroad
Posted on 06/06/2017
Portland Public Schools students have received more than $49,000 in Global Navigator Scholarships to help them study abroad this summer.  more about CIEE Global Navigator Scholarships Help Students Study Abroad
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June 6 Ribbon-Cutting for “Story Walk” Created by Hall Students
Posted on 06/05/2017
First- and second-grade students in the Many Rivers program at Hall Elementary School have been learning about the water cycle in collaboration with Kat Munson at the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) and local artist Sarah Boyden. Students now have created an illustrated “story walk” that will officially open this month along the Capisic Brook trail behind the school.  more about June 6 Ribbon-Cutting for “Story Walk” Created by Hall Students
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Lincoln Sixth-Graders To Compete in LaunchPad Event June 6
Posted on 06/05/2017
Lincoln Middle School sixth-graders in a technology class at the school have been working with Junior Achievement of Maine and Gorham Savings Bank on the LaunchPad Junior program called, “It's My Business.”  more about Lincoln Sixth-Graders To Compete in LaunchPad Event June 6
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June 5 Benefit at Easy Day to Benefit PATHS SkillsUSA Chapter
Posted on 06/03/2017
The Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) SkillsUSA chapter is in the process of raising money for PATHS Culinary Concepts students’ trip to SkillsUSA Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky.  more about June 5 Benefit at Easy Day to Benefit PATHS SkillsUSA Chapter
PATHS Students in Young Artist Exhibit at MECA June 2
Posted on 06/01/2017
Students from PATHS Commercial Art class will be participating in a Young Artist Exhibit at the Maine College of Art on Friday, June 2. The work will be on display until June 8.   more about PATHS Students in Young Artist Exhibit at MECA June 2
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Casco Bay High School Wins MEA Human and Civil Rights Award
Posted on 05/26/2017
On May 20, students in Casco Bay High School's Civil Rights Team and Student Cabinet – as well as their faculty advisors – were honored with a Maine Education Association Human and Civil Rights Award for their leadership of the Walk of Solidarity in January, which was a response to a hate crime at a bus stop near the school.  more about Casco Bay High School Wins MEA Human and Civil Rights Award
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Governor Visits EECS' Innovative Before-School Program
Posted on 05/25/2017
Every day, students at East End Community School in Portland get their minds working and their bodies moving before school even starts, as they participate in the school’s Rise and Shine program. On Thursday, May 24, Gov. Paul LePage visited the school to get a firsthand look at the program, which is designed to combat absenteeism by getting students excited about coming to school.  more about Governor Visits EECS' Innovative Before-School Program
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Library To Hold Community Conversation on ‘13 Reasons Why’
Posted on 05/25/2017
On Wednesday, May 31, the Portland Public Library is offering teens and adults an opportunity to have a timely conversation about “13 Reasons Why,” a Netflix series that many teenagers have watched, but that has a theme of suicide and other sensitive topics.   more about Library To Hold Community Conversation on ‘13 Reasons Why’
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DHS to Hold Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Game May 24
Posted on 05/23/2017
Deering High School senior Patrick Uwamahoro’s wheelchair doesn’t stop him from playing the game he loves: basketball. What does hold him back are lack of opportunities to play wheelchair basketball – a game in which wheelchair athletes do everything traditional basketball players do, such as dribble, pass, shoot the ball and even do lay-ups. There isn’t a local league in which Patrick can play.  more about DHS to Hold Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Game May 24
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Lyman Moore To Host Public Policy Showcase
Posted on 05/23/2017
The public is invited to a Public Policy Showcase that seventh-graders at Lyman Moore Middle School will present on Thursday, May 25, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  more about Lyman Moore To Host Public Policy Showcase
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First Annual Presumpscot School Fun Run/Walk June 10!
Posted on 05/23/2017
The First Annual Presumpscot Elementary School 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Family Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, at Back Cove (across from the Hannaford supermarket parking lot). The 1-Mile Family Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m.  more about First Annual Presumpscot School Fun Run/Walk June 10!
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Lincoln Middle School’s “School’s Out! 5k” on June 10
Posted on 05/18/2017
Lincoln Middle School’s “School’s Out! 5k” will take place Saturday, June 10, at the school at 522 Stevens Avenue. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon and the cost is $25.  more about Lincoln Middle School’s “School’s Out! 5k” on June 10
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Portland School Budget Vote Set for June 13
Posted on 05/17/2017
Portland voters will be asked to approve the Portland Public School’s budget in a citywide referendum on Tuesday, June 13.  more about Portland School Budget Vote Set for June 13
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Class of 2017 Set to Graduate!
Posted on 05/17/2017
The Portland Public Schools will have five graduation events over the next several weeks.  more about Class of 2017 Set to Graduate!
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School Board Recognizes Moore Teacher Lauren Cormier
Posted on 05/17/2017
Lauren Cormier, an eighth-grade social studies teacher at Lyman Moore Middle School, was honored by the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana for her outstanding teaching. The recognition took place at the board’s May 16 meeting.   more about School Board Recognizes Moore Teacher Lauren Cormier
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Ceremony Celebrates Multilingual Seniors Who ‘Made It Happen!’
Posted on 05/15/2017
A celebration of achievement will be held Wednesday, May 17, for more than 90 graduating seniors from the Portland Public Schools’ Make It Happen! program. The students didn’t grow up speaking English as their native language. Now, they not only have learned English but also are graduating from the city’s public high schools, and most of them are headed to college.  more about Ceremony Celebrates Multilingual Seniors Who ‘Made It Happen!’
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CBHS Educator is Cumberland County’s 2017 Teacher of the Year!
Posted on 05/11/2017
Brooke Teller, chemistry teacher at Casco Bay High School (CBHS), is Cumberland County’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. Teller was among the teachers – one from each of Maine’s 16 counties – honored May 11 at an annual event at the State Capitol announcing the 2017 Maine County Teachers of the Year.  more about CBHS Educator is Cumberland County’s 2017 Teacher of the Year!
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School Board Honors Peaks and Cliff island schools’ ‘Miss Pam’
Posted on 05/03/2017
Pamela Richards, administrative assistant for the Peaks Island and Cliff Island elementary schools, was recently recognized by the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana.  more about School Board Honors Peaks and Cliff island schools’ ‘Miss Pam’
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Spring for Teachers is Monday, May 8!
Posted on 05/03/2017
Help Portland Public Schools teachers and maybe win an L.L. Bean kayak at Spring for Teachers on Monday, May 8!  more about Spring for Teachers is Monday, May 8!
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Riverton May 12 Art Gala/Silent Auction Fundraiser for Playscape
Posted on 05/01/2017
On Friday, May 12, Riverton Elementary School will hold a “red carpet” Art Gala and Silent Auction to raise funds to create a natural playscape that children of all abilities can enjoy. The area will also have benches to allow families to gather and play together.  more about Riverton May 12 Art Gala/Silent Auction Fundraiser for Playscape
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Annual PPS Student Art Show at City Hall Opens Friday, May 5
Posted on 04/27/2017
The artistic talent, imagination and creativity of Portland Public Schools’ students will be on display May 5 through May 18 at Portland City Hall in the district’s annual Student Art Show.  more about Annual PPS Student Art Show at City Hall Opens Friday, May 5
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Ocean Avenue School IB Coordinator Embodies ‘Essence of PPS’
Posted on 04/27/2017
The Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana recently honored Patricia Sprague, IB Coordinator at Ocean Avenue Elementary School, with a Portland Public Schools’ Essence Award.  more about Ocean Avenue School IB Coordinator Embodies ‘Essence of PPS’
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School Board Honors Bulldogs' Championship Basketball Team
Posted on 04/27/2017
The Portland High School boys’ basketball team recently was recognized by the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana for winning the Class AA championship game in March.  more about School Board Honors Bulldogs' Championship Basketball Team
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School Board Recognizes Girls Rock! Award winner
Posted on 04/27/2017
Madalena Rocha, an Ocean Avenue fifth-grader, was recently honored by the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana for her work helping other students at her school.  more about School Board Recognizes Girls Rock! Award winner
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PATHS Students Selling Gift Cards to Support Trip to Nationals
Posted on 04/27/2017
Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) Culinary Concepts students are selling $ 50 gift cards for Sea Dog Brewery and to Duckfat restaurant to support their trip to the Skills USA National competition in Louisville, Kentucky.  more about PATHS Students Selling Gift Cards to Support Trip to Nationals
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School Board Honors Outstanding OAES Volunteers
Posted on 04/26/2017
Two outstanding volunteers at Ocean Avenue Elementary School, Will Burrow and Molly Anderson, were recently recognized by the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana.  more about School Board Honors Outstanding OAES Volunteers
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Community Invited to King’s Celebration of Learning on May 4
Posted on 04/26/2017
King Middle School will be hosting its 23rd annual Celebration of Learning on Thursday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the school, located at 92 Deering Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.  more about Community Invited to King’s Celebration of Learning on May 4
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Instruments Awarded to EECS Will Enable Students to Rock!
Posted on 04/26/2017
East End Community School (EECS) will be able to start an extracurricular modern band ensemble – or “rock band” – after being awarded musical instruments through a new Maine Department of Education pilot program.  more about Instruments Awarded to EECS Will Enable Students to Rock!
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Deering Drama Presents ‘Almost Maine’ on May 5 & 6
Posted on 04/25/2017
“Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States – it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist."  more about Deering Drama Presents ‘Almost Maine’ on May 5 & 6
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PATHS Students To Hold Art Show & Sale
Posted on 04/25/2017
Students in the Commercial Art program at the Portland Arts & Technology High School (PATHS) will hold an Art Show & Sale on Thursday, May 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the high school, located at 196 Allen Avenue.   more about PATHS Students To Hold Art Show & Sale
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PIES Schoolyard to Become Place to Play, Learn, Nibble and Grow
Posted on 04/25/2017
Peaks Island Elementary School (PIES) plans to use a School Ground Greening Grant to transform its schoolyard into a natural play space/outdoor classroom that can be used for fun, growing edible plants and community engagement. PIES is inviting community stakeholders to a design charrette on Wednesday, May 3, to help create a master design plan for its schoolyard.  more about PIES Schoolyard to Become Place to Play, Learn, Nibble and Grow
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LearningWorks/PPS Volunteers to be Recognized by Sea Dogs!
Posted on 04/24/2017
LearningWorks Afterschool volunteers, David Tucker, who volunteers at Hall Elementary School, and Eliza Brown, who volunteers at Riverton Elementary School, will be recognized Tuesday, April 25, at a Sea Dogs home game.  more about LearningWorks/PPS Volunteers to be Recognized by Sea Dogs!
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8th-Grade Families Invited to Proficiency-Based-Learning Sessions
Posted on 04/21/2017
Families of eighth-graders are invited to some evening information sessions that will help them learn more about the Portland Public Schools’ transition this fall to proficiency-based learning in the district’s middle schools and high schools.  more about 8th-Grade Families Invited to Proficiency-Based-Learning Sessions
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Lincoln Student’s ‘Doodles’ a Winner in Screensaver Challenge
Posted on 04/13/2017
A Lincoln Middle School seventh-grader’s love of doodling has resulted in her becoming one of 20 Maine student artists whose artwork will be showcased as screensavers to approximately 70,000 students and educators statewide, starting this fall.  more about Lincoln Student’s ‘Doodles’ a Winner in Screensaver Challenge
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Vaccine Against Pertussis Required for Seventh-Graders this Fall
Posted on 04/13/2017
The Portland Public Schools is reminding parents that, effective for the 2017-2018 school year, all students entering seventh (7th) grade will need to receive one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine before attendance is allowed.  more about Vaccine Against Pertussis Required for Seventh-Graders this Fall
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Outstanding High School Seniors Win 2017 Principal’s Awards
Posted on 04/11/2017
The 2017 MPA Principal’s Award winners from the Portland Public Schools’ three high schools are: Ludiya Abdalla, Portland High School, nominated by Principal Sheila Jepson; Spencer Todd, Deering High School, nominated by Principal Ira Waltz; and Matthew Suslovic, Casco Bay High School, nominated by Principal Derek Pierce.  more about Outstanding High School Seniors Win 2017 Principal’s Awards
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OAES Fifth-Grader Rocks When It Comes to Helping Others!
Posted on 04/05/2017
Ocean Avenue Elementary School student Madalena Rocha has won a Girls Rock! Award for Community Organizing.  more about OAES Fifth-Grader Rocks When It Comes to Helping Others!
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U.S. Ambassador to Somalia to Visit DHS on April 5
Posted on 04/04/2017
Stephen Schwartz, the United States’ first ambassador to the African nation of Somalia in 25 years, will visit Maine this week, and Deering High School (DHS) will be one of the ambassador’s stops.   more about U.S. Ambassador to Somalia to Visit DHS on April 5
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April 4 Public Hearing on FY18 School Budget Proposal
Posted on 04/03/2017
The Portland Board of Public Education will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, on a fiscal year 2018 school budget proposal recommended by the board’s Finance Committee. The $104.8 million budget proposal is about $2.2 million less than Portland Superintendent Xavier Botana’s $107 million initial budget proposal, which has been reduced over the past few weeks to address fiscal constraints.  more about April 4 Public Hearing on FY18 School Budget Proposal
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Parents: Enroll Your Children in Kindergarten; Apply for Pre-K
Posted on 03/30/2017
Portland parents: It’s the time of year to enroll your children in kindergarten programs for next fall. Also, the Portland Public Schools accepts pre-kindergarten applications all year. The district will fill open seats throughout the school year from its waitlist.  more about Parents: Enroll Your Children in Kindergarten; Apply for Pre-K
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PHS and PATHS Students' Artwork Featured at Local Gallery
Posted on 03/30/2017
The artwork of Portland Public Schools students will be among the creative work on display in April at the Second Annual Regional High School Art Show, hosted by Casco Bay Artisans, a local art gallery.  more about PHS and PATHS Students' Artwork Featured at Local Gallery
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Grant from Bank Will Support Staff Cultural Competency Training
Posted on 03/28/2017
A generous grant from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation will assist the Portland Public Schools in creating a new staff training program to promote cultural competency, foster understanding and celebrate the district' s diversity.  more about Grant from Bank Will Support Staff Cultural Competency Training
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Moore Teacher Honored by VFW for Teaching of Civics, History
Posted on 03/28/2017
Lauren Cormier, an eighth-grade social studies teacher at Lyman Moore Middle School, has been awarded the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. She was selected for that “Teacher of the Year” honor by both the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Deering Memorial Post and District 10.  more about Moore Teacher Honored by VFW for Teaching of Civics, History
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NMRC Helps Immigrants Find Jobs and Boosts Maine’s Economy
Posted on 03/27/2017
The New Mainers Resource Center (NMRC) is a program within Portland Adult Education that helps immigrants and refugees overcome barriers to find employment in their professional careers. The mission of NMRC is to support Maine’s economic development by meeting employers’ demands for a skilled and culturally diverse workforce. NMRC’s recently released 2016 Annual Report shows that it’s successfully doing both.  more about NMRC Helps Immigrants Find Jobs and Boosts Maine’s Economy
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T-shirt Designed by PATHS Students More than Fashion Statement
Posted on 03/27/2017
A T-shirt designed by students in the Fashion Marketing Program at the Portland Arts & Technology High School (PATHS) makes much more than a fashion statement. The T-shirt was created to help immigrant students and others feel welcome.  more about T-shirt Designed by PATHS Students More than Fashion Statement
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CBHS Students Fundraising for Transformative “Junior Journey”
Posted on 03/23/2017
Casco Bay High School 11th-graders have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise the final $2,500 for the class “Junior Journey,” a weeklong transformative learning experience that will take them to Detroit, Michigan this year.  more about CBHS Students Fundraising for Transformative “Junior Journey”
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Students’ Tally at Math Meet Adds up to Winning Performances
Posted on 03/23/2017
The Lyseth and East End elementary school Math Teams distinguished themselves at the Southern Maine Elementary Math League (SMEML) meet on March 16.  more about Students’ Tally at Math Meet Adds up to Winning Performances
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Public Invited To View PAE Students’ Career Fair Reports
Posted on 03/23/2017
A class of English language learners at Portland Adult Education (PAE) spent all semester researching careers. Students in Shoshana Hoose’s ESOL5 class then presented a Career Fair on March 22 at the school.   more about Public Invited To View PAE Students’ Career Fair Reports
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PHS 2014 Graduate Reaches for the Stars – Literally
Posted on 03/22/2017
The Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana recently recognized Evan Peaco, a 2014 Portland High School graduate who was the keynote speaker at a National Space Club dinner in Washington, D.C. on March 10. Peaco is studying aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland in College Park.  more about PHS 2014 Graduate Reaches for the Stars – Literally
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PATHS DECA Winners Holding Benefit Dinner To Get to Nationals
Posted on 03/20/2017
On March 2 and 3, Portland Arts & Technology High School (PATHS) students in the Fashion Marketing program won big at the Maine State DECA Conference. Now, the students are holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Monday, March 20, at Hella Good Tacos, to raise money for them to attend the DECA nationals in California.  more about PATHS DECA Winners Holding Benefit Dinner To Get to Nationals
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DHS To Host Advocate for Women's Rights in Islam
Posted on 03/20/2017
Zainah Anwar of Malaysia, a founding member of Sisters in Islam and the Director of Musawah, the global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family, will speak with Deering High School students about those issues on Tuesday, March 21.  more about DHS To Host Advocate for Women's Rights in Islam
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State Board Gives Final Approval to Hall School Project
Posted on 03/17/2017
The Maine State Board of Education voted unanimously this week to give final design and funding approval for the construction of a new state-funded project to replace Hall Elementary School. This milestone in the state approval process, which took place at the board’s March 15 meeting, gives the green light for the $29.7 million project to go out to bid and for construction work to begin.  more about State Board Gives Final Approval to Hall School Project
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King Middle School presents “The Lion King Jr.” March 20 & 21
Posted on 03/17/2017
With grant funding from the Music Theater International, King Middle School will present the award-winning “The Lion King Jr.” on Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. in the King Cafetorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and are available at the door.  more about King Middle School presents “The Lion King Jr.” March 20 & 21
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Lyseth Teacher Grecia Caraballo Is FLAME Teacher of the Year
Posted on 03/15/2017
Each year at its annual conference, the Foreign Language Association of Maine (FLAME) recognizes a teacher who has achieved outstanding results in teaching modern or classical languages. This year, FLAME presented its Teacher of the Year award to Grecia Caraballo, a Spanish immersion teacher at Lyseth Elementary School  more about Lyseth Teacher Grecia Caraballo Is FLAME Teacher of the Year
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School Board Honors JMG Specialists at Deering High School
Posted on 03/15/2017
The Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana recently recognized two outstanding Deering High School staff members – Pamela Bessey, the school’s Jobs for Maine’s Graduates Expanded Learning Opportunities Coordinator; and Gretchen Scales, a Jobs for Maine’s Graduates specialist  more about School Board Honors JMG Specialists at Deering High School
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PPS Educators Thomas & Catherine Bucci Honored Posthumously
Posted on 03/15/2017
At its March 7 meeting, the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana recognized two longtime Portland Public Schools’ educators who passed away in February.  more about PPS Educators Thomas & Catherine Bucci Honored Posthumously
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Yum! Riverton School Hosts Edible Book Festival April 6
Posted on 03/13/2017
Students, staff and community members are invited to “eat your words” at Riverton Elementary School on Thursday, April 6, as the school collaborates with the Portland Public Library to put on the yearly Edible Book Festival.  more about Yum! Riverton School Hosts Edible Book Festival April 6
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Camden National Bank Helps Students Cheer Bulldogs’ Win
Posted on 03/09/2017
The Portland High School boys’ basketball team Class AA championship win took place an hour away in Augusta, but a number of their fellow students were able to be there to cheer the Bulldogs on, thanks to the generosity of Camden National Bank.  more about Camden National Bank Helps Students Cheer Bulldogs’ Win
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Resolutions on Free Speech, Hate Speech, Save Haven Approved
Posted on 03/08/2017
The Portland Board of Public Education on March 7 unanimously approved three board resolutions: one affirming district employees’ free speech rights; one condemning hate speech and expressing support for the district’s Muslim students and staff; and one affirming the district’s commitment to making the Portland Public Schools a safe haven for students and families.  more about Resolutions on Free Speech, Hate Speech, Save Haven Approved
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Proposed Budget Keeps District on Positive Course despite $2M Shortfall
Posted on 03/07/2017
Portland Superintendent Xavier Botana has proposed a budget for fiscal year 2018 that will help the Portland Public Schools take positive steps to realize the district’s educational goals while responding to a potential drop of more than $2 million in state aid to the district.  more about Proposed Budget Keeps District on Positive Course despite $2M Shortfall
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Public Hearing on Free Speech, Hate Speech, Safe Haven Resolutions
Posted on 03/06/2017
The Board of Public Education will start its Tuesday, March 7, meeting with a public hearing on three proposed board resolutions: one affirming district employees’ free speech rights; one condemning hate speech and expressing support for the district’s Muslim students; and one affirming the district’s commitment to making the Portland Public Schools a safe haven for students and families.  more about Public Hearing on Free Speech, Hate Speech, Safe Haven Resolutions
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DHS Junior To Compete in Poetry Out Loud State Finals March 13
Posted on 03/02/2017
Deering High School junior Amran Mahamed has been selected as one of 10 finalists to compete in the 2017 Poetry Out Loud Maine State Finals in Waterville on Monday, March 13.  more about DHS Junior To Compete in Poetry Out Loud State Finals March 13
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Lincoln Middle School Students To Perform Pop-Up MacBeth!
Posted on 03/02/2017
Lincoln Middle School students will participate in Pop-Up MacBeth performances March 3 and 4. The Lincoln sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade performers are the only school-age performers participating in the PortFringe theatrical event.  more about Lincoln Middle School Students To Perform Pop-Up MacBeth!
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PPS Students’ Artwork on Display at PMA during Youth Art Month
Posted on 03/01/2017
The artwork of Portland Public Schools students is among the creative work of Maine students now being showcased at the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) during annual Youth Art Month. The exhibition, featuring more than 90 works of art from K-12 students throughout the state, is on view starting today, March 1, through April 2, 2017.  more about PPS Students’ Artwork on Display at PMA during Youth Art Month
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CBHS Senior Recognized for Accomplishments
Posted on 03/01/2017
The Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana recently honored Casco Bay High School senior Franci Bliss for being a student who goes above and beyond the usual high standards that the Portland Public Schools expects of its students.  more about CBHS Senior Recognized for Accomplishments
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School Board Honors PHS Bulldogs’ First Deaf Mascot
Posted on 03/01/2017
Kamron King, a Portland High School freshman, was recently recognized by the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana. Botana said that Kamron, in his role as the PHS Bulldogs’ first Deaf mascot, Kamron exceeds the usual high standards that the Portland Public Schools sets for its students.  more about School Board Honors PHS Bulldogs’ First Deaf Mascot
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Students Honor Longfellow’s Love of Language in Their Languages
Posted on 03/01/2017
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow clearly loved the English language – the Portland native’s enduring poetry is testament to that. But Longfellow also was a linguist who appreciated other languages. So, in honor of his 210th birthday this week, some Portland High School students originally from Iraq, Iran and Rwanda translated his poetry into their native languages: Farsi, Arabic and French.  more about Students Honor Longfellow’s Love of Language in Their Languages
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Peaks Branch Library to Make Temporary Move to Island's School
Posted on 02/28/2017
The Portland Public Schools (PPS) and the Portland Public Library (PPL) are finalizing details of a plan to temporarily house the library's Peaks Island Branch at Peaks Island Elementary School during renovations to the library building.  more about Peaks Branch Library to Make Temporary Move to Island's School
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PAE Students, Staff Show Some Valentine’s Day Love
Posted on 02/16/2017
Portland Adult Education (PAE) students and teachers papered the school with Valentine’s Day messages this week to share their appreciation, love, wishes and optimism for the school and their community.   more about PAE Students, Staff Show Some Valentine’s Day Love
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‘Extraordinary’ CBHS Teacher Guest on Ellen DeGeneres Show
Posted on 02/16/2017
Casco Bay High School English teacher Ekhlas Ahmed is a huge fan of Ellen DeGeneres – and Ellen is now an admirer of Ahmed. Ellen had Ahmed as a guest on her show this week, calling Ahmed’s life story “so inspiring.”  more about ‘Extraordinary’ CBHS Teacher Guest on Ellen DeGeneres Show
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Parents, Guardians Invited To Make Voices Heard in Survey
Posted on 02/15/2017
The Portland Public Schools launched its fourth annual parent survey on Feb. 15. Parents and guardians of children in the district are urged to participate in the survey, which is designed to enhance community voices in the school system.  more about Parents, Guardians Invited To Make Voices Heard in Survey
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It's Time for Lyman Moore’s Annual “Read Your Heart Out”
Posted on 02/06/2017
Lyman Moore Middle School will hold its fourth annual “Read Your Heart Out” event on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 7:55 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (The snow date will be Wednesday, Feb. 15.)  more about It's Time for Lyman Moore’s Annual “Read Your Heart Out”
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PPS High School Students Unite against Hate, Fear
Posted on 02/03/2017
Students at Deering High School and Portland High School held unity events outside each of the schools on Friday, Feb. 3.   more about PPS High School Students Unite against Hate, Fear
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King Students Present “Portland-ability” Plans for City
Posted on 02/02/2017
King Middle School Windsor 8 students have been doing some future planning for the city of Portland in a learning expedition called “Portland-ability.” On Jan. 24, they presented the results of their work to Mayor Ethan Strimling, neighborhood association members, members of the planning and urban development boards and community members.  more about King Students Present “Portland-ability” Plans for City
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Multilingual Center to Participate in Nonprofit Day at State House
Posted on 02/01/2017
The Portland Public Schools’ Multilingual & Multicultural Center will join other nonprofits and the Maine Association of Nonprofits on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the 14th annual Maine Nonprofit Day at the State House in Augusta. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hall of Flags.  more about Multilingual Center to Participate in Nonprofit Day at State House
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Board Endorses $61m Elementary School Renovation Bond
Posted on 02/01/2017
At a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Portland Board of Public Education voted unanimously to accept a $61 million bond proposal to renovate four Portland elementary schools –Longfellow, Lyseth, Presumpscot and Reiche – and refer the proposal to the City Council's Finance Committee. The final decision on sending a bond proposal to voters rests with the City Council.  more about Board Endorses $61m Elementary School Renovation Bond
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Families Encouraged To Take the Read to ME Challenge!
Posted on 01/31/2017
Maine’s Read to ME Challenge 2017 begins Thursday, Feb. 2, and runs through March 2, and Portland Public Schools' families are encouraged to take the Challenge!  more about Families Encouraged To Take the Read to ME Challenge!
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CBHS Students Stand Up to Hate, Fear with Solidarity Walk
Posted on 01/30/2017
In reaction to a racially biased hate crime against four Casco Bay High School students as they waited for the bus on Allen Avenue Jan. 27, CBHS students and staff held a Walk of Solidarity on Monday, Jan. 30, to speak out against hate and fear.  more about CBHS Students Stand Up to Hate, Fear with Solidarity Walk
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Special Public Meeting Jan. 31 on Elementary School Bond
Posted on 01/26/2017
Community members are encouraged to attend a special meeting of the Portland Board of Public Education on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at which the board will consider a $61 million bond proposal to renovate four Portland elementary schools (Longfellow, Lyseth, Presumpscot and Reiche) and vote on whether to accept the proposal and refer it to the City Council's Finance Committee.  more about Special Public Meeting Jan. 31 on Elementary School Bond
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Lyseth Students Win Grant to Spruce Up ‘Buddy Bench’
Posted on 01/25/2017
Two Lyseth Elementary School third-graders have won a $486 Painting For A Purpose grant to make the school’s “Buddy Bench” more inviting to use.  more about Lyseth Students Win Grant to Spruce Up ‘Buddy Bench’
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Unum volunteers teach JA Lessons to entire Presumpscot School
Posted on 01/25/2017
Nearly 30 volunteers from Unum spent Jan. 18 at Presumpscot Elementary School, teaching each grade a different Junior Achievement lesson focused on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness.   more about Unum volunteers teach JA Lessons to entire Presumpscot School
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Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Feb. 27 – March 10
Posted on 01/23/2017
The Portland Public Schools’ kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year begins on Feb. 27 and runs through March 10 (and ongoing). Pre-kindergarten pre-registration applications also will be accepted Feb. 27 through March 10.  more about Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Feb. 27 – March 10
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Make It Happen! Talent Show Set for Jan. 25 at CBHS
Posted on 01/19/2017
The annual Make It Happen! Talent Show takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Casco Bay High School. The even will run from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Great Space on the second floor  more about Make It Happen! Talent Show Set for Jan. 25 at CBHS
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‘Amazing’ Lyseth Teacher Is Winner of ‘Essence of PPS’ Award
Posted on 01/18/2017
Lyseth Elementary School teacher Linda Whittum recently received an Essence of PPS Award. The Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana presented the award to Linda at the board’s Jan. 17 meeting.  more about ‘Amazing’ Lyseth Teacher Is Winner of ‘Essence of PPS’ Award
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Moore Teachers To Hold ‘Teacher Travel Show & Tell’ Jan. 19
Posted on 01/17/2017
A number of Lyman Moore Middle School teachers have traveled to various countries around the world and are using their experience to inform their teaching. Now, on Thursday, Jan. 19, they’ll share their travel experiences with the community at a Teacher Travel Show & Tell night.  more about Moore Teachers To Hold ‘Teacher Travel Show & Tell’ Jan. 19
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All Encouraged To Attend Jan. 19 School Facilities Public Hearing
Posted on 01/17/2017
Portland Public Schools families, staff and other community members are encouraged to make their voices heard at a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 19, regarding a plan to pay for proposed renovations at Presumpscot, Longfellow, Lyseth, and Reiche elementary schools. The City Council’s School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee is hosting the public hearing, which will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. Free childcare will be available.  more about All Encouraged To Attend Jan. 19 School Facilities Public Hearing
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PPS Title 1 Coordinator Named John T. Gorman Fellow
Posted on 01/15/2017
Angela Atkinson Duina, the Portland Public Schools Title 1 School Improvement Coordinator, recently was named a 2017 John T. Gorman Foundation Fellow.  more about PPS Title 1 Coordinator Named John T. Gorman Fellow
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Public Invited to Jan. 17 Workshop on Family Partnership Policy
Posted on 01/15/2017
Portland Public Schools families and other community members are encouraged to attend a Portland Board of Public Education workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 17, to discuss a proposed new School and Family Partnership Policy. The workshop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Lyseth Elementary School, located at 175 Auburn St.  more about Public Invited to Jan. 17 Workshop on Family Partnership Policy
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Birthwork Is CBHS Senior’s Extracurricular Passion
Posted on 01/14/2017
Casco Bay High School senior Franci Bliss recently became a certified doula – a person who assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth – and the 17-year-old is the subject of a recent Bangor Daily News story focusing on her unique extracurricular activity.  more about Birthwork Is CBHS Senior’s Extracurricular Passion
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New $8,000 Grant to Multilingual Center Will Benefit Students
Posted on 01/13/2017
The Portland Public Schools’ Multilingual & Multicultural Center has received an $8,000 grant from the Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.  more about New $8,000 Grant to Multilingual Center Will Benefit Students
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Public Hearing on Elementary School Facilities Set for Jan. 19
Posted on 01/12/2017
The City Council’s School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee will host a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 19, regarding a plan to pay for proposed renovations at Presumpscot, Longfellow, Lyseth, and Reiche elementary schools. The public hearing will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall and free childcare will be available.  more about Public Hearing on Elementary School Facilities Set for Jan. 19
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Tour of Lyseth to Precede School Board Meeting
Posted on 01/12/2017
The public is invited to a tour of Lyseth Elementary School, which will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 17, prior to the Portland Board of Public Education meeting being held at the school that evening.  more about Tour of Lyseth to Precede School Board Meeting
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DHS Thespians Present One-Act Student Plays Jan. 13, 14
Posted on 01/05/2017
Deering High School drama students will showcase their skills as playwrights this month when they present a series of one-act plays written and directed by students.  more about DHS Thespians Present One-Act Student Plays Jan. 13, 14