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October 20, 2014
PORTLAND, Maine (Oct. 20, 2014) – This past spring, Portland’s plan to replace Fred P. Hall Elementary School was placed on the state’s Major Capital Construction Approved Projects List, making the project eligible to receive state funding. Now, at a workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 21, the Portland Board of Public Education will discuss the process and critical milestones that need to be met for the... Read More
October 15, 2014
A message from Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk:I believe parents and other community members are our partners in creating great schools, and we want to keep our partners informed. We’re now offering a new and convenient way to help you stay informed: the district’s e-Newsletter.The e-Newsletter will feature Portland Public Schools' points of pride. You’ll learn about such things as school... Read More
October 14, 2014
The Portland Public Schools is inviting childcare and preschool providers in the community to an Oct. 16 event to network about a shared vision for school readiness in Portland. The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the community room of the East End Community School at 195 North St. on Portland’s Munjoy Hill. Read More
October 14, 2014
The Portland Public School’s Reiche Community School will hold its Seventh Annual Reiche International 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 19. The fun community event, for which participants are invited to wear costumes, begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Reiche Community School, located at 166 Brackett St. in Portland’s West End. All proceeds from the event will go to fund school enrichment programs for Reiche... Read More
October 9, 2014
The Portland Public Schools has published a series of new Learning Guides for Families. The free guides, designed for families with children in kindergarten through grade 5, detail what students should know and be able to do in English Language Arts and math by the end of each grade. They also include information on how families can increase student learning at home. The guides are available in... Read More
October 9, 2014
IDEXX Laboratories has donated $18,000 in technology, equipment and 300 volunteer hours to give the Portland Public School’s Lyman Moore Middle School a “Super Science Makeover.” The makeover is the result of an innovative partnership between Lyman Moore and IDEXX designed to increase student exposure to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teaching and learning and careers. Read More
October 8, 2014
PATHS, the Portland Arts & Technology High School is hosting its second annual Transition Fair to help students receiving special education services learn about navigating life after high school. The PATHS Transition Fair will be held on Thursday Oct. 9 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at PATHS, located at 196 Allen Avenue in Portland. Anyone who can benefit from the fair is invited; families need... Read More
October 8, 2014
The Portland Board of Education at its Oct. 7 meeting recognized the district’s three Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. The three Semifinalists are Olivia Blom of Deering High School, and Carlo Macomber and Ethan Pierce, both of whom attend Casco Bay High School. The three academically talented Portland Public Schools students have a chance to continue in the... Read More
October 7, 2014
PORTLAND, Maine (Oct. 7, 2014) – Joshua Kennie, a second-year commercial art student at Portland Arts & Technology High School (PATHS), has won the Haven's Candies Sticker Tagline Contest for the 100 year anniversary of Maine’s oldest chocolatier. Josh, whose sending school is Bonny Eagle High School in Standish, designed the new tagline: “Keeping Maine Sweet for 100 Years!”  The company is... Read More
October 6, 2014
Portland Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk and guests discuss new opportunities for elementary school students in the Portland Public Schools to learn Spanish and music in the latest edition of the "Let's Talk Portland!" web show.  Read More
September 30, 2014
Casco Bay High School Principal Derek Pierce has won the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s 3rd Annual Larry O’Toole Award. He’ll receive a $100,000 grant for his school, which will be used to further student learning. The win marks the first time a Maine principal or school organization has won the award, for which there is one nominee from each New England state. Read More
September 29, 2014
Three high school students in the Portland Public Schools have been named Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. The students will be recognized by the Portland Board of Education at its Oct. 7 meeting, and they have an opportunity to compete for National Merit Scholarships to be offered next spring.The three Semifinalists are Olivia Blom of Deering High School, and Carlo... Read More
September 26, 2014
Portland High School’s three engineering classes recently hosted a group of professionals from the engineering and manufacturing fields. The engineers inspired the students by talking about their work on such vital projects as bridges, concert halls, jet engines and naval ships. Read More
September 22, 2014
Portland Public Schools (PPS) Food Services Department is a leader in using local food in school meal programs.  During the 2013-2014 school year Portland served over 128,000 pounds of local fruits, vegetables and proteins.  This school year, PPS Food Services Department has committed to increasing local foods with the goal of serving 225,000 pounds of local fruits, vegetables and proteins in the... Read More
September 17, 2014
Casco Bay High School Principal Derek Pierce and student Maggie Ruff sat down this week with 207's Caroline Cornish.  They talked about Pierce's nomination for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation's Larry O'Toole Leadership Award.  The award recongizes excellence in implementing student-centered learning practices, including learning that is personalized, engaging, competency-based and happens... Read More