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March 10, 2014
James Hawkes, a sixth grader at Lyman Moore Middle School, placed third as an individual in the state MathCounts meet on March 8.  James, who was competing against students in sixth through eighth grade, won an all-expenses-paid trip to Orlando, Florida to compete in the national meet on May 9.  Read More
March 7, 2014
The Portland Public Schools will hold a college and career expo titled “Live, Learn and Earn - Right Here in Maine” on March 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Abromson Center and Sullivan Gym on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus. Read More
March 6, 2014
The Lyseth Elementary School Student Council recently collected hats, mittens and scarves for the Family Crisis Center.  The students donated seven boxes of winter accessories to the center.  Read More
March 6, 2014
The Portland Public Schools will hold the following free concerts featuring student musicians:  All-City Band Concert: March 18 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Middle School.  The snow date is March 19. All-City Orchestra Concert: March 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Portland High School.  The snow date is March 25. All-City Chorus: March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Portland High School.  The snow date is March 31. The public... Read More
March 6, 2014
Rock Around the World, a night of music, dancing and hors d’oeuvres to benefit the Portland Public Schools’ multilingual extended learning programs, will take place on March 21 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Italian Heritage Center.  The event will include a raffle and silent auction.  Tickets ($25 in advance, $30 at the door) may be purchased by calling 874-8135. Read More
March 6, 2014
The Portland Public Schools’ Budget and Revenue Advisory Task Force will hold a community forum on March 13 at 6 p.m. in Room 141 of Portland Arts and Technology High School to gather public input on the task force’s draft report before it is finalized and presented to the Portland Board of Public Education. Read More
March 5, 2014
Portland High School’s Academic Decathlon team placed sixth in the state championship on March 1 at Deering High School. This year's topic of study was World War 1.  The students took a series of exams in all disciplines in addition to writing an essay, delivering a speech, being interviewed and participating in a high-speed super quiz. The members of the Portland High team are Clare Auld-Brokish... Read More
March 4, 2014
Nanci Kahn, a local photographer and artist, recently conducted a two-day workshop at Deering High School with art teacher Janie Young.   Students from Annick Cadot's French class teamed up with art students.  Kahn shared her photographs of the Afar tribesmen of the Afar Rift Valley.  The tribesmen provided protection to the team that Kahn worked for while she was photographing an archaeological... Read More
March 4, 2014
“Breccia,” the literary magazine produced by students at Deering High School, has earned a “superior” rank, the highest award possible, from the National Council of Teachers of English.  Of the 373 literary magazines submitted nationwide, only 26 received “superior” ranks.  “Breccia” was the only magazine from Maine to receive that rank.  The faculty advisors for “Breccia” are Shana Genre and... Read More
March 4, 2014
Artwork by 11 students in the Portland Public Schools will be featured at the Portland Museum of Art from March 8 through April 6 as part of an exhibit for Youth Art Month.  The museum partners with the Maine Art Education Association on the annual event, featuring pieces by Maine students in kindergarten through grade 12. A celebration reception will take place on March 8 from 4 to 7:30 p.m.  Read More
March 3, 2014
The Portland High School boys’ basketball team coached by Joe Russo completed a perfect season on March 1 by winning the Class A state title at the Cumberland County Civic Center.  The PHS Bulldogs beat Hampden Academy 54-40, thus ending Hampden's 43-game winning streak.  PHS player  Matt Talbot led the scoring with 16 points.  Jayvon Pitts-Young and Justin Zukowski added 12 and 11 points,... Read More
February 28, 2014
The African Children’s Choir, an acclaimed group from Uganda, will visit East End Community School (EECS) on March 3.  Sixteen choir members will have lunch with EECS students, play with them at recess, tour the building and share their music.  The EECS Glee Club also will perform. “Many of our students come from Africa,” said EECS Principal Marcia Gendron.  “This is a great opportunity for them... Read More
February 28, 2014
The New Mainers Resource Center at Portland Adult Education presents a free workshop on how Maine can integrate immigrant professionals into its workforce.  The workshop will take place on March 24 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the main branch of the Portland Public Library.  Read More
February 26, 2014
The Portland Public Schools has hired Bethany Campbell as the new director of adult and community education.  Kevin Whittemore has been selected to become transportation director in August, when the current director, Kevin Mallory, retires.  Both Campbell and Whittemore were chosen from a field of candidates from Maine and other states. Read More
February 26, 2014
The Portland Public Schools celebrated Read Across America Day on February 28 and March 3 by inviting guest readers to visit classes.  Portland’s police chief, fire chief, several television personalities, school employees, business partners and other community members read to elementary school children.  The Cat in the Hat and Thing One and Thing Two also made appearances.   Read More