logo
    • Phone :
    • (207) 874-8100
    • Address :
    • 353 Cumberland AvePortland, Maine 04101
    • Connect with us:

February 2015

this is content
Superintendent to Present FY16 Budget Proposal March 10
Posted on 02/26/2015
Portland Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk will present his proposed fiscal year 2016 school budget to the Portland Board of Public Education at a special board meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  more
Town Hall Forum to Launch DHS Hunger Project
Posted on 02/26/2015
Deering High School’s freshmen class in March will embark on a monthlong project-based learning initiative on hunger and food security.   more
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to Present STEM Expo at PATHS
Posted on 02/26/2015
Through a variety of demonstrations on topics that include sonar, welding and how a submarine escape suit is designed, students at the Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) will get to learn on Tuesday, March 3, how science and technology are used in real life at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Staff Honored for “Bridge” from Lyseth to Moore
Staff Honored for “Bridge” from Lyseth to Moore
Posted on 02/25/2015
Four staff members – two from Lyseth Elementary School and two from Lyman Moore Middle School – won recognition from the Portland Board of Education on Feb. 24 for their collaborative work to develop an event to help bridge the two schools and enhance learning opportunities at each.   more
This is the image for the news article titled School Board Recognizes Staff for Dedication
School Board Recognizes Staff for Dedication
Posted on 02/25/2015
The Portland Board of Public Education honored two employees on Feb. 24 for their dedication to their jobs. Recognized were Todd Schools, a custodian at Lincoln Middle School; and Ruth Howe, an educational technician at Deering High School.  more
Foundation Provides Free Eyeglasses to Help Students
Posted on 02/24/2015
Portland Public Schools’ nurses have teamed up with the Essilor Vision Foundation to provide free eyeglasses for about 100 Portland students.   more
Public invited to ‘Constituent Coffee’
Posted on 02/23/2015
District 4 Portland Board of Public Education Member Stephanie Hatzenbuehler is slated to join Portland City Councilor Justin Costa as he holds his first "Constituent Coffee" on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Black Cat Coffee, located at 463 Stevens Avenue.   more
This is the image for the news article titled Three PPS Students Named National Merit Finalists
Three PPS Students Named National Merit Finalists
Posted on 02/23/2015
Three high school students in the Portland Public Schools have been named Finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.   more
This is the image for the news article titled Parents Invited to Internet Safety Presentation
Parents Invited to Internet Safety Presentation
Posted on 02/19/2015
A detective from the Portland Police Department will give a presentation to parents on Wednesday, Feb. 25, on how to help children use the Internet safely.  more
This is the image for the news article titled PHS student’s grant to aid other students with clothing needs
PHS student’s grant to aid other students with clothing needs
Posted on 02/17/2015
A Portland High School senior recently won a $500 Painting for a Purpose grant to help her fellow students meet some very basic clothing needs. The money will go toward purchasing new socks and underwear, items some students can’t afford to buy themselves.   more
This is the image for the news article titled Mentoring program featured on ‘Let’s Talk Portland’
Mentoring program featured on ‘Let’s Talk Portland’
Posted on 02/17/2015
The February edition of the "Let's Talk Portland!" Web show features a student and his mentor in the Multilingual Center's Make It Happen! program. Make It Happen! is a language acquisition, academic advocacy, and college readiness program that pairs English language learners with volunteer mentors known as academic coaches.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Breccia: Deering's Little Literary Magazine that Could
Breccia: Deering's Little Literary Magazine that Could
Posted on 02/17/2015
Deering Principal Ira Waltz with Stephen Ochan
DHS’ Stephen Ochan Wins Top Soccer Award
Posted on 02/12/2015
Deering High School’s Stephen Ochan has been named the Gatorade Maine Boys Soccer Player of the Year. It’s the first time a Deering boys soccer player has won that honor.  more
Hall School Invites Families to Consider Many Rivers Program
Posted on 02/12/2015
Hall Elementary School offers a districtwide program of choice called Many Rivers that serves grades 1 through 5. At this time each year, kindergarten parents are invited to tour the Many Rivers classrooms and learn more about the program to see if it’s an option they would like to explore for their children.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Lincoln’s ‘Heart Hero” Inspires School CPR Lessons
Lincoln’s ‘Heart Hero” Inspires School CPR Lessons
Posted on 02/11/2015
Each year, Lincoln Middle School participates in Hoops For Heart, a physical activity-focused education and fundraising event co-sponsored by the American Heart Association. And this year, the school has a “Heart Hero” for the event, 13-year-old Meghan Dadiego, a Lincoln Middle School eighth-grader who collapsed in September from sudden cardiac arrest at a dance studio and survived because her instructor knew CPR.  more
CBHS Student to Host ‘Black Stories Matter Cafe Night’
Posted on 02/10/2015
Casco Bay High School seniors each year do Senior Expeditions in which each student designs a personal learning expedition that meshes a personal passion with a need in the world. Senior Kim Henry is focusing her expedition on the theme, “Black Lives Matter,” and will host an evening of storytelling on Thursday, Feb. 12, to explore that theme.  more
PATHS Fashion Students' Sew-a-thon for ALS Cure
Posted on 02/10/2015
Fashion Marketing students at the Portland Public Schools’ Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) will hold a sew-a-thon on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to raise money for a cure for ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The sew-a-thon will be held in memory of a student’s mother, who died in December from the disease.  more
Survey Seeks Parents’ Views on Portland Public Schools
Posted on 02/09/2015
The Portland Public Schools has launched its second annual parent survey. Parents of children in the district are urged to participate in the survey, which is designed to enhance community voices in the school system.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Lyseth, Lyman Moore Schools Create ‘Bridge’ to Build Community
Lyseth, Lyman Moore Schools Create ‘Bridge’ to Build Community
Posted on 02/09/2015
Lyseth Elementary School and Lyman Moore Middle School are neighbors – the two buildings are located right next door to each other on the same campus. But the two schools would like to do more to enhance their connection, which is why they’re holding a “Lyseth’s Bridge to Moore” event on Wednesday, Feb. 11.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Visiting Engineers Spark Middle School Students’ Engineering Interest
Visiting Engineers Spark Middle School Students’ Engineering Interest
Posted on 02/06/2015
A visiting engineer recently challenged eighth-graders in teacher Christel Driscoll’s science class at Lincoln Middle School to an engineering competition in which they designed packages for computer chips that met the requirements of being lightweight, small in volume, stackable and marketable.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Seventh-Graders Recognized for Playground Quest
Seventh-Graders Recognized for Playground Quest
Posted on 02/05/2015
Two Lyman Moore Middle School students were honored this week by the Portland Board of Public Education for their efforts to fix up a playground in the housing project where they live so that children can play there.  more
This is the image for the news article titled CBHS Students Hold Climate Change Symposium
CBHS Students Hold Climate Change Symposium
Posted on 02/05/2015
Casco Bay High School juniors presented to panels of experts at the University of Southern Maine this week about how to transition away from fossil fuels and mitigate the impacts of climate change.   more
This is the image for the news article titled PHS Students Commended for Academic Bowl Success
PHS Students Commended for Academic Bowl Success
Posted on 02/05/2015
The Portland Board of Public Education on Feb. 3 recognized two Portland High School students for their achievements in the annual Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Handbell Choir Still Ringing after 30 Years
Handbell Choir Still Ringing after 30 Years
Posted on 02/03/2015
The Portland Public Schools’ Lincoln Middle School is one of just a few schools in Maine with a handbell choir. Lincoln’s handbell choir is a longtime tradition at the school – the choir is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year – but it’s one that still resounds with today’s students, according to band teacher Audrey Cabral...  more
This is the image for the news article titled Mayor Helps Launch ‘Choose School Lunch’ Campaign
Mayor Helps Launch ‘Choose School Lunch’ Campaign
Posted on 02/03/2015
“Choose School Lunch” is the name of an exciting new campaign to increase awareness of and increase participation in the Portland Public Schools’ school lunch program...  more
This is the image for the news article titled PHS Student’s Artwork Featured at Charity Event
PHS Student’s Artwork Featured at Charity Event
Posted on 02/03/2015
Kathy Truong, a Portland High School junior, recently was commissioned to create a one-of-a-kind art piece for a silent auction at the Charity Summit event at Sugarloaf Mountain on Jan. 24...  more
This is the image for the news article titled Educators in Residence to Reinforce Middle Schoolers’ Leadership Skills
Educators in Residence to Reinforce Middle Schoolers’ Leadership Skills
Posted on 01/29/2015
Each year, seventh-grade students from Lyman Moore Middle School and sixth-grade students from King Middle School learn teambuilding, relationships, decision making and communication skills at the residential experiential education programs at The Leadership School at Kieve on Damariscotta Lake in Nobleboro. Now a new Educator-in-Residence program in which Kieve educators are spending 10 weeks at the two middle schools will help reinforce what the students learn from their Leadership School experience.  more