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December 2016

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This is the image for the news article titled Lyman Moore Ed Tech Receives ‘Essence of PPS’ Award
Lyman Moore Ed Tech Receives ‘Essence of PPS’ Award
Posted on 12/21/2016
David Aguirre, an educational technician at Lyman Moore Middle School, was presented with an “Essence of PPS Award” at the Portland Board of Public Education’s Dec. 20 meeting. The award recognizes staff members who embody the work that is happening at their schools and reflect the goals and mission of their schools and the district.   more
This is the image for the news article titled School Board Honors Bus Driver as ‘Inspiring Educator’
School Board Honors Bus Driver as ‘Inspiring Educator’
Posted on 12/21/2016
Bruce Lane, a bus driver for the Portland Public Schools, recently was recognized by the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana for being an “inspiring educator” who makes a difference in the lives of the district’s students.  more
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School Board Honors OAES Assistant Principal as ‘Outstanding Leader’
Posted on 12/21/2016
Ann Hanna, assistant principal at Ocean Avenue Elementary School, recently was recognized by the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana for being named Maine’s Elementary School Assistant Principal of the Year for 2017.   more
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PPS High School Students Invited To Take METRO Survey
Posted on 12/19/2016
METRO is inviting Portland Public Schools’ high school students to fill out a new survey on service.   more
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Deering High School Named a Safe Sports School
Posted on 12/19/2016
Deering High School has been named a Safe Sports School 1st Team by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). The designation is valid for a three-year period, from Dec. 6, 2016 through December 5, 2019.  more
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Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Comprehensive Plan
Posted on 12/15/2016
The Portland Board of Public Education will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 20, on a proposed update to the Portland Public Schools’ Comprehensive Plan. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m. in the Lyman Moore Middle School cafeteria.  more
This is the image for the news article titled CBHS Freshman To Present Their Vision for Portland’s Future
CBHS Freshman To Present Their Vision for Portland’s Future
Posted on 12/14/2016
What kind of city should Portland strive to be in the future? Freshman at Casco Bay High School have been researching that question for the past few months and now are ready to share their plan for the city’s success in coming years. On Thursday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. in the State of Maine Room at City Hall, the freshmen will be presenting their “Class of 2020 Vision Statement” and urban development models to members of city government and various other organizations from around Portland.  more
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Record Number of PPS Orchestra Students Accepted to Allstate
Posted on 12/12/2016
After a rigorous audition process, eight members of the Deering-Portland-Casco Bay High School Orchestra have been accepted to represent the Portland Public Schools and the city of Portland at this year's Allstate Honors Music Festival in May  more
This is the image for the news article titled Schools, Groups Urged to Join Maine DOE Read to ME Challenge!
Schools, Groups Urged to Join Maine DOE Read to ME Challenge!
Posted on 12/12/2016
The Maine Department of Education (Maine DOE) is seeking schools, organizations and community member to become partners in the Read to ME Challenge 2017, which kicks off in the first week in February. Maine DOE says that the collective voice of many key partners, leaders and those in respected positions will send a clear message about the vital importance reading to children plays in the social and economic well-being of Maine. Maine DOE also encourages partners to be creative and to use this opportunity to enhance ongoing literacy education outreach efforts.   more
This is the image for the news article titled City to Unveil Reiche School Improvements on Dec. 14!
City to Unveil Reiche School Improvements on Dec. 14!
Posted on 12/08/2016
The city of Portland will host a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to unveil the improvements that were made to the Reiche Community School and Community Center. The city’s Facilities Department oversaw the removal of the failed Clark Street ramp and replaced it with an addition that includes a new Community Center entrance, auxilliary school entrance, and elevator. Tours will follow the ribbon cutting ceremony. The tours will run from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.  more
This is the image for the news article titled PAE Students To Benefit from $9,900 Grant for Scholarships
PAE Students To Benefit from $9,900 Grant for Scholarships
Posted on 12/08/2016
This is the image for the news article titled DHS, Lincoln Middle School Students Honored for Boxing Successes
DHS, Lincoln Middle School Students Honored for Boxing Successes
Posted on 12/08/2016
The Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana recently recognized two students recently for their achievements in the sport of boxing.  more
This is the image for the news article titled School Board Honors CBHS Principal for Winning Leadership Award
School Board Honors CBHS Principal for Winning Leadership Award
Posted on 12/08/2016
Derek Pierce, principal of Casco Bay High School, was recently honored by the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana for receiving the 2016 Silverberg Leadership Award from EL Education. The award, which comes with a $5,000 cash prize, is given to an exemplary school leader who has raised student achievement through deep implementation of EL Education practices.  more
This is the image for the news article titled PATHS Woodworking Students Win Painting for a Purpose Grant
PATHS Woodworking Students Win Painting for a Purpose Grant
Posted on 12/07/2016
Students in the Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) Woodworking Program are the recipients of the first Painting For A Purpose grant award for the 2016-2017 school year.  more
This is the image for the news article titled PPS’ State Test Scores Show Mix of High Achievement, Challenges
PPS’ State Test Scores Show Mix of High Achievement, Challenges
Posted on 12/07/2016
The results from new state standardized tests that students statewide took last spring were publicly released Dec. 7. Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) data for the Portland Public Schools (PPS) shows the district performed on par with the state in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. Given PPS’ demographics compared to neighboring districts, this is a considerable accomplishment.   more
This is the image for the news article titled CBHS Presents 'High School Musical' on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10
CBHS Presents 'High School Musical' on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10
Posted on 12/07/2016
Casco Bay High School will present a production of Disney’s “High School Musical” on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Portland High School’s Ford Theater. Tickets are available only at the door and are $10, but the cost for students is $5.  more
This is the image for the news article titled School Board Inaugurates New Members, Selects Chair
School Board Inaugurates New Members, Selects Chair
Posted on 12/06/2016
The Portland Board of Public Education on Dec. 5 held an inauguration for two recently re-elected board members and one new member, and for four student representatives to the board.  more
This is the image for the news article titled CBHS Seniors Parade College Aspirations in Annual March
CBHS Seniors Parade College Aspirations in Annual March
Posted on 12/06/2016
About 95 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. 9, to mail their college applications or supporting materials.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Ann Hanna Maine’s Elementary School Assistant Principal of the Year!
Ann Hanna Maine’s Elementary School Assistant Principal of the Year!
Posted on 12/01/2016
Ann Hanna, assistant principal of Ocean Avenue Elementary School (OAES) is Maine’s Elementary School Assistant Principal of the Year for 2017.  more
This is the image for the news article titled ‘Small, Diverse, Cohesive, Rigorous’ CBHS Invites Families to Learn More
‘Small, Diverse, Cohesive, Rigorous’ CBHS Invites Families to Learn More
Posted on 12/01/2016
Casco Bay High School will hold an “8th-Grade Family Night” on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in room 200 of the school, located at 196 Allen Avenue. The event is designed to help families learn about CBHS as their eighth-graders decide which of Portland’s three high schools they want to attend next year.  more