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January 2016

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This is the image for the news article titled EECS Invites Students to Join in ‘Winter Walk to School Day’
EECS Invites Students to Join in ‘Winter Walk to School Day’
Posted on 02/01/2016
East End Community School’s Walking School Bus program is celebrating “Winter Walk to School Day” on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Sports mascots “Crusher” and “Slugger” will accompany students on their walks. Current walkers in the program and new students are encouraged to participate to on this special day.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Russian Firefighters Visit Students in EECS Junior Firefighter Academy
Russian Firefighters Visit Students in EECS Junior Firefighter Academy
Posted on 01/27/2016
Russian firefighters in Portland last week as part of a sister city exchange between Archangel, Russia and Portland visited with students in the Junior Firefighter Academy at East End Community School.  more
This is the image for the news article titled School Board Seeks Public Feedback in Superintendent Search
School Board Seeks Public Feedback in Superintendent Search
Posted on 01/26/2016
The Portland Board of Public Education is inviting the public to assist it in developing a profile of the type of leader Portland wants in a new school superintendent.  more
This is the image for the news article titled DHS and PHS Debate Teams Distinguish Themselves at Tournament
DHS and PHS Debate Teams Distinguish Themselves at Tournament
Posted on 01/26/2016
Debate teams from Deering High School and Portland High School both performed admirably at the Maine Forensic Association (MFA) State Tournament in Lewiston on Jan. 23.  more
This is the image for the news article titled DHS Students Learn ‘Mindfulness,’ Share It with Other Students
DHS Students Learn ‘Mindfulness,’ Share It with Other Students
Posted on 01/25/2016
The Alternative Education class at Deering High School has been learning Mindfulness training as part of a generous Portland Education Foundation (PEF) grant. The DHS students also are sharing what they’ve learned with elementary and middle school students in the district.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Lyseth Students Celebrate Their Learning at End of Literacy Project
Lyseth Students Celebrate Their Learning at End of Literacy Project
Posted on 01/22/2016
Students at Lyseth Elementary School held a celebration of learning this week. Fifth-graders in teacher Debra Fenton’s class have mentored students in teacher Linda Whittum’s second-grade class since the start of the school year. The fifth-graders wrote and illustrated children’s books for the younger students – and shared the results of their work on Jan. 21, at an event attended by parents and school officials.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Foster Grandparents Provide “Another Heart” in the Classroom
Foster Grandparents Provide “Another Heart” in the Classroom
Posted on 01/20/2016
“Foster Grandparents” who volunteer in the Portland Public Schools were honored this week by the Portland Board of Education and Interim Superintendent Jeanne Crocker.  more
This is the image for the news article titled PHS 8th-Grade Open House To Focus on Personalization, Pathways
PHS 8th-Grade Open House To Focus on Personalization, Pathways
Posted on 01/19/2016
Portland High School will hold an “8th-Grade Open House” on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is designed to help families learn about Portland High, one of the nation’s most established high schools, as their eighth-graders decide which of Portland’s three high schools they want to attend next year.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Deering and PHS Add Unified Basketball!
Deering and PHS Add Unified Basketball!
Posted on 01/19/2016
Deering and Portland high schools are proud to collaborate on an inaugural season of Unified basketball this year.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Local Author Participating in Lyman Moore's ‘Read Your Heart Out’
Local Author Participating in Lyman Moore's ‘Read Your Heart Out’
Posted on 01/14/2016
Maine children’s author Jennifer Richard Jacobson will participate in a “Read Your Heart Out” reading challenge at Lyman Moore Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 3.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Tour of East End School to Precede Jan. 19 School Board Meeting
Tour of East End School to Precede Jan. 19 School Board Meeting
Posted on 01/14/2016
The public is invited to a tour of East End Community School, which will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 19, prior to the Portland Board of Public Education meeting being held at the school that evening.   more
This is the image for the news article titled Bowdoin Students To Use Winter Break to Mentor Moore Students
Bowdoin Students To Use Winter Break to Mentor Moore Students
Posted on 01/14/2016
Instead of relaxing on a tropical beach, 10 Bowdoin College education students will spend their winter break at Lyman Moore Middle School Jan. 19-22. During their “Alternative Winter Break,” they’ll mentor the younger students and give them a sense of what it’s like to be a college student. They’ll also assist teachers in the classroom.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Multilingual ‘High School Transition Night’ for 8th-Graders Is Jan. 20
Multilingual ‘High School Transition Night’ for 8th-Graders Is Jan. 20
Posted on 01/14/2016
Are you the parent of an eighth-grade student in the Portland Schools? Now is the time to think about which of Portland’s three high schools is best for your student!  more
This is the image for the news article titled Public Invited to Donate at Lyman Moore Blood Drive Feb. 4
Public Invited to Donate at Lyman Moore Blood Drive Feb. 4
Posted on 01/14/2016
Lyman Moore Middle School eighth-graders are hosting their annual American Red Cross blood drive at the school as the culminating event of a service-learning unit. The date will be Thursday, Feb. 4, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.  more
This is the image for the news article titled King Students To Present on Using Robots to Combat Invasive Species
King Students To Present on Using Robots to Combat Invasive Species
Posted on 01/13/2016
A group of King Middle School seventh-graders this week will be showcasing what they’ve learned about the use of remotely operated vehicles to investigate invasive species.   more
This is the image for the news article titled Portland Students to Participate in MLK Day Events!
Portland Students to Participate in MLK Day Events!
Posted on 01/11/2016
Portland Public Schools students will be an integral part of the events this coming weekend to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Friday, Jan. 15, King Middle School students will perform in the annual MLK Music and Gospel Concert at Merrill Auditorium. On Saturday, Jan. 16, high school students are invited to a Youth Summit titled “I Am My Brother's and Sister's Keeper,” to be held at the University of Southern Maine.  more
This is the image for the news article titled DHS Student Honored for Numerous Accomplishments
DHS Student Honored for Numerous Accomplishments
Posted on 01/07/2016
Deering High School senior Owen Sprague was recently recognized by the Portland Board of Public Education and Interim Portland Superintendent Jeanne Crocker for his accomplishments, including aiding a fellow student experiencing a medical emergency.  more
This is the image for the news article titled DHS 8th-Grade Open House To Focus on “Deering Difference”
DHS 8th-Grade Open House To Focus on “Deering Difference”
Posted on 01/06/2016
Deering High School will hold an “8th-Grade Open House” on Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is designed to help families learn about Deering as their eighth-graders decide which of Portland’s three high schools they want to attend next year.  more
Consultant To Aid School Board in Superintendent Search
Posted on 01/06/2016
At its Jan. 5 meeting, the Portland Board of Public Education voted to hire BWP & Associates, an educational leadership search firm, to assist the board in its search for a new superintendent of the Portland Public Schools. The board hopes to have a new hire in place by July 1 of this year to lead Maine's largest and most diverse school system.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Three PATHS Students Winners in Art Poster Contest
Three PATHS Students Winners in Art Poster Contest
Posted on 01/05/2016
A local business recently partnered with the Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) to help students learn how to make a career out of creating art for commercial purposes.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Munjoy Hill Firefighters Adopt East End School Family for Xmas
Munjoy Hill Firefighters Adopt East End School Family for Xmas
Posted on 01/05/2016
Portland firefighters reached out to the East End Community School this holiday season with the idea of sponsoring a local family in need for Christmas.  more
This is the image for the news article titled METRO Makes Route 9A Time Adjustments as of Jan. 10
METRO Makes Route 9A Time Adjustments as of Jan. 10
Posted on 01/04/2016
Greater Portland METRO is making some minor schedule adjustments to Route 9A. The changes will take effect beginning Sunday, Jan. 10.  more