District Spotlight

Families Invited to Consider Many Rivers Program
Hall Elementary School offers a districtwide program of choice called Many Rivers, for grades 1 - 5. At this time of year, parents are invited to tour Many Rivers' classrooms and learn more about the program
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Maine’s largest school system has 10 elementary schools, three middle schools and four high schools serving approximately 7,000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and about 4,700 adult learners.  

The district takes full advantage of its location in a vibrant city with a thriving arts life. Schools draw on the resources offered by museums, theaters, local businesses and the city’s colleges and universities. 

Portland has a highly trained teaching staff. Many teachers hold advanced degrees. All of the district's teachers continue their education by pursuing professional development activities on a regular basis.

News
Artwork by Anna Kiselevich, Grade 11, Portland High School
Students’ Artwork Exhibited at PMA
03/02/2015
It’s March – and National Youth Art Month. And to bring National Youth Art Month to Maine, the Portland Museum of Art is collaborating with the Maine Art Education Association to display art from students in grades K through 12 around the state. Thirteen Portland Public Schools’ students have their work included in this fun and inspiring show.
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District Has New Director of Transportation
03/02/2015
Dorothy Muchmore is the Portland Public Schools’ new Director of Transportation. She started work on Monday, March 2.
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Get Ready to Rock Around-the-World
03/02/2015
Members of the public and Portland’s school community have an opportunity this month to have fun, do good and expand their global horizons at Rock Around-the-World 2015.
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