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This is the image for the news article titled CBHS Students Fundraising for Transformative “Junior Journey”
CBHS Students Fundraising for Transformative “Junior Journey”
Posted on 03/23/2017
Casco Bay High School 11th-graders have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise the final $2,500 for the class “Junior Journey,” a weeklong transformative learning experience that will take them to Detroit, Michigan this year.  more
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Students’ Tally at Math Meet Adds up to Winning Performances
Posted on 03/23/2017
The Lyseth and East End elementary school Math Teams distinguished themselves at the Southern Maine Elementary Math League (SMEML) meet on March 16.  more
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Public Invited To View PAE Students’ Career Fair Reports
Posted on 03/23/2017
A class of English language learners at Portland Adult Education (PAE) spent all semester researching careers. Students in Shoshana Hoose’s ESOL5 class then presented a Career Fair on March 22 at the school.   more
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PHS 2014 Graduate Reaches for the Stars – Literally
Posted on 03/22/2017
The Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana recently recognized Evan Peaco, a 2014 Portland High School graduate who was the keynote speaker at a National Space Club dinner in Washington, D.C. on March 10. Peaco is studying aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland in College Park.  more
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PATHS DECA Winners Holding Benefit Dinner To Get to Nationals
Posted on 03/20/2017
On March 2 and 3, Portland Arts & Technology High School (PATHS) students in the Fashion Marketing program won big at the Maine State DECA Conference. Now, the students are holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Monday, March 20, at Hella Good Tacos, to raise money for them to attend the DECA nationals in California.  more
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DHS To Host Advocate for Women's Rights in Islam
Posted on 03/20/2017
Zainah Anwar of Malaysia, a founding member of Sisters in Islam and the Director of Musawah, the global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family, will speak with Deering High School students about those issues on Tuesday, March 21.  more
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State Board Gives Final Approval to Hall School Project
Posted on 03/17/2017
The Maine State Board of Education voted unanimously this week to give final design and funding approval for the construction of a new state-funded project to replace Hall Elementary School. This milestone in the state approval process, which took place at the board’s March 15 meeting, gives the green light for the $29.7 million project to go out to bid and for construction work to begin.  more
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King Middle School presents “The Lion King Jr.” March 20 & 21
Posted on 03/17/2017
With grant funding from the Music Theater International, King Middle School will present the award-winning “The Lion King Jr.” on Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. in the King Cafetorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and are available at the door.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Lyseth Teacher Grecia Caraballo Is FLAME Teacher of the Year
Lyseth Teacher Grecia Caraballo Is FLAME Teacher of the Year
Posted on 03/15/2017
Each year at its annual conference, the Foreign Language Association of Maine (FLAME) recognizes a teacher who has achieved outstanding results in teaching modern or classical languages. This year, FLAME presented its Teacher of the Year award to Grecia Caraballo, a Spanish immersion teacher at Lyseth Elementary School  more
This is the image for the news article titled School Board Honors JMG Specialists at Deering High School
School Board Honors JMG Specialists at Deering High School
Posted on 03/15/2017
The Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana recently recognized two outstanding Deering High School staff members – Pamela Bessey, the school’s Jobs for Maine’s Graduates Expanded Learning Opportunities Coordinator; and Gretchen Scales, a Jobs for Maine’s Graduates specialist  more
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PPS Educators Thomas & Catherine Bucci Honored Posthumously
Posted on 03/15/2017
At its March 7 meeting, the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana recognized two longtime Portland Public Schools’ educators who passed away in February.  more
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Yum! Riverton School Hosts Edible Book Festival April 6
Posted on 03/13/2017
Students, staff and community members are invited to “eat your words” at Riverton Elementary School on Thursday, April 6, as the school collaborates with the Portland Public Library to put on the yearly Edible Book Festival.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Camden National Bank Helps Students Cheer Bulldogs’ Win
Camden National Bank Helps Students Cheer Bulldogs’ Win
Posted on 03/09/2017
The Portland High School boys’ basketball team Class AA championship win took place an hour away in Augusta, but a number of their fellow students were able to be there to cheer the Bulldogs on, thanks to the generosity of Camden National Bank.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Resolutions on Free  Speech, Hate Speech, Save Haven Approved
Resolutions on Free Speech, Hate Speech, Save Haven Approved
Posted on 03/08/2017
The Portland Board of Public Education on March 7 unanimously approved three board resolutions: one affirming district employees’ free speech rights; one condemning hate speech and expressing support for the district’s Muslim students and staff; and one affirming the district’s commitment to making the Portland Public Schools a safe haven for students and families.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Proposed Budget Keeps District on Positive Course despite $2M Shortfall
Proposed Budget Keeps District on Positive Course despite $2M Shortfall
Posted on 03/07/2017
Portland Superintendent Xavier Botana has proposed a budget for fiscal year 2018 that will help the Portland Public Schools take positive steps to realize the district’s educational goals while responding to a potential drop of more than $2 million in state aid to the district.  more
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Public Hearing on Free Speech, Hate Speech, Safe Haven Resolutions
Posted on 03/06/2017
The Board of Public Education will start its Tuesday, March 7, meeting with a public hearing on three proposed board resolutions: one affirming district employees’ free speech rights; one condemning hate speech and expressing support for the district’s Muslim students; and one affirming the district’s commitment to making the Portland Public Schools a safe haven for students and families.  more
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DHS Junior To Compete in Poetry Out Loud State Finals March 13
Posted on 03/02/2017
Deering High School junior Amran Mahamed has been selected as one of 10 finalists to compete in the 2017 Poetry Out Loud Maine State Finals in Waterville on Monday, March 13.  more
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Lincoln Middle School Students To Perform Pop-Up MacBeth!
Posted on 03/02/2017
Lincoln Middle School students will participate in Pop-Up MacBeth performances March 3 and 4. The Lincoln sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade performers are the only school-age performers participating in the PortFringe theatrical event.  more
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PPS Students’ Artwork on Display at PMA during Youth Art Month
Posted on 03/01/2017
The artwork of Portland Public Schools students is among the creative work of Maine students now being showcased at the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) during annual Youth Art Month. The exhibition, featuring more than 90 works of art from K-12 students throughout the state, is on view starting today, March 1, through April 2, 2017.  more
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CBHS Senior Recognized for Accomplishments
Posted on 03/01/2017
The Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana recently honored Casco Bay High School senior Franci Bliss for being a student who goes above and beyond the usual high standards that the Portland Public Schools expects of its students.  more
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School Board Honors PHS Bulldogs’ First Deaf Mascot
Posted on 03/01/2017
Kamron King, a Portland High School freshman, was recently recognized by the Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana. Botana said that Kamron, in his role as the PHS Bulldogs’ first Deaf mascot, Kamron exceeds the usual high standards that the Portland Public Schools sets for its students.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Students Honor Longfellow’s Love of Language in Their Languages
Students Honor Longfellow’s Love of Language in Their Languages
Posted on 03/01/2017
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow clearly loved the English language – the Portland native’s enduring poetry is testament to that. But Longfellow also was a linguist who appreciated other languages. So, in honor of his 210th birthday this week, some Portland High School students originally from Iraq, Iran and Rwanda translated his poetry into their native languages: Farsi, Arabic and French.  more
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Peaks Branch Library to Make Temporary Move to Island's School
Posted on 02/28/2017
The Portland Public Schools (PPS) and the Portland Public Library (PPL) are finalizing details of a plan to temporarily house the library's Peaks Island Branch at Peaks Island Elementary School during renovations to the library building.  more
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PAE Students, Staff Show Some Valentine’s Day Love
Posted on 02/16/2017
Portland Adult Education (PAE) students and teachers papered the school with Valentine’s Day messages this week to share their appreciation, love, wishes and optimism for the school and their community.   more
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‘Extraordinary’ CBHS Teacher Guest on Ellen DeGeneres Show
Posted on 02/16/2017
Casco Bay High School English teacher Ekhlas Ahmed is a huge fan of Ellen DeGeneres – and Ellen is now an admirer of Ahmed. Ellen had Ahmed as a guest on her show this week, calling Ahmed’s life story “so inspiring.”  more
This is the image for the news article titled Parents, Guardians Invited To Make  Voices Heard in Survey
Parents, Guardians Invited To Make Voices Heard in Survey
Posted on 02/15/2017
The Portland Public Schools launched its fourth annual parent survey on Feb. 15. Parents and guardians 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 It's Time for Lyman Moore’s Annual “Read Your Heart Out”
It's Time for Lyman Moore’s Annual “Read Your Heart Out”
Posted on 02/06/2017
Lyman Moore Middle School will hold its fourth annual “Read Your Heart Out” event on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 7:55 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (The snow date will be Wednesday, Feb. 15.)  more
This is the image for the news article titled PPS High School Students Unite against Hate, Fear
PPS High School Students Unite against Hate, Fear
Posted on 02/03/2017
Students at Deering High School and Portland High School held unity events outside each of the schools on Friday, Feb. 3.   more
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King Students Present “Portland-ability” Plans for City
Posted on 02/02/2017
King Middle School Windsor 8 students have been doing some future planning for the city of Portland in a learning expedition called “Portland-ability.” On Jan. 24, they presented the results of their work to Mayor Ethan Strimling, neighborhood association members, members of the planning and urban development boards and community members.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Multilingual Center to Participate in Nonprofit Day at State House
Multilingual Center to Participate in Nonprofit Day at State House
Posted on 02/01/2017
The Portland Public Schools’ Multilingual & Multicultural Center will join other nonprofits and the Maine Association of Nonprofits on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the 14th annual Maine Nonprofit Day at the State House in Augusta. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hall of Flags.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Board Endorses $61m Elementary School Renovation Bond
Board Endorses $61m Elementary School Renovation Bond
Posted on 02/01/2017
At a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Portland Board of Public Education voted unanimously to accept a $61 million bond proposal to renovate four Portland elementary schools –Longfellow, Lyseth, Presumpscot and Reiche – and refer the proposal to the City Council's Finance Committee. The final decision on sending a bond proposal to voters rests with the City Council.  more
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Families Encouraged To Take the Read to ME Challenge!
Posted on 01/31/2017
Maine’s Read to ME Challenge 2017 begins Thursday, Feb. 2, and runs through March 2, and Portland Public Schools' families are encouraged to take the Challenge!  more
This is the image for the news article titled CBHS Students Stand Up to Hate, Fear with Solidarity Walk
CBHS Students Stand Up to Hate, Fear with Solidarity Walk
Posted on 01/30/2017
In reaction to a racially biased hate crime against four Casco Bay High School students as they waited for the bus on Allen Avenue Jan. 27, CBHS students and staff held a Walk of Solidarity on Monday, Jan. 30, to speak out against hate and fear.  more
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Special Public Meeting Jan. 31 on Elementary School Bond
Posted on 01/26/2017
Community members are encouraged to attend a special meeting of the Portland Board of Public Education on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at which the board will consider a $61 million bond proposal to renovate four Portland elementary schools (Longfellow, Lyseth, Presumpscot and Reiche) and vote on whether to accept the proposal and refer it to the City Council's Finance Committee.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Lyseth Students Win Grant to Spruce Up ‘Buddy Bench’
Lyseth Students Win Grant to Spruce Up ‘Buddy Bench’
Posted on 01/25/2017
Two Lyseth Elementary School third-graders have won a $486 Painting For A Purpose grant to make the school’s “Buddy Bench” more inviting to use.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Unum volunteers teach JA Lessons to entire Presumpscot School
Unum volunteers teach JA Lessons to entire Presumpscot School
Posted on 01/25/2017
Nearly 30 volunteers from Unum spent Jan. 18 at Presumpscot Elementary School, teaching each grade a different Junior Achievement lesson focused on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness.   more
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Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Feb. 27 – March 10
Posted on 01/23/2017
The Portland Public Schools’ kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year begins on Feb. 27 and runs through March 10 (and ongoing). Pre-kindergarten pre-registration applications also will be accepted Feb. 27 through March 10.  more
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Make It Happen! Talent Show Set for Jan. 25 at CBHS
Posted on 01/19/2017
The annual Make It Happen! Talent Show takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Casco Bay High School. The even will run from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Great Space on the second floor  more
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‘Amazing’ Lyseth Teacher Is Winner of ‘Essence of PPS’ Award
Posted on 01/18/2017
Lyseth Elementary School teacher Linda Whittum recently received an Essence of PPS Award. The Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana presented the award to Linda at the board’s Jan. 17 meeting.  more
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Moore Teachers To Hold ‘Teacher Travel Show & Tell’ Jan. 19
Posted on 01/17/2017
A number of Lyman Moore Middle School teachers have traveled to various countries around the world and are using their experience to inform their teaching. Now, on Thursday, Jan. 19, they’ll share their travel experiences with the community at a Teacher Travel Show & Tell night.  more
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All Encouraged To Attend Jan. 19 School Facilities Public Hearing
Posted on 01/17/2017
Portland Public Schools families, staff and other community members are encouraged to make their voices heard at a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 19, regarding a plan to pay for proposed renovations at Presumpscot, Longfellow, Lyseth, and Reiche elementary schools. The City Council’s School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee is hosting the public hearing, which will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. Free childcare will be available.  more
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PPS Title 1 Coordinator Named John T. Gorman Fellow
Posted on 01/15/2017
Angela Atkinson Duina, the Portland Public Schools Title 1 School Improvement Coordinator, recently was named a 2017 John T. Gorman Foundation Fellow.  more
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Public Invited to Jan. 17 Workshop on Family Partnership Policy
Posted on 01/15/2017
Portland Public Schools families and other community members are encouraged to attend a Portland Board of Public Education workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 17, to discuss a proposed new School and Family Partnership Policy. The workshop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Lyseth Elementary School, located at 175 Auburn St.  more
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Birthwork Is CBHS Senior’s Extracurricular Passion
Posted on 01/14/2017
Casco Bay High School senior Franci Bliss recently became a certified doula – a person who assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth – and the 17-year-old is the subject of a recent Bangor Daily News story focusing on her unique extracurricular activity.  more
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New $8,000 Grant to Multilingual Center Will Benefit Students
Posted on 01/13/2017
The Portland Public Schools’ Multilingual & Multicultural Center has received an $8,000 grant from the Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.  more
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Public Hearing on Elementary School Facilities Set for Jan. 19
Posted on 01/12/2017
The City Council’s School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee will host a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 19, regarding a plan to pay for proposed renovations at Presumpscot, Longfellow, Lyseth, and Reiche elementary schools. The public hearing will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall and free childcare will be available.  more
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Tour of Lyseth to Precede School Board Meeting
Posted on 01/12/2017
The public is invited to a tour of Lyseth Elementary School, which will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 17, prior to the Portland Board of Public Education meeting being held at the school that evening.  more
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DHS Thespians Present One-Act Student Plays Jan. 13, 14
Posted on 01/05/2017
Deering High School drama students will showcase their skills as playwrights this month when they present a series of one-act plays written and directed by students.  more
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Students, Families Invited to Martin Luther King Day Events Jan. 16
Posted on 01/04/2017
Monday, Jan. 16, is the day on which the nation will observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in 2017. The NAACP Portland Branch has scheduled several events that provide opportunities for students and adults to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. One event is for older students, one is for younger students and families, and an evening dinner is for adults and teens. All will take place at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, located at 88 Spring St.  more
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PHS, DHS Open Houses To Help 8th-Grade Families Choose
Posted on 01/03/2017
Portland High School will hold its Annual Eighth-Grade Open House on Thursday, Jan. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Deering High School will hold its Annual Eighth-Grade Open House on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.   more