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May 2015

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Lincoln Sixth-Graders to Hold Teen Activism Event
Posted on 06/01/2015
Lincoln Middle School sixth-graders will hold an all-day celebration of learning on Wednesday, June 3, that focuses on issues the students feel passionately about.   more about Lincoln Sixth-Graders to Hold Teen Activism Event
PPS' Valedictorians, Salutatorians and More
Posted on 05/29/2015
Graduation ceremonies are set for the first week of June for Deering, Portland and Casco Bay High Schools. The schools also have released the names of valedictorians, salutatorians and other top graduates.  more about PPS' Valedictorians, Salutatorians and More
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Moore Students' Hyper Heart Race Set for May 30
Posted on 05/28/2015
The second annual Hyper Heart 5k Race will take place on Saturday, May 30 – thanks to two Lyman Moore Middle School eighth-graders concerned about heart health.  more about Moore Students' Hyper Heart Race Set for May 30
House that PATHS Students Built To Get New Home
Posted on 05/27/2015
After four years of hard work, a house built by students in the carpentry program at the Portland Public Schools’ Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) has been completed and sold.   more about House that PATHS Students Built To Get New Home
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First World Language Coffeehouse on May 27
Posted on 05/26/2015
The Portland Public Schools’ Multilingual and Multicultural Center will be hosting its first World Language Coffeehouse this week to raise funds for the district’s World Language programs.  more about First World Language Coffeehouse on May 27
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Lyman Moore students among Maine’s Top ‘Youth Visionaries’
Posted on 05/26/2015
King Middle School Closes Early Friday Due to Power Outage Issue
Posted on 05/22/2015
King Middle School students were dismissed early, Friday, May 22, due to a power issue in the building that could not be quickly resolved. All school activities for King for the remainder of the day were canceled.  more about King Middle School Closes Early Friday Due to Power Outage Issue
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School Board to Get Update on Hall School on June 2
Posted on 05/21/2015
The Portland Board of Public Education will receive an updated report on the Hall Elementary School project from the project’s architect, Oak Point Associates, at a workshop following the board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, June 2  more about School Board to Get Update on Hall School on June 2
METRO Advisory Committee’s Next Meeting June 2
Posted on 05/21/2015
The next meeting of the new METRO Advisory Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in room 209 of City Hall.  more about METRO Advisory Committee’s Next Meeting June 2
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East End Students Honored for History Essays
Posted on 05/21/2015
Two fifth-graders at East End Community School were honored May 21 for their participation in the Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest.  more about East End Students Honored for History Essays
Two DHS Students Finalists in Prestigious Poetry Festival
Posted on 05/21/2015
Two Deering High School students, junior Ciham Tum and senior Courtney Valente, were selected as finalists in the 7th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, held earlier this month.  more about Two DHS Students Finalists in Prestigious Poetry Festival
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Riverton Civil Rights Team Honored by Sea Dogs
Posted on 05/20/2015
It was Civil Rights Day at Hadlock Field earlier this month and the Riverton Civil Rights Team was among those honored by the Portland Sea Dogs at the May 8 event.  more about Riverton Civil Rights Team Honored by Sea Dogs
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School Board Honors Peaks Students for Bicycle Brochure
Posted on 05/20/2015
The Portland Board of Public Education and Portland School Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk on May 19 honored some Peaks Island Elementary School students who, with the aid of their teacher, created a bicycling brochure of Peaks Island that features a map of local landmarks.  more about School Board Honors Peaks Students for Bicycle Brochure
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Sculpture Project Teaches that ‘Every Twig Makes a Difference’
Posted on 05/19/2015
With help from a visiting artist, students at the Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) and Lyseth Elementary School are creating larger-than-life animal sculptures out of birch twigs. The sculptures will be completed on Thursday, May 21, at Lyseth, located at 175 Auburn Street.  more about Sculpture Project Teaches that ‘Every Twig Makes a Difference’
DHS Female Athletes to Help Hall Students Be ‘Girls on the Run’
Posted on 05/19/2015
Approximately 25 Deering High School students who are members of the girls’ lacrosse and track teams will head to Hall Elementary School on Wednesday, May 20, to help the younger girl students there run their first 5K race.  more about DHS Female Athletes to Help Hall Students Be ‘Girls on the Run’
Joint Finance Committee CIP Workshop is May 28
Posted on 05/18/2015
The finance committees of the Portland Board of Public Education and the City Council will hold a joint workshop meeting on Thursday, May 28, to discuss the city’s capital improvements budget (CIP). Part of the discussion will focus on how to address the significant facility needs of Portland’s public schools, including its elementary schools, in the CIP budget.  more about Joint Finance Committee CIP Workshop is May 28
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‘I Made It Happen!’ Celebration to Honor Graduating Language Minority Students
Posted on 05/15/2015
A celebration of achievement will be held Tuesday, May 19, for about 50 graduating seniors from the Portland Public Schools’ Make It Happen! program  more about ‘I Made It Happen!’ Celebration to Honor Graduating Language Minority Students
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Students Distinguish Themselves at Model United Nations
Posted on 05/14/2015
Teams from Portland High School and Lyman Moore Middle School performed exceptionally well at the Maine Model United Nations event held this week at the University of Southern Maine’s Gorham campus.  more about Students Distinguish Themselves at Model United Nations
FY2016 School Budget Wins Voter Approval
Posted on 05/13/2015
Portland voters on May 12 approved passage of a referendum question validating the Portland Public Schools’ $102,776,657 budget for fiscal year 2016.  more about FY2016 School Budget Wins Voter Approval
Tour of Peaks Island School To Precede May 19 School Board Meeting
Posted on 05/13/2015
A tour of Peaks Island Elementary School will take place on Tuesday, May 19, prior to a Portland Board of Public Education meeting being held at the school that evening.   more about Tour of Peaks Island School To Precede May 19 School Board Meeting
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MPA Principal's Award Goes to PHS Senior
Posted on 05/12/2015
Gabriel Walker, a senior at Portland High School, recently received a 2015 Principal's Award.  more about MPA Principal's Award Goes to PHS Senior
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Presumpscot Student Wins Grant to Promote Fitness
Posted on 05/11/2015
Presumpscot Student Wins Grant to Promote Fitness  more about Presumpscot Student Wins Grant to Promote Fitness
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DHS Senior Wins MPA Principal's Award
Posted on 05/07/2015
Mohamed Nur, a senior at Deering High School, recently received a 2015 Principal's Award.  more about DHS Senior Wins MPA Principal's Award
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TV3 Airs Community Conversation on Future of Schools
Posted on 05/07/2015
A special session of the Superintendent’s Book Club on May 4 featured a community conversation at the Portland Public Library led by Gary Marx, author of “21 Trends for the 21st Century.”   more about TV3 Airs Community Conversation on Future of Schools
School Board Joins in Denouncing Racism, Bigotry
Posted on 05/07/2015
In light of the recent racially motivated incidents that occurred over the last few weeks in Portland, Mayor Brennan, members of the Portland City Council, Portland Board of Public Education, and Portland Legislative Delegation came together today for a press conference at City Hall to denounce these behaviors and send a strong reminder to citizens that there is no place for racism, bigotry, hatred, and intimidation in Portland.  more about School Board Joins in Denouncing Racism, Bigotry
Lyman Moore Students To Compete at Model UN
Posted on 05/07/2015
Lyman Moore Middle School is sending a team to the Maine Model United Nations competition for the second year. This is only the second time middle school teams have been invited.   more about Lyman Moore Students To Compete at Model UN
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School Board Honors ‘Odyssey of the Mind’ Teams
Posted on 05/06/2015
The Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk in May honored four Portland Public Schools’ Odyssey of the Mind teams headed to the World Finals later that month.  more about School Board Honors ‘Odyssey of the Mind’ Teams
New Bell Schedules Set for Elementary, Middle Schools
Posted on 05/06/2015
The Portland Board of Public Education voted on Tuesday, May 5, to approve a revised schedule of elementary and middle school start and end times for the 2015-2016 school year.   more about New Bell Schedules Set for Elementary, Middle Schools
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Outstanding DHS Soccer Player Wins School Board Recognition
Posted on 05/06/2015
The Portland Board of Public Education and Portland Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk in May honored Deering High School senior Stephen Ochan, who was named the Gatorade Maine Boys Soccer Player of the Year earlier in this year.  more about Outstanding DHS Soccer Player Wins School Board Recognition
Council Sends School Budget to Voters May 12
Posted on 05/05/2015
The Portland City Council on May 4 unanimously approved a $102,776,657 school budget for the 2015-2016 school year. The fiscal year 2016 school budget now goes to Portland voters in a citywide referendum on Tuesday, May 12.  more about Council Sends School Budget to Voters May 12
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Riverton School to Unveil “Buddy Bench” May 7
Posted on 05/05/2015
On Thursday, May 7, Riverton Elementary School will unveil its new “Buddy Bench.” The bench is part of a project at the school designed to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground.   more about Riverton School to Unveil “Buddy Bench” May 7
Reiche Teacher To Present at National Symposium
Posted on 05/05/2015
Joan Murray, a fifth-grade teacher at Reiche Community School, will participate in a symposium on closing achievement gaps in Washington, D.C. on May 11.  more about Reiche Teacher To Present at National Symposium
New METRO Advisory Committee Meeting Rescheduled
Posted on 05/04/2015
The May 5 meeting of the new METRO Advisory Committee has been rescheduled. The next meeting of the committee will be on Wednesday, May 20, at 5 p.m. at the Portland Public Schools’ Central Office, located at 353 Cumberland Avenue.  more about New METRO Advisory Committee Meeting Rescheduled
Hall School Building Committee May 6 Meeting Cancelled
Posted on 05/04/2015
The meeting of the Hall School Building Committee, scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, has been cancelled.  more about Hall School Building Committee May 6 Meeting Cancelled
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Peaks Island Students Create “Landmark Bike Tour” Brochure
Posted on 05/01/2015
Students in teacher Charlie Marenghi’s class at Peaks Island Elementary School have made a Landmark Bike Tour brochure featuring a map, island landmarks and safety tips, which they plan to make available at a local bike shop and with the Casco Bay Lines ferry service.  more about Peaks Island Students Create “Landmark Bike Tour” Brochure
Fifteen Top Executives Are PPS Principals for a Day
Posted on 05/01/2015
Fifteen leaders of local businesses, colleges, nonprofits and other organizations will spend a day as guest principals at Portland’s public schools over the next two weeks as part of the third annual Principal for a Day program, run in partnership with the Portland Regional Chamber.  more about Fifteen Top Executives Are PPS Principals for a Day
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Hall School Project Fosters Kindness, Inclusion
Posted on 05/01/2015
Hall Elementary School has undertaken a community-based “Buddy Bench” project this year that is designed to help foster friendship, kindness and inclusion among students during outdoor play.   more about Hall School Project Fosters Kindness, Inclusion
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Student Art Show Opens this Week at City Hall
Posted on 04/29/2015
Visual arts education has come a long way since today’s adults were children. That’s something that visitors to the annual Portland Public Schools' Student Art Show at Portland City Hall often observe as they view the hundreds of examples of beautiful and compelling artwork that Portland Public Schools’ students create in school.   more about Student Art Show Opens this Week at City Hall