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August 2015

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This is the image for the news article titled Watermelon, BBQs  – Fun Ways Schools Welcome Students
Watermelon, BBQs – Fun Ways Schools Welcome Students
Posted on 08/31/2015
To welcome students back to school this year, Ocean Avenue Elementary School will hold a “Watermelon Welcome” on Tuesday, Sept. 1, that includes a Watermelon Sculpture Contest. Also on Sept. 1, Longfellow Elementary School will welcome students with a barbecue.  more about Watermelon, BBQs – Fun Ways Schools Welcome Students
Three School Board Seats up for Election in November
Posted on 08/31/2015
Three seats on the Portland Board of Public Education are up for election this fall. All three of the current board members holding those seats are running for re-election, and two of them have challengers for the seats.  more about Three School Board Seats up for Election in November
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Portland High School Students Give METRO a Thumbs Up
Posted on 08/28/2015
A group of Portland Public Schools’ high school students took a test ride of METRO’s new Route 9 this week and described riding METRO as easy and convenient.  more about Portland High School Students Give METRO a Thumbs Up
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CBHS To Showcase Students’ Expeditionary Learning
Posted on 08/24/2015
Casco Bay High School, a small and rigorous public high school within the Expeditionary Learning network, will present its Expeditionary Learning (EL) Credentialing portfolio on Wednesday, August 26.  more about CBHS To Showcase Students’ Expeditionary Learning
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PEF Teacher Grants Program Seeks Temporary Administrative Support
Posted on 08/24/2015
The Portland Education Foundation (PEF) is looking for part-time temporary help with its Teacher Grants Program.  more about PEF Teacher Grants Program Seeks Temporary Administrative Support
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New Bus Route Makes It Easier for PPS High School Students To Use METRO
Posted on 08/19/2015
The Portland Public Schools is reminding high school students that they will be using METRO’s public transportation system this fall to get to and from school and extracurricular activities. They also will have the freedom to use METRO for jobs and recreation. PPS students’ Transit Pass allows free and unlimited use of METRO bus routes during the academic school year, including weekends and break periods.  more about New Bus Route Makes It Easier for PPS High School Students To Use METRO
New Principal for King Middle School; New Assistant Principal for DHS
Posted on 08/19/2015
The Portland Board of Public Education this week unanimously voted to approve the appointment of Kathleen Bouchard as interim principal of King Middle School and of Caroline Roberge as an assistant principal at Deering High School.  more about New Principal for King Middle School; New Assistant Principal for DHS
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Riverton Celebrates New School Year with Festival
Posted on 08/19/2015
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JTG Summer Camp an Illuminating Experience for Lyseth Students
Posted on 08/18/2015
Students attending the JTG Summer Camp at Lyseth Elementary School this summer learned all about the weather while working on their literacy skills.  more about JTG Summer Camp an Illuminating Experience for Lyseth Students
Reminder: Changes in Bell Schedules, Transportation in 2015-2016
Posted on 08/18/2015
The Portland Public Schools is reminding families that students will get 20 more minutes of learning time each school day this fall. To accommodate the longer student day, most school bell schedules and school bus transportation will be adjusted.  more about Reminder: Changes in Bell Schedules, Transportation in 2015-2016
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PPS Administrators Gather for Professional Development Retreat
Posted on 08/13/2015
Portland Public Schools administrators gathered for their fourth annual administrative retreat at Southern Maine Community College the week of Aug. 10. The professional development event focuses on enhancing school leadership.  more about PPS Administrators Gather for Professional Development Retreat
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Grant to Lead to Arts Integration in More Schools in 2015-2016
Posted on 08/11/2015
This past academic year, Side x Side, a Portland nonprofit whose mission is to integrate the arts into the curriculum of Maine public schools, successfully piloted five arts-integrated programs at Reiche Community School. During the 2015-2016 school year, those programs will expand to three more Portland Public Schools elementary schools: Ocean Avenue, East End and Riverton.  more about Grant to Lead to Arts Integration in More Schools in 2015-2016
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Book Drive Off to a Great Start, but More Donations Needed
Posted on 08/10/2015
Portland Public Schools students will see some great new books on their school library shelves this fall, thanks to the generosity of customers at the Books-A-Million store in South Portland.That bookstore, part of a national chain, is devoting the month of August to a book drive to benefit the Portland Public Schools. All customers are being asked at checkout if they would like to help out by purchasing a book or two to donate to the district's school libraries.  more about Book Drive Off to a Great Start, but More Donations Needed
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Summer = Learning + Fun for Portland Students
Posted on 08/06/2015
This summer, Portland Public Schools students have been engaged in such activities as creating an inflatable planetarium to learn about the stars, attending a Summer Research Adventure Camp to explore such topics as déjà vu and the possibility of life on other planets, and going geocaching – hunting for and finding a hidden object with the aid of GPS coordinates.They’re all part of the summer programs offered this year by the Portland Public Schools and partners as part of Portland’s new Feeding Bodies & Minds collaborative project.   more about Summer = Learning + Fun for Portland Students
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Books A Million Book Drive
Posted on 08/04/2015
The South Portland store of Books-A-Million, a national bookstore chain, is devoting the month of August to a book drive – and the Portland Public Schools is the lucky recipient.  more about Books A Million Book Drive