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March 2015

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This is the image for the news article titled Lyman Moore Students Honored for Helping the Hungry
Lyman Moore Students Honored for Helping the Hungry
Posted on 03/31/2015
Isabel Hungerford and another eighth-grade student at Lyman Moore Middle School were recognized by the Portland Board of Public Education and Portland Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk this month for their work to help community families to be more food secure.   more
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PATHS Students to ‘Perform for a Cure’
Posted on 03/31/2015
Four students who attend the Portland Arts and Technology High School will participate on Saturday, April 4 in Perform for a Cure, a variety show to benefit The American Cancer Society.  more
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CBHS Senior Wins MPA Principal's Award
Posted on 03/30/2015
Kim Henry, a senior at Casco Bay High School (CBHS), has been selected to receive the 2015 Principal's Award. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior's academic achievement and citizenship.  more
Forum’s Focus: Fostering Diverse Educational Environments
Posted on 03/30/2015
As public schools in Maine and other New England states become more racially diverse, a public forum this week will focus on how to foster diverse educational environments. The Thursday, April 2 event, to be held from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. at the Maine Historical Society in Portland, is titled “Cultivating Diversity in Maine Schools: A Presentation and Public Forum on the Report ‘Diversity in the Distance’ by the UCLA Civil Rights Project.”   more
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Student Designs in Spotlight at PATHS Fashion Show
Posted on 03/27/2015
Original student designs, senior collections, and music and dance performances all will be featured when the Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) presents its 24th Annual Fashion Show, “Collection 2015.”  more
No Link Between Lunch Food and Reiche Stomach Illness
Posted on 03/27/2015
The results of federal CDC testing on food served to students at Reiche are inclusive as to what caused the stomach upset and vomiting that affected 22 children March 10. However, the results show there were no bacteria found in the food that can be linked to the children’s illness.  more
Board to Vote on Budget, School Start/End Times
Posted on 03/26/2015
At a special meeting at Casco Bay High School on Tuesday, March 31, the Portland Board of Public Education will vote on recommending the FY2016 school budget to the City Council. The school board also is slated to vote on new school start and end times for the 2015-2016 school year.  more
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Senator Angus King to Visit Portland Public Schools
Posted on 03/26/2015
U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) will visit Casco Bay High School in the morning of Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Afterward, the senator will visit Presumpscot Elementary School, where he will join with National Board Certified Teachers and administrators for a lunch roundtable to discuss the upcoming reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the challenges and opportunities faced by the Portland Public Schools when it comes to the law.   more
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East End Students Learn from Accomplished Writer
Posted on 03/25/2015
A nationally recognized author and short-story writer is teaching creative writing to East End Community School students through the school’s Rise and Shine program.  more
Reiche Community School Auction Set for March 31
Posted on 03/25/2015
Enjoy a fun evening at Salvage BBQ, bid on great auction items, listen to live music by Micromasse, and support Reiche Elementary School in Portland's West End, an urban school representing over 22 nations.   more
This is the image for the news article titled PATHS Student Wins First Place for Automotive Skills
PATHS Student Wins First Place for Automotive Skills
Posted on 03/24/2015
A Portland Arts and Technology High School student placed first in the automotive event of the SkillsUSA Maine State Competition, held earlier this month in Bangor.  more
This is the image for the news article titled PPS Students to Participate in Diversity Dialogue
PPS Students to Participate in Diversity Dialogue
Posted on 03/23/2015
More than 500 Portland Public Schools students will participate this week in a dialogue about immigration and diversity, hosted by the University of Southern Maine  more
This is the image for the news article titled Disco Night Fundraiser to Benefit Hall School Students
Disco Night Fundraiser to Benefit Hall School Students
Posted on 03/23/2015
Get your booty on the floor and benefit Hall Elementary School students at a disco-themed fundraiser Friday, March 27, featuring Motor Booty Affair.  more
DHS Freshmen to Showcase Learning on Hunger Project
Posted on 03/23/2015
Deering High School’s freshman class will hold an exhibition on Friday, March 27, that will showcase what the students have learned in a monthlong project-based learning initiative on hunger and food security.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Teachers, Bus Driver Praised for Outstanding Work
Teachers, Bus Driver Praised for Outstanding Work
Posted on 03/19/2015
Two teachers and a bus driver were recently recognized for their outstanding work by the Portland Board of Public Education and School Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk.   more
School Board to Hold Budget Public Hearing March 24
Posted on 03/19/2015
The Portland Board of Education’s Finance Committee held a public hearing on March 18 on School Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk’s proposed FY2016 school budget. The committee then voted to recommend the budget to the School Board.  more
Second Public Hearing Slated for School Start/End Times
Posted on 03/18/2015
The Portland Board of Public Education approved the 2015-2016 school calendar on Tuesday, March 17. The calendar didn’t include a plan to change school start and end times this fall in order to add 20 more minutes more of learning time each school day. Instead, the board decided it will vote on that issue separately and has scheduled a second public hearing on the plan for Tuesday, March 31, to allow for more public input.  more
Presumpscot Auction Offers Something for Everyone
Posted on 03/18/2015
From Boston Celtics tickets to kayak tours, the Presumpscot Elementary School annual auction offers something for everyone. The benefit event will take place this Saturday, March 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Italian Heritage Center at 40 Westland Avenue in Portland.  more
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Meet & Greet Set for New DHS Football Coach, Staff
Posted on 03/18/2015
The Deering High School Athletics Department is hosting a Meet & Greet with its new football staff on Wednesday, March 25.  more
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LMS Select Orchestra Makes Beautiful Music for New Citizens
Posted on 03/17/2015
The Lincoln Middle School Select Orchestra welcomed some new United States citizens by performing at a citizenship ceremony on Friday, March 13.  more
Lyman Moore Middle School ‘Mathletes’ Score!
Posted on 03/17/2015
James Hawkes, a seventh grader at Lyman Moore Middle School, placed first in the MATHCOUNTS state competition in Augusta, held March 7. The Lyman Moore MATHCOUNTS team also performed well, placing fourth in the state.   more
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Portland Children’s Film Festival March 25-29
Posted on 03/16/2015
The 2015 Portland Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) runs from Wednesday, March 25, through Sunday, March 29. This is the fourth year of the annual festival, which presents internationally acclaimed children’s films, original student films, witty short films and family documentaries and offers opportunities to engage with artists, filmmakers, community organizations and more.  more
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School Board Chair Gives State of the Schools Address
Posted on 03/16/2015
Sarah Thompson, chair of the Portland Board of Public Education, gave the annual State of the Schools report to the Portland City Council on Monday, March 16.  more
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School Board Chair to Give State of the Schools Report
Posted on 03/13/2015
Sarah Thompson, chair of the Portland Board of Public Education, will give the annual State of the Schools report to the Portland City Council on Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Portland City Hall.  more
District Investigating Stomach Ailment at Reiche School
Posted on 03/13/2015
A sudden onset of stomach upset and vomiting affected 22 Reiche students on March 10; all recovered quite quickly. State and city health officials are working with the school district to find a cause.  more
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Global leader in fight against human trafficking to Visit Deering
Posted on 03/13/2015
Ruchira Gupta, a global leader in the fight against human trafficking, will speak with Deering High School students about her work on Monday, March 16.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Portland Public Schools Relaunches Let’s Talk Portland!
Portland Public Schools Relaunches Let’s Talk Portland!
Posted on 03/12/2015
Let’s Talk Portland! – the simple way for parents, teachers, staff, students and community members to submit feedback to the Portland Public Schools 24 hours a day, seven days a week – has been enhanced to allow the public and the district to interact more seamlessly.   more
Finance Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Budget
Posted on 03/12/2015
On Wednesday, March 18, the Finance Committee will hold a public hearing and vote to recommend the FY2016 budget to the School Board. That is among key upcoming meeting on the school budget.  more
Board Gives Preliminary Approval to School Calendar
Posted on 03/11/2015
The Portland Board of Public Education held a public hearing on the proposed 2015-2016 school calendar on March 10, and gave it first-reading approval. The calendar calls for changes in the times that schools start and end each day in order to fit an additional 20 minutes of instructional time for students into each school day.  more
Lyman Moore Tour to Precede School Board Meeting
Posted on 03/11/2015
A tour of Lyman Moore Middle School will take place on Tuesday, March 17, prior to a Portland Board of Education meeting being held at the school that evening.   more
This is the image for the news article titled Superintendent Presents FY16 Budget Proposal
Superintendent Presents FY16 Budget Proposal
Posted on 03/10/2015
Portland Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk has proposed a budget for fiscal year 2016 that calls for investments that strengthen the Portland Public Schools’ core academic program, stimulate progress for all learners, drive innovation, improve infrastructure and increase family and community engagement.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Lyman Moore Sixth-Graders to Host Natural Disaster Exhibition
Lyman Moore Sixth-Graders to Host Natural Disaster Exhibition
Posted on 03/09/2015
Lyman Moore Middle School sixth-graders on Thursday, March 12, will be exhibiting the research projects they’ve done on natural disasters.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Noted Singer/Songwriter To Be Guest at Fundraiser
Noted Singer/Songwriter To Be Guest at Fundraiser
Posted on 03/09/2015
Breccia, Deering High School's award-winning literary magazine, will be holding an open mic fundraiser in the school cafeteria on Friday, March 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Local singer/songwriter Emilia Dahlin will be a special guest for the evening  more
This is the image for the news article titled International Dance, Food and Fun Event Set for Friday
International Dance, Food and Fun Event Set for Friday
Posted on 03/09/2015
Get your international dancing shoes on! The 10th annual Rock Around-the-World takes place this Friday, March 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Avenue, Portland.   more
This is the image for the news article titled PPS Students to Compete in State Geography Bee
PPS Students to Compete in State Geography Bee
Posted on 03/06/2015
Four students from the Portland Public Schools have qualified to compete in the 2015 Maine Geographic Bee on March 27 at the University of Maine at Farmington.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Jason Jackson Chosen as Rams’ New Head Coach
Jason Jackson Chosen as Rams’ New Head Coach
Posted on 03/06/2015
Jason Jackson has been hired as Deering High School’s new head coach of the Deering Rams football team.  more
Public Hearing Set for 2015-2016 School Calendar
Posted on 03/05/2015
The public is invited to a public hearing on Tuesday, March 10, on the proposed new calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. The calendar calls for changes in the times that schools start and end each day in order to fit an additional 20 minutes of instructional time for students into each school day.  more
Hall School Building Committee Gets Updated Enrollment Projections
Posted on 03/05/2015
After receiving updated enrollment projections for Hall School at a meeting on March 4, the Hall School Building Committee has asked for additional information to clarify some aspects of the data and is also looking for more direction from the Portland Board of Public Education.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Superintendent Sends Letter to Hall and Longfellow Families
Superintendent Sends Letter to Hall and Longfellow Families
Posted on 03/05/2015
Artwork by Anna Kiselevich, Grade 11, Portland High School
Students’ Artwork Exhibited at PMA
Posted on 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.  more
This is the image for the news article titled District Has New Director of Transportation
District Has New Director of Transportation
Posted on 03/02/2015
Dorothy Muchmore is the Portland Public Schools’ new Director of Transportation. She started work on Monday, March 2.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Get Ready to Rock Around-the-World
Get Ready to Rock Around-the-World
Posted on 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.  more