logo
    • Phone :
    • (207) 874-8100
    • Address :
    • 353 Cumberland AvePortland, Maine 04101
    • Connect with us:

February 2016

this is content
This is the image for the news article titled Students’ Creativity Highlighted in Youth Art Month Show at PMA
Students’ Creativity Highlighted in Youth Art Month Show at PMA
Posted on 02/29/2016
Creative works of art from 13 Portland Public Schools’ students will be among the artwork of Maine students displayed during the month of March at the Portland Museum of Art. The multimedia exhibit, sponsored by the Maine Art Education Association, highlights Youth Art Month, a national celebration sponsored by the Council for Art Education.   more
This is the image for the news article titled Portland Superintendent To Present School Budget Proposal March 8
Portland Superintendent To Present School Budget Proposal March 8
Posted on 02/29/2016
Portland Public Schools Interim Superintendent Jeanne Crocker will present her budget proposal for the 2016-2017 school year to the Portland Board of Public Education at a special meeting on Tuesday, March 8.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Deering, PHS Partner with City in Future Leaders Program
Deering, PHS Partner with City in Future Leaders Program
Posted on 02/25/2016
Portland Public Schools and its Anatomy of Leadership Program on Feb. 24. The program involves 44 sophomore students from Portland and Deering high schools putting their leadership skills to use to work on seven case studies submitted by city workers to improve municipal services.  more
This is the image for the news article titled East End School Educators Honored for “Rise and Shine” Leadership
East End School Educators Honored for “Rise and Shine” Leadership
Posted on 02/25/2016
The Portland Board of Public Education and Interim Superintendent Jeanne Crocker recently recognized two East End Community School educators for their leadership, innovation, and ongoing support for the school’s extended learning programming, Rise and Shine.  more
This is the image for the news article titled DHS Staff, Students Recognized for Global Knowledge Quest
DHS Staff, Students Recognized for Global Knowledge Quest
Posted on 02/25/2016
At its Feb. 23 meeting, the Portland Board of Public Education and Interim Superintendent Jeanne Crocker recognized Deering High School faculty and staff for their participation in an international knowledge competition.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Is Feb. 22 – March 4
Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Is Feb. 22 – March 4
Posted on 02/24/2016
Enrollment time for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students to attend the Portland Public Schools in the 2016-2017 school year is approaching. The registration dates this year run from Monday, Feb. 22, through Friday, March 4.   more
This is the image for the news article titled Parents, Families of PPS High School Students Invited to Celebration
Parents, Families of PPS High School Students Invited to Celebration
Posted on 02/24/2016
Parents and families of students in Portland’s public high schools are invited to a Parent Engagement Celebration on Friday, Feb. 26. The event – a conversation with schools and families – will focus on setting a new standard for parent and family engagement across the city's high schools.  more
This is the image for the news article titled New Public Affairs Committee To Hold 1st Quarterly Public Forum
New Public Affairs Committee To Hold 1st Quarterly Public Forum
Posted on 02/24/2016
The Portland Board of Public Education recently approved establishing a Public Affairs Committee. Now that new committee is about to hold its first quarterly meeting with the public on March 12, to talk about ways to ensure that Portland continues to have great public schools.  more
This is the image for the news article titled CBHS ‘Teen Closet Sale’ To Help Finance Community Service Trip
CBHS ‘Teen Closet Sale’ To Help Finance Community Service Trip
Posted on 02/24/2016
Casco Bay High School juniors will hold a “Teen Closet Sale” on Saturday, Feb. 27, to help raise funds for their “Junior Journey,” a community-service trip to Detroit in April. While there, the students will work with a nonprofit organization to help revitalize blighted housing in that Michigan city.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Deering Students Help Tanzanians Access Clean, Safe Water
Deering Students Help Tanzanians Access Clean, Safe Water
Posted on 02/23/2016
When the call came for clean, safe water in Tanzania, Deering High School students answered en masse! In keeping with Deering’s commitment to involvement in an ever-changing world and global responsibility, its students participated in the Students Rebuild Water Challenge.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Peaks Island School Literacy Event to Feature Island Authors
Peaks Island School Literacy Event to Feature Island Authors
Posted on 02/22/2016
Peaks Island Elementary School on Thursday, Feb. 25, will hold a daylong celebration of literacy featuring three award-winning authors who also are island residents: Jamie Hogan, Anne Sibley-O'Brien, and Scott Nash.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Deering Players To Present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
Deering Players To Present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
Posted on 02/22/2016
The Deering Players will perform a one-act presentation of the William Shakespeare comedy, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” on Thursday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Deering High School Auditorium.   more
This is the image for the news article titled Tour of Hall Elementary School to Precede School Board Meeting
Tour of Hall Elementary School to Precede School Board Meeting
Posted on 02/22/2016
A public tour of Hall Elementary School will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 23, prior to the Portland Board of Public Education meeting being held at the school that evening.   more
This is the image for the news article titled PAE Students Learn about History of Immigration in Maine
PAE Students Learn about History of Immigration in Maine
Posted on 02/12/2016
Two English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes at Portland Adult Education recently took a walking field trip to the Maine Historical Society to see a fascinating exhibit titled “400 Years of New Mainers.” Friends of Portland Adult Education paid for the students’ admission.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Ocean Avenue Students’ Books on Display at Portland Public Library
Ocean Avenue Students’ Books on Display at Portland Public Library
Posted on 02/11/2016
Animal books by first-graders at Ocean Avenue Elementary School are on exhibit at the Portland Public Library's children's room this month.  more
This is the image for the news article titled METRO Seeking Comments on Service Standards at Feb. 18 Meeting
METRO Seeking Comments on Service Standards at Feb. 18 Meeting
Posted on 02/11/2016
Greater Portland METRO is updating its service standards and would like the public’s input at a Ridership Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18. The meeting will start at 4 p.m. and take place at the METRO office, located at 114 Valley St. in Portland. The office is accessible by METRO Route #1.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Annual Survey Seeks Parents’ Views on Portland Public Schools
Annual Survey Seeks Parents’ Views on Portland Public Schools
Posted on 02/10/2016
The Portland Public Schools has launched its third annual parent survey. Parents 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 DHS, King Middle School Students Win Painting for a Purpose Grants
DHS, King Middle School Students Win Painting for a Purpose Grants
Posted on 02/10/2016
Painting for a Purpose recently awarded two $500 grants to students in the Portland Public Schools who came up with creative ideas to improve the quality of life for their schools, neighborhoods and communities.  more
This is the image for the news article titled PPS Students Win Awards in National Writing Contest
PPS Students Win Awards in National Writing Contest
Posted on 02/09/2016
Six Portland Public Schools’ students have achieved recognition for their work in a national writing contest.  more
This is the image for the news article titled DHS Faculty, Students Compete in Global Knowledge Contest
DHS Faculty, Students Compete in Global Knowledge Contest
Posted on 02/08/2016
Deering High School sent both faculty and student teams to the World Affairs Council of Maine’s annual Academic WorldQuest competition on Feb. 3. The faculty team – called the Rampagers – placed fourth in a crowded field in what is billed as “the ultimate international knowledge competition.”  more
This is the image for the news article titled Students’ ‘International’ Lobster Buoys Part of New Mainers Exhibit
Students’ ‘International’ Lobster Buoys Part of New Mainers Exhibit
Posted on 02/04/2016
Earlier this week, Make It Happen! students from Lyman Moore Middle School and Casco Bay High School painted lobster buoys with the flags of their home countries alongside University of Southern Maine's artist-in-residence, Natasha Mayers. On Thursday, Feb. 4, the buoys will be hung on the Maine Historical Society's fence in conjunction with the opening of the society’s “400 Years of New Mainers” exhibition, a celebration of the rich diversity of Portland.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Portland High Debate Team Honored by School Board
Portland High Debate Team Honored by School Board
Posted on 02/04/2016
The Portland Board of Public Education and Interim Superintendent Jeanne Crocker recently recognized Portland High School Debate Team members for their performance in the high school debate state finals.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Enjoy Pancakes, Dinner while Helping DHS’ Project Graduation
Enjoy Pancakes, Dinner while Helping DHS’ Project Graduation
Posted on 02/04/2016
Deering High School recently announced two delicious upcoming fundraisers for Project Graduation  more
This is the image for the news article titled Lyman Moore Student Recipient of Ronald McDonald House Award
Lyman Moore Student Recipient of Ronald McDonald House Award
Posted on 02/03/2016
Lyman Moore Middle School seventh-grader Samantha Snow was awarded the Heart of Gold at the Helping Hands Caring Hearts Gala recently for her volunteer work to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Longfellow Students, Staff Join in ‘Winter Walk to School Day’!
Longfellow Students, Staff Join in ‘Winter Walk to School Day’!
Posted on 02/03/2016
Longfellow students and teachers had a fun and healthful commute to school on Feb. 3 participating in “Winter Walk to School Day.”   more
This is the image for the news article titled TV Program Features Longfellow Students Learning about Diversity
TV Program Features Longfellow Students Learning about Diversity
Posted on 02/02/2016
Longfellow Elementary School’s Diversity Book Club was featured on WCSH Channel 6’s 207 show on Jan. 29.   more
This is the image for the news article titled DHS/PHS Unified Basketball’s Historic First Home Game Feb. 3
DHS/PHS Unified Basketball’s Historic First Home Game Feb. 3
Posted on 02/02/2016
Deering and Portland high schools are proudly collaborating on an inaugural season of Unified basketball this year. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Deering/Portland Unified Basketball Team will hold its first home game.  more
This is the image for the news article titled PPS ‘Mathletes” Score at Regional Math Competition
PPS ‘Mathletes” Score at Regional Math Competition
Posted on 02/02/2016
“Mathletes” from Lyman Moore, Lincoln and King middle schools distinguished themselves at the MATHCOUNTS regional competition at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham on Jan. 30.  more
This is the image for the news article titled EECS’ ‘Rise and Shine’ Program Featured on MPBN
EECS’ ‘Rise and Shine’ Program Featured on MPBN
Posted on 02/01/2016
East End Community School's Rise and Shine program recently was featured in a Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) story that highlighted how the program helps keep children fit by offering physical activities before school.  more
This is the image for the news article titled Board Seeks Outstanding Leader To Be New PPS Superintendent
Board Seeks Outstanding Leader To Be New PPS Superintendent
Posted on 01/26/2016
The Portland Board of Public Education is seeking an outstanding educational leader committed to academic innovation and achievement to become the new superintendent of the Portland Public Schools, Maine’s largest and most diverse school district.   more