The Maine Arts Commission‘s Arts Learning grant funded a collaboration between 317 Main in Yarmouth and Casco Bay High School for the 2017-2018 school year. The program provided an intensive week of music and songwriting for students, who wrote and performed original songs together. For some of the students involved it was their first opportunity to collaborate on writing and performing new… Read More
Deering High School recently became the first high school in the country to provide athletic hijabs to its student athletes. The students and educators that made this possible were profiled in a short video produced by A Plus, and is available to watch below.
The Forecaster, a southern Maine based newspaper, recently published a three-part series on mental health needs in the region’s schools. In case you missed it, catch up here: 1) http://www.theforecaster.net/under-pressure-mental-health-needs-challenge-southern-maine-schools/ 2) http://www.theforecaster.net/under-pressure-mental-emotional-support-for-portland-students-largely-crisis-driven/ 3) http://www.theforecaster.net/under-pressure-portland-school-resource-officers-provide-more-than-security/
Each year the sophomore class at Casco Bay High School engages in Africa Rising, a research and presentation project required for all tenth grade students. Every sophomore chooses a developing country in Africa and researches the difficulties it faces in meeting one of the United Nation’s 13 standards for the developing world. Students dig deep into… Read More
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and this year Riverton and Lyseth elementary schools stood as bright examples against bullying on Unity Day, Wednesday, Oct. 25. This is Lyseth’s third consecutive year participating in Unity Day, where schools, communities and businesses display orange to show support against bullying. Riverton also planned a schoolwide event around… Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct 3, 2017 The district is launching The Portland Public Schools Promise, a new initiative to underscore for the community the unique value proposition that is the Portland Public Schools. PORTLAND, Maine – The Portland Public Schools is about to launch an exciting new initiative to reintroduce the value and power of… Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 27, 2017 Hall Elementary School students on Sept. 28 will visit Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm to study how living things survive in and around a pond and the human impact on that ecosystem. The field trip is made possible by a grant from the Maine Audubon Grant for Teachers pilot program,… Read More