Schools

Freeport High School One Act encore show

The date of the Freeport High School One Act encore show has been changed from the 22nd to Thursday March 24th (Less than 24 hrs before we perform at the State Finals) so not to conflict with the RSU5 Board Meeting!

Freeport High School proudly presents an special encore presentation of the 2011 MPA One Act Regional Winning Production of You're Killing Me...By Taylor Kissin (Class of 2011) Directed by Tim Ryan & Taylor Kissin

The play is about Neil, a failed standup comedian, who believes that the only way to prove to the world that he is funny is by seeking revenge against the comedy club that ridiculed his lack of humor. With the unwilling help of his wife, Liz, Neil robs the club with several others inside. What turned into a robbery, quickly becomes a hostage situation with the hostages "Standing Up" to their captor!

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Lisbon Falls Native First Recipient of an Endowed Scholarship from Maine Lobster Promotion Council

The Maine Lobster Promotion Council is pleased to announce Rachel LeGloahec of Lisbon Falls, Maine this year’s recipient of an endowed scholarship designed to support Maine students attending The Culinary Institute of America.

The CIA is a private, non-profit, college with a main campus in Hyde Park, New York. Their mission is to reward students with the skills and knowledge to live successful lives in positions of influence throughout their culinary career.

LeGloahec’s penchant for hard work and cooking has made her the ideal candidate for both attendance at the CIA, and this year’s scholarship.

Maine Students Score Better Than in Most States on National Science Test

Maine students outperformed students in most other states on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the only test of student achievement that allows comparison of student performance across states.

Maine tied for the fifth highest science score in grade 4 and tied for eighth highest in grade 8. By some measures, such as percent of student proficiency, Maine ranks even higher on the test, which was administered in 2009 and is being reported today.

Statewide at the fourth grade, 42 percent of students in Maine scored at the “proficient” level or above. In the eighth grade, 35 percent of students scored at or above the “proficient” level.

Maine’s lower-income students are doing well compared to in other states and the nation as a whole. In Maine, 29 percent of students eligible for free or reduced lunch in the 4th grade scored at or above the “proficient” level compared to 16 percent nationally.

MECA TO PROVIDE $12,000 SCHOLARSHIPS TO GRADUATES OF LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS

In 2010, Maine College of Art completed its vision to bring all academic and studio facilities under the roof of the Porteous Building. In appreciation of the local community that was instrumental in achieving this goal, MECA has created the Portland Area School Scholarship (PASS) for selected area high schools.

For any graduate of the selected schools who qualifies for admission to the undergraduate program at Maine College of Art, the College will provide a guaranteed $12,000 scholarship each year for four years or until they complete the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, provided they maintain good academic standing.

Eighteen years ago, Maine College of Art purchased the Porteous, Mitchell and Braun department store with the ambition to transform it into a vibrant campus for art and design.

Maine Academy of Modern Music/PORT Halloween Concert

Maine Academy of Modern Music 2010/2011 Concert Series
MAMM/PORT Halloween Concert
Saturday October 30th, 8pm, $1-$4 (depending on costume)
PORT Teen Center, 52 Deport Rd, Freeport

The Maine Academy of Modern Music will have 5 bands performing at it's MAMM/PORT Halloween Concert at the PORT Teen Center.  This ALL-AGES Chem-Free event will kick off at 8pm on Saturday, October 30th.  The bands include The OxyMorons, Skirts & Belly Shirts, Longstory, The Loudest Mime, and Modest Proposal.  Admission is only $1 if in costume, $4 without.

About MAMM:  The Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM) is not your average music school. We're a non-profit school focused on creating positive learning experiences in musical arts for all students of all ages.

Catherine McAuley High School Open House for Prospective Students

Catherine McAuley High School, Maine’s only Catholic college-preparatory school for young women, will be hosting its annual Open House for prospective students and their families on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 2pm. Young women of all faiths are invited to our campus at 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland, for a program that will feature student and alum speakers. After the formal presentation, information on financial aid and scholarships will be available, guided tours will be offered and students will have the opportunity to meet faculty members, coaches, student athletes, and enjoy refreshments.  For more information, or to register, please visit www.mcauleyhs.org.