Maine teacher returns from 11-day scallop research mission at sea

Kathleen Brown, a 7th grade science teacher at Freeport Middle School in Freeport, Maine, returned home this week after 11 days assisting scientists undertaking an annual NOAA research survey about scallops in northeastern waters.

“I was thrilled to be part of this opportunity, which allowed me to participate in real-world scientific research and to experience life at sea. Through the NOAA Teacher at Sea program, my students will be able to learn first-hand about exciting research projects at sea that connect to the daily lives of families along Maine’s coast.  Making their learning relevant through my own hands-on experiences is vital to getting students excited about science.”

Brown boarded the research vessel Hugh R. Sharp, a University of Delaware ship, on June 7 in Woods Hole, Maine.

Students from Freeport and Greely High Schools Named “Governor’s Young Writers of the Year”

Students from Freeport, Cumberland Center, Chebeague Island, Lebanon, Calais, Stockton Springs and Saco are finalists in statewide MCCS writing contest

AUGUSTA, Maine — Three high school juniors have been chosen as the winners of the Maine Community College System’s A Journey Into Writing contest and named 2011 Governor’s Young Writers of the Year. They are:  Charles Baker of Freeport High School, Julia Maine of Chebeague Island, and Sarah Mulcahy of Cumberland Center.  Both Maine and Mulcahy are students at Greely High School.

The three students were each presented with an award and a $2,500 check by Governor Paul LePage in a ceremony at the State House this month.

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Greely Shines at the Maine State Track & Field Finals

Greely Shines at the Maine State Track & Field Finals

The Greely High School boys and girls excelled this past weekend at the Maine State Track & Field Final Championship in Augusta.  The day began with impressive first place wins in both the girls and boys 4x800 relays.  Greely highlights included dominance in the boys and girls field events, with first place standings in the men's high jump, shot put and discus, along with the girls' discus.   The final cumulative meet results ended with the Greely boys finishing third overall, and the girls placing fourth.  Many of the Greely competitors have now qualified to compete in next weekend's New England Regional Meet in Burlington, VT. 

Follow the links for full meet results:



Freeport High School students to unveil the Falcon Wind Tunnel they designed and built

Freeport High School students to unveil the Falcon Wind Tunnel they designed and built

A group of Freeport High School students will unveil the Falcon Wind Tunnel they designed and built with the help of their engineering and technology teacher, Jonathan Amory.

The wind tunnel will be the most powerful wind tunnel ever constructed, let alone designed, by high school students.   It will be one of the most powerful in the state – rivaling the wind tunnels at many universities. 

As a point of comparison, this tunnel will be 3.5 times more powerful and technically more sophisticated then the tunnel at General B.O. Davis Jr.


The spring sky is filled with familiar constellations and some spectacular deep sky objects. Unfortunately, most people do not know the rich background associated with the spring constellations. A group of GHS seniors are holding a community stargazing night at Twinbrooks at 8:00 on the 3rd of June for anyone who wishes to discover more about the constellations and deep sky objects (Nebula, Globular clusters, Galaxies). There will be telescopes available and many opportunities to engage with the students in discussion of the sky and spring constellations. This is a all ages event and families are highly encouraged to show up.