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Administrator of the Year Award

Administrator of the Year Award

Foxcroft Academy Head of School Arnold Shorey has been selected as “Administrator of the Year” by the Executive Board of the Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL). He was surprised by this presentation at the school staff meeting on May 23.  Nancy Grant, a member of the MASL Board and Tina Taggart, also a MASL Board member and the Library Media Specialist at FA, made the announcement.  Mr. Shorey will receive a “Library Media Service Award for Administrators” plaque and a $500 donation to FA’s library media program made in his name.

The Library Media Service award is intended to honor administrators who, through individual leadership and sustained effort, have made worthy contributions to the operations of effective school library media services within the educational program.

Bonny Eagle High School to dedicate auditorium to long-time drama professor

Bonny Eagle High School to dedicate auditorium to long-time drama professor

On Saturday, the theater at Bonny Eagle High School, where P. Michael Bourgoin taught and directed plays for a quarter-century, will be renamed in his honor.

Saturday’s event, which comes 15 months after Bourgoin succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease, has triggered an outpouring of memories of the locally famous teacher who had brushes with the big time but seemed to prefer playing the role of mentor most of all.

Earlier this year the petition to rename the school’s theater in Bourgoin’s honor was unanimously approved by the local school board.  The auditorium will be renamed during an alumni variety show celebrating his life. A scholarship fund for graduating seniors pursuing drama has been created in Bourgoin’s memory.

"He did what was best for us and what was best for the show," recalls Jonna Boure '86.

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

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ROCKLAND, Maine—Passion of place is what the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is all about. The best of Maine from across the creative spectrum will be gathered together at the 10th annual show on the Rockland waterfront, August 10-12, 2012. Beautiful boats, unique handcrafted products, and an eclectic mix of high-quality goods for life on the water and the shore will again be on display at Maine’s only in-the-water boat show and coastal lifestyle event.

 “I’ve always thought of the show as a tremendous party where the most creative folks on the coast share what they do with customers and other exhibitors.

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

In 2011, Maine joined 40 other states in allowing public charter school options for families of all income levels.  On May 1, 2012, the Maine Charter School Commission issued its first application package for potential founders of these new public education options, which are free to parents and open to all children without admissions tests.

          The Maine Association for Charter Schools (MACS) will celebrate the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country, where over 5,000 public chartered schools are serving 1.8 million students.

Nominate a Teen for Teens Who Care

Nominate a Teen for Teens Who Care

Do you know a teen, or a group of teens, who go above and beyond for those in their community?  So many teens are doing good deeds all over the state, and we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the good work that they do.  Maybe it is a club at school that gets them involved, or perhaps they volunteer through an organization, if you know a deserving teen in your area please contact us as we are accepting nominations.  There is no deadline, we accept nominations year-round.  Each teen selected as one of our Teens Who Care will receive a $2000 scholarship to the college of their choice; where as the group/club of teens selected will receive $2000 to support a non-profit of their choice.

Sabbathday Lake Grange #365 Present 3rd Graders at Burchard A. Dunn Elementary w/ Free Dictionaries

Sabbathday Lake Grange #365 Present Third Graders at Burchard A. Dunn Elementary School with Free Dictionaries
 
New Gloucester, Maine – The Grange is proud to support The Dictionary Project through its Word for Thirds program. Through the tireless efforts of the Grange’s network of more than 300,000 volunteers, America’s oldest rural and agriculture organization has presented third grade students across the nation with more than 100,000 dictionaries.
And, that number will continued to rise when the Sabbathday Lake Grange #365 presents third grade students at Burchard A. Dunn Elementary School in New Gloucester with dictionaries on during a recent visit.

“Teens To Trails” Announces Grants for 11 High School Outing Clubs

 “Teens To Trails” Announces Grants for 11 High School Outing Clubs

T3” is pleased to announce this year’s Outing Club grant recipients from 11 high schools across the State including four brand new teen Outing Club programs. Grant awards were made to:  Biddeford High School, Cony High School, Deer Isle-Stonington High School, Deering High School, Dirigo High School, Maine Central Institute, Maine School of Science & Mathematics, Portland High School, South Portland High School, The New School and Thornton Academy. 

“High school Outing Clubs are the most effective way we have found for engaging teens in their natural world, with the potential to make fun safe outdoor experiences accessible to every Maine student,” said Carol Leone, Teens To Trails Founder.