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CMMC technology school graduates 21

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Portland Water District's TroutKids Program - the release

This month, students from nine schools will bid adieu to their aquatic classmates in the highlight of the Portland Water District's TroutKids Program - the release.  Before releasing their Brook trout fry, students will determine if the location is clean or polluted through various tests.  Students will test the stream for dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, turbidity, flow, and temperature and collect aquatic insects which are indicators of water quality.

Classes have spent the winter nurturing baby Brook trout eggs in chilled incubator tanks while learning the basics of water quality protection.
The TroutKids Program combines hands-on learning with study of a range of subjects, including ecosystems and biodiversity, water quality and pollution, habitat protection, trout anatomy and life cycle, data collection and analysis, and watershed protection. Many students have experience fishing for Brook trout; a species native to Maine.

Windham High School will be hosting a guest chef, Erin Dow

Windham High School will be hosting a guest chef, Erin Dow

WHEN: Tuesday, May 24th

Windham High School will be hosting a guest chef, Erin Dow (picture attached) during our three lunch periods: 10:12-10:40 am; 10:59-11:20 am; and 11:39-12:07 pm (all photo opportunities).

WHERE:
Windham High School
406 Gray Road
Windham, ME 04062

Students and staff at Windham High School will have the opportunity to dine on some not-so-typical school lunch fare on Tuesday, May 24th when the cafeteria will host a guest chef, Erin Dow, Expert Chef for the Guiding Stars Licensing Company.  As a part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Chefs Move to Schools Program, Chef Erin will come to the school to prepare a healthy entrée, featuring a Guiding Stars recipe, Spicy Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sour Cream and Mango Salsa, along with Baked Tortilla Chips and Garlic-Lime Black Bean and Avocado Guacamole.  This meal, which earns two stars through the Guiding Stars nutrition navigation system, will feature local fish from Raymond’s

All State Musicians Have Many Talents

All State Musicians Have Many Talents

The correlation between participation in music and excelling academically is on display at the All State Music Festival on the Gorham campus of USM.  Poland

Regional High School students Ben Albee and Tyler Myers are prime examples.  Myers, singing bass in the All State Chorus, is the salutatorian of his graduating

class.  Albee, playing trombone in the All State Orchestra, is also an honor student and will be Master of Ceremonies at graduation.  There are many students at

the MMEA All State Music Festival who are the top students at their schools including Kaitlyn Kinsey, playing flute in the All State Band, who is Valedictorian of

her class at Fort Fairfield High School.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High School Student Musicians Invade USM

High School Student Musicians Invade USM

As day one of the MMEA sponsored All State Music Festival came to a close, the 447 participating high school musicians were treated to 

entertainment with a twist.   Opening the program was Zac Stearns, a junior at Hall-Dale High School and member of the All State chorus,  

who warmed up the audience with his original stand up comedy routine.  He was followed by  a cappella singing group Ball in the House,

a five member male singing group based in Massachusetts.  Their renditions of songs from the 1970's to present day  were received by

enthusiastic students who  showed their appreciation with an impromptu dance session.

World War II veterans and Windham Post Commander Bob Akins meet Windham High Schools students

World War II veterans and Windham Post Commander Bob Akins meet Windham High Schools students

Four World War II veterans and Windham Post Commander Bob Akins met with the Windham High School US in the Modern World class on Thursday to put a human touch to the study of WWII.

The veterans present their stories and then took questions from the students.  The students listened attentively and asked several questions. The class is taught by Robert Fellner a graduate student in the USM College of Education and Human Development. MR. Fellner’s mentor Kevin Millington was also in the classroom.

The veterans also brought a helmet and a sword for the students to look at.  Commander Akins was eight years old and lived in Connecticut during the war.  He also spoke of his experiences during the war.  Mr. Akins is retired from the Marine Corps and Mr. Fellner is retired from the Army.

 

 

Special Olympics Cumberland County - Track and Field Day

Special Olympics Cumberland County - Track and Field Day

Special Olympics of Cumberland County held a Track and Field event at the Windham High School track today.  Over 400 athletes participated including my daughter Anna.  This was her first large Special Olympics event and she had a wonderful time.  Windham Primary School allowed many of their students to attend for the Parade of Athletes and a few of the events so my other daughter, Jane got to see her sister, Anna in the parade!  Anna's events were the Softball Throw, The Standing Long Jump and the 25 meter walk.  She really enjoyed each event but I think the event she enjoyed the most was the Softball Throw.  It was also very sweet to see that the children from Anna's class had showed up with banners that they made for her and for another athlete from their class.  They cheered and cheered when either of them had an event!  It is heartwarming to know that the Windham Primary School has done their best to be inclusive and accepting of my daught