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Northern School Notebook: Nov. 25

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Northern School Notebook: Nov. 25

Greely Japan Club holds
Nov. 27 bottle drive  

CUMBERLAND — The Greely Japan Club Travel Group is currently fundraising for its 2011 Japanese Exchange Program.

The club will be knocking on doors in Cumberland and North Yarmouth neighborhoods Saturday, Nov. 27, collecting returnable bottles and cans.
 
Another option is to drop bottles off at the Mable I. Wilson School parking lot on Tuttle Road  from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. on Saturday. If you plan to leave a bag of empty returnables at your home or would like to arrange for a pick-up time, please email klibby01@maine.rr.com with your name and location.

To learn more about the Japan Club and the 2011 Namioka Travel Group, please visit GreelyJapanClub.org.

'Race to Nowhere'
screening upcoming

FREEPORT — The Maine premiere of the documentary film, "Race to Nowhere," will be shown Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. The critically-acclaimed documentary by a concerned mother-turned-filmmaker chronicles the high-pressure school culture that has become a silent epidemic in our nation.

Citing high-stakes testing, rampant cheating, and stress-related illnesses, the film is a call to action to challenge the current assumptions on education in America.

Advance tickets are $10 and available online at rtnmerriconeag.eventbrite.com. A limited number of $15 tickets will be available at the door. To view the film's trailer or read reviews, please visit racetonowhere.com.


What’s Happenin’ at MSAD 51?

Compiled by Helena McMonagle, a student at Greely High School.

Students from Greely High School and the Cumberland Fire Department are performing at the Maine Red Claws basketball game on Friday, Dec. 3. Come support our community and enjoy the Greely Madrigals sing the National Anthem, the Cumberland Fire Department present the flags, and our very own cheerleaders perform at half-time. Let’s represent Cumberland and have a huge Greely fan section! A limited number of tickets are available for $10 each through the Cumberland Recreation Department. Please stop by Town Hall or call 829-2208.

Congratulations to Kevin Thibault, Greg Ferland, Myles Nuzzi, Abby Thurston, and Mollie Braley for making the cut for Jazz All-States. This is a very selective audition process with only four to ten students in the state selected per instrument. They will represent our school in a concert at Scarborough High School on Jan. 8, 2011.

To conclude the sports season, a big congratulations are due to the Western Maine Conference All-Academic recipients. The following athletes maintained an average of 93 percent or above throughout six semesters: Meaghan Crowley, Julia Isaacson, Anna Whitaker, girls cross country; Sarah Howard, field hockey; Stella Keck, Brandon Pinette, Sean Ross, soccer; Katherine Harrington, Sarah Warnock, volleyball.