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Portland School Notebook: Sept. 29

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Portland School Notebook: Sept. 29

Forum on safe routes
to school upcoming

PORTLAND — A public forum scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 29, will focus on brainstorming ways to make it safer for students to walk or bike to Lyman Moore Middle School and Lyseth Elementary School in Portland.

The two schools are participating in a federally-funded project aimed at reducing traffic congestion during drop-off and pick-up times by encouraging more students to walk or bike to school.

Both Lyman Moore Principal Lee Crocker and Lyseth Principal Lenore Williams will participate in the forum, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library of Lyman Moore Middle School at 171 Auburn St.

The Portland Safe Routes to School Team is overseeing the project. The team will create a Walk & Bike to School Implementation Plan, that will designate safe walking and biking routes, suggest infrastructure improvements, review current policies, work on safety education and traffic law enforcement, organize student safety patrols, and plan activities where students walk to school under adult supervision.


Portland students
receive AP awards

PORTLAND — A total of 31 students from the Portland Public Schools earned AP Scholar Awards based on their performance on the College Board's Advanced Placement Examinations.

Four Portland High School students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Corey Carmichael, Max Morris, Simon Thompson and Timothy Weber.

Five Deering High School students and two Portland High School students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Marianne Anderson, Jami Leroy, Jean McCabe, Brian McRae, Brian Pedro, Sarina Selleck and Emma Wilson.

Ten Portland High School students, nine Deering High School students and one Casco Bay High School student qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. These students are Donald Bennett, Christian Bowe, Andrew Capelluti, Henry Cole, Nicholas Devlin, Sean Dowling, Melanie Floyd, Mikhaila Fogel, Marie Genova, Ryan Hawkins, Alexandra Jackson, Marguerite Kilbride, Jari Lanzalotta, Noah Major, Rachel Merrill, Izaak Njaa, Keleigh Oneil, Rachel Regier, Noah Sleeper and Christine Stevens.

Friday Artwalk features
art by Cheverus student

PORTLAND — Savin Mattozzi, a sophomore at Cheverus High School, will have artwork included in a three-person student exhibition on Friday, Oct. 1 during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk.

The exhibition will be held at Fotoshops, 517 Congress St., Portland, and will feature the work of Mattozzi and two other local students, Samantha Creenan and Alexander Good.

Located in the Mechanics Hall Building, Fotoshops will feature local photographers and painters. The exhibition's opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. for the First Friday Art Walk.