Northern School Notebook: Feb. 22

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Falmouth boy to exhibit during Youth Art Month

Quinn Hagerty, a seventh-grader at Falmouth Middle School, was chosen by his teacher, Simon Adams, to display his charcoal self-portrait during the month of March at the Portland Museum of Art.

Creative works from Maine art students will be on display during the multi-media exhibition sponsored by Maine Art Education Association. The exhibit highlights Youth Art Month, a national celebration sponsored by the Council for Art Education. The annual celebration, which typically takes place in March, emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages support for quality art programs in Maine schools. This event marks 24 years of collaboration between the Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Art Education Association to celebrate student creativity from kindergarten-12th grade.

The exhibition runs until April 1, on the lower ground floor. The celebratory opening reception will be 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, when admission to the Youth Art Month exhibition will be free.

NYA expands Lower School, programs

North Yarmouth Academy announces new Lower School programs and facility expansion for the 2018-19 school year. NYA will be renovating a residence at 24 Storer St. to house its toddler program. The new Toddler House and Learning Cottage will include two spacious toddler classrooms as well as additional resource space for teachers. The new facility is adjacent to both the main Lower School building and the Lower School playground. Enrollment in the NYA Lower School has increased each year since its inception in 2013. The new construction will support a growing demand for the toddler program and allow the Academy to repurpose space to support other offerings in the Lower School.

NYA will also be also adding new programs and personnel to enhance the student experience in the Lower School:

• A literacy specialist will join the staff as part of the Academy’s newly designed academic support and enrichment program. The specialist will come into the classroom to work with students at all reading levels in grades K-4 in conjunction with the classroom teacher. The specialist will also be available as a resource to families to work with individual students as needed.

• The Academy will add a part-time science position to enhance the Lower School science program. This teacher will bring additional hands-on science activities in grades K-4 utilizing NYA’s Mertz Science Center, the NYA greenhouse, Innovation Lab, and the natural environment surrounding NYA.

• In addition to half and full day options, NYA will be offering a new “lunch bunch” option in the early childhood program for students who would like to extend their morning and join their classmates for this important social experience.

North Yarmouth Academy Honor Roll

The following local students who attend North Yarmouth Academy attained honor roll status for the first semester:

Highest Honors

Grade 5

Viktoria Bigley, Eliza Bouman, Emma Craft, Nicholas Okin, Nell Rohde

Grade 6

Alexander Barron, Elizabeth Coleman, Liam Devine, Haley Hegarty, Campbell Jacobs, Caleb King, Fynn MacCarthy, Madison Miers, Nathan Oney, Ethan Smith, Eben Weislogel

Grade 7

Campbell Litz, Sloane O’Donnell Fox, Seamus Rohde, Sarah Stronge, Clara Taylor

Grade 8

Owen Frank, Samantha Heinzman, Lila Jackson, Abigail King, Bella Moulton, Elliott Oney, Jack Schaeffer, Blythe Thompson, Madeleine Vaillancourt

Grade 9

Camille Beaudoin, Eleanor Commons, Natalie Farrell, Laini Frager, Wylie Jacobs, Elaine Lemieux, Annie Sillin, Anna Yankee, Samuel Yankee

Grade 10

Spencer Barton, Sydney Billings, Afton Morton, Mason Parks

Grade 11

Xander Kostelnik, Andrew Schaeffer

Grade 12

Charlotte Collins, Justin Guo, Richard Hilscher, Jack Sillin, Leo Webster

High Honors

Grade 5

Lyla Casey, Justin Corporon, Natalia Hemphill, Ethan Hoffman, Madison Moody, Rafael Nakouzi, Timothy Taylor, Genevieve Vaillancourt

Grade 6

Lauryn Casey, Davis Gall, Finlay Gepfert, Ella Lemieux, Brynn McKenney, Sasha Schutz, Jacob Soroff, William Street, Sophia Yilmaz

Grade 7

Laurel Buehner, Rogers Crowley, Carson Gall, John Hegarty, Lucas Markonish, Callahan Nice, Ethan Schutz, Alexander Wignall

Grade 8

Simon Algara, Oliver Hemphill, Aidan Lacombe, Harry Marcus, Emilia McKenney, Bryce Poulin, Charles Rohde, Aisley Snell, James Tourigny

Grade 9

Emma Collins, Jacquelyn Ellsworth, Lexington Haedrich, Taylor Hemenway, Olivia Juve, Abigail Matusovich

Grade 10

Madison Argitis, Emily Beisel-Bolen, Jack Bontatibus, Maya Davis, Reese Farrell, Ellen Hilscher, Katherine Larson, Ashley Ren, Samson Shen

Grade 11

Abram Buehner, Hannah Gagne, Sydney Gilman, Margaret Larson, Jack Lent, Alexandra Markonish, Reed Silvers, Joseph Strabley, Alasdair Swett

Grade 12

Reece Bartolini, Rachel Bolling, Evan Davis, Parker Elkins, Troy Hou, Kara Jensen

Honors

Grade 5: Sadie Porch

Grade 6: Bronte Doucette, Aurora Jamison

Grade 7: Vy Tran

Grade 8

Henry Bergeron, Bryce Bernier, Tiger DiMillo, Mary Parker, Emma Sharp, Alev Yilmaz

Grade 9: Reese Merritt, Marina Piehl, Jack Thibodeau

Grade 10: Brendan Bolduc, Benjamin Frank, Elizabeth Gagnon, Caroline Gepfert, Madeline MacMahon, Pierce Manchester, Linus Maurer, Matthew McGrath, Bronwen Ramsey-Brimberg, William Tatge, Eliza Tod

Grade 11

Richard Cichanowicz, Elora Griswold, Lloyd Lathrop, Clara Mulvihill, Amber Rose, Joshua Soucy, Aidan Yilmaz

Grade 12

Ellie Dickson, William Flatt, Tessa Quattrucci, Kieran Rowe, Jim Yu

This self portrait by Quinn Hagerty of Falmouth will be among the works displayed in March at the Portland Museum of Art to celebrate Youth Art Month.

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