Portland School Notebook

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Lyman Moore honored by Portland NAACP

PORTLAND — The NAACP Portland Branch has awarded Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland for the school’s work to create a healthy climate that encourages student success.

The school received the reward because it has a “stated mission to build relationships among families, educators and the community to promote the healthy development and academic achievement of every learner.”

Lyman Moore Middle School is a partner in the NAACP’s pilot program Excellence in Education. The program focuses on ensuring that all members of the school community feel safe, secure, valued and respected. 

Local students compete in math meet

PORTLAND — Students from around southern Maine recently competed in the second of four Southern Maine Elementary Math League meets.

Students vied for top individual and team honors in arithmetic and geometry. The meet hosted 52 teams from the greater Portland area, and from as far aways as York, Kennebunk, Auburn and Acton.

Results are as follows:

Top fifth-grade students: First Place – Sawyer LaChance of Kennebunkport Consolidated School, Mason Burke and Ian Zogg both from Sea Road School.; Second Place – a tie between Tyler Bridge of Wells Junior High School, and Alice Hauser of Sea Road School; Third Place – Lily Webber of Canal School in Westbrook.

Top fifth-grade teams: First Place – Sea Road School; Second Place – Mast Landing School; Third Place – Kennebunk Consolidated School.

Top sixth-grade students: First Place – Shawn Ouellette of Wells Junior High, Jason Rutberg of Harrison Middle School, Ryan Collins of Cape Elizabeth, and Alec Leng of Scarborough Middle School; Second Place – Alison Noyes of Falmouth Middle School, Jackie Allaire-MacDonald of Middle School of the Kennebunks, Peter Mao of Mt. Ararat Middle School, Vincent Falardau of Saco Middle School, and Judah Phipps-Costin of Middle School of the Kennebunks; Third Place – Rex Noble of Falmouth Middle School, Daniel Howard of Cape Elizabeth Middle School, Lucas Profenno of Lyman Moore Middle School, Alexander Gates of Bath Middle School and Pierce Rotman of Middle School of the Kennebunks.

Top teams: First Place – Cape Elizabeth Middle School and the Middle School of the Kennebunks; Second Place – Scarborough Middle School and Wells Junior High School; Third Place – Greely Middle School.

Portland kindergarten registration information

PORTLAND— Portland Public Schools will register kindergarten students for the 2012-2013 school year during the weeks of Feb. 27-March 2 and March 5-9. Registration takes place by appointment at the child’s neighborhood school.

  • East End Community School: 874-8228
  • Ocean Avenue Elementary School: 874-8180
  • Hall Elementary School: 874-8205
  • Longfellow Elementary School: 874-8195
  • Lyseth Elementary School: 874-8215
  • Peaks Island Elementary School: 766-2528
  • Presumpscot Elementary School: 874-8220
  • Reiche Community School: 874-8175
  • Riverton Elementary School: 874-8210

To register an ESL student, contact the Multilingual Intake Center at 874-8135. They will oversee English language proficiency testing and a health screening as well as registration. The center is located at Lyman Moore Middle School, 171 Auburn St.

Children must be five years of age on or before Oct. 15, 2012, to attend kindergarten. Original birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency are required for registration.