Portland School Notebook: Nov. 2

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High school information
night for eighth graders

PORTLAND — On Nov. 17 all eighth grade students in the Portland Public Schools and their parents are welcome to attend the High School Information Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lyman Moore Middle School cafeteria at 171 Auburn St.

The program will provide information about the choices available to Portland’s high school students, with brief presentations from the principals of Casco Bay High School, Deering High School, Portland High School and Portland Arts and Technology High School.

Future open house nights will be held on Dec. 3, 6:45 to 8 p.m. at Deering High School, 370 Stevens Ave.; Dec. 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Casco Bay High School, 196 Allen Ave.; Jan. 7, time to be announced, Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Ave.


Caso selected for
Boy Singers of ME

PORTLAND — Nathan M. Caso, a freshman at Cheverus High School, was selected for the Boy Singers of Maine.

Established in 1979, Boy Singers of Maine has performed throughout Maine, New England, Canada and Europe.

Caso, a resident of North Yarmouth, is the son of Michael and Molly Caso.


Portland High launches
new career center

PORTLAND — Portland High School has opened a new career center to provide students, parents and teachers with resources about post-secondary planning, community service, gap-year programs, job shadowing, internships and apprenticeships.

The center recently launched a speaker series to give students the opportunity to learn directly from various professionals. It also features 15 laptops for student use from a Maine State Gear Up grant.

For more information about the center, please contact Stephanie Doyle, the Portland Public Schools’ Gear Up advisor, at doyles@portlandschools.org or 874-8255.


Book published on Deering
student’s bout with cancer

PORTLAND — A new book authored by Portland Public Schools’ transportation director, Kevin Mallory and his wife Nancy Lane, chronicles the year-long aftermath following their teenage son’s cancer diagnosis.

In fall of 2008, John, a junior at Deering High School, learned that he had lymphoma. “John: A Journey Back,” describes the family’s reaction to the diagnosis, his treatment and the response of family, friends and the wider community.

The book is dedicated in part to the Deering class of 2010. All proceeds are being donated to the Maine Children’s Cancer Fund. Copies are available through Amazon.


Admassa receives
Rotary scholarship

PORTLAND — Portland High School senior Meron Admassa has received the Youth Service scholarship from the Portland Rotary Club in recognition of her academic performance and service to school and community.

Formerly from Ethiopia, she plans to attend medical school after college. She is the daughter of Mekoneh Mulugeta and Berke Kabtimer of Portland.

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