Portland School Notebook: Nov. 24

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Portland Schools hold
information night

PORTLAND — Portland’s Public Schools are holding a high school information night for middle school families on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lyman Moore Middle School at 171 Auburn St.

Current middle school students and parents are invited to attend the information night to learn about the four high school program choices available to Portland students, which are Casco Bay High School, Deering High School, Portland High School, and Portland Arts and Technology High School or PATHS.

Portland Superintendent James C. Morse Sr., will start the night with an overview of the district’s high school program.  

The principals of each high school will give presentations on their schools’ academics, extracurriculars, schedules and other unique characteristics, and answer questions from parents and students.  

Students in the Portland Public Schools are allowed to choose between Casco Bay, Deering and Portland High, space permitting.  All high school students in the district may take courses at PATHS.  

Eighth graders may arrange to visit each of the high schools and to shadow a student.

The deadline for choosing a high school is Jan. 31, 2011.  

benefit dance Nov. 27

PORTLAND — The Alumni & Friends Sports Fundraiser Dance will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27, at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland.

The 21 and older dance is a benefit for Deering High School and Portland High School athletics. Doors open at 8 p.m., with music by Color Blind, raffles and prizes.

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased in advance through Lisa Sprague at 797-6803 or Melissa Green at 797-9530 or melissagreen@maine.rr.com.

DHS 30-year
reunion upcoming

PORTLAND — Deering High School’s class of 1980 is holding its 30th class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland.

The reunion begins at 6:30 p.m., with tickets for the night available for $35 through Nate Sprague at 797-6803 or Caroline Dooling at 780-6278.

Levey Day School
Hanukkah Party Dec. 5

PORTLAND — Levey Day School is holding a Hanukkah Party Sunday, Dec. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The event is open to the public, and will include food, games, crafts and entertainment for a suggested donation of $3 per child over age two.

Levey Day School is located at 400 Deering Ave., Portland. Responses are welcome, please call 774-7676 or e-mail leveyday@maine.rr.com.