Portland School Notebook: Oct. 5

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TV3 needs cameramen,
sports announcers

PORTLAND — TV3, the educational access station managed by the Portland Public Schools, needs volunteer camera operators to videotape classroom activities, student performances and other school events.  

The station also needs volunteer play-by-play announcers for middle school and high school sports games.

A free training session will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21.  The training is open to middle school and high school students as well as adults.  

Space is limited and registration is required by calling the station at 874-8173 or sending an email to TV3@portlandschools.org.

Portland teachers seek
class donations via website

PORTLAND — Teachers throughout Portland Public Schools are turning to the Internet to raise funds for classroom equipment, furniture and supplies through a nonprofit website, DonorsChoose.org. 

The website features descriptions of school projects that teachers are requesting donations for and allows viewers to make donations online and track the progress of the request.

Nearly 30 teachers in the Portland Public Schools currently have requests for donations posted on the site.

Among the current requests for donations are magnifying glasses and a microscope camera for a first grade science project at Presumpscot Elementary School; an LCD projector for a new course at Portland High School; and paints and art supplies for a project at Lyman Moore Middle School.

During the last school year, teachers at Presumpscot Elementary raised $23,000, funding a total of 54 projects through DonorsChoose.org.

Six McAuley students
named AP Scholars

PORTLAND — Six students from Catherine McAuley High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievement on the national Advanced Placement Exams.

The AP Scholars are class of 2010 graduates Grace Fosler and Amelia Krahe of Scarborough, Julia Haverty of Portland, Victoria Hugo-Vidal of Buxton, Emma Kenney of North Yarmouth, and Kathryn McManus of Bowdoin.

To qualify as an AP Scholar, students must receive a grade of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams taken this past spring.

Cheverus freshmen earn
Ignatian Scholarships

PORTLAND — Cheverus High School recently announced the winners of its Ignatian Scholarship competition for incoming freshman. The award is based on scores from a competitive examination and ratings from the Cheverus High School application, which include an essay, grades and recommendations.  

Receiving a $2,500 Ignatian Scholarship to Cheverus High School for the 2010-2011 academic year are Laura Bither of Freeport, Libby DesRuisseaux of Buxton, Peter Dutton of Portland, Hannah Johnston of South Portland, and Sara Hoffman of Raymond.

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