Deering Players to hold
costume sale Sept. 18
PORTLAND — The Deering Players will be holding a benefit costume sale on the Deering High School front lawn on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Costume prices will range from 25 cents to $25.
All proceeds will help fund the drama club’s activities this year. A rain date is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26.
Portland schools Teacher
Topic Night Sept. 29
PORTLAND — The Portland School Committee’s Curriculum and Educational Planning Subcommittee will host a Teacher Topic Night open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. in the King Middle School cafeteria.
David Galin, the Portland Public Schools’ chief academic officer, will outline the current and future proposed curriculum priorities before attendees break into small groups for discussion.
Three additional Teacher Topic Nights are planned to be held during the school year.
For more information, please contact Sarah Thompson, subcommittee chairwoman, at email@example.com or 761-9275.
DHS class of 1971
reunion date set
PORTLAND — Deering High School’s class of 1971 will be holding its 40th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at the Mariner’s Church Banquet Center in Portland.
For more information, please contact Teri (Waxler) Berenson at 883-9724; Susan (Gillis) Bisbing at firstname.lastname@example.org; Jimmy Difillipo at email@example.com; or Martha (Lander) Kitchen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blazek to head Portland
schools human resources
PORTLAND — Jerry Blazek has been selected to serve as the human resources coordinator for the Portland Public School District.
Prior to his appointment with Portland schools, Blazek worked as director of human resources/labor relations and affirmative action officer at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, Conn.
Blazek has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration.
Zahra Abu of Portland was presented with the highest award in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award, at the 2010 Girl Scout Gold and Silver Award Ceremony. Abu was recognized for her community service project “Making a Small Difference: A Project for Teens in the Homeless Shelter.”