Students and staff at Dyer Elementary School in South Portland have developed a partnership with Limitless Child International in India, which provides opportunities for children without families to realize a thriving childhood and hopeful future.
During the 2015-16 school year, Dyer Elementary students hosted visits from the organizers of Limitless Child to the school’s makerspace, the Fab Lab. Students shared how they learn with littleBits and Makey Makey electronics, coding apps, programmable robots and Legos. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade educated the representatives about what an elementary level makerspace can and should include, with the purpose of helping Limitless Child staff make informed decisions about how to organize maker education materials for children with whom they work.
This spring, a team of students worked with Dyer’s art teacher, Margaret Burman, to plan and organize a fundraiser to benefit Limitless Child International. Crayon hearts made from recycled crayon pieces with student-designed 3D printed holders and Lego heart necklaces were sold at end-of-year school events. The students raised $450 to support the work of Limitless Child.
The Dyer student body was also well represented at a recent Make It Matter event at Open Bench Project in Portland organized to educate the community about the efforts of Limitless Child and the needs that the organization is working to meet.
Valuable learning experiences for Dyer students this year have included sharing expertise on makerspace education, teaching how innovative technologies work, utilizing the design process to develop a product to sell, and responding to the needs of others.
The following students at Scarborough High School were recognized for academic excellence and earned a place on the fourth quarter honor roll.
Alyssa Atherton, Caleb Doiron, Danielle Dumais, Mary Farnkoff, Sara Fitzpatrick, Emma Freeman, Matthew Gwyer, Lexie Jamieson, Sarah Johnson, Emily Keenan, Sarah Linehan, Emma Lynch, Taylor Marinko, Isabella Morrison Ouellette, Shannon Wright, Elliot Youth,
Emily Adler, Kyle Ankermann, Alexandra Averill, Jake Bellefleur, Jacob Bergeron, Maria Bonifaz Saldana, Olivia Booth-Howe, Honore Bosse, Brianna Byther, Maria Capozza, Abigail Cassada, Madison Chen, Krystal Collins, Caitlin Coombs, Hope Corrow, Griffen Cropley, Madison Damon, Bryanne Desfosses, Jamie Dillon, Connor Doherty, Kelsey Donahue, Anna Driscoll, Jessica Dumais, Paul-Henri Faye, Elinor Fowler, Addy Franklin, Dory Freeman, Evan Gage, Molly Gammon, Samuel Gleysteen, Chloe Gorey, Lynn Grant, Kynthia Green, Kylie Greenleaf, Emma Hall, Marissa Hanna, Brielle Hardy, Emma Hartl, Sarah Hassler, Michelle Holt, Chelsea Hughes, Riley Jensen, Andrew Jones, Hayden Jones, Kelleryn Jordan, Alexandra Jordanova, Antonia Karageorge, Victoria Kavanaugh, Frank Keller, Meghan Kennerly, Emma Koukos, Nathan Labonte, Sophia Lajoie, Sophie Lawsure, Albert LeBlond, Lydia Libby, Matthew Libby, Michael Libby, Helen Lin, Kristina Lore, Nicholas Lorello, Erin MacDonald, Jonathan Mallozzi, William Martin, Rachel Mathews, Alexandra McCown, Sean McDonald, Morgan McKeown, Laura Moskevich, Maggie Murphy, Megan Nathanson, Cameron Nigro, Sarah Payne, Elena Peters, Joseph Sarandrea, Jamie Sargent, Brian Sassano, Kaleigh Scoville, Bailey Shevenell, Avery Simonton, Emma Smith, Courtney Stiles, Emma Swanson, Emily Taggart, Harrison Tice, Kseniya Udeh, Abigail Vafiades, Laura Volan, Kathryn Weymouth, Maxwell Wirth, Connor Worthing
Samuel Bailey, Charles Bradish, Aishwarya Chandrashekar, Evan Kane, Elijah Olson, Erin Ryan, Cameron Scribner, William Towse
Benjamin Batoosingh, Grace Black, Matthew Blaisdell, Noelle Breen, Taylor Brown, Morgan Buchanan, Emma Budway, Elizabeth Callahan, Marisa Carbone, Timothy Carion, Antonia Caruso, Libby Chadbourne, Fleasia Chin, Joseph Christian, Jonathan Cookman, Jordyn Cowan, Hannah Daniell, Ryan Davis, Adam Desveaux, Andrew Fischer, Christopher Franklin, Edie Frederick, Alexander Giles, Samantha Gott, Zachary Griffis, Scott Gubrud, Jillian Harvie, Austin Hawko, Sawyer Hebert, Matthew Higgins, John Hinkle, Alyssa Hopkins, Joseph Imler, Kyle Jacques, Dakota Joy, Dominic Joy, Tyler Jozefiak, Amelia Kearns, McKenzie Keim, Connor Langlois, Skylar Lon, Chloe Luong, Shamus Malia, Erin McKeown, Greta Morrissette, Julia Mosher, Hayden Motter, Eric Murray, Abigail Murrell, Rajakishore Muthyam, Christian Niles, Amy Ollove, Nico Onorato, Lauren Page, Skylar Page, Joshua Passarelli, Justin Perry, Madison Rand, Cara Reynolds, Hannah Ricker, Sydney Rusak, Natalie Russell, Abigail Saulle, Hallie Scammell, Jillian Schell, Samantha Shoebottom, Andrew Simoneau, Griffin Snyder, Isaac Sparks-Willey, Noah Stracqualursi, Madeline Sullivan, Lillian Volk, Caitlyn Welsch, Sarah Yoder, Elizabeth Young
Laura Alarcon Solsol, Anna Chase, Sebastian Doiron, Hannah Griffin, Kodiak Kucine, Chandan McCall, Rachel Paradis, Natalie Simonton, Luke Thatcher
Taylor Banks, Alexandra Borodkina, Sarah Brown, Logan Bruns, Megan Caldwell, Samantha Carriero, Ibrahim Chand, Marina Clough, Aidan Cohen, Andrew Cusson, Joshua DaRosa, Ivy DiBiase, Vanly Doiron, Bradley DuPerre, Marissa Edwards, Anna Fitzpatrick, Sarah Gentile, Samuel Gorey, Hunter Greenleaf, Jarred Greenleaf, Chloe Griffin, Eric Huber, Isabella Ingream, Abraham Jordan, Katelyn Jutras, Haley Koukos, Thomas Krouskup, Elizabeth Lacognata, Samuel Laro, Leona Lee, Kaitlyn Lemay, Taylor Martel, Melody Mowry, Reagan Oliver, Felicia O’Reilly, Lauren O’Reilly, Lillian Patten, Charles Piper, Laura Powell, Eric Quirk, Sylvia Rathmell, John Ronzo, Lauren Sabatino, Jacob Saracino, Bethany Smel, Miguel Suarez-Rodriguez, Catherine Taylor, Lauren Topchik, Ian Trumpler, Brandon Wasser, Faith Winslow
Riley Beliveau, Korin Bowers, Mackenzie Charest, Jack Clark, Jocelyn Couture, Jackie DeQuattro, Leah Desveaux, William Ducott, Elliot Dumais, Jacob Fairbrother, Taylor Fairweather, Nicholas Fiorillo, Katherine Foster, Jonathan Hayes, Kaitlyn Kenney, Katherine Kenney, Joseph Lane, Olivia Lanphear, Emma MacDonald, Sophia Martens, Katelyn McHugh, Jasmine Olshin, Alyssa Ostrowski, Charlotte Pratt, Benjamin Rico, Catherine Shaw, Emily Sullivan, Izabella Tucci, Caitlin Tyrrell, Mary Jane Uzzi, Tanisha Washington, Eric Youth, Ian Youth
Kayla Adler, Grace Alofs, Caden Angell, Gwyneth Barry, Callaghan Berry, Akash Bhatnagar, Anna Black, Sara Blackie, Sydney Bloom, Ethan Boardman, Addison Boisvert, Liam Bridgham, Samuel Brown, Makenna Canty, Gina Carbone, Romee Caron, Miranda Cashman, Haylen Chisholm, Anthony Clavette, Ryan Connolly, Samuel Curtis, Seth Delisle, Jason Derrick, Izabel Desjardins, Leah Dickman, Julia Dougherty, Ella Dumont-Charpentier, Lillian Erickson, Kaylee Faherty, Elizabeth Flanders, Andrew Gagnon, Anthony Gatti, John Goff, Jane Greenberg, Amelia Hardy, Dyllan Hinton, Emerson House, Audrey Jones, Cameron Jury, Mahitha Juttu, Nicholas Kavanagh, Megan Kayser, Morgan Kelley, Sophia Koziell, Connor LaBonte, Jack Lafayette, Nolan Lamontagne, Emma Letarte, Brandon L’Heureux, Dylan Litrocapes, Hunter Lon, Joseph Luong, Selena Luu, Collin MacLeod, Morgan Maddock, Heather Markham, Peter Martin, Ethan Mason, Morgan McGarry, Claire Merrill, Mason Miesburger, Maria Mohamed, James Mullen, Jared Nelson, Ryan O’Leary, Connor Oliver, Mason Parks, Emily Patashnik, Elizabeth Peters, Jake Piispanen, Anthony Pizzella, Benjamin Pulvino, Alyiah Quigley, Zachary Reed, Jessica Rinaldi, Patricia Robinson, Greta Ross-Bartlett, Meghan Shaw, Sidney Sparda, Sarah Stauffer, Erin Stolz, Francesca Suster, Tegan Tanner, Maxwell Tassie, Connor Thompson, Anna Walker, Colin Weed, Patrick Weed, Adam Williams, Alfred Wright, Henry Yoder
From left, Avery Donschikowski, parent volunteer Jenny Boucher, Addison Currier and Fran Amoroso at an end-of-the-year fundraiser held at Dyer Elementary School in South Portland to benefit Limitless Child International. The event raised $450 “to help children to live lives without limits.”