Harpswell Coastal Academy to Hold Public Information Sessions



Harpswell Coastal Academy (HCA), Maine’s newest public charter school serving students grades 6-12, will be holding three informational sessions open to the public. These sessions will allow for prospective students and their families to learn about HCA’s unique curriculum, timeline for recruiting the school’s first classes, and transportation options.The school will be holding three separate sessions.

Monday, Feb 25th at 7:00 PM,

Winter Street Center, 880 Washington Street, Bath

Tuesday, Feb 26th at 7:00 PM,

Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport

Monday, March 4th at 7:00 PM,

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick

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Hyde Students Lend Their Time to Help Others

Hyde School, a national leader in character education and leadership development, will hold a campus wide community service day on Tuesday, October 30.  Students, faculty and staff will participate in a wide range of projects as part of the Hyde School’s dedication to community action and supporting the valuable work done by local groups.
The day will be begin early for a small group of students and faculty as they head to Camden to work with the Camden-Rockport Middle School students, conducting a Know Yourself/Be Yourself workshop. This program brings together Hyde School students with groups of sixth, seventh and eighth graders from the two schools to focus on their character development as maturing teenagers.

MWPA Hosts November Writing Workshops

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) has launched a new series of Saturday writing workshops in November.

School Gardens to hold Open-House Events on Saturday, Sept. 29

School gardens around Maine will hold open-house events this weekend to showcase the effort of students and highlight the many benefits of educational gardening programs.
Participating school systems include Scarborough, Bath, Saco, Portland, Standish, Waldoboro and South Berwick. The open-house events are being coordinated through the Maine School Garden Network (MSGN), according to Kat Coriell, MSGN organizer. A full listing of school gardens in Maine is available at the MSGN web site.
“School gardens are one of the best things to add to a school curriculum,” Coriell said. “School gardens get children outside, exploring nature and science, being active and learning about eating healthy foods and good nutrition. Kids will even try broccoli if they grow it.
“We would like all parents, friends and visitors to see the exciting things going on across Maine in our school gardens,” the MSGN official said.

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

YEA! focuses on a broad definition of entrepreneurship - the transformation of an idea into an enterprise that creates value. Nominate a student for this unique experience at
The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is excited and proud to bring this program to our region with support from the Kauffman Foundation*, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Dept. of Economic and Community Development and Southern New Hampshire University.
Whether it is the newest version of the Baby-sitters Club in the neighborhood, or the Environmental Action campaign at their school, young people have the imagination, courage, and intelligence to develop and launch their own, unique entrepreneurial ideas.
At YEA! students brainstorm ideas for business creation or social change and develop a business plan.

Supreme Judicial Court to Hold Court at Biddeford, Brunswick, and Bucksport High Schools – Fall 2012

The Supreme Judicial Court today announced its schedule for visiting Maine high schools this fall.  For the past several years the Court has held oral arguments in actual appellate cases in high schools around the state. Last year, court was held at Lisbon, Richmond and Deering (Portland) High Schools.  These trips are arranged at the invitation of local legislators.
On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, beginning at 8:45 a.m., the Court will hear three cases atBiddeford High School, at the invitation of Representative and Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant, and Representative Meghan Rochelo, who serves on the Judiciary Committee in the Legislature. A second case will be heard at 9:30 a.m., and the third case at 10:15 a.m.
On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, beginning at 9:20 a.m., the Court will hear three appeals atBrunswick High School, at the invitation of Sen. Stanley Gerzofsky and Rep.