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Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick Celebrates 5-2-1-0

Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick Celebrates 5-2-1-0

Students and staff of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick recently held a Kindness Assembly during which they educated each other and celebrated healthy living.

Open House January 21 Penobscot School

Open House January 21 Penobscot School

On Saturday January 21st, 2012, Penobscot School in Rockland, Maine will be kicking-off  its spring semester with a Winter Open House from 5-7PM.   The public is invited to meet the teachers and learn more about the school’s unique language course offerings, while sampling culinary delights.  Meet other language enthusiasts and test your global knowledge by participating in the school’s first ever Trivia Trials!

Founded in 1986 as a non-profit language school and center for international exchange, Penobscot School is a unique community international school.  Hundreds of people from the U.S. and from around the world have advanced their foreign language skills at Penobscot School.

The event is free and open to all interested folks.  The Penobscot School is located at 28 Gay Street in Rockland. 

 

 

 

Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

Sagadahoc County Recognizes Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that, “Major birth defects are conditions that cause structural changes in one or more parts of the body; are present at birth; and have a serious, adverse effect on heath, development, or functional ability.“ Approximately one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect.

This year, National Birth Defects Prevention Month focuses on one of the most common types of birth defects, congenital heart defects. Each year, nearly 40,000 infants in the United States are born with heart defects, which are the leading cause of death during the first year of life. As medical care and treatment have improved, those with congenital hearth defects are living longer lives.

January 8-14 is National Folic Acid Awareness Week.

Not all birth defects can be prevented.

Please join us to learn about the University of Maine’s Peace Studies program

Please join us to learn about the University of Maine’s Peace Studies program

Please join us at University College in Bath on Friday, January 20 at 5 p.m. to celebrate  the awarding of PeaceWorks’ third annual Peace Studies scholarship and to learn about the University of Maine’s Peace Studies program.

The local group, Greater Brunswick Peace Works, has awarded  this year’s Peace Studies scholarship to Woolwich resident, Gwendolyn Shatto. A University of Maine at Augusta, Bachelor of Arts Liberal Studies student, she will study “Buddhism, Peace and Contemplative Traditions” in the University’s certificate program this semester. Ms. Shatto will be honored at the event.
The University of Maine’s Peace Studies Program focuses on education for peace, justice, human rights, nonviolence, tolerance, global understanding, interdependence and environmental responsibility.

Jazz All State At Scarborough High School

Eighty one high school jazz musicians from all over Maine have descended on Scarborough High School for the 2012 Jazz All State Music Fesitval.  Sponsored by Maine Music Educators Association, participation is based on a rigorous auditions process which took place in October.  Students were chosen to perform in one of four ensembles:

Jazz Combo - 6 students, Jazz Band - 19 students, Honors Jazz Band 20 - students, and Honors Jazz Choir - 32 singers plus 4 students in the rhythm section.

Students will rehearse with guest conductors Thursday evening, all day Friday, Saturday morning and culminate in a concert Saturday afternoon.  The concert

will be held this Saturday, January 7th,  at Winslow Homer Auditiorium, Scarborough High School at 2:00 pm.  Admission is $5.00 at the door and the public is welcome.

Downeast Energy Announces Recipients of Its Scholarship Program

Downeast Energy will award scholarships to 14  high school seniors and graduates who are already enrolled full-time at approved postsecondary community colleges in the career and technical programs for  heating or building trades.  Each scholarship is for $500 per academic year.

The recipients of this year’s scholarships are (in alphabetical order):

1. Sara Adams, from Lisbon who is attending  University of Maine Farmington;

2. Philip Andresen, from Rockland who is  attending University of Maine at Orono;

3. Mitchell David Craig, Thornton Academy, Saco and is attending University of Southern Maine;

4. Mark Davis, from Mt Ararat, is attending Universal Technical Institute;

5. Courtney Gilman, from Maranacook and is attending Wheaton;

6. Jenna Kiely from Freeport, is attending University of Maine at Orono;

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Poster Design Contest for Teens Announced

The Bath-Tsugaru,Japan Sister City Exchange Program is excited to announce a Japanese Celebration weekend with activities for children and adults, coming to Bath, February 2-5, 2012.  As part of this event, The Exchange Program is sponsoring a poster design contest open to Maine students in 6th through 12th grade. The purpose of the poster is to advertise the Japanese Celebration weekend.