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Anthem Sponsors Healthy Kids Day

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has once again teamed up with 17 YMCAs throughout Maine to encourage a healthier lifestyle among Maine families by serving as the lead sponsor of Healthy Kids Day in Maine.  Each spring, Healthy Kids Day draws thousands of children to YMCAs throughout Maine , where activities are held to encourage children and their families to discover fun ways to stay fit and healthy.

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CMMC technology school graduates 21

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Meredith Nadeau named Cape Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools

Meredith Nadeau named Cape Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools

Cape Elizabeth  – June 1, 2011 –The Cape Elizabeth School Board voted unanimously today to confirm Meredith Nadeau as the District’s next Superintendent of Schools.

“We are excited to introduce Meredith to the community,” said Board Chair Mary Townsend. “From the beginning of our search process, the Cape Elizabeth community has voiced a desire for a leader who steers all students toward a life-long curiosity and love of learning—a person with energy and passion for continuous improvement. We believe that Meredith Nadeau exceeds these expectations.”

Currently Nadeau is the Director of Instruction, Special Education, Data Assessment, Curriculum (Humanities) and Professional Development in the Oyster River Cooperative School District in Durham, New Hampshire, where she has served since 2008.

Portland Water District's TroutKids Program - the release

This month, students from nine schools will bid adieu to their aquatic classmates in the highlight of the Portland Water District's TroutKids Program - the release.  Before releasing their Brook trout fry, students will determine if the location is clean or polluted through various tests.  Students will test the stream for dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, turbidity, flow, and temperature and collect aquatic insects which are indicators of water quality.

Classes have spent the winter nurturing baby Brook trout eggs in chilled incubator tanks while learning the basics of water quality protection.
The TroutKids Program combines hands-on learning with study of a range of subjects, including ecosystems and biodiversity, water quality and pollution, habitat protection, trout anatomy and life cycle, data collection and analysis, and watershed protection. Many students have experience fishing for Brook trout; a species native to Maine.

Southern Maine Community College to Graduate Largest Class in History

Southern Maine Community College to Graduate Largest Class in History

South Portland – The largest graduating class in the 64-year history of Southern Maine Community College (SMCC), will join together with faculty and staff for commencement exercises on Sunday, May 22nd at 2:00 p.m.  Nine-hundred and fourteen students will receive diplomas at the ceremony in the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. The commencement speaker will be retiring SMCC President, Dr. James O. Ortiz.

SMCC’s 2011 graduates include 16-year-old Rachel Champoux, and 83-year-old, Robert Witham — the youngest and oldest students ever to graduate from SMCC. Students will receive degrees in over 40 different programs ranging from health sciences and technical programs to liberal studies and business.

Witham was enrolled in one of the first classes at Maine Vocational Technical Institute when he returned from World War II. Jewett Hall, Howe Hall and Slocum Road on the SMCC campus were named for his instructors.

South Portland High School Yearbook Dedication

South Portland High School Yearbook Dedication

2011 Headlight Yearbook

Congratulations to Mrs. Sturm for being awarded the 2011 Headlight Yearbook Dedication here at South Portland High School.  Mrs. Sturm was herself once a student here at SPHS in the 1960's.  During her career as Director of Guidance she has assisted thousands of students in achieving their dream of a college education by assisting them in the college application process, provided help and resources for students and their families to obtain financial aid, has written numerous grants that have funded several important initiatives here at school including our annual sophomore college visits, the Real Life course field trips to SMCC, and has worked with area colleges to setup the Early College for ME Program.  She is an active member of the College Board Advisory Committee and Vice President of the South Portland Dollars for Scholars Program.   Mrs.

Floydz Boyz will perform at Southern Maine Community College’s Light on the Point

 Floydz Boyz will perform at Southern Maine Community College’s Light on the Point

Floydz Boyz will perform at Southern Maine Community College’s Light on the Point, Thursday, June 23, 5:30-8 PM!  
 
South Portland, Maine – May 5, 2011 – Floydz Boyz will perform at Southern Maine Community College’s Light on the Point, Thursday, June 23, 5:30-8 PM! The event will be held on the South Portland campus of SMCC and individual tickets are $30. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.   
 
The trio is Floydzell Johnson – acoustic bass, Peter Donnelly – Piano and Rob Schreiber – Traps. All three have positions with Southern Maine Community College. While the group has only been together 18 months, they have a combined musical experience of 112 years!