This scholarship will help those who want to make nursing their career choice. The Jewish Community Alliance, which represents the Jewish community in southern Maine, provides a ‘home base’ for the scholarship. It will be presented annually to a Jewish high school senior orJewish individual who plans to become a Registered Nurse and is accepted to a secondary school that awards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.


Applicants must write a one hundred word statement on why they want to become a Registered Nurse. Applicants must also provide a high school transcript, a description of their extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation from two teachers and one other person that are familiar with the applicant’s accomplishments. If the applicant is a non-traditional student, recommendations can come from high school teachers OR an employer or professional contact.


Junior Achievement of Maine announces winners of TITAN CHALLENGE


Portland High School Student Wins State’s Foreign Language Award


Meghan Kelly, a Portland High School senior, has won the 2013 Foreign Language Association of Maine (FLAME) Student Recognition Award.  She will receive the award and a $200 prize on March 1 at the annual FLAME conference at Holiday Inn by the Bay.

Meghan has won eight national language awards during her first three years of high school.  Portland High teachers Michelle Tucci and Angela Cote nominated her for the FLAME award based on her outstanding scholarship in both Latin and Spanish classes.  The nomination also noted her involvement in school activities.  She is a member of the school’s global studies, environmental and outdoors clubs, an editor of the school newspaper, a Latin tutor, captain of the cross-country team and a National Honor Society member.  

Storm Center closings


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West Day Treatment Program moves to Cathedral School



The Portland Public Schools’ day treatment program located at West School on Douglass Street is moving to the former Cathedral School on Locust Street due to increasing maintenance issues with the West School building.  The school district also is making plans to move Portland Adult Education classes out of West School.

The day treatment program, which can serve up to 40 students, will relocate to Cathedral on February 26.  The school district will rent the building from the Portland Diocese, as was done when Hall Elementary School moved temporarily into the facility in the fall after a fire at that school.

Catherine McAuley High School to Host Technology Conference for K-12 Educators

Catherine McAuley High School to Host Technology Conference for K-12 Educators