Schools

Free family summer dinner program opens at Presumpscot Elementary School

The Portland Public Schools and the Wayside Community Food Program offer a free summer dinner program through August 18 at the Presumpscot Elementary School at 69 Presumpscot Street. 

Dinners will be provided Monday through Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m.

UNITED WAY OF YORK COUNTY STRENGTHENS COMMUNITY EFFORT BEHIND ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

UNITED WAY OF YORK COUNTY STRENGTHENS COMMUNITY EFFORT BEHIND ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Joins Statewide “Tools for School” Campaign to Provide 500 Students in Southern Maine with Backpacks Stocked with Notebooks, Calculators, Rulers and More!    

July 13, 2011 - KENNEBUNK, ME.  As children and adults throughout Maine enjoy a well deserved summer vacation, the United Way of York County and several community partners are thinking ahead to make sure that children enter the new school year ready to learn, equipped with the tools they need to succeed, by joining a statewide effort to provide donated items such as backpacks, calculators, pens, pencils, rulers and composition notebooks to children unable to afford them. 

“One of our primary goals at United Way is to create and support efforts that help children and youth meet academic milestones and graduate on time,” says Kathryn Davis, President and CEO of United Way of York County.

USM Appoints Inaugural Dean of College of Management and Human Service

USM Appoints Inaugural Dean of College of Management and Human Service

Dr. Joseph W. McDonnell has been appointed dean of the University of Southern Maine's College of Management and Human Service.

The college includes the USM School of Education and Human Development, the School of Business, School of Social Work, and the Muskie School for Public Service.

Students Raise Funds for MCMH Medication Assistance Program

Students Raise Funds for MCMH Medication Assistance Program

Several students from the Mountain View School in Sullivan organized a walk-a-thon at the school gymnasium earlier this month to raise funds for the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Medication Assistance Program.    The students raised $56.07 and  presented their donation to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital on June 20, 2011. 

“We wanted to raise money for people in the Hospital to help with their medicines.  Walking and running is good exercise, so we thought it was a good idea to raise money by doing 22 laps (1 mile) around the gym.  We plan to do another walk next year and we hope to do better with getting more people to help us,” stated fourth grade student

WinterKids appoints new Executive Director

WinterKids, the non-profit organization that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity, today announced the appointment of its new executive director, Julie D. Mulkern. Mulkern, who served as WinterKids' development director since September 2008, brings 12 years of professional non-profit experience to the organization, including resource development, program development, and staff and volunteer management in the public health sector.

"We are very pleased to welcome Julie to the executive director post," said Anna Fincke, president of the WinterKids board of directors. "Her creative vision, compassion and experience will shape and expand WinterKids in exciting ways, and guide our efforts to get more kids outside and active in winter.

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.

CMMC technology school graduates 21

CMMC technology school graduates 21

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