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National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

In 2011, Maine joined 40 other states in allowing public charter school options for families of all income levels.  On May 1, 2012, the Maine Charter School Commission issued its first application package for potential founders of these new public education options, which are free to parents and open to all children without admissions tests.

          The Maine Association for Charter Schools (MACS) will celebrate the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country, where over 5,000 public chartered schools are serving 1.8 million students.

Over 250 Students Compete in the 4th Annual Maine Wind Blade and Storm Challenges

Over 250 Students Compete in the 4th Annual Maine Wind Blade and Storm Challenges

Easton High School took the high honors in the Maine Wind Blade Challenge and Madison Area Memorial High School took first place in the Wind Storm Challenge. These teams were among 85 teams representing over 250 students that competed in the 4th annual competition to inspire students to design composite wind blades and floating wind structures. The event was hosted at the University Maine through day long events this Friday.

The Maine Wind Blade Challenge was developed by Maine Composites Alliance (MCA) in partnership with Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the Maine Wind Industry Initiative (MWII) to inspire student exploration of alternative energy and advanced materials by participating in a hands-on application of math, science and engineering. The Wind Blade Challenge partners high school teams with Maine advanced composites manufacturers to research, design, and manufacture model wind blades.

Nominate a Teen for Teens Who Care

Nominate a Teen for Teens Who Care

Do you know a teen, or a group of teens, who go above and beyond for those in their community?  So many teens are doing good deeds all over the state, and we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the good work that they do.  Maybe it is a club at school that gets them involved, or perhaps they volunteer through an organization, if you know a deserving teen in your area please contact us as we are accepting nominations.  There is no deadline, we accept nominations year-round.  Each teen selected as one of our Teens Who Care will receive a $2000 scholarship to the college of their choice; where as the group/club of teens selected will receive $2000 to support a non-profit of their choice.

The Importance of Being Earnest - Senior Project at the Waldo

The Importance of Being Earnest  - Senior Project at the Waldo

Julia McClure, a veteran teen of the Waldo Theatre, will be making her directorial debut on April 20th with the presentation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.

Having spent all of her teen years being involved with over 12 musical and non-musical productions (her first role was at the age of 12 as a Safe Cracker in Sherlock Homes), Julia decided that she would take on directing as her senior project. She will be graduating in May from Seton Home Study School, Front Royal, VA. This is a distance learning model accredited Catholic High School and is part of the Diocese of Arlington, VA. This is Miss McClure’s last hurrah at the Waldo for a while being that she will be attending Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH as a Presidential scholar this coming fall. Julia will be majoring in education.

“Teens To Trails” Announces Grants for 11 High School Outing Clubs

 “Teens To Trails” Announces Grants for 11 High School Outing Clubs

T3” is pleased to announce this year’s Outing Club grant recipients from 11 high schools across the State including four brand new teen Outing Club programs. Grant awards were made to:  Biddeford High School, Cony High School, Deer Isle-Stonington High School, Deering High School, Dirigo High School, Maine Central Institute, Maine School of Science & Mathematics, Portland High School, South Portland High School, The New School and Thornton Academy. 

“High school Outing Clubs are the most effective way we have found for engaging teens in their natural world, with the potential to make fun safe outdoor experiences accessible to every Maine student,” said Carol Leone, Teens To Trails Founder.

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is  Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is

Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

The clinical laboratory at Mid Coast Hospital has been recognized nationally and recertified for excellence in services by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The notification of certification followed an on-site inspection of Mid Coast’s facilities and equipment.

“The CAP review examines all of the records, processes, and quality control procedures of the laboratory during the proceeding two years and evaluates the competency and education of the staff and its overall management,” explained Sue Ross, MT(HEW), Laboratory Director.

“The high level of knowledge, skill, and commitment of all the laboratory professionals here at Mid Coast is the reason we are able to meet the stringent standards of the College,” she said.