Open house set at Maine Maritime Academy

CASTINE, Maine -- Maine Maritime Academy, Maine’s coastal college, will host an open house for prospective students and their parents on Saturday, April 2, 2011.
        Registration will take place in the Harold Alfond Student Center from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. A continental breakfast and lunch are free to all participants.
        Jeffrey C. Wright, director of admissions, and other college officers will conduct programs on academic majors, extracurricular activities, and options in student lifestyles.  Academy representatives will also lead tours of the campus, waterfront facilities, and college vessels.

Maine Community Colleges to Honor Scholars

AUGUSTA, ME - Fourteen Maine community college students will be named to the All-Maine Academic Team for two-year colleges at a ceremony on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., at the Senator Inn in Augusta.
The event will be hosted by the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees.
The students receiving the award and a $500 scholarship are:

Gail Bennett, Otisfield, Central Maine Community College in Auburn; Suzanne Cohen, Sabattus, Central Maine Community College; Alexander Wallace, Bangor, Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor; Helen Chamberland, Hampden, Eastern Maine Community College; Kera Cummings, Pittsfield, Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield; Melanie Morin, Fairfield, Kennebec Valley Community College; Jessica Gal, Bridgewater, Northern Maine Community College in Pre

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Holds Clinical Training Day

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Holds Clinical Training Day

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Holds Clinical Training Day

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital held its annual training day for clinical staff, including community emergency medical technicians, on March 10. Approximately 40 people participated in the event, led by Nan Grant, RN and clinical coordinator/educator. “I’m from Blue Hill and have worked for the hospital for 23 years,” she says.  “I now oversee education for information systems and clinical areas.  Education is a huge part of nursing that can really make a difference for our patients.

Maine Students Score Better Than in Most States on National Science Test

Maine students outperformed students in most other states on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the only test of student achievement that allows comparison of student performance across states.

Maine tied for the fifth highest science score in grade 4 and tied for eighth highest in grade 8. By some measures, such as percent of student proficiency, Maine ranks even higher on the test, which was administered in 2009 and is being reported today.

Statewide at the fourth grade, 42 percent of students in Maine scored at the “proficient” level or above. In the eighth grade, 35 percent of students scored at or above the “proficient” level.

Maine’s lower-income students are doing well compared to in other states and the nation as a whole. In Maine, 29 percent of students eligible for free or reduced lunch in the 4th grade scored at or above the “proficient” level compared to 16 percent nationally.

Free Informational Seminar on Autism

Free Informational Seminar on Autism

Social Cognition

What’s it all about?

When: Wednesday, February 2, 2011

From: 6:00-8:00 PM

Where: Mount Desert Island High School Library

To register and for more information call Eliza at 288-5037

This two hour informational offering is designed for parents, professionals, and community members who want to learn more about the inner mind of person who have a diagnosis which places them on the Autism Spectrum (Autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, or High Functioning Autism), persons with Non-Verbal Learning Disability, ADHD, or persons with no diagnosis but who have social communicative challenges.

Maine Maritime Academy Trustees to meet

CASTINE, Maine  — The Board of Trustees of Maine Maritime Academy will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Friday, February 4, 2011, at 8:30 a.m., in the Holmes Alumni Heritage Room, located on the lower level of the Harold Alfond Student Center on the  college campus in Castine, Maine.
        Standing Committees of the Board of Trustees will meet throughout the day on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at various times: Educational Policy Committee, 9 a.m.; Student Affairs Committee, 10 a.m.; Facilities and Property Committee, 11 a.m.; Audit Committee, 1 p.m.; Finance Committee, 1:30 p.m.;  Advancement Committee, 3 p.m.  All meetings are scheduled to be held in the Holmes Alumni Heritage Room. Meeting times are subject to change. If revisions occur, a revised schedule will be posted near the entrance to the meeting room.


ELLSWORTH - The Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF) manages nearly 450 scholarship funds that benefit students in every county in Maine.
MaineCF scholarships support students pursuing music, journalism, teaching, horticulture, technology, the arts, and many other fields. They are available for students attending secondary, post-secondary, and graduate schools, as well as non-traditional programs.
A complete listing of scholarships available for the upcoming school year is now online at the “For Students” page of the Maine Community Foundation website,
Last year, MaineCF awarded $1.1 million in scholarships to approximately 900 Maine students attending schools in the state, across the country, and around the world, including Scotland, Israel, Chile, and Canada.