June 6, 2014 RSS feed / Community

Marijuana debate lights up in So. Portland

SOUTH PORTLAND — Last year, South Portland City Councilors waited several months to issue an opinion on a proposed Waterfront Protection Ordinance designed to block the import of tar sands — and then did so only by circulating and signing More...

Senior gets muchneeded scholarship

South Portland resident Ethan Shrestha, 18, has been described by teachers as “an earnest, responsible, and kind young man.” He’s a senior at South Portland High School who plans to begin his college career at Southern Maine Communi More...

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Summer reading for all

Weren’t we just shoveling snow? Somehow we’ve managed to go from a winter that seemed like it would never end to, now, summer reading being upon us. More...

Armory sale imminent

SOUTH PORTLAND — According to South Portland City Manager Jim Gailey, the former National Guard Armory, located on Broadway at the Casco Bay Bridge gateway to the city, will soon go on the market.  More...

South Portland High School Addition and Renovation Project

On Sunday, January 4th approximately 400 students, parents and community members attended a ribbon cutting for the rst phase of the High School addition and renovation project. More...

South Portland High School

When I reflect upon the 2013/2014 school year at South Portland High School, I can’t help but consider the several exciting and sometimes challenging transitions that took place this year. More...

Mahoney Middle School

As the 2013-14 Mahoney School Year comes to a close, I take this opportunity to reflect upon the many accomplishments of our students and staff. More...

Kaler Elementary School

James Otis Kaler Elementary School has a mission of educating the whole child through rigorous, relevant, project based learning (PBL) and through strong relationships with parents and community that will prepare each student for the challenges and o More...

Facilities Maintenance – Protecting the Community’s Investment in Its Schools

The Facilities Maintenance Department of the South Portland School District has the responsibility for maintaining approximately 565,000 square feet of instructional and office space across eight schools and a transportation building. More...

Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

The knowledgeable and dedicated educators of the South Portland School Department have continued to make significant progress in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment. More...

Transportation Department

The 2013-2014 school year has been another busy one for the Transportation Department. More...

South Portland High School Addition and Renovation Project.

On Friday, February 15, 2013 the final beam of Phase One of the South Portland High School Addition and Renovation Project was put in place during a “Topping Off” Ceremony. More...

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Loan recipient sought

Chapter E, Kennebunk, of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, seeks a candidate for the organization’s Educational Loan Fund, which makes loans available to qualified women who are within two years of completing their college education.  More...

Marijuana issue on fall ballot not a sure thing

For marijuana advocates, getting their issue on South Portland’s general election ballot this November may not be as simple as colleting the requisite signatures, especially with the city council backing a concerted public effort to turn back t More...

Marine science boat donated

Marine Science students at Southern Maine Community College will soon have a new tool that will expand hands-on research on Casco Bay. More...

Boutique owner donates to tower

Suger, a boutique located at 25 Alfred St. in Biddeford, made a contribution of $1,250 to the Save the Lincoln Mill Clock Tower campaign. More...

Cancer Community Center names new executive director

The Cancer Community Center announced the appointment of Kathy Young as executive director of the center. Young succeeds Michele Johns, who is retiring after 13 years as executive director.  More...

Letter to the Community

Dear Community Members,   More...

Dyer Elementary School

Teams of multi-grade teachers collaborate to provide engaging and appropriate learning experiences to students between classrooms. More...

Skillin Elementary School

As part of our Responsive Classroom Training, we have initiated a monthly Whole School Community meeting. The entire school gathers in the all purpose room to conduct a Morning Meeting. More...

Small Elem entar y Scho o l

The merging of energy and talents embody the caring, commitment, and investment that the entire staff, neighborhood and community contribute to Small School throughout the school year. More...

Memorial Middle School

Every budget season allows the opportunity to review and reflect on all of our programs and initiatives here at Memorial, and let me tell you, there is a lot to be excited about! More...

School Nutrition Program

The South Portland School Department School Nutrition Program has two primary goals— to offer the District’s approximately 3,100 students healthy food choices so that they are ready to learn and to provide students with nutrition knowledg More...

Brown Elementary School

Every day is an adventure in learning at Brown School. More...

South Portland School Department

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A Window on the Past

Fond Memories of Deering Ice Cream

Deering Ice Cream was a well-known name around these parts not so long ago. In addition to the ice cream sold in local grocery stores, the company operated many ice cream shops/restaurants. More...

In high gear

Left, the South Portland Police Department's SWAT Team MRAP was a major draw at Saturday's Touch-A-Truck event at Scarlorough Downs. More...