Schools That Shine
The Real School, on Mackworth Island, is providing its students with a farm to table experience.
Mildred L Day School in Arundel celebrated its 100th day of school with "100 ways to give from the heart" through a Communtiy Food Drive. Each classroom collected 100 items which went to either the local food pantry or animal shelter.
Mrs. Peltola's 8th grade Spanish class has been a part of The Peace Corps Correspondence Program for 2 years.
The Berwick Academy Innovation Center is a program designed to pair up students with mentors and allows them to pursue more research on an idea and/or thought of interest.
Fryeburg Academy's film workshop has included FA TV for 2 years. This student run news station allows for the students to do hands on work with cameras, editing, writing scripts and graphics. While FATV does not broadcast directly to the classrooms, they hope to in the near future. For now FATV news can be found within the community section of Fryeburg Academy's website.
Oxford Hills Middle School's Experiential Learning Team is an all hands on cooperative learning program. While building a race car these students are learning to incorporate public relations, marketing and construction with their school subjects, math, reading and science. The students hope to get their car sponsored and race it at Oxford Plains Speedway next year. Learning life skills, building self confidence and staying in school is allowing these kids to prepare for their futures.
Generational gaps are being bridged at Scarborough Middle School.
For 5 years Lyman Moore Middle School has sponsored an American Red Cross Blood Drive.
Sacopee Valley Middle School is fighting hunger in their community.
Gorham Middle School students hold a "Day of Service."
Brunswick Junior High has been recognized as a national leader in anti-bullying efforts and peer-to-peer relationships.
At Jay Schools, students are taking part in a competative robotics program where science, math, and teamwork come together.
At the Lafayette School in Sanford students are benefiting from a thriving after school program.
At Harrison Elementary students are learning how to become effective story tellers through a film-making program.
It's Maple Sugaring time at the Sweetser Farm in Saco. Here troubled teens are given a second chance to improve their academics and learn life skills.
At Fairview Elementary School in Auburn Special Needs students are being accepted and valued through an annual school talent show.
At Mount Vernon Elementary School a clever bus driver and a resourceful teacher turned a bus behavior issue into an intergenerational reading program.
At Walton Elementary school the staff developed a math program based on the Kinesthetic learning style.
At the Elm Street School in Mechanic Falls teachers and staff developed a reading incentive program for their students.