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OGSF Grants

VASSALBORO, Maine — The Oak Grove School Foundation is accepting applications for grants to support the educational and cultural needs of students and non profit organizations in the greater Central Maine area. Recipients must be educational, charitable or religious organizations that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. Grant requests [...]

Abrahams Will Play All Chess Challengers At Once

ELLSWORTH, Maine –¬† Steve Abrahams, Chess Coach of John Bapst High School and Orono High School in Bangor and Orono respectively is scheduled to play up to 30 chess players at the same time on Feb. 13,¬† at Ellsworth Middle School.¬† The event will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the school cafeteria. [...]

UMaine hosting Feb. 4 ‘Nor” Easter Bowl school science competition

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine is hosting the ‘Nor’Easter Bowl 2012 Regional Ocean Sciences Competition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the UMaine D.P. Corbett Business Building on the Orono campus. More than one hundred top-achieving math and science high school students from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont will [...]

Healthcare scholarship applications available

BELFAST, Maine — Residents of Waldo County pursuing their education in a healthcare field may be eligible for scholarships awarded by Waldo County General Hospital. Awards are made to graduating high school seniors; college undergraduates; and employees pursuing careers in healthcare-related fields, including but not limited to, nursing, laboratory technician, surgical technician, radiology, pharmacy, therapy [...]

Grant helps schools visit UMaine Farm and Home Museum

ORONO, Maine — The Page Farm and Home Museum at the University of Maine has received a grant from the William and Joan Alfond Foundation to support field trip experiences, to the Farm and Home Museum, for elementary and secondary school groups in Southern Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, Washington, and Hancock counties.¬† Schools are eligible [...]

RSU #20 kindergarten registration ands screening

BELFAST, Maine — RSU #20 elementary schools are preparing for kindergarten screening the last week in April and May for the fall 2012 kindergarten students. If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 15, call to request information and registration materials. School offices will schedule screening appointments after [...]

Earn your UMaine MSW via distance education

BELFAST, Maine — The University of Maine and the Hutchinson Center branch will help working professionals earn your UMaine Master’s in Social Work degree in the social work field who want to bring their career to the next level. Starting in September 2012, the UMaine Master of Social Work¬† program will be extended¬† to Presque [...]

Office of the Secretary of State presents the Sesquicentennial for Schools Program

AUGUSTA, Maine — As part of Maine’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of America’s Civil War, the Office of the Secretary of State has created the Sesquicentennial For Schools Program, presented by State Archivist, David Cheever. The intent of the program is to help Maine students get a better understanding of the [...]

Wadw receives MAITC 2012 Teacher of the Year

AUGUSTA, Maine — Erik Wade, Hope Elementary School science and mathematics teacher, has been named the 2012 Maine Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) Teacher of the Year. Wade, a firm believer i learning through doing, received the award for his work with students in developing a school-wide composting program and integrating a garden and greenhouse¬† [...]

Informational sessions on UMaone Onward beginning Feb. 21

ORONO, Maine — The Onward program at the University of Maine will hold informational sessions from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 21, March 20, and April 17, at 125 East Annex, on the Orono campus. Created in 1970 for students who might not able to attend college for academic or economic reasons, the [...]