News & Events
The City of Portland’s Public Health Division, working with Northern Light, will offer flu and COVID bivalent booster vaccination walk-in clinics at two locations. One is on Oct. 7 at the Portland Public Health Clinic, 39 Forest Avenue. The other is at City Hall on Oct. 12.
Deering High School BIPOC Students are featured in this Sept. 24 National Public Radio story about a new program called "Lift All Boats,” which seeks to help young Mainers of color learn how to lobster.
The Portland Public Schools is proud to announce that Portland High School (PHS) has been named one of the top schools in the state for “College Success,” according to GreatSchools, a nonprofit providing school information to parents and families across the nation. This recognition honors schools that excel at preparing students to enroll and succeed in college, as determined by available data in each state.
Thanks to a new Maine law, school meals are free for all Maine students, but it’s still very important to fill out a free-or-reduced school-meal application. Completing the applications provides the Portland Public Schools with family income data that helps the district receive the federal and state funding we need.
At its Sept. 20 meeting, the Portland Board of Public Education voted unanimously to approve a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Portland Education Association, The new contract shows trust and collaboration on both sides, with educators and the district working towards a common goal of student success. The contract begins this school year and runs through the 2024-2025 school year.
At its Sept. 20 meeting, the Portland Board of Public Education approved changing the district’s high school preference process. The change will begin with this year’s eighth-graders, the Class of 2027. The new high school preference plan will result in most students getting their first choice of school, but some will not because the plan is to limit the difference in enrollment between Deering and Portland high schools to about 30 students and reduce demographic disparity between the schools.
Research shows that making music benefits mental health, helps engage students in school, and builds community. Students need this more than ever. You can help!