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Deering Weekly Update Vol4-9-9-2019
Deering Update
Posted on 09/09/2019
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Some wonderful anonymous elf scribed this alphabetical list of adjectives to describe DEERING students and staff! We discovered it on the way into the front door early this morning. . .The perfectly consistent print and flawless spelling lead us to suspect someone from Lincoln or Longfellow has our back!  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 

Vol. 4, September 9, 2019.  For those of you who are new to Deering, the Weekly Update is sent every Monday to our school community parents/guardians. If you have news you'd like to share or questions about something you read here, please contact Sarah Shmitt at shmits@portlandschools.org


HERE is our new DEERING COMPREHENSIVE CALENDAR. This online calendar will be updated frequently and will be linked to the DHS website and the DHS facebook page.



Date

Event and Info

Time 

Location

Notes

Monday, September 9

Representative for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities at DHS

WINN

Library

Students can learn about the unique environment and excellent education available for students of all races at HBCUs

Wednesday, September 11

EARLY RELEASE

Students released @ 1:30



Wednesday September 11

1st Booster Meeting of the year

6:00 pm

Rm 219


Thursday, September 12

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY

All Day


Students will be called down for pictures alphabetically and by activity (e.g., Math Team) 

Friday, September 13 [tentative]

Rwandan Drummers and Dr.

Arikana Chihombari Quoa, African Union Ambassador to the U.S.

10:40-12:30

TBA


Monday, September 16

PTO Meeting with Superintendent

6-7:30

DHS library

Superintendent Xavier Botana will be there to answer questions and provide updates

For Deering's Sport Schedules, visit www.deeringathletics.com


 

In case you missed it...

⇨ Click here to see the schedule of students' first week of school

⇨ Click here for a copy of Deering's slideshow on "Expectations and Consequences"--all students will review this in their DCs

⇨ Click here for DHS Bell Schedules, including Early Release Wednesdays, Parent-Teacher Conferences, special events, and others

⇨ Click here for a copy of our "Tech at Deering" flyer with live links

 





Deering High School now has grade level Deans who will ensure the halls are quiet and students are in class:

Grade 9 Joe Foley

Grade 10 Ann Hall

Grade 11 Erin Benson

Grade 12 Greg Stilphen

 

These teachers will get to know each student in their assigned grade and will contact parents as needed. 

DEERING PTO NEWS!!

The PTO has a new facebook page!  LIKE Deering High School PTO!

Superintendent Xavier Botana will attend the first PTO meeting of the year on MONDAY, September 16, 6:00-7:30 in the DHS library.

  

Come also to learn about the new  DHS Parent Advisory Group to help support DHS.   The group is still in formation and details are being worked on.  We also will discuss events for the coming year, such as


Teacher-Staff Appreciation Day in May and other programming.  

 

Currently scheduled meetings for the year are Tuesday, Nov. 12, Monday, Jan. 27, Monday, March 16, Monday, May 11, all 6-7:30 in the DHS library.  Hope to see you there! Questions, contact DeeringHSPTO@gmail.com  PLEASE GET INVOLVED and SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL! Contact us at DeeringhsPTO@gmail.com  

 

**CLYNK bags are helping us raise money for our projects like books for teachers and the DHS community.    If you want any CLYNK bags, let us know and we’ll drop some off at your house.


Deering Consolidated Boosters Purple & White Club

Are you a parent or guardian of a Deering Student Athlete? 

Come see what Deering Consolidated Boosters is all about! Please join us on Wednesday, September 11th at 6pm in Room 219.  

Can’t make the meeting? Email us at deeringboosters@gmail.com to find out how you can help.










STEM Newsletter Items


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. 

Look for STEM ELOs & STEM Scholarship opportunities to be posted here each week.


If your student is new to Deering or new to the STEM Endorsement work, encourage them to join the Google Classroom for program requirements, ELO trackers and general announcements. Google Code: xa03aiv


Week of 9/08/2019


STEM ELOs: 


  • On Monday, October 21, 2019, Jackson Laboratory will welcome high school students to visit their Bar Harbor campus. This is a one-day Open House that will provide students the opportunity to meet and interact with JAX scientists, learn about genetics and genomics research, and participate in hands-on workshops of their choosing. This experience is open to any high school student in Maine who has a strong interest in biomedical research and who intends to pursue higher education or a career in biomedicine. Bus service will be provided from Portland for $10 and must be reserved in advance. Learn more about this incredible opportunity at the provided link. Deadline to apply is September 23rdParticipation is limited to 5 students per school. See Mrs. Shibles in room 303 with questions.

 

  • SENIORS who are working on their STEM Endorsement must plan to meet with Mrs. Shibles regarding their Endorsement status as well as their STEM capstone gameplan. 


⇨ Please check descriptions/deadlines from prior posts.



9 September, 2019

DHS Guidance News


Greetings and Salutations!

 Here’s to another exciting school-year full of College Prep and Career Exploration opportunities  for Deering students and their parents.

 

ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVES  FROM NUMEROUS COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ARE COMING TO DEERING HIGH THIS FALL TO MEET WITH PROSPECTIVE COLLEGE BOUND JUNIORS AND SENIORS. 

If your child is interested in attending any of these information sessions, they can sign up on the home page of Naviance (https://connection.naviance.com/deeringhs)  .

 

All upcoming college visits to Deering High are listed in Naviance.   For more info or for assistance on getting into Naviance, students should see Ms. Adams, Guidance Secretary (874-8264).

 

SEPTEMBER COLLEGE VISITS

 

Dartmouth College (NH), Monday, Sept 19th at 10am

Bates College (ME), Friday, Sept. 13th at 8:15am

Emmanuel college (MA) Tuesday, Sept 17th at 11am

Barnard College (NY) Wednesday, Sept. 18th at 8:30am

Sterling College (VT) Wednesday, Sept 18th at 12pm

University of New England (ME) Thursday, Sept. 19th at 10am

Bowdoin College (ME) Monday, Sept. 23rd at 10:30am

University of Tennessee-Knoxville  Monday, Sept. 23 at 2:30pm

University of Massachusetts-Boston  Tuesday, Sept. 24th at 12pm

George Mason University (VA) Tuesday, Sept 24 at 10am

Massachusetts Maritime Academy  Tuesday, Sept. 24th at 10:30am

American University (DC) Tuesday, Sept. 24th at 11am

University of San Francisco (CA) Tuesday, Sept. 24th at 2pm

Elmira College (NY) Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 10am

Washington County Community College (ME) Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 10:15am

Bishop’s University (Quebec, Canada) Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 10:30am

Brandeis University (MA) Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 11am

Mount Holyoke College (MA) Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 1pm

Marist College (NY) Thursday, Sept. 26th at 8am

University of Massachusetts-Lowell  Thursday, Sept. 26th at 9am

Union College (NY) Thursday, Sept. 26th at 10:45am

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY) Thursday, Sept 26th at 10:45am

Stonehill College (MA) Thursday, Sept. 26th at 11am

Vassar College (NY) Thursday, Sept. 26th at 12:45pm

Southern Maine Community College  Friday, Sept. 27th at 8:30am

Emerson College (MA) Friday, Sept. 27th at 9am

Suffolk University (MA) Friday, Sept. 27th at 9am

University of Rhode Island  Friday, Sept 27th at 10am

Merrimack College (MA) Friday, Sept. 27th at 11am

University of Maine-Orono  Monday, Sept. 30th at 8am

Keene State College (NH) Monday, Sept 30th at 1pm

Middlebury College (VT) Monday, Sept 30th at 10:45am

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE COLLEGE FAIR

Tuesday, September 24th  6:30-8pm at the Sullivan Gymnasium on the USM-Portland Campus

 

Over 200 colleges and universities from all over the U.S. and Canada will be at this event to talk to students/parents.   This is a super opportunity for parents and students to meet college representatives face to face. Get your questions answered about admissions, application procedures, campus life, and financial aid.   This event is for students of all grades and is especially perfect for JUNIORS and SENIORS that are trying to narrow down their college choices. 


Important Upcoming PSAT and SAT Testing Dates


Click below for all 2019-20 SAT/SUBJECT TEST  dates, deadlines and registration info:

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines


12th graders  interested in taking an SAT should use the above link to register for either the October 5, November 2, or December 7 test dates.   Taking the SAT/Subject Tests after the December test date may jeopardize making college application deadlines.


Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (additional fee) OCT 5, 2019 SEPT. 6, 2019 SEPT. 17TH, 2019

NOV 2, 2019 OCT. 3 , 2019 OCT. 22, 2019

DEC 7, 2019 NOV 8, 2019 NOV 19, 2019





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Scholarships,  and Resources for Finding Them

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Here are some reputable resources for scholarship searches:

FAME (the Financial Authority of Maine) lists many scholarship and financial aid resources on their website (famemaine.com).  Look through the Maine Scholarships list and have your student apply to several.  This is the best site we have found for advice on paying for college.  MES is another scholarship resource, as in the Maine Community Foundation.


We found a good resource for scholarship information from Reviews.com.  This is a website “dedicated to conducting data driven and unbiased research about topics that can help make an impact in people's lives.”  Below is a link that covers the best scholarship search sites, what you should know about scholarships, and how best to apply, etc: Reviews.com scholarship search  


 LendEdU for scholarships and search tips: http://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships






LOCAL PORTLAND AREA  AND MAINE STATE SCHOLARSHIPS


More and more Local and State Scholarships are being added all the time on your senior child’s Home Page of their  Naviance Account this time of year! If you want to see that comprehensive list, ask your child to show you their Naviance Account.  The Scholarship List is on the Naviance Home Page in the left, bottom corner of the page.  (Students who may have forgotten their Username & Password for Naviance can always see Ms. Adams in Guidance to get refreshed on that information.)


SUMMER 2020 STUDY OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS


CLICK HERE FOR A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES IN EVERY STATE THAT HAVE  PRE-COLLEGE COURSE OFFERINGS IN THE SUMMER FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

https://blog.prepscholar.com/pre-college-summer-programs-for-high-school-students

 

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN MAINE

 


So. . . What do you want to do?  Destination Occupation is the place to go for an insider’s look at Maine’s best careers with some of the state’s most dynamic employers, from entrepreneurial ventures to Maine’s largest organizations!  This is a great site for teenagers wanting to know more about specific career fields as well as what job opportunities are available in Maine today. The site is also superb for adults as well. Click here for more information:  https://destinationoccupation.com/


Spotlight on Green Careers


Careers focused on the environment and green energy are on the rise, and are projected to continue to rise in the future. Pay for these careers is also often above the national median income level.  The following are the highest paying "green" careers as of 2018:



Atmospheric and Space Scientist $94,110 per year

Environmental Engineer $87,620 per year


Hydrologist $79,370 per year


Environmental Scientist $71,130 per year


Soil and Plant Scientist $63,950 per year



Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics