Schools

Saint Joseph’s welcomes new vice president and chief learning officer, Dr. Michael J. Pardales

Saint Joseph’s College has appointed Dr. Michael Pardales of Buffalo, N.Y., as its new vice president and chief learning officer. Dr. Pardales will join Saint Joseph’s on July 15 from Canisius College in Buffalo, where he was the dean of education and human services.

A graduate of Michigan State University, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s in philosophy, Dr. Pardales also holds a doctorate in educational psychology from the university. In addition, he earned a master’s of education in philosophy for children from Montclair State University.

Gorham Middle School Takes 1st Place in Annual Zero Waste Challenge

 

Please join us for our annual Streamside Cleanup on Saturday, June 1st from 9am – noon. The group will meet at the City’s Parks & Recreation Center, located at 647 Main Street.This annual event is an opportunity to volunteer and make a difference in our community by cleaning up litter in our local neighborhoods, parks, and roadways.  Past events have been very successful.  We are now asking for community help cleaning up the areas draining into Arctic Brook, Capehart Brook, Meadow Brook, and the Penjajawoc Stream.  We can also use help cleaning up roadside ditches surrounding Birch Stream, Sucker Brook, and Shaw Brook, Kenduskeag Stream, and the Penobscot River.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Come by yourself or bring a team. Gloves, bags, safety vests, water and t-shirts will be provided. The event is rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.

Gorham Middle School Takes 1st Place in Annual Zero Waste Challenge

 

Top schools awarded $4,000 to implement waste reduction plans

Nearly 700 students, faculty and officials gathered at an all-school Earth Day assembly and burst into applause upon hearing the news that Gorham Middle School had placed first in the state in the second annual Zero Waste Challenge.  The competition’s founding sponsors, Poland Spring and Chewonki, were joined by new sponsors ecomaine and Pine Tree Waste, to announce the state’s top four winners and award a total of $4,000 to Gorham Middle School ($2,000 for 1st place), Westbrook Middle School ($1,000 for 2nd place) and Molly Ockett School (Fryeburg) ($500 for 3rd place).  Massabesic Middle School, who placed 3rd in last year’s Middle School Challenge, was also awarded $500 this year for their continuing commitment to Zero Waste plan implementation.

MSSM Science Bowl team will be representing Maine at the National Competition in Washington, DC

MSSM Science Bowl team will be representing Maine at the National Competition in Washington, DC

MSSM Science Bowl team will be representing Maine at the National Competition in Washington, DC, April 25-29.