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Farewell seniors!

June 3rd How we all wished we could give our thanks, our best wishes and and congratulations to our seniors the old-fashioned way…in person. But sadly in the spring and summer of 2020, this is simply not possible. So we … Continue reading

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distance learning – the pros and cons

    Keyana did a beautiful job on developing, organizing and editing her essay. This is her final draft: The Pros and Cons of Distance Learning, by Keyana Kassa Schools everywhere are closed, as the country tries to beat the … Continue reading

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remote learning

Sorry it has been so long since we added to this blog. Obviously things have changed very dramatically since March 13th – that was the last day all of us were together at PHS. It took only a few days … Continue reading

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unified basketball

Bela joined unified basketball and had a blast! He learned to pass and shoot baskets and improved as a team player. His coach, the legendary Rocco Frenzilli said of Bela, “Just look at his face. Every time he steps out … Continue reading

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Kids Like Me

KLM was great! There were more people than last year.  We played lots of games and introduced ourselves. Then we walked around the island and to the beach.  And we watched a movie, had popcorn and cookies. They were good.  … Continue reading

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grit

from our wrestling correspondent Kirsten Lewis: GRIT: To have grit means you have courage and show the strength of your character. … A person with true grit has passion and perseverance. Goals are set and followed through. Marlaco started in … Continue reading

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the most powerful word?

  That is not the answer! But this word has three letters and is the most common word we use. It is also an amazing word – as you will see in the fascinating article below. I teach English to … Continue reading

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Jr NAD presentation

Our three seniors, Tyler Dufour, Kamron King and Marena Thompson gave a packed Room G06 a comprehensive report back on their experiences at the Jr NAD conference in Rochester, New York. Each of them presented their ideas and  spoke with … Continue reading

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a distinctive artist

Marena Thompson is one of our most enthusiastic artists: she loves to draw! We invited Portland High School’s outstanding art teacher, Barbara Loring, for her thoughts on one of her students: Marena Thompson is a distinctively powerful young artist. Immersed … Continue reading

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Junior NAD in Rochester NY

Our Baxter seniors went to the Junior National Association for the Deaf conference in Rochester, New York, in early November. The Junior NAD offers deaf and hard of hearing students in 7th through 12th grade opportunities to develop leadership skills, … Continue reading

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