Learning from the professionals

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On November 18, 2019 two students went to a local restaurant called Mami. This restaurant serves mostly Japanese cuisine. Our two students, Lucky and Bela learned about the kitchen at Mami, stressing mostly upon sanitizing and cleanliness. While there they had the opportunity to cook and make Nutella filled fish shaped pastries. These two students also work our programs coffee cart. Because of their trip to the restaurant, they got some valuable experience that they can apply to their coffee cart work.

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Bulldogs Football



Marlaco just finished a great season with the PHS football team. This was his first season. Marlaco played defense and did a great job. “He is a good player,” said his coach. “He worked hard in practice, and really improved as a player. See you next year, Marlaco!”

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Bulldogs Soccer

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Lucky just finished his first season playing for the PHS Freshmen Bulldogs Soccer team. Lucky practiced every day. “Lucky did a great job,” said his coach. “He plays smart: he likes to pass the ball and he showed a lot of awareness on the pitch.” Lucky says “I can’t wait for next season! It was a lot of fun, and I made some great friends in the team. Next year I will score a lot of goals!”


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a second home for Tyler

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Yankee Ford is like my second home because they have a SUPER friendly staff that always keep me busy. I’ve learned so many things from them and this will also apply to my future real-life job.
I have made my own decision about what kind career I want: I want to become a Master Ford Mechanic Technician.

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Deaf tea in Augusta



I feel like my mind was blown in the deaf tea event!
In August someone sent mail to me: ¨You are invited to deaf tea event on September 20.¨
I felt so weird and confused then I asked my friends, “Did you did get any mail for the deaf tea event?¨
My friends said “No.” Two weeks later someone sent me a letter for the deaf tea event: “You JUST GOT AWARD FOR THE DEAF EVENT!”
When I got back to school I asked the teacher about the deaf tea award. I felt so nervous about it!
On September 20 we went to the State House: my heart was really beating; I was nervous and making fun. When the presentations started my brain said, “OMG I’M NOT READY FOR IT!” Then someone started a presentation about me for my award! Everyone started to clap for me. I just got an award for leardership for deaf community.
I felt proud, my heartbeat was GONE and nothing nervous. I just gave a short speech to thank everyone and it was a good experience. I also met the new Governor of Maine, Janet Mills! She said ¨ Wow! nice speech for everyone and congratulations Marena Thompson!” I said thank you to Janet Mills.
I really missed my family at the deaf tea event but I knew my family was so busy. I know my family felt so proud of me.

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my first impressions of PHS


When I first came to PHS, my first impression was “Wow! This is a huge school.” But as the day went on, I got used to it more and more. The first two weeks were crazy! It was definitely a mission to find all the classes, meet your teachers and make new friends. So far, the mission has been pretty successful! It’s weird adjusting to a much bigger school, especially when you come from a small middle school, you can go from knowing everyone to knowing only a handful of students. It’s crazy.
Samantha 2023

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A New Academic Year!

Greetings from the PHS staff to all our returning students: Tyler, Marena, Kamron, Marlaco, Keyana, Lucky, and Bela.

And welcome to our new students: Samantha  and Zachary who join the PHS Freshman Class.

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last year’s news

Click here for our MECDHH @ PHS News.

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sea dogs sink rubber ducks

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In the 7th inning the score was the Akron Rubber Ducks 8, Portland Sea Dogs 5. The Portland fans got behind the team and the Sea Dogs batters hit 8 runs in a great 8th inning comeback. The Sea Dogs coach said after winning the game: “We were struggling at the bottom of the 7th, but the fans got right behind us, the GBSD group most of all, and they inspired our hitters to do the job. I just wish they could make it to every game.”

It was a beautiful summer day and all the students had a great day out at the ballpark.

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