Category Archives: Stories from Middle Schools

PCSS in Guilford Hosts a Special Student Led Conference Evening

Pirate Led Conferences The entire school of PCSS, Home of the Pirates,  had an evening of celebration as a school community. Our “pirates” led their parents or a friend through their portfolio of learning for the year. After this student … Continue reading

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Bonny Eagle Writes Their Book!

  _________________________________________________________________________ Bonny Eagle Middle School was named an Apple Distinguished School earlier this year. As part of the application process they had to compile their qualifications in an iBook publication. Since the book was first published they have continued … Continue reading

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One Student Can Make a Difference!

Lindsay Mahoney from Messalonskee reports how one student took on the Samantha Smith Challenge: “How can we work together with the Maine Government to reduce homelessness, hunger, and poverty in our state?” That was the essential question for our Samantha … Continue reading

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Middle School Students Explore Biodiversity in Costa Rica

This post is from Paula Vigue, a computer science/literacy teacher from Winslow Students from Winslow Junior High School, led by Winslow teacher Mrs. Paula Vigue, spent a week in Costa Rica during the 2014 summer. Their job was to research the … Continue reading

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