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The cold winds of January have led to some snowy days in February that have been disruptive to say the least. Despite nature’s wrath, school continues!
It has been a very busy month for the Academic Department with many exciting things happening in our Portland Schools-based programs.
We are seeking an experienced educational leader with a strong commitment to our vision and mission. This leader must have strong communication skills as reflected in fluency in ASL and English, and support bilingual and bimodal programs as part of a continuum of services.
The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Governor Baxter School for the Deaf (MECDHH/GBSD) with early intervention programs and offices on Mackworth Island (located outside of Portland ME) is charged with the provision of statewide services to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing from birth through age twenty.
The month of April is always a very busy one and highlighted with progress reporting, mandated assessments, training opportunities, IEP meetings, course scheduling and planning for the summer and fall months.
The Academic Department and classroom programs have been very busy the past several months and as we transition into January and the second half of the school year.
Believe it or not, 2015 is quickly coming to a close and, at this time of year, it is good to take stock of some of the accomplishments thus far in the school year and also look ahead to upcoming events.
The 2015-2016 school year is now into its second month and classroom programs K - 12 are establishing firmer routines and schedules, completing various student assessments and refining instructional approaches to meet diverse student needs.
The Maine Chapter of Hands & Voices / Guide By Your Side Program recently had their first statewide conference, "Working Together For Success."
Cathy Lushman receives an award from the "Deaf Communit of Maine" September 17th, 2015
The Twelfth Annual Mackworth Island Show & Shine
Sunday, July 26, 2015 (10am - 2pm)Mackworth Island, Falmouth, Maine
ASL Winter/Spring/Summer Courses 2015 :
Academic DepartmentAs the temperatures are becoming much cooler, the past month has been a busy one for the Academic Department as we are now getting deeper into the school year where learning expectations and routines are becoming firmly established. Believe it or not, the first 50 plus days of school are already behind us! Teachers have been working diligently developing engaging units of study and lessons that are both aligned with standards of the Common Core and the Maine Learning Results. With the assistance of our curriculum consultant, Deborah Howard, teachers have been learning how to look at and develop units of study for our students that meet Common Core standards and focus on learning outcomes.
Mackworth Preschool now has openings for Hearing Children.
With about four weeks remaining in the 2013-2014 school year, the warmer temperatures of May seem to remind us of how far we have come. It also reminds of how much work lies ahead to prepare for the coming summer program and the start of the 2014-2015 school year. While we must certainly look ahead, there is still a lot of instructional time left to the current school year and it is during these final weeks that providing lots of structured learning activities and enrichment opportunities are the most important of all. Additionally, supporting our students, families and staff members for all of the transitions that come with the end of one year and the beginning of another becomes a key focus for the academic department. Clearly, this is a busy time of year.
A look at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing's
work training program at PHS
Recently held competition at Rochester School for the Deaf, New York
A deaf student receives an extra special gift from officer Behnke who takes time out of her day, every day, to say hello to Christian Lemelin.
Interested in learning American Sign Language?
The Main Educational Center For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing teams up with Boston Children's Hospital and Clerc Center to revise the cochlear implant guidelines they helped create!
Moore middle school ASL students perform a song called, "We are never getting back together"
The cast consist of:
Isabela CardonaChloe KilbrideMandy MastropasquaOriana WadrenElisabeth WarrenBy Lenore BoernerASL Teacher
SUMMER LITERACY CAMP
DESIGNED FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CAMPERS
This year the curriculum is based on severalMystery Stories on beautiful Mackworth Island!
Please Register by July 1st
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Contact: Halli King207-781-3165