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Doodle 4 Google

June 5, 2019

Biddeford Middle School’s John Gatchalian

Art teacher Liz Ames is very excited but I’m sure that John Gatchalian and his family are more thrilled! At an assembly at John’s school, Biddeford Middle, the 7th grade artist was recognized for his art work by Google and named the winner for Maine in the Doodle 4 Google contest. Liz said: “He is a fantastic art student that has shown through his actions that perseverance & creativity pays off”.

The next step is the online voting. You can participate but only until Friday, June 7, by going online at If John is one of the top 5, he will win a $5000 scholarship and will be flown to Google Headquarters. Liz is certain if John wins that the scholarship will be used for art school.
You can learn more about it at THIS LINK from the coverage on newscentermaine.
You can vote at THIS LINK until this Friday, June 7.

Biddeford Student Exhibit

March 14, 2019

March 22

I love this poster created by Rachel Brask, Class of 2021!


In Today’s News

December 27, 2016

Educator of the Year by Music & Arts – Amy Delorge

Biddeford Middle School band director Amy Delorge has been named Music Educator of the Year by Music & Arts, a nationwide retailer of band and orchestra equipment. Yay for Amy and CONGRATS!

Read the entire article from the Portland Press Herald by CLICKING HERE.


In Today’s News

November 30, 2016

Amy: “I thought, how can I help teach more compassion and empathy and love? There must be a way to do that through music.

Photograph by Ben McCanna

Photograph by Ben McCanna

Biddeford Middle School music educator Amy Delorge is changing the way she teaches in response to what she’s observed since the recent election. She’s teaching students about social justice. In the spring, the school’s 120 band students will learn, through music, about the Japanese internment camps in the United States during World War II, Delorge said. She was led to that decision, she said, by the recent turmoil surrounding the presidential campaign and a film she saw at an Asian-American film festival last summer.

Congratulations goes to Amy as one of 25 semifinalists nationwide for a “music educator of the year” award given by Music & Arts, a nationwide retailer of band and orchestra equipment. The winner will be named Dec. 15.
To read the entire article from the Portland Press Herald, written by Noel K. Gallagher, please CLICK HERE.

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