Posts Tagged ‘Westbrook High School’

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Music Scholarship

June 8, 2019

Westbrook High School – Don and Barbara Doane Music Scholarship

Trombonist Don Doane practices at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough in 2014. In addition to being a professional musician, Doane taught music to hundreds of students across Maine. File photo Portland Press Herald

This is a wonderful way to honor someone who has made an impact on the world of music education. After both of them are going their memory lives on with this scholarship.

Don Doane (1934-2015) was, in the words of one of his former students, the “best musician Maine has ever seen.” This designated fund honoring Don and his wife Barbara (1931-2015) supports a graduating senior from Westbrook High School seeking post-secondary study, with preference given to students pursuing music as a major or minor field of study.

 

 

 

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Poetry Out Loud Finalists

March 5, 2018

Yahoooo for high school students and poetry

State Final, Free and Open to Public, at Waterville Opera House March 14

AUGUSTA, ME–The art of performance and spoken word is alive and well in Maine high schools, as 39 individual students competed in two Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals last month.  The Maine Arts Commission, which administers the poetry competition at the state level, is pleased to announce the top 10 finalists who will compete in state finals at the Waterville Opera House on March 14 at 3:00 p.m.

Congratulations to the following finalists:

Northern Maine Regional Champions: The northern regional poetry recitation contest final was hosted by Hampden Academy.

  • Lydia Caron, Grade 12, Bangor High School
  • Katherine Kemper, Grade 12, Camden Hills Regional High School
  • Lauren Dodge, Grade 12, Lee Academy
  • Hannah Lavenson, Grade 12, Messalonskee High School
  • Lauren Farmer, Grade 10, Rangeley Lakes Regional Schools

Southern Maine Regional Champions: The southern regional final was hosted by Westbrook Middle School.

  • Allan Monga, Grade 11, Deering High School
  • Abbie vanLuling, Grade 12, Gorham High School
  • Richard Hilscher , Grade 12, North Yarmouth Academy
  • Emma Lombardo, Grade 11, Westbrook High School
  • Wyatt Bates, Grade 11, Yarmouth High School

After three rounds of competition, one state finalist will be named the overall winner and advance to the national competition, where s/he will compete for a total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends, as well as a $20,000 scholarship.

The Maine Poetry Out Loud state finals are March 14 at the Waterville Opera House. The doors will open at 2:30 p.m. for a 3 p.m. performance start. The event is free and open to the public, who are encouraged to attend. It will also be broadcast and streamed live throughout Maine in collaboration with Boothbay Region Television on the BRTV station and through Facebook Live.

For more information about the state and national finals, please visit Maine Arts Commission: Poetry Out Loud 2017 or contact Argy Nestor, Maine Arts Commission Director of Arts Education at argy.nestor@maine.gov or 207-287-2713.

 

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First Meeting – R.S.V.P. ME

February 13, 2015

Successful start

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 3.27.17 PMThe Maine Art Education online group –  R.S.V.P. ME had their first meeting last month and it was quite successful. Art educator Lisa Ingraham is the facilitator and the meetings are designed by participants to meet their needs and those of their students.

Several art educators attended the first meeting and shared ideas on topics that provided the opportunity to learn from each other. The two hour online meeting took place via the Zoom video conference system.

Westbrook High School art teacher Debbie Bickford shared a French/Art Collaborative  that a student is doing as an independent study. The student has been working with Debbie and the high school’s french teacher.

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If you are interested in attending in the future please watch for the information on this blog or on the MEArtsEducation facebook page at MEArtsEducation on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/MEArtsEducation. You do not have to be a member of the MAEA to join this meeting, but if you are a member contact hours are available.

If you have any questions please contact Lisa Ingraham at lisa.ingraham@msad59.org.

 

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Art – The 1st Language

July 3, 2013

Check out Deb’s blog for advocacy

Westbrook High School art teacher Deb Bickford uses a blog as an instructional tool, a resource site, and a communication hub. Her students like knowing that the information is easily accessible in school and at home. Deb catalogs all kinds of information on the blog so she can refer to it easily.

Recently Deb added information about the National Core Arts Standards which she is using to help others keep up with the information that is coming our way. On June 30 a draft of the PK-8 National Core Arts Standards (NCAS) were released for feedback until July 15. Deb sent the blog link with the NCAS information to her administrators to inform them and invite them to provide feedback.

Check out Deb’s blog by clicking here. If you have questions please email Deb by clicking here. Thank you Deb for sharing this information!

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In Today’s News

April 5, 2013

Cat guest of honor at art show

You just gotta read this to believe it from today’s Bangor Daily News:

http://bangordailynews.com/slideshow/art-show-makes-westbrook-high-school-feline-the-cats-meow-for-national-media/

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