School Board Meeting
November 7, 2019
Scarborough Public Schools
Board of Education
I wanted to start out my report with congratulating some of Scarborough High School’s athletic teams. Girls volleyball competed in the state championship last friday. They came up short to Falmouth but still had an amazing season!
And my biggest congratulations to girls soccer for beating cheverus in their regional final on Tuesday. They are headed to hamden academy for states this saturday where they will play camden hills at 5:30. I wish them all the best of luck.
Last Friday, the thirst project came to the high school to give a presentation about their work. The thirst project is an organization that aims at bringing clean drinking water 600 million people go without it every day. They have partnered with Key Club at the high school to fundraise for the organization.
The Key Club also participated in their annual Leaf Raking Day where they raked leaves at about 10 houses. These homes are usually elderly people who are not able to rake their own leaves. Also, in their recent activity meeting they made bracelets to spread positivity around our school.
The middle school held a week of unity to support bullying prevention. I have included pictures from October 23 which was orange day because if you didn’t know orange is the national color for bullying prevention. They were able to participate in an assembly at the beginning of the week to work on team building and creating a sense of unity.
Career Pathways and the Learning Commons hosted Lanco Integrated to present to high school students about opportunities in stem, engineering, and robotics.
Last friday, the Chicago based men’s choir “Constellation Men’s Ensemble” performed for the middle and high school, and workshopped with the high school chorus class. The experience was eye-opening to chorus students, as they got a sneak peek into what life would look like doing music as a career. They also performed at last friday’s homecoming chorus concert.
Oak Hill players’ rehearsals for Peter pan have been underway! The flying equipment was brought in two weeks ago and it has seen a lot of practice already! These are pictures of the transition from the Darling nursery to Neverland, and the large ensemble number “True Blood Brothers”. We open November 15th and run through the 24th and anyone and everyone should come see me as Smee.
This past Sunday, the 3rd, Oak Hill Players hosted its first spaghetti supper fundraiser. Students in the show each sold tickets to the event, which was organized by the students, and event-goers got an italian supper, to participate in raffles for community businesses, a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction, and even get a sneak-peek of the show! We performed six numbers from our musical, and you’re to have to come see Peter Pan, opening on November 15th @ 7 to get a sneak peek
On Sunday, October 27th, there was a fall festival hosted in the middle school gymnasium for students from kindergarten to fifth grade. There were activities, food, a raffle, pumpkin decorating, a photo booth, a bounce house, and the students had a lot of fun. I brought Maria, and she played with her friend Paige, they had a lot of fun.
At Eight Corners, students carved pumpkins for Halloween. At Pleasant Hill, each classroom had to carve a pumpkin relating to a book.
On the left, students at all of the primary schools participated in fire safety week, where the fire department came down to teach students about how to be cautious in case of emergency, and to tour the firetruck. On the right, students share a special September/October birthday lunch with Eight Corners principal, Ms. Lovejoy.