Tag Archives: Education

Thornton Academy honored for its use of technology

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SACO – A little more than three years ago, Thornton Academy and many other schools throughout the state tried to find the best way to integrate technology into the classroom and into their curriculum. The school decided to launch a one-to-one iPad initiative and in fall 2014, each student in grades eight through 12 was issued […]

A Story in Every Face – Humans of Thornton Academy

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SACO – As a teacher, I am always looking for a way to engage my students and get them more involved in the work we are doing in class. Part of that search for meaningful work often leads me to look at the tools, systems, and the projects my colleagues are using in their courses. […]

Mike Michaud – a courageous man speaks

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Tomorrow is election day throughout the state and that means it’s one year until we elect our next governor. Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud made a simple announcement and tried to focus next year’s election on the issues and not the personal life of the candidates. Michaud wrote an opinion piece for this news site […]

Community group unites against bullying

SACO – Many school children in Maine know all too well that the hallways and classrooms they occupy each day are filled with taunts, insults and bullies. Deb Landry, a Saco resident, published author, and the Executive Director of Crossroads Youth Center is working to change that reality. “It’s the number one problem in our […]

Kids Cook: Smoothie Day at The Central School

“Today, everybody is going to be a cook!” Cheers and smiles burst forth from a room of four and five year olds as Chef Kathy Gunst introduced the day’s culinary adventure to a class at The Central School in Berwick, Maine. In an effort to educate kids and their families on the importance of healthy […]