The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) held one of its largest open houses ever over Veterans' Day weekend. Two hundred forty (240) people toured the facility, sat in on classes, and learned about life at the magnet school. Seventy one (71) of those attendees were prospective students; they came from towns as close as Presque Isle and as far away as Kennebunkport. Prospective parent Elizabeth Tedford of South Portland, summed up her open house experience by saying, "The staff, the students, the community were all so welcoming and passionate about MSSM- that was amazing to see. My daughter has known for the past two years she wanted to go to MSSM, and now I understand why."
U.S. Cellular representative Gary Hebert visited the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) on Thursday, November 7, 2013, to present MSSM chemistry instructor Deb McGann with a plaque symbolizing her classroom project that was funded through the company's Calling All Teachers campaign. The wireless carrier worked with philanthropic website DonorsChoose.org to fund $500,000 in creative and impactful classroom projects submitted by public school teachers across the country.