The Maine School of Science and Mathematics will be moving forward in the new year with plans to replace our existing greenhouse with a new greenhouse about three times the footprint (1200 square feet) of the existing greenhouse. The greenhouse project has been in the works for the past two years when the MSSM Foundation sought to upgrade the greenhouse to better serve the MSSM & Limestone community.
It has become a tradition for Dan Melega's YMCA Youth In Government club to head to Augusta every November. This year, sixteen students from MSSM took part in the State YMCA Youth In Government on November 14, 15, and 16. The program allows high school students in Maine to participate in a mock legislative session at the Maine State House and to learn a little bit more about how the government works as a whole.
Once again, the Maine School of Science and Mathematics held its annual fall Open House from Sunday, November 9 to Monday, November 10. Sixty five students and their families made the trek to Limestone from all over Maine, with one family coming as far away as North Eastham, MA (about 30 minutes north of West Yarmouth, MA). Registration for the event began Sunday afternoon as students had interviews scheduled with various faculty members.
The LCS/MSSM boys soccer season has finished another successful season evenly split with 7 wins, 7 losses. Some of the highlights this season include overcoming a 0-6 deficit and winning the next seven out of eight games and bringing the team to tenth place in playoffs. In the post-season, LCS/MSSM lost a tough opening round game against the Fort Fairfield Tigers by the score of 1-0. Still, the team gelled well and gained momentum throughout the season.
On Thursday, October 23rd, 45 different members from the Maine Development Foundation's Leadership Maine Chi Class came to the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone for a visit. The group consists of various managers, CEO's, Executive Directors and much more hailing from all 16 counties in Maine.
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.
Freeman Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), will be the keynote speaker July 29 at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics' (MSSM) second annual STEM Collaborative Educators' Camp.
Executive Director of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) Luke Shorty was selected to join the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools in Math, Science, and Technologies (NCSSSMST) National Board.