During the week of March 16, the entire MSSM community welcomed 10 students and their faculty chaperones from the Hikone-Higashi High School in Hikone, Shiga, Japan. The weeklong visit offered an opportunity to bridge communication between the Hikone-Higashi High School and the Maine School of Science and Mathematics with the hope MSSM students will visit them in the future.
The Maine State Middle School Science Fair is back and better than ever! After a ten year absence, a group of high school students and their teachers at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) are bringing back the event to be held at MSSM on Saturday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Grier Ostermann of Topsham, a senior at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics has been selected to receive the 2015 Principal's Award, Dr. Nancy Richardson announced today. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior's academic achievement and citizenship.
Beginning in the Fall of 2015, students attending the Maine School of Science and Mathematics will be able to take advantage of the most comprehensive early-college pathway in Maine, potentially completing enough college-level coursework to earn an Associate's degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in addition to a high school diploma. At $15 per credit hour, the 64-credit Associate's degree could cost students and their families less than $1,000, a 93% savings over the traditional cost of a similar course load for Maine residents attending UMPI.
Luke Shorty, Executive Director of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics joined school leaders and experts from across the country on February 5 & 6 at a two-day summit located outside of the nation's capital to identify solutions to close the excellence gap—the troubling disparity in academic performance between lower income and higher income students at advanced levels. "Closing the Excellence Gap: Advocating for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students" on February 5-6 was convened by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which offers the largest scholarships in the country to high-performing students who have financial need.
On April 24-28, 2014 the MSSM science bowl team travelled to Washington, DC. to compete in the National Science Bowl competition.
The team placed third place in their division, with the top two teams going on to the double elimination rounds. The MSSM team achieved four wins, three losses, and one tie, beating the team that ultimately won their division.
The team left the Washington competition with in 24th out of 68 teams.
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 U.S. News & World Report released its annual public high school rankings report. The report ranked the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) as the best public high school in New England and 14th in the nation.
On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 eleven students from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) participated in the 38th annual Maine state math meet.
This one-day event had 90 teams and approximately 900 students from around Maine in attendance. It was held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor and was sponsored by the Maine Association of Math Leagues (MAML).
The MSSM team placed first with an overall score of 654. Bangor High School placed second with a score of 484, followed by Thornton Academy in third with an overall score of 479.
Students from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) joined students from around the state at Bangor High School for the Maine State Science Fair.
Several MSSM students picked up awards at Saturday's competition which included second place overall. The achievement earned Roger Van Peski, Northport; Andrew Reilley, West Kennebunk; and Abby Harvey, Bangor; a place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) national competition being held this May in Los Angeles.
On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 U.S.News and World Report released its annual public high school rankings report. The report ranked the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) as the 13th best public high school in the nation, up from its 38th place ranking in 2012.
On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 eleven students from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) participated in the 37th Annual Maine State Math Meet. This year's competition was held at the Bangor Auditorium and was sponsored by the Maine Association of Math Leagues (MAML).