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2014 - 2015:
consequences of Common Core testing.
Our Team in the News: The Tri-Town Weekly has an article on the Class C (and B) State Meet.
The Portland Press Herald's story on the boys' race includes a quotation from our own Lars
Gundersen. The Bangor Daily News covers the boys' race and the girls' race. And of course,
there is the usual extensive coverage over at milesplit, including an interview with Tucker and
more race photos.
Cross country: Freeport, Merriconeag take Class B, C titles
Boys’ cross country: Scarborough, Freeport and Merriconeag take state titles
Different strategies fuel successful efforts for boys cross country champions
There is also the usual extensive coverage over at milesplit, including an interview with
Tucker Pierce and more race photos.
The Building Blocks of a Good Pre-K
Opinion Pages, The New York Times, October 21, 2014
University of Colorado, Boulder, June 19, 2014
The following two articles relate to the recent controversy in North Carolina around the play Almost Maine (performed by our high school seniors last spring). David Barham, who directed the play for our 2014 seniors, was interviewed on October 20, 2014 by the Bangor Daily News. Read what he had to say below:
Features quotes from David Barham.
Note: If the link above has expired, you can read it by clicking here.
The original artical from North Carolina
Parents saying no to too much homework
Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?
By Richard Louv, The New Nature Movement, Sept 22, 2014
Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static
More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids
Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today
Limiting screen time critical for children's academic, emotional development
The Screen Time Rules You Really Should Enforce This Year
Read Slowly to Benefit Your Brain and Cut Stress
By Jeanne Whalen, Health & Wellness, The Wall Street Journal, 09/16/14
Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent
Technology executives limit their children’s screen time as Apple’s leader once did.
Seven Reasons to Not (always) Answer Your Child’s Questions
Teaching Is Not a Business
Parenting Lessons I Learned From a Waldorf Kindergarten.
Grades 1, 2, 3 Lantern Walk:
Wed, Nov 19, 4:45 pm. Lantern Walk for Grades 1, 2, 3. 4:45 arrival to walk to the end of the field by 5 pm.
Thurs, Nov 20, 7 pm, Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport. The 7th grade class performs Pinocchio.
Fri, Nov 21, 10:30 am: Performance for the grades.
Designing Women Art & Craft:
Sat, Nov 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Merriconeag Waldorf School,
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
School is closed for Thanksgiving Break:
Mon, Nov 24 - Fri, Nov 28. School is closed for Thanksgiving break. Enjoy your holiday!
Tea & Play Session:
Tea & Play Sessions for Prospective Parents.
Fri, Dec 12, 9 - 10 am.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Prospective parents: Bring your child, share
a cup of tea with us and learn more about our
programs for young children. Storytime at 9:30.
For more info & to register: 207.865.3900,
Ext 163 or
Greater Freeport Community Chorus Winter Concert:
Sat, Dec 13, 7:30 pm,
Merriconeag's Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
The GFCC's "Gloria!" Winter Concert will feature Robert Ray's "Gospel Mass" with soloist Chas Lester and Franz Schubert's "Magnificat." Director Virgil Bozeman leads the 70 member chorus accompanied by pianist Kellie Moody. Tickets may be purchased at the door and are $10 for adults with a per-family maximum of $25.