Nominate A Distinguished PPS Alum!

Is there a Casco Bay, Deering, and/or Portland High School graduate you think deserves recognition? The 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes Casco Bay, Deering, and/or Portland High School graduates who have notably distinguished themselves in some aspect of their lives. Make your nominations here. Awardees would be expected to attend a celebratory event in Portland on May … Read more

FPPS Launches the Ed Feeney Access to Athletics Fund

Anonymous donors have given the Foundation for Portland Public Schools (FPPS) a $50,000 matching donation to launch the Ed Feeney Athletics Fund, named after retired Portland High School girls basketball coach Ed Feeney. When Portland Public Schools coaches, teachers, or school social workers learn of a student who lacks basic athletic gear to play sports, … Read more

An Incredible Legacy: Gina Stivaletti bequest to STEM programming

In the last months of Gina Stivaletti’s life, she thought deeply about her legacy. She traced her 37-year career at Unum to the solid education she received in Portland Public Schools, graduating from Deering High School in 1979. She wanted to leave a gift to show her gratitude, providing 21st-century students with the same high-quality … Read more

FPPS Provides Grants to 73 Educators Across the Portland Public Schools

The Foundation for Portland Public Schools (FPPS) has announced it is awarding $64,299 to Portland Public Schools staff members through the FPPS Equity and Innovation Grant program. Seventy-three teachers, ed techs, librarians, and other staff members will receive up to $1,250 each for classroom resources and experiences such as robotics clubs, purchasing math manipulatives, attending … Read more

East End School Educator Is 2024 Maine Teacher of Year!

Joshua Chard, a second- and third-grade looping teacher at East End Community School, has been named 2024 Maine Teacher of the Year. East End staff and students and state and local education officials celebrated Chard’s selection at that school on Wednesday morning, Oct. 11. He received multiple standing ovations from students and staff. This is the third time in … Read more

FPPS Equity and Innovation Grants

FPPS Equity and Innovation grant applications are available now. Please note that the guidelines have changed this year and all PPS staff are now eligible to apply (not just teachers).  You can read the full guidelines and apply here. The goal of this program (formally called PEF Teacher Grants) is to allow staff to invest … Read more