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Cohen Students Get Published

Twenty-one Grade 7 students at the William S. Cohen School have had their essays selected for publication in the Fall 2014 edition of A Celebration of Essays anthology. Creative Communication runs the contest to bring recognition to student writers, and since the contest is regionally based, students compete against peers in their age group and geographic location. Ms. Smith gives all students in her English classes the opportunity to submit essays.  With more than five winners at the William S.

BSD Placed on the College Board’s AP District Honor Roll

Bangor School Department is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada, and one in seven school districts in Maine, being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. 2014 is a milestone year for the AP District Honor Roll, and more districts are achieving this

Fourth Graders Learn About Geographic Information Systems

Mary Snow fourth graders enjoyed a presentation about Geographic Information Systems from Mrs. Stacy Doore, a computer scientist from the Center for Research and Evaluation from the University of Maine. The students learned about map making, satellites, and GIS systems. Through a 2-D and 3-D activity, the students realized how difficult it is to wrap a flat map evenly around a grapefruit. Next they tried to draw the map on the grapefruit and peel it off to make a flat

Bangor Students Outperform in Science Assessment

Bangor’s 2013-2014 grade 5 and 8 students outperformed their peers from across the state on the Maine Educational Science Assessment, administered to all grade 5 and 8 Maine public school students each spring. Grade 5 measures students’ understanding in living environment and physical setting, and the grade 8 assessment measures students’ understanding in space/earth, living environment, matter/energy/forces, and physical setting. Student performance on the Maine Educational Science Assessment is reported in achievement levels: Level 4 is Proficient with Distinction, Level

Congress to Campus Comes to BHS

Bangor High School has been honored to be selected as a participant of the University of Maine’s Congress to Campus Program. The Congress to Campus Program was established by the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress to improve college students’ understanding of Congress and American government and to encourage them to consider careers in public service. Since 1996, former members of Congress have made more than 170 visits to campuses throughout the nation. Former Congressmen Gil Guknecht (R-MN, 1995-2007)

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