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Three Bangor Students Qualify for National Math Meet

Three students at Bangor High School qualified for the 40th Annual American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) Competition at Penn State on May 29-30, 2015. The top 35 Maine students from the Maine Association of Math Leagues (MAML) competitions throughout the year are invited to attend the ARML Competition. Bangor High School Juniors Conor Thompson (1st in the State), Isaac Robinson (13th) and Dan O’Brien (19th) will join 32 other students from throughout the State to represent Maine. “These are among

JFDS 8th Grader Takes Top Prize at Invention Convention

On May 16, 2015, the Innovation Center at the University of Maine held their annual Maine State Invention Convention, hosting over 100 participants from throughout the state. Bangor’s James F. Doughty School was proud to send 15 incredible inventors to pitch their invention ideas. Eighth Grader Isabella Varisco walked away with the top Grade 8 prize for her HydroGuard, a mouth guard that detects if an athlete is dehydrated by changing color based on their mouth’s chemistry.  She was also selected as the over all

BHS Senior Named Presidential Scholar

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the 51st class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics or the arts. Bangor High School senior Hannah Rubin was selected as one of the two Presidential Scholars from Maine. “Presidential Scholars demonstrate the accomplishments that can be made when students challenge themselves, set the highest standards, and commit themselves to excellence,” Duncan said. “These scholars are poised to make their mark on our nation in

BHS Senior Wins Congressional Art Competition for ME District 2

Bangor High School senior Liam Reading is this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s Second District for his art piece, “The Widow”. “I continue to be amazed by the extraordinary talent and work of our Maine high school students,” said Congressman Bruce Poliquin. “Congratulations to Liam, and everyone who entered the competition, for sharing their artistic gifts. I look forward passing by Liam’s artwork as I make my way to the Capitol for votes.” The Congressional Art Competition started

Smarter Balanced Testing

  Dear Parents and Guardians: This spring students in grades 3-8 as well as third year high school students will be administered Smarter Balanced testing. Maine, as a member of the Smarter Balanced consortium comprised of 21 states, will administer the Smarter Balanced to measure students in their understanding of the Maine Learning Standards authorized by the Maine Legislature. In doing so, Maine complies with federal and state law requiring the annual measure of student performance on the standards. By design, results from the

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