SCHOOL NEWS

Posted Aug. 26, 2013, at 11:06 a.m.

SCHOOLS

Before and After School programs

BANGOR — Bangor Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for it Kids Cave Before and After School programs open to children in kindergarten through grade five.

The before school program opens at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday. The after school program is in session 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The cost is $55 per week per child for the afternoon program, $45 each week for part-time care. The cost of the before school program is $25 per week per child.

Kids Cave offers transportation to and from all Bangor elementary schools.

For information, go to BangorParksandRec.com or call 992-4490.

 

Bangor Y preschool openings

BANGOR — The Bangor Y announced that its Discovery Friends Childcare and Preschool Center still has a few openings in its toddler (18 months to 2 1/2 year olds), junior preschool (2 1/2 to 3 1/2 year olds), and preschool (3 1/2 to 5 year olds) programs starting Tuesday, Sept. 3.

For information, contact Childcare Director Kristen Burwood at 941-2808 or kburwood@bangorY.org.

 

Scholarship recipients

BANGOR — The School of Robinson Ballet announced that the recipients of the 2013 Ralph Robinson Dance Scholarship are Erin Norris of Glenburn, a recent graduate of Bangor High School, who is attending Oklahoma State University, and August Eaton of Hermon, a recent graduate of Hermon High School, who is attending Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

COLLEGES

Eastern Maine Community College

BANGOR — Eastern Maine Community College will go tobacco free on Jan. 4. A group of faculty, administrators and students formed a group called FitBy2014 to put together a plan to get the EMCC campus on track to becoming a healthier place to live, work and learn. The group will offer exercise plans, education in eating in moderation including healthy food swaps for high calorie options, and offer classes in mental well-being. Part of the plan includes making the campus an easier place to breathe clean air. A survey completed campuswide lent majority support to the removal of tobacco products from campus.

EMCC will not require anyone to quit using tobacco products, but the campus will be tobacco-free starting in January. The college hopes to reduce incidents of second-hand smoke inhalation, which, according to the American Cancer Society, has been linked to an increased risk for heart disease and lung cancer and suggests implementing a smoke-free workplace policy to decrease the risk posed to both the smoker and non-smoking employees and students.

The move to a smoke-free campus will put EMCC in line with the University of Maine and Husson University, which have implemented a tobacco-free policy on campus within the last few years.

For information on the Tobacco Free Initiative at EMCC, visit emcc.edu/fitby2014

 

Plymouth State University

VEAZIE — Marissa Grandchamp of Veazie was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H.

 

University of Maine

HOLDEN — Jennifer Morrill of Holden was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Maine.

 

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Matthew Collamore of Hampden and Sarah Wilcox of Stillwater were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Mass.

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