Friday, April 18, 2014
Wells High School students meet with Ogunquit Town Manager Tom Fortier recently to learn about careers in local government. Front row from left, Nicholas Cousins, Fortier, Ryan Shackford, Tyler Bartlett, Chris Carney and Brandon Cox; back row from left, Dan Charpentier, Kasey Bullard and Chris Arsenault.
WMTW Channel 8 meteorologist Mallory Brooke talks with Wells Junior High School students and staffers about her job during a recent visit to the school, where she did two live broadcasts.
Reg Bennett photo
Time to register children for kindergarten in the fall
Falmouth Elementary school will accept registrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for children who will attend kindergarten in the 2014-15 school year.
Children who will be age 5 on or before Oct. 15 are eligible to enroll.
Parents or guardians should bring a copy of the child’s original birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residency.
Follow-up screenings, to be held May 19, 20 and 21, will be scheduled at the time of enrollment.
Registration will be held at the school, at 58 Woodville Road. For more details, call 781-3988.
Library seeks applicants to join board of trustees
Kennebunk Free Library is seeking individuals with a passion to serve their local library to apply to join its board of trustees.
The board represents the broader community by effectively governing the operations and promoting the development of the library.
The responsibilities of board members include preparing for and attending regular meetings, assisting in fundraising events, participating in developing and approving library policies and acting as an advocate for the library through contacts with civic groups and public officials.
Applicants must be 18 or older and be a legal resident and/or employed in the towns of Kennebunk and Arundel.
For more details, go to www.kennebunklibrary.org/kennebunk/trustees.asp or stop by the circulation desk at 112 Main St. for printed information.
Students get look at careers in municipal government
A proposed program to motivate student interest in working in town government took a step forward recently when Ogunquit officials met with Wells High School students at the Dunaway Center. They took part in a discussion of the inner workings of town government and the people who head the various municipal departments.
Following the roundtable session, students and town staff broke off into groups for more discussions and tours of town facilities and departments.
The program was conceived by Ogunquit Town Manager Tom Fortier and Town Recording Secretary Maryann Stacy to interest students in job shadowing and possible internships and summertime employment.
“It is our hope that this program will be a way of keeping residents who have grown up locally to build a future here,” said Fortier. “It is our goal to provide students with an opportunity, a path some students may never have considered otherwise. This is at the root of maintaining the history, culture and relationships we believe are key for a close, connected and dedicated community. It’s all very exciting.”
TV weather forecast done live from junior high school
Meteorologist Mallory Brooke and a WMTW Channel 8 television crew visited Wells Junior High School recently to broadcast morning weather forecasts live via satellite as part of the station’s “Weather at Your School” feature.
The weather team produced two broadcasts on site, with Brooke sharing the weather reporting with fellow meteorologist Matt Zidle, who was back in the studio.
Brooke also visited a classroom to talk with students and staffers about the dynamics of her job.
‘North by Degree’ gathers writings on exploring Arctic
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center announced the publication of “North by Degree: New Perspectives on Arctic Exploration,” a collection of papers on the history of late 19th- and early 20th-century Arctic exploration.
The volume, published by the American Philosophical Society, is edited by museum director Susan Kaplan and Robert Peck, senior fellow of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
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