Students at Pine Tree Academy (pre-K-12) in Freeport, Maine, collected food and essentials in a donation drive to support the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program. This is Pine Tree Academy’s seventh year helping needy families in the community by supporting MCHPP’s outreach program. Students collected and donated 274 items to the program’s food pantry. To inspire and celebrate participation, classrooms competed for the best-decorated door on a holiday theme. Votes were cast via donations — students, faculty and friends dropped canned foods, non-perishable food, and personal items into a “ballot box” next to their favorite door. This year’s winner was the seventh and eighth grade classroom, for their imaginative interpretation of an elf on a shelf.
The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers participated in the opening Christmas festivities for the town of Camden on the evening of December 5. Mrs. Krueger and the students joined three other bell choirs at the First Congregational Church for an event that is appropriately called “Ringing in the Season.” In addition to making many friends, the bell ringers premiered a commissioned piece of music and helped to raise $1,100 for the Camden Food Pantry. This is the fifth year in a row that the Bell Ringers have been a part of this outreach ministry.
On Monday, December 7, 2015, the school day started normally for the seniors in British literature class. Their classroom supervisor, Ephriam Bernard, set up the Skype session with Mrs. Olivia Gold as usual. She appeared on the screen and started to teach and then suddenly said she was having some technical difficulties. The screen went blank, the lights went off and...
Mrs. Gold will be at PTA through Thursday. She had a chance to stop in at the ABC on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 to do a book signing of her teen devotional, That Was Random.
Basketball season has begun. This video highlights some of the big moments of the Saturday night games where both the girls and boys varsity teams were victorious.