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Racism is a Virus: A Conversation with Asian American Youth in Maine

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine recently hosted a youth panel discussion about the impact of anti-Asian racism on Asian American youth living in the state. Racism Is A Virus: A Conversation with Asian American Youth in Maine hopes to raise awareness about the historical roots of anti-Asian prejudice in the US and recent rise in hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans. Youth panelists from around the state will share their experiences as Asian American teens growing up in white majority communities in Maine. The discussion was organized by a senior [...]


Hi everyone! For part of my senior project, I’m doing a clothing food drive. The clothing and food the shelter need is listed below in the flyer. I’m taking donations until next Friday, the 26th. You can either drop off your donations at my school, The New School Kennebunk, 38 York street Kennebunk Maine or i can come pick up your donations from you. All the donations are going up to Preble Street homeless shelter in Portland, I’d really like to get as much items as possible for the people in need. If you have any questions or would [...]


Our Performance Class 2021, led by our Theatre Arts Educator Josie Perkins, is getting now on YouTube for you to watch. We are looking forward to the show! The class has been working on a play by Jeffrey Harr called 'The Virtual Support Group From Hell'. Here is a little teaser about the plot- Wendy joins an online teen support group. However, she quickly discovers that the others are anything but typical. Who is Vladimir and why does he speak with a Transylvanian accent? Why does Lucy only speak one word (braiiinnnnssss)? And why does Janet think she's Batman? [...]


It’s hard to believe, but our second trimester is coming to an end in just three weeks! Students and teachers have been working together to plan our final trimester. A finalized schedule will probably be released the first week of March, and students will be able to sign up for classes in advisory.March 15 and 16 students will be working on creating virtual LEAP presentations while teachers write narratives and work on tran- scripts. These two days are listed as Teacher Days and students will not be expected to be at school Monday March 15 or Tuesday March 16. [...]


High School HUMANITIES Long-Term Substitute Looking for a different kind of teaching experience? The New School in Kennebunk is an innovative, democratic high-school. We are looking for a compassionate, dynamic, and motivated individual for a long-term substitute teaching position in the Humanities. Teachers at The New School trust and support the capacity of young people to be responsible for their own learning. The successful candidate will be passionate about learning and enjoy collaborating with both students and teachers to design student-centered curricula.  Interested in joining our team? We need someone who can start March 1 and teach with us [...]

We’ll Miss You, Janet Perry!

Perhaps the hardest part of 2020 has been losing our rock, Janet Perry. Janet has been an integral part of The New School for over 17 years. Not only did she keep The New School's central office together, she was an educator, an artist, and a friend. Everyone loves Janet, she is truly a legend in these halls. She has had such a positive and powerful impact on our community that it is hard to let her go. We wish you the best of luck, Janet, and we hope you will continue to be a presence in our school. [...]

Fall V.L.E.A.P. 2020

At the end of every semester, The New School celebrates our students' learning with a public display of their accomplishments.  We call this event LEAP Night (Learning Exhibits and Performances). LEAP is an important tradition at TNS, and unfortunately the pandemic has prevented us from holding an in-person event this faa. We still wanted to celebrate our students' accomplishments and share their learning with the public.  Thus, was VLEAP created.  Please enjoy our Virtual Learning Exhibits and Performances of the  students' spring learning. THE NEW SCHOOL'S VEAP GALLERY FALL 2020 ELI REMYWEISS LIBBY VERDELLI MANDI DONEGAN HUNTER ROBERTS ANNA MESSINGER JACOB [...]

Help Wanted: ASL Community Teacher

Position Available: American Sign Language Instructor The New School, a small private high-school in Kennebunk, Maine, is looking for someone to teach American Sign Language. The class meets in person Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:50-9:50 from January 19-May 21. 4 hours a week instruction + 2 hours a week prep time at $25 an hour Interviews will be conducted January 4-January 15 Interested? Please email your resume to christine.knowles@tnsk.org


WARM HEARTS + FULL BELLIES We are partnering with Outta the Box this holiday season to host a coat and can drive for the York County Shelter Programs. We will be collecting gently used, clean coats in all sizes; as well as cans and boxes of food that is not expired. This year has been particularly rough on local families and we want our special community to help! If you have items that you would like to donate before 12/1, don't hesitate to drop them off in our outdoor boxes at The New School and behind Outta the Box. [...]

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