[DOE-Arts] Maine DOE VPA Weekly Newsletter!

Menifield, Nathaniel J Nathaniel.J.Menifield at maine.gov
Thu Aug 2 13:00:07 EDT 2018

Welcome to the Maine Department of Education Visual and Performing Arts Weekly Newsletter!
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Thought for the Week: "The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day." ~ Todd Whitaker
A Note from Nate: Happy Thursday! I hope this finds each of you relishing this last bit of summer as you gear up for another year of back-to-school prep work. Thanks to those of you who have nominated deserving colleagues/programs to be recognized as our first Spotlight School. If you haven't yet but would like to, please send a nomination along at any time. Our first teacher/program will be recognized in September. In case you missed last week's message, I've included the details below.
Do you know of a certified teacher doing great things in their Maine public school's curricular dance, music, theatre, or visual art program? Nominate them to be recognized as a Spotlight School! This is a great way to acknowledge the abundance of talent in our state, and the nomination process is a breeze! Simply reply to this message or send an e-mail to nathaniel.j.menifield at maine.gov<mailto:nathaniel.j.menifield at maine.gov> with the following information:

  *   Your name (nominator)
  *   Name of PreK-12, certified, public school teacher (nominee)
  *   Nominee's primary area (dance, music, theatre, or visual art)
  *   Nominee's school or school district
  *   A brief reason for the nomination
Each month, we'll feature a new Spotlight School in the Weekly Newsletter, so keep the nominations coming! (Self nominations accepted.)

Memory Project: The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits as special gifts for children facing challenges around the world.  Since 2004 they've created more than 130,000 portraits for children in 45 countries, and our participating art teachers consistently tell us this is one of their students' very favorite activities. Want to learn more about getting involved with your students? Check out their work here<https://www.memoryproject.org/>.

Music Matters 2018: This updated resource<https://www.ecs.org/music-matters/> explores the demonstrated effects of music education and how it helps students develop the foundational capacities for lifelong success.

Through Shakespeare in Maine Communities: Theater at Monmouth has provided literature-based education tours in schools and community centers since 2005. For 2018, they'll present King Lear (for grades 5-12) to deepen understanding of, appreciation for, and connection to classic literature. King Lear will tour to schools and community centers across the state from October 8-28 with student matinee and public performances in Cumston Hall October 12 through 15. For more information or to download reservation forms, visit www.theateratmonmouth.org/education-tours<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=&msgid=0&act=111111&c=1057170&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theateratmonmouth.org%2Feducation-tours>.
Upcoming Exhibitions: Two exhibitions will open July 20th in the Lord Hall Gallery on the UMaine campus: devolve by Andy Mauery and Blue Traumas by elin o'Hara slavick. An artist reception and gallery talk will be held on Friday, Sept. 21 from 5:30-7:00.
Computer Science Day: Check out this opportunity to collaborate with other educators at the Maine DOE's Computer Science Day, scheduled for Monday, August 13th!  Find detailed information here<https://mainedoenews.net/2018/07/25/schedule-for-computer-science-day-now-available/>.
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Spirit Series Summer Institute: Drama-based values and literacy initiative, SPIRIT SERIES delivers rigorous academic intervention and character education during regular school hours, in grades four through eight, with inspiring one-act historical biographies that students study, co-write, stage, and perform. August 16th and 17th. Check out the details here<https://www.spiritseries.org/educators/spiritworks/>!
Athens Community School & Harmony Elementary: 3/5 art position for Athens Community School and Harmony Elementary.
Lewiston High School: is seeking a K-12 certified Visual Arts Teacher with expertise or experience in Digital Media: Animation, photo and video editing (Photoshop and Final Cut Pro), graphic design, etc. to expand an already varied arts program with technology. The visual arts program currently offers courses in Drawing and Painting, Ceramics, Black & White Photography and Topics in Art and views Digital Media as the direction in which we would like to meaningfully expand our offerings. Lewiston High School embraces diversity in its vision for the future. Apply here<http://www.lewistonpublicschools.org/human-resources/job-openings>.
Oxford Hills: Elementary Art Position available. Find more information here<https://sad17.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx>.
RSU 2: Hale-Dale Elementary School seeking long-term art teacher sub for 2018-2019 school year. Find more information here<http://www.kidsrsu.org/o/district/page/employment--131>.
St Dominic Academy: is looking for a full time art teacher grades 6-12. Classes to include: studio, pottery, honors, AP and yearbook. Interested parties should contact Donald Fournier at Donald.fournier at portlanddiocese.org<mailto:Donald.fournier at portlanddiocese.org> with resume, cover letter and references.
Whitefield & Palermo: K-8 Art Teacher. Find more information here<https://www.servingschools.com/job/an89xw/k-8-art-teacher-whitefield-&-palermo/whitefield/me>.
York School Department: Coastal Ridge Elementary School, Visual Art. FMI.

AOS #96: Machias/E.Machias MUSIC POSITION. Find more information here<https://servingschools.com/job/uq92rs/full-time-music-teacher/machias/me>.

Belfast Area High School and Troy Howard Middle School: Full-time certified choral music educator, grades 6-12, starting in August 2018.  Applications available on the RSU71 website<http://www.rsu71.org/>.
Houlton: K-5 music position. Apply on Serving Schools here<https://www.servingschools.com/job/5smla2/full-time-elementary-school-music-teacher/houlton/maine>.
Lewiston High School: Vocal Music Teacher. Current course load: Chamber Choir (Auditioned), Treble Choir (Auditioned), Concert Choir, Piano Class and Advanced Music Theory.  After school opportunities include:  LHS Blue Notes (A Capella choir) and Musical play/ Music director.  Application information is at the Lewiston Schools website<http://www.lewistonpublicschools.org/human-resources/job-openings> OR School Spring<https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2978696>.
Maine Academy of Modern Music: is looking for a registrar. You can find our job description online here<https://nonprofitmaine.ps.membersuite.com/careercenter/ViewJobPosting.aspx?contextID=1d38e817-00d3-c16d-0145-0b3dd4857478>.
MDIRSS: Conners Emerson School; Bar Harbor; Instrumental Music -- 83% time. FMI<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kPVTJPivE_luMgd1pemv9JG7NvbmhKL4-plIs0M6fSw/edit>.
Moosabec CSD: Pre-K-12 Music Teacher; Jonesport. Find out more on Serving Schools here<https://www.servingschools.com/job/xubsq3/prek-12-music-teacher/jonesport/me>.

MSAD #37 Harrington/Addison/Milbridge: Find out more here<https://servingschools.com/job/adzn5s/music-teacher/harrington/me>.

Mt. Blue School District: 5-12 Band Teacher; Farmington/Wilton. Find out more on Serving Schools here<https://www.servingschools.com/job/k6r8rl/music-band-teacher/farmington/maine>.

RSU 2: MS/HS Band/Choral Position; Monmouth. Find out more on Serving Schools here<https://www.servingschools.com/job/vvnlse/reposted-7-2-18-band-&-chorus-teacher-at-mms-&-ma-(grades-7-12)/monmouth/me>.

RSU 21: HS Instrumental Music Teacher. Kennebunk High School. Find more information here<https://www.servingschools.com/job/3zqhl3/instrumental-music-teacher-kennebunk-high-school/kennebunk/me>.

Nate Menifield
Visual & Performing Arts Specialist/Regional Education Representative (Cumberland County)
Standards & Instructional Supports Team
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
(207) 624-6824  (Office)
(207) 592-3524  (Cell)
nathaniel.j.menifield at maine.gov<mailto:nathaniel.j.menifield at maine.gov>
MDOE - Visual & Performing Arts Website<https://www.maine.gov/doe/arts/>

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