Individual Academic Sweeps Spring 2016

Students at the Spring Convention take upwards of seven tests on the topics of Latin grammar, Latin vocabulary and derivatives, reading comprehension, mythology, Roman history, and culture. Ties are broken by highest scores on individual tests. Sadie Allen, Camden Hills, 28 points Patrick Beacham, Camden Hills, 24 points Emily Elwell, Nokomis, 21 points Rebecca Cox, Camden Hills, 21 points Mariah Gould, Nokomis, 20 points Abby Elkins, Hampden… Read more →

School Academic Sweeps Spring 2016

A school’s academic sweeps score consists of the sum of the top 7 student scorers from each school. Camden Hills, 129 Nokomis, 112 Hampden Academy, 84 Greely, 66 John Bapst, 60 Lawrence, 43 Winthrop, 36 Leavitt, 22 Fryeburg, 20 Washington Academy, 14 Freeport, 7 Sacopee Valley, 7 Edward Little, 3 Gardiner, 0 Read more →

Maine JCL Spring Convention 2016

The Maine Junior Classical League will be holding its Spring Convention at Camp Mechuwana on May 17-18. This is a Tuesday and Wednesday, which is a bit of a departure from what we’ve done the past several years. The spring convention packet can be downloaded at this link. A few reminders: Your totals and names/levels are due to Ben by Wednesday, May 11. Please… Read more →

Justin Slocum Bailey with Spoken Latin in Vermont

Stephen Farrand has forwarded another great opportunity for Latin teachers in New England to get some practice with spoken Latin. This one is in Brattleboro, VT, from August 11-12, hosted by Express Fluency. As Stephen says: Justin is a truly remarkable young educator who possesses a truly astonishing command of spoken Latin. He also is very knowledgeable about second language… Read more →

MCA 2016 Spring Meeting

The MCA Spring Meeting registration has just opened up. The meeting itself will be held at Messalonskee High School in Oakland on Saturday, April 30, starting at 8:30 am. The keynote speaker of the morning will be Joseph Davenport of the Cambridge Latin Course. If you teach with the Cambridge, or are interested in how the Cambridge Latin Course introduces… Read more →

Summer Immersion Programs 2016

Stephen Farrand has crafted a list of summer immersion programs for classicists. If you have any to add to this list, please send me a note! Here we go: (near Naples, FL) In Europe, there is: (they haven’t posted place and dates for the summer seminar yet. In Poland, the Czech Republic,… Read more →

Roman Daily Life Summer Seminar

The National Endowment for the Humanities is offering a three week summer seminar for k-12 teachers on Roman daily life, focusing on Petronius’ Satyricon and Pompeii. This runs from July 18 – August 5, and the NEH will provide teachers with a $2700 stipend to cover the living and food expenses (estimated at $1500), and then some. The seminar will be… Read more →

Proficiency Based Learning

From Bernie Fortier at Lewiston: Dear Latin Colleagues, After many emails and much effort, a few of us have set up a one-day workshop to work on proficiency based learning.  We felt that it would be better to work together and share ideas than to work in isolation.  I know many instructors feel that PBL will go away like many… Read more →

Maine CANE Essay Winners

The Maine winners for the CANE Essay contest are: First place: Caleigh Charlebois from Erskine Academy Second place: Chessa Hoekstra from Portland High School Third place: Matthew Ingram from Winthrop High School Congratulations to these students and thanks to everyone who participated. Read more →