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 →

Maine JCL Fall Convention Results

It was a banner convention for the Maine JCL. Over 400 students from 16 Maine schools came to Winthrop High School on Friday the 13th to compete with each other in academics, certamen, and spirit. Click on the links below to find out the results for each part of the convention. School Academic Sweeps Individual Academic Sweeps Spirit Scores Certamen… Read more →

Certamen Results Fall 2015

At the Fall Convention, schools participate in two rounds of certamen, a quiz game that focuses on all parts of classical culture. There are three levels of certamen, based on students’ level of Latin. Ties at this convention are determined by single highest round score. Advanced Certamen Camden Hills, 225 points Hampden Academy, 180 points All-Star Caesar, 175 points Lawrence,… Read more →