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 →

Spirit Results Fall 2015

At the Fall Convention, schools participate in spirit, the score of which consists of both the creativity of the roll call and the enthusiasm and organization of school spirit. At this convention, schools were divided into large school and small school divisions based on the size of the delegation. Large Schools (more than 30 JCLers): Hampden Academy Nokomis Winthrop Leavitt… Read more →

Individual Academic Sweeps Fall 2015

Students at the Fall Convention take upwards of six tests on the topics of Latin grammar, Latin vocabulary, reading comprehension, English derivatives, mythology, and Roman history and culture. Ties are broken by highest scores on individual tests. Sadie Allen, Camden Hills, 20 points Mariah Gould, Nokomis, 20 points William Casey, Foxcroft Academy, 18 Augusta Stockman, Camden Hills, 13 points Aren… Read more →

School Academic Sweeps Fall 2015

A school’s academic sweeps score consists of the sum of the top 7 student scorers from each school. Camden Hills, 86 Nokomis, 85 Hampden Academy, 81 John Bapst, 67 Foxcroft Academy, 59 Greely, 52 Winthrop, 35 Lawrence, 30 Freeport, 29 Fryeburg, 26 Gardiner, 23 Cony, 22 Washington Academy, 10 Edward Little, 9 Leavitt, 8 Sacopee Valley, 2 Read more →

CANE Writing Contest

Students are invited to participate in the annual writing contest of the Classical Association of New England. The topic this year is: Non Sum Qualis Eram: Change in the Ancient World. This contest, or written project on a classical subject, is open to all students taking Latin, Greek, or Classics in New England middle and secondary schools. The project may… Read more →

MCA Fall Mailing Update

A quick couple of notes about the mailing for the MCA Fall Meeting this October 31. (Have you registered yet?) The cost for regular attendees is $30. This covers breakfast, the meeting, breaks, and lunch, so there’s no need to pay for them separately. The cost for student attendees is $10, which also covers all food and the meeting itself.… Read more →