July 21, 2017

Gov. LePage visits public school in Portland, Maine on Munjoy Hill. East End Community School.

July 6, 2016

Another one from the past, Rise and Shine was featured on Maine Public Radio / MPBN as part of their week long series."In the fourth part of our series exploring the link between childhood poverty and obesity, we visit an elementary school in Portland that has develope...

July 5, 2016

Another project that came out of Rise and Shine is a community partnership with 317 Main in Yarmouth, ME. Rise and Shine got a spot on 207, a local TV show. 

Thank you #WCSH #CarolineCornish and #317Main

"This fall, every third grader at the school was required to take g...

February 2, 2016

The Portland Board of Public Education and Interim Superintendent Jeanne Crocker recently recognized two East End Community School educators for their leadership, innovation, and ongoing support for the school’s extended learning programming, Rise and Shine.

The recogni...

September 2, 2015

Here is a very nice article from the 317 website about Rise and Shine and the partnership that has developed. Thank you again to 317, Jake, and John Williams for this great gift of music at EECS. 

"This fall, 317 is launching a new Partnership Program with East End...

March 12, 2013

One of the my most proud moments getting the choir to EECS. Some have asked, how did you get them to come to your school? First, I am a dreamer, second I picked up the phone and third I had lots of help from CO, my local admin, and Ovations.  

November 26, 2012

Here is an old article about EECS that was printed in the Portland Press Herald.  The school has come such a long way!

This article includes a nice spot for Rise and Shine as well. 

"District officials then chose Gendron, who had overseen a similar turnaround at Reiche C...

August 17, 2012

"The seven-song CD “Family of Strangers” is the Nogar Family Band’s debut, and it has certainly made an impression on the scene. The band has done quite a job of not using many of the standard instruments in an acoustic/folk jazz-pop set-up."

Read whole review in the Po...

May 2, 2012

Another dig up from the past, a great article featuring EECS by the Bangor Daily News about the African Children's Choir coming to visit EECS while on tour. 

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