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Ray Troll: Fin(e) Artist

Ray Troll, beloved artist of the Vinalhaven fishing community, visited the island last month.  Troll, who hails from Ketchikan, Alaska, makes bold art with a message- often about fish. He presented his artwork to students at Vinalhaven School and the community. Troll presented to grades K-5 in an assembly at the school, and also visited the

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LEAPS of Imagination Makes Island Connection

This October, second and third graders at Vinalhaven School participated in Leaps of Imagination. This years programs was “Galvanizing Connections Between the Island Landscape & Art,” and led students on a collaborative art making project, interweaving scientific investigation and literacy to cultivate stewardship of the land. LEAPS is also about encouraging students to practice their imagination,

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New School Year, New Perspectives

Perspectives After School Program is back in full swing at the Vinalhaven School. The program, which serves students in grades K-5 has lots of fun planned for the year! Session One, All About Seaweed kicked off this month. Yvonne Thomas has been the guest teacher, and we got the kids outside as soon as we

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Thank you for your support!

Summer is vibrant on Vinalhaven. There’s nice weather (even with the persistent fog), quarry dips, beach trips, lobster dinners, hard work and fundraising! We wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have have contributed your time, energy, and funds towards PIE at our recent events, on July 4th, and at the Saturday

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PIE Summer Fun for Kids!

There’s a lot going on this summer! We’re very excited that SCamps was so popular last year, we’ve expanded and are offering TheaterSCamp and MusicSCamp in addition to ArtSCamp! PIE is also partnering with mainland organizations to provide even more opportunities for kids. All camps will take place at The Vinalhaven School. We’re looking forward

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Andrea Shane – Travel & Education Scholarship Recipient

“I decided my Junior year that I was going to take a gap year and come to Guatemala. I’m so glad that I stuck with my decision because it has been life changing. I have volunteered with both children and animals, most of my time with exotic animals. We rescue animals that either people bring

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It’s Been a Busy Spring with Vinalhaven School Enrichment and PIE!

April was Poetry Month! We celebrated with Port Veritas Poetry workshops. Port Veritas is a community based organization whose goal is to enlighten, engage and entertain with poetry! The group came to Vinalhaven last year and we were excited to have them again! Poets Nate and Robin worked in the classroom during the week with

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Art Baron & Ingvild Waerhaug Baron coming to Vinalhaven next week!

Coming next week! Art Baron & Ingvild Waerhaug Baron Art Baron is an acclaimed jazz trombonist who began his career with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and has played or recorded with a wide range of musicians, including James Taylor, Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen. Art also plays pennywhistle, alto and bass recorder, didgeridoo, conch shell,

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Perspectives for Vinalhaven Students and Fellow

My name is Hillary, I am an Island Institute Fellow who has been working with PIE and the Vinalhaven School since December. I jumped in with the Perspectives team and have been an assistant teacher within the program for the last few months. Perspectives meets twice a week, on Tuesdays with 3-5 graders and Wednesdays

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PIE’s Vinalhaven College and Odgen/Chaffey College Scholarships

The deadline is fast approaching for the two above scholarships!  February 10, 2017 Vinalhaven Seniors – don’t miss out on this opportunity.  The Vinalhaven Scholarship is available to students who will attend a four-year college. The Ogden Chaffey is for students who will attend a less-than-four year post-graduate program. FMI, check out this link – scholarship

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