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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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It’s That Time of Year!

– PIE’s annual appeal   This is our biggest fundraiser and enables us to provide many wonderful programs – School Enrichment programs, Perspectives After School programs, Scholarship programs – you name it! If you have already donated – THANK YOU!  If not, please consider doing so. You can donated via Paypal  or by sending a check to

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December Perspectives

So much fun – the month of December!   Check out what is planned for Perspectives After School.  There are lots of exciting activities coming up in the next few weeks.  You can see all of them on our calendar by clicking here or you can check out the Perspective After School Facebook page. PIE’s

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Vinalhaven School Enrichment Happenings!

How to Build a Giant Puppet! Veteran puppeteer Peter Isnardi is at Vinalhaven School this week introducing students to large-scale puppetry and building a life-sized puppet for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, to be performed in December. Kids of all ages are working with Peter in their theater classes, as are the cast

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Fall is in the air!

Now that fall is officially here, so is the start up of PIE & VLT’s Perspectives After School Program! We welcome Maddey Gates as our lead teacher this year and Melanie Eddington as the assistant. They have been very busy planning many fun-filled activities for October and getting to know this awesome program.  Here is a peek

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