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From the desk of our district Technology Coordinator comes important information regarding the worldwide Heartbleed Bug that affects internet usage on common websites such as Facebook and Google.
For community awareness:
"An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could have quietly exposed your sensitive account information (such as passwords and credit card numbers) over the past two years." -Mashable
For more information visit this website: Mashable
For sites that have patched the bug, visit: CNet
Save the date! Community Forum April 30th 7-8:30PM.
Students are requested to complete the following student senate survey regarding a mentoring programming and other issues within our school by Friday 4/11/14. Data will be used to support decisions made in the future regarding student voice.
Click here for the survey! This survey should only take up to five minutes maximum to complete. Thank you for helping SPHS stay student driven!
Dear Students & Parents,
For the last two months, students and staff have worked hard to make composting an option in the school’s cafeteria. With the help of Garbage to Garden composting, our cafeteria trash has been reduced from 140lbs/day down to 35lbs/day! Coverage of the progress was recently published in the South Portland–Cape ElizabethSentry and can be found through Garbage to Garden’s social media pages onFacebook andTwitter.*
We are excited to announce a very special fundraiser! To help raise community-wide compost awareness and empower students to make an even bigger impact, South Portland High School is partnering with Garbage to Garden, a company that offers curbside composting to the public, to raise funds for the school’s new compost and recycling program.
You can help by joining Garbage to Garden curbside composting! You can also help by encouraging neighbors and friends to join. One-time additional donations to the school’s compost and recycling budget will also be accepted. Please contact Garbage to Garden for details.
Garbage to Garden
Garbage to Garden is a simple, easy, and rewarding solution to composting. Households leave food scraps and compostable waste at the curb in a Garbage to Garden 6-gallon bucket, and Garbage to Garden swaps the bucket weekly for a fresh, clean bucket - or a bucket of organic compost. The service is $11 monthly, or free if you volunteer!
Over 2,300 households use Garbage to Garden -- nearly 10% of the City of Portland! Participants save money on trash bags, receive free compost, and join a movement that is changing Maine’s waste.
The Fundraiser - This will be short and easy!
Garbage to Garden will kick back the first month’s contribution (minimum of $11) to SPHS for every household that joins Garbage to Garden’s curbside composting program through students, parents, and staff from now through April 18th. Any new household in the Garbage to Garden service area - South Portland, Portland, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland, and Westbrook - is eligible to count toward this fundraiser.
Garbage to Garden will be at Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, March 6th from 4pm-8pm. Please feel free to stop by their table, grab a bucket, and ask questions! Happy composting!
*Links included: http://sentry.mainelymediallc.com/news/2014-01-17/Community/SPHS_students_make_treasure_out_of_trash.html (Sentry); facebook.com/garbagetogarden (Facebook); twitter.com/garbagetogarden (Twitter)