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The School at Sweetser – Saco Hosts Annual Student Learning Arts Fair

Posted on 05/12/2011 at 03:30 pm

During the second week of May, Sweetser students participated in the annual Learning Arts Fair. Funded by a $2500 grant from Saco and Biddeford Savings, the Fair gives students an opportunity to work with local artists on individual and group projects. This year's theme was a barnyard – and Maine renowned artist Nantz Comyns assisted students...

Sweetser Promotes Two, Hires New Director of Affiliates

Posted on 05/10/2011 at 11:15 am

Kelli Star Fox has been promoted to Director of Training at Sweetser. She will oversee internal training and grow the Sweetser Training Institute. Her previous position at Sweetser was Director of Affiliates and Co-Occurring Disorders Programs. Fox holds an MSW from the University of New England School of Social Work and a BA in...

Sweetser Participates in Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Events

Posted on 05/03/2011 at 09:15 am

On Tuesday, May 3, Sweetser and the New Moon Group participated in the sixth annual Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, in the Hall of Flags at the Maine State House. Sweetser's participation at this event was part of the larger nationwide effort to increase awareness of the mental health challenges facing children and youths. The event...

Sweetser Group Raises Over $1300 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Posted on 05/02/2011 at 04:45 pm

On Sunday, May 1, Sweetser employees, family and friends gathered at Point Lookout in Northport, to participate in Bowl for Kids' Sake, an annual fundraising event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine. Rick Gamage, an Adult Community Integration worker from Rockland, has initiated Sweetser's participation for the past three...

Sweetser Featured on WCSH6's Schools that Shine

Posted on 04/20/2011 at 10:27 am

The School at Sweetser - Saco has been chosen as the April Schools That Shine on Portland's local NBC affiliate, WCSH. Schools That Shine is a grant program designed to highlight schools for their innovation and creativity. This segment shows students from The School at Sweetser - Saco as they are preparing maple syrup. The content shows...

Sweetser Medical Director Marc Kaplan Receives National Honor

Posted on 04/18/2011 at 09:00 am

Sweetser Medical Director Marc Kaplan, DO, has been named to the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare's Psychiatric Leadership Program, class of 2011. The Psychiatric Leadership Development Program is part of the National Council's wide-ranging efforts to address the industry's workforce challenges and to improve the quality...

Sweetser Students are the “Belles of the Ball”

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 04:30 pm

For the third year in a row, students from The School at Sweetser – Saco will be going "shopping" for a prom dress at the Belle of the Ball Boutique. Female students will be traveling to Simmons College in Massachusetts on April 16 for the day to meet with a personal shopper to find a prom dress, shoes and accessories. The Belle of the Ball...

Sweetser Applauds Volunteers During Annual Celebration

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 10:00 am

As part of National Volunteer Week, Sweetser has acknowledged the efforts of the many volunteers, board members and corporators, who during 2010 collectively logged 46,994 volunteer hours. That translates to $1,003,791. The Sweetser Volunteer Celebration was held on April 13, in Brunswick. At this year's celebration, five volunteers were...

Bill Watson Named Sweetser’s 2010 Garland Award Recipient

Posted on 04/14/2011 at 02:30 pm

Bill Watson, an Ed Tech at The School at Sweetser – Saco, has been named the 2010 Garland Award recipient. Watson is an exemplary employee who not only seeks out ways to give back to Sweetser, but also to his community outside of work. Bill started his career with Sweetser in 2001 as a Youth and Family Counselor relief worker when he moved to...

Sweetser’s Brunswick Mobile Crisis Team Receives Award from Lincoln County Sheriff

Posted on 04/13/2011 at 01:00 pm

Members of Sweetser's Brunswick Mobile Crisis Team were recently presented with an award acknowledging their exceptional service to Lincoln County from the Sheriff's Department. At the sixth annual award dinner held at Lincoln Academy, Dana Bontatibus, Mary Hanley, Laurel Bailey and Elizabeth Hansberger were presented the award by Head...

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