Gardiner Area High School

Nestled on a hill along the banks of Maine's Kennebec River, GAHS serves 660 students from the surrounding towns of Gardiner, Pittston, Randolph, and West Gardiner. Our school is part of Maine School Administrative District #11 which maintains the schools in the Gardiner area.

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Prom Info 2015

Due to an oversight, Prom will officially run from 7:30 -10:30 at the Windsor Fair Grounds. Please take note of the time change.

Browntail moth caterpillars at the high school

Browntail moth caterpillars have been found on the back side of the high school. The concern is that people can develop skin rashes and/or respiratory distress after contact with the hairs of the caterpillar. You do not have to touch a caterpillar to get the rash as the hairs become airborne from the caterpillars molting.

The area has been assessed by the Maine Forest Service and direction given to grounds and maintenance. The following precautions will be followed:

If you park your car in the back of the building, keep your windows rolled up. The caterpillars feed on tree leaves and crawl upward looking for food.
The doors in the back of the building will not be used until further notice.
Do not sit on grassy areas in the back if the building. The hairs settle on the ground and the toxin can remain stable for years.
If you visit for an athletic event, look before you sit.

The area will be sprayed according to recommendations from the Maine Forest Service. This is expected to happen Tuesday of next week.

Please see the attached documents for more detailed information.

Maine Forest Service

For questions and/or concerns about the caterpillar and environmental controls, call Charlene Donahue, Forest Entomologist, Maine Forest Service, 287-3244.

For questions and/or concerns about environmental controls at the high school, call Jon Stonier, 582-6663.

For questions and/or concerns about any health effects, call your primary health care provider or Barbara Chisholm, 582-3150

2015 Budget Report

Please click on the attachment below to access the 2015 MSAD11 Budget Report.

GAHS Civil Rights Team Teaches Students in Windsor

The GAHS Civil Rights Team was invited to Windsor Elementary School on May 8th to teach over 200 students in grades 3 through 8 what "bias" is and how to avoid it. Accompanied by 2014 CRT Alumnus Nate MacDonald, team members Kylie Peacock, Josh Mathews, Mariah Lang, Robert Blier, Jillian Moore, and Melanie Mansir dazzled the younger students in presentations that included a slide show, interactive games, and Dr. Seuss's "The Sneetches." Our CRT was such a hit that Windsor students now want to start their own civil rights team ! Bravo, CRT!

The Journey Home

Amy Bai graduated from GAHS in 1997 and fell in love with creative writing at St. Lawrence University. Even though her degree in English has taken her on an exciting career path, she found her passion in writing and is spending her life doing just that. She recently published Sword, a young adult fantasy novel. She visited Gardiner Regional Middle School and Gardiner Area High School to share her writing life with students. Students remarked that they often learn about authors from their teachers, and it was exciting to hear the author's point of view. One student commented that she hadn't thought of successful authors coming from our community. Research has helped her know just the type of sword her heroine would wield and how to design the layout of a castle. Students were impressed by how much research is required to be historically accurate. Like the characters in her novel, Amy has been on a journey by revising her writing and brought her writing process to life for the audience. Her engaging presentation and dedication to her craft inspired students to find success in something that you really enjoy in life.

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