No school today in MSAD11, and the central office is closed. (1/16/2020)
Students are going back to school following the holiday break. Remember: STOP means STOP! Watch the proper way to stop for a school bus, and what NOT to do. Learn more at NHTSA.gov/SchoolBus https://youtu.be/CVMlsj32iCQ
Due to weather conditions, the Start Late Committee Meeting scheduled for today at 4 p.m. has been postponed until Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Monday, 12/9 is the high school annual Winter Concert. The concert takes place at 7 pm in the HS gym. The concert will feature the musical offerings of the HS Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band as well as the HS Chorus and Select Choir. Admission to the concert is free.
Due to current weather and road conditions, there is no school today in MSAD11. The central office will be closed.
Due to the icy conditions, there will be no school today in MSAD11. The central office will be closed. (11/12/2019).
Reminder: there is an early release in MSAD11 tomorrow (November 8th). Middle and high school students will be released around 11:00 am, and K-5 around 12:00 pm. There are no PREK classes.
Attention Seniors: GRADUATION ORDER DAY Thursday, November 14th During Lunch in the Cafeteria Seniors received their cap & gown and graduation information at a class meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7th. If they missed the meeting, extra order info is available in the main office.
Damien Thornton is a junior from Randolph enrolled in the Auto Collision program through Gardiner Area High School. When he first started attending CATC, he tried a couple of other programs, but found he was most interested in the Auto Collision program. He has enjoyed the hands-on nature of the program, and learning to use the tools of the trade. He is currently working on edge and surface prime. His instructor, Mr. Romeo Roy, said, "Damien shows great potential of being a valuable body man. He is a quick learner and pays attention to detail." When he is not in school, Damien can be found working at Subway. Damien plans to graduate early and pursue a career in auto collision.
REMINDER TO SENIORS! The Senior Packet is due NEXT FRIDAY October 25! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Letter from Superintendent Hopkins - Bed Bug Notification. Please click on link for information. https://5il.co/apan
UPDATE ON DRAWING: October 11th Go here to fill out the Meal/Milk Free and Reduced Application https://www.msad11.org/o/centraloffice/page/school-nutrition--9
Parent Teacher Conferences Sign ups are ONLINE! PTC's will be Tues., Oct. 22 from 4pm to 7pm & Thurs., Oct. 24 from 12pm to 3pm. https://ptcfast.com/schools/Gardiner_Area_High_School More detailed information is in the attached letter.
SENIORS and SENIOR PARENTS!! The Senior Packet for the Yearbook is out now. Here are some important dates to be aware of: Superlative Voting is due on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 2020 Class Photo is on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 wear black and orange Senior Photos, Baby Photos, Wills, and Dedication are due FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
The GAHS English Department is sponsoring its Fall version of Carpe Librum ("Seize the Book!") on Sept. 12 and 13. This means gently used books (both donated and out of circulation titles within the department) will be available for our school community and also our district community members. Please call Rie Kittredge at 5823150, Ext. 3117 if you'd like to make an appointment to take a look at our selection. And, of course, if you'll be attending our Open House on Sept. 12, you'll be able to browse the tables at that time.
Parents & Athletes of GAHS: please join us for a meeting to review the Athletic Handbook updates, rules, & guidelines. You will have an opportunity to talk to the Athletic Director, Nate Stubbert. Fall Sport paperwork also available. https://tinyurl.com/FBeventTiger
Semester 2 report cards are going into the mail today. If you do not receive your student(s) report card by Saturday, please email Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org to double check your mailing address we have on file. Honor Roll will be posted at the end of this week.
PLEASE VOTE! Budget Referendum - June 11, 2019 at Local voting sites.
Budget Meeting - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Gardiner Area High School in the Gymnasium. Please click on link for the 2019-2020 Budget Report. https://5il.co/7x4y
Budget Meeting - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Gardiner High School Gymnasium. Please click on link for the 2019-2020 Budget Report
Buy a $20 raffle ticket for a chance to win a guitar made by Brian Lawson, out of wood from the old GAHS Gym Floor. 150 tickets will be sold. Tickets available at GAHS main office, Musicians 1st Choice (246 Western Ave in Augusta), or online: https://tinyurl.com/msad11raffle
May 8th: MSAD11 early Release Day tomorrow due to teacher workshops. High and Middle School students will be released around 11:00 am, and K-5 students will be released around 12:00 pm.There are no PRE-K classes.
Agenda for the Special Board Meeting - Public Budget Hearing to be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the ATM room at Gardiner Area High School. Please click on link for agenda. https://5il.co/7lp7
Tuesday, May 7th the GAHS Music Department will present its annual Spring Concert. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. The concert will feature musical offerings from the High School Chorus and Select Choir as well as the High School Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band.
Class of 2020 Immunization Reminder Maine State Law requires that all students attending public or private school must have 2 MCV4 (meningococcal) vaccinations, upon entry into 12th grade. Proof of immunization will be required in the fall for seniors. For more information see the link below: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/immunization/documents/MCV4-School-Immunization-Requirement-FAQ.pdf Or call Nora Diversi RN at 582-3150
Reminder: no school for students in MSAD11 tomorrow, April 12th. April vacation is this coming week. Students will return back to school on April 22nd.
Due to the weather forecast for today, April 8th, tonight's All Chorus Concert has been postponed until 4/23/19. All after school activities have been cancelled today 4/8/19 ( including athletic practices, and driver's ed). Stay Safe.
Superintendent's Letter regarding Extended School Days being Cancelled for April and May. Please click on link for letter. https://5il.co/71wh
Pizazz is on the front Page of the Kennebec Journal. Great job! http://tinyurl.com/pizazzintheKennebecJournal2019
Due to driving conditions, the central office will be closed today.
Due to weather conditions, there will be no school in MSAD11 today. The Central Office will open at noon.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be Wednesday, March 27 from 4pm to 7pm and Thursday, March 28 from 12:30pm-3:30pm. To sign up: https://ptcfast.com/schools/Gardiner_Area_High_School Please contact Christina Riddle at 207-582-3150 X3002 or email@example.com with questions.
Extended School Day 2/28/19 Thursday Feb. 28th is an extended day of school. Dismissal will be at 2:55PM. Please do not dismiss your children early unless it is an emergency or for a previously scheduled appointment. Individual early dismissals are disruptive to the student and the classroom. Thank you!
Today is a regular scheduled day in MSAD11. Elementary students dismiss around 3:00, high & middle school around 2:00. Tomorrow is an early release day (Friday, February 15th). High and middle school students release around 11:00, and K-5 students release around 12:00.
Due to the weather, there will be no school in MSAD 11 today. The central office is closed.
Adult Ed: An intro to the field of audio engineering & recording. Through the study of hands-on recording and mixing practices, students will gain an understanding of simple recording concepts. Reg Link: https://msad11.coursestorm.com/course/intro-to-audio-recording?search=audio
Due to inclement weather, there will be a two hour delay to the start of school in MSAD11 today. There will be no morning PRE-K classes. 01/30/2019
Due to the weather, there will be no school in MSAD11 today. The central office is closed. 1/9/2019
Due to current road conditions, there will be a two hour delay to the start of school in MSAD11 today. There will be no morning pre-kindergarten classes. 1/8/2019
Wish to Sponsor a Brick to Turf Hoch Field?? Do you wish just to donate? Find out more at https://www.msad11.org/article/79681
Letter from Superintendent Hopkins regarding the REVISED 2018-2019 School Calendar. Please click on link for Letter and Revised Calendar. https://5il.co/5usb
Due to current road conditions, the MSAD11 Central Office will be closed today (11/27/2018).
Due to inclement weather and current road conditions, there will be no school in MSAD11 today (11/27/2018).
The English Department is sorting through some old textbooks. If you would like to take a look at any of these before they are recycled, please make an appointment with Rie Kittredge, Ext. 3117, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to inclement weather, there will be no school today in MSAD 11. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Stay safe. 11/20/2018
Due to inclement weather, there will be no school in MSAD11 today. The Central Office is closed. 11/16/2018.
MSAD11 schools will release early for teacher workshops on Friday, November 2nd. Please note that release times have changed from the past. GAHS and GRMS will release around 11:00 AM, grades K-5 release around 12:00 PM. There will be no PRE-K tomorrow.
Immediate opening for a Long Term Substitute for Grade 5 Teacher at the Helen Thompson School. Please click on link for application https://www.applitrack.com/msad11/onlineapp/
This is a reminder that tomorrow, October 17, 2018 is an Early Release Day. Middle and High School students will be released at approximately 11:00 a.m. Elementary School students will be released at approximately 12:00 p.m.
Senior Parent Info Night, October 18th, 6p-7p in the Little Theater at GAHS!
This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, October 5, there is no school in MSAD 11 due to a teacher workshop day. Also remember that there is no school on Monday, October 8, due to Columbus Day.
Italy Trip April 2019! The price for this trip will increase Oct. 1st. By enrolling now, you secure a spot on our tour. All you need is a $95 deposit to lock in the lowest price today. Go to www.eftours.com/2111356TX Email email@example.com for more information. Don’t wait, there are only a few spots left!
Fall Athletic Lifetouch Photo's will be Monday, August 27th Please check with coach for an order form or go to https://order.lifetouchsports.com/index.cfm?event=OrderHome&contractID=153467
GAHS Parents, the summer mailing packets have been mailed out. If you do not receive yours in a few days, please do not hesitate to contact us. If your student has any questions in regards to their schedule, have them email their counselor directly.
Parent/Guardian letter - Notification regarding Chickenpox - Please click on link for letter. http://5il.co/3m6f
For immediate release: Congratulations Brad! Phillis for being selected as one of two students of the month at Capital Area Technical Center. Bradley Phillis is a senior from Gardiner Area High School enrolled in the Automotive Technology program. He has always been around his family's automotive business. But, he feels this program has greatly furthered his knowledge about cars. This year, Brad obtained his ASE certification in Brakes. His instructor, Mr. Joe Rabideau states, "Brad is an excellent student and conducts himself with great professionalism. I predict he will be sought after in the automotive field." When he is not in class, Bradley plays lacrosse and works at the Gardiner Boys & Girls Club. In the fall, Bradley will attend Central Maine Community College and student Automotive Technology in the Ford Asset Program. 491 Bradley Phillis
Updated Message From Principal Kempton: This morning a message was sent to parents informing everyone about a posting of a picture on social media that was threatening in nature. School administration is working collaboratively with law enforcement to investigate the situation. At this time, we believe the incident is under control. School administrators are meeting with those involved to determine what course of action needs to be taken by the school district. The student involved will be held out of school until a decision is made by school administration. Keeping your children safe is our top priority. If you hear or see anything in regards to this situation, please report it immediately to a high school administrator at 582-3150, or your local law enforcement agency at 624-7076.
The last of the scholarship deadlines are fast approaching! See Guidance for information, applications, or help and save $$$!
Agenda for the Special Board Meeting - Public Hearing to be held on May 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Please click here for agenda. http://5il.co/37gh
FAME is coming to GAHS on May 17th from 6pm-8pm to talk with parents and juniors about the financial aspects of college!
REVISED 2017/2018 School Calendar as of April 5, 2018. Please click on link for REVISED School Calendar. http://5il.co/345d
There will be a Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation after school Friday (the 6th) from 2:15-3:30 in the Library. Learn how you could change a life for the better by becoming a Big. Anyone is welcome to join!
Are you or someone you know actively involved in community service? Come to guidance to get nomination forms for the Kiwanis Distinguished Youth Award! Applications needed by April 8th!
Don't forget- turn in your Upward Bound applications by the end of school today (April 3)!
SATs are right around the corner for all students in grade 11! This is just a reminder that students can use their College Board/Khan Academy account to prepare. Thank you!
Bottle drive to support the Travis Mills Foundation..Bring your bottles and cans to the high school Saturday April 7 from 9 AM to 2 PM. Sponsored by the National Honor Society.
Reminder- Upward Bound applications are due to the Guidance Office by Monday, April 2nd!
Starting April 9th, Dual Enrollment forms for KVCC will be available in the Guidance Office
GAHS Music Pizazz takes place this Friday & Saturday. This year's theme is "Pizazz At The Disco". Performances begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $7/adults & $5/students. Call 582-3150 ext 3027 for tickets.
Upward Bound applications are due to the Guidance Office by Monday, April 2nd!
Congratulations to our high school Robotics team for their performance at the Southeast Massachusetts competition! Team coach Paul Seed provided the following summary: We had a great weekend (9th-11th) at the SE Mass District event in Bridgewater, Mass!! Finished the qualification tournament in 4th place. Highest ranking we've ever had after qualifications. Won in the quarterfinals to make it to the semifinals. Lost in the semis to the eventual winners of the event. The team compete like champs and earned every bit of their success. We had so much fun teaming up for a match with the Riot Crew(58) and the Terror Bytes(6337) to show Mass how we roll up here in the great white north!! We won the Gracious Professionalism award!!! This is a wonderful award for the team to have received. Here is the description FIRST uses to describe the award. "Celebrates outstanding demonstration of FIRST Core Values such as continuous Gracious Professionalism and working together both on and off the playing field. Definition of Gracious Professionalism Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It’s a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. with Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions. Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process. They avoid treating anyone like losers. No chest thumping tough talk, but no sticky-sweet platitudes either. Knowledge, competition, and empathy are comfortably blended." We couldn't be any prouder of this team!” The Pinetree District event is 3/22-3/24 at the Colisee in Lewiston. Admission is free. 40 teams from around New England will be competing.
Reminder: There is no school in MSAD11 for students tomorrow (March 16) due to a teacher workshop day.
Reminder: Thursday March 15, 2018 is a FULL DAY of school for students.
Due to the road conditions, there will be no school in MSAD 11 today (Wednesday March 14).
Due to the road conditions, there will be no school in MSAD 11 today (Wednesday March 14).
Due to the forecasted weather, there will be no school tomorrow in MSAD 11 - Tuesday, March 13.
Agenda for the Special Board Meeting - TC Hamlin School - to be held on March 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Gardiner Regional Middle School Cafeteria. Please click on link for agenda. http://5il.co/2xv5
Due to the impending snow storm, dress rehearsal for Lit Festival will be after school starting at 2 PM on Wednesday, March 14!!
On March 14, students & staff at GAHS will have an opportunity to participate in the National Walkout event that is being facilitated by high school students around the country. Our event will be held in our gymnasium, starting at 10am, and ending at 10:20 am. During the 20 minutes we will recognize the 17 victims of the recent school shooting in Florida, two students will each read a poem, and all participants will have an opportunity to write a message that will be sent to Parkland High School. Participation is optional for both students and staff. The focus of this event is to support school safety. It is not a protest and it is not politically driven. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you, Chad Kempton
Parent Teacher Conferences are 3/28/18 4pm-7pm and 3/29/18 2:30pm-5:30pm. https://ptcfast.com/schools/Gardiner_Area_High_School If you do not have internet access, please contact the main office.
Due to the forecasted snow storm there will be no School tomorrow in MSAD 11 - Thursday, March 8.
Freshmen & sophomores: Upward Bound (free college prep program geared at low income families where neither parent has a 4-year degree) is accepting applications! Get an application in Guidance!
Hello everyone! All is well at GAHS! We had a practice lockdown drill today. Overall it went very well. We will be gathering feedback from staff and students to see how we can improve. CK
School Safety Letter from Superintendent Hopkins. Please click on link for letter. http://5il.co/2vui
As a result of being unable to gather information as requested by the MSAD 11 School Board, tonight's Special School Board Meeting to discuss the possible closing of the TC Hamlin School has been cancelled. The Meeting will be rescheduled once the information is made available
SAT practice day, Saturday, March 3rd at 8:00am. Interested juniors, please sign up in the Guidance Office for this FREE opportunity!
Join us for the SAT Parent Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, February 27th at 5:30pm in the ATM room! The SAT and its importance in your child's life after high school will be explained
Attention parents of incoming 9th graders! Please join us for our annual 8th Grade Parent Night (students welcome!) on Wednesday, February 28th at 6pm. Meet all of our content area department chairs and hear about our course offerings for grade 9 students. We will start in the Little Theatre with an overview from Mr. Kempton.
There will be a 2 hour delay to the start of school today in MSAD11. No morning pre-K classes will be held.
Students in MSAD 11 will be dismissed early today due to the storm. Dismissal times will be: Pre-K - 10:30 am; HS/MS around 11:30 am and Elementary 12:30 pm.
There is no morning pre-K due to the 2 hour delay today, Monday, February 5, 2018.
There will be a 2 hour delay in MSAD 11 this morning, Monday, February 5, 2018. It is icy out on the roads. Drive safe.
Tickets are on sale for this year’s musical, The Pajama Game. Shows will be on February 8, 9, and 10 in the high school’s Little Theatre. All shows will start at 7pm. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and senior citizens.. Call 582-3150 ext. 3027.
There will be a 2 hour delay in MSAD 11 due to current road conditions.
Due to the current road conditions and the forecasted freezing rain until mid-day today, Tuesday, January 23, school is closed in MSAD 11. Stay safe
There will be no school in MSAD 11 today, Wednesday, January 17. Enjoy your day. Be safe.
Final frm the Vault, Cape 7-1 over the Tigers
Capers make it 5 to 1 right at the end of the 2 nd period. Goal by Andrew Carroll
Capers 4-1. Goal by Ryan Collins asst to Tarling and Glidden at 9:58 of the 2nd
Capers make it 3-1, PPG by Phillip Tarling, unassissted at 14:47. End of period one
Capers 2-1. Goal scored by Jackson Woods asst to Gus Frankwicz at 10:02
Caers tie it at one. Tarling the goal asst to Collins at 4:34
Tigers 1-0. Goal scored by Cam Bigelow asst to Jared Shaw, 2:34 of the 1st
There is a 2 hour delay in MSAD 11 - Friday, January 5. Drive safe.
There will be no school in MSAD 11 tomorrow, Thursday, January 4. Stay safe and warm.
The Scholarship Reception that was scheduled for Thursday, January 4, 2018 has been postponed until Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 2pm.
GIVE THE GIFT OF WELLNESS! Thinking about adding fitness to your routine? Not really sure where to start? Wanting to try something new? The MSAD #11 Wellness Team has created an amazing opportunity for the community to try multiple fitness spaces for only $79. The value of the pass is $425. Proceeds from the passes help fund a scholarship that goes to a graduating senior at Gardiner furthering their education in the Health and/or Wellness field. A huge thank you for all the gym's generosity! Let's move more together. Only 50 will be SOLD. Cheers! For more information send a message to Kristy Ferran McNaughton. Please share to anyone you think would be interested in this pass. Visit this link for the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/920288478127458/
Snow Day: There will be NO SCHOOL today, Tuesday, Dec. 12th. The Central Office will also be closed. Stay safe!
Congratulations Coach White! http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/12/01/kennebec-journal-football-coach-of-the-year/
Congratulations Collin Foye! http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/12/01/kennebec-journal-football-player-of-the-year/
“Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.” John Wooden. Mrs. McNaughton’s Life and Work students, and Mrs. Kanning’s 2nd grade class had the pleasure of teaming up on Tuesday, November 21. The high school students planned, organized, and executed a book read/buddy visit for their 20% class project. Fun had by all!
On Monday, December 4th, the high school music department will present its annual Winter Concert. The concert will begin at 7:00 pm in the high school gym. Admission is free. Come out and support GAHS' talented music students and enjoy a great evening of entertainment!!
“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” Weil. On Monday, November 20, in Mrs. McNaughton’s Life and Work class former Gardiner students came back to BE with the students. Conversations varied from post secondary education opportunities, scariest moments in life, to what makes a good relationship. This was a special day for all involved.
“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” Dr. Weil. On Monday, November 20, in Mrs. McNaughton’s Life and Work class former Gardiner students came back to BE with the students. Conversations varied from post secondary education opportunities, scariest moments in life, to what makes a good relationship. This was a special day for all involved.
REVISED Late Start Committee letter to Parents, Community Members, and Staff. Please click on link for letter. http://5il.co/2bw8
Progress Reports, for students' whose families have not signed up for electronic notification and/or who are not using the Powerschool App, will be mailed tomorrow.
Due to power outages and road conditions, all school activities and practices have been cancelled for today (Monday).
No school today (Monday, October 30) due to the storm and power outages.
Gardiner Area High School's National Honor Society has geared up for the Thanksgiving Basket Drive for 2017. We are hoping to feed 150-200 families in the MSAD#11 community. How can you help? Easy!! Please donate one(or more) of several things needed:Turkeys and Non-perishable items! Non-perishable items can be dropped off at the GAHS at anytime, turkeys are asked to be delivered Friday, November 17 from 10-2 or Monday, November 20(delivery day) from 7-1.
At fhe half from Gardiner, Tigers lead Nokomis 1-0, North Class B semis Field Hockey
Aimee Adams gives the Tigers a 1-0 over Nokomis at 14:16 of the 1st half
GAHS Celebrates Teen Read Week. Students joined with other schools across the country to celebrate Teen Read Week from October 10 through the 13. YALSA, a division of the American Library Association, sponsors the reading event each year to promote literacy with this year’s theme Unleash Your Story”. The Library Commons held daily drawings of books generously donated by Barnes and Noble.
Tigers take set 3, 25-15 and the match from Wells, 3-0! Congratulations ladies!
Tigers take set one, 25-15, amd set 2, 26-24 and lead Wells 2-0 in Volleyball
October 18th is an early-release day! There is no CATC for GAHS Students. Parent-Teacher Conferences are from 12-3 tomorrow. Click to sign up: ptcfast.com/schools/Gardiner_Area_High_School
GAHS Debate Club first meeting today! 19 members and growing! Meetings every Friday 7 AM. Everyone welcome! "To know yourself, think for yourself!" ~Socrates
A Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest is being sponsored by VFW Post #9. See Mrs. Butterfield or Mrs. Wheelock if you want to participate. The theme is American History: Our Hope for the Future
No school on Friday, October 6 in MSAD#11. This is a district workshop day.
Attention GAHS CATC Students! No PM classes at CATC on Thursday, October 5th due to this being an early release day for Augusta schools. Please get dismissed through the main office after period 2.
October is College APP Month! Essay writing workshops: Oct 5, 12, and 20th App days: Oct 10, 18, and 25th All events are held in Library- drop in
The Iron Tigers Robotics team Parent/Student Information Night will be held on 9/28 @ 6pm in the H.S. ATM room. This is a meeting for all new team members or anyone who is interested in the team.
MSAD11 is organizing a committee to look at adjusting the start times of our schools. I am looking for a parent of a HS student to participate. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Thank you to all who were able to participate in the Red Barn fundraiser last night! $10,136.10 raised for the Hembree family.
FRESHMEN ORIENTATION DAY-AUGUST 30, 2017-Freshmen Orientation Day 7:30 a.m.-1:55 p.m. All grade 9 students will attend orientation sessions with the guidance department, administration, the school nurse, the librarian, and have school pictures taken. Following these sessions, Freshmen will go through their schedule and attend each of their classes for 20 minutes. There will be a break for lunch at 11:45 a.m. The school day will end at 1:55 p.m.