Last call to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences which will be held virtually TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 31st, 8:00 - 7:00. Please visit https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11604240 to schedule your HT conference(s). If you would like to schedule a conference with our itinerants, please contact: Guidance: email@example.com Music: firstname.lastname@example.org Phys Ed: email@example.com
It’s Time for Parent-Teacher Conferences which will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 31st, 8:00 - 7:00. Please visit https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11604240 to schedule your HT conference(s). If you would like to schedule a conference with our itinerants, please contact: Guidance: firstname.lastname@example.org Music: email@example.com Phys Ed: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration time! The PreK program is currently enrolling students for the coming school year. Children must be four years old on or before October 15, 2021 and may not turn five before September 1st. Space is limited. It's also time for kindergarten registration! Children must be five on or before October 15th. Please call the school at 724-3930 for more information and for registration forms for either program!
MSAD 11 Families/Caregivers - as a reminder, tomorrow Thursday, March 18 will be a full-day of school for all MSAD 11 students. Friday, March 19 is a Staff Workshop Day so there will be no school for any students.
Important message from Superintendent Pat Hopkins: bit.ly/38CN8tJ
It's not too late to join our online fundraiser! Thank you to all who have participated so far! If you haven't already done so, please join this weekend by registering at https://www.shopfund.com/ and sharing your student's custom link with family and friends. Our fundraiser closes on Monday, the 15th. Please help us finish strong!
Please use the link for an important message from MSAD11 Superintendent Pat Hopkins: http://bit.ly/383xebF
Welcome back to all K-2 students in Cohort A and Cohort B! Today is our first day back in GREEN! Students will attend school in person on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday!
REQUEST FOR HELP: Participate in the "Get Up To Speed” initiative by taking a 1-minute test on the Maine Broadband Coalition’s website to map your own speed: http://bit.ly/3pZigJY
Network issues at the Helen Thompson School have been repaired. All users have access to the Internet again. Thank you.
We are having trouble with our Internet access at the Helen Thompson School. We are working to resolve the issue and restore internet connectivity in the building as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!
Please click on the link to read a letter regarding transportation in MSAD11 elementary schools: http://bit.ly/3bDDcAT
A Message from our Transportation Department: Dear Parents, We need your help. If your child is not going to ride the bus for the day, please contact the Transportation Office at 582-6663. We need to alert your child’s driver not to stop and get your child. Thank you, Gabe Dostie Director of Transportation/Operations
MSAD 11 2020-2021 School Calendar - REVISED 2/4/2021. Please click on link for calendar. https://5il.co/pdoa
TOMORROW: Tuesday, Feb. 2nd will be a Remote Learning Snow Day for Cohort A students. Here is the schedule that K-5 students will follow: http://bit.ly/38xbUed Cohort B students will work on their remote learning in SeeSaw and Google classroom as usual. Cohort C students will follow their regular schedules. If your child attends synchronous lessons (live lessons with in-person and remote students together), you will receive messages from your child's teacher. Stay safe!
Second graders are working on two-digit addition in math. Our new math program provides a variety of strategies and models that can be used for addition. Below you will find a video created by our Math Coach, Lindsey Bickford, about those strategies. If you would like to learn more about them to support your learners, click the link below. Mrs. Bickford demonstrates the strategies with a sample problem then explains why it is important when learning addition. https://youtu.be/N2YWgnN473U
Because of the predicted snow storm, all Cohort A and C students who usually bring home/pick up meals on Tuesdays will bring home/pick up meals today, Monday, February 1st. If your student is absent from school today and usually brings meals home, please contact the school at 724-3930 to arrange a pick-up time.
Fourth and Fifth graders have either started division or will be starting division in the near future. Below you will find a video created by our Math Coach, Lindsey Bickford, about the partial quotients strategy. If you would like to learn more about this strategy to support your learners, click the link below. Mrs. Bickford demonstrates the strategy with sample problems and how it connects to the area model previously recorded. https://youtu.be/uNdYVSXhNsM
Our MSAD #11 COVID Handbook for Students and Families has been updated. Please refer to pages 9 and 10 for the updates. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vmGNue-pTN1aNF_PxuXJ-LyU_fd2VhZfOrAxXX17cVo/edit?usp=sharing
A reminder from our School Nutrition Staff about meal pick up & take home: Cohort A, C and D picks up/takes home on Tuesdays. Cohort B picks up/takes home on Fridays.
Reminder: please complete the survey regarding moving to "green" by tonight at 5:00 if you haven't already done so: http://bit.ly/3bzheRm
Today, January 15, 2021 is a Full Student Day not an Early Release Day. Please click on link for updated School Calendar. https://5il.co/onf9
Reminder: Today, Jan. 15th is a FULL school day, not an Early Release day for students! We will be here all day!
Fourth and Fifth graders are starting to work on division in math. Our new math program provides a variety of strategies and models that can be used for division. Below you will find a video created by our Math Coach, Lindsey Bickford, about the area model. If you would like to learn more about this strategy to support your learners, click the link below. Mrs. Bickford demonstrates the strategy with sample problems then explains why it is important when learning division. https://youtu.be/-eyH9w8sWkk
Happy holidays! We look forward to seeing you in January. Just in case the MSAD11 elementary schools need to switch to the red learning plan, we are sharing a new version for 2021. For now, each elementary school will return on January 4 in yellow/hybrid learning.: http://bit.ly/38xbUed
Due to today's weather, there will be no school, in-person or virtual, in MSAD11 today (12/17/2020). The Central Office will be closed. Enjoy the snow!
Click on the following link for an important message from MSAD11 Superintedent Pat Hopkins: http://bit.ly/3ae3BWZ
This morning, Google is experiencing issues, and they are working to resolve them. The problems will prevent students and staff from using Google Meet, Google Classroom, and Google eMail. Please be patient while Google works to resolve the issues.
Learn about the resources available to help you support your student with Ready Classroom Mathematics at home. https://youtu.be/Br803NhDRUA
The electrical power has been restored to the Helen Thompson School. If you have not picked up your child yet, please do not do so, as we will remain open for the day. Any child who has been picked up can be returned, or may stay home for the day without being marked as absent. Very sorry for the inconvenience, we were told the power would be out longer.
Update: Power at school has been restored earlier than anticipated. School will remain in session for the remainder of the day. We apologize for the confusion!
The electrical power is currently out at the Helen Thompson School. Since we do not know when the power will be restored, we will dismiss students from the Helen Thompson School at 11:00 am today. In addition, the phone system is down due to the lack of power. If you need to contact the school, please call the MSAD11 central office at (207) 582-5346.
Helen Thompson school has lost electrical power. All 3rd grade cohort C classes today will be delayed or cancelled.
Click the link for an important message from MSAD11 Superintendent Pat Hopkins: https://bit.ly/3lRj0Q2
Trimester 2 Parent Pickup Change: With cold weather coming, we will shift to a drive through parent pickup at the end of the day, beginning Monday, Nov. 23rd. Parents & adults will remain in their vehicles and will enter the parking lot on the end closest to the school (just like for morning drop-off). We will sign children out with each driver in vehicles, and staff members will walk children outside to the passenger side of vehicles.
Learn more about our new elementary math program from our Math Coach, Lindsey Bickford. https://youtu.be/YnBWk7zbldM
Please help us be prepared in case MSAD11 schools need to go to 100 percent Remote Meal Deliveries. We have learned a lot from our last Red Remote Meal delivery process, and have made some changes. Every family who would like meals needs to sign up now for WHEN or IF our District goes into 100 percent Remote Learning (RED MODE). Please sign up by Monday, November 23rd at 3:00 pm: https://forms.gle/uN3d9VWVGXAa3EXs6
Reminder from the school nurse: Students who plan to travel out of state (except VT and NH) must have a negative COVID test prior to returning to school, or must isolate at home and monitor for symptoms for 14 days. Please call or email Nurse Hinckley (email@example.com) if you are planning on traveling for the holidays to figure out a return plan for your student, or answer any questions you may have! Thank you for keeping our school community safe!
Dear Families and Guardians of Kindergarten to Grade 5 Students, I hope this email finds you well. We are in the process of wrapping up the first trimester and appreciative of the support you've offered our staff while we navigate hybrid and red learning environments with your child/ren. Trimester two will begin on Monday, November 23. Please complete this enrollment survey by Wednesday, November 18 to let us know your plans for your child/ren. Your options include: hybrid learning (2 days in-person, 3 days remote) and cohort C fully online learning. Whichever option you choose, we ask that your child remain in that model until the end of trimester two which is on March 12. If you have questions about our online learning program, please reach out to your building principal. Schedules and expectations can be discussed. If your child is in cohort C and plans on joining our hybrid program (2 days in school, 3 days remote), please help your child be prepared to wear a mask at school. Thank you! Sincerely, Angela Hardy SURVEY LINK: https://forms.gle/GYi95dg7kkT8ivnu9
Our Bus Drivers and Ed Techs are out delivering meals for those who signed up! They worked very hard to leave our school by 11:30. Please be on the lookout for them so that you can meet the bus and retrieve your meals! If you do not meet the bus and we are unable to make contact with you, your meals will not be left behind.
Dear Families, As you know, we are shifting to our red learning model for the remainder of this week. Today our school team will be preparing for live instruction for all Cohort A and B students beginning Thursday, November 5. Teachers will be reaching out to you with more specific information for class on Thursday. School officials will be collaborating with the CDC and monitoring the situation during the week. A decision will be made Friday, November 6 about the learning model for the week of November 9-13. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these circumstances! Stay safe and be well, Mrs. Gould
If you have not signed your child up to receive meals from MSAD11 and wish to do so, please complete this form tonight: https://forms.gle/R1wGeT91E3S8JxXq9
Click the link to access an important message from Superintendent Pat Hopkins: https://bit.ly/3e2JbQB
REMINDER: 1st trimester CONFERENCES are scheduled for next Wednesday, Oct. 28th. Our conferences will be held virtually or over the telephone and you can sign up to meet with your child's teacher here: https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11604240
MSAD11 would appreciate your help. Please complete this eligibility survey no later than Tuesday, October 27th. Thank you! https://bit.ly/34Yv6iU
Message from Nurse Hinckley: Here is an updated version of the Pre-Screening Tool to use before school each morning! Some of the lesser common symptoms of Covid-19 have been removed to help avoid keeping kids out of school for unrelated illness as well as moving the "other symptoms" to the most common symptoms category.
A quick video on routine transportation safety and some of the features of our busses. https://youtu.be/20tPtoc2llo
The MSAD11 Distance Learning Parent Information letter can be found at this link: https://bit.ly/2Fzic2c
Please complete this meal sign up form. If you choose meals on this form, your student's name will be on our list EACH WEEK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please complete this form by Sunday, September 20, 2020. Please click on the link to sign up. https://forms.gle/Yh84fkJrbdZ5gtMp8
Dear MSAD 11 Families, Please complete this meal sign up form. If you choose meals on this form, your student's name will be on our list EACH WEEK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please complete this form by Sunday, September 20. https://forms.gle/Yh84fkJrbdZ5gtMp8
Good morning – this is Pat Hopkins, MSAD 11 Superintendent of Schools. It is my understanding that a robo call recently went out to some parents and staff indicating that the Gardiner Area High School is closed today and that students will be transported home. That message did not come from MSAD 11. Gardiner Area High School is open for school today. Students are not being transported home. We apologize for the confusion that call has caused and we will be looking into how this happened. Again GAHS is open for school today. Have a great day.
Here is a letter from Superintendent Pat Hopkins regarding child nutrition and attendance: https://bit.ly/32iT34E
Families who need to order breakfasts and lunches for remote learning days from Wednesday, September 16 through Tuesday, September 22 can use this link: https://forms.gle/fGMA3kUoY7KX5HZi6 YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM by 11:59 pm on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10.
Families who need to order breakfasts and lunches for remote learning days from Wednesday, September 16 through Tuesday, September 22 MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM by 11:59 pm on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10. Please use this link to sign up for meals: https://forms.gle/fGMA3kUoY7KX5HZi6
Here is information about ARRIVAL and DISMISSAL this year at school! You will see tiger paws on our sidewalks helping all students and visitors maintain safe distances! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DdiihPHwvzqkTj9aw3vGmy1w_p4XBr72Q2tVbYd9kCY/edit?usp=sharing
Welcome back for the 2020-21 school year at Helen Thompson School! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hxkmu4xAZvDrYsRyxHtCEcpYC9VofTa6/view?usp=sharing
Families who need to order breakfasts and lunches for remote learning days from Tuesday, September 8 through Friday, September 18 can use this link: https://forms.gle/c4XXh4aYMdr5GYxH6
Here is an introduction to some of the changes to expect when traveling on MSAD11 busses. Mask, sanitizer and spacing will be required. https://youtu.be/duWfHVDoFLk
Good afternoon! Here you will find the MSAD 11 Order Form for lunch and breakfast meals. If your child will need lunch or breakfast next week, please complete and submit the electronic form. Meal Sign Up Link: https://forms.gle/c4XXh4aYMdr5GYxH6 Please reach out with questions to Linda Sergent, Director of Nutrition, at (207)582-5346.
Dear Families - In case you missed the Virtual Information Meeting last night, the presentation can be viewed here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BgYRZry6V93HPQ7gM7Eam_YgOKNBBJ8i/view?usp=sharing
Cohort assignments and bus routes will be ready soon. Thank you for your patience. We know you are as anxious as we are to get back to school! https://youtu.be/9_WrGdsNVmM
Dear Families, Tomorrow, August 19th, from 6:00-7:00, Mrs. Gould will host a virtual informational meeting to share return to school plans for the 2020-21 school year. A few minutes prior to the meeting, a Google Meets link will be shared with you through a text and an email. We hope the presentation will answer many questions you may have at this time!
MSAD11 Special Services Information Session will live streamed starting at 4pm. https://youtu.be/MRAS-t9UR9c
Parent/Guardian and MSAD11 Principal/Director Video Meetings coming soon (August 18th & 19th). For more info: https://bit.ly/2CrfOZS
Backpack Giveaway, provided by the Greater Augusta Back to School Program, on Sunday August 16th from 1:00-3:00 at the Augusta Civic Center parking lot. https://bit.ly/2DNVgLK
Please watch this video message from Superintendent Pat Hopkins regarding the plan to return to school this fall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMRVnQ5iKBk
Memory Book update: Memory Books for the 2019-20 school year have arrived at school! All students returning to HT in the fall will receive their Memory Books when we come back together in September. Thank you to our PTA for the generous purchase of a Memory Book for each of our students!
MSAD 11 and Maine Roads to Quality invite Childcare practitioners to join in a "Return to School ZOOM Conversation" Tuesday, August 11th from 6-7 PM You are invited to join Angela Hardy, Director of Curriculum + Instruction for MSAD 11 and Robin Holman, District Early Childhood and Youth Coordinator for Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network to learn about the return to school plan and to start a conversation about how childcare and schools can collaboratively build learning spaces for children. Register at: https://forms.gle/235jLXmhasCpknFE8
To follow Maine Department of Education requirements for safely opening schools in the fall, masks will be required for all staff, students and visitors to MSAD11 facilities. More information will follow as school approaches. Please see our video: https://youtu.be/ZvU580_CDOo
To know if MSAD 11 schools can open fully, we need to hear from our families. Please complete one Return to School survey for each of your school-age children today if you haven't done so yet: https://forms.gle/JT3oqMDZEF2BthY7A
MSAD 11 Family Return to School Survey: To help the district finalize our return to school plans, please complete one survey for each school-age child in your household https://bit.ly/39Ax8YE
Today, MSAD11 released our "Return to School" planning website and a video. Find a link to them on our primary website. We are working hard on our plan and will have more details soon. Thank you for your patience. https://www.msad11.org/article/276753
Second Step offers a three-week online summer camp including research-based activities that help kids learn about science, social studies, math, and more. The activities also teach social-emotional skills that can help all kids ages 1–14 cope with big feelings and other challenges they may face. With age-appropriate instructions and easy-to-find household materials, these activities can help families spend quality time together and keep kids learning over the summer. https://bit.ly/2ZKgHWv
The Maine Department of Education has released a special video message from Maine Education Commissioner Pender Makin and other key leaders from the Department to encourage and remind the people of Maine to provide input for ensuring a safe return to classroom instruction. https://www.msad11.org/article/269250?org=gahs
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children FREE of CHARGE and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Beginning Monday, June 22 - August 21, meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, Monday through Friday from 11:00-12:00. Meals will be available for curbside pick up only, due to COVID-19. This program is sponsored by the Department of Education, Full Plates Full Potential and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley.
Our Commitment and Shared Resources to Combat Racism (Department of Education): https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1321484?e=cfa50fab42
For children entering PRE-KINDERGARTEN in August, we will conduct their screening the week of August 30th-September 3rd. We will use recommendations from the Maine Department of Education in order to comply with the Governor's Orders and make the experience a safe one!
If you have a child entering KINDERGARTEN in August and if your child did not attend a public preschool, we will conduct kindergarten screening for your child on August 24th. We will use recommendations from the Maine Department of Education in order to comply with the Governor's Orders and make the experience a safe one!
The breakfast/lunch meals program will end soon. But the Tiger Food Pantry has stocked up cereals and lunch items for our families as well as dinner items. inquiries by families - please contact RayeAnn DeSoto at 582-3150 x3313.
Good Morning, The virtual 2020 REACH Showcase is open for your viewing pleasure! In the midst of the pandemic, Grade, 3-8 REACH students continued to research and create their projects and presentations for the 15th Annual REACH Showcase. Below is a link to take you to the Google site where you will see a myriad of project topics organized by headings at the top of the site. Directions on how to view the projects are on the opening page. Link: https://sites.google.com/msad11.org/reachvirtualshowcase2020/home Congratulations to the REACH students and thank you for your dedication and passion for learning! Sincerely, Mrs. DeSoto Mrs. Morgan Mrs. Williamson
This is our FINAL week of distance learning! Thank you for your support as students continue working on packets (PreK-3) and checking Google classrooms for assignments (Gr. 4-5). 4th & 5th graders, remember to check out new learning & submit assignments for Art, Music & PE!
Our buildings continue to be closed to the public, but our office will be staffed 8:00 - 12:00 every Monday through Thursday. Please call ahead if you have registration materials to pick up or return!
Dear MSAD 11 Parents and Caregivers, As we get closer to wrapping up this school year, we would like to collect feedback from you about the transition from in-class learning to remote learning. We value your opinions and your input will be used to help inform our next steps as we plan for the fall. Please complete this survey: https://forms.gle/ezrP2PCyQ33H4MDbA by Wednesday, June 3 at 12:00 noon. Thank you! Angela Hardy
All students have items available for pickup TODAY from 11-6pm! PreK-3 learning packets & 4-5 personal items, learning materials & art work!
Update to families and caregivers from Superintendent Pat Hopkins May 12 2020: https://bit.ly/2LnWTjv
OPTIONAL laptop pickup for K-3 students will be available next week on Monday, 5/11 from 11am-6pm & Wednesday, 5/13 from 11am-1pm! K-3 students may borrow laptops for OPTIONAL online learning & virtual class meetings until the end of the school year.
UPDATE: Beginning TODAY, we will have a box to collect library books set up outside by the lower lobby where meals are picked up each week. You can drop books into the box on Mondays & Wednesdays from 11-1. Thank you!
Greetings HT Families! If your child currently has any medication at school, please contact Nurse Hinckley to arrange for pick up as soon as possible. You can reach Nurse Hinckley by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Nurse Hinckley with any further questions!
PreK-Grade 5 Update from Director of Curriculum and Instruction Director Angela Hardy: https://bit.ly/2y6SEWB
UPDATE: This week we are gathering student belongings from cubbies, desks & lockers. Student belongings will be available for pickup with learning materials on Monday, May 4th!
UPDATE: This week you can expect to hear from teachers as usual but there will be no assignments or class meetings. Our HT team is preparing new learning (packets for PreK-3 & online lessons for 4-5) for pickup next Monday, May 4th!
We are very sad to announce that due to the COVID 19 pandemic and current CDC recommendations, our 70th annual Peter Pan Fair is cancelled for 2020. Thank you for your support! We'll see you in 2021!
PreK to Grade 5 Family Letter from Angela Hardy, MSAD11 Director of Curriculum and Instruction: https://bit.ly/2ynTIFr
REMINDER: Tiger Food Pantry is available to provide family food boxes on Mondays from 2-6 & Wednesdays 4-7. Call GAHS at 582-3150 x3313 or show up during the scheduled times and ask for a food box which will be brought to your cars. Be well!
MSAD11 School Board Meeting April 2 2020: Click here for the LiveStream at 5:30 pm: https://youtu.be/MGgl8L3yZM4
Teachers are preparing another round of home learning packets that will be available for pickup on Monday, April 6th from 11-1 at HT. You will NOT need to return your child's first learning packets at this time!
Free internet access offered to K-12 students who are new to the Charter Communications/Spectrum company. Free Spectrum Broadband Internet for 60 days (make sure to cancel on the 59th day to avoid being charged). Click here for more details: http://bit.ly/2IU4iWA
Update: Learning packets are available for pickup until 6:00 at HT. Meal pickup is available from 4:00-6:00 at GAHS. There are no more meals at HT today. Be well!
All MSAD11 PreK-Grade 12 Kids Eat Free - No Matter What! Full details can be found here: http://bit.ly/2IQt4XA
With schools closed, breakfast and lunch will be available to ANY student in PreK to grade 12 regardless of income in any family. Use this survey link https://forms.gle/vimDfKNMbHQDJbCb6. Find the information on the MSAD #11 website, or call the central office at 582-5346.
For the next 30 days, all facility rentals by outside agencies are prohibited. This will be reassessed at the beginning of April break.
In an effort to provide a central location for news regarding MSAD11's response to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), the following website will contain all the information the Superintendent's Office has shared to date. https://sites.google.com/msad11.org/corvid-19/
MSAD11 will be cancelling all nonessential indoor large gatherings, effective immediately. Click here for more info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/149zRmBDlcKmMy1PQbly0ag1oaGIRN_n_/view
In an effort to provide a central location for news regarding MSAD11's response to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), the following website will contain all the information the Superintendent's Office has shared to date. https://sites.google.com/msad11.org/corvid-19/
Letter to families from Superintendent Hopkins regarding COVID-19. Please click on link for letter. https://5il.co/dmhw
GAHS Band Italian Jazz Dinner & Auction - March 14th in the cafeteria. Dinner at 5:30, auction to follow at 7:00.
Due to the anticipated road conditions this morning, there will be no school in MSAD 11 - Thursday, February 13, 2020. The Central Office will open at noon. Enjoy your day and be safe.
MSAD 11 2020-2021 School Calendar Approved on 2/10/2020. Please click on link for calendar. https://5il.co/cyp2
Due to current road conditions, there will be a 2 hour delay in MSAD11 today (2/10/2020). There are no morning Pre-K classes.
“The Wiz” musical - Gardiner Area High School performance scheduled for tonight has been postponed and rescheduled for Sunday @3pm due to the weather. If you bought tickets for tonight’s sold out show, they will be honored for Sunday’s show.
Due to the weather conditions, tonight's Regular School Board Meeting has been cancelled.
Due to the current road conditions and today's forecasted weather, there will be no school in MSAD 11 - Thursday, February 6, 2020.
From David Walker, Director of the Gardiner Area High School play "The Wiz": Thursday's show, “The Wiz”, has been rescheduled to this evening. All tickets for tomorrow night will be honored this evening.
REMINDER: When students return to school tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 17th it is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 12:00. Happy snow day!
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.
Due to current weather and road conditions, there is no school today in MSAD11. The central office will be closed.
Due to forecasted freezing rain during the middle of the day, there will be no Pre-K school today - 11/18/19
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.
PTA Fundraiser Update: RADA paper orders have arrived at school! If your student turned in a paper order form, you can pick up your orders this Wednesday, Nov 6th between 4pm-6pm in the Helen Thompson cafeteria!
Friday, November 1st: There will be a 2 hour delay for MSAD 11 schools today. Stay safe!
Check out our student artists! Ms. Cochran has started to update Artsonia! Here is the link to our schools online art gallery. https://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=46019
Reminder: MSAD11 early release tomorrow (October 24th). Middle and high school students will be released around 11:00 am, and K-5 around 12:00 pm. There are no PREK classes.
It’s time to schedule Parent-Teacher Conferences! Thursday, October 24th, 12:30 - 7:30 HTS families, please visit https://www.pickatime.com/client?ven=11604240.
Letter from Superintendent Hopkins - Bed Bug Notification. Please click on link for information. https://5il.co/apan
Join us this evening, Tuesday, August 27th, for Open House at HTS! Kindergarten, 5:00 Grades 1st - 5th, 5:30
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
Final call! The last day to order your 2019 HT Memory Book is tomorrow, Friday, May 10th. No extras will be printed, so be sure to place your order on time! They are $10 each. Please make checks payable to HTS PTA.
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
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.
The All Chorus Concert scheduled for tonight has been postponed until Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30 (GAHS)
Superintendent's Letter regarding Extended School Days being Cancelled for April and May. Please click on link for letter. https://5il.co/71wh
Thursday, March 28th, is an Extended Early Release Day. There is no PreK. Elementary students will be dismissed at 1:00. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held 1:30 -7:30. If you have not already done so, please visit https://www.pickatime.com/client?ven=11604240 to schedule your HTS conference(s). We look forward to seeing you!
Extended School Day Reminder: Thursday, March 21st, is an extended school day. Elementary students will be dismissed at 4:00. Please allow your student to stay for the whole school day unless it is an emergency or for a previously scheduled appointment. Individual early dismissals are disruptive to the student and the classroom. Thank You!
School Calendar Reminder: Today, Thursday, March 14th, is an extended early release day. Elementary students will be dismissed at 1:00. Tomorrow, Friday, March 15th, is a staff workshop day. There will be no school for students.
Extended School Day Reminder: Today, Thursday, March 7th, is an extended school day. Elementary students will be dismissed at 4:00. Please allow your student to stay for the whole school day unless it is an emergency or for a previously scheduled appointment. Individual early dismissals are disruptive to the student and the classroom. Thank You!
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.
Extended School Day Reminder: Today, Thursday, February 28th, is an extended school day. Elementary students will be dismissed at 4:00. Please allow your student to stay for the whole school day 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.
Extended School Day Reminder: Today, Thursday, February 7th, is an extended school day. Elementary students will be dismissed at 4:00. Please allow your student to stay for the whole school day unless it is an emergency or for a previously scheduled appointment. Individual early dismissals are disruptive to the student and the classroom. Thank You!
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
Extended School Day Reminder: Today, Thursday, January 24th, is an extended school day. Elementary students will be dismissed at 4:00p.m.
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
NAEP 2019 Guardian Notification Letter - Grade 4 - Mathematics and Reading Assissments. Please click on link for letter. https://5il.co/60hr
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).
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.
Due to the storm there is NO SCHOOL today, Friday, November 16th. Stay safe!
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.
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.
Tune in to Channel 8 tomorrow morning from 5:30-7:00 as Meteorologist Ted McInerney broadcasts live from our school! Watch closely and you may recognize some familiar faces during the Bus Stop Forecast!
Join us TONIGHT for PreK Open House at 6:00!
Happy First Day!! Welcome back, students!
Due to unsafe temperatures and poor air quality, we will have inside recess tomorrow, Aug. 29th. Stay safe & hydrated!
Join us TONIGHT for Kindergarten Open House from 6:00-6:30!
Parent/Guardian letter - Notification regarding Chickenpox - Please click on link for letter. http://5il.co/3m6f
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
REVISED 2017/2018 School Calendar as of April 5, 2018. Please click on link for REVISED School Calendar. http://5il.co/345d
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 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 forecasted snow storm there will be no School tomorrow in MSAD 11 - Thursday, March 8.
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
There will be a 2 hour delay to the start of school today in MSAD11. No morning pre-K classes will be held.2/8/2018
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.
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.
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.
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!
Reminder: 4th/5th Grade Band & Chorus Concert is tomorrow, 12/6 at 6:30 at GAHS Little Theater!
REVISED Late Start Committee Letter to Parents, Community Members, and Staff. Please click on link for letter. http://5il.co/2bw8
It's time to schedule Parent-Teacher Conferences! To schedule your HTS conference(s), go to https://www.pickatime.com/client?ven=11604240