Every ten years high schools across the country go through an evaluation process based upon NEASC standards. Staff, students, parents, and community members all have an opportunity to be part of this evaluation process. GHS appreciates your involvement. Gorham High School will be visited from October 19 - 22 by a team of teachers and administrators. Click here to learn more!
Click Here for the Press Release!
A note to our community - We can use your help
On Friday, Sept 19th channel 13 will be at GHS from 5:45
- 8am to showcase our food drive collection. Our town / school is having a friendly competition with other towns. Gorham business owners PLEASE feel free to join us at GHS from 5:45 to 8 am. You TOO can challenge other businesses.
Donations can be dropped of at the GHS main office. Please consider donating NON PERISHABLE food Items.
Celebrate Homecoming Week by Dressing up!
Twin Tuesday USA Wednesday
Throwback Thursday School Colors Friday
School Spirit Challenge
The school spirit challenge is a friendly competition between schools to show school pride and spirit, all while helping the community. The program is designed to promote the community and good stewardship with students of high schools in Central and Southern Maine through an ongoing food drive to benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank. The SSC is all about showing off everything that makes your school a great place to be by demonstrating why you have the best school and the most community spirit. Schools will compete to raise the most pounds of food this fall. CBS 13 News and FOX23 will feature a different school every Friday on Good Day Maine from September 12 to October 31.
The participating schools are:
Sept 12 – Mountain Valley
Sept 19- Gorham
Sept 26 – Scarborough
Oct 3 – Brunswick vs. Bonny Eagle
Oct 10- Spruce Mountain
Oct 17 – Edward Little
Oct 24- Sanford
Oct 31- Gray New Gloucester
The winner of the School Spirit Challenge wins the coveted Spirit Cup Trophy.
Partners in Education is a way for parents to be well connected with the school and to discuss and implement ways to improve the school. Meetings include a brief update on particular issues, concerns and school programs such as curriculum, guidance, activities, athletics, and many more. Then the team continues to work on ways to improve the school.
Stay connected and provide support and help through the Partners in Education. We meet from 5:30 - 6:30 PM in the Stickney Library at GHS. All are welcome!
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Gorham High School - Mission Statement
The mission of Gorham High School is to provide a variety of educational opportunities in a safe, positive environment. Our aim is that each graduate thinks critically and creatively, communicates effectively, reads and listens for understanding, solves problems, acts as a responsible citizen and aspires to and realizes individual goals.
Dates to Remember
September 15 - 19: Homecoming Week
Partners in Education (PIE) Meeting Library, 5:30 PM
September 20 Homecoming Dance Gym, 7 PM
September 24 EARLY RELEASE 11 AM
October 3 & 6 (tentative): Junior Class College Visits
October 3: Music Dept. Talent Show MPAC, 7 PM
October 9: Freshman Class Celebration during Advisory
October 13: No School -- Columbus Day
October 18 – 22: NEASC Accreditation Visit
October 22: Early Release @ 11 AM
School Wide Rubrics
This year we will assess students utilizing the following 21st Century Skills using school-wide rubrics: 1) Oral Presentation; 2) Problem Solving; 3) Research; 4) Writing; and 5) Conduct & Effort. Student performance on the skills will be noted on Infinite Campus twice/year. Specific departments have been assigned specific skill areas. We will still be utilizing traditional grades on our transcripts for colleges. Click here to view the rubrics.
Emergency Management Plan
Click here to View the Planning Document
DO YOU SHOP AT TARGET?
Target offers a Take Charge of Education program, which directly benefits the high school. By registering with this program, a percentage of ALL your purchases at Target will be donated directly to GHS. Monies received are put into a fund, which is used to benefit students in a variety of ways.
How can you register? One of three ways:
1 Visit Target.com/tcoe
2 Stop at Guest Services at your Target store
2 Call 1-800-316-6142
Our School ID # is 56713.
At present, we have only 25 shoppers who have designated GHS as their school of choice. We could use a lot more! Thanks for your participation.