NEW 2014 - 2015 Program of Studies - Click Here
Spring Parent / Teacher / Student Conferences
will be held on
Wednesday March 12 2:30 - 8 PM & Friday March 14 8 AM to 1:45 PM
CLICK HERE to Schedule .....
Hobey Baker award winners!
March 11th FAME Representative, Jessica Whittier for Seniors
Boys Ice Hockey UPDATE...
Bell Schedule for Conferences
Congratulations to Maddy Hamblen and Matt Roy for being awarded the 2013-14 Hobey Baker Award
in recognition of their character and sportsmanship!
The Mr. GHS contest was a great success. Here are all of the Mr. GHS contestants. A fun evening had by ALL.
March 11th FAME Representative, Jessica Whittier for Seniors
From 5:30pm-6:30pm, Jessica Whittier will be offering help to seniors and their families to complete the FAFSA and examine Financial Aid Award Letters. This will take place in Ms. Anderson's classroom, which is in the hallway above the MPAC. Please make sure to bring computers, financial aid award letters, and for the FAFSA, parent/guardian social security number and tax information. No registration or payments required. This is free to all seniors and their families!
Congratulations to the boys hockey team on a great season! The team lost today to Messalonskee but had an outstanding season! Thanks to all of the fans that attended the game!
Wednesday March 12 1/2 Day
Thursday March 13
Extended Period 5
Friday March 14 NO SCHOOL Conferences
CLICK HERE for a complete list of
Important Dates for the graduating
class of 2014.
Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Gorham Middle School
6:00-6:30 Mock bedroom preview
6:30-8:00 Presentation by Claudine Emerson, LCSW, LADC, CCS
Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know educates parents about signs, symptoms and current trends of alcohol, tobacco, inhalants, marijuana and other drugs adolescents may use. A highlight of this program is a mock teenager's bedroom set up for parent's to observe and attempt to identify the obvious and not-so-obvious drug related paraphernalia. Throughout the presentation, more than 50 drug and alcohol indicators will be unveiled to show how some adolescents hide drug and alcohol use from their parents.
For more information or questions, please contact Claudine Emerson email@example.com or 222-1193.
Approved and supported by the Gorham School Administration. I have taught at GHS for 27 years and have seen this presentation. This is one of the most most engaging presentations that I have ever experienced ...... Rob Roy GHS
The class of 2016 is holding a flower power fundraiser! Buy garden-ready bulbs and other plants just in time for spring and Mother's Day. Order online CLICK HERE
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!
March 4 -- Postponed -- please call 222-1128 if you have questions or concerns you'd like answered.
Emergency Management Plan
Click here to View the Planning Document
NEW THIS YEAR - 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.
Food Packs - We realize that
the economy has been tough for many families in Gorham. A group of teachers has put together food packets that are now available to students. Information has been sent out to ALL students explaining the program and how to get the packs.
Junior Class Message:
Would you like to earn money while earning school credit?
Students who take Co-op Work Experience do just that.
Co-op Work Experience is a yearlong class that you can earn 2 credits in.
The first semester you meet one period per day. You will be learning and developing “soft skills” for the work place such as: Strong work ethic, positive attitude, good communication skills, time management abilities, problem solving skills, acting as a team player, self-confidence, etc. You will also learn interviewing skills, complete practice interviews, create a resume, cover letter and fill out job applications.
During the second semester you meet once a week during your block period. The other days you are dismissed early to go to work or as compensation for other work hours. You may also qualify to work additional hours over the basic 24 hour work week. You must work a minimum of 10 hours per week in order to earn 2 credits for the class. You will continue to receive full pay and benefits from your job.
If you have any questions about Co-op work experience contact Mr. Weed.
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.
This fall, Gorham High School will again be participating in the “Hannaford Helps Schools” program. Any consumer who purchases participating products will earn money for our school. At GHS, we use the money to benefit students in a variety of well-deserved ways, for special endeavors.
There is no limit to the school dollars we can earn for our school. If you purchase 4 participating products, you earn $3. Buy 8 products, earn $6. Buy 12 products, earn $9, etc.
Consider this: If 100 families turn in just one $3-dollar coupon EVERY WEEK for the full 13-week program, that would net the school $3,900.00 !!!!!~ ...~~ just think what we could do for our students with that kind of money.
You will be able to easily identify the participating products on the Hannaford shelves – large “Hannaford Helps Schools” tags will be hanging below the usual shelf tags right under these products. The program runs from early September through early December.
At check-out, the cashier will hand you the school dollars coupon – just deposit it in the “Gorham High School” slot in the tower located near the store’s exit.
You might remember that last year, our school earned over $300 in three-dollar coupons…and then GHS was the biggest earner for the store, so we also received an additional $1,000!
Please help support special programs for our students. The program runs through December 1. Thanks for your participation!