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. In October of 2014 Gorham High School will be visited by a team of teachers and administrators. Click here to learn more!
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Gorham High School Picture Day
Tuesday September 2
Picture Day ID: LG304446Q0
Important Picture Day Information
Picture Day flyers are being handed out on the first day of school. If you don't get one, check with the Main Office at school. 1. Fill out your Picture Day flyer. 2. Go to mylifetouch.com 3. Pay online.
Attention Seniors! Seniors wishing to obtain a parking sticker The following is a link to a Google Form that seniors must fill out before coming to get a parking sticker: CLICK HERE
Only students with a parking sticker will be permitted to park in the student parking lot. Mrs. Slipp or Mr. Jandreau will contact you via e-mail to arrange a time for you to come to the office to get your parking sticker. You will need to show your license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance and sign a Parking Contract before receiving your parking sticker.
Click Here for a copy of the Summer Newsletter Everything you need to know about the start up of school!
Welcome NEW Staff!
The following new faculty will be at Gorham High School this fall:
Theresa (Terry) Barick: STEM/AP Physics Teacher – Recent ETEP graduate, formerly mechanical engineering
Donna Walsh: Earth Space Science and Chemistry Teacher, coming from Massabesic High School
Rebecca (Becky) Manson-Rioux: Physical Education Teacher, coming from Thornton Academy
Amy Wyatt: English teacher, coming from The Seven Hills School, Cincinnati, Ohio
Emily Ryan: School Social Worker, coming from The Alliance School
Tim Goodwin: Math Lab Ed Tech, part-time faculty at SUM in Developmental Math Dept. and formerly a Gorham High School substitute
Joanna Payne: Three-Fifths English – coming from Poland Regional schools
Erin Curtis: One-year Social Studies Teacher – coming from
Windham High School
In addition, we are pleased to announce that Betsy Anastasoff, an English teacher at GHS for the past 11 years, will this year become one of our GHS guidance counselors! She will join Kate Stevens as a Placement, Assessment, & Support Specialist in our Guidance office (grades 10 and 11).
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.
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 2: Picture Day (ID’s are made for students even without a package purchase). Photos are taken of all students so their picture will appear in the yearbook, but no purchase is necessary. Vision screening for freshmen only, is also done at this time.
September 9: Open House 6 – 8:30 PM
Parents will have the opportunity to follow their child’s schedule and attend shortened classes. Teachers will discuss the class and expectations for students. They may teach a mini-lesson. This will be a chance to experience your child’s day and get to know the school a bit better. This will not be a time to discuss your child’s progress. That will come during conferences in October (10/23 & 10/24).
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
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.
Emergency Management Plan
Click here to View the Planning Document