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  March Tour of the New MTAHS During Construction


Photos from our "Donor Appreciation Event" 
September 26, 2019


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Project Updates
  • The Transition to the New High School As construction of the new High School nears completion the District’s construction team is moving to a new phase in the project, planning for the fit-up of the new High School.  This includes the physical move of furniture, equipment, books and supplies and outfitting the new High School with new furniture and technology.The physical move between the two high schools will begin the day after the last day of school, and will happen quickly so demolition of the current school can begin.  The District is now in the process of soliciting proposals from commercial moving companies.  Most of the existing furniture will be replaced with new furniture, similar to other school construction projects (such as Bowdoin Central ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2020, 10:23 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Final Planning to Begin Demolition Final plans are taking shape to begin demolition of the existing High School in July of 2020.  The last major piece of the planning process fell into place with the bidding and award of a contract to EnviroVantage for abatement of PCBs and exterior asbestos mastic found on the foundation, at a cost of $759,195.  This cost falls within allowances already included in the budget.  The Board of Directors will be asked to approve a contract with EnviroVantage in March.  Abatement of interior asbestos is already included in the general construction contract with Arthur C. Dudley. The presence of PCBs and asbestos are currently contained within or by building materials, and so they pose no hazard to building occupants ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2020, 5:03 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • MTA Staff Visits - Construction Project - December 2019 In December 2019, groups of MTA staff had an opportunity to tour the new high school construction site for the first time.  Given that this is a construction site, tours needed to be limited to 15 people and access to some areas was limited based on work in progress.  The visits generated a lot of excitement as visitors took note of the wood featured in the entry halls, natural light, classroom features, office set ups, and so much more.  The looks on their faces in the group photos tells it all. Back L-R: Bob Durant, Aurora Manzanero, Rob Messier, Jessica Belanger, Gillian Watt, Lou Dorogi, and Jason PrinceFront L-R: Donna Brunette, Pam Justice, Alison Pols, Bree Candland ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2020, 6:22 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Merrymeeting Bay Mural Merrymeeting Bay, a photograph of a mural by Richard Keen taken in the artist's studio.  This work of art is commissioned under the Maine Percent for Art Act administered by the Maine Arts Commission.  It will hang in the cafeteria of the new Mt. Ararat High School.
    Posted Feb 10, 2020, 10:25 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Building a Sustainable High School From the beginning our community has been consistent in its desire to build a new High School with sustainable features of energy efficiency, a small carbon footprint and a healthy indoor environment.  The Board of Directors and Building Committee, working with CHA Architecture’s team of architects and engineers, have worked to assure sustainable features are designed and built into the new school, and the voters approved the additional local cost of these features.  The Sustainability and Building Systems Subcommittee, composed of community members, continues to oversee these features in the construction process. The new School will be heated and cooled through a closed-loop geothermal system comprised of 96 deep water wells that will enable the School to take ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2020, 10:18 AM by Ryan Palmer
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This is an exciting time in MSAD 75! 

Just recently, the residents of the district voted overwhelmingly to invest in building a new Mt. Ararat High School for the students of Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Harpswell and Topsham.

The new school will be a state-of-the art learning center for our students, with a modern, energy efficient building designed for 21st century learning. Hundreds of hours were spent to ensure longevity and the best return on our investment. This state/local partnership has been decades in the making and we are ready to get going. 
Our committee’s interest is in enhancing the student/community experience. 
We invite you to share in this exciting plan by supporting some of the most visible components of the project, which include:

  • Dugouts
    Fundraising
  • Scoreboards for athletic fields
  • Indoor ropes course
  • Other additional unforeseen project costs approved by the building committee
  • and more....

Mt. Ararat will be a centerpiece for our four communities and draw people from all over. With plans to build top notch athletic facilities, the campus will be a high visibility zone. We’d appreciate an opportunity to tell you more about this exciting project, and all the levels of sponsorship possible in a variety of ways. 
Warm Regards,

MSAD 75 Naming Rights and Sponsorship Committee



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