MTA High School Project Update

posted Nov 13, 2019, 12:49 PM by Ryan Palmer   [ updated Nov 13, 2019, 12:52 PM ]

To_ MSAD #75 Educational Community Nov

Traffic Patterns and Student Parking Updates

posted Sep 13, 2019, 11:34 AM by Ryan Palmer   [ updated Sep 13, 2019, 11:36 AM ]

Administration has been working with contractors to confirm what the traffic patterns will be when the new school year begins. The campus map which follows shows the traffic patterns and parking areas designated for students who receive a parking pass. All the spaces around the school will be designated for staff parking this year as a result of changes made to the road. The work at the front of the building reduced the number of parking spaces around the building. Spaces at the front of the building will run parallel to the roadway and, for the most part, be designated for handicap and visitor parking. 

Second Update on Baseball Field Conditions

posted Aug 13, 2019, 6:13 AM by Ryan Palmer   [ updated Aug 13, 2019, 6:14 AM ]

Below is a letter from CHA Architecture/PDT Architects to the MSAD #75 School Board regarding the Repair and Maintenance Program for the new baseball and practice fields.

Update on MTA Baseball & Practice Fields

posted Aug 5, 2019, 6:29 AM by Ryan Palmer   [ updated Aug 6, 2019, 1:37 PM ]

Below is a letter from architect Lyndon Keck to Ian Messier, of Crooker Construction, requesting his presence at a meeting regarding the new baseball and practice fields. You can also view a presentation by Mr. Keck to the MSAD #75 School Board on July 11, 2019 about the status an plans for those fields by clicking HERE.  If you would like to learn more about winterkill of turfgrasses, then read "this article" from the Penn State Extension.

MTA Summer Construction/Traffic Information

posted Jul 20, 2019, 6:50 AM by Ryan Palmer

During the summer months, there will be a significant presence of construction vehicles on our campus and traffic will be two way at the back of the school while site work is underway around the front of the current high school. The Temporary Main Entrance will be near the chorus room at the back of the building. If you need to come to the high school this summer, please plan for extra time and look for signage to support you as you move about campus. It is imperative that we all drive very carefully when we are on the high school campus this summer.

Building Project Update with Photos

posted Jul 3, 2019, 6:52 AM by Ryan Palmer

Building project update with photos of  both interior and exterior progress that has been made up to June 14, 2019. 

NEW! Video Archive

posted Jun 10, 2019, 11:17 AM by Ryan Palmer

Our new "Video Archive" page on this site allows users to view videos from the beginning of the new MTA Building Project to the present.You should see the link to the new page on a tab between "Meeting Calendars" and "FAQ". Please see the image below:

Site/Tree Work at MTA

posted Jun 3, 2019, 4:53 AM by Ryan Palmer

From Donna Brunette's Newsletter:

In the last couple of newsletters I have shared with all of you that there will be a significant amount of site work done this summer around the current high school when school is not in session.  In order to prepare for this site work there is a need to do some clearing of trees in areas being developed around the front of the school, back entrance to school, and on Republic Avenue.  I know that the removal of trees is necessary for the next phase of the building project; I also know the changing landscape will cause an emotional response so I hope this communication will help prepare people for the necessary tree cutting.

The trees that will need to be removed at this phase of the construction project are located near the staff parking areas closest to Republic Avenue and the softball field.  If you look into the wooded area near these parking spaces, you can see blue plastic ribbon marking the site for cutting.  Additionally, the red maple tree which stands at the side of the school building close to this area before the turn onto Republic Avenue will need to be taken down in this phase.

The plan is to begin the cutting and removal of trees next week on Wednesday, June 5th.  The cutting of trees will be done in a timely manner with limited impacts on teaching and learning.  The timing of cutting will also be planned to have a limited impact on staff parking and times when traffic is heavy.  Coles Tree Service, the same company that removed trees last year, did an exceptional job working with our schedule to limit impacts on the school day.

In support of this work, I would ask that people take extra precautions (drivers, bikers, and walkers) and plan for possible delays or alternative routes in the area where the trees are being removed.

Thank you for your cooperation.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me.


Donna F. Brunette, Principal

Mt. Ararat High School

(207) 729-2951 X 208

Students Design New MTA High School Flag

posted May 3, 2019, 8:50 AM by Ryan Palmer

At the April 11, 2019 MSAD #75 School Board Meeting, the Board unanimously approved the Mt. Ararat High School Building Committee’s recommendation to approve the student designed flag and the its fabrication. The flag will fly above the new Mt. Ararat High School construction site alongside the flag of general contractor Arthur C Dudley. The Student Advisory Sub-
Committee of the Building Committee launched a student contest for the design of the flag. The winning design is a collaborative project created by Mt. Ararat Middle School Students Belle Hemond, Jackson Byrne and Gabby Chase. Pictured from the left are, 7th grade Gabrielle Chase, 8th Grader Belle Hemond, 12th grader Emily Robbins and 8th grader Jackson Byrne. Emily is the student representative serving on the MTA High School Building Committee, has been an active member of the Student Advisory Sub-Committee, and has facilitated the process for the student designed flag.

Furnishings Committee Formed and Meeting

posted Feb 26, 2019, 4:47 AM by Ryan Palmer

The Furnishing Committee is comprised of the MTA principal, custodial staff, teaching staff, the business manager, and PDT staff. The Committee is researching types of furniture to support an optimal learning environment. Also being reviewed is necessary cleaning equipment for the new school, the portability of furniture, and general functionality of the furniture. The Committee is gathering feedback from students and staff about potential furnishings and hopes to visit other schools that have purchased new furniture to assess the wear and tear and overall function of potential furniture choices. The goal is to pilot potential furniture options to aid the decision-making process and the plan is to gather a list of goods and prices for state review by March.

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