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Project Updates
  • Furnishings Committee Formed and Meeting 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
    Posted Feb 26, 2019, 4:47 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Pave the Way to Your Field of Dreams We are now accepting your orders for commemorative bricks that will surround the flagpole at our brand new baseball field. Help tell your part in the history of Mt Ararat Baseball.  Click here to reserve your brick now for $100 per brick.
    Posted Jan 8, 2019, 6:42 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Local Artists Commissioned for New High School The Building Committee and the MSAD #75 School Board have approved four local artists to complete works of art for the new high school. Elizabeth Atterbury and Anna Hepler have been commissioned to create a ceramic tile mural based on Native American textile design.  Lyn Dowd will construct an eagle sculpture using organic material found in the four towns of Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Harpswell and Topsham.  Richard Keen has been commissioned to paint an 8' x 8' mural for the dining commons.  All artwork will be completed for a cost of $42,000 and will be placed in high visibility areas such as the learning commons, dining commons and/or entryway areas. To learn more about the Percent for Art Program ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2019, 7:52 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • High School Construction Project Proceeding On Budget Construction of the new High School is well under way, and the project remains on budget.  The robust pace of construction is evident in invoicing of over $1 million each month for work completed by the contractor. The project budget of $58.6 million includes a contingency fund of approximately $2.3 million to address construction change orders as a result of unanticipated conditions – such as the need to remove unsuitable soils under the new access road – or additional costs occurring from design oversights which can be anticipated in any construction project of this size. Fortunately there have been few surprises, unanticipated conditions or oversights as the project has come out of the ground and the contractor continues his review ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2018, 9:44 AM by Ryan Palmer
  • Landscaping Committee Formed by Volunteers Many community members have been actively engaged in lending their interest, time and expertise to the planning and design of the new Mt. Ararat High School. The Board of Directors continues to support this approach with the recent appointment of a Landscaping Subcommittee following a call for community volunteers. The five members of the Subcommittee include Jane Scease, David Johnson, Jr., Becca Norklun, Martha Simpson, and Joyce Thomas. The charge for this Subcommittee is to work with the Architect to develop landscaping plans within the Project’s budget allowance for high-visibility areas of the new site, such as the main entrance and gymnasium entrance. These plans will then be brought forward for approval to the Building Committee. The involvement ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 4:53 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
  • 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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