Gray-New Gloucester High School recently installed the 19-foot-by-42-foot greenhouse to be used in classroom instruction
| Jane Vaughan, Lakes Region Weekly |
GRAY — A new greenhouse at Gray-New Gloucester High School will give students the “opportunity to apply (skills) they’ve learned in the classroom” in a unique, hands-on environment, according to the school’s principal.
Students from the school’s ExCEL program, an alternative program for students who are at risk of not graduating for a variety of reasons, helped build the 19-foot-by-42-foot structure on Dec. 13.
“This has been a dream of mine for 20 years,” said Janet Clemons, who teaches the program with Gail Myshrall.
The project was possible thanks to a $20,000 gift from Planson International in New Gloucester and a $6,000 gift from the Kids in Maine Foundation. Community members donated time and materials, helping to do site work or clear the lot on Libby Hill Road, between the high school and middle school.