January 3 Principal's Message

posted Jan 3, 2016, 3:57 PM by Eric Klein
Dear Parents and Guardians,

Greetings and Happy New Year! With snow finally on the ground, there is no question that another busy and exciting winter is upon us. January is an important time at Yarmouth High School for several reasons.  First, the end of semester is close at hand, as grades close on Friday, January 29th.  Second, we begin to prepare for many important traditions that make Yarmouth such a special place.  Our freshman will soon participate in the Power of One project, our sophomores and juniors will partake in the Career Exploration Program in March, and it’s not too early to begin preparations for our seniors’ graduation this June.  Graduation coordinator Julie Hutchinson will be sending out information to parents of seniors very soon.  

In February, we will also begin the hiring process for an assistant principal, and I would like to extend my gratitude to Bob Strong who has done a wonderful job serving our staff and students.  I will be sharing more information at the end of this month as I hope to include parents as part of our search committee. Please take the time to review the following information regarding our Career Exploration Program that pertains to upcoming events for your son or daughter.  

Grades 10-11 Career Exploration Program - For those of you with 10th or 11th graders, we will be kicking off our preparations for this year's Career Exploration Program at an upcoming assembly.  On Tuesday, January 5th, all sophomores and juniors will be introduced to this year's Career Exploration Program, a three-day job shadow experience that occurs in the spring (on Wednesday, March 16 through Friday, March 18, there are no classes for sophomores and juniors as students will be provided time to visit various businesses or workplaces).  Students will be working with you and their advisors to find a good placement for this job shadow opportunity.

As the program unfolds, you will be hearing more from your son or daughter's advisor. We have all of the information about CEP on our website under the Student Handbook link, or you can go directly to the CEP site at this link.  We hope you will find this information helpful to you and your child.

All the best,