March 2, 2015

posted Mar 3, 2015, 6:30 PM by Jennifer Lainey   [ updated Mar 12, 2015, 1:03 PM by Alice Barr-YHS ]
Dear YHS Parents,

We had a successful Spirit Week last week and hopefully, things are getting back to normal in your home and at school!  The seniors did a very good job in organizing the whole week and we had very high participation by all of the grades. We are almost done with our winter sports season--the only team left playing is our unified basketball team which has their last home game on Wednesday at 4:00.  I have a few items for you this morning.

1.  Last week, I sent a note asking for feedback on the winter coaches (if your son or daughter participated in a winter sport).  The survey will close at the end of the daytomorrow (Tuesday). Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at this link.

2.  Tuesday is the official mid-point of third quarter.  At this time, all teachers will post a comment about each student in PowerSchool.  Teachers are completing those comments today and tomorrow, so I encourage you to log onto PowerSchool tomorrow evening or later in the week with your son or daughter to look at current grades and the new comments.  

3.  Our Playmakers are getting ready to perform in the Regional One-Act Festival at Freeport HS this weekend.  In preparation for that performance, they are presenting the play on Wednesday evening at 8:00 in the YPAC.  Tickets for this performance are $5.00.  Prior to the performance, the Friends of Playmakers are having a FREE cake reception at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria.  Please come enjoy some cake and then enjoy the performance.  I attached a poster.

4.  Coming up next week are Registration Conferences for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.  You will be getting a note from your child's advisor to schedule that conference onMarch 10th or 11th from 4-8 PM.  This is the time when students sign up for their classes for next year and we go over other pertinent information for your benefit.

5.  Although this is a bit into the future, I would like you to know about an event we are co-sponsoring with "Boys to Men," an organization based in Yarmouth (http://www.maineboystomen.org/) dedicated to support the development of happy, healthy, non-violent boys as they develop into young men as well as those who help raise them.  We are going to show the film "The Mask We Live In," in the YPAC on April 2nd at 7:00 PM.  This film follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.  To reserve a seat at this event, go to this link.  If you would like more information about the film, including a link to the movie's trailer, go to this link.   Because of the mature content and language in the film, it is recommended for those 17 and above.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please be in touch.

Sincerely, 

Ted Hall, Principal
Yarmouth High School
286 West Elm Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096
207-846-5535, Fax 207-846-2326
http://yhs.yarmouthschools.org/
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