Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope that you were able to find time to relax and enjoy time with family during the Thanksgiving Break, with a quick note of appreciation to the parents and students who baked pies for the entire Yarmouth faculty. It has been a wonderful time of giving, as our advisory groups put together nineteen holiday dinners for families last week under the direction of Margi Moran.
With less than four weeks until the December Break, it is also a busy time of year, and I would like to share the many important upcoming events as we return to school:
The following week is just as busy! Here is a list of events for the week of December 7th.
On a final note, many of our students recently attended the Body Worlds exhibit at the Portland Science Center, thanks to funding from the Yarmouth Educational Foundation. 120 sophomore biology students explored the human bodies and anatomical structures on display. As they walked through the different parts of the exhibit, many students were able to make connections to their own lives in what they saw. “Something I found really interesting was the whole bodies that were put in interesting positions...My favorite body was the soccer player. It was cool to see what my body is doing when I kick a soccer ball and how all the muscles work.” Still others saw the beauty in the human form stripped down for us to see in many different ways. “The exhibit was the perfect mix between art and science! I was able to see all the important organs, skeletal structure, muscles, ligaments, and blood vesicles while staying interested in the art of it all.”
Not only did our own student’s comments demonstrate the importance of learning outside the classroom, it was nice to get feedback from another educator at Foxcroft Academy, who sent me the following in an email: “Earlier today I went through the Body World exhibit at the same time as a group of students from Yarmouth High School. I was impressed with their respectful manners, inquisitive conversations and level of maturity. This group was a positive representation of their school and community.”
I couldn’t agree more. Best regards,
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