October 18th Principal's Message

posted Oct 18, 2015, 4:28 PM by Eric Klein

Dear Parents,


I’d like to preface this note by stating that when I took the helm of the YHS flagship in July, it was not my intention to send you weekly emails.  At the same time, this has been an exceptionally busy fall, and I want to ensure that you are aware of the many important events here at the high school in the next few weeks as November (and if this morning is any indication, cold weather) quickly approaches.  


Flu Vaccination - If you would like your child to receive a flu vaccination at the high school on Tuesday, November 3rd, please download the attachments and bring the signed permission forms to the school nurse as soon as possible.  


YHS Playmakers  “Shrek The Musical”

A beloved Tony-Award-winning musical based on the modern classic children's book "Shrek!" by William Steig and DreamWork's subsequent animated movie "Shrek,” "Shrek The Musical" tells the tale of a lonely cranky green ogre who lives in a swamp at the edge of the woods. He ends up reluctantly saving the nearby kingdom from the cruel and manipulative Lord Farquaad while falling in love with the beautiful Fiona whose fate is mixed up with Farquaad's evil plan to destroy all the fairytale characters. Unquestionably a family-friendly and very entertaining story about redemption, acceptance, tolerance, courage and standing up for oneself all set in a series of crazy adventures featuring the ogre hero who comes to believe in himself and care about others with the help of a wisecracking Donkey sidekick, a leading lady with a big secret, and a bunch of rebellious storybook characters. Don’t miss this multilevel parable of personal growth and tolerance in the guise of a family-friendly spectacle of song and dance, costume and make-up, special effects and elaborate sets, "Shrek The Musical" will delight audiences of all ages and entertain even the crankiest of ogres.


PERFORMANCE & TICKET INFORMATION (tickets available as of November 3)

Performances are at 7PM on Wednesday November 11, Thursday November 12, Friday November 13 and Saturday November 14 with a 2PM matinee on Saturday November 14.  The theater is located in the beautiful Yarmouth Performing Arts Center at Yarmouth High School, 286 West Elm Street in Yarmouth, Maine.

Ticket & Box Office Information Here  


YHS Athletics - For fall sports, playoff are here.   Please check the website or Twitter for the many upcoming events and contests as our fall athletes begin postseason play.   Believe it or not, it is also time to prepare for many of our winter sports.  Winter Sports Information Night will be held on Monday, November 2nd @ 6 pm - Please plan to attend if your son or daughter is planning to participate in a winter sport and meet with coaches about the upcoming season.  Locations for each team are posted at both entrances to the school.   Girls Ice Hockey Information Night will be held on Monday, October 26th @ 6pm in the Flex Room  - The girls ice hockey season starts earlier than other sports seasons and hold their information night a few weeks before the rest of the winter sports.  


Student Dismissals - We certainly understand that there are times when students need to be dismissed early from school for appointments.  In order to limit the potential disruptions to classrooms and student learning, we follow a slightly different process at YHS.  Parents need to contact the office to dismiss their student one of three ways:



Students should let their teacher know at the beginning of class that they need to be dismissed and tell them at what time the dismissal should take place.  Whenever possible, office staff tries not to call classrooms to dismiss students as these phone calls are disruptive to learning.  


Students should excuse themselves at the appropriate time and come directly to the office.  Students are not permitted to leave the building without checking out at the main office.  The office staff will confirm that we have permission from a parent so that the student can leave.


If a student is returning to school before the end of the day, they should always check in at the office, get a pass and go to their next class.


When a student is unaware of the appointment and is dismissed, the office staff will make every effort to contact that student and get the message to them.  There are times, however, when it is difficult to reach a student on short notice (e.g.  the student is canoeing on the Royal River in Mr. Smith’s Health Science class).


Senior Yearbook Deadlines - On a final note, parents of seniors have a few deadlines approaching.  November 2 is the date for senior parent ads and December 2 is the date when senior photos and senior baby pictures are due.  This link will provide parents with detailed information.

Best regards,

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