September 11th Principal's Notes

posted Sep 11, 2016, 6:05 PM by Eric Klein

Dear Students and Parents,


With the sails unfurled, the Yarmouth Clipper Ship begins yet another voyage as the 2016-2017 school year is underway.  Amidst the hustle and bustle of the first week, we already have several notable achievements to share, as well some upcoming events as we prepare for the weeks ahead.  


Although it has only been a few days back from summer, I recently learned that in July, sophomore Sam Marjerison took first place honors at the Maine Youth Film Festival for his short film documentary, Yarmouth Clam Festival: Fifty Years in the Making.   Even more recently, it has been announced that senior John Lane will be inducted as the first member of this year’s Varsity Club by WCSH news.  


We have also had some strong performances by all of our athletic programs, which are off to a tremendous start.  Many of Yarmouth’s  student-athletes were recognized in the Portland Press Herald’s Fall High School Sports Preview, which noted the longstanding tradition of success in Yarmouth.  


In preparation for our incredible tradition of theater performances, I’d like to share a message from our Playmakers who are preparing for this year’s fall musical, Cinderella:  


On Tuesday, September 13th from 6:00-6:30 in the YPAC there will be a meeting for all parents and students who are in the cast, or anticipate working on the crew, This informational session is important to welcome new families, go over scheduling and expectations, collect contact information, and answer any questions you may have. We hope that all students involved in the musical - on stage or behind the scenes - and at least one parent, will plan to attend. The meeting will also be followed by the year's first Friends of Playmakers (FOP) booster club meeting, and all parents are welcome encouraged to come!


In a few weeks, we will celebrate Homecoming the weekend of September 23rd.   In addition to the many events and celebrations, Yarmouth will also host the WGME Spirit challenge on September 23rd from 6:00-8:00 a.m.  The school spirit challenge is a friendly competition between schools to show school pride and spirit, all while helping the community through a food drive to benefit The Good Shepherd Food Bank.  The program is designed to promote the community and stewardship between high schools in central and southern Maine and will be televised by WGME Channel 13.  


Another quick note that the first Principal’s Coffee Chat will be held on Thursday September 22nd.  We will hold our first session at 8:30 am, and also hold an evening session that evening at 6 pm.  Please feel free to drop in for a chance to share ideas about the upcoming school year and the work that lies ahead.


It’s also not too early to mark your calendars for this year’s Open House, which will be held on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 pm.  


Best Regards,


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