YHS Update - March 24, 2015

posted Mar 25, 2015, 9:46 AM by Jennifer Lainey
Dear YHS Parents,

As we head toward the end of third quarter on April 3rd, I have a few items for you.
  • Once again, our Lost and Found table is overflowing!  If you stop in at the school over the next few days, be sure to take a look on the table for items your son or daughter may have lost.  We will be donating unclaimed items at the end of March.
  • For 10th and 11th grade parents, tomorrow evening is set aside for CEP presentations in advisor groups.  By now, I am sure you have a schedule so that you know when and  where your son or daughter is presenting.  If you have questions, it is best to contact the advisor directly.
  • For 9th grade parents, tomorrow evening from 5:30-7:30 is the time when presentations for the Power of One project are taking place.  There have been some very interesting approaches that advisor groups have taken to raise awareness about the topic of hunger. All parents from all grades are invited to attend this event.
  • We have school physicals scheduled for April 9th that are provided free of charge by medical students from New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, under the supervision of Dr. James Donahue, our school physician.  In order to be scheduled for a physical, we need to have the permission form (attached) returned by Monday, March 30th.  This allows us time to plan a schedule for the day. If you have questions, please contact Margi Moran, our school nurse.
  • With the cooperation of Casco Bay CAN, you and our students will have the opportunity to hear from Chris and Kathi Sullivan through a powerful presentation on healthy choices.  Chris is a former NFL player and his wife Kathi lost her daughter in tragic accident several years ago.  They will emphasize how to effectively communicate the skills needed to live drug and alcohol free and their own life lessons.  The parent presentation will be at Falmouth High School next Monday, March 30th from 6:30-7:30 PM.  I have attached a flyer to this email.  Yarmouth students will hear the presentation from the Sullivans on Tuesday, March 31, followed by discussions in their advisor groups facilitated by BOLD members and advisors.
  • That same week, we are co-sponsoring an event 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 6:30 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. I have seen the film and it is very powerful--I urge you to attend and bring your sons and daughters if you would like.  I have attached a flyer on this event as well. 
As always, if you have questions, concerns, or comments, 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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