YHS Update - November 8, 2013

posted Nov 15, 2013, 10:10 AM by Josh_Ottow@yarmouthschools.org
Dear YHS Parents,

As we head into a long weekend with no school on Veterans' Day, I want to provide you with a few updates.

1.  Today is the day when first quarter grades are official.  Please take some time to review first quarter grades on Power School (at this link) with your son or daughter.

2.  Almost all of our fall sports are over. Congratulations to all of the teams for their hard work this fall season.  This weekend, the Yarmouth Sailing Team will travel to Annapolis, Maryland as one of four teams representing New England in the Atlantic Coast Championships.   In addition, senior Braden Becker will be running in the New England Cross Country Championships in Manchester, NH on Saturday.  Good luck to the sailors and Braden.

3.  A reminder that the new Cumberland Farms on Route 1 is doing a four-week fundraiser where 20% of the sale of their coffee and fountain drinks are being donated to YHS.  I received an email today saying we have already reached $1400 in the first two weeks.  Please spread the word.

4.  Tickets for the fall musical Seussical will go on sale on Tuesday.  For more information, go to this link.  

5.  Freeport High School is presenting its 13th Annual Summer/Semester/Year & Gap Year Program Forum on Tuesday, November 12th from 6 - 7:30 in the Freeport High School Performing Arts Center. This is an event where representatives of semester, yearlong, gap year or summer programs for high school students come together to provide information on the enriching opportunities they offer. Participating programs have included these and more: American Field Service, The Island School, Experiment in International Living, CIEE: Council on Int'l Educational Exchange,  Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, Coastal Studies for Girls, The Mountain School, Université Ste-Anne, High Mountain Institute, and Chewonki.  For more information, contact Dana Clark, FHS Guidance, 865-4706, x304 or clarkd@rsu5.org.

6.  Please remember that on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th, the towns will honor almost 60 Korean War veterans from Yarmouth, Cumberland and North Yarmouth. Perhaps you had a grandfather, aunt or uncle who served in that war from 1950-53, known as "The Forgotten War." After similar ceremonies in Cumberland and North Yarmouth, the convoy of buses and emergency vehicles will drive down Main St. from North Yarmouth at about 11:00 AM headed to the final ceremony shortly after 11 AM on the Yarmouth Town Green. This is your chance to yell and wave flags and honor these brave men and women. Both living and deceased Korean War veterans will be honored at the Yarmouth ceremony, with WCSH-TV's Bill Green as featured speaker. Please help us convince these veterans that they are no longer forgotten.

7.  Thanks to all of the parents who came out for parent conferences Wednesday and Thursday.  I hope you were able to learn about the progress of your son or daughter through this time with the teachers.

Enjoy your weekend.


Ted Hall, Principal