YHS Update 1/28/13

posted Mar 25, 2013, 5:39 AM by Ted Hall
Dear YHS Parents,

As we start this last week in January, I have several brief items for your information.

1.  Tim White Night on the YHS Basketball Court:  This Tuesday, January 29 is Tim White Night and a short ceremony will be held prior to the boys game. The boosters will honor Tim’s memory and the community spirit that he exemplified with his motto of “Take Less, Give More". Tim was instrumental in making our outdoor basketball courts a reality as well as an incredible supporter of everything Yarmouth. Each year the basketball boosters give two scholarships, one each to a senior boy and girl basketball player, to further their education. Donations will be gratefully accepted for the scholarship fund in Tim’s honor. The girls' varsity team will tip-off at 5:30 PM vs. Greely and the boys' varsity will tip-off at 7PM. 

2.  PERC (Parent Effectiveness Resolving Conflict with teens) Discussion Group:  This is for any families who may be struggling or in crisis with their adolescent child or who might benefit from being part of a supportive group of other parents who are having similar challenges.  It is open to ALL families in Windham, Raymond, Falmouth, Portland, Yarmouth, RSU23, Biddeford, South Portland, Scarborough, Cumberland, North Yarmouth, and Gorham schools.  The PERC (Parent Effectiveness Resolving Conflict with teens) discussion group will take place on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:00 at the REAL School on Mackworth Island. Participants will receive free books and materials, information and resources in an informal group setting. A family therapist and another trained facilitator will lead the discussions, but all participants help to guide the discussions and share their ideas and struggles together.  Food, childcare, and door prizes are provided!  For more information or to RSVP, call the REAL School 781-6207 or email Pender Makin, the director of the Real School, at pmakin@rsu14.org.

3.  YHS College Resource Guide Goes Live on the Web!    Beth Doane and Brenda Michaelsen are pleased to announce that the YHS College Resource Guide can be found at this site.  Although this is primarily oriented to juniors and seniors (and their parents), this guide can give you a great deal of information about the college application process.  

4.  Advanced Placement Bulletin for Students and Parents:  Recently, the hard copy of the Advanced Placement Bulletin for Students and Parents was distributed to all students who are taking AP classes.  We encouraged students to share this bulletin with their parents.  If you are interested in seeing this bulletin online, you can access it here.  This is a useful guide to understanding the AP exam process.  The AP Exams are given during the two weeks from May 6-May 17.  Exams for YHS students are scheduled for the following dates/times:

Monday, May 6, 8:00 AM:  Chemistry and Environmental Science
Tuesday, May 7, 8:00 AM:  Spanish Language
Wednesday, May 8, 8:00 AM:  Calculus AB and Calculus BC
Thursday, May 9, 8:00 AM:  English Literature and Composition
Friday, May 10, 12:00 PM:  Statistics (also the last day to submit portfolios for Studio Art)
Monday, May 13, 8:00 AM:  Biology and Music Theory
Monday, May 13, 12:00 PM:  Physics B
Tuesday, May 14, 12:00 PM:  French Language and Culture
Wednesday, May 15, 8:00 AM:  US History
Wednesday, May 15, 12:00 PM:  European History

5.  Yarmouth Alumni Association Releases 50th Anniversary Video:   A group of three seniors (Carrie Adams, Nicole Hoehle, and Jackson Hall) received a community service grant from the Yarmouth Alumni Association to produce a short film to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yarmouth High School. The title of the film is Yarmouth High School, Looking Back After Fifty Years.  You can see the film on Youtube at this link.  

6. Honor Roll Published in the Forecaster:  Recently, the honor roll for FIRST quarter was published in the Forecaster (see it here).  Unfortunately, it was labeled SECOND quarter honor roll.  We hope the real second quarter honor roll will be published in the coming weeks.  Congratulations to all students who made honor roll both first and second quarter.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please be in touch.


Ted Hall, Principal