March 15, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Our students demonstrated positive energy, enthusiasm, and school pride during our Spirit Week celebration! We have been impressed by their whimsical ideas for decorating doorways with biome themes, their creative outfits, and most importantly, their kindness and support of others. They have also done a wonderful job fundraising for the 4Ocean organization. More on that soon!
Our students’ efforts this week are a direct reflection of long-time Principal Bruce Brann’s leadership and focus on positive school culture and spirit. We greatly appreciate your support as we remember our inspiring leader, mentor, and friend, and the school that he built with a passion for, and understanding of, middle school students. The lessons we learned from Bruce have been with all of us since his retirement. These lessons remain with us as a school and community who loved and valued him so much, and recognized his gifted leadership, along with his genuine and caring nature. We are holding his wife Gayle, and his son Garrett close in our hearts.
Thanks to Debbie Landry for sharing information about The University of New England Brain Fair, which will be held on Friday, April 5th from 4-8 pm. The well attended Brain Fair is highly interactive and engaging for all ages. It will be held at the Alfond Recreation Center on UNE 's Biddeford Campus. It is free, open to the public and great family fun! Please see the attached flyer for further information.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
-7th/8th Grade Play - High School Musical, Jr. - March 16 - Two Shows: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, and 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, in the HMS Cafe. Tickets are available at the door. Students $4, Adults $6
-Spring Sports Information Night - March 18, 6:00 PM at HMS
-5th Grade Play Parent Info. Night - March 18 from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM in the HMS Library
-Parent/School Alliance - March 19, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Yarmouth High School Cafeteria. See the March 1 At-A-Glance for details.
-HMS Blood Drive, hosted by the 7th grade Science students - March 20 from 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the HMS Cafe
-Budget Meeting presented to the Town Council - March 21 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Log Cabin
-PTO Meeting - March 21 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the YES library
-Yarmouth's Got Talent - March 29 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the YPAC - Yarmouth High School
Thanks very much-
Joan Adler and Tom McDowell
HMS Administrative Team