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posted Jan 20, 2017, 6:09 AM by Jennifer Lainey

Seniors - Remember When photos needed by Friday, 1/27 The Yearbook committee needs photos from senior parents for the "Remember When" section of the yearbook. There is a drop off box in the main office for hard copies of pictures (please put your name on the back) or you can email the pictures to Betsy Puelle at betsy_puelle@yarmouthschools.org. Please send in pictures by Friday, January 27th

Athletic reminders from Ms. Robbins Hello YHS Students, I wanted to remind you all of a few items regarding extra curricular participation. 1. In order to be eligible to play in games or participate in practices you must be in school by 9:00 a.m. On Wednesdays late start 9:00 is still 9:00. 2. The MPA has a bona fide team rule which means you cannot miss a YHS sports practice or game for a travel team or tournament with out penalty. Each student-athlete may miss one according to the policy. MPA Explanation: A member of a school team is a student athlete who is regularly present for and actively participates in team practices and competitions. Bona fide members of a school team are prevented from missing high school practice or competition to compete or practice elsewhere. The form you must fill out is attached. 3. Friday January 27th is the end of Quarter 2 and the first Semester. Eligibility will come into affect on February 2nd. Students must be passing all five courses in order to be eligible for extra curricular activities. Please feel free to check in with me if you have any questions. GO CLIPPERS! -- Susan L. Robbins, CMAA Athletic Director

Yearbook club photos are scheduled to start next week Please take a look at the schedule and plan to meet outside of the YPAC for the clubs that you participate in: Tuesday, 1/17 First break: Bike Club & BOLD Second break: Clipper Buddies & Clipper TV Wednesday, 1/18 First break: Civil Rights Club, Computer Code and Design Second break: Dance Club & Debate Club Thursday, 1/19 First break: FCA & Film Club Second break: Finance Club, French Club Friday, 1/20 First break: Global Action & Green Voices Society Second break: GSTA & Interact

Community Service opportunity - Math meet 1/25 The Math Team will be hosting a home math meet on Wednesday, 25 January 2017 in the 100 wing and we will need help setting up and running the meet. We could use 3-6 students who: • are available from 2:45 until 5:30 p.m. • can tape signs on the wall in the 100 wing • can move a few tables and chairs around • can bring small stacks of papers from one room to another every 12 minutes • can wait patiently and quietly for 12 minute intervals • can move tables and chairs back to where they started • can remove signs from walls • can enjoy a few snacks afterwards If you are interested and can commit to this, then respond to this e-mail.

Community Service Opportunity On Sunday, February 12th, Yarmouth Community Services will be hosting the 27th Annual Father/Daughter Valentine Dance in the Harrison Middle School Cafeteria. We are looking for 9 volunteers to help us with decorating, serving food and punch, assisting the photographer, etc. Volunteers would need to report at 1:30 and would be done by approximately 5:30. Unlike last year, this is NOT Super Bowl weekend. Please let me know if you are interested or if you have any questions by emailing me at mstrand@yarmouth.me.us. Thank you in advance for your help. -- Maryanne Strand Program Administrator Yarmouth Community Services

Auditions for Advanced Vocal Ensemble & Chamber Choir Dear Students, If you are a sophomore or junior and have taken a year of Chorus (Concert Choir) at YHS or had a similar experience at another high school, then read on... ​The week of Feb. 13 we will be having auditions for Advanced Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Choir. The prerequisite for either class is one full year in YHS Chorus or a similar experience at another high school. There is one audition for advancing. Placement in one of the choirs is based on your skills. Sometimes students need a second year of experience in Chorus and then audition again after that year. The audition has several parts and tests your voice, ear, and reading ability. There is a special format and some special music you will need. The first step is to go to my home page and click on either Chamber Choir or Advanced Vocal Ensemble. The direct link can be found on this announcement under Student News. Read the audition information and visit the site with the tracks and music for "Fire, Fire." After looking at the information, contact me and we can decide which voice part you should learn for "Fire, Fire" and you can tell me what your choice song will be. Then we'll look at scheduling an audition the week of Feb. 13. Let me know if you have any questions. I hope some of you consider this opportunity to return to vocal music at YHS! Mr. Dustin -- Rick Dustin Choral Music Director, Yarmouth High School

Royal River Community Theatre presents The Jungle Book When: this weekend: Jan 19th, 20th @ 7:00 pm and Jan 21st at 11 am & 7pm Where: First Parish Church, Yarmouth The Jungle Book Purchase tickets and get more information at: www.royalrivercommunitytheatre.com

Athletic Update Hello YHS Students, Staff & Coaches, The Winter season is about halfway complete so I wanted to give you an update on how are teams are doing! Unified Basketball season began last week we will have our home opener on Friday January 27th vs. GNG at 3:30! We will be honoring Sherry Lapointe at the game so please wear your teal! The Unified team will be selling teal t-shirts during lunch next Wednesday-Friday and at the game! Boys Basketball #2 in Heal Points 9-2 Record The boys basketball team defeated Wells last night 91-63 in a shoot out. The boys teal is jelling well and poised to make a great playoff run. The boys will host Poland on Friday 7:00 p.m. Girls Basketball #2 in Heal Points 7-4 Record: The girls basketball team had a key win last night over Wells read the article: http://www.pressherald.com/2017/01/17/girls-basketball-yarmouth-holds-off-wells/ The girls will play a tough Poland team @ Poland on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Boys Ice Hockey: #6 in Heal Points 4-3-1 Record The boys ice hockey team had a great overtime win vs. Gorham last Saturday night, please read about the game! Clippers Pull Out Win in Overtime Boys hockey plays next at Portland on Thursday 5:40 and then @Greely Saturday night 7:50 p.m. Girls Hockey #6 in Heal Points 6-9 Record The girls ice hockey team is having a solid season, the play cross-town rival Greely next on Saturday night at 6:10 p.m. Indoor Track The indoor track team has meets weekly each Friday night at USM. The team has had some stand out performances where many PR's were broken and individuals who have qualified for state competition. The team's start time this week at USM is 6:30 p.m. Swimming The swim team has had several individuals and relays qualify for States! The team's next meet is tomorrow Thursday night at 7:00 vs. Waynflete at Casco Bay YMCA! Come out and support our swim team! Alpine Skiing Our girls Alpine team is currently undefeated 3 races in, with some outstanding personal performances! The boys team is also shaping up to have a good season turning in two 2nd place finishes at recent races. The team will race again at Shawnee Peak on Thursday! Nordic Skiing Our Nordic team has two races under their belt thus far and swept the girls and boys races at Libby Hill last week. The team is set to race again next week at Libby Hill on the 25th. For all the latest updates on Yarmouth athletics please follow me @YHSClippers

Volunteer Opportunity The Maine Chapter of the American Heart Association needs volunteers for the HeartStrong 10K on April 2nd from 8am-12pm at the Ocean Gateway Terminal in Portland. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Meredith McNeil - 207-289-2384 or meredith.mcneil@heart.org.

The Green Group is meeting Friday, 2nd break in the YPAC YHS Students, The Green Group has another meeting scheduled for Friday, second break, in the YPAC, from about 12:55 to 1:15. We will be watching a short video and opening up a much larger conversation about mental health, social media, and the high school kids. If you're interested in coming, please come to the YPAC during second break. As always, our meetings are open to anybody at YHS as we continue to talk about mental health and wellness here at Yarmouth High. Thanks, Mr. Halsted and Ms. Tripp

Tim White Night - Friday, February 3rd Tim White Night Please join us on Friday, February 3rd, 2017, for the annual fundraiser for the Tim White Memorial Scholarship. The ceremony will occur just prior to the Falmouth v Yarmouth Basketball game at 7:00 pm at Yarmouth High School. Tim was a generous and dedicated community leader who, as President of the Yarmouth Basketball Boosters, was the driving force in the planning and construction of the Yarmouth High School outdoor basketball courts. The lighted courts are used by all ages and by folks from many surrounding communities. Tim lost his battle with ALS in December of 2010. Tim White Night is our way of honoring Tim and raising money for a scholarship that is awarded to one graduating senior from the girls and boys basketball teams who best exemplifies Tim’s leadership off and on the court.

Eligibility update Just a couple of quick reminders about eligibility as we near the end of the second quarter (January 27): Lounge: Students who have grades of 80 or above in all quarter 2 classes will be allowed access to the lounge on Friday, February 3. As of second semester, freshmen may also sign out to the lounge if the meet the eligibility criteria; Senior Privileges: On Friday, February 3, your name will appear on the sign-out sheet if you have grades of 80 or above in all quarter 2 classes AND you have submitted all required paperwork. See Mrs. Pietropaoli if you need new paperwork; Extra-Curricular Eligibility (sports and clubs): Students are eligible if they are passing all courses in which they were enrolled during the second quarter. An incomplete grade is considered a failing grade until it is made up and a grade is given. See the YHS Handbook section on eligibility for more details. And one final reminder: tardy totals re-set to zero on the first day of second semester, which is Monday, January 30. Woot! For the ins and outs of what counts as excused, how to dial back, etc., see the YHS Handbook section on attendance. If you have questions, please feel free to send me an email or reach out to a teacher / advisor for more info. Best -- Ms. Bongard