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posted Jan 27, 2017, 6:44 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

Yearbook Club Pictures today! First Break: Spoken Slam Club Student Ambassador Second Break: PITS Youth Court Please go to the YPAC lobby and be prompt! Thank you.

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

Sign up for the American Math Contest Hey YHS Students: Are you good at Math? Do you like a challenge? Do you want a chance to win awards for your skills? Every year we offer a chance for students to participate in the American Math Contests. These contests give students a chance to challenge themselves and see how they stack up against math students from around the country. Top scorers have a chance to win awards and/or complete in higher level competitions. There are separate contests for students in grade 10 or lower and for students in grade 11 or higher. This year, the AMC will take place on Tuesday, February 7th during advisor and period Blue 2. Anyone signing up and taking part will be excused from that one class, but will obviously have to make up any work missed. If you would like to take part, please sign up using the AMC sign-up form. If you have any questions about this competition, feel free to contact me directly or you can ask your math teacher. J. Hutchinson

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

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.

Do you drink water? Hey YHS... Do you drink water? If you answered yes to that question, you should try to stop by the Global Action table during both lunches this week to check out some of our great water bottles. We still have all three colors (green, blue and white, and clear and blue) so come and get one while they are available! We will be selling until Friday the 27th. $10 P.S. we also have free stickers available! -Thanks, GAC

Take Back the Tap Free Lunch Friday! & FREE CHICKIN' TENDAS On next Friday, February 3rd, the YHS Cafe is hosting a free lunch to raise awareness for the Take Back the Tap campaign. In order to keep up the profits lost from selling water bottles, we must buy more lunches and snacks from the cafeteria. Water bottles will not be sold that day, and snacks and beverages (excluding milk) will be sold for their respective fees. The FREE LUNCH options consist of the regular sandwich and salad bar accompanied by a pasta bar and the kitchen's new CHICKIN' TENDAS recipe. Remember, Take Back the Tap will only be successful with heavy student participation in buying lunch.

Yarmouth-Freeport Girls Hockey Team supports American Cancer Association The Yarmouth-Freeport Girls Hockey Team is working hard to raise money to support the American Cancer Association's research in the fight against cancer. Please click here to support the Varsity Girls' fundraising campaign On Tuesday, January 31st, Yarmouth-Freeport will host Lewiston High School at Travis Roy Arena. Game time is 7 pm. Prior to the opening face-off, we will hold a ceremony with players from both teams in which we will recognize families and friends that have been impacted by cancer. Do the right thing and join the Yarmouth-Freeport Girls in their fight against cancer

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