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posted Mar 29, 2016, 9:18 AM by Jennifer Lainey

Playmakers will be presenting a Spring Play in late May! Playmakers will be presenting a Spring Play in late May! This will be a production with a small cast (about 8 actors). We are trying to get an idea of how many people want to try out. If you a interested in auditioning for the Spring Play, please come to Room 409 to get an Audition Form. You must complete the form and turn it in to Mrs. Puelle before auditions. All forms are due next Tuesday, March 29 by the end of the day.

Athletic eligibility update Hello YHS Students, Please be reminded that quarter 3 ends on Friday April 8th and the eligibility report is due out the following Thursday, April 14th. If students are ineligible at this point they may not regain eligibility until Tuesday, May 17th. Eligibility is based on quarter 3 grades, cornerstones do not impact eligibility. This eligibility check point impacts any students participating on Spring sports in addition to all other extra-curricular activities. Please let me know if you have any questions. The actual eligibility policy for your reference in the text below: Eligibility Any student at Yarmouth High School is eligible to participate in interscholastic athletics if he/she meets the eligibility requirements as established by the MPA and Yarmouth High School. 1. Be enrolled in at least five full courses; and 2. Pass all courses in which he/she is enrolled during the quarter. An incomplete grade will be considered as a failure until it is made up and a grade is given. It should be noted that a student failing one course or receiving one incomplete grade may not participate in games/performances, but is still expected to practice and abide by existing team and code rules and regulations. Students failing two courses or having two incompletes, or any combination which equals two or more cannot participate in games/performances or practices. Ineligibility begins the day report cards are distributed to students. Eligibility will be reinstated on the date published for the distribution of mid-term reports. GO CLIPPERS!

Play in the Street ---- Hey YHS, This week is your LAST CHANCE to enter any WRITING or ART to the Play in the Street Magazine contest AND end of year magazine! We've extended the deadline to THIS FRIDAY, April 1st, for both. Submit HERE to the contest/final magazine: yhs_pits@yarmouthschools.org This contest has a blind judging with a well-known artist and writer. There is a 1st place writing cash prize for $50 and a 1st place art cash prize for $50. We have spaces to fill for photographs, paintings, short stories, poems, fiction, etc. for our final magazine, so please submit! We can't wait to see your work! Just e-mail us if you have any questions. ~Play in the Street Art & Writing Magazine

Community Service Opportunity Just a reminder that The American Heart Association is hosting a 10K race this Sunday, April 3rd in Portland and is in need of volunteers from 6:30am until around 11am. Volunteers will gather at the Ocean Gateway Terminal in the Old Port. If you are interested in earning community service hours for this event, please contact Meredith McNeil at 207-289-2384 or meredith.mcneil@heart.org.

Job opportunity The Yarmouth Historical Society has a job opening for a rising senior who is interested in majoring in History or a related subject. This is funded by a grant. The total amount of the grant is $1500 and this will go directly to the student who is chosen. A resume is required along with a cover letter. The successful applicant will be given the chance to work in collections, education and development. The rate of pay is $9.00 per/hour at 20 hours per week. This amounts to 8-9 weeks depending on the schedule that the student and I work out. It is the goal of the grantor and the staff at the History Center to give the student employment that will stand out on an application as well as an insight as to how the History Center works. A love of history helps as there will be plenty of opportunity for research and writing. Thank you, Amy Aldredge Executive Director Yarmouth Historical Society 118 East Elm Street Yarmouth, ME 04096 (207) 846-6259 www,yarmouthmehistory.org

Community Service Opportunity An Easy/Fun Opportunity to Earn Credits For Community Service WHEN? Saturday morning, April 9, 2016, 9:15 to 11:15 WHERE? First Parish Church, 116 Main Street, Yarmouth WHAT? Packaging vacuum-sealed meals for hungry children in northern rural Maine. Sitting or standing at an assembly line and pouring, for example, a cup of macaroni or soy into a plastic bag with 44 other people: men, women, adults, and students. WHY? One out of four children in Maine worry about not having enough food to eat each day. Northern rural towns in Maine have few, if any, food pantries; transportation and spoilage create huge problems. July and August are critical months, because hungry children in northern rural Maine have no breakfast or lunch available at school. Usually it takes until age 25 for one’s brain to develop fully. With so many hungry children, what does this say about their brain development? What about the quality of Maine’s high school graduates? For only 25 cents, Kids Care Food Program can provide supplies for a nourishing meal. The meals are vacuum sealed; therefore, the shelf life for the meals is two years. There are three options for Kids Care meals: a vegetable/rice casserole, a bean/rice meal, and a macaroni and cheese dinner. All meals are fortified with protein, vitamins, and minerals. Actually, 45 people can package 10,000 vacuum-sealed meals in two hours. Later, the Good Shepherd Food Bank will transport the packaged meals to its Brewer warehouse for distribution in northern rural Maine, specifically in July and August, when the children there have the least amount of food to eat. To register, or if you have any questions, please email Barbara Horton bhre77@myfairpoint.net Thanks so much!

A few items to cover........ Good morning - Here are a few important items to review as we finish the month of March. 1. School Quality Survey - In an effort to ensure that you have a voice in assessing the programs and opportunities at Yarmouth High School, we would like to invite you participate in our second annual School Quality Survey. Please click on this survey link http://goo.gl/forms/FlnuKifvNw to begin. 2. School committee liaison - A reminder to interested sophomores that the application for this position (found here) needs to be completed by this Thursday, March 31. Applications should be turned into the main office. 3. YCAN Liaison - A reminder to interested sophomores that the application for this position (found here) needs to be completed by this Thursday, March 31. Applications should be emailed to 4. Junior Trooper Academy - The Maine State Police will be hosting a three-day Junior Trooper Academy from June 29 through July 1, 2016. For more information, please see the attachments. Have a great week!

Prom committee reminder - Tuesday Just a friendly reminder that we have a prom meeting today after school in Mrs. O'Neill's room!