Hello Clipper Community:

It is hard to believe we are already half-way through the first quarter! You will be receiving an email on Wednesday afternoon letting you know that student progress reports are available in Powerschool. This note contains a number of other important reminders and upcoming dates. But I also want to let you know I continue to be so pleased with the beginning of our school year.  There is a definite rhythm developing; one of energy and enthusiasm that we are back in what feels like a more typical academic and co-curricular experience at YHS.  As Ms. Bongard and I have been in classrooms this month, we have seen so many engaging learning and team-building activities.

Thank you again for your support and interest in your student’s education.  As always, if there are questions or concerns or positives you would like to share please feel free to contact us.


Patrick Hartnett


⇒Calendar Reminders
Reminder that there is no school this Friday (October 7) and next Monday (October 10) and there will not be a late start for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade next Wednesday (October 12).
⇒Financial Aid Night
The Yarmouth High School Guidance Office will be hosting a Financial Aid Night on October 5, at 6:30pm in the YPAC. Please note this presentation will be recorded and posted to the Guidance office website following the evening session.
⇒PSAT Testing
PSAT testing is Wednesday, October 12th.  A reminder that this is not a late start for sophomores and juniors registered to take the PSATs. Testing rooms will be posted, students will need to report to the testing room at 7:50am. Students not registered to take the PSAT should report to school by 9:00. By taking the PSAT, Juniors are automatically considered for the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.  For sophomores, this is an opportunity to practice taking a college entrance exam and receive feedback to help prepare for future standardized tests.  Access to practice tests and resources can be found here.
This year's registration fee is $25 which must be received in the guidance office by this Thursday, October 6 (no late payments will be accepted). Payment can be made by cash or check (to Yarmouth High School) or credit card (payment link is here.) If paying by credit card, please have your child stop by the guidance office for a study guide. Please note that the Customer ID is the student's name. Fee waivers are also available upon request if necessary.
⇒Classroom and Other Happenings
Check out the great work of the Roots & Shoots Club! Thanks, Mr. Quigley for organizing the tree-planting efforts
Check out the “Neural Murals designed and created by our students in Ms. Ruthman’s and Ms. Carrigan’s psychology classes!


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