A gas detector in the kitchen has set off the fire alarm at Frank H. Harrison Middle School. Students and staff have evacuated the building and the Yarmouth Fire Department is on the scene. We will notify you when the building is cleared for occupancy.
This afternoon our Language Arts teachers took part in a professional development activity similar to rock/paper/scissors, based on the first line(s) of the book they are currently reading. We learned that this is an engaging way to stimulate student interest in multiple books!
We have well over 100 bikers a day at HMS - about 1/3 of our students! We can also identify this amount as .333 or 33.3%. We love to see so many of our students biking and walking to school. We also love math!
One of the hallmarks of HMS is that we are a community that reads. The line to check out books during the first two days of school has been lengthy!
Sorry for that error in our first message. It's the 2023 school year! Time flies, but not that fast. Enjoy the day!!
Welcome to the 2033-2024 school year. Please be aware that buses and drop-off lines may be a bit slower than normal these first few days. Have a great year!
Please VOTE in the Yarmouth town elections and the school budget referendum.
Voting takes place in the YHS gymnasium tomorrow (TUESDAY, JUNE 13).
Polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.
Jasper Keller, 7th grader, designed and built a new shelving unit for our library! He did some great problem-solving, including how to build it in parts to fit through narrow doors. Thank you to Mr. Corey, HMS STEAM teacher, for his support. Great work, Jasper, and thank you!
Yarmouth's electric buses are hitting the road for the first time this afternoon.
Ms. Carlson and Mr. Thompson will be transporting students home in a super-quiet and eco-friendly fashion. Keep an eye - and an ear - out for these blue-trimmed beauties!
Please consider attending tomorrow evening's Town Meeting (Tuesday, June 6), where you will have the opportunity to vote on the proposed Yarmouth School budget for the 2023-2024 school year. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at YHS. https://www.yarmouthschools.org/page/budget
Dylan Johnson, 7th grader, is attempting to read all of the Maine State Book Award books this year. He has currently read 11 books from the list! His favorite so far has been the graphic novel, Roll Call. Way to go, Dylan!
Sailing Opportunity! The Yarmouth High School sailing team is excited to share the joy of sailing with potential sailors. The SailMaine program is open to anyone, including novices. There are scholarships for equipment, and the community is well supported. This is a great opportunity for children who live in Yarmouth to learn a lifelong sport. The HS team is holding a "take a friend sailing" event, with their SailMaine coaches, on Monday, May 22. We would love to extend this invitation to the HMS community, especially 8th graders who might consider (and not be aware of ) this great opportunity to sail in high school. All equipment will be provided. If interested, contact Michelle Dietz at: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Monday's event will be from 2:45-6pm.
The Yarmouth Track & Field team is hosting their 2nd annual Friends & Family meet on Sunday, 5/21 at 10:00 am! All ages/abilities welcome, with races for kids, teens, and adults. $10 entry fee to run as many events as you like! All funds raised go to the Yarmouth Track boosters.
Join us for a Garden Work Day this Sunday at the new Yarmouth School Garden Space at YES/Winslow Fields! Melissa McNaboe, School Garden Coordinator, will lead volunteers in filling garden beds, digging plots, and doing general cleanup. Sunday, May 21st, from 2:30 - 4:30 PM.
Our 7th and 8th-grade concert last night was a big hit!
Thank you to our wonderful PTO for the delicious donuts, fruit, and coffee this morning in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week!
What a wonderful 6th-grade Spring Concert tonight! Special thanks to our Choral Director, Ms. Grover, and our Band Director, Mr. Snow, for the joy that they bring to their work with our talented students!
Information for our upcoming HMS Spring Band and Chorus Concerts:
Tuesday, May 9 - 6th Grade Spring Band and Chorus Concert. Students should be dropped off between 6pm and 6:10pm at the high school band and chorus rooms. The YPAC will open for audience seating at 6:00pm. The concert will begin at 6:30pm and will conclude by 7:30pm.
Wednesday, May 10 - 7/8th Grade Spring Band and Chorus Concert. Students should be dropped off between 6pm and 6:10pm at the high school band and chorus rooms. The YPAC will open for audience seating at 6:00pm. The concert will begin at 6:30pm and will conclude by 7:30pm.