Liz Harder, 7th grade educator, captured this wonderful image of our HMS theme right from her driveway! 

 October 30, 2020

 Dear HMS Families, 

Thank you for your ongoing support to keep our learning community as safe and healthy as possible as we move through the fall. Our students amaze us every day with their positive attitudes, creativity, and care for each other, our staff, and our school! 

We appreciate your attention to the updates below, which include information about holiday supports. We hope you enjoy some images that reflect the recent adventures in learning at HMS! 

From everyone at HMS, 

 Joan Adler and Tom McDowell

HMS Administrative Team


HMS Day of Welcome

We extend our thanks and appreciation to the HMS Civil Rights Team and their advisors, Ms. Mike, Ms. Agell, and Ms. Hill, for creating the CRT celebration of the second annual "Days Of Welcome", which took place on Thursday and Friday last week. Civil Rights Teams in over 250 schools across the state of Maine celebrated this day and welcomed all students as they arrived at their schools. The mission of Civil Rights Teams is to support schools to reflect on and talk about the six categories that are protected under the Maine Civil Rights Law. Those categories include: gender (gender identity and expression), race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, and religion. Thanks to our Civil Rights Team for their inspiring work and for spreading the message of welcome to everyone at our school! 


Message From Project Holiday 

Our committee has started preparing for this annual event. Please see the attached 2020 application form for Yarmouth parents. We are accepting applications from Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 20. YCAN Project Holiday Coordinators Jean Rafford, Debbie Roux, Cheryl McGilvery, Sandy Bowie, and Lori MacDonald.

YCAN: Thanksgiving Meal Request for School Families

Please return the attached form by Thursday, November 12 to the HMS office or via email to Thank you!

HMS Connections

We want to share this wonderful image of Kimberly Grover connecting with her chorus students virtually! Our HMS students and staff are making this unusual school year work in many different ways : ).

With Thanks To Our HMS Parents and Our PTO!

The HMS staff was overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of our parents and our PTO! Thank you for the wonderful gift cards to Claytons, which we will put to great use. It was so much fun to hear the enthusiastic responses to this school-wide gift as staff members opened this special surprise!


It’s time to order Yearbooks!

Order a HMS 2021 yearbook for your student for $25 until December 31, 2020! The price will increase to $30 after January 1st. Reserve your child’s yearbook at this Jostens link. For more information, please contact

The Great Pineland Pumpkin Adventure

Our 6th grade scientists had a blast creating “constellation” pumpkins to be put on display at Pineland! Thanks to Zach Callahan, Jen Laberge, Steph Robison, and Ragan Bartlett for developing this engaging learning experience for our students. Huge gratitude to Kath Callahan and Pineland for the donation of the pumpkins and for making this possible for our kids!


School Photo Retakes - Message from Geskus:

We are excited to offer the opportunity for ALL students to have a school picture, so we have scheduled an OPEN RETAKE DAY! The date will be November 14, 2020. We are providing several locations throughout our school communities from 9 am - 3 pm by appointment only. Please see the attachment for details. All of the facilities have strict COVID19 guidelines for safety, designed to reduce the risk of contact between individuals. Thank you for adhering to these rules: Please remain in your vehicle until your scheduled appointment time, only one person allowed in the building with a student, and if you are not present at your scheduled time we will not be able to accommodate your appointment. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact Kathy Pelkey, Account Coordinator Geskus Studio & Yearbook Publishing with questions. 

Halloween fun 

Leah Carroll!

Karen Jagolinzer’s class!

Andrea Utz’ class!

Matt Spang:

Kristina Truesdale:

Rich Smith:

Keith Monk:

Geskus Retake Flyer

Project Holiday

Thanksgiving School Request Form