Sunday, October 15, 2017

Congratulations to Elena Miller and Sawyer Flowerdew!

Mr. Rice, Sawyer Flowerdew and Ms. Rice
Congratulations and best wishes to Elena Miller and Sawyer Flowerdew, who are the first students to be honored by the HMS/Rotary Student Recognition program! The Unified Arts Team chose Elena for this recognition and the 8th Grade Team chose Sawyer. This award is based on growth mindset and the effort/grit/perseverance demonstrated by HMS students. Elena and Sawyer will be presented with their awards at the next Rotary meeting, which will be held at the Town Hall Community Room, on October 16th, at 7:15 AM. 

Mrs. Grover, Elena Miller, Mrs. Lambert and Mr. Dehetre
Our thanks to Sarah MacGillivray, past president of the Yarmouth Rotary, Bruce Myers, current president, and all members of the Rotary, for partnering with us to make this program possible! 

Monday, October 9, 2017

HMS Welcomes our New Students and Parents

Thanks to HMS School Counselor Laura Mike, PTO president, Amie Moore, and PTO members Marjie Longshore, Stephanie Brewer and Naomi Bentivoglio for the warm welcome they extended to our new community members! Students and parents who have recently moved to our town had a chance to meet new friends, ask questions and get to know our school during this gathering. Thanks to everyone who supported this special event!

Tell Us About You!

Thanks to Mr. Skilling, Ms. Damboise, Mrs. Lambert and Mr. Dehetre for creating this engaging learning opportunity that supports our students and staff to, "Tell Us About You!"
Mr. Skilling here!

We want to know more about you! This is your opportunity to show us some of the things you like to do. You just might find out that others might want to talk to you about it or that others just might may have the same interests as you!

So what physical or recreational activities do you, and maybe your family, like to participate in? For example, hiking, fly fishing, yoga, skateboarding, circus arts, sailing, martial arts, dance, juggling, mountain biking, skiing, archery, horseback riding, rock climbing, fencing, gymnastics, snowmobiling, kayaking, etc.

To share, first click on the link below. There you can record a video response on the spot, where you tell us your name and about your interests and maybe share some photos, OR  instead, you can upload a video that you have, or created, of you in action (max. length 1min. 30 seconds).

Regardless of how you want to do it, we are curious!!!

Thank you!
Mr. S

Famous Mainers

 Our 8th grade students are learning about famous Mainers' contributions to our state. Thanks to Ms. Rice and her students for sharing this fascinating project with us in a new and innovative way! 
Click on the icons within this presentation to learn more:

8th Grade Spanish Students experience a bit of Mexico

 Thanks to Paula Vicenzi for filling us in on this great, authentic learning experience, which allowed our students to end the year on an exciting note!
¡Vamos a Margaritas! 
As part of their cultural unit on Mexico and Food, Mrs. Vicenzi's and Mrs. Roberts' 8th grade Spanish classes went on their annual trip to Margaritas in Portland. A guided presentation gave students a chance to see Mexico as it is today; its people, tradition and art. Students toured the restaurant to see the folk art and decor which are all hand made in Mexico. After watching a demonstration on how to make fresh guacamole and salsa casera, students enjoyed the, "all you can eat taco buffet!" Margaritas also gave each teacher a piece of authentic Mexican art to be displayed in the Spanish classroom as a visual reminder of their trip to Margaritas and their Mexico adventure.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Thanks to our PTO!

Holy Cow are those Holy Donuts delicious! Thank you to Kelly Sawhney, Amie Moore, Marjie Longshore and our PTO for this awesome, much appreciated treat! We enjoyed every bite!

6th Graders Explore Mt. Apatite

Thanks to Ragan Bartlett for sharing this exciting news about the recent 6th grade field trip!

Sixth graders were graced with beautiful weather as they set out on their Mt. Apatite geologic field trip on Friday. They hiked the mountain. They observed and identified trees, gathered rock samples (quartz and mica were popular choices) and drew the origin rock face exposed by the quarry.

Thanks to our many parents who assisted in keeping our students organized during this authentic learning activity. Our students, parents and staff enjoyed all they discovered and the scientific camaraderie!