Sunday, June 18, 2017

7/8 Jazz Choir Goes On Tour

On Friday, June 2nd, the 7/8 Jazz Choir went on "tour" to three different nursing homes in Yarmouth; Brentwood Rehab, Bay Square, and Coastal Manor.  At each stop the jazz choir performed a variety show consisting of full group songs and small group/solo songs with guitars, ukuleles, piano, etc. 
Tyler Lucca and Maggie Murray
This was an outstanding day and a great experience for our students. They were joyful at the opportunity to give of themselves; their audiences was extremely appreciative of the way they shared their time and talent, and the wonderful interactions that that happened as a result of their visit.
Maddy Corson performs
Our thanks to Kimberly Grover for creating this important, powerful opportunity for our students, and for sharing these beautiful photographs. We appreciate our students outreach to these communities! 

Evan Lucca performs
The 7/8 Jazz Choir

Olivia Bailey's latest publication!

Olivia Bailey
Congratulations to Liv Bailey! Her article, "The Absence Beneath My Skis" is now live on KidSpirit as part of the summer issue on Resilience

Jessie Post, the Managing Editor of KidSpirit and KidSpirit Online, shared this about Olivia's work:

Thank you so much for all your work on this thoughtful article, and for being such a committed member of our community! It was wonderful to see you during our International Ed Board Meeting yesterday. We were so glad you could join us; I hope you enjoyed it!

Best wishes,

8th Grade Civil Rights Museum

Sam Bevins
Congratulations to our 8th grade students for their hard work on their Civil Rights Projects. Parents and students were treated to informative and engaging projects on a variety of themes in the history of Civil Rights. The deep learning and the creativity on display was an inspiration to our school community. Additionally, the work of our 8th grade students in this project reminds us to continue to uphold our school's core values of respect, compassion, and responsibility.
Abby Hill and Maggie Murray
Camden Rollins and Patrick Bergen
Many thanks to our 8th grade team and to our parent volunteers for their guidance and support during the research and creation of these important projects! 
Kira Ruffner

YEF Ends The Year on a Sweet Note

Bill Shardlow  
Thank you to the Yarmouth Education Foundation for spreading joy and sweetness with the Clipper Honors and cookies delivered to our staff last week! The smiles on the faces of the happy honorees are evidence of what this wonderful tradition means to them!
Janice Medenica and Mike Hagerty
Gina Rollins and Rich Smith

Thursday, June 15, 2017

2017 Legenda

The Amazing Legenda Staff!
The Legenda Staff is pleased to announce the unveiling of its brand new site! Here you can download the 21st issue of the magazine (as well as the 20th). You can also meet this year's staff (pictured above). Many thanks to the talented Alex Dow who coded this site for us! Our appreciation and gratitude to the Legenda Staff for sharing the gift of their creativity with us!

Mr. C. Publishes New Music

We're pleased to let you know that HMS Band Director, Brad Ciechomski,  has had two more of his pieces published, making a total of 21 pieces published during his career to date! 
We invite you to listen to  Let It Begin, which Mr. C. wrote for a younger band, as an opener or closer for a concert, and Ascending The Crystal Hill, which has been commissioned by the NH band association for the All State MS festival.  Mount Washington is known as the crystal hill because it's covered with snow for most of the year. We know that you will enjoy this beautiful and inspiring music and much as we do.
Congratulations to Brad! We continue to learn from all he has to share with students, staff, and our community, as we appreciate his wonderful music!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Congratulations to Sarah Dressel!

We're pleased and proud to let you know that Sarah Dressel, HMS 6th grade student, celebrated an exciting evening at the Telling Room in Portland, on Tuesday, May 23. Sarah's short story, "The Beast and the Bucket" was among 60 original stories or poems selected from hundreds of entries to be published in this year's anthology "SPARKS." Congratulations to Sarah and many thanks to her for sharing her talent with us!
Sarah Dressel