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November 1st Parent Note
Eric Klein
Friday, November 01, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Today marks the end of the first quarter, as well as the beginning of a November packed with events and celebrations. Please take a few minutes to review the extensive list of upcoming school and community activities over the next few weeks.  

YHS Playmakers will present The Addams Family: A Musical Comedy November 21- 23 in the Yarmouth Performing Arts Center. Tickets will go on sale November 13; please see this link for more information or visit or website.

"THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents."

The original date for Winter Sports Information Night has been changed and split into two evenings.   Please refer to the following dates and times if your son or daughter is planning to participate in a winter sport. 

Wednesday, November 13th @ 6:00 p.m.

- Boys' & Girls' Basketball

- Boys' Ice Hockey

- Coed Indoor Track

- Coed Swimming


Monday, November 18th @ 6:00 p.m.

- Alpine Skiing

- Nordic Skiing


Learning Area Conferences will be held on November 6th and 7th.  Individual appointments are not made ahead of time; these conferences take place in the cafeteria or gym where teachers provide quick updates (approximately 5 minutes) of your child’s progress.  Our student ambassadors will be on site to help. Please note: 

- If your son or daughter's last name begins with A-K, conferences will be held from 3:30-6:30 pm on Wednesday, November 6th.  

- If your son or daughter's last name begins with L-Z, conferences will be held from 3:30-6:30 pm on Thursday, November 7th.    

Furthermore, several of our part -time faculty will only be available on the following evenings:  

- David Pearl (social studies) - Wednesday only. 

- Craig Collins (social studies) - Thursday only.  

Class of 2022 Fundraiser - The Class of 2022 is offering YARMOUTH CLIPPERS merchandise, on sale now through November 8th.  Order forms can be found at this link and area also available in the office.  Additionally, orders will be taken during Learning Area Conferences on 11/6 and 11/7. Items for sale include: sweatpants, hooded sweatshirts, lanyards, bucket hats, socks, windbreakers, t-shirts, and long-sleeved shirts.  When placing your order, please specify the color, size and quantity of each item. Please make out all checks to Yarmouth High School and turn in order forms to the main office. Please contact Mary Highland ( with any questions.

All of our athletic programs are involved in post-season play; don’t miss the YHS playoff and state championship action this weekend! 

Friday, November 1st (this evening) 

     - Girls’ volleyball state championship 8:30 pm @ USM (Gorham Campus)

Saturday, November 2nd  

     - Girls’ cross country state championship 11 am @ Twin Brooks Complex (Cumberland)

     - Boys’ cross country state championship 11:40 am @ Twin Brooks Complex (Cumberland)

     - Football quarter finals 1:30 pm @ Mt. Ararat (Topsham Fairground field) 

     - Girls’ Soccer 3 pm semi-finals (home game)

     -  Boys’ Soccer 6 pm semi-finals (home game)

Upcoming Community Events

Intelligent Lives - Tuesday, November 5th.  The Maine Parent Federation will be providing a free viewing of a film Intelligent Lives by Dan Habib which sparks dialogue by challenging our assumptions around students with disabilities.  The film will be shown in the Yarmouth Performing Arts Center at Yarmouth High School and will run from 6:30 p.m. until 7:45 p.m.  For more information please see this link:…

Project Holiday Application Form - Sponsored by YCAN, the goal of this program is

to supply families with Thanksgiving meals and enhance the holiday spirit of giving in the Yarmouth community.  Yarmouth families can confidentially request assistance for a Thanksgiving meal with this link and holiday gifts and food through this link.  

Merrill Library Events - 

Dangerous Thinking Club: For our November 15 meeting, we will discuss the book The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden.   If you would like to join us, email Jill at  A copy of the book can be borrowed with your library card via our Interlibrary Loan system Minerva on our website.

Board Game Saturdays: November 23 and 30. Have family in town that you need to entertain...or get away from? Come to the library on Saturday November 23 or November 30, or both, to play new board games from Island Treasure Toys. No pre-registration required. All ages, 10AM-3PM.


Book Arts Workshops, Mondays, December 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 3:45-4:45. A series of workshops where participants will use old books and magazines to create art objects. Registration is required. Sign up via this Google Form, at the circulation desk, by emailing Jill at, or by calling 846-4763.


Best regards,

Eric Klein, Amy Bongard, & David Creech - YHS Administrative Team