Seniors and Parents of Seniors! Senior Submission Yearbook deadline is fast approaching (November 2nd). It is extremely important that you check your HHS email. Yearbook has sent out individual notices with directions and access to your Upload Folder. We've also sent out a separate Survey to gather information so we can plan the yearbook layout. Less than 20% of seniors have responded.
Congrats to Nolan Raymond! Way to represent HHS! https://www.ageofnature.mainepublic.org/blog/studentchallengewinners
Update on our Animated Movie Bracket! Here are the round of 32 selections for the Animated Movie Bracket. HUUUGE Upsets in this round. Trust me, the halls of Hermon are stirring with controversy. Sweet 16 matchups will come next Tuesday. Mr. Murray https://docs.google.com/document/d/1J6qCXXQdOLvVyWrOarKE1bygdWSr_MlGvJNzteH82wk/edit
MACBOOKS! It is almost time! First, we need ALL guardians to fill this google form out! ASAP! CLICK HERE! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScEecbSknoh2jxnWhCaxsgAcAMCFSXJCBaufQEPteV5ldonvA/viewform
Results from the first round of the Animated Music Bracket Challenge! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sGdjTPgXAl4iMl99oWbvcltQyp_T3VR4jd5Saj6oyoM/edit
The Hermon High School Writing Center will resume operations on Tuesday, October 20th. Just email your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. See an English teacher for more details.
PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST! Student Council is happy to sponsor a pumpkin decorating contest, open to all students and faculty. Choose your design, either painted of sculpted. Label your pumpkin with your name and your grade. Take a photo of yourself and your pumpkin and send to Mrs. Clain using the school gmail. Send your entry by October 28. Student Council will create a slide show with all entries. Students and faculty may then vote on the best pumpkins in each category. The creators of the winning pumpkins will receive a Dunkin Donuts gift certificate.
2020 YEARBOOKS ARE IN! Hawks Class of 2020....THEY'RE HERE!!! The wait is over! Come get your 2019-2020 Yearbook. Available in the Main Office! Hawks Class of 2021...We emailed you the Senior Yearbook Information Letter and access to your Yearbook Materials Folder. Please check school email and get back to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you haven't received it."
In Mr. Murray’s Honors English 9, the kids will learn the skills of persuasion using the first annual Animated Movie Songs Bracket. Each week, we will be announcing matchup winners, picked by your very own Hermon faculty. So fill out your bracket and follow along! Happy picking! SONGS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/126aRx7haN5NH62vWYfMlgnguEcP3kF3Xb29s1nxpR_w/edit?usp=sharing BRACKET 1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/13bdIQvKJgJX3E-HltsJCaM9DkP8SPkLG/view?usp=sharing BRACKET 2 https://drive.google.com/file/d/15-bGUHmlMI8Qv74fRZTtHZmavMvtwt8L/view?usp=sharing
REMINDER! Looking forward to Parent Teacher Conferences! October 8th and October 15th 4pm-8pm. First of two nights begins on the 8th (tomorrow). Here is the information! DEADLINE to sign up is the following: By 1:00 on October 8th for that night's conferences By 1:00 on October 15th for that night's conferences WHERE DO YOU FIND THE PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE LINK? https://signup.com/go/vhMWKuP Directions on how to sign up for Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences ~THIS IS A TWO STEP PROCESS: SIGNING UP AND MEETING~ STEP ONE: SIGNING UP Go to this link https://signup.com/go/vhMWKuP *Choose your child’s teacher by clicking the view box. *Select a day (either the 8th or the 15th). *Click the time slot you want the conference for with that individual teacher. *Click the green tab “sign up”. Enter in the fields required: your name, your phone number, your email, your student’s name, and confirm you are the guardian. *Now click “save”. To sign up for additional teachers click “go back to all sign ups” and repeat the same process for the next teacher. You will receive a confirmation in your email to remind you of your scheduled times! You can also opt in for a text reminder. STEP TWO: HOW TO MEET WITH YOUR TEACHER ON CONFERENCE DAYS *Each teacher you have signed up with will send you a Google Meet link through the email you provided. *If you are using a smartphone or tablet you can download the free Google Meet app on your device. If you do not have access to a device with a camera you may dial in to meet with a teacher using your phone. *Click on the link sent to you corresponding with the time you signed up for. You may have up to 4 Google Meet invites if you signed up with multiple teachers.
COMMUNITY SERVICE The library wants to give you community hours as you read! Yes, you are hearing that correctly. We want to promote reading! How do you do that? 1. Check a book out 2. Read the book 3. Record the time it took you to read the book 4. Write a brief summary of the book 5. Send the summary to Mrs. Schwartz. Mrs. Schwartz will then make it Book of the Week for the school! You will receive Community Service hours for both the time it took you to read the book and for the time it took you to write the summary! This means you can get Community Service hours for reading and telling others about the book! The Library is open 7:30 to 2:15. See Mrs. Schwartz or Mrs. Gove in the library for more information.
CLASS OF 2024! The following are the results from our Class of 2024 Officers and Student Council election: President: Brady Rautiola Vice President: Eva Benjamin Secretary: Abigail Case Treasurer: Brooklyn Ball Historian: Cassidy Coburn Student Council Representatives: Kiersta Fairbrother Brooklyn Ball Cameron Smart America Goldberg Cassidy Coburn
Students interested in after-school Theatre activities during this school year are encouraged to introduce themselves to Ms. Toole in person or by email. Hermon High School typically produces 3 shows a year in addition to a variety of activities such as field trips and conferences. Although the program will look different this year, we are still inviting new students to join us and learn about what we do. You do not have to be experienced in Theatre--people join for a variety of reasons, including to improve their presenting and public speaking skills, gain confidence, and make new friends. Contact Ms. Toole today for additional information.
The Library Media Center is accepting volunteers for Community Service hours. Students will be asked to help with various administrative and some cleaning tasks. We can take one student per block. If interested, please come see Ms. Schwartz and Mrs. Gove.
Last week students from our 'Power to the People' course created this video in celebration of Constitution Day 2020! Click the link here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg7e7F-BAo4&feature=youtu.be
While we anxiously await the arrival of the 2020 yearbooks, we are hard at work on the 2021 issue. These times require new solutions. Please read through the directions carefully as we begin this journey together. We began sending access links to senior emails today. Thank you for your help and cooperation. Senior Yearbook Packet Letter 2020-2021: Click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-l5Z8oEuQuP6R79HJw-Im6ZCWOix724KP1ZQA1u2RpI/edit
Hello Class of 2021! Below is the information you may have missed from last night's financial aid night last night! Topic: Financial Aid Information Session with Hermon High School & Nikki Vachon, FAME To view the recording: https://famemaine.zoom.us/rec/play/WB0CkKyFyzbQyEz8MNOQGwBYfC8ggkbrHRBOXX4sJAdrRY0gyAyov3SIky9VosUJWYDa8gVIBhPcT-98.L-vFfa3He4Pj-lYR?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=9YRF8fqMT0evdJkf44FVtg.1600259739282.e9c90156cd05f1e46cce6e4a5cb38571&_x_zm_rhtaid=39 Want to contact Nikki directly? here is her information! Nikki Vachon College Access Counselor FINANCE AUTHORITY OF MAINE P.O. Box 949, 5 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04332-0949 207-620- 3529 or 1-800-228-3734 Fax: 207-213-2629 – TTY: 207-626-2717 email@example.com
Seniors, there was a glitch with the original graduation cap and gown form. Please follow the link below to fill out the information needed for ordering a graduation cap and gown. You must do this EVEN IF you submitted the original form already. Remember, this must be done by Friday at 3PM. There is NO cost to you for graduation caps and gowns, we just need sizing information to order the correct gowns! Here is the link!: https://form.jotform.com/202543896862163
The Class of 2022 is selling Fall bulbs. This fundraiser is 100% online @ http://classof2022.fpfundraising.com/, will ship directly to you, and we receive 50% of the profit. Please consider supporting the Class of 2022 as we raise funds for Graduation costs.
Seniors!!! Please check your school email for important information regarding graduation caps and gowns. There is an order form you MUST fill out before Friday, September 18th at 3 pm. You can also access this form and a quick informational video by clicking the link below: https://view.vidreach.io/viewer/reach/ea528bb5-6689-4dc2-8dd0-afcd43ca5f49/2234eaad-c12e-4aad-85bf-4be5ec31325a/f1bc8838-6dfa-4f85-9a36-e9bedab15432?pk_campaign=2234eaad-c12e-4aad-85bf-4be5ec31325a Again, THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 18th AT 3PM!
JUNIORS AND SENIORS! Every year our students attend a local college fair to learn about colleges, their offerings, and get connected to admissions counselors. Our local college fair this year will be virtual and you will have several dates to choose from! Here is the information on how to find out how to interact with colleges you are interested in and gather more information! NACAC College Fairs have gone Virtual and the first fair is on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. More than 600 colleges and universities will be online to talk with high school juniors and seniors on Sunday, Sept 13 and on three additional dates this fall (Oct 12, Oct 18, and Nov 8). We strongly encourage you to register and attend this informative event! Live sessions will be offered. As always, attendance at NACAC fairs is free and parents are welcome to attend. Register for the National College Fair here: https://virtualcollegefairs.org/ Find a list of exhibiting colleges & resources from NACAC here.https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/attend-virtual-college-fairs/counselor-resources/
Do you need to figure out how to pay for college? Get ready for our virtual Financial Aid Information night! Here is the link to join the meeting next week! See image for day and time details! https://zoom.us/j/96662385482?pwd=TElQNE1tL1phZmE5SGpydzRIRlgwQT09
The Class of 2022 is continuing to fund raise for graduation costs through CLYNK. Please answer the questions in the form below if you would like CLYNK bags sent home with your student. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdc2xF139gkf6JuMDpkdsKdBAhMoUqUqKSttwlKTDcj7DHLQ/viewform
UPDATE ON YEARBOOK "We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we work with Lifetouch to complete the 2019-2020 yearbook. The books are in production, with a target shipping date set for mid-September. This is a best scenario estimate. We remain optimistic as we begin work on the 2020-2021 issue of The Microphone."
Are you unsure where to find the screening tool to check for COVID symptoms? Click here to be taken directly there. https://covid.northernlighthealth.org/covidcheck
IMPORTANT. Hermon High School update on procedures and protocol as they relate to Covid-19. Please take time to listen to this important information. Click here: https://youtu.be/YIN8HPqggLo
Class of 2024! Get ready for our Covid 19 Preview to see what HHS will be like when you come to school this year. Click here! https://youtu.be/YEYPQtFK1UM
Class of 2021! Here is our training video for you to work on your Common App. https://youtu.be/t7UKA6ejCZU Here are the links to our virtual hours for you to jump on and ask questions! Monday the 17th 12-2 meet.google.com/nhp-bbeg-akb Tuesday the 18th 12-2 meet.google.com/avr-uxyg-riq
CLASS OF 2024! Here is more information on Visual Performing Arts! Click here for video:https://youtu.be/GGWiY3xjX5k
CLASS OF 2020! Your graduation pictures are in! Stop by the main office here at HHS anytime M-TH from 7-3 to pick them up! Also, as we prepare for the 20-21 school year, we have not forgotten about you and want to wish you success in all of your journeys! We are so proud of you. You will forever leave your mark at Hermon High School as the very important Class of 2020.
Class of 2024! Here is the information on Student Government! Click here: https://youtu.be/U47YotrFAOc
Class of 2024! Meet the English Department! Our new English teacher is not in this video so we included a photo. You will love Ms. Samantha Ireland who is teaching English 9, English 11, and Psychchology! Click here for video! https://youtu.be/BbfIh2dq184
CLASS OF 2021! See your email for an update on the Common Application Workshop! Click here for a message from your counselors! https://youtu.be/MNVudnf9xVs
Class of 2024! Learn about ways to give back to the community and earn community service hours! Click here! https://youtu.be/ab1VLA-sUqc
Class of 2024. Check out some athletic highlights from this past school year! These students achieved so much their four years at HHS! This might be you someday! Click here! https://youtu.be/06l5HOyh5jA
Parent survey Hermon Schools. Please read this and give us your input! https://www.hsd.hermon.net/article/269931?org=hsd
Hey Hermon Hawks! Did you know we now have a You Tube Channel? You can find it on our website or you can check it out here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYbnCKl_BWe-xpiE8f12rIw
HHS video series! Welcome Class of 2024! Click to meet Admin and Guidance! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w1MISAQjBQ3Bv7woELRU8FAO0sbg6Be5/view?usp=drivesdk
CONGRATULATIONS to EMILY MORGAN & PJ CANNON on receiving the Mitchell Scholarship! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJKb-w4YJCk
Class of 2020 GRADUATES! Did you apply to the Mitchell Scholarship? On Monday, June 29 at 10am a link will be shared on the Mitchell Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mitchellinstitute/?eid=ARDNvsLqZNqoPxK20TTjfHyuid5_9bhNgx2-8YZ-D5q9SmamQdQ44bo0XQm2h4jC3-VTQL__9g1rSLRu and website http://mitchellinstitute.org/scholars/current-scholars/ for a virtual announcement of this year’s recipients. We hope you will tune in!
CLASS OF 2021! If you missed our virtual meeting last week -our Post Secondary Information Night (Get Ready for Senior Year) the video has been shared on your school gmail as well as copied here! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U7WMjs52P7ymi4vRdSeThYsL8-X_Jnek/view?usp=sharing
We appreciate the patience and understanding as we await yearbook delivery. Lifetouch, our publisher, has experienced delays due to COVID shutdowns. Production facilities have transitioned to manufacturing face shields to help keep our health care workers safe. We will publicize the arrival date as soon as we know. Thank you!
Parents of the Class of 2022, We will have clynk bags available for you June 10th and 11th at the textbook drop off. If you would like to take some to support the class of 2022 please let those who are working know, and they will get some for you. Any questions? Contact Mrs. Parent!
Juniors! CLASS OF 2021! Get ready for Senior year! Meet with Guidance virtually and hear about what you can do to get ready for your final year of high school! Thursday June 11th 6:30! An email invite was sent to your school email or click this link here to join https://meet.google.com/fji-qonb-dgd
JUNIORS! GET READY FOR SENIOR YEAR! In lieu of an in-person presentation we are holding our Post-Secondary Information Night online! You will receive an invite in your email! Join us on June 11th at 6:30 through the Google Hangout we send you next week. Hear from Husson University Admissions as well! You do not want to miss this! file:///Users/lesliesmith/Downloads/PS%20Planning%20Night%202020.pdf
SENIORS! We need you to fill out a form that indicates where you want your final transcript to be mailed to (college, yourself, ect)! Check your email or fill it out here! https://forms.gle/nJ7yWNiuqizL2epk7
Reminder to all JUNIORS!! Please sign on tomorrow to the invitation with EMCC to learn about the EMBARK program for Seniors! A reminder email will be sent tonight!! https://www.emcc.edu/academics/programs/early-college/embark/
YELLO TULIP PROJECT VIRTUAL HOPE DAY Join our region's Virtual Hope Day on May 29th! In collaboration with our friends at The Yellow Tulip Project (YTP), we’re looking to spread some positivity around the Greater Bangor region and on all things social media! As you might remember HHS planted Hope Gardens of yellow tulips last fall. Well, it’s time to celebrate their blooming! Let's see your gardens! Use the hash tag #greaterbangorvirtualhopeday2020 in your posts! Together, we can all work to #smashthestigma, let others know that #itsoktonotbeok and promote messages of hope and community all across the region!
We are excited to announce the winner of the Class of 2020's Class song: See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth! We would also like to invite you to a special full class meeting on MONDAY, JUNE 1ST AT 5:30 PM VIA GOOGLE HANGOUTS to have the opportunity to sing your song together as a class!! Check your HHS emails for the link to the Google Hangouts!
Celebrating The Class of 2020! Watch this special tonight. OUR SENIORS NAMES HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO HONORED! https://www.graduatetogether2020.com/
ATTENTION SENIORS: Cast your final vote for class song by FRIDAY, MAY 15TH AT 11:59 PM by using this Google form: https://forms.gle/koxtgYsDSsrXEQ2ZA All students have this link in their Hermon google email accounts as well. We are allowing one vote per person. Spread the word to your fellow seniors! We received some great suggestions last week and we can't wait to see what you choose!
SENIORS! The 2017 Microphone (yearbook) theme was 'Time Flies'.....Seniors, that was your Freshman year! Were we right? We have 14 copies available. $20. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE ON YEARBOOKS! We have sold out of 2020 yearbooks. We do expect a limited amount of overrun copies from the publisher, however exact quantity will not be known until yearbooks arrive. Please deliver or send $45 to High School Main Office to be placed on the waiting list. Order on the list will be determined by order of payment. Those not receiving a book will be refunded. Contact Yearbook Advisor at email@example.com with questions.HHS Office is open 7:00-3:00. M-F
Attention Seniors!! Please complete this Google Form by TUESDAY, MAY 12th @ 11:59 PM to provide your suggestions for our class song! You may make more than one suggestion. Keep an eye out for the final voting next week. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqvS7uaOaOWXcBwRG1iyWgkUuK_mFpuWyxiRiKSoH47HeszA/viewform
CONGRATULATIONS TO BROOKLYN BROWN AND MALAYA JELKS. These two Hermon High School Seniors earned their Associates Degree in Liberal Studies from Eastern Maine Community College They are the first high school students to graduate with their Associates Degree before graduating from high school in Maine through the dual enrollment program One Campus Two Schools (UTC/EMCC) ! We are so proud of you Malaya and Brooklyn!
ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!!! 42 yearbooks remaining!! Online ordering ends Friday May 8th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC4_NP7YGqs
ATTENTION CLASS OF 2022 CHECK YOUR EMAIL! The Hermon School Committee invites one junior and one senior to serve as a member of its board. That student becomes a member of the Hermon School Committee for two years. The student representatives report to the student body on School Committee actions through Student Council meetings. The student representatives in turn report to the board on activities in the school. They are invited to participate in School Committee discussions, although they have no authority to vote. The School Committee meets once a month, at 6:30 pm usually on the first Monday, in the Library. If you are a Sophomore at HHS and are interested in applying for the position or would like further information, send an e-mail to Mrs. Clain (firstname.lastname@example.org) or download and complete the attached application sent in your email this morning. Applications are due by June 1 and can be submitted by sending to Mrs. Clain.
SENIORS! Please complete this Google Form by MONDAY, MAY 4th to help us order your Class of 2020 T-shirts! You can find this form below or in your school email. This is also your opportunity to vote for t-shirt color! Click the link to submit your response! If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Garbe or Mrs. Biehn. https://forms.gle/dueyCF5MjxvHNsZn9
Nurses Hours! Are you needing school nursing services? Parents or students can email Mrs. Howard through email! email@example.com and she will get back to you! Nurses hours are Monday-Thursday from 11a-1p.
Distance Learning in Chemistry. Who knew chemistry would be so much fun when you get to bake cupcakes! Students in Mrs. Fusco's chemistry classes were given 3 different recipes to choose from to create their own "cupcake in a mug." The catch is that the recipes were written in terms of weight! So students had to practice their unit conversion skills to get to the correct English measuring units we are used to using. The results look great and tasty!! Great work!!
Murphy's Lawn Care is looking for a couple of dependable and hardworking crew members for doing landscaping. Workers would need to be 17/18 years old and need to have their own reliable transporation. The work consists of mowing, trimming and blowing grass every day. Murphy's also does special projects too, like mulching gardens. Call Ron Murphy at 827-4357 to inquire about completing an application and for more information about the job. Murphy's Lawn Care is considered essential business and are working now doing spring clean ups.
Dear Class of 2020, As you may know, our Governor's recent Stay-at-Home Order extends school closures to May 4th, 2020. With this guidance, we will need to postpone our May 2nd prom. We are sorry to bring you this news at such a challenging time for us all, but know that we are doing all that we can to make up for the lost time of your senior year and to bring you the special events you have been looking forward to. Above all else, we are in this together as a class, staff, and administration and will be stronger for it. We are working hard to reschedule our prom for a later date that will ensure the safety and health of all students and staff. Your well-being is our number one priority at this time. Please stay connected through email, the class of 2020 Google Classroom, and the class of 2020 Instagram page. We are here for you all during this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Biehn or Mrs. Garbe regarding questions about Senior activities.
All dressed up and can’t go out....Covid Semi Formal, send pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcement from YEARBOOK! We are adjusting to new circumstances and dealing with some events/clubs that are not taking place. PLEASE participate in #CopingWithCovid! This is a historical event and the more fun we have with #CopingWithCovid the better it will make the yearbook and the memories we will have. The idea is to chronicle this historic event and to commemorate the event. Get pictures and spread the word. COVID-19 is a major disruption and these pics are meant to symbolize that disruption. Please be sure and follow social distancing guidelines and have some fun!
Registration for classes for 20-21! Extended due to date for registration for classes is now until Friday April 3rd. Go into Powerschool to register! Need help? Contact your counselor for support on academic advising or how to register. If you do not register, counselors will need to register you for classes. We would prefer that you choose first! We are moving forward with planning and need your help!
We are sorry to announce that the Class of 2023 Krispy Kreme fundraiser is canceled. For all freshmen who have collected cash or checks, please return to the customer. We do plan to have this fundraiser in the '20 - '21 school year. Thank you all for your support.
With heavy hearts, the Hermon Arts community will be postponing tonight's Showcase program indefinitely to aid our district's effort in curbing the spread of illness. We are considering taking our lead from the Maine Music Educators Association and Penobscot Theatre Company and will evaluate whether or not to record our performances to share remotely with friends and family. If it is possible to perform these selections for a live audience at a later date, we will do so. Thank you for your continuing support, and we wish you safety and health this spring.
The junior class has teamed up with Threads of Hope for a fundraiser. Threads of Hope buys handmade bracelets and other products created by at-risk Filipino families. Purchasing a bracelet helps provide sustainable work, education, and community support that helps families thrive, and also benefits your class of 2021. See Ms. Trenckmann to purchase bracelets anytime during the day!
The Simpson Memorial Library is looking for a couple of motivated volunteers who could help patrons on their computers, iphones, or other devices. This would be for an hour (or 2) per week during library hours. At your convenience. This would be an opportunity for an individual to make a difference in the community and would be a tremendous help for people who have a difficult time accessing their devices. The Simpson Memorial Library is located at 8 Plymouth Rd. in Carmel. Their hours of operation are: Tuesday 11:00am-7:00pm Thursday 11:00am-7:00pm Saturday 9:00-1:00pm For more information, please call 207-848-7145 or visit the library and ask for Lee
The Class of 2023 is selling boxes of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts! We are asking our freshman to sell these doughnuts to raise funds for senior year events such as caps & gowns, senior prom, senior banquet, etc. Each dozen costs $10, order forms and money are due on April 2nd to class advisors Mr. Garbe or Mr. Adams. Cash and checks written out to Hermon High School are accepted. Each freshman received an order form in homeroom today. We have some generous parents who will be picking up the doughnuts from Auburn to deliver them to Hermon High School. The pickup date will either be 4/8 or 4/9 (TBA) in which students will receive their boxes at Hermon High School to deliver to t
Bridge Academy. Hermon students represent! https://bangordailynews.com/2020/03/05/news/bangor/a-bangor-program-that-lets-high-school-students-get-college-credit-has-spread-across-maine/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR12hYbTirXnYHwhJrNZOfEhIuvVxIr-liMNngmjDi38haMhd7JeeVEAPy8#Echobox=1583408030
Student Leaders will host an American Red Cross blood drive on March 10. HHS students are encouraged to donate blood, to save a life. Students who are 16 may donate with written parental permission. Students 17 or older may donate with no restrictions. Make an appointment with a student representative mornings in the front lobby, at lunch in the cafeteria or contact Mrs. Clain.
The Class of 2023 is looking for a volunteer to help with our Krispy Kreme Doughnut fundraiser from late March to early April. We are looking for a volunteer who is able to pick up boxes of doughnuts from Auburn and deliver to the school by 1:45 p.m. on a weekday. Ideally, the volunteer would have a large SUV or van as we are predicting an order of 200+ boxes of doughnuts. The date of delivery is flexible as we haven't started the fundraiser yet. All of the proceeds will benefit the senior year activities for the Class of 2023. Our goal is to raise $14,000 by the end of senior year. This fundraiser can generate up to $3,000!
All students received their Program of Studies and Registration information for the School year 20-21 in homeroom this morning. Guidance is offering advising appointments to help you decide what you need and want to take! See Mrs. McClare for a time to sign up if you would like to make an appointment.
HHS students always look forward to Winter Carnival the week before February vacation. Parents will see their children head off to school each day wearing non-traditional clothing. Students look forward to an afternoon of activities on Thursday and a rousing assembly on Friday. Check out the "Opposites Attract" theme.
SUMMER COLLEGE CLASSES! Summer 2020 online and in person college classes are now open. Please remember there is a fee per credit for online classes. Also, Summer UMAINE classes count toward the Fall allowable two class limit. ALSO MAKE NOTE: *There are multiple start and end dates for the summer semester. Please make note of this when looking at courses. *All Early College classes carry UMaine credit and meet the general education requirements of UMaine. *All online courses have a $25 per credit fee. *Course registration is subject to space availability and registration will be confirmed via email. *Processing of your application may take a minimum of 5 business days. *Complete applications include: Student signature, Parent signature, & School Counselor approval in the ExplorEC portal. *A maximum of six (6) credits can be paid for by Aspirations and Academ-e per semester, combined; or twelve (12) credits per academic year. *Students interested in taking more credits than those approved through the Early College Programs may do so, but will be charged full tuition rates for any credits over (6) credit hours per semester. *Please note that most science and math courses have lecture and recitation portions as well as lab portions that are required. Please keep this in mind when selecting live courses. You can find the list of courses here: https://umaine.edu/earlycollege/courses/summer-courses/ You can also apply for the classes through their temporary manual link here: https://umaine.edu/earlycollege/how-to-apply/student-application/ WE RECOMMEND SIGNING UP ASAP AS THESE CLASSES DO FILL UP
This is the last week for the Hermon track and turf field survey! If you are a resident of Hermon and have not already done so, please fill out the survey. We value and need your input. Please encourage your family members who have not yet completed the survey to do so before Friday, as the survey window will close Friday, February 7 at 7pm!
Another scholarship opportunity for those going into the Construction field! https://agcmaine.org/scholarship/
Would you like to see what happens during a Maine Senate Legislative Session? The Honorary Page program gives students from 3rd grade to high school an opportunity to participate in the process and interact with Legislators. Check out the program here! https://legislature.maine.gov/senate/honorary-page-program/9349
JUNIORS INTERESTED IN ENGINEERING! Learn about the University of Maine's "Consider Engineering Summer Program". This free program is sponsored by the UMaine Pulp and Paper Foundation and is a great way for current High School Juniors who excel at math and science to learn more about engineering, career options, and college life. Attend one of three sessions: July 12-15, July 19-22, or July 26-29. Applications are due no later than April 15th and will ne competitively selective to up to 108 students to attend the program (36 per week). Information can be found on their website at https://mainepulpaper.org/consider-engineering/.
Another Scholarship opportunity for Law Enforcement. http://www.mainechiefs.com/downloads/scholarships-and-grants/114-2020-mcopa-scholarship-program
Are you interested in getting some experience in the hospital setting and accrue volunteer hours? Check out these opportunities at our local hospitals. https://northernlighthealth.org/Locations/Eastern-Maine-Medical-Center/About-Us/Volunteering/Summer-Student-Volunteer-Program https://www.stjoeshealing.org/careers/volunteer-opportunities
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS GOING INTO THE TRADES! See us in guidance as well! https://mainebluecollar.com/
HERMON AREA SCHOLARSHIP IS OPEN Download it here or stop by the Guidance Dept. to pick up a copy! file:///Users/lesliesmith/Downloads/Hermon%20Area%20Scholarship%20App%202020.pdf
New Computer Science Course through UMFK: Click link to read about it. http://www.educatemaine.org/news/post/project-login-and-umfk-s-rural-u-partner-to-launch-new-computer-science-course-for-maine-high-school-students?fbclid=IwAR23Y8g4Kk2hwrEq67X56d1rcuI6WKypTGIMT95nOqlZ1bPxximZPnehHno
PULP AND PAPER SCHOLARSHIP High school students planning to enroll at UMaine and study Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineering or programs in the School of Engineering Technology or Forestry are eligible for these scholarships. Check out this website for information. https://mainepulpaper.org/scholarships/
MES FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS! https://mesfoundation.org/?utm_source=2020+Scholarships&utm_campaign=2020+Scholarship&utm_medium=email
Warm your vocal chords up and get ready to audition for the Hermon High School Treblemakers 2019 show choir! Auditions will be held in the auditorium on Tuesday, November 19th from 2:30-4:45 p.m. and Thursday, November 21st from 2:30-5:30 p.m. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board by the auditorium. You must bring a COMPLETED audition packet to your audition. Packets will be/are available in the office Tuesday afternoon, November 12th. Let your vocal chops be heard! Sign up TODAY!
Tickets are here for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Heimbuch / Ferguson), celebrating 200 years of Washington Irving's famous story. HHS Auditorium: Friday, November 15 at 7pm Saturday, November 16 at 7pm Sunday, November 17 at 2pm All seats are $7 and are reserved - purchase tickets now for your choice of seating! Tickets may be purchased in our main office, through a student in the production, or by emailing me directly. Bring a donation of a non-perishable item for the Hawks 4 Change Grab and Go and receive a credit to use at our concessions table. This show is suitable for all audiences - please bring the family! Starring: Cameron Cropley '21 as Ichabod Crane David Crisafulli '20 as Brom Bones Reagan Partridge '20 as Katrina Van Tassel And Featuring: Neily Raymond '20, Quinn Bartlett '20, Felicia Deshane '20, Brooke Mason '20 Drew Campbell '22, Nathan Durant '22, Hannah Holmes '22, Kate Heathcote '22, Lydia Morris '22 Logan Brower '23, Maya Flynn '23 Accompanied by crew members: Anthony Crisafulli '23, Sam Hendrix '22, Trinity Plourde '23, Michaela Carrow '22, and Rebecca Bowley '22
Husson Early College Classes are opening up for registration for Spring on November 18th. Plan ahead and take a look at what you want to take. Questions? See the Guidance Office. https://www.husson.edu/admissions/undergraduate-professional-admissions/advanced-credit-program/ecap/
Mrs. Garbe's journalism students started their own podcast! check out the link at: https://hermonpress.com/podcasts/
JUNIORS AND SENIORS! Are you interested in taking a University of Maine Orono class this Spring (Aspirations-on campus and Academ-e Online) at an ENORMOUSLY discounted price? Here is where you can find the course offerings: https://umaine.edu/earlycollege/courses/spring-courses/ Apply for the class through this link here: https://explorec.maine.edu/ Please remember going over 6 credits per semester through the ENTIRE University of Maine System (UMO, UMA, USM, UMFK, UMM, and UMPI) -students will be charged per credit overage! Questions? See us in Guidance!
SENIORS! Still not sure what path to take? Check out this opportunity. Would you like to get a head start in healthcare? Northern Light Labs are starting an on the job training program for Phlebotomy, with the goal of expediting new hires into a Phlebotomist II role. Students will begin their employment as a Phlebotomist II-A (Phlebotomist II Assistant) and required to participate in 40+ hours of phlebotomy didactic lectures by NLL, complete 100+ clinical hours at EMMC, orient in the clinical laboratory, therapeutic phlebotomy and POCT. Upon completion, students will be eligible to sit for the PBT exam through the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Some of the details of this program are as follows: The laboratory will hire and train up to five individuals. Applicants are required to be at least 18 years and have a high school diploma / GED. The lab will hire these individuals as ‘Phlebotomist II-A” employees throughout the duration of their training. The length of the training program is approximately 3 months and will be a mix of classroom work and clinical PBT certification exam through ASCP upon is expected upon completion. Qualified candidates will commit to work for the laboratory for a term of two years. Want to know more? Contact email@example.com.
Today we celebrated our school’s first-ever Day of Welcome. Our civil rights team and civil rights teams all across Maine celebrated and promoted the idea that our school communities are for everyone. This event was sponsored by the Maine Office of the Attorney General through the Civil Rights Team Project, who support us in our work of engaging the school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation. The Civil Rights Team Project and civil rights teams are supported in this work by state law and our school policies. Our civil rights team used the Day of Welcome to make a powerful statement about the kind of school community we all want, while introducing ourselves and engaging our peers in understanding our ongoing work. Thank you to our wonderful staff and students who offered vocal and visible support of the event! Thank you also to Ntension in Bangor, ME for donating these promotional banners! The lasting impact of these banners is immeasurable and our team is beyond appreciative!
Support the student journalists of Hermon High School by liking or following @HHSHermonPress on Facebook! Also, check out their first published articles of the year at www.hermonpress.com. Thanks for reading!
Students planted a Hope Garden today in front of the school as part of the Yellow Tulip Project, which aims to smash the stigma associated with mental illness. After listening to speakers, students wrote down what they were hopeful for and planted the bulbs which will bloom this spring-Hawks 4 Change wants to help others realize that even in the darkest places, hope is always there. There will be another Hope Garden ceremony on Wednesday, October 16th at 5 at Ecotat in Hermon. This event is open to the community. To learn more about Yellow Tulip Project, check out https://theyellowtulipproject.org/ or see Mrs. Cough to get involved. Follow us ON Instagram @hawks.4.change
JMG students attending annual Leadership Education Conference. Over next 24 hours they will get opportunity to test and expand their leadership skills through a variety of activities, challenges, and presentations. They'll then bring those skills back to help lead the program for the rest of the school year
Students in Mr. Petersen's Making History course visited the old one-room schoolhouse across from the Superintendent's Office. They found a variety of items: books from the 1850's, outdated maps and yearbook photos of some of their teachers in the 80's. They decided the building has a lot of potential and are brainstorming ideas for ways they can use the space to learn and teach others about the history of our community. Thanks to student Alex Baker for taking some great photos!
Parent Teacher Conferences are in full swing tonight. Remember that there is still time to sign up for October 10th conferences. See a link to sign up on our website! We would also like to welcome University of Maine, Eastern Maine Community College, and Husson University to HHS tonight. Feel free to stop by their tables for information!
Congratulations to Principal Brian Walsh on his recognition as Maine's Principal of the Year. This week the National Association of Secondary Principals honored Mr. Walsh in Washington DC, along with the others from around the country who also earned this prestigious recognition. Hermon High School is fortunate to have him as our leader.
Yearbook Senior Packets have been distributed. Seniors who were not in school for the Senior Class meeting should see Mr. Hargrove. Submissions are due by December 6th. All submissions should be digitally stored in the appropriate format on the provided USB Drive and should follow the file naming convention described in the directions.
Are you interested in traveling to Italy and Greece this summer? Pack your bags and get ready for an Adriatic Odyssey! For more details about the trip, join us for an informational meeting in the HHS library on Tuesday, October 1st at 6pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. https://www.eftours.com/educational-tour/greece-italy
Maine DOE Seeks Students to Serve on First-ever Student Cabinet!! APPLICANTS SOUGHT The Maine Department of Education (DOE) today announced that it is launching its first-ever student cabinet, a group of students that will meet quarterly with Commissioner Pender Makin to discuss educational opportunities, improvements, and policy. The purpose of the Student Cabinet is to provide a forum for Maine students’ voices to be heard. Cabinet meetings will allow students from different grade levels, backgrounds, and areas of Maine to share their opinions and offer advice about Maine’s education system with Maine’s Commissioner of Education and other leaders from the Maine Department of Education. Students grades 4 – 12 and first year of college are invited to submit an application to be a member of the Student Cabinet. Members selected will serve for a term of 12 months starting on November 1, 2019. Cabinet meetings will be held throughout the school year. Most meetings are expected to be held as video conferences which will require cabinet members to have access to a computer or device with an internet connection. There will be at least one in-person meeting, for which the Maine DOE will reimburse travel costs. Student Cabinet members will be selected based on representation of Maine’s geography, with a goal of two students from each county in Maine, based on the pool of applications submitted, and inclusive of the diverse cultural and economic backgrounds of students throughout Maine. Selected students will be expected to attend scheduled meetings, prepare for each meeting as needed, work in a collaborative manner with each other and with Department staff as needed; and express views and opinions openly, constructively, and respectfully. By becoming a member on the Maine DOE Student Cabinet, students will benefit by: Having a direct role in improving education for students in Maine; Gain important leadership, public speaking, decision making, and team building skills; Develop a network of support and mentors through exposure to leaders across the state, and; Have a great addition to their resume and applications for secondary opportunities. Instructions for applying: Students interested in serving on the Maine DOE Student Cabinet will need to submit the electronic application, with consent from a parent or guardian, by Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 5 pm. Applications can be submitted electronically here. https://mainedoe.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1XniZPsuFlbEdY9 For more information contact Kelli Deveaux (207) 624-6747 or email@example.com
Ms. Trenckmann's Ecology of Maine class had to opportunity to take things outside of the state of Maine and video chat into the Exploration Vessel Nautilus (currently exploring Johnston Atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean)! Students were given the opportunity to live chat with an education fellow onboard the vessel to learn more about the groundbreaking research currently taking place. This Exploration Vessel is equipped with some of the latest technological systems and is focused on advancing the frontiers of ocean explorations. Students we able to learn about the ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) onboard the vessel, and how scientists are both mapping the seafloor and collecting samples of organisms from the deep depths of the ocean. If you are interested in seeing what the ROVs are capturing, visit the Nautilus Live website to see a livestream from the vessel! https://nautiluslive.org/
Reminder tomorrow (9/10) is school picture day! Envelopes were sent home last week but additional envelopes can be picked up in the auditorium in the morning. AM UTC students are expected to go to the auditorium first thing in the morning to get pictures taken before leaving for UTC. All seniors will get pictures taken.
Are you a student who loves superheroes, art or STEM? The STEM Superheroes campaign, powered by 3M and DoSomething.org, brings these elements together – along with a unique opportunity for students to win a scholarship. STEM superheroes overview Students (ages 13-25) design posters that feature creative and diverse superheroes who save the day using STEM superpowers. By submitting their design to DoSomething.org, students will be entered to win one of two $2,500 scholarships. The goal of this campaign is to inspire and (super)empower younger students’ love for STEM. Please visit dosomething.org/stem for more information. Sept. 15 is the submission deadline for the first scholarship and Nov. 30 for the second scholarship.
Scholarship Season begins! Elks Most Valuable is Open! https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm