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