SPIRIT WEEK!! Need a lift to your SPIRIT? Join us for Hermon High School Spirit Week 2021. The theme for the week is Disney Days, with dress-up details for each day on the flier included here. The Spirit Week collection for the community will benefit the Bangor Humane Society. The energy builds through the week culminating in an assembly on Friday, outside on the football and field hockey fields. Join us for a dance on Saturday, on the front patio of the school. (All outside events are weather dependent and can only happen if the school is on in-person instruction.)
YEARBOOK Must pre-order to guarantee your copy. Discounts and packages available. Order today at ybpay.com Yearbook ID: 12884622 https://youtu.be/oC4_NP7YGqs See Mr. Hargrove for more information!
Class of 2022! One of our first Scholarships to come in! Information here! https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/
Important Covid-19 Status Update Please click link for an update. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YKPKuLVUWXnUsmttPqyTrr_zsAGufaITVOWuHGA_4GU/edit?usp=sharing
What a day! Hermon High School Class of 2024 hosted our first annual Greater Hermon High School Scramble Championship this past Saturday at Hermon Meadows. 18 teams competed to be the first champion; congrats to the boys of Showcase Homes of Maine on taking the title! Our goal was to raise money for our students, and we did just that, eclipsing the $16,000. No event like this gets run by one person; Hermon is about community, and that was never more evident than this weekend. Thanks to our sponsors, our student volunteers, people who donated goods for the silent auction, our parents for volunteering food and help, my wife and Mrs. Luce for cooking, and for everyone who participated in making it a special day. We have great kids, who deserve everything. Thanks for showing us what the community of Hermon can do!
PSAT 9 and PSAT/NMSQT Please sign up if you would like to take the PSAT 9 as a 9th grader or the PSAT/NMSQT as a 10th/ 11th grader. There is no cost to students. This test will give students practice for the SAT which many Juniors will take for college admissions as well as competition for NMSQT scholarships. This is an optional test and will take place Wednesday October 13th in the morning. More information will be provided about the day. YOU MUST SIGN UP BY 9/13/21. SIGN UP HERE https://forms.gle/ny5eenDU9oNK8n3g6
The following information will be going home in homeroom packets and will be reviewed with students tomorrow. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rkY_2CNmTPohFYCS1HCOELBSpVDW2JvyloUMSi67L7Q/edit?usp=sharing
A couple of reminders! Juniors and Seniors with an Open Block during Block 1! Please come to school at the start of the day on the 31st as there will be class meetings you do not want to miss! Freshman! Please remember to bring your signed computer permission packets to the library on Tuesday, August 31 our first day of school! We cannot wait to see everyone!
Class of 2024 fundraiser....Final Online Auction!!!!!! Thanks to all who participated in the first four auctions. As a reminder: The HHS Class of 2024 will be hosting a golf scramble on Saturday, August 28th. As of right now, the scramble has 19 teams entered. There is still time and room to put a team together. Please email Matt Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org. After the scramble, we will host a silent auction, where you can bid on items such as hair salon certificates, autographed sports memorabilia, golf gear, and SOOOO many gift cards. All proceeds from both events will go towards the Class of '24 prom, senior banquet, and graduation. Our last item is a $20 gift card to Moe's BBQ. In the comments of this post, bid for the item. Bids will be open through this Sunday evening, August 22nd, at 6pm. The winner will be contacted privately on facebook. We will close the virtual auction with a comment. Let the bids begin!
Class of 2024 fundraiser....Auction, Round 4!!!!!! Thanks to all who participated in the first three auctions. As a reminder: Hermon High School Class of 2024 will be hosting a Golf Scramble Saturday August 28th at Hermon Meadows with a 9am shotgun. There is room still to sign up and play (We are currently at 18 teams) and players can contact Matt Murray at email@example.com. After the Scramble we will hold a silent auction which will be available to golfers and the public. Over the next few weeks items will be previewed here on our facebook page and auctioned off virtually. Our fourth item is a Boston Red Sox '47 Snapback Hat from Lids. The value of this item is around $35. In the comments of this post, bid for the item. Bids will be open through this Sunday evening, August 15th, at 6pm. The winner will be contacted privately on facebook. We will close the virtual auction with a comment. Let the bids begin!
Class of 2022! We are looking forward to our Common Application Workshop this coming Tuesday! We will start with a 9am presentation in the auditorium from Chris Richards, Vice President of Enrollment Management, from the University of Maine. For those that signed up, here are some tasks we need you to prep for prior to the day! See you then!
Important information on meal program for next school year. file:///Users/lesliesmith/Downloads/Meal%20Benefit%20Application%20Promotion%20Letter%20to%20Families.pdf
CLASS OF 2022! Sign up today for our Common Application Workshop held 8/10/22 at HHS. Have your college applications almost fully complete before you even start your senior year! Use the google form to sign up that is in your gmail or click here: https://forms.gle/gysiT5hRQHUVgHXWA
We hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far! Guidance is in the building this summer. Here are our hours! file:///Users/lesliesmith/Desktop/HHSGuidanceSummer%20Hours%202021.pdf
HELP WANTED! CAMP COUNSELOR POSITIONS THE YMCA NEEDS YOUR HELP! Would you like a fun, rewarding, exciting position this summer? Camp Jordan and Camp G. Peirce Webber (both camps with the YMCA) are looking for Camp Counselors! Contact DIANE DICKERSON CEOBANGOR REGION YMCA 17 Second Street, Bangor ME 04401 207.745.6133 | 207.941.2808 ext 305 | ddickerson@bangorY.org | BangorYMCA.org
TONIGHT AT 6PM! Our all school Academic Awards and Senior Scholarship Presentations! This link will be available at 6pm. Congratulations to all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVGXfDt6YKI
Hermon residents! Upcoming vote on the track! Check out the details here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbrtO4Oa1NM
To Grade 9, 10, and 11 students: In lieu of returning your devices on collection day, you will have the option of keeping your laptop over the summer break. For more information on the requirements, please see the URL below. If you wish to keep your laptop over the summer break, please ask a parent to complete the online form. This form will also cover assignment and usage of the laptop in the upcoming school year. Upon completing this form, you can continue to use your laptop upon returning to school in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. If your family elects not to complete this form, the laptop will need to be returned on collection day with all accessories (charger, cable, and carrying bag). A new form will be available for your family to accept the laptop again in the upcoming school year. https://forms.gle/tJtfsgRfMysPfrZRA
SENIORS! Class of 2021! Join this Google Meet to hear about details for the end of year activities: Graduation, Prom, Class Cook Out, and other important details! Join this google meet Monday May 24th 10am! Meeting ID meet.google.com/pfp-ujra-vwu Phone Numbers (US) +1 828-490-7713 PIN: 420 363 172#
Seniors, prom is fast approaching - May 29th at 7pm at the Peaks Hill Lodge! Do not miss out on this "Night to Remember" where there will be dancing, snacks, and many prizes! Prizes will be handed out throughout the night, including gift cards (Cabelas, Dunkin, Starbucks, Dairy Queen, and more..) and a grand prize of Apple AirPods! Prom tickets must be purchased by THIS FRIDAY May 21st. You can purchase your tickets in Ms. Trenckmann's classroom (room 221). Please email her if you have any questions!
ATTENTION FAMILIES of JUNIORS!!! Join us for our VIRTUAL Junior Information Night. Tuesday, May 18th at 6:30pm. Google Meet Link was sent to the students and can be found at the bottom of this post. Event will be recorded for those unable to attend! Leslie Smith has invited you to join a video meeting on Google Meet. Join the meeting: https://meet.google.com/rqd-sbru-zem Dial in (audio only): (US) +1 802-731-1058 PIN: 775 574 188# Other numbers: https://tel.meet/rqd-sbru-zem?pin=1010430347228
Court was in session today. Justice and Law students simulated current 4th Amendment Supreme Court case Lange v. California. Student advocates address argued both sides of the case and the panel of student justices decided to uphold the lower court decision extending “hot pursuit” exception to the warrant rule to include potential misdemeanor offenses.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic to provide FREE COVID-19 vaccines to Hermon School District students ages 12 and older. Here is the document with all the information! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nXoiX2E-nCC5FFUWeDoc7vfI3NyV6G96OemV0DUWyV8/edit?usp=sharing
The Hermon High School Social Studies Department is proud to announce we have three students who received awards at the state competition for National History Day. Keenan King and Cayden Hall have won second place in the Senior Division for the Group Website category. They have qualified and can move on to the national competition virtually in Washington, D.C. Ashley Cote received the third place award for Individual Documentary category. She will be an alternate for the national competition. Congrats! See their work linked below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d-crMgfggxV-UY7mlnxtJhluKwZvwxuk/view https://site.nhd.org/61053459/home
Hermon High School is proud to present our "Steel Pan Spring Concert" on Monday, May 17th at 6pm. This will be an outside event and will be held in front of Hermon High School. Please bring your own chair (and umbrella if appropriate). Due to the amount of events happening this time of the year, we will try to play regardless of the weather. The students and instruments will be under a canopy. Please come and support our wonderful young musicians and enjoy the great music they have been learning and playing. Students should arrive by 5:30. Concert attire is casual.
On May 1, several Hermon High School volunteers helped some twenty of their neighbors in Hermon, Carmel and Levant with spring clean up in their yards. The students reported how nice their "bosses" were, and several of the families communicated their appreciation for the students' efforts. The event was coordinated by the HHS Student Council. Volunteers used tools and equipment donated by Ace Hardware of Hermon, arranged through a community partnership established by HHS graduate Zachary Beaton.
Looking to start your career? GR Roofing Co., Inc. is hiring! Applicants must be 18 to apply and they are offering a great starting pay! Connect with Eric at GR Roofing Co., Inc. for more details on the application process! Contact information is included on the flyer. Eric is a Hermon High School Graduate from the class of 2008!
HELP WANTED! Hero's Take Out in Hermon is now hiring cooks. Must be 17 or older to apply, will train for the position, experience not required. Flexible hours, and minimum starting pay at $13/hour. Apply online at https://www.herossportsgrill.com/employment
SENIORS/Class of 2021 DECISION DAY Tuesday May 4th and Wednesday May 5th Military College Apprenticeships Work Technical School HHS celebrates them all! On Tuesday May 4th and Wednesday May 5th wear apparel that represents your pathway! Stop by Guidance so we can take your photo! OR email Mrs. Smith a photo! Congratulations! firstname.lastname@example.org
FEDEX JOB OPENING Kayla Lefebvre, the Ops Admin HR at the Bangor, ME location for FedEx Ground is currently hiring for a package handler position. Applicants need to be 18+ and they offer benefits, tuition reimbursement for colleges/universities along with other great benefits and discounts. FedEx Ground has a lot of career growth within this company. Starting pay is $13.15/hour. Website to applyapply:groundwarehousejobs.fedex.com.
SENIORS! HELP WANTED! INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY! Are you looking for a job that will give you incredible experience? Contact Heather Craig the Assistant Director at Eastern Maine Counseling and Testing Services in Bangor. They have a job opportunity that might be of interest for any seniors who are graduating this year, attending college in the Bangor area, and are interested in working in Health and Human Services. They are hiring for Behavioral Health Professionals to provide medically necessary services for children with developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, in the greater Bangor area. Many of their current and past staff are college students and they are frequently able to use this position for required internships and practicums during coursework. See the image that lists the job description, benefits, and position requirements. Staff start out at $17 an hour.
HELP WANTED! Growing equipment rental company in Hermon is looking for summer help. The chosen candidate is responsible for washing and cleaning construction type equipment. Other responsibilities include greasing, refueling, assisting customers with loading and unloading, moving equipment, lot and building maintenance. This is a good opportunity for the right person to learn the basics of operating heavy equipment, and to work as a team. Candidate must be a minimum of 17 years of age, possess a valid drivers license, have reliable transportation and be able to work Saturdays as part of their work week. Position will be approximately 40 hours per week and pay rate is $13.00 per hour. Interested candidates should contact Russ at 207 605 0320.
Students registered to take the SAT with HHS on 4/27. Here are the details you need. Please stop by Guidance to pick up a copy of these details as well! See image! REMINDER TO ALL OTHER HHS STUDENTS NOT TAKING THE SAT: You will have a remote learning day. UTC students will still attend UTC for their regularly scheduled time.
The Cadets of the Hawk Battalion finalized their JROTC accreditation inspection today for Cadet Command to maintain a national accreditation through AdvancEd, and they achieved the highest level possible; Honor Unit with Distinction (Gold Star Unit)!!! Only 20 percent of the 1700+ Army JROTC programs around the world achieve this distinction. It was a challenging process which included precision drill routines, a supply/budget inspection, Cadet electronic portfolio interviews, two PowerPoint presentations (Service Learning Project and a Continuous Improvement Project), and finally, Instructor portfolio interviews (all while battling the extra challenges we faced with Covid). This is a three-year cyclic accreditation process. Please help us congratulate our cadets as you see them!
March Mammal Madness 2021 has concluded with the red kangaroo coming out on top. Thank you to all who participated. Our winners are... 1st place- Parker Jordan, 2nd place- Freeman Holmes, and 3rd place- Abigail Burgess. Our faculty winner is Ms. Luce. Please join us again next year. Rumor has it that Mr. Murray is already making plans for a comeback!!
HELP WANTED! Murphy's Lawn Care is looking for employees for the Spring & Summer. Potential year round positions as well. Employees need to be 17 or older and able to use a mower and weed whacker. Interested employees can contact Murphy's Lawn Care at 827-4357 or visit during business hours 8-5 Monday thru Friday at 32 Stillwater Ave Orono Maine. Employees would need own transportation.
UMAINE SYSTEM COLLEGE CLASSES ARE OPEN! How do you search and look for a class you are interested? Create an ExplorEC portal through https://explorec.maine.edu/. In order to be registered for courses, you must first apply for them in ExplorEC. Then your School Counselor will approve the class. Here is a helpful YouTube tutorial specific to UMA that has tips on how to find the course(s) you might be interested in taking! The sooner you apply the better! This information was also sent to your emails. Have questions? See your School Counselor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDXy9l-dh6E
Community Clean Up Do you have spring clean-up jobs to do in your yard? Leaves to rake? Fallen branches to remove? Winter sand to clear away from the driveway or lawn? The Hermon High School Student Council is coordinating a Community Clean Up on Saturday, May 1. We will arrange for high school volunteers to come to your house to take care of your spring clean up jobs. For more information or to sign up, please call 207-848-4000 ext 1115 (leave a voice mail message) or e-mail Janice Clain (email@example.com) or Justin Holbrook (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Class of 2022 and Class of 2023! Husson University Early College class sign up is now open! Here is the link. https://admissions.husson.edu/register/ecapapplication
It's True! The 2021 Issue of The Microphone has Sold Out! We expect a limited number of "overrun" copies to be available, usually 15 -20. Since these copies are to replace any yearbooks damaged in shipping, we will not know how many are available until they arrive. You can secure a spot on the waiting list by sending $45 cash or check to Mr. Hargrove. Order on the waiting list is determined by order the payment is received. Make checks payable to Hermon High School. At this point online ordering is not an option.
Hello Class of 2022 and 2023. Husson University has put out their college courses they are offering this summer and fall! Here is the link to search! https://www.husson.edu/course-offerings See us in Guidance for an application that should be submitted to us. We do not have a due date yet but the sooner you get that to us the better! Just a few reminders: Students can take up to 2 courses per semester and will be responsible for the price of the book. The courses are tuition free (some materials or lab fees may be charged to the student). The application must be filled out asap and handed in completely to guidance. You can use these classes to fulfill requirements here at HHS. You must carry a load of 6 credits per year to be a full time student at HHS. Early college classes can be included in that total. Once you are registered for the class you are completely responsible for ensuring you have logged into your accounts and stay on top of your work. HHS does not have access to your classes or a way to monitor them. This is an incredible opportunity to challenge yourself and expose yourself to college level classes while in HS! Please see us in Guidance for any questions!
The State of Maine has recognized March as Arts Education and Advocacy Month. Arts organizations across the country typically recognize the contributions of students in the arts during March, with events like Dance in Your Schools, Youth Art Month, Music in Our Schools, and Theatre in Our Schools. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on arts communities, limiting the way that students of the arts can make and exhibit their work, but instruction in the arts is still alive at Hermon High School! Did you know that Visual and Performing Arts is one of Maine's eight core content areas? Research has shown that all students can benefit from arts instruction, both on an academic and a social-emotional level. Participating in the arts also encourages creativity and problem-solving, critical skills needed after graduation. We typically celebrate student arts contributions during a schoolwide assembly in March at HHS, but as that isn't possible this year, take a moment to reflect on the ways that the arts have touched your life.
Did you miss the Multiple Pathways presentation last week? We recorded it! Check it out here! https://youtu.be/kuroEjvBH5k
If you were not able to attend our Bridge Academy Information Night, you can view the presentation on our Hermon Media YouTube Page at https://youtu.be/UTOvosMK_Oo Students can find the online Bridge application at https://bridgeacademymaine.formstack.com/forms/utc_app Applications will be due Friday, March 12th. Students should meet with their School Counselor prior to submitting their application. Visit BridgeAcademyMaine.org for more information.
Grade 9 & 10 Families: Join us for our virtual Bridge Academy Information Night Tuesday, February 9th @6:00pm This event will be held via Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/ora-rvcp-aob) and will be recorded and published to be viewed at a later date. Grade 9 & 10 students, please check your school email for the direct link to the Google Meet.
Did you miss the Virtual Family Support Night with Chris McLaughlin? Here is the recording! https://youtu.be/SVcMIruQ6do
Check out our Virtual District Art Show! 🎨 Featuring first semester artwork by students from Patricia A. Duran School, Hermon Middle School and Hermon High School. https://youtu.be/aPfhvDX6Y_8
JUNIORS! DO YOU WANT TO TAKE THE SAT WITH HERMON HIGH SCHOOL? READ HERE! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zRpjDUkhJXahPHULqGwcN0wq73hFjQy__puSlAyTNR4/edit
Yes!! HHS will celebrate Winter Carnival in 2021! Thanks to Covid, the format will be different. Students may participate in theme days and in after school activities for the first two weeks of February. February 2 to 12. The theme is "This or That," with two options for each day. We've planned activities for each afternoon, 2:30 to 4:00, one outside and one virtual. Students will be invited to participate in a "Goose Chase." With a downloadable app, they'll submit pictures of themselves in designated situations There will be class royalty for each grade and each cohort. Key Club will sponsor Change Wars, with funds collected going to the Thirst Project. Students will receive information regarding daily themes and activities through e-mail and daily announcements.
Virtual Family Support Night for RSU87 and Hermon School District Families Tuesday February 2, 2021 6:30pm ZOOM LINK: https://emhs.zoom.us/j/9371670089 Information was mailed home as well.
After many requests, the senior class has put together a store that will allow the grandparents of seniors, and the seniors themselves, to purchase Class of 2021 gear! Please visit the website (https://hermonseniorclass.itemorder.com/sale) to buy this apparel and show your support for the Hermon High School class of 2021! file:///Users/lesliesmith/Downloads/Hermon%20Senior%20Class%202021%20(1)%20(1).pdf
Class of 2021. Are you from Carmel or Levant? This scholarship is just for you! This application was emailed to you as well. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fcRXKnax49lvdaHm0p72Bbd69tzoAZi5goOau9Ff4rM/edit?usp=sharing
Information on the Ski program! Any question contact Rick Sinclair. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e8tsdwelXpGOyX4I6MGgort0qYqV7HXdtf9aZ4YF6cI/edit?usp=sharing
Students in the Theatre program were not able to put on their annual staged fall production, but they used their skills to create a video in which they read Chris Van Allsburg's "The Polar Express" to students in the Pre-K program. They received a great thank you note in the mail today. Thank you for letting us read to you, Pre-K!
Our Holiday Concert this year was very different. But we still had one! Here it is! https://youtu.be/Q5XOL6e8K7k
HHS Families! This letter is being mailed home this week and we wanted to also share it with you here! READ HERE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QrV5Xziei07K2q41ElG4HbRW1yw5wVyn/view?usp=sharing
Additional Social Emotional Support for Hermon High School students! This week our clinical counselors we will be in room 167 on Wednesday and Thursday for additional support for students. Stop by and see us! Watch a video message here! https://youtu.be/3RfbOPBv8UA
The Class of 2022 has Clynk bags available! Use the Google Form (https://forms.gle/2EhhUF59xQUgNqpn9) to sign up for more Clynk bags. They will be distributed through homeroom teachers. If your student doesn't attend homeroom, we can arrange pick up from the office.
Good afternoon, this is your principal, Brian Walsh, with a learning update for the upcoming week of December 14 - December 18. Next week, those students and teachers currently in quarantine will remain in quarantine until their assigned dates of return. Teachers will continue reaching out to you to make arrangements for your remote learning. All other students will return to in-person learning at school next week on their regularly scheduled cohort days of Tue/Thu or Wed/Fri. Thank you all for your patience and efforts as we continue to work towards safely and effectively teaching and learning.
Please join us in sharing your holiday decorations with your friends. Student Council is sponsoring a friendly competition; remember the pumpkin contest in October. Take a photo of yourself with your holiday decoration, either inside or outside. Send your photo to Mrs. Clain or Mackenzie Stepp. We will then make a slide presentation and let students select the best entry in each category, inside and outside. The winners will receive gift certificates for Dunkin.
Student Council is once again collecting items for the Shaw House, a facility in Bangor where homeless teens can find shelter. These teens will appreciate anything you can give them. Think about the daily personal care items that you take for granted. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ON HOW WE WILL COLLECT THIS WEEK The collection continues until December 22.
Hermon High School will be remote this week with all classes meeting online at their regularly scheduled days and times. Students, please check your email and google classroom for communications from your teachers over the next two days. Read here: https://www.hhs.hermon.net/article/361372?org=hsd
The Class of 2022 is selling HERMON Crewnecks. Order by December 4th and they will be shipped to you directly by December 22nd! The link to order: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/hermon-crewneck-fundraiser
Yes we are planning for next Summer! The Class of 2024 Golf Scramble Fundraiser! SAVE THE DATE! Click this link here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yP4cyfe-PNNmRXhMK2DOaVz30bvNVJkgC6A4mSpj8GE/edit
Animation Bracket Challenge FINAL RESULTS! After careful deliberation, and wild & crazy month of picking, the staff at HHS has spoken. Below is the video announcing the winner of the first annual Bracket Challenge, picking the best animated movie song of all time. From Mr. Murray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8nXJsT0PNE&feature=youtu.be
We are down to the final 2 Animated Movie Songs in the Movie Bracket. Mr. Murray's wife was harsh in her assessment of each song, especially towards Mr. Murray himself. Let the sympathy reign! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qlbQbtm4HXhr2SfpXoLPnU6HtOMyCsqt75gPo1xwhDI/edit
Update from our Superintendent. WE DO NOT HAVE A COVID CASE: Please read. https://www.hhs.hermon.net/article/348848?org=hsd Thanks, Go Hawks.
Student Council is once again collecting non-perishable foods to create Thanksgiving boxes for families in Hermon, Carmel and Levant. There are labeled boxes in each home room. Students are invited to donate foods to round out Thanksgiving dinner for a needy family; vegetables, stuffing, soup, dessert. Or donate money that Student Council can use to buy other staples. The collection will continue until November 20.
Bangor Public Health is offerring a free Parenting the Teen Brain Workshop! Here is the information: "Where is the User’s Manual: Parenting, the teen brain and substance use prevention." This virtual session will take place on Zoom on Tuesday, November 17th from 6-7pm. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83177983473?pwd=cWJJOXNRZEdoeEZURmVjQnBuVWt5QT09 For questions email: email@example.com
Hi Seniors!!! Mr. Hargrove can be available ON SITE to help with your senior material submission on November 11, 2020 between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Since the building will be closed for Veteran's Day, Please sign up using the link in your email . Please register for a session by 2:30 Tuesday November 10th. If there are no registrations by that time, the help sessions will not run. Any questions see Mr. Hargrove!
Hermon High teachers were young once too! We are thankful to be with our students! Click here to see how we have grown! https://youtu.be/X-vpI4bqW_Y
Folks, we have finally arrived at the Final Four of the Animated Movie Bracket. On one side: A Goofy Movie's classic hit "Eye-to-Eye" will take on Mulan's "Reflection". On the other side: Aladdin's duet "A Whole New World" battles Lion King's upbeat "I Just Can't Wait to be King." To see how we made it past the Elite 8, please read Mr. Woodside's selection process on the link below. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pAItkWJfbewOsOdFKhRBVsEjvCbU32eG5yfnUIcTMBI/edit?usp=sharing
Mr. Hargrove will be available Monday November 2nd between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM to help Seniors at Hermon High School with their Yearbook materials. In order to comply with spacing and number guidelines, Seniors must register in advance using the following Google Appointments page: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/selfsched?sstoken=UU94YkotUTBzdG82fGRlZmF1bHR8MDdiODc1OGVhN2MxZDA1YTBmMzRlMDM2ZDMyMWQ2YTE . Bring school issued laptop and/or personal device, and digital photos."
UPDATE ON ANIMATION BRACKET The Elite 8 is set. Thanks to our pickers: Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Pelletier, Ms. Barry, and Ms. Hasler. We await next week's picks from our esteemed ex-colleague, Mr. Woodside: The line of the tournament so far: Ms. Barry, who picked "I See The Light" over "You'll Be In My Heart": "To preface this- I have never seen Rapunzel and I love Tarzan so my gut told me to pick Tarzan but HECK no. You'll Be In My trash can is more like it!"
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