Superintendent Jim Chasse
Update: Reopen Hermon Schools See the News Section (https://www.hsd.hermon.net/article/273778?org=hsd)
16 days ago, Superintendent Jim Chasse
Superintendent Jim Chasse
The Parent Survey for reopening schools is in the news section of this page, to the right. Thanks
25 days ago, Superintendent Jim Chasse
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Thank you for 3 great years! I am proud to be a Hermon Hawk!
about 1 month ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Congratulations Hermon High Class of 2020! Best wishes for continued success in your future endeavors!
2 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Good morning! I want to reassure all of you that the Hermon Administrative Team will incorporate recommendations from the DOE, Governor, CDC, and the Penquis Regional Superintendents Association in the design and implementation of our plans for graduation, end of year, step up days, summer programs, and the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Have a great day!
3 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Greetings! I don't know about you, but the past week flew by! Welcome back to our remote learning environment. Hermon Schools will continue with business as usual with the hopes that Governor Mills will soon share with us her plans for reopening the state. As of right now, the last day of school will be Thursday, June 18th (Seniors last day would be Friday, June 12th) The ending date is 5 days later than the original schedule because of our snow days this year. We have no additional days to make up at this point. The plan is to remain in the remote learning environment until the end of the year unless the CDC and state officials recommend otherwise. I know that many of us would love to see students physically back in school in June for closure. We can only hope!
3 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Good morning. Many of our families and staff are still without power and internet. Please do not worry about school work today. Some teachers may reach out to students if they are able to. Please continue to be flexible and patient. We are all doing the best we can in a very difficult situation. Keep calm and carry on!
4 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Remote Learning Extension The Commissioner of Education, in consultation with the Governor, has recommended that school districts begin planning for remote learning through the end of the school year.  This follows the CDC guidelines for schools to close classroom-based instructions for 8 - 20 weeks to flatten the curve and to also keep people safe during the tail.  I have conferred with Hermon Town Manager Howard Kroll, the Hermon Administrative Team, and regional superintendents about the recommendations. To do our part to keep people safe, the Hermon School Department must take the recommendations from CDC, the Commissioner, and the Governor seriously.  Therefore, until further notice we will continue with remote learning.  We hope there is a drastic change and we can be assured it is safe to bring everyone back.  If that happens, I will notify everyone, but at this point, we need to plan for remote learning for the remainder of the school year. 
4 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
The Commissioner of Education Pender Makin, with the support of Governor Mills, has recommended that superintendents across the state begin to plan to replace classroom/group instruction with remote learning/distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. I will be consulting with other regional superintendents, the Hermon Town Manager and School Committee, and others today and tomorrow to discuss her recommendation. More to come.
4 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
The March 31st Executive Order by Governor Mills requires schools to remain closed until at least May 1st. Therefore, we are changing the date for Hermon students to return to school to Monday, May 4th instead of April 27th. The remote learning plan will now include the week of April 27th. The week of April 20th remains a school vacation week. By working together, we will get through this challenge. Stay safe.
4 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Good morning! We are staying with our plan of returning to school on April 27th for now. We will make adjustments later if recommended by the CDC or Governor. Have a great day!
4 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Good morning! The DOE has received a waiver from the Federal Government to excuse all students from taking any mandated tests this spring including the MEA English and Math, MEA Science (all grades), and the SAT. Have a great day!
4 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
I will be calling everyone at 4 pm today to update you on tomorrow's schedule. The message is too long for a text message!
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Good morning! I can clearly see a plan coming into place over the next 2-3 days! It will be a good one and will serve us well throughout the school closure. Have a great day!
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Good evening! The teachers and staff in the HSD made tremendous strides today in their planning for continuation of learning opportunities for students. We appreciate their efforts!! Our schedule remains the same as teachers and staff will continue to plan on Wednesday. Thursday is the day students will be allowed back into the schools to pick up necessary items. I hope you all have a great evening!
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Keep Calm and Carry On! The Hermon School Department is very fortunate to have an amazing, dedicated staff! They will be working hard today to put in place learning experiences for all students. Thank you for your patience as we build this ship as we sail! More later.
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Leadership meetings are complete! On Tuesday and Wednesday, all staff will be in school to prepare for the continuity of instruction. On Thursday, the schools will be open from 6 am to 7 pm for students and/or their parents to access items students may need during the school closure.
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Important information from the Maine DOE at this address: https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1320839?e=e57fddda5b
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Good morning! I will be joining area Superintendents at a meeting at UTC to zoom with Commissioner Pender at 11:00 and then discuss how to deal with specific challenges COVID-19 is presenting to educators around the state. I will also be coordinating our efforts with RSU 87 Superintendent Mark Turner and UTC Director Greg Miller. Tomorrow we will have a joint administrative planning meeting to discuss transportation, facilities, food service, and instruction.
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
We are very concerned about the health and safety of our students and our communities. After participating in a discussion on a conference call with the Maine Commissioner of Education, and conversations with regional superintendents, the Hermon School District and RSU 87 will be closing schools for two weeks from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27. We will reassess and update as information comes in throughout the break. More information will be provided in the upcoming days, we just wanted to get the message out as soon as possible.
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Update on COVID-19 The Commissioner of Education will be zooming with Superintendents across the State at 3:30 to discuss the challenges that COVID-19 has presented. I will be joining that call to learn more about what other districts are doing and what the DOE and CDC recommend.
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Saturday March 14 COVID-19 Update You may be aware that a district on the coast of Maine has closed it's schools for 2 weeks starting Monday. There are other schools across the state (particularly in southern Maine) who are also closing for short times. Some are taking Monday to plan, others are out for a week, and a couple are taking 2-3 days. Many are waiting for guidance from the DOE and CDC. In our region, we are going to try to stay coordinated. Area Superintendents are in constant communication with each other and plan to meet on Sunday to review and plan. We have followed the CDC and DOE recommendations to date, and they have not advised us to close. In Hermon, we are going to stay the course and continue to follow the recommendations of the CDC and DOE. We have made the necessary adjustments to date, and nothing has changed since 4 pm Friday afternoon. So as of right now, we are on for Monday as usual. If things change, I will send you another message and likely make an All Call on Sunday to update everyone.
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Step up day at HHS!
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
02.27.20 Good morning. This is Hermon Superintendent of Schools Gary Gonyar with an important message. Due to the National Weather Service forecast predicting hazardous weather conditions of snow, sleet, and mixed precipitation throughout the day, there will be No School today, Thursday February 27th, in the Hermon School Department. No School in Hermon.
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
HHS Show Choir preparing for the big competition!
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
JROTC cadets working out their robots!
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
HMS Show Choir!
5 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Northern Maine Champs cut down the nets!!!
6 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Hermon vs. Bangor in the PVC Championship Game!!!
6 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
All students and staff are safe! Bus 2, Bus 4, and the Van may be late finishing their runs due to an accident on Route 2 near the Morgan Hill Event Center.
6 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
The Hermon School Department Offices will be closing at 12:30 today due to poor weather conditions.
6 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
02.07.20 Good morning. This is Hermon Superintendent of Schools Gary Gonyar with an important message. Due to the National Weather Service forecast predicting hazardous weather conditions, there will be No School today, Friday February 7th, in the Hermon School Department. No School in Hermon.
6 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Due to the National Weather forecast of continuing poor weather conditions in our area, there will be No After School Activities in Hermon today, Thursday February 6th.
6 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Afternoon PreK has been canceled today due to the snow storm. No PM PK.
6 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
January 31, 2020 Good Afternoon    Below is a priority notice we received from the Department of Education: We have been contacted by the Penobscot County Dispatch Center, on behalf of Orono Police Department, that a Maine business has received an email threat, with specific schools identified as targets. These schools have been contacted directly, and all local police departments have been notified. The situation is being investigated. As a precaution, we have been asked to advise all Maine schools to increase situational awareness, and report any suspicious activity or persons to local law enforcement.  Please advise bus drivers to also increase their awareness and report immediately any suspicious or aggressive behavior of other vehicles. We will share information as it becomes available.  Please utilize your School Safety Plans and coordinate your communications and efforts with local law enforcement.   Districts across Maine have received this notification.  Hermon schools were not identified as a target so we will continue with our regular school day but will be carefully monitoring the situation.  We greatly appreciate the support provided by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department.
6 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Great story on a fundraiser at PADS! Check it out at: https://www.wabi.tv/video/?vid=567340412
6 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
The Hermon Band is Rockin at halftime of the game!
7 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
IT is currently working on an outage which has temporarily disabled our internet and phones. We expect a speedy resolution!
7 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
The Hermon Superintendent's Office will be closing at 3:00 PM today.
7 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
The phones are back! Sorry for the yo-yo day and any inconvenience this has caused. Happy Holidays!
8 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
12:41 pm Friday 12/20. All Hermon School Department phones are not available right now and our IT Team is trying to resolve the issue ASAP.
8 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Thanks to our hard working IT Team, the phones and internet are back online!
8 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Phones and internet are down in all Hermon Schools. We are working diligently on a solution.
8 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
12.17.19 Good afternoon. This is Hermon Superintendent of Schools Gary Gonyar with an important message. This is not an emergency but an awareness message (text only). We want to make you aware that today at 4pm, the Maine State Police will be holding a training exercise at Hermon High School.  The training will take place on the 2nd floor of the east wing and in the library media center.  The training will include ten officers and ten K9s.  We anticipate ten marked and unmarked units parked in the front parking lot of the school.  We are once again pleased to be able to support law enforcement.
8 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
12.16.19 Good afternoon. This is Hermon Superintendent of Schools Gary Gonyar with an important message. Due to localized flooding, part of Route 2 is closed beginning at the Cold Brook Road up to Freedom Parkway. This flooding may delay some bus routes this afternoon and possibly tomorrow morning as well.
8 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
The Educate Maine Education Symposium has a full house! It is awesome to see the fantastic connection made between schools and businesses in Maine!!!
8 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Hermon Central Office is closing at 1:00 pm
8 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Good morning. This is Hermon Superintendent of Schools Gary Gonyar with an important message. Due to the National Weather Service forecast predicting hazardous weather conditions, there will be No School today, Tuesday December 3rd, in the Hermon School Department. No School in Hermon today.
8 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Thank you Nancy Hasey for 31 years of incredible service as a top notch bus driver and loyal employee!!!
8 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
11.18.19 Good afternoon. Due to icy road conditions and the possibility of freezing rain later in the day, there will be No After School or Evening Activities today, Monday November 18th, in the Hermon School Department. No After School or Evening Activities in Hermon.
9 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
11.12.19 Good afternoon. This is Hermon Superintendent of Schools Gary Gonyar with an important message. Due to icy road conditions and the possibility of freezing rain later in the day, there will be No After School or Evening Activities today, Tuesday November 12th, in the Hermon School Department. No After School or Evening Activities in Hermon.
9 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Going for the Gold in Falmouth! Go Hawks!
9 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Bus 2 and Bus 6 have now left the elementary school and have started their afternoon runs.
9 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Bus 2 and Bus 6 will both be delayed picking up and delivering elementary school students.
9 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
We are currently experiencing some bus delays due to downed trees and power lines. All students are safe. We are working on getting everyone home soon!
9 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendents from all over the state gathered today to learn new ways to get our positive school messages out... guest speaker was Joe Safelippo, an excellent motivational speaker!!
10 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Great photo of HHS in the fall taken by Lindsay Duplisea-White using a drone... thank you Lindsay!
10 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
The new PADS sign is functional! Admin will be trained next week on adding messages...
10 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
The HSD Maintenance Crew is hard at work installing the new electronic sign in front of PADS. The goal is to have the sign working by the end of the week!
10 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
The art of photography is alive and well at HHS!
10 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
The process for installing the new road sign for the Patricia A. Duran School has begun!
10 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Principal Brian Walsh is in Washington D.C. representing Hermon and the great State of Maine as the Secondary Principal of the Year! Way to go Mr. Walsh!
10 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Bus Mechanic Gordon Pond caught this picture of HMS earlier this morning... very cool!
10 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
The first few weeks of school we will be holding a number of safety drills across the district... this morning, the Hermon Fire Department conducted a fire drill at HMS.
11 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
PADS Canopy is 98% complete and it looks GREAT!!!
11 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Everyone wants to enroll at Hermon High!
11 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Students are back in Hermon!
11 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Demolition 95% complete!
12 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Demolition continues!
12 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
The demolition process has begun.
12 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
On Tuesday, August 20th, the gray house next door to our central office (HSO) will be demolished by order of the Hermon Town Manager. Please be aware that there will be a disruption to traffic that day and the HSO parking lot next to the buses will not be available for use. Future plans for that site are under consideration by the Town Council and School Committee.
12 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
The new Hermon School Department website is now LIVE!!!
12 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Our new website (now under construction) comes with a phone app that will soon be available. Stay tuned for more information by checking our website daily.
12 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar
Superintendent Gary Gonyar
We will be crazy busy during the next two weeks.... please be patient as we prepare for opening day on Tuesday, September 3rd. Thank you!
12 months ago, Superintendent Gary Gonyar