Welcome to Yarmouth Schools' "Storify"

Storify is a program that allows us to pull information from social media sites to keep you updated on the many cool things happening in our schools. We hope you enjoy this new way of communicating, which includes live links to posts on sites like twitter, facebook, youtube, and others.


  1. Harrison Middle School and Yarmouth High School have been named Apple Distinguished Schools once again:

  2. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments. With many Maine schools now offering one-to-one technology programming, it is even more rewarding that our schools and teachers are among the few being recognized for their pioneering work.
  3. 17 Yarmouth High School Students gave up their day off (Friday, October 7) to participate in the United Way Student Day of Service:

  4. Students volunteered at Partners for World Health; Ruth's Reusable Resources; Westbrook Community Center; Westbrook Recreation and Conservation Commission Trail; and YMCA of Southern Maine.
  5. YHS participants included Keely McConville, Hannah Dwyer, Henna Patel, Michael McNeil, Matthew Goodwin, Camden Thaxter, Sophia Dwyer, Ava Knuppel, Lindsey Smith, Lisa Tchitchkan, Emily Boyer, Luke Groothoff, Sydney St. Pierre, Breanna Taylor, Ehryn Groothoff, Jasmine Kasaei, and Andrea St. Pierre.
  6. Special thanks to Nini Emmons, Yarmouth's Partners in Education Director who helped coordinate the event, and Terri Buck, who drove the students to the event and volunteered to help out at Partners for World Health.
  7. While most students got a jump-start on the long weekend, YHS and HMS Staff immersed themselves in a day of innovation on October 7:

  8. The day began with an inspirational keynote by George Couros, author of The Innovator's Mindset and was followed up by four breakout sessions in which educators from the two districts engaged in discussions and active learning of innovative practices for engaging students.
  9. Meanwhile, the K-4 staff spent the day with Mahesh Sharma, exploring strategies for teaching Mathematics to our youngest students, thanks to a grant from the Yarmouth Education Foundation:

  10. Todd Abbott, Grade 3 Teacher at YES, captured some of the action and created this video of the day: