Good Afternoon Duran School Families,
It has been an exciting week of learning at the Duran School. Here is an update of our week:
First grade students are fully immersed in our phonics program (Letterland). They are learning the characters and the character's sounds. I had the opportunity to sit in Mrs. Chichetto's class as they categorized words into word families. Students did an awesome job "fishing" for words and putting them in the right tackle box.
One unit that we study in 4th grade focuses on weather disasters. Teachers capitalized on this weekend's predicted forecast to teach students about tropical storms and hurricanes. Did you know that hurricane's spin in one direction in the northern hemisphere and in another direction in the southern hemisphere? I didn't!
We do have a quick reminder for families that drop off their children in the morning. Please remember to pull through the loop so staff and families entering the parking lot can go through. The parking lot is a one-way, so we ask that you follow the traffic pattern. We also have a "staff of the week" spot that we honor our teachers with--we ask that you do not park there. Thank you all for your understanding and cooperation!
We can't wait to see what next week brings! The following is a list of upcoming events:
September 19: Picture Day for students in grades preK-1st
September 20: Picture Day for students in grades 2nd - 4th
September 21: Title I Night at 6:00
September 22: Homecoming Day--wear blue and gold to support Hermon football!
The Tech Committee that was postponed on Thursday May 4, 2023 has been rescheduled to Tuesday May 16th at 4:30 p.m. This meeting will be held in Room 155 at HHS.
The school committee meeting originally scheduled for room 155 on January 9th, has been moved to the HHS auditorium.
The next Policy Sub-Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. at Hermon High School, room TBD.
Good afternoon, due to the impending storm and forecasted high winds all Hermon School District Offices will be closed tomorrow (12/23). Thank you and have a blessed Christmas!
The technology committee meeting scheduled for today (12/21) has been cancelled.
Due to the pending storm on Saturday, the Holiday Community Party that was being hosted by the HHS student council has been cancelled.
Due to a scheduling conflict, the policy sub-committee meeting will begin at 4:30 pm, rather than 3:30 pm, tomorrow December 6th.
The policy sub committee meeting has been rescheduled for December 6th from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the HHS auditorium. This meeting was originally scheduled for November 29th.
There will be a technology subcommittee meeting on Thursday November 10th at 3:30 in room 155 at HHS.
Good afternoon. There will be a subcommittee policy meeting on October 25th at 4 p.m. in the HHS auditorium. The agenda and policies are posted in a new folder on the website (school policies--> sub committee meetings).
The policy sub committee meeting will be Monday September 26th at 4:15 in the HHS auditorium.
The policy sub committee meeting has been rescheduled to Monday August 26th at 4:15 in the HHS auditorium.
The policy subcommittee will be meeting on Monday, August 22nd in the HHS Auditorium at 2:30. Thank you.
The policy subcommittee will be meeting on Tuesday, August 22nd at HHS at 2:30. Room location TBD. Thank you.
The subcommittee policy meeting will be in Room 167 at HHS at 2:30. Typically these meetings are held at central office, but due to the forecasted heat and the lack of climate control at central office the meeting is scheduled at HHS. Thank you.
The regularly scheduled school committee meeting for Monday, January 10th at 6:30 pm has been postponed to Tuesday, January 18th at 6:30 pm.
Dear Ski Program Parents,
We have fantastic news for you! Due to the in-equitability of the Ski Program paperwork being distributed, I was able to communicate with our Curriculum Coordinator, Mrs. Perry and she worked with the superintendent to transition funds in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Grant. With the superintendent’s approval, Mrs. Perry will write an amendment for the grant.
Due to this approval, we are able to provide fee waivers to ALL students, for ONE of the 2 sessions. This is ONLY for those students that have turned in their paperwork as of today. We will not accept any more “fees waived” paperwork.
If you would like to sign your child up for BOTH sessions with payment for one, all payments must be made by Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Checks should be made out to “Hermon Mountain”, send payment to the school in an envelope labeled “Ski Payment”.
If payment is not received by this date then your child will not be able to participate in the fee-based session.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Please see the new email sent to each of you, to see the session your child has been granted through the grant.
PREP – Penobscot River Educational Partnership
presents a parent and educator session on healthy friendships
Thursday, October 21st, 6 p.m.
Healthy Friendships: Your Questions Answered
Dr. Lauren Holleb, Licensed Psychologist, Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Provider, University of Maine at Augusta Assistant Professor of Mental Health and Human Services
55 mins. via Zoom
This session will provide an overview of friendship and peer acceptance during childhood and adolescence, discuss its importance to socio-emotional adjustment and well-being, and ways that parent(s)/guardian(s) can identify and help students who may be struggling socially. The session will provide an evidence-based discussion of friendship, aspects of friendship that afford risk and resilience, how friendships differ based on sex and developmental level, and practical ideas for how to handle social challenges.
6-6:55 p.m., Thursday, October 21st