June 2, 2016
Parents, Families, and Residents of Falmouth,
Graduation is this weekend, the last day of classes for seniors has already passed, and our children (at least all of mine) have been counting the days to summer: 10.5 to be exact! As you may have noticed driving onto campus, much progress is being made on the FPS Greenhouse and Learning Lab across the street from the schools. This continues to be a very exciting student, staff, and community-driven project with endless learning opportunities for all students. Kids ranging from Kindergarten to High School have been directly involved in the design and construction of the hoop-house, orchard areas, and outdoor classroom currently being installed. There are too many to thank, but I’ll start with Genna Cherichello, Martha Poliquin, Sue Raatikainen, and our members of the Greenhouse and Garden committee - without their leadership and hard work, none of this is possible. Check out all the great pictures on the facebook page, the garden blog, and district twitter feed.
Some important developments as we wrap up the school year: first, we welcome Gloria Noyes to the FES campus on Thursday as a finalist for Elementary School Principal. Gloria currently serves as principal at Russell Elementary School in Gray, she also served as principal of both elementary schools in Gray and New Gloucester, and earned state-wide distinction as Maine’s teacher of the year in 2009 as part of the faculty in Westbrook. She blew away all members of the search committee during her interview and is very excited to meet the rest of the faculty and community Thursday June 2nd - come and meet her in the cafeteria between 2:30 and 3:30! Second, we say goodbye (and congratulations) to Rick Hogan, our assistant principal at FMS, who has taken a principal position at Maranacook Community Middle School in Readfield. Rick has been a highly valued member of our school community, district leadership team, and a profoundly supportive advocate for all kids in Falmouth for many years. His calm presence and steady demeanor will be missed. The search for a new assistant principal is already underway, and we hope to identify a candidate for this position by the end of June. We will also be hosting a recognition event for staff retiring this year at our June School Board Workshop: Monday June 6 - 7pm in the FES cafeteria - don’t miss it!
Our monthly book recommendation:
We’re taking a month off...anything beach-worthy you’d like to share??? Email me your favorite summer leisure book and I’ll update this letter with links to some good reads...
Thank you for supporting our school community. Please continue to communicate with us on how we can best inspire and develop your child’s unique interests and abilities.
Lucy Tucker Geoff BrunoSchool Board Chair Superintendent of Schools
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