MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Welcome to the Falmouth Schools home page! This spring finds our students and teachers continuing to be busy with a wide range of academics and activities. In addition to a robust academic curriculum, our students have been involved in a wide variety of theater productions and musical performances, with some of our middle and high school individual and group performers advancing to state competitions; multiple math and science meets, including robotics and the Science Bowl where high school teams have advanced to national competition; speech and debate opportunities throughout the country; and, as always, significant community service projects throughout the district. Keep watching for photo highlights on this web page, as they are updated regularly.
Enrollment continues to be steady as families are moving to Falmouth to take advantage of our outstanding educational and co-curricular programs. We celebrated multiple state and regional championships already this year in speech and debate; theater; music; and athletics, including state championships in boys and girls soccer, boys and girls Nordic skiing, plus boys alpine skiing, hockey and basketball. Our students participated in a wide range of service learning projects, raising money for a variety of local, regional, national, and international causes. High school students also contributed time to a Habitat for Humanity work site in Mississippi as well as the Safe Passage school in Guatemala City. Middle and high school students are about to exhibit profoundly moving paintings and sculptures during April’s First Friday Walk in Portland, where their show “The Power of Grace Rising from Genocide,” will be presented at Grace Restaurant.
On the national academic scene, Newsweek, US News and World Reports, and the Washington Post all recognized Falmouth High School as a top tier school. On June 10, 2012, we graduated 174 seniors who are attending a range of excellent colleges and universities, including several highly selective institutions. The Student Profile sheet describing our high school program, student achievement comparatives, and college acceptances can be found at this link: http://www.falmouthschools.org/File/HS_Guidance/School_Profile_11-12.pdf
One exciting development in the high school this year has been the introduction of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) pathway, offering a special diploma endorsement for students interested in that area of study. You can find more information about this new initiative at the following website: http://www.falmouthschools.org/STEM/Home.html
Other diploma endorsements are being developed in visual and performing arts and in global competency, supported in part by a new sister school relationship with Baiyi High School in Beijing, China, with student exchanges scheduled for this year. The visual and performing arts pathway is being introduced in the fall of 2013 while the global humanities pathway is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2014. Representatives from Falmouth High School will be presenting their work to the New England Secondary School Consortium this month, where Falmouth High School is also recognized as a member of the League of Innovative Schools.
Falmouth continues to provide outstanding educational opportunities for all of its students, with rich academic offerings, embedded student support systems, and wide-ranging co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. You’ll find a significant amount of information in this website about our many programs. You may also contact my office for further information.
Thank you for your interest in Falmouth!
Superintendent of Schools
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