March 3 - 7, 2014
Schedule for the Week:
Mon Mar 3 DAY A
Tues Mar 4 DAY B
Wed Mar 5 DAY C
Thur Mar 6 DAY D
Fri Mar 7 DAY E
Juniors-Maine State High School Assessment in Science. All third year public high school students in Maine are required to take this science exam. Any absent student will be required to make-up the test. We will administer it to our FHS students on Tuesday, March 25th (B Day) at 8:00-10:45. This test is required to meet the testing standards mandated by the No Child Left Behind legislation. The test results are used as a measure of our school's progress in science instruction.
Juniors-SAT Testing on Saturday, May 3rd at Falmouth High School. All third year public high school students in Maine are required to take the SAT on Saturday, May 3rd. Falmouth High School juniors are automatically registered to take the May 3rd SAT at Falmouth High School. More information about the test day will be mailed to families in March. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Danielle Calhoun, Guidance Director, at 781-7429 (ext 4523) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIORS
QuestBridge's College Prep Scholarship program is designed for high school juniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite facing economic challenges. One College Prep Scholarship application makes a student eligible for the following awards:
Approximately 40 students will receive full scholarships to summer programs at leading colleges and universities such as Harvard, Brandeis, Notre Dame, Emory Stanford, and Yale.
Sixty students will be paired with either a member of QuestBridge's staff or a current quest college student who will provide Individualized college admissions counseling
More than 2000 students will be invited to one of the QuestBridge College Admissions
Conferences where students will meet admissions officers from top colleges
One hundred students will have their travel expenses and room and board covered by a QuestBridge partner college to visit their campus.
Approximately three hundred students will be paired with an Amherst College student who will advise them about the college admissions process.
The College Prep Scholarship application is free of charge and due by March 26, 2014.
The College Prep Scholarship prepares students for the QuestBridge National College Match program in their senior year. Last year, 383 students gained admission and full scholarships to selective colleges through the National College Match, and over 1,600 more applicants were admitted with generous financial aid through the QuestBridge Regular Decision process.
For more information, see your guidance counselor or visit www.questbridge.org
For other scholarship opportunities for juniors, seniors and first year college students, please visit our website. Select the Guidance tab; then select "Scholarships". The site is updated regularly, so keep checking!
FCC Fourth Annual Online Auction for the Falmouth Cumberland Community Chamber Scholarship Fund to benefit Falmouth High School and Greely High School. Bidding will start March 23 and run through April 6th, 2014. Online site is:www.biddingforgood.com/fcc. For more info, click HERE
Mark Your Calendars! What Parents Need To Know About Teen Prescription Drug Misuse multi-community presentation. This is a FREE event held at the Falmouth High School on Wed. March 19th from 6:30-7:30 PM. All are invited. Guest speaker: Officer Jeff Pardue, Drug Recognition Expert, Falmouth Police Department.
Project Graduation Information: Attention Parents of Seniors:
Every year during the final weeks before graduation, the Project Graduation Decorating Committee installs a themed display honoring our graduates, and we are asking that you send two DIGITAL photographs of your senior: one baby picture, and one senior portrait (or any recent photo you choose). These photographs can be color or black and white, but should be the highest resolution possible. If you do not have digital photos or access to scanning equipment, you can take a photo of the photograph using a smartphone. Just keep in mind that if it's blurry or poorly lit on your phone, it will not look very good on the poster.The final output of the photos will be approximately 4" x 6" (portrait orientation). The posters will be displayed in the hallways the last few weeks of school, and upon graduation will be a keepsake for you to take home.
Please send your photos as a .jpg, .png or .pdf image, labeled with your senior's first and last name, to this address: email@example.com. All photographs must be received by March 31st.
AND ONE MORE THING...
Thank you to the 70% who have responded to our emails and sent in the parent contribution and consent form for Project Graduation! If you have not submitted a consent form and $, please mail ASAP to Project Graduation, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105 (consent form doc below). We are planning a very exciting night for the graduates and are counting on 100% participation. Project Graduation is for ALL seniors regardless of ability to pay. If the $100 contribution presents a financial hardship, payment is not mandatory. But the consent form IS mandatory.
For more information on Project Graduation, please visit our website at: www.falmouthprojectgrad.org
And follow us on Twitter: @FalmouthGrad14
Jenny Ellis and Jenny McBrady
Your Project Graduation Co-Chairs
Spotlight on Students: DEBATE TEAM NEWS:
Harvard Invitational Tournament
Some debaters went to this prestigious national circuit tournament February 14-17.
Individual recognition to: Kate Kelley/Hanna Paris who advanced to triple octafinals in JV Public Forum, in a field of over 300 teams;Max Reed/Grace Connolly who also advanced to triple octafinals in JV Public Forum; Will Larson who advanced to double octafinals in JV Lincoln Douglas, in a field of over 300 debaters. Congratulations!
School Board Recognition, Monday, March 17, 2014, 7 p.m.
The FHS State Championship Speech & Debate Team will be honored at the school board meeting on March 17 at the Falmouth Town Hall.
Lions Club Speak Out Contest—OPEN TO ALL FHS STUDENTS
This contest is open to ALL STUDENTS, not just debate team members. The Falmouth Lions Club will sponsor this year’s contest on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 65 Depot Rd. Students prepare a five minute speech on a topic of their own choosing, regarding any issue of importance to themselves, the community, the state or the nation. After his or her speech, the contestant is asked two questions. Each contestant is judged by a panel of three judges. Some students will advance to a Regional competition. The highest ranking Regional contestant is invited to the District finals held at the Maine Lions Convention in Lewiston in April. Students can earn prize money!! If you are interested, please contact debate coaches Michelle LaFond at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Wolf at email@example.com
The 5th Annual Falmouth High School Seniors vs Faculty Basketball Game to Benefit Habitat for Humanity- Great fun for all ages! Please join us on Friday, March 7 from 6:30- 8:30 pm, Game time: 7pm in the FHS gym - Come see Crusher the Red Claws Mascot.
Special half time activities with a chance to win Red Claws and Habitat for Humanity gear.
All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Greater Portland
Suggested admission donation: $5.00 per person, $20.00 per family
Also for sale:~Nacho Bar~Homemade Desserts~Raffle Tickets!
Falmouth Education Foundation (FEF)
The Falmouth Education Foundation (FEF) is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to raising funds each year in order to provide grants in support of academics, athletics, and the arts for children throughout the Falmouth, Maine Community. Visit us at http://falmoutheducationfoundation.org/ to learn more.
Falmouth Education Foundation Annual Rummage Sale – Saturday, May 10
Mark your calendar for a spring cleaning! Clean out the garage, basement and closets and donate your unwanted items to the annual FEF Rummage Sale being held on Saturday, May 10 from 8am-12pm. Proceeds will benefit children in the Falmouth community. We are looking for gently used furniture, housewares, sporting goods, toys, books and clothing, etc. Please NO ELECTRONICS or any items requiring an outlet for use.
Drop-off your items on Friday, May 9 between 9am and 6pm at the Falmouth Middle School gym.
Rummage Sale Volunteers needed for both May 9th and 10th. Join the team for a couple of hours and meet some new faces at this fun and unique community event with many, many “treasures” to behold! We need volunteers to assist with the collection and sorting of donated items from 9am – 6pm on Friday, May 9th, as well as for organizing, check out and clean-up on Saturday, May 10th from 8am – 12pm. We appreciate any time you can offer. Please sign-up to volunteer using this link: http://tinyurl.com/fefrummagesale.
Please contact Karyl at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please help our gardens grow!
FALMOUTH SCHOOL GARDENS SEED SALE-The Falmouth Schools Farm to School Group is sponsoring a flower, herb, and vegetable seed sale through Fedco Seeds of Waterville, Maine. The profits will benefit the existing gardens at all schools.This is a great opportunity to purchase organic and non-organic seeds for your home flower beds and vegetable gardens. Simply download the order forms, mark your purchases, pay by check made out to FHS (Falmouth High School), and send it to Mark Melnicove at the high school in an envelope marked FALMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL SEED SALE by March 7th.
Hard copies of the order form are available in the high school office.
Payment must accompany the order. Orders will be ready for pick up by the last week of March. Please contact Mark Melnicove (email@example.com) at FHS with questions.
Thank you for your support and happy planting!!