Principal Notes

March 30 - April 3, 2015 781-7429

Schedule for the Week:

Mon March  30 DAY A - Living Healthy with Chris Sullivan, former NFL Player @ 6:30pm

Tues March 31 DAY B - assembly (schedule below)

Wed April 1 DAY C

Thur April 2 DAY D

Fri April 3 DAY E

B: Assembly Schedule:

P5 - 8-9:10

P6 - 9:15 - 10:25

Lunch 1 - 10:30- 10:55

P7B - 10:30 - 11:40

P7A - 11:00 - 12:10

Lunch 2 - 11:45 - 12:10

Assembly - 12:15 - 1:25

P8 - 1:30 - 2:20



                                           FREE MULTI-COMMUNITY EVENT

GUEST SPEAKERS: CHRIS SULLIVAN, NFL Super Bowl Champion for New England PATRIOTS & Pittsburg STEELERS player from 1996-2002 and  KATHI SULLIVAN, “Taylor’s Message”






FMI Contact 865-3985 x 208



The High School will offer a presentation to 8th grade parents on Thursday, April 2 at 6:00 PM in the high school theater.  This presentation will provide information about scheduling, support

structures, and other information on transitioning to Falmouth High School.  Attendance is optional.

Dental Clinic Opportunity

A dental program called Tooth Fairies will be providing dental care (cleaning, fluoride treatment, sealant treatments, oral evaluation and oral hygiene instruction and a free toothbrush) on May 6, 7 and 8th  to children who would otherwise not have access to dental services. Services provided are available to students with MaineCare, or students that are uninsured and not established with a dentist.  If your child is seeing a dentist regularly, they would not need or qualify for these services. However, if you are having a hard time getting into the community dental clinic or your dentist is no longer accepting MaineCare, we can see your child. If you do not have MaineCare, the fee for the service is $42.00.

Please contact your school nurse for further information.

Thank you,

Sue Raatikainen RN,  Falmouth Elementary School 347-3152

Kellie Schimelman RN, Falmouth Elementary School 347-3152

Jean Barbour RN, Falmouth Middle School 781-9886

MaryBeth Bachman RN, Falmouth High School 781-7429 x 5521

JUNIOR PARENTS – College Planning Presentation in April

College Admissions Officers Roundtable

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 6:00-7:30 PM

Storm date:  Thursday, April 9

An open discussion with a panel of college admissions officers

This program gives parents the opportunity to hear first-hand from seasoned college admissions professionals with experience in a wide range of post-secondary settings.  Panelists will address such topics as factors to consider in developing – and narrowing down – a list of schools; how colleges weigh grades, SAT scores, the essay, extracurriculars, etc.; college visits and the personal interview; early decision vs. early action vs. rolling admission vs. regular admission; and questions from the audience.  This year’s panelists will be:Craig Dionne, New England Regional Director of Admission, University of Denver, Johanna Farrar Seltzer, Senior Associate Dean of Admission, Bates College,Nikolas Ray, Senior Associate Director of Recruitment, University of Maine & Scott Steinberg, Dean of University Admissions, University of New England. While primarily intended for junior parents and students, this program is open to all members of the FHS community, and is repeated each year.  If you require accommodation or for more information, please contact the FHS Guidance Office at 781-7429.


The 2015-2016 Program of Studies is now available for viewing on the High School website (towards the bottom of the page), or in the Guidance section of the website.  The high school students will request classes for next year in Advisory next week.


The SAT will be given from 8:00-12:45 on Wednesday, April 15 to our high school juniors. This SAT School Day administration is optional and free to juniors.  If a junior still needs to register for it, he or she should see Danielle Calhoun in Guidance by March 25.  


Each AP course at FHS concludes with a college-level exam - an essential part of the AP experience and a required element of all AP courses at Falmouth High School.  Students who do not complete this

final course assessment will have the “AP” designation removed from their transcript.  A copy of the AP schedule can be found at the College Board website: .  Please mark your home calendar for each exam date that applies to your student.  Be aware that these exam dates are national and not flexible, and family travel and appointments must be scheduled around them. All testing will take place at Plummer -Motz School.  The fee for each AP exam is $91. A check written out to Falmouth High School for the total amount ($91 x number of exams to be taken) should be submitted to Mrs. James in the Student Services Office no later than Friday, April 10.  If you have any questions or concerns about the Advanced Placement exam program, please feel free to contact Tammy Heathco at 781-7429, ext. 5522

Project Graduation Fundraiser:

740 Broadway:  South Portland, ME 04106  :  207-772-8522

Tuxedos on Broadway is pleased to announce special pricing for prom 2015!!!

A complete tux (coat, pants, shirt, vest, tie & formal shoes)

for a great price $100.00 (plus damage waiver and user fee - $13.70).

Various styles and colors to choose from.

Up to $10 per tuxedo rental will be given back to Falmouth high school for your project graduation.

Tuxedos will be delivered to students, at school, Thursday prior to prom.  Tuxedos will be returned to school Sunday, after prom.

Staff will be at the school, during lunch on April 6th and April 8th, for fitting and ordering.

Questions, please contact Mary Sue Mainella – 233.4686


Project Graduation Information:   

Attention Parents of Seniors:

June 7th will be here before we know it, and we are asking that you send two

DIGITAL photographs of your senior: one baby or young child 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 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. If you are completely at a loss with digital technology, ask your senior for help! The final output of the photos

will be approximately 4" x 6" (portrait orientation).

All photographs must be received by April 3rd in order to give us time to put

together a unique poster for nearly 200 senior students. These 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: Do it today and then you can forget about it!

SENIOR PARENTS:  Graduation is just over 2 months away! Have you submitted your Senior’s  Project Graduation Permission Slip yet? Have you made your Donation to help support Project Graduation?

Please send these in as soon as possible!  Permission Slips and and Donation Information may be found by going to our Project Graduation Website at : and clicking on “Parent Information”.  Project Graduation will also have a table in the lobby during Parent Teacher Conferences on March 25th where you can also get Permission Slips and Donation Information.


Community Information:

This year, Kiersten Dyhrberg and Emily Rioux are fundraising to donate "beauty bags" for Safe Passage's second annual Quinceañera event in June. In Latin American culture, a Quinceañera, or a girl's 15th birthday, is an extremely meaningful and extravagant celebration of the transition from childhood to womanhood. Every young girl in Guatemala looks forward to this for their whole life. The celebration allows them to embrace their culture and celebrate their rite of passage. This year, 18 young girls in the Safe Passage program will be turning 15. Thanks to Safe Passage, these girls and their families will experience this traditional milestone that they would otherwise only dream of.

In order to help these girls celebrate their Quinceañera, we are assembling and sending down small bags of make up, tiaras, and jewelry for each girl. Receiving these bags shows the girls that there are people out there to supporting them. It shows the girls that they are worthy and deserving. If you are able to help you can contribute in the following ways:

1. Order items from our Amazon wish list. You can either search for our wish list titled, “Beauty Bags for Girls’ Quinceañera at Safe Passage”, or visit the link below:

All items will automatically ship to the Kiersten’s house

2. We are taking donations by cash or check (made out to FHS) to assist us in purchasing supplies.





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