Principal Notes

December 15 - 18, 2014 781-7429

Schedule for the Week:

Mon Dec 15 DAY A

Tues Dec 16 DAY B

Wed Dec 17 DAY AX

Thur Dec 18 DAY BX

Fri Dec 19 WinterFest!


Dear Parents and Guardians,

I wanted to let you know that next Friday, December 19th will be a spirit day at the high school. Students will gather in their advisories at 9:00 a.m. If they ride the bus to school then we’ll have a regular AFT study session from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. If your student drives to school, arriving at 9:00 a.m. is fine.

We’re trying to re-imagine this day to be longer, have increased options for involvement, and less about the kind of aggressive competition that has made it uncomfortable for some students. As a result, we’re asking that no students bring paint of any kind to school including refraining from wearing any paint. If we find students with paint they’ll be removed from the day and put on out of school restriction.

We’ll meet with students to discuss the rules and expectations but hope, above all, that it’s a day of fun and relaxation.

We’re also going to try and do some fundraising during the week to benefit a worthy charity. The fundraising itself will be a contest, where every class will have a container and students from that class can put change into their container, trying to accumulate the most money. Students from other classes can put bills into rival classes to subtract money. If the freshmen have $43.35 in change in their container, and a junior puts a dollar bill in, 100 pennies are subtracted from the total.

We hope that students enjoy this day and, following that, rest up during winter break.


Gregg Palmer

Informational Items:

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An All-School Talent Showcase helping to raise funds for Project Graduation on Wednesday, January 28th (snow date Thursday, January 29th) in the FHS Theatre. Musicians, artists, dancers, actors, comedians, poets, orators, magicians, gymnasts, jugglers — we want to see it all!!!  Falmouth’s Got Talent Auditions Are Coming Up!  Audition application forms and rules will be available beginning DECEMBER 3rd and are located at each school office.  Please return completed forms to the office. The application deadline is December 19th!  Auditions will be held at:

-Falmouth Elementary School on Thursday, January 8th, 3:15-5:30Elementary School Cafeteria

-Falmouth Middle School on Tuesday, January 13th, 2:30-4:30 Middle School Cafeteria

-Falmouth High School on Thursday, January 15th, 2:30-4:30 High School Theater

Contestants selected for the show will be notified via email after ALL auditions have been completed. Please contact Falmouth’s Got Talent Co-chair Barb Neff at or Sharon Leskanic at to volunteer for the event, or if you have any questions. Contestants who are selected to appear in the second annual Falmouth's Got Talent on January 28 will be notified via email after all auditions have been completed.

Look for ticket sale information in the principal notes... THIS EVENT SOLD OUT LAST YEAR AND WE EXPECT IT WILL AGAIN THIS YEAR!


Greece & Italy 2015

Parents- The last day students can sign up for this wonderful trip is Friday, December 27th.  If you have not yet looked at the itinerary, please go to and enter the trip code HV1417810.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Julie at


Looking for a unique gift idea? Project Graduation is selling this great looking calendar, by Maine artist Alison Bramhall, to help support FHS Project Graduation...each month has a colorful, full page graphic. Would be a great holiday gift! Calendars are $32, or $40 with a plexiglass holder. If you'd like to order one, please contact:  Designs of the calendar can be seen on our facebook page,  Falmouth H. S. Project Graduation 2015.

Does your Club or Organization need money?  Here is an easy way to do it.  We are looking for clubs or organizations to bag up the returnable bottles for a month at a time at the West Falmouth bottle barn (located behind Hannaford).   If you are interested, please contact Louise Tammaro at or Lisa Velas at  








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