Principal Notes

March 9 - 13, 2015

gpalmer@falmouthschools.org 781-7429


Schedule for the Week:

Mon Mar 9 DAY A

Tues Mar 10 DAY B

Wed Mar 11 DAY C - Early Release @ 11:15

Thur Mar 12 DAY D

Fri Mar 13 DAY E


Schedule for DAY C:

8 - 8:32 P5

8:35 - 9:07 P1

9:10 - 9:42 P2

9:45 - 10:17 P3

10:20 - 10:52 P4

10:52 - 11:12 Lunch


Informational Items:


Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th 12:00-6:00pm. The conference link will be opened on Wednesday, March 11th and will be located on the high school webpage under the picture of the High School.  You will need your original powerschool login information.  If you have questions, contact Sue Smith: 781-7429 ex 5.


Lunch Account: Parents are reminded to check and add money to their student’s lunch account balances. Thank you.


Parent Support Group Update: The next Parent Support Group will be held March 18th, at the Falmouth Memorial Library, at noon. Look forward to seeing you there!


Project Graduation Info:

Senior Parents!  It is only 3 months until graduation!  Have you filled out your student’s Permission Slip for Project Graduation?!  Go to our web site at  falmouthprojectgrad.org and click on “Parent Information” where you will find a Parent Letter as well as the link to the Project Graduation Permission Slip.  Please also consider making a donation to the support of Project Graduation if you have not already done so.  Your support is very much appreciated!



Meeting: There will be a meeting for parents of seniors who are interested in helping out with Senior Breakfast   The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 in the library.  For more information, contact Patty Walsh: pattyawalsh@me.com or Dianne Wilkins: dnwilkins@aol.com.


Project Graduation Fundraising: CLYNK / Hannaford 4th Annual Maine Recycles Championship

This year, this fundraising program is even better, with Hannaford offering to match each dollarraised by FHS with an additional $.50. Also, CLYNK will continue to recognize the top recyclers based on school size. FHS is registered in this competition and in addition to FHS Project Graduation, there are six other FHS boosters (listed on the CLYNK website) that could benefit from the additional $.50 match.


The competition and additional funding by Hannaford runs from February 23rd through April 20th. You can visit  www.clynk.com/championship  for more details.  FHS is currently ranked #15 of 19 Tier 1 schools (400+ student enrollment)

Project Graduation CLYNK bags are located in the FHS office; or contact Connie Lannon: connie.lannon@gmail.com, or 781-6547


JUNIORS

Guidance counselors, Danielle Calhoun and Tammy Heathco, will be in American History and AP US History classes March 9th and 10th to register juniors who want to take the School Day SAT on Wednesday, April 15.  This SAT is OPTIONAL, but we encourage all juniors to take it since it is free on this day. Students need to bring their laptops or computer devices to their history class next week to register. Students will log on to their College Board accounts.  We'll be providing them with vouchers, which they will use to register for free.   If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail Danielle

Calhoun at dcalhoun@falmouthschools.org or call 781-7429, x 5523.


8th GRADE PARENT NIGHT

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.


Junior Parents

If you have not done so already, please complete your Parent and Student College Planning Questionnaires and turn them in to the Guidance Office.  We rely on your help in order to be able to write a personalized, informative and helpful letter to accompany your students’ college applications.


We know that in some cases, these questionnaires have been completed but haven't made their way to the Guidance Office yet.  Please ask your juniors if they have these forms in their backpacks, and if they do, remind them to drop them off at the Guidance Office.  (Extra copies - for those whose dog ate theirs - are available on line or in the Guidance Office.)  Thank you!


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.


Community Information:

The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School

will hold auditions for ANYTHING GOES

Monday March 9th and Tuesday March 10th - 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Theatre

Auditions songs can include; ANYTHING GOES, IT’S DELOVELY, FRIENDSHIP, I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU you may sing solo music OR in a group EVERYONE WELCOME!


 

 

 






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