Principal Notes

April 11th - April 15th, 2016 781-7429

Schedule for the Week:

Mon   May 2 DAY A

Tues May 3 DAY B

Wed   May 4 DAY C

Thur   May 5 DAY D

Fri   May 6 DAY E

Informational Items:



GRADUATION SEATING REQUESTS: Parents of seniors: If you need to make priority special seat requests to accommodate groups larger than 9 or attendees with disabilities you must do so by Friday, May 6th. (use the link in red). You may also request seats now if you are unaffiliated with a particular graduate but would like to attend. We will let you know if your request can be honored as soon as possible, but know that some requests will not be confirmed until late May.  


The following scholarship applications are due May 6:  Falmouth Cumberland Community Chamber; Falmouth Soccer Boosters and Falmouth Youth Soccer Association.  Applications are available in the guidance office, but must be completed and submitted by May 6.



The Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship program is offering scholarships of up to $2,500 for students who have enrolled at a community college for the fall of 2016. Applicants should:

-Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit community college in the United States.

-Demonstrate critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell Grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)

- Be involved in community service activities

- display intergrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

- be a U.S. citizen

To apply, visit

Please join the Falmouth/Cumberland Chamber of Commerce at their Student Scholarship FUNraiser!  Each year the Falmouth/Cumberland Chamber awards a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating Falmouth High School Senior.  Please join the fun at our silent auction on May 11th at The Tee Box at Val Halla from 5-7pm.  There will be lots of great items to bid on plus some delicious hors d'oeuvres.  This is a FREE event but we do ask that attendees register in advance at

Financial Aid Night: Wednesday, May 4 - 6:00-7:30 PM - Falmouth High School - Music Room. Our annual Financial Aid Night has been moved forward from fall to spring due to changes in federal financial aid law.

Spotlight On Students: Speech and Debate Team News: On April 14, team members Keenan Kent, Ellie Sapat and Caitlyn Bull participated in the local Falmouth Lion’s Club annual Speak Out competition. All three earned cash prizes, and Ellie Sapat advanced to the regional Speak Out competition, held in Gray on April 16th, where she placed first among the five speakers. On April 30th, Elie Sapat will participate in the final Speak Out at the Maine Lion’s convention, at the Hilton Gardens in Auburn, Maine. Good luck, Ellie!



Every day, our teachers and staff “Go For the Gold”!  Please help us honor them at this year’s Olympic-themed appreciation luncheon, to be held on May 18th! We will begin to set up at 10:45, serve lunch between 11:30 and 12:30 and have everything cleaned up by 1:30.  If you would like to participate by bringing a dish, donating a door prize or volunteering your time, please sign up on the google doc, below:

For more information, contact Betsy Perron at

Community Information:


The Theatre Company at Falmouth High School Announces:“Guys and Dolls”

Showtimes:   Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 pm

                                Friday, May 6th at 7:00 pm

                                Thursday May 12th at 7 pm

Friday May 13th at 7:30 pm

                                Saturday, May 14th at 7:30 pm

All shows are presented in the Theatre at Falmouth High School on 74 Woodville Road.  Ticket prices are $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for students, children and seniors, and are available 30 minutes before show time.  All are Welcome!  We do not take reservations, but if you have special seating needs, or for more information, please contact us at, check out our Facebook page, or visit our website:

FHS VOLLEYBALL SPRING MEETING: The spring meeting for the FHS volleyball team will be held Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00 PM in the high school cafeteria.  This is a mandatory meeting for current and prospective players and their parents.  The meeting will will cover opportunities to play this summer, pre-season information and exciting plans for next year's season.  Contact Coach Molly ( with any questions.


Falmouth Education Foundation Annual Rummage Sale – Saturday, May 7th 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 7th 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 6 between 9am and 6pm at the Falmouth Middle School gym.

Rummage Sale Volunteers needed for both May 6th and 7th. Join the team for 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 6th, as well as for organizing, check out and clean-up on Saturday, May 7th from 8am – 1pm. We appreciate any time you can offer. Please sign-up to volunteer using this link: Please contact Karan Larlee at with any questions.

Falmouth Rotary's Electronics Recycling Collection Day,  Saturday, May 7, 9-1, Falmouth Shopping Center parking lot. Households and businesses, recycle your unwanted or broken electronics. Donation to Falmouth Rotary requested. Falmouth Rotary supports numerous local and international charities, including the Falmouth Food Pantry, and Falmouth high school service trips to Safe Passage and Mississipppi/ Habitat for Humanity. Items accepted include TV's, computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, DVD players, VCR's, radios, stereos, microwaves, game systems, digital picture frames, telephones, answering machines, fax machines, cell phones, stereos, speakers, electric typewriters  NO appliances (ovens, washer/dryers, stoves, refrigerators, air conditioners), de-humidifier or humidifiers, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury devices, batteries. For more information call Anne Payson 781-2501 or Sean Joyce 232-4239.

Falmouth Farm-to-School Plant Sale at the Falmouth Elementary Wellness Day: Sunday, May 15th from 10 am - 2 pm

Plant donations gladly accepted through May 13th





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