This is your goal...keep your eyes on the prize!

Welcome to your Advisory web page 

with Mr. Bennett! 

There is a lot of information here to help you stay on track with Advisory requirements. Please take a few minutes to look over the information and please don't hesitate to see me with any questions.


Rotation for the week of February 19 - February 23, 2018:

No Classes...Mid-Winter Break.  Classes resume on Monday, 2/26.

Rotation for the week of February 26 - March 2, 2018:

Monday - "A" day, Tuesday - "B" Day, Wednesday - Modified "C" Day, Thursday - "D" Day, Friday - "E" Day

(Monday=Advisory)  (Tuesday=Activity)


-Course Selection for 2018-2019: The Course Selection Portal will open on Monday, Feb. 26 and close on Friday, March 9. (I will be back in school on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and I will help you then with course selection, if you have questions.)

-PATHS: If you're interested in reading more about the opportunities available at the Portland Area Technical High School (PATHS), please check out their quarterly newsletter, linked below.  If you're interested in taking classes at PATHS, please see your Guidance Counselor or me.  Click HERE for the newsletter.

-Mid-Winter Break: February 19-23 , 2018.

-Sophomore Guidance Meetings: All sophomores will meet with their Guidance Counselor, one on one, to discuss course selection for next year.  Please check your school e-mail for the message from the Guidance Office that contains the time/date of your meeting.  (If you have not yet received your e-mail, just be patient.  Guidance is sending the e-mails on a rolling basis.)

-Spring Ahead!: Move your clocks ahead 1 hour on Sunday, March 11.

-Community Service Hours: If you are looking to earn community service hours, or are looking for ideas, stop by the Service Learning Office, located in the Library, and see Holly MacEwan or Jen Bush to find out what is currently available. There are always a wide variety of opportunities available.

-Yearbooks: $70.00 each.  Order at  The deadline to order is May 6, 2018.

What is Advisory?

The purposes of Advisory are:

·       Completion of an advisory portfolio which provides documentation that students are meeting the five Guiding Principles/Expectations and are working towards achievement of the school’s mission.

·       Sense of belonging - being a member of a group will provide security to the students

·       Dissemination of school information to students including daily announcements, guidance news, upcoming events, etc.

·       Discussion of school issues, such as dress code, schedule, etc.

·       Inter-advisory competitions (Fall Fest)

·       Opportunities for advisory-based service learning activities

·       General discussions of student related issues, such as elections, substance abuse concerns, career day, etc.

Students are REQUIRED to attend advisory as scheduled and complete all advisory requirements each year.

Freshman students are randomly assigned to an advisory group.  It is intended that this group remains together through the end of their senior year. This allows the advisees and their advisor to develop a collaborative, working relationship over a period of time.

Falmouth High School Mission & Expectations

Falmouth High school shall foster the development of ethical, responsible, involved citizens of the Falmouth and global communities,and prepare students academically, emotionally, and socially to meet their post-secondary aspirations. 

Each FHS student must graduate as:

·      A clear and effective communicator;

·      A self-directed and life-long learner;

·      A creative and practical problem solver;

·      A responsible and involved citizen and

·      An integrative and informed thinker.

These expectations are demonstrated through the successful completion of the Senior Discovery Portfolio and Presentation.  Students are urged to work diligently on their advisory portfolios in grades 9-11 and are required to have all portfolio components completed by June 1 of their senior year.

 Junior Job Shadow & Senior Discovery Information 

Junior Job Shadow - Start thinking about it now!
Information and forms related to the Job Shadow are at:

Senior Project - Start thinking about it now!
Your "Senior Project" is a requirement for graduation and must be completed before the end of your senior year. Please take a few minutes to look through the documents embedded below and and see me if you have any questions.  Please note: You do NOT have to decide on a project now - just start thinking about possibilities.
For more information, including exemplars and forms, please go to:

Portfolio & Resume Documents
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Student Handbook Online:

Clubs & Activities: For a comprehensive list, please consult your Student Handbook.

Community Service Opportunities:

Service Learning Blog:

Career Information:


Updated on 14 February 2018