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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATION-

Rotation for the week of September 25 - September 29, 2017:*

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

*Spirit Week          *Pep Rally at 1:00 p.m.        *Modified "E" Day schedule HERE


Rotation for the week of October 2 - October 6, 2017:

Monday - "A" Day, Tuesday - "B" Day, Wednesday - "AX" Day*Thursday - "BX" Day*Friday - No School*

*AX & BX schedules HERE.         *No school, due to teacher professional day

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-Spirit Week: September 25-29....Monday=America Day - Tuesday=Superhero Day - Wednesday=Jersey Day - Thursday=Throwback Day - Friday= Blue & Gold Day

-Pep Rally: Friday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m.  Students will be called down to the gym by Advisory.

-Homecoming: Friday, September 29.  Tailgate Party from 5:00-6:30 p.m., next to the turf.  Football game against Gorham at 6:30 p.m., followed by the bonfire.

-Semi-Formal Dance: Saturday, September 30 from 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria.  Tickets are $10/person.  Proceeds benefit the Class of 2018.  

-Introduction to Senior Project: Monday, October 2 in Advisory.

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

-No School: Friday, October 6 and Monday, October 9, due to teacher professional development and Columbus Day, respectively.

-PSAT for Sophomores & Juniors: Wednesday, October 11, 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Cost is $16.00 and is to be paid online HERE.  The deadline for payment is Friday, October 6.

-Early Dismissal: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.

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: https://sites.google.com/falmouthschools.org/discovery/senior-year


Portfolio & Resume Documents
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LINKS -  

Student Handbook Online: http://www.falmouthschools.org/?HighSchool

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

Community Service Opportunities: https://sites.google.com/a/falmouthschools.org/community-service-opportunities/

Service Learning Blog: http://servicelearninghighlights.blogspot.com/

Career Information: https://www.bls.gov/k12/students.htm

 

Updated on 25 September 2017