Community Partnerships for Student Learning
We are only as successful as the community in which we are located allows us to be, and we are fortunate to be the Falmouth Public Schools! We are an essential part of a community that values its schools and celebrates its students as tomorrow's citizens and leaders. Nurturing those partnerships to sustain a safe and supportive culture is vital to student and family success.
Please also visit the Framework for Student Success to learn more about our strategic plan for partnerships.
Woods Hole and Greater Falmouth Partnership
Falmouth Public Schools and the professionals in Woods Hole and the broader scientific and research communities are partnering to enrich and extend learning in and across disciplines. Our intent is genuine, and our vision is ambitious. Through this partnership, Falmouth Public Schools intends to create more hands-on learning opportunities both within our lab investigations in the classroom as well as by turning Falmouth coastlines and other habitats into our living classrooms.
Through our shared, focused, and collaborative efforts, our partnership aims to increase students’ awareness of the range of programs, careers, and continued learning needed to thrive within this community, engage with the global community, and understand their influence on their world. We formed this partnership to create curricular convergence for the success of all Falmouth students.
Please visit our partnership landing page to learn more.
Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center
Falmouth Public Schools is partnering with the Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center to design and facilitate an elementary after school program where students explore movement, arts, history, and cultural identity. In addition, students in grades seven through 12 will have the opportunity to participate in a writing contest, responding to a prompt designed by the Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center about cultural identity and diversity. Second grade students will be exploring Cape Verdean culture and heritage through in class stories and writing activities, and a field trip to the Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center. Students at the Lawrence School and Falmouth High School, who participate in the VIPS Pathways Program will also have the opportunity to visit the Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center, and explore new ways to connect with the Cape Verdean community in Falmouth.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Falmouth Public Schools is partnering with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to design and facilitate an elementary after school program where students explore movement, arts, history, and cultural identity. In addition, Wampanoag tribal educators recently gave powwow demonstrations and presentations to all Falmouth students related to Indigenous People’s Day celebrations. Falmouth schools and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe continue to explore new ways to connect students with the Wampanoag community, language, culture, and traditions.
Outdoor Learning Committee
Falmouth Public Schools is partnering with the Outdoor Learning Committee to implement and curate outdoor learning spaces for students and educators. Each campus is now equipped with one or more WeatherPort tents and seating for students. Together with the Outdoor Learning Committee, Falmouth Public Schools is learning about how to best design these spaces to create meaningful learning environments. Professional development opportunities are continuing to be offered to all faculty across the district to ensure that faculty are equipped and well-trained to employ strategies for outdoor learning. In addition, Falmouth Public Schools is working with the Outdoor Learning Committee to establish QR Code interpretive nature trails on elementary school campuses, starting with the trail at Teaticket Elementary School.