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Message from the Superintendent

March 28, 2024

Greetings Staff and Families!

Although it hasn’t felt much like spring, the sun is coming out during your long weekend ahead!

It’s MCAS time of the year. This week opened the Spring 2024 MCAS assessment season. We trust our Clippers will shine as they take this opportunity to demonstrate what they are learning this year. Please help students feel prepared by getting a good night’s sleep, eating breakfast, and being mindful that this is just one way to measure their learning.

Composting in our Schools. April will be an important time for Falmouth Public Schools and the environment. Three of our schools will begin composting this month in honor of Earth Day. Lawrence School will start off the month, beginning composting on April 1 (and that's no April fool's joke). Falmouth High School will begin having students composting commencing on Earth Day, Monday, April 22. Falmouth High Kitchen Staff have been composting since the beginning of March. Thank you to all our wonderful cafeteria workers and custodians throughout our district for helping us make composting a success! Teaticket Elementary will round out the month, starting their composting journey after April break. Our two remaining elementary schools, North Falmouth and East Falmouth will begin composting before the end of the school year. Mullen Hall and Morse Pond are still doing great! Zero contamination! Go Clippers!

Quills & Quotes. We are excited that this year is the 10th Annual Quills & Quotes Poetry Contest and Community Reading Event. All students and staff are encouraged to submit entries. This event is a showcase of the written and spoken word. You still have time to submit an entry; the deadline is Monday, April 1. Here’s a look at last year’s winning entries.

Belonging Series. On April 2, we will hold our third and final session in our Belonging Series. Please join us at the Rec Center, second floor, from 6:30-8:30. Dr. Kalise Wornum is returning to facilitate a rich discussion on fostering a sense of belonging for all students.

Kindergarten Registration. It’s never too early to register for kindergarten. You may register anytime during the day at your home school. To enter kindergarten next fall, your child must be 5 years of age by August 31. We look forward to welcoming our new Clippers!

I hope you have a great time with your family and friends this weekend. When we come back on Monday, it will already be April. The school year is passing by so fast. Let's make sure to appreciate every moment with our Clippers!

Lori Duerr, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools