The Opening Night! online auction is now open!
Visit https://www.biddingforgood.com/openingnight2015FA to place your bids on the silent auction items and preview the live auction items up for bid at the May 2 event.
Bidding for silent auction items will close April 30 at 10 p.m.
Thanks to our generous parents, friends and business community, we have many wonderful donated items up for bid, including artworks, overnight stays, gift certificates, boat trips, children’s summer program tuition, and more!
Tickets are on sale now for Opening Night! Join us on Saturday, May 2 for Falmouth Academy’s annual auction and benefit from 7-10 p.m. in the Falmouth Academy gym.
The live auction event on May 2 will include music by Paul Weller and Mark Elsner, as well as Maureen Fischer, who will play show tunes, crowd pleasers and dance music. A champagne welcome, sponsored by Portside Liquors, will be followed by hearty hors d’oeuvres. Auctioneer John Schofield of Eldreds Auction Gallery will add excitement to the live event, which will conclude with our annual Fund A Need drive.
Tickets are $50 per person, two reserved seats for $175, or a reserved table of ten for $1,000. Contact Crissy Pingal at 508-457-9696, 242, for tickets or for more information.
Some of our fabulous auction items include:
- Two runner numbers for the Falmouth Road Race
- The last two remaining spots in the popular Falmouth Academy Summer Programs Fort Building program
- Beautiful artwork of driftwood, pottery, glass, ceramics, jewelry and art glass by Fritz Glass
- Paintings, including works by Joseph McGurl, Jason Eldredge, and Stephen Emery
- Wonderful lodging packages in New York City, South Carolina, Martha’s Vineyard, Sugarbush, VT, and Saddleback Lake, ME
- Famed cookbook author Susie Middleton has donated three books – a treat before she comes and speaks at Falmouth Academy’s Community Series this fall
- Rochester Cabinet Shop offers a delightful handmade tiger maple chest that can be used as a filing cabinet or a keepsake container
- Your student could be Head for the Day or, if you have a senior, nab reserved front-row seats at Graduation and parking, as well
- The fabulous Falmouth Academy Faculty Cookbook is once again up for auction and includes ingredients that make one sinful chocolate cake!
- Gift certificates galore for dance, fitness and personal training, clothing, restaurants, the Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cape Symphony, College Light Opera and more
- An “instant party” includes gift certificates for five pizzas from Supreme Pizza and an ice cream party for 20 from Smitty’s Homemade Ice Cream
- A lottery “star” includes an assortment of lottery tickets that could reap millions!
- Boating packages will bring you through Buzzards Bay on a sailboat and a motor trip down the Cape Cod Canal and around Bassets Island to Cleveland Ledge
- Getaway packages include a Hyannis overnight at the Cape Codder with dinner at Sam Diego’s and a whale watch; a shopping package in Falmouth; and a trip to a French pastry shop with paddleboard lessons in Duxbury
- In keeping with the theme Opening Night!, there are movie posters signed by the stars (“Django Unchained” – Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Jonah Hill; “Big Eyes” – Tim Burton, Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston and Krysten Ritter; and “August: Osage County” – Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin and Margo Martindale)
We are grateful to our event sponsors: Dellbrook Construction/J. K. Scanlan Co., Eck MacNeely Architects, Inc., John Keene Excavation, Inc., and Andrew Mitchell & Co. Additional sponsors include: Intergas, Portside Liquors, Anchor-In Hotel, Cape Destinations and Blum Shapiro.
Spirit Week 2015 was an exciting time for everyone at Falmouth Academy. From dress-up themes to games and skits, every member of our community played, laughed and enjoyed our time as a community.
The week capped off with Artistic Expression Day, in which each class presents their own creative skit at All-School Meeting.
Seventh graders performed their own sorting ceremony, a la the book “Divergent,” with individual classmates coming to a table to be sorted into different factions of society.
The eighth grade performed a live-action version of Mario Bros., in which every class member ran a cardboard cloud, patch of grass, question-mark button or piece of goal past a running-in-place Mario, giving the impression of video game motion.
The ninth grade gave a song-and-art performance, in which a line of singers hid some sponge-painting artists from view. The group cleared at the end to reveal a banner, a stencil painting of a jubilant FA student.
Sophomores performed the outbreak of World War I as a cocktail party, with each party-goer a different country. The ensuing melee at the party was the kick-off to the war.
Juniors created an elaborate parody of the song “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria,” in tribute to classmate Maria Barrera, whose locker apparently needs cleaning, but whose personality adds much to student life in the 11th grade.
The presentations ended with seniors paying tribute to teacher and class advisor Doug Jones, who’s embarked on a reelection campaign for selectman in the town of Falmouth. Students wore placards with his name and sang a tribute based on “Mr. Jones and Me” by the Counting Crows.
Morse Hall honored its namesake, Susan Morse, at a reception attended by nearly 100 friends, family members and those close to Susan throughout Falmouth.
The new meeting hall, which was opened to the students and the community in January, was named for the longtime trustee and former chair of the board, whose two-decade service to the school has helped it to grow and expand in programming and public engagement.
Head of School Steve Duffy, Board of Trustees Chair Beth Colt, former Headmaster Bruce Buxton, school counselor and friend Julie Taylor and Susan’s son Richard all spoke of the steadfast commitment Susan has given FA and the clear-thinking, yet passionate direction she has offered to everyone around her. In her own remarks, Susan Morse expressed gratitude for the honor of being associated with Falmouth Academy and appreciation for the wonderful relationships she and her late husband, Chip, formed over the years here.
“I found a culture of openness, imagination and respect,” she said. “I found a community that operated with one rule: Know where you are. I knew where I was.”
Susan received a commendation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives from Rep. Timothy Madden and the well-wishes of the Falmouth Academy community.