Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes


Falmouth Academy comes to Vineyard Haven

Falmouth Academy will host an information session for Martha’s Vineyard families on Thursday, December 6, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven.

Every weekday, 24 Vineyard students take the 7 am ferry to Woods Hole, where a Falmouth Academy bus meets them for the short trip up the road to the Falmouth Academy campus.

Falmouth Academy invites Islanders to find out why these students make the daily commute by talking with some of them and their parents at the Hebrew Center from 4 to 6 pm. Current Island families will join Headmaster David Faus, Director of Admissions Mike Earley, and members of the school’s faculty to discuss and answer questions about Falmouth Academy, an independent day school for college-bound students in grades 7-12. There’s no need to RSVP.

For more information call Mike Earley at 508- 457-9696 or visit

Science teacher recognized

The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers recognized Luanne Johnson of Edgartown, Director of Biodiversity Works, “for significant contributions and exemplary teaching in science education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”

Ms. Johnson was one of more than 14 people to receive an award at MAST’s annual conference on November 15 in Boxborough.