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A Message from Dr. Kaplan

Dear Falcon Cove Families

Today I announced to my staff that effective July 1, 2019, I will be leaving Falcon Cove to pursue the opportunity of being a High School Principal. 

Throughout my 15 years as Principal, I have strived everyday to make The Cove a better place for students. Together we have built many new programs and innovative opportunities for students to excel and compete around the country to showcase their amazing talents. Together we blazed many new trails for other middle schools to follow. Our reputation as one of the best middle schools in Florida is as solid as it has ever been.

For me, it is the countless relationships I have made with people from all over the community both inside and outside of school that I will forever cherish.

Planning for the 19-20 school year is nearly complete and your new principal will be ready to hit the ground running with construction beginning in the next year on a new 48 classroom addition to replace our portables. The future is very bright and I am very confident that FCMS will continue to be a premier middle school in Florida. 

I wish all of you continued success. I will always remember my time at “The Cove” with sincere gratitude and fond memories.


Mark J. Kaplan, Ph.D.