Monday, January 18, 2016

In the News: FSPA launches virtual academy, Tri-County mobile app, Othello perfomances

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

Franklin School for the Performing Arts will launch the FSPA Academy, in collaboration with Massachusetts Virtual Academy. In partnering with MAVA, FSPA will offer the setting for a complete and creative academic education with a special emphasis on arts, language and culture. MAVA offers online learning for grades K-12 and is the first diploma-granting virtual school in the state. Those interested can learn more at an open house for prospective students and families at 7 p.m. Jan. 19, at The Black Box, 15 W. Central St.
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A mobile app concept created by sophomores in Tri-County Regional’s Computer Information Systems Program is in the running for the national Verizon App Challenge Fan Favorite award. 
The app proposal, which would transform the school’s late bus pass system to an all-electronic format, won Best in State in the high school section of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Each team member won a tablet computer and $5,000 to be used for science, technology, engineering, and math initiatives at Tri-County.
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Franklin Performing Arts Company will present Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22-23 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at The Black Box, 15 W. Central St.The production is a contemporary adaptation of “Othello,” directed by and starring Aaron Andrade in the title role. 
Tickets cost $24, with $15 Student Rush tickets available at the door 15 minutes prior to show time. 
To purchase tickets, call 508-528-3370 or visit
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