Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Live reporting: Discussion only items through to Closing


4. Discussion Only Items
a. BICO Quarterly Information Update
quaterly update in packet, two new districts

b. Enrollment Data Update
pre-K, (i.e. ECDC not included in totals)
see doc in meeting packet
Oct 1 reporting to DESE is required and become the yearly start numbers
breakdown of some students attending elsewhere but not all inclusive
36 students choiced into other neighboring districts

end of Sep #s, 100 fewer than last year at this time
elementary 8 higher (first time an increase, i.e. possibly turning the corner on the number decline in elementary)

more info in Nov on class sizes in Middle schools/high school

? on Mount St Charles, used to be almost a bus; will look at again


5. Information Matters
a. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports 
Budget
prep for Budget workshop on Nov 13

Community Relations
good interaction at Harvest Festival
will do with better booth next time
Nov 3 at Franklin TV, social emotional Learning

Policy
meeting Nov 5

Transportation
no meeting, looking to schedule one

Public Schools Advocacy
met Oct 2; prepared for Harvest Festival
reconvening in Nov/Dec to support budget work

Ad Hoc Superintendent’s Evaluation
Monica, Diane and Ann
to set meeting

b. School Committee Liaison Reports 
Joint PCC
well attended, only 2 schools missed
funding more equitable then thought; elementary more active than middle school
FEF came to present

Substance Abuse Task Force
developing resources within schools and community
add membership, Town Council, YMCA

School Wellness Advisory Council [SWAC]
meeting Nov 13
developing new goals, consistent across district

School Start Times Advisory Committee [SSTAC], 
meeting Weds

MASC
covered earlier

6. New Business
a. To discuss any future agenda items
org meeting in November
budget workshop


7. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from the September 25, 2018 School Committee meeting.
b. Executive Session Minutes
I recommend approval of the executive session minutes from your September 25, 2018 meeting to be released.
c. NYC Field Trip Request
I recommend approval of the recurring request of Diane Plouffe to take approximately 50 Middle School Chorus students to New York City to see “Once On This Island” on May 11, 2018 as detailed.
d. Parmenter Gift
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $1,755.00 from the Parmenter PCC for field trips as detailed.
e. Music Gift
I recommend acceptance of the donation of $1,230.00 from various music parents for in-house enrichments as detailed.
f. JFK Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $725.00 from the JFK PCC for field trips
as detailed.

motion to accept consent agenda, seconded, passed 7-0

8. Payment of Bills - Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll - Mrs. Douglas

10. Correspondence
a. Budget to Actual – Miriam Goodman

11. Adjournment

The documents released for this meeting can be found on the Town of Franklin page
https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/october-23-2018-school-committee-packet-documents

Live reporting: Discussion - Action Items


2. Guests / Presentations
a. none

3. Discussion / Action Items

a. Policy – Second Readings
I recommend adoption of the following policies:
i. JFABE – Education Opportunities for Military Children
ii. JFABF – Education Opportunities for Children in Foster Care
iii. BCA – School Committee Member Ethics

recommend adoption 
motion to approve, seconded, passed 7-0


b. MASC Resolutions
I recommend adoption of the following MASC Resolutions as discussed:

Conf to be held Nov 7, delegate assembly on Nov 9

  • Rejecting the Arming of Educators
motion to accept, seconded, passed 7-0
  • On Small and Rural Districts
motion to accept, seconded, passed 7-0
  • Elimination of the Federal Department of Education
motion to accept, seconded, passed 5-2 (Feeley, Scofield = no)
  • Regional School Transportation
motion to accept, seconded, passed 7-0
  • Regarding Reporting and Accountability Standards
motion to accept, seconded, passed 7-0; 
  • Regarding Reproductive Health Education
motion to accept, seconded, passed 7-0
  • On Gender Identity Inclusive Athletic Participation Policy
motion to accept, seconded, passed 7-0; as modified to remove "preferred" pronoun
  • Relative to Sports Wagering
motion to accept, seconded, passed 7-0
  • Relative to Access to Information for Parents and Students Who Are Clients of Special Education
motion to accept, seconded, passed 6-1;  add amendment to include funding rather than an unfunded mandate
  • Proposal to Amend the MASC By-Laws
motion to accept, seconded, passed 7-0


View the MASC resolutions here
https://www.franklinps.net/sites/franklinmaps/files/uploads/discussion_actionb_-_masc_resolutions.pdf


Live reporting: School Committee - Oct 23, 2018

Present: Feeley, Linden, Douglas, Scofield, Bergen, Schultz, Zub
Absent: none


1. Routine Business
a. Review of Agenda
no changes

b. Citizen’s Comments
i. In the spirit of open communication, “the School Committee will hear public comment not related to an agenda item at the beginning of each regular School Committee Meeting. The Committee will listen to, but not respond to any comment made. A Committee member may add an agenda item to a future meeting as a result of a citizen comment” – from Policy BEDH
no comments

c. FHS Student Representative Comments
club fair yesterday, 70 clubs represented
lots of teams made the playoffs
homecoming last Saturday night, over 600 students in attendance
Panther Pride night coming up
Light up a life coming up, peer leaders do fund raising
Cabaret performed last week, good attendance at both performances

d. Superintendent’s Report
most related to professional learning, October
next Thursday hosting Finnish educator
6th grade teacher coming for workshops and day in district
Central Office, then Social Studies curriculum team
3 hour workshop after school with teachers around the district

last week, MassCue Conference, ThuFri educational Technology focused
approx 3500 educators over 2 days, FPS sent about 18 teachers
6 presenters, including students

2 FPS educators awarded at EFF conference

2 general reminders, half days coming 25-26 for conferences
no school on Nov 6 

school system has a value for inclusiveness in schools

Economic Development Committee - Agenda - Oct 24, 2018


Economic Development Subcommittee Meeting
Municipal Building
355 East Central Street, Training Room

October 24, 2018 5:45 PM



Discussion:
1. Lot Lines Changes - Plain Street, Pond Street and Palomino Drive
2. Clark, Cutler McDermott rezoning
3. Freestanding Sign Bylaw



Future Meetings:
Housing - Generally

  1. R7
  2. Over 55 Housing Overlay
  3. Inclusionary Zoning Discussion
  4. Multi-Family Housing in Residential V and Commercial 1
  5. Downtown extension/C1/Village District Discussion
  6. Affordable Housing Plan

This was shared from the Town of Franklin page
http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/edc_agenda_10-24-18.pdf

Economic Development Committee - Agenda - Oct 24, 2018
Economic Development Committee - Agenda - Oct 24, 2018

LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin is on Wednesday, Nov 14

Trade all your holiday stress for laughter on Wednesday, November 14th from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (and every second Wednesday of the month) at the Meetinghouse of the First Universalist Society in Franklin, 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin. 


Wednesday, Nov 14
Wednesday, Nov 14
LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin
LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin
Come and enjoy this unique exercise of guided laughter exercises combined with gentle breathing that brings more oxygen to the body's cells. 

This oxygen boost gives enhanced vitality, energy and a feeling of real well-being. Any age and any level of physical ability can participate in this uplifting experience! 

New laughers are always welcomed! $5 donation to the church, $10 maximum per family. Please bring your water bottle because laughing is dehydrating. 

Led by Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers, Linda and Bill Hamaker www.letslaughtoday.com.  
If you have any questions, just call them at 508-660-2223 or e-mail billandlinda@letslaughtoday.com.


LET'S LAUGH TODAY
LET'S LAUGH TODAY

FHS boys soccer, field hockey and volleyball teams posts wins against Oliver Ames

Via HockomockSports we share the results of the FHS fall sports action on Monday, Oct 22, 2018

Boys Soccer = Oliver Ames, 0 @ Franklin, 2 – Final
– After a scoreless first half, Franklin scored a pair of goals early in the second half to earn a victory over visiting Oliver Ames. Tim Duval opened the scoring for the Panthers off an assist from Nitin Chaudhury. Before the 50th minute, the Panthers added to their lead when Nick Barry set up Donny Tappin to make it 2-0.

Girls Soccer = Franklin, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 1 – Final
– Oliver Ames took a 1-0 lead late in the first half but Franklin equalized early in the second half to help the Panthers grab a point on the road. Daniella Ferrini put OA ahead in the 38th minute but Sam Powderly tied things up in the 44th minute on an assist from Anna Balkus. Bre Atwood had 10 saves in net for the Panthers while Emily Meyers and Emma O’Donnell both had strong games in net for the Tigers.

Field Hockey = Oliver Ames, 1 @ Franklin, 4 – Final

Volleyball = Oliver Ames, 0 @ Franklin, 3 – Final
– Franklin took care of business on its home court, handing Oliver Ames a 3-0 loss (25-17, 25-17, 25-18). Lauren McGrath dished out 26 assists for the Panthers with Maggie Doyle (four aces) recording nine kills and Lily Galluccio adding seven kills. Riley Marino anchored the Panther defense with 12 digs. For Oliver Ames, Jordan Bosse had 12 kills, Allie Kemp handed out 20 assists and Sadie Homer finished with 23 digs.


For other results around the Hockomock League
https://hockomocksports.com/mondays-schedule-scoreboard-10-22-18/

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Tri-County Varsity Volleyball Clinches Mayflower League Championship

For the fifth time in five years, the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School varsity volleyball team are the Mayflower League Champions. The Cougars remain undefeated in their regular season with a record of 16-0 with 4 games remaining.

This year the team is comprised of seven seniors. Sarah Killoy of Franklin, is one of the team’s four captains and third-year starting setter. Carolyn MacPherson of North Attleboro is a team captain and a third-year starter playing outside hitter. MacPherson is also a 2-year Mayflower League All Star and Sun Chronicle All Star. Elizabeth Naff of Franklin is a third-year starting middle, Mayflower League All Star, and team captain. Ashely Barry from North Attleboro is a two-year outside hitter. Emma Mangiacotti of Norfolk has transitioned into the libero position. Sabrina Howarth of Seekonk is a utility player, who sees most time at middle and right side hitter. Finally, Emily Jutras of Wrentham is one of three players vying for the starting middle position.

Other players fighting for the starting middle position include junior, Jitarra Ellis of Franklin, and sophomore Camden Schweitzer of Wrentham.

Starter Keira Dempsey, a junior from North Attleboro is a team captain who is a two-year right side hitter, a Mayflower League All Star, 2017 Player of the Year and Sun Chronicle All Star. Hailey White, a junior from North Attleboro is a starting defensive specialist.

Varsity coach, Stephanie Caffrey, has been coaching at Tri-County for the past 8 years. “We work hard every single day to earn every point in a match”, said Caffrey. “Our girls are all self-motivated to accomplish big goals in the post-season and I look forward to what’s to come.”
(Pictured are the seven seniors from l-r are: Sarah Killoy, Sabrina Howarth, Elizabeth Naff, Emma Mangiacotti, Emily Jutras, Ashley Barry, and Carolyn MacPherson)
(Pictured are the seven seniors from l-r are: Sarah Killoy,
Sabrina Howarth, Elizabeth Naff, Emma Mangiacotti,
Emily Jutras, Ashley Barry, and Carolyn MacPherson)


All fifteen members of the Cougars are strong academic and vocational students. The team participates in many bonding events such as team breakfasts, lunches and dinners. They also travel to area colleges to see former players play on their respective college volleyball teams. Post-season, all members play in the Mass Premier Club Volleyball summer league. In the summer, the team take part in Coach Caffrey’s “Butts and Guts” classes made for all Cougar athletes.

“All teams here at Tri-County support each other and focus on attending as many sporting events as possible”, said Caffrey. “We’re all about TC Pride for our school and love to see all the accomplishments and successes every student brings to our Athletic program.”

Pictured is the 2018 Tri-County Varsity Volleyball team.  Starting l-r kneeling:  Hannah Will of Medway, Isabelle Zagame of Bellingham, Hailey White of North Attleboro, Keira Dempsey of North Attleboro, Camden Schweitzer of Wrentham, Kaya Chambers of Millis, and Jitarra Ellis of Franklin.  Standing l-r:  Sarah Killoy of Franklin, Sabrina Howarth of Seekonk, Elizabeth Naff of Franklin, Emma Mangiacotti of Norfolk, Emily Jutras of Wrentham, Ashley Barry of North Attleboro, and Caroline MacPherson of North Attleboro
Pictured is the 2018 Tri-County Varsity Volleyball team.  Starting l-r kneeling:  Hannah Will of Medway, Isabelle Zagame of Bellingham, Hailey White of North Attleboro, Keira Dempsey of North Attleboro, Camden Schweitzer of Wrentham, Kaya Chambers of Millis, and Jitarra Ellis of Franklin.  Standing l-r:  Sarah Killoy of Franklin, Sabrina Howarth of Seekonk, Elizabeth Naff of Franklin, Emma Mangiacotti of Norfolk, Emily Jutras of Wrentham, Ashley Barry of North Attleboro, and Caroline MacPherson of North Attleboro
Starting on October 29th, the Cougars will be competing for their fourth straight Massachusetts State Vocational Championship. Then on Thursday, November 1st, the Cougars will be playing in the MIAA State Volleyball tournament.

Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.

SAFE Coalition Community Event - Oct 17, 2018

via Twitter, we share this news from the Safe Coalition:

"The SAFE Coalition Community Leaders event was a huge success! The evening brought together key stakeholder partners from the 8 communities that we serve. Michael Bottecelli, Exec Director at the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine, was the keynote speaker. 
At the Community Leaders event Mandy Lerner courageously told her recovery story and illustrated how the collaboration between SAFE and Franklin Police department worked to open the pathway to recovery."
Michael Bottecelli, Exec Director at the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine was the keynote speaker
Michael Bottecelli, Exec Director at the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine, was the keynote speaker

Mandy Lerner courageously told her recovery story
Mandy Lerner courageously told her recovery story

For more about the SAFE Coalition, visit their page
http://www.safecoalitionma.org/

The information was shared from the SAFE Coalition tweets:
https://twitter.com/SafeCoalitionMA/status/1054147580853215233

https://twitter.com/SafeCoalitionMA/status/1054146537801031680

In the News: Glavin, Amore debate gets nasty; Ayyadurai in long-shot bid as independent

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The only debate in the secretary of state’s race ended with the candidates branding each other “a liar” and “a faker,” capping off a testy exchange in which the two men sparred over voter identification, electoral security, the way the incumbent runs his office, and his challenger’s background. 
Secretary Bill Galvin, a Brighton Democrat, went after Swampscott Republican Anthony Amore on WGBH’s “Greater Boston” over Amore’s voting record, speaking fees he’d accepted as an author, and his stance on voter ID requirements, which Galvin said came out of the “Republican playbook.” 
Amore, in turn, said Galvin had “no vision” for his office, relies on an antiquated security system and does not attend meetings of the historical commission that he chairs. 
Galvin does not support requiring identification to vote, saying voter ID laws have been used in other states “to prevent people from voting.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181022/debate-between-galvin-amore-turns-nasty

Galvin campaign page   http://www.billgalvin.org/
Amore campaign page   http://www.amore2018.com/
Sanchez campaign page  http://www.green-rainbow.org/juan_sanchez_for_secretary_of_the_commonwealth

"As many Republicans in Massachusetts work to keep a safe distance from President Donald Trump this election season, one candidate from outside the party is going the other way, fighting to be recognized as a standard-bearer for the president’s anti-establishment populism as he makes a long-shot bid for U.S. Senate. 
Shiva Ayyadurai, a former researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and entrepreneur who claims to have invented email as a teenager, is running a scorched-earth campaign in which he casts himself as a working man’s hero – despite his advanced degrees and business acumen – raging against what he sees as a conspiracy between the Republican and Democratic parties in Massachusetts to keep Sen. Elizabeth Warren in power. According to this narrative, for which Ayyadurai provides only anecdotal evidence, the Republican candidate in the race, state Rep. Geoff Diehl of Whitman, is a pawn of both parties whose only purpose in the race is to take away votes from Ayyadurai, the real “Trumper” in the race."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181022/for-shiva-ayyadurai-independent-in-senate-race-its-all-about-whos-real-trumper

campaign page  https://shiva4senate.com/

The Franklin Town Clerk page with additional information
http://www.franklinma.gov/town-clerk


Additional info can be found in the 2018 Election Collection
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2018/10/election-collection-2018.html


Election Information for Nov 2018
Election Information for Nov 2018

"it’s likely that traffic flow, and public safety will likely be the biggest part of the conversation"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"A public hearing will be held to discuss a new pathway on Grove Street that could benefit local business Grove Street Towing and Tire. 
The hearing will take place Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers at the Franklin Municipal Building. The purpose is to discuss a new entrance for the company’s tow trucks that goes against a set zoning bylaw. 
The space between the entrance and the proposed space is about 135 feet, while the town requires 150 feet in order to meet the current zoning requirement, thus the need for the hearing, according to Patrick Weidman, owner of Grove Street Towing and Tire. 
There is currently a gravel pathway in the proposed space, but it’s not usable for the company’s trucks."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181022/franklin-to-discuss-towing-companys-desire-for-new-entrance

The official Planning Board Public Hearing notice
http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/public_hearing_notice_25.pdf

https://www.grovestreettt.com/
https://www.grovestreettt.com/

Monday, October 22, 2018

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Oct 23, 2018

Vision Statement
The Franklin Public Schools will foster within its students the knowledge and skills to find and achieve satisfaction in life as productive global citizens.

A G E N D A
“The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.”

1. Routine Business
a. Review of Agenda
b. Citizen’s Comments
i. In the spirit of open communication, “the School Committee will hear public comment not related to an agenda item at the beginning of each regular School Committee Meeting. The Committee will listen to, but not respond to any comment made. A Committee member may add an agenda item to a future meeting as a result of a citizen comment” – from Policy BEDH
c. FHS Student Representative Comments
d. Superintendent’s Report

2. Guests / Presentations
a. none

3. Discussion / Action Items

a. Policy – Second Readings
I recommend adoption of the following policies:
i. JFABE – Education Opportunities for Military Children
ii. JFABF – Education Opportunities for Children in Foster Care
iii. BCA – School Committee Member Ethics

b. MASC Resolutions
I recommend adoption of the following MASC Resolutions as discussed:

  1. Rejecting the Arming of Educators
  2. On Small and Rural Districts
  3. Elimination of the Federal Department of Education
  4. Regional School Transportation
  5. Regarding Reporting and Accountability Standards
  6. Regarding Reproductive Health Education
  7. On Gender Identity Inclusive Athletic Participation Policy
  8. Relative to Sports Wagering
  9. Relative to Access to Information for Parents and Students Who Are Clients of Special Education
  10. Proposal to Amend the MASC By-Laws

View the MASC resolutions here
https://www.franklinps.net/sites/franklinmaps/files/uploads/discussion_actionb_-_masc_resolutions.pdf


4. Discussion Only Items
a. BICO Quarterly Information Update
b. Enrollment Data Update

5. Information Matters
a. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports (e.g. Budget; Community Relations; Policy; Transportation; Public Schools Advocacy; Ad Hoc Superintendent’s Evaluation)

b. School Committee Liaison Reports (e.g. Joint PCC; Substance Abuse Task Force; School Wellness Advisory Council [SWAC]; School Start Times Advisory Committee [SSTAC], MASC)

6. New Business
a. To discuss any future agenda items

7. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from the September 25, 2018 School Committee meeting.
b. Executive Session Minutes
I recommend approval of the executive session minutes from your September 25, 2018 meeting to be released.
c. NYC Field Trip Request
I recommend approval of the recurring request of Diane Plouffe to take approximately 50 Middle School Chorus students to New York City to see “Once On This Island” on May 11, 2018 as detailed.
d. Parmenter Gift
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $1,755.00 from the Parmenter PCC for field trips as detailed.
e. Music Gift
I recommend acceptance of the donation of $1,230.00 from various music parents for in-house enrichments as detailed.
f. JFK Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $725.00 from the JFK PCC for field trips
as detailed.
8. Payment of Bills - Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll - Mrs. Douglas

10. Correspondence
a. Budget to Actual – Miriam Goodman

11. Adjournment

The documents released for this meeting can be found on the Town of Franklin page
https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/october-23-2018-school-committee-packet-documents

https://www.masc.org/
MASC resolutions

Early voting begins today for Franklin voters, ends Nov 2

Early Voting Dates and Times:

  • Monday Oct 22   8 AM – 4 PM
  • Tuesday Oct 23   8 AM – 4 PM
  • *Wednesday Oct 24   8 AM – 7 PM
  • Thursday Oct 25   8 AM – 4 PM
  • Friday Oct 26   8 AM – 1 PM
  • *Saturday Oct 27   8 AM – 12 PM
  • Monday Oct 29   8 AM – 4 PM
  • Tuesday Oct 30   8 AM – 4 PM
  • Wednesday Oct. 31    8 AM – 6 PM
  • *Thursday Nov 1   8 AM – 7 PM
  • Friday Nov 2   8 AM – 1 PM


*THE EXTENDED HOURS ARE FOR EARLY VOTING ONLY!
Teresa M. Burr, Franklin Town Clerk




What precinct am I?
http://www.franklinma.gov/town-clerk/files/what-precinct-am-i-0

What does the ballot look like?


The Franklin Town Clerk page with additional information
http://www.franklinma.gov/town-clerk



Additional info can be found in the 2018 Election Collection
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2018/10/election-collection-2018.html

Election Information for Nov 2018
Election Information for Nov 2018

Franklin Turkey Trot 5K Family Run - Nov 22

Run Now Gobble Later at the Franklin Turkey Trot 5K Family Run on Thanksgiving morning, November 22 at 8 AM. 

All race proceeds go to the Franklin Food Pantry! Last year the race raised over $17,000!! 

Free breakfast items, free raffle and awards at the end of the race.


Registration: 


Register Online (preferable)
http://www.franklinturkeytrot.org/

Wednesday Night from 7-9 PM 
or Morning of Race starting at 7 AM


Cost: $20 or 20 nonperishable food items
T-shirts: To first 150 registered online
Awards: Top 3 finishers in each age category
Bib Pickup: Wednesday Night from 7-9 PM or Morning of Race starting at 7 AM
Dogs: Dogs are NOT permitted on the race course during the race


Franklin Turkey Trot Registration OPEN
Franklin Turkey Trot Registration OPEN

Franklin Liquors: Adult Education Classes - Oct 23 and Oct 30


Using Google To Learn About Your Wine - $25
October 23 7 PM

Ok Google tell me about this wine.
This is an Adult Education sit down wine tasting/education event. Held in the Franklin Liquors wine room in partnership with Medway, Millis Adult Education and the Norfolk recreation departments.

This is a sit down tasting/education event held in the Franklin Liquors wine room
When we buy a food product there is a lot of information on the labels. In this education event we will show industry secrets about wine. We will explore wine contents, availability and locations using all Google offers.

https://www.medwayschools.org/schools/community_education


Decoding European Wine Labels - $40
October 30 7 PM

A Tri County Adult Education Event.
Sit down wine education/tasting held in the Franklin Liquors wine room
OK, so you understand an American wine label, but European labeling follows an entirely different set of rules, and can be confusing and intimidating.
This is a sit down tasting/education event held in the Franklin Liquors wine room.

We’ll walk you through the method behind French, Italian, Spanish, and German labels, and help you understand what they’re telling you. You’ll leave with the confidence to buy that bottle of Bordeaux or Spatlese!

https://bit.ly/2AGdxbv


Franklin Liquor: October Events
Franklin Liquor: October Events

FHS football to host Brockton in playoff game Friday, Oct 26

Via HockomockSports and the MIAA, the Franklin High School football team will play Brockton in the D1 South playoffs.


Football - D1 South
#4 Franklin (5-2) will host #5 Brockton (3-3) on Friday, 10/26 at 7:00.


For additional Hockomock League football payoff seedings
https://hockomocksports.com/hockomock-football-playoff-seeds-matchups-2018/

For the full slate of brackets from the MIAA, visit
http://www.miaa.net/contentm/easy_pages/view.php?sid=38&page_id=286

MIAA D1 South bracket
MIAA D1 South bracket

“When you leave here, it’s a good feeling and you don’t have to pay for it”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Anyone who frequents the walking path at the Sculpture Park in the morning is sure to see ducks enjoying breakfast. And Marty Kenzerski is usually in the midst of the flock. 
Much like Cesar Millan, the acclaimed “Dog Whisperer,” Kenzerski can expect the ducks to gather around his car as he pulls into the Franklin Police Department lot, where he typically parks in the morning. 
The ducks then usually keep a close eye on the Franklin resident, but oftentimes end up walking down the path behind him to the area where they know they’ll be fed the typical meal of dry oats."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required) 
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181021/franklin-man-attracts-following-at-sculpture-park

one of two new sculptures added to the Sculpture Park recently
one of two new sculptures added to the Sculpture Park recently

the second of two new sculptures added to the Sculpture Park recently
the second of two new sculptures added to the Sculpture Park recently

Tri-County: The TC Insider






Tri-County: The TC Insider
October 19, 2018


To the Tri-County Community,

I want to thank the Athletic Boosters along with our Athletic Director, Sara Martin, for sponsoring Homecoming last Friday. Homecoming is traditionally our first extracurricular activity of the year and almost 400 students attended the event in our cafeteria. The football team responded on Saturday by beating Holbrook 41-0 for their fifth win of the season against one loss. This fall has provided some very entertaining and exciting competitions. The volleyball team is undefeated and has already qualified for the state tournament. Both the boys' and girls' soccer teams are well on their way to qualifying as well. Our cheerleaders will be competing for the first time this season next Sunday the 21st at Oliver Ames HS in Easton, MA. Despite the weather, we have had many fans come out to our games to cheer for our teams and we appreciate the support.

After over a year of preparation, we received our NEASC visiting team this week.  NEASC stands for New England Association of Schools and Colleges. We had a team of over 20 educators from all over New England in the school to evaluate our programs. I want the thank the School Committee, parents, students, and faculty that participated in the self-study as well as those pitching in this week for their support.

Up next this month are our Career Days on October 25th and 26th, where area middle schools visit us over a two-day period to explore career options and our programs.

The two Career Days are followed immediately on November 1st by our Grade 8 Open House. These are great events for any eighth-grade student considering a technical education in high school to check us out. We would appreciate your help in spreading the word about these great events.
  
Remember – Work Hard, Today Counts,
Mr. Procaccini





Upcoming Events

Career Days
October 25 and October 26
Tours begin at 8 AM
No School for Tri-County Students

Grade 8 Open House
November 1 @ 6:30 PM

End of the Quarter
November 9th

Veteran's Day Observed
November 12 - No School

Early Release Day
November 21

Thanksgiving Recess
November 22-23




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Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School District · 147 Pond Street · Franklin, Ma 02038 · USA 

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