We wish our Franklin Public Schools families, faculty, and greater Franklin community a happy and healthy holiday for those who observe. For many, this time of year allows us to pause and honor our connection to our community, of which we are part of many.
Over the past month, several students across the district have embraced the spirit of giving, kindness and connectivity; hosting toy and food drives to help impact families in and around town. Moments like this nurture our students as change makers and active community contributors!
We look forward to ringing in the new year with you all as we return from Winter break on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023.
- Lucas Giguere
Franklin Public Schools Superintendent
State House Visit
Our 5th grade Oak acorns got the chance to make their mark during their tour of the State House this November. Special thanks to Senate President Karen Spilka, Senator Becca Rausch and Representative Jeff Roy for their warm welcome!
Channeling Creativity: Winter Art Show and Concerts!
December was a busy month for our students enrolled in art or music programs. We held our annual district-wide Winter Art Show on December 6th that highlighted various forms of visual art our students have been working on throughout the year. Thank you to all who attended!
In addition to our Winter Art Show, we held concerts for our musically talented students at Franklin High School, Horace Mann Middle, Annie Sullivan Middle, and Remington Middle. Nurturing the arts within our youth is important! We could not do it without the support of our Art, Music, Choir and Orchestra faculty and staff as well as family and community support for creative expression!
Redistricting Analysis Update
The School Committee and District has been meeting with the Redistricting Advisory Committee and Redistricting Analysis consultant (AppGeo) to craft scenarios to propose to the community in Spring 2023 prior to final recommendations to the School Committee.
Any recommendations that may be approved by the School Committee will not go into effect during the 2022-2023 school year. The School Committee will continue to engage the public prior to reaching a final decision on any boundary adjustments, which will be addressed in the implementation plan for redistricting.
The Town's Finance Committee has been hosting regular "Deep Dives" into various departments. On December 7, 2022 the Franklin Public Schools presented a "deep dive" on the 2022-2023 FPS Budget. You can access the slideshow presentationhere or watch the meeting recording via YouTube here.
Please join us for our next School Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 7 PM
Happy Holidays to our FPS Families, Faculty Staff and Franklin Community!