Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Franklin Public Schools: District Newsletter - December 2022

Franklin Public Schools

District Newsletter

December 2022

22-23 School Calendar

Dec. 26 - Jan 2 Winter Break

Jan. 13 - Early Release Day

Jan 16 - MLK Jr. Day (No School)

Access the 22-23 School Calendar 

Happy Holidays!

A Message from Lucas Giguere

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!

And the Award goes to...

Congratulations to Coach Igoe on receiving the 2021-2022 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Coach of the Year award! When coaching Girls Lacross, Coach Igoe sets the bar high for her student athletes and strives to support them as they grow as athletes and individuals. Panther nation is proud to have her!

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.

To better outline the redistricting analysis process, we have created a webpage to update the community on our efforts. Learn more via our Redistricting Analysis page.

New Student Application for ECDC

The new student application is available for the 2023-2024 academic year at the Early Childhood Education Center

Access the application here.

Learn more about ECDC in this welcome presentation.

From the School Committee

Budget "Deep Dive" with the Finance Committee

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 presentation here 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!

Franklin Public Schools

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