Sunday, March 19, 2023

Franklin Public Schools: District Newsletter - March 2023

Franklin Public Schools

District Newsletter

March 2023

Lifelong Learning

22-23 School Calendar

March 24 - Early Release

April 7 - Good Friday (No School)

April 14 - Early Release

Access the 22-23 School Calendar 

Senator Rausch and Representative Roy at FHS

Legislative Forum

The School Committee's 5th Annual Legislative Forum is set for April 10, 2023 at 6:30pm! Join us in person or via Zoom. We will welcome State Senator Rebecca Rausch and State Representative Jeff Roy to answer questions regarding topics such as the national teacher shortage, funding for special education, the growing need for school provided special services and more.

There will be a Q & A portion at the end. Learn more via the event page here.

Save the Date!

The Franklin Public Schools Mental Health and Wellbeing Task Force will host their next Critical Conversations event on April 26th, 2023 at 7pm in the Franklin High School Auditorium.

April is Stress Awareness month, the event will spotlight student stressors. Attendees will hear directly from students regarding what they want the adults in their lives to know. The greater Franklin Community is invited to attend! Join us and learn more about how to structure conversations regarding stress on the youth in your life! More information to come!

Legislative Breakfast

Superintendent Giguere and School Committee Chair Denise Spencer attended the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (TriCounty Districts) Legislative Breakfast earlier this month. Local and state legislators presented the successes and challenges districts have faced. This will inform questions asked at our Legislative Forum on April 10th. Pictured is Representative Roy with Franklin and Medway district representatives.

Need a lesson that will 'stick'? Try magnets!

The Franklin High School Science National Honor Society students visited various elementary schools across the district. Our high school students led a lesson focused on understanding magnets. Elementary students circled from station to station to learn more about magnetic connection and properties. Creating these co-learning opportunities helps empower our rising graduates and inspire our younger students to continue to be life long learners! Thank you to Miss McCarthy and Mr. Tighe for the photos!

Spring Art Showcase

Spotlight on Creative Minds in March

The Spring Arts Showcase highlighted a variety of works for students grades 6-12. Featured works included pop art style sculptures, pencil portraits, mixed media, acrylic paintings and more! The showcase also featured the video works of various students on rotation throughout the event.

Congratulations to FHS student Cailyn Bruno who had her "Pop" acrylic piece from her portfolio selected as a feature on our flyer.

Redistricting Analysis Update

The district held two public forums to on March 7th and March 13th as well as a Faculty and Staff Q&A session on March 15th. The Redistricting Advisory group will meet to review the community feedback from the public forums and provide comments on what scenarios the District should present to the School Committee.

The district anticipates to present information to the School Committee during the April 25th meeting. The School Committee is expected to vote on proposed scenarios and actions moving forward in May.

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.

All other grades can register via Aspen at any time.

From the School Committee

District Improvement Plan Update to School Committee

On February 28th, 2023 the Franklin Public Schools presented updates on the District Improvement Plan to the School Committee You can access the slideshow presentation here.

The School Committee meeting scheduled for March 14th, 2023 was rescheduled due to inclement weather. We hope you are able to join us for our next School Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 21st 2023 at 7pm.

Happy Spring to our FPS Families, Faculty Staff and Franklin Community!

Franklin Public Schools

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