Showing posts with label King Philip Regional High School. Show all posts
Showing posts with label King Philip Regional High School. Show all posts

Sunday, April 17, 2022

FHS & KP SADD's annual Miles for Maura - a virtual event this year

FHS & KP SADD's annual Miles for Maura (5k Run/Walk) will be virtual this year in memory of Maura D. Howard, victim of a drunk driver. Please join us! Thanks for your support!  

@milesformaura @kingphilipsadd @FranklinHS @FranklinMatters   @FranklinPSNews

Please support via this link -> 

"The SADD chapters at King Philip Regional High School and Franklin High School are committed to ensuring Miles for Maura participants and the greater community stay safe. Therefore we have made the collective decision to host another virtual 5K Run/Walk in memory of Maura D. Howard. 

On July 31, 1994, on her way home from a weekend trip with friends, Maura was killed by a drunk driver who was speeding recklessly down the highway. Because of this destructive decision, life for Team Howard and Maura's extended loving family and friends has never been the same.

Keeping Maura's memory alive is our top priority. Spreading awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through scholarships in her honor is a critical piece of the mission.

We are launching this year's Miles for Maura campaign on Maura's birthday, Saturday, April 9. Throughout the month you will be able to participate in the virtual event. We are asking for a minimum donation of $10. Once you register, you can complete as many 5K (3.1 miles) runs/walks as you would like between Saturday, April 9, and Saturday, April 30.

Let’s stay connected! Please follow and tag @milesformaura on Instagram so we can collect and share your unique experiences.

We will miss walking together! Because of the success we had during our virtual 2021 campaign, we plan to continue the hybrid approach. For locals, we look forward to resuming a larger in-person event in 2023. 

We are incredibly grateful for all of the community support throughout the years. Thank you for your continued commitment and participation. Stay well, spread kindness, and take care of yourselves.

Donation by Mail: Please make checks payable to Maura D. Howard Memorial Fund and send to Foxboro Saving 160 Main Street Norfolk, MA 02056.

Thank you!"

FHS & KP SADD's annual Miles for Maura - virtual event this year
FHS & KP SADD's annual Miles for Maura - virtual event this year

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Franklin vs. King Philip - The Thanksgiving Game - 11/25/21

Thanks to Hockomock Sports, for providing the Thanksgiving history for the Franklin vs. King Philip game -> #hockomock

"One last ROAR together for these Panthers tomorrow as they take on KP. 
Come on out as we celebrate our seniors @ 9:30 AM, Kickoff @ 10:00 AM. Tickets $10 for all. 
Live stream on Franklin TV:  EDU channel, Comcast 96 and Verizon 28 or click here:"

Friday, August 30, 2019 reports "Fallon-Comeau Takes Charge of King Philip Softball"

Ryan Lanigan, founder and Editor-in-Chief of, writes about the softball coaching change happening at King Philip (and Franklin).

"Kate Fallon-Comeau is trading in her Franklin blue for the King Philip green and gold.

Fallon-Comeau, the Panthers’ softball head coach for the past nine seasons, was officially hired in the same capacity for the Warriors this week. King Philip was one of the most successful programs over the past decade, winning state championships in 2010, 2011, and 2016.

“It wasn’t an easy decision, but there was an opportunity and I went for it,” Fallon-Comeau said. “I loved every minute of my time at Franklin but I’m really excited to work with the girls at King Philip. There is a great feeder program in place, they have solid softball players every year. Like Franklin, they have a community that is passionate about softball. It just seemed like a good fit and the timing was right.”

Fallon-Comeau, the 2019 Coach of the Year, is plenty familiar with the Hockomock League. She was a star pitcher as a member of the Class of 2001 at Mansfield High. After a successful career as a catcher at Curry College, she took over the reins of the Panthers’ program in 2011. Under her guidance, Franklin went 112-86 and made the state tournament in all but two seasons. In the two seasons the Panthers didn’t make it, they had 10 and nine wins, respectively."

Continue reading the article online at

Kate Fallon-Comeau was hired as the new King Philip softball coach after nine seasons with Franklin. (Ryan Lanigan/
Kate Fallon-Comeau was hired as the new King Philip softball coach after nine seasons with Franklin. (Ryan Lanigan/

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Greg Kessler = mew Baseball Coach at KP

From HockomockSports we share the news on Greg Kessler
"King Philip has hired Greg Kessler as its new varsity baseball coach, athletic director Gary Brown announced last month. Kessler is no stranger to the Hockomock League, having served as freshman coach, JV coach and a varsity assistant at Franklin High over the past four years. 
“I am excited to be a part of the KP baseball tradition,” Kessler said in a release. “I plan to give everything I have to ensure success on and off the field. I have been so impressed by the administration, the grounds crew and the community of KP that makes me really excited to a part of it.”

Read the full article about Greg Kessler online

Greg Kessler = mew Baseball Coach at KP
Greg Kessler = mew Baseball Coach at KP (Hockomock Sports mage)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dr. Ruth Potee at King Philip High School - June 15

Did you miss Dr. Ruth Potee when she was here in March? 

She'll be back this coming week at King Philip High School Auditorium under the sponsorship of the Wrentham Public Health Nurses (508-384-5485). 

An expert on the physiology and pharmacology of drug abuse especially in adolescents, her talk is compelling, informative and of distinct value whether it is your first time hearing her or even if you have heard her previously. Thursday, June 15, 6:30-9:00 pm with presentation to start at 7:00 pm. 

All are welcome

Dr. Ruth Potee at King Philip High School - June 15
Dr. Ruth Potee at King Philip High School - June 15

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Friday, November 28, 2014

King Philip, 27 @ Franklin, 8 - Final

Hockomock Sports reports on the annual football game between Franklin and King Phillip. The game was shifted at the last minute due to the weather to be hosted at Franklin. The home field advantage did not help Franklin as they lost 27-8.

King Philip, 27 @ Franklin, 8 - Final

1st Quarter: (KP) John DeLuca 4 yard rush, XP good (7-0).
2nd Quarter: None.
3rd Quarter: (KP) Mark Glebus 17 yard rush, XP good (14-0); (KP) M. Glebus 15 yard, XP fail (20-0).
4th Quarter: (KP) M. Glebus 3 yard rush, XP good (27-0); (F) Daevon Weathers 10 yard rush, 2pt good (27-8).
FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

For all the scores around the Hockomock League on Thanksgiving, visit this this link

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"the situation got out of control"

Posted Mar 26, 2009 @ 12:07 AM
Last update Mar 26, 2009 @ 12:26 AM


Police have charged a 17-year-old from Wrentham with raping a 17-year-old Franklin girl behind Town Hall earlier this month.

Following questioning on March 18, police charged Brian K. Poirier, of 510 Franklin St., Wrentham, a King Philip Regional High School student.

Police learned about the alleged rape when Franklin High School Assistant Principal Joseph DiLorenzo told Officer Donald MacLean on March 17 that the victim, a Franklin High student, needed to talk to him, MacLean wrote in the police report.

The girl told MacLean that Poirier, who worked with her, had been pursuing her via text messages. On March 6, she agreed to go with him to McDonald's during their work breaks around 7 p.m., MacLean said.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

Thursday, December 18, 2008

“Clear expectations with consistent consequences.”

“Clear expectations with consistent consequences.”

This is the number one message from the forum for parents on adolescent substance abuse and other social issues held at the King Philip Regional High School on Wednesday, December 17th.

Dr. Nicole Danforth from the Massachusetts General Hospital Addiction Recovery program highlighted this in her summary of the four take aways she provided to the parents. She carefully explained that teenagers are having a tough time growing up but that this is due to the normal biological development period that occurs. If she were to put her finger on the single age when the human brain is completely formed and enabled for rational decision making, it would be 25. So there is no need to wonder why a 15 or 18 year old can’t make a good decision especially where alcohol and other substances are involved.

Dr. Danforth’s four take aways
  1. Adolescents are not mini-adults
  2. Risk taking is normal, biologically driven and inevitable
  3. Binge drinking is common
  4. You (as a parent) matter more than you think

You need to be a parent for your teen. They have plenty of friends. Be a good role model. Set out the guidelines on what you will allow, what you won’t. Show your concern. This will help them to frame the risk taking they will try. They can and do take risks in many aspects of their life. At this age with the peer pressure and culture that abounds, just speaking out in class can be taking a risk. They don’t need to be taking a risk with alcohol where the consequences can be life altering.

Steve Adamec, director of the Bristol County Family Stabilization Team seconded Dr. Danforth’s line on clear expectations with consistent consequences. He emphasized that this can come from communication, communication, communication.

He provided 3 c’s
  1. Create
  2. Connect
  3. Communicate

Teens who have developed a strategy for dealing with stress are more likely to avoid substance abuse.

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How can you connect with your teen? Steve outlined 5 key opportunities:
  1. Pick a fictional character
  2. Use a “role” model from media (i.e Brittany Spears)
  3. An athlete
  4. A classmate
  5. A relative

Any one of these opportunities can provide an entry to the conversation. Ask specific questions that require more than a single word answer. Follow up on the first response. Not to be negative, not to be punitive but to be inquisitive and caring.

“Silence is permission.” If you don’t say anything, you have provided your tacit approval for their behavior or conduct.

Michael Jackman from the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office reinforced the importance of keeping the conversation going. He referenced studies that show when teens are provided a clear message with distinct consequences; they are less likely to end up with substance abuse.

Parents will benefit when they can delay their teens first use of alcohol. This ties back into the biological development going on at this time that Dr. Danforth discussed. Alcohol early in their teen years can do some damage. If their first drink is in their 20’s, the damage will be less. They will be better enabled to handle it.

Michael went on to discuss the online behavior of today’s teens. They are tech saving, texting and always connected via their cell phones. Parents who have been focused on the predator awareness for their younger children still need to have conversations with their teenagers. The teens do not grasp the fact that once they post a picture on the internet that is available for anyone to see. Their online profile is important. Parents need to be involved because the teens are so into the moment and invincible, they do not think about the long term consequences of their actions. They are not capable of it at this age.

Plainville Police Chief Edward Merrick emphasized that it is the parents job, really their obligation to be involved with their teen. Make the effort to know your teens friends, and the parents of their friends. If they are going to do an overnight, check to see that the parents are there. Those parents will appreciate the fact that you checked in with them. Be aware of the social host obligation. There are ramifications if you don’t. Parenting is not rocket science but it is not something you have to do alone. There are plenty of resources available.

Let your teen know that there will be consequences every time they step outside the boundaries you have set for them.

King Philip Superintendent Dr. Dick Robbat facilitated the Q&A section. The panel agreed that there is no such thing as “healthy adolescent drinking”. This is not to say that for a special occasion, religious or cultural event, that there can’t be a sip of wine or champagne. This is a family decision and due to the religious and cultural aspects of it, they would not say it was good. Framed in that context, the act of a single drink becomes special.

Just as the W.A.S.T."E".D. Information session at Franklin High was the first of a series, there will be additional forums and information sessions on this and related topics at King Phillip.

The conversation needs to continue.

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