Showing posts with label Remington Middle School. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Remington Middle School. Show all posts

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Remington Middle School Class of 2023 reunion - May 30

"New Date: The Class of 2023 reunion for our former Remdawgs has been rescheduled to Tuesday May 30th from 2-3 pm. 
We hope to see you there! @FHSPantherbook @MrHanna_FHS @TriCountyRVTSD" https://t.co/p4crppfcUC

https://twitter.com/RMS_Remdawgs/status/1661156403019665408

Remington Middle School Class of 2023 reunion - May 30
Remington Middle School Class of 2023 reunion - May 30



Friday, April 28, 2023

School Committee hears about the "Power of Moments", then spends time questioning the redistricting proposal (audio)

FM #979 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 979 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares part of the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.


The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: all of the School Committee members, school district personnel along with some of the public were in the Council Chambers. Some members of the public participated via Zoom conference bridge.


Quick recap:

  • Heard from an update from Remington on their “Power of Moments” approach

  • Listened to and questioned the proposal for redistricting effective in Sep 2024 with an option for some affected by it to move to their ‘new’ school in Sep 2023. The Committee is scheduled to vote on the proposal at their May 9 meeting

  • Approved the middle school trip to the Grand Canyon and nearby national parks scheduled for April 2024

  • Approved the consent agenda

  • Entered executive session to continue negotiation with ESP/LPN bargaining unit and did not return to open session


Links to the meeting agenda and associated documents released for this meeting are included in the show notes. The link to my notes taken during the meeting is also provided.


Let’s listen to this segment of the School Committee meeting April 25, 2023

Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-979-franklin-ma-school-committee-mtg-04-25-23



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Agenda document -> 

https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/scagenda_4-25-23.pdf 


Remington’s presentation document

https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/remington_school_committee_update.pdf 


Redistricting Analysis Report

https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/redistricting_analysis_recommendation_report_2022-23.pdf 


Packet folder contains the documents released for this meeting 

https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-committee/pages/april-25-2023-school-committee-meeting-packet 


My notes captured during the meeting (in one PDF file)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pV6xJrcvwMGU1jMVzWjckHnVz1Abg37k/view?usp=share_link 


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School Committee hears about the "Power of Moments", then spends time questioning the redistricting proposal (audio)
School Committee hears about the "Power of Moments", then spends time questioning the redistricting proposal (audio)

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

School Committee spends a lot of time on redistricting report (video)

The School Committee met on Tuesday and needed to vote to extend their meeting past 10 PM to continue the agenda items for their session before entering Executive Session (for negotiations from which they did not return to open meeting).

They heard an update from the Remington Middle School, approved the proposed middle school Grand Canyon trip for 2024 and spent most of the evening discussing the redistricting proposal they were privy to. As we go to press this Wednesday morning, it is still not posted to the Schools page although likely will be later today or tomorrow. Available when checked after 4 PM on Weds, 4/26/23


In the meantime 

1 - the video is available for replay on Franklin TV's Town Hall YouTube channel. Video link -> https://www.youtube.com/live/GpL9DsQgjMc?feature=share

2 - Photo albums capture what was shared on the overheard screen for Remington https://photos.app.goo.gl/3ULdjXviehRsVn9K8 and the redistricting discussion  https://photos.app.goo.gl/y5D4LEVkxBRSXqGDA

The audio and my full set of notes will be ready in a day or so

screen grab of redistricting recommendation
screen grab of redistricting recommendation


Saturday, April 22, 2023

Franklin, MA: School Committee Agenda for their meeting scheduled for April 25, 2023 at 7 PM

Franklin School Committee 
April 25, 2023 - 7:00 PM
Municipal Building – Council Chambers 


Call to Order Ms. Spencer
Pledge of Allegiance 
Moment of Silence

I. Routine Business
A. Review of Agenda
B. Payment of Bills Mr. McNeill
C. Payroll Ms. Spencer
D. FHS Student Representative Comments
E. Superintendent’s Report

II. Guests/Presentations
A. Remington Middle School Highlights
B. Redistricting Analysis Report

III. Discussion/Action Items
A. MS Grand Canyon Trip
I recommend approval of the request of Greg Rakovik and Nick Goldman to take 8th graders to the Grand Canyon from 4/15-20/2024 as presented at the last meeting.

IV. Discussion Only Items
A. None

V. Information Matters
A. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports
B. School Committee Liaison Reports

VI. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from your April 11, 2023 School Committee meeting as detailed.
B. Transfers
I recommend approval of the budget transfers as detailed.
C. Oak Street Recurring Field Trip
I recommend approval of the request of Brad Hendrixson for 2nd graders to travel to Providence, RI to Roger Williams Zoo on May 26, 2023 as detailed.
D. Music Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $4,154.00 from music parents for in-house enrichment as detailed.
E. Jefferson Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $14,609.95 from the Jefferson PCC for field trips as detailed.

VII. Citizen’s Comments

VIII. New Business
To discuss any future agenda items

IX. Executive Session
a. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the ESP/LPN, unit as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

X. Adjournment

Agenda doc with remote participation info ->

Meeting packet folder ->

Franklin, MA: School Committee Agenda
Franklin, MA: School Committee Agenda

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Pan-Mass Challenge rides this weekend, water stop at Remington Saturday morning

The Remington Jefferson School is a water stop for the 2-day riders. It has a reputation for being one of the better water stops on the route. The riders tend to arrive between 8:00 and 10:00 AM on Saturday morning, Aug 6.

More about the route and PMC   https://www.pmc.org/sturbridge-inn-provincetown-logistics

Donate to one or more riders, or to the PMC itself  https://donate.pmc.org/

The Franklin PMC Kids ride is scheduled for Sep 25 to start/finish at Remington Jefferson also. https://kids.pmc.org/franklin

Pan-Mass Challenge rides this weekend, water stop at Remington Saturday morning
Pan-Mass Challenge rides this weekend, water stop at Remington Saturday morning

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Remington Middle School featured in MAEA virtual art exhibit

"MAEA is happy to share that the virtual statewide Youth Art Month exhibit is now live! Congratulations to all of the artists with work in this exhibit.

Take a moment to check out the FIVE galleries of art and be sure to leave a comment (reply) below to sign our virtual guest book.

We know all of the art educators who worked hard to make this exhibit come together would love to hear from you!"

Link to the 5 galleries https://massarted.com/youth-art-month/  (Franklin entry is found in Gallery 2)



Remington Middle School featured in MAEA virtual art exhibit
Remington Middle School featured in MAEA virtual art exhibit


Thursday, November 5, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020

FHS: Awards Night, Senior Parade, Commencement Broadcast Schedule

Dear Class of 2020, families, and friends-

Thank you to all students and families who participated in today's Day 1 diploma distribution.  The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, families and students were excellent at adhering to all safety guidelines, and we are looking forward to even more smiles, cheers, and celebrations in the coming week!

We are excited to share additional details for this week's upcoming events. 

Thursday, June 4th - Awards Night: 5:30 PM
Our annual Awards Ceremony is scheduled to broadcast at 5:30 on Thursday night on both Access and Educational channels.

If you have Comcast, then the Access channel is Channel 8, and the Educational Channel is 96. For Verizon, the Access Channel is 26, and Educational is 28.  It will also be live-streamed on Franklin Panther TV's YouTube channel.

Please tune in to see over $150,000 in scholarships awarded to some incredibly deserving graduates!

Friday, June 5th - Graduation Parade:
On Friday afternoon, graduates are invited to participate in the 1st ever, townwide graduation parade! Under police escort, graduates will parade through town from each of their respective middle schools, and drive towards FHS.  At FHS, graduates will be greeted by Franklin Public Schools' faculty and staff. Franklin Police ask that graduates have a family member drive so they can fully enjoy the parade.

Each graduate will report to their middle school between 1:30 and 2:10 PM on Friday, June 5th.  FPS staff will assist in lining up vehicles at the middle schools.  The parades will depart each school on a staggered schedule to keep events moving on time:
  • Depart from HMMS - 2:00 PM  (1:30 arrival at HMMS)
  • Depart from ASMS - 2:20 PM  (1:50 arrival at ASMS)
  • Depart from RMS - 2:40 PM (2:10 arrival at RMS)
BFCCS*  students are welcome to parade with RMS if there is a meet up at the new charter school, OR, they can parade from any of the three middle schools.  Students who did not attend an FPS middle school are welcome to join a parade of their choosing. 

Each parade route is different; however, all three routes will circle the Town Common and then head down Oak Street towards FHS. (See below). We anticipate the parade taking approximately 90 minutes, with the three parades eventually forming into one parade as they approach FHS. 


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We hope to see the entire town out along the parade routes supporting this amazing group of Seniors! The Town Common and Senior center will be ideal for viewing locations. 

Graduates are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and wear their caps and gowns.  Maps of each route are attached below.  Please follow all town parking regulations and please follow all social distancing guidelines during this event.  

Any graduate who has concerns about securing a vehicle for this special event should complete this google form no later Tuesday, 6/2.

Friday, June 5th - Commencement Broadcast 6 PM
The student procession will be airing at 6 PM Friday on both our Access and Educational channels.  FranklinTV will be broadcasting the car parade live on Franklin Radio, which you can find at 102.9 FM.  It will also be streamed on the High School's YouTube page at the same time on Friday!

If you have Comcast, then the Access channel is Channel 8 and the Educational Channel is 96. For Verizon, the Access Channel is 26 and Educational is 28.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday afternoon!
Thank you.

FHS Graduation Committee


Horace Mann Parade Route:
Horace Mann Parade Route:
Horace Mann Parade Route:

Annie Sullivan Parade Route:
Annie Sullivan Parade Route:
Annie Sullivan Parade Route:


Remington Middle School Parade Route
Remington Middle School Parade Route
Remington Middle School Parade Route

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Remington Middle School: Fun, wacky art slideshow

"Check out this link for a slide show of FUN and wacky famous Art reproductions created by staff and students at Remington MS! ENJOY!"

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oymdFhxWcH5acQRdjdj5oQNteaRHGQhcvDa-N9dwUeE/edit?usp=sharing

famous Art reproductions created by staff and students at Remington MS
famous Art reproductions created by staff and students at Remington MS

Shared via Twitter:
https://twitter.com/FranklinPSart/status/1261641304401993730?s=09

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Jazz Cafe - FHS cafeteria - Feb 7

Jazz Cafe
Annie Sullivan, Horace Mann and Remington Middle Schools
and
Franklin High School Jazz Bands

Franklin High School Cafeteria
Friday, February 7, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

Adults $10.00, Children/Students and Seniors $5.00
(Family of up to 5 guests - $25.00, all additional guests - $5.00)

Light refreshments will be served

Come join us for an evening of great music!

Jazz Cafe - FHS cafeteria - Feb 7
Jazz Cafe - FHS cafeteria - Feb 7

Thursday, January 16, 2020

10th Annual FBRTC 5K Road Race - May 2

Register today for the Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee (FBRTC) annual road race happening on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the Remington Middle School in Franklin. 

Race starts at 10 AM. You can run 5K or walk 2K.

We are very excited to team up with the Tri-Valley Front Runners (TVFR) organization to help us run the race. Check out their website https://www.tri-valleyfrontrunners.com/

10th Annual FBRTC 5K Road Race - May 2
10th Annual FBRTC 5K Road Race - May 2

Register link
https://www.active.com/franklin-ma/running/distance-running-races/10th-annual-fbrtc-5k-road-race-2020
 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Author to visit the three Franklin Middle Schools in November






Download your copy of the flyer:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AiJPm1t1wZyOB-U07wxc3RZnsLR03Bfg/view?usp=sharing



Author to visit ALL THREE Franklin middle schools in November
Author to visit ALL THREE Franklin middle schools in November

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

27 Franklin Middle School Music Students to perform with Massachusetts Jr.Central District Honor Ensembles - FHS to host event

Twenty seven members of the Franklin Middle Schools music program auditioned and were accepted into the 2019 Massachusetts Jr. Central District Honor Ensembles. Franklin students represented Annie Sullivan Middle School, Horace Mann Middle School and Remington Middle School. The performances will take place this Saturday, April 27 at Franklin High School beginning at 2:00 PM.

Participating in the Jr. Central District Band are Sophie Fioravanti, Sydney Lincourt, Derek Terwilliger, Joel Keller, Adithya Balagurumoortjy, Maria Zaki and Katie Zercie.

Remington Middle School
Remington Middle School
Jazz Band is Marcus Altieri, Colin Manocchio and Christopher Botchis.

Selected to perform with the Jr. Central District Orchestra are Nicholas Bauer, Sibi Charan Dinakaran, Vivienne Loukota and Pritam Sompally, Lola Richardson, Vignan Kamarthi, Leo Yang, Patrick O’Brien, Kyle Formato, Josalyn Mascio and Weylan O’Connell.

Singing in the Jr. Central District Chorus is Adriana Jordan, Gianni Pazvakavambwa, Kayla Durkin, Katie Hanifin and Mia Quinn
symphony band at MICCA
symphony band at MICCA

For the first time, Franklin High School will be hosting this exciting event. Top musicians and educators from throughout Central Massachusetts will join together on April 27 to perform the music that has been prepared over a three rehearsal period. 

The Franklin Music Boosters and the Franklin Music Staff, lead by FMB president Deborah Ryan and Director of Music, Diane Plouffe are prepared to welcome over 1000 student musicians and their families for a day of music. The day will begin with rehearsals, followed by two concerts. The Honors Chorus and Jazz Band concert will be held at 2:00 PM, while the Orchestra and Concert Band concert will be at 4:00 PM. Both performances will take place in the Franklin High School auditorium.

Following the performances guests are invited to attend the Franklin Cultural Council “Taste of ArtWeek” Festival held on our town common from 4-8 PM. This event will include a craft fair, live performances, a beer and wine garden and food trucks.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

SAFE Coalition Run/Walk Race for Recovery 5K - Apr 28

The SAFE Coalition Run/Walk Race for Recovery 5K is a community event aimed at decreasing stigma, highlighting recovery, and promoting awareness around the disease of Substance Use Disorder! 

All proceeds will fund the SAFE Coalition Peer to Peer High School program!

Where: Remington Jefferson Schools
When: April 28, 2019  9:00 AM

Register online
https://racewire.com/register.php?id=10585&fbclid=IwAR37nLyELazIWpnFj44l_bHc68mBuFFEdeO9R9hpEqV9tX39ON8n1nVu_oo

SAFE Coalition Run/Walk Race for Recovery 5K - Apr 28
SAFE Coalition Run/Walk Race for Recovery 5K - Apr 28
For more about the Safe Coalition, visit their webpage
http://www.safecoalitionma.org/

Follow the event on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/events/850832055279820/


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Franklin Music Students Find Success at MICCA Festival

Bands, Choruses and Orchestras from the Annie Sullivan Middle School, Horace Mann Middle School, Remington Middle School and Franklin High School all performed this past weekend at the annual Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Festival. “MICCA is dedicated to the study of music through performance. Creating opportunities for evaluation and expert opinion and feedback to all our participants in a non-competitive setting is our main focus.”

Ensembles are evaluated and awarded a medal of Bronze, Silver or Gold according to the score they receive. Receiving a Bronze medal was the Remington Middle School Band and the Franklin High School Concert Band

Receiving Silver medals were the Horace Mann Middle School Band, the combined middle schools Orchestra and Chorus, the Franklin High School Chorus, Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble.

Three Franklin Ensembles brought home Gold medals this year from the regional three-day festival; the Annie Sullivan Band (Pamela Butz, director), the Franklin High School Repertory Orchestra (Diane Plouffe, director) and Treble Choir (Olivia Goliger, director).

The Franklin Repertory Orchestra is an audition-based group comprised of 22 students from grades 9 to 12. The Repertory Orchestra is part of Franklin Public Schools Lifelong Music Academy directed by Sheila Darcey.

Ensembles receiving a Gold medal are invited to perform in the state’s “Gold Medal Showcase” at either Mechanics Hall in Worcester or at Symphony Hall in Boston. The Annie Sullivan Band will be performing at Mechanics Hall on Sunday, April 14 at 9:40 AM and the Franklin High School Treble Choir will be performing at Symphony Hall on Saturday, May 4 at 8:40 AM. These performances are free and open to the public.

Franklin High School Repertory Orchestra (Diane Plouffe, director)
FHS Repertory Orchestra (Diane Plouffe, director) Contributed Photo
Treble Choir (Olivia Goliger, director)
FHS Treble Choir (Olivia Goliger, director) Contributed Photo

Annie Sullivan Band (Pamela Butz, director)
Annie Sullivan Band (Pamela Butz, director) Contributed Photo

Friday, March 15, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Reminder: MICCA Showcase Concerts - Mar 12 and Mar 14

Each year, the Franklin Public School performance ensembles participate in the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association music festival. 
 “It is the purpose of the Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductor's Association (MICCA)to encourage and support high performance standards by high school, middle school, and elementary school musical organizations. MICCA Concert Festivals encourage the improvement of a group's musical standards by providing musical adjudication by highly qualified adjudicators. Attendance at a festival also affords organizations an opportunity to hear performances by other groups and experience the presentation of a wide variety of musical literature.”
The Franklin Music Department is pleased to invite you to come celebrate over 500 student musicians as they perform this years MICCA programs for the public. 

Two nights of performances will include Bands, Choruses and Orchestras from the Remington Middle School, Horace Mann Middle School, Annie Sullivan Middle School and Franklin High School.

Tuesday, March 12 will feature the orchestras and choruses and Thursday, March 14 will feature our Bands. Both concerts will begin at 6:00 PM and will be held at Franklin High School.

A $5 donation is requested at the door. Refreshments will be sold.


MICCA Showcase Concerts - Mar 12 and Mar 14
MICCA Showcase Concerts - Mar 12 and Mar 14


Monday, March 4, 2019

MICCA Showcase Concerts - Mar 12 and Mar 14

Each year, the Franklin Public School performance ensembles participate in the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association music festival. 
 “It is the purpose of the Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductor's Association (MICCA)to encourage and support high performance standards by high school, middle school, and elementary school musical organizations. MICCA Concert Festivals encourage the improvement of a group's musical standards by providing musical adjudication by highly qualified adjudicators. Attendance at a festival also affords organizations an opportunity to hear performances by other groups and experience the presentation of a wide variety of musical literature.”
The Franklin Music Department is pleased to invite you to come celebrate over 500 student musicians as they perform this years MICCA programs for the public. 

Two nights of performances will include Bands, Choruses and Orchestras from the Remington Middle School, Horace Mann Middle School, Annie Sullivan Middle School and Franklin High School.

Tuesday, March 12 will feature the orchestras and choruses and Thursday, March 14 will feature our Bands. Both concerts will begin at 6:00 PM and will be held at Franklin High School.

A $5 donation is requested at the door. Refreshments will be sold.


MICCA Showcase Concerts - Mar 12 and Mar 14
MICCA Showcase Concerts - Mar 12 and Mar 14