Showing posts with label announcement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label announcement. Show all posts

Saturday, April 16, 2022

New K-12 Art Director & FHS Athletic Director announced

Franklin Public Schools (FPS) and Franklin High School (FHS) are thrilled to announce the appointment of two most recently vetted and signed directors for our Art and Athletic Department.  Please join us in welcoming Adam Gooder and Karrah Ellis as members of our leadership team.

Adam is a highly qualified visual arts educator, currently teaching full time at Concord-Carlisle High School since 2012. Before that, he taught film at the college level for fifteen years. Adam created the Filmmaking and Digital Photography programs at CCHS, which include both Introductory and Advanced curricula, guest speakers, field trips, a yearly film festival and gallery shows.  Adam earned his undergraduate degree from New York University and earned master's degrees from both Lesley University and Simmons College.  

Karrah has been an educator for twenty-one years, beginning her career as an English teacher and coach at Grafton High School in 2001. Karrah transitioned to the role of athletic administrator and physical education teacher in 2007, and for the past 15 years has served student-athletes of Grafton, Algonquin, and Tantasqua Regional High School.  A focus for Karrah has always been the growth of the leadership skills of her student-athletes and as such she has developed numerous leadership summits to develop their skills.  Karrah has also created a curriculum for coaches on the social and emotional needs of student-athletes.  Karrah has many times been recognized by her peers; awarded State Athletic Director of Year as well as the prestigious State Award of Merit.  Karrah earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Worcester State University.

About the Franklin Public School District:

The Franklin Public School District strives to nurture a safe, supportive, inclusive and collaborative learning environment in each of our 10 schools. We believe in providing an engaging and rigorous curriculum with exemplary instructional practices that will support and challenge students to reach their full potential through personalized learning opportunities. Our goal is to develop the necessary social-emotional, academic, and career skills for each Franklin student, so that they will be a productive citizen in an ever-changing world.


FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Friday, February 26, 2021

Did you know that FHS has an archive for their notifications?

If you missed that Tweet, or REGROUP message, there is a place to go back and check to see what it said.  Check this link =

Did you know that FHS has an archive for their notifications?
Did you know that FHS has an archive for their notifications?

Friday, January 10, 2020

Special Announcement from HMEA

Happy New Year! We've got some great news to share with you as we kick off 2020 here at HMEA!

The first piece of news is that starting on July 1, 2020, Jule will become the new President and Chief Executive Officer - CEO - at HMEA. We are really excited to share this news with you.

Jule Gomes Noack
Jule Gomes Noack
We have been working closely over the past five years planning for Jule to take over the CEO role. As many of you know, she's already doing most of the job and doing it really well. So, this transition will be easy.

And by the way…for those of you who don't know…Jule has been with HMEA for 32 years! She joined HMEA in 1987 as the agency's first clinical coordinator and has worked directly in or managed nearly every program, service, and administrative role within the organization. For the past 13 years, she has been a key member of HMEA's executive leadership team and has served as President/COO for the past six years, so she knows the organization pretty well by now!

As part of this planned transition, Mike will be moving into a new role here at HMEA as Executive Vice President for Government and Community Relations. In this role, he will continue to be an advocate and statewide leader on issues that matter to all of us, such as better pay and benefits for all staff.

All of us here at HMEA have benefited from Mike's incredible leadership over the past 20 years. During this time, he has led and overseen a tremendous amount of growth and positive change at HMEA. When Mike took over as CEO from HMEA's founder Susan Darnell, we were an organization serving 550 people. Today, we serve more than 5000 people.

Mike Moloney
Mike Moloney
Now, as Jule prepares to become only the third CEO in the history of the organization, she sees many opportunities to grow and improve the services we provide, to use technology to make all of our lives easier and more productive, and to ensure that our diversity work guarantees that this agency is a respectful and safe place for everyone we serve and all who work here. Jule also sees incredible opportunities to continue to develop partnerships that will allow us to build upon our many accomplishments and to ensure a long and bright future for this organization.

We look forward to continuing to work together with you to advance HMEA's mission to teach, support and empower people with developmental disabilities and their families to live meaningful lives of their choice.

We encourage you to reach out to either of us with any questions you might have. Thank you and Happy New Year!

Mike Moloney, CEO

Jule Gomes Noack, President and COO

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Special Announcement from HMEA
Special Announcement from HMEA
Learn more about HEMA at their web page

Note: I am proud to be part of the group supporting their annual road race for over a dozen years. The road race is part of their key fund raisers incredABLE 5K.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Announcement from Franklin Lions Club

It has come to our attention donations were solicited in the Franklin area in exchange for concert tickets on or around October 7. 

This person did NOT have authorization from the Franklin Lions Club to collect donations or give concert tickets as we cancelled our contract with this person on September 28 and never received the money from these collection activities. 

We suggest you file a complaint with the Franklin Police Department if you have been a victim of this fraud as we will be filing a grievance as well. 

Please email us at for this individual’s name if you plan on making the complaint.

Our sincerest apologies for this unfortunate event.

Announcement from Franklin Lions Club
Announcement from Franklin Lions Club

Monday, January 13, 2014

Franklin Public Schools: Sad News




The administration of the Franklin Public Schools received confirmation this morning that two of our elementary students passed away in a tragic accident on Sunday. 

This is a sad and tragic event and our thoughts, prayers and sympathy go out to the family, friends and all those affected.

We have a crisis team in place at the school. We will have counseling services available after school for parents, students and faculty. 

We ask that the community respect the privacy of the family at this time.

Maureen Sabolinski

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Franklin News: hydrant flow testing, public health advisory

Hydrant Flow Testing

The Franklin Department of Public Works, Water Division will be conducting hydrant flow testing during the overnight hours on Monday August 5 through Wednesday August 7. Flow testing will take place between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM each night. Residents may experience temporary water loss or discolored water while hydrants are being tested in their area. Even though the water may be discolored, it is still safe for human consumption. For more information please visit the DPW homepage at:

Public Health Notice

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced the first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a horse from Belchertown in west-central Massachusetts. So far this year there have been no human cases of either West Nile Virus or Eastern Equine Encephalitis in humans in Massachusetts.

It is prudent however for all individuals in Massachusetts to take personal precautions to avoid mosquito bites no matter where they live.

Apply Insect Repellent When Outdoors: Use a repellent with DEET, Permethrin, picardin or oil of lemon eucalyptus according to the instructions on the product labels. Remember not to use products with DEET on infants under two months of age. DEET products in concentrations above 30% should not be used on older children. Oil of eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.

Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours: Mosquitos are most active between the hours from dusk to dawn. Limit your exposure out of doors during this peak biting time if possible. If you must be outside, wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks will help keep mosquitos away from your skin.

Drain Standing Water on Your Property: Mosquitos lay their eggs in standing or stagnant water. Drain birdbaths, flower pots, buckets and children’s wading pools frequently.

Additional public health advisories/alerts regarding WNV and EEE will be provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Franklin Health Department as the situation warrants.

More information on mosquito-borne viruses can be found at the MADPH Arbovirus Surveillance Information web page at

Note: These notices were originally posted to the official Town of Franklin webpage

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Announcement: Planning Board Positions (audio)

The Planning Board is accepting applications through January 9, 2008 with appointments to be made at a joint meeting of the Town Council and Planning Board on Jan 23, 2008.

Time: 22 seconds

MP3 File