Monday, May 15, 2023
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
|HockomockSports.com selects Alfred Mucciarone, Franklin Baseball, as "Player of the Week"|
Thursday, February 9, 2023
"New this year, DAC attends faculty meetings at Franklin High!
Each month, DAC representatives present on a new topic, with a focus on teacher reflection - We discuss how teachers at FHS can incorporate diverse representation into curriculum, be conscious of their impact on their students, and take similar steps in promoting respect and equality at Franklin High.
Check out the last few slides for our monthly representatives and topics we’ve covered so far this year. Speaking of, Happy Black History Month! :)
Presentations will be posted on our website, coming " https://www.diversityawarenessclub.org/
|"monthly representatives and topics we’ve covered so far this year"|
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Alzheimer's Awareness Month. " Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Together, we can make it happen."
The prevalence of Alzheimers in increasing, learn about ways to keep your mind healthy: https://www.alz.org/
|Franklin Health Department: Weekly Wellness Update - Alzheimer's Awareness|
Thursday, November 17, 2022
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
Reduce your risk of lung cancer.
Visit becomeanex.org, smokefree.gov, or call 800-784-8669 to get help to quit smoking
|Other tobacco users and ex-smokers on their own quit journey share their smarts and lessons learned|
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Today (July 28) is World Hepatitis Day.
Every 30 seconds someone dies from a hepatitis related illness.
Learn more at: www.worldhepatitisday.org
|Franklin Health Department: Wellness Update - World Hepatitis Day - July 28|
Thursday, July 14, 2022
July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. ~300,000 kids in the U.S. have arthritis.
Learn about prevention & symptoms: cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/childhood.htm
|Franklin Health Department: Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month|
Saturday, June 4, 2022
"For decades, US researchers have studied behavioral signs that could help identify people who are at risk of carrying out mass violence.They have looked at histories of drug abuse, interpersonal violence or “red flag behaviors” like posting images of firearms on social media and threatening their classmates or co-workers.“These behaviors are observable. Someone can notice if their nephew or neighbor is starting to wear fatigues and carry a gun,” said Mary Ellen O’Toole, a retired FBI agent, profiler and the director of George Mason University’s forensic science program."
|Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP|
"June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), can be an early stage of Alzheimer's.
Learn more at: www.alz.org"
Link to YouTube video -> https://youtu.be/WO2atmDGmaI
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
The Franklin Farmers Market is a place to grow your nonprofit awareness. Apply now for a table this summer!
Via the Franklin Farmers Market:
"Did you know we have a table available for FREE to any non-profits in the area?
That’s right, our Community Table is the perfect place to spread your mission to the local community and make connections!
Head to the link in our bio to apply for your spot today!"
|Did you that the Franklin Farmers Market is a place to grow your nonprofit awareness?|
Saturday, May 14, 2022
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Perform a tick check after being outdoors. Ticks can be as small as a poppy seed.
Learn more at: www.cdc.gov/lyme
|Health Department - Wellness Update - Lyme Disease Awareness|
Monday, February 28, 2022
The Franklin High School Diversity Awareness Club is holding a cultural fund raising night on March 1, 2022 in the cafeteria.
Friday, February 25, 2022
"Don't forget to join the Diversity Awareness Club's (DAC) Geography night next Tuesday (3/1) from 5-8 PM in the FHS cafeteria!
Explore and learn more about different cultures around the world in one night"
Short video contained here ->
Don’t forget to join DAC’s Geography night next Tuesday (3/1) from 5-8pm in the FHS cafeteria! Explore and learn more about different cultures around the world in one night @FHSPantherbook @FranklinHS @FranklinMatters pic.twitter.com/zZAqFhtnOG— Diversity Awareness Club (@DiversityFHS) February 22, 2022
Monday, February 21, 2022
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
"It’s the second day of Identity Theft Awareness Week and today we’re talking about steps that can help reduce your risk of identity theft.
Many of us access our online accounts — credit cards, investments, insurance, or checking and savings accounts — nearly every day. In our digital world, bits of our personal information are everywhere. Identity thieves know this and look for ways — both high-tech, like lifting our passwords, or low-tech, like stealing our mail — to get their hands on our money and personal information. "
|Identity theft can happen to anyone|
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Dear Franklin High School Community,
I am deeply saddened to inform you that last week, graffiti saying “I Hate Gay People” and additional insensitive images were found scrawled into an exterior door on the East side of our building. The graffiti was promptly removed and an investigation was immediately initiated. Throughout the week we followed leads. Through an exhaustive search, we were able to identify these individuals who are being held accountable. I believe it is important to note that this was not done by an FHS student. We will take appropriate steps to remedy the negative impact of these acts on the school community and restore a sense of safety and support for all.
The fact that this graffiti was found at Franklin High School is far beyond disappointing. It is extremely troubling and highly inconsistent with the inclusive culture we are committed to creating at Franklin High School. Franklin High School is no place for hate. I pledge to you continued vigilance in promoting and supporting a positive, hate-free, and safe school environment. Last week, I presented the Franklin High School school improvement goals at the FPS school committee meeting and shared our plans to thoughtfully incorporate areas of diversity and inclusion into our daily lesson plans and long term unit designs.
In response to this incident, we have reached out to SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Awareness Club), the Diversity Awareness Club, and the World of Difference Peer Leaders, to offer support and invite them to join us in raising awareness and provide opportunities for critical conversations and healing among students. Counselors are available to talk to any individual student wishing for support in the current moment.
Lastly, I’d like to thank the reporters who brought this to our attention. It takes courage to call out acts of hate and it is a critical part of our growth as a truly safe and inclusive community. As we move forward from this incident, please know that we are deeply committed to the goals that all students are safe and that all students develop empathy and respect for others.
|FHS PCC - Letter from Mr. Hanna - FHS Response To Hate Speech Graffiti|
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
I had been out on my daily walk, approaching the Town Common and saw folks putting out purple flags. Remembered that International Overdose Awareness Day - Aug 31 was going to be celebrated with a vigil and prayers here later today. As I got closer I recognized Jim Derick and asked if he needed a hand. He did and pointed me to the box of flags.
I got busy spreading them out.
2104. Two thousand, one hundred and four.
Say that slowly. Let the number sink in. That is the number of MA residents who left us during 2020 due to an overdose. Recall a couple of years ago, the prevalence of the #2069 signs. While there is more help available today, the struggle is real.
I did go back to the Town Common for 6:30 PM
Jen Knight-Levine and Jim Derick opened the gathering welcoming the 70-80 folks who showed up.
|Jen Knight-Levine and Jim Derick opened the gathering welcoming the 70-80 folks who showed up|
Rev Kathy McAdams and Rev Eric Cherry provided a moment of reflection
|Rev Kathy McAdams and Rev Eric Cherry jointly provided a moment of reflection|
Kathy Truitt told the story of her and her son's struggles and how it empowers her to this day.
|Kathy Truitt told the story of her and her son's struggles|
The group took a brief candle light walk on the Common to the Veterans Walkway for a final prayer.
|a brief candle light walk on the Common to the Veterans Walkway for a final prayer|
For me, the one photo that tells the story of the evening and the constant struggle.
|the one photo that tells the story of the evening and the constant struggle|
Sunday, August 29, 2021
The SAFE Coalition and local leaders will gather for a vigil on Tuesday, August 31st at 6:30 PM in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day.
All are welcome to attend. https://t.co/8U5XPVNfj6Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOFranklinMA/status/1431713966003208193?s=03
|International Overdose Awareness Day - August 31, 2021|