Showing posts with label girls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label girls. Show all posts

Friday, October 7, 2022

Mike Lubin Named Franklin High School Varsity Girls’ Ice Hockey Coach

Franklin High School has appointed Mr. Mike Lubin as the school’s new Varsity Girls’ Ice Hockey Coach! Coach Lubin previously served as Assistant Coach for the Panthers.

He has been a part of the FHS Girls’ Ice Hockey program since 2018. Prior to joining the Franklin, Lubin was a member of the Auburn High School Ice Hockey coaching staff from 2008-2016.

“We are so excited to have Coach Lubin step into the head coach role for our Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey program here at Franklin High School!” said Karrah Ellis, Franklin’s Director of Athletics. “Coach Lubin has an extensive hockey coaching background and we are looking forward to the upcoming season,'' said Ellis.

For more information please contact Karrah Ellis at

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

Monday, July 11, 2022

FHS Girls Basketball Boosters has a new Facebook page

"Follow us on our NEW Facebook page.
We just had to start a new one due to the overwhelming interest in driveway F’s and people signing up for the golf tournament. Get on board!!!"

Shared from Twitter -> 

Visit the new page here ->

Please fill out this form:
Please fill out this form:

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Franklin Library: Girls who code - parent open house - Jan 11, 2022

An open house for parents to answer questions about the Girls who Code" program offered at the Library is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 from 7 -8 PM

If you want to attend this remotely, please email Mitzi at

Franklin Library: Girls who code - parent open house - Jan 11, 2022
Franklin Library: Girls who code - parent open house - Jan 11, 2022

Shared from the Library page

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Little Free Library built by Girls Scouts

Jeffrey N. Roy (@jeffroy) tweeted Mon, Oct 25, 2021:
"Joined Girl Scouts from Troop 62394 who are spreading the gift of knowledge through the construction of a Little Free Library at the Oak Street and Horace Mann Schools complex (Charter #127996 in the network). 
Amazing work and their second library in town!"

Little Free Library built by Girls Scouts
Little Free Library built by Girls Scouts

Friday, March 19, 2021

FM #493 - Angelina Perez - 03/15/21 (audio)

FM #493 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 493 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Angelina Perez. Angelina is a senior at Franklin High School and was the co-emcee and a panelist for the #EqualEverywhere: Champions for Change - International Women’s day event

We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about: 

  • Girl Up

  • Her many other activities at high school

  • Preparing for an internship for her senior project

  • Preparing for college

The link to the video of the #EqualEverywhere event is included in the show notes. Our conversation runs about 25 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Angelina. Audio file =


#EqualEverywhere: Champions for Change - International Women’s day event


From the Franklin Matters archives:

Named a Hockomock League Cross Country All Star in Nov 2020

Finished first for FHS in the Hockomock League Cross Country Championships Nov 2020


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FM #493 - Angelina Perez - 03/15/21 (audio)
FM #493 - Angelina Perez - 03/15/21 (audio)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Angelina Perez, co-emcee for International Women's Day event (video)

Angelina Perez, FHS Senior, and Teen Advisor for “Girl Up” a International program sponsored by the United Nations Foundation, was a Co-Emcee and a Panelist for #EqualEverywhere: Champions for Change - International Women’s day event.

Video link to #EqualEverywhere = 

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Franklin Public Library: February 2021 - News & Events

Franklin Public Library February 2021 News & Events

Library News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Franklin Public Library is currently closed to the public. Curbside Pickup is available Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the vestibule of the entrance at the top of the parking lot ramp. Library Staff are available by phone (508-520-4941) and email ( Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday hours are not available at this time.

The Library will be closed and Curbside Pickup will not be available on Monday, February 15 for Presidents Day.

No donations are being accepted at this time. Please do not place them in the return bins or outside the building.

Friends of the Franklin Library

Library staff would like to thank the Friends of the Franklin Library for their incredibly generous donation of $4000 to the Library. This gift will be used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults.

New Materials

Check out the list of new books, movies, and music added to the Library's collection in the last month!

Curbside Printing

The Franklin Public Library is now offering Curbside Printing! Send your document as an email attachment to the following email address: .

In the email subject line, in all caps, type: CURBSIDE PRINTING

  • Can only be printed on 8.5 x 11 or 8.5 x 14 inch paper
  • Can only be printed in black and white
  • Must be ten pages or less
  • Limit of one print job per week
  • Must be Microsoft Office compatible or standard PDF format
  • Single sided pages only
  • For Franklin residents only
  • You will receive an email when your document is ready for pick up
  • This is a free service

Staff members cannot alter your print job in any way prior to printing. Please carefully check the print preview option on your computer or personal device before submitting our document.

Privacy information: Please do not send print jobs that contain private or sensitive information. Your document will be placed in an envelope, but it will be left for pickup in the Curbside Pickup area – this area is open to the general public.

Have some questions about this service? Send an email to . In the subject line, type CURBSIDE PRINTING QUESTION.

Book & Movie Bundles for Kids and Adults

Miss browsing the stacks? Looking for some book or movie recommendations? Help is here! Introducing Book & Movie Bundles! Fill out a form indicating your preferences, and Library staff will customize a bundle of five items just for you. Once your bundle is ready, you will receive an email that it is available in our Curbside Pickup area. To get started, visit the Franklin Public Library's website .

Programs for Children and Teens

Weekly Virtual Events for Kids!

Wake Up Wiggles! Mondays @10:30AM on Facebook Live!

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons! Mondays @3:30PM

email for more details!

Zoom Tummy Time for Babies! Tuesdays @9:30AM

          email Miss Caleigh at to register for Tummy Time!

Zoom Toe Tapping Tuesdays! (Super Silly Dance Class for Ages 2+!) Tuesdays @4:00PM

          email Miss Bree at to register for Cool Cruisers!

Bookworm Bounce! Thursdays @4:00PM on Facebook Live!

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons! Mondays @ 3:30PM

Kids Ages 7-15! Join us each week for virtual D&D on! Then join a community of gamers for fun on FPL's own Discord Server! "Chairs" are open for New Players and Dungeon Masters are always in demand! Email for more details!

Teen Advisory Board, 2nd Wednesday of the Month on Zoom @6:30PM!

Teens! Want to get involved at the library from a distance? Join us as we plan teen-centric events, book displays, revamp our website and more! The perfect way to earn community service hours remotely! Email to get involved!

Girls Who Code!

Grades 3-5 Friday Feb. 5th & 19th @ 3:00PMGirls Who Code

A Coding club for grades 3-5. We are bringing back G.W.C. at the Franklin Public Library! Learn to Code, Join a community, and Share your passions. All kids interested are welcome! Email for more details!


Grades 6-12 Friday Feb. 5th & 19th @ 4:00PM

A Coding club for grades 6-12. We are bringing back G.W.C. at the Franklin Public Library! Learn to Code, Join a community, and Share your passions. All teens interested are welcome! Email for more details!


Special Programs for Families

Take and Make: Chinese New Year Dragon Puppets!Take and make dragon puppets

Starting Saturday, February 1st, stop by the library between 10:00am-7:00pm and call the children's room (508-520-4941 ext. 2) to pick up your very own Dragon Puppet Kit! Kits include supplies and instructions for making a charming Dragon Puppet to celebrate Chinese New Year! This year is the Year of the Ox! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Dragon Puppet Kits will be distributed on a first come first serve basis!


Black History Month Book Bingo!Black History Month Bingo

Celebrate Black History Month with a special reading challenge! We've got a special BINGO board with reading prompts relating to Black historical figure, authors and illustrators!  Complete BINGO in any direction in order to receive a prize! Special prizes will be available for anyone who completes their entire board! Find the Bingo Board in the library vestibule or on our website starting February 1st, and email your titles to! All entries must be received by Sunday, February 28th!


Zoom Cooking Class for families with Miss Sandhya! Saturday February 13th, 1:00PMZoom Cooking Class for Kids

Join Miss Sandhya of Sandhya's Kitchen for a special zoom cooking class for kids and their grown-ups! To register for the class and receive the zoom link, email Caleigh at!





Take and Make: Slime!Take and make Slime Kits

Starting Saturday, February 13th, stop by the library between 10:00am-7:30pm and call the children's room (508-520-4941 ext. 2) to pick up your very own Slime Making Kit! Kits include supplies and instructions for making your very own slime, with glue and liquid starch! The perfect vacation week craft! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Slime Kits will be distributed on a first come first serve basis!


February StoryWalk at DelCarte Reservation!February Story Walk

Starting Saturday, February 13th, the Franklin Recreation Department and the Franklin Public Library are teaming up again for a cozy StoryWalk on the trail! The StoryWalk will be up until mid-March, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the story, while social distancing!



Teen Zoom Murder Mystery Party! Wednesday, February 17th @6:00PM

Teens! Join us on Zoom for a teen-centric virtual soiree, as we celebrate February vacation week with a 1920s, Gatsby themed interactive mystery! To register and receive the zoom link, please email!

Make with Miss Mitzi Craft Class: Hand Warmers! Saturday February 27th, 1:00PM

Join Miss Mitzi for a special zoom crafting class! She will be teaching us how to sew our own heart-shaped hand warmers! To register for the class and receive the zoom link, email Mitzi at!


Love in All its Forms: A Valentine's Reading and Performance, Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.Love in all its forms

Love in All its Forms will feature four local authors reading and performing original works spanning literally all forms of love: gay, straight, undecided, male, female, cringe-inducing, heart-warming, humorous, pathetic, vanilla and not-so-much, millennial and middle-aged, romantic and platonic.

The New England Indie Authors Collective will present their latest work on the modern state of love. The Zoom event will include time for a Q&A. Authors will include Jenny Pivor, Judah Leblang, Jason M. Rubin, and Randy Ross. To register, please visit .


Roots of Black Music in America presented by Karlus Trapp, Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 p.m.

The Roots of Black Music in America

Karlus Trapp's delightful, educational, and entertaining presentation "The Roots of Black Music in America" is a 100 year journey back through time to hear, experience anew, and learn about the music of America's black musical giants. It is a joyful show that encourages and comes alive through audience participation and interaction with singing, dancing, call and response and percussion playing. Please be warned: If you view this show, you may find yourself uncontrollably smiling, singing or humming for hours afterward.

To register for this Zoom program, please visit .

Take-And-Make Craft for Adults: Embroidery Kit

Embroidery Kits

In a collaboration with the Franklin Mill Store, the Franklin Public Library is now offering Take-And-Make craft kits for adults! The project for January is embroidery kits. The embroidery kits include everything you need to create your own hand embroidered hoop. The pattern design is pre-printed on 100% cotton fabric, so there's no need for transferring or tracing. Just pop the fabric in the hoop, thread your needle, and start stitching!
These make easy and wonderful gifts. Embroidery is a great way to slow down, get cozy, and get crafty. Each kit contains: pre-printed (in color) fabric pattern, coordinating embroidery floss, needle, wooden hoop(s), full color card with image on front and stitching notes on back, a 'getting started with hand embroidery' guide and instructional how-to for basic stitches. The finished design is sized to fit nicely in a 6" hoop.

Kits are available to the first 35 Franklin residents to register, and will be placed in Curbside Pickup. To register, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941, or email .


Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 p.m.

Book Club

The book for discussion is Such a Fun Age, by Kiley Reid.

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," the complicated reality of being a grown up, and the consequences of doing the right thing for the wrong reason.

To reserve a copy of the book or for more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at . To register, please visit .


Online Resources

Even though we are closed to the public, the Library still has so much to offer! Here are updates and information regarding the Library's services during this closure:

Shared from the Town of Franklin page

Friday, September 27, 2019

In the News: water plant close to coming online; Girls With Impact offers scholarships

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

There is a light at the end of the town’s summer-long water treatment plant repair tunnel that has kept the town on a full water ban since July.

Department of Public Works Director Brutus Cantoreggi said Wednesday via the department’s social media that the town has all the parts needed to get its main water treatment plant up and running.

The plant at 10 Public Works Way was shut down on July 7, along with the town’s two largest and oldest wells associated with it, as a result of a fire in one of the tanks.

“We finally have all the parts needed to fully restore the water treatment plant after the fire,” Cantoreggi reported. “Our crews are currently working to install the parts and we hope to have everything ready very soon.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

"A nonprofit organization hopes to equip 100 teen girls from low- to moderate-income families with the skills needed to launch a business, nonprofit or community project.

Girls with Impact, a group that aims to supply next-generation leaders with a strong network for both the corporate and public sectors, announced recently that it will give 100 girls scholarships to an online academy where they can learn how to build a business or nonprofit.

The deadline to apply is Monday. Applications can be submitted online at Scholarships are made possible by support of Eversource Energy and Boston Scientific, according to a press release.

The live, online program is designed with Harvard University experts. It guides girls through ideation to a plausible business plan. Along the way, the girls learn about concepts such as competition, targeting customers, finances and marketing."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

For more about Girls With Impact

Girls With Impact offers scholarships
Girls With Impact offers scholarships

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Girls Who Code is Coming to Franklin Public Library!

Girls Who Code is Coming to Franklin Public Library!

A Girls Who Code Club will be starting at Franklin Public Library this September. Please take the Survey below or on the teens page to help us have the best start possible!
Girls Who Code is Coming to Franklin Public Library!

First club meeting Saturday September 14 - 1:00 PM

Monday, September 2, 2019

Girls Soccer: 2019 Kelley-Rex Division Preview - Franklin

2019 Kelley-Rex Girls Soccer Preview By Staff. We share the Franklin summary here. A link to the full listing is below.

2018 Record: 10-3-5
2018 Finish: Reached D1 South First Round
Coach: Tom Geysen

"Franklin lost only three games all of last season and had one of the league’s best defensive records, allowing only 10 goals in 18 games. That solidity in the defensive third will be hard to replicate, as the Panthers graduated three of last year’s back four, but there is also hope that the promising young attackers can take some of the pressure off by improving on the team’s 40 goals scored, which was seventh best in the Hock.

Senior Sabrina Addi is the lone returning defender for the Panthers, but she will get help from senior goalie Breanna Atwood to try and organize an inexperienced defense. Freshman Norah Anderson will jump into the center of the defense and looks ready for the physical challenge of Hock play. Senior Sam Powderly will drop back from midfield to help out as well.

Once the Panthers get the ball back, there are plenty of familiar faces to try and get goals. Senior Anna Balkus can play a number of different positions, including in the heart of midfield, the wing, or in the attack. Sophomore Stella Regan is coming off a breakout rookie season and adds even more pace to the center of the pitch, while senior Carly Alston is a solid performer on both sides of the ball. In the attack, juniors Erin Quaile and Sydney St. Marie are looking to make the leap to add more consistent scoring.

“I know the kids with experience won’t back down,” said Franklin coach Tom Geysen, “but I need to see how the younger kids will react to this level. I need to see if they can physically cope with playing where I need them to play.”
Read the full listing online at

Girls Soccer: 2019 Kelley-Rex Division Preview - Franklin
Girls Soccer: 2019 Kelley-Rex Division Preview - Franklin

Friday, July 29, 2016

2016 Preparing for Middle School: Parent Edition Assembly

Join Franklin Recreation as we host Erin Mahoney; the founder and creator of Girl Power Go which is an empowerment program for girls! This program was specifically designed to get girls ages 7 to 14 excited about being strong, self-confident, independent and healthy. Erin will be hosting a one hour parent assembly on preparing your daughter for Middle School. 

Many important topics will be covered such as children’s excitement and fears about entering middle school, technology awareness, social media and network safety, the power of being yourself and how parents can encourage their kids to navigate through changing friendships, their bodies, large classroom transitions and much more!

For parents interested in attending this informative assembly, which will take place on August 19th at 7:00pm - location either FHS auditorium or at Franklin Recreation Department. 

Please register online via the Franklin Recreation Department’s online registration page ( or you can call the office at (508) 613-1666. More information to follow to registered participants.

image from Girl Power Go webpage
image from Girl Power Go webpage

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Franklin Girls Softball League - registration open for the 2015 season

Registration is now OPEN for the 2015 Spring season. We have made an adjustment to our Spring season division alignment that we are very excited about. Next year, we are expanding from 4 divisions to 5 divisions to better align girls by grade and physical skills.

The Instructional division will be for Kindergarteners and Pre-K players that want to be introduced to the game of softball.

The Intermediate division will be for 1st and 2nd graders, and will be for first time players, as well as for players that played in instructional looking to refine their fundamentals.

The newly-created Minor division will be for 3rd and 4th graders, with the focus being on expanding on the fundamentals, as well as introducing the skill positions, like pitcher and catcher.

The Junior division will be for 5th and 6th graders, where we will be introducing competition, by keeping standings and introducing playoffs.

The Senior division will be for 7th graders and above and will be our highest level of play in the Spring Season.

This new alignment will eliminate the need to divide grades up into separate divisions, or to group three grades together, which can put players at risk for injury by having girls playing with girls on a level outside of their skill set.

For more information about the new divisions, please visit the Spring Rec page on

Register for Spring Softball
Register for Spring Softball