|an update on summer learning was shared|
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Sunday, July 16, 2023
Thursday, July 13, 2023
|Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School schedules High School Fair - Sep 20|
Friday, June 16, 2023
You're Invited: Graduating High School: Financial Adulting 101 Webinar – June 20, 2023 @ 3 pm ET/12 pm PT
|You're Invited: Graduating High School: Financial Adulting 101 Webinar|
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council 1847St Mary’s Parish c/o Michael Swan38 Madison AveFranklin MA 02038
Monday, February 27, 2023
FYBO is seeking energetic umpires FOR PAY to be utilized on FLEXIBLE schedule during the 2023 Season!
Interested in learning more⬇️
https://t.co/Y5m3NoNeqN or franklinyouthbaseball.com/umpire
Shared from Twitter -> https://t.co/Qkk0P3AIXR
|Hey, middle & high schoolers, become an umpire and earn some $$$ with Franklin MA Youth Baseball|
Monday, January 30, 2023
The FHS Newsletter for the week of Jan 30 ->
Friday, January 13, 2023
"A new book club is coming to #EscapeIntoFictionBookstore!Thursday 1/26/23 at 6 PMFirst #book will be Heartstopper #1This group is geared for all #lgbtq middle school and high school students, and those who are #lgbtqally"
|New book club for LGBTQ middle & high school students at Escape into Fiction - Jan 26 at 6 PM|
Friday, October 14, 2022
FM #862 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 862 in the series.
This session shares the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022. The meeting was conducted in the Council Chambers with one member remote so a roll call vote was recorded every time where needed.
School Committee Chair Denise Spencer opens the meeting at 7:00 PM.
Key items on the agenda
Legislator of the Year Award presented by MASC to Senator Becca Rausch
Improvement plan presentations and discussion for
Middle schools (Horace Mann, Remington, & Annie Sullivan)
Franklin High School
MASC resolutions reviewed & voted on as amended
Creation of a Redistricting Advisory Council approved
The show notes contain a link to the full agenda and to my notes & photos captured via Twitter during the meeting.
The recording runs about three hours, thirty minutes, so let’s listen to the Franklin School Committee on Oct 11, 2022. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-862-franklin-ma-school-cmte-mtg-10-11-22
School Committee page -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-committee
Meeting agenda doc
Meeting packet folder
My notes captured via Twitter and compiled into one PDF doc ->
Photos from the meeting (mostly screen shots of the presentations not yet posted to the packet folder) https://photos.app.goo.gl/SMsQcCJmzJFKzqwNA
YouTube video replay for this meeting -> https://youtu.be/Aj7BugMBAQg
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|Legislator of the Year Award presented by MASC to Senator Becca Rausch|
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Sunday, September 25, 2022
|NFHS Releases 1st High School Sports Participation Survey in 3 Years|
Saturday, September 24, 2022
"A new tool to determine MIAA alignments will be implemented starting with the current alignment cycle, which will go into effect for the 2023-24 school year.The formula, presented at Thursday’s virtual board of directors meeting, will be based on competitive equity. Previously, enrollment was used as a baseline, with factors such as co-ops and vocational status moving a school up or down.“The goal for this equity tool is to remove as much subjectivity as possible by using real, measurable data,” said Jared Shannon, Wahconah athletic director and vice chair of the MIAA’s Tournament Management Committee.The equity formula focuses on stability and high-needs numbers, as reported to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and would create a baseline alignment that schools can then appeal. Data points include English language learners, public assistance, SNAP, transitional aid, MassHealth, homelessness, and foster care, among others."
|"This equity tool moves the needle dramatically in the right direction"|
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Via State Rep Jeff Roy:
"I met Caroline Williams three years ago when she was a student at Medway High School. She shared her passion for an issue involving menstrual equity that we turned into a piece of legislation. She has been a fierce advocate for the bill and shares herstory in this TEDx talk called Behind stall doors. It’s a great public health and civics talk. I’m honored to have crossed paths with her and her passion and enthusiasm for policy change is illuminating."
Link to Tedx video -> https://youtu.be/xPRPIpLo0Es
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/HseFranklin/status/1521191582678065153
Monday, May 2, 2022
For the "In Case You Missed it" (ICYMI) category, as I almost did - even after a loyal reader pointed me to it, the US News & World Report published the school rankings recently. Franklin High School slots in to the listing at #79 in MA and #1927 in the US.
Full report can be found online (filtered to MA) - https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/massachusetts/rankings
|screengrab of the FHS page|
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Calling all middle/high school students! Senator Rausch schedules Youth Legislative Forum April 25 via Zoom