|NFHS Releases 1st High School Sports Participation Survey in 3 Years|
Sunday, September 25, 2022
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
Thursday, March 31, 2022
"Attention Class of 2026!!
Join us for 2 fun days at the High School Experience in August. We can't wait to show you what FHS is all about!! "
Download copy of the flyer as a reminder -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/16WQw5fdu48ice83tRCUds0Uj5C1QgS-L/view?usp=sharing
Attention Class of 2026 - registration for your High School Experience is open
Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/HseFranklin/status/1508834801402458119
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Friday, 4/1 at 3:30 we will be hosting an open final dress performance for the FPS community. While admission is free, we appreciate donations to support our program. If you can't make Friday, our performance in front of the METG judges will be on Saturday, 4/2 at 3:30 ($15)
|FHS Theatre Company: open final dress performance for CAVE Dreams - Apr 1|
Friday, March 11, 2022
Attention incoming FHS 9th graders!! Join us at the 2022 High School Experience - August 9 & 10!
Check our program out https://t.co/dvnRrc4AaK
and sign up at: https://t.co/k5QL402H0Q
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Boston Magazine (@BostonMagazine) tweeted Sat, Feb 19, 2022:
Our annual guide to the top-performing schools in the region.
https://t.co/xrlGd7qS6A or here -> https://www.bostonmagazine.com/education/best-public-high-schools-boston-2021-chart/Franklin ranks 65 in this listing
|Boston Magazine releases top 150 high schools; FHS sits at #65|
Saturday, February 12, 2022
"An update on #MIAA Mask Guidelines #OneTeamOneMIAA #patience #theendisnear " https://t.co/kDHsqSnYjvShared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/MIAA033/status/1492210011082309638
|MIAA follows DESE in mask guidelines allowing them to expire Feb 28, 2022|
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
"#MIAA update on post-contest handshake 🤝 #OneTeamOneMIAA" https://t.co/lvV1Op5AuFShared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/MIAA033/status/1486073389903138822
|MIAA: update on post-contest handshake|
Sunday, January 16, 2022
You asked ... we delivered.Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/In_The_Slot/status/1482025155769651201
We unveiled the wildly popular Globe (unofficial) MIAA power ratings during the fall, and now we are rolling them out for winter sports.
Now available for hockey:
BOYS: https://t.co/xO0v4kiuVw or https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/high-schools/power-rankings/?sport=boys-hockey
|high school power rankings|
Monday, December 13, 2021
"From the cast of Franklin High School’s Mamma Mia! to a Dean College faculty member, Franklin community members from all backgrounds were able to express themselves on stage on December 8th, 2021. Mackenzie Atwood, FHS senior, had the emcee position for the first half of the night and, expectedly, provided a very entertaining experience for the audience members. She kept the audience constantly engaged through small anecdotes about the participants and subtle quips. (Notable audience members included Steve Sherlock and Dr. Sara Ahern). Atwood started the night off by highlighting her recent experience at the October school committee meeting and emphasized the importance of “speaking up for people who can’t speak up for themselves.” She later conveyed her experiences as an openly gay student through an original poem– a beautiful one, might I add. Participants in the latter portion of the night were introduced by Jamele Adams, the leader of the Franklin Freedom Team. "
"An Accepting Community – Meghan Whitmore
For those of you who don’t know, Meghan Whitmore is a transgender woman who delivered a heartfelt speech on Open Mic Night about her experience transitioning and the reception she received afterward. Her moving words illustrated the importance of inclusivity, and Whitmore even stressed how touching it was to have people accept her as a woman."
"Love One Another, Stand for Change – Jamele Adams
Needing no introduction due to his large impact on Franklin, Jamele Adams immediately captivated his listeners when he began to recite his poem. Although he was a participant in the event, Adams also played a significant role in organizing Open Mic Night, so when I broached the idea of making it an annual show, he enthusiastically replied, “More than once a year, hopefully, this could happen once a week!“, elaborating on the fact that “the Open Mic affected everyone in this space […] Folks shared that they were absolutely moved and then at the end when people were asked to write about how they were inspired, they shared how they were inspired […] People were moved in the space. People shared their narrative because they trusted in the space, and the energy was powerful and welcoming, and warm, supportive, and filled with advocacy for love. “
|Pantherbook: LoveFranklin Open Mic Night - Dec 8, 2021|
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
"This #MIAA memo regarding Winter Masking guidelines was recently sent to schools. #patience #understanding #OneTeamOneMIAA"
Shared from Twitter: https://t.co/LZBxAHutWu
|MIAA continues mask policy used for Fall sports to start Winter season|
Sunday, October 17, 2021
- 2021 - Franklin
- 2020 - Franklin
- 2019 - Franklin
- 2015 - Franklin
- 2012 - Franklin
|2020-21 Globe Scholastic Awards: Franklin again earns Dalton Award|
Sunday, October 10, 2021
|FHS picture days scheduled|
Friday, August 27, 2021
Read #MIAA statement from Executive Director Bob Baldwin regarding the recent indoor mask wearing mandate by @MASchoolsK12
|MIAA statement on indoor mask wearing mandate|
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Thank you all for a great summer! https://t.co/6DNkRDWJxW
video link -> https://youtu.be/vJcgK2HL8bUShared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/FHSStrength/status/1428461789596028933?s=03
Wednesday, June 16, 2021