Showing posts with label national. Show all posts
Showing posts with label national. Show all posts

Monday, May 23, 2022

FHS' Rudolph, Brown, and Woelfel perform well at Senior Gymnastics Nationals; help MA take 1st place

Congrats to team MA, 1st place at senior nationals! Congrats to Kate who placed in 3 events in individuals and was 10th AA!  

So proud of @_katerudolph @_lizziebrown_   @carolinewoelfel   @FHSSports  @BuzzMyfm  @FranklinMatters  @KatCornetta  

Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/fhs_gymnastics/status/1528055452600356864

FHS' Rudolph, Brown, and Woelfel perform well at Senior Gymnastics Nationals
FHS' Rudolph, Brown, and Woelfel perform well at Senior Gymnastics Nationals

FHS' Rudolph, Brown, and Woelfel help MA take 1st place at Senior Gymnastics Nationals
FHS' Rudolph, Brown, and Woelfel help MA take 1st place at Senior Gymnastics Nationals

Monday, March 21, 2022

FHS Cheerleaders take National Title!; Theater group heads to Regionals

"National Champions!!! Hockomock, Regional, State and now - National Champions!!! Congratulations to the Best Cheer Team in the country!!!"

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/FHSSports/status/1505618908321038346

FHS Cheerleaders take National Title
FHS Cheerleaders take National Title

"FHSTC is onto Regionals! Feeling grateful to be recognized as a Top 3 school, and punching our ticket to Regionals."
"BIG shout out to our All-Star Awards in: scenic design (Kaiti), costume design (Heidi, Ren, Will), sound design (Matt),

Ensemble work for the Rock Creatures (Heidi, Millie, Amanda, Colin, Will, Shea, Alex, Ava, Jake, Patrick), and an acting award for Simon, who played Don. "

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/FranklinHSDrama/status/1505538540167471113

and from https://twitter.com/FranklinHSDrama/status/1505538542298087424

FHSTC is onto Regionals
FHSTC is onto Regionals

Friday, March 11, 2022

Watch the FHS Indoor Track participants at New Balance Nationals today & Sunday!

"Good luck to the athletes in NYC this weekend for New Balance Nationals Indoors! Tyler Powderly in the 400M Friday at 11:58 and girls 4x4 (Anna Cliff, Olivia Costa, Sarah Dumas, Jill Fenerty) Sunday at 1:35."  
Livestream - nbnationalsin.com/eprofile.php?e #NewBalanceNationals

 Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/FranklinXCTrack/status/1501919135663538176

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Friday, February 4, 2022

FHS National Art Honors Society paints "Celebrate the Love"

"The National Art Honors Society painted a mural this afternoon called "Celebrate the Love." 
Thank you to all the members who helped and to the societies leaders who organized this event with Mrs. Edson. 
#nahs #naea #love #celebratelove @HonorsArt" https://t.co/1IuShjztvQ
FHS honor society students painting a new mural in the hallway
FHS National Art honors society students painting a new mural in the hallway


Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnsonb_ms/status/1489397672729616384

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Recap: School Committee hears about the FHS program of studies, approves senior perks, and trip to Nationals for FHS Cheerleaders

Quick recap:
  • School Committee hears about modifications to the FHS Program of Studies for the 2022-2023 School Year, what the modifications are and how they were developed from feedback and recognition of changes in students and needs
  • Note the presentation doc previously released for this meeting was not the one used in the meeting, some pages had split out to multiple pages. Screen captures show the updated copy
  • Approval for FHS senior perks and for the FHS cheerleading team to travel to National competition was granted. The team cheered so loudly outside the building after they left the Council Chambers, it briefly interrupted the proceedings inside. A happy moment to recognize the accomplishments for this group
  • A new program for COVID-19 testing using "at-home FDA-approved rapid antigen test" kits. The test/stay process and contact tracing will stop with the introduction of these kits provided by DESE.
  • The School Committee entered Executive Session and did not return to open meeting to continue discussions on negotiations

Photos captured during the meeting can be found in one album  https://photos.app.goo.gl/MXrJDo8M5A2c4tu96

Audio of the meeting should be available in a couple of days

My notes captured via Twitter during the meeting are summarized in the following PDF doc. This new tool also includes the photos shared inline with the tweet notes.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M3AcnmYaJV8IAr9sUGLmKvYsaEo8mPrs/view?usp=sharing



Recap: School Committee hears about the FHS program of studies, approves senior perks, and trip to Nationals for FHS Cheerleaders
Recap: School Committee hears about the FHS program of studies, approves senior perks, and trip to Nationals for FHS Cheerleaders


Monday, December 20, 2021

Looking for films to view during the holidays? 'Return of the Jedi' One of 25 Added to National Film Registry

'Return of the Jedi' Among 25 Eclectic Films Joining National Film Registry

Library of Congress National Film RegistryLibrarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 influential motion pictures to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selected for their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance to preserve the nation's film heritage, the newest selections include epic trilogies, major roles for Jennifer Lopez and Cicely Tyson, extraordinary animated features, comedy and music, and films that took on racially-motivated violence against people of color decades ago.

The 2021 selections represent one of the most diverse classes of films to enter the registry, with movies dating back nearly 120 years and representing the work of Hollywood studios, independent filmmakers, documentarians, women directors, filmmakers of color, students and the silent era of film. The selections bring the number of films in the registry to 825, representing a portion of the 1.7 million films in the Library's collections.

"Films help reflect our cultural history and creativity — and show us new ways of looking at ourselves — though movies haven't always been deemed worthy of preservation. The National Film Registry will preserve our cinematic heritage, and we are proud to add 25 more films this year," said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. "The Library of Congress will work with our partners in the film community to ensure these films are preserved for generations to come."

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will host a television special Friday, Dec. 17, starting at 8 p.m. ET to screen a selection of motion pictures named to the registry this year. Hayden will join TCM host and film historian Jacqueline Stewart, who is chair of the National Film Preservation Board, to discuss the films. Also, select titles from 30 years of the National Film Registry are freely available online in the Library's National Screening Room. Follow the conversation about the 2021 National Film Registry on Twitter and Instagram at @librarycongress and #NatFilmRegistry.

Films Selected for the 2021 National Film Registry
(chronological order)

  • Ringling Brothers Parade Film (1902)
  • Jubilo (1919)
  • The Flying Ace (1926)
  • Hellbound Train (1930)
  • Flowers and Trees (1932)
  • Strangers on a Train (1951)
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  • Evergreen (1965)
  • Requiem-29 (1970)
  • The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)
  • Pink Flamingos (1972)
  • Sounder (1972)
  • The Long Goodbye (1973)
  • Cooley High (1975)
  • Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)
  • Chicana (1979)
  • The Wobblies (1979)
  • Star Wars Episode VI — Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Stop Making Sense (1984)
  • Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1987)
  • The Watermelon Woman (1996)
  • Selena (1997)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • WALL•E (2008)

Click here for more information on this year's entries to the National Film Registry.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Area Swimmers Post Personal Bests at Sunkissed Championship Meet

HAY Lightning is the name of the longstanding team of swimmers hosted by the Hockomock Area YMCA, which practices at pools housed at the Foxboro, Franklin and North Attleboro YMCAs. For this team of athletes ranging in age from 6-18, the goal of swimming at the Sunkissed Invitational swim meet every March or April has become a highly anticipated event.
 
If going to Nationals is one of a swimmer's goals for the season, then the swimmer must make the commitment to attend practices and work hard. Additionally, swimmers must give themselves every opportunity, over the course of the season, to swim the events in which they are trying to qualify.

During the pandemic this past year, we are proud to say that members of the YMCA team have continued to swim and improve their skills, including competing in 12 swim meets between September and March.
HAY Lightning
HAY Lightning


The Nationals meet, designed in accordance with USA Swimming guidelines, gives the opportunity to compete in a national meet to many more swimmers than comparable meets in other organizations. Historically, swimmers, who otherwise may never encounter this experience, get the opportunity to travel to, and compete in, a big four-day meet. The qualifying times are attainable goals for most junior swimmers (at least 10 years of age) as they approach the age of 13, and for senior swimmers from 14 years of age.

Hosted by Team Charlotte Swimming, this year’s event—formerly planned to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina—was forced to become a virtual event. Parents, most of whom usually attend the meets and perform chaperoning duties for meals, as well as timing and officiating duties, pulled together to ensure a successful local event, while honoring the seniors and upholding important team traditions such as door decorating, swimmers’ parade, and roses for anyone earning a spot on the podium.

Participation on the National Team involved 25% of the swimmers. “We saw amazing achievements that included kids receiving qualification times that will allow them to compete at other prestigious events,” said swim dad Dan Campbell of Plainville.

“Twenty-seven of the meet participants swam at personal best times.” Dan continued, “Beyond the 189 swims at Sunkissed, we know how fortunate our kids were to be able to swim throughout the short course season. My daughter Megan, who will go on to swim in college with eight other recruits, is one of two who got to swim during COVID — and she is the only one that’s been able to compete. That she achieved four personal bests at Nationals is something else!”

It is a testament to the commitment of the team when one looks at Sunkissed results to see nine team records broken, including the shattering of the twenty-year-standing 500 free record. Harikalal Birali (of Franklin) broke her first team record, Jack Maron (of Sharon) broke two, and Jill Carline (of Attleboro) had a standout showing with 6 team records.

“The Y’s support means so much to families involved in the 2020 HAY Lightning season, said Dan who looks forward to the future of the team and his involvement with it.

 

HAY Lightning, the Hockomock Area YMCA’s competitive swim team for swimmers 18 years and younger, participated in their annual national championship swim meet March 25-28 at the North Attleboro YMCA. The 30 Junior & Senior National Championship qualifying swimmers posted 134 personal best times (out of 162 swims) and 25 swimmers achieved qualifying times for Sunkissed Championship Meet 2022. Eight team records were broken.
HAY Lightning, the Hockomock Area YMCA’s competitive swim team for swimmers 18 years and younger, participated in their annual national championship swim meet March 25-28 at the North Attleboro YMCA. The 30 Junior & Senior National Championship qualifying swimmers posted 134 personal best times (out of 162 swims) and 25 swimmers achieved qualifying times for Sunkissed Championship Meet 2022


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

National news: Post Office performance to slow mail; Some news orgs following Russian model

"Slower mail, fewer office hours part of Postal Service plans"

"Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Tuesday announced plans to slow mail delivery standards and cut hours at some post offices as part of a 10-year strategy to stabilize the struggling agency.

Details of the long-awaited plan come at a time of intense scrutiny on the US Postal Service over persistent delivery delays under DeJoy, a major GOP donor who took over the agency last summer. The plan also includes a proposal to consolidate underused post offices, hinted at a potential postage rate increase and detailed investments in new delivery vehicles, among other things.

Facing an expected $160 billion in losses over the next decade, DeJoy and postal executives stressed the need to cut costs and modernize the agency's operations as its workload increasingly shifts from handling letters to hauling more and more packages."
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"Specifically, Pomerantsev points to two major areas of strategic overlap. First, there’s a shared war on facts that tries to convince the viewer that accountability is a fool’s errand because true objectivity does not exist.

“There’s this kind of pop-postmodernism, where Sean Hannity will say things like objectivity doesn’t exist, everybody’s biased,” Pomerantsev says. He points to Hannity’s infamous interview with Ted Koppel, in which he contrasted his own style with what he sees as the charade of “objective” facts in other areas of the press. “I don’t pretend that I’m fair and balanced and objective,” Hannity bizarrely boasted.

“That’s exactly the same argument the Russians make,” Pomerantsev says. He recalls a famous phrase uttered by Dmitry Kiselev, a prime-time TV host who was also appointed by Vladimir Putin to run Kremlin’s international propaganda network, Rossiya Segodnya. “Objectivity is a myth that is proposed and imposed on us.”
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Thursday, March 18, 2021

National News: no mail fraud in PA found; check on your IRS stimulus payment; intelligence report highlights terrorists threats

"Postal Service finds no evidence of mail ballot fraud in Pa. case cited by top Republicans"

"U.S. Postal Service investigators found no evidence to support a Pennsylvania postal worker’s claim that his supervisors had tampered with mail-in ballots, according to an inspector general’s report — allegations cited by top Republicans to press baseless claims of fraud in the presidential election."

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 "The IRS has sent out 90 million stimulus payments."
"The Internal Revenue Service told financial institutions to expect roughly 90 million direct deposits amounting to $242.2 billion on March 17 in the initial distribution of the American Rescue Plan stimulus payments, according to a banking industry group.

Following the deposits, the IRS mailed an additional 150,000 checks amounting to $442 million, with a pay date of March 19, according to the Independent Community Bankers of America, based on a briefing from the IRS.

“Additional batches of payments will be sent in the coming weeks with the vast majority sent by direct deposit,” the group said in an online update to banking members. “Payments will also be sent through the mail as a check or debit card.” 
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"Racist extremists pose most deadly terrorist threat to US, intelligence report warns"
"Racially motivated extremists pose the most lethal domestic terrorism threats to the US, according to an unclassified intelligence report that warned that the threats could grow this year.

The blunt assessment, in a report released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, echoes warnings made by US officials, including the FBI director, Christopher Wray, who testified earlier this month that the threat from domestic violent extremism was “metastasizing” across the country."
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

National News: FBI facing challenge on background check; wood stove certification found lacking

"FBI facing allegation that its 2018 background check of Brett Kavanaugh was ‘fake’"
"The FBI is facing new scrutiny for its 2018 background check of Brett Kavanaugh, the supreme court justice, after a lawmaker suggested that the investigation may have been “fake”.

Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic senator and former prosecutor who serves on the judiciary committee, is calling on the newly-confirmed attorney general, Merrick Garland, to help facilitate “proper oversight” by the Senate into questions about how thoroughly the FBI investigated Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing. "
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/16/fbi-brett-kavanaugh-background-check-fake

 
"Natural but deadly: huge gaps in US rules for wood-stove smoke exposed"
"In 2015, the US government required that newer models of wood stoves perform better and began spending millions of dollars to subsidize the transition away from older models. Now, an investigation by state environment officials is revealing a critical flaw in that plan: the latest stoves might not be any less polluting than the previous ones.

A review of 250 wood-burning stove certifications found unexplained data omissions and atypical lab practices. When the officials retested about a dozen of the heaters in their own labs, they were not able to reproduce the certification results. They found many stoves were polluting as much as the previous models. One was producing so much pollution that it wouldn’t have met the Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever standards from 1988."
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

National News Highlights

  • Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Bid to Conceal Taxes, Financial Records - The New York Times
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  • Fauci: US political divide over masks led to half a million COVID-19 deaths

  • Biden honors covid-19 victims amid staggering toll, signs of hope
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President Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff observe a moment of silence at the White House Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
President Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff observe a moment of silence at the White House Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)


Monday, March 30, 2020

National Recording Registry Class Produces Ultimate 'Stay at Home' Playlist


"The gentle sounds of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”; Russ Hodges’ thrilling play-by-play of the National League tiebreaker between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951; the Village People’s international dance anthem, “Y.M.C.A.”; “Cheap Trick at Budokan”; and the original 1964 Broadway cast recording of “Fiddler on the Roof” are among the newest recordings inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named these and 20 other recordings as aural treasures worthy of preservation because of their cultural, historical and aesthetic importance to the nation’s recorded sound heritage.
“The National Recording Registry is the evolving playlist of the American soundscape. It reflects moments in history captured through the voices and sounds of the time,” said Hayden. “We received over 800 nominations this year for culturally, historically or aesthetically significant recordings to add to the registry. As genres and formats continue to expand, the Library of Congress is committed to working with our many partners to preserve the sounds that have touched our hearts and shaped our culture.”

Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian, with advice from the Library’s National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB), is tasked with annually selecting 25 titles that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and are at least 10 years old. More information on the National Recording Registry can be found at loc.gov/programs/national-recording-preservation-board/about-this-program/.

Continue reading about this  https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-023/?loclr=ealn

Listen link can be found here
https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-recording-preservation-board/recording-registry/listen-to-registry-titles/
 

National Recording Registry Class Produces Ultimate 'Stay at Home' Playlist
National Recording Registry Class Produces Ultimate 'Stay at Home' Playlist

Saturday, March 9, 2019

FHS boys Indoor Track 4x800 relay team takes 4th in Nationals

FHS boys Indoor Track 4x800 relay team takes 4th at Nationals Emerging Elite with an 8:03.92.

1) Dylan Kehoe
2) Camden Harrington
3) Nicholas Calitri
4) Michael Hagen
Heat
2

#LapSplit
12:00.6322:00.632
22:01.9584:02.589
31:59.9106:02.499
42:01.4228:03.920
https://results.armorytrack.com/meets/1724/relays/11646/results

FHS boys 4x800 relay team
FHS boys 4x800 relay team




Monday, June 25, 2018

Tri-County sends two to the National Skills USA Conference

Congratulations to the students who will compete at the National Skills USA Conference in Louisville, Kentucky from June 25 – 30, 2018.

These students received gold medals at the MA state competition in Additive Manufacturing:
Anne Seibel – grade 10 (Walpole) and Hannah Davis - grade 10 (Franklin)


Anne Seibel and Hannah Davis
Anne Seibel and Hannah Davis

Updated 6/25/18



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

In the News: bag bylaw sent to subcommittee; Dao to perform at All-National Honor Ensembles

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

"The Town Council has opted to send a proposed plastic bag ban to its economic development subcommittee after some local residents and businesses raised objections to the measure. 
The ban - which would affect single-use plastic shopping bags - had been before the council for a first reading at its meeting last week. A group of Franklin High School students had proposed the bylaw last month, citing the impact the bags have on the environment. 
Councilor Andrew Bissanti, who leads the economic development group, said a number of people had contacted the town after the law was proposed. 
"In between meetings, there was a firestorm of controversy - a lot of merchants complained," he said. "Big Y (supermarket) said they were not notified... there was significant opposition."

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http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20161024/franklin-committee-to-consider-plastic-bag-ban

screen image of the FHS student presentation on the proposed ban for plastic bags now assigned to a subcommittee of the Council with no scheduled meetings
screen image of the FHS student presentation on the proposed ban for plastic bags now assigned to a subcommittee of the Town Council with no scheduled meetings


"Matthew Dao, a student at Franklin High School, has been selected as a member of the 2016 National Association for Music Education All-National Honor Ensembles. 
Dao will join more than 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the United States to perform at a gala concert on Nov. 13 in Grapevine, Texas, at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel. 
The young musician will be led under the baton of William LaRue Jones, director of orchestral studies at the University of Iowa. 
Dao will play trumpet in the National Association for Music Education Symphony Orchestra. The high school musician is a member of the Franklin High School Wind Ensemble, Pep Band, Jazz Band and Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the Tri-M Music Honors Society."

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http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20161024/franklin-student-to-perform-with-national-music-ensemble


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Franklin Resident Earns National Gold Medal From The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program

The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program congratulates Franklin resident Prem Pendkar, 11, who earned the National Gold Medal for scoring the top mark in the country on the Level 5 Voice assessment. Prem studies with Lisa Ostrow at Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios, a Music Development Program Founding School. 

National Gold Medals are awarded each academic year (September 1 to August 31) to Music Development Program students in Preparatory A and B and Levels 1 to 10 who achieve the highest standard of excellence in the United States. Eligible candidates must score at least 80% on their assessment and must have completed the co-requisite theory requirements for their respective level and discipline. Sixty-nine students earned National Gold Medals this year, two of whom are from Massachusetts.

In addition to recognizing the top scorers in The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, National Gold Medals honor music teachers across the United States for the time and effort put into training their students. The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program provides a recognized national standard of success in music study from beginner to advanced levels. It inspires excellence through individual student assessments that are central to the program while also supporting teachers with high-quality and innovative resources. 

The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program allows students to measure and celebrate accomplishment and track their progress across the country. All students and teachers across the United States are invited to participate. To learn more, please visit www.MusicDevelopmentProgram.org.

The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program
The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Franklin Chargers - fund raising for National Championships at Disney

From Claire Hansom:
Hi, my daughters Pop Warner Cheer Team have made it through to nationals at Disney in Florida and are fund raising for the trip. 
They are selling calendars with prizes to be win throughout December and also have a go fund me page http://www.gofundme.com/FranklinChargers.  
I was wondering if this is something you could write about in one of your posts to spread the word about our fund raising? I enclose to pictures - 1 of the calendar and one of a letter prepared for business's in the town. 
Many thanks 
A copy of the calendar:

Franklin Chargers - fund raising calendar
Franklin Chargers - fund raising calendar


A copy of the letter to local businesses

Franklin Chargers - letter to local businesses
Franklin Chargers - letter to local businesses
For more about the Franklin Chargers visit them on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/franklinchargers

or there webpage here  http://www.franklinchargers.net/

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Annie Sullivan: Latin Awards (audio)

From the Franklin School Committee meeting 4/29/08, the Annie Sullivan Middle School recognizes 14 students who passed a national Latin exam.

Time: 3 minutes, 38 seconds



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