Friday, April 14, 2023
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
"31 years ago today, students at Franklin High would be starting off their school day at 6:55 a.m. Classes spanned from 45-50 minutes where the standardized classes like math, english, science and social studies (history) took place.Although the four core subjects are still taught today, electives were quite different back then. Students could take classes like Home Economics where they learned to cook, typing lessons with typewriters, sewing classes, woodworking classes, graphic arts where they could make t-shirts, and automotive classes. Electives were very hands-on and students were able to learn skills that could be applied in everyday life. Many of the things the class of 1992 learned in electives would no longer be taught today, such as typing, which is now a basic skill that all students know.Dismissal was at 1:55 p.m. and after school, students could participate in clubs, sports, or even school council. The business club, DECA, was popular and still is, even 31 years later. "
|Pantherbook: "Then to Now – A Day in the Life of an FHS Student, 1992 vs. 2023"|
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Monday, January 23, 2023
"Do you need apparel to raise money for your club? Well, Swing Merch has got you covered!Swing Merch is a student-led custom merchandise platform created by Arav Tyagi and Antonio Marzoratti, two seniors at FHS. Swing Merch allows students to buy a wide variety of merch for their club, including sweatshirts, hoodies, shirts, mugs, notebooks, and tote bags.Arav explained Swing Merch’s mission, “to raise money for the clubs and for clubs to be more unified by wearing matching apparel to show club pride."
|came up with the idea mid-October 2022 and implemented it in November 2022. Photo used with permission by Antonio Marzoratti.|
Monday, January 16, 2023
"Recently, Mr. Walsh’s class had the fantastic opportunity to speak via Zoom with Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, the current deputy chief of staff in the Biden administration and FHS alumnus. O’Malley Dillon talked to the class about her time at Franklin High School, her daily work, important things she has been a part of, advice she has, and of course answered a few questions.Life as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House is full of bustling days filled with everything from hiring personnel to dealing with international affairs. According to O’Malley Dillon, she runs and oversees daily operations at the White House. This includes helping solve large-scale issues such as problems with Ukraine, climate change, and inflation, traveling with the president to support and plan his visits, and running the military office. Although this seems very stressful to most, O’Malley Dillon loves politics, and being right in the middle of it all seems to be where she is most at home. "
|Pantherbook: "Jennifer O’Malley Dillon speaks with Mr. Walsh’s Class"|
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Ryan Martin has a great profile of Tyler Morrill:
"You’re in the championship. With the gold medal on the line, the score is tied. As the clock winds down the few seconds it has left, your teammate zips a pass in your direction. You nail the shot as the buzzer sounds, sending everyone into a frenzy: You are a champion.The narrative has been dreamed of and practiced by countless kids on turf fields, ice rinks, and courts around the world. For Franklin’s Tyler Morrill, the moment came to fruition last June as he was a part of the Franklin Unified Basketball Team. Morrill’s buzzer-beater in the Special Olympics final crowned Franklin the Gold medalists.“I was so confident I was going to make that shot!” Morrill said, grinning."
|Morrill (far right) stands with the FHS girls' varsity basketball team prior to their game against Wachusett|
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Updated 12/27/22 3:45 PM: Due to the airline travel delays still replicating post storm, the team was unable to travel for this tournament. Details in this tweet link -> https://twitter.com/fhsboysbball/status/1607763802619101184
Friday, December 16, 2022
"On episode four of Pantherbook’s 2022-23 Winter Sports Season Preview, host Ryan Martin sits down with the five captains this season for Franklin Varsity Girls Hockey, Lindsay Atkinson, Avery Greco, Shaw Downing, Molly Hurley, and Dana Stott to preview their season and understand the team’s feeling in playing under first-year head coach Mike Lubin.Check it out NOW: https://youtu.be/279pT44_djM"
Shared from Pantherbook -> https://franklinpanthers.us/sports/2022/12/15/2022-winter-sports-preview-fhs-girls-hockey/
|Pantherbook Podcast: 2022 Winter Sports Preview - FHS Girls Hockey (video)|
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Ft. SR captains @SicchioRyan and @JaroszBen. W/ @_Ryan_Martin
Audio link -> https://youtu.be/mYfAiR6wPiE
|Pantherbook: FHS boys hockey preview (audio)|
Friday, December 9, 2022
"This past Tuesday, Pantherbook’s Ryan Martin sat down with the two senior captains for Franklin High School’s Varsity Boys Basketball team, Ben Harvey and Justin Allen, to preview the team’s upcoming season with Pantherbook Podcasts!
Check it out now:"
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Lily Eattimo, has this write up for Pantherbook:
"Fall Sports are now officially over – Photographers Sammy Patel and Hunter Smith are preparing for Winter Sports, including basketball, hockey, and indoor track, among others.You may have seen Patel and Smith’s work on Franklin High’s TV’s, or your Instagram and Twitter, as they run the Creative Media Team for Franklin High School.The Creative Media Team is a subsection of Pantherbook, focused on creating, editing and designing graphics for Franklin High School sports. Their work, including both photo and video, is distributed on the Franklin High TVs, seen throughout the school, or on their Instagram and Twitter accounts. Their work keeps the community involved with Franklin sports, including some exciting shutouts and losses."
|Pantherbook: "A Closer Look at Franklin High’s Creative Media Team"|
Monday, December 5, 2022
Sunday, November 13, 2022
2 articles from Pantherbook: "Student Spotlight: Varun Desai" & "College Conversations: Advice from FHS Alumni"
First up: a profile of EditorVar by Nihara Lijan
"One of our most popular sports videographers/editors, Varun Desai, a junior at Franklin High School, is going to provide his journey in videography and his advice for aspiring videographers!Varun films and edits sports videos for the school, which increases a lot of engagement for the sports teams at FHS. He has always liked to create films and videos; he was recently presented with the opportunity to professionally take videos for the sports teams at FHS consistently and was excited for the opportunity to pursue it."
|#9 Sid on the Franklin Unified Basketball team celebrating after scoring a basket (Varun Desai)|
"From high school to college, the hard work and grind never ends… but does it get better? Let’s ask a couple of amazing former FHS students about their current experience in college: Michaela Olah, Charlene Peng, and Rachael Yuan!Olah is a junior attending Wellesley College majoring in Biology on the Pre-Med track, Peng is a freshman attending Williams College and is undecided on her major, and Yuan is a freshman attending UNC Chapel Hill with a double major in Neuroscience and Psychology with a minor in Education."
|Michaela Olah, Charlene Peng, Rachael Yuan - Michaela’s picture was taken for the Hear Your Song Wellesley College Chapter. Charlene’s pic was taken in a field. And Rachael’s pic was taken by her friend at a restaurant.|
Monday, October 24, 2022
"Q: How many years have you been teaching at Franklin High?A: 26 yearsQ: Why did you want to become a teacher?A: Mr. Walsh loves getting to talk about history and politics as his job and became a teacher because he loves teaching about this material"
|Mr. Walsh teaches US History II and AP Gov.|
Sunday, October 16, 2022
"The sweet taste of diversity.
Hi, I’m Lily Eattimo, President of the Diversity Awareness Club (DAC).
This past Tuesday, DAC hosted our “Sweet & Greet” event in the FHS Cafeteria. The event, which took place from 5-8 PM, was DAC’s kickoff event for the 2022-23 school year."
Continue reading the Sweet & Greet recap which raised $650 for the club -> https://franklinpanthers.us/clubs-activities/2022/10/13/diversity-awareness-club-sweet-greet-recap-from-club-president/
|Diversity Awareness Club "It’s just a very much, an everyone thing"|
Monday, September 12, 2022
A regular feature we like to share is that of the output by the Pantherbook team at Franklin High School. This is one of the first piece for the new school year and talks about one of the successful clubs at FHS - Mock Trial.
"Like to argue? Enjoy public speaking? Interested in law or acting? If so, Mock Trial is the club for you!First, what is Mock Trial?Mock Trial is one of the most successful and competitive clubs at FHS. It simulates trials using fictitious cases, typically made by the Mass Bar Association, that change every year. There are two types of cases: civil and criminal. Also, there are two main roles for club members: Attorneys and Witnesses.The attorney is in charge of creating a line of questioning that is either helpful to the witness (or not helpful, if the attorney is opposing the witness.) If the attorney is opposing the witness, they would be recognized as a Cross Attorney, and the Attorney on the witness’s side would be considered a Direct Attorney. Members of the club with a witness role will be given a person in the trial to play. This role will align with the affidavit also given, which the club member should know very well. "
|The Mock Trial Team after their Intrasquad Scrimmage in Spring 2022. (Mr. Perkins photo)|
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Franklin High School is out this week on spring break so we'll catch to share a couple of student profiles posted by Pantherbook as well as a couple of Senior Project profiles.
- Student Spotlight: Olivia Reagan
- Student Spotlight: Dan Gurge
- Erica Bain: Senior Project Profile
- Senior Projects: Ben Taylor Learns Strength & Conditioning with TB12