Showing posts with label unified basketball. Show all posts
Showing posts with label unified basketball. Show all posts

Friday, May 13, 2022

School Committee recap: FHS Unified basketball team appears and presentation/discussion on approaches to student behavior

FM #794 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 794 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the regular Franklin, MA School Committee meeting held Tuesday, May 10, 2022.  6 members present, 1 absent.

Quick Recap:
  • FHS student updates, Superintendent report highlight a number of events and accomplishments around the district (Superintendent report usually posted day after meeting but last couple are missing)
  • FHS Unified basketball team appeared in Council Chambers. They will represent MA in the Special Olympics this summer. A special recognition for a program that has made great strides through the years and around the district
  • Presentation and discussion on “Approaches to Student Behavior” a highly interesting and engaged conversation. Very impressive approach, note that it does take time (i.e. people power) to implement and manage.
  • The School Committee entered executive session to continue work on their contract negotiations. 
The meeting opened at 7 PM and ran approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes.

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FHS Unified basketball students & teachers provide an update
FHS Unified basketball students & teachers provide an update

Monday, May 2, 2022

Sunday, April 17, 2022

WBZ has coverage of FHS Unified Basketball scheduled for Tuesday, Apr 19

WBZ does a piece on the Franklin Unified Basketball team scheduled for airing next week.




Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Franklin Unified Basketball fund raising event April 25 - 6 PM at FHS Gym

"On 4/25/22, there will be an event for Team Massachusetts! In coordination with this event, we are kicking off a fundraising campaign for all things Unified, Team Massachusetts and Special Olympics.

Please consider donating and joining us! givebutter.com/vWXn33"

Franklin Unified Basketball fund raising event April 25 - 6 PM at FHS Gym
Franklin Unified Basketball fund raising event April 25 - 6 PM at FHS Gym

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Help the Unified Basketball team by getting a Jersey Mike's sub on March 30

Let’s get everyone ordering!

Please help the Franklin High Unified Basketball Team represent the state of Massachusetts at the USA Special Olympics games this June!!

Our very own Franklin High Unified Basketball Team is going! 

WHEN????  Wednesday, March 30   all day

Jersey Mikes Subs will be giving 100% of the proceeds to the Unified Team!!!

Please support our team!!!!!


Franklin High School Unified Basketball - taking the court tonight at the Celtics game!
Franklin High School Unified Basketball - taking the court tonight at the Celtics game!


BTW - "Franklin High School Unified Basketball - taking the court tonight at the Celtics game! Lifetime of memories! So PROUD!  @SpOlympicsMA  @MIAA033"

Shared from Twitter:   https://twitter.com/FHSSports/status/1506809929499394050

Help the Unified Basketball team by getting a Jersey Mike's sub on March 30
Help the Unified Basketball team by getting a Jersey Mike's sub on March 30

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Team Massachusetts USA Games Training Camp (video)

"Team Massachusetts got together for a weekend in March for a USA Games Training Camp. We got to know each other with team building games, bowling & even a freezing cold New England Revolution Game! On Sunday we learned a team dance and sat in on classroom sessions that taught us more about the Games. We can't wait for Orlando!"

The FHS Unified Basketball team is part of Team Massachusetts, You might recognize a few faces in the video. Thanks to KateLuvs2Laugh for the tip to the video!


Friday, February 4, 2022

Special Olympics MA announces Team Massachusetts for the 2022 USA Games


"🥁🥁 We're officially announcing Team Massachusetts for the 2022 @2022USAGames!

📸 Take a look at the roster, athlete bios, and some of their best action shots: https://t.co/xtNFwV58jq

#ChooseToInclude #2022USAGames "



https://gameon.specialolympicsma.org/massachusetts-team-roster-and-bios
https://gameon.specialolympicsma.org/massachusetts-team-roster-and-bios


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Recap: School Committee hears about (1) special education program, (2) daily challenges of pandemic, and approves trip to US Special Olympics

Quick Recap:
  • The major portion of the meeting was spent on special education and student services in support of the 17% of the district students needing such services. Always a cost factor for the budget, the costs are rising but the number of students receiving such services is holding steady.
  • Great background info for this new Committee (and for the public) on how services are provided, how the in district programs help to reduce costs. Specific details on exactly how much were not available at this session but will be for the up coming budget cycle.
  • The update on the COVID-19 pandemic and the struggle it is continuing to provide the schools and their operations was staggering.
  • The capital budget was approved and it now moves forward to a discussion with Finance Committee before going to the Town Council for approval.
  • The budget adjustment to the current year budget was approved.
  • FHS Unified basketball team trip to US Special Olympics was approved. This is the first MA team to represent the state at this event. No cost to district, supporters group prepared to cover any incidental expenses for the individuals if needed.
  • Entered Executive Session to address three items and (fortunately) while the agenda posted initially said they would return to open session, they did announce they wouldn't.
Audio recording to be available in a couple of days.

View the full Twitter thread in the embedded PDF file below or download to read from here ->  https://drive.google.com/file/d/11L35-x8AUhH3qbg3VYwNCy6pTsv4iSmP/view?usp=sharing

Note this Threadreader service makes it easier to share the Tweets including the photos within the 'stream.' For meetings where the thread has less photos, I'll copy the text but where there are photos, this is so much easier to keep it all together.



Recap: School Committee hears about (1) special education program, (2) daily challenges of pandemic, and approves trip to US Special Olympics
Recap: School Committee hears about (1) special education program, (2) daily challenges of pandemic, and approves trip to US Special Olympics

Friday, December 3, 2021

FHS Unified Basketball Team selected for Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando 2022

Special Olympics MA (@SpOlympicsMA) tweeted Thu, Dec 02, 2021:
Earlier this week, the Franklin High School Unified Basketball Team was surprised with some VERY exciting news! 🏀👀

Check out this short video to see where they're headed this summer 🤩🏰

https://t.co/CmMcN0QJUg
FHS Unified Team selected for Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando 2022
FHS Unified Basketball Team selected for Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando 2022


Shared from Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SpOlympicsMA/status/1466425320635043847


Friday, October 15, 2021

FHS Unified Basketball schedules Community Game vs. Franklin Police & Fire as fund raiser for Food Pantry

"Unified For Our Community Game vs  @FranklinMAfire  &  @franklinpolice  to support  @FranklinFoodPan    10/18 6pm. 
All are welcome!   @RattleCity
 

FHS Unified Basketball schedules Community Game vs. Franklin Police & Fire as fund raiser for Food Pantry
FHS Unified Basketball schedules Community Game vs. Franklin Police & Fire as fund raiser for Food Pantry


Friday, April 9, 2021

FHS Unified Sports basketball team registers win over Milford

"Congratulations to our White team for their win over Milford Yesterday.  It was a team effort with everyone contributing!" https://t.co/W1PguhG4EF

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/FranklinUnified/status/1380194733222469637

FHS Unified Sports basketball team registers win over MIlford
FHS Unified Sports basketball team registers win over Milford


Saturday, March 20, 2021

FHS football and Unified Basketball teams post wins on Friday

From HockomockSports.com and Twitter we share the FHS sports results: 

Foorball =  Franklin, 28 @ Taunton, 25 – Final

For other results around the Hockomock League

 

 

Video link for Unified Basketball game = https://youtu.be/LXXjMcga5vw

 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Pantherbook: "Fall II Preview- What’s Different?"

 

"On February 22nd, student athletes will be returning to their cheer, football, volleyball, and winter track seasons after a long wait.

However, MIAA guidelines will be different this season in order to remain safe and socially-distanced.

Indoor facilities such as gyms will only be operating at 40% capacity following the Massachusetts Phase 3, Step 1 guidelines, and spectators at games will be limited to low numbers."
Continue reading the article online
 
Previously published here are the Fall II sports modifications from the MIAA
 
and an update
 
Pantherbook: "Fall II Preview- What’s Different?"
Pantherbook: "Fall II Preview- What’s Different?"

 
The outdoor track and football field have been cleared of snow
The outdoor track and football field have been cleared of snow


Thursday, October 17, 2019

FHS Unified basketball challenge game a success

"Thank you to all that were able to come out and support our troops at tonight’s unified game! AND a huge thank you to
@franklinpolice @FranklinMAfire and @FranklinHS for coming out to play against unified! We appreciate your support and hope to see you at more of our games!!"


FHS Unified basketball challenge game a success
FHS Unified basketball challenge game a success

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

FHS Unified basketball fund raising game vs Police, Fire and FHS Admin - Oct 16

The FHS Unified basketball team will be challenging the FHS Administration, the Franklin Police, and the Franklin Fire to basketball games on Wednesday, Oct 16

Games begin at 5:30 PM at Franklin High School

Admission is free with a donation. 

supportourtroops.org is in need of the following: Visa and MasterCard gift cards, individual personal hygiene items disposable razors, wet wipes, chap sticks, deodorant, q-tips, beef jerky, slim jims, gum, mints, hard carny, nuts, protein bars...


Don't miss out on the fun -@franklinpolice vs @FranklinUnified vs @FranklinFire vs @FranklinHS  #unifiedcommunity #SupportOurTroops


FHS Unified basketball fund raising game vs POlice, Fire and FHS Admin - Oct 16
FHS Unified basketball fund raising game vs Police, Fire and FHS Admin - Oct 16


Shared from Twitter
https://twitter.com/kateluvs2laugh/status/1183908694456705024

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Monday, November 19, 2018

FHS cheerleaders D1 champions; Brogan runs 13th in State; Unified basketball Jamboree; Academic decathlon

Via the Twitterverse, there were lots of good results for Franklin High School over the weekend. 

  • The FHS cheerleaders took 1st at the D1 Championships.
  • Tyler Brogan ran 13th in the State D1 cross country meet on a snowy course
  • FHS Unified basketball had a jamboree with Bellingham and Milford
  • The academic decathlon participants came home with medals!



https://twitter.com/FHScheer_/status/1064331664208334849
https://twitter.com/FHScheer_/status/1064331664208334849











Tuesday, October 30, 2018

FHS Unified Basketball had a great night with the Challenge!

















What a night! Unified Sports and the Food Pantry Challenge
What a night! Unified Sports and the Food Pantry Challenge

Thursday, October 25, 2018

In the News: Hopkinton adds unified basketball; kindergartener paints his finger nails

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

"With a little more than seven minutes left on the clock in the first period of the Unified Sports basketball game at Hopkinton High, Max McNamara lines up a three-pointer and sinks it. 
He lifted his hands and jumped across the court as dozens cheered during the team’s first-ever home game against Worcester Tech. 
“Just like the last two games,” McNamara said of sinking the shot. The 17-year-old senior with autism enjoyed having his brother, Grant, referee the game and being cheered on by his sister, Emma. The three are triplets. 
Special Olympics Unified Sports programs promote social inclusion through sports by joining people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team, according to the organization. Hopkinton High launched the unified program last spring with a track team and added the basketball team this fall."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181024/hopkinton-launches-unified-sports-basketball-team


"With his chin held high, Sam Gouveia, 5, went back into his kindergarten classroom on Tuesday morning with more confidence and, of course, freshly painted fingernails. 
On Monday night, Sam’s father, Aaron, posted on his internationally popular Twitter account, DaddyFiles, about how his son had been ridiculed by his young classmates because of his painted nails that day. Though Aaron said he doesn’t blame the school or the teachers for the incident, he took to social media nonetheless. 
“I love painting my nails,” Sam said, laughing. “I’m just a crazy man, and it just looks pretty.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181023/franklin-boy-on-painting-nails-it-just-looks-pretty