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

Sunday, October 30, 2022

FHS Unified Sports schedules challenge game with Police & Fire as fund raiser Nov 2

More challenges accepted! 
We'll be taking on @FranklinMAfire and @franklinpolice in a charity game to raise funds for @FranklinFoodPan on Nov 2nd. 6pm. @FHSPantherbook 
To help our cause visit https://t.co/jd48u02VEL 
Shared from Twitter -> https://t.co/jkoq3gxqkU
We'll be taking on @FranklinMAfire
We'll be taking on @FranklinMAfire 

 

We'll be taking on @franklinpolice
We'll be taking on @franklinpolice 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Franklin High School announced as part of the Class of 2022 National Banner Unified Champion Schools

Via Special Olympics: 
"We're so excited to announce the Class of 2022 National Banner Unified Champion Schools. These schools have demonstrated a commitment to inclusion by meeting 10 standards of excellence."


Class of 2022 National Banner Unified Champion School
Class of 2022 National Banner Unified Champion School



Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Hockomock Area YMCA: Inclusive Golf Team plays at TPC

On July 25, 2022 TPC Boston hosted a golf clinic for 13 participants of the Hockomock Area YMCA’s Integration Initiative. Participants were given tips from TPC Boston golf professionals, receiving instruction in putting, chipping, and full swing from professional staff at TPC Boston. Later, the newly trained golfers hit the links and played a couple of holes on the championship course in Norton, MA. 

The Hockomock Area YMCA’s Integration Initiative was established in 2004 providing children and young adults with special needs an opportunity to participate with their typically developing peers in all the programs, services, and activities offered at the Y. This inclusion program is designed to improve social skills, build self-esteem, increase physical activity, and independence and to enhance mutual respect among people of all abilities. To date, over 1,300 families have participated in the Hockomock Y’s innovative inclusive program. 

TPC Boston has hosted the golf clinic program since its inception in 2011, giving kids and young adults with special needs the opportunity to learn the game of golf and improve their skills with guidance from the club professionals. 

The day is set up for the participants to rotate through three stations – driving, chipping and putting. The club professionals are spread among the stations and actively coach participants so they can improve their golf game. Following the instructional portion of the day, the kids and young adults were able to play golf on the championship course, guided by the club pros.

While some of the participants were golfing for the first time, some of the kids had years of experience and were excited to return. The golfers from the Integration Initiative have developed their game so much that the Hockomock Y was able to start a 20-person integrated golf team in 2014, a program which is still going strong. 

The Integration Initiative was created to bring children with special needs together to participate alongside typically developing peers, and golf is a great outlet to make that happen. The social interaction, communication and patience needed for golf help emphasize the mission of inclusion. 

The YMCA looks forward to their upcoming Integration Initiative fundraisers later this year including the October 11th Legends Golf Classic tournament, also hosted by TPC Boston, which will feature sports legends from the Boston area, and their annual signature gala, the Legends Ball on November 15th, honoring Former New England Patriots Linebacker & Hall of Famer Steve Nelson and current New England Patriots Center & Captain David Andrews for their commitment to the YMCA and the community.

The Initiative has positively impacted over 1,300 families, a number which grows more and more every year thanks to events like this golf clinic. 


About Hockomock Area YMCA:
The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.  With over 29,000 members, half under the age of 18, our promise is to partner and collaborate with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities we are privileged to serve.

About TPC Boston
Originally designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, TPC Boston’s award-winning layout was re-designed in 2007 by celebrated golf course architect Gil Hanse, with PGA Tour player Brad Faxon serving as a consultant. The result is a compelling par-72, 7,241-yard masterpiece named by Golf Digest the “Best Private Remodel of 2007.” 
Members of the Hockomock Area YMCA unified golf team are pictured at the clinic with Don Baldassare, Head Golf Professional at TPC Boston, along with members of the TPC professional golf staff and YMCA volunteer Sophie Scott. L-R, the golfers include: Dan Deschenes, Brian Santos, Daniel Bortolotti, Mike McCarthy, Doug McNulty, Matt Cobb, Jaci Ehrlich, Kevin Leary, Liam Farley, Tim Paquin, Ben Ragazzo, Kevin Prior and Dillan Murphy.
Members of the Hockomock Area YMCA unified golf team are pictured at the clinic with Don Baldassare, Head Golf Professional at TPC Boston, along with members of the TPC professional golf staff and YMCA volunteer Sophie Scott. L-R, the golfers include: Dan Deschenes, Brian Santos, Daniel Bortolotti, Mike McCarthy, Doug McNulty, Matt Cobb, Jaci Ehrlich, Kevin Leary, Liam Farley, Tim Paquin, Ben Ragazzo, Kevin Prior and Dillan Murphy.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

FHS Unified Track Team qualify for the Division 1 State Meet

…and that’s a wrap! Our Unified Track Team made it to the Div 1 State Finals!  

Congratulations to Seekonk on their Div 1 Championship!  

And Congratulations Panthers on an OUTSTANDING season!!!

Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/FHSSports/status/1529550215337979912

FHS Unified Track Team qualify for the Division 1 State Meet
FHS Unified Track Team qualify for the Division 1 State Meet

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Franklin, MA: School Committee Meeting - May 10, 2022 - Agenda

Franklin School Committee
May 10, 2022 - 7:00 PM
Municipal Building – Council Chambers

 

Call to Order Ms. Spencer
Pledge of Allegiance
Moment of Silence

I. Routine Business
A. Review of Agenda
B. Payment of Bills Ms. Spencer
C. Payroll Ms. Stokes
D. FHS Student Representative Comments
E. Superintendent’s Report

II. Guests/Presentations
A. Unified Basketball Team

B. Approaches to Student Behavior Presentation – Lucas Giguere, Josh Hanna, Craig
Williams

III. Discussion/Action Items
A. BICO Board Vote
I recommend the appointment of Lucas Giguere to serve as the Franklin representative
for the 2022-2023 school year.
B. ACCEPT Board Vote
I recommend the appointment of Lucas Giguere to serve as the Franklin representative for the 2022-2023 school year.
C. Policy 1st Reading
I recommend moving policy ADF - Wellness Policy to a second reading as discussed.

IV. Discussion Only Items
A. none

V. Information Matters
A. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports
B. School Committee Liaison Reports

VI. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from the April 26, 2022 Special and Regular
School Committee meetings as detailed.
B. Fernando P. Baglioni Scholarship
I recommend acceptance of a check for $1,000.00 for the Fernando P. Baglioni
Scholarship as detailed.
C. Districtwide Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $2988.25 from Cadence Education for
districtwide supplemental supplies as detailed.
D. FHS Gifts
I recommend acceptance of two check totaling $3,600.00 as follows:
$3,000.00 Logic Tree - Field Trip (DECA) Student Activity Account
$ 600.00 Franklin Cultural Council - Supplemental Supplies FHS Gift Acct.
E. Keller Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $5,428.00 from the Keller PCC for field trips as
detailed.

VII. Citizen’s Comments

VIII. New Business
To discuss any future agenda items

IX. Executive Session
a. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the FEA/RN unit as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.
b. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(2) to discuss strategy in preparation for negotiations with non-union personnel.
X. Adjournment

Agenda doc includes remote connection info -> 

Meeting packet folder (with other docs released for this session)

Franklin, MA: School Committee Meeting - May 10, 2022 - Agenda
Franklin, MA: School Committee Meeting - May 10, 2022 - Agenda


Monday, May 2, 2022

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Unified Wrestling? Really? Yup, coming May 14 to Franklin!

"May 14th - Unified Wrestling comes to Franklin!  

If you are interested in learning more, please see the attached flyer.

Unified Wrestling? Really? Yup, coming May 14 to Franklin!
Unified Wrestling? Really? Yup, coming May 14 to Franklin!

Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/FHSSports/status/1512488069819092996 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Pantherbook highlights: Unified music; Geography night; Players perspective - boys basketball

Making Music Matter With Franklin High School Unified Music - Kate Rudolph, Writer
"Ever hear a concert in the band room after school on a Friday afternoon? That is the FHS Unified Music Club jamming out together, and making memories.   

FHS Unified Music was started in 2018 by Franklin Alumni Max Allard, who wanted to bring FHS students of all abilities together, and share their love of music. The Club’s slogan, M3, stands for “Making Music Matter.” This phrase was adapted to emphasize the idea of inclusion coming in various forms. The club goes beyond just singing and playing instruments, by supporting each other in solo performances, or whole group karaoke.  "


FHS Diversity Awareness Club Hosts Geography Night -  Hailey Michenzie, Writer

"Franklin High School (FHS) traveled the world recently! FHS Diversity Awareness club hosted a Geography Night in the school cafeteria on Tuesday, March 1 from 5-8 p.m. On this night, students and community members came together to learn about each other’s culture, heritage, and sample some delicious food. 

Students shared fun facts, historical figures, music, and food that represented their culture. The night allowed FHS and the community to learn more about different cultures and heritages that make up our world."


The Player Perspective: FHS Basketball Captains Reflect on Final Season - Ryan Martin, Writer

"The courts are cleared, jerseys hung up, and laces untied – Another successful season is officially in the books for FHS Boys Basketball. After a year where the Panthers barely broke a .500 record and graduated their entire starting lineup, this inexperienced team came together and shocked many Hockomock opponents. A streaky group all year, the Panthers rallied off both seven and eight-game winning streaks this season before a 2nd round playoff loss to Catholic Memorial in the MIAA Playoffs two weeks ago today. To reflect on Franklin’s season, and look ahead to what could be next for the Panthers next season, I caught up with the team’s two Senior Captains: Sean Vinson and Will Tracey"

Continue reading the article

Pantherbook highlights: Unified music; Geography night; Players perspective - boys basketball
Pantherbook highlights: Unified music; Geography night; Players perspective - boys basketball

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

FHS Athletic Director Tom Angelo & All about FHS sports - 12/09/21 (audio)

FM #677 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 677 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin High School Athletic Director Tom Angelo. We had our conversation in person at FHS. The office was mostly quiet although you’ll catch the bell to change classes during our session.


We talk about: 

  • How Tom got to FHS in 2016

  • Program insights including the development of the Unified teams

  • Credit goes to the coaches, the student athletes, and the community

  • Shout outs to HockomockSports.com and Franklin TV for coverage of the sports

  • Special shout outs to Trainer Jen (Jen Edmunds) and Athletics Secretary Susan Jacobson

  • Retirement at end of school year and how Tom will keep busy 


Links to the key references are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 47 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Tom Angelo


** Audio file ->  
https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-677-fhs-athletic-director-tom-angelo-all-about-fhs-sports-12-09-21



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FHS Athletics link ->   https://www.franklinps.net/franklin-high-school/athletics-department 

 

FHS Athletics Twitter account ->  https://twitter.com/FHSSports 

FHS sports twitter listing -> https://twitter.com/i/lists/823290154886512641 

 

HockomockSports.com web page -> https://hockomocksports.com/ 

Franklin TV - event streaming ->  https://franklintv.vod.castus.tv/vod/?nav=live%2Fch2 


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FHS Athletic Director Tom Angelo & All about FHS sports
FHS Athletic Director Tom Angelo & All about FHS sports

Friday, June 11, 2021

FHS baseball, softball, boys tennis, wrestling, and Unified Track teams post wins

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

Baseball = Franklin, 3 @ Attleboro, 1 – Final 
– Franklin scored once in the first and tacked on two more in the second and that was enough for its pitching staff as the Panthers picked up a 3-1 win on the road, clinching the Kelley-Rex division title for the second straight season. Senior Jake Fitzgibbons drove in a run to put the visitors up 1-0 in the top of the first and then junior Chris Goode and senior Nate Cooke each singled in a run in the second to make it 3-0. Attleboro scored in the bottom of the fifth, when Bailey Camacho (2-for-3) doubled and courtesy runner Hayden Hegarty scored on a single from sophomore Dillon James. Franklin sophomore Alfred Mucciarone earned the win with one run allowed on five hits and one walk, striking out four in five innings. Ethan Voelmicke threw 1.1 innings of scoreless relief with four strikeouts while James Kuczmiec got the save, striking out one in 0.2 innings. Dillon came on in relief for the Bombardiers and tossed five shutout innings, allowing three hits and three walks with three strikeouts.

Softball = Attleboro, 4 @ Franklin, 12 – Final 
– Franklin scored runs in four of the seven innings, exploding for a game-changing six runs in the fourth inning to earn an upset win over visiting Attleboro. The visitors struck first in the top of the first but the Panthers took the lead for good with three runs in the bottom of the first. Franklin added one more in the third and then six more in the fourth to grab a 10-1 lead. Attleboro rallied for three runs in the fifth inning but Franklin put the game away with two more runs in the sixth inning. Freshman Carly Johnson-Pellegri had a big day at the dish, smashing a three-run home run in the fourth inning along with an RBI in the third (fielder’s choice) and the sixth (double). Senior Mary Collins added two hits (including a triple) and two runs, senior Gabby Colace had three hits (including a double) and scored two runs), junior Julia White scored twice and had two singles, and junior Aislinn Lavery used her speed for three singles, scoring twice. Georgia Harvey also had a triple for Franklin while Kelly Moussa had a strong day defensively in right field. For Attleboro, Hailey Perry scored twice and had a triple and both Meghan Gordon and Gabby Bosh had a hit and scored a run.

Boys Tennis = Attleboro, 0 @ Franklin, 5 – Final 
– Franklin dropped a total of three games as it rolled to a big win over visiting Attleboro. Senior Liam Marr notched a 6-0, 6-0 win at first singles while Drew Mahoney won by the same score at third singles for the Panthers. Vayshnav Malhotra recorded a 6-0, 6-1 win at second doubles and the tream of junior Thomas Broyles and freshman Jay Gorgas took care of business by the same scoreline at second doubles. Senior Anish Gundimeda and junior Sameen Shaik dropped a game in the first set but won six straight in the second set for a 6-1, 6-0 victory at first doubles.

Girls Tennis = Franklin, 2 @ Attleboro, 3 – Final 
– Attleboro swept doubles action and won at first singles to secure a 3-2 win at home over visiting Franklin. Junior Ella Lynch-Bartek earned a 6-3, 6-0 win at first singles for the Bombardiers, senior Rachel Rainey and junior Saharla Yusuf emerged with a 7-6 (6), 6-3 win at first doubles, and the team of freshmen Maddie Fuscaldo and Kyra Johnson rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 win at second doubles to give Attleboro the win. Franklin junior Vedika Vinayak prevailed in a marathon match at second singles, taking a 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) win while classmate Sarah Schiavo earned a 6-2, 6-3 win at third singles.

Wrestling = Franklin, 50 @ Canton, 18 – Final   
50-18 majestic win over Cantin. Pins from Carlucci, Cogavin, and Sheridan. #queetwo #cantwin @FHSSports @HockomockSports   https://twitter.com/FHSWrestle/status/1403135661121605638


Final Unified Track Meet of the season and an impressive award. This school Blue heart These kids Blue heart This program Blue heartChoose to include. Teach to include. The connections are long lasting & life altering @FranklinUnified   @Coach_Angelo  @FranklinHS


For the complete results around the Hockomock League
https://hockomocksports.com/thursdays-schedule-scoreboard-06-10-21/ 


Unified Track team recognized with MIAA Sportsmanship Award
Unified Track team recognized with MIAA Sportsmanship Award

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Car wash to fund raise for Franklin Unified Boosters - May 8

Kate Lynch (@kateluvs2laugh) tweeted on Wed, May 05, 2021:

THIS Saturday! Come and get the pollen washed off your car while helping @FranklinUnified Boosters Organization !!!! We appreciate your support!!!πŸš—πŸš™πŸ›» https://t.co/NJQ58blwSL

Shared from Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kateluvs2laugh/status/1389894541650677766

Car wash to fund raise for Franklin Unified Boosters - May 8
Car wash to fund raise for Franklin Unified Boosters - May 8


Sunday, August 23, 2020

Franklin, (MA): School Committee Meeting Agenda - 8/25/20

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance 
Moment of Silence

I. Routine Business
A. Review of Agenda
B. Citizen’s Comments
In the spirit of open communication, “the Committee will hold a public participation segment (also called Citizen’s Comments) about matters not related to an agenda item at the beginning of each regular School Committee meeting. The Committee will listen to, but not respond to any comment made…. A Committee member may add an agenda item to a future meeting as a result of a citizen comment…. The Committee will hear public comments related to an agenda item when the Chair deems appropriate during the Committee meeting. Topics for discussion during the meeting must be limited to those items listed on the Committee meeting agenda for that evening…. ” - from Policy BEDH

C. FHS Student Representative Comments
D. Superintendent’s Report

II. Guests/Presentations
A. Tom Angelo, FHS Athletic Director Josh Hanna, FHS Principal

III. Discussion/Action Items
A. Athletics at Franklin High School
I recommend the approval of Franklin High School sports teams participating in MIAA seasons although school is opening in a predominantly remote environment as detailed.
https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/discussion_action_a_-_fhs_athletics.pdf

B. Policy - First Readings
I recommend moving the following policies to a second reading as discussed:
EBC (SUPPLEMENTAL) - Creation Of A General (Interim) Policy On Covid-related Issues
EBCFA - Masks/Face Coverings (New)
COVID Policy Addendums
https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/discussion_action_b_-_policy_1st_reads.pdf

C. 2020-21 Revised Calendar
I recommend approval of the revised 2020-2021 School Calendar as discussed.
https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/discussion_action_c_-_revised_20-21_calendar.pdf

D. Digital Learning Integrationist
I recommend the approval of three Digital Learning Integrationist positions in Franklin Public Schools as detailed.
https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/discussion_action_d_-_digital_learning_integrationist.pdf


V. Information Matters
A. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports (e.g. Ad Hoc Supt. Evaluation, Ad Hoc Facilities Analysis, Budget, Community Relations/Public Schools Advocacy, Policy, Transportation)
B. School Committee Liaison Reports (e.g. Joint PCC, Substance Abuse Task Force, School Wellness Advisory Council)

VI. New Business
A. To discuss any future agenda items

VII. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from your August 11, 2020 School Committee meeting as detailed.
B. Approval of Executive Session Minutes
I recommend approval of the Executive Session minutes from your August 11, 2020 School Committee meeting to be released as detailed.

VIII. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

IX. Payroll Ms. D’Angelo

X. Executive Session

Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3), move to go into Executive Session to discuss strategy with respect to potential litigation as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the School Committee and the chair so declares, and not to reconvene in an Open Session.
XI. Adjournment

The agenda doc, including connection info

The meeting packet with all docs released for this meeting

Franklin, (MA): School Committee Meeting Agenda - 8/25/20
Franklin, (MA): School Committee Meeting Agenda - 8/25/20

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

MIAA to meet Wednesday on sports

Matt Feld (@mattyfeld612) tweeted at 6:33 PM on Tue, Aug 18, 2020:
"The full DESE statement:
The MIAA and DESE have collaborated to provide the following modified sports schedule for year 2020-21 and guidance for sports participation for students who are learning remotely. Please note this is pending ratification by the MIAA Board..." https://t.co/4TzYR4o1TZ

Shared via Twitter = https://twitter.com/mattyfeld612/status/1295851315604717569?s=03

Other news reports based upon Matt Feld's info



MIAA to meet Wednesday on sports
MIAA to meet Wednesday on sports

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Franklin's own Carly Alston participates in this video

"Members of the New England Revolution's Special Olympics Unified Team congratulate veteran defender and longtime SOMA partner Andrew Farrell on signing a new contract with the Revs."
Franklin's own Carly Alston participates in this video


Friday, April 24, 2020