Sunday, February 20, 2022

FHS boys basketball posts a win, girls basketball streak ends; Cheerleaders take 1st, wrestling and Indoor track performances at D1 meets shared

Via and Twitter, we share the results of the FHS winter sports action on Saturday:

Boys Basketball = Franklin, 74 vs. Burncoat, 55 – Final
End of 1Q:    Franklin 24    Burncoat 13
Halftime:     Franklin 35    Burncoat 27
End of 3Q:    Franklin 57    Burncoat 36

Girls Basketball = Franklin, 35 vs. Central Catholic, 54 – Final 
– Franklin led 23-20 at halftime but was outscored 34-12 in the second half to end its win streak at 54 games. It was the first loss for the Panthers since the 2019 state semifinal. It was both the most points that the Panthers have allowed this season and the fewest points they have scored. Ashley Dinges scored 24 (14 in the third quarter) and Calire Finney scored 18 (12 in the fourth) to lead the Raiders. Katie Peterson scored 10 points for Franklin, including eight in the first half. Stefany Padula (6-of-7 on free throws) and Olivia Quinn both scored eight points in the loss. Franklin will face Bridgewater-Raynham in the consolation round on Sunday.

For other results around the Hockomock League

Fantastic weekend at D1 states. Carlucci placed 6th. O’Leary placed 4th. Dillon placed 8th. Foley placed 7th. Sheridan placed 6th.

Congratulations to our Varsity and JV Cheer teams! Varsity 1st place and JV 2nd place at the Bellingham Invitational!!!!

Indoor Track -D1 Championships
FHS Girls Track Team MIAA D1 T&F Championship Results. 55m hurdles Dumas 4th place setting the FHS Sophomore Record. HJ-Fraulo (12) 3rd , Shot put-DeForge (10) 7th.  4x200-6th,4x400-3rd. The relay members were Fenerty (12), Cliff (10), Dumas (10), Costa (10), and Cuneo (10).

Congrats to FHS sophomores  @lilydeforge11  _ and  @darbynicholson_  for competing today at the MIAA Division 1 Championships.  Shout out to  @lilydeforge11
 for placing 7th!  Great job!  

Lily DeForge takes 7th in shot out with a distance of 33’ 6.5”

Lily DeForge takes 7th in shot out with a distance of 33’ 6.5”
Lily DeForge takes 7th in shot out with a distance of 33’ 6.5”

MIAA D1 Championship Feb 19, 2022

Boys 300 Dash

11 Luke Sidwell 37.35

Girls 600

20 Olivia Costa 1:47.60

23 Riley Fitzpatrick 1:48.61

24 Ella McLaughlin 1:49.73

Boys 600

9 Tyler Powderly 1:25.86

Girls High Jump

3 Ava Fraulo 5-00.00

10 Abigail Griffith 4-10.00

Girls Shot Put

7 Lily Deforge 33-06.50

10 Darby Nicholson 31-09.50

6 Girls 4x200 Meter Relay 1:49.58

1) Sophia Cuneo 2) Sarah Dumas 3) Anna Cliff 4) Jillian Fenerty

13 Boys 4x200 Meter Relay 1:37.83

1) Luke Sidwell 2) Tyler Powderly 3) Joshua Dunlap 4) Ian Sasse

3 Girls 4x400 Meter Relay 4:09.07

1) Olivia Costa 2) Anna Cliff     3) Sarah Dumas 4) Jillian Fenerty

9 Girls 4x800 Meter Relay 10:26.69

1) Charlene Peng 2) Lainey Costa 3) Meghan Griffith 4) Allison Powderly

Filtered for FHS results

Full meet results 

Franklin Public Schools: District Newsletter - February 2022

Franklin Public Schools
District Newsletter
February 2021
Last day of school is now June 22nd due to the snow day on 1/7 & 2/4.

February Break runs 2/21 - 2/25.
Hearts of Kindness
Our students from Kennedy, Parmenter, Jefferson, Remington and FHS all participated in this year's Hearts on the Common project. Take stroll and read their messages of kindness to the community!

Special thanks to our FHS Community Service and Peer Mentor Club for assisting with set up!
Lifelong Learning Institute - Summer Registration
Lifelong Learning is the community education branch of Franklin Public Schools, providing high-quality extended day child care, music lessons, and enrichment programs in an affordable and safe environment.

There are a variety of offerings for students of all ages. Notable programming includes...
Solutions Extended Day Summer Adventure - a 5 week program with various activity themes running from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Families of students entering K-5 can choose one or more weeks of this camp, with options for early drop-off and/or late pickup.
STAR Enrichment - morning classes in July for students entering grades K-5. Example classes include Silly Science, Minecraft Break Battle and Build, Coping with Crafts, Author's Workshop, etc.
Preparing for College for high school seniors - classes for rising high school seniors such as Common App Bootcamp and Writing Your College Essay.
There's something for everyone!

FPS Masking Update

During the Special School Committee meeting on February 16th, the Franklin School Committee voted to amend the policy on Masks and Face Coverings (Policy EBCFA) so that masks will not be universally required as of Monday, February 28th, 2022.

There are certain instances in which masking is required as outlined below...
  • Masks will still be required on buses/school transportation (per federal order).
  • Masks will still be required in health offices (per DPH for health facilities).
  • Masks will still be required for individuals testing as COVID-positive and returning to school from isolation on day 6 or later through day 10 (per DPH and CDC protocols).
  • For MIAA athletic events and some other activities, mask rules are up to host-school or venue-specific rules. Therefore, depending on the venue, a mask may be required.

It is strongly recommended that unvaccinated or otherwise immunocompromised individuals wear masks in school buildings, and on school grounds, even when social distancing is observed.

Kindergarten registration is open as of February 1st! Get a head start on your little one's first day and register now.

Assistant Coach of the Year
Congratulations to Jeff Ambrosini on being named the Assistant Coach of the Year by the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association. Coach Ambrosini began working with the FHS Baseball team in 2014 and has been an incredible asset to our baseball program and student athletes ever since!
From the School Committee
During the February 8th School Committee meeting, Central Office and several school administrators provided a presentation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The presentation is available to view via this link.

The Superintendent's Recommended FY23 Budget will be presented at the following School Committee meeting.

Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, March 8th at 7pm.
Have a great February Break FPS Families, Faculty, Staff and Franklin Community!
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Recap: Town Council views 4 police new hires, discusses Dean neighborhood parking issue; hears about diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the schools

Quick recap:
  • Four new hires for the Police Dept. were introduced to the community when they were sworn in publicly at the Town Council meeting Wednesday night. They were pinned by family members
  • Chief TJ Lynch provided a recap of the Dean College & West St neighborhood parking issues and Lt Riley provided an update on the recent efforts to quantify the problems. Ultimately, this was referred to the Economic Development Subcommittee for further evaluation on a possible increase of parking fees
  • Supt Sara Ahern and Asst Supt Lucas Giguere provided a summary of the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts underway across the Franklin Public Schools. A slightly longer version of the presentation was held at the School Committee meeting on Feb 8
  • Town Administrator Jamie Hellen was reviewed and provided feedback as "exemplary" during the prior two year period, primarily during the pandemic
  • The fiscal policies were modified slightly, one with the inclusion of the debt stabilization policy developed during 2021, and two with some adjustments on where the funds would be applied (operational budget vs. stabilization fund in the case of the hotel receipts)
Photos captured during the meeting can be found in one album

The meeting agenda ->

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion presentation -> 

My notes taken via Twitter ca be found in this ThreadReader PDF ->


Town Council views 4 police new hires being sworn in
Town Council views 4 police new hires being sworn in

Town of Franklin, MA: Get your rain barrel order in now for delivery in May!

"Franklin DPW partners with the Great American Rain Barrel Company to offer residents rain barrels at a discounted price.  
Residents can order rain barrels now until May 9th. Barrel pick up will be at Franklin DPW on May 18th! 
Order your rain barrel today:"

Shared from Twitter:

Town of Franklin, MA: Get your rain barrel order in now for delivery in May!
Town of Franklin, MA: Get your rain barrel order in now for delivery in May!

67 Degrees celebrates Second Anniversary - Feb 26, 2022


Whose bringing the confetti 🎊!?!? 

Another revolution around the 🌞 and we are happy to invite you to celebrate our second year in existence on Saturday 2/26  from 12 - 10 PM @67degrees.brew

We have a day full of food with for lunch 12 - 4 PM
@thecaribbeanpress for dinner 4 - 8 PM
tasty treats by @leonasbakingco
and music with @damgaardscott @ 5 PM
of course tasty brews and other goodies. 

SAVE THE DATE. See you then. Cheers!"

67 Degrees celebrates Second Anniversary - Feb 26, 2022
67 Degrees celebrates Second Anniversary - Feb 26, 2022 

Franklin Public Library Closed Monday, February 21 for Presidents' Day

Franklin Public Library Closed Monday, February 21 for Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day

The Franklin Public Library will be closed Monday, February 21 for Presidents' Day.

50+ Job Seekers: Event - LinkedIn Job Search - Feb 22

50+ Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups

This free program is available through a grant from the Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs

LinkedIn Part 2: The Job-Search

Tuesday February 22: 10 AM – 12 PM

In this 2nd of two sessions on LinkedIn, we discuss how to effectively use LinkedIn to find and apply for jobs, including:

·        How to learn who is hiring

·        How to find even more companies to target

·        How to find connectors at your targets

·        How to use LinkedIn filters

·        And much more!


Why you need to know about this:  LinkedIn is the world's number 1 recruiter/networking/job site. Mastering LinkedIn greatly enhances your chance of being found and landing a job.


Start your journey towards self-realization, reinvention and transformation with these virtual sessions

New to the program? Registration is Required:

For more information contact  Denise Magnett:

The mission of our program is to provide job seekers in the 50+ demographic with robust materials, strategies, content, and guidance to network and navigate their way through a successful job search or encore career search campaign.

 Over the course of our Interactive Workshop Series, you'll learn how to execute your job search campaign with confidence and success. This preparation will Equip, Enable and Empower you in all aspects of the job search process.


Thank you,

Ed Lawrence
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee; NCOPE

50+ Job Seekers: Event - LinkedIn Job Search - Feb 22
50+ Job Seekers: Event - LinkedIn Job Search - Feb 22

Boston Magazine releases top 150 high schools; FHS sits at #65

Boston Magazine (@BostonMagazine) tweeted Sat, Feb 19, 2022:
Our annual guide to the top-performing schools in the region.  or here ->
Franklin ranks 65 in this listing 

Boston Magazine releases top ranked high schools; FHS sits at #65
Boston Magazine releases top 150 high schools; FHS sits at #65