Thursday, May 23, 2013
Foxborough and Sharon police say the person responsible for a series of bus radio thefts is a 26-year-old Sharon man.
UPDATE (5:33 p.m., May 23, 2013) - Police have identified the man they believe is responsible for several bus radio thefts in Foxborough and Sharon after another break-in occurred this week. Foxborough police detective Timothy O'Leary, working with Sharon police, conducted an investigation following a string of bus radios thefts in both towns and was able to identify the suspect as a 26-year-old Sharon man, according to Foxborough police via its Facebook page. Police said there have been three break-ins at the Foxborough bus yard on Elm Street and multiple radios - valued at $250 each - have been stolen. As a result of the recent investigation, police say they have recovered some of the stolen equipment. The investigation is ongoing and …
Five Foxborough High School students received national accolades for their performances in the prestigious Essentially Ellington Competition earlier this month.
Foxborough was once again well represented at the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Lincoln Center in New York City earlier this month as five students were recognized for their performances. Alex Olsen was awarded outstanding piano for his performance at the 18th annual Ellington competition held May 10-12. Four other Foxborough musicians received honorable mentions: “That is amazing to have five of our students recognized for their individual [musical talents] on such a nationally competitive level,” said Foxborough Schools Superintendent Debra Spinelli. “Very proud of them.” School Committee chair Katie Adair, whose son, Nick, received recognition for his performance on the drums, attended the …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Former Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light on head coach Bill Belichick: "He rarely smiles, but he does laugh."
Former Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light was at Southeastern Regional in Easton Wednesday morning promoting his nonprofit, the Light Foundation. Light took time to mingle with some students and talk about the upcoming cornhole tournament at Gillette Stadium to support his foundation.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Foxborough recorded a 1595 in combined SAT scores, according to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
With a combined SAT score of 1595, Foxborough ranks just outside of the top 10 percent of 48 schools South of Boston, according to data released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education published by the Boston Globe. Foxborough ranked 11th out of the 48 schools, just one point behind Mansfield (1596) for a spot in the top 10. Sharon ranked first among the 48 schools with a score of 1775 while Brockton ranked last with a score of 1289. Other combined scores of neighboring towns include: Walpole (1590), Easton (1601), Norton (1530) and Norwood (1464). Here’s a complete list of combined SAT scores: Note: Total SAT scores from 2011-2012 The data also compared average home values of the 48 towns with Foxborough coming in at No. …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
Newsweek has ranked high schools nationally, but the criteria the publication used left Foxborough High School off of the list. The school also went unranked in the top 500 nationally by US News, but was listed in Boston Magazine's top 50 list, coming in at #42. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The charter school’s after school academic enrichment and late buses end for the 2012-13 school year on Thursday, May 23rd. Here’s some important information regarding regional transportation for next year.
Foxborough Regional Charter School is reminding parents that the school’s after school academic enrichment and late buses will end transportation for the 2012-13 school year on Thursday, May 23rd. As for 2013-14, FRCS said “it is the intent of the school to continue offering regional transportation services,” which is a limited and fee based program. “All students who reside in the town of Foxborough are provided free transportation by the town, please contact the Town of Foxboro School Department for additional information,” FRCS said in a statement. FRCS’ Board of Trustees approved the school to move forward with transportation planning this spring for the 2013-14 school year. “As the board navigates through the budget process, they will…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Foxborough Schools Food Service Director Allison Johnson has secured $24,657 in grants to date to bolster food service around the district.
In her first year as Foxborough’s Food Service Director, Allison Johnson has made a tremendous effort to provide healthier options for students, promote wellness and bolster the district’s food program. And now Johnson has added $24,657 through a series of grants she applied for last June to continue the growth of the program. The money will be allocated to all five schools to enhance food service and continue the program’s development. The money secured through several New England & Dairy Council grants will be used for the following: “Dairy Council has been very helpful to us this year,” Johnson said. Schools also received money for physical activity programs and will receive the following equipment: Foxborough High School will be using …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A helicopter from Blue Hills Helicopter Company arrived at Foxborough High School Wednesday to help students film an aerial scene as part of their student video project.
Foxborough High School students, led by senior Virag Vora, have been working on a school-wide Lip Dub video as this year’s student video project since February and spent Wednesday wrapping up the project’s final scene Wednesday in dramatic fashion. “They wanted their ending to be dramatic, in which their camera is lifted from the ground ad swoops up into the sky,” said Foxborough Superintendent of Schools Debra Spinelli. To get the dramatic – and creative shot – Spinelli enlisted the assistance of Blue Hills Helicopter Company out of Norwood, which “graciously donated” a helicopter to help shoot the final scene. The helicopter landed on the baseball field of Foxborough High School just before 1 p.m. Wednesday and Vora directed the final …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Twenty-seven presenters spoke to Ahern Middle School students about their professions during Career Day last Friday.
Ahern Middle School students welcomed 27 guest speakers from 15 different professions last Friday as part of the school’s annual Career Day. “It’s a great day and great opportunity for our students,” said Ahern principal Susan Abrams. “We really appreciate all the presenters volunteering their time to come in and speak with our students.” Students learned about careers in the following fields – presenters in parentheses:
Sunday, April 28, 2013
From Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 17, you can make a difference by cleaning out your closet and bringing donations to the outdoor drop box located at The Sage School, 171 Mechanic St.
For the second year in a row, The Sage School is partnering with Cradles to Crayons (C2C) and the greater Foxborough community to collect, repurpose, and distribute new and gently used children’s essentials to children in Massachusetts. From Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 17, you can make a difference by cleaning out your closet and bringing these critically needed donations to the outdoor drop box located at The Sage School, 171 Mechanic St. Critically needed donation items include boys’ clothing, school supplies and binders, and books - particularly baby board books. Other welcome donations include new or gently used children’s clothing sizes newborn to 18-20, shoes, new underwear and socks, toys, baby gear, and new art and school …