Thursday, April 25, 2013
Foxborough students will wear their favorite sports shirts and hats to show off their Boston pride Friday and a voluntary fundraiser has been set up to collect donations for The One Fund Boston to aid Marathon victims.
Foxborough students at Igo Elementary, Ahern Middle, Foxborough High and Taylor Elementary schools are encouraged to wear their favorite Boston sports shirts and hats to school Friday to celebrate "Boston Strong Day" and show support for all those affected by last week's attacks on the Boston Marathon. Igo Elementary School principal Mike Stanton announced the special spirit day in an e-mail to parents earlier this week. "Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite Boston shirt and/or hat to school to show off their pride in our wonderful city," Stanton said. "Additionally, we will be holding a special voluntary fundraiser on Friday. All proceeds will be donated to The One Fund Boston in order to help the people most affected …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Four members of the Foxborough High Jazz Combo band shared their experiences from the Charles Mingus Competition in New York City and how they got there.
Tuesday, April 23
Editor's note: The following was submitted for publication by Foxborough Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Amy Berdos. Foxborough High School Jazz Combo band members Nicholas Adair, Alexa Dumont, Alexander Olsen and Kevin Scollins traveled this spring to New York City to the Manhattan School of Music to compete in the Charles Mingus Competition and recently shared their experiences with the Foxborough School Committee. The jazz quartet had been selected as one of three finalists in the country in the Combo category. In order to receive this honor, musicians from around the country must compete in either big bands or small combos and are required to select three Mingus charts to perform and submit a prescreening CD. FHS music …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Foxborough High School senior Aheli Chattopadhayay was one of 300 students from across the country and one of five from Massachusetts to be named a semifinalist in one of the nation’s most prestigious science research competitions.
Editor’s note: The following Foxborough High School Teaching and Learning Highlight was submitted for publication by Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Amy Berdos. One of two Teaching and Learning Highlights at the April 1st School Committee meeting included Foxborough High School senior Aheli Chattopadhayay. Chattopadhayay was recognized for becoming a semifinalist in Massachusetts’ Intel Science Talent Search. The talent search is one of the nation’s most prestigious science research competitions for high school seniors. She was one of 300 students from across the country and one of five from Massachusetts. Aheli’s research on Engineering Nanoscale Energy Storage Devices from C. aegagropila Algae Cellulose Diuspersed in Graphene …
All public schools will resume class Monday with a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to Foxborough Superintendent of Schools Debra Spinelli.
Monday is Foxborough's first day of school since last week’s deadly attacks on the Boston Marathon and Superintendent of Schools Debra Spinelli said staff is ready for the return of students who may have questions about the tragedy. “Faced with yet another incident of inexplicable violence that has taken the life of another young child and other innocent people, we know we will likely face more questions from our students,” Spinelli said. “All schools will have counselors on hand to talk with children who need support. It is important that we help students return to the comfort of their school routines.” Spinelli added there are resources available under the “Parent” section of the FPS website that offer tips on how to talk to children …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Hundreds of supporters rallied at the State House earlier this month to lift the charter school cap.
BOSTON - More than 700 charter public school parents, students and supporters, including Foxborough, recently rallied at the State House to encourage their legislators to support a bill that would eliminate enrollment caps on charter schools in the state’s lowest performing districts and create room for more charters across Massachusetts. Wearing “Lift the Cap” t-shirts and sporting “I Love Charter Public Schools” buttons, charter supporters met with their legislators in small and large groups to show support for their individual schools and ask that more charters be allowed to open in their communities. Supporters came from the arm of the Cape to Western Massachusetts. About 130 students from the Foxborough Regional Charter School …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Foxborough Regional Charter School Executive Director Dr. Mark Logan announced the school will conduct a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy just prior the Pledge of Allegiance Monday morning.
Foxborough Regional Charter School Executive Director Dr. Mark Logan issued a letter to parents addressing Monday’s attacks on the Boston Marathon and how the school will handle the news when students return to class on April 22. Below is Dr. Logan’s message, in its entirety, to FRCS families: Dear Families, The traumatic events that occurred at this year's Boston Marathon have not only resulted in a range of high emotions, including shock, sadness, and anger, but have also provided an opportunity for us to show our strength, spirit, compassion, and resiliency. The outpouring of support from all over the world has demonstrated that love and kindness are clearly evident throughout our society, and our commitment to supporting one another …
Foxborough resident Stephen Udden recently sat down with Foxborough Patch to discuss his campaign for Foxborough school committee in April's election.
Foxborough resident Stephen Udden cares more about his family and community than anything else in the world, which is exactly why he’s decided to run for school committee on April 30th. “Our community is very important to us,” Udden said of he and his family. … “I’m completely affected by what goes on at the school committee and the school department and [with] the quality of education I want and the taxes we pay. I want as much bang for the dollar that I can get. If I can be part of that I think I bring a skill set and knowledge in town government to understand the bigger picture.” Udden and his wife, Katherine, have called Foxborough “home” together for nearly 13 years and have two children, Sophia and Tess, deeply rooted within the …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Upload your photos to this gallery of the Foxborough Regional Charter School’s 2013 Father/Daughter Dance.
The Foxborough Regional Charter School welcomed fathers and daughters to participate in the 2013 father/daughter dance on Friday, April 12th at FRCS. The event gave the school’s kindergarten through fifth grade students and their fathers a night of fun and dancing. “Young ladies in grades kindergarten through five and the important men in their lives had a blast at the dance,” FRCS said on its Facebook page. View the photos in the gallery above and add your own by clicking the “Upload Photos and Videos” button.
Those interested in donating or volunteering their time to the All Night Graduation Party should contact Margaret Thrasher or Rose Lincoln.
Showcase Live will be the scene on June 9th for the 25th annual Foxborough High School All Night Graduation Party. The party is held each year to keep Foborough’s high school seniors safe on graduation night. The event will feature plenty of great activities like a hypnotist show, disk jockey and psychic readings. Any business or individual wishing to donate to the party can contact Margaret Thrasher at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rose Lincoln at email@example.com.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Foxborough's four candidates for two School Committee seats in the April 30th town election participated in the Foxboro Jaycees’ annual Candidates Night Thursday.
Foxborough's four candidates running for two School Committee seats made their pitch to voters Thursday during the Foxboro Jaycees' annual Candidates Night at the Foxboro Cable Access Studio. Incumbents Katie Adair and Martha Slattery were joined by challengers Stephen Udden and Catherine “Kate” Kominski to issue campaign statements and answer questions from local media in hopes of convincing voters to elect them to the town's school committee on April 30th. Among the topics discussed during the forum were: Thursday's Candidates Night can be viewed by clicking the YouTube video in the photo gallery above, courtesy of Foxboro Cable Access. The School Committee segment begins shortly after the 45-minute mark and concludes shortly after the…