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:
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Foxborough students wore their favorite Boston shirts and hats to show off their Boston pride Friday and collect donations for The One Fund Boston to aid Marathon victims.
Students from around the Foxborough School District showed they were “Boston Strong” Friday by wearing their favorite Boston shirts and hats to show support of their city and collect donations for The One Fund Boston to aid Marathon victims. Students at Igo Elementary School were able to raise $682.20 to donate to The One Fund Boston through its special spirit day Friday. “I’m so proud of our students,” said Igo principal Mike Stanton. “The students raised $682.20, which I think will be a little higher once a few additional donations are turned in on Monday.” Ahern Middle School principal Sue Abrams said students were able to raise over $800 for Marathon victims. Foxborough High School, Taylor Elementary School and Foxborough Regional …
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 …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A “pre-pilot” digital note-taking program could begin at Ahern Middle School later this spring.
Traditional note taking may soon be a thing of the past for some Foxborough students as Ahern Middle School looks to embark on a “digital note-taking” program as part of a “pre-pilot experiment,” according to a recent article in The Sun Chronicle. Ahern Middle School principal Susan Abrams told The Sun Chronicle the classroom experiment would involve the school’s eighth graders in an effort to better prepare the students for “the changing world of learning.” The program could begin as early as this spring and would involve students taking class notes on their own electronic devices such as laptops, iPads or tablets. "Our idea is to try to get students ready for the high school - and the world in general," Abrams said via The Sun Chronicle…
Friday, March 22, 2013
The school committee learned the uses of a document camera are endless for teaching and learning in Foxborough classrooms.
Editor's note: The following was submitted by Assistant Superintendent of Foxborough Public Schools Amy Berdos. Technology in the classroom was on display at Monday's School Committee meeting at Foxborough High School as Ahern Middle School math teacher Adam Gravit was joined by seventh grader Caroline Cutillo to showcase the wonders of a document camera. The simple technology was made available through a FACES grant that is enhancing learning. Gravit shared with the committee how the document camera has made a difference to teaching and learning in the classroom. Whether sharing documents from a print source or displaying student's work, the document camera has the ability to immediately project items for the whole class to see and it …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Exchange City is the seventh grade learning program at Ahern Middle School that gives students a basic understanding of government, economics and financial literacy in addition to workforce skills.
Editor's note: The following was submitted by Foxborough Assistant Superintendent of Schools Amy Berdos. A city built and run by students that connects classroom lessons with real-world experiences otherwise known as “Exchange City” was the Teaching and Learning Highlight at the last Foxborough School Committee meeting. Under the direction of Ms. Alison Mello, K-8 Director of Math and Science, five students representing the Ahern Middle School seventh grade came forward to share their experience with the real-world simulation as well as their insightful reflections. Exchange City is the seventh grade learning program that gives students a basic understanding of government, economics and financial literacy in addition to workforce skills. …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Here's a roundup of events and meetings in Foxborough this week, Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.
Editor’s note: Want to promote an event or share an announcement on Foxborough Patch? Click here to add your event to our calendar or here to publish an announcement! The following meetings and events will be held in Foxborough this week: Foxborough Board of Water & Sewer Commissioners Sewer Rate Hearing, 7:05 p.m., Water Department Office, Town Hall The Foxborough Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners will discuss the proposed water, reuse water and sewer rate increases before voting on it. The hearing is expected to begin at 7:05 p.m. in the Water Department Office. At 7:45 p.m. the commissioners will meet with the planning board regarding its master plan and sewer district. Foxborough School Committee, 7 p.m., Foxborough High School …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Nov. 26.
Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section! 1. Expect a Sunny Monday with a High Near 46 in Foxborough Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for sunny, with a high near 46. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. 2. Foxborough Hosts Community Forum for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention In light of the recent disclosures of sexual abuse in Foxborough, the Foxborough Public …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary says an ongoing investigation recently revealed a former Foxborough resident and schoolteacher allegedly abused multiple children over 30 years ago but no arrest has been made.
An ongoing investigation of a former Foxborough teacher from over 30 years ago has recently shed light on a sexual assault case unlike anything the town has ever seen, according to Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary. “I do not recall anything to this magnitude or even from my predecessors’ time,” O’Leary said. “When I started in 1977 as a policeman, I was working with people who had been policemen in Foxborough since the 1950s and although it might not be public, if a case had happened in the 50s it would have come up over a period of time. They would say ‘Oh, back in 60, we had such and such a case’ as folklore. I don’t ever recall anybody ever mentioning anything of such magnitude of any type of crime whether it was drugs or …
Monday, June 11, 2012
The Foxborough American Legion Baseball team will open up the season tonight in Medfield.
1. The Foxborough American Legion Baseball team will be opening up the season at Medfield tonight in a 5:45 p.m. at Medfield High. 2. The elementary schools will be holding the grade 4 field day tonight. 3. Tuesday, the Foxborough High underclassmen award ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. 4. Thursday, the Ahern Middle School will be hosting a variety show from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 5. Today, it will be partly cloudy with a high 74 and a low of 55.