Thursday, May 26, 2011
Town Meetings, Children Events, Girls Night Out and so much more!
1. The Foxborough Planning Board will meet at Town Hall at 7:00 pm. 2. Today is the last full day of classes for seniors at Foxborough High School - final exams begin tomorrow. Congrats to all seniors! 3. Thursday's "Mother Goose on the Loose" at the Boyden Library will begin at 10:30 a.m. 4. Seniors are invited to attend a weekly ceramic class taught by ceramics instructor, Mary Tetu, at the senior center from 9am- 11:00 am. For more information, please call the center at (508) 543-1252. 5. Girls Night Out Thursdays at Christina's Fireside Grill - From 4pm - 10pm every female who orders an alcoholic beverage will receive a complimentary appetizer from their G.N.O. menu! *Bonus: Virtual Riesling Hour Wine Tasting Held at The Reserve …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Foxborough's school committee reviewed the district's strategic plan at the April 25 meeting.
Discussions about new technology, continued dynamic curriculum offerings and improved communication between students, parents and the community are all apart of Foxborough's strategic plan for it's school system. Work sessions on these and other topics having been ongoing between strategic task force members, faculty and school administration leaders. Foxborough's school committee reviewed the plan at Monday night's meeting and motioned to accept the presented draft of the strategic plan executive summary after lengthy discussion and a few tweaks. Cathy Rongione, a management consultant helping a group shape the strategic plan for board consideration, stressed the importance of enhancing communication between school leaders and the general…
Friday, April 1, 2011
A region roundup of news for Friday, April 1.
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Friday, March 11, 2011
LinkedIn offers many opportunities for High School Students.
In today's technology filled world, the job search is all about your "online presence." However, web 2.0 technologies such as LinkedIn, can be utilized for much more than a full-time job search. LinkedIn can also be used as a branding tool for anyone who is looking to advance their career, including High School students. High School is the perfect time for seniors to begin to network and build a profile on LinkedIn. Students in High School are not necessarily looking to find and network for a full time job. However, what students are looking to accomplish, is getting accepted into the college of their choice and top-notch internships, making LinkedIn the perfect place to start. Here are a few tips for beginners: 1. Interested in attending…
Sunday, January 30, 2011
In case you missed it, here's a rundown on just a couple of stories that ran on Foxborough Patch last week.
The week kicked off at the school committee meeting. At the meeting, Superintendent Christopher Martes, announced that Staff Development Day was canceled due to the constant stream of snowstorms. A new program of studies for the High School was also announced at the committee meeting. The school is looking to make changes in its course offerings to help better prepare students for college. The town selectman meeting mainly focused on Michael Intoccia, who according to town records, owed $23,159.11 in taxes that “had been delinquent for over a year.” Intoccia's lawyer, Robert Shelmerdine, was present at the meeting and confirmed that payment for interest fees, penalties, and taxes were paid in full prior to the start of the meeting. This …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Foxborough High School to offer new programs of study to better prepare students for college.
The Foxborough School Committee voted unanimously in last night's meeting to implement a new 2011-2012 program of studies at the high school. Principal Jeffrey Theodoss, head of guidance Laureen White and Joe O'Neil, college admission counselor at Foxborough High School, presented the proposed new program to the committee. The approved proposal aims at offering courses to students that are structured in a college format. The first program change will be seen in the English Department for grade 12 english curriculum. Seniors will be able to choose from 2 program options. If a student chooses option A, they will be electing to take a full year of AP English Literature and Composition. The students who choose this option will also have the …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Foxborough High School’s career specialist Ellen Pillsbury explains career choices and the importance of internships.
At Foxborough High School, Ellen Pillsbury's job as the career specialist is to guide the students into their career paths. Pillsbury has worked in the public school system for 11 years. She currently serves as the career specialist at Foxborough High School where she mentors and guides students on career paths, applying to college and overall life goals. “Everyday is different. I love working with kids," said Pillsbury.."My job is the kind of job that you could have forever. For me, it’s always kids first.” Her favorite day of the week is Thursday because that's when she spends her evening at Children’s Hospital where she gives out hugs to children on the oncology floor. Foxborough High School students look to her for advice on their …