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 …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, March 18.
For more town news and instant updates on stories like this (and more!), follow Foxborough Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. 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! Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for mostly clear, with a low around 12. North wind 3 to 6 mph. Monday night: Increasing clouds, with a high near 36. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch beginning …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Foxborough's School Committee meets Monday at 7 p.m. in the Foxborough High School Media Center.
Foxborough's School Committee will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the Foxborough High School Media Center to discuss the following business: The Committee will not return to open session. Click here for the school committee's full agenda.
Monday, February 11, 2013
More candidates emerge for Board of Selectmen and School Committee positions. Foxborough’s annual town election is scheduled for May 6.
Foxborough selectman Lynda Walsh has pulled nomination papers for reelection, according to the Town Clerk’s office. Walsh, who will be completing her second term in the spring, is currently the longest tenured board member. She told Foxborough Patch last month that while she planned to run for reelection she would not make a final decision until she consulted with friends and family. Her decision became official on Feb. 5 when she pulled nomination papers from the Town Clerk’s office. Walsh joins Foxborough residents Richard Letson and John Gray Jr. as potential candidates for two seats on the town’s executive board. A resident becomes an official ballot candidate after Town Clerk Robert Cutler verifies 50 voters have signed the candidate’…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A Foxborough High School A Cappella choir performed two songs for Foxborough's School Committee during Monday's meeting.
Thursday, January 31
Monday night’s School Committee meeting opened with a performance based Teaching and Learning Highlight featuring one of Foxborough High School's A Cappella choirs led by Mr. David Piper. Described by Foxborough Schools Superintendent Debra Spinelli as “famously talented,” the Mixed A Cappella choir consists of members ranging in age from freshmen to seniors and includes both boys and girls. The ensemble meets prior to the start of their school day at 6:45 a.m. twice a week to perform popular music ranging from doo-wop to contemporary radio hits. All music is performed without instrumental accompaniment, includes vocal percussion, multiple soloists, and creative arrangements that utilize all aspects of the human voice. Mixed A Cappella …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Nomination papers have been pulled for seven town positions, including Board of Selectmen and School Committee. Foxborough’s annual town election is scheduled for May 6.
With the first week to pull nomination papers in the books, 11 Foxborough residents have expressed interest in running for seven of the 14 open town positions in May’s annual election. Most notably, two potential candidates for the two Board of Selectmen seats have emerged and neither one – to this point – are current members James DeVellis or Lynda Walsh. Richard R. Letson of East Street and John R. Gray Jr. of North High Street each pulled papers for selectmen seats last week. Letson pulled papers for the 2012 Foxborough selectmen race but decided not to run after he was unable to gain support of veterans for his candidacy, according to a March 2012 article in The Sun Chronicle. Letson, a three-year Foxborough resident, is an Army …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Jan. 28.
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! Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for snow likely before 5 p.m., then sleet, possibly mixed with snow. High near 34. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible. Monday night: Rain, snow, and sleet before 2 a.m., then freezing rain likely. Low around 29. South wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Foxborough School Committee approved FHS principal Diana Myers-Pachla’s proposal to bolster several courses to the 2013-14 curriculum.
First-year principal Diana Myers-Pachla has spent the first three months of the school year reviewing the Foxborough High School curriculum to identify opportunities for academic growth and expansion. She presented her findings to the Foxborough School Committee in December with a proposal to bloster courses in special education, math, science and social studies. After Myers-Pachla’s presentation, the school committee approved the Foxborough High School principal’s proposal to add the following courses to the 2013-14 curriculum: Special Education Department: Transition Course This course will provide necessary transition services for small groups of students who require specialized instruction, according to Myers-Pachla. Groups are …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Jan. 4.
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! Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for mostly sunny, with a high near 37. West wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. West wind 10 to 13 mph. Winter is here and along with it, the traditional drop in temperatures and rising cost of utilities. If saving money is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, then follow National Grid's tips to cut energy costs and increase efficiency in…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Foxborough High School's wellness department has developed a skills-based course curriculum to focus on "real world" applications and topics pertinent to teenage students.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Editor's note: The following Teaching and Learning Highlight was submitted by Foxborough Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Amy Berdos. Foxborough High School's wellness program was the focus of this week's Teaching and Learning Highlight. Foxborough Schools Superintendent Debra Spinelli first thanked the school committee for its solid support of a comprehensive wellness program. One key piece that was lacking was the absence of high school health course. Ms. Janelle Erskine, Foxborough High School’s wellness department head, was joined by FHS sophomore Julia Dillon to discuss the recent implementation of the school's new required health course for all students in grades 9 and 10. Ms. Erskine explained that she, along with three other…