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
Foxborough Town Clerk Robert E. Cutler, Jr. expects between 3,500 and 4,000 voters at the polls Tuesday.
Candidates for Foxborough's Board of Selectmen and School Committee are out in force with their campaign teams Tuesday holding signs and conversing with friends and voters outside the Ahern Middle School. It's Election Day in Foxborough for both the town election and the special U.S. Senate primary. By day's end we will know the winners of the two local contested races - selectmen (three candidates, two open seats) and school committee (four candidates, two open seats) and we will get a better understanding of who Foxborough favors to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate. Polls opened at 7 a.m. inside the Ahern Middle School gymnasium and as of 11 a.m., 1,806 ballots were casted. Town Clerk Robert Cutler, Jr. said while it is impossible …
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 …
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 …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Due to the expected winter storm Monday night into Tuesday morning, the state announced the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25.
With much of Massachusetts expecting a winter storm Monday night into Tuesday morning, the state's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has decided to postpone Tuesday's MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 to Monday, March 25. The decision was announced on DOE's website. Originally, this composition test was scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, but in an effort to make sure all schools administer the test on the same day, "all schools must administer the ELA Composition test to students in grades 4, 7, and 10 on Monday, March 25, including schools that are not affected by the weather," according to a memo from Elizabeth Davis, Associate Commissioner of Student Assessment. If there is …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Find out how last weekend's blizzard impacted Foxborough's last day of school.
As of Feb. 17, Foxborough Public Schools have used four of its five cancellation days, meaning the new last day of school is Monday, June 24. Foxborough's last day of school was originally scheduled for June 18 but school officials added five additional days to the end of its calendar in the event of cancellations, as required by the state. To date, Foxborough has issued four cancellations. Schools were closed for two days in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy due to mass power outages in town and were recently closed for two days because of Blizzard 2013. Foxborough High School seniors' last day is still scheduled for May 31. Graduation is still set for June 9th.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The timing of Wednesday morning's snowstorm made for a slow and frustrating ride to work for many commuters.
A morning storm covered Foxborough with nearly three inches of snow, making for a long and frustrating ride into work for many commuters. “Took 50 minutes to get to Dedham by way of Route 1 at 6:15 this morning,” said Andrea Brown on Foxborough Patch’s Facebook page. Other Foxborough Patch readers described the roads as “slippery” and “wet” during the morning commute. “Took an hour to get to Milford [on 495],” said reader Shannon Hodge. Reader Jenn Emery added it took over two hours to get to West Roxbury because of the slow-moving traffic. Other readers expressed frustrations that plows were not out sooner clearing local roads. “Were all the Foxborough plow drivers sleeping in?” asked Patch reader Raquel L. Auriemma. “Didn't look like …