1. The creator and executive producer of Flyers News Dan Devlen has tendered his resignation. He told students and the production team of Flyers News on Friday.
"FHS-TV is a place where I could go to really be a part of something. Devlen truly cared about every student in the program. We are all devastated by his resignation," said Framingham High student Amanda Wade. "He has taught us well, so the program will be able to carry on as it was before, but we know in our hearts it just won't be the same without him there every morning."
Earlier this year, Danny Chamberlain won the National High School Emmy for best director for Flyer News. His win was the 15th Emmy Award for Flyer News in the last 12 years.
Flyer News is a morning program produced, written and spoken by high school students broadcast on local public access cable channels. Students produce 170 shows a year.
Devlen also taught Television Production I and II at Framingham High.
2. Tim Bishop and Debbie Bishop will share slides and stories of their coast-to-coast bicycling honeymoon at a book signing event tonight at 7 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Shoppers World in Framingham. Published by Open Road press, the couple's book is titled Two Are Better: Midlife Newlyweds Bicycle Coast to Coast. Mrs. Bishop is a former literacy coach at McCarthy Elementary School.
3. Framingham School Committee will not meet tonight, but Framingham Selectmen are scheduled to meet at 7 in the Memorial Building.
4. The Performing Arts Center of MetroWest (PAC) Family Players plans to breathe new life into the timeless story of the girl and the glass slipper.
Directed by Katie Broach and with musical direction by Eliomar Nascimento, this musical promises to delight audiences of all ages and tell the classic story in a modern setting. Students will participate in all aspects of the production process. They will not only learn how to audition but will work regularly on music, blocking and choreography. They will also gain experience with set, prop and costume design. The production is open to students in grades 3 through 6.
There is no need to prepare for the auditions but you may bring 16 bars of any song if you wish. All students will be cast. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Fridays 4-6 p.m., and begin Tuesday, Oct. 8. Call the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest to register at 508-875-5554.
5. Monday night, the South Middlesex Vocational School District School Committee unanimously voted to promote its Keefe Technical School Principal Jonathan Evans to become the the district's next Superintendent of Schools.
Evans will replace James Lynch, who is retiring at the end of 2014. Evans, was named principal at the Framingham-based vocational high school in 2011.
The committee never advertised the Superintendent position, choosing instead to consider internal candidates.
The vocational school takes in students from Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Holliston and Hopkinton.
Editor's Note: Originally published at 1:30 a.m. Updated at 8:18 a.m. with more photos. Updated headline at 8:30 a.m.