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Framingham High's Erase the Hate campaign 2014. Photo credit: AB Roy
Phil Reitz April 16, 2014 at 10:50 am
This is FANTASTIC!!!!
Reality Check April 16, 2014 at 04:39 pm
What a great job! The students did an excellent job. Super job, guys!
Susin Carlson April 16, 2014 at 11:18 pm
We have spectacular young people here in the 'ham, I am so proud of them all :)
Clockwise from top left: Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman, Chalrlie Day, Laverne Cox, Capt. Richard Phillips and Michael Bloomberg.
Robert Norwood April 12, 2014 at 08:14 am
You can bet Ayaan Hirsi Ali won't be speaking at any of these higher institutions of liberal leftRead More hypocrisy. Too bad Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez aren't available.
Bob April 12, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Robert - amazing isn't it? She is speaking out against women being mutilated and for getting themRead More educated and the left hates her! Flipping up side down country we now live in! PC gone haywire. Let's not offend the practitioners of the cult that kills thousands of their own people over religion and shoot a little girl in the face because she wants an education!
malcolm nichols April 14, 2014 at 07:49 am
Amherst College?
McCarthy principal, teachers & staff in Beat It. Photography by Dan Santos. Edited by Ren Hanna.
Jean M Becker April 14, 2014 at 03:03 pm
These teachers are all dedicated to their profession.. Everyday there are positive events involvingRead More the schools. Volunteer in your public school system, get involved and you will see how hard they work and how devoted they all are. They had so much fun doing this and even better seeing the teachers that came to the talent show after a long day of work to support their fifth grade students in the talent show just says it all!
Radhika Chintapalli April 15, 2014 at 09:17 am
Awesome! Words can't express how refreshing my mind felt after watching this video. Thanks!! Rad C
Lorraine Steenkamp April 15, 2014 at 10:02 pm
You are all amazing! What a great video. I LOVED it!!
Fuller Middle School Vice Principal Gerson Colon is on "extended leave," according to Principal Sharon Seyller.
Susan Petroni (Editor) April 14, 2014 at 07:50 am
I received word of the leave Sunday and no reason was given in the email to parents.
W Henshaw April 16, 2014 at 07:33 am
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W Henshaw April 16, 2014 at 07:34 am
keep looking there is more
Cheryl Tully Stoll April 14, 2014 at 07:51 am
This is a great way to raise money and promote a healthy school community. Congratulations to theRead More folks at my old elementary school.
Framingham compromised school budget numbers reached by Town Manager and Superintendent of Schools this week.
Adam Blumer April 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Scott- the interesting question is how you define "success". McAuliffe has been successfulRead More in attracting more kids, no doubt, and I think it does some interesting things curriculum wise. On the other hand, its "level rating" from the state dropped, and I believe that, on average, kids from the three traditional middle schools in Framingham showed more improvement on MCAS than kids at the charter did last year. No disrespect intended to the charter--several parents i know are happy with it, but the picture of success vs. struggle is usually far more complicated than the picture people have.
Bob Berman April 9, 2014 at 01:45 pm
One way to measure McAuliffe's success is by the major increases in students wishing to attend.Read More That could be a function of either increased satisfaction with the school, or increased disatisfaction with the town's other middle schools. More likely it is a combination of both at varying levels for those making the decision. Our experience with McAuliffe has been very positive with our daughter who is now in 7th grade. She has blossomed with the Expeditionary Learning approach and we are confident that she will have the tools necessary for success when she comes back to Framingham High School 9th grade. On the transportation question, I am curious to know specifically what goes into the $125,000 increase. Is there a change to the number of students who will be required receive bussing (who are now walkers) based on the different location?
Susan Petroni (Editor) April 9, 2014 at 11:38 pm
In regards to the busing situation at McAuliffe the Town is responsible for providing busing forRead More students over two miles, and that includes McAuliffe and St Bridget's School for example. When McAuliffe moves to its new campus, Fuller Middle School can no longer be used as a staging center, as it is used now by the FPS transportation. Plus there are students who do not qualify for busing now at the school's downtown location, like my daughter who is a 7th grader there, but would be more than 2 miles away from the school at its new campus location.
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Kathleen April 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm
Can't understand people on here advocating for their children to be 'friends' with their teachers onRead More FB...They are NOT friends, they are teachers, mentors and there are many other ways that they can mentor a child if they want to help them. How about the good ol' face to face discussion? Probably would do more to help a child that is in need of a little guidance better than FB. Also, many teachers today set up classroom blogs for day-to-day communication with their students, which is a great use of technology. Also, most of these kids shouldn't even be on FB since the rules of FB actually require that you be 18 to sign up. (though this is usually not enforced by FB or parents, me included). Once a student reaches 18 or 21 years of age and they are no longer students of their teacher(s), then fine if they want to be friends with their teacher(s). Just doesn't make sense to me that parents don't understand that their should be boundary lines while they are.
nedlam1968 April 9, 2014 at 06:48 pm
Unfortunately, we've become a society where too many do not understand boundaries. I don't thinkRead More it's appropriate for school staff to "friend" student's - there are "rules" that outline appropriate and inappropriate behaviors with students ... unfortunately, everyone thinks that what matters is being "buddies" with the kids ... too many professionals have forgotten how to be professional ...
Mrs. B April 10, 2014 at 12:09 am
Teachers friending students on Facebook is unprofessional. I would think a teacher would beRead More intelligent enough to know this without being told by authorities.
Susan Petroni (Editor) March 31, 2014 at 07:45 am
Thanks to Cummings Photography for the slideshow of photos in this report!
Scott Wadland April 1, 2014 at 01:05 pm
It's so great to see FHS doing well in the performing arts (music and drama) and not just on theRead More athletic field. I have two kids in middle school ensembles, and it has been great hearing the high school ensembles perform at their joint concerts.
Reality Check April 7, 2014 at 05:49 pm
Congrats to the jazz ensemble! Way to go, guys!
Susan Petroni (Editor) March 28, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Clearer version of the letters from the superintendent of school can be read on the Framingham PatchRead More Facebook page at -- https://www.facebook.com/FraminghamPatch/posts/673246619405592
Karen OConnell Bilodeau March 28, 2014 at 08:57 pm
I can speak as both a parent and staff member at Stapleton. Both of my boys went to Stapleton, andRead More it was while I was volunteering, that I wound up actually getting a job in a school that I loved ( and STILL love). I could have the option to go elsewhere, but I choose NOT to. I LOVE where I am, and we have the BEST Staff to work with. Administration was the issue, but staff were always united, with the one thing in common, the CHILDREN come first, and were first and foremost our #1 priority. To those parents who are wavering now whether or not to send your child(ren) to Stapleton, just remember the feeling you got and all the staff that welcomed you into Stapleton. It truly is a great, tight knit community at Stapleton. ( And I have been working at Stapleton for the past 11 years).
Maureen Hoye McCarthy March 28, 2014 at 09:35 pm
Well said Karen!
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ed hyman March 28, 2014 at 10:50 am
this is surreal...zoe can bemoan the broken record all she wants but lucinda the only one who trulyRead More gets it? how this man could even be CONSIDERED for a job such as superintendent is beyond comprehension to me after his "handling" of the fhs sexual assault case. And the dedham school committee, after thoroughly investigating and vetting all 33 candidates, decided to choose mr welsh??? again, surreal to me....why do i get the feeling that mr fox wasn't part of that vetting process....how would u like to be a dedham resident with a 13 year old girl who is about to enter dedham high? or maybe even a middle school? And a "situation" occur again like they unfortunately do all of the time, and have mr welsh as the final arbiter?? why dont they ask the poor girls at fhs who had to endure (and probably still are) their trauma, and then watch as the fhs admin completely sweet it under a rug.....good luck to the students in dedham....
ed hyman March 28, 2014 at 11:56 am
should be sweep it under the rug, but i do not know how to edit on here...
Maggie Chung Hill March 28, 2014 at 02:20 pm
This might seem like a silly question but why are there so much turnover for principals inRead More Framingham? Seems abnormally high?? Are they all running away from something or truly just moving up the career ladder? It seems like it would be the former based on the turnover rates...