Wednesday, June 19, 2013
With four principals and two directors leaving the Framingham Public Schools, Superintendent Stacy Scott shared a letter to staff with the community.
With four principals and two directors leaving the Framingham Public Schools, Superintendent Stacy Scott shared a letter to staff with the community. The statement below is a letter he sent to staff on the morning of June 18: As we approach the end of the school year, there are so many wonderful celebrations and phenomenal student presentations occurring that are the results of all your hard work with students. I know you are all working hard to close out the school year. Preparations are also underway for next year and there are many new hires and retirements that are occurring as well as many other changes. Each change, while difficult in its own right, will hopefully usher in new possibilities that will benefit the District in important…
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, Framingham Patch reported the Framingham Public Schools Bilingual Director resigned, now comes word the Special Education Director is leaving too.
Framingham Public Schools Special Education Director Betsey H. McKeon is leaving. Framingham Patch has learned she announced she is retiring and will leave the district before the start of the 2013-14 school year. Yesterday, June 17 Framingham Patch broke the news that Framingham Public Schools Director Anne Higgins was leaving. In a letter, Higgins said she was leaving the district to return to her law practice. She tendered her resignation, last week. Higgins, was an education specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education when she was hired in 2010 to head the bilingual, ESL and sheltered English department for the Framingham Public Schools. Before joining the state in 2007, Higgins taught Spanish and …
The MetroWest Jewish Day School held its first-ever graduation Monday night.
The MetroWest Jewish Day School held its first-ever graduation Monday night. Five of the six students who graduated have been at the school since kindergarten. The graduates were: Matthew Heaps, Adrin Levy, Samuel Rothkopf, Talia Schnur, Rebecca Schwartz and Seth Wulf. MetroWest Jewish Day School Founding Chair Renée Finnspoke at the graduation. The graduation was co-chaired by Carolyn Keller, founding head of school and Francine Rothkopf. Keller helped to found the school and served as the Head of School for a decade. Rothkopf served on the original Board of Directorsand is a faculty member. "Having had the special opportuity to see these children begin at the school as kindergarters and now as graduates, has been amazing. Seeing them …
Free blood pressure clinic at Framingham Farmers Market, first-ever graduation at Metro-West Jewish Day School, why Freshman year isn't so bad, Framingham School Committee meeting and Precinct 17 looking for help all featured in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Framingham School Committee is scheduled to meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the King Administration Building. On the agenda is a discussion and possible vote on changing the 2013-14 school calendar, approval of the school improvement plans, recognition of students and retirees from the Framingham Public Schools among other items. 2. Framingham Farmers Market is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Framingham Downtown Common. Free parking is available at the TD Bank lot. Scheduled vendors, according to the Framingham Farmers Market Facebook page, Hanson’s Farm, Big Sky Bakery, The Cookie Lady, Fior …
Monday, June 17, 2013
Four principals and now one of the directors of the Framingham Public Schools is leaving.
The director of Framingham Public School's bilingual department is leaving, after three years. Anne M. Higgins, was an education specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education when she was hired in 2010 to head the bilingual, ESL and sheltered English department for the Framingham Public Schools. Before joining the state in 2007, Higgins taught Spanish and was director of bilingual education for Worcester public schools. Last week, she submitted her resignation. Framingham Patch contacted Superintenent of Schools Stacy Scott on Friday but did not hear back from him by the time this report was published. Higgins replaced Susan McGilvray-Rivet, who went from the district's director of bilingual education to …
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Framingham High School Drama Company's production of Sweeney Todd earned a state award.
Framingham High School Drama Company's production of Sweeney Todd won an MET award. The FHSDC earned an award for Best Stage Management. Framingham High School Drama Company received 9 nominations for its spring production of the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street from the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild. Awards were announced in Boston on June 11.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Framingham School Committee unanimously approved Superintendent Stacy Scott's choice for Assistant Superintendent and awarded him a 3-year contract.
Framingham's new Assistant Superintendent of Schools has some experience with Framingham Public Schools. The Framingham School Committee unanimously endorsed Superintendent of Schools Stacy Scott's recommendation to hire Mark Prince. Prince told the School Committee, he was a student and graduated from the Framingham Public Schools as a METCO student. He attended the George P King Elementary, Walsh Middle School and Framingham North High School with his twin brother. "It's been an interesting journey for me," said Prince. "Poetic it begins and ends here." Prince, who most recently worked as interim superintendent of Gill-Montague Regional Schools in Montague, told the School Committee he "saw the opportunity to give back" to Framingham. "…
With the help of volunteers from Boston Scientific, Fuller Middle students experimented with science Friday morning.
On Friday morning, 30 volunteers from Boston Scientific shared their talents with eighth grade students at Fuller Middle School. The volunteers taught students how to make slime, ice cream, a lava lamp (without the light) and how to drop an egg without it breaking. Thanks to Kevin Cummings of Cummings Photography in Framingham for the photos in the slide show.
Friday, June 14, 2013
The Performing Arts Center of MetroWest held elementary instrumental music concerts on Wednesday and Thursday night for Framingham fourth and fifth grade students.
The Performing Arts Center of MetroWest held instrumental music concert Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Walsh Middle School. Thanks to Kevin Cummings of Cummings Photography for this slide show. On Tuesday night, fourth and fifth grade students, who paid to take instrumental music lessons, from Brophy Elementary, Barbieri Elementary, Dunning Elementary and Potter Road Elementary schools performed. On Wednesday night, students from Hemenway Elementary, McCarthy Elementary and Stapleton Elementary fourth and fifth grade students performed. In total, 126 students performed over the two nights. Framingham Public Schools eliminated its elementary instrumental music program in 2010. Since then the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest stepped up …
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Framingham parents can meet the two finalists on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the school's library.
Framingham Public School has announced two finalists for the Cameron Middle School principal position. In April, Principal Judith Kelley surprised staff and parents when she announced she would be leaving at the end of the school year, after 10 years. Parents can meet and ask questions of the two finalists on Thursday, June 13 at the school's library at 6:30 p.m., said Framingham Public Schools Human Resources Director Paula Ceglowski. The two finalists are Peter Cohen and Michelle Melick. Melick, may be familiar to some Framingham families, as she taught at Walsh Middle School for nine years. For the last seven years, she has been the assistant principal at Sherwood Middle School in Shrewsbury. The school has more than 900 students. Cohen…