Monday, May 13, 2013
The Framingham High Jazz band performed at the Hatch Shell in Boston on Mother's Day.
The Framingham High Jazz band performed at the Hatch Shell in Boston on Mother's Day. The Framingham High School jazz band was invited to perform at the Hatch Shell after their gold medal performance at the Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education state finals. Thanks to moms Cheryl Elkins and Stacy Berkson for the wonderful photos in this slide show and sharing the photos with Framingham Patch readers.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Framingham High School's Drama Company is staging the dark musical Sweeney Todd. Thursday night is opening night, with two more shows Friday and Saturday night.
Framingham High School's Drama Company is staging the dark musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street this weekend. Thursday night is opening night. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. There are shows Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 too. Tickets are $12 in advance online or $15 at the door. Purchase here. Mikey Russo and Erinn Harding have the roles of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Thanks to a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council storytellers brought African and Asian tales to life for McCarthy Elementary students.
Eshu Bumpus and Motoko brought stories from Africa and Asia to life for McCarthy Elementary School students. The first grade students giggled and laughed throughout the assembly. Part of the curriculum has students studying Japan and Kenya. Editor's Note: Click on the video link to watch an excerpt of the performance. The assembly and classroom programs were made possible by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council awarded to teacher Doreen Leavey. The two storytellers can be booked via www.folktakes.net.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Freedom Trail Scholars made a visit to Dunning Elementary School.
Freedom Trail Scholars visited Dunning Elementary School fifth grade students earlier this year. Presented by the Massachusetts Teachers Association in partnership with the Freedom Trail Foundation, this interactive history program helps educate school children in and around Boston and throughout Massachusetts. The Freedom Trail Scholars program incorporates students into the program, letting them interact with the performers, read portions of important documents and declarations, and react to the historic events. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.
Eight Framingham High School International Club students taught words, played games, and read fairy tales from the Haitian, Hispanic, and Asian cultures to Dunning Elementary third graders.
Third grade students at Dunning Elementary School had a special treat last month. Each third grade class was visited by members of the Framingham High School International Club on April 24. The students presented information of various countries and cultures from around the world. There were eight students, who joined the students and they taught words, played games, and read fairy tales from the Haitian, Hispanic, and Asian cultures, said Dunning Elementary Principal Kimberly Taylor. "It was a wonderful experience for the third grades to have," said Taylor.
Monday, April 29, 2013
All three Framingham public middle schools competed in the 2013 Massachusetts Middle School Drama Festival over the weekend.
All three Framingham public middle schools competed in the 2013 Massachusetts Middle School Drama Festival over the weekend. About three dozen middle schools from Massachusetts competed Saturday and Sunday in the festival sponsored by the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild. On Saturday Walsh Middle School hosted six schools. Walsh and Cameron Middle School both earned a Gold award during festival. Walsh performed I Never Saw A Butterfly. Cameron performed the Seussification of Romeo and Juliet. On Sunday, Fuller Middle School competed at Dover-Sherborn Middle. Fuller earned a Silver Award for its staging of Hoodie.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Fuller Middle School students will stage the play Hoodie as its entry in the 2013 Massachusetts Middle School Drama Festival Sunday at 3 p.m.
Middle schoolers face a tornado of questions every day. What do I wear? What if I wear the wrong thing? What do I look like? Will I fit in? Will I be popular? This afternoon, Fuller Middle School theater students will stage the play Hoodie by Lindsay Price as its entry in the 2013 Massachusetts Middle School Drama Festival, sponsored by the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild. Hoodie examines image & appearance in a vignette style and poses what may be the most difficult question of all – Do I stay in the clump or do I stand alone? The public is invited to watch the students perform the 35-minute play at Dover-Sherborn Middle School at 3 p.m. Admission is $10, and allows you to view all six entries. Performances begin at 9 a.m.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Students from Barbieri, Dunning and Potter Road elementary were asked to build, using LEGO blocks, what Framingham would look like 50 years from now.
Earlier this week, more than 30 teams of elementary school students from Barbieri, Dunning and Potter Road showed what they think Framingham would look like 50 years from now in 2063 with LEGO blocks. The first, second and third students were participating in the town's annual LEGO League Celebration held at Fuller Middle School on Sunday, April 7. The event was organized by Jacqui Goldberg. *** Parents please add your photos to Framingham Patch's slideshow.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
More than 1,000 area residents viewed presentations from Framingham's young students on a wide range of problems and ideas.
Answering questions such as "how does an airplane work" and "why is diabetes to hard to cure," 300 Framingham Elementary and Middle School students presented projects at the town's 15th annual iNight on Monday. The event had multiple goals for its participants including providing real-world experience and helping students meet those with similar interests, Diane Modest, the event's director, said. Students investigated questions of their choice before Monday's iNight and presented the results to more than 1,000 attendees.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Trinity Repertory Company will do a staged reading tonight of a Framingham High senior's original play, after she was one of three students who won a New England playwriting competition.
Tonight, Trinity Repertory Company will do a staged reading of Framingham High senior Bonnie Atterstrom's original play Revelation. Atterstrom was one of three students in New England to win the Trinity Repertory Company’s second annual Write Here, Write Now! Student Playwriting Competition. The competition was launched last year by Trinity Rep’s Education Department, and solicits 10-minute plays from high school students across New England. This year, nearly 100 students from across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island submitted plays. “This year’s competition received the same number of scripts as its inaugural year,” said Education Outreach Coordinator Michael Williams, “and the plays were outstanding. Students wrote and …