Sunday, March 31, 2013
Petition: "He has failed to teach the student body that violence against women is unacceptable in our society."
A Framingham High graduate started a petition this weekend calling for the resignations of the high school principal, superintendent of schools and the Middlesex District Attorney to resign, following the report of two sexual assaults at the high school last spring. "As an alumni of Framingham High School, I have always viewed the school as a positive force for the students attending. Now the school, principal, superintendent, and even the Middlesex District Attorney are covering up the sexual assault of two young students. Leaders do not act in this way. Cowards do," wrote Edward Hipson on Change.org, where he started the petition. Framingham Patch tried to contact Hipson for an interview about his petition, but was unable to reach him …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Principal: "The details of this investigation are confidential and not available to the public or the school, but this decision to not move forward reflects the collective determination of the District Attorney’s office and the family."
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Friday, March 29
Framingham High Principal Michael Welch issued a statement to faculty, staff and parents today. The full letter can be read below. *** I am writing to address some recent media reports regarding incidents at Framingham High School. I am concerned that some of the comments and quotes in these articles are presumed to be factual and some important relevant issues were not disclosed. This can sometimes lead to a rush to judgment based on the information that is (or is not) available. I am also concerned that some statements did not accurately reflect my comments and actions. I will attempt to address some broad concerns below recognizing that there are student confidentiality issues that will likely still leave some questions unanswered. As …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Fox: "No one should be intimidated into silence - educating students goes beyond test scores, statistics, spreadsheets and college admission rates."
Framingham Patch received a copy of the resignation letter of Framingham High Social Worker Kevin Fox. He gave his resignation Wednesday. The full letter, which was cc'd to the Superintendent of Schools also, is below. *** "Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope." - Robert F. Kennedy Funny, I'm not one for using the computer to communicate but I want to make sure I reach all my colleagues at Framingham High School. I abhor facebook, social media, etc. because I think it creates an "as if" world void of human connection. If I could, I would speak to each of you directly. Today is my last day as an employee in the Framingham Public…
The Middlesex District Attorney, Framingham Police Chief, Framingham High Principal and Superintendent of Schools all urged male high school students to say no to violence against women at a Wednesday morning assembly.
School, police and law enforcement officials all urged Framingham High male students to say no to violence against women during an assembly Wednesday morning. The optional assembly was for male students only. Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone at the end of the assembly asked each student to support the White Ribbon Campaign. Each male high school student, who attended, received a white ribbon pin to wear and made a pledge to never commit violence against a woman. "You are a coward if you put your hands on women," said Leone. The school has joined with the district attorney "to end all violence against women in all forms," said Framingham High Principal Mike Welch. "We can not allow anyone to be a victim," said Framingham Police Chief…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
By 10th grade the gap seen in earlier grades between students with disabilities and those without has closed significantly, according to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education district review report.
By 10th grade, the gap seen in earlier grades between students with disabilities and those without has closed significantly, according to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education district review report. However, the report indicates that there is still work to do to increase growth scores at the fifth and eighth grade level. “We will continue to disaggregate the data to help us determine our strategies to improve student growth and achievement. We are particularly interested in looking at persistence data (students who have remained in our district without disruption) for SWD (students with disabilities) to assess their performance in comparison to their counterparts," said Framingham Special Education Department …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Framingham High Principal Michael Welch in a letter to parents said a former U.S. Marshall began screening visitors between 7:30 a.m. and 1:55 p.m. daily.
Tuesday, January 15
Starting yesterday, Jan. 14 a retired U.S. Marshall was hired to screen visitors to Framingham High School between 7:30 a.m. and 1:55 p.m., announced Framingham High Principal Michael Welch in his weekly newsletter to parents. "The role of this individual will be to record who enters the building each day and for what reason, so that we have better knowledge and screening of visitors," wrote Welch. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. And become a fan of the Framingham Patch Facebook page, by clicking here. "This is a minor preliminary step in what will be a more comprehensive review of all FPS schools in …
Friday, December 28, 2012
A Scroll of Support From Framingham High students, staff and teachers is proudly displayed at Newtown High School.
In 1983, David J. Burke graduated from Framingham South High School. Twenty-nine years later, Burked emailed Framingham High Principal Michael Welch to say he is "proud to be a Flyer." Burke, his wife and his daughter, 8, today live in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. On Christmas Eve, the couple attended their daughter's Christmas pageant at Newtown High School. Burke said displayed over the trophy case at the entrance of the Connecticut High School, in the same community where 20 students and 6 adults were killed on Dec. 14, was a banner from Framingham High School students. Before students, staff and teachers at Framingham High went on holiday break, they created a "Scroll of Support" for the students of Newtown High School, where elementary …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
School Committee meeting has started. Framingham Patch will be live blogging. We will also provide updates via Twitter.
School Committee has just been called to order 7:33 p.m. SC chair Bev Hugo welcoming back everyone. Agenda starts with Framingham High School Principal Michael Welch - on the status of the 5-year progress report and the status of the accreditation. He will also give a report on the AP Scores. New England Association of Schools and Colleges - reaccredits schools every 10 years. They go over the school over a 4-day period. In 2006-2007, that was the last 10-year review. We had 50 issues to work on as a school in 2006-07, said Welch. He just had a 5-year progress report. Need to submit another report in Feb. 2012. It is now routine to do annual follow-ups, he said. One of the challenges is that they have a certain set of goals and they don't …