Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Week 3 - Summer Fun

Today is July 21, the middle of the Summer Program 2010. This summer there are over 2700 students, ranging in age from 3 years (Early Explorers) to teens at the high school, who are participating in over 100 courses and clinics.

This summer some of the students have studied Robotics at MIT, traveled to Southwick's Zoo, participated in 'disgusting' science experiments, painted Funky Furniture, created awesome art, celebrated the world of the American Girl Doll, made Lego Movies, studied digital photography, explored forensic science; participated in a concert band, jazz band or summer orchestra; played field hockey, lacrosse, tennis, football, track & field and volleyball; others were introduced to Project Adventure 'Challenge by Choice' and experienced being a flying squirrel and climbed a wall; and some of our younger learners tiptoed into Ready ... Set ... Kindergarten. These classes and many, many more are possible because of the dedication of the Franklin Public Schools faculty, staff and coaches. These individuals relinquish part of their summer to teach/lead these activities in the Summer Program.

The mission of the programs under the umbrella of the Lifelong Learning Institute is is to contribute to the development of the Town of Franklin as a knowledge community. The students and by extension their families, and the faculty, staff and coaches make this summer learning experience a reality.

For more information, browse the classes on the LLL web page.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Early Explorers

April 29, 2010

In response to requests from Franklin residents, Lifelong Learning is proud to announce a new addition to its summer programs: Early Explorers. This class is designed for children 3 and 4 years of age who are not eligible for kindergarten in fall 2010.

Collaboratively designed with Karen Seyfried, Early Childhood Development Principal, the four, 1-week sessions:
July 6, 7, 8 & 9: Dino-mite! Fun Learning about Dinosaurs
July 12, 13, 14 & 15: Books, Bears and Beyond
July 19, 20, 21 & 22: You and Me ... Under the Sea
July 26, 27, 28 & 29: Let the Sunshine In!

For reservations and information: or 508-553-4814.

Come and be part of the fun!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

April 22 - Spring Break

While the students are enjoying spring break, the Lifelong Learning staff is working on the High School Experience (HSE)for the Franklin High School Class of 2014. The HSE will be held the week of August 9-13 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. The members of the freshman class will have the opportunity to meet students from all 4 middle schools, as well as teachers, administrators, staff and some students from grades 10, 11 and 12. Registration is open. For more information: