Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November 13, 2012

Looking for something to do in 2013?

Lifelong Learning Adult Education is registering for its intercession classes. There are classes in dancing, fitness and sports. Some of the classes are: Bollywood Dancing, Bollywood Dancing for Moms, and Line Dancing.  Fitness classes include: Booty Barre, Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba Gold, Zumba Monday, Zumba Wednesday and Zumba Toning. Athletic classes include: Men's Full Court Basketball Tuesday and Men's Full Court Basketball Thursday, as well as Advanced Volleyball (coed) Intermediate Volleyball(coed). Visit our website and begin the new year with Lifelong Learning! www.franklin.k12.ma.us. Lifelong Learning is located under the Department drop down menu.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 25, 2012

Last evening was Panther Pride Night at Franklin High School. This program welcomes incoming grade 8 students to the high school and shares information about academics and extra curricular activities. The high school was alive with activity as 8th grade students and their parents visited different information tables hosted by school clubs, listened to the Pep Band and a string ensemble, saw a video on the High School Experience, and listened to a presentation by the FHS principal. Very nice. Tonight, October 25, over 100 high school students and faculty will be attending the Cabaret dress rehearsal at Dean College. This is an exciting partnership between FPS and Dean College. Tonight is the second of two classes taught by Mr. Phil Hulbig as part of the Adult Education Continuing Education program for child care providers. The class: Behavior Modification and Designing Positive Behavior Intervention Plans, provides a platform for child care providers to learn how to achieve successful positive behavioral approaches and practical solutions to documentation and intervention. Sunday, November 4,Franklin Adult Education will be hosting an Afternoon Tea, A La Downton Abbey at Pinecrest Country Club in Holliston. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who love tea and/or Downton Abbey to gather and share an afternoon of delicious food served in a welcoming setting. Indoor walking at FHS has resumed on Monday and Tuesday evenings between 5:30 and 7:30 PM. It will expand to include Wednesday & Thursday evenings, after Daylight Savings Time. For questions about these or any LLL programs please email us at lifelong@franklin.k12.ma.us.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Lifelong Learning has registered over 1,600 students in enrichment classes for Summer 2012! This coming weekend, May 26, 27 & 28 is Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day signals the informal beginning of the summer season ... days on the Cape, working in the garden, and sunny days. It also means that the Summer Program 2012 is just a few weeks away. Beginning the week of June 25, Franklin Public Schools is offering over 100 classes to students entering pre-school through grade 12. The classes meet during different weeks, at different times and at different locations. The opportunities include: The Math Academy for students in grades K through 6 who see everything throught the lens of mathematics; the Summer Art Institute for students in grades 7 through 12 who enjoy painting, or drawing or ceramincs or digital photography or more; STAR and StarPLUS are programs that offer a variety of enriching and enjoyable classes for students in pre-school through grade 5 (STAR) or middle school(StarPLUS); the Summer Music Program that offers classes for string and band players in grades 5 through 9, as well as Summer Glee classes; high school academic support in math, English, social studies and science; and finally, the High School Experience for the incoming Class of 2016. visit our website: www.franklin.k12.ma.us and select summer program from the column on the left. Come and be part of the fun!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Visual Arts, Forensic Science, Cooking, Games Theater, Inventor's Lab and Builders of the Future. Franklin Public Schools is offering the second summer of StarPLUS, which is just for middle school students. StarPLUS has two, one-week sessions planned for Summer 2012: July 9 to July 13 and July 23 to July 27. Classes meet from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The morning is separated into 3 sessions and students choose what they want to do. They select classes that focus on their interests and strengths. The program is directed by Ms. Orfalea and Ms. Leazott, and will be held at the Horace Mann Middle School. It is open to all middle school students from Franklin and the surrounding communities. For additional information and registration, please visit our website: www.franklin.k12.ma.us, select Lifelong, select Summer Program, select view all classes, select StarPLUS. Please telephone or email us with any questions: 508-553-4814 or lifelong@franklin.k12.ma.us.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Franklin Summer Music

May 2, 2012 Franklin Public Schools offers ten summer enrichent programs for students in Franklin and surrounding towns. The Summer Music Program, directed by Ms. Schoen, has a variety of classes for students in band, strings and chorus. The offerings include: Concert Band - for students entering grades 5 - 7 with a minimum of 1 year of playing experience. Jazz Band Workshop - for students entering grades 7 - 9 with a minimum of 2 years of playing experience. Elementary Strings - for students entering grades 4 and 5 with a minimum of 1 year of playing experience. Summer Orchestra - for students entering grades 6 - 9 with a minimum of 2 years of playing experience. Summer "Glee" - for students entering grades 4 - 6. Teen "Glee" - for students entering grades 7 - 10. To register: www.franklin.k12.ma.us This is the home page of the Franklin Public Schools. Once there select Lifelong, Summer Program, High School Questions: lifelong@franklin.k12.ma.us Telephone: 508-553-4814

Friday, April 27, 2012

Franklin High School Experience

Registrations for the Franklin High School Experience 2012 are arriving daily. The HSE is a one-week program that brings together students from several middle schools: Annie Sullivan Middle School, Horace Mann Middle School, Remington Middle School, the middle school from the BFCCPS, and some private middle schools. Directed by Ms. Cerce, Director of Health and Physical Education for the Franklin Public Schools District, this program welcomes all incoming grade 9 students to FHS. During the week of August 13, students will have the opportunity to meet and to ask questions of the Principal and Assistant Principals, the Athletic Director and the Director of Music. Students will be introduced to the technology used by the high school: Its Learning. Additionally, they will participate in Challenge by Choice Project Adventure Games, a scavenger hunt and other activities. The students begin and end the day with a large group gathering. Later, they will separated into cohorts of 12 or 14 students, which are led by a FHS faculty member. Students have lunch as a group each day ... pizza, a cook out, and more. Each freshman student receives a Class of 2016 HSE tee-shirt and a Class of 2016 key lanyard. Last summer almost 2/3 of the incoming freshman class participated in the HSE. We hope to have 100% of incoming grade 9 students participate this summer. You can register online: www.franklin.k12.ma.us, select Lifelong, select Summer Program, select High School Experience. If you have a question: e-mail us: lifelong@franklin.k12.ma.us telephone us: 508-553-4814 Come and be part of the fun!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Summer Glee

April 25, 2012 This summer the Music Department and Lifelong Learning are offering Summer "Glee" for students entering grades 4 and 5, and Teen Summer "Glee" for students entering grades 7 to 9. Students will experience singing in a choral setting where they will learn and practice their singing techniques. The summer music "Glee" camp will include "Glee" music from the TV show, as well as other pop music hits to be performed in a concert at the end of the music camp. The "Glee" camp will meet from July 23 to August 3 at Franklin High School. Register online at www.franklin.k12.ma.us, select Lifelong from the top gold banner, select Summer program, select Summer music. Come and be a part of this fun and musical experience.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Summer Art Institute

Franklin Public Schools' Summer Art Institute is designed for students entering grades 6 through 12.
The following classes are for students entering grades 6 though 9
1. Drawing and Painting
2. Digital Photography
3. Ceramics and Sculpture
4. Paste Paper Workshop

Students entering grades 10 and 11 may be interested in Visual Literacy. Drawing, painting and mixed media/collage will be the focus of this class.

Students entering grades 11 and 12 are eligible to enroll in Portfolio Preparation/Open Studio. This course is designed to provide additional art instruction, skill building, and portfolio preparation for students who are considering studying art at the college level or who enjoy being challenged to stretch their skills to more advanced levels.

These courses are open to students in Franklin and the surrounding communities. Please visit our website for registration information.
www.franklin.k12.ma.us, select lifelong, selest summer programs

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Over 950 students registered

April 3, 2012

Over 950 students have enrolled in the Summer Program 2012! We are approximately 200 registrations ahead of last year, at this same time. Thank you to everyone for enrolling in Lifelong Learning summer classes.
Check out our website for great fun and enriching summer opportunities:
www.franklin.k12.ma.us, select lifelong, select summer program

Monday, January 23, 2012

Enriching Summer Learning

January 23, 2012
Summer Program 2012

Franklin Public Schools is pleased to announce that its Summer Program 2012 is open for registration. There are a variety of classes for students entering kindergarten through high school. Students do not need to live in Franklin to be part of the Summer Program.

STAR (Students..Teachers..Academics..enRichment): – Over sixty 1-week classes, beginning July 9, for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. STAR also includes Ready..Set..Kindergarten, an introductory class for incoming kindergarten students, as well as Oceans of Fun 1 & 2 for incoming 1st and 2nd grade students. New classes include: Dramatic Fanatic, Extra, Extra, Read All About It! Mystical World of Harry Potter, Birds, Bats & Butterflies, and more! Four, 1-week sessions: July 9 through August 3.

Early Explorers: For students 4 years old who are not entering kindergarten. Activities will include: music, rhythm instruments and singing, listening to storytellers and dramatic play, age-appropriate art activities, outdoor play and more.
Four, 1-week sessions: July 9 through August 2.

StarPLUS: Following in the footsteps of STAR, StarPLUS is strictly for middle school students who want a fun and exciting summer experience. Each week the students choose three classes that focus on their interests & strengths. At 8:30 AM and 9:45 AM select one focus area: Visual Arts, Forensic Science or Cooperative Games (select something different at each time). At 11:00 AM select one focus from among: Theatre (Students will practice a short, funny play to be presented in front of an audience on Friday of that week), Inventor’s Lab (Students will experiment with cool labs that demonstrate how things work), Sports and Recreation (Students will play a variety of sports such as basketball, kickball baseball and capture the flag), and Builders of the Future (students will construct different projects using Legos).
Three, 1-week sessions: July 9 through July 27.

Summer Math Academy: This summer program is for students entering kindergarten through 6th grade who are curious about and want to explore math, art, and science through hands-on activities. A sample of the possible activities includes: origami, Pattern Art, Logic Puzzles, Cryptology, Tangrams, Sudoku, Math Story Re-enactments, Gum Drop 3-D figures and more! This 2-week program begins Monday, July 2 and end Friday, July 13 (no class July 4).

Write your college Essay – The second summer of this popular class for grade 12 students. During this 3-day workshop, students will: Explore and identify primary strengths, passions, and priorities, learn how to write effective college essays, and, enhance and refine their interviewing and public presentation skills. Three, 3-day sessions: July 10, 11 & 12; July 24, 25 & 26; August 7, 8 & 9.

High School Experience: August 13-17. One-week course to welcome incoming Grade 9 students to the high school. (9:00 AM to 12:30 PM)

High School Academic Support Classes: Beginning July 9. Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12, US History 1, US History 2, and World History.

Summer Music: One 10-day session, beginning Monday, July 23 and ending Friday, August 3. Music includes: Elementary Strings, Concert Band, and Summer “Glee” in the morning. In the afternoon there are two classes: Jazz Band Workshop for students entering grades 7 – 9 and Summer Orchestra for students entering grades 6 – 9. Both classes require students to have a minimum of two years of instrument experience.

Solutions Summer Adventure: Beginning Wednesday, June 27, Eight, 1-week sessions of full day programs for students entering kindergarten through 5th grade. The hours are from 7 AM to 6 PM and each week has a special theme and a field trip or presenter.

Franklin students and students from surrounding communities are invited to be part of the summer fun through participation in these fun and enriching programs. For information on these and other summer activities visit our website:
www.franklin.k12.ma.us once there, select Lifelong and follow the prompts to the Summer Program.
Email us lifelong@franklin.k12.ma.us or call us at 508-553-4814.