Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A few years ago, the Franklin Public Schools transferred to a new web site program, which positioned Lifelong Learning under Departments. Our students found it difficult to find the Lifelong Learning website and register for courses. We provided "breadcrumbs" to guide students to our courses and information but the process was still frustration for many, many people.

We began to explore options to resolve the issue. We have a new URL: franklinlifelonglearning.com
If you enter this information, it will take you to the homepage of the Lifelong Learning Institute. We hope this is more direct, quicker and easier process for our students.  Thank you for your patience.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

January 21, 2014

Lifelong Learning offers several music programs that complement and supplement instruction during the traditional school day. These programs include the Private Music Lesson program, The String School of Franklin, the After School 4th/5th Grade Band and the 4th/5th Grade Honors Chorus.  On Tuesday, January 28, the strings, band and chorus programs will host their mid-year recital.

The String School - Ms. Plouffe directs The String School with assistance from Mr. Balest (Beginner Violin, Bass and Intermediate Strings), Ms. Loukota (Beginner Violin, Viola, and Intermediate Strings), Ms. Schoen (Beginner Violin), Mr. Selby (Beginner Cello) and Ms. Woods (Beginner Violin, Preparatory Orchestra). There are approximately 127 students in The String School from grade 3 through 12.

The After School 4th/5th Grade Band - Mr. Donegan conducts the 4th/5th Grade Band with assistance from Mr. Halt (Beginner French Horn, Trombone), Ms. Halt (Beginner Flute), Mr. Kim (Beginner Saxophone, Beginner Clarinet and Beginner Flute),and Mr. Lewis (Beginner Clarinet).

The 4th/5th Grade Honors Chorus - Ms. MacMurray and Ms. Fuller serve as Co-Directors of the 4th/5th Grade Honors Chorus.

The Winter Recital begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, January 28 in the Thomas Mercer Auditorium at the Horace Mann Middle School. The public is invited to attend.

If you would like more information about any of Lifelong Learning's music program call Ms. Hummel at: 508-553-4814 or email lifelong@franklin.k12.ma.us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Franklin Public Schools had its first snow day of the 2013 - 2014 academic year on Friday, January 3. Despite the snow, Lifelong Learning has been busy with all things SUMMER. The Math Academy, Summer Music, Summer Art Institute, Solutions Summer Adventure, High School Academics, the High School Experience, Ready ... Set ... Kindergarten, Oceans of Fun, and STAR are returning with another summer of interesting courses.

Numerous course proposals for STAR have been submitted and are in the process of being reviewed. This summer STAR offerings will include: art, science, sports & fitness, crafts, STEM, cooking, adventures, and more.Watch for the course registration to go "live" after the middle of January. If you have any questions about the summer programs email us: lifelong@franklin.k12.ma.us.

Adult Ed. spring courses went live last week and the registrations are rolling in. With 5 weekly Zumba classes, 4 weekly yoga classes and a variety of once-a-week classes including Kettlebells, weightlifting and Barre, fitness enthusiasts have a variety of choices from which to make their selections. The free Community Walking Program continues on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Come to the high school, check in at the LLL/Adult Ed. office, and enjoy a warm and interesting walk through the halls of the high school. If you have any questions about the Adult Ed. programs, email us: adulted@franklin.k12.ma.us.

Have a great 2014!!