Franklin High School (Massachusetts)
|Franklin High School|
218 Oak Street - Franklin, MA
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
|Athletics||MIAA - Division 1|
|Athletics conference||Hockomock League|
Franklin High School is a public high school located in Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.
Their main sports rival is King Philip Regional High School in neighboring Wrentham, Massachusetts. Franklin High School started in the former town hall which has now been demolished. In 1924 they moved into a new high school which is right now Davis Thayer Elementary, and at the time was one of the best designs for a high school. In 1962 again they built the right now Horace Mann Middle school/ Oak Street Elementary. Shortly after due to the growing population, they built a new high school, which opened in 1971. In 2005, the school was placed on Warning Status for Accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), so a new Franklin High School was constructed on what was once the old high school's athletic fields. It was first open to the public about 2 weeks before the first day of school (September 3, 2014). They demolished the old FHS and the next year completed the athletic fields.
- William Klements, Deputy Principal
- Cathy Klein, Assistant Principal, Special Education
- Ryan Augusta, Assistant Principal, Student Services
- Maria Weber, Assistant Principal, Student Services
- Craig Williams, Assistant Principal, Student Services
School Clubs and Activities:
- Academic Decathlon (ACADEC)
- Active Minds
- Art and Empty Bowls
- Best Buddies
- Chamber Music
- Community Service
- Dead Poet's Society
- Drama and annual Musical
- Girl UP
- SAGA (Formerly GSA)
- Honor Societies (National, French, Latin, Music, Science, Spanish, Art)
- Kangaroo Court (formerly Mock Trial)
- Language Clubs (French, International, Latin, Spanish)
- Literary Guild
- Music Production
- Panthers (Anti-Bullying)
- Political (Democrat, Independents, Republican)
AP Courses Offered:
|Art||AP Studio Art|
|English||AP Literature and Composition|
|World Language||AP French|
|Math||AP Calculus AB|
|AP Calculus BC|
|AP Computer Science|
|AP Computer Science Principles|
|AP Physics 1|
|AP Physics C-Mechanics|
|AP Environmental Science|
|History||AP US History (I and II)|
|AP Government and Politics|
|AP European History|
|Music||AP Music Theory|
The girls' soccer team won a state title in 2012.
- Mascot: Panthers
- Athletic Director: Thomas Angelo
- League: Hockomock
- Boys' hockey - MIAA Division 1 State Champions 2016
- Girls' soccer - MIAA Division 1 South Sectional Champions - 2010, MIAA Division 1 State Champions - 2012
- Boys' basketball - Hockomock Champions - 2012, 2016, MIAA Division 1 Central Champions - 2017, 2018
- Boys' soccer Kelly-Rex Division Champions- 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
- Boys' tennis Kelly-Rex Division Champions- 2015, 2016
- Cheerleading: Spirit International Championships
- Wrestling: 9 State Championships and the only team to win back-to-back titles in two different divisions (2 and now division 1), state runners-up 7 times, 14 sectional titles and 16 league titles
- 13 teams qualified for the MIAA tournament in 2009.
- Baseball: Division 1 South Sectional Champions - 2011
- Boys' cross country: Hockomock League Sportsmanship Award
- Girls' cross country: Hockomock League Sportsmanship Award, MIAA Division II Champions 2002, 2003, 2004, Hockomock Champs 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Football: Hockomock League Champions - 2009
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- Boys' soccer
- Girls' soccer
- Boys' basketball
- Girls' basketball
- Boys' ice hockey
- Girls' ice hockey
- Indoor track
- Boys' swimming
- Girls' swimming
- Girls' lacrosse
- Boys' lacrosse
- Boys' tennis
- Girls' tennis
- Boys' track
- Girls' track
Music and performing arts
The FHS Music Department is a part of the Massachusetts Music Educator's Association Central District (CD-MMEA) and sends several students to join the senior festival every year. It is also a part of the Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductors Association (MICCA), where all ensembles participate in their respective annual festivals. The Jazz Band participates in their own separate festival.
The Drama Club participates in DramaFest, a competition for 1-act high school plays, advancing to semifinals in the 2016–2017 school year with Gathering Blue. 2017–2018 was FHS's first year hosting DramaFest.
During the 2012–2013 school year, FHS changed its marching band to a pep band, with simpler uniforms. While the marching band marched on the field at games, the pep band only marches on Memorial Day.
- Morning Orchestra
- Concert Band
- Wind Ensemble
- Chamber Chorus
- Jazz Band
- Jazz Combo
- Jazz Trio
- Pep Band
Annual performances, music:
- All home varsity football games
- Pep Rally
- Thanksgiving Day Game
- Two varsity basketball games
- Memorial Day
- Winter Concert
- Spring Concert
- Jazz Nights
- Pops Night
Annual performances, drama:
- Fall Play
- Spring Musical
Previous school plays and musicals:
|2018/2019||Miracle on 34th Street*||Seussical|
|2017/2018||Fahrenheit 451||The Addams Family Musical|
|2016/2017||The Giver/Gathering Blue||Once on This Island|
|2015/2016||The Rose of Treason||Beauty and the Beast|
|2014/2015||Rebel Without a Cause||Shrek the Musical|
*while usually the same play produced in the fall is performed at DramaFest, in 2018/2019, "Shaken" will be performed at competition instead of "Miracle on 34th Street".
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Franklin Arts Academy (FAA): An alternate course pathway, the FAA enables students that are accepted into the program to take courses only available to FAA students, requiring an art component as part of the application. The courses include FAA versions of regular English, history, and some science classes, as well FAA art courses. The FAA also holds fundraisers to go on one field trip a year to a performance and/or museum. Students can join beginning in their sophomore year, applying as a freshman. All fine arts students, including both the performing and visual arts, are able to join.
Senior Project: As a participant in Senior Project, students will increase their awareness of the necessary steps for achieving a set career, service, or artistic path by participating in a full-time externship during the final quarter of their senior year. Students will complete various project objectives including: 70 hours of professional externship experience, written reflection papers, a cumulative portfolio, and a final presentation to a panel. Students must submit a proposal for Senior Project by the end of their junior year. The proposal is reviewed by a panel who will determine if the Project had the potential to be completed successfully. Upon acceptance into the Senior Project, students will enroll in a preparatory course during the 3rd term of their senior year and then commence their externship during the final quarter of their senior year. Senior Project provides students with the opportunity to apply their academic, social, and civic skills developed throughout the course of their experiences at FHS and realize connections between their high school education and future careers.
- Richard Grieco, Class of 1983, actor and former fashion model
- Peter Laviolette, Class of 1982, former NHL player and NHL head coach
- Pat Mason, Class of 1993, former head baseball coach at Virginia Tech
- Jen O'Malley Dillon, Class of 1994, campaign manager
- Ilario Zannino, Class of 1938, second highest ranking mobster of the Boston faction of the Patriarca Crime Family
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