2016-2017

Service is central to the FRCS mission, K-12 learning experience, and to the investment in the community!

Operation Good Neighbor

The Foxborough Regional Charter School National Honor Society offered their services to our neighbors near 131 Central Street this fall and winter!  They offered and accomplished at many homes the following:  pulling weeds, planting flower beds, raking lawns, and other yard work.

The students represented FRCS in a wonderful way, they did a fantastic job!  So many appreciative neighbors are looking forward to next year and more help!  Local resident Meredith Shephard wrote to us “I would like to thank the Foxborough Regional Charter School Honor Society for doing yard work for me today. I am a disabled veteran and am not always able to work in the yard. The four boys that came were professional, kind, and super helpful. Joshua Montal was leading the crew. Thank you.”

Staff and students recognized with shout outs for exemplary scholarship, service, and leadership! 

It is important to recognize the outstanding work that happens every day at our school.  It is easy to highlight special events and awards, yet it is also important to recognize the great things that often don’t get the fanfare.  Check out the following examples:

  • YAY Grade Four – very successful in completing their first Community Service Learning (CSL) project for the year. FRCS 4th graders collected school items for TeacHaiti.  Each of the four classrooms were given two items to collect to ensure a wide assortment of supplies. They took on the challenge and donated more than 225 items!  We are very proud of their support for students and schools that are less fortunate. Great job 4th grade!
  • Class 5B, AKA “The Paw Patrol”, set out to collect donations for a local animal shelter to show community spirit.  They adopted the Attleboro Animal Shelter and collected blankets, pet food, pet toys, and cash for the shelter.  Students delivered the donations and volunteered at the shelter.  A true team (classroom) effort each student in the homeroom has a job.  Coordinators– Coordinate all of the activities.  Planners – Plan the activities of the CSL and created the project name.  Public Relations – Create the bulletin board and help with posters and announcements.  Reporters – Write the newsletter.  Photographers – Take pictures for the 5th grade newsletter.  Worker Bees – Make posters, collect donations.
  • Grades Six students in Ms. Muehlberger’s Community Service Learning course completed a “Help the Homeless” drive this spring.  Collecting soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, gloves, blankets, hats and tote bags.  All donations were given to Brockton’s Coalition for the Homeless, an agency our students reserached and selected themselves!

Music Matters

music After 4 years of long hard work, dedication and preparation the FRCS Chamber Orchestra shared their talents with the community this spring!  The Chamber Orchestra had its public debut in the town of Foxborough at the Senior Center!   It was a tremendous success!

This performance was the culmination of a lot of hard work by FRCS Music Teacher, Mr. Grandel in preparing them for this public performance.  Congratulations to both the students and Mr. Grandel for sharing our Music Program with the local community!

Click here to view their performance via You Tube!

Taking our commitment to helping others to Haiti!

Continuing on our theme of service, several of our outstanding faculty members traveled to Haiti donating their time and sharing their knowledge over April break with the TeacHaiti school in Port Au Prince (http://teachaiti.org/).  Amanda Turcotte, Amanda Goddard, Merites Abelard, Jacques Faublas, Rebecca Liebal, and Elizabeth Elia headed to Haiti with a goal to provide professional development to the teachers of TeacHaiti in reading, writing and character development.

The TeacHaiti school serves the most impoverished students in the capital city.  This project blends two core components of our mission – academic excellence and community service! This incredible service work was funded entirely by an anonymous donation from one of our FRCS families! The donation had a single stipulation: “use this money to create a positive impact for kids learning English.”  Read more here.

Exemplifying the spirit of giving – a theme central to the FRCS mission

FRCS integrates service and leadership throughout our curriculum and across a variety of monthly and annual activities to support numerous local, regional, state, national, or international efforts.  This promotes meaningful learning for our students, while often providing a tremendous service to those in need. We would like to recognize a few outstanding examples from this year:

  • Class of 2017 Student Council partnered with the MA Department of Children and Families who aid abused and neglected children currently in foster homes, to provide gifts for many children during the holiday season.  Foster care children who receive DCF services are some of the Commonwealth’s most at-risk children.  Our students sponsored 150 of these children this year.  The gifts included toys and games, sports equipment, music and art items plus clothing and other necessities!

Students and Seniors make terrific learning partners!

The FRCS Senior Center Community Service Team did not let the winter weather interrupt their service commitments, as members continue their impactful work with our local senior citizens.  Our students work closely with seniors on a multitude of related projects, questions, and concerns, including: uploading apps and programs; pinning short cuts; email; cut, copy, and paste; and questions about using credit cards to order on line.

This year the team taught topics such as: How to use flash drives; How to use google maps; Security/virus clean up; Malware, browsers, and cookies; and How to use Facebook and other social media.  This is a terrific, real-life experience that helps seniors better connect to the world around them.  From using social media to communicate with family and friends to learning online research skills to help them find and read material based upon their interests, the seniors love the quality of life impact this experience has provided.  This program has proven very rewarding for our students, as well.

Thank you to the following FRCS students for their leadership and service:

  • Ariana Ellis
  • Temitope Faleye
  • DeeDee Haith
  • Danielle Luma
  • Stanley McGrath
  • Letaya Liles Moses
  • Nancia Poteau
  • Norah Sallat

National Honor Society Hosts Blood Drive

The National Honor Society sponsored a blood drive for Boston Children’s Hospital.  The drive was coordinated with the Blood Donor Center, Give Pints for Half Pints and held at Foxborough Regional Charter School in the fall.

McGinty Family Fun Day ~ Foxboro Never Forgets

We are annually invested in this tremendous community project, serving this year as a member of the planning committee and sponsor. In addition to overall planning, FRCS ran the food stand, provided entertainment, and helped with outreach/marketing.  The 12th Annual event took place on Saturday, September 10, 2016. We are looking forward to 2017’s 13th Annual McGinty Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 9th, 2017! This annual event benefits the Michael G. McGinty Scholarship Foundation.

Team FRCS – Buzz Off for Kids! “Heads Shaved.  Money Raised.  Lives Changed.”

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Team FoxboroughRCS June 2016

Service and leadership are integral components to the educational experience here at FRCS.  We strive to teach skills and to promote meaningful opportunities for students to learn and lead.  It is always highly rewarding to see one of our students take the initiative outside of school and promote their passion and efforts to help those in need.

The Kids Cancer Buzz Off FRCS team Sunday, June 5th, 2016 raised raised money for pediatric cancer patients.  Dr. Logan and Team FRCS worked together raising funds to raise awareness and money for young cancer patients.  Thousands of people turn out each year at Gillette Stadium to shave their heads and support such an amazing cause.  Check out their team page at www.kidscancerbuzzoff.org.  Did you happen to see Dr. Logan and others with significantly less hair after this event?

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These are just a few of our local service efforts. As a vital member of the community, we are committed to supporting Foxborough and the surrounding area. And it is through these and other numerous local, state, national, and international initiatives that we provide all students meaningful opportunities for service and leadership.