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Foxborough Public Schools Receives $19,000 From Partners In Patriotism Fund To Launch Stem Program At Ahern Middle School

Community Press Release

Foxborough Public Schools has set out to actively cultivate student interest in computer science, engineering and biomedical science through a new program endorsed by MA STEM Hub and funded largely by the Kraft family’s nonprofit Partners in Patriotism Fund.

Through a grant of $19,159, the Ahern Middle School will implement Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to revamp the enrichment and elective offerings available to all seventh and eighth grade students in the 2019-2020 school year.

The goal of the program, according to Foxborough Schools Assistant Superintendent Alison Mello, is to engage students in learning experiences in STEM that are motivating, hands-on, civic-minded, inspire curiosity and develop problem-solving skills.

“Building student interest, capacity and awareness in these STEM fields is a high priority for Foxborough Public Schools as we know that the learning experiences will build critical problem-solving and collaboration skills that will prepare them for a variety of career opportunities available in these fields,” said Mello.

The program also incorporates a civics component into the learning modules, which will help build student awareness of their ability to impact and help others.

Mello said the PIP Fund grant allows the school to implement the following four modules for all seventh and eighth grade students: Medical Detectives, Green Architecture, Computer Science for Innovators and Makers and Design and Modeling.

“Because PLTW is experiential, there is a significant initial investment in materials and equipment,” said Mello. “Without the support of the PIP Fund, we would have had to scale back the implementation significantly and offer fewer modules to our students.”

PLTW is expected to begin this summer with a full week of training for all teachers leading a module and student courses will commence during the school year.

“The benefits that our students will receive from this program will have long lasting implications and the PIP Fund’s support makes it possible to involve more students in these unique and powerful learning experiences,” said Mello.

Patriots Players Thank Hundreds Of Volunteers At 7th Annual Clean Up Foxboro Day

Community Press Release

Defensive Lineman Keionta Davis and Defensive End Derek Rivers mingled with approximately 250 volunteers in Foxboro on Saturday, April 27.

Foxboro is now 3 tons lighter of trash following the efforts of approximately 250 volunteers at the seventh annual Clean Up Foxboro Day on Saturday, April 27.

The town-wide cleanup also drew the support of many local businesses, including The Kraft Group, New England Patriots and Patriot Place. Patriots players Keionta Davis and Derek Rivers stopped by the event to thank the hundreds of volunteers and autograph Super Bowl LIII Champion team photos. Davis and Rivers also helped event organizers announce the raffle winners for Red Sox and Patriots game tickets and an autographed Rob Gronkowski football, donated by The Kraft Group.

 Patriots defensive linemen Derek Rivers (left) and Keionta Davis (center) with Clean Up Foxboro Day event organizer A.J. Dooley (right of Davis) of Dooley Disposal Services on Saturday, April 27.
 Patriots defensive linemen Derek Rivers (left) and Keionta Davis (center) with Clean Up Foxboro Day event organizer A.J. Dooley (right of Davis) of Dooley Disposal Services on Saturday, April 27.

“It is important to be in the community and show support for volunteer initiatives like Clean Up Day,” said Davis. “It’s great to see so many volunteers take time out of their weekend to pick up trash and make their community better.”

Said Rivers: “This is the perfect type of Earth Day event and it is wonderful to see so many people putting their words into action and volunteering their time for something like this. It was important to us to be able to come out and thank each and every one of these volunteers for their efforts and show our support for the cause.”

Jaden Onwuakor (center) interviews Patriots defensive linemen Derek Rivers (left) and Keionta Davis (right) at the seventh annual Clean Up Foxboro Day on Saturday, April 27.
Jaden Onwuakor (center) interviews Patriots defensive linemen Derek Rivers (left) and Keionta Davis (right) at the seventh annual Clean Up Foxboro Day on Saturday, April 27.
Patriots defensive linemen Keionta Davis (left) and Derek Rivers (right) present Foxborough resident Erin Coombs (center) with an autographed Rob Gronkowski football at Saturday’s seventh annual Clean Up Foxboro Day. Coombs won the football, donated by the Kraft Group, during the event’s raffle.
Patriots defensive linemen Keionta Davis (left) and Derek Rivers (right) present Foxborough resident Erin Coombs (center) with an autographed Rob Gronkowski football at Saturday’s seventh annual Clean Up Foxboro Day. Coombs won the football, donated by the Kraft Group, during the event’s raffle.
Clean Up Foxboro Day organizer, Tina Belanger (left) and Patriots defensive linemen Derek Rivers (center) and Keionta Davis announce raffle prize winners of Red Sox and Patriots tickets and an autographed Rob Gronkowski football at the seventh annual Clean Up Foxboro Day on Saturday, April 27.

New Moms Group Offered

Community Press Release

Sturdy Memorial Hospital offers a FREE New Moms Group for women with babies between the ages of 2 weeks and 12 months. Participants have the opportunity to talk about their growing babies, discuss concerns and expectations, learn different tips from other mothers in the group, and more. 

This is an on-going program in which interested participants can join the group at any time. The group meets every Wednesday from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the

Michael J. Poissant Clinical Education Center located near the main lobby of the Hospital. 

For more information or to register, please call Nursing Administration at 508/236-7151.

Lions CLub Bottle & Can Drive April 27th

Foxboro Loins Club will hold their annual can/bottle drive to benefit Foxboro boys and girls tennis team on April 27 from 9-12.

Curbside pickup starts at 9am, you can also bring your cans/bottles to  Foxboro Town Hall between 9-12.

Thanks
Joe Morgan
Foxboro Loins Club.

FREE DRUG and SHARPS DISPOSAL OPPORTUNITY

The DEA Drug Take-Back Day will occur on April 27, 2019 from 10am to 2pm at the Foxborough Public Safety Building. Residents may dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medication, as well as veterinary medications.

Name of the medication and dosage must remain visible. Foxborough Health Dept. will also be collecting sharps (needles, lancets, etc.). These sharps must be brought in a sealed sharps container.

This sharps collection is available in Foxborough ONLY and is not related to the Take Back program.