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Art Accolades Across The District

It is an exciting time of year for the Artists and Performers from Framingham Public Schools. See below for some recent accolades of our Fine and Performing Arts Students - and kudos to the educators who guide and support these students - as well as to pass along their recognition!


James Lyons (and his teacher Scott Alberg)

Congratulations to James (Framingham High School) who won honorable mention with his poster "Create the World" in the 2018-2019 Middlesex Partnerships for Youth Poster Contest! 

This year's theme was "Be A Voice, Not An Echo," a quote by Albert Einstein.The winning posters were selected by a panel of judges from a pool of 144 entries. Judges included school administrators, curriculum leaders, police chiefs, school resource officers, attorneys, and mental health professionals. 

James Lyons Poster

We Are So Many Colors - Art Exhibit

The following students of the FHS Art Club (NAHS In Training) and National Art Honor Society* advised by Caroline DiCicco participated in a special exhibition of works at the Framingham Public Schools Central Office. The reception took place on  Thursday, February 14th and the art is still posted. The exhibition will rotate in approximately one month.

See the exhibit slideshow via The Framingham Source.

Exhibited Artists Include:

  • Anne Aka*
  • Morica Balcos*
  • Elliot Balboni
  • Isabelle Blais
  • Hadley Calder*
  • Tiago Campos
  • Penelope Castoreno*
  • Maddy Claxton
  • Jenny Cruzado
  • Angela DiDio*
  • Kyle Downing
  • Amanda Falcao
  • Shannon Gallagher
  • Kelsie Geiser* 
  • Kirandeep Khela*
  • Casey Libuda*
  • Eudika Martinez
  • Anna Mendes
  • Mame-Diarra Ngom
  • Kayleigh O'Connor
  • Aurelio Pabon, Jr.
  • Yanisa Panyasai
  • Rubab Raja
  • Nandini Ray
  • Jenna Reidl*
  • Andrew Steinberg
  • Mackenzie Verdini
  • Annais Weiss

Molly Donaghue - MMEA All State Treble Chorus

Congratulations to McCarthy 4th grader, Molly Donoghue, who has been accepted into the MMEA All-State Treble Chorus. This is the first time a Framingham student has been chosen to participate in this ensemble! In addition to being a fantastic musician, Molly is an extremely hard-working student and she always has a positive attitude in music class and throughout the school. We are lucky to have such a wonderful student representing Framingham in this chorus, brava Molly!
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Youth Art Month

Recently two of our amazing Art Teachers spent their Saturday hanging hundreds of pieces of student art at the Transportation Building in Boston. Thanks to Katie and Jillian for that dedication. Special thanks to Katie for promoting YAM in Framingham. We have more than 50 pieces in the show!
Teachers posing in front of student art
Students, grades K through 12, from across Massachusetts have been selected to have their artwork displayed at the State Transportation Building,10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA as part of the 2019 Statewide Youth Art Month Exhibit.

The Boston exhibit is the only statewide K-12 exhibit in Massachusetts with work from private and public schools. The show will be on display and open to the public weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from February 11 through March 27, 2019. The exhibit is closed weekends. Admission is free. Parking is available in the building for a fee.

This exhibit, sponsored by the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA), is part of Youth Art Month (YAM), a national celebration endorsed by the Council for Art Education and the National Art Education Association (NAEA). This yearly celebration is held during March and emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages support for quality art programs in schools. This year’s Youth Art Month theme is Your Art, Your Story.

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METG State Theatre Competition

The competitive festival includes 112 one-act plays produced by member high schools. The competition is organized on three levels – preliminary, semi-final and state. Student excellence in acting and technical design is recognized at each level, including the selection of an All-Star Company at the finals. Two schools chosen at the State Festival represent Massachusetts in the New England Drama Festival, the regional showcase of secondary school theatre.
  • Preliminary Round - Saturday, March 2nd Framigham Advances! Congratulations to the staff, teachers, directors, cast, and crew!

On Saturday March 2 in the height of a snowstorm Framingham High School performed at Wayland High School as a part of the METG Annual One Act Play Festival. Framingham's production of Animal Farm was selected to move to the semi final round on March 16. That festival will be held at Framingham High School. Six shows will compete that day for a slot at finals to be held at the end of March.


In addition to moving onto semi finals the show was recognized with two acting awards and an award for our pit musicians as well as the hair and make-up design.

  • Semi-Final Round - Saturday, March 16th 
  • Final Round - Thurs. - Sat., March 28 - 30
FHS will host and perform on March 15th at FHS. This is a Benefit Performance and tickets are available at

Youth Art Month in Worcester 

Five of our creative hardworking artists from Dunning have work on display at the Worcester Art Museum. Their paintings, drawings and sculpture look fantastic with art from the Framingham High School and many other schools from central Massachusetts. 

Congratulations to Hemenway Art Teacher, Amy Brown, who is being recognized as a Woman Making History Now by Framingham State!

Mrs. Amy Brown, Art Teacher
On March 25th, at Framingham State University, Mrs. Brown will be recognized as an honoree for making significant contributions to her community and profession. "The honorees are women who have advanced the cause of achievement, and serve as role models for women of all ages throughout the state of Massachusetts", said the FSU email congratulating Mrs. Brown on her nomination. Amy was selected because of her inspirational art project,  #HemenwayKindness. 


FPS Annual K12 Art Show at the Framingham Public Library

K12 Art Show at the Framingham Public Library
Reception: March 6th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm (refreshments will be served)
Open Gallery: March 6th - March 28th 


General Arts Updates for the Month of March

The month of March is the month we put all the arts together to celebrate. The March Madness of Athletics has nothing on us! Events include the high school entry into the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild's One Act Festival, the All State Conference in Boston with music teachers in attendance and a student in the orchestra, our own K12 visual art show at the Framingham Public Library with an opening reception on Wednesday night featuring entertainment by our own Framingham High School Acapella group, the Youth Art Month exhibits in Boston and Worcester and a music in our schools concert at the end of the month. There is madness for everyone!