Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and transport refrigeration presented a check to Superintendent, Karen Maguire in November. The check will be used to benefit Tri-County’s students.
Trane Technologies completed a multi-faceted project for Tri-County in 2020 which included a roof replacement, new HVAC equipment and controls, and a comprehensive lighting system upgrade. These upgrades are guaranteed to reduce Tri-County’s energy consumption by $178,000 per year for the 20-year term.
“On behalf of the staff and students of Tri-County, I would like to express my gratitude for this check in the amount of $27,327.74. Our partnership with Trane Technologies in completing these critical capital improvements has provided a substantial benefit to our school and member communities,” said Superintendent-Director Karen Maguire.
Our culinary students helped the Franklin Police Department take home a win in the 3rd Annual She Loves Police Gingerbread Contest. 31 departments competed in the 2021 competition and Franklin Police Department faced off against strong competition for five rounds. In the final round, bots seemed to be skewing the votes so Dakota Matthews, founder of She Loves Police, decided the fair thing to do was to have Walpole Police Department and Franklin Police Department share the title.
The gingerbread replica of the Franklin Police Station was made up of gingerbread, royal icing, peppermint sticks, pretzels, and gumdrops. Culinary paid close attention to details including Benjamin Franklin, the station’s dog, and a chocolate Santa on a sleigh pulled by golden reindeer.
Franklin Police Department also won the raffle to receive the $1,500 raised through the “Spreading the Good One Department at a Time” gingerbread patch sales. Tri-County’s School Safety Officer, Paul Guarino, says the funds will benefit either the local Random Smile Project or Cops for Kids With Cancer.
Congratulations to both Culinary and the Franklin Police Department for their first entry into the contest. A winning collaboration!
Engineering students spent the day before Winter Break drafting, designing, and building edible creations ranging from beach houses to Star Wars replicas.
The buildings were judged by Superintendent-Director Karen Maguire on originality and technical skill. All entries were creative and it was a fun way to integrate learning and treats before the break.