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Shrewsbury Education Foundation hosts fifth annual Trivia Night

November 25th, 2015

This year’s winning team, The A Team, consisted of Shrewsbury High School faculty members (l to r) Moira Lumley-Chan, Patrick Collins, Steven Sousa and Paul Wood.
Photo/Brenda Buckley

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) held its fifth annual Trivia Night Nov. 13, at the Knights of Columbus in Shrewsbury, the biggest and best trivia night thus far. The SEF welcomed 29 teams of four and several of their friends came to cheer them on.

Hudson High School students chosen to participate in District Music Festival

November 25th, 2015

(l to r) Hudson High School Chorus Director Jeannette McLellan, Buren Andrews, Jack Snow, Thaya Zalewski and Band Director Jason Caron

Hudson – Eleven Hudson High School musicians auditioned for the 59th annual Massachusetts Central District Senior Music Festival. Three (two vocalists, one instrumentalist) were selected to participate, one of whom also qualifies to audition for the 2016 Massachusetts All-State Music Festival.

WHS hosts student-run Special Olympics Bocce Tournament

November 25th, 2015

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Westborough – Around 350 students from across the state gathered at Westborough High School (WHS) Nov. 15 for the Special Olympics Bocce Tournament where attendees enjoyed themselves competing in bocce, mingling in Olympic Town, or having a good time with fellow student council members, best buddies and classmates. For the first time, WHS hosted the tournament, an event overseen by the Massachusetts Association of Student Councils (MASC) and Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA), which has been bringing students from across the state to compete in recreational bocce for four years.

St. John’s headmaster prepares to step down from post

November 25th, 2015

Michael Welch

Shrewsbury – For the last 14 years Michael Welch has been an integral part of St .John’s High School, the all-boys Xaverian Brothers-sponsored Catholic School in Shrewsbury. Recently, Welch surprised the school community when he announced that he was stepping down from the position in June 2016.

Farmers’ Market to be held to benefit Shrewsbury Public Schools

November 19th, 2015


Shrewsbury – The first annual Local Artisans and Farmers’ Market will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, from 3-7 p.m. at the Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St. Many of the farmers and other vendors who participated in the farmers’ market at Ski Ward this past summer will be present. There will also be a section […]

Floral Street first-graders learn about military service

November 19th, 2015

Staff Sergeant Daley speaks to first-graders at Floral Street Elementary School. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Staff Sergeant Martin Daley, an Army Recruiter from the Worcester recruiting station, visited Floral Street School Nov. 10 to present information about Veterans Day to first graders. Students learned about the different branches of the military and were informed of the purpose of Veterans Day – to honor those who have served or […]

Shrewsbury classmates celebrate 70th reunion

November 19th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School class of 1945 held its 70th reunion Oct. 16 at O’Connor’s Restaurant in Worcester. Twelve of the original 76 graduates attended. Seven additional responded. Seated front row (l to r) Russell Nordwell, Madelyn Bryant Maguire, Raymond Harlow and. Richard Green. Back row, (l to r) William Maguire, Robert Bartholomew, […]

Assabet Valley honors veterans

November 17th, 2015

The Assabet Valley Regional Technical School Color Guard.

Hudson/Marlborough – Assabet Valley Regional Technical School held a ceremony to honor veterans Nov. 10. During the ceremony, Assabet Valley ROTC students presented the flags of all branches of service, student Timothy Agneta played “Taps,” and student Ryan Bennet sang the national anthem. Guest speakers Brenda Heller from the Army, Navy Chief HMC Leah Baldwin, […]

Beal School offers informational backpacks

November 17th, 2015

Beal School Nurse Jill Wensky holds the contents from an information backpack. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Shrewsbury – The Beal Early Childhood Center is one of the six Shrewsbury elementary schools with a program that loans informational backpacks to students to help them with important topics, such as divorce, death and self-esteem.

Saint Bernadette honors vets with show of patriotism

November 15th, 2015

Kindergarten student, Isabella Urbani, and her peers enjoy the assembly.

Northborough – On Nov. 10, the students at the Saint Bernadette School held a heartwarming tribute to all of the brave men and women that have served our country with a Veterans Day Program.

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