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HHS students foster civic engagement through ‘Unity Club’

January 15th, 2017

HHS juniors and Unity Club members Clement Doucette (l) and Elizabeth Cautela stand in front of the "What's Going on in America?" bulletin board in an HHS hallway. (Photo by/Dakota Antelman)

Hudson – In December, students at Hudson High School (HHS) found posters in many of their classrooms that proclaimed, among other things, “Ignorance is not bliss.”

Quinn School to present ‘Cinderella and the Substitute Fairy Godmother’

January 15th, 2017

Griffin Majer (left) and Kelsey True (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – The David J. Quinn Middle School, 201 Manning St., Hudson, will present the play “Cinderella and the Substitute Fairy Godmother” Thursday and Friday, Jan. 26 and 27, at 7 p.m. The play takes place on the night of the royal ball and Cinderella must get to the palace if she is ever to […]

St. Mary School participates in book drive for Worcester school

January 15th, 2017

Students from St. Mary and Columbus Park schools with books collected for students. Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School in Shrewsbury recently welcomed a visit from seven AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students, Principal Dr. Siobhan Dennis (Saint Mary School Class of 1991), and teacher Lisa Carignan from Columbus Park School in Worcester. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in […]

Applications now available for Youth in Philanthropy spring programs

January 12th, 2017

Region – The Foundation for MetroWest is currently accepting applications for their Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) programs to take place this spring in Hopkinton, Sudbury and Wellesley. Applications are currently being accepted online at through Tuesday, Jan. 17, with programs beginning in late January. YIP-Hopkinton will be held at the Hopkinton Center for the […]

FaySummer registration opens Jan. 15

January 10th, 2017

Southborough – Registration opens Sunday, Jan. 15, for FaySummer, Fay School’s summer programs for children and teens ages 3-15. FaySummer Day Camp offers nine one-week sessions that include daily swim lessons, arts and crafts, sports and games, drama, science and more. FaySummer Specialty Camps are also offered as one-week sessions, with a half-day focus on a topic of interest […]

Assabet Valley students to launch self-awareness campaign

December 26th, 2016

Members of the sophomore class who worked on the project. (Photos/submitted)

Marlborough – Students at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School were recently awarded a grant to create a program to inspire peers to be more self-aware and spread kindness. Deborah Harper, Bill May and Dennis Whitney, design and visual communications teachers at Assabet, applied for a mini-grant from the Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce to fund the project.

Assabet drafting students go racing

December 26th, 2016

Assabet Drafting students recently competed with their remote controlled racecar at an event sponsored by Ten80. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – A group of students in the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School drafting program recently came in third in an RC (remote controlled) racing event held at Ipswich High School. There were seven other teams at the event from various schools in New England. Assabet was able to enter two cars as the […]

Puppet show and classroom visit day at Fay School

December 22nd, 2016

Southborough – Fay School, 48 Main St., Southborough, will hold two events in early January. The next “Saturdays at Fay” will feature the Peter Rabbit Puppet Show Saturday, Jan. 7, from 10 – 11 a.m. The Pumpernickel Puppets will perform a puppet show based on the classic fairy tale “Peter Rabbit.” A demonstration period will follow […]

Hudson High School students plan trip to African island to experience Portuguese culture

December 18th, 2016

Members of the Hudson High School Portuguese overseas group. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – Hoping to experience Portuguese culture on a global scale, 14 Hudson High School (HHS) students will travel to the little known African island nation of São Tomé e Príncipe later this year. They will spend 11 days abroad in a study of culture and language that will touch on a number of aspects of life in the country.

Whitcomb students learn about ‘Big Data’

December 18th, 2016

Whitcomb students work on a hands-on project. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Employees of Dell EMC2 shared their knowledge about “big data” with 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb School eighth-graders at a special event Nov. 29. According to those employees, today, seven billion people and 30 billion devices are connected, and there are 44 zettabytes of data. Presenters from Dell EMC2, Thiago Nascimento, system engineer, Matt […]

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