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Mr. MHS 2017 crowned at luau

March 22nd, 2017

Marlborough – Fifteen contestants representing classes, clubs and sports teams good-naturedly competed in categories including legs, talent, formalwear and interview at the 28th annual Mr. Marlborough High School (MHS) Pageant, presented March 10 at the 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School Auditorium.

Marlborough middle school art teacher is ‘exceptional’

March 13th, 2017

Marlborough – Tim Chaves, an art teacher at 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, is the recipient of the 2017 Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year award, given by the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA). He received the award at a special ceremony held in November at Lesley University in Cambridge.

Marlborough schools incorporating new technology

March 13th, 2017

Marlborough – Technology advancements affect every area of education today, broadening students’ outlook and learning skills.

Avidia donates to Assabet Robotics Team

March 11th, 2017

Region – Avidia Bank recently donated $1,000 to the Robotics Team at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. This donation will be used to help defray the cost of building this year’s robot to compete in Rhode Island and Bridgewater. Avidia Bank is a $1.35 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in […]

‘Zumbathon’ to benefit Armstrong Elementary School teacher

March 7th, 2017

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer Westborough – In February 2016, J. Harding Armstrong Elementary physical education teacher Alison Rheaume sustained a concussion when she was hit on the head by a heavy steel door which accidentally swung back at her after she opened it. Just a few months later, she sustained a second concussion resulting […]

Hudson Public School student artwork on display at State Transportation Building

March 5th, 2017

Hudson – Student artists from Quinn Middle School and Hudson High School, under the direction of art teachers Diane Hoff and Jenna Johnson, have been chosen to display their art work at the State Transportation Building in Boston. Students in grades K through 12 from across Massachusetts were selected to participate in the exhibit, sponsored […]

Shrewsbury’s Spring Street School celebrates community at fun Fair

March 5th, 2017

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Planning is under way for the Spring Street School’s annual Fun Fair Sunday, March 19, from 12 to 4 p.m. The year’s theme, for the second year, is “Beach Party.” The Fun Fair is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Parent-Teacher Organization. Co-presidents Mary Pergola and […]

Local students earn recognition at national Model UN conference

March 5th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Thirty-six students and their teachers from the Saint John’s High School Model United Nations Club attended the University of Chicago’s 29th annual conference from Feb. 1-5. Saint John’s is one of four schools to have attended the Model United Nations of the University of Chicago (MUNUC) since its beginning three decades ago. The […]

Selectmen review warrant articles for March Town Meeting

March 5th, 2017

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Westborough – Westborough School Superintendent Amber Bock reviewed the School Department articles that will be on the March Town Meeting Warrant and delivered the FY 2018 budget to the Board of Selectmen at their Feb. 14 meeting. The new budget is a 4.98-percent increase over FY 2017. Bock told the […]

Local special education groups host free IEP workshop

March 2nd, 2017

Region – If you navigate through the special education journey for your child and find yourself at a crossroads with your IEP or 504 team, this free workshop will help you take your next steps. The Northborough/Southborough/Algonquin Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC), Westborough SEPAC and Shrewsbury SEPAC will hold a free workshop Wednesday, March 8, at the […]

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