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Mulready Elementary School raises money for Project Bread

February 7th, 2016

(back row, l to r) Mulready School Principal Kelly Whitmore, Jordan Smith of Project Bread, art teacher Debra Cooper-Solomon, Emily Abbott of Project Bread; (front row, l to r) Sophia Correia, Jocelyn Dunnells, Henry Ward, Ricky Kyle, Caitlyn Sullivan and Heather Cotter.

Hudson – Students in Debra Cooper-Solomon’s fourth-grade art class at Joseph L. Mulready Elementary School recently learned about hunger. They were asked if they had ever been hungry. They were asked to imagine what it would be like to feel hungry for two or three days.  They talked about what kinds of people are hungry […]

Local robotics team to attend First Lego League World Festival

February 4th, 2016

(l to r) “Angry Owls” team members Nilay McLaren, Stav Zeliger, Sriram Tolety (standing) and Tejas Maraliga (sitting). (Photo/submitted)

Westborough/Southborough – Nilay McLaren, Stav Zeliger, Sriram Tolety and Tejas Maraliga have known each other since they were students together at Pincushion Hill Montessori School in Ashland. The boys, who are now in junior high and high school in Westborough and Southborough, are all robot enthusiasts and participants in the First Lego League (FLL). Five years ago, they formed the team “Angry Owls” and, in April, will represent Massachusetts at the FLL World Festival in Saint Louis, Mo.

Worcester County Sheriff warns students of dangers of drug abuse

February 2nd, 2016

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Northborough – With humor, pop culture references, and actual footage of inmates, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis presented his powerful Face2Face Program to eighth-grade students at Robert E. Melican Middle School.

The program’s intended purpose is to debunk the myths about substance abuse with actual facts and reinforce the notion that your choices really do matter, especially in middle and high school.

Westborough student is runner-up in national math competition

January 31st, 2016

Karthik Karnik (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science senior and Westborough resident Karthik Karnik earned his place as runner-up in the American Mathematical Society’s “Who Wants to be a Mathematician” competition, which was held Jan. 7 in Seattle, Wash. Karnik represented the New England region and was one of only 10 students selected from more than 2,300 students nationwide who qualified to compete.

Lunar rocks land at Proctor School

January 29th, 2016

Proctor School fifth-grade teacher Kristen MacDonald with samples of lunar rock and soil

Northborough – Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School fifth-grade teacher and the district Science Curriculum Leader Kristen MacDonald loves science. She did not hesitate to take a certification course in order for her to be able to borrow official National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lunar and meteorite samples.

High school students award $23,814 to Worcester County nonprofits

January 29th, 2016

Youth for Community Improvement (YCI) Advisory Committee members and staff on retreat at North Grafton’s Community Harvest Farm in September. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Leadership, teamwork and good listening are among the many skills gained by a group of 18 dedicated high school students who participated in this year’s Youth for Community Improvement (YCI) Advisory Committee. In December, this student-led group awarded $23,814 in grants to seven Worcester county nonprofit programs.

Hudson Rotary Club recognizes student achievers

January 29th, 2016

(l to r) Karen LaCure (Savannah’s mother), Rotarian Ed Soave, Savannah LaCure, Buren Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Andrews (Buren’s parents), and Hudson Rotary Club President Greg Parker. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – The Hudson Rotary Club invited Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Director of Technical Programs Russ Mangsen and Hudson High School Principal Brian Regan to present students to be recognized for their various achievements. Assabet Valley recognized senior Savannah LaCure while Hudson High recognized senior Buren Andrews. These young adults were honored for […]

Open house to be held at Immaculate Conception School

January 22nd, 2016

Students at Immaculate Conception School in Marlborough

Marlborough – The Immaculate Conception School Open House is Sunday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tours will begin at the Middle School, 119 Prospect St. (on the corner of Prospect and Washington streets). Immaculate Conception is a Catholic elementary school educating preschool – eighth grade.

St. Bernadette School to hold open house

January 22nd, 2016

Northborough – St. Bernadette School, 266 Main St. (Route 20), Northborough, will host an open house for those interested in enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year Sunday, Jan. 31, from 1 – 3 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Classroom tours will be given for Pre-K3 to grade 8. St. […]

Parent and engineer to share her passion with students at Spring Street Elementary

January 22nd, 2016

(l to r) Irene Alvarez, parent volunteer, GE engineer and Spring Street Engineering Club facilitator; Karen Isaacson, director of extended learning; and Spring Street special education teacher and Engineering Club Assistant Emma Madsen. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Shrewsbury – It all started with the thought that young children would benefit from being introduced to engineering in a fun and engaging way early on in their education. This exposure would give them additional tools to problem-solve, use their creativity, and work together as a team.

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