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St. John’s High School, Shrewsbury

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Mark’s Moving & Storage donates to Project Graduation

April 26th, 2016

(l to r) Geoff Spofford, trustee, Project Graduation; Fay Stadig, president, board of trustees, Project Graduation; Brandon Kraemer, Mark’s Moving and Storage, Inc.; Maura Shunney, trustee, Project Graduation; and Craig Nichols, co-chair, Project Graduation.

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – For the past 26 years, the majority of Westborough High School’s graduating seniors have celebrated that momentous occasion with an all-night party held after the ceremony itself. Project Graduation, as the event is called, is organized by a group of dedicated parents, who just want to ensure that their teens are having fun but in a safe, temptation-free environment.

Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awards grant to Sudbury school

April 26th, 2016

(l to r)  Sarah Troiano, Nixon PTO president; Ellen Dorian, Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation secretary; Donna Driscoll, Marlborough Savings Bank branch manager; and Erica O’Brien, Nixon PTO grant writer 
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Marlborough – Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awarded the Nixon Elementary School PTO in Sudbury a grant for cultural enrichment programs for their students. The Charitable Foundation recently presented the Nixon School PTO a $500 grant towards its Educational Enrichment Fund, which is responsible for facilitating school-wide and grade-specific programs that enhance and complement the classroom experience.

Peaslee School students honor Northborough’s 250th

April 25th, 2016

First grade’s A-Z of Northborough exhibit.

Northborough – Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School hosted an evening April 14 celebrating Northborough’s 250th anniversary. The museum-style event exhibited students and classroom projects from all grade levels which related to Northborough’s history or the number 250.

IC Parish to present benefit concert for three causes

April 25th, 2016

Irish tenor Dr. Ronan Tynan

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Marlborough – Tickets are selling quickly for a concert featuring Irish tenor Ronan Tynan to be presented Friday, May 20, 7 p.m., at Immaculate Conception (IC) Church, 11 Prospect St. in downtown Marlborough. Proceeds will benefit three causes: the IC Parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul, IC School Technology Fund and World Youth Day 2016.

Saint Mary School students participate in declamation competition

April 22nd, 2016

(Front row, l to r) Camryn Hughes, Isabella Villani, Ciara Boyle, Aliya Larkin, Isabel George, Mary Seraichick; (back row, l to r) Helen Collins, Rilie Saba, Axel Johnson, Alex Nedelescu, Maria Hickson, Amanda Lo, Grace Clifford and Margaret Sullivan. (Photo/Stacey Hughes Photography)

Shrewsbury – Students from Saint Mary School in Shrewsbury recently participated in the Diocese of Worcester Speech Declamation Competition at St. Peter-Marian Junior-Senior High School. The students represented Saint Mary School well as they were successful in a variety of oratory categories. Saint Mary faculty members Mary Seraichick and Helen Collins helped prepare the students […]

School district takes the lead on student-athlete safety

April 21st, 2016

Northborough/Southborough – The Northborough-Southborough School District supports measures now wending their way through the state Legislature that make sure sports coaches are trained to recognize and respond to episodes of sudden cardiac arrest and require AED — automated external defibrillator—devices in schools.

But educators and administrators in the district did not wait for the bills to pass before taking action on their own.

Shrewsbury High School’s National Chinese Honor Society celebrates culture and first year

April 20th, 2016

Shrewsbury High School students enjoy an event hosted by the National Chinese Honor Society. (Photo/Melanie Petrucci)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School’s (SHS) National Chinese Honor Society (NCHS) recently hosted an event at Sherwood Middle School, “Under the Chinese Lanterns,” which was a fun family night with food, games, crafts and student performances celebrating Chinese culture. The event also was a way of celebrating a very successful first year in existence at Shrewsbury High School.

Veterans collaborate on project with Westborough High students

April 20th, 2016

Westborough High School students and local veterans.

Westborough – Westborough Youth and Family Services Director John Badenhausen recently led an initiative to bring together students from Westborough High School with area veterans. Students from two of Molly Lonergan’s English classes conducted one-on-one interviews with veterans who had served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. “Our goal is to make […]

‘Art in Bloom’ featured at the Southborough Public Library

April 15th, 2016

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Southborough – Twenty-five creative floral arrangements — each interpreting a unique, original piece of art — were displayed at the Southborough Public Library April 7- 9. For the second time, the Southborough Gardeners collaborated with Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) students to present “Art in Bloom.” They previously worked together in 2013.

NEF’s Trivia Night raises $9,000; launches Chromebook campaign

April 14th, 2016

Team Nerds with Friends took first place in NEF’s Team Trivia night. Team members Peter Olson, Leigh King, Linda Broderick and Lorie Caldicott are staff members from Lincoln Street School.

Northborough – Forty-eight teams matched wits at the Northborough Education Foundation’s (NEF) seventh annual Team Trivia Night April 1 which raised $9,000. It was also the kickoff to a new Chromebook for Classroom campaign. The Trivia Night was a battle through five rounds with 10 questions per round. Questions included history, politics, pop culture, science, […]

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