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Hillside School, Marlborough

Hudson Public Schools

Immaculate Conception School, Marlborough

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Northborough –Southborough Public Schools

St. John’s High School, Shrewsbury

St. Mark’s School, Southborough

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Central One donates $2,000 to Shrewsbury Education Foundation

November 28th, 2016

Mark Adler, Shrewsbury Education Foundation co-president, (left) and Central One Shrewsbury Branch Manager Joan Day

Shrewsbury – Central One Federal Credit Union donated $2,000 to the Shrewsbury Education Foundation recently as part of its continued support of education and the community of Shrewsbury. “Central One has been committed to enhancing education programs for our youth,” said David L’Ecuyer, president and CEO of Central One. “We are delighted to help establish programs […]

Saint Mary Holly Fair to be held Dec. 4

November 28th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School, 16 Summer St., Shrewsbury, will host their annual Holly Fair Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by to shop for gifts and handmade crafts from a variety of new vendors, fresh wreaths, greens and cemetery boxes […]

Fay School to host classroom visit day Dec. 8

November 28th, 2016

Southborough – Fay School’s Classroom Visit Day will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The event is a great opportunity for you and your child to see Fay at its best as you tour the campus, talk with teachers and lead administrators, and observe students and teachers in action on […]

New initiative at Shrewsbury Montessori School

November 22nd, 2016


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Montessori School has announced a new gardening program for all students as well as a makerspace in the STEAM program which incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Students participate in activities such as preparing gardening beds, planting, and harvesting seeds. In STEAM, students build and create with Keva blocks, robotics, recycled […]

Shrewsbury Education Foundation announces Morgado as award recipient

November 17th, 2016

Shrewsbury Town Manager Daniel J. Morgado (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) announced its annual Community Service Award will be presented to Shrewsbury Town Manager Daniel J. Morgado. He will formally receive this honor at the foundation’s annual Awards and Recognitions Dinner Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston.

Assabet students honor veterans at assembly

November 16th, 2016

The Assabet Marine Corps JROTC cadets, honored guests, and featured speakers at the annual Assabet Veterans Day assembly

Region – The entire student body sat in respectful silence as several local veterans spoke to them about choices, challenges and careers as part of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s annual Veterans Day Assembly. Patriotic music played by the Assabet band welcomed the guests, the Marine Corps JROTC Color Guard marched in with the […]

Middle school students present Holocaust lessons onstage

November 16th, 2016

Cast members of the Oak Middle School Performing Arts Department production of “And a Child Shall Lead”: (l to r) Ajay Alamuri, Mary Benjamin, Hannah Santos, Anna Cardani, Abbey MacDonald, Aditi Venkateswaran, Erik Bakken, Ameile Rearden, Preston Karp, Stephanie Trotto, Gina Ginsberg and Kelly Duncan. Photos/submitted

Shrewsbury – Cast and crew members of the Oak Middle School (OMS) Performing Arts Department have learned more about the Holocaust by participating in enrichment activities to prepare for their upcoming production.

Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union supports innovation in Shrewsbury schools

October 26th, 2016

Shrewsbury Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer (left) and Jim DuPont, CEO of Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union (right), with Paton School fourth-graders. Photos/Melanie Petrucci

Shrewsbury – Jim DuPont, CEO of Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union (SFCU), paid a visit to Mary Beth Leifer’s fourth-grade classroom at the Walter J. Paton Elementary School Oct. 18.

Local art teacher named New Educator of the Year

October 21st, 2016

Art teacher Tim Chaves (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – The Marlborough Public Schools announced that Tim Chaves, an art teacher at the 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School in Marlborough, has been awarded the 2017 Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year by the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA). “I am honored to receive this prestigious award…” Chaves said. “The Marlborough Public […]

Letter to the editor: Assabet Valley has many benefits for students

October 14th, 2016


My name is Desirée Diaz and I’m a junior at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. Many times I’ve heard things like “You go to Assabet? How will you make it to college?” when I mention to Shrewsbury High School (SHS) students what school I’m in. It saddens me to hear that going to a technical school means I have no chance of passing college. These critiques miss all the benefits of vocational schools that I myself have experienced.

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