Education

Education is as important to the Community Advocate as it is to our readers. If you have any news regarding a student in your family or school news that you would like to share, please email news@communityadvocate.com.

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The Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough

Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough and Southborough

Assabet Valley Regional Technical School, Marlborough

Fay School, Marlborough

Hillside School, Marlborough

Hudson Public Schools

Immaculate Conception School, Marlborough

Marlborough Public Schools

Northborough –Southborough Public Schools

St. John’s High School, Shrewsbury

St. Mark’s School, Southborough

Shrewsbury Public Schools

Westborough Public Schools

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Massachusetts Department of Education

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Westborough student wins scholarship from South Street Diner

August 7th, 2014

Mark Sullivan, owner of the South Street Diner, congratulates Brian Pu Ruiz on winning the diner’s annual scholarship. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – Like many Westborough teens, Brian Pu Ruiz has enjoyed many delicious meals at the South Street Diner. With its varied menu and generous portions, it’s the perfect place for a hungry young man to whet his appetite. He enjoys dining there so much that he decided to apply for an annual scholarship the diner grants to a graduating Westborough High School (WHS) senior each year. And much to his delight, his eloquent essay was chosen by the diner’s owners, Phyllis Keene and Mark Sullivan, as the 2014 winning entry.

Marlborough Lions Club present scholarships

August 7th, 2014

(l to r) Vanessa Rivera from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School; Lion Robert Page, Scholarship Committee chair; and Jayna Dixon from Marlborough High School.

Marlborough – The Marlborough Lions Club presents three scholarships each year to one senior at each of the three local high schools: Marlborough, Hudson, and Assabet Valley Regional Technical. This year’s winners are Vanessa Rivera from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School; Jayna Dixon from Marlborough High School; and Jeanne DeBraga from Hudson High School.

Students learn the art of investigation at St. Bernadette School’s summer program

July 31st, 2014

Using techniques learned from police, students investigate the art gallery “theft.”

Northborough – Students in St. Bernadette School’s summer academic program are enjoying unique classes such as “Sleuthing Art,” “Excellent Experiments,” and “STEM + Art = STEAM.” In “Sleuthing Art,” students created a gallery of beautiful paintings and drawings. Once the artwork was hung, a “theft” occurred and the children had to use forensic science to [...]

Local students achieve honor roll at Bancroft School

July 29th, 2014

Region – Bancroft School, a private Pre-K–12 school in Worcester, has announced the names of the students who achieved high honors (HH) or honors (H) for the spring semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. From Marlborough: Thomas Brossi, Grade 8, HH, and Nicole Brossi, 10, HH. From Northborough: Eli Zamore, 7, HH; Ryan Polhemus, 8, [...]

Cummings School announces 2014 Service Fund recipients

July 29th, 2014

North Grafton – Local non-profit programs addressing a variety of needs from community arts, STEM education and elementary through high school enrichment will get a boost in funding this year from the Cummings School Service Fund. The nine local organizations that received grants this year are: Apple Tree Arts, Grafton Lion’s Club, Grafton Middle School; [...]

Assabet superintendent resigns, citing ‘philosophical differences’

July 29th, 2014

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Region- After just one year, Assabet Valley Regional School District Superintendent Patrick Collins will resign his post effective Aug. 1, amid a $62 million ongoing renovation to Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS).

Fortuna begins as new Hudson school superintendent

July 29th, 2014

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Hudson – Applicants were being screened for a new elementary school principal soon after Dr. Jodi Fortuna began as the Hudson school superintendent July 1. That was only weeks after the district announced its new middle school principal.

Cummings School announces 2014 Service Fund recipients

July 29th, 2014

North Grafton – Local non-profit programs addressing a variety of needs from community arts, STEM education and elementary through high school enrichment will get a boost in funding this year from the Cummings School Service Fund. The nine local organizations that received grants this year are: Apple Tree Arts, Grafton Lions Club, Grafton Middle School; [...]

St. John’s students attend writing conference

July 15th, 2014

Shrewsbury -  Two rising seniors,  Owen Adams of Upton and Mano Sundaresan of Shrewsbury were selected from a highly competitive pool of aspiring young tenth- and eleventh-grade writers from all over New England and some mid-Atlantic states to participate in the 30th New England Young Writers’ Conference (NEYWC) at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt.  this [...]

Father of special needs children hopes to make positive changes in Hudson schools

July 15th, 2014

Hudson – Hudson resident Jorge Teixeira is a family man. By day he is a Tyco software and hardware appliances engineer with over 33 years of experience in the customer service industry. By night he is the father of 16-year-old triplets and husband to an adoring wife, Mary. As a full time career man in the ever-changing technology market, the presumption may be that Teixeira has his hands full; however, inspired by his home life and the challenges he faces as a father of two special needs teenagers, he finds the time to tackle something near to his heart.

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