Education

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Northborough –Southborough Public Schools

St. John’s High School, Shrewsbury

St. Mark’s School, Southborough

Shrewsbury Public Schools

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Local students receive scholarships

July 1st, 2014

Shrewsbury Garden Club scholarship recipient Mitchell Porter. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Garden Club awarded three $1,000 scholarships at their annual luncheon June 3. The recipients were Sara Nelson, a recent Shrewsbury High School (SHS) graduate who will be attending UConn School of Engineering in the fall, majoring in Environmental Engineering; Mitchell Porter, a graduate of SHS, will begin his sophomore year at [...]

St. John’s breaks ground on new building

July 1st, 2014

(l to r) Teachers Ann Shi, Dr. Russell McClintock, and Richard Monroe, Student Activities Council President Joseph Tamilio-Awed ’15, Col. A. Russell Pytko, USMC (Ret.) ’44, Chairman of the Board Paul Stuka ’73, Ron Etre (trustee), Trish Haylon (trustee), Bro. Robert Flaherty C.F.X. (trustee), and Headmaster Michael Welch ’78 at the groundbreaking for St. John’s High School’s new Founders Hall. (Photo/Courtesy of Saint John’s High School)

Shrewsbury – On June 25, Saint John’s High School broke ground on the new fine arts and academics building in a ceremony with students, faculty, trustees, benefactors and other members of the school community. The new building, to be named Founders Hall, is set to open in September 2015. The 48,000 square-foot, three-story facility will [...]

Jaworek Elementary celebrates 50 years

June 26th, 2014

Fourth-grader Nicholas Roca helps bury the time capsule. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – On June 19, Jaworek Elementary celebrated its 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion, there was a reception for current and former district leaders, city officials and school alumni. Current students participated in a commemorative tree planting and the burying of a time capsule. Additional photos of the celebration can be viewed on Jaworek [...]

Kindergarten students retell stories on the Red Carpet

June 26th, 2014

The Beal Early Childhood Center’s kindergarten class at the photo booth with their awards.

Shrewsbury – Cameras clicked away as Katie Knott’s kindergarten class posed in their fanciest clothes on the Retelling Red Carpet at Beal Early Childhood Center in Shrewsbury June 12.

Local McDonald’s franchise makes donation to Hastings School

June 25th, 2014

Lori Ruscito, McDonald’s franchise owner, Leigh Becker, Hastings Elementary School president and Corrie Marino, Hastings School Parents Group Council co-president, elect. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – The Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School will be able to fund several programs and purchase some needed items for the next school year, thanks to the owners of a local McDonald’s franchise, Lori and Joe Ruscito.

Middle-schoolers learn life lessons through stories of the past

June 25th, 2014

Sixth-graders Max Yan, Tanner Walling and Grag Hurter chat with Dr. David Bittar, a guest speaker during the reception. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Shrewsbury – When you put young, energetic students with older and wiser individuals, something almost magical happens. They interact, engage and learn so much from one another. There is an energy present that benefits both generations.

Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awards grants to local schools

June 25th, 2014

(l to r) - Jamie Belmore, Marlborough Savings Bank marketing coordinator; Becky Kaija, Jaworek 4th grade teacher; Maureen McDonough, 4th grade teacher; Cheryl Piccirelli, Jaworek principal; Alyssa Tully, assistant principal; Inna Voloshina, Marlborough Savings Bank assistant vice president /branch manager; and Jane Siebels, PTO cultural arts coordinator

Region   – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded three local elementary school PTOs a grant to go towards the needs of the schools and their students. The Charitable Foundation presented the General John Nixon Elementary School PTO in Sudbury a $500 grant towards its Educational Enrichment Fund, which is responsible for putting together school-wide [...]

Proctor School students visit Northborough Historical Society Museum

June 24th, 2014

Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School third-graders (l to r) Isabelle Neilson, Caroline Quinlan, Mark Stamoulis and Jovoni Mobley visit the Northborough Historical Society Museum.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Northborough – Third-graders from Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School took a field trip June 18 to the Northborough Historical Society Museum, where they learned more about the town as well as their school’s namesake. The museum features a classroom setting with a college photo of Proctor dated 1904-1905. Another photo captures Proctor with her first-grade students.

Hello summer vacation!

June 24th, 2014

Floral Street School staff members Deb Richard and David Poe arrange the traditional signs with messages for students as they leave the Shrewsbury school on the last day. Each year, the last sign gives the students a reminder of how many days the summer vacation will last. 
Photo/Mary Pritchard

Region – Summer has finally and truly arrived for local students as they celebrate the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation.

Westborough native receives Doctor of Chiropractic degree

June 24th, 2014

Jaclyn Debs (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Westborough native Jaclyn Debs earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree and her Bachelor of Science in life sciences from Logan University in St. Louis. The daughter of Gail Debs of Westborough and George Debs of Milford, Debs was a member of the Chi Rho Sigma professional fraternity and was a senior intern at [...]

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