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Saint Bernadette honors vets with show of patriotism

November 15th, 2015

Kindergarten student, Isabella Urbani, and her peers enjoy the assembly.

Northborough – On Nov. 10, the students at the Saint Bernadette School held a heartwarming tribute to all of the brave men and women that have served our country with a Veterans Day Program.

GHS theatre arts presents ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

November 15th, 2015

Grafton – Murder comes to the Grafton High School stage Friday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Nov. 22 as the theatre arts program presents its fall play, “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Students have been in rehearsal since late September for the production of the 1939 Joseph Kesselring farce. The play is under the direction of Grafton […]

Upcoming events at Fay School

November 12th, 2015

Dr. Michael Thompson (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – Fay School, 48 Main St., Southborough, will hold an admission open house Sunday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Fay is an independent pre-K-9, coed day school, with five- and seven-day boarding available in grades 7-9. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the campus, speak with teachers and administrators, and learn more […]

Sherwood students show off tech prowess at state conference

November 12th, 2015

Sherwood sixth graders Dylan LeMay, Vidyut Veedgav, Madeline Duke, Kate Hitchcock, Megan Albertson, Ann Titus, Aishwarya Narayanan and Zaineb Irfan take to the field at Gillette Stadium after presenting on a variety of tech projects at the recent MassCUE technology conference.

Shrewsbury – Even though they are barely into their sixth-grade year, a group of students from Sherwood Middle School in Shrewsbury can now add both “public speaker” and “tech wizard” to their resumes. The eight students were recently presenters at the fall MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) and M.A.S.S. (Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents) annual Technology Conference Oct 21and 22 at Gillette Stadium. The theme of the conference this year was “Dare to Innovate” and challenged students to create tech-based projects and give a clear presentation to educators from all over New England.

Quinn Middle School continues tradition with mural

November 12th, 2015

Despite a rainy afternoon Oct. 28, Quinn Middle School students check out the new outdoor mural following an unveiling ceremony inside. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Hudson – The much-anticipated mural painted on what were five white panels of the David J. Quinn Middle School (QMS) building was officially unveiled Oct. 28 with a ceremony relocated inside due to rain. The tradition of murals began at the former John F. Kennedy (JFK) Middle School with then-art teacher Michael Correa, currently the district art coordinator.

Coolidge Elementary School exceeds goal for Coins for Construction Drive

November 11th, 2015

Shrewsbury Library Director Ellen Dolan with Coolidge School's fourth-rade Student Council who helped with announcements and tracking the donations: (back row) Liz, Kenzie, Viviane; (middle row) Drew, Thiago, Felipe; (front row) Sarah, Mikaela, Michaela, Siri and Aarushi. (Photos/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Calvin Coolidge Elementary School set a goal of raising $1,000 during the three-day Coins for Construction Drive to benefit the Shrewsbury Library construction project Oct. 19, 20 and 21. But when the coins were totaled, Coolidge had raised $1219.49, exceeding their goal. Across the district in all participating elementary and middle schools, […]

Armstrong students honor family members at Veterans Day ceremony

November 11th, 2015

Sch W Armstrong Veterans 2-rs

Westborough – As is the tradition each year, the young students at the J. Harding Armstrong Elementary School honored veterans in their families with a special ceremony held at the school Nov. 9.

Twelve men, who have served or are currently serving, were present for the event including two men special to all of the students – Principal John Mendes, a U.S. Army veteran and Robert Smith, the school’s “faithful evening custodian,” who has served with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union kicks off donation drive for Shrewsbury Public Schools

November 10th, 2015

Jim Dupont, Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union president and CEO, and Dr. Joseph Sawyer,

superintendent of Shrewsbury Public Schools 

Photo/Michelle Biscotti

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public Schools’ Colonial Fund has been established, according to its website, “to fund high impact innovations within our schools that would not otherwise be feasible” due to budgetary reasons.

As such, the fund, which is overseen by Michelle Biscotti and Kathleen Keohane, coordinators of development and volunteer activities, is seeking donations from local residents and businesses.

Marlborough’s Richer School celebrates 50th birthday

November 4th, 2015

Richer students plant a pear tree during the birthday celebration.

Marlborough – Students, current and former teachers, district and school administrators, and the mayor of Marlborough joined together Oct. 28, to celebrate the 50th birthday of Raymond C. Richer Elementary School.

Hudson High School journalism students making headlines

November 4th, 2015

Students in Hudson High School’s Journalism Program. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – Students of the Hudson High School (HHS) Journalism Program recently received awards for their work on the school newspaper, The Big Red. This school year, Dakota Antelman is one of a select group awarded a scholarship to participate in the Hanover Theatre’s Student Critic Program. Students attend writing workshops taught by professional theatre critics, […]

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