February 3rd, 2014
Shrewsbury – St. Mary School in Shrewsbury hosted its annual January Open House and Registration Event Jan. 26. This event marks the start of Catholic Schools Week throughout the United States. This year’s theme, “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” exemplifies the very essence of what Catholic schools provide for their students, families, and communities. [...]
February 3rd, 2014
Region – When the fourth annual Reality Check was held Jan. 23 at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS) in Marlborough, more sophomores learned how to balance a monthly budget. In previous years, the event was offered as a perk for sophomores in the State Scholar Program. This year’s inclusion of all sophomores was welcomed by Cindy Zomar, AVRTHS admissions and public relations coordinator.
February 1st, 2014
Shrewsbury – Although Tom Kennedy retired as human resources director of Shrewsbury Public Schools in June 2012, his contributions to the community have continued with no end in sight. He was honored with this year’s Community Service Award by the Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) at its 21st annual awards dinner Jan. 25 at the Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston.
January 24th, 2014
Westborough – The students at the Armstrong Elementary School were treated to the Diversity Council’s Chinese New Year Celebration during their school meeting Jan. 17. The morning began with the entire school assembled in the cafeteria for this educational program.
Third grade teacher Janet Hart is the chair of the Armstrong Diversity Council, which began in the spring of 2011. Assisted by John Mendes, the school’s principal, she helped to facilitate this cultural program, which is a way, she said, to help the children learn about and celebrate other cultures.
January 23rd, 2014
Shrewsbury – On Jan. 15, the Floral Street Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization voted to make a major financial donation to the Floral Street School to enable the school to meet its goal of employing interactive technology across 100 percent of the core classrooms. “The PTO’s purchase of 17 interactive whiteboards means that every student at [...]
January 22nd, 2014
Shrewsbury – As senior custodian at the Floral Street School community, David Poe is an integral part of keeping the school running smoothly. Not only does he daily complete a full slate of duties, he also serves as an unofficial “go-to person” for each staff member and student in the 800-student school.
That dedication and loyalty has earned him a nomination for the John P. Collins Award for Excellence.
January 16th, 2014
By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer Westborough – For the last two decades students at the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School have participated in an annual Geography Bee. Each student that participated had to qualify by taking a preliminary quiz through their social studies class that consisted of about 25 questions. A total of twelve students [...]
January 12th, 2014
Northborough/Marlborough – The 13th annual PTO Today’s Parent Group of the Year contest, open to all elementary and middle schools throughout the country, has awarded Honorable Mention to both the Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School PTO in Northborough and the Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA) Charter School PTO in Marlborough.
January 9th, 2014
Northborough – With technology changing and expanding at a rapid pace, cyberbullying is on the rise. Children need to be vigilant, but it’s really up to parents to instill an open line of communication in order to help make cyberspace safe.
Ellen Miller, from the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, is a member of the Community and School Project, which provides outreach in education. She presented the Cyberbullying and Internet Safety Program Jan. 7 in the library of the Zeh Middle School to students and parents.
January 8th, 2014
Region – When one of their own was diagnosed with cancer, the staff at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School rallied to offer support in several ways. Initially, staff members were urged to send a flurry of cards and letters of encouragement. More recently, a bowling fundraiser was held at the Shrewsbury AMF Lanes. Sixty-three [...]