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Three Algonquin students participate in National Letter of Intent Day

February 11th, 2017

Northborough – Three Algonquin Regional High School student-athletes participated in National Letter of Intent Day (NLI) Feb. 1 at the school. Two Southborough athletes will be playing Division I women’s soccer for their respective schools this fall.  Meagan Stassi will be attending the University of South Carolina Upstate, in Spartanburg, S.C., while Kate Hostage will […]

PENTA scholars visit Columbia Tech during National Mentoring Month

January 31st, 2017

PENTA scholars visit Columbia Tech during National Mentoring Month Westborough – January is National Mentoring Month, and as such, the PENTA Marketing Mentorship Scholars™ received an inside look at innovation in action while visiting the engineering design, manufacturing, global fulfillment and aftermarket services company Columbia Tech, a subsidiary of the Coghlin Companies. Twelve Westborough High […]

Fourth-graders learn about the Native American artifacts found in their own backyard

January 26th, 2017

Westborough – Every morning, Westborough students flood the halls of Mill Pond School. At recess, they plunder through the soil, laughing with their friends. However, buried deep below the back of Mill Pond School, right outside their classroom window, is a fascinating treasure from the past.

Thermometers help elementary students learn self-awareness

January 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – A simple thermometer has been turned into a valuable tool for teachers at Shrewsbury elementary schools. A five-point thermometer, created by Suzanne Margiano and Cara Demoga, psychologists at Floral Street School, has helped students to identify their feelings and recognize stressful situations.

Unity in Shrewsbury

January 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Students at the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School (grades K-4) and staff members recently drew their own portraits which were then all hung in the school lobby with the words: “Many Yet One.” Photo/submitted

Assabet Valley robotics team hosts kickoff for 2017 competition

January 22nd, 2017

Marlborough – Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s Robotics Team, the Aztechs 157, hosted a local kickoff for this year’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Competition Jan. 7. Local high school teams, who had been waiting since last fall, gathered to learn the name of this year’s game and to pick up game kits. Twenty-five dedicated teams with over 300 people attended the event in spite of a winter storm advisory that was in effect.

Saint Mary School to host open house events

January 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School, 16 Summer St., in Shrewsbury will host an open house and registration for the 2017-2018 school year Sunday, Jan. 29, from 1 – 3 p.m. Classroom tours will be held for pre-school (starting at 2.9 years), kindergarten, elementary school (grades 1-4) and middle school (grades 5-8). Visitors will learn more […]

HHS students foster civic engagement through ‘Unity Club’

January 15th, 2017

Hudson – In December, students at Hudson High School (HHS) found posters in many of their classrooms that proclaimed, among other things, “Ignorance is not bliss.”

Quinn School to present ‘Cinderella and the Substitute Fairy Godmother’

January 15th, 2017

Hudson – The David J. Quinn Middle School, 201 Manning St., Hudson, will present the play “Cinderella and the Substitute Fairy Godmother” Thursday and Friday, Jan. 26 and 27, at 7 p.m. The play takes place on the night of the royal ball and Cinderella must get to the palace if she is ever to […]

St. Mary School participates in book drive for Worcester school

January 15th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School in Shrewsbury recently welcomed a visit from seven AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students, Principal Dr. Siobhan Dennis (Saint Mary School Class of 1991), and teacher Lisa Carignan from Columbus Park School in Worcester. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in […]

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