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Halloween parade delights Whitney Place residents

November 4th, 2015

Students from the Lincoln Street School arrive for the Halloween parade.
Photo/Nance Ebert

Northborough – The image of 170 students parading in their Halloween costumes from the Lincoln Street School to Whitney Place Assisted Living Campus was colorful and festive. But the image of the senior residents greeting their arrival was priceless.

Westborough students are real winners of eighth trivia bee

November 3rd, 2015

Sharing a laugh are “The Schooligans” teammates: (l to r) School Committee member Jody Hensley, District Director of Fine Arts Chris Martin and Assistant Superintendent Daniel Mayer.

Westborough – This year, 36 teams of three players figuratively donned their thinking caps Nov. 2 at the DoubleTree by Hilton as they challenged themselves for the eighth annual Trivia Bee, the primary fundraiser of the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF). The real winners were Westborough students because WEF awarded $24,000 in grants in the 2015-2016 school year.

Mulready School hosts first Cougar Costume Run

November 2nd, 2015

Mulready students (l to r) Marina, her sister Christiana, Allison and Emilie. (Photo/MaryCatherine Karcich)

Hudson – With Halloween just around the corner, the Joseph L. Mulready School hosted its first Cougar Costume Run Oct. 24 coordinated by the school’s physical education teacher, Dan Fahey.

Students show off super powers at Sherwood School fun run

November 2nd, 2015

Quinn students show off their superpower costumes.

Shrewsbury – About 25 fifth- and sixth-grade students at Sherwood Middle School (SMS) and their parents recently participated in the Super Power Fun Run, which included a one-mile run around the track and the school. Students were asked to wear costumes that reflected their super power and awards were given to the most creative costumes. Super […]

Quinn Middle School students participate in schoolwide reading event

November 2nd, 2015

Students discuss “Into the Killing Seas” by Michael P. Spradlin.

Hudson – On Sept. 30, during a district half day, nearly 600 students, grades 5 to 7, and staff gathered in teams for a morning of book discussions around the books they read over the summer. Together, they explored the text of the summer reading books that they read by discussing the characters and the conflicts. […]

Apple Tree Arts recognized for outstanding programming

November 1st, 2015

Apple Tree Arts Education Director Jan Barlow with students. (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – Apple Tree Arts has been given the 2015 Exemplary Program Award from Musikgarten, the leader in early childhood music education. The nonprofit community school of the arts won the award for its outstanding contribution in bringing music education to local communities. “We were recognized for providing a comprehensive, playful music program rooted in […]

Eighth annual Westborough Education Foundation Trivia Bee

November 1st, 2015

Best Costume winners from last year’s NEF Trivia Bee. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) will hold its eighth annual Trivia Bee Monday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. The WEF is planning for a fun-filled event that will challenge teams to bring forth their best and brightest to compete in the contest. As in past years, the bee will feature questions about New England […]

Hudson High School social studies teacher inspires student to help others

November 1st, 2015

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Hudson – Recently one Hudson High School student in the Contemporary World Affairs class was inspired by her teacher to put a service learning project into action. Hudson High School‘s Sean Flaherty teaches the Contemporary World Affairs class. Part of the class requires students to research members of government at any level, learn their positions on […]

Oak Middle students hike Mt. Monadnock

November 1st, 2015

The group poses for a photo before the hike.

Shrewsbury – On Oct. 18, “8 Gold” Oak Middle Students, along with their teachers Derek Pizzuto. Jeremy Mularella and David Ahlin, and several parent chaperones, climbed the White Dot trail up to the summit of Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey, N.H. A snow storm rolled in just as they reached the summit. The group then took […]

Hudson Rotary recognizes student achievers

November 1st, 2015

(l to r)  Rotarian Ed Soave, Jennifer Moore, Bhumi Patel, District 7910 governors-elect Pat and Skip Doyle, and Hudson Rotary Club President Greg Parker. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – The Hudson Rotary Club invited Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Principal Mark Hollick and Hudson High School Principal Brian Regan to present students to be recognized for their various achievements. Assabet Valley recognized senior Jennifer Moore while Hudson High recognized senior Bhumi Patel for their work inside the classroom, on the practice […]

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