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St. John’s class of 2016 graduation held at Assumption College

June 1st, 2016

Matthew Franzoso of Shrewsbury, recipient of the Xaverian Award with Principal Jacob Conca (l ) and Headmaster Michael Welch (r ).  
Photo/V Gallery Photography & Portrait Design

Worcester – St. John’s High School, Shrewsbury, held the Graduation and Baccalaureate Mass for the class of 2016 at Assumption College’s Plourde Center May 15.

Hudson Public Schools awarded grant from Mass. Math and Science Partnership

June 1st, 2016

Hudson – The Central Massachusetts Alliance of Secondary Science Educators, comprised of teachers from the Hudson School District, as well as other districts in the region, recently received a $60,200 grant from the Massachusetts Mathematics and Science Partnership.

The grant supports the professional learning of science/STEM teachers in grades 5 – 12 as they explore the 2016 Massachusetts Science, Technology/Engineering standards, with specific focus on the Structure of Matter and Transfer of Energy and the scientific practice of developing and using models.

‘Sidewalk Math’ arrives at Saint Mary School

June 1st, 2016

The team that created the “Sidewalk Math” graphics at St. Mary School

Shrewsbury – The parking lot at Saint Mary School in Shrewsbury now has three brightly colored number patterns inspiring students to engage with “feet on” math games. Service Club students recently partnered with the Sidewalk Math team to plan, layout stencils and paint the “Count Dragons,” “Count to Order” and “Count-By 2, 3 and 5” number graphics which will serve as inspiration for active math games, songs and activities about numbers.

Zeh School celebrates Environmental Awareness Week

May 17th, 2016

Zeh School fourth-graders Juliana Oyola and Siena Sciacca at the compost bins.

Northborough – The Marion E. Zeh Elementary School celebrated its fifth annual Environmental Awareness Week April 25-29. Activities and presentations highlighted the impact people have on the environment and how small changes make a difference.

The Environmental Team is designed for third- through fifth-graders and has 65 students voluntarily participating this year. It meets twice a month and was formed to promote good citizenry as part of the school’s improvement plan.

Three local students honored by Marlborough chamber

May 17th, 2016

Susanne Morreale Leeber, president and CEO, MRCC; scholarship recipients Abigail Mangsen and Katrina Pusateri; , Darren McLaughlin, president Marlborough Regional Community Foundation; Mary Miller, AVRTHS BPA adviser; and Ernest Houle, superintendent-director, AVRTHS

Marlborough – The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) recently presented the 2016 Cathy Gregory Mogavero Business Professionals of America Award to three local students. In a recent ceremony held at the MRCC’s offices, a check for $500 was presented to each of the recipients – Fatima Awada, a senior from Marlborough High School; and the team of Abigail Mangsen and Katrina Pusateri, both seniors at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.

Bertucci’s to hold fundraiser for four-year-old Westborough student

May 17th, 2016

Westborough – Bertucci’s of Westborough on 160 Turnpike Rd. (Rte. 9), will be holding a Dining for Dollars fundraiser Thursday, May 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to benefit the family of Leah Davis of Hopkinton. Leah, a four-year-old student at Miss Tanya’s Woodland School in Westborough, was recently diagnosed with cancerous tumors on her cervical spine, lumbar spine, and cerebellum. She is currently undergoing an aggressive treatment plan at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her hospital stays have been lengthy and have put a financial as well as emotional toll on her family.

Cornerstone Academy dedicates outdoor learning space

May 17th, 2016

Cornerstone Academy’s Director Karen McQuade welcomes families into the space.

Northborough – On May 10, Cornerstone Academy of Northborough dedicated its recently implemented Outdoor Classroom, a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat and unique learning space. The private elementary school’s 43 students, faculty, and families gathered for a ribbon-cutting, outdoor meditation and planting ceremony.

Photography exhibit showcases local student artwork

May 15th, 2016

Guests and students mingle at the beginning photography class reception April 16 at the Northborough Free Library. (Photo/Alexandra Molnar)

Northborough – Beginning photography students’ work came together at an April exhibit in the Northborough Public Library’s meeting room.

Algonquin senior accepted into Berklee College of Music

May 12th, 2016

Michael Dutko (Photo/submitted)

Northborough/Southborough – Michael Dutko, a senior at Algonquin Regional High School, is an emerging presence in the local music scene of his community. He currently participates in a wide range of musical activities both in and out of school which prompted him to enroll at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He was accepted and will begin studies there this fall.

Tiny Tomahawk Learning Lab Preschool

May 12th, 2016

Senior Brooke Dunn, Maverick, 4, senior Allie Calabrese, Elise Kemp, 3, Jemma Harvey, 5, senior Mady Shea, and Mikaela Harvey, 5, enjoy a hands-on activity. (Photos/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – In a high school setting, the preschoolers enrolled at the Algonquin Regional High School’s Tiny Tomahawk Learning Lab Preschool program have the added benefit of having their lead teacher, Susan Muise, director, as well as many high school students assist in their days’ activities.

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