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School district takes the lead on student-athlete safety

April 21st, 2016

Northborough/Southborough – The Northborough-Southborough School District supports measures now wending their way through the state Legislature that make sure sports coaches are trained to recognize and respond to episodes of sudden cardiac arrest and require AED — automated external defibrillator—devices in schools.

But educators and administrators in the district did not wait for the bills to pass before taking action on their own.

Shrewsbury High School’s National Chinese Honor Society celebrates culture and first year

April 20th, 2016

Shrewsbury High School students enjoy an event hosted by the National Chinese Honor Society. (Photo/Melanie Petrucci)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School’s (SHS) National Chinese Honor Society (NCHS) recently hosted an event at Sherwood Middle School, “Under the Chinese Lanterns,” which was a fun family night with food, games, crafts and student performances celebrating Chinese culture. The event also was a way of celebrating a very successful first year in existence at Shrewsbury High School.

Veterans collaborate on project with Westborough High students

April 20th, 2016

Westborough High School students and local veterans.

Westborough – Westborough Youth and Family Services Director John Badenhausen recently led an initiative to bring together students from Westborough High School with area veterans. Students from two of Molly Lonergan’s English classes conducted one-on-one interviews with veterans who had served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. “Our goal is to make […]

‘Art in Bloom’ featured at the Southborough Public Library

April 15th, 2016

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Southborough – Twenty-five creative floral arrangements — each interpreting a unique, original piece of art — were displayed at the Southborough Public Library April 7- 9. For the second time, the Southborough Gardeners collaborated with Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) students to present “Art in Bloom.” They previously worked together in 2013.

NEF’s Trivia Night raises $9,000; launches Chromebook campaign

April 14th, 2016

Team Nerds with Friends took first place in NEF’s Team Trivia night. Team members Peter Olson, Leigh King, Linda Broderick and Lorie Caldicott are staff members from Lincoln Street School.

Northborough – Forty-eight teams matched wits at the Northborough Education Foundation’s (NEF) seventh annual Team Trivia Night April 1 which raised $9,000. It was also the kickoff to a new Chromebook for Classroom campaign. The Trivia Night was a battle through five rounds with 10 questions per round. Questions included history, politics, pop culture, science, […]

Motivational speaker Kevin Wanzer inspires Northborough students and residents

April 14th, 2016

“Choose To Love” 10th anniversary book cover

Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School welcomed motivational comedian and professional speaker Kevin Wanzer the evening of March 31.

Preparing for 10th annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism

April 13th, 2016

Liam Clinton, 14, and his mother, Simone, at a past 5K Walk/Run for Autism 

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Southborough – The New England Center for Children (NECC) in Southborough is preparing for its 10th annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism to be held Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m., starting and finishing at the Margaret A. Neary Elementary School. To celebrate the fundraiser’s decade anniversary, NECC recently hosted an evening kickoff event at the P. Brent Trottier Middle School. There, Simone Clinton of Framingham shared success stories of her son Liam, an NECC student for 10 years.

Oak Middle School student chosen to attend STEM workshop at West Point

April 11th, 2016

Evan Arsenault (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Like many boys his age, Evan Arsenault leads a busy life. A seventh-grade student at the Oak Middle School, he has a full curriculum which includes studying Chinese. He plays hockey, baseball, basketball, skis and plays the piano. And this May, Evan will be adding one more exciting thing to his schedule when he attends a prestigious four-day STEM workshop hosted by the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York.

Grafton second-graders enjoy hands-on science program

April 11th, 2016

Second-graders at Millbury Street Elementary School learn about matter. (Photos/submitted)

Grafton – On March 23 and 24, second-graders at Millbury Street Elementary School were captivated by Ms. Stella from the Discovery Museum who presented the Physical Changes of Matter program. She visited each class where the children learned more about solids, liquids and gases and the different change cycles they undergo. They participated in many […]

Woodward students get into the green scene

March 31st, 2016

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Southborough – In October, a group of 40 Albert S. Woodward Memorial School students signed up to participate in the Green Team, an afterschool activity focused on recycling education. The Green Team, which meets twice a month, is headed by volunteer coordinators Mary Ellen Duggan (school nurse) and Jennie Bogaert (behavior specialist). Through books, videos, songs and activities, the students have been learning about the three Rs of recycling – reduce, reuse and recycle – and have used their knowledge to make significant “green” changes at Woodward.

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