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Advanced Math and Science Academy to compete on ‘High School Quiz Show’

December 17th, 2015

The team from Advanced Math and Science Academy that will compete on “High School Quiz Show”. (Photo/© 2015 WGBH/Liza Voll)

Region – Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School in Marlborough was one of 16 teams from across the commonwealth that advanced from a pool of 131 schools to compete in the seventh season of “High School Quiz Show,” WGBH’s televised academic tournament. The advancing teams received the highest scores on an oral quiz at the […]

Assabet Valley will hold entrance exams for Adult Practical Nursing Program

December 17th, 2015

Region – For those interested in a career in nursing, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s next information session is Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn about the program, meet current students, and ask questions. All are welcome. Visit the website, to register for the […]

Santa visits North Grafton schools’ holiday breakfast

December 14th, 2015

The Mussler siblings – Maggie, 10, and Sam, 7 – meet Santa Claus.
Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Grafton – Families started the day Dec. 12 attending the North Grafton Parent Teacher Group’s (NGPTG) annual Santa’s Holiday Breakfast at North Grafton Elementary School. Santa held court on a festively decorated stage where he heard children’s gift wishes.

Hudson second-graders get a memorable ride to school

December 11th, 2015

At the C.A. Farley Elementary School drop-off area are (l to r) Firefighter Brian Harrington; A.J. Leandres, 7; holding Jameson Joseph, six months; Lexi Leandres, 5; Kendall Jordan, 7; Firefighters Matt LaBossiere and Brian Sleeper.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – On an unusually foggy morning Dec. 11, second-graders Kendall Jordan and A.J. Leandres were transported to C.A. Farley Elementary School via a Hudson Fire Department truck by Firefighters Brian Harrington, Matt LaBossiere and Brian Sleeper. Their unique mode of transportation wasn’t due to weather conditions. It was a raffle prize at the annual Ice Cream Social, a fundraiser for the Farley Home & School Association.

Westborough Fine Arts Education Association holds 50/50 raffle

December 9th, 2015

music symbol

Westborough – Westborough Fine Arts Education Association (WFAEA), the parent support organization for the fine arts in the Westborough Public Schools, is holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit the WFAEA Uniform Fund Drive. Two hundred tickets will be sold for $50 each with the winner receiving $5,000. The winning ticket will be drawn on Tuesday, […]

Southborough Fire Dept. to benefit from Fay ropes course

December 8th, 2015

The new ropes course at Fay School 

Southborough – Plans for a new ropes course at the Fay School were already underway this past summer when Bob Rojee, Fay’s director of FaySummer and Auxiliary Programs, learned of a unique opportunity to help the local Southborough community.

Central One Donates $2,000 to Shrewsbury Education Foundation

December 8th, 2015

(l to r) - April Healey, Central One vice president of retail services; David L’Ecuyer, Central One president and CEO; Melanie Petrucci, Shrewsbury Education Foundation; Joan Day, Central One branch manager,  Shrewsbury; and David Kaiser, Central One branch manager,  Westborough

Shrewbury – Central One Federal Credit Union donated $2,000 to the Shrewsbury Education Foundation today as part of its continued support of education and the community of Shrewsbury. This donation corresponds with #GivingTuesday, a movement to create a national day of giving on Dec. 1, at the beginning of the holiday season.

‘Anne of Green Gables’ to be performed at Hudson High

December 3rd, 2015

Lindsey Spuria as Anne (left) and Veronica Boure as Diana in Hudson High School’s production of “Anne of Green Gables.”

Hudson – Hudson High School’s eighth and ninth grades will present the play “Anne of Green Gables” Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6.

The play, adapted from the Lucy Maud Montgomery classic by Peter DeLaurier, is the story of Anne Shirley, a romantic, hotheaded 11-year-old girl.

Westborough High School student spearheads food drive

December 3rd, 2015

Westborough – Westborough High School (WHS) freshman Abigail McLucas, 14, has a heart for honoring and helping people. On Sept. 11, as part of her involvement with Project 351 – a statewide youth service organization – she organized a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In keeping with her desire to serve community, McLucas has organized a food drive for the Westborough Food Pantry.

Westborough High School Library awarded $5,000 to fund mental health and wellness projects

December 1st, 2015

Westborough High School Library teacher Anita Celluci
Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Westborough – Westborough High School (WHS) Library has been awarded a $5,000 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Anita Celluci, WHS Library teacher, was successful in her application for these funds, which will help increase the library’s resources, and participation in projects focused on mental health and wellness.

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