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Marlborough schools offer help for English language learners

October 5th, 2017

Marlborough – The influx of immigrants to the United States has driven the growth of English language learners and the need for educators who are skilled in teaching this unique group of people. According to Face the Facts USA, a project of George Washington University, 10 percent of all public school students in the U.S. are English as Second Language (ESL) Learners/English Language Learners (ELLs) meaning they have limited English proficiency.

Former NBA star Chris Herren to speak at Saint John’s High School

September 28th, 2017

Shrewsbury – As part of its ongoing commitment to the health, wellness, and education of its student body and school community, Saint John’s High School will welcome former NBA star and motivational speaker Chris Herren to campus for a series of events Thursday, Oct. 5.

Hudson Catholic High class of 1972 gathers for 45th reunion

September 26th, 2017

Region – Memories, updates and humorous senior moments were shared Aug. 26 as members of the Hudson Catholic High class of 1972 gathered for their 45-year reunion. The setting was an informal barbecue at the Bolton home of classmates Mary McQuillan Codyer and David Codyer, who organized the reunion with Ed Karvoski Jr. The menu featured grilled hamburgers, veggie burgers and chicken breasts with various salads.

Marlborough saxophonists play at Newport Jazz Festival

September 20th, 2017

Marlborough – Saxophonists Justin Bartlett and Matthew Pearl of Marlborough earned an impressive credit for their resumes. They performed at this year’s 63rd annual Newport Jazz Festival with the Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association (MMEA) All-State Jazz Band. Bartlett is a 2017 Marlborough High School (MHS) graduate, entering his freshman year as a jazz studies major at Temple University in Philadelphia. Pearl is beginning his junior year at MHS.

Cornerstone Bank supports ‘Stuff the Bus’ drive

September 7th, 2017

Region – It’s that time of year when students are getting ready to go back to school. This can be a difficult time for some parents financially, providing not only new school clothes, but also backpacks and school supplies. Catholic Charities of Southbridge tries to fill that need and lessen the burden by holding an […]

Assabet After Dark Medical Coding Course

September 2nd, 2017

Region – Learn how to become a medical coder at one of Assabet After Dark’s information nights: Thursday, Sept. 7, or Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough. Learn more about the 200-hour Medical Coding Prep Course (Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Medical Billing, […]

Joy in Shrewsbury

August 29th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Sisters Hayley (l) and Millaina  Fashjian (r )  don’t quite share their mother Jackie’s joy on the first day back to school. Both girls attend Shrewsbury High School – Hayley, 15, is a sophomore while Millaina, 16, is a junior. Photo/ Jackie Fashjian    

 Dube graduates from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

August 24th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Robert A. and Kathy V. Dube of Shrewsbury  announce with great pride the graduation of their daughter, Michelle L. Dube, from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa.  Michelle received a doctor of psychology degree in clinical psychology at the commencement ceremony held on July 31, 2017.

Marlborough High School students perform at 2017 Newport Jazz Festival

August 24th, 2017

Marlborough – Since 2013, the Massachusetts Music Educators Association’s (MMEA) All-State Jazz Band has appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival. Featuring the best students from around the state, the band is presented at Boston’s Symphony Hall during MMEA’s annual all-state festival. This year, two Marlborough High School jazz ensemble musicians, Justin Bartlett and Matthew Pearl, were invited to perform at the Newport Jazz Festival.

Fay School to hold farmers market Saturdays beginning Sept. 9

August 22nd, 2017

Southborough – Fay School Farmers Market will be held Saturdays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the campus of Fay School, 23 Middle Road, Southborough. The market is open to all and will feature local produce, prepared food, and handmade goods from local vendors and Fay School faculty and staff.

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