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Kids at Finn School walk to cure diabetes

March 2nd, 2014

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Southborough – First-grader Claire Devlin, who lives with type 1 diabetes, leads the Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes held Feb. 28 at Mary Finn Elementary School. Students in preschool through first grade collected donations from family and friends for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The fundraiser was organized by Dale Burgess, the school nurse. Photo/Ed [...]

Interview with candidate for Northborough-Southborough superintendent

March 2nd, 2014

Northborough/Southborough – The members of the Northborough, Southborough and Northborough-Southborough Regional school committees will be interviewing Christine M. Johnson, who is currently serving as assistant superintendent of the districts, for the position of superintendent of schools. The interview is scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the library of Algonquin Regional High School, 79 [...]

Shrewsbury resident receives academic honors

February 27th, 2014

Lara Underkoffler at the Kappa Delta Pi ceremony at Keene State College. (Photo/Jeffrey Underkoffler)

Shrewsbury – Lara M. Underkoffler was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, Epsilon Pi Chapter, at Keene State College in November. Kappa Delta Pi is a prestigious international honor society in education with members in 80 countries around the globe. Underkoffler was also recently named to the fall semester dean’s list at the college. She is a 2011 Shrewsbury High [...]

Local students participate in Project 351

February 23rd, 2014

Elizabeth Hopkinson, a student at the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School, Westborough. (Photo/submitted)

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer Region – More than 400 eighth-grade ambassadors from across the state filled the State House Jan. 18 to participate in Project 351, a public service initiative launched by Governor Deval Patrick in 2010. Project 351 celebrates the ethic of service, youth leadership, and the power of community to uplift and [...]

Students display Mexico-inspired art at Peaslee Elementary

February 20th, 2014

Marcia Waldman, Peaslee School art teacher, stands in front of a sample board of projects that will be displayed in the school's upcoming opening night for The Art of Mexico. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – On the evening of Wednesday, March 12, there will be quite a fiesta at the Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School. From 6-7:30 p.m., students, parents and members of the community will be celebrating the opening night for The Art of Mexico with a display of artwork made by the entire student body, refreshments, a building tour, scavenger hunt, song and dance performances by students, and participatory mural art inspired by the famous Mexican painter Diego Rivera.

Agreement on new teacher contract reached in Shrewsbury

February 13th, 2014

Shrewsbury – At their Feb. 5 meeting, the Shrewsbury School Committee voted unanimously to ratify a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Shrewsbury Education Association, which represents professional educators in the Shrewsbury Public Schools. The Shrewsbury Education Association members ratified the contract in a vote Feb. 3. Shrewsbury Town Manager Daniel Morgado also voted [...]

Three finalists chosen in Westborough superintendent search

February 13th, 2014

Westborough – The Westborough School Committee has announced that it has chosen three finalists in the search to replace Marianne O’Connor as the superintendent of the Westborough Public Schools. O’Connor announced in December that she will be retiring at the end of the current school year.

The three finalists are: Amber Bock, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the Weston Public Schools; Jean Fitzgerald, superintendent of the Watertown Public Schools; and Michael Welch, principal of Framingham High School.

Algonquin teacher to attend national teaching conference in Utah

February 7th, 2014

Algonquin Regional High School teacher Brittany Burns (Photo/submitted)

Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) teacher Brittany Burns has recently been invited to attend the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) conference in Snowbird, Utah, Feb. 17-19. The event focuses on developing individual teacher leadership skills and supporting teachers to collaborate nationally.

Sherwood musicians perform first concert at new school

February 7th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – On Jan. 23, the sixth grade chorus and orchestra performed their winter concert at the Sherwood Middle School. It was their first performance in the new school, which opened to the nearly 1,000 fifth- and sixth-grade students the same day. Photos/Heidi Hayes-Pandey          

Sherwood students show off talent

February 7th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The Sherwood Middle School held its annual talent show Jan. 17, which featured students singing, dancing, playing instruments, performing comedy, and emceeing.              

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