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Apple Tree Arts to present “Disney’s The Aristocats Kids”

March 10th, 2016

(l to r) Young actors Isabella Marois, Caroline Chaisson, Brody Riolo and Riya Dalal at a recent rehearsal for “Disney’s The Aristocats Kids”

Grafton – Apple Tree Arts will present “Disney’s The Aristocats Kids” Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. at the Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Road. The show features actors in grades two to five. Tickets cost for $10 adults; $8 for seniors and children 5 and older; free for 4 and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Hudson High students lead workshop on elections and government for middle-schoolers

March 9th, 2016

(l to r) Hudson High School seniors and AP government students Samantha Johnson, Kayley Cedrone and Lilly Clouter. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Hudson – On Feb. 26, about 20 students from the Hudson High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) government class traveled to Quinn Middle School to lead workshops for fifth- and sixth-graders that culminated with a mock election.

Grafton students tour the world, thanks to Google Expeditions

March 9th, 2016

Students explore Mexico via the Cardboard viewers.  (Photos/Bonnie Adams)

Grafton – Grafton High School students took a number of tours on March 1 to places as diverse as Buckingham Palace, the Galapagos Islands, Chichen Itza, Greece and Mexico. But it wasn’t that the school’s students were physically at all of these places. Rather, they took the tours from their classrooms as virtual experiences, thanks to a new initiative, Google Expeditions.

Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary announces 2016 scholarships

March 7th, 2016

Marlborough – The Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary awards several scholarships of $700 each annually to high school seniors going on to higher education or technical training in the health field. The scholarships are open to students who live in Berlin, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough or Southborough.

Funutation Tech Academy creates problem solvers

March 7th, 2016

A Funutation Tech Academy student at work solving a problem. 

Westborough – “Can you teach kids to make video games?”

A mom asked me that 15 years ago and Funutation (Fun and Education) was founded,” said Ted Jordan, founder and STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics) program manager with Funutation.

Two events for parents and families at Fay School

March 7th, 2016

Jedster the Jester 

Southborough – Fay School will hold two free events in March. On Saturday, March 12, as part of “Saturdays at Fay,” Jedster the Jester’s Circus Show will be held from 10 – 11 a.m. This month’s program will feature Jedster the Jester performing amazing circus tricks, and the chance to learn how to do them at home. Circus tricks include juggling, balancing plates, making balloon animals, and basic magic.

Westborough students collect donations for children in need

March 6th, 2016

A colorful sign promotes Project 351’s “Spring Greening” collection drive. (Photo/submitted)

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer Westborough – With the first day of spring just weeks away, now is the perfect time to get a jump start on spring cleaning! As winter coats and boots make way for windbreakers and galoshes, it is time to pack up the children’s outgrown clothes and discard the well-loved books […]

Zeh School’s Blanket Palooza benefits Project Linus

March 6th, 2016

Marion E. Zeh School students admire the 39 blankets the school will be donating to Project Linus: (l to r) Lena Johnson, Gracie Sheng, Brianna Leblanc and Sophia Hjerpe.

Northborough – An all-school, hands-on community service project at the Marion E. Zeh School resulted in the donation of 39 homemade fleece blankets to Project Linus.

Shrewsbury Library to exhibit student’s artwork

March 6th, 2016

Shrewsbury High School senior Liam Monahan with some of his artwork. (Photo/Heidi Hayes-Pandey)

Shrewsbury – Liam Monahan, a senior at Shrewsbury High School and a page at the Shrewsbury Public Library for three years, shared his Advanced Placement (AP) Art Class portfolio Feb. 19 at the library staff meeting. “The library holds a special place in my heart,” Monahan said. Currently he takes AP Art: Studio/Drawing with teacher […]

NEF announces annual Trivia Night

March 3rd, 2016

Northborough – Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) will hold its annual Team Trivia Night Friday, April 1, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough. Doors open at 7 p.m. and first question is at 7:30 p.m.

Teams of two to four people will test their knowledge of sports, entertainment, history and science. There will be a cash bar and light snacks. Team costumes and accessories are optional and encouraged. Prizes will be awarded for the winning team and best costumes.

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