Education

Education is as important to the Community Advocate as it is to our readers. If you have any news regarding a student in your family or school news that you would like to share, please email news@communityadvocate.com.

Schools in the Community Advocate readership
area are:

The Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough

Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough and Southborough

Assabet Valley Regional Technical School, Marlborough

Fay School, Marlborough

Hillside School, Marlborough

Hudson Public Schools

Immaculate Conception School, Marlborough

Marlborough Public Schools

Northborough –Southborough Public Schools

St. John’s High School, Shrewsbury

St. Mark’s School, Southborough

Shrewsbury Public Schools

Westborough Public Schools

State websites
Massachusetts Department of Education

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Hello summer vacation!

June 24th, 2014

Floral Street School staff members Deb Richard and David Poe arrange the traditional signs with messages for students as they leave the Shrewsbury school on the last day. Each year, the last sign gives the students a reminder of how many days the summer vacation will last. 
Photo/Mary Pritchard

Region – Summer has finally and truly arrived for local students as they celebrate the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation.

Westborough native receives Doctor of Chiropractic degree

June 24th, 2014

Jaclyn Debs (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Westborough native Jaclyn Debs earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree and her Bachelor of Science in life sciences from Logan University in St. Louis. The daughter of Gail Debs of Westborough and George Debs of Milford, Debs was a member of the Chi Rho Sigma professional fraternity and was a senior intern at [...]

Hudson youth competes at national speech tournament

June 24th, 2014

Jonathan Barndt (Photo/Steve Min)

Hudson – Jonathan Barndt, 17, from Hudson traveled to Purcellville, Va., earlier this month to join more than 500 students competing in the National Speech and Debate Tournament. Barndt had qualified to compete in the Illustrated Oratory Speech category with the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association. Home-schooled students aged 12 to 18 compete at local [...]

United Way of Tri-County prepares for ‘Tools for Schools’

June 23rd, 2014

Bianca de la Garza, former WCVB-TV news co-anchor (back, second from left), and Barbara LaGrenada, UWTC director of volunteerism (fifth from left), are joined by participants in last year’s Tools for Schools program at the Marlborough Community Cupboard.

Photo/Molly McCarthy

Marlborough – As students begin enjoying their summer break, the United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) has started preparing its annual Tools for Schools program. For over 15 years, the program has provided children with backpacks full of grade-appropriate supplies for their return to school. Last year, UWTC partnered with 28 companies and 17 community agencies to distribute 738 backpacks for students in kindergarten through grade 12, 370 of which were in Marlborough.

St. John’s graduate earns U.S. Naval Academy degree

June 20th, 2014

Region – Navy Ensign Thomas D. Krysil, son of Cara Krysil of Leominster, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned to his current rank. Graduation and commissioning is the culmination of a rigorous four-year program of intense academic, military and physical training designed [...]

‘Night of the Arts’ at Kane School

June 18th, 2014

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Marlborough – On June 5, the Francis J. Kane Elementary School celebrated the arts with displays, portfolios, a basket raffle and an ice cream social. The Kane Night of the Arts is a popular annual spring event at the school.

Lincoln Street School Field Day connects sports and science

June 16th, 2014

Hallie Straight and Devon are following exercises for ABC Yoga.

Northborough- The weather was picture perfect as the students, faculty and volunteers held their annual Field Day at the Lincoln Street School June 6.

Shannon Phypers named MHS Teacher of the Year

June 16th, 2014

Marlborough High School Teacher of the Year Shannon Phypers with District Music Coordinator Jonathan Rosenthal (left) and music teacher Gary Piazza. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Marlborough High School (MHS) vocal music teacher Shannon Phypers was named MHS Teacher of the Year June 6 during the school’s Underclassmen Faculty Awards.              

Marlborough kindergarten teacher wins Teacher of the Year award

June 16th, 2014

Tania Benedetto is surrounded by her recent Teacher of the Year awards. (Photo/Joyce DeWallace)

Marlborough – Kindergarten teacher Tania Benedetto was recently named the 2014 Teacher of the Year in her school district by the Masonic Lodge. Her award plaque, signed by Mayor Arthur G. Vigeant reads, “Tania has been a dedicated teacher in the Marlborough Public Schools for over 17 years, most recently as a kindergarten teacher at the Kane Elementary School. Along with her kind, caring and giving nature, Tania is a dedicated and talented teacher whose classroom emboldens the growth of her students’ self-esteem and skills.”

Russian School of Mathematics students excel in math competitions

June 13th, 2014

Shrewsbury - Twenty local students who attend the award-winning Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) in Shrewsbury for afterschool math enrichment posted top scores in national and international math competitions during the 2013-2014 year. These local students were among over 600 RSM students from California, Connecticut, New Hampshire and all over Greater Boston who posted top scores [...]

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