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Proctor School celebrates a month of caring

December 14th, 2016

Northborough – Each month Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School highlights a character theme. “Caring” was November’s theme and students and staff were busy with activities which not only showed caring for their school community, but also the larger Northborough community.

The school held a candy collection for the troops and a winter coat drive for Northborough families in need. One effort that has been part of Proctor Pride tradition for 14 years is its annual Turkey Trot, which incorporates exercise, healthy competition among classes, and a food drive.

Quinn Middle School club introduces students to computer programming

December 14th, 2016

Hudson – Each week, close to two dozen students at Quinn Middle School in Hudson flock to the afterschool Scratch Club where school librarian Rolf Wasserman helps them learn the basics of computer programming.

Wasserman discovered Scratch and started the club in the fall of 2014. Developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, Scratch is a programming language designed for children. It features blocks or commands that a user can snap together to create games, animations, music and more. For Wasserman, the simplicity of the program as well as the opportunity for innovation makes it ideal for his students.

Sixth-graders organize show benefitting Sweats for Vets

December 14th, 2016

Marlborough – As a teacher and track coach at Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA), Mark Vital learned an important lesson from his sixth-grade students Julia Silva, Isabel Steinberg and Megan Wagher, each age 11 and from Marlborough. They produced and presented a talent show Nov. 18 at the school cafeteria to benefit Sweats for Vets. The nonprofit organization gives New England sports team sweatshirts as holiday presents to homeless military veterans.

Central One donates $2,000 to Shrewsbury Education Foundation

November 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Central One Federal Credit Union donated $2,000 to the Shrewsbury Education Foundation recently as part of its continued support of education and the community of Shrewsbury. “Central One has been committed to enhancing education programs for our youth,” said David L’Ecuyer, president and CEO of Central One. “We are delighted to help establish programs […]

Saint Mary Holly Fair to be held Dec. 4

November 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School, 16 Summer St., Shrewsbury, will host their annual Holly Fair Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by to shop for gifts and handmade crafts from a variety of new vendors, fresh wreaths, greens and cemetery boxes […]

Fay School to host classroom visit day Dec. 8

November 28th, 2016

Southborough – Fay School’s Classroom Visit Day will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The event is a great opportunity for you and your child to see Fay at its best as you tour the campus, talk with teachers and lead administrators, and observe students and teachers in action on […]

New initiative at Shrewsbury Montessori School

November 22nd, 2016

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Montessori School has announced a new gardening program for all students as well as a makerspace in the STEAM program which incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Students participate in activities such as preparing gardening beds, planting, and harvesting seeds. In STEAM, students build and create with Keva blocks, robotics, recycled […]

Shrewsbury Education Foundation announces Morgado as award recipient

November 17th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) announced its annual Community Service Award will be presented to Shrewsbury Town Manager Daniel J. Morgado. He will formally receive this honor at the foundation’s annual Awards and Recognitions Dinner Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston.

Assabet students honor veterans at assembly

November 16th, 2016

Region – The entire student body sat in respectful silence as several local veterans spoke to them about choices, challenges and careers as part of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s annual Veterans Day Assembly. Patriotic music played by the Assabet band welcomed the guests, the Marine Corps JROTC Color Guard marched in with the […]

Middle school students present Holocaust lessons onstage

November 16th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Cast and crew members of the Oak Middle School (OMS) Performing Arts Department have learned more about the Holocaust by participating in enrichment activities to prepare for their upcoming production.

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