Education

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Schools in the Community Advocate readership
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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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St. Mary School principal announces retirement

July 10th, 2016

Retiring St. Mary School Principal Joan Barry with some of her students. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Joan T. Barry, principal of St. Mary School in Shrewsbury, is retiring at the end of June, following 45 years in elementary and middle school education and eight years as principal of St. Mary School. Barry’s academic career includes serving as assistant principal at Shrewsbury Middle School, principal at Millennium School and Stony […]

LeDuc retires from Assabet after 32 years

July 10th, 2016

(l to r) Assabet retirees, Jack Lage and Gino Brazeau, with Marie LeDuc. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – The Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School staff and students recently showered Marie LeDuc with cards, gifts, and well wishes as she headed to retirement after being at the school for 32 years. LeDuc started out in the cafeteria, but eventually became the school’s matron on the custodial staff.

Dupree wins South Street Diner scholarship

July 1st, 2016

Mark Sullivan and Phyllis Keene, the proprietors of the South Street Diner with Maria Dupree, scholarship recipient. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – Over the years, Maria Dupree, who just graduated from Westborough High School, has always enjoyed eating at the South Street Diner. Whether it was just catching up with friends or unwinding after a “grueling mid-term,” it was a favorite place to dine. And now thanks to her essay […]

Lindsay receives Shrewsbury Garden Club scholarship

July 1st, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Garden Club encourages students residing in Shrewsbury, pursuing a course of study in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, or a related field, with annual scholarships. Recently, the club awarded John Lindsay a $1000 scholarship to help with finishing his degree from McGill University in Montreal in Environmental Science. Lindsay’s emphasis centers on […]

Northborough Woman’s Club awards scholarships

July 1st, 2016

Northborough – The Northborough Woman’s Club offers two or more scholarships each year to students who are graduating from a local high school, are residents of Northborough, and plan to continue an education at an institution of higher learning or higher vocational training. This year’s awards were given to Anna Sarrasin and Michael Upton. Anna […]

Let the games begin!

July 1st, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Floral Street School students and faculty participate in the “Parade of Athletes” as part of the opening ceremony of the Floral Street School Olympic Games 2016. During years in which Olympic Summer Games are held, physical education teacher Amy Smith, along with teachers Ken Avery and Tracy DeBlois with the help of many […]

Sherwood School to hold summer reading program

June 29th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Summer R.E.C.E.S.S (reading everyday can ensure student success) Reading Program for grades K-4 will be offered at the Sherwood Middle School this summer. During this free class, teachers will read and discuss the required reading book with the children and work on a related craft.

Westborough student turns love of rap into pure poetry

June 29th, 2016

Westborough High School junior Kofi Dadzie (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Westborough – Kofi Dadzie, a junior at Westborough High School, is a poised, athletic and extremely talented young man. He has been chosen to participate on the Brave New Voices Slam Poetry Team from Massachusetts and will travel this summer to Washington, DC, to compete and perform in an international Poetry Slam Festival.

Westborough Education Foundation donates $25,000 to support schools

June 29th, 2016

Westborough Superintendent of Schools Amber Bock (fourth from left) receives a check from Turkey Trot committee members (l to r)  Heather Kane,  Maureen Johnson,  Maura Shunney, Marianne O’Connor and Sara Dullea. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) recently presented a check for $25,000 to Superintendent Amber Bock to support Westborough schools.

WCLT scholarships awarded to Westborough graduates

June 28th, 2016

Owen Smallcomb (Photos/submitted)

Westborough – This year the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) awarded two $1,000 scholarships and two honorable mentions to graduating Westborough High School seniors. Selections were made on the basis of essays submitted in WCLT’s annual Earth Day Essay Contest. Benjamin Anderson won a scholarship for his essay describing his experience growing up around Lake […]

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