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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.              

Tempting taste buds internationally

February 7th, 2014

Eighth-graders Sherry Lin and Sue Lee serve South Korean scallion pie.

Southborough – Multicultural Week concluded Feb. 1 at Fay School with the annual Taste of Nations, an extensive international buffet dinner. Delicacies were prepared for guests by boarding students from around the world, faculty, staff and parents. Photos/ Ed Karvoski Jr.

Conference aims to introduce girls to math and science careers

February 7th, 2014

Northborough – On Saturday, March 15, middle school-aged girls are invited to attend the 8th Women in Science & Math Conference hosted by the Northboro Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC).

The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough. It is free and open to all. The event encourages middle school-aged girls to explore careers in the fields of science and math, and builds connections with local women who have expertise and professional degrees in these fields.

Shrewsbury students raise funds for community service project

February 5th, 2014

Photo 2: (Bottom row, l to r) Patricia Busso, Erin Laverty, Alexa Deraney, Hannah Murray, Abigail Clermont (top row, l to r) Shane Smith, Alie Curran, Amber Fijol, Emily Taylor, Keisha Champagne, Kylee Smith, Erin Cossette, Laura Debiasio, Georgia Giedymin, Tom Bodden. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – While many students look forward to April vacation as a time to catch up on sleep and visit with friends, a group of 15 students from Shrewsbury High School (SHS) will be spending their vacation in the Dominican Republic participating in an eight-day community service project. They will be working with the organization Community Service Alliance through the tour company, Education First, which offers immersive educational travel.

Popped! goes the improv comedy at Hudson High

February 3rd, 2014

Andrew Hatch and Brian Matthews focus their attention differently across the stage.

Hudson – Many people fear the thought of performing onstage in front of a crowd of spectators. And even those who do accept the challenge are often afraid of forgetting their memorized lines. In contrast, there’s the improvisational comedy troupe known as Popped! consisting of students in grades eight through 12. They bravely took the stage unscripted Jan. 9, 10, and 11 in the Intel Mini Theatre at Hudson High School.

Hudson and Marlborough schools announce kindergarten registration for fall 2014

February 3rd, 2014

Hudson/Marlborough – Registration for kindergarten in Marlborough and Hudson for the 2014-15 school year will begin in February. All children living in Hudson or Marlborough who will be five years old on or before Aug. 31, 2014, are eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2014. There are no exceptions regarding entrance age requirements. [...]

Hudson High School musicians accepted to All-State Music Festival

February 3rd, 2014

Six Hudson High School students were selected to participate in the upcoming music festival in Boston. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – Hudson High School and music educators Jason P. Caron and Jeannette McLellan recently announced that six student musicians have been selected by audition to participate in the 2014 Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) annual Conference and Music Festival March 20-22 at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center in Boston. The culminating concert performance [...]

St. Mary School celebrates Catholic Schools Week

February 3rd, 2014

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Shrewsbury – St. Mary School in Shrewsbury hosted its annual January Open House and Registration Event Jan. 26. This event marks the start of Catholic Schools Week throughout the United States.  This year’s theme, “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” exemplifies the very essence of what Catholic schools provide for their students, families, and communities. [...]

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