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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Education foundation, trivia bee celebrate milestones

Westborough – Lots of laughs were shared when milestone anniversaries were celebrated Nov. 6 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. While marking its 20th year, the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) presented its 10th annual Trivia Bee. WEF’s primary fundraiser helped provide $21,170 in grants in this 2017-2018 school year and over $375,000 throughout two decades.

Richer School Science Fair sparks intergenerational curiosity and problem-solving

Marlborough – At the Raymond C. Richer Elementary School Science Fair Nov. 2, groups of students swarmed around various tables, such as “Make Red Slime,” “Smell a Station,” and “Extract Strawberry DNA” to figure out the “how-tos” presented at the individual stations. Not only did elementary students exhibit active inquiry skills and problem-solving, so did their younger and older siblings as well as parents and grandparents who joined them at this annual event.

Unified Singing Club at Algonquin High School starts on a high note

Northborough/Southborough - The newly formed Unified Singing Club at Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) gives students of all singing skill levels the opportunity to participate in a singing club without the competitiveness of auditioning for limited spots in a chorus. The club’s focus is on collaboration and joy.

Interact Club’s Painting Rocks for Peace Project inspires community 

Northborough – Martin Luther King Jr. once said “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” The students who belong to the Interact Club of Northborough-Southborough understand that philosophy. Not only do they understand it, they embrace it while making a positive difference in their community.

Grafton High to present ‘Charlotte’s Web’  

Grafton - Grafton High School theatre will perform “Charlotte’s Web” the weekend of Nov. 17-19 at the school, 69 Brigham St.

Paton School educator nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

Shrewsbury – Colleen Kalagher-Travaglio, third-grade teacher at the Walter J. Paton Elementary School in Shrewsbury is one of those teachers who has gone above and beyond. She was truly was a “life-changer” to one of her former students who recently nominated her for the 2017-2018 National LifeChanger of the Year Award.

Marlborough Schools to destroy special education records from 2014 or prior

Marlborough -  In accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 603 CMR 23.06 (3), the Marlborough Public Schools, Office of Student Services, will be destroying records of students withdrawn from special education services on or before June 30, 2014. Per regulations we must notify you that, on Friday, Dec. 8, any of these special education records still in the possession of Marlborough Public Schools will be destroyed.

Algonquin to musically make the case for ‘Legally Blonde’

Northborough/Southborough – Rehearsals are underway for “Legally Blonde the Musical” to be presented Thursday, Nov. 30 to Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., in the JFK Auditorium at Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough. Drama and public speaking teacher Maura Morrison is directing the students and observing a comradery that’s contributing to the show’s success.

Epicurean restaurant is open at Assabet Valley

Region - Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s restaurant, the Epicurean Room, is open for the 2017-18 school year. The regular schedule will be Wednesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., with an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch each Thursday for $9 per person, which includes salad bar, soup, a variety of meats, vegetables and starches, as well as a dessert and beverage.

STEM Conference Continues to Inspire Students   

Grafton – Paul Lynskey, executive director of the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation (BVEF), knows how vital it is to capture middle school students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math. So, seeing students’ reaction to the 10th annual Blackstone Valley STEM Conference was exciting.