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LOCAL EDUCATION NEWS & EVENTS

Stay in the loop with local education news and events in Massachusetts & get to know about latest developments, educational initiatives, and upcoming events that impact your community. Our concise updates cover Massachusetts education news and highlight significant education events, keeping you connected to the evolving educational landscape in your locality.

Ice cream and books bring community together

Westborough - Hastings Elementary School was filled with parents and students selecting books and eating ice cream at their annual Book Fair and Ice Cream Social Nov. 14.

IC School welcomes new advancement director

Marlborough – As the new advancement director at Immaculate Conception School (ICS), Sandi Barrett now reports to work where she studied in grades one through eight, and graduated in 1972.

Westborough High student determined to make a difference

Westborough - Westborough High School (WHS) junior Elizabeth Gallary has made it her mission to raise awareness and support for cancer research. The disease hits close to home for Gallary who is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.

Innovative Technology Program at Quinn Middle School in Hudson

Hudson - The Cloud. Wordles. Tagxedos. Annomoto. Brainpop. Google Apps. Digital Citizenship. These are just a few of the words and terms that pepper the technology classes at Quinn Middle School in Hudson.

WHS students perform “The Comedy of Errors”

Westborough - The Westborough High School's Center Stage Theater Company performed, "The Comedy of Errors," a play by William Shakespeare, Nov. 15-17.

School names library in memory of dedicated educator

Hudson – While serving as principal from 1980 through 2000, James Boyd left his mark on Farley Elementary School. Daily classes were still conducted as he oversaw a renovation throughout the building including the library. Now, the library is named in his memory.

Northborough students inspired to make a difference

Northborough - For two fifth-grade students at the Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School, a unit on social justice became the catalyst for action.

Westborough High School students show thanks by giving back

Westborough ??" On Nov. 16, a Saturday morning which was perfect for sleeping in, many Westborough High School (WHS) students instead headed out into town determined to spend the day making a difference. Clad in matching blue T-shirts, school volunteers headed out to various sites throughout Westborough as part of the National Honor Society's Day of Thanksgiving. "We wanted our mission this year to have a big focus on community service," said Addie Egan, 17, senior, president of the National Honor Society.

Shrewsbury athletes and coaches named to Hall of Fame

Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury Athletic Hall of Fame has announced this year's inductees into the Shrewsbury High School Hall of Fame. The event will...

Assabet Valley concludes Military Awareness Week by honoring veterans

Marlborough- Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School concluded its Military Awareness Week Nov. 8 by honoring veterans with a fully attended assembly in the gym.

Westborough students celebrate Diwali

Westborough - Armstrong Elementary School students, aged 5 through 9, and their families celebrated two fun holidays at the end of October – Halloween...

“Big friends helping little friends”

Shrewsbury - More than 50 Sherwood Middle School students, faculty, and parents showed up on a Saturday to give back to the town and...

Northborough students honor veterans

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer Northborough – Lincoln Street Elementary School held its annual Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 8 in the school cafeteria. Students in...

Algonquin students teach each other the lessons of unsafe driving

Northborough - Nick Cappello will never forget the early morning phone he received in his hotel room in 2005, telling him that his son was killed. Cappello won's forget what he described as the "constant stream of tears" he shared with his wife, Jan. His son, Paul, was 21 when his SUV reportedly struck a boulder, ending his life. Cappello said the accident left him with questions that will forever be unanswered: Did Paul suffer? What were his last thoughts? Why did his friends let him drive, even though Paul was inebriated?

Buzzing for Westborough Education Foundation

Westborough – This year, 36 teams put on their thinking caps for the Westborough Education Foundation's (WEF) sixth annual Trivia Bee, held Nov. 4...

Ceremony dedicates Hudson's new Quinn Middle School

Hudson – Town and state officials participated in a dedication ceremony Oct. 30 for the new $43.3 million Quinn Middle School, which replaced the 45-year-old JFK Middle School. Speakers included Massachusetts School Building Authority Executive Director Jack McCarthy; state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton; state Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow; Superintendent Dr. Kevin Lyons; Quinn Middle School Principal Brian Daniels; Tammy Ducey, a JFK Middle School Building Committee member; and Leigh Sherwood of OMR Architects. Representing the school's students were seventh-graders Jordyn Yates and Bryce Miranda.

Annual trivia bee in Westborough to support schools

Westborough - The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) will host its annual Trivia Bee Monday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in...

Senior class superlatives announced at Marlborough High

Marlborough – The Marlborough High School (MHS) class of 2014 followed the lead of last year's seniors and announced their superlatives in the fall instead of the spring, so that photos could get published in the yearbook. That schedule is expected to continue, according to class advisor Paula Ryder. "The kids have known each other for a long time, so they already know who they'se going to vote for in the fall," she said.

Bank opens branch in Westborough High School

Westborough - Central One Federal Credit Union recently celebrated the grand opening of their newest branch in Westborough High School. With the cutting of the ribbon, the Credit Union opened their second high school bank after a branch in Shrewsbury High School was created four years ago. David L"Ecuyer, the president and CEO of Central One Federal Credit Union, said, "We believe in investing in young people." The new branch, he added, provides an "unbelievable opportunity to be prepared before going out in the community."

St. John's donates 36 computers to Haitian orphans

Shrewsbury - St. John's High School in Shrewsbury has donated 36 new computers to the Be Like Brit orphanage in Grand GoĆ¢ve, Haiti. Len...