Education

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Serving pizza and superlatives to Marlborough High seniors

October 22nd, 2014

Most Musical: Sarah Hanahan and Connor Bailey

Marlborough – The Marlborough High School (MHS) class of 2015 gathered for pizza in the cafeteria Oct. 14 and learned which classmates garnered most votes for superlatives ranging from Best Laugh to Most Likely to Succeed. MHS announces superlatives in the fall so that photos can meet the yearbook deadline. It’s also an opportunity to begin a lively school year, according to the students selected with Most Class Spirit: Luddy Cassiano and Jony Maciel.

Trivia Night to help important cause for Shrewsbury schools

October 22nd, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The dictionary definition of “trivia” is “unimportant facts.” That word carries more significance for an upcoming fundraiser. On Friday, Nov. 14, the Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) will host its third annual Trivia Night at the Knights of Columbus Hall to raise funds for educational initiatives outside of the school budget and curriculum.

Teams of four adults will accept the challenge to answer 10 rounds of 10 questions on various topics. Once again serving as event chair is Mary Aicardi.

Outdoor classroom dedicated to former superintendent

October 21st, 2014

The new outdoor classroom
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Southborough – Dr. Charles Gobron will inspire Albert S. Woodward Memorial School students outdoors, as he did in the classroom and school district for more than 40 years.

A new outdoor classroom was dedicated at Woodward Oct. 6, in a ceremony attended by school officials, staff, community members and members of Gobron’s family.

Shrewsbury High School Alumni Association accepting grant applications

October 16th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Alumni Association is accepting grant applications through Tuesday, Nov. 4. Grants may be given to student groups for projects that involve or benefit at least five SHS students. The all-volunteer association has awarded grants each year since 1995. Past recipients have included the Chemistry, Art, and History clubs; the [...]

Westborough High artist displays mural in Boston

October 16th, 2014

Michelle Stevens displays her mural, which was one of five selected to be displayed at Boston Calling.

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Westborough – Michelle Stevens, a senior at Westborough High School (WHS), answered the call as one of only five artists selected to display a mural in the inaugural “Blank Canvas” of the fourth Boston Calling, a music festival held Sept. 5 to 7 at City Hall Plaza in Boston.

“If everyone at the festival walked by my art once, that’s 45,000 people seeing it, so that’s pretty cool,” she said. “Another highlight was getting to go there free because I really like music.”

St. Bernadette School receives national blue ribbon honor

October 9th, 2014

St. Bernadette School is adorned in blue ribbons in honor of the prestigious designation.

Northborough – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently recognized St. Bernadette School in Northborough as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. Of the 337 schools recognized nationwide, St. Bernadette’s is one of only 50 non-public schools and the only non-public school in all of New England to receive this honor. Blue ribbon schools are chosen based on academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. St. Bernadette’s was recognized as an “Exemplary High Performing School.”

Two students receive Westborough Education Foundation scholarships

October 8th, 2014

Westborough – The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) has recently announced the recipients of the 2014 WEF Scholarships, Westborough High School graduates Brendan Mitchell and Elizabeth Simmons. Mitchell is attending University of Sussex in Brighton, England, and majoring in international relations. In addition to English, he speaks fluent Spanish and French and will be studying Russian [...]

Algonquin seniors organize 5K to benefit Boys and Girls Club of Metrowest

October 8th, 2014

(l to r) Algonquin Regional High School seniors Allie Courtwright, Baylee Burns and Stephanie McGovern with the children at the Boys and Girls Club of Metrowest. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) seniors Allie Courtwright, Baylee Burns and Stephanie McGovern are learning some real life lessons. The trio is organizing a 5k color run to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Metrowest.

Shrewsbury High celebrates Spirit Week

October 4th, 2014

The Colonials mascot with students during Spirit Week.

Shrewsbury – To kick off homecoming weekend Sept. 27-28, students at Shrewsbury High School celebrated Spirit Week with a theme for each day that ended with class spirit competitions. Seniors took first place overall in the events and Spirit Day Games. Photo/Heidi Hayes-Pandey            

St. Mary sixth-graders raise money to sponsor two Ugandan students

October 4th, 2014

St. Mary School students raised money to educate Ugandan youth. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Though Uganda, East Africa, is time zones away from St. Mary School in Shrewsbury, the grade six students recently learned that their contributions have a significant impact on children across the globe. As a result of their service efforts, students raised $920. The donation was sent to Raising Up Hope for Uganda (RUHU), [...]

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