Education

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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

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Marlborough High students wear purple to show support for fight against cancer

May 19th, 2015

Students pose for the “purple picture” to kick off Relay for Life. 
Photo/Nance Ebert

Marlborough – In a sea of purple, Marlborough High School students and faculty gathered on the front stairwell at the end of the school day May 15 to take a group photo. Everyone wore a purple t-shirt to show his or her support in the fight against cancer. The high school is participating in “Paint the School Purple” in celebration of the annual Relay for Life of Hudson-Marlborough.

Oak Middle School holds annual talent show

May 17th, 2015

Cast and crew of “Oak’s Got Talent!”

Shrewsbury – Oak Middle School recently held the third annual “Oak’s Got Talent!” show directed by Ann Tomashefsky. The event featured seventh- and eighth-grade students who showed off their various talents. Some of the acts included pianists Joseph Pederson and Logan Peterson, who performed a four-handed version of “Maple Leaf Rag,” and Angela Rezuke, who [...]

Student Leadership Council members gain tools for being good citizens

May 14th, 2015

Members of the Student Leadership Council at the Charles Jaworek Elementary School. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Being a leader means being grateful, being kind to others, and being a role model. That’s according to Kayla Parsons, a fourth-grader at the Charles Jaworek Elementary School in Marlborough. She’s one of 18 students in her grade enrolled in the May session of the Student Leadership Council at the school.

Saint Mary School students participate in 2015 Science Fair

May 14th, 2015

Winners of Saint Mary School’s 2015 Science Fair. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School’s Upper School students recently participated in the biennial Science Fair. Over 95 students in grades 5 – 8 began working on their Science Fair research and related experiments in January. The projects consist of the following: proposal, log book, project report, oral presentation and display poster. Students were encouraged to [...]

Zeh School holds Environmental Awareness Week

May 14th, 2015

Marion E. Zeh School students try on beekeeper equipment. (Photos/submitted)

Northborough – In honor of Earth Day April 22, the Marion E. Zeh School Environmental Team had its annual Environmental Awareness Week the last week of April. Activities and presentations were planned for each day of the week to encourage students, teachers and families to learn about the importance of taking care of the earth.

Newbery Medal author Sharon Creech visits Fay

May 12th, 2015

Author Sharon Creech speaks to students from Fay School in Southborough. 
Photo/submitted

Southborough – On April 30, Fay School’s budding writers met Newbery Award-winning author Sharon Creech who has written numerous novels for young people, including “Walk Two Moons” (winner of the Newbery Medal), “Love That Dog,” and “Ruby Holler” (winner of the Carnegie Medal). Each fall, the entire Lower School community – including faculty and parents — reads the same novel and participates in community-wide book talks and reflections.

Local Mass Academy students head to national science symposium

May 3rd, 2015

Region – Two juniors at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will present their research and compete against 230 students nationwide at a science and humanities symposium in Maryland after winning top honors on the regional level. Karthik Karnik, of Westborough, and Amol Punjabi, of Northborough, will participate in [...]

Paton school holds annual pancake breakfast

May 3rd, 2015

The Desruisseaux family enjoys the annual Paton Family Breakfast held at the school on April 11.

Shrewsbury – The Desruisseaux family enjoys the annual Paton Family Breakfast held at the school on April 11. The event, hosted by the Walter J. Paton Elementary School PTO, included a pancake breakfast, raffles, and silent auction to raise funds for Paton School. Photo/Mary Pritchard

Officials say no viable threats found at school after anonymous call

April 29th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Dr. Joseph M. Sawyer, the Shrewsbury Superintendent of Schools, released this statement this afternoon:

This morning, the Paton School received an anonymous phone call that made a non-specific threat. Per school district protocol, the Shrewsbury Police were called and the school went into lockdown. After an assessment of the situation by the police, students returned to normal classroom activities within 30 minutes. Out of an abundance of caution, the Shrewsbury Police maintained a presence at the school throughout the day, and one of the Shrewsbury Police Department School Resource Officers will be present at the school for the remainder of the week.

Benjamin Franklin visits the Kane School

April 25th, 2015

Benjamin Franklin demonstrates the Van de Graaff machine, which produces static electricity. (Photos/Nance Ebert)

Marlborough – Watching a history lesson come to life can be a magical, entertaining and educational experience. Actor Kyle Blanchette treated the third-grade students at the Francis J. Kane Elementary School to a live theatrical performance April 14, portraying Benjamin Franklin from the time he was a child through his senior years.

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