Education

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Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough and Southborough

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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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Shrewsbury Public Schools: A History

September 24th, 2014

No. 3 schoolhouse: One of the original seven elementary schools that operated in the mid-1800s when Shrewsbury was divided into seven districts. Each schoolhousewas built with one room. The No. 3 schoolhouse no longer exists.

By Alexandra Molnar and Zenya Molnar Contributing Writers  GENERAL INFO In 1851, Shrewsbury was divided into seven districts with one school building for each district. Each school had students in grades 1-8. By 1879, there was one grammar school (grades 7-9) and one high school (grades 10-12). Due to the addition of the grammar and [...]

New mural adds charm and whimsy to school

September 24th, 2014

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Westborough – It’s always fun for the students at the Annie E. Fales Elementary School when they hold their monthly assembly. But on Sept. 19, they had an extra special reason to celebrate. They finally got to see a new mural that they had contributed design ideas to several months ago.

Avidia Charitable Foundation donates to Peaslee School PTO

September 5th, 2014

(l to r) Jennifer Cardoso, Northborough branch manager of Avidia Bank; Dr. Jill Barnhardt, principal of the Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School in Northborough; Liz Nolan, PTO chair; Meg Byron, PTO co-chair; and Mark R. O"Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank
Photo/submitted

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to the Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School in Northborough for playground upgrades. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.  

Marlborough resident graduates from basic training

September 1st, 2014

Marlborough – Army Pvt. Nicholas Evangelous, son of Anthony Evangelous of Marlborough,has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and [...]

Algonquin graduates achieve college degrees

September 1st, 2014

Northborough – Emily C Rutan graduated magna cum laude from the Schreyer Honors College at Pennsylvnia State University in May. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, competed with the Club Gymnastics team for four years, and was a biochemistry and molecular biology major in the Eberly College of Science. She [...]

Westborough Library plans for the future

August 30th, 2014

Volunteer Darian O"Donnell uses the makerspace software. (Photo/Maureen Ambrosino)

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library has been taking steps to prepare for future growth and transform it into “a 21st-century library,” according to Library Director Maureen Ambrosino.

Marlborough completes third summer youth jobs program

August 27th, 2014

Charlotte Broussard and Nicole Wynne share a laugh at a luncheon Aug. 14 for employers and students who participated in this summer's youth jobs program.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – For the third summer, the city of Marlborough in conjunction with Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce (PSW) offered a six-week youth jobs program for residents ages 16 to 19. This summer, 19 students entering 11th or 12th grade worked the part-time jobs. Those students and their employers gathered Aug. 14 for a luncheon at Whitcomb Middle School.

They were welcomed by Kelley French, director of the Young Adult Employment Initiative at PSW.

Athletes volunteer for second annual ‘Rangers Give Back’

August 25th, 2014

(l to r) WHS Athletic Director Johanna DiCarlo and students Olivia Natale and Katie Bretta Photo/Zenya Molnar

Westborough – Whether it's providing funding or just cheering them on in good times or bad, student athletes depend on the support of their community. On Aug. 19, members of the various Westborough High School (WHS) athletic teams returned the favor, by participating in the second annual “Rangers Give Back.”

Local students receive Central One scholarships

August 18th, 2014

Region – Central One Federal Credit Union awarded three students with academic scholarships for the upcoming school year. Many students from Shrewsbury High School, Westborough High School, and Algonquin Regional High School submitted their applications for the Central One Scholarship. The following students were awarded the scholarship based upon academic merit, school activities, community involvement, [...]

Marlborough business leaders teaching at Quinsigamond College satellite campus

August 13th, 2014

Marlborough – Several Marlborough business leaders and members of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) Board of Directors will be instructing courses this fall at the Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) satellite campus at the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough. Fall semester classes begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Mary Jo Nawrocki, former [...]

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