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North Grafton parents, teachers prepare for 25th Fun Fair

March 27th, 2015

Carson McGrath, now a first-grader, rides a pony led by a representative from Ridge Valley Stables at last year’s Fun Fair to benefit the North Grafton Elementary Schools Parent Teacher Group.

North Grafton – The North Grafton Elementary Schools Parent Teacher Group (NGES PTG) is excited to be busy preparing for the 25th anniversary of its annual Fun Fair. The landmark celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at North Grafton Elementary School. Also, returning for its third year is the Auction and Raffle Preview Night to be held Friday, May 8, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club sponsors writing contest

March 21st, 2015

Marlborough – The Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club (MJWC) is sponsoring a writing contest to honor teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 5. This contest is open to all students in the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Hudson Public School District, Immaculate Conception School, and Marlborough Public School District.

Robotics fun

March 20th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Members of Shrewsbury High School Robotics Team 467 with several Floral Street School fourth graders pose for a photo after the team did a presentation at Floral Street March 4. The team visits each elementary school in Shrewsbury for a presentation about robotics and “simple machines in real life.” Photo/Mary Pritchard

Floral Street School celebrates Community Reading Day

March 20th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Floral Street School first graders Sam Cunniffe (left) and Patrick O’Toole (right) with guest readers (l to r) Shrewsbury Firefighter Sean Bohdiewicz, The Cat in the Hat (a.k.a. Ed Martel), Shrewsbury Police Patrolman Shawn Valliere, and Shrewsbury Firefighter Nick Vincequere pose for a photo during the Community Reading Day at Floral Street School [...]

Hudson High School holds Health Fair

March 20th, 2015

15-40 Connection Education and Event Manager Alex Holden with Hudson High School student members Mikenna Doherty, Evan Nelson, Morgan Nelson and Bhumi Patel. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – Hudson High School (HHS) held its annual Health Fair in the gym March 13. Health-related vendor tables were set up around the perimeter of the room to include a wide array of agencies and clubs. Some of these included Schimmer Reiki Practitioner, Energy Healer, Angel and Tarot Card Reader, Americans with Disabilities Committee of Hudson, Boost Fitness, Chiropractor Richard R. Waller Jr., local hospitals, the Hudson Police Department, Melanoma Foundation, Good Samaritans, H.H.S. Gay Straight Alliance, Students Against Drunk Driving, Early Childhood Education, nurses and authors.

Shrewsbury teams place first in regional DI competition

March 19th, 2015

(l to r) Anusha Loganathan, Samantha Welch, Meher Gandhi, Eric Craft, Kosmas Karadimitriou, Natalia Karadimitriou, Prisha Singh and Nora Craft. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Two Shrewsbury Public School Destination Imagination (DI) teams placed first at the regional tournament in Monson March 6 and will go on to compete in the Destination Imagination state tournament March 28 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Team members Thomas Shimer and Cecilia Karen and team manager Jennifer Shimer won first place in the [...]

Cox Street/J.L. Mulready Elementary planning 50th anniversary celebration

March 19th, 2015

Hudson – This upcoming school year of 2015-2016 marks 50 years since the first class entered the Cox Street School, which is now the J.L. Mulready Elementary School. As such, a committee is being formed to plans ways to commemorate and celebrate this important anniversary.

Trunk Show Soiree to benefit Shrewsbury education

March 19th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) will welcome spring with a peek at fresh fashions and accessories sported by “Shrewsbury’s most fashionable models” at its Trunk Show Soirée Saturday, April 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sumner House, 5 Church Road.

Fay School to host spring celebration

March 18th, 2015

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Southborough – Chase away those winter blues! The Fay School will be hosting “Fay Festival,” a spring celebration open to families with children ages 2 to 10 years, Saturday, March 28, from 12-3 p.m. The free event will include activities such as inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses as well as carnival games and [...]

Westborough Education Foundation grant funds immigration day for second-graders

March 6th, 2015

Second-graders at Fales Elementary School disembark from the ship bringing them to America.

Westborough – Second-grade students at the Annie E. Fales Elementary School were able to experience immigration to the United States as it was in the early 1900s, thanks to a grant furnished by the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF). The grant money was used by second-grade teachers Kathy Swanson and Patty Gallo for the program entitled [...]

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