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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), [...]

Notre Dame professor share physics research at St. John’s

September 26th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – On Sept. 10, University of Notre Dame physics professor Michael Hildreth addressed an audience of 100 St. John’s High School students, teachers and guests on the topic of “Chasing the ‘God Particle’: a Journey from Central Mass to the Higgs Boson.” Hildreth, a Hudson native and 1984 graduate of Saint John’s in Shrewsbury, is now a physicist specializing in the study of elementary particles.

Shrewsbury Montessori School achieves initial accreditation by AISNE

September 25th, 2014

The Shrewsbury Montessori School has been granted initial accreditation by the Association of Independent Schools in New England.
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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Montessori School (SMS) announced that it has been granted initial accreditation by the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE). The AISNE Board of Directors voted to grant the accreditation based on the School’s Self-Study document and an evaluation report prepared by a team of educators who conducted their visit to the school in May 2014.

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.

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