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Students celebrate Diwali at Mill Pond School

November 2nd, 2014


Westborough – There was storytelling, food and sweets, mendi (henna) hand decorating, dancing, rangoli (folk art) and more at the Mill Pond School Celebration of Diwali Oct. 28.

Westborough graduates receive scholarships

October 31st, 2014

Photo 1: WHS Civic Club Scholarship recipients (l to r: Mia Natale; Frank Chang; Club President Adam Boyce; Mark Schoen)

Westborough – The Westborough Civic Club recently awarded scholarships to five graduating Westborough High School students: Mia Natale, Franck Chang, Mark Schoen, Catherine Martin and Adelene Egan. This year, for the first time, the club also awarded a scholarship to one Westborough student attending Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. This inaugural award was awarded [...]

Theater is thriving in Shrewsbury schools

October 31st, 2014


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Public Schools’ Performing Arts Department provides students with opportunities to develop an appreciation of both music and drama as well as providing a creative outlet for their talents. Tom O’Toole is the new director of the K – 12 program that encompasses everything from the many instrumental and vocal groups to all the plays and musicals that the school system produces for the community.

Westborough High School to present ‘The Laramie Project Cycle’

October 28th, 2014

Students rehearse for Westborough High School Center Stage Theater Company’s upcoming production of “The Laramie Project Cycle." (Photo/Alex Cornacchia)

Westborough – There’s never just one way to tell a story.

‘Spooktacular’ fun at the Lincoln Street School

October 28th, 2014

Rachel Alberti, age 14, with brother Gregory Alberti, 8, and Sarah Willett, 13

Northborough – The Lincoln Street School celebrated Halloween a week early Oct.24 when they held their annual Fun Day Spooktacular. On the agenda were lots of games, face painting and a visit from special guest John F. Barmon, Jr. of Cambridge who played the character “Spaulding Smails” in the 1980 film, “Caddyshack.” The event also served as a fundraiser for the school.

Engineering student sets example of leadership for her peers

October 25th, 2014

Kayleigh Stevens at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. (Photo/Valerie Franchi)

Region – There are some people who make the rest of us seem like underachievers. Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School senior Kayleigh Stevens is one of those people. The drafting and design student has a list of accomplishments a mile long and keeps adding to that list. On a typical day, she is at school until 9 p.m. and many nights she barely has time to sleep.

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 [...]

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