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MHS students send valentines to the troops

February 10th, 2015

Amanda Cameron and Jennifer Marino, MHS Student Council members in 10th grade, make
Valentine's Day cards for the American troops in Qatar.
Photo/Nance Ebert

Marlborough- Valentine’s Day is all about love but for many of our troops stationed overseas it can be a day of loneliness or even sadness.

The Marlborough High School (MHS) Student Council members partnered with LCI Paper Company Feb. 3 to send valentine cards to the American troops stationed in Qatar. The Marlborough-based company, which provides specialty papers and envelopes for large organizations as well as home-based businesses, donated supplies for the event.

St. Mary School celebrates Catholic Schools Week

February 10th, 2015

Grade 3 students (l to r): Brady Shea, Dylan Fanale and Emma Chillo

Shrewsbury – St. Mary School in Shrewsbury hosted its annual Open House and Registration Event Jan. 25. This event marked the start of Catholic Schools Week throughout the United States. This year’s theme, “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service” exemplifies the essence of what Catholic schools provide for their students, their families and the communities they serve.

Whitcomb School fair promotes health and wellness

February 10th, 2015

Sch M whitcomb wellness fair rs2

Marlborough – In spite of the recent snowstorms and cold temperatures, 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School was filled with students, parents and members of the community for their Whitcomb Winter Wellness Fair Feb. 4.

There were over 25 vendors set up throughout the building with displays, wellness-related information, demonstrations, samples, skin screenings, informational handouts and more.

Schools closed on Monday, Feb. 9

February 8th, 2015

Region – All public schools in the core Community Advocate readership area – Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough – have announced they will be closed Monday, Feb. 9, due to the inclement weather. Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough and St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury have also announced that they [...]

Community invited to meet finalists for Marlborough High principal

February 7th, 2015

Marlborough – The Marlborough Public Schools administrative team has announced that Marlborough High School (MHS) Principal Search Committee has identified three finalists for the high school principal position:

Shrewsbury students share family traditions

February 4th, 2015

Alex D’Antilio proudly displays an Ecuadorian plate from his grandparents.

Shrewsbury – One hundred-year-old citizenship papers, wedding photos of Italian great-great grandparents, children’s knickers from Germany and Swedish bread recipes! These were some of the items that could be seen at the recent Spring Street School Fourth Graders Family Traditions and Artifacts Museum.

District working towards goal of healthier, safer lunches for all

January 29th, 2015

Northborough – School lunches used to be a simple thing. Some students bought the lunch that the school cafeteria offered while others brought their own in from home. But with the advent of so many children developing allergies, which in some cases are actually life threatening, and others suffering from serious ailments such as celiac disease, school lunches have taken on a whole new dimension for school administrators.

Marlborough Public Schools closed Thursday

January 28th, 2015

Marlborough – In collaboration with city officials and Public Works and safety personnel, Marlborough Public School officials have decided to keep schools closed Thursday, Jan. 29 as a matter of student safety. “Although streets are relatively clear, sidewalks and bus stops require additional work due to the sheer amount of snow that must be cleared [...]

Shrewsbury students to compete on ‘High School Quiz Show’

January 21st, 2015

Shrewsbury High School Quiz Team members Grant Xu, David Du, Stephen Przybylek and Alex Todorov

Shrewsbury – A team of six Shrewsbury High School (SHS) students will test their knowledge when they compete on the sixth season of WGBH TV’s “High School Quiz Show” Jan. 31 in Boston.

Shrewsbury’s team is made up of senior co-captains David Du and Alex Todorov, senior Grant Xu, and juniors Mounith Madadi, Stephen Przybylek and Gokul Ajith.

St. Bernadette School to hold open houses

January 20th, 2015

Students at St. Bernadette School celebrate the school being named as 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Northborough – St. Bernadette School was recently named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education as an “Exemplary High Performing School”. Many factors were considered in the selection process but one pre-requisite was that the school’s standardized test scores be in the top 15 percent in the nation for the [...]

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