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The Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough

Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough and Southborough

Assabet Valley Regional Technical School, Marlborough

Fay School, Marlborough

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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Massachusetts Department of Education

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Proctor students learn to ‘understand wildlife’ from the rainforest

February 16th, 2015

Mike Kohlrieser, founder and director of Understanding Wildlife, Inc., teaches his captivated audience about the rainforest and the animals that live there. (Photos/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – We have all had just about enough of the recent snowfall here in New England and so the idea of being transported to the rainforest could not have been more timely.

Grafton High School on the ‘leading edge’ of education

February 16th, 2015

Mass. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester observes sophomore students using their iPads in English class at Grafton High School.
Photo/Valerie Franchi

Grafton – After being on the verge of losing its accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., in 2008, Grafton High School is now a blazing a trail in the state with its 1:1 iPad program, according to Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell D. Chester.

“Grafton is on the leading edge of what we are seeing more and more in the districts,” he said.

Shrewsbury middle school students study architecture

February 10th, 2015

Members of the Sherwood and Oak Middle Schools’ League of Architects
Photo/Nance Ebert

Shrewsbury – For a eight week period this winter students from both Sherwood Middle School and Oak Middle School are meeting to brainstorm floor plans, site plans, building materials, scale, structure and more as members of the “League of Architects,” an after school club.

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

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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.

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