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Marlborough native named Ithaca College track and field team captain

January 8th, 2015

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Marlborough – Kyle MacKinnon, a senior athletic training major in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College, was named men’s indoor track and field team captain for the 2014-15 season.

Shrewsbury resident inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

January 8th, 2015


Shrewsbury – The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that Nathan Wallace of Shrewsbury was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Wallace was initiated at MCPHS University.

Local Students inducted into Honor Society at Saint Anselm College

January 8th, 2015


Region – The following Saint Anselm College students were inducted for the first time into the Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society in Education: Alison Bracey of Westborough, a junior majoring in elementary education; Kaitlin Chute of Northborough, a sophomore majoring in elementary education and minoring in ESOL; and Alexandra Galli of Shrewsbury, a [...]

Marlborough resident now leads Hudson’s middle school

January 6th, 2015

Principal Jason Webster

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – As the new principal of Quinn Middle School, Jason Webster of Marlborough has been able to ride his bicycle from home to work via the Assabet River Rail Trail.

“My commute is now about six-and-a-half miles from door to door, as opposed to upward of an hour-and-a-half drive,” noted Webster, who formerly was the assistant principal at the Beebe School in Malden.

Gymnastics Learning Center gives to those in need

January 5th, 2015


Shrewsbury – The Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) and God’s Little Children Preschool in Shrewsbury are dedicated to giving back to those in need.  During the months of November and December, GLC families celebrated the season of giving by “Paying It Forward.” Starting in November, boxes filled with goodies were collected for Operation Christmas Child, a [...]

Student finds life in classics

January 4th, 2015

Amol Punjabi (far right) with fellow National Junior Classical League board members at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, the site of the 2015 NJCL Convention. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Amol Punjabi wasn’t exactly thrilled when he heard that he would have to take Latin in sixth grade, a class that the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (AMSA) in Marlborough makes mandatory for all of middle school.

Upcoming school open houses

December 29th, 2014

Region – The following schools will be holding open houses: The Shrewsbury Montessori School will hold its annual open house at its two campuses in Shrewsbury and Auburn Saturday, Jan. 10. from 1-3 p.m. The campuses are located at 55 Oak St., Shrewsbury, and 135 Bryn Mawr Ave., Auburn. For more information visit Cornerstone [...]

Percussion group helps elementary school students ‘Ring in the Season’

December 28th, 2014

First-grader Christian Campero holds a resonating chamber while Bob Otto uses sticks to play it.

Northborough – There was a lot of singing, clapping and giggling on the day before school vacation at the Fannie E. Proctor School in Northborough.

St. John’s High School receives accreditation

December 28th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Saint John’s High School was recently granted Initial Institutional Accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In September, Saint John’s hosted a visiting accreditation team from the NEASC for an intensive three-day visit. The visit was the culmination of a yearlong process during which staff, students, board members and [...]

Corridor Nine awards over $8,000 in mini-grants

December 26th, 2014

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Westborough – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce recently awarded 23 mini-grants to local educators totaling $8,483.59. Grants were awarded for special and worthy projects that benefit students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The chamber’s mini-grant program is designed to support the development of innovative teaching ideas and increase student motivation and enthusiasm by providing funds for instructional experimentation and enrichment activities.

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