Education

Education is as important to the Community Advocate as it is to our readers. If you have any news regarding a student in your family or school news that you would like to share, please email news@communityadvocate.com.

Schools in the Community Advocate readership
area are:

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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Westborough Education Foundation grant funds immigration day for second-graders

March 6th, 2015

Second-graders at Fales Elementary School disembark from the ship bringing them to America.

Westborough – Second-grade students at the Annie E. Fales Elementary School were able to experience immigration to the United States as it was in the early 1900s, thanks to a grant furnished by the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF). The grant money was used by second-grade teachers Kathy Swanson and Patty Gallo for the program entitled [...]

WCLT announces Earth Day Essay Contest and scholarships

February 28th, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) announced two scholarships of $1,000 each, to be awarded to the winners of its annual Earth Day Essay Contest. This contest is open to all graduating Westborough High School (WHS) seniors, as well as to graduating seniors who reside in Westborough but attend a different high school. [...]

Mass. Academy of Math and Science students excel at international math contest

February 25th, 2015

Region – A team of students from the Mass. Academy of Math and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute placed in the top 3 percent at a worldwide, high school math competition in which students used mathematics to solve real-world modeling problems. The team composed of Dari DeWalt, of Ayer; Isay Katsman and Dan Larrabee, of [...]

Mass. Academy of Math and Science students excel at international math contest

February 19th, 2015

Region – A team of students from the Mass. Academy of Math and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute placed in the top 3 percent at a worldwide, high school math competition in which students used mathematics to solve real-world modeling problems. The team composed of Dari DeWalt, of Ayer; Isay Katsman and Dan Larrabee, of [...]

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
Photo/submitted

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.

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