February 4th, 2015
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.
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.
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 [...]
January 21st, 2015
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.
January 20th, 2015
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 [...]
January 20th, 2015
Berkshire Bank has announced it will honor 30 high school seniors in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Vermont through its annual Scholarship Awards Program.
January 20th, 2015
Shrewsbury – Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are getting a boost through growing participation in robotics programs. In Shrewsbury, more than 1,000 students, elementary through high school, have been involved in Shrewsbury Robotics since it began over 15 years ago.
Affiliated with FIRST Robotics, an international organization, Shrewsbury Robotics’ mission is “to provide students in the Shrewsbury Public School system an opportunity to develop real world expertise in a fun, competitive atmosphere,” according to the website.
January 16th, 2015
Shrewsbury – A drama class taught by Jennifer Micarelli-Webb continues to be offered in the seventh-grade curriculum at Oak Middle School. Previously, there was a skip year before students could resume studying drama when they entered ninth grade. This school year, the district introduced an eighth-grade drama class instructed by Carolyn Jepsen, a new teacher with several years of experience at the town’s schools.
January 12th, 2015
Hudson – Melissa Provost of Leicester began as principal of Farley Elementary School last August, shortly before the teachers returned to work. Soon after, she greeted preschoolers through fourth graders back from their summer break.
“Although I started late, this was the smoothest transition I’ve ever had into a new job,” she said. “I knew right away that this place was a great fit for me.”
January 9th, 2015
Westborough – A science teacher for 17 years, Jo-Anne Purdy is in her second year instructing biology and oceanography in 10th and 12th grades at Westborough High School (WHS). Also, she and Dr. Natalie Kuldell occasionally co-teach other high school teachers how to instruct synthetic biology labs in a class offered at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Now, Purdy feels better equipped to educate her WHS science students.